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Por fin no es lunes
¿Quiénes fueron los 'Plantados'? Una realidad en Cuba generación tras generación

Por fin no es lunes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 25:22


En Por fin no es lunes, hablamos con Luis Zúñiga y Maritza Lugo, presos políticos cubanos, 'plantados' que terminaron encarcelados por sus críticas al régimen de Fidel Castro.

Sucedió una noche
Sucedió una noche | Fidel Castro, Budd Boetticher y Un americano en París

Sucedió una noche

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 56:19


Iba para estrella del fútbol americano pero acabó convirtiéndose en torero en México. Luego se hizo director de cine dejando para la historia un buen puñado de westerns que han influido notablemente en otros muchos directores. Esta semana recordamos la carrera y la figura de Budd Boetticher. Y en el quinto aniversario de su fallecimiento repasamos la relación del cine con el líder cubano Fidel Castro. Charlamos con la actriz Loles León y en la sección de Jack Bourbon revisamos el que algunos consideran el mejor musical de la historia del cine: ‘Un americano en París'.

The Hartmann Report
DEEPER DIVE INTO THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION

The Hartmann Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 57:36


Investigative journalist Lamar Waldron continues his revelatory deep dive into the death of JFK on the 58th anniversary of the assassination. Lamar gives his review of what the Oliver Stone movie got right and what was left out. Also why RFK had reasons to hide information from the Warren Commission for the sake of avoiding war. The astonishing continued CIA attempts to murder Castro which included a poisoned wet-suit and an exploding seashell! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Ventana 14 desde Cuba por Yoani Sánchez
Cafecito informativo del 26 de noviembre de 2021

Ventana 14 desde Cuba por Yoani Sánchez

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 12:53


Buenos días desde La Habana, soy Yoani Sánchez y en el "cafecito informativo" de este viernes 26 de noviembre de 2021 comentaré estos temas: - A un año del allanamiento de San Isidro ¿Qué nos ha dejado ese hecho? - Cuello de botella: no se necesita visado para Nicaragua pero apenas hay vuelos – La prensa oficial arremete contra la agencia EFE - Concurso de periodismo 'Vivas nos queremos' Gracias por compartir este “cafecito informativo” y te espero temprano para el programa del lunes. Puedes conocer más detalles de estas noticias en el diario https://www.14ymedio.com Enlaces recomendados: - 'Cubadebate' pretende dar lecciones de periodismo a la prensa internacional https://noticuba.tech/cuba/Cubadebate-pretende-lecciones-periodismo-internacional_0_3211478825.html - Decenas de cubanos protestan en La Habana por la falta de vuelos a Nicaragua https://noticuba.tech/cuba/Decenas-cubanos-protestan-Habana-Nicaragua_0_3210878889.html - Moscú niega cualquier relación con el síndrome de La Habana https://noticuba.tech/cuba/Moscu-cualquier-relacion-sindrome-Habana_0_3211478822.html - Daniel Ortega nombra nuevo embajador en La Habana tras eximir de visado a los cubanos https://noticuba.tech/cuba/Daniel-Ortega-embajador-Habana-cubanos_0_3210878892.html - Derroche de homenajes oficiales a Fidel Castro, a falta de entusiasmo popular https://noticuba.tech/cuba/Derroche-oficiales-Fidel-Castro-entusiasmo_0_3210878890.html - Carta abierta de una seguidora "anormal" a Israel Rojas del dúo Buena Fe https://noticuba.tech/opinion/Carta-Israel-Rojas-Buena-Fe_0_3210278949.html

Ventana 14 desde Cuba por Yoani Sánchez
Cafecito informativo del 25 de noviembre de 2021

Ventana 14 desde Cuba por Yoani Sánchez

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 12:42


Buenos días desde La Habana, soy Yoani Sánchez y en el "cafecito informativo" de este jueves 25 de noviembre de 2021 comentaré estos temas: - Burbujas de prosperidad, hasta que estallen – A cinco años de la muerte de Fidel Castro, queda el odio y el voluntarismo - La zafra de este año se anuncia aún peor que la anterior – Proyección especial de la película "Inocentes" Gracias por compartir este “cafecito informativo” y te espero temprano para el programa de mañana. Puedes conocer más detalles de estas noticias en el diario https://www.14ymedio.com Enlaces recomendados: - Del "Máximo Líder" solo quedan piezas de oratoria sin sentido y un apodo, La Piedra https://noticuba.tech/opinion/Primer-lustro-Fidel-Castro_0_3210878884.html - La represión y las divergencias internas provocan renuncias en Archipiélago https://noticuba.tech/cuba/Cuba-activismo-represion-15N-Archipielago-Yunior_Garcia_Aguilera_0_3210278947.html - Carta abierta de una seguidora "anormal" a Israel Rojas del dúo Buena Fe https://noticuba.tech/opinion/Carta-Israel-Rojas-Buena-Fe_0_3210278949.html - La zafra de este año se anuncia aún peor que la anterior y Cuba deberá importar azúcar https://noticuba.tech/economia/anuncia-anterior-Cuba-importar-azucar_0_3210278948.html - Entre curiosos e 'inquietos muchachos' llega al puerto un velero noruego https://noticuba.tech/cuba/llega-La_Habana-velero-noruego_0_3210278946.html

Historically Speaking-Uncommon History with an Unconventional Pair

There are a handful of people in history who seem to have had an uncanny ability to escape death. Whether evading a lone assassin, dodging friendly fire during the heat of battle, or simply defying the laws of nature by smoking over 200 cigarettes a day, these four historical figures featured in Episode 34 proved they were all Hard to Kill. Books:The Reign of Elizabeth by J.B. BlackWashington: The Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexner King Zog: Self-Made Monarch of Albania by James TomesThe Double Life of Fidel Castro by Juan Reinaldo Sanchez & Alex Gyldén  Film:Elizabeth I and Her Enemies (2017) DocumentaryWashington (2020) DocumentaryThe Fidel Castro Tapes (2014) Documentary

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 11.24.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 57:01


