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Bill Federer Shares the Story of Squanto

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:52 min | 2 d ago

Bill Federer Shares the Story of Squanto

"One of the stories that we have to include is squanto. And if I have a few minutes, I'd be happy to share that. Continue. So the pilgrims were religious, but there were other groups that weren't and they were pirates. So Spain had a monopoly on the new world for at least a century, and they had gold from Inca Peru and portobello Panama and they take it to Cuba and ship it and these Dutch and French and English pirates would raid the gold, but they would also sail up the coast of North America. Lure unsuspecting Indians on board, lock them below deck, take them over to malaga, Spain and sell them into slavery. So one of the Indians that was captured was squanto and the story is he was purchased by some monks in Spain who gave him his freedom. He hitchhikes his way across Europe, gets to England. He's there for a dozen years working, learning the language and the family finds some business that takes him to Newfoundland, right? A fishing type outfit. And then he gets the boat to drop him off at Plymouth, Massachusetts, only to find his whole tribe is dead. They were wiped out by a plague, William Bradford writes that three years earlier, a French ship was shipwrecked off the case, the coast of Cape Cod. Sailors got ashore, Indians never left watching them and bogging them, till they got the advantage killed them all, but three or four maybe sport with them worse than slaves. Anyway, one of those French men must have had an illness and the Indians didn't have immunity and it wipes out the tribe. So sort of in a reverse sense had squanto not been captured in kidnapped. He most certainly would have died. But squanto is living with the neighboring wampanoag tribe and then that fall is when the pilgrims show up. Half of the pilgrims die the first winner. They wouldn't have survived another year. Spring of 1621, walking into their camp is squanto. And you can just picture the conversation. I mean, he's in his loincloth and he goes up and he goes, oh yeah, you guys from London, I used to live there. You know, oh yeah, the pump down on war street or St. Paul's chapel. He goes, oh, yeah, yeah, I know that place. And then he says, oh, this place here, I grew up here. I know this place like the back of my hand over that hill is a spring. And William Bradford says he taught him how to catch fish. He said, you know, that they weren't successful, but he says, don't use salmon. They spawn this river. It's going to be packed. And then he taught him how to plant corn. They said, we tried it. He goes, no, you got to dig a hole, put some fish in, then put the kernel of corn and cover it up. The fish decompose fertilizes the soil. You have a nice harvest. Bottom how to take the corn and put it in a pot, shake it and make popcorn, right? And then he taught him how to go down to the riverbank squeegee in the mud and catch eels and clams and lobsters and then how to catch beaver skins. It took 40 years worth of beaver skins to pay off their debt for the boat ride,

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Katie Gorka Unpacks the Challenges of Domestic Marxist Threats

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:40 min | Last week

Katie Gorka Unpacks the Challenges of Domestic Marxist Threats

"Much of a challenge is it that this Marxist threat isn't in Moscow isn't in Cuba? Isn't in North Korea. But it's domestic. How much of a limitation is it on our means to respond because we can't use the U.S. Military? We can't use sanctions. How much of a challenge is this different location for the threat? Yeah, that's a great question. And I think it's a, you know, I don't think there's a straightforward answer to that. I mean, obviously we can not arrest our way out of this. We have to we have to argue our way out of this. We have to help more Americans understand exactly why this is so insidious. So I mean, the easiest way to talk about it is what's happening in the university. Because I think so many parents have had that experience. Thank goodness we have not. But I know many, many parents have had the experience where, you know, they pay a fortune or they go into debt to send their children to a university or college, only to have their kids come back after the first year, kind of hating the country and not wanting to talk to their parents. You know, we're letting the universities indoctrinate our children. We've got to wake up to this. And so yeah, it is a really big problem. And you know, the other unfortunate thing is, this has been going on long enough that really I think a good portion of our younger people have been indoctrinated into these ideas at universities. I mean, that's why we're seeing so many of our institutions kind of caught up in this.

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UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo of Cuba

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 3 weeks ago

UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo of Cuba

"The UN General Assembly voted on Thursday to overwhelmingly condemn the United States embargo on Cuba On a giant screen set up outside a Havana university building students watched a vote as well as a speech by Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez denouncing the embargo Next the results come in a majority wanting the blockade gone One student says it affects us internally as a country and hinders our health education and economy Cuban government official Joanna tablada says this is a victory for the people of Cuba for their resistance and capacity to reinvent themselves and to fight for their dream of social justice and freedom General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding and are unenforceable but the annual vote provides Cuba a platform for which to highlight the continued isolation of the U.S. I'm Charles De Ledesma

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Is a Military Coup Likely in Brazil? Paulo Figueiredo Filho Weighs In

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:46 min | 3 weeks ago

Is a Military Coup Likely in Brazil? Paulo Figueiredo Filho Weighs In

"So do you think a military coup is likely, so today, today's a holiday in Brazil. It's like the day of the dead, okay? And it's a national holiday. So what happened today was very weird that people started going to the streets and not going to only to the streets, but go to the military basis and to military headquarters. Okay, like our Pentagon and we're seeing thousands of people. I mean, it's unbelievable. I don't know how many. Because the press not covering. What are they doing? They're asking for a military intervention. So in order to understand that, you need to understand that from 1964 to 1985, Brazil was under a military regime. Military presidents elected. Really? Indirectly. Because in 1964, the communists trying to coop in Brazil, same thing they did in Cuba and most countries in Latin America, but when they tried that, the military intervened and then the military established a military regime, which was more conservative. My grandfather was actually the less present of that regime. Really? Yeah. That's fascinating. And there was a peaceful transition to the civil governments again, ald institutions worked Congress, the courts, everything, we had moderate freedom of speech. You couldn't create a size of regime, but it could criticize. But the problem is the country boom during those years. Brazil was the 7 second largest economy in the world when the military took over when they last Brazil was 8.

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Oldest Guantanamo Bay prisoner transferred to Pakistan after 17 years

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 3 weeks ago

Oldest Guantanamo Bay prisoner transferred to Pakistan after 17 years

"The oldest prisoner to be held at Guantanamo Bay is released and returned to his home country The foreign ministry in Islamabad and the U.S. Defense Department are confirming that 75 year old saifa paracha a Pakistani national was released and reunited with his family after spending more than 17 years in U.S. custody in Cuba After being captured in 2003 paracha was held at Guantanamo on suspicion of ties to Al-Qaeda but was never charged with a crime The notification of his release does not give a detailed reasoning for the decision but it concludes that paracha is not a continuing threat to the United States

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Illegal border crossings to US from Mexico hit annual high - The Associated Press - en Español

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | Last month

Illegal border crossings to US from Mexico hit annual high - The Associated Press - en Español

"Government figures show illegal border crossings hit the highest level ever recorded in the past year I'm Ben Thomas with the latest numbers U.S. customs and border protection say a surge in migration from Venezuela Cuba and Nicaragua saw more than 227,000 migrants stopped at the border with Mexico last month For the year that ended September 30th migrants were stopped 2.38 million times That's a 37% increase from the prior fiscal year The numbers reflect deteriorating economic and political conditions in some countries the relative strength of the U.S. economy and

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We Face a 'Cuban Missile Crisis' Every Day

Mark Levin

01:57 min | Last month

We Face a 'Cuban Missile Crisis' Every Day

"Now here's the thing Missile technology in the last half century has advanced enormously You don't need to put missiles in Cuba to hit the United States anymore You can launch them from Russia You can launch them from China You can launch them from nuclear submarines The missiles do not have to be physically located In our hemisphere The islamo Nazi regime in Iran with the people are trying to overthrow it as I speak where we should be helping them at least clandestinely We should at least be speaking out on their behalf and we're not saying anything that's governance barely said a damn word They are seeking to get nuclear warheads on their missiles so they can reach the United States Why are we allowing them to do that Why are we facilitating that With the Biden administration if we would back the Israelis they're ready to take it out My point to you is this We face effectively a Cuban missile crisis every minute of every day of every year Because those missiles can hit us From enemy countries They can hit us And so number one you want to prevent other countries from getting them particularly suicidal terrorist states with fundamentalists running them Like Iran

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Steve Gill: Two Things to Resolve Our High Gas Prices

