People’s power is at the heart of the Cuban political system: Llanisca Lugo

Zoe Alexandra

People’s Dispatch | March 26, 2023

Meeting of the National Candidacy Commission with the Candidacy Commissions in Holguin. Photo: Consuelo Baeza Martín.

On Sunday, March 26, eight million Cubans will have the opportunity to vote in the elections to elect the 470 members of the National Assembly of People’s Power. The Assembly has the duty of discussing and passing laws that affect the lives of the Cuban people. Half of the candidates to the Assembly are elected at a municipal level, and half are nominated by the different sectors of society, such as the mass organizations of women, students, workers, peasants, among others, whose electoral representation is a unique aspect of Cuban democracy.

The National Assembly is the body that is responsible for electing and appointing persons to various state offices such as the President and Vice-President of the Republic who are elected from among its members, the leadership body of the Assembly, the members of the Council of State, the members and leadership of the National Electoral Council, the president and judges of the Supreme People’s Court, the attorney general and comptroller general of the Republic, and the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Ministers and other members of the Council of Ministers.

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Where the $1.3 Trillion Per Year U.S. Military Budget Goes

Eric Zuesse

The Greanville Post | March 24, 2023

Nobody can give a precise dollar number to U.S. ‘Defense’ spending because the U.S. ‘Defense’ Department has never been able to pass an audit, and is by far the most corrupt of all federal Departments (and is the ONLY Department that has never passed an audit), and also because much of America’s military spending is being paid out from other federal Departments in order to keep down the published annual U.S. Government ‘Defense’ expenditure numbers (which come from ONLY the “U.S. ‘Defense’ Department). Those are expenditures for America’s privatized and overwhelmingly profit-driven Military-Industrial Complex. (By contrast: Russia and China require, by law, that their armaments firms be majority-owned by the Government itself.)

Conservative anti-tax zealot Grover Norquist. His brand of “anti-government” agitation cannot save the world from US militarism, but it benefits the oligarchy that controls the government.
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Nordstream 2 Revelations & US Reaction Expose Arrogance of Empire

The Hegemon has only enemies and non-sovereign vassals.

Caleb Maupin


The destruction of the Nordstream 2 pipeline on September 26th, 2022 was no small incident. It resulted in the largest release of methane in history, with estimates that roughly 500,000 tons of gas were released over the course of 17 days. The incident caused natural gas prices to jump by 12% across Europe.

Prior to the incident, the White House had threatened that if Russia intervened in Ukraine, the Nordstream pipeline would be destroyed. US Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland made similar statements. In response to the destruction of the pipeline, anti-Russian voices across social media thanked the United States for making good on its threat. Russia went to the United Nations Security Council saying that it appeared the USA had been involved as US helicopters had been close by.

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