Politicizing Hunger: Roots of the Cuban Embargo

By March 1960, just barely over a year after the Cuban Revolution, the U.S. decided that it was time to punish the Cuban people for allowing Castro to take power in Cuba. As explained in the Memorandum of Discussion at the 436th Meeting of the National Security Council, Washington, March 10, 1960: Mr. Dillon [Under …

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Cuba’s “Successful Defiance” of US Hemispheric Power

The reasons for US-lead terrorist attacks against Cuba and the illegal economic embargo are spelled out in internal US records. International terrorism and economic warfare are justified not by what Cuba does, but by its “very existence,” its “successful defiance” of the proper master of the hemisphere. Here are some internal records: March 22, 1960, Special …

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Robert Kennedy Orders “Terrors of the Earth” for Cuba

Minutes of Meeting of the Special Group on Operation Mongoose, 4 October 1962. Declassified Top Secret. The Attorney General opened the meeting by saying that higher authority is concerned about progress on the MONGOOSE program and feels that more priority should be given to trying to mount sabotage operations. The Attorney General said that he wondered …

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The Economic Theory Based Entirely on Sentimental Hope – Smith vs. Ricardo

Is it strange that classical English economists Adam Smith and David Ricardo based a lot of their economic theory on sentimental hope? That the capitalists of their time would make economic decisions based on their sense of patriotism? Adam Smith considered the possibility that the merchants and manufacturers in England might decide to do their …

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The True Purpose of the US Senate

Hi, Have you ever wondered why the U.S. Senate (and Congress) in general is so out of touch with the people? Why does it feel like they serve other interests other than the will of the people? Answer: The Senate was never intended to serve the people. It was intended to serve the rich. James …

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A Timeline of Violence During the Civil Rights Movement

Let's talk violence. America, and to be fair the world in general, has a very violent history. Civil rights, woman's rights, gay rights, labor rights, political rights, etc. have all face extreme and ugly forms of violence. I wanted to make a timeline of some of the most appalling and violent acts that Americans inflicted …

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The US on the “Selective Use of Violence for Propagandistic Effects”

During Nicaragua's civil war in the 1980s, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) commissioned a manual for the rebel contras of the Nicaraguan Democratic Force (FDN), entitled Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare. It was made public in October 1984. On October 21, 1984, the Washington Post published an article titled: The CIA's Murder Manual: THE CIA …

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