The Thomas Sankara Center For African Liberation And Unity and the Burkina Faso section of The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, A-APRP, have learned with great consternation of the despicable terrorist attack perpetrated against the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. This is the latest in a long series of terrorist actions carried out against Cuba from within the United States since the triumph of the Cuban revolution. The aim of this action is regime change, the very opposite of any acceptable definition of democracy. This attack is an affront to Cuba’s sovereignty, aimed at tarnishing the spirit of a people and . . .
The Groundings podcast episode titled “The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow” features a conversation between host Musa Springer and historian Dr. Gerald Horne. The discussion centers around Dr. Horne’s book, “Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba During Slavery and Jim Crow,” which explores the complex historical and political relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, particularly during the eras of slavery and Jim Crow. Dr. Horne explains that his interest in the Cuban Revolution and its significant role in Africa, particularly in defeating the Apartheid military in Southern Angola and Northern Namibia, inspired him to write the . . .
The enduring friendship between Cuba and the peoples of Burkina Faso and the entire African continent cannot be adequately summed up in a few paragraphs. As a people subjected to slavery, colonialism, neo-colonialism and imperialism for several hundred years, few peoples in the world know our struggle and pain better than the peoples of Cuba, Latin America and the Caribbean. In 1983, our country had the courage to challenge a world order based on the exploitation of the many for the enrichment of the few. Thomas Sankara, our brilliant leader, led us with honesty, integrity and bravery as our people . . .
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly rejects the arrival of a nuclear-powered submarine in the Guantanamo Bay on July 5, 2023, that stayed until July 8 at the US military base located there, which is a provocative escalation of the United States, whose political or strategic motives are not known. The US military base, as is known, has occupied that 117 square kilometers territory for 121 years against the will of the Cuban people. It stands as a colonial remnant of the illegitimate military occupation of our country that started in 1898, after the expansionist intervention during the independence war . . .
The first Venceremos Brigade came to Cuba in 1969, just ten years after the triumph of the Cuban revolution, making the VB the oldest Cuba solidarity group in the world. The Venceremos Brigade started when a group of young people living in the US offered to send doctors, lawyers, and teachers in support of the Cuban revolution and to protest US policy against Cuba. In response, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro explained that Cuba didn’t need doctors, lawyers, or teachers from the US – they had their own. What Cuba needed was help harvesting sugar cane. And so the Venceremos Brigade . . .
For many 2020 voters of Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Vice-Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, their historic electoral win would symbolize a drastic change from the vituperative language and callous policies that came to define the chaotic and destructive Trump years. Whether it was the Trump administration’s criminalization of asylum seekers, separation of mother and child at the border through their cruel “zero tolerance” strategy, reduction in refugee resettlement, or use of xenophobic rhetoric before racializing a viral disease like COVID-19 that would stoke rampant Sinophobia, a more “compassionate” approach was promised by his would-be successors. However, as the late journalist . . .