Posts tagged: Cuba



The mistake of Evo Morales

We have deep respect for Evo Morales. There is no doubt that he is one of those rare politicians who really cares and wants to improve the lives of poor people. That is just and very necessary. But because he does not know that there is a better system, he slides back to a proven inferior system ...

Obama and the Caribbean

The breaking of the race barrier is very welcome. That point has been made. In fact, it comes 200 years late. But will Obama deliver in other respects? Here is hope and doubt. After Obama won the nomination he veered heavily to the center. That was necessary to be elected. But the question is: what ...

A different story (Mr. Ellis Lopes)

“A different story” is the latest play by Mr. Ellis Lopes. It will be performed on the first of December 2008, World Aids Day in the Community Centre of Saint Eustatius.

The play is about the dilemma of an 18 year old young man, Timothy, who has Aids and wants to have a girlfriend. His mother ...

Caribbean dive deep down

The BBC reports that the world's deepest undersea volcanoes, which lie 6km down in the Caribbean, are to be explored. Delving into uncharted waters to hunt for volcanic vents will be Autosub6000, Britain's new autonomously controlled, robot submarine. The research will be carried out by a British ...

New direction for Stenapa

Stenapa’s New Manager
In Febuary 2008 Lee Munson became the Marine Park Manager for Stenapa (Sint Eustatius Natural Parks - Foundation). This is a new position merging the roles of two previous posts, namely those of Assistant Manager and Sea Turtle Coordinator.

Lee is originally from Exeter, UK and ...

Change; Opium for the Masses?

Obama will bring some change. Important change, even. But not yet the change the whole world needs. It appears we'll have to wait until 2012. That is when shift is supposed to happen. We do not mean this in any mystical sense, although we do not slight mysticism. We are referring to the expected ...

Race is Irrelevant

We have indeed entered the New Aquarian Age. I knew it before, but we have just seen yet another clear sign of it: Obama's nomination. Excellent job! A great achievement for humanity. Unfortunately Obama is ignorant of the ‘Just Third Way' (which we call ‘solidarism') and it's going to be extremely ...

Africa has Problems

Today two news-items high-light Africa. The world food price crisis and a UN mission to investigate various African wars (Somalia, Congo, Sudan). Mostly we try to focus on the (greater) Caribbean region, but to an extent our today's comment reflects on our region as well. We cannot escape the ...

Peaceful Transition to Democracy in Cuba

There is active opposition to the Cuban government, but it is severely hampered by lack of funds, as well as lack of rights to organize. The right to freely organize political parties, trade-unions or any other associations with an independent political agenda is denied in Cuba. And even if it were ...

Free Tibet

It is a new phenomenon, at least for the West. Buddhist monks - in large numbers - take a political stand. They did it last year in Burma (Myanmar) and they are doing it now in Tibet. Of course, they do it peacefully. They will not hurt people, nor destroy people's possessions. That's not their ...

Monk-Power

It is a new phenomenon, at least for the West. Buddhist monks - in large numbers - take a political stand. They did it last year in Burma (Myanmar) and they are doing it now in Tibet. Of course, they do it peacefully. They will not hurt people, nor destroy people's possessions. That's not their ...

Rise of Socialism in Latin America

By Michael Greaney, first published by www.helium.com; re-posting authorized by author.

After the fall of communism and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the final years of the 20th century, capitalist pundits loudly proclaimed the "victory" of capitalism. From the presidency of Ronald Reagan ...

Amnesty and Corruption Cuba Style

If you consider capitalism a crime, then any commercial transaction is corrupt. This is the situation in Cuba. If you sell your house in Havana and make a profit, you have committed a crime and are punishable by law. Now, this particular crime is not easy to commit in Cuba, for all real property is ...

For our Cuban Friends, especially Fidel Castro

To achieve peaceful transition to democracy, the Cubans need a new economic theory - built on full political democracy - that not only respects the Revolution but improves both the socialist and the capitalist model. As we were told in Cuba: ‘No queremos una transición de comunismo salvaje a ...

Why are we not happy?

A senior al-Qaeda leader, Abu Laith al-Libi, has been killed in Afghanistan, the BBC reported a few days ago. Such news does not make happy. Why? Well, think about it. It is conceivable that sometimes war or police action is inescapable. If that's the case, then sometimes the use of force is ...

Amnesty Law for Cuban Political Prisoners

An Amnesty Law for all Cuban political prisoners will have to be introduced before transition to democracy will take place. This is not as easy as it may seem. For who are ‘political prisoners'? Is the bombing of a Cuban government building, causing death and destruction, a political or a criminal ...

Cuba should adopt Binary Economics

Fidel Castro has finally recognized that he has made a great mistake. His only defense is ‘youth and a misunderstanding of conscience' or something like that, as he recently explained. He has urged more debate on political and economic matters. And very timely indeed! Cuba's people are fed up with ...

Libertat ekonómiko

Charla na konmemorashon di lantamentu di katibu, Mangazina di Rei, 16 di novèmber 2007.

Na promé lugá mi tin ku bisa ku el a strañá mi un tiki ku Sr. Nòchi Coffie na nòmber di SKAL a invitá mi pa mi tene un charla aki awe nòchi. Ta konosí ku mi no ta interesá mas den tur e konmemorashonnan di ...

Karta habrí na tur nos soshalistanan antiano

Nos no konosé nan tur. Pero ban menshoná algun nòmber: Errol Cova, Adrian Moen, Bèbè Rojer, Anthony Godett, Maurice Adriaens, Charles Cooper, Nòchi Willem, Jopi Abraham i otronan. Soshalismo a lanta riba un sintimientu honorable i bon, esta e deseo di restrukturá sosiedat pa perkurá ku esnan pober ...

TEMPU PA SKOHE

De bes en kuando historia ta forsa nos pa skohe. Eigenlijk t’asina tur semper, asta kada minüt di nos bida. Nos eskohonan semper tin konsekuensia. Sin embargo, tin
biaha sirkunstansianan ta di tal índole ku nos eskohonan tin mas konsekuensia ku normal, tantu pa nos mes komo pa otronan. Por ehèmpel, ...

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