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  • COVERING CUBA 5: ACT OF REPUDIATION<BR> ACTO DE REPUDIO <BR>

    01/05/2007 1:12:24 PM PST · by CHACHI · 3 replies · 513+ views
    FORFREEDOM-JUSTICE ^ | December 30, 2006 | Agustin Blazquez
    AB INDEPENDENT PRODUCTIONS/CC5 producer/director Agustin Blazquez interviewer/assistant producer Jaums Sutton © 2007 ABIP All Rights Reserved distributed by www.CubaCollectibles.com running time: 58' Color/B&W VIDEO DVD & VHS HI-FI Stereo In English with Spanish subtitles This is the fifth documentary of the series COVERING CUBA. The first COVERING CUBA was released in 1995, followed by COVERING CUBA 2: The Next Generation in 2000 COVERING CUBA 3: Elian in 2002 and COVERING CUBA 4: The Rats Below in 2004 "Act of Repudiation" as practiced by the Cuban government, is the official use of public intimidation and repression against individuals and their families...
  • Miami Herald's Message of Apology for Pro-Castro Staff & Response

    10/09/2006 9:23:26 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 8 replies · 1,936+ views
    Yahoo Group For Freedom-Justice ^ | October 9, 2006 | Chachi Novellas
    ----- Original Message ----- From: Peter Tira - McClatchy Corporate To: CHACHI Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 12:36 PM Subject: RE: There are pro-Castro folk inside The Herald As the new owners of The Miami Herald, we want to join in the apologies that have been extended for mistakes and missteps there, and to ask you to give us the time and opportunity to show what our ownership will mean. The McClatchy Company is proud of almost 150 years of newspaper history and its long record of respectful community journalism. We want to assure you that we intend to bring...
  • RATHER: FAREWELL AND ‘COURAGE’ © 2006 ABIP

    06/21/2006 1:59:52 AM PDT · by CHACHI · 15 replies · 879+ views
    FOR FREEDOM-JUSTICE GROUP ^ | Agustin Blazquez with the collaboration of Jaums Sutton
    I wish it could have been sooner. But now is better than never for people who have been suffering the biased reporting of this “reporter’s reporter” for way too many years. Rather’s endless love affair with the tyrant-for-life of Cuba made him infamous among Cubans as he not only nauseated, ulcerated and may have caused high blood pressure, heart burn and heart attacks in Cuban Americans in the U.S. With the false image of Castro that Rather promoted, he caused a lot of pain and suffering for the Cuban’s surviving under Castro’s boots. How many more people died in the...
  • WAYNE SMITH FILES SUIT AGAINST U.S. GOV.

    06/17/2006 11:26:39 AM PDT · by CHACHI · 3 replies · 402+ views
    FOR FREEDOM-JUSTICE GROUP ^ | June 16, 2006 | Chachi Novellas
    WAYNE SMITH FILES SUIT AGAINST U.S. GOV. (EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL TO CUBA RESTRICTIONS) His Atty. Robert L Muse is counsel for American Cos. supplying funds. June 13, 2006 To all ECDET members: Today we filed our suit against the Treasury Department. A link to the filed complaint and the press release can be found on the ECDET website under the heading 'What's New' www.ECDET.org http://capwiz.com/ciponline/utr/1/FYJPFZHYJZ/BAFAFZTFGS/763593066 Please note that henceforth, ECDET's e-mail address is ECDET@ECDET.org. Given the lawsuit in which we will now be involved, we thought it prudent to separate the Center for International Policy from ECDET. Good luck to all...
  • A Glorious/Tragic Anniversary

    04/19/2006 5:51:20 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 5 replies · 887+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | April 17, 2006 | Humberto Fontova - hfontova@earthlink.net
    If men who voluntarily took up arms and put their lives on the line to smash Castro's regime don't qualify as freedom fighters, then I surely learned the English language in vain. And 45 years ago this week, 1,400 of them were hard at it on the beaches surrounding Cuba's Bay of Pigs. Pigs will flap their wings through interstellar space before Hollywood (or the MSM) deigns to depict that battle accurately. But to get an idea of the odds faced by those freedom fighters, the desperation of their battle and the damage they wrought, you might revisit Tony Montana...
  • THE OPENING OF PANDORA’S BOX IN MIAMI © 2006 ABIP

