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Dissident: Cubans Detained for Bracelets

There are 183 comments on the The Associated Press story from Nov 1, 2007, titled Dissident: Cubans Detained for Bracelets . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

Cuban police rounded up a group of young people wearing white rubber wristbands stenciled with the word 'cambio,' or 'change,' and held them for hours before releasing them without filing charges, a human ...

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Lcubano

United States

#1 Nov 2, 2007
its the beginning of the end. how about some bracelets that say"communism sux". NOW is the time to go to cuba en masse. lift travel restrictions. and if we are "detained" we then have the weight of the u.s. behind us. right now through third contry transit we are violating u.s. law and they would be hard pressed to help. however if travel restrictions were lifted then i do not think the cuban government would be able to detain u.s. citizens for just speaking thier mind in public. the regime would crumble under the weight of truth and freedom.i'm certain of this.it is only for this reason that i hope the next president has the forsight to take these measures. i would just love for some policeman to overhear me say fidel castro is a piece of sh1t and so is his brother and anyone that follws him. i wouldn't be making a scene, just having a free conversation just loud enough to make sure the cop hears me.and do in front of the cuban people.this will show them that there is nothing to fear for speaking your mind in a free society.

te imajinas,que bonito

“America la bella!!”

Since: Jan 07

que Dios te bendiga

#2 Nov 2, 2007
Lcubano wrote:
its the beginning of the end. how about some bracelets that say"communism sux". NOW is the time to go to cuba en masse. lift travel restrictions. and if we are "detained" we then have the weight of the u.s. behind us. right now through third contry transit we are violating u.s. law and they would be hard pressed to help. however if travel restrictions were lifted then i do not think the cuban government would be able to detain u.s. citizens for just speaking thier mind in public. the regime would crumble under the weight of truth and freedom.i'm certain of this.it is only for this reason that i hope the next president has the forsight to take these measures. i would just love for some policeman to overhear me say fidel castro is a piece of sh1t and so is his brother and anyone that follws him. i wouldn't be making a scene, just having a free conversation just loud enough to make sure the cop hears me.and do in front of the cuban people.this will show them that there is nothing to fear for speaking your mind in a free society.
te imajinas,que bonito
Cuba is a Communist Country with no USA Conculate, only the Emmbassy of Switzerland in Havana, USA has an office for Cuban Affairs. Before the Van to travel to Cuba on 2004. Any American Citizen or Cuban resident in USA was able to travel to Cuba freely, but the USA DEP.Treasure will advise any travelers to Cuba that they will travel on their own risk, since USA and Cuba do not have relations of any kind becouse of the Embargo. Only if the Embargo is lifted we... USA Citizens will be protedted by any USA consulate in Cuba and the Dept. of Treausure in USA.
Lcubano

United States

#3 Nov 2, 2007
yes i am aware that cuba is communist and also the interest section . and the travel ban post 2004. all i am saying is have the same relationship as with other countries and lift the embargo so that truth and freedom can prevail. the cuban government does not want that. when they say "lift the embargo/blockade" estan comiendo celebro.they do not want us visting freely.

“LIGER OMNI POTENT”

Since: Sep 07

WHEREVER FREEDOM DWELLS

#4 Nov 2, 2007
BROTHERS! It is up to us who live in A free society to do something. Tjhese white bracelets saying "CHANGE" must be worn by all of us! We must start a new trend & have the whole world wear these bracelets. This way we will show our solidarity & everyone worldwide will become aware iof what is ging on! If I find these bracelets, I'll be sending one to Shefa.

“LIGER OMNI POTENT”

Since: Sep 07

WHEREVER FREEDOM DWELLS

#5 Nov 2, 2007
Sorry about erratas:

BROTHERS! It is up to us who live in A free society to do something. These white bracelets saying "CHANGE" must be worn by all of us! We must start a new trend & have the whole world wear these bracelets. This way we will show our solidarity & everyone worldwide will become aware if what is going on! If I find these bracelets, I'll be sending one to Shefa.
Lcubano

United States

#7 Nov 2, 2007
LIGER OMNI POTENT MAX wrote:
Sorry about erratas:
BROTHERS! It is up to us who live in A free society to do something. These white bracelets saying "CHANGE" must be worn by all of us! We must start a new trend & have the whole world wear these bracelets. This way we will show our solidarity & everyone worldwide will become aware if what is going on! If I find these bracelets, I'll be sending one to Shefa.
te la comiste, great idea. be sure to issue a press release when you are ready.

