Thursday, December 14, 2017

One oligarch in Russia (Putin), likes an oligarch in the USA (Trump)

A question for the Software Geeks. (a.k.a. "The Experts").

I invite them to leave comments on this blog with possible answers to my question.

Why is Windows 10 such a shitty computer operating system?

I own a Net Book, which is not the same as a Desk Top or Laptop Computer.

Net Books have very limited space on the hard Disk Drive (C): 30 Gigabytes.

To get around that problem I have a solid state Removable Drive (D) attached to my Net Book.

I have used 10 Gigabytes on Drive D. It has 287 Gigabytes available for use.

Every 5 or 10 minutes DUMB WINDOWS 10 sends me a message telling me I do not have enough space on Drive C. It wants an additional 8 Gigabytes. It only has 2 Gigabytes left.

MY QUESTION: Why is Windows 10 not able to figure out that I have 287 Gigabytes which are available on my Drive D?

I look forward to answers.

A Very Important Request

The FCC plans to kill Internet Neutrality today. The editor of this blog is requesting that readers and/or  visitors of Cuba Journal contact their Congressman and Senators and ask them to introduce and/or support emergency legislation that will restore the regulations intoducuced by the Obama Administration in 2015

It must be veto proof, or the Hater In Chief in the White House will try to kill it with his veto power. has an app for Android cell phones.

Juventud Rebelde

Jorge Antonio Yhonson goes 4-4 for first place Las Tunas

Photo: Granma


Jorge Antonio Yhonson

His batting average is currently .418

Un aplauso para mi tocallo.

Enlace al articulo de Sigfredo Barros

Canada Supports Cuba in Agricultural Projects

Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s international cooperation with Cuba is currently increased by supporting the implementation of three agricultural projects.

Continue reading at Prensa Latina.

American Airlines and JetBlue Looking for More Flights to Cuba

Washington, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) US airlines American Airlines and JetBlue are looking for new flights to the Cuban capital, from the US cities of Miami and Tampa, according to what they stated in different travelling websites in the last days.

Continue reading at Prensa Latina

NO to the GOP Tax Scam

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Stolen From a Twitter Guy, (Seattle Native)

Want a "Winning" team? Contact "Trump, and Moore", motivational career consultants. Honesty, and integrity.   

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Huge defeat for Donald Trump and the GOP in Alabama

Yes Virginia, the U.S. Congress can pass a Censure Resolution against Donald Trump

Donald Trump's favorite president, Andrew Jackson (who was responsible for the "trail of tears"), was censured by the Senate in 1834 for failure to turn over documents. And the infamous Senator Joseph McCarthy was censured by the Senate in 1954 for bringing that body into "dishonor and disrepute."

Add your name at:


Workers of Valencia's steel city honored with 1938 set issued by the Second Spanish Republic

The story in Linn's Stamp News Monthly of December 2017 caught my attention because I have Valencia blood in my veins. My dad, Carlos Manuel Ramiro Gonzalez Moreno, was born there in 1905.

I will tell you the very interesting, but sad story, about these stamps when I come back from shopping Christmas presents for my family.

Updated: 3:39 p.m.

My congratulations and thanks to Kathleen Wunderly for her excellent article, party retold below.

Sagunto, a port city in eastern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, is in the province of Valencia. Its roots lie very deeply in history, back when it was Saguntum, a peaceful Ibero-Roman city until targeted by Carthaginians led by Hannibal, in 214, B.C.

Saguntum commercial prosperity attracted  Hannibal's notice (along with the fact that Saguntum was on the side of Rome, against Carthage), and he laid siege for eight months). The blockade reduced the desperate inhabitants to eating tree bark and leather, and the city proposed an honorable surrender, which Hannibal rejected.

The Saguntines then gathered all their possessions --- precious stones, sacred religious items, gold, clothing and so on --- into an inmense pile in the central plaza and set fire to it. Some chose to throw themselves into the fire, and others left the city to futilely attack the Cathaginians camp "morir matando": to die killing.

Watching the lost cause from the city walls, many of the Saguntine women killed their children and themselves. Any survivors were slaughtered by the Carthaginians when they entered the ruins of Saguntum. A treaty had limited Hannibal's influence in Spain, and his attack on Saguntum broke this treaty, marking the start of the Second Punic War, which Rome won in 214 B.C.

Bitcoin is a huge capitalist SCAM

"JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon recently called bitcoin a "fraud" and suggested people who buy it are "stupid." (CNN)

JG: Homo Sapiens definition name should be changed to Homo StupidusThis time, the 'suckers who are born every minute' are going to be thouroughly f*cked.

Las Tunas and Matanzas have qualified for the playoffs of Cuba's 57th National Baseball Series which start on January 4th

Autor: Sigfredo Barros Segrera |
12 de diciembre de 2017 01:12:38

Leñadores de Las Tunas y Cocodrilos de Matanzas ya están en las semifinales de la 57 Serie Nacional de béisbol. Ahora solo les resta saber cuáles serán sus rivales en la postemporada, que dará inicio el venidero 4 de enero.

