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Fidel Castro, Bay of Pigs, and Castro: Fidel Castro prepares his men for a counterattack during the Bay of Pigs invasion (1961, colorized)

Fidel Castro prepares his men for a counterattack during the Bay of Pigs invasion (1961, colorized)

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America, Donald Trump, and Fbi: REVOLT Rippedemup.com Cuba will keep Assata Shakur, despite Trump's request to return her to U.S A top Cuban official says returning the prison escapee is "off the table.' President DonaldTrump has asked Cuba to return American fugitive AssataShakur to the United States, but a top Cuban official has said that the country's government has no plans to. "I can say it is off the table," Gustavo Machin, deputy director for American affairs at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reportedly told Yahoo News. Assata Shakur was a member of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and 1970s, and was convicted in 1977 of murdering a police officer. Many believe Shakur was targeted and framed by COINTELPRO, an FBI-sanctioned program that was used to neutralize people and organizations involved in the Civil Rights Movement (among others). Shakur served six and a half years in prison before escaping in 1979 and fleeing to Cuba, where she received political asylum from Fidel Castro. She has lived in Cuba ever since, and remains on the FBI's most wanted fugitives list, with a $2 million bounty. Artists like The Roots, Jay Z, and Common, who has a song titled "A Song For Assata," have all mentioned or paid homage to her legacy in their music. Last week, President Donald Trump revealed plans to cancel policy from the Obama Adminstration that eased longstanding tensions between America and Cuba. He then called for Cuba to "return the fugitives from American justice, including the return of the cop killer Joanne Chesimard," referring to Shakur by her former name. Machin said Cuba has no plans to return her to the U.S., because its government believes that she was unjustly imprisoned in the first place. “There are very serious doubts about that case," Machin said. "We consider that a politically motivated case against that lady." Via @revolttv revolttv realrozay rozayblog

President DonaldTrump has asked Cuba to return American fugitive AssataShakur to the United States, but a top Cuban official has said that t...

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Family, Friends, and Life: The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro: "It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba's longest serving President. "Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation. "While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro's supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for "el Comandante" "1 know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba. "On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader." On behalf of all Canadians <p><a href="http://factsoverfeels.tumblr.com/post/154040793301/manfredvonfuckyourself" class="tumblr_blog">factsoverfeels</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://manfredvonfuckyourself.tumblr.com/post/153716949381" class="tumblr_blog">manfredvonfuckyourself</a>:</p> <blockquote><figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="375" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d5102d7b2a2c77cffc88c86e746bd33e/tumblr_inline_ohadtfZUzQ1tzc929_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="375"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Me.</p></blockquote>
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