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(The figue in red below - 7,201,693,000 - is from UNC's World Population Clock,
the most believable clock on the net, which has no connection with this site.)
March 27, 2012
7 billion 201 million 693 thousand
: A relentless cover-up by growth loving capitalist media may be confusing you, but overpopulation and growth of the human encampment are already beyond the "tipping point" and the result is not just global warming. The eco-system is collapsing, But since continued profit flow depends on continued growth, the rich insiders selfishly, stupidly want a continued cover-up, and the media they own continue to hypocritically, stupidly execute the cover-up.
news analyst, media critic, and philosopher
on Cuba, Latin America and the world
March 4, 2004
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Nobody elected NATO
to rule the world
with bombing airplanes
2011: Furthermore, nobody elected Barack Obama "leader of the free world." I'm pretty sure that most humans who DIDN'T vote for any such "world leader" think they "believe in" democracy, too. Personally, I never "believe IN" anything, because it's bad grammar, and I'm neither grammatically nor ungrammatically hot for democracy, anyway.
But if you are, then when you read my obviously true assertions that "nobody elected NATO to rule the world with bombing airplanes" and "nobody elected Barack Obama leader of the free world," you should have responded, "Know what? That's true." Did you? And have you e-mailed a protest against Continue
American can go to
Cuba as his own reporter
argues that any American, even under the so-called "Cuban travel ban,"
has the existential and constitutional right to go to Cuba as his own
reporter without anyone's permission except possibly Cuba's. Read
On a 6-week
2002 tour of Cuba, I surveyed 100 random Cubans about a petition reportedly
signed by 98% of eligible voters to lock socialism into their constitution
after George Bush accused Cuba of bio-terrorism involvement and Jimmy
Carter refuted the lie from Cuba but also urged Cubans to adopt the American
way. See Survey
Intro, Interviews 1-17 Havana, 18-48
Baracoa, 49-73 on the road, 74-89
Cienfuegos, 90-100 Havana.
Santiago Ladies on May Day
by Glen Roberts
Watch me write this book
This book, based on 7 visits
to Cuba, is being published here, chapter by chapter, as it
is written. The original 10 chapters posted have been shuffled and altered, i.e. 1-4 were combined as chapter 1, a new 2 and 3 were inserted, I'm now writing a new 4, and the posted 4 beginning will become 5. Select any chapter by clicking on the number below.
Cienfuegos high school students pack
the gazebo at Parque Marti
MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CUBA: For a review and dismissal
of just a few common misconceptions about Cuba, click HERE.
FEB. '10: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE HAVANA
TIMES - CLICK
JAN. '08: A FRIENDLY CRITIQUE OF PRESS
FREEDOM IN CUBA - CLICK
ENERO '08: UNA CRITICA AMISTOSA SOBRE
PRENSA LIBRE EN CUBA - CLICK
2007 UPDATES FROM CUBA:
For a look at Cuba with Fidel on the bench posted from the island in
January and February 2007, click HERE.
2005: BIRDS & BRUJAS
IN ENCHANTED CATEMACO click HERE.
THREE APRIL '05 LETTERS FROM CUBA:
Self-syndicated and offered
on the dates indicated to various U.S. media I knew wouldn't print them.
"Human Rights in Cuba, April 14 from Havana,"
"Viva y Habla Fidel!, April 22 from Cienfuegos,"
"Elections in Cuba, April 29 from Havana,"
2004: SOUTH AMERICA COMPARED TO CUBA:
In the summer and fall of '04, the author toured
eight South American countries to compare the "emerging western
style free enterprise democracies" to Cuba, because, as members
of the OAS and the UN, these countries are regularly armtwisted into
censuring Cuba as the only country in the hemisphere still not "free."
In three extensive documents listed below, the author confirms that,
logically, it should be Cuba that censures the other countries, since
only Cuba is free of a significant list of oppressive attributes found
everywhere else, as these documents attest.
"From Maracaibo," click HERE.
"From the Andes," click HERE.
"From the Cone" (includes South America
Summary), click HERE.
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