Popular antioxidant linked to pain relief University of Naples (Italy), November 22, 2021 People with pain of unknown causes who took alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) experienced less pain than a placebo group, a double-blind study in  Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy revealed.1 This most recent trial enrolled 210 nondiabetic men and women with mild or moderate joint pain, neuropathic pain or muscle pain of unknown cause. Participants received 800 mg or 400 mg ALA per day or a daily placebo.  The results? People who received ALA had a significant improvement in their pain after two months of intake, while the placebo group didn't report a difference. ALA was similarly effective for all sources of pain considered. It was also shown to be safe and well-tolerated. (NEXT) Mental Qigong can be just as rewarding as its physical cousin In recent decades modern scientific techniques have fully documented the health benefits of the ancient meditation technique of Qigong. One example of physical Qigong is the technique Wu Qin Xi (five animals play), in which participants sequentially move through poses that represent the form of different animals, holding each pose for several minutes. During each phase individuals seek to regulate their breathing and still their minds. Although this is a challenging endeavor the benefits are significant. Effective Qigong practice can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, decrease blood pressure and increase feelings of relaxation and attention. This raises the question: do the effects of these two types of Qigong manifest themselves the same in the brain, or differently? This is what the University of Mainz, wanted to find out.  (NEXT) Study links stress to Crohn's disease flare-ups McMaster University (Ontario), November 20, 2021 A possible link between psychological stress and Crohn's disease flare-ups has been identified by a McMaster University-led study. Researchers using mouse models found that stress hormones suppressed the innate immune system that normally protects the gut from invasive Enterobacteriaceae, a group of bacteria including E. coli which has been linked to Crohn's disease. (NEXT) Meta-analysis finds benefits for dietary supplements among breast cancer patients Hallym University (South Korea), November 19 2021 A meta-analysis published in Cancers found associations between improved breast cancer prognosis and the intake of multivitamins and other nutrients. The meta-analysis included 63 studies that evaluated the association between dietary factors and breast cancer recurrence, breast cancer mortality and/or mortality from any cause during the studies' follow- up periods among a total of 120,167 breast cancer patients.  (NEXT) Physical activity may improve Alzheimer's disease outcomes by lowering brain inflammation University of California at San Francisco, November 22, 2021 No one will disagree that an active lifestyle is good for you, but it remains unclear how physical activity improves brain health, particularly in Alzheimer's disease. The benefits may come about through decreased immune cell activation, according to new research published in JNeurosci. (NEXT) Aspirin is linked with increased risk of heart failure University of Freiburg (Germany), November 23, 2021 Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition. That's the finding of a study published today in a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This is the first study to report that among individuals with at least one risk factor for heart failure, those taking aspirin were more likely to subsequently develop the condition than those not using the medication. (OTHER NEWS NEXT) Plant-derived antiviral drug is effective in blocking highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, say scientists University of Nottingham, November 22, 2021 A plant-based antiviral treatment for Covid-19, recently discovered by scientists at the University of Nottingham, has been found to be just as effective at treating all variants of the virus SARS-CoV-2, even the highly infectious Delta variant. The study showed that a novel natural antiviral drug called thapsigargin (TG), recently discovered by the same group of scientists to block other viruses, including the original SARS-CoV-2, was just as effective at treating all of the newer SARS-CoV-2 variants, including the Delta variant. In their previous studies* the team showed that the plant-derived antiviral, at small doses, triggers a highly effective broad-spectrum host-centred antiviral innate immune response against three major types of human respiratory viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. “Together, these results point to the antiviral potential of TG as a post-exposure prophylactic and an active therapeutic agent.” (NEXT) In Memory of JFK: The First U.S. President to be Declared a Terrorist and Threat to National Security (entire article is here) By Cynthia Chung, The Saker Blog, November 22, 2021 In April 1954, Kennedy stood up on the Senate floor to challenge the Eisenhower Administration's support for the doomed French imperial war in Vietnam, foreseeing that this would not be a short-lived war.[1] In July 1957, Kennedy once more took a strong stand against French colonialism, this time France's bloody war against Algeria's independence movement, which again found the Eisenhower Administration on the wrong side of history. Rising on the Senate floor, two days before America's own Independence Day, Kennedy declared: “The most powerful single force in the world today is neither communism nor capitalism, neither the H-bomb nor the guided missile – it is man's eternal desire to be free and independent. The great enemy of that tremendous force of freedom is called, for want of a more precise term, imperialism – and today that means Soviet imperialism and, whether we like it or not, and though they are not to be equated, Western imperialism. Thus, the single most important test of American foreign policy today is how we meet the challenge of imperialism, what we do to further man's desire to be free. On this test more than any other, this nation shall be critically judged by the uncommitted millions in Asia and Africa, and anxiously watched by the still hopeful lovers of freedom behind the Iron Curtain. If we fail to meet the challenge of either Soviet or Western imperialism, then no amount of foreign aid, no aggrandizement of armaments, no new pacts or doctrines or high-level conferences can prevent further setbacks to our course and to our security.”[2] In September 1960, the annual United Nations General Assembly was held in New York. Fidel Castro and a fifty-member delegation were among the attendees and had made a splash in the headlines when he decided to stay at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem after the midtown Shelburne Hotel demanded a $20,000 security deposit. He made an even bigger splash in the headlines when he made a speech at this hotel, discussing the issue of equality in the United States while in Harlem, one of the poorest boroughs in the country. Kennedy would visit this very same hotel a short while later, and also made a speech: “Behind the fact of Castro coming to this hotel, [and] Khrushchev…there is another great traveler in the world, and that is the travel of a world revolution, a world in turmoil…We should be glad [that Castro and Khrushchev] came to the United States. We should not fear the twentieth century, for the worldwide revolution which we see all around us is part of the original American Revolution.”[3] What did Kennedy mean by this? The American Revolution was fought for freedom, freedom from the rule of monarchy and imperialism in favour of national sovereignty. What Kennedy was stating, was that this was the very oppression that the rest of the world wished to shake the yoke off, and that the United States had an opportunity to be a leader in the cause for the independence of all nations. On June 30th, 1960, marking the independence of the Republic of Congo from the colonial rule of Belgium, Patrice Lumumba, the first Congolese Prime Minister gave a speech that has become famous for its outspoken criticism of colonialism. Lumumba spoke of his people's struggle against “the humiliating bondage that was forced upon us… [years that were] filled with tears, fire and blood,” and concluded vowing “We shall show the world what the black man can do when working in liberty, and we shall make the Congo the pride of Africa.” Shortly after, Lumumba also made clear, “We want no part of the Cold War… We want Africa to remain African with a policy of neutralism.”[4] As a result, Lumumba was labeled a communist for his refusal to be a Cold War satellite for the western sphere. Rather, Lumumba was part of the Pan-African movement that was led by Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah(who later Kennedy would also work with), which sought national sovereignty and an end to colonialism in Africa. Lumumba “would remain a grave danger,” Dulles said at an NSC meeting on September 21, 1960, “as long as he was not yet disposed of.”[5] Three days later, Dulles made it clear that he wanted Lumumba permanently removed, cabling the CIA's Leopoldville station, “We wish give [sic] every possible support in eliminating Lumumba from any possibility resuming governmental position.”[6] Lumumba was assassinated on Jan. 17th, 1961, just three days before Kennedy's inauguration, during the fog of the transition period between presidents, when the CIA is most free to tie its loose ends, confident that they will not be reprimanded by a new administration that wants to avoid scandal on its first days in office. Kennedy, who clearly meant to put a stop to the Murder Inc. that Dulles had created and was running, would declare to the world in his inaugural address on Jan. 20th, 1961, “The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.” La Resistance Along with inheriting the responsibility of the welfare of the country and its people, Kennedy was to also inherit a secret war with communist Cuba run by the CIA. The Bay of Pigs set-up would occur three months later. Prouty compares the Bay of Pigs incident to that of the Crusade for Peace; the Bay of Pigs being orchestrated by the CIA, and the Crusade for Peace sabotaged by the CIA, in both cases to ruin the U.S. president's (Eisenhower and Kennedy) ability to form a peaceful dialogue with Khrushchev and decrease Cold War tensions. Both presidents' took onus for the events respectively, despite the responsibility resting with the CIA. However, Eisenhower and Kennedy understood, if they did not take onus, it would be a public declaration that they did not have any control over their government agencies and military. Further, the Bay of Pigs operation was in fact meant to fail. It was meant to stir up a public outcry for a direct military invasion of Cuba. On public record is a meeting (or more aptly described as an intervention) with CIA Deputy Director for Plans Richard Bissell, Joint Chiefs Chairman Lyman Lemnitzer, and Navy Chief Admiral Burke basically trying to strong-arm President Kennedy into approving a direct military attack on Cuba. Admiral Burke had already taken the liberty of positioning two battalions of Marines on Navy destroyers off the coast of Cuba “anticipating that U.S. forces might be ordered into Cuba to salvage a botched invasion.”[7] (This incident is what inspired the Frankenheimer movie “Seven Days in May.”) Kennedy stood his ground. “They were sure I'd give in to them,” Kennedy later told Special Assistant to the President Dave Powers. “They couldn't believe that a new president like me wouldn't panic and try to save his own face. Well they had me figured all wrong.”[8] Incredibly, not only did the young president stand his ground against the Washington war hawks just three months into his presidential term, but he also launched the Cuba Study Group which found the CIA to be responsible for the fiasco, leading to the humiliating forced resignation of Allen Dulles, Richard Bissell and Charles Cabell. (For more on this refer to my report.) Unfortunately, it would not be that easy to dethrone Dulles, who continued to act as head of the CIA, and key members of the intelligence community such as Helms and Angleton regularly bypassed McCone (the new CIA Director) and briefed Dulles directly.[9] But Kennedy was also serious about seeing it through all the way, and vowed to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds.” * * * There is another rather significant incident that had occurred just days after the Bay of Pigs, and which has largely been overshadowed by the Cuban fiasco in the United States. From April 21-26th, 1961, the Algiers putsch or Generals' putsch, was a failed coup d'état intended to force President de Gaulle (1959-1969) not to abandon the colonial French Algeria. The organisers of the putsch were opposed to the secret negotiations that French Prime Minister Michel Debré had started with the anti-colonial National Liberation Front (FLN). On January 26th, 1961, just three months before the attempted coup d'état, Dulles sent a report to Kennedy on the French situation that seemed to be hinting that de Gaulle would no longer be around, “A pre-revolutionary atmosphere reigns in France… The Army and the Air Force are staunchly opposed to de Gaulle…At least 80 percent of the officers are violently against him. They haven't forgotten that in 1958, he had given his word of honor that he would never abandon Algeria. He is now reneging on his promise, and they hate him for that. de Gaulle surely won't last if he tries to let go of Algeria. Everything will probably be over for him by the end of the year—he will be either deposed or assassinated.”[10] The attempted coup was led by Maurice Challe, whom de Gaulle had reason to conclude was working with the support of U.S. intelligence, and Élysée officials began spreading this word to the press, which reported the CIA as a “reactionary state-within-a-state” that operated outside of Kennedy's control.[11] Shortly before Challe's resignation from the French military, he had served as NATO commander in chief and had developed close relations with a number of high-ranking U.S. officers stationed in the military alliance's Fontainebleau headquarters.[12] In August 1962 the OAS (Secret Army Organization) made an assassination attempt against de Gaulle, believing he had betrayed France by giving up Algeria to Algerian nationalists. This would be the most notorious assassination attempt on de Gaulle (who would remarkably survive over thirty assassination attempts while President of France) when a dozen OAS snipers opened fire on the president's car, which managed to escape the ambush despite all four tires being shot out. After the failed coup d'état, de Gaulle launched a purge of his security forces and ousted General Paul Grossin, the chief of SDECE (the French secret service). Grossin was closely aligned with the CIA, and had told Frank Wisner over lunch that the return of de Gaulle to power was equivalent to the Communists taking over in Paris.[13] In 1967, after a five-year enquête by the French Intelligence Bureau, it released its findings concerning the 1962 assassination attempt on de Gaulle. The report found that the 1962 assassination plot could be traced back to the NATO Brussels headquarters, and the remnants of the old Nazi intelligence apparatus. The report also found that Permindex had transferred $200,000 into an OAS bank account to finance the project. As a result of the de Gaulle exposé, Permindex was forced to shut down its public operations in Western Europe and relocated its headquarters from Bern, Switzerland to Johannesburg, South Africa, it also had/has a base in Montreal, Canada where its founder Maj. Gen. Louis M. Bloomfield (former OSS) proudly had his name amongst its board members until the damning de Gaulle report. The relevance of this to Kennedy will be discussed shortly. As a result of the SDECE's ongoing investigation, de Gaulle made a vehement denunciation of the Anglo-American violation of the Atlantic Charter, followed by France's withdrawal from the NATO military command in 1966. France would not return to NATO until April 2009 at the Strasbourg-Kehl Summit. In addition to all of this, on Jan. 14th, 1963, de Gaulle declared at a press conference that he had vetoed British entry into the Common Market. This would be the first move towards France and West Germany's formation of the European Monetary System, which excluded Great Britain, likely due to its imperialist tendencies and its infamous sin City of London. Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson telegrammed West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer directly, appealing to him to try to persuade de Gaulle to back track on the veto, stating “if anyone can affect Gen. de Gaulle's decision, you are surely that person.” Little did Acheson know that Adenauer was just days away from signing the Franco-German Treaty of Jan 22nd, 1963 (also known as the ÉlyséeTreaty), which had enormous implications. Franco-German relations, which had long been dominated by centuries of rivalry, had now agreed that their fates were aligned. (This close relationship was continued to a climactic point in the late 1970s, with the formation of the European Monetary System, and France and West Germany's willingness in 1977 to work with OPEC countries trading oil for nuclear technology, which was sabotaged by the U.S.