Karen Lee Wald
Karen Lee Wald, a writer, activist, educator has been explaining, defending and teaching everyone she could reach for over thirty years about the history and reality of the Revolution in Cuba. She raised two children there, one of whom is a medical doctor on the island.

Karen Wald's writings include CHILDREN OF CHE: Child Care and Education in Cuba (Ramparts Press, 1978) and a steady stream of essays, commentaries and polemics about Cuba. Here are a series of links to some of the very best of these. They really constitute a treasure trove of valuable information which students of the Cuban Revolution will find invaluable. Here are as many as I was able to find on first look. If you have any others which are available on the internet, please send them to me. If you have materials which aren't yet on the net, and have them in electronic form, please send them and I'll post them up. Thanks very much.

Walter Lippmann

Portrait of Karen Lee Wald, May 2012


Critique of Rolling Stone report on "Audioslave" visit to Cuba
(May 2005)

About workplace theft in Cuba 
(September 2004)

Bush's Stolen Election - The Anti-Castro Cuban Connection  
October 2004

Critique of AP report on Cuban request to United Nations
(October 2004)

Disinformation passed off as news
(September 2004) 

Some Notes About Workplace Theft In Cuba 
(September 2004)

Notes on "Portrait of Teresa" and Women in Cuban Cinema 
(September 2004)

What the Miami Herald left out in their profile of the
"pardoned terrorists" Luis Posada Carriles & Co, 
(August 2004)

Response to South Florida  Sun-Sentinel Editorial (2004)
Dissection of an arrogant editorial advising the 
United States how to go after Cuba more effectively.
Aggressive Remarks by Roger Noriega

The wrong way to go to Cuba (2003)
How a so-called "do-gooder" proposes to "help" the
Cuban people analyzed, and a better way proposed.

Democracy Cuban Style (2003)

Letter to a Friend about Las Terrazas (2003)
Las Terrazas is an ecologically-protected community
in Pinar del Rio Province in western Cuba.

Cuba After Ochoa (1990, updated 2003)
Discusses the death penalty as Cuba applied it in
the case of General Arnaldo Ochoa, and updates 
it following the execution of three armed hijackers
by the Cuban government in April 2003.

Turning the tables on Jeb (2003)
Florida Governor Jeb Bush writes to Minnesota Governor
Jesse Ventura, who was travelling to Cuba. Bush opposes
Ventura's visit to Cuba, and Karen response to Bush on this.

Human Rights As Theater (2003)
Analysis of the UN Human Rights Commission and the
US campaign to have Cuba condemned before that body. 
Takes a close look at Armando Valladares, the so-called
"wheel-chair" poet and his role in the US campaign.

Response to "Wired" on Computers being banned [?!?!?] (2002)
Takes up and responds to the claim that Cuba was somehow
banning computers.

Human Rights and Power Politics (2001)
Looks at the UN Human Rights Commission meeting in 2001
and analyzes what the US had to do in order to obtain a vote
against Cuba in that body.

30th Anniversary of George Jackson's Assassination (2001)
Jackson was a leader of the Black Panther Party in the
San Quentin prison in California.

Lennonism in Cuba at Last (2001)
Discussion of the new statue to John Lennon which
has been built to celebrate his life in Havana

Postcards From Cuba (2000)
Cuba in the aftermath of the rescue of Elian Gonzalez.

Popes, Prostitutes and Prisoners (1999)
Discussion of the politics of Pope John Paul's visit
to Cuba in 1998 and its political significance.

Haitian Prime Minister Preval Visits Javier Sotomayor (1999)

Interview With Assata Shakur (2002)
The long-time US political exile on the island

Cuba Meets The Pope -- And Both Walk Away Winners (1998)

Assata and the Pope (1998)
Karen asks the US political exile what she
thinks about the Pope's visit to the island.

Nation of Islam Chief Visits Cuba (1996)
This is Minister Louis Farrakhan

US-Cuba Relations Shoot-Down (1996)
This famous episode, in which Cuban gunners
shot down airplanes from the counter-revolutionary
exile group "Brothers to the Rescue", who had been
flying over Cuban airspace dropping leaflets, became
Bill Clinton's excuse for signing the Helms-Burton Law.

Where Were The Women? 
Discusses role of women in Latin American left.

Cuban Women and the Media (1995)
Changing role of women in the media on the island.

Cuban HIV/AIDS Care Leads the world (1995)

Cuba's AIDS Patient #1 Dies (1995)
Reynaldo Morales was the first person who tested
positive for HIV in Cuba

Women in Defense
A poem and two essays on women in Cuban society

Cuban Missile Crisis More Than Just History
Discussion of Robert S. McNamara's views

Cuba Battles for Soverignty Over Its Airwaves

Chicanos: Identity Recovered (1970)
Corky Gonzalez and Cha Cha Jimenez interviews