Month: September 2018

Arnold August writes about the alleged ‘sonic attacks’ on US diplomats

Issue No. 28 September 14, 2018 Today New on “Sonic”! Latest development: Cuban scientists and diplomats impact right in Washington. View this email in your browser – WELCOME TO NEW SUBSCRIBERS – Dear friends, Given the importance of this issue for Cuba-U.S. Relations, here is the latest: September 14, 2018. From the Facebook of Ambassador Johana Tablada, Deputy Director General for U.S. Affairs, at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs: (Photos: Prensa Latina, Washington, D.C. and Facebook Johana Tablada) Deputy Director Johana Tablada for U.S. Affairs, at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Specialists from Cuba reject notion of health attacks and brain damage in U.S. diplomats. On September 13, 2018 a meeting took place in Washington D.C. between U.S. and Cuban expert scientists to exchange on the health symptoms reported by U.S. diplomats accredited in Havana. The Cuban multidisciplinary-group of experts, made up of 9 scientists and physicians, all members of a panel at the Cuban Academy of Science, was led by Ambassador Johana Tablada, Deputy Director General for U.S. Affairs, at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ambassador of Cuba in Washington D.C., José R. Cabañas. The U.S. team was led by Ambassador Kenneth Merten, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, and composed of medical personnel of the U.S. Department of State. Before the holding of these meeting, the Cuban team had reviewed the scarce...

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IFCO’s CubaBuzz – Issue 119/120

  Fwd: IFCO’S CubaBuzz Issue 119     ——– Original message ——– From: IFCO/Pastors for Peace <ifco@ifconews.org> Date: 05/09/2018 19:24 (GMT+00:00) To: Subject: IFCO’S CubaBuzz Issue 119 IFCO’s CubaBuzz: Issue 120 World Backs Cuba’s Demand to End US Blockade Escambray 08/31/18 Between April 2017 and March 2018, there have been many expressions of support for the Caribbean island, some included in the report on Resolution 72/4 of the United Nations General Assembly entitled ”Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.” Read More Here Cuba Describes U.S. Blockade as Main Obstacle for Its Development Prensa Latina 09/02/18 The economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States constitutes the main obstacle for the development of Cuba, as it affects plans aimed at the country”s progress, denounced the island”s government. In its most recent report on the impact of the current fence for almost six decades, Havana warned that it slows down the implementation of the Cuban Economic and Social Development Plan and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the latter adopted in 2015 by the 193 member states of the UN. Read More Here Eco-tourism, traditional farming life and the greening of red Cuba The Irish Times 09/01/18 Every town, village and city has co-operatively-owned vegetable plots set up to ensure sustainable food supply in the event of an invasion...

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‘Nicaragua after the attempted coup’ – Speaker: Louise Richards

Tuesday November 6th 7.30pm Friends Meeting House Ship Street, Brighton ‘Nicaragua after the attempted coup’   Speaker: Louise Richards Trade Union and Communications Co-ordinator, Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group   Portrayed in the mainstream media as a spontaneous movement against a corrupt government, the coup attempt had very different origins and support. Basing her talk on actual reports from on the ground in Nicaragua, Louise will be challenging the right wing’s version of events and addressing the rebuilding job that now faces the Nicaraguan government....

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Musical Instruments for Cuba – fundraiser with Ian Fyvie & his band

Monday October 1st Musical Instruments for Cuba – fundraiser with Ian Fyvie and his band 7.30pm The Round Georges Pub 14-15 Sutherland Road, Brighton BN2 0ED (Buses 2, 7, 21 and others stop at the bottom of Sutherland Road, then it is a 100m walk up to the pub)   We will be launching our Brighton appeal for the national CSC project to collect musical instruments for schools in Cuba. As you know, musical education is an important integral part of Cuban students’ education. Of course, the US blockade hinders the supply of instruments. We in Brighton have agreed to be a collection hub for instruments donated by individuals, schools and colleges in Sussex. Ian Fyvie, known to many of us as a regular for his radical songs at our garden parties, has kindly agreed to join us with his band for this event. Free entry with a collection at the end of the event. Hope to see you there          ...

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‘Cuba-recent developments in sustainability’ Speaker: Wendy Emmett

‘Cuba-recent developments in sustainability’ Speaker: Wendy Emmett Tuesday September 4th 2018 7.30pm Friends Meeting House Ship Street Brighton   Wendy Emmett is a member of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign National Executive. Many people have become increasingly aware of the environmental achievements of Cuba, and she has organised and led tours to Cuba visiting farming co-operatives, sustainable energy projects, urban horticultural schemes and farmers markets and national parks. In addition, as coordinator of the UK based Cuba Organic Support Group, she has been involved in arranging visits to the UK by a number of Cubans; academics, farmers, researchers and community activists who have spoken at meetings and visited projects all over the country. You probably know that Cuba has long been in the forefront of achieving United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, but there are now fears that they may be threatened by Trump’s intensification of the US...

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