Tuesday, August 25, 2015

War on women? 'Say si si' in Cuba!

War on women? 'Say si si' in Cuba!
By Silvio Canto, Jr.

A week after Secretary Kerry saw the U.S. flag go up in Havana, the
Castro regime is not changing at all. It's still the same island that we
knew last December except that a U.S. flag watches Cubans get pushed
around for simply expressing themselves.

Las Damas en Blanco, or the Ladies in White, continue to be harassed in
Cuba, as reported by Nelson Rodriguez Chartrand:

For the last 12 years, these brave women have held peaceful street
demonstrations every Sunday after church. Armed with only a single
flower in one hand, they march for the freedom of political prisoners,
justice, and peace.

How do you think the Cuban government has reacted? This bloodthirsty
dictatorship, which some people still cynically praise, has responded
with further repression, threats, and arbitrary arrests.

So, while you rest with your families each Sunday, and deservingly so,
remember that these brave, defenseless women continue to be assaulted,
threatened, arrested, and forcefully taken to what was previously a José
Martí pioneer camp, now converted into a detention center.

We are not calling on the U.S. government to invade Cuba and throw out
the regime.

We are calling on President Obama and Secretary Kerry to say something
and call on the Cuban government to stop it. Is that so difficult to
do? Who are they afraid of offending? The Castro brothers, who are now
demanding money from the U.S.?

Also, where is the Black Congressional Caucus? About half of these women
are Afro-Cubans.

Where is NOW and Hollywood? It would be nice to see some artists go to
Cuba and walk with these ladies.

Most of all, where is President Obama? Where is he when this kind of
repression is happening in the island?

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