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:59 min | Last month

Steve Gill: Two Things to Resolve Our High Gas Prices

"Back to what we were doing before Joe Biden took office. Now you're going to have to do two things. One, turn back on the Keystone pipeline. And that's not going to flow 883 million barrels a day immediately. But it will send the message to the world that it's coming. And just like the fact that the Saudis are cutting production 2 million barrels a day in November, we're going to feel that pain at the pump immediately. If we immediately went back to opening the Keystone pipeline, again, it would send the left wing greenies that dominate the Biden administration into a conniption fit, but it would restore American independence in the energy sector. The other thing you'd need to do is restart and reinitiate the leases so that oil companies can go out and get the natural gas, go out and get the oil that's in the ground, go out and pull up the coal that's in the ground. But you'd also have to do more than just say, okay, you can go back at it. I think you're going to have to put in some legislative protection so that you can not turn the spigot off again immediately like Joe Biden did with his executive orders, you're going to have to make sure that those who are going to make the investment in drilling in pursuing and exploring for new oil and energy sources, you got to give them a guarantee that they're not going to cut it off again. Nobody's going to go out and make those big investments in exploration and production if they know you can just turn it back at the flip of a switch like Joe Biden did when he took office. You're going to have to give some assurances that their investment will have a time to be replenished in that you can't just flip the switch and put them, put them out of business again. So those things would immediately have an impact. Biden's not going to do that. He'd rather go down and beg and plead for oil from Venezuela, a communist socialist dictatorship that's in the pockets of Cuba and Russia, he'd rather do that rather than free up the energy sector and the economic benefits to America.

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Russians shell civilian evacuation convoy, killing 20, Ukrainian official says

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 2 months ago

Russians shell civilian evacuation convoy, killing 20, Ukrainian official says

"Ukrainian authorities have said that Russian forces have shelled a civilian evacuation convoy in Ukraine's northeast the bombardment of the civilian convoy that was fleeing the fighting killed over a dozen people shelling has intensified in Ukraine as Moscow illegally annexed to swore the Ukrainian territory in a sharp escalation of the war had Cuba authorities are calling the shelling of innocent civilians cruelty that can't be justified Russian forces have not acknowledged or commented on the attack apparently the second in two days to hit a humanitarian convoy I am Karen Chammas

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Small protests appear in Havana over islandwide blackout

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 2 months ago

Small protests appear in Havana over islandwide blackout

"Cubans have been without power for more than two days following hurricane Ian Many Cubans are growing frustrated about being without electricity Hurricane Ian knocked out power in western Cuba Tuesday night than the entire power grid was knocked out leaving 11 million people in the dark In Havana yvette garrido says she's never been without electricity for such a long time and that her food is becoming spoiled The government has not said what percentage of the population is still without power but electrical authorities said Thursday that only 10% of Havana's 2 million people had their electricity restored I'm Donna water

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Ian powers up to a Category 4 hurricane as it nears Florida

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 2 months ago

Ian powers up to a Category 4 hurricane as it nears Florida

"Hurricane Ian has gotten much stronger as it heads toward the Florida coast hurricane Ian is a category four storm Eric Blake of the national hurricane center says the storm surge could cause catastrophic damage and from Naples to Sarasota is at high risk The entire Florida Peninsula and the Florida keys will have significant effects from this hurricane Ian gained strength after battering Cuba bringing down the island's power grid authorities in Florida are still urging people to evacuate the danger zone if they still can I'm Donna warder

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Cuba in the dark after hurricane knocks out power grid

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 2 months ago

Cuba in the dark after hurricane knocks out power grid

"Cuba is without electricity after hurricane Ian knocked out its power grid Cuba's electric union says authorities are working to gradually restore power to Cuba's 11 million people Power initially was knocked out to about 1 million people and Cuba's western provinces but later the entire great collapsed Ian made landfall as a category three storm on the island's western end devastating pinar Del Rio province authorities are still assessing the damage no fatalities have been reported I'm Donna water

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Detailed in 'Exodus,' FDR Did Not Want to Welcome Jews

Mark Levin

01:16 min | 2 months ago

Detailed in 'Exodus,' FDR Did Not Want to Welcome Jews

"Many of you have read the book or seen the movie the exodus It's about the St. Louis The St. Louis was bouncing around it had about 800 Jews on there who escaped From Nazi Germany if they returned they would be surely murdered And they went to Havana Cuba among other places they wouldn't take them And they wanted to come into the United States And the Virgin Islands were prepared to take them But what happened Mark Well first of all they got to the United States and Roosevelt said no They wanted to go to the Virgin Islands and Roosevelt said no Now all that was covered up by The New York Times and The Washington Post All of it was covered up by the Democrat party media the same media We have to deal with today He insisted that the media downplayed the Holocaust which it did The New York Times Washington Post and all the rest of it All of it

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Hurricane Ian strikes Cuba, Florida braces for Cat 4 damage

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 2 months ago

Hurricane Ian strikes Cuba, Florida braces for Cat 4 damage

"Hurricane Ian has made landfall in western Cuba lashing the island with rain and winds as it swirls north toward the Florida coast Authorities in Cuba have evacuated more than 50,000 people ahead of what the hurricane center is calling significant wind and storm surge impacts But Juan Miguel Batista says he's worried workers work and he's a security guard so needs to head out whether there's lightning thunder or rain The storm made landfall in pinar Del Rio province where authorities set up 55 shelters sent medical and emergency personnel and took measures to protect food and other crops in warehouses in the tobacco growing region according to state media I'm Charles De Ledesma

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Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Cuba en route to Florida

AP News Radio

00:27 sec | 2 months ago

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Cuba en route to Florida

"Hurricane Ian is a category three storm as it lashes the western tip of Cuba One on your knot winds or a 115 mph And hurricane specialist Andy latto of the national hurricane center says Ian could strengthen and strike the west central part of Florida Wednesday as a category for hurricane with top winds of a 140 miles an hour residents are being told to take this storm seriously I'm Donna water

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Hurricane Ian nears Cuba on path to strike Florida as Cat 4

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 2 months ago

Hurricane Ian nears Cuba on path to strike Florida as Cat 4

"Hurricane Ian is near in Cuba and on a path to strike Florida I Norman hall Forecasters are warning that hurricane Ian is growing stronger than hats towards the western tip of Cuba where thousands are being evacuated It could then become an even stronger category four with top winds of 140 mph over warm Gulf of Mexico waters before striking Florida It happens St. Petersburg appeared to be among the most likely targets for the first direct hit by a major storm since 1921 and Tampa residents lined up for hours to collect bags of sand and clear its store shelves of bottled water a statewide emergency is in effect I Norman hall

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Ian strengthens into a hurricane, heads toward Cuba, Florida

AP News Radio

01:03 min | 2 months ago

Ian strengthens into a hurricane, heads toward Cuba, Florida

"Hurricane Ian nears Cuba on a path to strike Florida as a category four as early as Wednesday as residents scramble to prepare with supply selling out Forecasters expect a 140 mph winds ten inches of rain and ocean surges of up to ten feet across the Tampa saint Pete area however the exact track is still being pinpointed as Ian moves through the gulf and governor Ronda Santos says floridians need to prepare Floridians up and down the Gulf Coast should feel the impacts of this as up to 36 hours before actual landfall due to the size of the hurricane At ace hardware and Titusville which is on the other side of the state owner Bill pasture max says out of an abundance of caution he ordered extra hurricane supplies and they've been flying out the store We found generators on gas cans We sell chainsaws we sell them tarps we're selling water weather radios Meanwhile parts of the state are under evacuation orders I'm Julie Walker

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Tropical Storm Ian strengthens as it heads to Cuba, Florida

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 2 months ago

Tropical Storm Ian strengthens as it heads to Cuba, Florida

"Florida prepares for the possibility of a major hurricane The state keeping a cautious eye on Ian expected to gain strength as it moves toward the gulf says the national hurricane center's John cangelosi We're actually forecasting what's called a major hurricane which is category three or stronger So we have pretty good confidence that this is going to be quite a big deal Well we don't really know what this range is who's going to see the greatest impact Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Make preparations now and I know a lot of people have been doing it throughout the state of Florida and the things that you should be prepared with or things like food water batteries medicine fuel President Biden also declared an emergency authorizing DHS and fema to provide assistance He's also postponed his September 27th trip to Florida I'm Julie Walker

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"cuba" Discussed on Latino USA

