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      Tue Sep 5, 2017 7:28 am (PDT) . Posted by:

      duniatg1983

      Another step toward consolidating our socialist democracy Esteban Lazo, President of the National Assembly of People's Power, addresses the Cuban people, as the nomination of candidates for upcoming general elections begins


      Author: Esteban Lazo Hernández http://en.granma.cu/archivo?a=1391 | informacion@... mailto:informacion@...
      september 4, 2017 10:09:43


      Beginning today, September 4 through the end of the month, the process of nominating candidates for upcoming general elections begins in neighborhood assemblies across the country.


      In a message to the Cuban people on the occasion, Esteban Lazo, President of the National Assembly of People's Power, stated, "We are a few hours away from the beginning of the first stage of the general elections process, during which the people will nominate and elect delegates who will be members of Municipal Assemblies of People's Power, for the 18th term in office.


      "To reach this moment, electoral commissions have worked intensely on the organization, provisioning, coordination, and preparation of the process … with the purpose of guaranteeing the functioning of thousands of electoral authorities, above all the 24,000 polling stations that will be opened in (the country's) 12,515 constituencies.


      "We are among the few citizens in the world who in public meetings propose and nominate, openly and directly, candidates for constituency delegate, in an expression of profound democracy and enormous responsibility, since these individuals will form the Municipal Assembly, where they will make important decisions affecting the lives of inhabitants of the area, such as the approval and supervision of socio-economic plans, as well as the local budget, among many others."


      After describing the role and responsibilities of delegates to be elected, Lazo continued, "Those proposed, nominated, and subsequently elected, in a direct and secret manner within our communities, may later be candidates and consequently elected as president or vice president of the local municipal body, of a People's Council, or a standing committee. But there is an even greater connotation: given that the Provincial Assembly and the National Assembly are composed of up to 50% constituency delegates, if a neighbor from our community is elected delegate, or provincial delegate, or deputy, they are also eligible to assume one of the highest offices at the provincial level, or even within the highest body of state power.


      "Thus the responsibility that we are to assume as electors, to attend with our families this democratic, civic, participative event, which is the nomination of candidates assembly, to propose and nominate responsible and capable Cuban men and women, who are sensitive to the people's problems, and who will have the mission of advancing the improvement of People's Power on the road to the future chosen by our people.


      "Freed forever from politicking, demagoguery, and campaigns based on money, trickery, and violence, I invite all to participate in this transparent, clean electoral process, with renewed enthusiasm and the certainty that its successful realization will be one more step toward consolidating our socialist democracy."



      Tue Sep 5, 2017 7:29 am (PDT) . Posted by:

      duniatg1983

      National Constituent Assembly celebrates a month of progress Today, September 4, marks a month since the installation of Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC), which has continued to work to promote policies that effectively address the needs of the Venezuelan people and their demands for justice, peace and economic improvements
      Author: TELESUR http://en.granma.cu/archivo?a=256 | internet@... mailto:internet@...
      September 4, 2017 10:09:46


      Photo: AVN

      CARACAS.– A month after the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) of Venezuela was installed, its President, Delcy Rodríguez, stressed the importance of the truth commission for peace in the Bolivarian nation.


      Rodríguez explained that the Commission for Truth, Justice, Peace and Public Tranquility is a powerful instrument that will identify those responsible for politically motivated and violent acts since 1999 to the present, in order to promote understanding and heal some of the country’s wounds.


      A month into its work, the ANC continues to promote policies that effectively address the needs of the Venezuelan people and their demands for justice, peace and economic improvements.


      As part of the first measures adopted by the plenipotentiary body, the ANC removed Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz from office, due to her alleged links to an extortion ring run by her husband, Deputy Germán Ferrer, from the Public Prosecutor’s Office.


      Likewise, debates continue on the bill for the Constitutional Law against Hate, Intolerance and for Peaceful Coexistence, mainly in response to the violence promoted by extreme right sectors, which from April to July claimed more than 100 lives.


