Cuba

The 26th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba Launched in Washington, DC

by BAR editor and columnist, Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo

“We act not just in defiance of our government, but in obedience to our conscience,” declared Rev. Lucius Walker, founder of IFCO, the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization and initiator of the group’s shipments of medical supplies to Cuba. This year’s Friendshipment Cuba Caravan is once again defying the U.S. embargo of the island that “has produced one of the healthiest and most educated communities across the globe.”

Cuba’s Kenia Serrano: U.S. Has No “Moral Authority” to Criticize Anybody on Race

by Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, editor and columnist

Cuba, like the United States, has a long history of slavery and racial discrimination. However, unlike the U.S., Cuba has undergone a revolutionary transformation. “The US government has no moral authority to criticize any other country,” said Kenia Serrano, a Member of the Cuban National Assembly and Director of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples.

Cuba is Fanon in the Flesh: A Living Example of A New Humanity

by Danny Haiphong 

There have been many revolutionaries, and many revolutionary thinkers, but few revolutionary societies have survived as long as Cuba’s. The genius of Frantz Fanon, the Black revolutionary doctor from Martinique, strives to become social reality in Cuba, where “national law enforced strict policies against racism and the Federation of Cuban Women was created to lead the charge to eradicate the sexism.”

Eating Crow: US and Cuba Talk Human Rights

by Netfa Freeman

Cuba opened discussions with the U.S. on human rights, last week, with a reminder that the United States is no model for other nations. The Cubans cited “discrimination and racism patterns in U.S. society, the worsening of police brutality, torture acts and extrajudicial executions in the fight on terror and the legal limbo of prisoners at the US prison camp in Guantanamo."

Eating Crow: US and Cuba Talk Human Rights

Do Americans Really Want a Genuine US Policy that Respects an Independent Cuba?

A review by Dr. T. P. Wilkinson

By its own admission, the Obama administration’s new stance towards Cuba is not a change in policy. It still favors regime change. U.S. obsession with the island to the south is historically rooted in race; Cuba’s blackness made it impossible for the white supremacist United States to absorb, but also required that the island be prevented from providing a “good example” to the world – and to Blacks in the U.S.

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