A call for solidarity with the brutally repressed women in Cuba

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M.A.R. POR CUBA URGES SOLIDARITY WITH WOMEN BRUTALLY REPRESSED IN CUBA…

M.A.R. POR CUBA URGES SOLIDARITY WITH WOMEN BRUTALLY REPRESSED IN CUBA TO 100 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN OF THE WORLD

Miami, Florida-September 6, 2011 – M.A.R. por Cuba sent a letter today by mail to each of the 100 most powerful women in the world selected by Forbes Magazine, asking them for a declaration of solidarity on behalf of the brave Cuban women of the Resistance who are being brutally repressed by the political police of the Castro brothers’ regime.

Signed by Sylvia Iriondo, President of M.A.R. por Cuba, one of the paragraphs of the letter states:

“To you, one of the most prominent women leaders of our time, with marked influence within the international community, I am writing in reference to the brutal repression that the totalitarian regime of dictators Fidel and Raul Castro is imposing against women of the civic resistance movement in Cuba –among them the Ladies in White (recipients of the 2005 Sakharov Prize)- who, with great sacrifice and courage, peacefully demonstrate for the release of all Cuban political prisoners and for the rights and fundamental freedoms of the Cuban people”.

Attached to the letter are the documents “Statement for the Cuban women of the Resistance’s physical integrity”, and the Special Report entitled “Cuba: Violent attacks on women human rights’ defenders”, which were distributed in Miami during the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance’s Press Conference on August 22, at the offices of M.A.R. por Cuba in Miami, as well as a descriptive poster of abuses being perpetrated against the “Ladies in White”.

The following women were among the 100 most powerful women to whom the letter was sent: Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States; Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State of the United States; Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Republican candidate to the presidency of the United States; Diane Sawyer, TV Anchor and Journalist for ABC News and Marissa Mayor, Vice President of Google for Europe; Christine Lagarde, President of the International Monetary Fund; Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany; Sonia Gandhi, President of India; Dilma Rousseff, President of Brasil; Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica and Cristina Fernandez, President of Argentina.

4 thoughts on “A call for solidarity with the brutally repressed women in Cuba”

  1. Her time’s been up for a good while, and since she can hardly do a Barbarella or Klute number now, she sells what she’s got left: leftist bullshit and perversity. Unfortunately, that’s still pretty marketable.

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