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Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:31 AM

 

Right wingers wrong again...Cuba is inching toward freedom of speech critical of Castro brothers

American critics of the Obama administration’s rapprochement with Cuba
have called the shift in policy a failure by focusing on how rigid the socialist
government has remained. They’re missing something important: The new
relationship has done much to diminish the culture of fear and obedience the
state has long used to control its citizens. For years, those who criticized the
government paid a high price and were branded as traitors, but today Cubans
from a broader cross­section of society are speaking out with less fear.
A youth group led by bloggers recently began a round of town hall
meetings at universities around the country to debate the political future of an
island that has been ruled by two autocratic brothers since 1959 and the
continuing exodus of young people. Harold Cárdenas, one of the leaders of the
group, known as Young Cuba, recently lamented the lack of political
enthusiasm among his contemporaries. “Has Cuban youth become apolitical?”
he wrote in a post. “Or is it that the current alternatives are unappealing?
That is a veiled but sharp criticism of Cuba’s graying and increasingly
unseen leaders by Mr. Cárdenas, who has close ties to the progressive wing of
the government. Taking that sort of euphemistic shot at the state in Cuba is
not so unusual, but some Cubans have gone even further.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/07/opinion/pushing-the-boundaries-of-free-speech-in-cuba.html?emc=edit_th_20160307&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=70251688

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Reply Right wingers wrong again...Cuba is inching toward freedom of speech critical of Castro brothers (Original post)
Human101948 Mar 2016 OP
Initech Mar 2016 #1
Kip Humphrey Mar 2016 #2
malaise Mar 2016 #3
CanSocDem Mar 2016 #4
Human101948 Mar 2016 #5

Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:33 AM

1. What are they not wrong on?

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Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:40 AM

2. Coulda, woulda happened 50 years ago! Thank you Pope Francis, John Kerry & Barack Obama!

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Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:42 AM

3. Have you seen where the US resides on the Reporters without Borders list

Freedom of speech in the US has declined with tasteless haste.

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Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:55 AM

4. It would help...

 



...if all the critics of the Castro's would remember what Cuba was like before the revolution when Batista and the American mafia ran the country. Speaking openly would have gotten you killed in those days.

Fidel Castro masterminded a political overthrow and established a functioning social democracy which is what really pissed off the American empire. From a capitalist perspective, citizens working together in the public interest....SENDS THE WRONG MESSAGE.


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Response to CanSocDem (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:57 AM

5. Yes, true about the beginning of the revolution...

 

and if we had supported Cuba, the Castros would probably have been supplanted long ago.

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