[Marxism] Cuba Translation Project - thanks and update

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 25 11:27:45 MDT 2005

Thanks to those from out of town who've sent in checks to help 
cover translation costs. Those of you who are in Los Angeles are 
again welcomed to come to my house and hear more about the work 
of translation and the CubaNews list this Sunday. Details below.

Coming shortly: latest translations from the Cuban media about
Cindy Sheehan

Walter Lippmann


Readers who appreciate the steady stream of translations from the
Cuban media which are provided by the CubaNews list can help out in
two ways. Those who are Spanish- speaking can of course help by
volunteering to assist with that service. Even the best and most
enthusiastic volunteers really cannot keep up with the volume of work
which we need to bring this material to our large and growing

Readers who've appreciated the materials by such Cuban writers as
Celia Hart, or the commentaries by Juana Carrasco Martin, and the
many Juventud Rebelde and etc. you can be certain that none of this
material would have got to the English-speaking readership without
the choice CubaNews list made to prioritize it. Historical figures
such as Antonio Guiteras, Julio Antonio Mella, Carlos Balino and many
more have all been brought out to the English-speaking audience
through our project. When TEMAS magazine held a large public forum on
the fall of socialism in Eastern Europ, CubaNews got the massive
transcript and brought it out into English. Soon it's to be published
in English in print. The Cuban intro to their edition of Malcolm X's
autobiography is also available in English from CubaNews. Work on
Cuban hip- hop, and introductions to new journals and people, all of
these have started with CubaNews.

When prominent individuals including writers Howard Zinn and Noam
Chomsky went to Cuba to speak and to present their books, the
detailed reports on their visits were first brought to you by the
CubaNews list. New films? Personal interest stories? Women in
non-traditional employment? Homosexuality in Cuban literature?
HIV-AIDS prevention? Cartier-Bresson's visit to the island?

These and much more, from tattooing to motorcycling, etc. all been
brought out to an international and an English- speaking audience
through the CubaNews list. Many of the translations we've posted can
be seen here: http://www.walterlippmann.com/documents.html

Since I don't ask for any financial help for myself, and never have,
I've decided, however, to ask those of you among the readers who
appreciate our service to help out in a tangible manner, by choosing
to send money.

There will be a fund-raiser at my house in Los Angeles this coming
Sunday, August 28th, from 4-7 PM where I'll present a report on the
work of the project, provide a bit of food and drink, and tell you
something about the plans we have for more translation work in the
future. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

Please come yourself. I'd like to meet and greet you. Or if you can't
come, please send checks to:

Walter Lippmann
3339 Descanso Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90026-6219
walterlx at earthlink.net 

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