"Nobody is in agreement…It’s that, no one says it and no one takes the risk to say it, to speak the truth. That’s what is happening. In other words, one of the foundations, of what are the regimes in the entire world, in all of history, has been fear and lies. In other words, once you are in fear that's when you don’t take a risk, where you collect yourself and don’t unite…understood? To be in fear is not to offer help to anyone because that signifies risk." -Gorki Águila Carrasco, lead singer, guitarist of the music group Porno Para Ricardo and political prisoner
"Socialist ideology, like so many others, has two main dangers. One stems from confused and incomplete readings of foreign texts, and the other from the arrogance and hidden rage of those who, in order to climb up in the world, pretend to be frantic defenders of the helpless so as to have shoulders on which to stand." --Jose Marti
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Friday, December 28, 2007
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This video is from Youtube.com and some one posted the following comments in reference to the film clip:
elaone (7 months ago)
es la primera vez que veo este video,tengo 28 años,mi nombre es Gisela Ruiz González,el hombre del video es Miguel Ruiz Poo,mi padre.Tal vez su mayor error fué y sigue siendo amar a FIdel y al a revolucion cubana mas que a nada.Somos diferentes pero stoy orgullosa de él!
which translates into "it is the first time I see this video, I am 28 years of age, my name is Gisela Ruiz Gonzalez and the man in the video is Miguel Ruiz Poo, my father. Maybe his greatest error was and continues to be loving Fidel and the Cuban Revolution more than anything. We are different but I am proud of him!"
She has a page on youtube.com: http://youtube.com/user/elaone which links over to http://www.elaruiz.es/ The veracity of the above comments (in its original Spanish translated here into English) has not been confirmed.
This is an interesting video showing the fear an individual (even one loyal to his master) has of the tyrant.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Cuban students arrested
CubaWatcher, my collegaue over at Babalú, has some disturbing news about the Cuban tyranny acting, well, like tyrants:
From the Directorio Democrático Cubano comes word that four youths, among them three members of the Cuban Movement of Youths for Democracy (MCJD) were arrested by state political police last night, November 29th. The activists were taken to the National Revolutionary Police Station "Sanja y Dragones" after having joined a sit-in demonstration that had been going on for more than a week outside the "Aguilera" National Revolutionary Police Station in central Havana. Protesters had gathered there to press for the release of jailed dissident Juan Bermudez Toranzo.
Those arrested had earlier taken part in a press conference where 5,000 signatures supporting the "University Students Without Borders" project had been submitted before the public. The project advocates university autonomy through free expression and freedom of association at Cuban universities.
Folks, we need to get the word out regarding these arrests. The more press these arrests get, the better - as international attention may prevent these young dissidents from being subjected to harsh beatings at the hands of the Cuban state security apparatus. Please forward this information to as many contacts as possible.
With these arrests, the Cuban dictatorship, despite the best efforts of its apologists here and around the world, shows what it is really made of. They just can't help themselves.
Please remember these brave students in your thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Three student leaders remain in jail
Three Cuban student leaders arrested last week, after they presented a petition requesting autonomy for Cuban universities and participated in a vigil demanding the release of a detained dissident, remain in jail, according to Raices de Esperanza. They are:
1. Eliecer Consuegra Rivas 2. Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina 3. Gerardo Sanchez Ortega
Raices de Esperanza has information on how you can help them.
Just as these and other Cubans stood up for when Juan Bermudez Toranzo, now other Cubans are standing up for them. Independent journalist Idania Yanes Contrera reports that members of the Eastern Democratic Alliance have begun a series of fasts to show support for Consuegra, the president of the group.
Also, Martí Noticias reports that in all, seven dissidents remain jailed after a recent wave of arrests. Besides the three students and Bermudez, they are Manuel Pérez Soria, Vladimir Alejo Miranda and Antún Clemente Hernández.