CUBA: A BOLD MOVE OR JUST ADJUSTING THE USA'S TYPICALLY BAD ATTITUDE?
An interesting overview of US/Cuba relations. I don't know that much US history, much less cuban history. But from what it looks like to me, Obama's "historic" move to normalize relations with Cuba is really just righting the wrongs of past administrations which reinforced the USA's usual role of bully. And as is usually the case with Obama, not going far enough to do what's really right. Even if it concerns one of his clearest campaign promises. Maybe that's to come.
DEMOCRACYNOW.ORG: "People talk about violation of human rights and due process in Cuba. And I’ll tell you, Amy, there is violation of human rights and due process in Cuba, and it’s in Guantánamo. I mean, we’re holding prisoners there for years without trial, tortured them. And President Obama took the office with a promise that he would close Guantánamo as a prison, and he has not. I think he will before his term is over, but, you know, it’s been six years, and six years of prison for people without trial, six years of torture. I think he needs to do something. But beyond that, beyond closing it as a prison, the United States needs to return that territory to Cuba. That is sovereign Cuban territory. The United States has no business there. If they want a base somewhere, they can put it in Mississippi, Alabama, but not in Cuba. Cuba belongs to Cuba, not to Washington."
ANOTHER SEGMENT WITH CODEPINK'S MEDEA BENJAMIN AND DANNY GLOVER