Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas demands the right to publicly oppose the government without being repressed; he is putting his life on the line in what may very likely be his last hunger strike. He is now on the 49th day of a hunger strike.
The outlook for both Fariñas and human rights in Cuba is dismal.
I must clarify: This is a most distressful post to write. All the same, the Obama administration’s insistence on doing business with the military regime is enabling the continuing repression of the Cuban people.
Cuban blogs are covering the Fariñas story. Most major media are ignoring it.
Here are a few links:
A Hunger Strike in Cuba That Should Matter to All of Us
Cross-posted at WoW! Magazine.