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Che in the CongoErnesto Ché Guevara

Did Ché Guevara write 'extensively' about the superiority of white Europeans? Rubio says yes 4/17/2013 Politifacts: "At least a couple of our experts pointed to a famous speech Guevara made at the University of Santa Clara in 1959 in which he called for greater representation in all parts of Cuban society. At workers rallies around that time, Guevara and Raul Castro talked about the need to "advance the revolution’s anti-discrimination program," wrote Alejandro de la Fuente, a University of Pittsburgh history professor in his book A Nation for All: Race, Inequality and Politics in 20th Century Cuba. In the speech at Santa Clara, Guevara called for the university to "paint itself with black, paint itself with mulatto" students and teachers, Fuente wrote."

Los ñáñigos y los sucesos del 27 de noviembre de 1871: memoria histórica, dinámicas populares y proyecto socialista en Cuba 1/1/2008 Caminos: "La conspiración impersonal del silencio fue la respuesta a aquel texto de Tato Quiñones desde 1998 hasta hoy. Ocho años que se suman a los casi treintisiete que separan el texto de Tato de aquel discurso del Che –pronunciado con la vocación indomablemente transgresora que siempre caracterizaría al argentino, el 27 de noviembre de 1961–2 en que él recordó aquellos sucesos, evocados por primera y única vez en un acto público dentro de la Revolución."

Che Guevara Speaks. "Tribute to Antonio Maceo." Ernesto Che Guevara. Recorded in Havana, December 7, 1962. Produced by Barbara Dane, released by Paredon Records in 1973 (P-1017). Released by Smithsonian CD, 2000-07-28.

From Cuba to Kuba: Che Guevara and the Awakening of an Internationalist Movement, 5/24/13

Film Screening and ForumFrom Cuba to Kuba: Che Guevara and the Awakening of an Internationalist Movement  -- see full poster

From Cuba to Kuba: Che Guevara and the Awakening of an Internationalist Movement
De Cuba a Kuba: Che Guevara y el Despertar de un Movimiento Internacionalista
Time: 7:30-9:30PM, 5/24/13
Venue: Reeves Center, Cromwell Room Second Floor
2000 14th Street, NW (14th and V Streets, NW)
Washington, DC 20009

From the Caribbean Island of Cuba to the Kongo Kingdom of Kuba in the heart of Africa. Join us to commemorate (or reflect on) the birth of Cuba’s Internationalism through remembering Che Guevara’s work in the Congo. Motivated by the (CIA-induced) assassination of democratically-elected Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba in 1961, Che Guevara led a secret Cuban expedition to the Congo in April of 1965 under heavy disguise, to assist in the fight for liberation.

Through art, dance, drumming, documentaries, discussions and recollections, we will recount Cuba’s involvement in the Congo under Che’s leadership, discuss Cuba’s international solidarity efforts with African liberation movements, and explore how to carry Che’s torch in promoting solidarity between Africa and Latin America today.

We will be showing clips from Jihan El-Tahri’s documentary Cuba: An African Odyssey and Freddy Ilunga: Che’s Swahili Translator. Pan-Latin hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Café Arte followed by a discussion led by Ofunshi Oba Koso, President of MN Yoruba Cuba Association and protégé of the late Freddy Ilanga (Che’s personal interpreter in the Congo) and Kambale Musavuli, Spokesperson of Friends of the Congo. Ofunshi will share his experience of growing up in Cuba as a young Afri-Cuban revolutionary under the tutelage of Freddy Ilunga, Victor Dreke (Second-in-Command of Che’s guerilla unit in Congo) and other members of the historical mission. Kambale will give a brief overview of Congo’s current situation and discuss current solidarity efforts between young Congolese and young visionaries in Latin America as well as share opportunities for involvement.