Fidel at Bat

Monday, December 11, 2017

News in the USA Today.

She said. He said.

Is there no end to the phonieness in this nation?

The USA is a decadent country that is declining RAPIDLY.

No wonder that we have a moron in the White House.

Two Natural Allies for Victories in 2018-2020 and Beyond


Democratic Socialists of America

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Amnesty International: Honduras Government deploys dangerous and illegal tactics to silence population

"The Honduran government is deploying dangerous and illegal tactics to silence any dissenting voices in the aftermath of one of the country’s worst political crisis in a decade, including preventing lawyers and human rights activists from visiting detained demonstrators, Amnesty International said after a visit to the country following contested presidential elections on 26 November."

JG: While perusing Internet news headlines I saw that Donald Trump was praising the actions of the Honduras goverment, which always kisses the asses of the yankee imperialists. Typical Banana Republic. I would never visit that country.

ETECSA amplía envío de SMS desde Cuba

Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba

Autor: Internet

Publicado: 21/09/2017 | 05:01 pm

A partir del 8 de diciembre de 2017 y desde cualquier teléfono móvil en Cuba se podrá enviar mensajes (SMS) internacionales hacia cualquier teléfono móvil de los Estados Unidos. Así lo anunció la Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba, S.A., ETECSA.

El costo será de 0.60 CUC, similar al resto de los destinos internacionales. Para el envío de mensajería de texto hacia Estados Unidos, el usuario deberá, al momento de ingresar el número telefónico marcar, el signo de “+”,  el código de Estados Unidos,1, el código de la localidad y el número celular.


“+” +  1 +  702 (código de Las Vegas) + número celular

Los códigos de localidades de EE.UU se encuentran en las Páginas Informativas del Directorio Telefónico de Cuba.


The so-called Medicare Advantage Plans are huge CAPITALIST CORPORATE SCAMS.

They provide extremely poor medical services, based on my personal experience with two of them.

Beware of anyone who tries to have you sign any documents. Do not give up your right to make your own decisions.

Protect your pockets. All they care about is making easy $$$$$.

Cuba and Antigua & Barbuda have signed a declaration of solidarity and cooperation

Link to TeleSur:

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Honduras opposition parties ask for disputed election to be annulled

Reuters Report Link

"The Nov. 26 vote has been marred by accusations of electoral fraud, sparking protests, a widespread curfew and a growing chorus of international concern over the situation in Honduras, which has one of the world’s highest murder rates."

Black officials say they don't want Trump 'to tell us what civil rights means in Mississippi'

JG: Trump is a racist & a xenophobe. He is not qualified on Civil Rights.

Recuerdan 60 años de la segunda comandancia del Che en la Sierra Maestra

Friday, December 08, 2017

A McDonald's employee told me this:

Jorge, let me be real with you. I make $8.90 working at McDonald's, hardly enough to support my 2 kids and make rent. Meanwhile, corporate executives are living in unimaginable luxury on the backs of their workers and taxpayers.

Pick up your phone and call Congress now at 1-855-713-0060 and tell them to oppose the tax cuts for millionaires and corporations.

(Fight for $15.00)

Reality Check

McDonald's is reaping an over 700 million dollar tax break with the help of politicians while paying its employees barely enough to survive.

This greed is about to be supersized.

Republican senators just passed the most unfair, anti-worker tax plan in history. It will ensure that even more money goes to line the pockets of the wealthiest people and the biggest corporations in our country.

(Fight for $15)

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Extreme Paranoia Grips the USA

U.S. athletes may not attend Olympics as threat of nuclear war with North Korea rises, Nutty Nikki Haley warns

Kennedy Center to celebrate Cuba in two-week festival in May

Palestinian refugees angry at Trump's Jerusalem stance

Declaración del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Cuba sobre el reconocimiento por Estados Unidos de la ciudad de Jerusalén como capital de Israel

Autor: Cubaminrex |
6 de diciembre de 2017 17:12:52

El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Cuba expresa su más profunda preocupación y rechazo por la declaración unilateral por parte del Presidente de los Estados Unidos de la ciudad de Jerusalén como capital de Israel, lo que constituye una grave y flagrante violación de la Carta de la ONU, del Derecho Internacional y de las resoluciones pertinentes de las Naciones Unidas.

Esta intención del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos de modificar el estatuto histórico de Jerusalén vulnera los intereses legítimos del pueblo palestino y de las naciones árabes e islámicas, provocará graves consecuencias para la estabilidad y la seguridad en el Medio Oriente, aumentará aún más las tensiones en esta región e impedirá cualquier esfuerzo encaminado a reanudar las conversaciones de paz entre israelíes y palestinos.

Cuba llama al Consejo de Seguridad a cumplir la responsabilidad que le otorga la Carta de la ONU en el mantenimiento de la paz y la seguridad internacionales, a adoptar las decisiones necesarias y a exigir a Israel el fin inmediato de la ocupación de los territorios palestinos y de las políticas agresivas y prácticas colonizadoras, así como el cumplimiento de las resoluciones aprobadas por ese órgano sobre la situación en el Medio Oriente, incluida la cuestión Palestina.

