cj#1127> Fidel Castro addresses the UN summit


Richard Moore

Dear cj,

While I'm still recovering from travel, here is some common sense 
from one of the few, if not the only, national leader who truly 
represents his people.


Delivered-To: •••@••.•••
From: "Paul Brailsford" <•••@••.•••>
To: "Richard K. Moore" <•••@••.•••>,
        "Jim Casteris" <•••@••.•••>,
        "fred Champagne" <•••@••.•••>,
        "T W Warner" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Fw: Fw: Fidel Castro addresses the UN summit
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 16:33:13 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: CONNECTION <•••@••.•••>
To: Paul Brailsford <•••@••.•••>
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2000 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Fidel Castro addresses the UN summit

Dear Paul:  Laurie Garrett is a superb reporter, so I was
amazed that she seemed quite oblivious --and not especially
interested--in the Cuban record.  I was there on vacation
last month, and though I don't believe everything I see,
much less read, I found the big picture very, very
impressive.  Thanks for calling.  Chris Lydon.

 From:           "Paul Brailsford" <•••@••.•••>
 To:             "WBUR Connection" <•••@••.•••>
 Subject:        Fw: Fidel Castro addresses the UN summit
 Date sent:      Mon, 11 Sep 2000 12:13:38 -0400

Hi Chris.

Thank you for time you gave me this morning on your  talk
show with Dr Laurie Garrett.

I apologize for trying to get a word in edge ways when Dr.
Laurie  was repeating much of what she had already said
about African epidemic's. I felt it was important  to
emphasis that except for a few shows like the Connection,
positive solutions to the medical crisis have been
deliberately censored out of the news. Unfortunately our
corporate power elite,.own and therefore feel they have the
right to control our democracy,  our politicians,  and  the

Had it not been for Short Wave Radio and the Internet I
would not have had the following copy of Pres. Fidel
Castro's speech. to send you.

Frankly I'm surprised that Dr Laurie Garrett was not aware
of  strides Cuba has made in public health care ... despite
the blockade.

It's ironic that we have a surplus of cash, while Cuba has 
a surplus of Doctors..

Isn't it news worthy that a dollar short Cuba is donating
her medical wealth to help ease the Aids crisis worldwide.?

For further information check NY Transfers web site for text
of Radio Havana Cuba's  nightly  English new s broadcasts.
Sept 7th *th and 9th @ http://www.radiohc.org or
http://www.blythe.org/ index.html


  ----- Original Message -----
 From: Tom Warner <•••@••.•••>
 To: <mailto:Undisclosed-Recipient:@chmls12.mediaone.net>
 Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2000 5:32 PM
 Subject: Fidel Castro addresses the UN summit

Fellow Worker, The following position statement was
delivered by Fidel Castro to the Millennium Summit of the
United Nations on this September 6th.   It outlines a
popular assessment of the forces at play in today's world
and proposes some solutions and concerns.   I believe that
it is thought provoking and unique in toady's diplomatic


Thomas W. Warner (secretary Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee)
8923 2nd Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA, 98115

(206) 523-1720






 New York, September 6, 2000


There is chaos in our world, both within the countries'
borders and beyond. Blind laws are offered like divine norms
that would bring peace, order, well being and the security
our planet so badly needs. That is what they would have us

Three dozen developed and wealthy nations that monopolize
the economic, political and technological power have joined
us in this gathering to offer more of the same recipes that
have only served to make us poorer, more exploited and more

There is not even discussion about a radical reform of this
old institution over a half century ago when there were few
independent nations-- to turn it into a true representative
body of the interests of all the peoples on Earth-, an
institution where no one would have the irritating and
anti-democratic right of veto and where a transparent
process could be undertaken to expand membership and
representation in the Security Council, an executive body
subordinated to the General Assembly, which should be the
one making the decisions on such crucial issues as
intervention and the use of force.

It should be clearly stated that the principle of
sovereignty cannot be sacrificed to an abusive and unfair
order that a hegemonic superpower uses, together with its
own might and strength, to try to decide everything by
itself. That, Cuba will never accept.

The poverty and underdevelopment prevailing in most nations
as well as the inequality in the distribution of wealth
and knowledge in the world are basically at the source of
the present conflicts. It cannot be overlooked that
current underdevelopment and poverty have resulted from
conquest, colonization, slavery and plundering in most
countries of the planet by the colonial powers and from the
emergence of imperialism and the bloody wars motivated by
new distributions of the world. Today, it is their moral
obligation to compensate our nations for the damages caused
throughout centuries.

Humanity should be aware of what we have been so far and
what we cannot continue to be. Presently, our species has
enough accumulated knowledge, ethical values and scientific
resources to move towards a new historical era of true
justice and humanism.

There is nothing in the existing economic and political
order that can serve the interests of Humankind. Thus, it is
unsustainable and it must be changed. Suffice it to say
that the world population is already 6 billion, 80% of which
live in poverty. Ages-old diseases from Third World
nations such as malaria, tuberculosis and others equally
lethal have not been eradicated while new epidemics like
AIDS threaten to exterminate the population of entire
nations. On the other hand, wealthy countries keep investing
enormous amounts of money in the military and in luxurious >
items and a voracious plague of speculators exchange
currencies, stocks and other real or fictitious values for
trillions of dollars every day.

Nature is being devastated. The climate is changing under
our own eyes and drinking water is increasingly contaminated
or scarce. The sources of man's seafood are being depleted
and crucial non-renewable resources are wasted in luxury and

Anyone understands that the United Nations basic role in the
pressing new century is to save the world not only from war
but also from underdevelopment, hunger, diseases, poverty
and the destruction of the natural resources indispensable
to human life. And it should do so promptly before it is too

The dream of having truly fair and sensible rules to guide
human destiny seems impossible to many. However, we are
convinced that the struggle for the impossible should be the
motto of this institution that brings us together today!

Thank you.

Fidel Ruiz Castro