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The Inhumanity of U.S. Immigration Policies Exposed Again in a Single Image

Statement of the Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity

“The displacement from south to north is inevitable; fences, walls and deportations will not curtail it: they will come in the millions. They come looking for what we stole from them. There is no return for them because they come from a famine of centuries and they come tracking the smell of the everyday food…”

Jose Saramago, Nobel Prize in Literature 1998

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Cuban Hero: “The Constitution Project is a Genuine Act of Democracy”

November 22, 2018

Clacso Forum in Buenos Aires

Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, one of the five Cuban heroes who was imprisoned in the United States for 16 years, spoke to Sputnik about the constitutional process the island is going through and the departure of Cuban doctors from Brazil’s “More Doctors” health program.

Hernandez, who was in Buenos Aires for the Claco Forum in preparation for the G20 Summit, told a large audience that the popular consultation that took place in Cuba on the draft Constitution “is a genuine act of democracy. The corporate media likes to criticize Cuba for its system, but I don’t know of any other place in the world where a country’s constitution is so widely consulted with the entire population.”

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International Book Fair in Venezuela: Being Educated is the Only Way to Be Free

By Alicia Jrapko on November 19, 2018

Venezuelans enjoying a concert in Caracas. Photo: Alicia Jrapko

From November 8 to 18, 2018, Venezuela was the vibrant scene of the Fourteenth International Book Fair (FILVEN) that took place in the historic center of the city of Caracas. Bolívar Square, one of the most important and recognized public spaces in Venezuela, was decorated with shelves and displays of books from all over the world. The featured country this year was Turkey. Special tribute was also paid to the Venezuelan poet Ana Enriqueta Terán, as well as to the newspaper Correo del Orinoco which was founded by Simón Bolívar in 1818.

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Paradise Lost

By Bill Hackwell on November 14, 2018

The air quality of the San Francisco Bay Area is the worst in the world right now. We all have air quality apps on our phones now to keep up and as I type the air particles pollution index just went up to 217, as a comparison Beijing, for years vilified as the city with the worst air quality in the world, today is 75. It is really dangerous for anyone to be out in it even with a N95. That is the best over the counter face mask that is now common and known just by its number. As we go into the second week of this more and more people are inside and those few outside are wearing N95’s, and for the thousands of homeless, well they, as usual, are on their own.

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Cuba and Another Huge Victory that Encourages the Continent

By Carlos Aznárez on November 1, 2018

In stormy times, Cuba always appears to bring out the sun of enthusiasm and the confirmation that there is a Revolution, and the road it is on is one of victory. This new great failure of the United States Empire in the United Nations goes to prove it. Not only the eight amendments which they hurried to add, intended only to embarrass and put dirt on the scene – in the name of human rights that they never respect – did not pass but were rejected by majority vote. And in the final vote against the blockade they were left alone once again with only Israel. They could not even scratch up some solitary abstention. The truth is that they do not convince anyone with their obsession against that small and dignified Caribbean island.

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