Does The UN Prevent Violence Or Promote It? Ask Cuba

At a time when the United Nations is rapidly expanding its imperialist agenda, opposition to the organization’s duplicitous role is rarely reported in mainstream media. In his address to the U.N. Security Council on Aug. 21, Cuban Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the U.N. Rodolfo Reyes reserved harsh criticism for the organization’s role in manipulation.

Further, Reyes said, the organization’s alleged goal to “maintain peace and security” is being visibly deformed by its continuous imperialist scheming and its creation of conflict and terror.

Reyes stated, “Repeatedly the causes of many conflicts appear to be: the interest of hegemonic and imperialistic domination, acts of aggression, struggle for the seizure of natural resources, remaining colonialist and neocolonialist strategies and practices, the current, unjust and excluding international order, unequal exchange, discrimination, xenophobia, interventionism and violations of the right to self-determination of peoples.”

Diverging from many other representatives, whose speeches are often cluttered with fluctuations of appeasement, Reyes’s anti-imperialist discourse provides an important link between history and the present reality — a link that many leaders prefer to sever in order to enforce the dynamics of widespread oblivion.

Divesting the current imperialist violence of historical context and reality provides further opportunities to propagate a fragmented view of current abuses. Hence, for example, U.S. interference in Cuba through USAID programs becomes an isolated occurrence under the guise of “the promotion of freedom,” Israel’s colonial massacre against Palestinians in Gaza is reduced to a “conflict,” and regional turmoil in the Middle East is stripped of the true intent of imperialist dominance. Read more.


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