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A Forgotten Memorial: A Monument Thanking Americans – In Cuba!

There is a memorial that most Americans are not likely to know of, and one that few Americans have likely visited. This is because this memorial – dedicated to brave American soldiers who gave their lives to liberate the oppressed – is in Cuba. It is a monument to the Americans who fell in the battle of Santiago de Cuba, the decisive event that secured Cuban independence from Spain.

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When Will Cuba End Its ‘Internal Embargo’?

When I travelled for two weeks in working class areas of Cuba last year, a Cuban worker explained to me that while they hear endlessly from the government about the “American embargo against Cuba,” the real problem is the “internal embargo”—the embargo that the government elite has imposed on the Cuban people to keep them from participating in the economies of the elite and the outside world.

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New Head of Pacifist Group Showcases Ties to Cop Killer

The A.J. Mustie Institute, named after a famous pacifist, started with the express purpose of “supporting nonviolence and social justice.” Now, the institute has a new executive director and has sent out a fundraising letter from convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The letter includes a 2013 photo of the new director, Heidi Boghosian, and Mumia sharing beaming smiles and a hug.

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‘Evil’ in New York: Ideology Drives Murder and Welfare Up in NYC

In 1993, Rudy Giuliani defeated incumbent Mayor David Dinkins on a tough crime-fighting and welfare-to-work platform. The life-long New York intellectual Norman Podhoretz, reflecting on this moment in 1999, wrote that “neither I nor anyone else ever dreamed that the new mayor — or any other person occupying that office — would be able to turn the city around, let alone that he would do so almost overnight. How wrong we were!”

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Author: Explain the US Constitution Like a Techie

Breitbart News interviewed Liz Long, author of “The Constitution: It’s the OS for the US,” at CPAC 2015. She explained how the Constitution (when operating properly) could be compared to a computer operating system that makes all of it’s parts

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Communists Thank SEIU for Help in Releasing Cuban Mass Murderer

Gerardo Hernandez, a spy for Communist Cuba and the man responsible for the murder of four humanitarian workers (three of whom were American citizens) over international waters, was freed from prison last year by the Obama administration, due in part to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

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The Catastrophic Strategic Consequences of the Fall of Yemen

Iranian control of Yemen gives the Mullahs the option of cutting off the sea lanes connecting the Mediterranean to the Indian Oceans. This is a very real threat, as the Iran-backed Houthi rebels consolidate control over Yemen. Most of the West’s oil and most of Western trade with the Far East depends on these sea lanes.

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‘The Terror Network’ Reincarnated

During the Cold War, Red terrorist groups proliferated throughout Western Europe. Claire Sterling detailed in her 1981 blockbuster The Terror Network: The Secret War of International Terrorism how, with the help of the Communist Bloc intelligence and their surrogates in the PLO and Cuba, these groups organized a sophisticated network able to provide everything from arranging travel to Cuba and Lebanon for training to guns and fake passports.

Ukraine Betrayed: Why Won't The West Resist Putin?

Ukraine Betrayed: Why Won't The West Resist Putin?

In late 2013, a giant Christmas tree in Kiev’s Independence Square became a symbol of the protests against the Russian-backed regime of Viktor Yanukovych. According to the UK Guardian: “The Christmas tree was hung with Ukrainian flags and protesters waved

Iranian Mayhem in Benghazi

Iranian Mayhem in Benghazi

“Iran wants chaos,” a former Iranian intelligence chief for Western Europe told Ken Timmerman, author of the new book Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened In Benghazi. “They want to generate anti-American anger, radicalize the rebels, and maintain a climate

Foreign Affairs Misreads Lumumba (the Communist)

Foreign Affairs Misreads Lumumba (the Communist)

The current issue of Foreign Affairs (July/August 2014) contains an article about the 1960-1961 crisis in the Congo. Its key point is as follows: The root of the CIA’s intervention in Congo was an overhyped analysis of the communist threat.

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