Surprise! Time magazine blames U.S. for stifling dissent and blocking internet access in Cuba

Same as it ever was, same as it ever was

From our Friends of the Ministry of Truth Bureau

Are you surprised by this headline? Really? If so, where have you been for the past 63 years or so? This kind of “reporting” is the only kind one will ever find at Tain (Time),  Nuswí (Newsweek), El Niuyortain, etcetera… American and European news outlets that work for the Castro Ministry of Truth are too numerous to list, for sure…

Yes, Tain has struck again. Get a load of this: Castrogonia is full of “activists” whose efforts are being hampered by U.S. policies. Please keep in mind that in Leftspeak the term “activist” can only be used for individuals who crusade for leftist ideals and policies.

God help you if you call anyone to the right of the Marx Sisters an “activist.” rather than a “right-wing extremist.” Got that? Get it straight! “Activist” has a very specific meaning. And, also, never forget that U.S. policies are always evil and the cause of immeasurable misery around the world.

Well, anyway, a certain writer for Tain named Vera Bergengruen has found plenty of native “activists” in Cuba who are unhappy with U.S. policies towards Castro, Inc, as well as one American so-called “Cuba expert” in New York who agrees with these “activists.”

‘Give Us a Break!’ Cuban Activists Say U.S. Sanctions Are Blocking Them from Online Services

On Nov. 9, Cuban journalist Elaine Diaz was trying to send out a newsletter to the subscribers of Periodismo de Barrio, her watchdog news site covering human rights issues on the island, when she got an error message on her screen.

The U.S.-based service she had been using, MailChimp, had suddenly and unexpectedly eliminated her account. “They did it without prior warning, for being based in Cuba,” she wrote on Twitter. “It’s not the first Cuban outlet to go through this experience. Shameful.”

As Internet access has exploded on the island, an increasing number of Cuban journalists, activists, dissidents and artists find themselves locked out of the online platforms and services used by the rest of the world—not by their communist government, but due to restrictions imposed on American companies by the broad, 60-year-old U.S. embargo. In recent years, they have been abruptly blocked from cloud services, file transfer sites, social media managers, editing software, development apps, video calling, free education platforms and NFT marketplaces. It not only shuts them out of the global digital economy, several young Cubans tell TIME, it also makes it harder to create content and reach a wider audience…

…Two factors have combined to hit the heart of Cuba’s protest movement. The summer protests, as well as the San Isidro demonstrations that preceded it last year, were spearheaded by young artists who rely on digital platforms to disseminate information and express and organize themselves online. As a result, the blunt instrument of the decades-old embargo is inadvertently stifling the very freedom of expression and robust civil society that the U.S. government seeks to support in Cuba, experts say, as U.S. companies try to avoid running afoul of the law.

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3 thoughts on “Surprise! Time magazine blames U.S. for stifling dissent and blocking internet access in Cuba”

  1. This shit is so old and so predictable, though it remains deeply disgusting. It will never end as long as Castro, Inc. stays in power, for the simple reason that perversity, aka hijeputez, will always be with us.

  2. It’s simple: Anyone, regardless of intent, who supports anything that Castro, Inc. strongly wants is part of the problem, period. That’s why Yunior García should have always been seen with skepticism if not suspicion. Again, makes no difference if he meant well and was misguided. We must keep that in mind.

  3. It could hardly be clearer from those two TIME covers that the people running the magazine saw the Bearded Bastard in a favorable light. It’s not even ambiguous. They would NEVER have treated a right-wing dictator that way, and evidently there was zero unease or misgiving about it. That means one of two things (or both): being certain of getting away with it or seeing nothing wrong with it. Lord, the disgust.

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