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OAKLAND, PLANETA EN ROJO

En estos momentos hay 46 incendios en todo el estado de California, Estados Unidos. Así se veía ayer la ciudad de Oakland.

Amanecer. Capa marina y humo por los incendios. Parece de noche. Foto; Bill Hackwell

Mediodía. El lago bajo los efectos de las cenizas. Sigue pareciendo de noche u otro planeta. Foto: tomada de Internet

OAKLAND, LA SOBRECOGEDORA SENCILLEZ DE UN GESTO

En estos días de expansión incontrolada y devastadora del nuevo coronavirus en Estados Unidos, Alicia JRAPKO me envía estas fotos, realizadas por su compañero Bill HACKWELL en la ciudad de Oakland. La intensa sencillez de las imágenes, revela solidaridad entre la gente y, al mismo tiempo, un innegable desamparo. 

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En una rotonda de un barrio de Oakland, los pobladores agradecen tambén de este modo los “trabajadores esenciales”. Foto: Bill HACKWELL

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Ante la incontrolada embestida del nuevo coronavirus, los vecinos de la calle Shafter proclaman su fortaleza, Foto: Bill HACKWELL

ON JULY 26, CUBA HAS A LOT TO BE PROUD OF. BILL HACKWELL

BILL HACKWELL

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billToday marks the 66th anniversary of the simultaneous assaults on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba and the military garrison in Bayamo led by Fidel Castro and less than 200 combatants in what is known as the impossible storming of the heavens against the brutal U.S. puppet dictator Fulgencio Bautista, who in the 7 years before the Revolution, carried out a reign of misery and poverty punctuated by torturing and executing 20,000 Cubans.

The attacks marked a new stage of Cuba’s quest for independence and sovereignty that is deeply ingrained in all Cubans. Fidel, however, made it clear that July 26 was not the beginning of the revolution; that was born in 1868 when Manuel Cespedes freed his slaves marking the beginning of the Wars of Independence against Spain. Heroic Moncada, which today serves as a middle school, was a dramatic reawakening of a flame that the Imperial powers could never extinguish.

For the Cuban people July 26 is a day of great pride for all the gains they have made through determination and sacrifice against all the nonstop attacks and a unilateral blockade by the United States that has remained in place throughout the last 12 presidents.

The ideals and principles of July 26 remain vibrant in Cuba and can be seen in the legacy of a people whose example has raised the bar of human conduct between each other and nations too. While insistent and determined in maintaining their sovereignty Cuba is the first to make and promote respectful agreements based on what is mutually beneficial with other nations while constantly promoting world peace as a goal.

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