Month: May 2019

Arnold August – My latest on Assange. Helms-Burton. Venezuela. Erratum Ricardo Alarcón

Issue No. 44 May 6, 2019 In the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) web site. Washington D.C. The Catch-All American “Freedom of Expression” Mantra: Ask Julian Assange. By Arnold August. Erratum Ricardo Alarcón on Helms-Burton. On Helms-Burton: 1.5 minute YOU TUBE. See my spot on Cuban TV, News, with English subtitles. Must-view You Tube: U.S. Journalist Anya Parampil Schools Fox News on Venezuela Important COHA Statement on Venezuela View this email in your browser My new channel YouTube/Arnold August/Camera English • Spanish • French Please click here. – WELCOME TO NEW SUBSCRIBERS – Dear friends, In the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) web site. Washington D.C. Credit Photo: COHA The Catch-All American “Freedom of Expression” Mantra: Ask Julian Assange By Arnold August “The logic goes that there are no cultural restrictions in the U.S. like the ones being brought in Cuba. They would also argue that in the U.S. there is no restriction to freedom of the press. Yet, when it comes to U.S. imperial international policy, all the press is expected to close ranks. This is what they are doing against Julian Assange. The same logic is fostered in favor of the U.S. model of democracy and pluralism. Yet, the very embodiment of pluralism in the U.S. political scene today, Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are both silent on Assange.” “Freedom of expression,” and the pitfalls of the...

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Trump declares economic war on Cuba. – Ifco CubaBuzz issue 148

IFCO’s CubaBuzz: Issue 148 Trump declares economic war on Cuba The Conversation, –Academic rigor, journalistic flair, April 18, 2019 The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962. Read the Rest The Coral Gables doctrine The activation of Title III of the Helms-Burton law will unleash lawsuits against investors in Cuba, potentially including U.S. companies. Cuba News April 24, 2019 If you didn’t know John Bolton and you heard him speak last week in Coral Gables before the Bay of Pigs veterans, you would be forgiven if you thought you were hearing a campaigning politician as opposed to the national security advisor to the President of the United States. Bolton discussed some consequential measures (some announced hours before in Washington), but he was in Miami to rally emotions. He spared no twist of rhetoric, from “troika of tyranny” to “three stooges of socialism.” He felt compelled to criticize President Obama 14 times by name, even though it had been 453 days since Obama had anything to do with policy toward Cuba or any other place. He implored his audience’s help in rejecting socialism “in this hemisphere and in this country,” as if a red tide were upon us. Read the rest The Trump Administration Is Launching a New Round...

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