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Police Killing Black people in Florida - not in Cuba since 1959.  Black Florida

Cyber Cuba: tracking communications and computer technologies in Cuba

FBI files on Trump's father focus on mob ties, WMR. 11/7/2017

Antifa protects clergy, elderly, and women in Charlottesville, 8/2017

Did Trump Revive Failed Cold War Cuba Policy to Buy Rubio’s Loyalty?  6/19/2017 Common Dreams: "What does Trump potentially get out of this deal? Rubio defended Trump from questions raised by former FBI Director James Comey in the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings."

Fears of Black Political Activism in Cuba and Beyond, 1912–2017 6/15/2017 The Weekly Challenger: By Devyn Spence Benson - "When I arrived in Havana on April 6, 2013, a number of people I talked to (all well-educated revolutionaries) immediately compared Zurbano’s public critique to the formation of the PIC in 1908. Incredibly, these Cubans suggested that Zurbano’s article meant that he wanted to start his own black political party! That was not and is still not the case, but repeatedly linking Zurbano to the PIC illustrates how many Cubans still fear that any critique of the revolution by a black Cuban is a radical position that threatens national unity and is thus a cause for alarm."

Racism and Hate Fuel Right-Wing Terrorism in Venezuela  6/1/2017 teleSUR: "Rhetoric aimed at vilifying all Chavistas, often mixed with racism and bigotry, has motivated a growing number of hate crimes and assaults."

I'm with AUDREY 4/26/2017 Folio Weekly, Jacksonville: "Eventually, the counternarrative emerged: Artiles was using a variation on the ethnic slur, and his claim was that it wasn’t racial, it’s just how people talk in Hialeah."

Florida State Senator Frank Artiles Resigns After Racial Remarks 4/21/2017 NBC Miami: "Sen. Perry Thurston intervened and Artiles, a Cuban-American from the Miami area, used a variation of the "n-word" and used a vulgarity to describe Negron, according to the complaint filed Wednesday by Thurston."

Documental sobre mujeres emprendedoras pone acento en los derechos económicos  3/26/2017 IPS Cuba: incluye a las Zulu, con su tienda de bolsos de cuero

'Nos llaman negras payasas'. Damas de Blanco denuncian el racismo de las fuerzas represivas  3/28/2017 Diario de Cuba: El tema del payaso en los muñequitos racistas de Cuba es bien largo, aun en el Diario! Las Damas son financiado por grupos de la plantocracia en el exilio que reciben dinero de la NED/USAID. Ellas apoyan el bloqueo, lo que no es muy popular en Cuba, aun con los disidentes. Están ganando su dinero, es duro, pero asi es.

Havana's small business boom exposes a stark racial divide 4/5/2017 PRI: "Harvard’s Alejandro de la Fuente said the lack of black business owners is leading to a stark economic divide between white and black Cubans, something the socialist government worked hard to erase. He thinks the Cuban government should step in. “You could concentrate development funds in some of the poorest areas of the city so residents in those areas could use public funds to launch their own businesses,” de la Fuente said. He said that small business owners also need to focus on hiring Afro Cubans. “You could look at the possibility of establishing labor policies that make sure that the emergent private sector actually is open to and forced to incorporate and hire people of African descent.”

The State of Black Broward: Starting the Conversation  3/9/2017 West Side Gazette: "Last week: “The dismal statistics presented at the recent “State of Black Broward” conference: only eight of the county’s 90 judges are Black; Black motorists are stopped 1.9 times more than whites for seat belt violations; median household income is $74,000 for whites and $43,000 for Blacks; the unemployment rate last year was 4.4 percent but nine percent for Blacks; and, of the more than 800 firefighters in Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire-Rescue, only 54 are Black. Combined with recent studies showing racial disparities in school suspensions and sentencing, there is but one conclusion: Broward has a race problem,” stated Clarence V. McKee, president, McKee Communications in an op-ed in the South Florida 100- Sun Sentinel Sunday March 5, 2017." See our Black Florida page. Broward County covers the area north of Miami, including Ft Lauderdale.

Kaspersky "heapgrd" DLL Inject  3/7/2017 WikiLeaks: Kaspersky is widely used in Cuba. This hacking tool described in WikiLeak's searchable and very extensive collection of CIA tools released today should be easy to mitigate.

Las personas negras no tenemos mucho que esperar de cierto exilio cubano  3/3/2017 Negra Cubana: "Dicho esto, vuelvo a lo que me inspira esta entrada: al leer los cientos de comentarios a favor y en contra de la obra que ha destapado el debate, he re-conocido evidencias, aunque ya tenía mis sospechas, de que nosotros, negras y negros cubanos, tenemos poco que esperar de algunas personas, quienes desde fuera de la isla, desean y proyectan un “mejor futuro” para Cuba. Y lo digo por varias razones. La más importante de ellas, porque en dos muros de Facebook he leído especies de “alertas” a nosotros, intelectuales y activistas negros; alertas con las que se intenta coartar nuestro activismo antirracista y taponearnos la boca, si ello fuese posible."

