Voices from Russia

Sunday, 22 April 2018

22 April 2018. It’s Still the Island of Freedom

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It’s interesting to note that al-Jazeera ran a critical piece on the new Cuban President, an attack piece on Nicaragua, and outright lies on Hungary. By the way, it doesn’t report on Honduras, where there’s open American interference in the local politics. Although it often posts good material, this site is often a lapdog for US foreign policy… don’t forget, American troops occupy Bahrain and they could topple its ruling kleptocratic régime in a heartbeat. Have a care with this source.

The new Cuban President is its first leader born after the Revolution (1960), which means that he’s lived all his life in socialist Cuba and knows that it can survive American economic and political pressure. He’s the son of a worker and a schoolteacher, which means that he didn’t grow up in privilege. He’s worthy of our support.

BMD

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Monday, 19 June 2017

Russia SLAMS Trump’s Cuba policy

Russia supports the legacy of Comrade Fidel and respects Cuba’s socialist vision

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The MID RF expressed solidarity with Cuba and cautioned against a return to “Cold War rhetoric”. It condemned moves by the Trump Administration to reimpose a ban on Americans travailing to Cuba as well as a likely return to many previously lifted sanctions dropped during Barack Obama’s historic thaw with Havana. Trump came out with hardline policies on Cuba in a lengthy campaign-style speech from Miami, home to many anti-Communist Cubans. The MID RF released a condemnatory statement saying that the USA’s “arrogant style of doing business with Cuba is pointless”. It also said that if the USA fully returns to the era of embargo, blockade, and sanctions, the USA would be totally out of step with the expressed will of the UN General Assembly. Russia reaffirmed its position on Cuba in the following way:

We reaffirm our unwavering solidarity with Cuba… a friendly peace-loving country, an authoritative member of the international community, which has a recognised constructive role in Latin America and in world affairs.

Moscow and Havana have been close ever since the Cuban Revolution of 1959, relations were somewhat strained in the 1990s but have seen become close and fruitful again under President Putin. In many ways, this is the clearest sign yet that Trump intends to run for President in 2020. Republicans long used the issue with Cuba to cultivate votes among anti-Communist Cubans living in the important state of Florida. Trump’s Cuba policy is likely nothing more than an attempt to win future votes in an important US state.

18 June 2017

Adam Garrie

The Duran

http://theduran.com/russia-slams-trumps-cuba-policy/

Editor:

The MID RF reaffirmed Russia’s support for the Island of Freedom and its socialist vision. Those who say that Russia is “conservative” can eat shit and die!

BMD

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Comrade Fidel on REAL Human Rights

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There’s often talk of human rights, but it’s also necessary to talk of the rights of humanity. Why should some people walk barefoot, so that others can travel in luxurious cars? Why should some live for thirty-five years, so that others can live for seventy years? Why should some be miserably poor so that others can be hugely rich? I speak on behalf of the children in the world who don’t have a piece of bread. I speak on the behalf of the sick that have no medicine, of those denied their rights to life and human dignity.

Fidel Castro Ruz

Address to the UN General Assembly, 1979

Editor:

Note well that the Western poseurs want us to feel sorry for the rich and bloated… and to kick aside the poor and destitute. Indeed, the “conservative” mindset is unutterably and irredeemably evil… the worst being the so-called “neocons” and “paleocons”. The former believe in violence and rapine in foreign parts; the latter believe in violence and rapine confined to the domestic sphere. Note well that the so-called “paleocons” all defend the Confederacy… a polity that committed political suicide because it wouldn’t abolish human chattel slavery.

Comrade Fidel kept his word and do note how restrained his funeral was; it was without needless pomp and without public puffery. It was as modest as the man himself was. You can emulate Comrade Fidel or you can emulate Donald Trump… it’s clear to me that decency calls out for only one of those named… it sure isn’t “The Donald”…

BMD

“Viva Fidel!” Castro’s Ashes Interred in Santiago de Cuba

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On Sunday, nine days of mourning and a four-day procession across the country ended in eastern Cuba, as they laid Fidel Castro to rest next to independence hero José Martí. Crowds lining the streets of Santiago de Cuba (Cuba’s second-biggest city) shouted “Viva Fidel!” and “I am Fidel!” as a camouflage-green hearse made its way to Santa Ifigenia cemetery, the resting place of numerous national figures, where a tomb had been secretly constructed during the past months. Artillery fired a 21-gun salute as the ashes, in an urn wrapped in the Cuban flag, disappeared beyond the gates of the cemetery. They didn’t televise the ceremony, and they didn’t allow journalists inside. The 500-mile journey from Havana, where Castro (who led his country for 49 years) died on 25 November, was a reverse of his 1959 march on Havana that ended with Castro assuming control of the island. Reportedly, Fidel himself planned every aspect of the procession before his death at the age of 90, including the night the hearse spent outside the mausoleum of Che Guevara. The public display of mourning culminated on Saturday night, when his brother, 85-year-old Raúl Castro, delivered a speech on a square in Santiago packed with tens of thousands of Cubans, many of whom were crying. Castro, who assumed full control of Cuba in 2008, following a series of medical setbacks to his brother said:

The unconquered Fidel calls us with his example. We’ll overcome any obstacle, turmoil, or threat in the building of socialism in Cuba.

An assembly of current and former world leaders, including Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro, Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Jacob Zuma of South Africa, and Brazilian ex-presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff looked on, or addressed the crowd. Raúl Castro announced that they’d name no places after Fidel, and erect no monuments to him, since “the leader of the revolution strongly opposed any manifestation of cult of personality”.

4 December 2016

RT

 https://www.rt.com/news/369154-fidel-cuba-funeral-santiago/

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