El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores ratifica que Cuba continuará apoyando una solución amplia, justa y duradera para el conflicto palestino-israelí, sobre la base de una solución de dos Estados, que permita a los palestinos el derecho a la libre determinación y a disponer de un Estado independiente y soberano, con su capital en Jerusalén Oriental y las fronteras previas a 1967.

6 de diciembre de 2017

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

USA & Israel Are Predator Nations

Total condemnation of Donald Trump around the world for his Jerusalem decision

In the Middle East, the flags of the USA and Israel are being burned on the  streets.

RESOLVED: Donald Trump Is a Jerk: U.N., European Union and Pope Criticize Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement

USA Provocation Over the Korea Peninsula

This time the USA territory will not be spared.
Warmongering has consequences.

Donald Trump keeps on making enemies. He will never accomplish much in his four years in the White House.

People do not generally like Donald Trump. His arrogance and megalomania are very apparent every time he opens his mouth.

If he does move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem he will be encouraging the winds of war in the middle East.

He has chosen bad company, the Israeli Zionists, who continue stealing Palestinian lands with impunity.

Future historians will not treat Donald Trump very well. He is a mediocre person.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Doug Jones

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Police brutality against minorities continues on a daily basis in the USA. Colin Kaepernick is Cuba Journal's Man of the Year.

The only thing that Donald Trump does very well is insult people.

Colin Kaepernick says human rights 'cannot be compromised' as he accepts ACLU award

He's The Man

Social Secuirty is People Helping People

If Trump tries to kill Social Security
Dallas 2.0 is needed.

Your Attention, Please.

The reason that Donald Trump can not obstruct justice is because he uses the U.S. Constitution as toilet paper every day.

Impeach ASAP!

El Caballo de Los Caballos, Cuba's Alfredo Depaigne


He continues hitting the ball very well in Japan.

If the Yankee politicians we not so stupid,
he could be playing at Yankee Stadium,
bringing lots of fans and $$$$$ to NY.

Yordanis Samón helps administer a "paliza" to Pinar del Rio with a hit, double, triple and Grand Salami, 7 RBI's

7 RBI's last night.
Photo: Granma

The final score was 16-3 in favor of the Blue Lions, who very likely will qulify for the playoffs of Cuba's 57th National Baeball series.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Donald Trump's Visit to the United Kingdom has been cancelled

Alone at the dance and no one wants to dance with him, including UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

European Parliament, Activists Condemn US Blockade Against Cuba

Day of Infamy

December 1st, 2017 will be remembered as the day when the capitalist millionaires of the USA received a huge welfare check from megalomaniac and autocratic Donald Trump.

R.I.P. U.S.A.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

ABC reported tonight in their 6:30 pm national and international news that people in Great Britain are demanding tha Donald Trump's state visit be cancelled


Calls to cancel Trump visit to UK put queen in tough spot - ABC News

JG: Your Majety Queen Elizabeth, do not reward this racist xenofobe with a state visit to your queendom.

The Yankee imperialists will have to think twice before doing anything, as NPR reports that the new DPRK missile (Hwasong-15) is a 'monster'

November 30, 20172:12 PM ET

 - NPR

The intercontinental ballistic missile that North Korea launched on Wednesday appears to be significantly larger and more powerful than previous versions, according to independent analysts.

"It's a monster," says Vipin Narang, an associate professor at MIT who tracks the North's nuclear capabilities. The missile is so much larger than previous versions that Narang suspects it could carry a powerful thermonuclear weapon, regardless of whether the North has managed to make a compact, missile-friendly version.

"They wouldn't have to miniaturize much," Narang says.

Continue reading at NPR.

The trademark of American capitalism is DISHONESTY

Jesus of Nazareth, the man who taught the world to "love one another" was the First Revolutionary

There’s no hiding from Trump’s bigotry

Link to WaPo article

... the White House is happy to lump itself alongside the xenophobic fringe.

JG: Donald Trump is embarrasing the USA throughout the world.

In the beginning ...

... there was the switch. Something or someone turned it on.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

La niña cubana que habló claro y alto al agente de la CIA

Dolores Ibárruri, "La Pasonaria"

Dolores Ibárruri Gómez, llamada Pasionaria (Gallarta, 9 de diciembre de 1895 - Madrid, 12 de noviembre de 1989), fue una política española. Destacó como dirigente política en la Segunda República y en la guerra civil. Histórica dirigente del Partido Comunista de España, a su acción política unió la lucha por los derechos de las mujeres para demostrar que «las mujeres, fuesen de la condición que fuesen, eran seres libres para elegir su destino».

What Kermit the Frog did when he listened to Trump's speech on the GOP Tax Cut

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

In a video released by the BBC, they speculate that the new DPRK missile could hit New York or Washington, D.C.


