Ecuador cancels the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (TATPDEA) as the US creates an international incident

    “Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted… but to weigh and consider.” Francis Bacon I read today in the Guardian UK (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/27/ecuador-us-trade-pact-edward-snowden?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2) that Ecuador has waived preferential trade rights with Washington over the Edward Snowden affair even as the whistleblower’s prospect of reaching Quito seem dim.  These […]

Cotacachi, Ecuador: A new form of democracy has been born in this small town in the north of Ecuador. And the world is beginning to find its way here in recognition of that fact

  You can read part one of this series at:  http://www.dailycensored.com/2012/08/26/cotacachi-ecuador-participatory-democracy-and-another-world-is-happening/ I am currently in Cotacachi, Ecuador where a new form of democracy is taking hold.  It is called “participatory democracy” and in this small village, located high in the Andes, the concept is not only taking hold, it is growing. Here in Cotacachi many […]

Breaking the Blockade of Silence - L.A. Art and Advocacy for the Cuban 5

By Diana Block, International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five How do you break through the twelve-year blockade of silence that has kept five Cuban political prisoners invisible to the American public?  How can art transcend U.S. prison walls and present the truth about these men, locked up in five distant prisons scattered […]

The Democratic Illusion

The Democratic Illusion By: Solomon Comissiong The illusion of democracy within the illegitimate borders of America continues to psychologically obfuscate masses of US citizens. Just as people who are strung out on opiates begin to hallucinate imaging a “reality” that simply does not exist, so too are most Americans as they continue believing that their […]

Racism, White Supremacy & Hollywood

Racism, White Supremacy & Hollywood “There’s nothing that the Black man could use to earn Burn Hollywood Burn” - Chuck D, Ice Cube, Big Daddy Kane By Solomon (Academy Awards) season has come and gone and so, too, with it another year of Hollywood subsidized racist imagery. Hollywood, like many American mainstream institutions, has the […]

Human Rights Rides Again?

The State Department echoed by the EU has once again raised the human rights issue to beat up Cuba. In 1959, Fidel Castro declared his independence from the United States – possibly without realizing that punishment could last 51+ years. Even when US national interests are involved, Washington acts petulantly if not downright childishly. Following […]

STRANGE RECIPROCITY!

Miami, 2008 Antonio Veciana described three failed assassination plots he directed against Fidel Castro – with the help and encouragement of the CIA. In 1960, Maurice Bishop, aka David Atlee Phillips, had recruited Veciana for CIA dirty trick operations in Havana. Veciana described how the Agency, working with the Catholic Church, forged a Cuban “law” […]

Haiti - The Empire Strikes Again

By Guest Blogger Terry Morrone The good old USA has added another country to its empire. It was an earth quake assisted takeover. The major media as usual have the story all wrong. While a few stories in the major media covered the ineffectiveness of US aid, most focused instead on the poor, miserable and […]

A “Smart Power” Coup in Honduras

By SAUL LANDAU and NELSON P. VALDÉS “If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine  will go far.” -President Theodore Roosevelt, 1903 “I am going to teach the South American republics to elect good men.” -Woodrow Wilson, […]