HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » International » Latin America (Group) » Cuba's Ladies in White: u...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:03 PM

 

Cuba's Ladies in White: undercover reporter finds out what it is like to live in a culture of fear

Al Jazeera sent in an undercover reporter. There is an article and 25 minute video at site. Paints a very different story about freedom in Cuba then some people here paint.

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2012/11/20121122525279281.html

16 replies, 1734 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 16 replies Author Time Post
Reply Cuba's Ladies in White: undercover reporter finds out what it is like to live in a culture of fear (Original post)
naaman fletcher Dec 2012 OP
msongs Dec 2012 #1
naaman fletcher Dec 2012 #2
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #3
naaman fletcher Dec 2012 #4
Mika Dec 2012 #6
joshcryer Dec 2012 #7
Mika Dec 2012 #8
joshcryer Dec 2012 #9
Mika Dec 2012 #14
joshcryer Dec 2012 #16
naaman fletcher Dec 2012 #10
Mika Dec 2012 #11
naaman fletcher Dec 2012 #12
Mika Dec 2012 #13
naaman fletcher Dec 2012 #15
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 #5

Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:04 PM

1. in what way? nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:06 PM

2. its in the article

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:07 PM

3. They are charlatans on Miami's payroll.

.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:09 PM

4. yup

 

every single person who is against the Castro's is on Miami's or the CIA's payroll. I know.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:42 PM

6. Your dingbat logic... 2+2=5

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:44 PM

7. If they had proof of that they'd be in jail, not free to dissent.

In fact, a blogger was detained recently and was questioned by his detainer. The blogger asked why Yoani and others weren't in jail if they were backed by the CIA.

The response?

Dismissal and deflection. Typical canned talking points.

The damn officer didn't even seem to believe what he was saying.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to joshcryer (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:59 PM

8. The LIW are protesting the jailing of their husbands, after they were convicted.

The 75 journalists were convicted of being unregistered foreign agents, and being on the payrolls of known active terrorist networks in Miami.

The brutal Castro regime lets the Ladies march every week - untouched if they do so legally.




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mika (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:12 PM

9. They occassional detain them, though.

Just to send the right message.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to joshcryer (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:55 PM

14. Links please.

They haven't detained them, They've been driven home on busses by authorities when they've been busted for protesting on the Plaza w/o a required permit, but no detaining as far as i know.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mika (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:04 PM

16. Last Detentions were in Sept.

http://www.amnesty.org/es/library/asset/AMR25/022/2012/es/4fb7fe3c-b231-4489-a383-2681f98b9f3e/amr250222012en.html

You can find the detentions in March and July of this year as well.

They have been detained for many hours without charge. If that crap happened here we'd be in an uproar.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mika (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:27 PM

10. The 75 journalists were convicted of being unregistered foreign agents,

 

Sounds kinds like the Cuban 5.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:45 PM

11. Except the Cuban 5 were working to prevent terrorist attacks from Miami.

The 75 were in the employ of some of the sponsors of Miami based terrorist groups.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mika (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:46 PM

12. yep

 

Am just pointing out that not registering as a foreign agent is a crime just about anywhere.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:53 PM

13. That's correct.

So, 25 years in solitary confinement jail should be the case for Gross, all things being equal.
All things considered, Cuba is treating Gross and the Gross family much more humanely than Rene Gonzalez and his family are being treated by the US.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mika (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:56 PM

15. I think both are two high..

 

I think the Cuban 5 should have gotten a couple of years maybe, and same with Gross.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:31 PM

5. The real "ladies in white", the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina, support Cuba's revolution

just as did some of their tortured and murdered sons and daughters before suffering at the hands of the fascist US-suported military dictatorship.

I have read they have a very low view of the right-wing-supported mothers of Cuban prisoners aping their own suffering and that of their children.

If the embargo is finally ended, these theatrical clowns will be left standing with their whatever in their hands. Unemployed. All dressed up for their next photo ops without a photographer in sight. No more big bucks from the U.S. Boo hoo hoo.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread