Cartoon, Carlos Latuff
We, the undersigned, oppose the coordinated campaign to deny academics their free speech rights due to their defense of Palestinian rights and criticism of the policies and practices of the state of Israel. Temple University in Philadelphia, USA and the University of Sydney, Australia have been under great pressure to fire, respectively, Marc Lamont Hill and Tim Anderson, both senior academics at their institutions, for these reasons. Steven Salaita and Norman Finkelstein have already had their careers destroyed by such attacks. Hatem Bazian, Ahlam Muhtaseb, William Robinson, Rabab Abdulhadi and others have also been threatened.
By Elson Concepción Pérez on December 9, 2018
Luis Almagro has staged a new show in the United States, by now accusing Cuba of exporting “torturers” to Venezuela and Nicaragua.
What is going on with Cuba is terrible. Imagine that some 46,000 Cuban collaborators in Venezuela, the vast majority of them doctors, health technicians, nurses, educators, sports and cultural coaches, are – according to Luis Almagro – “teaching torture” in that Latin American nation.
As if that wasn’t enough the imposter also added that hundreds of doctors from the island who work in Nicaragua are also “torturers”, as he makes his bid for re-election as secretary general of the Organization for American States (OAS) for 2020-2025.