We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Today brings a ray of hope into the hearts of the Cubans. Is Fidel letting his guard down or will the Assembly be another propaganda ploy?
WHAT IS THE ASSEMBLY TO PROMOTE CIVIL SOCIETY IN CUBA?
"The Assembly to Promote Civil Society in Cuba is a coalition of more than 360 independent groups within the island, which objectives are to re-establish and strengthen civil society for the installation of a democratic system in Cuba." http://www.asambleasociedadcivilcuba.info/
Paxety Pages : Friday could be a turning point in Cuba's history.
Washington -- "The European Union (EU) has condemned the recent trials and sentencing of 13 more Cuban human rights activists and journalists, who the 25-nation bloc said were arrested "while peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression, opinion, association, and assembly.Three of the Cuban dissidents were convicted May 5 of contempt for authority, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, and were sentenced to up to five years in prison. Another 10 dissidents, who had been arrested more than two years ago, were given sentences of up to seven years in prison.Castro's regime ordered a crackdown on dissent in March 2003 that resulted in the 75 dissidents being sentenced to prison terms of up to 28 years."
If you would like to see what Cuba looks like today after 4 decades of Fidel in power click here.NEWS