    02/08/2006 8:01:17 PM PST · by CHACHI · 2 replies · 555+ views
    FOR FREEDOM-JUSTICE GROUP ^ | February 8, 2006 | Agustin Blazquez with the collaboration of Jaums Sutton
    I never thought in my wildest dreams that my latest documentary The Rats Below was going to touch so deeply the Cuban exile community in Miami, betrayed by eight American presidents! But now add a seemingly benign huge U.S. corporation to the list of enemies, and the community responded! There have been all sorts of discrimination – even being excluded from a jury for being Cuban American for a trial in Miami. And being derided, maligned and literally dragged through the mud by the liberal U.S. media, openly calling them “Miami Mafia,” has left deep scars in the heart of...
  • PRESS RELEASE: The 2008 Presidential Race's Tortoise

    12/22/2005 2:02:19 PM PST · by CHACHI · 10 replies · 448+ views
    FOR FREEDOM-JUSTICE GROUP ^ | December 22, 2005 | David Rosenthal
    As you may already know, I have announced my candidacy for the presidency of the United States of America for 2008. The American Justice Party is not yet officially registered, which I expect to achieve shortly. I have never been a candidate for any elected office. And I have no professional political experience. Why would a person of this type dare to run for the presidency, having what reasonably might be called a snowball's chance in hell of winning? I simply wish to promote a series of principles and reforms that I am sure need to be promoted, that should...
  • U.S. Activists Fast Outside Guantanamo

    12/13/2005 12:37:10 AM PST · by CHACHI · 14 replies · 598+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | December 12, 2005 | VANESSA ARRINGTON
    HAVANA — American activists camping out at a Cuban military checkpoint outside the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay started their first day of a water-only fast Monday to protest the treatment of suspected terrorists detained at the base. Members of the largely Christian group Witness Against Torture are demanding access to the prisoner camp to meet with inmates. The activists arrived late Sunday at the checkpoint, which is about five miles from the U.S. base, after a five-day march from the eastern Cuban city of Santiago. "We can see the windmills of the U.S. base, we can see some...
  • Senator Dodd and human rights

    07/23/2005 2:18:11 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 11 replies · 430+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | July 23, 2005 | Miriam J. Masullo, Ph.D.
    U.S. Senator Chris Dodd Senator to Speak at the July Chamber Breakfast Meeting http://www.towntimes.com/articles/2005/07/21/news/local_news/news15.txt Larry Marino, chairman of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, announced that the Chamber's Monthly Member Breakfast U.S. Senator Chris Dodd will be held on Monday, July 25, from 7:45 to 9am at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Cromwell. Middlesex Hospital is sponsoring the breakfast meeting. Connecticut's Chris Dodd is a senior Democratic leader in the United States Senate. Chris Dodd is best known for bringing much-needed attention to children's issues. He formed the first children's caucus and spent almost a decade fighting to...
  • 'Miami-Havana' a Misguided Trip

    04/28/2005 2:39:33 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 3 replies · 391+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | April 28, 2005 | Agustin Blazquez with the collaboration of Jaums Sutton
    'Miami-Havana' a Misguided Trip Dedicated to Reed Irvine The New York Times, the creator of Castro's myth (thanks to the famous series of articles by Herbert Matthews that began in February 1957; according to the tyrant himself, "I owe my job" to that newspaper), was one of the sponsors of the 6th Havana Film Festival. On April 18 this pro-Castro-propaganda film festival showed the documentary "Miami-Havana" by Estela Bravo. While talking to a Cuban defector, I mentioned that I had seen on the local PBS station in Washington, D.C., the 1992 documentary "Miami-Havana." To my surprise she said: "Oh yeah,...
  • &#8216;The Rats Below&#8217; The New Powerful Documentary by Agustin Blazquez and Jaums Sutton