Latino USA

04:57 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on Latino USA

"That was making people take to the streets in these numbers in July? I think it was an accumulative thing right now we are under a huge sanitary crisis. With a lot of shortage of food and medicine all over the country, people is literally dying because they don't have access to basic medicine or food and no good answers have been given by the administration. All of the country, one after the other, all the measures have only worse and the situation for instance. In the middle of the crisis, the government decided to reshape the financial structure and the currency. And that created huge inflation. In July, everybody, of course, we're all Agos with la pandemia. With coronavirus. And you're basically saying that intersected with this general increasing crackdown from the government. And that that's what pushed people to the streets. But a lot of this is really fascinating because a lot of the protests are happening and are being propelled by artists and critics. And I'm wondering, you're a curator, you're with artists. And I'm wondering if you can explain to the people who are listening to this what that actually looks like when you have a protest movement that is led in many ways by artists. Well, the 11th of July was completely a spontaneous. It is true that from the last three years, are these have been 11 Salah and at the front of all the protests made to the government. It began with the decreed three 49, which limited freedom of expression, especially among the artists and from there, the science syndrome movement was created. And small protesters and people started to gather around to send letters to try to store a dialog to try to change things more openly and then we had a 27 of November for the first time more than 500 people gathered on a public space in front of the ministry of culture. The expression of the arts in Cuba have also been super political. Just from the very beginning. So I think that's going to help people to understand that when you have this crackdown on the freedom of expression by the government. So what people would understand here the First Amendment, basically, it's the artist who are saying, what you can not control us. We have to be free to do whatever we want because art in Cuba is, I mean, it's always been very experimental, very forward thinking very progressive always breaking new ground and the artists were saying we can't accept this. Does that kind of explain that why the artists were so essential in leading the movement? Yes, and I think as part of the history too of the nation. If you see the independence war, there were of 1895, that was organized and led by Jose marti, a poet. And even in the first war of 1868, cesspit is, was also a poet. It's part of our DNA. If you even think in the students produce in the 30s and you have figures like Ruben Martinez division Ernesto Diego, it's always been there. It's part of our identity. The relationship between art poetry and civil rights. Coming up on Latino USA, we talk about Carolinas upbringing in Cuba while her parents were in exile, and how after a decade abroad she decided to return to the island in the middle of a global pandemic. Stay with us, notify us. Hey,.

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"cuba" Discussed on The World Next Week

The World Next Week

05:05 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on The World Next Week

"Have an inflection. Point here We have to i think. Focus on cuba for cubans resolve cuba's problems amongst cubans here and there. When he's someone helped. Bring all that together in american play constructive role there. That's number one number two. I'd keep the s. And the un out of this. I'd keep third countries out of this. Cuban community can work together to solve problems. They've done it before they've done it all throughout history they can do it again finally administration. Please don't give up the pressure points you have. Before we start easing sanctions again have a roadmap have red lines and do it in a way that we can show measurable goals connected to. Us national interest first and foremost make start doing some of that and start talking with each other. Even people disagree with each other. We're going to move product in a very good way. We have to talk to people on the island. Naturally it has to happen. Those are the folks taken the risks. Those folks you know. Support lillian if you have a quick point and then i'd like to try to fit in another question or oh wow okay well. I'll be very quick. I think that biden has his whether he wants it or not. He has no power to change the embargo that has to house to happens. We congress in that allows him to do other things. And i think that he needs to take you off the terrorist list. He needs to restock the diplomat. The diplomacy in havana. He needs to have consular services and of anna which are taken away under the trump administration and sent to third countries These kinds of things and he needs to find ways to to get some remittances to cuba without the cuban military Gaining from every dollar we son These are ways that the united states could stop playing the scripted role. The cuban state has been granted them and they continues to benefit from and and we need to stop being the bad guy. You know and if your rear to stop being the bad guy and we're going to ignore in fact all of them -tations to play the bad guy role. The cuban state gives us that doesn't necessarily include that we take absolutely no moral stances on the repression. I mean from havana in havana. You we as presence there can bring the opposition to the embassy. We can demand issue statements about what's happening on the ground. We can be witnesses. And as long as we have a no presence there than we allow the cuban state to continue to create the narratives that does to spin those narratives into distribute those narratives worldwide. And so i think we need without using the word engagement. Because i think it's something different. It's radical friendship. I think it's you know it's it's moral right. you know. We should be there as as witnesses not as imperial manipulators of the scenario in cuba a ticket. What could point. We'd love to be there but guess what when those of us were not even allowed to go and visit with the distance and the opposition in cuba. We should be allowed to go. And the by the ministration. Maybe should tell the cuban government you want to travel. Let's allow americans to visit with dissident leaders and not end up in jail. Like client of mine has been for five years and other americans arrested. It's not that easy to go to police state. Why should we go to an embassy. I think we can sure that. I'm gonna have all kinds of trouble going there. I mean i may not be able to get in. I do think that there are things that you say publicly as part of your policy isn't there are things that you don't say publicly and in view start making demands publicly bite administration. Paul is cards on the table. Then he's got no way to negotiate so there are things that when when that he needs to be careful to keep in the pocket you know that become the negotiating principles Who our presence there. you know an for remittances had the cuban state is desperate for cash even if it pretends it's not you know and it's desperate for for tourism even if it is minimal and it is family based right so out up. Stop go ahead. Sorry no actually. I think perhaps then this is the best way for for us to wrap up with a little bit of a glimpse into the lively debate even within the cuban-american community I i tend to agree with your lillian that the the the embargo has played the role of the perfect scapegoat for the cuban government for many decades But no i. I think both of you have made fantastic points. I know noda unless you have something to add but you. You're you play the role of the the more objective reporter of the one making policy recommendations And while it is very difficult for cubans to end on time. I know that c- afar is it is now one pm. So i'd like to thank everybody so much for joining today's virtual meeting and big. Thank you to our speakers. Please do not the audio and transcript of today's meeting posted on farts website. Thanks so much. For more event audio. Subscribe on itunes or visit us at c. f. r. dot org..

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"cuba" Discussed on The Propaganda Report

The Propaganda Report

05:46 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on The Propaganda Report

"About sue the cyber attacks and all that stuff i'm sure he probably has something Input on on that topic but anybody have anything specific to start the the show. Talk about cuba goforth topic. Oh yeah cuba is i. Don't know if guys have been following this. But i think we need to follow in a lot more closely. 'cause i think cuba's coming here to the us so what's currently going on is first of all the police. The military police are dressing as civilians and they are going door to door. Saying i'm so and so's neighbor and they said you said something bad about communism and then they are killing these people they're also the country's on one of the most severest profound lockdowns and they are you know similar. To what europe did they're giving you kind of like a little lottery ticket to be able to leave the house and if you don't leave the house on your designated day you can go to jail and the only reason that they can leave. The house is to go and purchase food but when they get to the stores. There's no food so they're starving. They're starving people out. And there's only i think to see i could be incorrect to major cities with two major hospitals and then everything else is basically just you know like could data care. It's like You know just indigenous medicine. And they're claiming that the hospitals are being overrun but people that are actually in the countryside. That are going to. The hospitals are saying that the hospitals are absolutely empty. So my concern is you know. I think you know. We saw the prequel to what happened with event to a one in samoa and i think this is a prequel to what they're going to do with us here in the us and of course. There's been lots of chatter about you. Know them destroying the grid or geo storm especially for those of us here in florida..

