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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...
  • Where Is Mandela's Apology?

    07/22/2003 11:09:53 AM PDT · by CHACHI · 9 replies · 260+ views
    FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE ^ | 7/22/03 | Myles Kantor
    It’s disgusting to see people apologize for doing nothing wrong, especially to wrongdoers. On July 14, Miami-Dade County mayor Alex Penelas spoke at the NAACP’s national convention in Miami Beach and apologized for protests of Nelson Mandela during his June 1990 visit to Miami. Why did these protests occur? Maybe it had something to do with the former South African president’s affection for mass murderers. Sentenced to life imprisonment in June 1964 for armed resistance to the apartheid regime, Mandela was released in February 1990. In May he visited Libyan tyrant Muammar Qadhafi and received the “International Qadhafi Prize for...
  • BARLOVENTO: The Massacre of Cuban-Chinese © 2003 ABIP

    07/11/2003 4:24:27 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 4 replies · 164+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | July 11, 2003 | Agustin Blazquez and Jaums Sutton
    by Agustin Blazquez and Jaums Sutton Barlovento is a marina development that flourished before 1959 near Jaimanita Beach northwest of Havana. When Castro was in need of U.S. dollars to prop-up his regime he converted that area into “Hemingway Marina” which became popular among rich and famous foreigners, including yachting Americans, all of whom find dubious amusements and business deals while spending the coveted U.S. dollars, to this day, oblivious that the blood of innocent civilians taint the waters. This is the area where U.S. fugitive Robert Vesco lived in luxury on his stolen U.S. dollars until he fell out...
  • Feet Wet/Feet Dry Policy: An Ongoing Inhumanity © 2003 ABIP

    06/27/2003 5:18:17 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 4 replies · 333+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | June 27, 2003 | Agustin Blazquez and Jaums Sutton
    Reprinted from NewsMax.com On Aug. 11, 1994, due to mounting discontent with his regime, Castro gave the order to the Cuban Coast Guard and security forces not to obstruct illegal departures (sinking their rafts and killing the people) from Cuban shores. Immediately, Cubans began abandoning Castro’s hellhole in anything that would float. According to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) timeline, on Aug. 19, 1994, the U.S. Coast Guard initiated "Operation ABLE VIGIL, a Cuban Mass Migration Emergency Plan in response to uncontrolled migration from Cuba and the announcement by President Clinton prohibiting the entry of undocumented Cuban migrants into...
  • COMMUNIST GOALS (From The Congressional Record, Jan. 10, 1963)

    06/03/2003 7:16:19 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 78 replies · 11,005+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | June 3, 2003 | Congressional Record
    1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. 2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. 3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. 4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. 5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites. 6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination. 7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N. 8....
  • Cuba's Heroic Heretics

    05/27/2003 10:41:20 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 14 replies · 279+ views
    FrontPage_magazine.com ^ | May 28, 2003 | Myles Kantor
    "I believe in reason and in discussion as supreme instruments of progress," the Holocaust survivor and writer Primo Levi once said. By abolishing reason and discussion, totalitarianism could be defined as the perfection of madness and paralysis. Society doesn’t exist in this world, only silence maintained by massive and systematic violence. Self-expression, exchange of feeling, and other basic human behavior are crushed by the dogma that subjugates every institution to the State. Like in Cuba. Fidel Castro has imprisoned conscientious Cubans since 1959, and last month he imprisoned 80 more. The victims ranged from physicians and poets like Dr. Oscar...
  • "Three Little Blacks"

    05/23/2003 12:40:04 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 22 replies · 456+ views
    News Max ^ | May 23, 2003 | Agustin Blazquez and Jaums Sutton
    Reprinted from NewsMax.com 'Three Little Blacks' © 2003 ABIP Agustin Blazquez and Jaums Sutton Friday, May 23, 2003 “The word on the streets is that Castro referred to them as ‘tres negritos’ (three little blacks). Even if you ignore the alleged racism (which I won’t), the hijackers committed the crime of wanting freedom.” (Manuel J. Coto, in his article in the Orlando Sentinel, May 7, 2003). The names of these expendable “little blacks” are Barbaro Sevilla Garcia, 21, Lorenzo Copello Castillo, 31, and Jorge Luis Martinez Isaac, 43. The Association of Black Cubans in Miami held a protest on May...
  • Cubans “The Voyage Of The Damned”

