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With Washington’s blockade –and its propaganda engines– in 24-hour operation, accurate information about Cuba is hard to find. Below we’ve begun a collection of articles on a variety of subjects. We hope you will find them useful.

TOPIC LINKS

Arts, Culture, Sports
Democracy / Government
Economy
Education / Internet
Environment / Agriculture
Foreign Policy
Healthcare
History
Homosexuality
Justice System
Race / Ethnicities
Women

ARTS, CULTURE, SPORTS

Plenty to Learn from Cuban Sports Philosophy
The Times of London 'Impressive system' (Sept 03)

Cuba's Muhammad Ali Spurned Millions
Washington Post Inspiring Story of Teofilo Stevens (June 01)

DEMOCRACY / GOVERNMENT

Socialism and Democracy

Haroldo Dilla and the Cuban Revolution
by Louis Proyect Counter-revolution from the 'Left' (Nov 03)

'History Will Show Who Is Right'
by Fidel Castro Response to exclusion from OAS meeting in Canada (May 02)

'We Have Come to Accuse Those Who Lie'
by Felipe Pérez Roque  Powerful speech to UNHRC by Cuba's Foreign Minister (March 01)

'Substituting Generosity and Solidarity for Greed and Selfishness'
Interview with Jose Altshuler Leading scientist on revolution's gains (June 00)

Popes, Prostitutes and Prisoners
by Karen Wald Unmasking the media's biases and lies (Spring 99)

The Cuban Government

Notes on Cuba's Electoral System
Detailed explication
by Arnold August (Sept 07)

Secret Elections in Cuba
Facts about the never-mentioned democratic electoral system (Sept 07)
by Circles Robinson

Cuba's Electoral System
Summary from the Cuban Interests Section ('Embassy') in DC (April 05)

How Cuba Works
by Richard Levins Harvard professor's overview (March 05)

Cuban Constitution
Worth reading

Cuban Voter Rolls Published
News brief shows how process is kept honest and transparent (Feb 05)

U.S. & Cuba: Democracy Differences
by Tom Crumpacker Contrast doesn't flatter the North (Jan 05)

Cuba: Why People Rule
by Isaac Saney Five reasons how and why

Opponent Goes on Record: Only '5000 Dissidents'
Straight from the horse's mouth via the AP (Dec 02)

Cubans Mobilize to Amend Constitution
Interview with Julian Gonzalez 98% say socialism is irrevocable (June 02)

ECONOMY


Ration Book Saves Cubans from Malnutrition
Guaranteeing the basics (February 06)

Cuba, the Dollar, and State Sovereignty
Reflections from Isaac Saney (Oct 04)

Dollar Use Suspended in Cuba
Defending, strengthening the economy (Oct 04)

Radical Restructing of Sugar Industry
from The Militant.com (Feb 04)
Extraordinarily informative [editor recommended]

Radical Restructuring of Sugar Industry:
Cuban Sugar Workers Speak

from TheMilitant.com (Feb 04)
Pt. 2 of extraordinary report

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EDUCATION / INTERNET

Cuban Education System

Record Number of Visually-Impaired Students in Higher Education
Cuban News Agency reports (June 08)

Cuba Ranks First in Education
Facts and figures from Fidel (Sept 03)

Internet and Computers

Cuba-Venezuela Communications Project on the Move
Thousand-mile cable to counter U.S. blockade (June 08)

Cuba, Computers, and the Internet
by Dana Lubow
December 2005

ENVIRONMENT / AGRICULTURE

Environment

Cuba and the Lessons of Katrina
by August Nimtz (Oct 05)

The Nature of Cuba
by Eugene Linden, Smithsoniam Magazine (May 03)
Cuba an "environmental paradise"

Agriculture

Food, Poverty and Ecology: Cuba & Venezuela Lead the Way
by Jon Lamb, Green Left Weekly (Feb 05)

Rural-Urban Migration and the Stabilization of Cuban Agriculture
by Lisa Reynolds Wolfe, Ph.D. (Dec 04)
Report for Global Exchange & Food First

Radical Restructing of Sugar Industry
from The Militant.com (Feb 04)
Extraordinarily informative look at historic change (editor recommended]

Radical Restructuring of Sugar Industry:
Cuban Sugar Workers Speak

from TheMilitant.com (Feb 04)
Pt. 2 of extraordinary report

Food Security in Cuba
by Sinan Koont, Monthly Review (Jan 04)

FOREIGN POLICY

International Medical Collaboration
ACN news service Over 85 million treated and 600,000 lives saved (Apr 08)

A Bone in the Throat
by Piero Gleijeses Cuba's revolutionary internationalism (Aug 04)

HEALTHCARE

International Medical Collaboration
ACN news service Over 85 million treated and 600,000 lives saved (Apr 08)

Hepatitis B Almost Eradicated in Cuba
ACN news service Public health measures and Cuban vaccine work wonders (June 08)

Cuba's Cure
by Sarah Van Gelder Healthcare for all at home and abroad (June 07)

WHO Official Lauds Cuba's AIDS Efforts, Health System
AIN news service (Feb 06)

Cuba's Doctors without Borders
Seven Oaks magazine 'Real humanitarianism' (April 04)

HISTORY

From 1901's Platt to 1996's Helms-Burton
by Jane Franklin A century of U.S./Cuban relations (June 01)

Going to War against Cuba
by Steve Eckardt Bay of Pigs tale (April 01)

Girón Diary
by Gabriel Molina Day-by-day account of Bay of Pigs battle

HOMOSEXUALITY

WHO Official Lauds Cuba's AIDS Efforts, Health System
AIN news service (Feb 06)

Cuban Lessons on Fighting AIDS
Toronto Star 'Shining example' (July 04)

Gay Rights and Life in Cuba
by Larry Oberg (March 01)

Sex, Fiction, and Truth: Renaldo Arenas and the Cuban Revolution
by Jon Hillson Sweeping, authoritative review of sexuality issues (Jan 01)

JUSTICE SYSTEM

Inside Cuba's Prisons: Health Care and Vocational Training
by Susan Hurlich (March 2004)

On Cuba's Justice System
by Mumia Abu Jamal Writing from Death Row (Aug 01)

Cuba: A Humane Prison System
by Jill Soffiyah Elijah Harvard Law instructor's 13 years of study (Sept 00)

RACE / ETHNICITIES

Racism in Cuba? Answering the Smear Campaign
Collection of articles investigating Carlos Moore's attacks (March 2010)

Cuban Arabs: Another Rich Legacy
by Susan Hurlich, Outlook magazine (Nov/Dec 03)

Indian Revival in Cuba
Dallas Morning News Struggle to preserve Taino culture (July 03)

Jews in Cuba Experience Religious Renaissance
by Melissa Klein, News-Journal (May 02)

Race and the Revolution
ColorLines magazine Discussion with Cuban cultural leaders (Spring 01)

Best of Friends, Worlds Apart
New York Times Race in Cuba and the USA (June 00)

WOMEN

Sex, Fiction, and Truth: Renaldo Arenas and the Cuban Revolution
by Jon Hillson Sweeping, authoritative review of sexuality issues (Jan 01)

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is the Human Rights Situation in Cuba?
Is Cuba a Terrorist Nation?
Why Does Cuba Have Only One Political Party?
Is There Religious Freedom in Cuba?
Does the Rest of the World Share the U.S. Policy Toward Cuba?

MORE ON CUBA

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