#1432 Wishing Cuba well in one breath, enforcing the embargo in the next

Air Date: 8–1-2021

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Today we take a look at the anti-government protests in Cuba in the context of decades of anti-communist propaganda in the US and our punishing embargo intended to destabilize Cuba to the point of governmental collapse. 

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: We Just Want the Basics - Rare Protests in Cuba Amid Deep Economic Crisis, Ongoing U.S. Blockade - Democracy Now! - Air Date 7-14-21

We go to Havana, Cuba, to look at what is behind protests that brought thousands of people into the streets of Havana and other cities in rare anti-government protests denouncing the island’s economic crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ch. 2: Cuba Isn't Suffering Under Communism, It's The USA's Economic Stranglehold - The Majority Report - Air Date 7-15-21

The restrictions put in place by Trump Admin rollback of Obama admin's policies toward Cuba have created significant restrictions that are in the way of providing aid. Emma's suggestion is simple: Circumvent those restrictions immediately.

Ch. 3: The Protests in Cuba Part 1 - Past Present - Air Date 7-20-21

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the mass protests in Cuba.

Ch. 4: What is McCarthyism And how did it happen - TED-ED - Air Date 3-14-17

In the 1950s, part of a campaign to expose suspected Communists, thousands of individuals were aggressively investigated and questioned by government panels. Named after its most notorious practitioner, the phenomenon known as McCarthyism destroyed lives.

Ch. 5: A New Red Scare Is Coming - Second Thought - Air Date 7-9-21

If you thought McCarthyism was gone...well, no such luck. In this episode, we'll discuss the US' newest wave of reactionary, anti-communist rhetoric and legislation.

Ch. 6: The Protests in Cuba Part 2 - Past Present - Air Date 7-20-21

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the mass protests in Cuba.

Ch. 7: Tired of Waiting Cuban Americans Say Biden Broke Promise to Lift Cuba Sanctions & Thaw Relations - Democracy Now! - Air Date 7-27-21


MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S)

Ch. 8: Investigating Democracy - Now & Then - Air Date 6-8-21

On the second episode of Now & Then, “Investigating Democracy,” Heather Cox Richardson and Joanne Freeman discuss the history of congressional commissions. We discuss the 1954 back-and-forth between Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Army.

Ch. 9: We Just Want the Basics - Rare Protests in Cuba Amid Deep Economic Crisis, Ongoing U.S. Blockade Part 2 - Democracy Now! - Air Date 7-14-21

We go to Havana, Cuba, to look at what is behind protests that brought thousands of people into the streets of Havana and other cities in rare anti-government protests denouncing the island’s economic crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic.


VOICEMAILS

Ch. 10: Abortion terminology - William in Charlottesville, Virginia


FINAL COMMENTS

Ch. 11: Final comments on the terms we use to explain our support of abortion rights


MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

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  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

 

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