      In order to meet the needs of the Venezuelan people, suffering from hoarding and speculation by sectors attempting to destabilize the country, and to ensure economic recovery, the ANC installed the Diversified and Productive Economy Commission, with the objective of strengthening national production through international alliances, teleSUR reported.

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      Tue Sep 5, 2017 7:36 am (PDT) . Posted by:

      duniatg1983

      National Constituent Assembly celebrates a month of progress Today, September 4, marks a month since the installation of Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC), which has continued to work to promote policies that effectively address the needs of the Venezuelan people and their demands for justice, peace and economic improvements
      Author: TELESUR http://en.granma.cu/archivo?a=256 | internet@... mailto:internet@...
      September 4, 2017 10:09:46


      Photo: AVN

      CARACAS.– A month after the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) of Venezuela was installed, its President, Delcy Rodríguez, stressed the importance of the truth commission for peace in the Bolivarian nation.


      Rodríguez explained that the Commission for Truth, Justice, Peace and Public Tranquility is a powerful instrument that will identify those responsible for politically motivated and violent acts since 1999 to the present, in order to promote understanding and heal some of the country’s wounds.


      A month into its work, the ANC continues to promote policies that effectively address the needs of the Venezuelan people and their demands for justice, peace and economic improvements.


      As part of the first measures adopted by the plenipotentiary body, the ANC removed Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz from office, due to her alleged links to an extortion ring run by her husband, Deputy Germán Ferrer, from the Public Prosecutor’s Office.


      Likewise, debates continue on the bill for the Constitutional Law against Hate, Intolerance and for Peaceful Coexistence, mainly in response to the violence promoted by extreme right sectors, which from April to July claimed more than 100 lives.


      In order to meet the needs of the Venezuelan people, suffering from hoarding and speculation by sectors attempting to destabilize the country, and to ensure economic recovery, the ANC installed the Diversified and Productive Economy Commission, with the objective of strengthening national production through international alliances, teleSUR reported.



      Tue Sep 5, 2017 7:30 am (PDT) . Posted by:

      duniatg1983

      Where is Santiago Maldonado? Santiago Maldonado was last seen at a protest organized by the Ancestral Mapuche Resistance to demand the release of its leader Facundo Jones Huala, on August 1 in Patagonia
      Author: Darcy Borrero Batista http://en.granma.cu/archivo?a=1669 | informacion@... mailto:informacion@...
      September 4, 2017 12:09:32


      Photo: Granma Santiago Maldonado was last seen at a protest organized by the Ancestral Mapuche Resistance to demand the release of its leader Facundo Jones Huala, on August 1 in Patagonia.



      No one knows exactly what time it was, or can describe what he was wearing that Tuesday. The only thing that is known about Santiago before he was forcibly disappeared is that he worked as a artisan and was an active supporter of indigenous peoples’ struggles on the continent, according to the United Nations, which recently issued statement demanding that the government of Mauricio Macri take action to locate the young man’s whereabouts.



      “The multilateral organization’s Committee on Enforced Disappearances demanded that the Argentine government take urgent measures to locate Maldonado and identify those responsible for his disappearance, with family members and human rights organizations accusing the government,” reported Telesur.


      A month after he went missing, the world is still wondering, where is Santiago Maldonado? With the hastag #Santiago Maldonado going viral and gaining a significant amount of traction in recent weeks with the celebration of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, on August 30.
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      People have taken to the streets and the internet to demand Santiago Maldonado be returned alive. Photo: EFE Today, Argentina is grieving over the disappearance of another of its many missing children: of the sons and daughters of the grandmothers and mothers of Plaza de Mayo, who never returned but were adopted by those responsible for the murder of their parents during the Rafael Videla dictatorship.


