[Marxism] Intellectuals appeal in favor of Cuba on eve of Geneva UNHRC

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 14 13:28:16 MST 2005


The international appeal presented here was initiated by an
important group of writers, scholars and intellectuals in
favor of the Cuban Revolution. English text appears here:
http://www.lajiribilla.cu/2005/n201_03/201_28.html 

To add your name as an endorser, please write to either:
cubadh at yahoo.es , cubahr at hotmail.co.uk , presidencia at casa.cult.cu 
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From: Alida Tellechea Ortiz, Centro de Prensa Internacional
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 11:56 AM
Subject: LLAMAMIENTO INTELECTUALES A FAVOR DE CUBA (Inglés)
Importance: High

A group of prestigious intellectuals, in solidarity with
the noblest of causes, have united in the call to oppose
the manipulation, yet again, of the Cuba issue at the Human
Rights Commission in Geneva. Due to the opportunity and the
unsurpassive character of the theme, Casa de las Americas
has adhered to this text and hopes that our closest of
friends will do the same. It is with this in mind that we
request that you join with the signers below in support of
this noble cause.

LET US STOP A NEW MANEUVER AGAINST CUBA

>From March 14th to April 22nd,2005, the 61st session of the
UN Commission on Human Rights will take place in Geneva,
where once more the US government will try to pass a
resolution against Cuba.

It is a manipulated and selective treatment of the topic to
justify the intensification of the policy of blockade and
aggressions by the greatest power on the planet against a
small country, in violation of International Law. The
Commission must represent every United Nations member State
and ensure respect for the rights of all men and women
worldwide. It is significant, however, that within the
Commission, during the last year sessions, it was not
possible to evaluate, not even to debate, the atrocious
violations of human rights taking place in US prisons in
Abuh Ghraib and Guantanamo.

The US government has no moral authority to set itself up
as a judge of human rights in Cuba, where there is not a
single case of missing persons, torture or extra judicial
killing and where internationally recognized health,
education and cultural levels have been reached despite the
blockade.

We request the countries represented in the Commission not
to allow it to be used to legitimize the Bush
Administration's anti-Cuban aggressiveness, when the
current war-mongering policy led by Washington makes
predictable an eventual escalation of very serious
consequences. We also call on journalists, writers,
artists, professors, school teachers and social activists
to address their governments and express by every possible
means that this dangerous maneuver stop.

TEXT IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES AND MANY OF THE INITIAL
SIGNERS MAY BE FOUND AT THIS ADDRESS:
http://www.lajiribilla.cu/index.html 
 





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