Help support Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando’s new film, Sisters of the Heart

We are writing to share a unique opportunity to help support the work of Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando​. Her latest documentary, ​Sisters of the Heart, ​now in production, presents the little known story of the Oblate Sisters​ of Providence, a Black Catholic order that, since 1829, has educated poor children of African descent from Cuba to […]

The Cuban Revolution: Still in Motion

by Danny Haiphong The author’s recent trip to Cuba confirmed his confidence in the power of people to transform their lives. It is also clear that “the US government has not stopped its ceaseless attack on the Cuban Revolution and probably never will as long as the US possesses an imperialist system.” Nevertheless, every Cuban he […]

Day of the Heroic Guerilla

Today, October 8, the world recognizes the most famous and prominent revolutionary of the 20th century, Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna. In Cuba, the site of his final resting place, this day is known as “The Day of the Heroic Guerilla.” Argentinean born, the doctor met Cuban revolutionaries in exile in Mexico. After meeting […]

Eyez Of The Rainbow – a documentary film with Assata Shakur

“Like most poor people in the United States, I have no voice. The Black press and the progressive media, as well as Black civil rights organizations, have historically played an essential role in the struggle for social justice. We should continue and expand that tradition. We should create media outlets that help to educate our […]

Ex-Black Panther pleadz not guilty in 1984 Cuba hijacking

By Zachary Fagenson William Potts (L) is escorted into Miami FBI headquarters after he was taken into custody after arriving in the U.S. in North Miami Beach, Florida November 6, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Joe Skipper MIAMI (Reuters) – A former member of the Black Panther Party who hijacked a U.S. plane and forced it to fly […]

Queen Nehanda Abiodun

                                                                                                                                                Nehanda Abiodun           With the FBI in pursuit, black activist Nehanda Abiodun a decade ago          fled to Cuba, where she still dreams of fomenting a socialist          revolution in the United Snakes           Even a casual observer in Havana would notice the striking disconnect          between the slogans emblazoned on billboards across the city and the          actual mood […]

Democracy Now presented today an exclusive with René González, former Cuban intelligence agent and freed member of the Cuban Five: I’m Amy Goodman, with a Democracy Now! exclusive. We turn now to René González, the only freed member of the Cuban Five. He was released in October of 2011. He returned to Cuba in April of this year after being jailed in the United States for 13 years. I recently spoke to him from Havana via […]

Oct. 25 @ Casa de Las Amerikaz: Book Launch Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion

Please Distribute Widely . . . See You Friday! Friday, October 25 at Casa Arnold August I Book Launch Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion. Casa de las Américas 182 East 111th Street between 3rd Ave and Lexington Ave. Closer to 3rd Ave. 6 Lex train to 110th Street Station Visit our website at […]

The Cuban Five were fighting terrorism. Why did we put them in jail?

By Stephen Kimber Stephen Kimber teaches journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Canada, and is the author of “What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five.” Consider for a moment what would happen if American intelligence agents on the ground in a foreign country uncovered a major […]

The Colombian Negotiations An Interview With the FARC-EP Peace Delegation The Colombian Negotiations An Interview With the FARC-EP Peace Delegation by HERNANDO CALVO OSPINA Havana, Cuba. Even in Havana they get up early. “We get up at 4:30 to wake up the roosters so that they can start singing,” grins Ricardo Tellez, better known as “Rodrigo Granda.”I have an appointment at 7am to […]