    04/22/2005 1:17:40 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 1 replies · 426+ views
    GUARACABUYA ^ | 4/22/05 | Alex Molina and Sarah Mckiver, reporting from Ireland
    Our personal thanks to the filmmaking team Blazquez and Sutton, for the honor, of sending us one of the first copies, of such a powerful and skillfully presented documentary. This film exposes ADM (Archer Daniels Midland Company) as one of the North American companies involved intrusively and extensively in the case of the child Elian Gonzalez. This documentary showed us, with the dedicated procedures of a forensic investigation, the hows and the whys of the intervention of the above mentioned company in this case, its economic interests, the political liaisons, and the manipulation at the highest levels of the American...
  • A Conversation about Who Has the Right to Kill

    03/27/2005 10:05:15 PM PST · by CHACHI · 5 replies · 328+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | March 28, 2005 | David L. Rosenthal
    --"I don't want to send the man to Hell, just to remove him from Earth," he said calmly. --"But it isn't your prerogative to decide whether the man should die," came the irritated reply. "God decides these things. Courts decide these things. Not individuals." --"Well, who then is the Court? The Court is a collection of individuals. God is an individual. You are contradicting yourself again." --"Don't play games with me - you know what I mean. You don't have the authority to put someone to death. The Court does." --"Oh, really? According to whom?" --"According to the law, you...
  • Court-ordered Euthanasia

    03/22/2005 1:30:48 PM PST · by CHACHI · 8 replies · 312+ views
    The New American ^ | March 22, 2005 | Jodie Gilmore
    Euthanasia advocates claim it is not a crime to kill as long as the victims cannot speak for themselves. Michael Schiavo married his wife, Terri, "until death do us part." Unfortunately, Michael wants to hurry that moment along. Normally, there would be outrage, not to mention criminal charges, against a husband who wanted to kill his wife. But because Terri has been brain-damaged since 1990, Michael's efforts have attracted euthanasia proponents who claim Terri's disablement entitles her to a mercy killing — though it is debatable how merciful it would be to remove her feeding tube so that she dies...
  • COVERING CUBA 4: The Rats Below

    10/19/2004 10:09:17 AM PDT · by CHACHI · 2 replies · 262+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | October 19, 2004 | Agustin Blazquez
    COVERING CUBA 4: The Rats Below © 2004 ABIP All Rights Reserved AB INDEPENDENT PRODUCTIONS/CC4 distributed by www.CubaCollectibles.com running time: 105” Color/B&W VIDEO DVD & VHS HI-FI Stereo producer/director Agustin Blazquez interviewer/assistant producer Jaums Sutton This is the fourth documentary of the series COVERING CUBA. The first COVERING CUBA was released in 1995, followed by COVERING CUBA 2: The Next Generation in 2000 and COVERING CUBA 3: Elian in 2002 COVERING CUBA 4: The Rats Below exposes to the American people how the mighty power of a corporation influences the U.S. government – in this case the corrupt Clinton administration...
  • SECOND LETTER TO Michael Jeck Mjeck@afi.com

    07/25/2004 2:13:34 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 843+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | July 25, 2004 | Chachi Novellas-Bengochea
    SECOND LETTER TO Michael Jeck Mjeck@afi.com *** Please write to this individual *** Mr. Jeck decided to show "Fahrenheit 9/11" but rejected ABIP "COVERING CUBA 3: Elian calling it "controversial". July 25, 2004 American Film Institute Dear Mr. Jeck: According to most critics, Moore's film is not only controversial, but it is filled with lies; makes a mockery of our capitalist and democratic system and most controversial of it all, it appeals to our worst enemies. So much for this American laughing on his way to the Bank while soldiers are dying to protect his rights! Still, Mr. Moore has...
  • Martha Stewart Witness Gets $2,000 Fine

