February 7 2011
The National Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Resistance and Disobedience Front is calling on all activists and members of the Cuban resistance to participate in the “Zapata Lives!” march, which will take place throughout the nation on February 23rd, the one year anniversary of the assassination of political prisoner Orlando Zapata.
Brothers, Sisters, Cubans… this 23rd of February will be the most appropriate moment to declare that we are all resistance, and that Boitel and Zapata live on! Paying homage to this Cuban martyr also means paying homage to all the martyrs Cuba has had during all its years of political imprisonment. In this same manner, by doing this we also accept these martyrs as symbols and guides in the struggle for peaceful changes towards democracy in Cuba.
Compatriots, on this 23rd of February, notify the neighbors of your municipality or city in Cuba that the flame of resistance is now stronger than ever.
Brothers, the name of your movement does not matter, nor does its political affiliation or association. It is the time to unite all of our voices in one demand and to scream wherever we can be heard: Zapata lives on! We are all resistance! The streets belong to the people!
The following signatures belong to the national executives of the The National Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Resistance and Disobedience Front.
Eriberto Liranza Romero
Idania Yanez Contreras
Alejandro Tur Valladares
Sarah Martha Fonseca Quevedo
Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina
Adriano Castaneda Meneses
Guillermo Del Sol Perez
Raul Luis Risco Perez
Nestor Rodriguez Lobaina (currenty imprisoned)
Translated by Raul G.
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Posted in Antúnez, Translator: T on February 1, 2011|
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Librado Linares García
Librado Linares García, Doctor Oscar Elías Biscet, Ángel Moya Acosta, Diosdado González Marrero, Félix Navarro Rodríguez, Iván Hernández Carrillo, Héctor Maceda Gutiérrez, José Daniel Ferrer García, Guido Sigler Amaya and Pedro Argüelles Morán are 11 Cubans who represent much to our country and who are writing—through their dignified stance—one of the most beautiful and courageous pages of these 50+ years of tyranny.
They know what they are exposing themselves to, and they know—through their own experience—what their oppressors are capable of; in fact, their sentences now respond to the huge crime of peacefully defending the rights and freedoms of their compatriots. The regime is presently enraged by them because these men refuse to accept exile as the condition to recover that which is theirs by right: their freedom. The deadline that the dictatorship established—in conversations with Cardinal Ortega—for their release is now long overdue. What will the regime do with them? Only God—and the criminals who keep them jailed—know that. No matter what happens, we remain convinced of two facts: first, that the strength and resolve of these 11 Titans will not be defeated, and, second, that we will not abandon these brothers to their fate, and will strengthen our fight to get them out of Dante’s inferno.
Translated by T
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