      Now however, decades later, as Latin America once again beings to feel its veins reopen; the world continues to hope that Santiago will return alive. Impunity can never be condoned and much less when the case involves a long chain of injustices.
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      During the mobilization by the Ancestral Mapuche Resistance – in the Pu Lof community located in the department of Cushamen, Chubut province, Argentina – which Santiago attended, protesters called for the release of community leader Facundo Jones Huala, wanted by Chilean authorities.
      Activists were met with repression by the National Gendarmerie, under the direct control of Argentina’s Minister of Security Patricia Bullrich. Huala, who is accused of starting a fire at the Pisu Pisué rural estate in the Chilean region of Los Ríos, was captured by the Gendarmerie, after an international warrant was issued for his arrest.


      He is also accused of manufacturing and possessing an illegal arsenal of weapons and violating the country’s immigration laws.


      The conflict stems from the indigenous people’s historic struggle to reclaim the lands stolen from them by colonists. Up until his arrest Huala was a senior leader in the community, which has occupied territory belonging to Italian clothing company Benetton, which possess over 900,000 hectares of land in Argentina.


      It seems therefore, that Santiago Maldonado’s support for this cause was what led to his disappearance. Let’s hope that this isn’t another of the many cases which go unpunished around the world every day. Justice must be the key word, if the question to the whereabouts of Santiago Maldonado, is to be answered.


      Tue Sep 5, 2017 7:33 am (PDT) . Posted by:

      duniatg1983

      Over 7,200 youths to attend Ninth CDR Congress Reported Carlos Rafael Miranda Martínez, national CDR coordinator and a member of the Council of State, speaking to Granma after presenting the delegation from the municipality of Guantánamo with the Cuban flag
      Author: Jorge Luis Merencio Cautín http://en.granma.cu/archivo?a=98 | merencio@... mailto:merencio@...
      September 1, 2017 09:09:14


      Carlos Rafael Miranda presents Wílber Lobaina Coy, head of Guantánamo’s youth delegation, with the national flag. Photo: Jorge Luis Merencio Guantánamo.– Youth delegations to the Ninth Congress of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) - which will continue to be established through October - will be composed of more than 7,200 outstanding CDR members.

      This, according to Carlos Rafael Miranda Martínez, national CDR coordinator and a member of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, speaking to Granma after presenting the delegation from the municipality of Guantánamo with the Cuban flag during a ceremony which took place in the city’s José Martí Park.

      Attending the ceremony were Rafael Pérez Fernández, first Party secretary in the municipality and a member of the Central Committee; Oreste Hernández Martínez, a member of the Party Provincial Bureau; and Aleida Guevara March, daughter of Heroic Guerilla Ernesto Che Guevara, who later met and spoke with those selected.

      Miranda Martínez explained that as faithful defenders of the work of the Revolution, youth delegations will lead specific tasks in the run-up to the organization’s Ninth Congress, set to be held next year, and participate in agricultural and construction activities alongside the Young Communists League.

      He noted that delegations will support the election process in which delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power will be selected, and have the opportunity to visit neighborhoods and communities, as well as enjoy festive activities.

      The delegation from Guantánamo includes 60 members (31 women and 29 men), all of whom hold positions of responsibility in their areas or CDRs.
      Guantánamo City Historian José Sánchez Guerra, reminded members of the significance of José Martí Park, where the flag bearing ceremony took place , noting that the site represents an eternal tribute by residents to Cuba’s national hero.

      Tue Sep 5, 2017 7:33 am (PDT) . Posted by:

      "CubaNews Moderator" walterlx

      From: Ike Nahem http://webmail.earthlink.net/wam/MsgReply?msgid=578505&action=reply&style=html&title=Reply&x=1525171357 [Edit Address Book http://webmail.earthlink.net/wam//addrbook.jsp?mode=editContact&msgID=578505&emailAddress=ikenahem@...&firstName=Ike&lastName=Nahem&contactid=6825016552&x=969405720]
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      Date: Sep 4, 2017 8:56 AM


      Subject: Monday, 9-10-17 First Conference Call for Fall Action Around November 1 UN Cuba Vote
      Dear Cuba Solidarity and Normalization Activists/Sisters and Brothers:

      The date for the 2017 annual UN General Assembly vote on the “Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial, and Financial Embargo by the United States of America Against Cuba” has been set for Wednesday, November 1.