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"cuba" Discussed on Trumpcast

Trumpcast

06:09 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on Trumpcast

"To a word. Would jason johnson. Today we're talking about the uprising in cuba. With professor amalia dossier president biden made a brief statement about the uprising. Here's a clip. By recognized remarkable protests taking place in cuba people demanding their freedom from an authoritarian regime. I don't think we've seen anything like this test. A long time of quite frankly ever st stands firmly with the people of cuba as their universal rights and become the government government refrain from violence or attempts siles voice of people cuba based on what you've heard biden. Say or anything that you've heard so far from the administration. Dr like is that enough. Do you think they've been supportive enough or is there a feeling that you know what you guys have done enough already about you. Just leave this to the people who were there. I mean it's complicated. Because you have this history right. This cold war. History of united states Intruding in international affairs of of countries like cuba before nine hundred fifty nine of being what people call a neo-colonial ob presence in cuba before nine hundred fifty nine and so. I know that the us has had that history. We can't you cannot acknowledge that at the same time when you think about the cuban people and you think about what's happening to people like my family into my cousin into so many other black cuban us and cuban use who are being taken up disappeared on the on the island because the internet is. We don't know what's happening. Cuban americans are desperate because our families are there right. And that's the thing we want. We want americans and we want the world to engage in protecting cubans. We want humans. it'd be protected dislike. We want the ferguson activists to be protected. Just look we want doors fluids activists to be protected from the state and from political tyrany. Right that is what we want. And so i don't know what that's going to look like biden isn't a complicated position as the president of the united states because he has people who are telling him that. Look you know cuban americans there you know that always causing a fuss. They vote lots of republican there. Now believe our base but then you have people like me who are democrats who who voted for biden who racial justice activists who also believes in taking down the communist dictatorship and. I'm not sure how bad is going to engage in future. I don't know what's going to happen tomorrow. I don't know what's going to happen. The next two hours in cuba but my hope is that cuba becomes something like the berlin wall for latin america. this is what. I'm hoping i don't know how much the united states government is going to be involved in that realistically. Let's jump ahead four years right. Let's let's jump ahead to twenty two thousand four hundred twenty five. What do you think cuba looks like. Do you think this is going to be a tenement square moment where there were protests and people are going to have to flee but it pretty much goes back to status quo or do you think this is the berlin wall where in another four years we will see a completely different looking cuba or the beginnings of a very different cuba. I think it's the latter. I think it's going to be a new cuba. I think again learning the history and engaging in the work in the book. i'm trying to write on cuban americans afro cubans engaging in racial political ideologies. I believe that what we didn't know about afro-cuban history in cuba and the power of black cubans and cubans across racial lines in the in challenging colonialism in ending spanish rule spanish colonial rule nine in one thousand nine hundred ninety one thousand nine hundred one from between that period and how cubans were able to make progress small progress small gains how cubans had one of the strongest and most progressive constitutions in one thousand nine hundred forty. I believe that. Cuban people and cuban americans and cubans from all over the world who have left cuba because for political reasons. Because they can't live freely are going to engage. The island are going to go back with knowledge with you know. Hopefully doing research. Collecting data openly and transparently. That's my goal to to go back to cuba and to engage freely and openly and not do interviews cubans in silence and in fear of what the government might say. And so my hope. Is that getting rid of the curtain. Getting rid of what what what might be considered the iron curtain. We'll be able to lift the voices of afro cubans and the ancestors who who fought for justice during the colonial period who fought for justice during the nineteen thirty thousand nineteen forties who were leaders of black societies. I'm hoping that that's the history in that. The kinds of this course that will be engaging in during during new cuba in two thousand twenty. Five malia dossiers professor of higher education at the university of pennsylvania and the author of rise up activism education. Thank you so much for joining us on a word welcome. It's my pleasure and that's a word for this week. The shows email is a word at slate dot com. This episode was produced buying an angel. And jasmine ellis obvious. Lucia is managing producer of podcast. Late gabriel roth slates editorial director for audio alicia. Montgomery is the executive producer of podcast at slate. June thomas is senior managing producer of the slate. Podcast network our theme music was produced by don will. I'm jason johnson tune in next week for words..

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"cuba" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

05:43 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on Worldly

"Last election cycle. That i think is a simplistic reading of what happened. Actually in the election of two thousand twenty and it does a disservice to a foreign policy that should be based on a calculation of us interest in. What's in the best interest of the cuban people not being afraid of losing electoral votes. But but that is a reality here. And it's definitely shaping You know the biden administration's decision making process. Yeah absolutely i mean. It's sort of the the timing. Is everything right because if biden had come in in a flurry of executive orders and done away with these. There would have been an outcry but now that sort of the spotlight on cuba. It certainly makes it much harder to maneuver from a domestic political standpoint which is always a reminder that the best laid plans of never really work in foreign policy but am interested sort of about that that sense of this sort of heaviness domestically. Because i know you A lot of your research focuses on cubans and the cuban americans and sort of their their memories and images of cuba. And i'm curious if you've had any conversations about this particular policy and sort of where the us would go from here. I know it's it's not a monolith. But i'm curious from your perspective. Obviously there's nuance there and what you've heard nuance but there's also been important changes. I mean one of the things that made the obama. Administration's policy approach politically feasible and that dan abacha's policy helped further along. Were changes in cuban american political opinion when it came to things like whether the embargoes effective or whether we should at least open. Certain traveler have actual embassy in havana right. There was there was a but long progressive kind of openness to moving away from the traditional policy. The obama administration seized on an opportunity. They made an argument for a different approach and the opinion polling shows clearly that they brought a lot of cuban americans along with them such that by two thousand and sixteen yet a majority of our community saying that they oppose the embargo period since then. The tables have turned. The trump administration came in with his own theory of the case. It's own rhetoric. They were in miami early and often hammering home a message. You combine that with signs of Kind of slowing down or gumming up of the reform process in cuba itself and you have a recipe for rising bitterness and frustration among precisely the colbert's of the cuban american community. The more recently arrived immigrants. That in the past has been more open to a different policy approach and had been more likely to be going back and forth to the island so the politics of the issue now are complicated. There's no question. But i think the lesson that at least so far. The vitamin station has not learned. Is that they're complicated because democrats didn't do a good enough job. Making an argument defending their policy and building constituency that would be lasting enough and they still have an opportunity to argue for a different approach in different message. That does become more difficult in the in the throes of what happened on sunday. But i have a hard time justifying the the opposite. Either right to me. This seems like a moment for again. Not buying into or not setting the stage for the cuban government to sort of exteriorise the blame on the united states alone. This is the time for the united states to actually go in and even recognize. We should have moved earlier. We don't want to aggravate your suffering right. your issue is not with us. It's with your leaders. Perhaps right taking the united states out of equation as the boogeyman in cuba's internal politics. I continue to believe is the best long-term recipe for allowing cuban people to decide what they want and where they're gonna go and ultimately it should be up to them. It should not be up to any politician in miami even if the politicians cuban american it should not be up to to to washington either. That's interesting so it sort of sounds like that. You can sort of make the policy and if you can argue your way to the people that are most affected or interested in the policy you might be able to take them along with you. If sort of the obama trump trends are so in some respects biden might have an opportunity but he might not necessarily be looking at it that way but we definitely have seen you know obviously said we can't really know fully what's going cuba we've seen you know massive protests in miami in solidarity and. I'm curious sort of what this moment means for people in the united states. If you have a sense because these are massive protests and as you say the economic issues are huge. But they're not just about that they're linked to the broader issues. I mean it's no surprise to see many people on the streets in miami in frequent places where cuban-americans gather when there is big news out of cuba expressing sympathy with the protesters. There have been some more distressing from my point of view. Manifestations of that the miami mayor francis florez climbed on top of a car and called for us military intervention. And then bob menendez. Who's no fan of the obama policy on cuba or anything like it had to come out and say listen. Let's stay on planet earth. That is not going to happen here so there have been some. Frankly very irresponsible. And i think very risky things being said in miami calls for international intervention. Us military intervention willfully ignore a very complicated legacy of us interference in cuban fairs. That impart led to the cuban revolution. First place right. Never mind feeding in more to the narrative that the cuban government is currently airing which is to paint everything that's happening simply a of an product of provocation from united states..

