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  • Speaker Boehner's State of Union Guest Is an Ex-Political Prisoner From Cuba; Will Media Ignore?

    01/20/2015 3:45:53 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 20, 2015 | Ken Shepherd
    The State of the Union address this year falls one day after the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. So it's quite fitting that Speaker John Boehner have as his honored guest a black human-rights activist. But alas, said human-rights activist is also a Cuban dissident, a former political prisoner of the Castro regime and a critic of resident Obama's push to normalize relations with Cuba without any concomitant political and economic reforms on the island to empower the impoverished, oppressed people there. We will watch to see what mention, if any, is given by network journalists tonight to Jorge...
  • Cuba: Up to 50 arrested at Payá funeral, family and supporters insist his death was no accident

    07/25/2012 5:18:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 24, 2012 | Juan O. Tamayo
    Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá was buried Tuesday as police dragged off and allegedly beat at least 40 supporters who shouted “Freedom!” after his funeral mass, in a clash watched by a large and impassive crowd in Havana. Relatives and supporters voiced new allegations that Payá was killed in a car crash caused by another vehicle, but a Madrid newspaper reported the Spaniard at the wheel of the car carrying the dissident told police the accident was his fault. Police detained 40 to 50 dissidents, and beat some of them severely, as more than 300 people left the El Salvador del...
  • Library books burned by court order

    10/14/2003 7:42:48 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 5 replies · 126+ views
    Friends of Cuban Libraries ^ | Sept. 28, 2003 | Friends of Cuban Libraries
    NEW YORK, () - On April 5, after a one-day trial before the State Security Court in the city of Santiago, Cuban dissident Julio Valdés was convicted of conspiring with U.S. diplomats to commit "crimes against the national sovereignty and economy of Cuba" and sentenced to 20 years in prison. One of the accusations made against Julio Valdés was the founding of a "self-proclaimed Independent Library" to "ideologically subvert the reader with the clear purpose, by means of inducing confusion, to recruit persons for the counter-revolution..." After sentencing the defendant to 20 years in prison, the judges also condemned Valdes'...