Friday, October 21

Cuban's Blood Boils: Join CODEPINK for New Year’s in Cuba

This from Val over at Babalublog.com. They choose to propagate the myths and lies about Castro's Cuba, and ignoring the suffering and deaths of thousands who have died at the hands of a murderer! This is not what I call a love for liberty. Read the storybelow and Val's comments, and follow the discussion over at babalublog.com.

Here's something to get you all riled up for the weekend, via commenter Retread, from LGF, we have the following:

Join CODEPINK for New Year’s in Cuba December 27-January 2, 2006

Cuba is one of the most beautiful and fascinating countries on Earth—and George Bush says you can’t go there. Well, we’re going anyway, and we invite you to join us!

This New Year’s CODEPINK will be organizing a large group of fun-loving and freedom-loving Americans to break George Bush’s ban on travel to Cuba. Join co-founders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, together with Academy Award winning producer Paul Haggis, as we visit with farmers at their co-ops, doctors at their family clinics, dancers at the National Folklore Group, and young people at the ballpark. Don’t miss this historic chance to dance salsa, drink mojitos, and visit beautiful beaches—all while defending our constitutionalrights!!!

Hey, no trips to the gulags? No visits with dissidents? What about the Ladies in White, ladies?

The federal restrictions barring travel to Cuba are not only counterproductive and outmoded in this post-Cold War context, but also a violation of our constitutional freedom to travel.

Yes, because it's all about you, right Pinkies? Guess those women in Cuba that have to sell themselves for basic necessities will just have to wave at ya'll from afar? Unless, of course, you will be acquiring their services, ladies.

The Bush administration says we can only travel to Cuba if we have immediate family there. Well, we do. Cubans ARE family—Somos Familia. And while we’re there, we’ll be holding a mutual adoption ceremony in order to demonstrate that family transcends political boundaries. In the ceremony, each participant will be paired with a Cuban brother or sister. After all, we are all part of one human family and there should be no artificial barriers dividing us.

Well alright!!! Somos familia!!! Make sure you try to bring your newly adopted family member back for a visit to the states.