    07/25/2004 12:20:40 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 11 replies · 479+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 25, 2004 | TOM HAYS
    Martha Stewart Witness Gets $2,000 Fine By TOM HAYS, Associated Press Writer Sun Jul 25, 7:20 AM ET http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=530&e=8&u=/ap/20040725/ap_on_bi_ge/martha_stewart_faneuil NEW YORK - A former brokerage assistant who helped Martha Stewart (news - web sites) make her fateful stock trade and later emerged as a key government witness was spared prison and probation Friday and fined just $2,000 for accepting a payoff during the government's investigation. U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum imposed the fine against Douglas Faneuil one week after she sentenced the convicted homemaking entrepreneur to five months in prison and five months home detention for lying to authorities....
  • Cuba Increases Cattle Order from Florida

    03/27/2004 1:50:36 PM PST · by CHACHI · 4 replies · 218+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | March 27, 2004 | PRNewswire
    HAVANA, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- J.P. Wright & Company announced today that in spite of the political speeches of George W. Bush, it has reached an agreement with Alimport, Cuba's agency responsible for imports, to add 50 Florida cattle to its existing 250 head deal. The shipment of the 300 head will be the first shipment of Florida cattle to Cuba in more than 40 years of the embargo established by President Kennedy.<> Cuba Increases Cattle Order from Florida J.P. Wright & Company adds 50 Florida cattle to existing 250-head deal with Cuba.<> http://www.tuckerhall.com/cuba.htm<> HAVANA, Cuba (March 26, 2004) –...
  • CUBA & BURMA: HIGH RISK BUSINESS WITH HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS © ABIP 2003

    11/12/2003 12:16:18 PM PST · by CHACHI · 2 replies · 158+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | November 12, 2003 | Agustin Blazquez with the collaboration of Jaums Sutton
    Castro is anti-Israel and a Jewish hater. He stole Jewish properties and decimated their community in Cuba. It is a surprising paradox that for quite some time citrus production on the Isle of Youth (the second largest island of the Cuban archipelago formerly known as Isle of Pines prior to 1959) is in the hands of Israeli businessmen in a join venture with their own enemy, Castro. The Israeli’s three factories are located precisely on the island, which was one of the suppliers of grapefruit and oranges before 1959. After that date, Castro changed its name to Isle of Youth....
  • THE GRAMMYS AND CASTRO’S OFFICIAL ARTISTS © 2003 ABIP

    08/25/2003 11:45:30 AM PDT · by CHACHI · 5 replies · 224+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | August 25, 2003 | Agustin Blazquez and Jaums Sutton
    Those who say that art and politics should not be mixed are right, but don’t bother discussing that with the owner of the biggest plantation 90 miles south of Florida. Back in the beginning, June 1961, Castro boomed in a menacing tone for all the Cuban intellectuals and artists to hear, “WITH THE REVOLUTION EVERYTHING, WITHOUT THE REVOLUTION, NOTHING!” The statement might be considered plagiarism since fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini had already said “With the state everything, without the state, nothing!” So much for Castro’s artistic creativity. But, welcome a new, succulent, tropical concoction, some sort of a “Cuba...
  • WHAT 10-YEARS IN CASTRO’S DUNGEONS MEAN © 2003 ABIP

    08/18/2003 1:29:22 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 8 replies · 986+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | August 18, 2003 | Agustin Blazquez with the collaboration of Jaums Sutton
    On Monday August 11, six of the 12 Cuban refugees that the Bush administration so swiftly returned to Castro were brought for the typical kangaroo trial in Havana. They were charged with “hijacking.” But every Cuban knows that, especially for high-profile cases, the regime carefully chooses the charge that will maximize the intimidation effect for the population. Actually, this group of 11 men and one woman overpowered a crew of three men taking a Cuban mapping and geological research vessel on July 15. The next day the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted their trip to freedom off the Bahamas. As swiftly...