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Taking a "Model" Out for a Spin, the Legacy of Che (Part V)

<p style="text-align: justify;">Behind the New Economic Measures in Cuba: Advancing the Revolution in the Concrete World Situation of Today. Genesis of the Cuban Economic Crisis. By Ike Nahem. The legacy of Che. Read More

Taking a "Model" Out for a Spin (Part IV)

Behind the New Economic Measures in Cuba: Advancing the Revolution in the Concrete World Situation of Today. Genesis of the Cuban Economic Crisis. By Ike Nahem. The University of Havana Speech Read More

LA ALBORADA: The Language of Concessions - Special Comment Part II

<p style="text-align: justify;">When governments that do not get along decide to improve relations, they use a certain diplomatic language: confidence-building , thaw, rapprochement,détente, mutual interests. They focus on points of coincidence on the way to resolving points of divergence, as the US did with China and Vietnam. Read More

LA ALBORADA: The Language of Concessions - Special Comment Part I

<p style="text-align: justify;">In the world of diplomacy, successful negotiations and engagement require a concept of mutuality between the parties, founded upon mutual respect, even in light of broad disagreements. The only exception to this dynamic is war, when there is a victor and the terms of surrender are dictated to the loser. Diplomacy with Cuba has not been very effective because of our lack of mutuality with it. Read More

'Day Diplomacy Died' premieres in California

<p style="text-align: justify;">BY LEA SHERMAN. BERKELEY, California"More than 60 people attended the Bay Area premier of The Day Diplomacy Died, a documentary by Bernie Dwyer and Roberto Ruiz Rebo. It was held at La Peña Cultural Center here October 7. The event was an evening in solidarity with Cuba and the Cuban Five and marked the 43rd anniversary of Che Guevara’s murder in Bolivia. Read More

Taking A "Model" Out For a Spin (Part III)

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Ike Nahem. Behind the New Economic Measures in Cuba: Advancing the Revolution in the Concrete World Situation of Today. Genesis of the Cuban Economic Crisis. .It is certainly no secret that revolutionary Cuba has been in a permanent structural economic and financial crisis - within which concrete advances and setbacks have unfolded - since the late 1980s and early 1990s. The onset of this crisis - known in Cuba as the "Special Period" - was catalyzed by the collapse of the ruling governments in the former Soviet Union and its allied Eastern European states from 1989 to 1991. Read More

Nestor Kirchner: Argentina's independence hero

<p style="text-align: justify;">The death of Argentina's former president is a sad loss. His bold defiance of the IMF paved the way for South America's progress. a.. Mark Weisbrot. b.. guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 27 October 2010 20.20 BST<br> <br> Read More

Taking a "Model" Out for a Spin (Part II)

<p style="text-align: justify;">Behind the New Economic Measures in Cuba: Advancing the Revolution in the Concrete World Situation of Today. Behind the New Economic Measures in Cuba: Advancing the Revolution in the Concrete World Situation of Today. By Ike Nahem. The expansion of "self-employment". Expansion of retail operations, small merchants and peddlers, and self-employed services are not the same thing as capitalist commodity production. Any expansion of small-scale private retail consumer goods sales and services will not be supplied directly by capitalist manufacturing but by enterprises owned or controlled by the Cuban workers state. Read More

Taking a "Model " Out for a A Spin (Part I)

Behind the New Economic Measures in Cuba: Advancing the Revolution in the Concrete World Situation of Today. By Ike Nahem. On September 13, 2010 the Confederation of Cuban Workers (CTC) - the mass trade-union organization that is a central component and pillar of the Cuban workers state and the revolutionary government headed by Raul Castro - issued an announcement which codified and specified new measures and significant changes in economic, financial, and commercial policies that will be implemented in Cuba over the coming months and years. Read More

For the US, a spectacularly embarrasing vote at the UN

<p style="text-align: justify;">La Alborada - October 27. After last year, it seemed that the annual vote at the UN could not get worse for the US. This year, it did just that: the vote was 187 against the blockade,two in favor. Palau, a Pacific micro-island that has supported the US in the past, decided to abstain, following the prior example of its neighbor Marshall Islands. Taking that stand is no small matter for an isolated nation in a commonwealth with the US. Read More

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