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Why Is Trump Assaulting Americans’ Freedom to Travel to Cuba? He’s trolling for votes in Florida at the expense of our constitutional rights and economic support for the Cuban people.

Why Is Trump Assaulting Americans’ Freedom to Travel to Cuba? He’s trolling for votes in Florida at the expense of our constitutional rights and economic support for the Cuban people. IFCO’s CubaBuzz: Issue 155 Consortium News, June 14, 2019 Marjorie Cohn calls out the hypocrisy of the U.S. hitting Cuba with new travel restrictions in reprisal for “destabilizing the region.” Escalating his policy to economically strangle Cuba, President Donald Trump has imposed new restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. persons. The Office of Foreign Assets Control will no longer allow the popular “people-to-people” educational travel and they will deny licenses to cruise ships, the most common way people visit Cuba. “While this further escalation of the Trump administration’s economic war on Cuba is very harmful to the people of Cuba and its private sector, it also directly impacts U.S. people,” Art Heitzer, chairperson of the National Lawyers Guild Cuba Subcommittee, told Truthout. “It will limit their freedom to travel, disrupting the lives and jobs of many Cuban-Americans in south Florida.” Read the...

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Brighton CSC Newsletter May 2019

Brighton Cuba Solidarity Campaign Newsletter May 2019 c/o 16 Old Salts Farm Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 8JD. Dear member. Here is your newsletter which gives details of our events and activities over the last three months. I am happy to continue sending these by post. If however, in the interest of saving on the cost of a stamp, anyone would like to have an email version, please let me know – thebeppes@hotmail.com On the 5 th of March, Fransisco Dominguez spoke to us about “Venezuela, the reality.” One of his principle messages was that despite economic difficulties, Venezuela is not experiencing the level of crisis reported by the majority of the mainstream press. He conveyed both his concerns for Venezuela in light of the increased interference from the US administration, and his confidence that the country would withstand this. Our April meeting, (Colombia, the US ally in Latin America), was postponed as our speaker was ill. We will rebook him for the autumn. Lauren Collins spoke to us on Tuesday the 7 th of May, about “ Cuba, the new constitution and other changes”. She presented us with a fascinating account of how Cubans got involved with the process of debating and finally choosing the contents of the constitution. The vote on Sunday the 24 th of February 2019 saw 84.4% of the country’s 8.7 million voters participate...

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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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