Babalu has been posting on Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas. Fariñas has been on hunger strike to protest Cuba’s cutting off his e-mail access since Jan. 31. He desisted briefly and has now resumed the hunger strike a week ago, according to according to Reporters Without Borders.
Fariñas illustrates that there’s a hunger for freedom of expression.
Dan Riehl writes, in Blogging: The new arena for social change
In short, this from the ground up approach manifest in blogging can ultimately help to bring about any form of social change a democratic society thinks worthwhile. All that is required is an individual with a good idea, or different perspective, with the determination to put their thoughts out there on the Internet consistently over a period of time long enough to allow the concept to germinate and hopefully one day resonate through a significant portion of the potential audience. And as the Caucasus project shows, the potential audience today for bloggers is the whole wide world.
I propose a blogburst/”carnival” in honor of Guillermo Fariñas
on March 29 next Sunday March 26 MONDAY, MARCH 27.
Your posts can be on the subject of freedom of expression, freedom of information, on Mr. Fariñas, and/or how did you find out about him: in the newspaper, cable or network TV, or the internet? Of course, you don’t need to be Cuban (I’m not Cuban myself).
If you are interested in participating, please email me your post at faustaw-at-yahoo.com, and make sure to include “Guillermo Fariñas” in the subject line. The deadline for the entries is
Monday March 27 this Friday, March 24.
Update Due to Mr. Fariñas’s deteriorating condition, please note the new dates.
Update 2 Watch the CNN video (via Cuba Liberal)
Update 3 My apologies for the date changes. The blogburst’s nexr Monday, March 27.