[Marxism] Defend Cuba

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Mar 15 08:50:48 MST 2005


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.

Undersigned (until March 14, 2005/ 15:08 pm): Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, 
Argentina; José Saramago, Portugal; Nadine Gordimer, Sudáfrica; Rigoberta 
Menchú, Guatemala; Oscar Niemeyer, Brasil; Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguay; 
Harry Belafonte, EEUU; Mario Benedetti, Uruguay; Danny Glover, EEUU; 
Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaragua; Pablo González Casanova, México; Ignacio 
Ramonet, Francia; Alice Walker, EEUU; Danielle Miterrand, Francia; Walter 
Salles, Brasil; Jorge Enrique Adoum, Ecuador; Eduardo Galeano, Uruguay; 
Gianni Miná, Italia; Belén Gopegui, España; Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez, México; 
Tariq Alí, Pakistán; Ramsey Clark, EEUU; Luis Britto García, Venezuela; 
Leonardo Boff, Brasil; Howard Zinn, EEUU; Claudio Abbado, Italia; Volodia 
Teitelboim, Chile; David Viñas, Argentina; Juan Bañuelos, México; Julio 
Ortega, Perú; María Rojo, México; Atilio Borón, Argentina; Emir Sader, 
Brasil; Eric Toussaint, Bélgica; Saul Landau, EEUU; James Petras, EEUU; 
Thiago de Mello, Brasil; Frei Betto, Brasil; Alfonso Sastre, España; 
Fernando Pino Solanas, Argentina; Joaquín Sabina, España; Luis Eduardo 
Aute, España; Claude Couffon, Francia; Daniel Viglietti, Uruguay; Sonia 
Silvestre, Rep. Dominicana; Victor Victor, Rep. Dominicana; Pilar del Río, 
España; Abelardo Castillo, Argentina; Sylvia Iparraguirre, Argentina; Luis 
Sepúlveda, Chile; Mempo Giardinelli, Argentina; Luciana Castellina, Italia; 
Keith Ellis, Canadá; Heinz Dieterich, Alemania; Theotonio dos Santos, 
Brasil; James Cockcroft, EEUU; Pascual Serrano, España; Russell Banks, 
EEUU; Danny Rivera, Puerto Rico; Almudena Grandes, España; Luis García 
Montero, España; Fernando Morais, Brasil; Jorge Sanjinés, Bolivia; Victor 
Heredia, Argentina; James Early, EEUU; Francisco Fernández Buey, España; 
León Rozitchner, Argentina; José Luis Sampedro, España; Ramón Chao, España; 
Manu Chao, Francia/España; Itsván Mestzáros, Reino Unido; Georges Labica, 
Francia; Red Ronnie, Italia; Piero Gleijeses, Italia; Setsuko Ono, Japón; 
Jorge Ruffinelli, Uruguay; Jaime Labastida, México; Ferreira Goulart, 
Brasil; Jean Marie Binoche, Francia; Santiago García, Colombia; Miguel 
Bonasso, Argentina; Fernando Birri, Argentina; Paulo Beni, Italia; Gustavo 
Becerra-Schmidt, Chile; Liliana Heker, Argentina; Ann Sparanese, EEUU; Roy 
Brown, Puerto Rico; Paulo Lins, Brasil; Tristán Bauer, Argentina; Tato 
Pavlovsky, Argentina; Alex Cox, Reino Unido; Bill Fletcher, EEUU; Eva 
Forest, España; Constantino Bértolo, España; Gilberto López y Rivas, 
México; Manlio Argueta, El Salvador; Anacristina Rossi, Costa Rica; Ana de 
Skalon, Argentina; Francesco Masselli, Italia; Xavier Maqua, España; 
Alessandra Riccio, Italia; Marta Harnecker, Chile; Carlo Frabetti, 
Italia/España; Andrés Rivera, Argentina; Michel Collon, Bélgica; Vicente 