    05/19/2003 12:07:48 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 3 replies · 271+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | May 19, 2003 | David Hoech
    Cubans “The Voyage Of The Damned” By: David Hoech May 19, 2003 It was sixty-four years ago this past May 13 that the SS St. Louis left Hamburg, Germany with 963 Jews seeking sanctuary from the Nazi regime and anti-Semitism. Cuba permitted only 29 passengers to stay after the ship had sat in its harbor for days, and the United States would not take any. The ship finally docked in Antwerp, Belgium on June 17, 1939. Over 500 of the original passengers perished in the Holocaust. Yet, today the United States wants to find fault with Switzerland’s wartime refugee policy....
  • ADM’s Involvement In Child Endangerment ExposedAt VII Latin Film Festival In Miami April 11-20

    04/23/2003 9:32:11 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 12 replies · 464+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | April 23, 2003 | David Hoech
    ADM’s Involvement In Child Endangerment Exposed At VII Latin Film Festival In Miami April 11-20 Covering Cuba 3: Elián www.CubaCollectibles.com By: David Hoech April 21, 2003 On April 22, 2000, the day before Easter, in a pre-dawn paramilitary raid more than 150 federal agents stormed the home of Lázaro González in Miami, Florida. The INS Border Patrol and ATF teams ransacked the house trampling a crucifix and a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. One of the agents pointed a gun at Lázaro’s daughter Marisleysis’ chest shouting, “Give me the f--king boy or I’ll shoot.” What preceded this action was...
  • CNN's Apologist for Terrorism

    12/11/2002 12:17:18 PM PST · by CHACHI · 191+ views
    FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE ^ | December 11, 2002 | Myles Kantor
    CNN's Apologist for Terrorism By Myles Kantor FrontPageMagazine.com | December 11, 2002 http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=5040 If CNN wanted to refute its description as the Communist News Network, the December 3 edition of Connie Chung Tonight didn’t help. On December 2, Chung began a series on tyrants who have clashed with the United States. The first segment was on Adolf Hitler with guests Armin Lehmann and Ron Rosenbaum, authors respectively of Hitler’s Last Courier and Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil. (Chung said during the discussion, “I think a lot of us wonder why the Iraqi people continue to...
  • The AGRIBUSINESS EXAMINER #207

    12/10/2002 10:07:54 PM PST · by CHACHI · 13 replies · 348+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | December 10, 2002 | A.V. KREBS
    The AGRIBUSINESS EXAMINER #207 December 10, 2002 Monitoring Corporate Agribusiness From a Public Interest Perspective EDITOR\PUBLISHER: A.V. Krebs ADDRESS: PO. Box 2201, Everett, Washington 98203-0201 E-MAIL: avkrebs@earthlink.net WEB SITE: http://www.ea1.com/CARP/ TO RECEIVE: Name and e-mail address CONTRIBUTION$ WELCOME !!! BOOK REVIEW: RATS IN THE GRAIN: The Dirty Tricks and Trials of Archer Daniels Midland, the Supermarket to the World. By James B. Lieber. ROBERT SHERRILL, THE TEXAS OBSERVER: Anyone who had the misfortune to watch the presidential debates may have noticed that the moderator, Jim Lehrer, one of the most overrated journalists of our era, went out of his way...
  • LETTER FROM DR. MAIDIQUE

    11/15/2002 1:56:09 PM PST · by CHACHI · 2 replies · 317+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | November 14, 2002 | Modesto A. Maidique, FIU President
    ----- Original Message ----- From: Maidique To: CHACHI Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 4:49 PM Subject: Re: THE BLACK HYENA INVITED TO "SPEAK" AT FIU 11/13/02 WHO AUTHORIZED THIS OUTRAGE? Chachi Novellas, Mi papel como rector de FIU me obliga a proteger y defender el derecho de los profesores que han invitado a estos emisarios cubanos a hablar en nuestro recinto. Los profesores de FIU tienen la autonomía se manifiesta, aun cuando el rector y la administracíon no estén de acuerdo con las ideas de sus invitados. Le ruego a la comunidad que entiendan y respeten las libertades que este...
  • The Baghdad-Havana Axis of Jew Hatred

    11/05/2002 8:16:14 AM PST · by CHACHI · 3 replies · 189+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | November 5, 2002 | Myles Kantor
    The Baghdad-Havana Axis of Jew Hatred By Myles Kantor FrontPageMagazine.com | November 5, 2002 http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=4381 Saddam Hussein's staunchest ally is 90 miles from America, and his name is Fidel Castro. In the late 1980s, Cuban orthopedic surgeon Rodrigo Alvarez Cambras removed a lethal tumor in Hussein's back. Hussein generously remunerated Cambras-also head of the Cuban-Iraqi Friendship Association-who gave the money to Castro and received a mansion in Havana's elite Miramar area. Cambras visited Baghdad in July to give Hussein a message from Castro. Cuba's 43-year long despot expressed "the solidarity of Cuba" with Hussein and congratulated him on the 34th...
  • 16 Cubans repatriated. ALL UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS MUST BE REPATRIATED