-Britain alliance. The Élysée Treaty was a clear denunciation of the Anglo-American forceful overseeing that had overtaken Western Europe since the end of WWII. On June 28th, 1961, Kennedy wrote NSAM #55. This document changed the responsibility of defense during the Cold War from the CIA to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and would have (if seen through) drastically changed the course of the war in Vietnam. It would also have effectively removed the CIA from Cold War military operations and limited the CIA to its sole lawful responsibility, the collecting and coordination of intelligence. By Oct 11th, 1963, NSAM #263, closely overseen by Kennedy[14], was released and outlined a policy decision “to withdraw 1,000 military personnel [from Vietnam] by the end of 1963” and further stated that “It should be possible to withdraw the bulk of U.S. personnel by 1965.” The Armed Forces newspaper Stars and Stripes had the headline U.S. TROOPS SEEN OUT OF VIET BY '65. It would be the final nail in the coffin. Treason in America “Treason doth never prosper; what is the reason? Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.” – Sir John Harrington By Germany supporting de Gaulle's exposure of the international assassination ring, his adamant opposition to western imperialism and the role of NATO, and with a young Kennedy building his own resistance against the imperialist war of Vietnam, it was clear that the power elite were in big trouble. On November 22nd, 1963 President Kennedy was brutally murdered in the streets of Dallas, Texas in broad daylight. With the assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem, likely ordained by the CIA, on Nov. 2nd, 1963 and Kennedy just a few weeks later, de facto President Johnson signed NSAM #273 on Nov. 26th, 1963 to begin the reversal of Kennedy's policy under #263. And on March 17th, 1964, Johnson signed NSAM #288 that marked the full escalation of the Vietnam War and involved 2,709,918 Americans directly serving in Vietnam, with 9,087,000 serving with the U.S. Armed Forces during this period. The Vietnam War would continue for another 12 years after Kennedy's death, lasting a total of 20 years for Americans, and 30 years if you count American covert action in Vietnam. Two days before Kennedy's assassination, a hate-Kennedy handbill was circulated in Dallas accusing the president of treasonous activities including being a communist sympathizer. On November 29th, 1963 the Warren Commission was set up to investigate the murder of President Kennedy. The old Congressman Hale Boggs of Louisiana was a member of that Warren Commission. Boggs became increasingly disturbed by the lack of transparency and rigour exhibited by the Commission and became convinced that many of the documents used to incriminate Oswald were in fact forgeries. In 1965 Rep. Boggs told New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison that Oswald could not have been the one who killed Kennedy.[15] It was Boggs who encouraged Garrison to begin the only law enforcement prosecution of the President's murder to this day. Nixon was inaugurated as President of the United States on Jan 20th, 1969. Hale Boggs soon after called on Nixon's Attorney General John Mitchell to have the courage to fire J. Edgar Hoover.[16] It wasn't long thereafter that the private airplane carrying Hale Boggs disappeared without a trace. Jim Garrison was the District Attorney of New Orleans from 1962 to 1973 and was the only one to bring forth a trial concerning the assassination of President Kennedy. In Jim Garrison's book “On the Trail of the Assassins”, J. Edgar Hoover comes up several times impeding or shutting down investigations into JFK's murder, in particular concerning the evidence collected by the Dallas Police Department, such as the nitrate test Oswald was given and which exonerated him, proving that he never shot a rifle the day of Nov 22nd, 1963. However, for reasons only known to the government and its investigators this fact was kept secret for 10 months.[17]It was finally revealed in the Warren Commission report, which inexplicably didn't change their opinion that Oswald had shot Kennedy. Another particularly damning incident was concerning the Zapruder film that was in the possession of the FBI and which they had sent a “copy” to the Warren Commission for their investigation. This film was one of the leading pieces of evidence used to support the “magic bullet theory” and showcase the direction of the headshot coming from behind, thus verifying that Oswald's location was adequate for such a shot. During Garrison's trial on the Kennedy assassination (1967-1969) he subpoenaed the Zapruder film that for some peculiar reason had been locked up in some vault owned by Life magazine (the reader should note that Henry Luce the owner of Life magazine was in a very close relationship with the CIA). This was the first time in more than five years that the Zapruder film was made public. It turns out the FBI's copy that was sent to the Warren Commission had two critical frames reversed to create a false impression that the rifle shot was from behind. When Garrison got a hold of the original film it was discovered that the head shot had actually come from the front. In fact, what the whole film showed was that the President had been shot from multiple angles meaning there was more than one gunman. When the FBI was questioned about how these two critical frames could have been reversed, they answered self-satisfactorily that it must have been a technical glitch… There is also the matter of the original autopsy papers being destroyed by the chief autopsy physician, James Humes, to which he even testified to during the Warren Commission, apparently nobody bothered to ask why… This would explain why the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), reported in a July 1998 staff report their concern for the number of shortcomings in the original autopsy, that “One of the many tragedies of the assassination of President Kennedy has been the incompleteness of the autopsy record and the suspicion caused by the shroud of secrecy that has surrounded the records that do exist.” [emphasis added] The staff report for the Assassinations Records Review Board contended that brain photographs in the Kennedy records are not of Kennedy's brain and show much less damage than Kennedy sustained. There is a lot of spurious effort to try to ridicule anyone who challenges the Warren Commission's official report as nothing but fringe conspiracy theory. And that we should not find it highly suspect that Allen Dulles, of all people, was a member and pretty much leader of said commission. The reader should keep in mind that much of this frothing opposition stems from the very agency that perpetrated crime after crime on the American people, as well as abroad. When has the CIA ever admitted guilt, unless caught red-handed? Even after the Church committee hearings, when the CIA was found guilty of planning out foreign assassinations, they claimed that they had failed in every single plot or that someone had beaten them to the punch, including in the case of Lumumba. The American people need to realise that the CIA is not a respectable agency; we are not dealing with honorable men. It is a rogue force that believes that the ends justify the means, that they are the hands of the king so to speak, above government and above law. Those at the top such as Allen Dulles were just as adamant as Churchill about protecting the interests of the power elite, or as Churchill termed it, the “High Cabal.” Interestingly, on Dec. 22nd, 1963, just one month after Kennedy's assassination, Harry Truman published a scathing critique of the CIA in The Washington Post, even going so far as to state “There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic position [as a] free and open society, and I feel that we need to correct it.”[18] The timing of such a scathing quote cannot be stressed enough. Dulles, of course, told the public not to be distressed, that Truman was just in entering his twilight years. In addition, Jim Garrison, New Orleans District Attorney at the time, who was charging Clay Shaw as a member of the conspiracy to kill Kennedy, besides uncovering his ties to David Ferrie who was found dead in his apartment days before he was scheduled to testify, also made a case that the New Orleans International Trade Mart (to which Clay Shaw was director), the U.S. subsidiary of Permindex, was linked to Kennedy's murder. Col. Clay Shaw was an OSS officer during WWII, which provides a direct link to his knowing Allen Dulles. Garrison did a remarkable job with the odds he was up against, and for the number of witnesses that turned up dead before the trial… This Permindex link would not look so damning if we did not have the French intelligence SDECE report, but we do. And recall, in that report Permindex was caught transferring $200,000 directly to the bankroll of the OAS which attempted the 1962 assassination on de Gaulle. Thus, Permindex's implication in an international assassination ring is not up for debate. In addition, the CIA was found heavily involved in these assassination attempts against de Gaulle, thus we should not simply dismiss the possibility that Permindex was indeed a CIA front for an international hit crew. In fact, among the strange and murderous characters who converged on Dallas in Nov. 1963 was a notorious French OAS commando named Jean Souetre, who was connected to the plots against President de Gaulle. Souetre was arrested in Dallas after the Kennedy assassination and expelled to Mexico, not even kept for questioning.[19] What Does the Future Hold? After returning from Kennedy's Nov. 24th funeral in Washington, de Gaulle and his information minister Alain Peyrefitte had a candid discussion that was recorded in Peyrefitte's memoire “C'était de Gaulle,” the great General was quoted saying: “What happened to Kennedy is what nearly happened to me… His story is the same as mine. … It looks like a cowboy story, but it's only an OAS [Secret Army Organization] story. The security forces were in cahoots with the extremists. …Security forces are all the same when they do this kind of dirty work. As soon as they succeed in wiping out the false assassin, they declare the justice system no longer need be concerned, that no further public action was needed now that the guilty perpetrator was dead. Better to assassinate an innocent man than to let a civil war break out. Better an injustice than disorder. America is in danger of upheavals. But you'll see. All of them together will observe the law of silence. They will close ranks. They'll do everything to stifle any scandal. They will throw Noah's cloak over these shameful deeds. In order to not lose face in front of the whole world. In order to not risk unleashing riots in the United States. In order to preserve the union and to avoid a new civil war. In order to not ask themselves questions. They don't want to know. They don't want to find out. They won't allow themselves to find out.” The American people would do well to remember that it was first John F. Kennedy, acting as the President to the United States, who was to be declared a terrorist and threat to his country's national security. Thus is it not natural that those who continue to defend the legacy of Kennedy should be regarded today as threat, not truly to the nation's security, but a threat to the very same grouping responsible for Kennedy's death and whom today have now declared open war on the American people. This will be the greatest test the American people have ever been confronted with, and it will only be through an understanding of how the country came to where it is today that there can be sufficient clarity as to what the solutions are, which are not to be found in another civil war. To not fall for the trapping of further chaos and division, the American people will only be able to rise above this if they choose to ask those questions, if they choose to want to know, to want to find out the truth of things they dared not look at in the past for fear of what it would reveal. “Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion. This is the weak point of our defenses, and the part to which the enemies of the system will direct all their attacks. Opinion can be so perverted as to cause the false to seem true; the enemy, a friend, and the friend, an enemy; the best interests of the nation to appear insignificant, and the trifles of moment; in a word, the right the wrong, the wrong the right. In a country where opinion has sway, to seize upon it, is to seize upon power. As it is a rule of humanity that the upright and well-intentioned are comparatively passive, while the designing, dishonest, and selfish are the most untiring in their efforts, the danger of public opinion's getting a false direction is four-fold, since few men think for themselves.” -James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851( We must dare to be among the few who think for ourselves. (NEXT) VAERS Data Reveals 50 X More Ectopic Pregnancies Following COVID Shots than Following ALL Vaccines for Past 30 Year Health Impact News, November 22, 2021 While the latest data dump into the government's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) showed 2,620 fetal deaths, which are more fetal deaths than are reported following ALL vaccines for the past 30 years in VAERS, one “symptom” that is tracked in VAERS that it did not account for is an ectopic pregnancy which also results in a fetal death. Ectopic pregnancy, also called extrauterine pregnancy, is when a fertilized egg grows outside a woman's uterus, somewhere else in their belly. It can cause life-threatening bleeding and needs medical care right away. I performed a search in VAERS for ectopic pregnancies following COVID-19 shots for the past 11 months, and there have been 52 cases where a woman received a COVID-19 shot and then was found to have an ectopic pregnancy. Next, I performed the exact same search but excluded COVID-19 “vaccines” and it returned a result of 30 cases where a woman received an FDA-approved vaccine and then reported an ectopic pregnancy following ALL vaccines for the past 30+ years, which is about 1 per year. That means that following COVID-19 injections into child-bearing women for the past 11 months has seen a 50 X increase in ectopic pregnancies compared to child-bearing women receiving vaccines for the past 30+ years. (NEXT) Massive study reveals editorial bias and nepotism in biomedical journals University of Rennes, November 23, 2021 Scientific journals are expected to consider research manuscripts dispassionately and without favor. But a study published in the journal PLOS Biology reveals that a subset of journals may be exercising considerable bias and favoritism. To identify journals that are suspected of favoritism, the authors explored nearly 5 million articles published between 2015 and 2019 in a sample of 5,468 of biomedical journals indexed in the National Library of Medicine. Their results reveal that in most journals, publications are distributed across a large number of authors, as one might hope. However, the authors identify a subset of biomedical journals where a few authors, often members of that journal's editorial board, were responsible for a disproportionate number of publications. In addition, the articles authored by these “hyper-prolific” individuals were more likely to be accepted for publication within 3 weeks of their submission, suggesting favoritism in journals' editorial procedures. Why would this matter? Such “nepotistic journals,” suspected of biased editorial decision-making, could be deployed to game productivity-based metrics, which could have a serious knock-on effect on decisions about promotion, tenure and research funding. (NEXT) Hurricanes expected to linger over Northeast cities, causing greater damage More storms like Hurricane Sandy could be in the East Coast's future, potentially costing billions of dollars in damage and economic losses. Rowan University, November 22, 2021 By the late 21st century, northeastern U.S. cities will see worsening hurricane outcomes, with storms arriving more quickly but slowing down once they've made landfall. As storms linger longer over the East Coast, they will cause greater damage along the heavily populated corridor, according to a new study. The new study analyzed more than 35,000 computer-simulated storms. To assess likely storm outcomes in the future The researchers found that future East Coast hurricanes will likely cause greater damage than storms of the past. The research predicted that a greater number of future hurricanes will form near the East Coast, and those storms will reach the Northeast corridor more quickly. The simulated storms slow to a crawl as they approach the East Coast, allowing them to produce more wind, rain, floods, and related damage in the Northeast region. The longest-lived tropical storms are predicted to be twice as long as storms today.