Uzbekistan incident raises suspicions of Russian involvement in Cuba attacks

Nov 28, 2017 4:27 PM EST

A newly revealed incident reported by a USAID officer who is based at the American embassy in Uzbekistan is raising suspicions Russia may have been involved and could have had a hand in bizarre attacks targeting U.S. diplomats in Cuba, according to American sources.

Continue reading at CBS News

Bernie Sanders: I am going on the road to stop the Republican tax bill

Tue, Nov 28, 2017 12:17 pm

For the past 40 years, the financial and political elite of this country have rigged the tax code to redistribute wealth and income to some of the richest and most powerful people in this country. The result: we are moving rapidly toward an oligarchic form of society in which the top 1 percent is doing phenomenally well, the middle class continues to decline and 40 million Americans are living in poverty.

And it will probably not surprise you to learn that just as our tax code benefits the wealthiest people in this country, it also benefits some of the largest and most profitable corporations in the world with a myriad of tax breaks, deductions, credits and other loopholes. As a result, one out of five large profitable corporations today pays nothing in federal taxes.

The current Republican “tax cut” bill, paid for by the Koch brothers and other billionaire campaign contributors, continues the push to make the rich richer at the expense of everyone else. It would raise taxes on middle class families making $75,000 a year or less and would throw 13 million Americans off of health insurance. And it would do all of these things to provide permanent tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and profitable corporations that ship American jobs to China while moving their American profits to the Cayman Islands.

But let's be clear. This legislation goes well beyond taxes. Its ultimate goal is to radically transform American society and the role that government plays in the lives of the working families of our country. This legislation will increase the deficit by at least $1.5 trillion over ten years. Mark my words. If passed, the Republicans will then rediscover the "deficit crisis," and push aggressively for massive cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education – higher education in particular – nutrition, affordable housing and more. They will seek to undo every major piece of legislation passed in the last 80 years designed to help working families, the elderly, the children, the sick and the poor.

This is the Republican plan. Huge tax breaks for the rich and powerful. Massive cuts to life and death programs for the middle class and working families of our country.

This is not moral. This is not what the American people want. This is not what our country and our pledge for "liberty and justice for all" is supposed to be about.

That is why I am going on the road this week to talk directly to working people in Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania about this disastrous piece of legislation. If we stand together – black, white, Latino, Asian American, Native American, male and female, young and old, gay and straight – we can defeat this horrific bill. But I need you to make your voice heard as well. We need to stand together. (Our Revolution)

A War Monger in the White House

Like the Nazis in Germany in the 1930's, the American imperialists are preparing to launch a new war. It could go nuclear in a matter of hours.

The DPRK has launched a new missile, the latest report states. The Koreans north of the 38th parallel have a right to defend their nation against the predatory acts of the USA and its gendarmes in South Korea and Japan.

This time, the territory of the USA will not avoid the destruction that is coming to them.

I hope that Mr. Corn Hair in the White House will desist in his predatory endeavors.

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer under USA capitalism

WASHINGTON — The Republican tax bill hurtling through Congress is increasingly tilting the United States tax code to benefit wealthy Americans, as party leaders race to shore up wavering lawmakers who are requesting more help for high-earning business owners. (NYT)

JG: The people are demanding a People's Party, NOW!


Oregon Beaver‏ @BeaverFmOregon

Neo-Liberalism is a failed system. It only works for capitalist millionaires.

Oregon Beaver‏ @BeaverFmOregon 


We need a new People's Party.

Cuba's future President Miguel Diaz-Canel sends clear mesage to Donald Trump: "Our People Do Not Bow Down"

Tusday, Novemberr 28, 2017

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — The man widely seen as Cuba's next president delivered a defiant rejection of demands for change in the island's single-party system as he participated Sunday in the first in a series of elections expected to end with his taking over from Raul Castro next year.

First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel said the voting will deliver a message to the world. “What message? Unity. Conviction. A message that our people don't bow down, not to a hurricane and even less to external pressure and some people's desire to see our system change,” the normally laconic Diaz-Canel said in an unusually lengthy series of statements to members of the foreign and State-run press.

Diaz-Canel's message appeared to refer mostly to the Donald Trump Administration, which has tightened restrictions on US travel to Cuba and stopped issuing visas to Cubans at the US Embassy in Havana. (Jamaica Observer)

Monday, November 27, 2017

Bernie Sanders makes moves pointing to a possible 2020 run

Senator Bernie Sanders' moves might be leading him to the 2020 presidential race.

Since losing the 2016 primary to Hillary Clinton, Sanders has spent time getting closer to the labor movement, beefing up his foreign policy credibility, touring the country to promote his political group, Our Revolution, and fighting along Democrats against Donald Trump’s administration.

Continue reading at AOL.

