news analyst, media critic, and philosopher
Since March 4, 2004
10 Jun 2016: "Will you play upon this pipe?" Hamlet asked the American media - I mean Guildenstern. "Look...here are the stops."
Using 20/20 Brain Vision
What's 20/20 brain vision? An essential trait for honest truth seekers, which some people have and use or try to use and others at least don't use. I don't mean "common sense," since, without some kind of brain cataract surgery (this site, maybe), its use is not only not common, most common humans seem to be avoiding it. I'm a compulsive truth teller not a crusader seeking allies, so I won't be diplomatic about this.
To Uncover Reality Instead
10 Mar 2016: On his very late first visit to Cuba next week, Barack Obama will pretend to start letting more Americans go there, but lots of Americans smarter than him have already gone.
On a 6-week
2002 tour of Cuba, I surveyed 100 random Cubans about a petition
reportedly signed by 98% of eligible voters to lock socialism into
their constitution after George Bush accused Cuba of bio-terrorism
involvement and Jimmy Carter refuted the lie from Cuba but also
urged Cubans to "reform" their system.
Interviews 1-17 Havana, 18-48 Baracoa,
49-73 on the road, 74-89
Cienfuegos, 90-100 Havana. "Cuban Notebooks"
-by Glen Roberts
-by Glen Roberts
NEW RAP POEMS AND OTHER HONEST OUTBURSTS
UNSPINNING OFFICIAL STORIES
To read all Unspinning Official Stories posts since 2008 - pick a year:
2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016
MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CUBA: For a review and dismissal of just a few common misconceptions about Cuba - CLICK
JUNE 2014: 10 DISHONEST OFFICIAL STORIES so absurd that only a public eager to be fooled could believe them. Note: this page is under construction - CLICK
REVISED FEB. 2014: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE HAVANA TIMES - CLICK
JAN. 2008: A FRIENDLY CRITIQUE OF PRESS FREEDOM IN CUBA - CLICK
ENERO 2008: UNA CRITICA AMISTOSA SOBRE PRENSA LIBRE EN CUBA - CLICK
2007 UPDATES FROM CUBA: For a look at Cuba with Fidel on the bench posted from the island in January and February 2007 - CLICK
2005: BIRDS & BRUJAS IN ENCHANTED CATEMACO - CLICK
THREE APRIL 2005 LETTERS FROM CUBA: Self-syndicated and offered
on the dates indicated to various U.S. media I knew wouldn't print them.
Human Rights in Cuba, April 14 from Havana - CLICK
Viva y Habla Fidel!, April 22 from Cienfuegos - CLICK
Elections in Cuba, April 29 from Havana - CLICK.
2004: SOUTH AMERICA COMPARED TO CUBA: In the summer and fall of '04, already familiar with Mexico and Central America and, to some extent, with Cuba, I toured eight South American countries, to more effectively continue comparing what American media were then calling the "emerging western style free enterprise democracies" to Cuba, which those same not-very-free media always dutifully called "the only country in the hemisphere still not free." Since then, in a story blacked out for Americans by their not-very-free media, most of those countries, refusing to go on being arm-twisted by the US into censuring Cuba, are now beginning to follow Cuba's lead away from the US business-oriented government model toward "socially oriented" government. But in 2004, I learned more certainly what I already knew, that it should have been Cuba censuring the countries I was visiting, since, in 2004 (though, thanks initially to Hugo Chavez, things are now slowly changing), only Cuba was free then of the oppressive attributes I found everywhere else in Latin America.
From Maracaibo - CLICK
From the Andes - CLICK
From the Cone" (includes South America Summary)M- CLICK.
Other Informational Links
This is a copyrighted English language website. Translations to other languages are in violation of my copyright, are not authorized, and are probably bad translations that may confuse, alter, or even contradict what I say. I am not responsible for their errors or incoherence. It is not OK to edit, alter, take credit for, or misinterpret anything on this site. You may link to documents or cite excerpts only with credit given to iammyownreporter.com, and without changing or deleting or adding anything or in any way altering the import of the material. You may distribute exact reproductions of ¨Any American Can Go to Cuba as His Own Reporter,¨ ¨Misconceptions About Cuba,¨ or "Overpopulation = Too Many People Already," if clearly credited to this site. Other republications of any part of this website are permissible only through arrangements made with me, Glen Roberts. It is not OK to use any part of this website to promote any product or candidate ever, or to promote any cause without my permission. This website is a one-man venture, but I may provide space for stylistically competent reports from very objective traveling writers with solid knowledge and experience of the places and situations reported. I answer all intelligent letters and questions sent to email@example.com, and (ONLY if asked to do so by the letter writer) will post responses (related to any of my documents) that conform to the rules explained on "Contact Me" and will respond on line. This is an open challenge that has so far not been taken up.
This site may exceed
the objective truth tolerance limits
of some readers.