Today, March 14, 2007 we received an update from the Christian Liberation Movement (Movimiento Cristiano Liberación in Spanish). I was disturbed to read that Ernesto Martini Fonseca, a high ranking member of the organization was detained by Cuban State Security and harassed for his involvement in the organization.
I have read a lot about Oswaldo Paya and the Christian Liberation Movement and have always liked their “local politics” so to speak. As far as I know, the organization does not take money from USAID and does not have direct ties to Cuban exiles or politicians in Miami or Washington. They want to change Cuba by Cubans for Cubans within Cuba…my words, not theirs.
It’s time that Cuba comes into the modern world. This third world type of harassment and government control has to come to an end. I have too much respect for the sovereign nation of Cuba and its citizens to sit here publishing the Havana Journal without trying to help in some way.
So, today I am coming out in full support for Oswaldo Paya and the Christian Liberation Movement. I will give them “ink” in the Havana Journal but have no plans (or means really) to support them financially or with other resources.
The Havana Journal will be an advocate for their cause and will help in any way that it can. No one from their organization or any other organization asked for my support but maybe if this article gets picked up in the search engines, more people will learn about their cause and then I have done what I can to help them spread the word.
Visit their official website for more information http://www.mclpaya.org/