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Cuba & the US

(see also Cuba, Cuba: Revolution 1959-1990, Cuba: Revolution since 1990, Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolution Abroad)

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On the Web: Articles

UCSC Gets Gift from Castro, Via Sam Farr. Jeanine Harlick, Santa Cruz Sentinel (2/19/03).

Cuba Offers Free Med School Training. Paul Shepard, Yahoo! (2/15/01).

Clinton Should Board Air Force One to Cuba. Jim McGovern, LA Times (5/30/00).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Center for Defense Information.

Cuban American Alliance Education Fund.

Directory of US-Cuba Cooperation.

Global Exchange.

It's Just the Kids. NGO building childrens' playgrounds in Cuba.

Madre. Human rights for women & families around the world. Includes program in Cuba.

National Network on Cuba.

Pastors for Peace (Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization). Organizes annual caravan carrying material aid to Cuba.

US-Cuba Sister Cities Association.

US + Cuba Infomed.

Varela Project.

World Policy Institute (Cuba project).

ZNet Cuba Watch.

In the Library: Articles

Atkinson, Michael. "Dressing down the Kennedy mythos," Progressive (1/01):32-33. Critical review of Roger Donaldson's film "13 Days" about the Cuban missile crisis.

Bender, Lynn Darrell. "Cuba, the US & sugar," Caribbean Studies 14,1 (1974):155-60.

Biancalana, Flora & Cecilia O'Leary. "Profile of US press coverage of Cuba," Social Justice 15,2 (sum 88):63-71.

Blackburn, Robin. "Cuba under the hammer," New Left Review 242 (7/00):5-37.

Bray, Donald W. & Timothy F. Harding. "Cuba: emergence of a new society," in Chilcote & Edelstein (eds.) Latin America: The Struggle with Dependency & Beyond (NY, 1974).

Cooper, Russo. "Mr. Carter goes to Cuba," Nation (6/3/02):4.

Corn, David & Gus Russo. "The old man & the CIA: a Kennedy plot to kill Castro?" Nation (4/26/01):15-28.

Faulkner, Mike. “Cuba & the US: a personal reflection on thirty-five years of conflict,” Monthly Review 47,9 (2/96): 31-40.

Franco, J.L. "La Revolución Cubana en la prensa norteamericana," en sus Ensayos históricos (La Habana, 1974), pp. 201-10.

Garfield, Richard. "The public health impact of sanctions: contrasting responses of Iraq & Cuba," MERIP Report 215 (summer 2000).

Hanson, Simon. "Footnotes to the Castro story: from the papers of Adolph Berle," Inter-American Economic Affairs 30,1 (sum 76):29-45.

Kirkpatrick, Anthony F. & Harry E. Vanden. "The US embargo & health care in cuba: assessing the 5/97 State Department report," LASA Forum 28,2 (sum 97):6-10.

Kress, June & Janis Lewin. "A guide to anti-Cuba opinion makers," Social Justice 15,2 (sum 88):22-37.

LaFeber, Walter. "The unlearned lessons: lest we forget the Bay of Pigs," Nation (4/19/86).

Landau, Saul. "No mas Canosa," Monthly Review 50,10 (3/99):22-28.

Leogrande, William M. "Cuba: going to the source," in R. Newfarmer (eds.) From Gunboats to Diplomacy (?, 1988), ppl. 135-46.

__________. "From Havana to Miami: US Cuba policy as a two-level game," Journal of Inter-American Studies & World Affairs 40,1 (spr 98):67-86.

McCaughan, Ed & Tony Plat. "Tropical gulag: media images of Cuba," Social Justice 15,2 (sum 88):72-104.

Montaner, Carlos Alberto. "The roots of anti-Americanism in Cuba," Caribbean Review 12,2 (1984):13-17.

National Council on US-Cuban Relations. "Reasons for rapprochement," Social Justice 15,2 (sum 1988):105-113.

Petras, James F. "The US-Cuba policy debate," Monthly Review 26,9 (2/75):22-33.

Platt, Tony. "The US, Cuba & the new Cold War," Social Justice 15,2 (sum 88):4-21.

Policy Alternatives for the Caribbean & Central America (PACCA). "An alternative US policy toward Cuba," Social Justice 15,2 (sum 88):114-32.

Rucker, Patrick Michael. "Don't drink the water," In These Times (12/23/02):7.

Smith, Wayne S. "Pirating Radio Martí," Nation (1/27/97).

__________. "Washington's costly Cuba policy," Nation (7/3/00):19-21

Stoner, Lynn K. "Recent literature on Cuba & the US," Latin American Research Review 31,3 (1996):235-47.

Williams, William A. "Historiography & revolution: the case of Cuba," Studies on the Left 3,3 (1963).

Zwerling, Philip. "Why does the US still fear the Cuban Revolution?" WIN (12/9/76):5-10.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Arboleya, Jesús. The Cuban Counter-Revolution (trans. Rafael Betancourt; Athens: Ohio U., 2000).