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Midnight Train Podcast
The Banana Massacre - Yep, bananas. Happy Thanksgiving 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 90:05


So we're gonna get into something a bit different this week. Not really truecrime, not unsolved, but definitely crazy. This is another one we got from a listener that we had no clue ever happened. While the official death toll of this incident is usually put at around 45, some estimates say it could be up to 2000. Those bodies are said to either have been dumped in the sea or buried in mass graves. So what was the incident about you ask? Well, long story very short… Bananas. We're gonna dive into what is simply known as the Banana massacre,  a crazy tale of a government squashing a banana strike with excessive force and what came after. Buckle up guys, here we go!   Before we start, I want to acknowledge the great sources of info for this episode. 90% of the information on this week's episode came from two amazing sources that had tons of info that we couldn't find anywhere else. First a paper by Jorge Enrique Elias Caro and Antonino Vidal Ortega on the website scielo.org was our source for the actual massacre info while an article called Rotten Fruit by Peter Chapman on the Financial Times website was our source for the company history.  So, let's start by talking about a fruit company. United Fruit company to be exact. United Fruit began life in the 1870s when Minor Cooper Keith, a wealthy young New Yorker, started growing bananas as a business sideline, alongside a railway line he was building in Costa Rica. Both ventures took off, and by 1890 he was married to the daughter of a former president of Costa Rica and owned vast banana plantations on land given to him by the state. The bananas were shipped to New Orleans and Boston, where demand soon began to outstrip supply.Keith teamed up with Andrew Preston, a Boston importer, and in 1899 they formed United Fruit. Bananas sold well for their tropical cachet: they were exotic, a luxury only affordable to the rich. But the rapidly rising output of United Fruit's plantations brought down prices. The company created a mass market in the industrial cities of the US north-east and Midwest. The once bourgeois banana became positively proletarian.   By the 1920s, United Fruit's empire had spread across Central America. It also included Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In South America the company owned chunks of Colombia and Ecuador. It came to dominate the European as well as the US banana markets with the help of its Great White Fleet of 100 refrigerated ships, the largest private navy in the world.   There are more than 300 varieties of banana, but United Fruit grew only one: the Gros Michel or ”Big Mike”. This variety suited most tastes; it was not too big or too small, too yellow or too sweet - if anything, it was a little bland. This was the forerunner of the transnational products we have today.           But mass production took its toll. In 1903, disease hit United Fruit's plantations in Panama. An array of pathogens kept up the attack, and the banana was discovered to have a genetic weakness. Its seeds are ill equipped for reproduction, so growers take cuttings from one plant to create another. The banana is a clone, with each inbred generation less resilient.    Although the banana was diseased, United Fruit marketed it as a product that exemplified good health. Banana diseases did not affect humans, and the fruit was said to be the cure for many ills: obesity, blood pressure, constipation - even depression. In 1929, United Fruit set up its own ”education department”, which supplied US schools with teaching kits extolling the benefits of the banana and the good works of the company. Meanwhile, United Fruit's ”home economics” department showered housewives with banana recipes.   One of United Fruit's most successful advertising campaigns began in 1944, designed to boost the banana's profile after its scarcity during the war. It featured Senorita Chiquita Banana, a cartoon banana who danced and sang in an exuberant Latin style. Senorita Chiquita bore a close resemblance to Carmen Miranda, the Brazilian entertainer who, in her ”tutti-frutti” hat, wowed Hollywood at the time. Sales soon regained prewar levels.   By the 1960s, the banana had become an inseparable accompaniment to the morning cereal of most American children. And today, in countries such as the US and Britain, it has ousted the apple as the most popular fruit. In the UK, figures indicate that more than 95 per cent of households buy bananas each week, and that more money is spent on them than on any other supermarket item, apart from petrol and lottery tickets.    Soooo sounds like a pretty typical big business rise to power by providing a wholesome treat to the people right? Wrong… There was more going on than almost everybody knew.    Over the years, United Fruit fought hard for low taxes and light regulation. By the beginning of the 20th century, troublesome anti-trust laws had been passed in the US to crack down on business behaviour such as price-fixing and other monopolistic practices. Taxes on large corporations were increased to fund welfare benefits in the US and fully fledged welfare states in Europe. But, with a centre of operations far from the lawmakers of Washington DC, United Fruit largely avoided all this.   The company also gained a reputation as being ruthless when crossed, and acted to remove governments that did not comply with its wishes. United Fruit had first shown its tough nature in the invasion of Honduras in 1911, which was planned by Sam ”The Banana Man” Zemurray, a business partner of United Fruit who later headed the company. Efforts by Zemurray and United Fruit to set up production in Honduras had been blocked by the Honduran government, which was fearful of the power it might wield. United Fruit was not so easily deterred. Zemurray financed an invasion, led by such enterprising types as ”General” (self-appointed) Lee Christmas and freelance trouble-shooter Guy ”Machine Gun” Molony. Thanks to United Fruit, many more exercises in ”regime change” were carried out in the name of the banana.   In 1941, the company hired a new consultant, Sigmund Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays, who had adapted the early disciplines of psychoanalysis to the marketplace. Bernays is known as the ”father of public relations” following his seminal 1928 book, Propaganda, in which he argued that it was the duty of the ”intelligent minority” of society to manipulate the unthinking ”group mind”. This, Bernays asserted, was for the sake of freedom and democracy.   United Fruit had become concerned about its image. In Central America, it was commonly known as el pulpo (the octopus) - its tentacles everywhere. In the US, United Fruit's territories were seen as troubled and forbidding. Under Bernays' guidance, the company began issuing a steady flow of information to the media about its work, rebranding the region as ”Middle America”.   America”.   In 1954, Bernays exercised his manipulative powers to get rid of the Guatemalan government. Democratically elected, it had taken some of United Fruit's large areas of unused land to give to peasant farmers. Bernays' response was to call newspaper contacts who might be amenable to the company view. Journalists were sent on ”fact finding” missions to Central America and, in particular, Guatemala, where they chased false stories of gunfire and bombs. In dispatches home, Guatemala became a place gripped by ”communist terror”.   The company looked, too, to friends in high places, both in the corridors of power and in the offices where the big decisions were made. During the Guatemalan crisis, John Foster Dulles, one of the world's most esteemed statesmen, was secretary of state. His brother, Allen Dulles, was head of the CIA. Both were former legal advisers to United Fruit. Together, the Dulles brothers orchestrated the coup that overthrew Guatemala's government in 1954.   Despite its ugly reputation, United Fruit often made philanthropic gestures.  Eli Black, chief executive of the United Fruit Company, played a part in coining the term ”corporate social responsibility” when, in reference to earthquake relief sent to Nicaragua in 1972, he extolled the company's deeds as ”our social responsibility”.  And in the 1930s, Sam Zemurray donated part of his fortune to a children's clinic in New Orleans. He later gave $1m to the city's Tulane University to finance ”Middle American'' research; he also funded a Harvard professorship for women. Philanthropy, however, did not prevent United Fruit's abuses, and, in the 1950s, the US government decided it had to act. The company's activities had caused such anti-US feeling in Latin America that leftwing revolutionaries such as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara had prospered. And so Washington began to take away some of United Fruit's land.   Ironically, Castro had benefited from the presence of United Fruit in Cuba. His father, a sugar planter, leased land from the company, and had made enough money to afford a good upbringing for his children. Guevara had fought both United Fruit and the CIA during the Guatemalan coup; he maintained thereafter that Latin America had no choice but ”armed struggle”. At New Year 1959, Castro and Guevara seized power in Cuba and kicked out the US-supported regime of Fulgencio Batista.   Like an ailing dictator, United Fruit lashed out - and nearly took the world with it. In 1961, it lent part of its Great White Fleet to the CIA and Cuban exiles in the US who were plotting to overthrow Castro. When the Bay of Pigs invasion failed, Castro, fearing another attack, ushered in armaments from the Soviet Union, prompting the missile crisis of 1962.   United Fruit battled on through the 1960s, its product ever more the victim of disease. Big Mike flagged, died and gave way to the dessert banana most of the developed world eats today, the Cavendish. It was said to be ”disease resistant”. Now that's dying, too.   Eli Black took over the company in 1970, imagining he could turn it back into the colossus it once was. The early 1970s, however, were a terrible period for the image of multinational corporations. Chief among them, oil companies made huge profits from the crisis after the 1973 Middle East war, to the inflationary ruin of rich and poor countries alike. United Fruit became an embarrassment. It was weak where others, such as the oil moguls, remained strong. When its stock market value crashed and regulators moved in, it looked like natural selection.   Early on Monday February 3 1975, a man threw himself out of his office window, 44 floors above Park Avenue, New York. He had used his briefcase to smash the window, and then thrown it out before he leapt, scattering papers for blocks around. Glass fell on to the rush-hour traffic, but amazingly no one else was hurt. The body landed away from the road, near a postal service office. Postmen helped emergency workers clear up the mess so the day's business could carry on.    This jumper was quickly identified as Eli Black, chief executive of the United Fruit Company.   It emerged that Black, a devout family man, had bribed the Honduran president, Oswaldo Lopez Arellano, with $1.25m to encourage him to pull out of a banana cartel which opposed United Fruit. The story was about to come out in the US press. United Fruit's Central American plantations were also struggling with hurricane damage and a new banana disease. Facing disgrace and failure, Black took his own life. His death was shocking, not least because he had the reputation of a highly moral man. Wall Street was outraged, the company's shares crashed and regulators seized its books to prevent ”its further violation of the law”. The company subsequently disappeared from public view and was seemingly erased from the collective mind.   After the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1989, in a born-again spirit of globalisation, the world's main banana companies picked up the free-market banner once carried by United Fruit. The companies - Chiquita, Del Monte and Dole from the US, and Noboa from Ecuador - did not have anything like the force of United Fruit individually, but they were still a formidable presence. Together they were known to their critics, if not to themselves, as the ”Wild Bunch”.   In the 1990s, the US took its case to the World Trade Organisation, the new high court of globalisation. The companies protested that west European countries unfairly protected the producers of so-called ”Fairtrade” bananas in former European colonies through a complex system of quotas and licences. The Wild Bunch characterised this as revamped colonialism and outmoded welfare state-ism and, instead, promoted their own ”Free Trade” bananas.   In the new millennium, after what had become a general trade war, the Europeans backed down and agreed to concessions. They did so with some rancour, protesting that Washington had again allowed itself to be manipulated by narrow interests. Some spoke of a return of the ”old and dark forces”. They were thinking of United Fruit.   Ok so that's kind of a basic history of United Fruit company to get us going in the right direction to talk about one of the most brutal things they carried out on their workers. You've seen the connection they had and the power they had.. Pretty nuts for a fucking banana company.    On the evening of October 5, 1928, the delegates for Colombia's banana workers in Magdalena gathered to discuss their grievances. Among their concerns were their long hours and low pay; one worker, Aristides López Rojano, remembered: “We worked from six in the morning until eleven and then from one in the afternoon until six.... The contractor paid the salary and reserved up to thirty percent for himself.” Erasmo Coronel (the one wearing the bowtie in the group portrait) spoke in favor of a strike, and the others agreed. At around five in the morning on October 6, 1928, the workers issued the United Fruit Company a list of nine demands.   Stop their practice of hiring through sub-contractors   Mandatory collective insurance   Compensation for work accidents   Hygienic dormitories and 6 day work weeks   Increase in daily pay for workers who earned less than 100 pesos per month   Weekly wage   Abolition of office stores   Abolition of payment through coupons rather than money   Improvement of hospital services   The strike turned into the largest labor movement ever witnessed in the country until then. Radical members of the Liberal Party, as well as members of the Socialist and Communist Parties, participated.   The workers wanted to be recognized as employees, and demanded the implementation of the Colombian legal framework of the 1920s.   After U.S. officials in Colombia and United Fruit representatives portrayed the workers' strike as "communist" with a "subversive tendency" in telegrams to Frank B. Kellogg, the United States Secretary of State, the United States government threatened to invade with the U.S. Marine Corps if the Colombian government did not act to protect United Fruit's interests. The Colombian government was also compelled to work for the interests of the company, considering they could cut off trade of Colombian bananas with significant markets such as the United States and Europe.   As there was no agreement the Government militarized the zone. The newspaper "La Prensa" published the following:   "MORE TROOPS FOR THE BANANERA REGION. We have been informed that the leaving of the Commissioner sent by the Industry Ministry due to the existing conflict between the workers and the company has turned the situation critical. For this reason, the War Ministry ordered the concentration of more troops in Ciénaga. Therefore, yesterday night, a numerous contingent was dispatched from here on a special ship"   By the end of November the Magdalena Agriculture Society tried to find a solution to the situation. They named a Commission and along with the Chief of the Work Office and the workers' delegates would have a meeting with the UFC since the conflict was affecting everyone's interests. The multinational rejected meeting the Commission stating that the workers were out of the law. The representatives of the workers left for Ciénaga with the aim of convincing their fellow workers to abandon the region. They also demanded the arbitration as a last legal resort.   Social Party (PSR) founded in 1927 in Bogotá. The strike was also supported by the national and departmental union leaders ascribed to the Magdalena Workers Federation, the Magdalena Worker Union and the General Union of Workers of the Union Society (popularly known as the Yellow Union which integrated railway, port and construction workers of Santa Marta).   The first week of December everything was at a standstill, without a solution. The company hired a steamboat and brought 200 military men and took over the town hall without the mayor's authorization. To this respect the Ciénaga newspaper "Diario del Córdoba" noted:   "We do not know who ordered changing the town house into a campsite of troops, but we are certain that the municipality spokesman was not consulted for this illegal occupation. He would have certainly opposed it since there was no alteration of public order according to the norms in force. We see that the procedures here are "manu militari", without any consideration under the obvious alarm of these peoples, panic in society and business."   Military roadblocks were displayed. Trains were searched and the army prevented strikers from using them33. Tension increased and temporary workers started to return to their hometowns. Military pressure blocked the communication systems and the mail, telephones, telegraph and even the press stopped working. The strikers seized the train from Ciénaga to the plantations and they prevented its exit during the day.   On December 3rd, the press was conscious of the extreme situation: The situation of the Banana Strike is worse than ever. Especially because of the uneasiness caused by the Governor's Office for having called the Army. Any kind of meeting was banned, as it was assumed that they questioned the state legitimacy and stability and the government decisions. This measure outraged workers, because some detentions took place in Ciénaga and they were justified by the police since some documents of an apparently communist campaign were confiscated.   From this moment on, American Diplomats started to worry for the security of the American employees up to the point that the Government of the United States sent a ship to Santa Marta for the protection of their citizens as was stated by the US ambassador in Bogotá. He made clear that it was not a war cruise. Anyhow, it was possible to confirm that in the ports of Ciénaga and Santa Marta war ships docked with the aim of reinforcing troops.    To break the strike, on December 2nd, a military contingent of 300 men arrived in Ciénaga from the interior of the country. The major of the zone considered that these soldiers would be better at facing the situation than those native of the region. At the same time that same day some municipalities protested against the disposition of the governor's office. The workers exodus continued, the general situation of commerce aggravated, many commercial houses closed and some of them stopped paying their debts alleging the scarce security conditions and low sales. Similarly occurred with the stores of the UFC which closed due to lack of business activity. There was a total lack of supplies of basic products in the banana zone.   With the excuse that in Ciénaga the strikers were committing all kinds of outrages, the army seized the train to mobilize troops to the different towns, preventing normal circulation; this information proved false and the train returned to Cienaga during the first hours of the next day. The community remained isolated and without the possibility to use the train as a transportation means. The train was used by the militaries for the surveillance of plantations.   A State of Siege declaration was expected and this increased tension among strikers who organized collective bodies in different locations to prevent the work of producers. Detentions continued. The train detention by the military and the impossibility to take bananas out due to the positions of the strikers and small landowners, the harvested fruit began to rot.   The Workers Union used the newspaper Vanguardia Obrera and other pasquinades to inform about their position and to keep public opinion updated. On December 5th, alleging that the strikers had managed to get weapons, the government decreed the State of Siege. This was not made public to the workers and for this reason they became more exacerbated.   A pressure mechanism used to obtain the support of merchants was the fact of creating solidarity to boycott the public market stores and other commercial firms if the transaction was not authorized by the Workers Union. This way, merchants could not sell if they did not have the "permission". To accomplish this policy the union had 5.000 workers acting as vigilantes. This situation led the UFC to ask the government if the State was in condition to protect its interests. The State response was dubious. In its effort to reach an equilibrium between the pressure of the company and that of the workers, it submitted a communication where it stated that it would analyse the situation and would take the corresponding steps.   The workers' unrest for not feeling the State support led them to radicalization of their protest and since that moment, seizures of banana farms took place in different municipalities. There were confrontations between land owners, the military and the workers. It is worth mentioning the events in Sevilla, where workers detained a group of soldiers.   As the tension increased with this last event the Ministry Council declared general alteration of public order on December 5th, and gave special faculties to Minister Arrazola to act as a mediator between the parties and positioned General Cortés Vargas as Civil and Military Chief. This intervention was justified by the economic losses of the socio-economic and political system of the nation because it had been estimated that up to that moment the losses exceeded one million dollars and given the fact that the fierce position of the workers had stopped communications and transportations and even there had been seizures in several localities and there was fear concerning the situation of Santa Marta.   The government sent information to the United Press as follows: "The government has decreed the State of Siege in the Province of Santa Marta where the workers of the United Fruit Company maintain a strike lasting several days. General Carlos Cortés Vargas has been appointed Civil and Military Chief". On the other hand, the national press and especially that of the capital announced: " there has never been a longer and more numerous strike in the country than this of the workers of Magdalena. Thirty-two thousand workers have been in total inactivity for more than thirty days in the banana region, there are no signs that this situation will have a favourable solution"   Events reached their peak in Ciénaga. The workers had concentrated for a pacific demonstration in the evening of the 5th of December. The Governor Nuñez Roca decreed the dispersion of the demonstration. The workers did not receive this well; they declared that authorities had taken this decision with the support of the UFC and the militaries without the presence of workers' representatives. This made clear to them that authorities were defending the interests of the Company and the local "bananacracy"and not theirs as Colombian workers. The concentration ended in a protest.   The militaries obeyed the orders of the Governor and it was authorized to follow orders and demand the workers to dissolve the demonstration as it was not authorized.   The text was read in the square and at the same time the troop took positions. There were approximately 1.500 strikers in the square.   The army gave the strikers 15 minutes to disperse and the workers' answer was a the massive agitation of the Colombian flags and shouts related to the workers movement. The army responded with drumbeats and the menace to repel the strikers. Three bugle warnings were given, but nevertheless the strikers remained in their positions. A deep silence reigned in the square and the menace of the army became an unfortunate reality when the shout "Shoot" was uttered. Rifles and machine guns were discharged against the defenceless and unarmed demonstrators. In minutes the ground of the square was tinted with blood.   Once the attack of the army against their own fellow citizens ended, the sight was dantesque. The cadavers, the wounded and their relatives were troubling scenes. These events took place at the dawn of December 6th: a brutal aggression against a workers' demonstration.   The news invaded the media and the first chronicles appeared with living information about the tragic balance of the events. The first report on the newspaper "La Prensa" from Barranquilla informed of 8 people killed and 20 wounded. After a week, the same newspaper mentioned 100 dead and 238 wounded. Meanwhile official sources and diplomatic communications signalled the number of people killed as being 1.000. This number, and along with other kind of testimonies collected, agree that the number of killings was over a thousand and that the militaries loaded the trains with the corpses and buried them in mass graves in inaccessible areas and up to the present times they have not been localized.   This repression caused a massive exodus of the terrified population. They abandoned the zone and migrated to different parts of the country for fear of military persecution and arrestment. Many of them left their scarce possessions behind.   National and international media widely covered this event. Both the UFC and the government tried to manipulate the information to protect their image. The press echoed and broadcasted the sometimes biased news, informing about "combats" between the army troops and the "revolutionaries" and that as a result of these combats, 8 "bandits" were killed and 20 were wounded. The War Ministry insisted that "in Magdalena there was no strike, but a revolution".   Other newspapers such as "La Prensa" from Barranquilla, issued their edition of December 8th in red characters as a reference to this event that brought mourning to the entire country and as a symbolic commemorative act.   Referring to a communication sent to the United Press, the War Ministry informed officially that in the attack of the strikers against the troops there had been 8 dead and 20 wounded and that in order to control the revolutionary outbreaks against state order, the immediate mobilization of more troops had been ordered. They would arrive from cities of the interior of the country. It also emphasised the position of the government that the workers' situation in Magdalena was delicate and that vigorous decisions had to be taken in order to solve this issue. It also informed that beside Ciénaga, other localities had to be intervened.   The Times from New York informed in a biased and extended way that the turmoil in the Colombian Banana Region was provoked by Mexican incendiaries, who had led the process of the Mexican Revolution, two decades earlier. It also gave details about the aspects of the banana strike that were consequences of the expiration of the Barco Concession .   At the same time the UFC issued a press communication to the New York agencies and the worldwide correspondents declaring: "the difficult situation experienced during the past days in the Colombian banana region, where the company has valuable interests, has quite improved in the last 24 hours and the dispatches sent from the scene, give rise to expectations for a prompt solution of the conflict surged between the workers and the company which ended in an extended strike of revolutionary nature".   While the American press provided biased information, trying to defend the multinational interests and that of their government, the national press analysed the situation with greater objectivity. The daily newspaper "El Tiempo" from Bogotá commented in an extended note that most of the claims of the strikers were righteous improvement of working conditions. Nevertheless, due to its conservative position, the editorial stated that they did not agree with the strike since they considered that the workers had a bad leadership and they made the leaders responsible for what had happened. They reminded the authorities that force is not the supreme reason as the only system to solve a conflict since violence is not a valid option to impose certain vindications.   In response to these events and as a protest for the massacre, several offices of the United Fruit and the railway were set on fire and destroyed. The hard situation caused by the army repression and the lack of jobs led to the assault of the company's stores where people seized food.    "It is not about fixing anyhow a difficult situation, it is about avoiding more critical events in the immediate future. Therefore we need a wise, prudent, political Colombian, who does not forget the circumstances regarding the conflict. Someone who does not forget how the United Fruit Company manipulates the political and civil life of Magdalena and who does not think it indispensable to send troops for hunting workers as animals. Someone who will not be hard and inflexible with them and subordinated and honey mouthed with the company agents"   After the massacre, the workers who managed to escape emigrated to other areas of the region and new versions of the events started to become public. It was the version of the defeated. This version informed the public opinion about the concentration in the Ciénaga square and not in farms as had been informed by authorities to justify the fact of not being able to notify the exact number of deaths.   On December 10th after a convulsed weekend, the headings announced "the revolutionaries' flee in stampede to the Sierra Nevada," "government troops completely defeated the strikers "; the War Minister informs that there were more deaths during the last combats". In general, the press informed about a revolutionary movement which confronted the military forces and that the army was responding with rigor, but that there had not been any excess on their part. The banana zone was returning to normal, as well as the train service between Ciénaga and Santa Marta and the steam boat service between Ciénaga and Barranquilla. They also informed that since public order had been reestablished, businesses had already opened and that the exodus of the population had ended.   General Cortés Vargas issued a decree through which the revolutionaries of Magdalena were declared a gang of outlaws. The decree consisted of three articles and in one section, as a justification, it was stated that the rebel strikers committed all kinds of outrages: arson in public and private property, pillage, interruption of telegraphic and telephonic communications, destruction of railways, assault of citizens who did not agree with their communist and anarchist doctrine. This was the justification for decreeing martial law to give security to citizens and to re-establish public order. On the other hand the workers' leaders and accessories should be prosecuted to face their responsibilities. And to finish, the public force was authorized to use their guns.   At the same time troops were sent to avoid the surviving strikers' flee to the Sierra Nevada and the Departament of Atlántico. To accomplish this all the towns neighbouring the banana zone were alerted. Numerous detentions occurred and the prisoners were sent to Ciénaga to be judged by a Martial Court.   Wow…. Fucking bananas caused all this shit… Well obviously not than JUST bananas but holy shit man.    So the crazy thing is United Fruit company continued to operate did so long after this incident until eventually after the the suicide of Eli Black things unraveled and the company went away. Or did it? Well it did not. In fact the company is now still a huge banana company called… Chiquita! But at least all that bullshit is on the past… Oh wait wait… No it's not!    While Chiquita is not actively massacring people, in 2007, it admitted to paying $1.7 million to the United Self-Defense Forces of Columbia (A.U.C.), a far-right paramilitary group responsible for thousands of killings and some of the worst massacres in Colombia. The A.U.C. was designated by the United States as a terrorist group at the time and Chiquita was forced to pay $25 million for violating counterterrorism laws. In particular, the A.U.C. targeted labor leaders, liquidated problem employees, and removed people from lands needed for cultivation.   “They are so bad that in 2001, even the Bush administration was forced to designate them as a terrorist organization,” said Terry Collingsworth, a Labor and Human Rights Attorney. He proceeds to say that multinational corporations had automatically aligned with the A.U.C. “They've made it safe for business here. That's what they do.” Collingsworth states, from his and his associates' reporting, that Chiquita likely paid much more than $1.7 million to the A.U.C.   Over much of the 20th century, banana companies like United Fruit effectively took over governments in countries like Guatemala and Honduras, leading to the countries' model being known as “banana republics”. A banana republic would describe politically unstable countries economically dependent on bananas as a sole export and product, and it has been diversified to include other limited-resource products. The CIA would strong-arm these governments to protect the business interests of banana companies at the expense of workers and people who lived in those countries, often propping up repressive regimes. With a historic priority of keeping the costs of bananas low, banana companies were willing to do whatever it took to keep prices low, from stifling labor movements, keeping wages low, and strong-arming governments. The United Fruit Company did it then, and Chiquita Brands does it now.   In 1999, President Clinton apologized to Guatemala, saying that “support for military forces and intelligence units which engaged in violence and widespread repression was wrong, and the United States must not repeat that mistake.” Movies:   Horror movies about killer food   https://screenrant.com/funniest-horror-b-movies-murderous-food/

