Make a Difference

Right now, there are people in Cuba taking great risks to themselves and their families because they not only question their totalitarian government but they dare to unite and collaborate for a change to their society. On the 20th of May, Cuba’s true Independence Day, these people, these groups will convene an unprecedented meeting in a country where just two individuals gathered together subjects them to dire reprisals from their government. Yet despite all possible forms of mistreatment from the castro regime, despite their very lives being at risk, they are determined to come together and take the first true steps to foster the establishment of a civil society in Cuba.

The government of fidel castro will undoubtedly do everything in its power to hamper the efforts of these brave individuals. There is only one thing that will force fidel castro to permit this desperate act of defiance against his government: the fear of condemnation from the world community.

This is your chance, as a blogger, as a citizen journalist, as a writer or reader, and most importantly as a freedom loving human being to make a difference. Take the press release quoted below and spread it around. Post it on your site, link to it here or at the Assembly’s site, send it via emails, read it aloud at the top of your lungs on a street corner.

Let the oppressors know that the world is watching.

The purpose of this notice is the General Meeting in Havana of the General Assembly to Promote the Civil Society in Cuba.

On May 20 of this year members of the Cuban opposition will meet in Havana. This meeting is one of the most important and transcendental in the history of Cuba?s communist era. The General Meeting of the General Assembly to Promote the Civil Society in Cuba has been called for by our compatriots and members of the executive committee;- Ren? G?mez Manzano, Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello and F?lix Bonne Carcass?s.

The General Meeting will be attended by more than 360 Cuban organizations operating within the island country, invitees, international observers and the accredited international press. The General Meeting will cover a variety of topics dealing with the Cuban political situation, the economy and the society. The members of the opposition will also implement several strategies meant to strengthen their effectiveness against the Cuban government in the future. The objective is clear;- to promote the establishment of a civil society in Cuba which will yield a free and democratic country. The General Meeting is taking place at a very crucial time in which Fidel Castro?s regime has once again been condemned by the Human Rights Commission of the United Nation for continued and flagrant human rights violations against the Cuban people.

Because of the importance of the coming General Meeting of the General Assembly to Promote the Civil Society in Cuba and the responsibility each Cuban has to join those who are contributing to its success requests the following of our friends in the internet throughout the World.

First: Since the internet serves as our weapon, it is very important that those persons who have not yet organized a mailing list of family, friends and acquaintances do so now. Each of us regardless of where we are in the World must become a relator of the information which will be emanating from the General Meeting.

Second: Contact the press in your area and send them the press releases put out by the Information and Support Center of the General Meeting of the General Assembly to Promote the Civil Society in Cuba.

Third: All those persons who have access to media, be it television or radio programs, the opportunity of writing for a printed medium in your respective communities please use it to call the public?s attention to the May 20, 2005 General Meeting and all the information generated by it.

Four: Please send all notices generated by the Information and Support Center of the Assembly to internet forums dealing with the Cuban dilemma. In particular those forums sponsored by newspapers, magazines, radio and television entities to maximize our exposure since these sites tend to attract great numbers of visitors.

Fifth: Disseminate as much as possible the official website of the General Assembly to Promote the Civil Society in Cuba.

Freedom for Cuba
May 12, 2005

Thank you.


11 thoughts on “Make a Difference”

  1. I think Cagastro will let this assembly go off as planned. His people will be sure take down the names of all the attendees and then 3 or 4 weeks later there will be a knock a each and every one’s door (except for the infiltrated Fidelistas). Cagastro is to damned smart to pull a Tienamen Square type of action. We need to put pressure on the “news” organizations to follow up on the participants in the weeks and months after the assembly.

  2. These brave people of Cuba need to be stood up for and supoorted. We need to get the word out about this as far as we can. These brave souls deserve everything for their risk.

  3. great work val por una cuba libre y democratica
    unidos por la libertad de cuba hacia un lado las diferencias y unamonos hermanos.


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