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A Cuban flag flies over a street in Havana, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama’s restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba this week has snatched a major cudgel from his critics and potentially restored some of Washington’s influence in Latin America. (The New York Times)A Cuban flag flies over a street in Havana, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama’s restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba this week has snatched a major cudgel from his critics and potentially restored some of Washington’s influence in Latin America. (The New York Times)

The generations-old war against Cuba - which Castro won, by the way, hands down - appears to be coming to an end.

The Globe and Mail is the only newspaper in Canada spending time and resources to report from the war zone of eastern Ukraine. Seasoned Globe reporter Mark MacKinnon has been in and out of there for many months. The newspaper published a substantial article by him in its Saturday edition of Dec. 6. The article is a useful reference point for examining how mainstream media is presenting the story of the war in Ukraine to Canadians, for good and for bad.

Canada has been an enthusiastic partner with the United States and European Union in supporting the right wing government that came into power in Ukraine in February of this year, following the overthrow of the elected president. The new government went to war against its population in the east of the country (the region called "Donbas") in April. That was its response to popular demands for more political autonomy and democracy for the region. Kyiv calls its war an "Anti-Terrorist Operation."

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A New Definition of Torture

Friday, 19 December 2014 13:33 By Emanuel E. Garcia, SpeakOut | Poem

Some folks

Claim that a desire for privacy

Is an admission of guilt

And that the innocent

Should have nothing to hide

 

Unless you’re in government

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A Cuban flag flies over a street in Havana, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama’s restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba this week has snatched a major cudgel from his critics and potentially restored some of Washington’s influence in Latin America. (The New York Times)A Cuban flag flies over a street in Havana, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama’s restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba this week has snatched a major cudgel from his critics and potentially restored some of Washington’s influence in Latin America. (The New York Times)

The generations-old war against Cuba - which Castro won, by the way, hands down - appears to be coming to an end.

The Globe and Mail is the only newspaper in Canada spending time and resources to report from the war zone of eastern Ukraine. Seasoned Globe reporter Mark MacKinnon has been in and out of there for many months. The newspaper published a substantial article by him in its Saturday edition of Dec. 6. The article is a useful reference point for examining how mainstream media is presenting the story of the war in Ukraine to Canadians, for good and for bad.

Canada has been an enthusiastic partner with the United States and European Union in supporting the right wing government that came into power in Ukraine in February of this year, following the overthrow of the elected president. The new government went to war against its population in the east of the country (the region called "Donbas") in April. That was its response to popular demands for more political autonomy and democracy for the region. Kyiv calls its war an "Anti-Terrorist Operation."

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  • Author 49073
  • Label Op-Ed
  • Disclaimer Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.
  • FB description Canada has been an enthusiastic partner with the United States and European Union in supporting the right wing government that came into power in Ukraine in February of this year, following the overthrow of the elected president.

A New Definition of Torture

Friday, 19 December 2014 13:33 By Emanuel E. Garcia, SpeakOut | Poem

Some folks

Claim that a desire for privacy

Is an admission of guilt

And that the innocent

Should have nothing to hide

 

Unless you’re in government

Additional Info

  • Author 49823
  • Label Poem
  • Disclaimer Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.
  • FB description Some folks claim that a desire for privacy is an admission of guilt.