The Hartmann Report
WHO KILLED JFK AND WHY? DEFINITIVE DEEP DIVE 58 YEARS LATER WITH INVESTIGATOR LAMAR WALDRON

The Hartmann Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 57:52


Hidden facts can finally be revealed about the tragic assassination of beloved President John F. Kennedy. Thom is joined by JFK Historian & author of numerous books, including The Hidden HIstory of the JFK Assassination, Lamar Waldron. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Creativo
171. MAURICIO FDZ

Creativo

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 143:23


En este episodio de Creativo platico con el coleccionista y empresario Mauricio Fdz sobre cómo las redes sociales humanizan, recibir amenazas de muerte, me intentaron meter a la cárcel, su relación con Fidel Castro, me quitaron la visa, me defenestraron, la historia del maestro loco, ser obsesivo, la moneda de 1 millón de dólares, tener un dinosaurio con tu nombre, tener la colección más grande del mundo, el mundo no gira alrededor de ti y muchas cosas más…

Law Offices Of Quibble, Squabble & Bicker
How Deep Is Your Bunker (or Apocalypse Wow!) w/the amazing Kreesha Turner - S3: Client 22

Law Offices Of Quibble, Squabble & Bicker

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 80:24


A modern day Renaissance woman enters the Law Offices of Quibble, Squabble and Bicker in the form of the multi-talented Canadian songstress Kreesha Turner who later briefly helps address the client, How Deep Is Your Bunker (or Apocalypse Wow!). The following exhibits get examined: your poop bars, Canadian Jennifer Lopez, 4 Loko, aboriginal friends, nation of immigrants, monolith of liberty, ketchup chips, great aunt Ninita, bikini pictures, I hate pants, tough love, speaking in tongues, Jimmy Cliff's beer, extra beige, a spicy meatball, American fondue, Fidel Castro, Angola, CAnon, broughtupsy, private island, cornhole apocalypse, Skippy the Cruel, The Purge, Cordyceps, space fungus, The Ramones, nothing matters, Steve Carell, vampires are real, a guy named Guillermo, a space dildo, disasteroid, bar stool guy, Nick Cannon, suitcase pimp and zombie dolphins. For other episodes, go to www.qsblaw.org. They are also internettable on: Instagram - @lawofficesofquibble; Twitter - @qsblaw; TikTok - @qsblaw; Uhive - https://www.uhive.com/web/shares/z/QTTCLFU; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quiblle.bicker.3; Tumblr - quibblesquabblebicker; Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/user/QuibbleSquabble or watch them on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/LawOfficesofQuibbleSquabbleBicker --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/qsb/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/qsb/support

Game of Crimes
23 - Part 2: Luis Navia is Pure Narco

Game of Crimes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 125:57


Luis Navia said there's no reason he ever should have been in the drug trafficking business. He grew up in a wealthy and privileged family who escaped Cuba and Fidel Castro just in time. Luis attended the best schools and universities. He had everything...but it wasn't enough. Over the next 25 years he ascended to the top ranks of traffickers, working with the most violent and dangerous organizations and people. He survived two kidnappings and avoided being arrested.He was virtually unknown to law enforcement and only a small, inner circle knew who 'El Senador' actually was. That all changed with Operation Journey, a 12-nation global investigation that eventually ensnared Luis, landing him in a federal prison in the United States. This is one of the most inside-inside stories ever told.Pure Narco is the story of Luis Navia - his rise and fall. Get your copy anywhere books are sold online.Join us at Patreon.com/gameofcrimes for great content you won't hear anywhere elseDonate at paypal.me/gameofcrimes or go to paypal.com and use our email: gameofcrimespodcast@gmail.comGo to GameOfCrimesPodcast.com for more info and NEW MERCH!Follow us on...twitter.com/gameofcrimesfacebook.com/gameofcrimespodcastinstagram.com/gameofcrimespodcastSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Simply Stories Podcast
Episode 106 :: Kat Armas :: Stories of Abuelita Faith, the Wisdom of Survival, and Jesus of the Bible

Simply Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 77:19


Today I am sitting down with the incredible Kat Armas. Kat is a Cuban-American author and podcaster who is passionate about elevating the voices of women of color, asking big questions and wrestling with American culture to have a more clear view of God and how He makes Himself known through people and their experiences. She invites readers into the wrestle of our ideas about wisdom, or ideas we have developed about what makes someone a “theologian,” and perhaps how we limit who is influential in our faith development in beautiful book Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us About Wisdom, Persistence and Strength. After being raised in Miami, Florida, surrounded by Cuban culture, and then moving to predominantly white evangelical world in seminary, Kat struggled to find her footing as a woman in male-dominated space, and as a woman of color, raised by women, and called by God to use her gifts for His glory. We'll talk about things like: What do you do when your life doesn't pan out into what may be described as a typical “American” family or faith? How do you really wrestle with the Christianity that has been passed down to you when that's its history? We'll define some buzzword terms and try to take the sting out of them that can keep us from actually having productive conversations about them  like patriarchal vs. matriarchal society, a colonized Jesus vs. Jesus in the context of the Bible. Decolonizing, Deconstruction, etc. We're going deep, friends. This is an opportunity for you to sit at a table where you may not be the most comfortable, but where there is such beauty to behold, things to learn about a culture unique from your own, and a fuller picture of how God makes Himself known in other communities in the world, and how He may have something to share specifically with you about who YOU were uniquely made to be in our homes, in our faith families and the body of Christ as a whole.  Reading Kat's book, and spending time with her has really stretched me. One thing that encourages me so much is that God is there in the midst of our complicated and messy stories of being a human. Jesus meets ALL of us exactly where we are, Living in the middle place, where so much of what we have known and seen, where we're from, and being willing to process a more robust view of God, and seeing Him through the eyes of our friends and neighbors in scripture has just made God all the more powerful, merciful and beautiful to me. It makes the call to go and share the Gospel with ALL nations so much more powerful and dare I say possible? When we are willing to learn about what life may look like for various nations, tribes, tongues and cultures unique from mine, then there is compassion to come together as we are, where we are, and there we can talk about Jesus. There, we can see how much all our stories matter. Your story matters, friend. You matter. Connecting with Kat: Book Facebook Instagram Podcast - “The Protagonistas” Twitter Website Episode Sponsor: Tony Crabtree of Crabtree Homes with Exit Realty  Home buyer guide: http://bit.ly/buyersguidecrabtreehomes Seller guide: http://bit.ly/sellerguidecrabtreehomes Facebook Instagram Website YouTube  References: -Dr. Michelle Reyes - the idea that white people do or don't have a culture -”Machismo” - (literally defined as sexism / dictionary defines it as “strong or aggressive masculine pride”) -Martin Luther King Jr. - discussing the concept of “class” in America -Patriarchy- “rules of the father”  -Dr. Miguel De La Torre, The Jesus of “los humildes” (the humble) -un baile divino- “a divine dance” (where we dance in the middle_ -“El mundo zurdo” - the left-handed world (on the other hand) -Rome conquered Greece (for the record lol)  -Willie James Jennings- After Whiteness: An Education in Belogning -Jemar Tisby -The AND Campaign -What is systemic racism? (What is redlining? Addressed in the video and also here) -What's happening in Canada unveiling the mass graves at residential schools (See our insta live about this and listen to my episode with Jane Kirkpatrick as well) -Holocaust History (just scratchin the surface here)  -The mass exodus from the western Church // (Also an interesting article specifically about single women leaving the Church)-Barbara Brown Taylor - The Preaching Life -The book of Habbakuk is all a minor prophet wrestling with God -The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church's Complicity in Racism- Jemar Tisby -Blessing and baptisms for enslaved people during slavery, was different for them than white people because it defined your freedom and salvation under your master, not just Christ -Episode where we discuss cultural paradigms -The mantilla  -The exilic Cuban community -What happened with Fidel Castro -”subiendo” - survival day to day -John MacAruthur and “go home” -- Just a little editor thought drop here. I am not a” throw the baby out with the bathwater” person. I think this was a really unfortunate moment in JM's ministry. The Lord can use anything for good, and I've seen Him do it. What happened that day through his comments is still hurtful on so many levels to me personally and so many women that I know and love in this ministry life, and had truly astounding ripple effects I am still feeling in my own life and faith community. I left it as part of the conversation with Kat because I think it's important to hear the hurts of people, but I also don't mean to leave it in there to act as a “cancelling” of someone who I do believe is passionate about God's Word, he's just also human, and God is God in his life, and is still bringing the work in him to completion. Additionally, I don't know who Kat's hermeneutics professor was that said what he said to her, but I pray the Lord meets him and shows him the gift that the daughters of Eve offer to the Kingdom of God no matter where God leads them and regardless of their marital status. We're all being stretched. Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father and says “I will complete the work I began in them.” Further up, and further in.-xo, Em *UPDATED NEWS ON THE CUBAN CRISIS AND WAYS TO SUPPORT CUBAN PEOPLE DIRECTLY: -Monday the 15th- there was a worldwide march for Cuban freedom.-N15  // NBC's aritcle-- You can also see a lot more current updates from the instagram accounts and Twitter accounts posted below. Its honestly challenging to get updated news accounts at the moment.  -As things stand as the date of publishing this podcast, Wednesday 11/17  -NYT Article from Sunday 11/14about the food shortage, internet censoring and more that has sparked the huge planned protest for 11/15.  -Washington Post article about the lengths the Cuban government are going to in order to discourage participation in the 11/15 demonstration and the role of U.S. politics and current policies happening on the hill affecting the Cuban people. -Marissa Daniela- a Cuban creator who is passionate about connecting what's happening in Cuba to the world and to the Cuban diaspora.  -Recent footage in Cuba -The #freecuba hashtag from Twitter.  -The #N15Cuba hashtag from Twitter -SOSCuba  -Support the search for the hundreds of missing people -Human rights violations in Cuba Scripture References: Genesis 16, Genesis 38, Exodus 1:15-21, Joshua 2,  Judges 4, Ruth and Naomi, 2 Samuel 11-12, Luke 18:1-8,  Luke 8:3,  Acts 16 (JUST TO NAME A FEW!!!!) - Women using the wisdom they gained from survival and God blessing it, using it,  Jesus reflects the humble -- link to 100 verses about this  Luke 2:1-20-Jesus was born in a stable/cave, etc.  Matthew 2-His parents were young people fleeing their land  Revelation 19:11-Jesus in Revelation- the rider in white who is faithful and true  Jesus appears in the Old Testament in so many places (Awesome scripture list and commentary) God really cares about the righteousness of his kids (Big list!) Book of Ezekiel - (Watch this super helpful Bible Project video about this) Babylon is coming and making it really ugly, God meets them in exile  The book of Esther happens in exile (hear us talk about it and read the book aloud on the podcast) Mark 3:13-19,Matthew 10:1-4,Luke 6:12-16- -Jesus' disciples were a diverse group of people  Ruth and Naomi,-Ruth and Naomi  Genesis 38-Tamar Genealogy of Jesus with the women, (links to all of them in the top reference)-The women in the genealogy of Jesus and their complicated stories of survivalMatthew 7:24-26-Built on rock or on sand?  Psalm 103:6, Micah 6:8, Hosea 12:6, Psalm 37:27-40, Amos 5 -God is passionate about justice Deuteronomy 15:7-11, Deuteronomy 24:17-21, Psalm 82:3, Isaiah 1:17, Luke 14:12-14 (just as a few examples) -God is passionate about caring for women, orphans and those in the marginsActs 15: the council of Jerusalem (is circumcision necessary, do you have to stop being a Jew, etc.) Connecting with Emily and Simply Stories Podcast:Instagram (Em life // Podcast Life)FacebookTwitterBlog  *Intro and Outro music is from audionautix.com

OA On Air
EXTRA: Interview with businessman, entrepreneur, and author David Radlo

OA On Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 24:46


Ann Murphy and Andy Paven interview businessman and entrepreneur David Radlo, former CEO of Radlo Foods, who's new book, Secret Stories of Leadership, Growth and Innovation, is now available. The book is about effective leadership and strategies on how to disrupt cartels. He talks about the “Egg Wars” and the impending threat to the MA egg supply that will restrict the sale of eggs as of Jan. 1,2022 due to a 2016 ballot referendum. Radlo also discusses his negotiations with Fidel Castro to sell eggs to Cuba, and how the route to success, whether it is in business or policy, is about willingness to be open and compromise.

