The Terrorist War Against Cuba and Its Impact: Book Launch and Discussion Print

Kingston, November 9, 5:30-7:00 pm
The Terrorist War Against Cuba and Its Impact:
Book Launch and Discussion

Policy Studies, Room 202, 138 Union St., Queen's University
Organized by the Canadian Cuban Friendship Association of Kingston
The Canadian Cuban Friendship Association of Kingston is pleased to launch:

Voices from the Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism against Cuba

- With author, Keith Bolender, 
- Introduction by H.E. Teresita Vicente, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Canada
- Question and Answer Period Moderated by CCFA-Kingston Member, Mary Ann Higgs

Introduced by Noam Chomsky, Bolender's book is first and foremost a moving "testimonio" of some of the thousands of Cubans affected by the relatively unknown terrorist war waged on Cuba since the Revolution. Through their words, we grasp their half-century of endurance of every conceivable form of terrorism and learn about Cuba's counter-measures. The personal toll of this hidden war has been calculated at 3,478 dead and 2,099 injured. Voices from the Other Side helps us understand the jumble of contradictions that is Cuba and provides a unique resource for anyone interested in Cuba's troubled relationship with the US. Published by Pluto Press, London, Voices from the Other Side will be available for purchase.

Keith Bolender — Biography

Keith Bolender is a freelance journalist living in Toronto who has written extensively on Cuban matters for a variety of North American publications, including theToronto Star, Florida Sun Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, the Council for  Hemispheric Affairs, North American Council on Latin America, North American Congress on Latin America, Cuba NowProgreso Weekly and others.

He is a member of the Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA) on their Roster of Experts for Cuban Affairs. Since 1996 he has lectured at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies on American Foreign Policy and on the Cuban Revolution. From 1996 to 2002, he conducted dozens of lectures across United States on American-Cuban relations in the context of Americans traveling to Cuba.

For the past 20 years he has been involved in a variety of Cuban projects, including working for companies that brought sports teams, cultural groups and scuba divers from Canada and the United States to participate in programs in Cuba, 1993 to 2003. He has visited Cuba approximately 80 times since 1988.

For more information about the book launch or to book an interview, please contact:

Evelyn Gervan
President, Canadian Cuban Friendship Association of Kingston