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Tonight at 8:30PM in Miami, FL, Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty (BUCL) are holding a candlelight vigil for Cuba’s past and present political prisoners with an appeal to Sting, singer of The Police, to advocate for human rights on the band’s concert in
Correction The Havana concert is not scheduled yet; tomorrow he’s playing Miami.
Ponder that for a moment: Sting, yoga practitioner and human rights activist in the 1980s, is playing in the island prison. This is the one opportunity that Sting has to show what he’s about. Let’s hope he’s not one of these.
And the fans are calling him on it: Fans Call On ‘The Police’ For Liberty Of Cubans
Henry Gomez and Alberto de la Cruz are both huge fans of Sting and the Police. They are also both bloggers who advocate democracy in Cuba, and when they heard their favorite band might be performing in Havana, they had an idea.
“We really want to appeal to Sting, The Police and their better angels to do what’s right,” said Gomez, of Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty.
What they want is for Sting and The Police to take up the cause of Cuba’s political prisoners, people such as human rights activist Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, who is serving a 25-year-sentence.
“The Cuban political prisoners right now are largely being ignored by the media and the world, and we want to bring that to light that they are not invisible, that they do exist,” said his partner Alberto de la Cruz.
The bloggers have launched an awareness campaign to coincide with the band’s concert in Miami July 10th. They call it the Campaign for the Invisible Ones, a name taken from the lyrics of a song Sting wrote in honor of the Chilean mothers whose sons and daughters disappeared during the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.
Henry has a video you must see:
Click on the logo for the Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty website:
Here is their Campaign Fact Sheet.
Cuba has an apartheid medical system, which Castro apologists ignore even when eyewitnesses clearly attest to the facts. And now Michael Moore’s croc makes some wonder if there is a way to take that knee-jerk sting out of the phrase “socialized medicine.”
Does it come down to an illness of the soul?
The apologists of tyranny are again hard at work trying to redeem the one of the last outposts of communist enslavement. They see a “worker’s paradise”; a “healthcare utopia”, but underneath the civilized veneer of Castro’s Cuba is the same deadening illness of the soul that infected all the other failed communist and socialist “paradises”.
And for that illness, the only cure is Freedom.
We’ll see what Sting is all about in a day or two.
If you are in Miami tonight, the demonstration is in front of Versailles on 8th Street.