Salim Lamrani – France

Linked with Changes in Cuba?

Salim Lamrani is a French professor, writer and journalist who specializes on U.S.-Cuba relations. He has published the books Washington contre Cuba (Pantin: Le Temps des Cerises, 2005), Cuba face à l’Empire (Genève: Timeli, 2006) and Fidel Castro, Cuba et les États-Unis (Pantin: Le Temps des Cerises, 2006). (STWR)
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… The Bolivarian government successfully challenges the neo-liberal doctrine, which is unsustainable in social, economic and political terms and that explains the anger of the White House. Despite several aggressions and threats coming from the U.S., President Chávez launched signs of opening to Washington by saying: “If they change that attitude, we will respond in the same way. Everything can be improved if they show respect for our sovereignty, respect for our decisions”. However, is not very probable that reason and dialog lie in the heart of the belligerent Bush administration. (full text, March 11, 2006).

Fidel Castro and Cuba’s Future, March 15, 2008.

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Salim Lamrani – France

His video: Superpower Priciples – U.S. Terrorism against Cuba, 55 min, Oct 28, 2006, and shown by Google: Related videos, running under THE SAME LINK (why this new furt, instead of giving each’s video link separately?):
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Thanks to the control achieved by information transnationals , the world elites imposed on humanity a vision of reality that is very limited to a given ideological framework. These set doctrine barriers aimed at marginalizing any alternative thinking that may question the good reasons of the current world order. That is, the role of the media is not that of providing the people with objective information but defending the social, economic and political order that has been set using effective means such as propaganda, disinformation and censorship … (full text, February 15, 2006).

The Economic Sanctions Against Cuba: the Failure of a Cruel and Irrational Policy.

The economic sanctions imposed on Cuba by the United States are unique in view of their longevity and of their complexity but they are consistent with the real objectives of the first world power. In order to show this, it is necessary to base this analysis on the following postulate: the blockade is part of a scheme designed not to promote democratic values, as the administration in Washington would have us believe, but to control the natural resources of Third World nations through subjugation. And the history of the United States ? characterized mainly by violent and bloody conquest of new territories ? proves this unequivocally … (full text, 2003).

The role of the alternative media: A wall against the manipulation of reality, February 2006.

The silence kept by the «freedom-of-the-press» Reporters without border (RSF) organization about Sudanese journalist Sami al Hajj raises many questions on the impartiality of that association headed by Robert Menard. RSF, which is always willing to stigmatize- usually arbitrarily- those countries targeted by Washington such as Cuba, Venezuela and China, has fully ignored the torture suffered by Al Hajj, a journalist with Qatar’s Al Jazeera TV chain … (full text, February 7, 2006).

A Politicized Prize, January 8, 2006.

… During the 2006 presidential campaign, Chávez launched the idea of submitting the renewal of concessions to private channels to a popular referendum. Instead of applauding this democratic initiative, the proposal seems to worry the owners of the commercial media, the international press and Washington. Do they perhaps fear popular will? In any democracy worthy of the name, isn’t the population sovereign? The real question is not to wonder if the RCTV affair constitutes (or not) a case of censorship because, in view of the facts, that accusation lacks a foundation. The question that should have appeared on Page One of all the international media is the following: How is it possible that Globovisión, Televen, Venevisión and RCTV, all of which participated in the coup d’état against President Chávez, are still under the control of the putschists? What would happen to French channels TF1, Canal+ and M6, for example, if they openly supported the overthrow of President Jacques Chirac? (full text, February 7th 2007).

The Reporters Without Border’s Fraud, 2005.

He writes also: … Europe is not ready to disassociate itself from the interventionist approach in Cuban internal affairs imposed by the Bush administration. Along with Germany, which has once again shown evidence of its interference by inviting “dissident” representatives to its embassy in Cuba, the Czech Republic is the European country most virulent towards the authorities in Havana. (37) The Czech Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ciryl Svoboda, is a fierce supporter of taking a hard line with the revolutionary government. He has called on the European Union to give financial support to “Cuban civil society” with the aim of overthrowing those currently in power … (full text, January 8th, 2006).

Cuba, the Internet and Reporters without Borders. September 10, 2007.

Those in the United States and Western Europe who thought that the Cubans would receive the news of Fidel Castro’s retirement joyfully completely ignore the realities of Cuba today. The great majority of the population professes affection, admiration and infinite respect for their political, historical, moral and spiritual leader. On the other hand, if the Cubans have more or less accepted the fact that Fidel Castro does not wish to aspire to the presidency of the Republic, they categorically deny that he gave up his rank of Commander in Chief. Cuba is not sensitive to pressure or blackmail and even less to threats. The revolutionary government will not accept any demand from Washington or from Western Europe. This reality has to be understood by those who try to decide Cuba’s destiny instead of the Cubans themselves … (full text, 02-03-2008).

Lo importante es decir la verdad sobre Cuba, 08 de Junio de 2007.

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Hugo Chávez, José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero et le roi d’Espagne, Novembre 15, 2007.

Les relations entre Cuba et le Venezuela débouchent parfois sur des miracles, et nombreuses sont les personnes qui peuvent en témoigner. Depuis juin 2004, 20 000 citoyens vénézueliens qui avaient perdu de la vue, depuis plusieurs décennies pour certains, à cause de cataractes et autres maladies oculaires, ont pu revoir la lumière du jour grâce aux prodiges accomplis par la Révolution cubaine et son incomparable système de santé1. Evidemment, les performances médicales réalisées par les spécialistes cubains ont été passées sous silence par la presse internationale, trop occupée à faire la part belle au thème désormais idéologique des violations des droits de l’homme … (full text, 20 mai 2005).

El secretario general de Reporteros sin Fronteras reconoce que su organización está financiada por Estados Unidos, 05-05-2005.

Il demande: Doit-on considérer comme prisonniers d’opinion des individus qui ont été condamnés parce qu’ils étaient stipendiés par une puissance étrangère pour déstabiliser leur pays? À l’évidence non. Et pourtant, Amnesty International admet que les agents des États-Unis chargés de renverser un régime socialiste sont des prisonniers d’opinion. Salim Lamrani s’interroge sur cette étrange conception selon laquelle tout État aurait le droit de se protéger des ingérences étrangères, sauf lorsqu’elles proviennent des États-Unis et visent à imposer leur idéologie et leur modèle économique … (full text, May 5, 2008).

La dette du Venezuela à l’égard de Cuba, Octobre 20, 2007.

Les médias occidentaux triomphants ont présenté la levée de restrictions à la consommation à Cuba comme le signe d’un renversement du système économique, du socialisme vers le libéralisme, à la faveur de l’abandon du pouvoir par Fidel Castro. En réalité, observe Salim Lamrani, ces restrictions ont été abrogées parce qu’elles sont devenues inutiles, Cuba ayant trouvé de nouveaux partenaires pour redynamiser son économie malgré le blocus US. Loin de marquer une rupture politique, ces réformes —qui ont fait l’objet de vastes débats préalables— manifestent la volonté des Cubains de parvenir au développement en conservant leur approche économique … (full text, Avril 17, 2008).

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