Cuba: Remembering the “black spring”

Marc Masferrer has a series of posts on the subject of the commemorations of the fourth anniversary of the March 2003 crackdown on dissidents and journalists known as the “black spring”, including one on the “Damas de Blanco” (Ladies in White), and a message from a hunger striking political prisoner. Claudia posts a list and photo of some of those jailed, and says: “There has been no international outrage for these arrests and imprisonments. There has been no outcry for justice. Why?

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  • Why? Because these “political prisoners” are nothing of the sort. All 75 were paid agents of the US Government, carrying out our work. In the US we jail even unpaid agents of our enemies (Carlos and Elsa Alvarez a couple weeks ago comes to mind). All 75 knew they were breaking the law, which was enacted only after US legislation authorized the payment of Cubans as part of our regime change plans there. Were Cubans supposed to sit around while these so-called journalists got rich by peddling lies and half-truths in US government sponsored websites that get picked up around the world as fact? Was Cuba supposed to allow the US created fiction of “independent librarians” to flourish just because the US had loads of cash and materials to spread around? If the US would leave Cuba alone, Cuba would not have to create laws like these. There are plenty of critics of the Revolution not in jail. Why? Because they do not deal with the US Government.

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