Feb
28
2009
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The PEN is mightier than the sword

The British chapter of International PEN, an organization promoting literature and freedom of expression, put out a statement on their website, condemning the government persecution of Cuban writers. They’re launching a 2009 campaign for:

Release of prisoners

Improvement of prison conditions

Fair trials and access to lawyers

Law reform

Ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Political Rights (ICESPR)

It is nice to see European intellectuals taking a stand for the plight of their Cuban colleagues, since in their sphere it’s decidedly unfashionable to criticize the Glorious Revolution.

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Feb
27
2009
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Cuba change now!

March for democracy in Cuba

March for democracy in Cuba

On March 1st there will be a protest in New York demanding freedom for the Cuban people in front of the Cuban Mission to the United Nations – 315 Lexington Avenue, New York City , 1:00-3:00 p.m.

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Feb
23
2009
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Travel restricitons to Cuba to be eased?

The House of Representatives in the U.S. has voted to relax restrictions on travel to Cuba, must pass Senate to become Law. Some trade restrictions will also be eased although Obama is in favor of maintaining the embargo.

Reuters article

I am principally against travel restrictions, not believing governments should inhibit travel, (as they do in Cuba) and generally against the embargo as it serves as a convenient excuse for the Castros to explain away the deplorable conditions they keep their people in. Hopefully more people will come around to admitting that decades of restricitons has only served to keep the dictator in power.

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Feb
21
2009
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Welcome

Please pardon the dust as construction of this page comes to an end. In the beginning there will be an emphasis on news items and links while content creation ramps up.

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