Sunday, February 18, 2007


Here's a link to an article about Naomi Wallace on the Guardian's website.

Friday, January 26, 2007

End the Blockade of Cuba! Lift the Travel Ban!!!

Henry Wallace always urged people to see Cuba for themselves

Thursday, January 25, 2007

La Guinera

Anita and Howard at Fifi's house
Photo by Sonja de Vries

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Making a statement

Sonja, Jake, Shirley, and Beth W
Photo by Carol Kraemer


Photo by Carol Kraemer


Photo by Carol Kraemer

To laugh and to sing

Photo by Carol Kraemer


Photo by Carol Kraemer

On the Malecon

Pam, Carla, and Carol
Photo by Carol Kraemer


Photo by Carol Kraemer

JoJo White Community Center

In La Guinera.
Photo by Carol Kraemer

In La Guinera

Meme and Shameka at the JoJo White Community Center
Photo by Carol Kraemer

Callejon de Hamel

Photo by Carol Kraemer

¡Hasta la victoria siempre!

Most of the brigadistas at Jose Marti International Airport, Havana.

At the Museum of the Revolution


Happy New Year!

Midnight at ICAP, Havana.
Photo by Sonja de Vries

Magical child

Devlin, Sonja, and Jake, New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

Photo by Sonja de Vries

New Year's Eve


At the National Hotel

Devlin, Sonja, and Beth, New Year's Day 2007

At the National Hotel

Carla, Sonja, and Naomi with a photo of Henry,
enjoying coffee at the National Hotel


Relaxing at the rumba

Bob Cunningham and Jerry Tucker

Callejon de Hamel

One neighborhood of Havana -- Hamel's Alley -- showcases the way Cubans use art to make life more beautiful. In this case, old bathtubs have been cut down, painted brightly, and mounted on concrete and stone bases to create a serpentine series of benches.

Everybody dance!

Photo by Sonja de Vries

"Comandante Che Guevara"

Fifi in the red top with (l-r) our translator Sara, and Fifi's daughters Mabel and Anita, sang "Comandante Che Guevara" accompanied by by the Brigade's Carol Kraemer on guitar and filmed by Sonja. This was at the joJo White Community Center in La Guinera.

A fact

"With solidarity and love, a better world is possible."
Sign at the JoJo White Community Center in La Guinera.

Lettuce... lots and lots of lettuce...

Photo by Devlin de Vries.

We visited an organiponico (collectively owned farm) and saw how Cubans use organic methods to grow the produce that provide so much of the nutrition for the nation. In this part of the farm, there was lots and lots of lettuce... and a dog conducting a quality assurance check.

Let's talk about sex...

Brigadistas met with Mariel Castro (center, 2nd row), director of the National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX). CENESEX leads the way in developing sex-positive education and support programs for adults and children, addressing a broad spectrum of issues ranging from domestic and sexualized violence to family planning to lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender rights to sex education that includes self-esteem, healthy relationships, and prevention.
Photo by Devlin de Vries

Children of the Revolution

Devlin with Che Guevara's children Aleida and Camilo

"Defiant activists"

V-E-R-Y early in the morning at the
Louisville Airport, December 26th
Photo by Sonja de Vries

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

US medical students in Cuba

Hip Hop Artists of Murallando

Puppet Theater

Puppet Theater, originally uploaded by reelrevolutions.

Puppet Theater in Murallando

Fifi of La Guinera

Fifi of La Guinera, originally uploaded by reelrevolutions.