Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Glenn Greenwald: America First conservatives shouldn’t support unrest in Cuba

By Philip Nieto, Spectator World

Glenn Greenwald wants right-wing populists to understand that the CIA is not their friend.

On Sunday thousands of Cubans swarmed the streets of Havana amid ongoing blackouts, food shortages and rising prices. Increasing COVID infections have strained the island’s healthcare system and put medical care at a standstill. The protests are the largest of their kind in over a decade. In turn, the government began a crackdown. More than 100 activists and journalists are reportedly in custody. One male protester was shot in his home on Wednesday during a police raid. Facebook and Twitter played a crucial role in allowing the rest of the world to witness the unrest — so of course the Cuban government has banned those platforms in the last 72 hours.

Almost unanimously, GOP lawmakers in the last few days have thrown their support behind the anti-communist protesters, including Sen Ted Cruz of Texas, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and 2024 hopeful Florida governor Ron DeSantis.

In an interview with The Spectator, journalist Glenn Greenwald broke down why he believes ‘America First’ conservatives should reevaluate their support for Cuba’s protests. The Intercept co-founder argues that conservatives with nationalistic tendencies should prioritize American domestic policy without embroiling themselves in foreign conflicts.


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