For those of us who believe a better world is possible, Cuba is the beacon that shows us the way. Against incredible hardships, this tiny island nation has been able to provide for its people things we can only dream of — free, universal, high quality education, health care and child care. Cuba faces racism,… Read more »
A Tale of Two Systems: A disabled worker compares the treatment of disabled people in Cuba and the U.S.
Being born disabled, I became aware of other disabled individuals around the discrimination they encountered. I could not understand why this was happening. Nor could I comprehend why the needs of so many people with disabilities were not adequately being provided for. It was only after reading The War on the Disabled: Adding Insult to… Read more »
Justice postponed is justice denied, according to a familiar adage. Certainly the current legal battle over the extradition of former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte will not begin to make amends for those who died, or were forced to flee, his brutal regime. However, this does not mean that this bloody ex-puppet of the… Read more »
Imagine living in a society where education, healthcare and childcare are free; the law treats women as equals to men; the community enforces law against discrimination and sexual assault; abortion is legal; workers have a say in national economic planning and elections are democratic. Sounds unreal? It’s not. These are the results of the 1959… Read more »