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"cuba" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

06:20 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on Worldly

"Sort of the political dynamics of that i am curious about sort of the how the trump sanctions play into the cuban regime's response to the protests. Because it seems like that is sort of been a way for them to sort of avoid responsibility as you said for some of the reforms that they could take how has sort of the. Us loomed in the cuban government's reaction to the demonstrations it's looms in a big way in their reactions and it's not a new sort of discourse this goes way back. The cuban government's position for a longtime has been that the primary obstacle to the economic and social development of cuba are us sanctions. They don't consider them an embargo as we tend to call it. They consider it a blockade which is a metaphor that is inaccurate in some ways but captures a certain kind of international or third-country dynamic of us sanctions right sanctions have impacts on international business with cuba. In some ways to that the word embargo as strictly bilateral thing does not so certainly in in in response to the protests on sunday insofar as the protests in part come out of a moment of economic crisis the cuban government has really been calling the united states to task and saying if you the biden administration. Really want to help the cuban people which was the language that the vitamin station has used in response. The biggest thing you can do is just lifts the embargo which the vitamin attrition can do alone requires an act of congress but at the very minimum they could fulfil some of the campaign promises that they made to unwind some of these sanctions. I think the cuban government's position also has to do with And this is not just cuban government. I mean i know a number of cubans who feel this way to who feel that at in the midst of a global pandemic in particular doing nothing and in fact doubling down as the trump administration did on a pressure cooker. Strategy was inhumane period. Right at a of great economic hardship. That's that's an argument with which with which. I sympathize to to a great degree that said even if you could blame all of cuba's economic woes today on sanctions which i don't think you can. You can deny their impact either but even if you could blame them all on us sanctions. It seems clear from the feelings of those who were on the streets that that's just not gonna work. People are fed up for lots of different reasons and they're not just fed up about the economic situation. Either so i think that does create a really interesting novel. Challenging dynamic for biden administration. I think there are also some some risks associated with it in so far as the administration continues to basically keep trump policy and play they will continue to provide ammo to those who are dismissing the protests as just the result of really a pressure cooker strategy and and a deliberate plan of us destabilization rather than expression of the voices of citizens. I am curious about that pressure cooker approach and i know to at obviously that sort of the the line for many supporters of the trump policies. Notably senator marco rubio but also senator bob. Menendez is the chair of the senate foreign relations committee short of seemed to have been suggesting. That biden shouldn't remove this trump sanctions. You have other members of the house and senate like bernie sanders. Who seem to say that you know this is a policy of the past. So i'm kind of curious about that. Political debate i mean because it sort of seems that there are to a degree. Both sides can make a case right now. That trump sanctions are working on trump's sanctions are not working depending on where you stand. I've been thinking about this to the the fact that divine administration hadn't moved to do anything yet despite having said they were going to and the fact that these protests did happen. There are certainly going to be those who claim and they already are that. This is evidence that the pressure cooker strategy works and that now is not the time to let up that got the government on the ropes etc data. I think is a really short term analysis. It presupposes that we're at a tipping point cuba that i. I don't think we know if we are yet. And i think it continues to recapitulate or risk recapitulating a story line which is allowing the cuban government to ascribe to the united states the role that it is most comfortable ascribing to it. I don't think this is a zero-some game. And i think what's missing from the voices that we hear coming out of whether from washington miami were calling for keeping every sanction on or even not not touching him at all or the voices of many members of cuban society in cuban civil society who simply don't agree and it's not to say the humane society or civil society. Speak with one voice. What's interesting about right now. In the moment there's many arguing that even talking about the u. s. embargo. Us sanctions is irrelevant at a time. When the primary order of business is to express solidarity with people who are being repressed in the streets. I get that. I sympathize with that but eventually this cuba conversation's going to happen it already. It's and i think it's important to recognize released included in that conversation. The voices cuban civil society who want who want a change in the way. The government is treating the protesters and citizenry in general and the want an end up to us sanctions and they don't see these things is being one is being conditional on another. They see them both. As pat's you know out of the difficulties. They face politically economically. The other thing that i would say is that you know when we come to the. Us cuba policy debate. Unfortunately from my point of view rarely is that debate in this country just about foreign policy. Us cuba policy is about domestic politics. The biden administration has been tiptoeing around cuba policy thus far because they are as many have pointed out of deathly afraid of making even worse. What we're very poor. Electoral returns for democrats in south. Florida among cuban hispanics. Were broadly in this..

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"cuba" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

02:41 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Is it we're going to say. To which protests are we gonna go. I mean that is extraordinary. And they need to be able to do this for themselves. And where do you think that debate leads. Does it lead to some sort of capitalist cuba or does it. Does it lead to a freer sort of socialist cuba. Do we have any idea. I think we do cubans. Have you know at every turn wanted to take. Advantage of the capitalist economy in cuba cubans are extremely entrepreneurial and there are a lot of them that have made some great wealth out of the opportunity to sell their creativity that includes artists musicians. They would like to see a reinvestment in the infrastructure of society. They wanna see this. The fantasy of of a good public health system actually become a reality because hospitals are a nightmare. The public health system is a nightmare. Cubans have had to rely on the relatives to send things like antibiotics. And that was it yesterday. That's been for the last twenty five years. That's been the case and longer up to thirty years depending on where you live so this situation. Is that the story of socialism was beautiful until nineteen ninety-one and and after that it has been a myth a complete myth out order fantasy that that people who live there were visited repeatedly in. Stay there you know we know with the reality of this is why cubans.

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"cuba" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

07:03 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on Worldly

"If you go back to say two thousand six two dozen eight. This is a time. When fidel castro fell ill and stepped down his brother. Raul castro took over as head of state and roll. Castro really started to talk about economic matters in a way that his brother never did He talked about the need for structural reform. They launched what they called a project of updating the cuban social and economic model they never suggested that. This was meant to the break from socialism. But very clearly they were talking about some kind of modest economic reforms. Some of that move forward. They both liberalized that bit more space for a private sector in cuba than that had kind of a win win. Obama normalize relations with cuba began to and you had an increase in us visitors. Those people helped boost the fortunes of that sort of nascent private sector so there was this moment of kind of rising expectations and yet then the government sort of pull back. They delayed some of the more difficult reforms that they needed to do. like currency reform. Which is a topic. We can go into detail if you're interested. And they continue to have an approach to kind of private sector expansion that was very very micromanaged and continued to treat it perhaps more as a as a necessary evil rather than something that was going to be a key aspect of the economy and even as the rhetoric around that has changed right just in the last year. They've actually talked about moving forward with greater private sector expansion legalizing small medium sized enterprises in a way. That wasn't possible before the follow through hasn't been there yet and they went ahead with a currency unification process because there was a dual currency system in cuba. Really at the worst time. They did it in a moment of weakness at at after a year of dealing with covert and and without having follow through on other some of the other privates reforms that would have given the economy away to kind of respond to the effects of that devaluation. And so it's just been a series of compounded errors in missteps would say and then of course know. Us sanctions doesn't make it easier. You know at all. It creates impediments to the kind of economic reforms in many ways that a cuban leaders themselves have said that they wanna move forward. So you know it's it's all of that rolled into one interesting so it so basically it's hard to kind of isolate these factors because they all kind of feed into each other so try to sort of take them. I definitely want to talk about the sanctions and their influence. But i m kind of curious about this currency reform thing because they do see it popping up and it is a someone who's terrible with anything that involves numbers and this is very confusing to me but it sounds like essentially cuba had two currencies and one was kind of more dependent on. I'm actually going to stop before. I say something wrong and let you actually tell me what it mean. I'll try. i'm not either talking about currency's exchange rates. I get confused myself. Some history briefly. If you'll permit me think is relevant understanding this. The origins of cuba's dual currency system as it existed until recently lie back in the nineteen nineties that period nicu's call euphemistically the special period fall into clashes of union. Economy tanked by one third in three or four years. Gdp declined by one third. Thirty three percent ans- suddenly sort of the purchasing power of the local currency that that existed and the salaries that cubans were accustomed to earn from. The state really really decrease their value decreased and so in order to in effect protect prices in the state subsidized portion of the economy. There kind of things that people were allowed to buy subsidize rate through ration system on a monthly basis and not have to jack. The prices up. Cuban government legalized holing of. Us dollars actually. Us dollars which were already circulating in the black market at the time they create a parallel system of stores that sold some things in us dollars largely imported items that were deemed fat luxury items even if they were things like silken shampoo liquor and then with the earnings in foreign currency from those sales. The idea was that they could keep prices in the state subsidized part of the economy from going through the roof. And there are some cuban will argue that that worked for a time. But it also created a lotta distortions. The other part of the system is at. It's really almost not the most important thing is not just about two. Currencies is actually that there were two exchange rates functioning economy for cubans on the streets for forever. Basically read a certain point. A dollar denominated equivalent. That the cuban government created called the cuban convertible bestsellers c. It's complicated was worth only twenty four. Cuban faces normal pisses right but for state enterprises exchanges one to one. So it's kind of like monopoly. Math and in effect state enterprises working on balance sheet Didn't reflect any kind of real reality of the value of currency and so it created distortions incentivize imports rather than exports that had if impacts for cuba's foreign trade balance all kinds of things and so unifying the currencies the currency exchange rates importantly has been really important economic reform that is necessary for the long term health of the economy but it effectively means the devaluation right. And so did. I have short term pain. We know this from lots of places and they finally after years and years and talking about it unified the exchange rates and thus ineffective unified the currency system in january of this year but in the absence of the possibility of the cuban economy to respond to it through say private sector activity or more predator to the india at the height of the cove it pandemic when cuba was already reeling economically for lots of other reasons. Suffice it to say like this is hit people really hard right. prices have have shot up. There's an informal currency exchange market in. Cuba's actually gone back to a partial dollarisation in some other stores in an attempt to capture remittances coming from abroad in hard currency payments to spend their money there so in a way to unify the exchange rates and in a way they have it in a way that made it more complicated because you now have a partly dollarized part of the part of the economy there's official exchange rates of different kinds of unofficial ones. It's a mess. If i haven't made that made that clear I in my attempt to explain it. Yeah so if. I'm trying to kind of sum it up if i had this convertible currency right the sort of thing that they eliminated once they they made this reform. Basically the money that i had is basically worth less right. Is that basically what happened. If that's not quite what they said was because when the unified the exchange rates than the street rate that had been one to twenty four a twenty five that stayed the same and they told the state sector. Now your rate is the same as no longer one to one..