Congressmen: the advance of the rapprochement “is inevitable” 2/24/2017 Vistar: "Cochran, meanwhile, affirmed that “there are openings, and winning implies taking risks.” Speaking of the expectations regarding Trump, he joked saying that “some say that we have a spontaneous president…. There will be active debates in Congress,” he forecasted."

Donald J. Trump and the Deep State, Part 1  2/6/2017 Who. What. Why: "Part 1 of a two-part series, excerpted from The American Deep State: Big Money, Big Oil, and the Struggle for U.S. Democracy, Updated Edition (copyright 2017) (paperback); by Peter Dale Scott."  Donald J. Trump and the Deep State, Part 2  2/7/2017 Who. What. Why: Best description of the background to Trump's Russian connections that we have seen.

Trump’s New Cuba Negotiator Fought For Stronger Cuba Ties  1/24/2017 BuzzFeed: "Until December, Jason Greenblatt served as a senior vice president at the Trump Organization and acted as the corporation’s chief legal officer. He was sworn in on Sunday as the White House’s “special representative for international negotiations.” Among that remit will be, according to CNN at the time the position was announced, “working on Israel-Palestinian peace process, the American relationship with Cuba and trade agreements.”

`El último Congreso del Partido Comunista supuso un gran avance en la política de género e identidades en Cuba´ 1/4/2017 Cubainformación: "Rivero resalta el apoyo a la labor del CENESEX por parte del Gobierno y del Partido Comunista de Cuba, cuyo VII Congreso (abril de 2016) supuso, a su entender, “un gran avance en la clarificación de la política de género e identidades sexuales en Cuba”. Los acuerdos que se adoptaron, nos dice, son ahora de cumplimiento en toda la institucionalidad del país."

 

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Report: White-Controlled Castro Regime Systematically Oppressing Black Cubans  10/31/2017 Breitbart: "The Spain-based Diario de Cuba details the accusations in “Denial, Exclusion, and Repression,” a report by the Citizens’ Committee for Racial Integration (CIR), a dissident group dedicated to exposing the oppression of racial minorities under communism in Cuba. While the group reportedly completed the study this month, Diario notes that State Security policemen shut down an attempt to formally debut the results of the study." [What this white supremacist site fails to mention is that the CIR is funded by NED and the Miami Plantocracy…]

A Matter of Skin  6/23/2016 Zum: by Lorna Roth - "It is timely to argue for a new way of understanding the visual industries in relation to a form of racial and cultural equity that doesn’t revolve around statistics, legislation, and access to institutions. Rather, by directly inscribing an algorithmic vision of full-spectrum flesh-tone equity into the various technological apparatuses of visual media, an alternative set of embedded skin colour norms could trigger more equitable representations of success, beauty, and belonging – although there are never any guarantees of a positive outcome. Diversity, after all, does not equal power."

Trump and the Russian Mafiya 2017 Dutch TV is on it. Trump's decades long money laundering and financial crimes are how the Deep State will get rid of him.

Disaster politics and neo-colonialism rear ugly head in post-Irma Caribbean 9/13/2017 Milfuegos: "The colonialist powers were anxious to rush in public security forces to affected islands but the food, water, and other supplies came later."

The new Trayvon: Keegan Roberts shot by white neighbor who took a loaded gun over to the Roberts driveway in order to fight with him and now claims "Stand Your Ground", Jacksonville, FL 9/5/17.  News4Jax files a biased article where they fail to even mention that the dispute took place on Keegan's property: No charges to be filed in shooting death of Keegan Roberts  10/3/2017 New4Jax

¿Comisión contra el odio sin afrodescendiente?  8/30/2017 Aporrea: "Venezuela no escapa de ese eclipse de Trump que contagió a Monseñor Antonio Castillo quien le echó agua bendita a los guarimberos quemadores de afrodescendientes y azusando a una guerra civil y de razas en Venezuela."

Randy Jorgensen and friends: how they steal Garifuna lands  8/12/2017 GarifunaWeb: the corrupt Honduran elites.

Racism and Racial Divides in Venezuela  1/21/2004 Venezuela Analysis: "The correspondence between skin color and class membership in Venezuela is quite stunning at times. To confirm this observation, all one has to do is compare middle to upper class neighborhoods, where predominantly lighter colored folks live, with the barrios, which are clearly predominantly inhabited by darker skinned Venezuelans." Still true today when the upper class is driving the violent protests which would never be tolerated in the US, see AfroVenezuela.

Yanay Aguirre Calderín y su denuncia del racismo de un botero, 7/24/16. Con la cobertura mediatica. Primera vez que se trata de una denuncia de racismo en la prensa oficial: un paso importante.

