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Two Recent Cockcroft interviews on Fidel Castro

(1)"Law and Disorder" December 5, 2016 click on "Remembering Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz" (30 minutes)and (2)"Loud & Clear" November 29, 2016 click on (17 minites)

(1)"Law and Disorder" December 5, 2016 click on "Remembering Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz" [Cockcroft half-hour part starts at the 7:30 minute mark and ends at the 37-minute mark, but the whole program is worth listening to]
When the American supported military dictator of Cuba Fulgencio Batista fled Cuba in January 1959 and the revolutionary government led by Fidel Castro marched into Havana they passed three laws. The first lowered the age so that Fidel could be prime minister. He was 33 years old. The second made Che Guevara a citizen of Cuba, he was Argentinian. And the third was the great agrarian reform law...
GUEST – JAMES COCKCROFT, a retired professor and lifelong supporter of the Cuban revolution. A bilingual award-winning author of more than 50 books on Latin America, US hidden history, culture, migration, and human rights, including most recently “Cuba In My Blood. ” He has traveled to Cuba many times, has been active in Cuba solidarity work, and has called Fidel Castro a personal friend. A bilingual poet, three-time Fulbright Scholar, and Honorary Editor of Latin American Perspectives, he serves on the Coordinadora Internacional de Redes en Defensa de la Humanidad, the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five, and civil society’s Benito Juárez Tribunal (vice-president, 2005) that judged U.S. terrorism against Cuba and International Tribunal of Trade Union Freedom (2009-10) that judged Mexico for its violations of labor and human rights. A Canadian immigrant, he is a member of the UNESCO-sponsored World Council of the José Martí World Solidarity Project, la Table de Concertation de Solidarité Québec-Cuba, and the Canada-Cuba Literary Alliance.

(2)"Loud & Clear" November 29, 2016 click on (17 minutes)

"Death of Fidel: World Mourns, U.S. Elites Slander His Legacy" Brian Becker is joined by Gail Walker, executive director of IFCO/Pastors for Peace, and by Dr. James Cockcroft, a historian, activist in solidarity with Cuba and a founder of the Network of Intellectuals, Artists, and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity. 17 minutes.