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"cuba" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

06:39 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on Today, Explained

"With it really galvanized people. It talks about the revolution frustrations of people and this song. You know you get in trouble for playing it too loudly trouble. You say evita and it's been one of the things that led up to this. Tell me how the government's responding other governments cracked out very very hard that that is the main response. They've not just the internet but they've gone looking for people who were involved in the protest to arrest them and some people have been very badly hurt. We know there may be more you know. The president on sunday night said he was giving the order combats to supporters of the revolution. In to put this combo gondou taller by all of communicator. Gonna get the he'll programs so you had police in riot gear which we've never really seen before the sent out special forces and they've sent out. People were just with the rapid response brigades which are a group of very hard line government supporters together for revolutionary cubans. And they give them some bats and they send them in the street to break up the protests in a pretty ugly way in so that is one of the way the taking back control. Dow protests have been pretty much extinguished at this point. Does that mean that. Whatever was happening in cuba. This week is now over. No because the underlying conditions are still there. The president cuba came out on wednesday night and may one small concession. Which is people coming in. The island now will not have to pay taxes on food medicines and other items they bring for their families for themselves. And i was a you know a pretty a pretty hated measure here that the government has had for years. That's a concession. Is it enough no. It's not enough and that's not the outrage back in the bottle but clues governor is looking at. What do we need to do to lower the temperature. People are much angrier than we realize. And what do we do to try to get some of that anger dissipated. I'm not sure what it is. They can do because the government is broke and a lot of it has been caused by the pandemic The way this island has been really really hard hit by the pandemic tourism which is one of the big income generators. And because well you. The trump administration put in some of the toughest sanctions in decades and those sanctions have been left in place so far by the biden administration so they absolutely had an impact and the lap. Not least is just the fact that the government his not wanted to open up is not wanted to let people grow their business visit. Farmers really cultivate their land enough food for the island people who are very frustrated with the slow pace of reforms. A lot of people who i know been here for for year became from living odd thought. There was a moment where their country become a different place. Now they wanna leave. The they're throwing in the towel they don't think there's a future here for them anymore. I think a lot of people see these protests and they wanna think oh communism's on the brink of failing in cuba but you're telling us that the protests are now over people are mad at the government because of their own economic hardship. Does this mean something for for communism in cuba or is this just sort of airing of grievances in particular moment. I think it's something that's historic that. We've never seen here before the kind of damages. The facade government presented the they're all knowing they've never had protests police brutality cuba and i think people have seen that they can do and and perhaps they could do it again. We've seen in other countries that that cracking down on people doesn't make those problems. Go away usually just makes things more bitter and more violence but what it perhaps could do is is caused the government here to speed up performs and open up more which is something that resisted doing for a long time and maybe finally get the biden administration engage with stuff. But the idea that this is kind of a arab spring and cuba or a moment where people are going to take to the streets and forced the government out. Were not there. This is a government that are still going rounding people up by the hundreds. I say per se probably people go to jail for for for some time just for being involved with the protests. Maybe you just filming a protest supporting a protest. You know the government. They're doing what they don't realize is just how tough it in to be Cuban you go to the market five am when the market opens up at ten. Am to eight in light. You get inside and there's nothing to buy you know what's up groups now about where you can find eggs cooking oil to travel around the own when there's a shortage of gasoline virtually impossible and the trump administration permits.'. So people unable to get money from relatives now and it is incredibly frustrating for people and then you add on top of that trysofi shortage us government that charges you a ton of money to get a passport or to get some papers and people really have a bitter taste in their mouth down but it's also important to point out that there's a leadership behind this movement as of yet and this is something that was very organic that happened independent of of the people who are the regular opposition here but what is shown the government the world is that there are thousands of people perhaps ten thousands they to.

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"cuba" Discussed on Part of the Problem

Part of the Problem

06:11 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on Part of the Problem

"Months americans were locked in their homes. The forcibly ito kicked out of their businesses by the government deemed. Essential by their own government. And you're telling me like you were the secretary of state and you couldn't even fuck in lift a finger like you can do nothing to help that situation. Your your administration couldn't do anything for those people that you're going to go bring freedom to cuba as i was saying in the china episode. It's like these politicians in washington. Dc talking about violence in china and how evil it is near like. You can't even solve the violence in washington dc. Where where do you even get the mentality that you're going to go solve these problems for other people and who the hell even knows right. Who even knows what they would vote for if they could get. Who knows what those people want. It's just not your job. It's not it's not your role and to me one of the things that you want to pay attention to rate like what you have to get hip to is that this is also a tactic of people to divert attention from the evil shit. That government's doing or the evil shit that they if they're in government are a part of doing and folks on the table should over there. You know it's real. This is like an old thing. Chomsky said but i think he's. He's completely right on this. That it's very easy to you. Know like if you were And and you see all the time right. If you're like a like the nazis loved to talk about the crimes of the communist. And what are the commies will have to talk about other crimes of the nazis were. They love to talk about the crimes of the americans right. Stalin used to talk all all day long about the evils of segregation. Now he's not wrong. You know what i mean like. He is boy as america's fucking racist looking. They treat these black and alabama okay. Yeah he's right. That was fucked up but at the same time. Like if you're stalling you're talking about. How fucked up america is. They're black like dude. You run gulags like put you know what i mean. So it becomes as very convenient thing to talk about the evil of other societies. it's again. It's the person whose marriage is falling apart. Who's talking about someone else's marriage falling apart so like you know just an analogy or whatever. Obviously it's a little different with governments but like so the role of of us of american freedom. Loving people is to first and foremost oppose. Our government is trying to make our country free and not focus on what other countries are doing. It's just not like it's not practical. It's not where you're starting place would be. You don't start helping someone else. Clean their house when your house is a mess. You certainly don't start forcing someone else to clean their house when your house is a mess. So that the first and foremost what freedom loving you know. Americans should insist that our government doesn't intervene in cuba. That should be our first priority. Same with venezuela's with any of these other countries. I don't care if they're right wing authoritarians or left wing authoritarians or whatever the hell they are. That's our first obligation is that we don't want our military are We don't want the intervening. We don't want the sanctions regime. And we certainly don't want any fucking you know. Covert three letter organization. Bullshit going on either. That's that should be our mentality with cuba and then aside from that root for form root for freedom to win. That's it. I know that's not that satisfactory to a lot of people but that's actually the best thing and it's really the only. It's the only practical thing that we can do. It's just like the the idea that our government our totalitarian government is going to go solve their to tell the -tarian governments you know Shortcomings is not only it's counterproductive. It would probably only help stabilize their awful government and and you know anyway. That's just it's not which wanted the it's not what you wanna be giving aid or or even like tacit consent to what actually led to the protests in. Cuba is kind of unclear. But it looks like you know. Basically that there i mean the the state of the country is really a mess. There's like crazy blackouts. That are that are going on. They can't get their fucking energy together and so there. The whole bunch of people living without power for long stretches medical supplies Have have really been running. Short like people can't get basic shit People are are food insecure. People on the left would call it. It's it's very hard to focus and get food. Get medicine basic fucking shit and they know after being through this for for decades. There's really no hope for the next generation and so that that creates situation where people are ready to rise up but the other thing. I guess i would say from it as you can also be. Someone inspired by. It takes a lot of courage to protest your government in cuba. It's something that a lot of us who vocally protests our government. Here don't really confront. I mean we have our own fears and you know can be silenced. Online and bad things can happen to you. I mean there are government will do some real fucked up shit to dissidents at times but not like in cuba. You're taking your life in your hands by protesting the government so there there is something inspiring about people under those situations. Under those circumstances. You know having the the balls to fucking go out there and protest. So i fuck in route. I root for freedom in cuba. But i i wrote a lot harder for freedom in america. Because that's where i live. And that's that's what i really care about so all right. That was that was my rant on cuba for today and we'll be back hopefully robbie the viral back with us on the next episode piece..

