February 20, 2011 § Leave a comment
Cuban political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo died Feb. 23, 2010, after an 83-day hunger strike during which he demanded his captors respect his human rights. They not only ignored his demands, but they took active steps to ensure his death. However, a month later, it is clear that .
January 19, 2011 § Leave a comment
The decision to allow additional travel to the island prison, thereby further enriching Castro’s oppressive regime with greater resources, is like treating cancer with a Band-Aid. Although noble in spirit, this approach only serves to prolong the misery of the Cuban people.
I say shame on those who place economic gains above human dignity. Consider how the Jewish people would react if such favor was shown to Hitler under the pretense of improving human relations. Hitler was evil and his crimes against humanity were heinous. Castro’s regime and its own crimes against humanity are equally evil. Since 1959, hundreds of thousands of Cubans have died at the government’s hands and over 300 political prisoners of conscience remain brutalized in Cuba’s gulags.
Until we come to terms with the fact that the Castro’s will do ANYTHING to remain in power, many in the free world will continue to show shameful favor towards Cuba and its failed approach to leadership. The Castro brothers are firmly committed to remaining in power and will camouflage their self-serving interests in order to appease the intellectual world at any cost. The Cuban people continually suffer under an abusive and iniquitous regime. If the free world truly wants to improve the lives of the suffering Cuban people, they should look to once and for all free Cuba from the torturing grasp of the Castro brothers.
Let us remember the words of a wise man who said, “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King.
January 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
Source: Sin Evasion / Without Evasion (An English translation of Miriam Celaya’s blog from Cuba)
About the Civic Manifesto
December 28, 2010 by Miriam Celaya
Since the publication of the Civic Manifesto addressed to Cuban communists, reproduced in Miriam’s blog after it first saw the light of day on December 13, 2010 in the new digital site “We Ask to Speak” . Many regular readers of Miriam’s blog and other friends inside and outside Cuba have expressed their interest in signing the document. Originally, said Manifesto was not designed to collect signatures, so it shows only the eight signers who participated in its first debate and composition. However, due to the reception it has had among many readers, it has been replicated in several other digital sites as you have requested, and this January, the option for anyone wishing to sign it, independent of their nationality, ideology or political affiliations,will be added. This is a civic message, not of a partisan stance.
MANIFIESTO CÍVICO A LOS COMUNISTAS CUBANOS. (SPANISH)
CIVIC MANIFESTO TO CUBAN COMMUNISTS. (ENGLISH)
December 4, 2010 § 1 Comment
December 4, 2010 § Leave a comment
November 13, 2010 § Leave a comment
One of the world’s most famous political prisoners, Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi, was released today from house arrest, under which she had spent most of the last 20 years……
Cuba’s political prisoners deserve no less.
Yet, pursuant to a deal struck last July by the Catholic Church and the Castro regime, not a single political prisoner has been released within Cuba.
La entrevista de Jose Luis Garcia “Antunez” para el documentario “Cuba y los elefantes”