Monthly Archives: January 2013

Information to help follow the Syrian debacle

By Saul Landau On three occasions I traveled through Syria, whose boundaries got made by French colonial officials, a nation that once served as the seat of an Islamic Empire. In 2004, I made a film there  (“Syria: Between Iraq and a Hard Place”) and traversed that nation in a small bus. I saw ruins […]

Cuba opens to small business

By Saul Landau Carlos III market HAVANA – The Cuban government has recently announced new government rules that make private business easier just as lots of mostly Canadian and European tourists (more than 2.1 million in 2012), and hundreds of thousands of Cuban Americans carrying cash and commodities visiting family arrived on the island. These […]

New appeal: U.S. influenced Cuban Five decision

By Danny Glover and Saul Landau     We wait with a Latina woman and two of her kids until the prison guard at the entrance desk calls our number. We pass through the X-ray machine and get our wrists stamped. Then we sit and stare at a religious display in the show case – […]