    11/02/2002 6:05:27 PM PST · by CHACHI · 19 replies · 318+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | November 2, 2002 | The Asssociated Press (1st article)
    Coast Guard repatriates 16 Cuban migrants in four days By The Asssociated Press www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/2002/11/01/news/4423194.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp MIAMI - The U.S. Coast Guard returned home four Cuban migrants Friday, increasing the number of Cubans repatriated over the past four days to 16. The Coast Guard cutter Metompkin intercepted the most recent group after their small rustic boat was intercepted 25 miles northeast of La Isabela, Cuba. Six Cuban migrants and a dog were repatriated on Tuesday after being rescued from a vessel 48 miles north of Matanzas, Cuba. Six others were sent back on Wednesday after their raft was sighted by another boat...
  • Reno Blocks Effort to Stop Vote Fraud

    11/02/2002 1:02:02 PM PST · by CHACHI · 7 replies · 229+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | November 2, 2002 | CHUCK NOE, NewsMax.com
    Reno Blocks Effort to Stop Vote Fraud Chuck Noe, NewsMax.com Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002 ****************************************************************************************************************************************** Former Attorney General Janet Reno launched a full-scale legal action Friday in Miami to prevent an independent committee from monitoring Tuesday's elections. Reno, acting as a plaintiff and represented by Al Gore's 2000 election lawyer Kendall Coffey, sought and received an emergency injunction to prevent The Emergency Committee to Stop Bill McBride from sending independent poll watchers to precincts in Miami-Dade. A "liberal Democrat" judge sided with Reno and banned the organization's poll watchers from trying to curb Florida's notorious election fraud. Miami-Dade Judge Eleanor...
  • Venezuela Dissidents May Be Charged

    10/26/2002 8:50:25 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 3 replies · 309+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | October 26, 2002 | AP
    Venezuela Dissidents May Be Charged The Associated Press, Sat 26 Oct 2002 http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/w-sa/2002/oct/26/102608521.html CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan judge ordered military officers demanding President Hugo Chavez's resignation to appear in court to face possible rebellion charges — the first sign Chavez intends to crack down on the 5-day-old protest. Judge Juan Leon Villanueva late Friday ordered 43 military and civilian protesters to appear in court Monday. The order came after Chavez accused them of ``cooking up a military insurrection'' and then vowed to squash it. Since Tuesday, thousands of civilians have rallied at a Caracas plaza in support of...
  • Payá's answer to Fidel Castro

    10/20/2002 5:48:45 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 266+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | October 20, 2002 | Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas
    Payá's answer to Fidel Castro By Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, Coordinator Comité Ciudadano Gestor del Proyecto Varela. Havana, 13th of October of 2002 (TRANSLATION TO ENGLISH BY RCB) According to information by the press, in an interview with journalist Barbara Walters of the ABC network in the U.S., Mr. Fidel Castro responding to her question on the right of the citizens to propose the Varela Project, declared: "Yes, they have the right to present a request, but not to change the Constitution" Fidel Castro also declared on the interview: "they will have their answer in due time" Due to the contradiction...
  • Acts that don't deserve the prize

    10/20/2002 1:38:27 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 8 replies · 260+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | October 20, 2002 | Jeff Jacoby, the Boston Globe
    Acts that don't deserve the prize By Jeff Jacoby, 10/17/2002 www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/290/oped/Acts_that_don_t_deserve_the_prize+.shtml AS A PATRIOT and a man of honor, Jimmy Carter should refuse the Nobel Peace Prize. That act of integrity would win him more respect than anything he has done in the past two decades. The Nobel Peace Prize committee has sometimes shown disturbingly bad judgment, but never before has it awarded the prize with the explicit purpose of castigating the United States. That new low was achieved last week, when the Nobel Committee chairman, Gunnar Berge, emphasized that the award was meant as a denunciation of US policy...
  • ARE YOU A CITIZEN OR A SUBJECT?