The symbol that makes capitalists tremble and cower in fear

Superb Meme of Our Next POTUS

Give Trump Hell Bernie!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Nick Brana Explains The Conditions That Call For and Will Help a New Party

Pablo Iglesias llama "delincuente" a Rajoy

Cuba Marks the First Anniversary of Fidel Castro's Death

Walmart Needs a Union

Cuba marks anniversary of Fidel Castro's death with massive event

2017-11-26 15:49:03

Editor: Zhou Xin

HAVANA, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Cuba marked on Saturday the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, with massive political and cultural events, as part of the weeklong commemoration across the Caribbean island country he had led for 48 years.

At the University of Havana where Fidel Castro "became revolutionary," according to his own words, thousands of people attended a public gathering chaired by the First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel and Jose Machado, second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba.

The speakers and attendees recalled with songs and poems the exemplary life and work of the man who defied dangerously in his youth the dictatorship of former strongman Fulgencio Batista and later the enmity of 10 U.S. administrations.

"Where is Fidel?" yelled the speakers, before being replied "Here!" by the crowd carrying portraits of Fidel and the legendary Argentine-Cuban commander Ernesto "Che" Guevara, among other historic revolutionary fighters and the national flag.

The songs and speeches were accompanied by videos and photos on big screens showing relevant moments of Castro's life linked to the history of the socialist revolution he initiated and led for almost half a century.

"I am Fidel," the national slogan that came up naturally among Cubans after his death, was frequently repeated in chorus by the attendees during the gala at the university. "I came to pay my tribute to the unforgettable leader who guided us to achieve independence and sovereignty. I am too young and I did not live the previous decades when he kept active in the country, but I have learned from my parents a lot about his life," Dalila Nunez, a 19-year-old student at the Sports University, told Xinhua.

Since the victory of the Revolution and throughout the past five decades, Fidel promoted and led the struggle for the consolidation of the revolutionary process in the Caribbean nation and its progress toward building a socialist society with its own characteristics.

"Fidel marked my life and the lives of millions of Cubans," said Roberto Fernandez, a retiree from the armed forces. "It is impossible to narrate the history of Cuba and the world in the second half of the 20th century without mentioning him. Undoubtedly, he was one of the most significant figures in the last century, with his influences going far beyond Cuba," Fernandez added.

A series of political and cultural events in honor of the first anniversary of Castro's death have been held since the beginning of this week in the country's main cities. Castro's son Alex, a well-known photographer, held a photo exhibition, showing photos of his father's life. The commemoration will continue until Saturday, with numerous political events and vigils at the Antonio Maceo Revolution Square in the eastern Santiago de Cuba city.

The next morning, there will be a popular pilgrimage from that place to the Santa Ifigenia cemetery to pay tribute to Castro on the same day his ashes were placed in that necropolis. Castro led a two-year guerrilla war before ousting Batista in January 1959. Later as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and president of the nation, he worked to provide free education and health to the people and develop sports, culture and science.

Castro died on Nov. 25, 2016. He requested before his death that after his decease neither public place will bear his name, nor sculptures will be erected in his honor. Many foreign leaders have visited his tomb in the Santa Ifigenia cemetery when travelling to the Caribbean island.

Thousands of Cubans and Latin Americans have also paid homage to the revolutionary leader, who died in peace at 90, after surviving over 600 murder attempts, an invasion and a nuclear crisis.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Fidel Castro, humanista

Fidel Castro con muchachas adolescentes en La Mota, en la Sierra

Maestra. Foto: ALBERTO KORDA

Autor: Pedro Pablo Rodríguez |
23 de noviembre de 2017 22:11:25

Son numerosas las referencias de quienes trataron con frecuencia a Fidel o de quienes compartieron con él, ya fuera a solas o en grupos, acerca de su constante preocupación por atender los más diversos asuntos propios de esas personas o de cualquiera otra relacionada con él o con su trabajo. Tales testimonios rememoran ejemplos y momentos diversos, desde los preparativos para el asalto al cuartel Moncada hasta sus años finales, cuando su vida pública se redujo notablemente.

No deja de admirar cómo un líder político que alcanzó dimensiones de talla universal, y que manifestó sistemáticamente estar muy atento a los grandes problemas de la humanidad contemporánea, no dejara de tener sus sentidos enfocados también hacia una multitud de asuntos de su propio país y de sus conciudadanos, a menudo con sus nombres y apellidos. Como tampoco deja de asombrar y conmover su preocupación por los problemas del mundo y especialmente por los pueblos más pobres y desposeídos.

Es cierto que ya como jefe de Estado dispuso de un aparato de apoyo y de colaboradores, casi siempre imbuidos de similares anchas preocupaciones humanistas. Basta recordar a Celia Sánchez Manduley, quien desde los días de la Sierra Maestra y hasta su deceso fue su más sensible y eficaz asistenta, cuya lealtad y perspicaz ojo crítico lo mantenían al tanto de lo que pensaban y sentían hasta los cubanos más humildes y sufridos.