Performing artists include Ancestral Master Drummer Baba Joseph Ngwa and local DC Afro-Cuban percussionists. Visual artists will be doing live paintings inspired by the evening’s music, dance and discussion and donate the paintings to be auctioned in our after-party celebration held at Café Arte. All proceeds from the auction will go to support Friends of the Congo. All attendees to this event will receive a special discount for the From Congo to Conga after party at Café Arte in collaboration with the Afro-Caribbean Festival, presenting a myriad of Caribbean music inspired by their African heritage.

For more information call us at 202-584-6512 or send email to: events@friendsofthecongo.org. If you are not in New York and would like to make a financial contribution to the Lumumba Commemoration event, click here to make a contribution.

http://allevents.in/Washington/FRIDAY-MAY-24-at-7-30p-FROM-CUBA-TO-KUBA-CHE-GUEVARA-AND-THE-AWAKENING-OF-AN-INTERNATIONALIST-MOVEME/624946670868017

http://www.congoweek.org/events#Forum

http://www.friendsofthecongo.org/events/upcoming-events.html

http://negracubanateniaqueser.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/convocatoria-de-cuba-a-kuba-che-guevara-y-el-despertar-de-un-movimiento-internacionalista/

After the screening and forum:top

Friends of the Congo (FOTC) in collaboration with Cafe Arte, the Afro-Caribbean Festival and the Afro-Latino community of Washington, DC present a night of music, drinks and dance at Cafe Arte. Enjoy a festive night of Afro-Caribbean music, Zouk, Reggae, Dancehall, Kizomba, Timba, Salsa and lots more, all for a good cause - Congo Connect Youth Initiative. A special auction of paintings to be held. Proceeds from the auction and party will go to the - Congo Connect Youth Initiative.

Cost: $10 includes free drink
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Everyone can lend their skills, talents and expertise to the global movement in support of the Congo - activists, socialites, musicians, community leaders and organizers are welcomed to join-in. View highlights from previous events.


Articulos/Articlestop

Evo Morales in front of CheFernando Barral: El psiquiatra que fue amigo del Che  4/1/2016 Cubadebate: "En 1969, Fernando Barral fue el primer extranjero en ser autorizado a entrevistarse en Vietnam con un prisionero norteamericano. Don Fernando quien, tras volver a Cuba, informó a la familia del prisionero. La versión que Barral da sobre la situación en la que estaba McCain en Vietnam difiere en mucho de la leyenda de héroe que el senador norteamericano se construyó."

Proyecto Tik: coincidencia espiritual en la Che Guevara  9/9/2015 La Ventana: "Del proyecto Tik poco habíamos escuchado en la Casa. Venían de Argentina convocados por el festival Habanarte, combinaban géneros musicales y estaban honrados de tocar aquí, pero seguían siendo desconocidos totales. A Mariana Aguilar y Carlos Tendler los hicimos familiares cuando los vimos llorar en la sala Che Guevara. Esa sublime sensación la tuvimos aún sin escucharles interpretar un instrumento o cantar una canción."

« “Al Che lo mataron con las manos atadas », cuenta descubridor de los restos  7/7/2015 Contrainjerencia: "El rector de la Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de La Habana (Cuba), Jorge González, descubridor de los restos mortales de Ernesto Guevara (Che Guevara) en Bolivia, ha explicado este martes en los Cursos de Verano de la Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU) en San Sebastián, que “lo más difícil” no fue identificarlos sino encontrarlos, debido a que tanto él como sus guerrilleros estaban enterrados en lugares “apartados” a “unos 300 kilómetros” de distancia entre ellos, en “una geografía muy difícil”."

Fifty years later; tracing revolutionary Che Guevara's 'failure' in DR Congo  4/22/2015 Mail & Guardian, Africa: "“I was a simple soldier” in 1965, General Lwendema Dunia, now in his 80s, says in a hut in South Kivu’s capital Bukavu, recalling how Che “taught us how to make a revolution. He gave us military training and taught us politics.” But “once we started to take from the people and trample on revolutionary ideals… they left,” he said."