“America la bella!!”

Since: Jan 07

que Dios te bendiga

#8 Nov 2, 2007
Lcubano wrote:
yes i am aware that cuba is communist and also the interest section . and the travel ban post 2004. all i am saying is have the same relationship as with other countries and lift the embargo so that truth and freedom can prevail. the cuban government does not want that. when they say "lift the embargo/blockade" estan comiendo celebro.they do not want us visting freely.
Yes you are right. I was traying to explain the Guarantee we never had visiting Cuba. Only lifting the Embargo and having USA_Cuba normal relations, can we go there and raise our voices against Castro, maybe.

“America la bella!!”

Since: Jan 07

que Dios te bendiga

#9 Nov 2, 2007
LIGER OMNI POTENT MAX wrote:
Sorry about erratas:
BROTHERS! It is up to us who live in A free society to do something. These white bracelets saying "CHANGE" must be worn by all of us! We must start a new trend & have the whole world wear these bracelets. This way we will show our solidarity & everyone worldwide will become aware if what is going on! If I find these bracelets, I'll be sending one to Shefa.
Very good idea!!!!

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#10 Nov 2, 2007
Lcubano wrote:
its the beginning of the end. how about some bracelets that say"communism sux". NOW is the time to go to cuba en masse. lift travel restrictions. and if we are "detained" we then have the weight of the u.s. behind us. right now through third contry transit we are violating u.s. law and they would be hard pressed to help. however if travel restrictions were lifted then i do not think the cuban government would be able to detain u.s. citizens for just speaking thier mind in public. the regime would crumble under the weight of truth and freedom.i'm certain of this.it is only for this reason that i hope the next president has the forsight to take these measures. i would just love for some policeman to overhear me say fidel castro is a piece of sh1t and so is his brother and anyone that follws him. i wouldn't be making a scene, just having a free conversation just loud enough to make sure the cop hears me.and do in front of the cuban people.this will show them that there is nothing to fear for speaking your mind in a free society.
te imajinas,que bonito
Well said!I can't understand why others CubanAmericabs can see,that lifting the travel restriction could be the beginning of the end of the dictatorship,for me it is very clear that it will be an important step to reach our freedom!

“America la bella!!”

Since: Jan 07

que Dios te bendiga

#11 Nov 2, 2007
Perez Roque speeach of two days ago sais::: Cuba is ready to give his SOVEREIGHTY TO VENEZUELA!!!!!!!Meantime in Wash. DC the new Negociator in the Cuban Interest Section has arrived, The one that ussualy negociates Cuba -USA emmigration agreements. What is cooking?????

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#12 Nov 2, 2007
LIGER OMNI POTENT MAX wrote:
Sorry about erratas:
BROTHERS! It is up to us who live in A free society to do something. These white bracelets saying "CHANGE" must be worn by all of us! We must start a new trend & have the whole world wear these bracelets. This way we will show our solidarity & everyone worldwide will become aware if what is going on! If I find these bracelets, I'll be sending one to Shefa.
That is a great idea.Do you know where we can get those bracelets!

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#13 Nov 2, 2007
I believe it will also be a good idea if Cubans like Andy Garcia,Emilio Estefan etc,start wearing them,it could start a chain among other important people too!

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#14 Nov 2, 2007
Marie in Miami Fl wrote:
<quoted text>Cuba is a Communist Country with no USA Conculate, only the Emmbassy of Switzerland in Havana, USA has an office for Cuban Affairs. Before the Van to travel to Cuba on 2004. Any American Citizen or Cuban resident in USA was able to travel to Cuba freely, but the USA DEP.Treasure will advise any travelers to Cuba that they will travel on their own risk, since USA and Cuba do not have relations of any kind becouse of the Embargo. Only if the Embargo is lifted we... USA Citizens will be protedted by any USA consulate in Cuba and the Dept. of Treausure in USA.
That will be the ideal escenario,but we must take risks too!We cant seat and wait than others solve our problem for us!
Lcubano

United States

#15 Nov 2, 2007
Marie in Miami Fl wrote:
Perez Roque speeach of two days ago sais::: Cuba is ready to give his SOVEREIGHTY TO VENEZUELA!!!!!!!Meantime in Wash. DC the new Negociator in the Cuban Interest Section has arrived, The one that ussualy negociates Cuba -USA emmigration agreements. What is cooking?????
this is what i have been saying for over a year. chavez and castro are making deals.if we don't act soon cuba will be a protectorate of venezuela just like p.r. and the usa. i said on this blog that some venezuelan higher ups were hunting up in the hill country at my ex-wifes ranch and they are the ones that told me this.people on this blog said i had no proof. well now you have it. a treaty signed by two sovereign nation(cuba and venezuela) will stand in any world court. what kind of conversations do you think those two asholes have.do you think that they talf about the weather. NO they are making plans.