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"cuba" Discussed on Part of the Problem

Part of the Problem

07:28 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on Part of the Problem

"Ask what's up everybody. Welcome to a brand new episode of part of the problem. i am flying solo for this one. Robby the fire bernstein is a little under the weather. Little bit of the kobe hitting right in the chops so Yup just me. I'm done a solo episode a little bit. So what's up some fun. Let's get randy. So i thought for for today's episode i was just gonna talk cuba And it was on my mind with the big protests and everything going on there. And i thought it would. It would be fun to just kinda give my perspective on what's going on there and kind of the history of of us cuban relations which something that i find really really fascinating. Cuba is a cuba is a tough one. There are very interesting country. Very interesting Country and a and a very interesting little piece of particularly the twentieth century Of course they're evil Really evil government But again just like our government doesn't represent our people government shouldn't represent their people and in fact Much like with our country. We're the biggest victims of a our government or i should say were victimized the most by our own government we have other countries that are far more victimized by by our government not the case for cuba but there are people certainly are victimized by their government. Their their truly awful. But there's also you know as you see these protests sparking up you already see the attempts of kind of the left and the boomer cons to force you into these one of two options. That are both terrible so the options are either like you know we have to do something we have to you know we should. I don't know increase sanctions on on the cubans because of how terrible government has or you have the left wing thing where it's kind of like this apologizing for the cuban government and blaming everything on you. Know the the embargo and stuff like that and the only common sense obvious libertarian position which is just the correct position is that the government is evil and also that we shouldn't have embargoes and sanctions and all of this stuff on on cuba So that's you know the to me. That's just the obvious position but one of the things. That's so interesting about. Cuba is that they are if you look at things from the perspective of the the empire mentality that the united states of america has which is the only angle where all these things start to become clear. It's the the only way to look at these things where they start making sense. And we've talked about this a lot with other countries Like you look at iran as a threat to america. Well that doesn't make any sense. If you think of iran being a threat to america as normal people would think of those terms like obviously iran is not gonna come over here and hurt america at all either that compared to us at tiny little country a puny little economy. They don't have the you know. They don't have nuclear weapons even if they did. They don't have an air force that can deliver nuclear weapons over here. This is a little oil rich country that struggles to provide its own people with gasoline. And yet somehow you're supposed to believe that this is a threat to america but if you actually understand what hillary clinton and the john mccain's and mike pompeo's of the world are saying i mean they may not say it but what they mean is that it's a threat to the american empire's dominance over the middle east and if you look at things like that actually makes sense like oh yeah. Iran is a threat. Iran actually is a threat to the american empires ability to control iran right. So that's that's what this whole thing boils down to and that's why you hear so much about the like human rights abuses in the countries that aren't dominated by the american empire. But not much about the ones that are and so it's it's easy to just you have to look at things through the empire lens if you want to understand any of shit so this is why it's like oh my god china's human rights abuses or how is china treating the or whatever right. But how much do you hear about. What saudi arabia's doing i mean besides from us constantly talking about what they're doing to the people in yemen But you don't hear like you know. Mike pompeo or hillary clinton or any of those people being very concerned about saudi arabia's human rights abuses. Because they're they're on on the side of the empire so there you know that that's not an issue We don't really care about democracy. We don't really care about human rights issues for sure But but controlling the world taking over the world that's the goal and It was gone pretty good for a long time but not so much anymore. But so this. If you look at it this way now you you'll understand why cuba is such an enemy of the state and has been for so long and it's also what makes him such an interesting country. Cuba is this tiny little island country that gave the finger to the most powerful empire in the history of the world and survived. That in itself is just really fascinating. Like the castro just straight up gave the finger to the united states of america. When it was freshly newly the world empire Was it nineteen sixty that they started having all this beef this just a few years. Fifteen years esh after were. We've dropped nukes on hiroshima and nagasaki and declared on our selves. The world empire And they were just like no fuck you just a few miles off our our shores. Give a big middle finger and survived and that is just in fear heating to the empire and that's terrible If if you look at things through that lens. And i understand by the way they don't none of them call this the american empire. I mean they'll call it like the liberal world order or hegemony or some other word like that but what it is america dominating the world But if you are an empire and you're trying to take over the world that's that that is a real threat right in a sense because you can't let these other countries see that someone could do that to you and not pay a price for it so they have to pay in some way or another and the obvious answer would would be. You know what we're going to have a regime change. There and america attempted many times. I think a dozen times or something like that. Maybe like eight or nine times. They tried to assassinate fidel castro. And they he was really good at not getting assassinated. I think that was an old Fidel castro quote.

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

07:13 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"And now we'll conclude the segment by mentioning over no more irish generals merchants and other sons of ireland such as the riley o'donnell's and farrell's among others surnames can be seen across the island of cuba in the nineteenth century. Many people arriving cuba amongst them were the irish migrants. Although few in numbers played a significant part in the affairs of the island there were engaging occupations than were crucial to the development of cuba. Many irish merchants had important roles in international maritime trade and also in the introduction of machinery railways to install operate and maintain the steam engines that were being introduced to the sugar mills mines and railways. Irish professionals were noticeable in areas such as medicine teaching an engineering. The irish plant escaped the abolition of slavery and establish themselves when their slaves in the cuban countryside. It is also important to point out that a significant number of irish migrants in cuba were also women. And now let's mentioned nor will irish in cuban irish use names and surnames will forever be grieved in the history of our island. Embrace you'll donnie. Was a counselor and representative commander on the city's militia and owner over sugar plantation. He died in santiago. The cooma in seventeen thirty and one of his descendants unrest wanted and valente assumed. The title of countered one in eighteen sixty four while the eighteenth century citizens with disturbing one held office us council members mayor so the city hall santiago in the middle of the twenty century. A center neighborhood in the city was named st your wanting after the major one in june. Seventeen ninety eight said bashing kendall on o'regan son of be scented candle on originally from bailey. Mayon in the county longford was named political. Military governor. Also tiago the tweet geographical pointing cuba bear the name kindle on one of them is equal. Pay your neighborhood in simple district of moral and the other is uneven in matanzas here. The border with saw general or riley is remember for hiring organize the military forces on the island's black and we'll auto bullish use an honor his achievement one of the main streets of the historic center of was given his name. Also a stop on the railway line situated in the municipal district model. The wieners in siwa grandy in the central region of the country also bears the name o'reilly richer o'farrell and daily was a native of the caribbean island of montserrat. A descendant of a family whose lineage traces back to county punk for the turning of feral appears in the family tree of almost all of the havana families with notable titles. in the neighborhood or lovey water in helena. There's a streak or farrel and another call our color they'll farrell after one the irish descendants named one from one of farrell who share the city hall hamana at the beginning of the twentieth century. In fact today to split it mentions bear. The name will farrell in the old. Alana area of the country's capital one is hotel farrell. Which is the home of the archbishop of helena in eighteen hundred one said company. An infantry powell was governor of more in the eastern region of cuba one teary in lacey was responsible for mapping slow the penal modern date. The he went with the mission of analyzing the pine trees to see if they could be used for the ships in the spanish navy. In honor his that you g- rafi. And northernmost point of highland. The being was called. Won'the that theory in havana. One teary was the engineer. In general and twice mayor of the city in eighteen sixteen theory was governor of matanzas a city where one of the streets also bear name on the twenty first of december eighteen twenty six as ship coal revenue enter the airport in extreme east of the island with forty people on board arriving from states. These sellers were mainly from ireland. Scotland in the united states. The irish group was formed by the labor wholesale cornyn and his wife richard power first. His wife and child lawrence hager his wife. And child robber or peter higgins matthew mcnamara the carpenter patrick ovan james mcnamara gem blatantly simon dorn and the blacksmith michael magnum era in june eighteen fifty five. A boy named juan burns whose father was gregorio. His mother was mike burns. Was bob dice in havana. This surname became part of the heart of the intellectual community matanzas. This happened through the educational work of wanna burns the clayton the first headmistress of the school for girls this school would later become the gaza. Lemon iffy sense. You founded in eighteen forty six in later. Through the literary work of the point and revolutionary journalist bonnie facile burn during eighteen sixty one through nineteen thirty six twenty. Five zero burn earned the title of national point of his patriots independence. Work a street in the los almost neighborhood in santiago the bears his name one of the streets in san diego was given the on the infamous governor of the island aboard the old on many irish surnames appear as part of the top enemy of cuba. Besides those already mention names like well natan okay. We embark o'donnell commons maiden and campbell amongst many other on the perpetual testament of the irish incubus. History coming up next my interview with donny's raise a descendant.