“América desde el balcón afroasiático”, un artículo del Che poco divulgado  1/27/2014 Cubadebate 

Che Guevara's 'betrayer' tells his side of the story after 40 years  7/3/2013 Guardian: "A few months later, on the day he and Debray were sentenced to 30 years in prison by a Bolivian military tribunal, Bustos learned that Guevara had been captured and executed. Hearing the news, he felt "as though the bullets that killed him had hit me, too … it was like losing a leader, a brother and a friend all at the same time"."

Did Ché Guevara write 'extensively' about the superiority of white Europeans? Rubio says yes  4/17/2013 Politifacts: "At least a couple of our experts pointed to a famous speech Guevara made at the University of Santa Clara in 1959 in which he called for greater representation in all parts of Cuban society. At workers rallies around that time, Guevara and Raul Castro talked about the need to "advance the revolution’s anti-discrimination program," wrote Alejandro de la Fuente, a University of Pittsburgh history professor in his book A Nation for All: Race, Inequality and Politics in 20th Century Cuba. In the speech at Santa Clara, Guevara called for the university to "paint itself with black, paint itself with mulatto" students and teachers, Fuente wrote."

Ros-Lehtinen se pone histérica con imagen del “Che”  9/15/2012 CubaDebate: "La Agencia Federal de Protección Ambiental (EPA) de EEUU envió un correo electrónico interno con una imagen del Che Guevara para celebrar el Mes de la Cultura Hispana, lo que generó una crisis de histeria de la congresista del sur de la Florida, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen."

Viva la gaffe... Mercedes-Benz apologises for using image of Che Guevara to promote 'revolutionary' car sharing programme  1/13/2012 Daily Mail: "During the pitch, the famous Alberto Korda photo of Guevara was proximately displayed – but on his beret was the logo of the luxury car brand, msnbc.com reports."

New Film About Che Guevera Shown at the Havana Film Festival  12/7/2008 International Trade Law News: "In case you are wondering, the films were legally exported from the United States to Cuba pursuant to the "informational materials exemption" to the Trading with the Enemy Act, commonly known as the "Berman Amendment." Thc "informational materials exemption" is found in section 2502(a) of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act, Pub. L. No. 100-418, 102 Stat. 1107 (1988), and section 525 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995, Pub. L. No. 103-236, 108 Stat. 382 (1994). These amendments to section 5(b)(a) of the Trading with the Enemy Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 66 1-44, restrict the President's authority to regulate, directly or indirectly, the importation or exportation of information or informational materials, regardless of the format or medium of transmission or whether the information or informational materials are for personal or commercial use."

Los ñáñigos y los sucesos del 27 de noviembre de 1871: memoria histórica, dinámicas populares y proyecto socialista en Cuba  1/1/2008 Caminos: "La conspiración impersonal del silencio fue la respuesta a aquel texto de Tato Quiñones desde 1998 hasta hoy. Ocho años que se suman a los casi treintisiete que separan el texto de Tato de aquel discurso del Che –pronunciado con la vocación indomablemente transgresora que siempre caracterizaría al argentino, el 27 de noviembre de 1961–2 en que él recordó aquellos sucesos, evocados por primera y única vez en un acto público dentro de la Revolución."

Barbie 'boasted of hunting down Che'  12/23/2007 Observer: "The evidence appears inconclusive, but Macdonald, who won an Academy Award for One Day in September, about the killing of Israeli athletes by the Palestinian group Black September at the 1972 Munich Olympics, told The Observer: 'The Che claim came from several sources. I think it makes total sense when you understand what Barbie was doing and who he was working for in the Bolivian military, and how they admired him as a Nazi officer and what he had done in the war. Jean Moulin was an infamous episode, and he would trade on it and use that as part of his calling card.' Macdonald, whose film will be broadcast on More4 on Thursday at 9pm, added: 'Guevara arrived in Bolivia in disguise - very much like the French Resistance, constantly in disguise, travelling around the country unspotted by the Germans. I suspect Barbie's involvement was more on a theoretical level and, if you think about it, it makes sense from the point of view of the Bolivian government and the Americans. He had hands-on expertise in exactly this type of situation, exactly this field. He was strongly anti-communist. Neither the Americans nor the Bolivians had anything like this kind of experience.'"