“America la bella!!”

Since: Jan 07

que Dios te bendiga

#16 Nov 2, 2007
Lcubano wrote:
<quoted text>this is what i have been saying for over a year. chavez and castro are making deals.if we don't act soon cuba will be a protectorate of venezuela just like p.r. and the usa. i said on this blog that some venezuelan higher ups were hunting up in the hill country at my ex-wifes ranch and they are the ones that told me this.people on this blog said i had no proof. well now you have it. a treaty signed by two sovereign nation(cuba and venezuela) will stand in any world court. what kind of conversations do you think those two asholes have.do you think that they talf about the weather. NO they are making plans.
Estoy que no lo puedo cree!!! The Castros are the most evel I ever seen. I think they might be giving an Ultimatum to USA, or lift the Embargo or Chavez will take over....

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#17 Nov 2, 2007
Publicado el jueves 01 de noviembre del 2007

Canciller Pérez Roque:'Cuba dispuesta a renunciar a su soberanía'
WILFREDO CANCIO ISLA

Las declaraciones del canciller Felipe Pérez Roque en Nueva York sobre la disposición de Cuba a ''renunciar a su soberanía y la bandera'' para integrarse en un gran bloque latinoamericano, desataron ayer una oleada de reacciones en los medios de Miami, extendida también a la internet.
Las principales emisoras radiales y programas de televisión en español dedicaron espacio a comentar las afirmaciones hechas por Pérez Roque la víspera tras aprobarse la condena contra el embargo estadounidense en Naciones Unidas (ONU), mientras que en numerosas páginas digitales y blogs dedicados a asuntos cubanos el tema suscitó largas controversias entre los lectores.

''Para mí es una vergüenza'', afirmó la comentarista radial Ninoska Pérez Castellón, de Radio Mambí(710 AM).'El `jineterismo' se ha convertido en la filosofía oficial del régimen cubano, que primero vendieron la soberanía a la Unión Soviética y ahora están dispuestos a vendérsela a Hugo Chávez a cambio de petróleo''.

“LIGER OMNI POTENT”

Since: Sep 07

WHEREVER FREEDOM DWELLS

#18 Nov 2, 2007
WE JUST DONT CARE wrote:
<quoted text>
That is a great idea.Do you know where we can get those bracelets!
I ordered them from the internet. I typed in "silicone bracelets" numderous companies will make them.
If you send me an e-mail with your address I'll send you one when I get them.

“LIGER OMNI POTENT”

Since: Sep 07

WHEREVER FREEDOM DWELLS

#19 Nov 2, 2007
WE JUST DONT CARE wrote:
I believe it will also be a good idea if Cubans like Andy Garcia,Emilio Estefan etc,start wearing them,it could start a chain among other important people too!
If you have their address I'll mail them one. Emilio should sell them( or hand out, they cost 13cents if ordered by the 1000's) at Bongo's & the other place in South Beach, Larios?
contact them if you know how.

“LIGER OMNI POTENT”

Since: Sep 07

WHEREVER FREEDOM DWELLS

#20 Nov 2, 2007
Marie in Miami Fl wrote:
<quoted text>Very good idea!!!!
Marie, we need your help, as well as all our true allies who are reading this.
We forced the decrepit old monster to make an appearance, even if only on a highly edited videotape. We can do even more if we show our SOLIDARITY with our Cuban brothers who live in captivity under the dictatorship. We must all wear these bracelets. Order from a company in the internet. There are many under " Silicone Bracelets" I'll send one at no charge to anyone who provides me with an address to mail it to.

“LIGER OMNI POTENT”

Since: Sep 07

WHEREVER FREEDOM DWELLS

#21 Nov 2, 2007
President Bush, Mel Martinez, Bob Menendez, Bill Nelson, John Cornin, Elizardo Sanchez: We expect you to do as Carlos Gutierrez & wear the wristbands!
Show your solidarity with the captive Cuban youth!

I will! I already ordered the wristbands!

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