Rev. William Barber Says GOP Voter Suppression the 'Real Hacking' of US Democracy  6/23/2017 Common Dreams. Greg Palast: How Racist Voter Suppression Could Cost Jon Ossoff the Georgia Election 6/15/2017 Truth Out.  How Do Republicans Get Away With Voter Suppression? 1/1/2017 Truth Out

Cuban Government: We Will Never Return Assata Shakur to U.S. 6/21/2017 All Black Media

Marazul: President Trump’s June 16 speech and its effects on ‘individual’ travel to Cuba  6/19/2017 Progresso Weekly: "If someone has already made their request for INDIVIDUAL people to people educational travel PRIOR TO JUNE 16, their travel is still OK under this subcategory – NO MATTER when it is to take place and no matter if it has been confirmed yet. No new reservations can be requested in this category as of June 16."

SOLIDARIDAD CONTINENTAL AFRODESCENDIENTE CON EL PUEBLO AFROCOLOMBIANO  5/22/2017 Afromodernidades: por el Articulación Regional Afrodescendiente de América Latina y el Caribe (Capitulo Estados Unidos).

Starting a business in Cuba is more difficult for entrepreneurs of African descent  5/3/2017 Miami Herald

Florida donors among Donald Trump inauguration backers  4/22/2017 Pensacola News Journal: "Florida Crystal Corps (West Palm Beach): $500,000" [Owned by the Fanjuls, owners of Domino sugar and a pillar of the Cuban plantocracy in exile. They finance groups that blame communism in Cuba for racism.]

Havana's small business boom exposes a stark racial divide  4/5/2017 PRI

Cuban activists fighting racism weigh their fragile relationship with the government 4/30/2017 Miami Herald.  Gobierno cubano prohíbe a la Cofradía de la Negritud celebrar el Día Internacional contra la Discriminación Racial 3/22/2017 Ciber Cuba  El Gobierno prohíbe a la Cofradía de la Negritud celebrar el Día Internacional contra la Discriminación Racial  3/22/2017 Diario de Cuba. See also/Vease Cofradia de la Negritud.

Denuncian que Cuba discrimina y reprime a los afrodescendientes y viola sus derechos humanos 3/21/2017 Nuevo Herald: [La CIDH tiene mas de 7 informes sobre Cuba, donde nunca matan a los afro en la calle como en los EE.UU. diariamente, y ni un informe sobre la virulenta supremacia blanca de los EE.UU. La CIR no recibe dinero abiertamente de la NED/USAID, pero sus miembros estan pagado por sus articulos en una prensa financiado por la NED, como Cubanet y Diario de Cuba. Tambien reciben dinero directamente de la Plataforma de Integración Cubana, quien recibio $113,000 en 2015 y en 2016 de la NED asi que otro dinero antes. Los autores mas independiente no reciben ese dinero.

‘We Cannot Dissent’: Black Cubans Denounce Racism Under Communist Rule 3/23/2017 Breitbart - the only English corporate media to pick up on the Interamerican Human Rights Commission circus is this white supremacist site run by Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

The Case of Journalist Fernando Ravsberg  3/7/2017 Havana Times: by Esteban Morales Domínguez - "If at the end of the day I discover that Ravsberg is working for the enemy, maybe I’ll criticize myself, because I was treated in the same way and nobody criticized themselves when they discovered that it had all been a mistake."

Esteban Morales sobre el lepelepe con Ravsberg  3/6/2017 Negra Cubana: "Replico el texto de abajo porque, como Esteban, estoy hasta la coronilla del lepelepe de Iroel y su pandilla con Ravsberg, con Elaine, con Harold, con Maykel, con Enzo, con, con…. conmigo."  [lepelepe = quien hecha maldiciones]. Vease tambien "el Caso Ravsberg", Desde la Ceiba, Nº 294, 6 de marzo 2017.

To the People of Cuba: Is Washington Preparing a “Soft Coup”? The Co-optation of Cuban Intellectuals  3/6/2017 Global Research

Analyzing the US Election Returns for 2016: What motivates Trump voters? 2/17  "Progressives have a blind spot when it comes to race. They do. Conservatives and Republicans don’t have a blind spot when it comes to race. They understand the power of race and they use it. It is mind-boggling to me how tough it is for progressives to have a conversation about race without them wanting to make it a conversation about class and economics."

I Was Called A ‘Filthy Jew Rat’ While Donald Trump Tiptoed Around Anti-Semitism  2/21/2017 Huff Post: a return to the nazi imagery of the early 20th century.

Denuncia: La policía, el “asedio al turismo” y el neorracismo cubano  2/6/2017 Negra Cubana: "En la carta, el joven alega que el 95% de las personas que se encontró, en la celda donde durmió esa noche, eran personas negras y estaban allá respondiendo a figura delectiva que se llama “asedio al turismo”. La misma se aplica aunque los visitantes demuestren que la están pasando muy bien, pero el policía asegura que se les está importunando."

Obama Administration Ends Refugee Policy That Favored Cubans  1/12/2017 NPR: "Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, released a statement saying the existing policy needed to be revamped, not ended. In particular, he said he wanted Donald Trump to reverse the cancellation of the medical professional program when he becomes president next week. Rubio added that he had spoken with Vice President-elect Mike Pence this evening and was "heartened by the fact that in a week we will have a new administration committed to discarding the failed Cuba policy of the last two years."

       
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