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When Jamaica Led The Postcolonial Fight Against Exploitation

AFRICANGLOBE - In 1972 the socialist left swept to power in Jamaica. Calling for the strengthening of workers’ rights, the nationalization of industries, and the expansion of the island’s welfare state, the People’s National Party (PNP), led by the charismatic Michael Manley, sought nothing less than to overturn the old order under which Jamaicans had long labored—first as enslaved, then indentured, then colonized, and only recently as politically free of Great Britain. Jamaica is a small island, but the ambition of the project was global in scale.

The Challenge Of Ideology

AFRICANGLOBE - No one who has followed Caribbean history over the last century could miss Fidel's important role in helping Caribbean people to access their condition. Fidel had his faults. However, his achievements surpassed his shortcomings and that is the salient point. Fidel was to the 20th century Caribbean what Toussaint was to the 18th and 19th centuries. CLR James noted: "Castro's revolution is of the 20th century as much as Toussaint's was of the 18th...West Indians became aware of themselves as a people in the Haitian Revolution."

638 Ways To Kill Castro: America’s Endless Attempts To Assassinate Cuba’s...

AFRICANGLOBE - The film reveals multiple methods of assassination, from exploding cigars to femmes fatales; a radio station rigged with gaseous LSD to a poison syringe posing as an innocuous fountain pen. Fabian Escalante, the former head of the Intelligence Directorate and the man who had the job of protecting Castro for many of the 49 years he was in power, alleges that there were over 600 plots and conspiracies known to Cuban agents, all dreamt up to end Castro's life.

America’s History Of Terrorizing Cuba And The Human Rights Hypocrites

AFRICANGLOBE - The U.S. has terrorized Cuba for more than 50 years, since Castro led the revolution that freed his country from the yolk of American imperialism. Scholar Noam Chomsky has called U.S. policy in Cuba a “terrorist campaign” and a decades-long “murderous terrorist war.” Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Garry Wills wrote in The New York Times in 1978 of the U.S. “campaign of terror and sabotage directed against Castro.” Even celebrated establishment historian Arthur Schlesinger, who advised John and Robert Kennedy, spoke of the U.S. attempt to unleash “the terrors of the earth” on post-revolutionary Cuba.

Fidel Castro Ruz — The Untold Story

AFRICANGLOBE - Documentary about Fidel Castro, covering 40 years of Cuban Revolution. Rare Fidel Castro footage: he appears swimming with a bodyguard, visiting his childhood home and school, playing with his friend Nelson Mandela, meeting kid Elián Gonzalez, and celebrating his birthday with the Buena Vista Social Club group.

Fidel Castro’s Many Military Interventions In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Back in the 1970s at the height of the Cold War, the small Caribbean nation of Cuba went to war thousands of miles away in the battlefields of Angola and Ethiopia, sacrificing thousands of its own citizens. Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who died late Friday, was convinced that the global stage for the "world revolution" was happening in Africa — and thus Cuba became the first Latin American nation to go to war outside its own continent.

The Fidel Castro That Black People Know – MUST READ ARTICLE

AFRICANGLOBE - This is a must read for those unfortunate souls who believe the media lies about Fidel Castro. Many people are unaware of the link between the Italian mafia and the Cubans in Miami who used to control the island's economy and why they are so bitter. This is a very informative article that tells you what Cuba was like before the Cuban Revolution and the connection between Castro and Black America. Read, enjoy and share.

Do Not Let Them Trick You, Fidel Castro Is A Hero,...

AFRICANGLOBE - Do not let your enemies determine who your heroes should be. By all measures Fidel Castro was a good friend to Black people, both in Africa and in the diaspora, there are entire swaths of Africa that is free today because of the enormous sacrifices in blood and treasure made by the Cuban Military.

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s Former President, Has Died At Age 90

AFRICANGLOBE - Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, state TV has announced. It provided no further details. Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before handing over the powers to his brother Raul in 2008.

New Cuba Policy Stirs Caribbean Memories

AFRICANGLOBE - When I was a young adult living in Jamaica, the government of then Prime Minister Michael Manley had very strong ties and a special relationship with Cuba. Jamaica lies just south of that island, fewer than 300 miles away. And before the Cuban revolution, Jamaicans and Cubans had always traveled freely back and forth between the two countries.

African Nations Need Regional Solutions, Not Misguided Advice From The West

AFRICANGLOBE - Western political leaders and media are often quick to make demands of African states and their leaders while completely absolving the “rebels” in the bush. Rebel leaders are customarily romanticized in the traditions of Fidel Castro’s adulation. In contrast, state leaders are handed long lists of programs to follow and implement in total disregard of the real situation on the ground and the prevailing circumstances.

Corporate Media Attempts To Hide Cuba’s Role In The Liberation Of...

AFRICANGLOBE - While Britain's Margaret Thatcher was branding Nelson Mandela a terrorist and selling arms to the White apartheid regime, Communist Cuba took up arms against it. While Britain was strutting the world stage, throwing around high-minded accusations about human rights, Cuban volunteers were dying in Angola fighting the racist regime.
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