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An Anarchist Critique of the Cuban “Revolution”

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Regime change in Cuba? Che rolling in his grave? The first shriek comes from a liberal, the latter a Marxist. With all due respect to both, I think the former quite confused if he thinks that Castroite Cuba more closely reflects his own Keynesian delusions, and the latter seems not to understand Che’s significant contribution to the normalization of relations between Cuba and the US (even though it occurs long after his death). Che was the Beard’s partner in the charade that was Cuban socialism, and his ally in the effort to rid that island of all forms of dissent and opposition.

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Cuba Says It Has a Right to Grant Asylum to US Fugitives

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HAVANA — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.

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Canadian Banks and Economic Control in the Caribbean

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In December 2011, it was reported that the Royal Bank of Canada and the Bank of Nova Scotia were both exploring a return to Cuba under the financial reforms of Raul Castro, more than 50 years after they had been expelled by his brother Fidel. Canadian banks operating in the Caribbean are nothing new, however, the Royal Bank of Canada proudly claims that it had branches in the Caribbean before it had opened any in Western Canada.

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Enough is enough: let us all demand an end to the UN occupation of Haiti

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MINUSTAH has been in Haiti since 2004, supposedly on humanitarian grounds. Yet, they should have never gone there. In any case, the list of their achievements is indeed queer for what is supposedly “humanitarian” intervention. Sure, we know there is no such a thing as “humanitarian” intervention. Superpowers always intervene out of their own interests, not because it is best for the oppressed and impoverished majority. They intervene where they see business opportunities, and they don’t hesitate to crush (on “humanitarian” grounds) any local resistance to their grand designs. We’ve seen this pattern of behaviour time and again. But poor Haiti... no-one has had it as hard as they have.

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