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

04:00 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"He you know i found out this information through this group in the southern i find out that this person was indeed migrant fathers of brother the long lost and so i found a family or equal if connection and i remember that We're talking ready and we'll be sure that were related. Still doubts. But i told him essentially run on I'm gonna go to cuba visits. So he made the date Grandfather's birthday in. I'll go to the. I know where to go. Rhino or affect He is my off route so indeed. That's what happened to cuba to the the record. Snow to the agency in an was there. And i get the date in saqlain was that i was. I always able to get all the other brothers and sisters from greg. Father and i came back to america and i send the doctors again. He was so fat so having heating that much about that brand of you know that branch of his family he didn't know anything about father. This little information in you know being able to connect the next. The bat long lost family me was amazing. You also told me that wholesale matia ohio was the i I think it was the judge of the city on denise. Actually you think anonymous is also a founder on the early yet so he he owns. Some land in media was now known at the music. But before i used to be called michael's he also land there in. I think some people trying to you know to create wanted to create a town areas together create talent..

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

05:59 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"Class hadson community college in jersey city and The the head of the library in caucus at the seacaucus library he had he was also a reporter. The jersey journal injure city so he wrote an article about the class that i was doing and The attorney came across the article and He contacted me and numb ahead. Put him in touch with same researcher that i put you in touch. With and through the researcher the attorney actually went to cuba and long behold When he when he came back to the united states you know he he followed up with me and told me there was a whole line of o'halloran that that they they went after him and the researcher So there there's quite a few or handful. I should say of ohio lawrence in cuba. Aside from the fact that there other families you know like the o'reilly's the o'farrell's The candle can't candle catalans. I think the right. There's there's a lot of prominent families irish families and these names. You still see them in. Cuba for example was doing a project for final grave dot. Org i was ahead. created some cemeteries in cuba in in an area. That i'm very familiar with bohol and i came across a tombstone. The hat the name morphin but they spelled it. You know the the spanish way amel are i instead of an new r. P. h. y. So yeah it's it's interesting to see you know that there was definitely presence in cuba of irish not necessarily coming straight from ireland. Although i have heard that some has come straight from ireland. But that's probably like a minority most of the migration. The came to cuba was either and i. The flight of the wild geese of course was To spain and from spain to cuba to build the The the trains the rails but also during the potato famine i know there was another migration of irish came to cuba Probably through spain as well made me even through massachusetts or new york so there has been several migration but there's definitely a presence in cuba. That a lot of us are not aware about For example myself. I have irish dna. I like twenty percent irish. Which i i find that to be significant a significant number. I haven't necessarily found the the connection yet but Knowing that there is there was a presence in cuba. An irish press in cuba leads me to believe that. There's more chances that i will find like you. You know my my irish Background ancestors if you will so Who else did you did. You contact anyone else here in america after you came. Who did you find louis. Ohio one of the the same. That i you know to the rousson assery as always looking for information there posing questions in there was one time that i got. I got to those groups in i so fiddler or should do like my question. It was from a family. Halloran little classmate that they listen for rico in I tried to contact him. You know. I actually got tossed with them through another person back group in the end. We compare plumbing. Compare information information that i had one day hat wasn't sort of somehow similar but it was like ethnic kind of backwards in what happened was that i never never knew that. My grandfather on bras de came over in the nineteen twenties late twenties to work for some keen tampons bar factory. Actually even before he had a the worst factoring in tampa city i was holler at cigar factory and they were Cuba then moved to to ten. Fine and seating There so this cousin. Sorry this brother. Remind them in non being attempt by a b..

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

04:54 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"Bernie everything is like two folders but was amazing about. The story is dead. I started when i was nine years old then. I stopped zoo. Cuba as you know is very hard to gather any sort of information on record so that will far back into the seventy eighteen. Hundreds not hundreds in stopped until thousand five. I took over to america in censor the internet. I started some research about that last last night particular. So you never forget about moore. That was something senior. Mind though something for me of your question also. I promise my grandfather that oath find out what happened to his dad and will happened to you so find out working in concert so i'd started to you know because of the internet. Thank off the internet. Started to to Looking research online and in groups ancestry in february search in oil and came across orbs talk on the halloran. But you know in cuba not too much information. Some information like they were there already. Eighteen hundreds eighty eight or nothing else. let me ask you a question before before you move forward in your story that louise o'halloran the he com- Stray from ireland was his migration from spain to cuba okay. Recent halloran migrated from ireland to spain with his wife in five or six gets so they went for from from ireland to spain. Guys because of the the problems going on with the advocate church and the catholic church. There were catholics loud. Catholics felt this was during the flight. Low So they have to leave ireland because they're li so spain being catholic Country opened up there. the oath. Stool athlete veterans came from ireland. And as most of them were no votes allen they also have positions in the government in spain. And you know will will set at. I'll say you know like businesses in More able to to to have a good life in spain. So that's why they did. They were from ireland. Spain it started. They were merchants in from spain. The records that i found that Talks about luisa his wife and this one included era record that i found incentives. Kids the navy's as like a island caribbean very close cuba. And then we're dealing some land from whilst wife's parents have passed away there were sound that lance somebody yet. I don't remember the name. But that's what. I found that. I sold their name. Louise holloman markets up then. I was able to find some of the doctors testament that he had right trip that make him cuba spain because he was trying to go to ireland. This is robert passed away was in seventeen thirty five. He's trying to get to ireland to claim Lands properties rather left for him but he was hailed to do so so the problems that were going on time so in that test them. He mentioned that he was already in cuba as a seventeen nineteen was already so they're being vanna from early eighth century. So it's kinda amazing for me to find this information. There goes eight with to to Get more information about family whose is dead. What county where. Gus while find out. He's parents Kazoo holland lesson in ireland's one of the oldest last names They had two plans. They had the clan from county clear in decline for county in maya sister over from both parts. Lewis hellers parents. He's mom was unclear. His dad cantagalo so it was kinda or they were both both of this..

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"We notable titles in the neighborhood or lovey woulda in helena. There's a street cole. Or feral and another call. Gal farrell of the one of the irishman descendants. Name one from one of farrell who share the city hall of havana at the beginning of the twentieth century. Today to plan it mentions spare the name o'farrell in the old helena area of the country's capital one is hotel o'farrell which is the home of the archbishop of in eighteen. O one jose carpenter. An infantry. colin. Powell was governor of my more in the eastern region of cuba one teary. Mac was responsible. For mapping the beano modern date is the who into he went with the mission of analyzing the pine trees to see if they can be used for the ships in the spanish navy in honor his contribution the grafitti -i in northernmost point of highland. The beano was called won'the in havana. One teary was the engineer. In general and twice mayor of the city in eighteen sixteen theory was governor of kansas city. Were one of the streets. Also bear his name on the twenty first of december eighteen. Twenty six ship coal revenue enter the bokor port in the extreme east of the island with forty forty people on board arriving funding states. These sellers were mainly from ireland. Scotland and the united states..

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"You're listening to episode. Three of the cuban family roots back as the irish in cuba. I'm your host a vega podcasting from woodbridge new jersey. Today is march first. Twenty twenty one and we have an exciting episode. But before we begin. I want to wish your listeners. A happy saint patrick's day to exciting announcement are.

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