Monday, January 14, 2008

Miami: Cuban Militants Prevent Free Speech, Defend Terrorist

By Ruth Morris |
Peace activists in pink dresses and tiaras demanded the arrest of anti-communist militant Luis Posada Carriles Saturday, but aborted plans for a demonstration in Little Havana after Carriles supporters rushed their vehicle.

The six activists, of the Codepink anti-war group, had planned to speak to reporters outside the landmark Versailles restaurant to publicize their campaign against Carriles-- a former CIA operative wanted in Venezuela in connection with the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner.

However they were met by some 200 irate Cuban-Americans who consider Carriles a champion of freedom. Some ran at the activists' truck as they arrived, tearing off its pink fringe, while others shouted sexist slurs. More...

Watch the local Miami CBS4 news segment on the terrible incident here. A great new agit-prop styled CodePink video on Posada Carriles (and Bush's hypocrisy) can also be watched below.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm Cuban-American and when I see shit like this I remember why I left Miami, the hardline exile community and Washington's vindictive greed have given the dictator who, in the old Russian tradition professes socialism but prefers the workers to keep quiet a gigantic propaganda present which has enabled him to justify crushing independent trade unions and civil society and clamping down on the most legitimate of dissent with impunity. With any luck the hardliners need him as much as he needs them and will go down with him when he finally croaks, maybe giving the Cuban people the chance to finally claim the freedom and sovereignty they've been promised for almost two centuries. Unfortunately more likely the wealthy of Miami will swoop down like vultures together with American plutocrats to chomp up newly privatized assets and have the nations wealth "returned" to them by a puppet government as they gulp down whiskey at the Tropicana.

5:02 AM  
Blogger jsb said...

Unfortunately, Anon, this blog supports the Castro regime and everything that comes with it. He is an apologist for Castro.

As to Code Pink and terrorists, how many cop killers are given safe haven in Cuba? How many fugitives are in Cuba as guests of Castro? I'll trade Posada for them, would you?

4:33 AM  
Blogger leftside said...

JSB, do you condemn the treatment of Code Pink in Miami??

Cuba has said it would gladly ship back to the US the few fugitives in Cuba, if the US signed an extradition agreement. Until then the point is moot. The US is supposed to extradite Posada to Venezuela but they made up some BS excuse about torture to keep him here and set him free. How about that judicial injustice IN OUR COUNTRY??

9:22 AM  

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