Viva Revolution?


Author: Kay Heinath

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743176696

Category: Political Science

Page: 76

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Die erfolgreiche cubanische Revolution, mit der einhergehenden Befreiung der Insel aus dem Zugriff westlicher Ökonomie-Interessen, lässt das durch westliche Politik und Medien gezeichnete Bild Cubas seit nun bereits 58 Jahren entsprechend und nahezu einheitlich erscheinen: Cuba wird bis heute als drangsalierende Diktatur oder als Castro-Regime charakterisiert, in der DissidentInnen und politische Gefangene gefoltert und Journalisten in ihrer Arbeit behindert würden, in dem von Zensur und Repressionen die Rede ist und die freie Meinungsäußerung der Menschen eingeschränkt sei. Kay Heinath analysiert anhand von im Prinzip für jeden offen liegenden und verifizierbaren ökonomischen, sozialen, gesellschaftlichen, politischen und ökologischen Faktizitäten dieses stigmatisierte Bild Cubas auf seinen Realitätsgehalt. Die vom Autor gemachte Analyse ist notwendig, denn kaum jemand macht sich angesichts der holzschnittartigen, westlichen Darstellung Cubas die Mühe, die tatsächlichen Daten über Cuba bei der UNESCO oder UNICEF nachzulesen. Ob die von Politikwissenschaftlern hochgelobte partizipative Demokratie Cubas, ein Bildungs- und Gesundheitssystem, welches auf dem gesamten amerikanischen Kontinent seines Gleichen sucht oder Cubas Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitspolitik, welche weltweit richtungsweisend ist - das Ergebnis ist in vielerlei Hinsicht überraschend.

To Return to Cuba


Author: Lorenzo F. Gonzalez


ISBN: 1387017047

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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"To Return to Cuba" is the riveting true story of the author's experiences as a teenager during the Cuban Revolution. He shares rare, first-hand accounts of the Bay of Pigs and the Missile Crisis from his point of view as a Cuban revolutionary soldier, and personal experiences with Fidel Castro at the University of Havana. As a Cuban student studying in Hungary, his views of the revolution evolve, forcing him to attempt a harrowing escape from Castro, Cuba and Communism.

Masquerade and Social Justice in Contemporary Latin American Fiction


Author: Helene Carol Weldt-Basson

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 0826358160


Page: N.A

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"Contemporary Latin American fiction establishes a unique connection between masquerade, frequently motivated by stigma or trauma, and social justice. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines philosophy, history, psychology, literature, and social justice theory, this study delineates the synergistic connection between these two themes. Weldt-Basson examines fourteen novels by twelve different Latin American authors: Mario Vargas Llosa, Sergio Galindo, Augusto Roa Bastos, Fernando del Paso, Mayra Santos-Febres, Isabel Allende, Carmen Boullosa, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, Marcela Serrano, Sara Sefchovich, Luisa Valenzuela, and Ariel Dorfman. She elucidates the varieties of social justice operating in the plots of contemporary Latin American novels: distributive, postmodern/feminist, postcolonial, transitional, and historical justices. The author further examines how masquerade and disguise aid in articulating the theme of social justice, why this is important, and how it relates to Latin American history and the historical novel. "--

Cuba Solidarity in Canada

Five Decades of People-to-People Foreign Relations


Author: Nino Pagliccia

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460243811

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Cuba Solidarity in Canada - Five Decades of People-to-People Foreign Relations, is a collection of essays about the Canadian solidarity movement in support of Cuba during more than 50 years. Throughout the different experiential stories, the notion of solidarity emerges as the common theme of people-to-people (non-governmental) links between Canada and Cuba. The book suggests a framework that informs the reader on the meaning, positive influence and potentially valuable role that solidarity can play in the relationship between peoples, indeed between nations. It also advances the possibility of a new paradigm of state-to-state foreign relations that is based on solidarity instead of ideological posture.

Cuba Viva


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925317176

Category: Photography

Page: 136

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One of Cuba's outstanding young photographers offers a unique view of life on the island from the inside.

The History of Cuba


Author: Willis Fletcher Johnson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732699714

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 7828

Reproduction of the original: The History of Cuba by Willis Fletcher Johnson

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literarisch-politisches Sonntags-Blatt ; literar.-polit. Feuilleton-Beilage zur Gartenlaube


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Not in Your Lifetime

The Defining Book on the J.F.K. Assassination


Author: Anthony Summers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453274065

Category: History

Page: 702

View: 8556

Updated with the latest evidence, Pulitzer Prize finalist Anthony Summers’s essential, acclaimed account of President Kennedy’s assassination “He was holding out his hand . . . He looked puzzled . . . Then he slumped in my lap . . . I kept bending over him saying, ‘Jack, Jack, can you hear me? I love you, Jack . . .’ The seat was full of blood and red roses . . . .” —Jacqueline Kennedy, recalling the fatal moment in Dallas Fifty years on, most Americans still feel they have not been told the truth about President Kennedy’s death. Chief Justice Warren, who chaired the first inquiry, said “some things” that “involve security” might not be released in our lifetime. Millions of pages of assassination records were finally made public in the late 1990s. Yet the CIA is withholding more than a thousand documents under “national security”—until 2017. Why? Why hold these records back if—as we were told half a century ago—Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone assassin? Anthony Summers set out to write a reliable account of the murder mystery that haunts America.Not in Your Lifetime, in this fresh edition, is one of the finest books written on the assassination.