    10/20/2002 1:14:26 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 19 replies · 240+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | October 20, 2002 | Tammy Bruce
    Snuffy and Me By Tammy Bruce FrontPageMagazine.com | October 16, 2002 I'm a gun owner. "Snuffy" is my .38 snubnose Smith & Wesson. As a woman a firearm is the only thing that truly equalizes me if faced with someone determined to do me harm. Yes, physical defense courses are good, but in my opinion if a man who wishes me harm is close enough to touch me, he's already too close. Anyone who enters my home with malevolent intentions will not leave standing up. It's that simple. As a defender of the Second Amendment, I knew it was only...
  • Dissident Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet to be released

    10/20/2002 12:52:35 AM PDT · by CHACHI · 5 replies · 388+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | October 20, 2002 | Wilfredo Cancio Isla, El Nuevo Herald
    Dissident Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet to be released WILFREDO CANCIO ISLA El Nuevo Herald Thu, Oct. 17, 2002 (Translation by RCB) Doctor Oscar Elías Biscet, one of the most prominent jailed political dissidents in Cuba, will be released next 31st of October after fulfilling a sentence of three years of prison, informed his wife, Elsa Morejón yesterday. The Cuban authorities communicated to her that she had to appear that day, 8 a.m. at the penitentiary Cuba Sí in Holguín, to complete Biscet's, 41, official liberation proceedings. ''He is in good spirits and will continue fighting peacefully for the respect of...
  • 58 Socialists are in the United States Congress (Updated)

    10/07/2002 7:26:32 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 36 replies · 807+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | Ocbober 7, 2002 | Chuck Morse
    58 Socialists are in the United States Congress Progressive Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives The Republic honors the right to free speech, expression, and association. These rights, the hallmark of a free society, are protected through time honored Constitutional guarantees. An American citizen is free, for example, to be a Socialist, a Communist, a Nazi, a member of the KKK, or a member of any group, as long as he obeys the law and doesn't act in a manner that would threaten the freedom, safety, and liberty of his fellow citizens. This principle is the foundation as well...
  • 54 SOCIALISTS ARE IN THE U.S. CONGRESS

    10/04/2002 9:50:25 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 32 replies · 2,149+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | Ocbober 5, 2002 | Chuck Morse
    54 Socialists are in the U. S. Congress By Chuck Morse Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 13:20:25 -0700 This Republic honors the right to free speech, expression, and association. These rights, the hallmark of a free society, are protected through time honored Constitutional guarantees. An American citizen is free, for example, to be a Socialist, a Communist, a Nazi, a member of the KKK, or a member of any group, as long as he obeys the law and doesn't act in a manner that would threaten the freedom, safety, and liberty of his fellow citizens. This principle is the foundation...
  • LETTER TO VENTURA FROM THE OPPOSITION IN HAVANA

    10/02/2002 11:09:44 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 3 replies · 329+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | October 2, 2002 | Alfredo Vivanco González, USTIC. Coordinator
    REGARDING THE VISIT BY GOV. VENTURA TO CUBA -English Translation by RCB- EXPLANATORY NOTE FROM PABLO RODRIGUEZ CARVAJAL: October 2, 2002 This letter from Cuba was received by Martha Tamargo. Betty Smith translated it, mailed it, and telephoned the office of Governor Jesse Ventura in Minnesota to provide Mr. Ventura with the telephone number in Cuba to contact Mr. Alfredo Vivanco Gonzalez, U.S.T.I.C. Coordinator. My name is Pablo Rodriguez Carvajal, and I am a witness to the fact that all these was done with ample time. I am the one who decided to make this letter public to give the...
  • Jesse Ventura in Cuba

    10/01/2002 4:13:06 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 4 replies · 271+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | October 1, 2002 | Myles Kantor
    Jesse Ventura in Cuba By Myles Kantor FrontPageMagazine.com | October 1, 2002 http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=3505 The first governor of Minnesota, Henry Sibley, held office from 1858 to 1860. Imagine that, during his tenure, Governor Sibley visited slave plantations in South Carolina. When asked about abolishing slavery, he responded, "Ultimately it is the decision of the slaves, not ours. It is the slaves' state, and if there are going to be changes in South Carolina it will be the slaves who make those changes." Sibley's response would have been oblivious to the nature of South Carolina's social order. Since enslaved individuals had no...
  • Companies aim for Cubans' cupboards

    09/27/2002 7:38:26 AM PDT · by CHACHI · 2 replies · 329+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | September 27, 2002 | Vanessa Bauzá, Sun Sentinel
    Companies aim for Cubans' cupboards By Vanessa Bauzá Havana Bureau September 27, 2002 http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/cuba/sfl-afoodfair27sep27,0,6010023.story?coll=sfla%2Dnews%2Dcuba HAVANA · Sampling California raisins and inquiring about the milk content of Wisconsin cheese, President Fidel Castro on Thursday welcomed the largest group of U.S. business executives to visit communist Cuba in 42 years to the opening day of the first American food fair. Some 700 executives with hopes of reclaiming the Cuban market are representing 288 companies from 33 states, putting attendance at the U.S. Food and Agriculture Exhibition at twice what organizers expected. Florida businesses lead the pack with 32 exhibitors. Naples cattle rancher...
  • Formal Complaint Filed By Judicial Watch.

