An Open Letter to David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills-Grasslands

Dear David Anderson, I am writing to express my disgust with your false and outright disgraceful polemic in the House of Commons recently about the death of Fidel Castro and the revolutionary government of Cuba. I’d like to respond to some of your criticisms of Castro and of the Cuban “communist regime.” Quoting an unnamed ‘Cuban friend’ of yours you claim that Cuban healthcare, far from being the ‘model of the world’ like that pesky organization called the United Nations says it is, is unable to provide the most basic services. According… Read More

Cuba Reports Lower Child Mortality Rate than US and Canada

For the sixth year in a row, Cuba has reported success in reducing its child mortality rate, reporting five deaths for every 1,000 births, according to local media Wednesday. The numbers come from a new report released by the Cuban health department, noting this year’s results of the Mother-Child Program. The program has proved successful because of the Medical Genetic program, which since 1983 has been revamped and improved, as well as the country’s Immunization program, which distributes 11 different vaccines to children for 13 preventable diseases. Health officials say this is… Read More

Nuclear Weapons and Climate Change Biggest Challenges for Humanity

From the Communist Party of Finland Nuclear weapons, along with climate change, now constitute the biggest challenges facing humanity. The mere existence of nuclear arms is a threat against humanity. The use of a tiny part of the over 16,000 existing nuclear weapons, of which 4,000 are operational, would have catastrophic consequences for our planet. The idea of “nuclear deterrence” as the basis for unsustainable and unacceptable military doctrines must be definitely abandoned; far from contributing to nuclear disarmament, they stimulate the perpetual possession of those weapons. The use of nuclear weapons… Read More