Mas no caben dudas de que la personalidad de Fidel justamente exigía semejante contacto, directo y sistemático por sí mismo, y también por parte de quienes le rodeaban o ejercían cualquier función en nombre de la Revolución. Por eso prácticamente no ha quedado rincón de Cuba, centro de trabajo, escuela, hospital, campo deportivo, que él no visitara y hablara con quienes allí residían, estudiaban o laboraban. Por eso no exageran aquellos que atribuyen a su gestión personal, a su atento seguimiento, la obra de la que forman parte o en la que están involucrados de una u otra manera, y que es parte de su trayectoria personal, la de cada uno de ellos. Por eso hizo parte del modo de ser del cubano actual lo mismo defender con las armas la independencia de Angola y contribuir al fin del apartheid, que enseñar a leer y escribir en Nicaragua, que volcar todo tipo de solidaridad activa en Venezuela, que brindar asistencia médica por Latinoamérica, África, Asia, las islas del océano Pacífico. Por eso maravillaba su conocimiento al detalle de tantos asuntos del país y del mundo, su insistente manera de preguntar lo mismo a los más altos responsables que a los más sencillos participantes de una obra cualquiera.

¿Ilimitado afán de saber? Probablemente. Pero, aún más, fue de esos individuos a los que nada humano, incluida cada persona, les es ajeno. Su personalidad, para realizarse a plenitud, requería de esos saberes, de esos contactos y de ese compartir que fundamentaban su acción, sus pretensiones, sus deseos, su impulso para luchar por el mejoramiento de los seres humanos y de las sociedades.

Ese original y maduro concepto de Revolución que nos entregó tras su larga experiencia de liderazgo político, revela en más de uno de los rasgos de su definición la impronta martiana de su pensamiento. Plantearse que el trato entre los seres humanos en medio de la Revolución ha de sustentarse en la propia condición humana fue planteo del Maestro y modo habitual de ejercer su práctica en todos los campos.

Fidel se aleja de los esquemas sociológicos y teóricos para conceptualizar la Revolución, y como Martí, no la expresa solo como un gran movimiento social, sino que la conduce también hacia el individuo. A veces se ha argüido que en la vorágine de los procesos revolucionarios, como grandes momentos transformadores que impulsan y movilizan a grandes masas y requieren de choques y rupturas hondas que se hacen sentir en los más diversos órdenes, no cabe el individuo.

Hay quien ha dicho, incluso desde posiciones consideradas marxistas, que el individuo es sustituido por la masa. La frase que comento de Fidel es la de un verdadero humanista: la Revolución –la del socialismo, explicito yo– requiere de un trato entre las personas como seres humanos, de cada uno hacia los demás. Ahí radicaría una de las diferencias esenciales con el capitalismo, que no es solo un sistema económico y social sino toda una cultura, un modo de ver, sentir y vivir principalmente para sí.

Por tanto, para Fidel, la Revolución tiene que cambiar las relaciones sociales hasta en el plano interpersonal. Y quien lea y estudie el pensamiento de Martí comprende de inmediato que él también partía de semejante punto para fundamentar su idea de la república nueva cubana, antillana, que sería distinta a las repúblicas oligárquicas del continente en las que se mantuvieron las antiguas estructuras económicas y sociales de la colonia, así como su cultura, su modo de ser y de pensar excluyente de las grandes mayorías. La república martiana, con base en las grandes mayorías, habría de alcanzar toda la justicia y no solo una parte de ella, como le escribió el Maestro a Antonio Maceo. Y por eso proclamó Martí que la ley primera de esa república sería el culto a la dignidad plena del hombre.

Aunque implícito, es evidente el sentido ético en la idea de Fidel, pues se pide el respeto recíproco a la condición humana en el trato dentro de la Revolución. Y sabemos que esa condición no era para Martí un concepto hueco, como tampoco lo fue para Fidel. Ser tratado como ser humano significa tener acceso al trabajo, a la educación, a la salud, a la cultura artística, etc. En dos palabras, desarrollar y potenciar las capacidades, los sentimientos, la vida espiritual y los requerimientos materiales básicos como vivienda y alimentación, entre otros. Si el trato respeta esa condición humana, respeta la integridad de las personas, y se contribuye así a su desenvolvimiento y mejoría, se logran entonces la justicia y la dignidad.

Por consiguiente, Fidel se integra al procedimiento del pensar martiano que no estableció una oposición entre individuo, sociedad y naturaleza, sino que fueron vistos todos por el Maestro como una unidad posible de alcanzar o, mejor, de recuperar. Fidel evade la dicotomía individuo-sociedad: la Revolución necesita comprender que la sociedad no es una simple suma de individuos, pero que sin estos no se puede hablar de aquella. Y ello es revolucionario porque es una manera diferente de plantearse el asunto y, a la vez, requisito imprescindible para llegar a una sociedad más justa, más digna. Hacer revolución significa, pues, cambiar la sociedad y dentro de ello a las personas. Y ese cambio ha de encaminarse hacia la justicia, hacia la dignidad.