Blight, James G. & Peter Kornbluh (eds.) Politics of Illusion: The Bay of Pigs Invasion Reexamined (Boulder, 1999). Interviews with Cuban & CIA participants.

Bonsal, Philip W. Cuba, Castro & the US (Pittsburgh: U. of Pittsburgh, 1971). Analysis of 1959-62, when author was US ambassador. Washington over-reacted, driving Castro into Soviet camp.

Conde, Yvonne. Operation Pedro Pan: The Untold Exodus of 14,048 Cuban Children (NY: Routledge, 2000).

González, Servando. The Nuclear Deception: Nikita Khruschev & the Cuban Missile Crisis (NY: Intelibooks, 2002).

Hamm, Mark S. The Abandoned Ones: The Imprisonment & Uprising of the Mariel Boat People (Boston: Northeastern U., 1995).

Higgins, Trumbull. The Perfect Failure: Kennedy, Eisenhower & the CIA at the Bay of Pigs (NY, 1987).

Kornbluh, Peter (ed.) Bay of Pigs Declassified: The Secret CIA Report on the Invasion of Cuba (NY: New Press, 1998).

Levine, Robert M. Secret Missions to Cuba: Fidel Castro, Bernardo Benes, & Cuban Miami (NY: Palgrave, 2002).

Levinson, Sandra & Carol Brightman (eds.) Venceremos Brigades: Young Americans Sharing the Life & Work of Revolutionary Cuba (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1971).

Mazarr, Michael J. Semper Fidel: America & Cuba, 1776-1988 (Baltimore, 1988).

Mesa Largo, Carmelo (ed.) Revolutionary Change in Cuba (Pittsburgh: U. of Pittsburgh, 1971).

Mills, C. Wright. Listen, Yankee! (NY, 1960).

Morley, Morris H. Imperial State & Revolution: The US & Cuba, 1952-1986 (NY, 1988).

__________ & Chris McGillion. Unfinished Business: America & Cuba after the Cold War, 1989-2001 (NY: Cambridge, 2002).

Paterson, Thomas G. Contesting Castro: The US & the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution (NY, 1994).

Ripely, Peter C. Conversations with Cuba (Athens: U. of Georgia, 1999).

Robbins, Carla Anne. The Cuban Threat (NY, 1983). Plea for rational policy that starts by seeing US as Cubans do.

Scheer, robert & Maurice Zeitlin. Cuba, an American Tragedy (NY: Penguin, 1964).

Smith, Wayne S. The Closest of Enemies: A Personal & Diplomatic Account of US-Cuban Relations since 1957 (NY, 1987).

Welch, Richard E. Jr. Response to Revolution: The US & the Cuban Revolution (Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina, 1985).

Williams, William Appleman. The US, Cuba, & Castro: An Essay on the Dynamics of Revolution & the Dissolution of Empire (NY: Monthly Review, 1962).

In the Library: Fiction

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In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Bloque: Looking at the US Embargo Against Cuba" [2005], dir. Heather Hadden & Rachel Dannefer, 45m.

"Crossing Borders: A Cuban Returns" [1998], dir. ?, 50m. From Cinema Guild. Chronicles the 1998 return to Cuba of an American college professor who was forced as a child to leave Cuba in 1962.

"The Cuban Excludables" [1994], dir. Estela Bravo, 57. From Cinema Guild. Mariel refugees & their sufferings in US.

"Export TV" [1989], dir.?, 25m. From Cinema Guild. Examines TV Marti, a U.S. governemnt broadcast service beamed into Cuba in clear contravention of international law and broadcast regulations.

"Free to Fly: The US-Cuba Link" [2004], dir. Estela Bravo, 33m. From Latin American Video Archives.

"Los Que Se Fueron" [1981], dir. ?, 58m. From Cinema Guild. Interviews Cubans living in the U.S. who left Cuba after the Revolution, including the story of the exodus of thousands of unaccompanied children.

"Miami-Havana" [1992], dir.?, 60m. From Cinema Guild. Examines the human tragedy of families divided by the thirty-year conflict between the U.S. and Cuba.

"Mission Against Terror" [2004 ], dir. Bernie Dwyer & Roberto Ruiz Rebo, 42m. Story of "Cuban five" who infiltrated anti-Castro groups in Miami which have perpetrated successive acts of sabotage in Cuba since 1960s. Arrested & tried in Miami in 1998, they were sentenced to long prison terms.

"The New Cuban Crisis" [199?], by Journeyman Films, 37m. From Filmakers' Library. Crisis occasioned by shooting down in 1996 of two American planes over Cuba, & retaliatory passage in Congress of Helms-Burton Act to punish foreign companies doing business with Cuba.

"One Man's Story: Philip Agee, Cuba, & the CIA" [2006], dir. Bernie Dwyer & Roberto Ruiz Rebo, 33m.

"Posada Carriles: Made in U.S.A." [2007], dir. Angel Palacios, 90m.

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