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Progressive Voices

Hamilton Friendship Association with Cuba: Lisa Nussey

March 1, 2012
| On this week's episode of Progressive Voices, we speak with Lisa Nussey, executive member of the Hamilton Friendship Association with Cuba.
Length: 16:46
Journalists for Human Rights

jhr Rights Report #10: Censorship in paradise

November 18, 2011
| The jhr Rights Report goes global to look at censorship in countries around the world. This edition speaks to Reporters Without Borders about their Censorship Paradise campaign.
Length: 15:11 minutes (6.96 MB)
Charles Erwin Wilson
| December 24, 2010
Migrant Matters

The Cuban 5 are still behind bars 12 years later

December 13, 2010
| Their heroism and innocence denied, the Cuban 5 have remained in jail since their arrest 12 years ago. Lawyer Lorne Gershuny shares the latest on the case and speaks about its political significance.
Length: 34:57

Humberto goes to Cuba

Not Rex's Humberto DaSilva ponders the hypocrisy of U.S. rules regarding Cuba, while in Cuba.
Not Rex's Humberto DaSilva ponders the hypocrisy of U.S. rules regarding Cuba, while in Cuba.

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Humberto goes to Cuba

Writes our Not Rex commentator Humberto DaSilva:

"You want to know about what's wrong with Cuba, watch CNN En Espanol. Otherwise Not Rex chugs Mojitos and ponders 21st century socialism at an ALL In in Varadero. Cubans are doing pretty good now that the biggest threat of invasion is from Canadian Tourists. They are healthy, friendly and lucky to live where they do in the Caribbean. So what if you can't go shopping in Miami. Americans who try to chill in Cuba face imprisonment back in the U.S.!"

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Fidel on Haiti

The news arriving from Haiti paints a picture of the tremendous chaos that was to be expected given the exceptional situation created by the disaster.

Initial surprise, shock, commotion, the desire in the most remote corners of the Earth to provide immediate aid. What to send and how to do so to a corner of the Caribbean, from China, India, Vietnam and other nations located tens of thousands of kilometers away? The magnitude of the earthquake and the country's poverty instantly generated ideas of imagined needs, which give rise to all kinds of promises that they then try to deliver by any possible means.

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Alert! Radio from Canadian Dimension

Burying Carbon Emissions; Fidel and Raul Castro; Europe's Drift to the Right

October 1, 2009
| Alert! Radio #128 - Canada’s Plan to Bury Carbon Emissions Sheer Folly (Graham Thomson); New interviews with Fidel Castro and Raul Castro (Saul Landau); Europe's Drift to the Right (Ingo Schmidt)
Length: 59:40
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Mr. Cohen doesn't do Ramallah

Leonard Cohen's Ramallah concert in Palestine got cancelled last week. He had added it to a September concert in Israel. But a Palestinian group heading a broad campaign against Israel -- BDS, for boycott, divestment and sanctions -- demanded he not get away with "whitewashing Israel's colonial apartheid regime" by a "token" show of "balance." A Palestinian prisoners' club had sponsored the concert. It was unhappy but agreed to the decision.

The BDS campaign has gained backing in the West among academics, artists etc. As a supporter of Palestinian rights and a critic of much Israeli policy, I'd like to say why I find it problematic and even disturbing.

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A May Day in Havana

It was early, too early, when we heard people milling about in the streets of Vedado, a usually quiet neighbourhood in Central Havana. The night had been long and it was still dark as the hum of an overworked air-conditioner competed with the fan to keep us cool but also wide-awake.

The sounds mingled with the periodic roar of a thousand all-night street parties everywhere across the city. It was May Day in Cuba and a million campaneros and campaneras were on the march before dawn.

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