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Posted June 26, 2007 by publisher in Castro's Cuba

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News release from Christian Liberation Movement

Around midnight at the start of Monday, June 25, unknown individuals threw an iron object with great force against the glass windows of the house where Oswaldo Payá’s aunt, who is 74 years old, resides.

The object hit the bottom part of the glass window and broke apart pieces of the wall, indicating the force with which it was thrown.  Only a meter away in the house next door lives Oswaldo Payá’s father Alejandro, 83 years old, who can only get around in a wheelchair. Payá’s father had a hip operation only three weeks ago, in which metallic plates were inserted in his femur.

All signs indicate that this act of vandalism was meant to terrorize the family and targeted these two ailing and defenseless elderly people.  Payá’s home and those of his aunt and father are all very close to each other and are under surveillance day and night by elements of the State Security and informants that work with them. Offensive signs have been placed around the houses to intimidate and provoke the family.

On June 23, the Christian Liberation Movement (Movimiento Liberación Cristiano) announced its proposal for a Cuban Forum Campaign (Campaña Foro Cubano) that calls on citizens to appeal for changes in the laws to guarantee the fundamental rights of people and to call for the release of the peaceful political prisoners.  The initiative also proposes the launch of a National Reunification Cuban Forum that could become a dialogue between the government and the peaceful democratic opposition to achieve these changes in the laws.

  1. Follow up post #1 added on June 27, 2007 by Peter

    I would like to know what the police are doing about this type of vandalisim?

  2. Follow up post #2 added on June 27, 2007 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    They might say “What vandalism?”

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  3. Follow up post #3 added on June 27, 2007 by Peter

    There in “lies” the problem!

    Justice has no benefactors.

    Anyone trying to implement justice, freedom of speech or promte the advancement of human rights is the criminal.

    That is not government, that is not leadership and certainly the current administration should be considered criminal.

    The long suffering cuban people did not fight for communisim and surely this is not what Fidel fought the revolution for, nor should he be proud of what it has become. This current regime has become nothing but a power play against the people of Cuba!

    I have seen the Casa Verde, where they left an aging woman out to die until they could take her house, so unfortunately no one will be spared.

    If Fidel was cognizant of this moral demise then I would hope he would make some changes, but he is too old, as is his brother, so why they try to keep power is nothing but a shame, an insult to humanity and an insult to their 1959 Revolution.

    Freedom rules!!

  4. Follow up post #4 added on June 27, 2007 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    Sad but true. Fidel can barely care for himself let alone the Cuban people.

    I’m getting the sense the Raul is perfectly happy with the “same old, same old” in Cuba. So long as Fidel is alive, Raul does not have to make tough decisions.

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  5. Follow up post #5 added on June 27, 2007 by Peter

    Raul enjoys living well, so this is his harvest. He will take, his family members will take and the Cubans will suffer.

    The Castro’s history, unless something changes within this year, will be one of the worst dictatorships in mankind. Fidel was smart enough to gain power, keep power, but now he has earned the cancer of power. He should make a final leadership move by giving humanity back to the Cubans. He should watch the movie ” Scrooge” and hopefully see the light.

    Maybe he should also become aware that many finaincial institutions are very interested with infrastructure projects, meaning re- build the roads, the ports, the buildings,  the energy grids and the cities. Create jobs, pride of home / legal ownership and increase disposable income. He should change, like Scrooge, and offer a future to his people. What a world this could be!

    Fidel, see the light, implement freedom and the world will come to you!!

  6. Follow up post #6 added on June 27, 2007 by publisher with 3905 total posts


    Great post. Not to get too far off topic but

    1. Do you think Fidel has just such an act of “greatness” in him?

    2. Do you think Raul can be a great leader after Fidel is gone?

    I don’t think Fidel has enough enery, will or brainpower left to pull off anything great.

    Raul, I’m not sure. Is he a hero in waiting or is he a loser who will be on a plane to Venezuela when the shit hits the fan?

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  7. Follow up post #7 added on June 27, 2007 by Peter

    I think, that if Fidel was made aware of the state of the union, then he would make the necessary changes, as he would not want to leave Cuba in this current state of demise. I hope Fidel has one last stand and puts in place some much needed changes to ensure that hope prevails.

    Raul, I believe, has the same vision for Cuba and perhaps less bitterness against capitalisim. However, he is not young, he is not a leader, but perhaps a better administrator and I think he cannot implement real change. He has inherited Chavez and he has imported China to their rescue. ( They should both talk to the Dupont Family and Russia)

    His ticket has been bought, but it will probably be to Switzerland. He still manages with a heavy hand, despite asking people for honest commentary about the future. Raul is not sincere! He wants out just as much as Meyer Lansky did!

    The future for Cuba rests with the Cuban people! Fidel is their father and he must make some productive comments or instill some new regime that offers change.

    I don’t think Cubans want to have another dictator, especially from Venezuala, nor do they want to become another Taiwan. Change, however it comes about, will be refreshing and will light the candle of hope for many.

    Three generations of Cubans are waiting for their,“Turkey Dinner”, this Christmas, and hopefully Fidel / Raul Scrooge will deliver. Uncle Sam or Captain Canada will help, and if they only knew, the global village would be there with sincere support and a new day would be born. Hope burns internal!!

  8. Follow up post #8 added on June 28, 2007 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    Fidel is a smart guy and reads a lot. He is well aware of the situation in Cuba but must like “the struggle”. It keeps everyone poor and under his control.

    I am convinced that the last thing Fidel wants right now is freedom for his people. That would make Raul’s job harder and I’m not sure Raul is up to the challenge.

    Time after time I come to the conclusion that there will be chaos in Cuba after the announcement of Fidel’s death.

    Let’s just hope that actions like this vandalism against Mr. Paya’s family does not accelerate.

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  9. Follow up post #9 added on June 28, 2007 by edward with 65 total posts

    If the above story is true then I think it’s an outrage and another crime against humanity. If it were my family being hassled like that I’d want to know who’s doing it, then I would start a F&**ing riot…thoe people would wish they’d never been born.

    If it’s Fidels cronies then “Get Real, where’s your balls?”...or is it true that you haven’t got any?

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