Game of Crimes
23 - Part 1: Luis Navia is Pure Narco

Game of Crimes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 143:04


Luis Navia said there's no reason he ever should have been in the drug trafficking business. He grew up in a wealthy and privileged family who escaped Cuba and Fidel Castro just in time. Luis attended the best schools and universities. He had everything...but it wasn't enough. Over the next 25 years he ascended to the top ranks of traffickers, working with the most violent and dangerous organizations and people. He survived two kidnappings and avoided being arrested.He was virtually unknown to law enforcement and only a small, inner circle knew who 'El Senador' actually was. That all changed with Operation Journey, a 12-nation global investigation that eventually ensnared Luis, landing him in a federal prison in the United States. This is one of the most inside-inside stories ever told.Pure Narco is the story of Luis Navia - his rise and fall. Get your copy anywhere books are sold online.Join us at Patreon.com/gameofcrimes for great content you won't hear anywhere elseDonate at paypal.me/gameofcrimes or go to paypal.com and use our email: gameofcrimespodcast@gmail.comGo to GameOfCrimesPodcast.com for more info and NEW MERCH!Follow us on...twitter.com/gameofcrimesfacebook.com/gameofcrimespodcastinstagram.com/gameofcrimespodcastSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

NDR Info - Zwischen Hamburg und Haiti
Haiti Classics: Havanna - zwischen Romantik und Elend

NDR Info - Zwischen Hamburg und Haiti

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 26:29


Von Regina Burbach, Matthias Reiche und Anne Demmer, ARD-Studio Mexiko Moderation: Juliane Eisenführ Anfang des neuen Jahrtausends hat sich die Sendereihe "Zwischen Hamburg und Haiti" gleich zwei Mal der Karibik-Insel Kuba angenommen. 2001/02 war Fidel Castro noch im Amt, verkörperte mit ungebrochenem Eifer die Ideale der Revolution von 1959. Kuba war ein beliebtes Touristenziel. Havanna eine Stadt, in der die romantischen amerikanischen Straßenkreuzer und die morbiden Fassaden kolionaler Prachtbauten das Elend, das dahinter lauerte, die Armut und die Prostitution, oft noch überstrahlten. Die bunten Autos, sagt ARD-Korrespondentin Anne Demmer im Gespräch mit Juliane Eisenführ, fahren noch immer. Gehegt und gepflegt von ihren Besitzern. Denn mit ihnen lassen sich Devisen verdienen. Touristen lieben es, in ihnen durch die kubanische Hauptstadt kutschiert zu werden. Touristen - die derzeit allerdings ausbleiben. Corona und schlechte Beziehungen zu USA halten Touristen aus Kuba fern Wegen Corona und wegen der wieder schlechten Beziehungen zu den USA. Diese Umstände verstärken noch die Wirtschaftskrise, unter denen das Land derzeit leidet. Essen, Wohnen, Produkte des täglichen Bedarfs: Alles ist knapp. Und oft nur mit Devisen zu ergattern. Prostitution ist nach wie vor verbreitet. Fidel Castro ist inzwischen gestorben, sein Bruder aus dem Amt geschieden. Kein Castro gibt mehr die Richtung an. Aber es ist nichts besser geworden in Havanna - das wird deutlich in dieser Gegenüberstellung der Situation vom Anfang des Jahrtausends und heute.

NWCZradio's Down The Rabbit Hole

On this midweek episode Brandon takes a look at Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/darrell-g-fortune/message

Kibbe on Liberty
Ep 147 | Capitalism Is the Antidote to Poverty | Guest: Antonella Marty

Kibbe on Liberty

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 45:34


Matt Kibbe sits down with Antonella Marty, associate director of PR and influencer relations at Atlas Network, to talk about Latin America's struggles with socialism, nationalism, and organized crime. It's a frustrating and tragic situation because we know that free markets and light regulation will lead to less poverty and more opportunity, but the governments of countries like Cuba, Venezuela, and Argentina keep making the same mistakes over and over again. Meanwhile, politicians and intellectuals in America continue to admire dictators like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, to the point of even wanting to bring their ideas to our own shores.

Europe 1 - Hondelatte Raconte
Hondelatte raconte - L'année 1959 - 1/5

Europe 1 - Hondelatte Raconte

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 36:18


Christophe Hondelatte raconte l'année 1959 en puisant dans les archives d'Europe 1. Cette année-là… le succès de l'émission Salut les Copains, Cuba a un nouveau leader, Fidel Castro ! Les russes qui touchent la lune, la forêt de Fontainebleau s'embrase, et Piaf remonte sur scène.

Something You Should Know
SYSK Choice: Avoiding Foodborne Illness & Brian Grazer's Connection Secrets

Something You Should Know

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 49:10


Who doesn't struggle occasionally to remember important things – like names or passwords or what to get at the grocery store? This episode begins with some very simple techniques that will help sharpen your memory so you remember. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7591279/DR-MICHAEL-MOSLEY-stop-forgetting-passwords-Does-gum-disease-really-cause-heart-attacks.html Ever had food poisoning? It is amazingly common. In fact, each year, millions of people get it, over 120,000 end up in the hospital and some die from it. Yet most food poisoning is preventable according to Dr. Mark Tamplin author of the The Food Safety Book (https://amzn.to/2pya8GT). Listen as he explains how people typically get it and the precautions we all need to take to prevent getting sick from it. Not everyone eats breakfast despite it being called the most important meal of the day. In fact, some people even feel good about the fact that they skip all those calories each day. Listen as I explain why there are several really good reasons to eat something for breakfast that will improve your mental performance and help you eat less. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26239831 Every relationship or friendship starts with that initial connection. Someone who knows a lot about making connections is Brian Grazer. Brian is an academy award-winning producer, partners with Ron Howard in Imagine Entertainment and is author of the book Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection (https://amzn.to/32xyVcC). Brain joins me to offer insight into the best ways to connect with anyone. You will hear some wonderful stories of Brian meeting U.S. presidents, Fidel Castro and Dr. Jonas Salk – who he threw up on. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen!  Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood at https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Novara Media
#ACFM Microdose: Revolution from Cromwell to Castro

Novara Media

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 79:44


In anticipation of the next Trip, the ACFM trio deliver a condensed but essential history of revolution from Oliver Cromwell to Fidel Castro, with stop-offs in France, America, Haiti, China, Spain and Russia. What does it take to cook up a revolution? Is the French Revolution still relevant to our idea of radical social upheaval? […]

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara
Episode 285: Tony Perrottet and 'The Butcher of Havana'

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 60:47


Tony Perrottet is a journalist and historian whose latest piece is "The Butcher of Havana" for The Atavist Magazine. patreon.com/cnfpod @CNFPod Up to 11 Newsletter

Weekend Roundup
Weekend Roundup 10/29

Weekend Roundup

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 40:00


President Biden meets with Pope Francis as part of his busy schedule at the G-20 Summit. This comes as he fails to win Democratic support on his $1.75 trillion dollar Build Back Better plan. CBS's Ed O'Keefe has the latest. A multimillion dollar settlement was reached this week for the families of the victims of the 2015 Charleston, South Carolina mass shooting. This was where a white gunman opened fire inside a Black church, killing nine people. CBS's Jeff Pegues reports. Another step Friday made towards vaccinating 28-million kids against Covid-19. Children between the ages of 5 and 11 could start getting shots as early as next week, if the CDC signs off on smaller doses. CBS's Janet Shamlian reports. The coronavirus pandemic is hurting global unemployment. CBS News Foreign Affairs Analyst Pamela Falk explains. The play "Celia and Fidel" is currently being performed at Washington D.C's Arena Stage. We'll hear from author Eduardo Machado, who talks about the plot, an imaginary conversation between Fidel Castro and Celia Sanchez, the nation's most influential female revolutionary. And plot twist -- she's a ghost! In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus in Alabama. Parks was widely celebrated as the "mother of the civil rights movement." However, nine months earlier, Claudette Colvin was arrested for the same thing. On this week's Kaleidoscope, Allison speaks with the now 82 -year-old Ms. Colvin, who is seeking to clear her name. Finally, some tips for those planning trick or treating outings this Halloween amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. These stories and more one the CBS News "Weekend Roundup" with host Allison Keyes. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Warfare
When Fidel Castro came to Harlem

Warfare

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 25:04


For five decades the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro ran a communist state on the doorstep of the United States. But in September 1960, he crossed into the US and paid a visit to New York. Simon Hall joins Dan Snow in this episode from the archive to talk about Castro's trip. Based at Harlem's Theresa Hotel, Castro met with a succession of political and cultural luminaries, including Malcolm X, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nikita Khrushchev, Amiri Baraka, and Allen Ginsberg. We discuss the coming together of revolutionaries embracing the politics of anti-imperialism, racial equality, and leftist revolution. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

By Any Means Necessary
Cuba Shows What Quality Health Care Can Look Like

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 111:22


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Anthony Lane, a student organizer at Howard University to discuss demonstrations at Howard University protesting unsafe housing conditions and a lack of shared governance, the repression that students are facing from Howard University administration, and the lack of student representation on and accountability from the university board of trustees.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by journalist Spencer Snyder to discuss the financial interests that Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin hold that would happen to be affected by the reconciliation bill, the corporate media's lack of coverage on these financial interests, and its attacks and blame-shifting onto progressives.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by technologist Chris Garaffa, the editor of TechforthePeople.org to discuss Google's manipulation of the online advertising market, its partnership with Facebook to track the online activity of Apple users, and the new cold war drive behind the proposition of a national research cloud by big tech companies that would profit from that project.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Manolo De Los Santos, a member of the International People's Assembly, researcher for the Tri Continental Institute and co-editor of the new book “Comrade of the Revolution: Selected Speeches of Fidel Castro” which you can get at 1804books.com to discuss Cuba's success in vaccinating its population and contributing vaccines worldwide despite the US blockade, how the Cuban health care system has facilitated the proliferation of vaccines, the importance of internationalist perspectives in struggle against capitalism and imperialism, and impending protests in Cuba on the day Cuba is slated to open back up to tourism.

The Opperman Report
The Secret Fidel Castro: Deconstructing the Symbol

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 71:24


The Secret Fidel Castro: Deconstructing the Symbol is neither a history of the Cuban revolution nor a biography of Fidel Castro. The book follows what intelligence services call a CPP (short for Comprehensive Personality Profile), similar to the ones intelligence services keep on foreign leaders. It focuses on different aspects of Castro's actions and personality which, for some reasons, have been either ignored, misunderstood, or misrepresented. The main thesis of this book is that there are many different Castros. The most widely known is the symbolic, public one, as it has been portrayed in official Cuban propaganda, Castro-friendly biographies, and mainstream American media. But there are also many secret Castros, highly different from the public one. By "deconstructing" different aspects of the life of the symbolic Fidel Castro the author tries to prove that all of them, the symbolic and the secret ones, are suspect and, therefore, all answers are partial. The Secret Fidel Castro, focuses on little known aspects of Castro's personality, important in the better understanding of the man and his actions — what really makes him tick.

The Opperman Report'
The Secret Fidel Castro: Deconstructing the Symbol

The Opperman Report'

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 71:24


The Secret Fidel Castro: Deconstructing the Symbol is neither a history of the Cuban revolution nor a biography of Fidel Castro. The book follows what intelligence services call a CPP (short for Comprehensive Personality Profile), similar to the ones intelligence services keep on foreign leaders. It focuses on different aspects of Castro's actions and personality which, for some reasons, have been either ignored, misunderstood, or misrepresented. The main thesis of this book is that there are many different Castros. The most widely known is the symbolic, public one, as it has been portrayed in official Cuban propaganda, Castro-friendly biographies, and mainstream American media. But there are also many secret Castros, highly different from the public one. By "deconstructing" different aspects of the life of the symbolic Fidel Castro the author tries to prove that all of them, the symbolic and the secret ones, are suspect and, therefore, all answers are partial. The Secret Fidel Castro, focuses on little known aspects of Castro's personality, important in the better understanding of the man and his actions — what really makes him tick.

Catholic Answers Live
#10335 Catholic Answers Quiz Show - Karlo Broussard

Catholic Answers Live

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021


Catholic Answers Quiz Show! Elisha vs. Angel Contestant One 1) Which of the following encyclicals was not written by Pope JPII? a) Pacem In Terris (Peace on Earth) b) Veritatis Splendor c) Evangelium Vitae 2)  Pope John Paul was the first non-Italian pope in: a) 1237 years b) 871 years c) 455 years 3) Pope John Paul II attended a) The First Vatican Council. b) The Second Vatican Council. c) Neither because he lived in communist Poland. Contestant Two 1) Pope John Paul gave his teaching, now called the Theology of the Body: a) In an encyclical b) At his weekly audiences. c) In a book called Fides Et Ratio. 2) Pope John Paul got lots of criticism because he once kissed: a)A copy of the Koran. b) Fidel Castro. c) A statue of the Buddha. 3) Pope John Paul II was shot: a) On the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. b) On the feast of the Divine Mercy. c) On the feast of Sts Peter and Paul. ROUND TWO Contestant One 1) The souls in Heaven: a) Are given faith in proportion to how they lived. b) Do not have faith. c) Are given a superabundance of faith. 2) The Apostle Paul was a: a) Sadducee b) Temple Priest c) Pharisee 3) The title “Theotokos” or God-bearer was used: a) By only one of the early church fathers. b) By none of the Church fathers. It is a later development. c) By many of the early Church Fathers. Contestant Two 1) The Communion of Saints refers to: A) The canonized saints who can be honored at Mass. B) All of the saints in heaven whether they have been canonized or not. C) All of those who have been made children of God by Christ whether in heaven, on earth, or in purgatory. 2) Which of the following is true about St. Paul: a) He was a powerful healer, so much so that people could heal the sick just using objects that had touched Paul. b) He was a preacher, but unlike the other apostles, he had no healing ministry. c) He taught that only the sacraments could heal. 3)  The bishops of the Orthodox Churches are: a.) Not successors of the Apostles as Catholic bishops are b.) Successors of the Apostles c.) Successors only of St. Paul but not of St. Peter FINAL JUDGMENT True or False: The Holy Spirit is not the Father, the Father is not the Son, and the Son is not the Holy Spirit. True or False: The Investiture Controversy involved Greek Patriarchs refusing to allow the Pope to appoint bishops. True or False: During the Roman persecutions, those who caved to Roman pressure were never allowed back into communion. True or False: Jesus chose only Jewish men for his Apostles. True or False: Jesus had the Beatific vision even when he was in Mary's womb. True or False: Detraction is the sin of lying to hurt the reputation of another. True or False: One is not morally required to always choose the highest good. …

A l'abordage - La 1ere
Parole de globe-trotters: Luc Chessex, photographe

A l'abordage - La 1ere

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 30:34


Enthousiasmé par la révolution cubaine, Luc Chessex part pour La Havane en 1961. Un poste au Ministère de la culture lui permet dʹêtre en contact avec Che Guevara et Fidel Castro. Entre 1970 et 1974, il voyage à plusieurs reprises dans toute lʹAmérique du Sud, il prend conscience de la désillusion des espoirs révolutionnaires des populations après la mort du Che. 1975, retour en Suisse, il sʹétablit à Lausanne comme photographe indépendant. Le CICR puis la DDC lui proposent des mandats pour des reportages en Afrique. Dès lors, il partage son travail entre lʹenseignement et des reportages en Asie et autres parties du monde à découvrir. Aujourdʹhui le monde est venu à Lausanne, son dernier ouvrage "Vidy et ailleurs" en témoigne. [Source: planfixes.ch] Nouvelle diffusion de lʹentretien que Luc Chessex a accordé à Jean-Marc Falcombello en 2006. Photo: Luc Chessex