    09/20/2002 2:34:35 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 21 replies · 216+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | 9/20/2002 | Judicial Watch
    Formal Complaint Filed By Judicial Watch. “U.S. Food & Agribusiness Exhibition,” in Havana, Cuba from September 26 – September 30, 2002. (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and abuse, said today that it filed a formal complaint with President George W. Bush, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Attorney General John Ashcroft, Treasury Secretary Paul H. O’Neill and the Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) to revoke the license granted to PWN Exhibicon to conduct a “U.S. Food & Agribusiness Exhibition,” in Havana, Cuba from September 26 – September 30, 2002. Cuba is...
  • To: politics@foxnews.com --WACO RENO--

    09/14/2002 6:15:33 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 8 replies · 259+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | 9/14/02 | C. QUINTERO
    To: politics@foxnews.com Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2002 10:17 AM Subject: Your article and possible misinformation. In your article, you say: """Reno has been on the outs with Florida's Cuban community, an influential voting bloc, since she authorized the federal raid two years ago that took Elian Gonzalez from his Miami relatives. The boy was sent back to Cuba with his father. """ Regarding Elian's story, it should be noted that the press was very helpful in distorting the reality of the truth in this case. Maybe because of lack of information, knowledge about the situation in Cuba, or merely, because...
  • Janet Reno's Votescam

    09/14/2002 10:43:41 AM PDT · by CHACHI · 19 replies · 299+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | September 14, 2002 | NewsMax.com
    Janet Reno's Votescam NewsMax.com Sept. 14, 2002 Janet Reno is not accepting the Florida vote count that gave the Democratic primary election to attorney Bill McBride. Reno is now arguing that vote fraud and other irregularities helped her opponent win, and she says that just four of 81 disputed precincts turned up 1,818 uncounted votes. If she can shave just a few thousand votes off McBride's lead, she would be eligible for an immediate state-wide recount. If she goes ahead, bet on fresh votes for Reno turning up. Reno is no stranger to vote fraud. A former state's attorney for...
  • West Nile Virus Links to Saddam and Castro

    08/28/2002 11:28:52 AM PDT · by CHACHI · 7 replies · 595+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | 8/28/2002 | Ernesto F. Betancourt
    CASTRO´S HELP ON THE WEST NILE VIRUS EPIDEMIC? Por Ernesto F. Betancourt 8/25/02 On August 23, 2002, the mouthpiece of the Castro regime, GRANMA, carried a strange official announcement about the West Nile virus. The government was informing Cuban citizens about an epidemic that has not affected Cuba, but the United States. After revealing substantial familiarity with transmission of the virus by the culex mosquito and the impact of migratory birds on its dissemination, it makes the following offer to US public health authorities: The Cuban government is willing to cooperate to its fullest capacity with public health authorities in...
  • Letter to the President

    07/25/2002 2:28:45 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 2 replies · 258+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | July 25, 2002 | David Rosenthal
    July 25, 2002 President George W. Bush The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20500 Mr. President: The opportunists in Congress and commerce complain that it is inconsistent for the United States to do business with China and other dictatorships but to prohibit business with Cuba. They claim that doing business with and traveling to Cuba should be the right of Americans, and that it is in the national interest to allow it. They are right in part: It is inconsistent to do business with China but not with Cuba. But this should not lead America to wish to...
  • #1- HOUSE... #2-IF THE PRESIDENT...

    07/24/2002 12:22:30 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 6 replies · 189+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | July 24, 2002 | Alfredo Corchado & AP
    House backs travel to Cuba Bush has vowed to veto legislation blocking enforcement of ban 07/24/2002 By ALFREDO CORCHADO / The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON – The House voted late Tuesday to block the Bush administration from enforcing a ban on most Americans visiting Cuba, a move that suggests growing bipartisan support for lifting the decades-old economic embargo. By a vote of 262-167, House members voted to block the administration from using funds to enforce the travel ban against Americans. They also voted 251-177 to lift restrictions on how much money Americans can send to Cubans. Americans are limited to...