Che lives -- by Pepe Escobar  10/10/2007 Asian Times: "Former soldier Mario Teran, the man who killed Che, lives in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, anonymous and dirt poor. He used to be blind because he was unable to finance a cataract operation. Cuban doctors have operated on 600,000 people in 28 countries, free of charge. Including 110,000 Bolivians and Teran. The full story of how he was cured by doctors sent by Fidel Castro was revealed to a Bolivian newspaper over a year ago by Teran's son."

'We could have saved Che' from execution, says ex-CIA operative  10/9/2007 Independent: "It was also the job of Rodriguez at the time to ensure that Che was kept alive and transported to Panama, where he would face interrogation by his American colleagues. In the interview, he explains how he was overruled during a phone call to the jungle encampment from Bolivia's military high command."

Subcomandante Marcos Pays Homage to Che Guevara and Praises Cuba  10/11/2006 NarcoNews 

Aristide's slumland army of enforcers prepares to defend 'people's revolution'  2/17/2004 Independent, UK: "The likeness of his hero, Che Guevara, is plastered all over the territory he controls in Cité Soleil, Haiti's largest slum."

Redford shows Che Guevara film in Cuba  1/26/2004 Reuters 

Revolution Guided by Feelings of Great Love - Learning from Che Guevara  1/3/2004 CounterPunch 

Victor Dreke, Che's second in command in the Congo, on US Tour  11/13/2002 AfroCubaWeb: "Dreke was also one of the commanders of the fight against the counterrevolutionary bands, backed by the CIA, in the Escambray mountains of central Cuba from 1960-1965. In 1965, Dreke served as second in command under Ernesto Che Guevara in the Congo. More than 100 Cuban volunteers went to the Congo at the request of leaders of the national liberation movement there who were followers of Patrice Lumumba, the assassinated leader of the Congo's fight for independence. This experience laid the basis for the Cubans to aid other liberation struggles -- in Angola, Guinea-Bissau and elsewhere in Africa."

Che Café Collective  10/15/2002 UCSD: the site that UC California is trying to shut down.

Invasor front page with History of Che in the Congo.  8/26/2002 Invasor: scroll down to the end to look over the stories of the Che in the Congo - " Los hombres de Tatu - Desde la mirada de una joven - La traductora - El Che era capaz de hacer lo que pedía a otros que hicieran - Pombo, el escolta del Che - El Che educaba con el ejemplo - Como caído del cielo - "Teté, no traiciones" - De la mano del Che - Un hombre extraordinario."

Los hombres de Tatu  8/26/2002 Invasor: "Víctor Dreke, uno de los combatientes que acompañó al Che al Congo, narra algunos de los momentos de aquella histórica gesta. Este trabajo fue extraído de la revista Somos Jóvenes digital."

The Real Che Guevara  6/25/2002 NewsMax: classic psyops mix of gems and BS.
 

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Victor Dreke (Second-in-Command of Che’s guerilla unit in Congo)

Supressing a Public Pilgrimage: Day of the 5 Abakwá - 27th of November, by Andy Petit, 12/2/12: "The first to point out this neglect after the Revolution was Che Guevara, who declared in 1961 at a commemoration of the 90th anniversary of these events that “the students who were shot that day were not the only ones to shed their blood.” He added that “the records mention in passing, as a trivial detail that still goes unnoticed in our day, that the corpses of five Negroes were found, and that they had been shot and stabbed to death with bayonets.”

Che Guevara Speaks. "Tribute to Antonio Maceo." Ernesto Che Guevara. Recorded in Havana, December 7, 1962. Produced by Barbara Dane, released by Paredon Records in 1973 (P-1017). Released by Smithsonian CD, 2000-07-28.  open.spotify.com/track/5CNBBvVTKDM8JK85ufPjIN

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