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Posted December 12, 2007 by publisher in Cuba Human Rights

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Here is some video from the march in Havana with Dr. Ferrer.

Apparently there were 14 people in the march but it appears that there were maybe 50 people surrounding them yelling at them and taunting them. I know the Cubans are very passionate people but I got the impression that the Castro supporting mob was just barely in control of themselves.

I did not see any uniformed police. What would happen if a fight broke out?

What if there were 50 marchers? What if there were 500 or 5000? No doubt this would get out of hand and if this march is getting the international press coverage that it appears to be getting, a bigger march may not be so peaceful.

I think the human rights genie is out of the bag. Watch for Raul to crack down on dissidents which would bring him even more bad press. I don’t see how he can stop this train now especially in these days of email, internet and YouTube. I have no access to these television channels so not only did I see it but I am posting it here for more people to see it.

Raul may be able to repress the Cuban people but he cannot stop the technology that spreads the truth around the world.

I have no problem supporting the CAMBIO movement and Ladies in White and Oswaldo Paya.

Thanks to babalublog.com for the video.

  1. Follow up post #1 added on December 12, 2007 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    This is how the Prensa Latina rag sees the latest protests. Fine with me. As they say, “there’s no such thing as bad press”.

    The Castro government obviously wants to make the protesters look like US government agents and that Cuba is “under attack” but even the most seasoned granma reader must be thinking that something must be going on.

    The old way of handling news events like these just isn’t going to work anymore. Information and video and the truth is flowing around the world now and Raul cannot stop it.


    New US Provocations in Cuba

    Havana, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The US government incited and sponsored new provocations against the Cuban people’s dignity, which took place in two sites of this capital, Granma newspaper reports Tuesday.

    The daily states that a small group of women known for their close links to US authorities and the Interest Section of that northern country in Havana staged a rally Sunday, supported by people who came especially from abroad.

    The following day, another small group orchestrated a similar demonstration at the Villalon Park, in Vedado neighborhood, in front of the “Amadeo Roldan” Theater.

    Granma highlights that on both occasions, workers, students, neighbors and people in general gave a convincing response to those elements on the base of humanist and ethical principles.

    The daily stresses that behind those actions, whose pretext was the celebration of the International Human Rights Day, is the frenetic subversive activity the Bush administration has carried out against Cuba.

    Throughout the year, officials from the Interest Section have had over 300 contacts with mercenary elements with which the White House wishes to destroy the Cuban Revolution.

    In the last weeks, through diverse ways, including radio stations and websites specially designed to undermine the bases of the Cuban society, several proclamations and calls were revealed aimed at turning December 10 into a false propaganda act.

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  2. Follow up post #2 added on December 12, 2007 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    I just had a thought.

    What if the marchers were somehow able to get the angry mob to JOIN them rather than yell at them? WOW. Now you have a story that will send shock waves around the world.

    Maybe there is some way that future marchers can blend into the angry mob crowd but then loudly declare that they want to JOIN the march instead of rally against it.

    Now, instead of a small group of peaceful marchers and a large angry mob, you have a LARGE group of peaceful marchers. That will catch the government and police by surprise. The end of the march may not be pretty but maybe there is some way to get the “angry mob” to say “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

    How do you say JOIN US in Spanish? Add that to the CAMBIO campaign.

    People on this side need to realize that change is scary for most people and a Cuba with a Castro is scary to most Cubans. They need to be convinced to join the marchers.

    How can that be done?

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  3. Follow up post #3 added on December 12, 2007 by HavanAndrew with 87 total posts

    Check out Rage Boy at this blog http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2007/12/rage-boy-cuba-collection.html I am thinking about doing a poster series about the top ten goons wanted by a Free Cuba. Rage Boy won’t be number one, but he does exemplify many like him. Love to upload pictures to the forum but it won’t let me.

  4. Follow up post #4 added on December 12, 2007 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    Good stuff. (Working on allowing members to post photos.)

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  5. Follow up post #5 added on December 12, 2007 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    Here’s the CNN video coverage of the march.

    At least Shasta Darlington knows how to report on the dissidents without kissing Fidel’s ass. So, CNN is usually reporting Castro ass kissing stories but if “it bleeds it leads” so they have no problem covering the protest even if they think they might get thrown out of Cuba.

    It’s almost funny the way they edited the video. They show the protest then Perez Rouge making his stupid speech about how Cuba will respect human rights then right back to the protesters and the Cuban government approved mob.

    Funny times in Cuba people.

    Hang on. It should be an interesting ride!

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  6. Follow up post #6 added on December 13, 2007 by Yeyo with 411 total posts

    Publisher you are not seeing uniformed police simply because they are not using uniforms to try to pass as the regular people.
    In Cuba nobody moves without the Police and the secret service knowing about it.
    Those people yelling at the peaceful protesters are all undercover policemen and or were pushed there by them.
    The other people are what had been called for some time the “rapid response brigades” (Brigadas de Respuesta Rapida) created by the dictatorship government about 10-15 years ago basically to try to control and attack the peaceful human rights demonstrators passing as the regular people. They work very simply the police have microphones everywhere but obviously on all the opposition leaders homes so they know where the human rights demonstrations would be, so when they arrive the rapid response brigades are there (transported by the government police) waiting for them to start the shameful act of attacking peaceful persons. 
    The worst problem is that in Cuba most people don’t even know what the human rights are; they have lived so many years oppressed that they have get used to it.
    Looks funny but is obviously very sad that on the same day that few Cubans trying to defend the human rights of their fellows had been so badly assaulted by the government the same government that attack them is pledging to sign the Human Rights declarations.

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