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Wednesday, September 21st, 2005
Alarcon Defends Imprisonment of ‘Independent Librarians’ in Cuba, Cites Washington’s Funding of Anti-Castro Groups in Havana
In 2003, Cuba arrested seventy-five people – among them around ten librarians. Columnist Nat Hentoff among others has written extensively about this. Hentoff recently quoted author Ray Bradbury who wrote Fahrenheit 451, a book condemning the practice of book burning. Bradbury said he had a message for Cuba. He said “I plead with Castro and his government to immediately take their hands off the independent librarians and release all those librarians in prison and to send them back into Cuban culture to inform the people.” Alcaron responds to this.
Finally, Ricardo Alarcon discusses what Cuba would like to see happen with the Cuban-born anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles.
To all the defenders of the evil regime of fidel here in the States I ask: How can you justify your defense when they tell you straight out they are willing to imprison people for their beliefs?
(H/T J Scott Barnard via Val)