In Nobody's Backyard: Facing the world


Author: Tony Martin,Dessima Williams

Publisher: The Majority Press

ISBN: 9780912469164

Category: History

Page: 201

View: 5407

The English speaking Caribbean's most unique recent political experiment, as chronicled in the pages of the Free West Indian, and other organs of the revolution.


Training, Skills and Techniques


Author: Gary Blower

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 184797466X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 6064

Boxing - Training, Skills and Techniques is essential reading for both recreational and competitive boxers, and all those who wish to take up amateur boxing, or participate in a boxing-based programme. It offers practical advice on the many crucial factors that need to be taken into account if the boxer is to maximize his, or her, performance and potential. Topics include: an overview of the history of boxing; the amateur code; boxing weights; recreational boxing; equipment and attire; a detailed consideration of both basic and advanced techniques; the role of the coach; fitness training; gym work; running; conditioning; speed and agility training; making the weight and nutrition; planning the season, and much more.

A Different World



Author: Jerome T. Callahan Jr.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469775654

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 1693

What if . . . instead of returning home from the war a celebrated hero, he had been killed in action? How would history and the present be different if he hadn't survived to become a world leader at a critical juncture in time? This account of an alternative Cold War history is witnessed through the eyes of Ryan Ferguson, a cynical newspaper reporter, as he reflects on the early careers of several of his college buddies, a Marine Officer in the Caribbean, a Naval Aviator and wanna-be astronaut, an Army Officer in Europe, a State Department bureaucrat in Saigon, and a Civil Rights Activist in Birmingham during this pivotal year in American history. Jerome Callahan was raised in Austell, Georgia and currently resides with his wife and two children in Mesa, Arizona.

Bomb Canada

And Other Unkind Remarks in the American Media


Author: Chantal Allan

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 189742549X

Category: History

Page: 142

View: 6423

Informative, thought-provoking, and at times hilarious, this book examines how the American media have portrayed Canada, from Confederation to the Obama inauguration.

Oswald and the CIA

The Documented Truth About the Unknown Relationship Between the U.S. Government and the Alleged Killer of JFK


Author: John Newman

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1626369348

Category: True Crime

Page: 669

View: 4399

From the acclaimed author of JFK and Vietnam comes a book that uncovers the government's role in the Kennedy assassination more clearly than any previous inquiry. What was the extent of the CIA's involvement with Lee Harvey Oswald? Why was Oswald's file tampered with before the assassination of John F. Kennedy? And why did significant documents from that file mysteriously disappear? Oswald and the CIA answers these questions, not with theories, but with information from the primary sources themselves—ex-agents, officials, and secret records. To look at the Oswald file is to look at the most sensitive CIA operation of the Cold War. The story is as alarming as it is tragic; the lies and manipulations it reveals led directly to Kennedy's murder. Oswald and the CIA is a gripping journey to the darkest corners of the CIA.


Carlos Fonseca and the Nicaraguan Revolution


Author: Matilde Zimmermann

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822380994

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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“A must-read for anyone interested in Nicaragua—or in the overall issue of social change.”—Margaret Randall, author of SANDINO'S DAUGHTERS and SANDINO'S DAUGHTERS REVISITED Sandinista is the first English-language biography of Carlos Fonseca Amador, the legendary leader of the Sandinista National Liberation Front of Nicaragua (the FSLN) and the most important and influential figure of the post–1959 revolutionary generation in Latin America. Fonseca, killed in battle in 1976, was the undisputed intellectual and strategic leader of the FSLN. In a groundbreaking and fast-paced narrative that draws on a rich archive of previously unpublished Fonseca writings, Matilde Zimmermann sheds new light on central themes in his ideology as well as on internal disputes, ideological shifts, and personalities of the FSLN. The first researcher ever to be allowed access to Fonseca’s unpublished writings (collected by the Institute for the Study of Sandinism in the early 1980s and now in the hands of the Nicaraguan Army), Zimmermann also obtained personal interviews with Fonseca’s friends, family members, fellow combatants, and political enemies. Unlike previous scholars, Zimmermann sees the Cuban revolution as the crucial turning point in Fonseca’s political evolution. Furthermore, while others have argued that he rejected Marxism in favor of a more pragmatic nationalism, Zimmermann shows how Fonseca’s political writings remained committed to both socialist revolution and national liberation from U.S. imperialism and followed the ideas of both Che Guevara and the earlier Nicaraguan leader Augusto César Sandino. She further argues that his philosophy embracing the experiences of the nation’s workers and peasants was central to the FSLN’s initial platform and charismatic appeal.


Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant


Author: Humberto Fontova

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596988223

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

View: 7515

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

On Location in Cuba

Street Filmaking [sic] During Times of Transition


Author: Ann Marie Stock

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807832693

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 340

View: 1882

This study focusses on what the author calls Street Filmmaking - the production of audiovisual artists who work outside the state film industry - to examine the island's transformation and changing notions of Cuban identity.


anatomy of a revolution


Author: Leo Huberman,Paul Marlor Sweezy

Publisher: Monthly Review Pr


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 2229