Estoy convencido de que más que cualquier doctrina filosófica y que cualquier ideología, este sentido ético en Ia idea expresada por Fidel, como en todas las de ese tipo, es consecuencia de su adhesión al pensamiento martiano. Es sabido que desde joven, a tenor con lo que ocurría entre las ideas más avanzadas en la Cuba de entonces, Fidel estudió los textos de Martí, costumbre que a todas luces mantuvo a lo largo de su existencia, como se desprende de sus constantes referencias a ideas y frases de esos escritos ante los más disímiles temas y situaciones.

En verdad, el componente ético es característica singular del pensamiento fidelista. Por lo general sus planteos se sostienen en criterios morales, ya sea en sus señalamientos negativos hacia el capitalismo como en sus fundamentaciones de la necesidad de la Revolución y en la defensa de la obra de esta. Varias veces insistió en señalar que los seres humanos no se podían concebir como entes que seguían tras una zanahoria, al igual que uno de los caballos de batalla de su pensar fue la consideración del peso de la conciencia en la actuación humana y en el desarrollo de la Revolución. Por eso llamaba a crear conciencia, a que la Revolución no preparase robots o máquinas que obedeciesen a mandos, sino a personas capaces de entender y explicarse sus actos, y de decidir por sí su adscripción a las tareas de la Revolución. Conciencia y principios fueron temas del ideario fidelista y además puntales, sin duda alguna, para su concepto de Revolución y de los seres humanos que esta debía ir formando.

Lo interesante de tales pronunciamientos es que, además de afincarse en palabras denotativas de valores (honra, decoro, dignidad, el bien), suelen referirse en términos afirmativos a actitudes, a conductas –bien sociales, bien individuales–, que convierte en ejemplos a seguir. Tal es el caso de la presente idea a que me refiero, cuyo sentido ético se expresa como el enunciado de un deber ser dentro de la Revolución a partir del empleo de verbos en infinitivo: ser tratado y tratar a los demás como seres humanos. Esa es tanto una aspiración como un imperativo para el quehacer de la Revolución. Apartarse de ambos sería para Fidel una manera de alejarse de la Revolución.

El concepto de Revolución de Fidel ha de entenderse como un deber ser, como una aspiración permanente. La idea de Fidel que comentamos, inseparable para su verdadera comprensión del conjunto conceptual de Revolución expresado por él, se asienta justamente en la necesidad del reconocimiento por esta de la importancia de cada individuo y de la exigencia del respeto hacia él y de él para los demás. Ello, desde luego, presupone una sociedad en que no prevalezcan las hegemonías y que permanezca alerta para que estas no resurjan por alguna vía, pues ello abriría brechas en ese camino del trato entre seres humanos.

Es decisivo que el pueblo cubano continúe sintiéndose revolucionario y actuando como tal. Y para ello es imprescindible aplicar siempre el principio incluido por Fidel en su concepto de Revolución: ser tratado y tratar a los demás como seres humanos.

Related from TeleSur:
1 Year Later, Fidel’s Thinking on Cuba-US Relations Still Principal Guide 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Trump Is Returning Cuba Policy to the Cold War

November 21, 2017

When it comes to the Cuba issue, Barack Obama was a very good President.

Donald Trump is much worse. He is a hater.

He only got the White House because of the help he received from Russia.

History of The Mojito

JG: as I prepare to post this, I am emjoying a home-made Mojito on my balcony. I made it with 7 year old Havana Club (made in Cuba) añejo rum. Ahh! It's so goood!

The mojito was born on the island of Cuba and is one of the nation's oldest cocktails. The drink has a disputed history. Some say the drink was developed in the 1500's when the famed explorer Sir Francis Drake landed in the city of Havana, in order to sack the city of its gold. While the invasion was unsuccessful, an associate of Sir Francis Drake, named Richard Drake, created an early version of the mojito called " El Draque " out of aguardiente ( a crude form of rum,) sugar, lime, and mint. Others say the drink was invented by African slaves working in the Cuban sugar cane fields. The name " mojito " stems from the African word of "mojo" which means to place a little spell. In the mid-1800's the creation of the Bacardi company bolstered the popularity of the mojito. The mojito rose to prominence to the international world when renowned writer Ernest Hemingway became a fan of the beverage after visiting a local Cuban bar called the "La Bodeguita del Medio" and also consumed the drink in Key West, Florida. While we may never know the true origin of the drink, the tasty combination of lime and mint is sure to stick around for years to come.

Fun Fact: The mojito had a resurgence this millennium when in 2002 it played a prominent role in a scene in the James Bond film Die Another Day. In the scene James Bond uses the mojito to seduce Jinx (played by the beautiful Halle Berry.). The link below has the video.


Bond Video:

Cuba knows how to protect its citizens from hurricanes

Hurricane Irma affected every province in Cuba, but within a week electricity was completely restored and schools, hospitals, and the tourism industry were fully functioning. Meanwhile, Cuba sent hundreds of medical personnel to other Caribbean nations and Mexico. They offered help to Puerto Rico and Houston, but received no response from the U.S. government. Cuba’s hurricane preparedness and civil defense system is a world model. The country has experienced 30 major hurricanes in 20 years and suffered only 54 dead.