Rush Limbaugh Morning Update
We Maleducated Young Americans Like LeBron on Communism's Evil

Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 27:53


RUSH: Folks, there's an overriding problem here. I've talked about it a number of times over the course of many, many broadcasts on the EIB Network. And every time I bring it up there's a little inner voice, “Rush, don't make too big a deal about this because this is something that every adult generation has thought or has felt when they look at the worthless and useless younger generations.” I'm just kidding. And then there's another voice says, “No, Rush, this is worse than the normal pattern. What I'm talking about is the degree of maleducation.” LeBron James is a classic example of just sheer uneducation inside a body and mind who thinks he's a genius. He doesn't know diddly-squat. Most of the people on the left who are out there espousing communism, supporting communism, defending communism have simply been poisoned. They've not been properly educated. And it's a problem. When Thomas Jefferson becomes a bigger problem in America than Hugo Chavez was in Venezuela, we've got a problem. That has not been something that every generation assumed growing up in America, but there are young people today who believe that Thomas Jefferson is a scourge on the United States, and we need leaders more like Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro or, you name it. https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/10/15/weve-maleducated-young-americans-like-lebron-on-communisms-evil/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Profit From the Inside with Joel Block
140: David Radio: Inside Track on Accelerating and Maximizing Performance

Profit From the Inside with Joel Block

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 31:19


Contact info:David Radlo davidradlo.com @DavidRadlo on Twitter Bio:David Radlo is the best-selling author of Principles of Cartel Disruption: Accelerate and Maximize Performance, and an internationally-recognized expert in leadership, innovation, and growth. He is a partner with RB Markets-Achievemost, a Masters professional outside director, a growth coach, and an International Fortune 500 speaker. He is experienced in the US and globally, building sustainable consumer food brands such as Born Free, Farmer's Best, and Egg-Land's Best, and has personally negotiated agreements with Fidel Castro. He works with senior executives, venture firms, private, public, family, and college entities. His accomplishments in his 28 years as a CEO include delivering  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Voces de Cuba
”VOCES DE CUBA” PROGRAMA 58 - AGUSTÍN PAÍS

Voces de Cuba

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 103:58


En esta edición de "Voces de Cuba" presentamos una completa entrevista con AGUSTÍN PAÍS, hermano de Frank y Josué País con quienes lucho en contra de la dictadura de Batista y quien nos contará la verdad acerca de su hermano Frank quien al contrario de la imagen que creó el régimen de Cuba, no simpatizaba para nada con el comunismo y presentía quien era realmente Fidel Castro con quien se había aliado para terminar con el gobierno de Batista. Sigue VOCES DE CUBA en las redes sociales: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vocesdecuba Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/vocesdecuba Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/vocesdecuba Para más entrevistas de VOCES DE CUBA visítanos en: http://www.vocesdecuba.com Danos Like, Suscribete, Comparte! #Cuba #VocesdeCuba #Disidencia

Néo Géo
L'intégral : Lire “ Laissez-moi vous rejoindre “ d'Amina Damerdji et voir “ Leur Algerie" de Lina Soualem

Néo Géo

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 107:07


Un Vent d'Ailleurs Un Vent d'Ailleurs souffle sur le festival expérimental de Cracovie : Unsound. Notre collaborateur David Bola, désormais installé à Lyon chez Arty Farty, nous passe un coup de fil en direct de cette étape du réseau We are Europe. Huit festivals et forum européens se rassemblent pour promouvoir les nouvelles cultures électroniques et les nouvelles pratiques : c/o pop Festival & Convention, Elevate, Insomnia, Nuits sonores & European Lab, Reworks Festival & Reworks Agora, Sónar & Sónar+D, TodaysArt et Unsound.Prochain festival de cette coopération européenne : Insomnia à Tromso en Norvège du 17 au 23 octobre. Le MusikactuUn Musikactu entre nouveaux croisements afro et hip-hop de 2021, a mano a mano avec Judah Roger. Au programme, les musiques du producteur sud-africain Muzi avec son nouvel album Interblacktik, l'artiste guadeloupéen de reggae dancehall Cali P et le remix “Hand on the pump” des californiens Cypress Hill par DJ Muggs.Playlist Muzi, Sho Madjozi - Come Duze Cali P x TEKA - Rise Up And Shine (feat. Stonebwoy & Seun Kuti)Cypress Hill - Hand on the pump (DJ Muggs 2021 Remix) D'Ici et D'Ailleurs , le mag de Néo GéoEffervescence révolutionnaire des années 50 à Cuba avec une figure féminine proche de Fidel Castro, Haydée Santamaría racontée par Amina Damerdji dans son premier roman Laissez -Moi vous rejoindre (Gallimard) et au micro de Bintou Simporé.Un roman biographique à double temporalité : la jeunesse et la génèse de l'engagement de Haydée Santamaría jusqu'aux heures précédant son suicide . Une plongée dans ses souvenirs sur presque 40 ans de vie et de luttes….Le coup de coeur de BintouCoup de cœur en duo : Bintou Simporé et Léna Gandrey ont aimé le documentaire “Leur Algérie” de Lina Soualem, présenté lors de la 1ère édition du festival Les Chichas de la pensée aux Magasins Généraux de Pantin le 9 octobre dernier et en salle depuis le 13 octobre .La réalisatrice nous propose une immersion dans son histoire familiale autour d'échanges avec ses grands-parents exilés d'Algérie en 1954, Aïcha et Mabrouk. Quand l'intime dévoile les douleurs du déracinement et la quête d'identité.Lina Soualem était l'héroïne du jour de la matinale “Un Nova Jour se lève” du lundi 11 octobre, au micro de Faustine Kopiejwski du magazine Cheek. À écouter ici en podcast.Le ClassicoUn Classico en hommage au pionnier de l'afrobeat, le musicien nigérian Fela Kuti au moment de la Felabration. Chaque 15 octobre, à l'occasion de son anniversaire posthume, on célèbre la mémoire du musicien nigérian en musique et en public. Hugues Marly présente “Zombie”, un titre politique et emblématique de l'artiste : “Le zombie c'est le soldat... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Radio Duna - Lugares Notables
Camaradas en medio de la crisis

Radio Duna - Lugares Notables

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021


1962- El mismo año en que se realiza en Chile el mundial de fútbol, la relación entre Estados Unidos y Cuba se tensiona a niveles increíbles, el presidente Kennedy ha ordenado el embargo total contra la isla y la amenaza de que la guerra fría arda y el mundo estalle por los aires se vuelve inminente tras la crisis de los misiles que se desata el 15 de octubre de ese año. 10 días después, Fidel Castro le escribe a su homólogo soviético Nikita Krushchev. En la voz, Bárbara Espejo.

Crackpot
Premium Episode: Havana Syndrome

Crackpot

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 7:28


GET‌ ‌EVERY‌ ‌EPISODE‌ ‌AND‌ ‌BONUS‌ ‌CONTENT‌ ‌AT:‌ ‌‌www.patreon.com/crackpotpodcast‌ ‌ This week the boys discuss the bizarre and mysterious Havana Syndrome. Learn about the medical signs and symptoms and the reasons why it has scientists puzzled. Real or imagined? Targeted or incidental? Tune in this week to find out!

Heimskviður
79 | Kúbverjar vilja breytingar og er hetjan frá Rúanda skúrkur?

Heimskviður

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021


Í upphafsþætti haustsins höldum við Kúbu og Rúanda. Þann ellefta júlí síðastliðinn braust út röð mótmæla á eyjunni Kúbu, en þar eru mótmæli almennings gegn stjórnvöldum fátið. Frá árinu 1959 hafa kommúnistar verið við völd á Kúbu og hvers kyns andóf gegn stjórnvöldum kyrfilega barið niður. Kúba er eins og tímavél, fátt hefur breyst eftir að þeir Fidel Castro og Che Geuvara komstu valda eftir byltinguna á sjötta áratugnum og tíminn virðist standa í stað. En tímarnir breytast nú samt og mennirnir með. Með tilkomu internetsins og snjalltækni er Kúba að breytast og svo virðist sem langþreyttur almenningur þori loks að bjóða stjórnvöldum byrginn. Guðmundu Björn ræðir við Alberto Borges Moreno, Kúbverja sem man tímanna tvenna. Þá fjöllum við um Paul Rusesabagina. Hetjuleg framganga hans á hörmungartímum þjóðar hans, Rúanda, varð hráefni í Hollywood-myndina Hotel Rwanda. Hann var á mánudaginn var dæmdur í 25 ára fangelsi fyrir hryðjuverkastarfsemi. Sjálfur segist hann fórnarlamb pólitískra ofsókna, aðrir segja hann sannarlega bara ábyrgð á árásum vopnaðra andspyrnuhrefinga sem hafa kostað níu mannslíf. Birta fjallar um þessi forvitnilegu réttarhöld. Heimskviður er fréttaskýringaþáttur sem fjallar á ítarlegan og lifandi hátt um heimsmálin, um allt það sem ekki gerist á Íslandi. Ritstjórar þáttarins eru Guðmundur Björn Þorbjörnsson og Birta Björnsdóttir.

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
James Woolsey‘s Operation Dragon & the Triumph of ”Crackpot Realism” in U.S. Foreign Policy w/ Jim DiEugenio

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 95:47


On this edition of Parallax Views, earlier this year a curious new book was published dealing with the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  Co-written by R. James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1995, and Ion Mihai Pacepa, a former Romanian spy and a noted, high-ranking Eastern Bloc defect during the Cold War, Operation Dragon: Inside the Kremlin's Secret War Against America argues that the JFK assassination was the result of a plot involving the Soviet Union's Nikita Khrushchev and Cuba's Fidel Castro. Lee Harvey Oswald, the book claims, was instructed by Khrushchev to kill President Kennedy. According to Woolsey and Pacepa, Khrushchev actually called off the plot for fear that it might be discovered and lead right back to him as one of the perpetrators.  What Khrushchev did not count on, say Woolsey and Pacepa, is that Oswald would go rogue and carry out the assassination plot in spite of orders to the contrary. In other words, Operation Dragon alleges that President Kennedy's assassination was the result of nefarious Soviet treachery. Is Operation Dragon just another entry in dizzying array of theories positing an alternative to the Warren Commission Report's oft-contested findings concerning the fatal shooting of a sitting President of the United States in Dallas, TX on November 22nd, 1963? Perhaps. Then again, most books that challenge, in varying degrees, the official line on the Kennedy assassination aren't written by ex-CIA Directors. But the curiosity of the book's co-author, the aforementioned James Woolsey, penning a book dealing with the Kennedy assassination doesn't end with his status as the former highest-ranking official in the CIA. In addition to his tenure as DCIA, Woolsey served as U.S. Under Secretary of the Navy in the late 1970s and was involved in negotiations with the Soviet Union in the 1980s. In other words, he was in the thick of it, so to speak, during the Cold War. Most curiously of all, however, when it comes to Woolsey is his connections to the neoconservative foreign policy movement and his penchant for promoting various conspiratorial fears about foreign countries even prior to the publication of Operation Dragon. A member of the notoriously hawkish neocon think tank The Project for a New American Century (PNAC) before its dissolution in 2006, Woolsey has stoked fears that North Korea could use electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons against the United States and was also a notable proponent of the theory that al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's Iraq were involved in the Oklahoma City Bombing. Since the publication of Operation Dragon, Woolsey has appeared on the right-wing outlet Newsmax to promote his theory about the Kennedy assassination. This, combined with his neoconservative inclinations and conspiratorial musings that align quite well with the bolstering of a hawkish, pro-war agenda, raises the question of Woolsey's political motivations in promoting what The Daily Beast has referred to as a "QAnon-style spin" on the Kennedy assassination. Joining us to pushback against Woolsey's JFK assassination theory and place it within the context of his hawkish neocon history is returning guest James DiEugenio, the leading figure behind the website Kennedys and King, writer for the upcoming Oliver Stone documentary JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass, and author of such books as Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison Case, Reclaiming Parkland: Tom Hanks, Vincent Bugliosi, and the JFK Assassination in the New Hollywood, and The JFK Assassination. DiEugenio argues that not only is Woolsey's Kennedy assassination theory wrong, but that it is representative of a certain brand of foreign policy thinking in Washington, D.C. that sociologist C. Wright Mills would refer to as "crackpot realism". Before delving into Operation Dragon, however, Jim fills us in on the latest news concerning the fight to declassify and release the last of the JFK records. We discuss how President Trump, despite at times signaling to the contrary, helped keep the records declassified during his Presidency. Now said records and their review for declassification lay in the hands of President Joe Biden. Then we shift our attention to Operation Dragon and discuss the problems with the book's claims that theoretical physicist and "Father of the Atomic Bomb" J. Robert Oppenheimer and British Prime Minister Clement Attlee were secretly Soviet spies, the relationship between Woolsey's theories on the Kremlin and the paranoid "Monster Plot" of the CIA's James Jesus Angleton, a brief history of neoconservatism, Woolsey's neocon credentials, the relationship between the narrative of the Cold War promoted by Woolsey and the ideas of the far right-wing John Birch Society, James Angleton and the origins of the idea that Lee Harvey Oswald was a KGB agent or asset,, Operation Dragon as a retread of the narrative put forth in Edward Jay Epstein's 1992 book Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald, Norman Cousins and the quest for détente with Khrushchev's Soviet Union, French journalist Jean Daniel's meeting with Fidel Castro in Havana on the day of Kennedy's assassination , Kennedy and rapprochement negotiations with Cuba, Khrushchev and Castro's reactions to the assassination, why neither the Soviet Union or Cuba benefitted from Kennedy's assassination, former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Nitze's Cold War ideology and the rise of neoconservatism, neoconservatism as an ideology that has now slipped into both the Republican and Democratic Parties, "crackpot realism" in the killing of Gaddafi in Libya and the U.S. intervention in Assad's Syria, Barack Obama and the CIA's classified weapons supply and training program in Syria known as "Timber Sycamore", the Project for American Century's agenda, George HW Bush's comments calling the neocons "the crazies in the basement" of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, the notion that Henry Kissinger and Henry Kissinger were "soft" on Communism during the Cold War, neocons as constantly seeking pretexts for war, the late Russian studies scholar Stephen F. Cohen vs. Richard Pipes on the Soviet Union, Nixon and Kissinger as being to the right of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher on Mikhail Gorbachev, neocons and the Australia nuclear submarines deal as part of a geopolitical strategy against China, "Noble Lies" and the selling of wars, NATO's expansion and the lack of historical context provided by crackpot realism in foreign policy, Woolsey's book as a psyop, PNAC member Robert Kagan and his wife Victoria Nuland's involvement in U.S. foreign policy related to Ukraine, the neocon agenda as bankrupting the U.S. and destroying social programs vis-à-vis war spending, and, much, much more.