      We can now concretize organizing efforts to hold protest actions in cities and areas in the US, Canada, and internationally around or on this date and carry out the Resolution agreed to by participants at the March 25-26 National Conference for the Full Normalization of US-Cuba Relations held in New York City.

      An updated website has been set up at www.us-cubanormalization.org http://www.us-cubanormalization.org/ as well as on Facebook and other social media to get out the word for these Fall anti-blockade actions. The listserve from the National Cuba Conference has been carried over for the Fall UN-vote related action under the address info@... mailto:info@...

      The first Conference Call to coordinate and build these Fall actions will be Monday, September 11 at 7:00 pm US Eastern Standard Time (6 PM US Central, 5 PM US Mountain, 4 PM US Pacific. Canadian and other callers outside the US should check the correct time for your cities and areas). THE PHONE NUMBER TO CALL IS 515-739-1015. THE ACCESS PIN IS 852-476-331. These numbers will stay the same for all future calls.

      At the 9-10 Conference Call participants can identify initial cities and countries where solidarity activists are planning protest actions and reaching out to new places. A proposed agenda for the September 10 Conference Call will be sent out in the next few days.

      in solidarity,

      Ike Nahem
      For the Fall Action Organizing Committee

      Tue Sep 5, 2017 7:33 am (PDT) . Posted by:

      duniatg1983

      Supporting the nomination process is a tribute to Fidel Stated Esteban Lazo Hernández, president of the National Assembly of People's Power, during a tour of construction projects being undertaken in Matanzas, on the occasion of the city's 325th anniversary
      Author: Ventura de Jesús http://en.granma.cu/archivo?a=1341 | informacion@... mailto:informacion@...
      September 1, 2017 09:09:24


      MATANZAS.–The people's massive support of the process of nominating candidates in neighborhoods across the country, beginning Monday September 4, will be the best possible tribute to the historic leader of the Revolution, stated Esteban Lazo Hernández, president of the National Assembly of People's Power, during a tour of construction projects being undertaken in Matanzas, on the occasion of the city's 325th anniversary.


      Lazo, also a Political Bureau member, noted that these are the first elections to be held without the physical presence of Fidel, the architect of Cuba's electoral system, essential to the country's democratic, socialist sovereignty, he said, recalling, "how much Fidel did, thought, and contributed to ensure that the political system rested on a solid foundation, to guarantee the continuity of our ideals of independence and social justice forged over more than a century of continuous struggle."


      He called for the people's massive, disciplined participation in the nomination process, proposing those with the credentials, authority, prestige, leadership skills, and ability to serve.


      He noted the importance of attending constituency assemblies, since this first step leading up to general elections is critical.


      The first stop of his visit to Matanzas, yesterday August 31, was at the Brisas del Mar restaurant, located on El Tenis beach. There, administrator Rosett Armando Guías Castillo explained that the restaurant now has a capacity of 80 customers, who appreciate the facility's new floor, roof, and outdoor areas.
      Conversing with staff, Lazo asked about salaries and working conditions, emphasizing the importance of providing quality services.


      Accompanied by Teresa Rojas Monzón, first Party secretary in Matanzas, and Tania León Silveira, president of the Provincial Assembly of People's Power, Lazo was pleased to see several buildings recently remodeled, including the Ensueño Health and Beauty Institute, and the Aurora Cultural Center, both on Medio Street, in the city's center, which is undergoing several improvements.


      Leonel Pérez Orozco, City Conservator and tireless promoter of urban restoration, led Lazo on a tour of a new trade school providing young people the skills to restore the city's historic buildings; the renovated arched walkway on Tirry Street; the Sauto Theater where work is underway; and progress on street repair, restoration of viaducts, and Pueblo Nuevo.



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