Cuba wants YOU for the Venceremos Brigade!
- September 20, 2023
Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, The Washington Times
One of the greatest myths in the Western Hemisphere is the nobility of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. For decades, the Cuban military dictatorship’s public relations machine has snowed the American left by projecting Che Guevara and the Castro brothers as heroes. In reality, the Castro regime betrayed the real freedom fighters who battled to end Fulgencio Batista’s iron rule, paraded innocents into lawless “revolutionary justice” stadium trials, and transformed a Caribbean paradise into an island-wide slave plantation.
One of the organizations that openly associate with the New Mexico Venceremos Brigade Committee is the Pueblo Action Alliance, a leftist environmental coalition that has enlisted Somah Haaland, the daughter of U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, as its communications coordinator, according to the independent news platform ADN America.
Since her appointment, Deb Haaland has been the subject of several news articles for taking aim at natural resource drilling projects. Last year, the interior secretary appeared with her daughter in a documentary film, “Our Story: The Indigenous Led Fight to Protect Greater Chaco,” aimed at outlawing the development of oil and gas drilling leases near New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historic Park as a means of preserving Native American land and artifacts.
On Aug. 17, the secretary’s association with the Pueblo Action Alliance, or PAA, and the film became the subject of an ethics complaint filed with the Department of Interior Office of Inspector General by the government watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust. It accuses Deb Haaland of “apparent ethical breaches” and says that in June, the secretary “withdrew public lands from future fuel leases within the Greater Chaco area.”