[Marxism] USAID's Cuba subversion just the ice tip in LA

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 02:29:53 MDT 2014

A new investigation<http://bigstory.ap.org/article/us-secretly-created-cuban-twitter-stir-unrest>
the Associated Press into a project of the United States government-funded
US Agency for International Development (USAID) project to create a
Twitter-style social media network in Cuba has received a lot of attention.

The news was trending on the actual Twitter for much of the day on April 7
when the story broke, and elicited
various members of Congress and other policy makers.

The "ZunZuneo" project, which AP reports was "aimed at undermining Cuba's
communist government", was overseen by USAID's Office of Transition
Initiatives (OTI). AP describes OTI as "a division that was created after
the fall of the Soviet Union to promote U.S. interests in quickly changing
political environments -- without the usual red tape".

Its efforts to undermine the Cuban government are not unusual, however,
considering the group's track record in other countries in the region.

"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity's
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion." -- Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

"The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?" -- Jarvis Cocker

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