 John Bachtell (chairman of CPUSA) at a meeting of the National Board of the Communist Party USA on November 1, 2017.

Stop Trump and restrain capitalism to save the planet

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

How the Internet will work after Trump's favorite Indian at the FCC abolishes Net Neutrality.

Capitalist millionaires and billionaires (0.01% of the USA population) will pay one half of a cent per gigabyte of data transmitted to their homes and lucrative businesses.

The rest of  of the country's suckers will pay considerable more. No Internet data will be given away for free. Say goodbye to Facebook, Twitter, Blogger and other popular Internet websites. Emails will no longer be free. Goodbye Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Gmail & AOL Mail.

The latter will change their cute jingle from 'youve got mail' to 'youve got to pay $$ for your bits and bytes.'


Bombard FCC Chairman Ajit Pai ( with a emails and tell him you oppose his decision to eliminate Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that it planned to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for companies to charge more and block access to some websites. 

The proposal, put forward by the F.C.C. chairman, Ajit Pai, is a sweeping repeal of rules put in place by the Obama administration. The rules prohibited high-speed internet service providers from blocking or slowing down the delivery of websites, or charging extra fees for the best quality of streaming and other internet services for their subscribers. Those limits are central to the concept called net neutrality. (New York Tines)

Cuba Journal repudiates & condems the actions of Donald Trump against 60,000 Haitians

Article With a Silly Headline

US business leaders say Cuba is still open, at least to them

Sexual harrassment allegations is the new hobby in the USA in 2017

Americans live bored lives.

Donald Trump to expel 60,000 Haitians.

Trump administration to end provisional residency protection for 60,000 Haitians

His paranoia is getting worse. These extremely poor Haitians are very hard workers.


National Security, how many crimes are committed on thy name!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Today is a great day to join @DemSocialists

Today is a great day to join :


Documental COCA COLA EN LUCHA (subtítulos en inglés)

JG: Cuba Journal urges its readers and visitors to NOT PURCHASE any Coca Cola products. An injury to one is an injury to all. Workers of the world unite!

What caught my attention right away was the Spanish workers yelling: "Este país ya no aguanta más." (The country will stand it no longer.)

This is what happens when people allow imperialist countries to come into their nation and let them exploit the workers of the commercially invaded country.

Of the five western imperialist powers (USA, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain) the land of Cervantes is the most vicious in its brutality and corruption. We saw what happened in Cataluña in October 1 of the current year.

To put it simply, the Coca Cola capitalists from Atlanta, USA, are trying to f*ck the Spanish working class.

I will try to do more research on this issue, and will report in a later post in Cuba Journal.  



Wikipedia: Spain's Workers Commissions

2015: Spanish workers celebrate victory over Coca-Cola factory closure

2014: Coca-Cola looks to close 4 bottling plants in Spain

2013: Coca-Cola Welcomes New Unified Bottling Partner For Spain and Portugal


If you wish it, it will come!

Japan has joined the Yankee imperialists in wanting to start a war with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.


JG: The USA has never, ever, been in favor of promoting peace.

Dishonest & Greedy Trump Administration adopts the Cuba Embargo as its favorite CASH COW

Cuban daily Granma has reported that the Trump Administration has fined American Express $204,277.00 for violating the Cuba Embargo, which is criminally run by their OFAC thugs in Washington D.C.

Its the money, STUPID! 

USA capitalists have no morals or ethics. Every Suday they attend the following church: Our Lady of Perpetual Cash Flow.

Together with AMEX, the poor elephants have beocome the latest victims of greedy American capitalism.

Friday, November 17, 2017

For Elise in the Tampa Bay Area

Gallup shows that more Americans are calling for a major new party than ever before. A large majority of Americans now want an alternative to the Democrats and Republicans.

History of La Internationale

The song of the First and Second International, it was written by a transport worker after the Paris Commune was crushed by the French government. The song was later used as the first Soviet Union National Anthem and Anthem of the (Third) Communist International, until 1944 when the latter was disolved.

Written by: Eugène Pottier - Paris, June 1871. 
Music by: Pierre Degeyter - 1888.

English Lyrics:

Arise ye workers from your slumbers
Arise ye prisoners of want
For reason in revolt now thunders
And at last ends the age of cant.
Away with all your superstitions
Servile masses arise, arise
We’ll change henceforth the old tradition
And spurn the dust to win the prize.

So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face
The Internationale unites the human race.

No more deluded by reaction
On tyrants only we’ll make war
The soldiers too will take strike action
They’ll break ranks and fight no more
And if those cannibals keep trying
To sacrifice us to their pride
They soon shall hear the bullets flying
We’ll shoot the generals on our own side.

No saviour from on high delivers
No faith have we in prince or peer
Our own right hand the chains must shiver
Chains of hatred, greed and fear
E’er the thieves will out with their booty
And give to all a happier lot.
Each at the forge must do their duty
And we’ll strike while the iron is hot.