Battlecast
Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution /// 57

Battlecast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021


The Cuban Revolution was one of the most important events in military, diplomatic and political history. Here is the story of the men who tore a revolution from nothing, and sent the world to the very brink of nuclear destruction. It’s all here and it’s all free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on… Continue reading Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution /// 57

Ventana 14 desde Cuba por Yoani Sánchez
Ventana 14 del 24 de septiembre de 2021

Ventana 14 desde Cuba por Yoani Sánchez

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 12:08


Buenos días desde La Habana, soy Yoani Sánchez y en la ‘Ventana 14’ del viernes 24 de septiembre de 2021 comentaré estos temas: - Empiezan a abrirse algunos servicios en La Habana ¿Y ahora qué? - Clases a distancia y enseñanza ‘online’ ¿Quién paga la conexión? - Se fuga el segundo pelotero cubano en México – "Para construir otra casa", un documental sobre el pintor Humberto Calzada Gracias por compartir este “cafecito informativo” y te espero temprano para el programa del lunes. Puedes conocer más detalles de estas noticias en el diario https://www.14ymedio.com Enlaces recomendados: - Pese a la "protección" de la Policía, otro pelotero cubano abandona el equipo https://noticuba.tech/deportes/Pese-proteccion-Policia-mexicana-abandona_0_3173682601.html - Cuba reabre de manera gradual los servicios en La Habana y otras provincias https://noticuba.tech/cuba/Cuba-gradual-servicios-Habana-provincias_0_3173682602.html - Cuando se secuestran los aplausos, por Reinaldo Escobar https://noticuba.tech/blogs/desde_aqui/secuestran-aplausos_7_3173752595.html - La cubana Camila Cabello en los Billboards: "Mi patria pide libertad" https://noticuba.tech/cultura/cubana-Camila-Cabello-Billboards-libertad_0_3173682603.html - Los promotores de las marchas de Holguín y Santa Clara esperan 8.000 personas el 20N https://noticuba.tech/cuba/organizadores-Holguin-esperan-alrededor-personas_0_3173082670.html - Iberia limita a cinco piezas por pasajero el equipaje en los vuelos a Cuba https://noticuba.tech/cuba/Iberia-limita-cinco-piezas-pasajero-equipaje-Cuba_0_3173082671.html - Vandalizan de nuevo las estatuas de Fidel Castro y ‘Che’ Guevara en México https://noticuba.tech/cuba/Vandalizan-nuevamente-estatuas-Fidel-Che-Guevara-Mexico_0_3173082668.html

Ventana 14 desde Cuba por Yoani Sánchez
Ventana 14 del 20 de septiembre de 2021

Ventana 14 desde Cuba por Yoani Sánchez

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 12:15


Buenos días desde La Habana, soy Yoani Sánchez y en la ‘Ventana 14’ del lunes 20 de septiembre de 2021 comentaré estos temas: - Fiasco y descrédito: resumen del viaje de Díaz-Canel a México - Cacerolazo, el lenguaje de la indignación - La Guardia costera de EE UU repatría 22 cubanos - ¿Qué come un dictador?, un libro busca la respuesta Gracias por compartir este “cafecito informativo” y te espero temprano para el programa de mañana. Puedes conocer más detalles de estas noticias en el diario https://www.14ymedio.com Enlaces recomendados: - Díaz-Canel fue por lana a México y volvió trasquilado https://noticuba.tech/opinion/Fiasco-descredito-Diaz-Canel-Mexico-reinvindicarlo_0_3171282841.html - El presidente de Uruguay denuncia la encarcelación de opositores en Cuba https://noticuba.tech/internacional/Cuba-Venezuela-Celac-Nicaragua-Lacalle-Uruguay_0_3170082965.html - Los cocineros de Fidel Castro: en la miseria o la opulencia, ambos adulan al dictador https://noticuba.tech/opinion/cocineros-Fidel-Castro-opulencia-dictador_0_3170082963.html - El pueblo cubano ya conquistó su libertad https://noticuba.tech/opinion/11_de_julio-11J-11JCuba-libertad-Patria_y_vida_0_3171282846.html - Continuarán los apagones, el cuento de nunca acabar en Cuba https://noticuba.tech/cuba/Continuaran-apagones-cuento-nunca-acabar-Cuba_0_3170682906.html - Una nueva avería eléctrica deja a oscuras varias provincias cubanas https://noticuba.tech/cuba/Cuba-electricidad-apagones-crisis_0_3170082964.html

Triumvirate
638 To Kill a Commie

Triumvirate

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 68:48


In this episode, we play a history game on all the many different weird and wacky was which were tried to kill Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Support us by telling others to listen... help feed our egos Send us voice messages! anchor.fm/triumv/message Intro/Outro Song: One Thing by Roa https://soundcloud.com/roa_music1031 Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/3xuVehD Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/wZkmZu-ESzQ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/triumv/message

Quick Hits : JFK Assassination News & Analysis
QH Ep. 25 ~ Escapes, Debates, & R.L. Yates

Quick Hits : JFK Assassination News & Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 123:56


IN THIS EPISODE~ Rob & Doug are back with a full slate of Assassination Research Topic Points to discuss with you! Sit down with us for two hours of very wide-ranging conversation! Topics discussed include:Jack Ruby associate and Lee Oswald look-alike Larry Crafard; the shady & mysterious individual in Dallas known as Jack Lawrence; The murder of Police Officer JD Tippit, and Oswald's movements in those fateful few minutes; A detailed discussion re: What~if ANY~ was the extent of Robert Kennedy's direct knowledge of specific plans to assassinate Fidel Castro?; WHO~if not Oswald~ planted the Manlicher-Carcano rifle in the Texas School Book Depository?; WAS deposed CIA Director Allen Dulles REALLY the Mastermind behind the JFK Hit?; and-- if the CIA WERE such Badasses, why did they never even get close to popping Castro?PLUS~ the strange tale of Ralph Yates, the Gunboat Cowboys in Dallas, and...Ernest Hemingway?JOIN US!*Written & Hosted by Rob Clark & Doug Campbell* Produced by Drop-D Podcast Productions

Ventana 14 desde Cuba por Yoani Sánchez
Ventana 14 del 13 de septiembre de 2021

Ventana 14 desde Cuba por Yoani Sánchez

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 12:21


Buenos días desde La Habana, soy Yoani Sánchez y en la ‘Ventana 14’ del lunes 13 de septiembre de 2021 comentaré estos temas: - La narrativa oficial triunfalista sobre covid-19 se impone en Cuba – El eterno ciclo de las roturas de las termoeléctricas cubanas – En huelga de hambre Félix Navarro, exprisionero de la Primavera Negra - Un panel sobre la obra ignorada de José Martí Gracias por compartir este “cafecito informativo” y te espero temprano para el programa de mañana. Puedes conocer más detalles de estas noticias en el diario https://www.14ymedio.com Enlaces recomendados: - El mánager de Cuba pide "patriotismo" y denuncia el "robo de peloteros" https://noticuba.tech/deportes/beisbol_sub_23-beisbol-Cuba-deportes-Comision_Nacional_de_Beisbol_0_3167083265.html - El embajador paraguayo en Cuba fallece a causa del covid-19 https://noticuba.tech/cuba/embajador-paraguayo-Cuba-fallece-covid-19_0_3167083261.html - Los usuarios cubanos de Xiaomi respiran con el desbloqueo de sus móviles https://noticuba.tech/cuba/usuarios-cubanos-Xiaomi-respiran-aliviados-desbloqueo_0_3166483326.html - Las dos salidas de una Cuba en descomposición: reinventarse o colapsar https://noticuba.tech/opinion/salidas-Cuba-descomposicion-reinventarse-colapsar_0_3164083565.html - La canción 'Que se vayan ya' tiene 13 años y aludía a Fidel Castro https://noticuba.tech/cultura/Willy-Chirino-Que-se-vayan-cancion-Fidel-Castro_0_3165883383.html

The American Warrior Show
Show # 264 - Coffee with Rich | Round Two with Manhar Parshotam Founder and Director of Dragon Protection Services

The American Warrior Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 84:49


Show # 264 - Coffee with Rich | Round Two with Manhar Parshotam Founder and Director of Dragon Protection Services On today's Coffee with Rich, we will be joined by Manhar Parshotam for round two of the initial discussion about the events in the near South African coup.  Manhar Parshotam is the founder, a shareholder and director of Dragon Protection Services, which was established in 1996. Manhar grew up in Durban and attended Burnwood Secondary School in Sydenham. After he completed his schooling, he spent two years studying for a degree in engineering until he switched to a BCom degree. During his university years, he was a voluntary policeman and subsequently served as a police reservist for 15 years. Manhar's explains that his career in the security field ‘happened by accident'. In the 1990s he worked parttime in security during the South African Amnesty process, which boosted his interest in the field. Whilst working in security during a huge petrol strike, a chance encounter changed his life's direction. A medical doctor approached and requested him to perform a security assessment of one of the doctor's buildings. Following this assessment, he was offered the security contract for the building. This was a huge learning curve,” explains Manhar. In his final year of BCom, Manhar had to make a choice to either complete his studies or go full time into the security business. “This decision was hard as there were more cons than pros and was based on the opportunity to train ex-soldiers in security so that they could be reintegrated back into society and obtain jobs.” After much deliberation Manhar left the university and the business grew from there. Some of the highlights of his career included seeing Fidel Castro and Muammar Gaddafi in person. A standout moment was watching Nelson Mandela arrive at the Durban ICC. “I got to see an icon – there was an aura about him which gave me goosebumps,” said Manhar. During 2001 Manhar was provided the opportunity by the South African Government to attend internationally recognized protection training courses in the United Kingdom and the United States. In his down time, Manhar enjoys competitive shooting as well as spending time with his family. “They help you relax, keep you calm and put a smile on my face.” He concluded, “Be happy, do what you love. If you love what you are doing, then every day is a holiday.” Dragon Protective Services: https://dragonprotection.co.za/ Coffee with Rich Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rhodieusmc/videos American Warrior Show: https://americanwarriorshow.com/index.html SWAG: https://shop.americanwarriorsociety.com/ American Warrior Society please visit: https://americanwarriorsociety.com/ Rich's Coffee: Pete's Espresso Ristretto via a Nespresso by Delonghi  

Liberation Audio
Cubans mark July 26 holiday with support for revolution, opposition to U.S. meddling

Liberation Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 8:22


July 26 marked the 68th anniversary of the dawn raid on the Moncada Barracks led by Fidel Castro that sparked the revolutionary movement that would triumph six years later in 1959. Due to COVID-19, mass demonstrations were canceled but the celebrations of the National Day of Rebellion continued nonetheless. Cuban leaders and youth performed voluntary work in the countryside, as a part of a tradition that stretches back to the early days of the revolution. Voluntary work is part of a collective effort by the conscious working class to combat the worst elements of the blockade and set a positive example for society. Trade unions, cultural collectives, women's movements, and other socialist-led organizations demonstrated and came out with statements in support of the Cuban revolution on this auspicious anniversary. After the 1952 coup carried out by dictator Fulgencio Batitsta, many young Cubans were ready to take up arms against the hated puppet of the U.S. empire. The assault was foiled and revolutionaries fled into the rugged Sierra Maestra as they were hunted down by the soldiers of Batista, blood dripping from their hands after torturing and murdering captured revolutionaries. Fidel relates in his autobiography My Life how he survived the slaughter by revealing his identity to a Black officer. Impressed by Fidel's bravery and resolve, the officer held back his soldiers whispering to them, “You can't kill ideas.” The ideas of Moncada will never die. The ideas of national self determination, freedom from colonialism and a life with dignity remain firmly anchored in millions of Cubans who have demonstrated in recent weeks to express support for their revolution and sovereignty against a multi-pronged war carried out by the United States. Read the full article: https://www.liberationnews.org/cubans-come-out-july-26-defend-revolution-vs-multi-pronged-yanqui-assault/

Crackpot
Justin Trudeau is Fidel Castro's Son

Crackpot

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 45:51


GET EVERY EPISODE AND BONUS CONTENT AT: www.patreon.com/crackpotpodcast Things get wild and crazy this week as Zach shares one of the more interesting conspiracy theories out there. And what makes it all the more intriguing is the fact that there's something to it. Join the boys this week as they debate the evidence that could have you questioning everything you thought you knew about international relations (ahem). 

Business Wars
Bacardi vs Pernod Ricard | The Bat Out of Hell | 3

Business Wars

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 26:46


Bacardi is now America's favorite rum, but two former French spirits rivals -- Ricard and Pernod -- have joined forces to challenge Bacardi. And to gain the upper hand in security rights to Havana Club, the French company turns to Bacardi's arch enemy for help: Fidel Castro.Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/businesswars.Support us by supporting our sponsors!NetSuite - Get special financing at netsuite.com/WARS.ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ziprecruiter.com/BW.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Heavyweight
A Heavyweight Short: A Canadian Tale

Heavyweight

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 18:15


Adam swears he met Fidel Castro in Montreal 25 years ago. But ever since, no one's believed him. Fortunately for Adam, the one person—one Canadian—who can prove his story is Jonathan Goldstein. Heavyweight returns with a full new season on September 30th. Credits This episode was produced by Stevie Lane, Kalila Holt, and Jonathan Goldstein. It was mixed by Catherine Anderson, with music by Trabants, Blue Dot Sessions, and Bobby Lord. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Business Wars
Bacardi vs Pernod Ricard | Rum and Revolution | 1

Business Wars

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 27:06


When family-run rum maker Bacardi was kicked out of Cuba in 1960, it vowed to go to extremes to get revenge on Fidel Castro. So when French spirits conglomerate Pernod Ricard cuts a deal with Castro's government to share in the fortunes of Cuban-made Havana Club rum, Bacardi declares war on Pernod Ricard, too.Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/businesswars. Support us by supporting our sponsors! OurCrowd - The OurCrowd account is FREE, just go to ourcrowd.com/BW.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.