Monthly Archives: March 2018

Nonsense about tariffs and trade and real wars: Is this any way to manage an economy?

Working people could do better than these constant crises and integration into the U.S. war economy | K.C. ADAMS

The Canadian steel and aluminum industries are in turmoil. They seem to be forever in chaos. Algoma Steel is almost always in Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) bankruptcy protection. The Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. (ABI) smelter in Quebec has locked out over one thousand workers for months, demanding concessions from both workers and Hydro-Quebec, and to reduce supply to force higher prices for aluminum on the international market. Stelco steel plants in Hamilton and Nanticoke have only recently emerged from CCAA bankruptcy protection for the second time since 2006. Continue reading


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The Cuban people cast a vote for the future

Preliminary data indicates that 7,399,891 Cuban men and women came out to vote on March 11, a figure that represents 82.90 per cent of the electorate, which includes 8,926,575 individuals, according to updated registries. Continue reading

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What the US government is not telling us about those ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba

The key victims were CIA agents. Not a single tourist was affected, and the island remains among the safest countries in the world to visit | PETER KORNBLUH*

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How is the President elected in Cuba?

The vote is an act that is more delicate that any other, since with it comes life, honor, and the future — José Martí

There is no need to dig through Cuba’s Election Law no.72, dated October 29, 1992, to find the answer. It is explicit, and Dr. José Luis Toledo Santander, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power Constitutional and Legal Affairs Commission, gets right to the point. Continue reading

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How do elections work in Cuba?

Asambea NacionalA general election is under way in Cuba to select deputies to the Parliament and delegates to the Provincial Assemblies.

The Cuban election system is different from all others that exist around the world, and is young institutionally. Established in the 1976 Constitution, which took effect on February 24 that year, the People’s Power structure has been in place for more than 40 years. Among the elements that characterize elections here is the term unity, essential for the protection of the country’s independence. The country is led by a single party, that is not electoral in nature, does not nominate candidates, but serves as the guiding force in state affairs and society. Continue reading

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Women as the heart and soul of a country

Rosario, by Cabrera Moreno | Granma

“Without women, the enormous work of the Revolution would not have been possible. Throughout these difficult years, there has been no economic, social or political task, there has been no scientific, cultural or sporting achievement, there has been no contribution to the defence of our land and the sovereignty of the Homeland, which has not relied on the invariably enthusiastic and patriotic presence of the Cuban woman. No one like her has made the greatest sacrifices in the special period (…) nor risen up such that her everyday effort becomes a feat.”

Fidel Castro Ruz | March 8, 2018 10:03:15

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Nova Scotians speak up

Nova Scotia Liberals hand over decision-making in education to private interests | KEVIN CORKILL*

The Nova Scotia Liberal government is using Bill 72, the Education Reform Act, to legalize turning education over to private interests and by doing so destroying existing arrangements including the right of teachers and education workers, organized into unions, to negotiate their wages and conditions of work. Continue reading

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