PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • theCardinal: Both the Times get it right with Dr. Eire and then it goes downhill (mostly). Of course the NYT LOVES Telex from Cuba, about...

  • Rayarena: I congratulate Dr. Eire for having his book listed as one of the five best books on Cuba, but I think that the rest of the...

  • antonio2009: I am shocked, shocked, that the New York Times would treat a Cuban exile academic author in that manner. Well, I am going to...

  • Humberto Fontova: Above comments prove that “El professor distraido” is back in FORM! As “distraido” as ever!

  • Carlos Eire: Wait! Retraction. I thought this list was from the New York Times. They listed my book today too, as one of the top 10....

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

The war on women (Communist Cuba version)

(My new American Thinker post)

The ladies in white, or “Las Damas en Blanco”, are women who march every Sunday after mass or other services.  They’ve drawn international attention because they are peaceful and simply want freedom in Cuba, or the release of their husbands, sons or brothers from political prisons.

Over the years, they’ve been harassed by communist thugs and pushed around.  But they keep on marching every Sunday.

We just got news that some of the ladies have been arrested, according to Capitol Hill Cubans (via Babalu):

“Over 45 Ladies in White were arrested as they tried to meet at their headquarters on Neptuno Street in Havana.

“Dozens of others were intercepted and turned away as they made their way to the meeting.

“The group holds monthly meetings, known as “literary teas,” which are heavily repressed by the Castro regime.”

Frankly, the regime is scared to death of these ladies.  It’s hard to blame a bunch of peaceful ladies as CIA agents.  The ladies are also seen by tourists who Tweet or send their pictures out of the country.

To my knowledge, no one in the US feminist movement has publicly supported these brave ladies.

We don’t know why feminists don’t support “Las Damas en Blanco”.

We do know that these ladies are one courageous group of women.

P. S. You can hear CANTO TALK here & follow me on Twitter @ scantojr.

 

Comments are closed.