• BreakThrough Staff

The Truth about Cuba & the Crisis in South Africa

Protests in Cuba have the US war and propaganda machine running on full tilt, despite the clear fact that the protests are a direct result of the tightening blockade against Cuba. Deep limits on trade, remittances, and more from Trump's additional 243 sanctions have worsened the 62-year long US economic blockade to horrendous proportions. What is actually going on in Cuba, who is protesting, and why? What is the Western media portraying and which parts are lies?

Gloria La Riva, Coordinator of the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee, and Gail Walker, Executive Director of IFCO Pastors for Peace, explain the details of the blockade, the suffering they saw in June when they were there in Cuba, and how strong the revolutionary spirit continues to be among the Cuban people. They debunk the lies from the US empire that is sharpening its knives against the small island nation.

Journalist, actor, comedian & soccer player Sapphire McIntosh goes in on the racism lashing English soccer players.

S’bu Zikode, founder & president of Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement (shack dwellers movement) in South Africa, discusses and sheds light on the unrest in South Africa.

PLUS: Hear from an Alabama mineworker currently on strike with the UMWA Local 2397 in Brookwood, AL