Battista, Argentina; Andrés Sorel, España; Alfonso Bauer; Guatemala; 
Margaret Randall, EEUU; Jean Lamore, Francia; Hernando Calvo Ospina, 
Colombia; Horacio A. López, Argentina; René Vázquez Díaz, Cuba/Suecia; 
Gloria Berrocal, España; Michael Lebowitz, Canadá; José Steinsleger, 
Argentina/México; Irene Amador, España; Daniel Lorenzi, Italia; Juan 
Madrid, España; Paul Estrade, Francia; Pedro Rivera, Panamá; Isaac Rosa, 
España; Manuel Fernández Cuesta, España; Adolfo Colombres, Argentina; Lola 
Canales, España; Remy Herrera, Francia; Marcos Roitman Rosenmann, España; 
Raúl Pérez Torres, Ecuador; Julio Rodríguez Puértolas, España; Chiqui 
Vicioso, Rep. Dominicana; Francisco Jarauta, España; Juano Villafañe, 
Argentina; Carlos Varea, España; Patricia Díaz Bialet, Argentina; Miguel 
Hermoso, España; Domenico Losurdo, Italia; Jaime A. Shelley, México; 
Alondra Badano, Panamá; Sandra Mirna Soto Rodríguez, México; Jorge Enrique 
Botero, Colombia; Santiago Alba Rico, España; Margarita Carrera Molina, 
Guatemala; Luz Méndez de la Vega, Guatemala; José Barnoya García, 
Guatemala; Arturo Fleitas, Uruguay; Donatella Mestzáros, Reino Unido; 
Fernando Butazzoni, Uruguay; Yannick Bovy, Bélgica; Higinio Polo, España; 
Aram Aharonian, Uruguay/Venezuela; Arturo Arias, Guatemala; Miguel Rubio, 
Perú; Carlos Fazio, México; Hildebrando Pérez Grande, Perú; Alberto 
Rodríguez Carucci, Venezuela; Víctor Ríos Vidal, España; Manuel Cabieses, 
Chile; Ana María Ramb, Argentina; Sara Rosemberg, Argentina; Fernando 
García, Chile; Lucía Ruíz, Ecuador; Iosu Perales Arretxe, País Vasco; Jorge 
Boccanera, Argentina; Alfonso Cervera, España; Xesús Alonso Montero, 
España; Alejandro Moreano, Ecuador; Eduardo Belgrano Rawson, Argentina; 
Marco Martos, Perú; Lolo Rico, España; Irene Vasco, Colombia; Ana Esther 
Ceceña, México; Iris M. Zavala, Puerto Rico; Salim Lamrani, Francia; 
Isidora Aguirre, Chile; Raúl Vallejo, Ecuador; Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda, 
Brasil; Víctor Delfín, Perú; Daniel Freidembarg, Argentina; Jorge 
Riechmann, España; Leopoldo Brizuela, Argentina; Carlos Eduardo Satizábal, 
Colombia; Néstor Kohan, Argentina; Federico Álvarez, México; Susana Cella, 
Argentina; Patricia Ariza, Colombia; Guillermo Saccomanno, Argentina; Jane 
Franklin, EEUU; Ricardo Capellano, Argentina; Rodrigo Quesada Monge, Costa 
Rica; Juan Carlos Martini, Argentina; Isaías Peña, Colombia; Graciela 
Araoz, Argentina; Ángeles Maestro, España; José Luis Mangieri, Argentina; 
Jean-Pierre Page, Francia; Eduardo Dalter, Alessandra Abbado, Italia; 
Gabriela García Cedro, Argentina; Argentina; Vito Giannoti, Italia; Joan 
Tafalla, España; Raúl García Lima, Argentina; Reinaldo Maia, Brasil; 
Francisco José Pérez Esteban, España; Luciano Alzaga, Argentina; Tabajara 
Ruas, Brasil; Raúl García Luna, Argentina; Ana Pizarro, Chile; Cristina 
Xalma, España; Juan Sasturain, Argentina; Gabriel Bellomo, Argentina; 
Arturo Taracena Arriola, Guatemala; Mario Marino, Argentina; Silvia 
Werthein, Argentina; Juan Carlos Volnovich; Argentina; Coriún Aharonián, 
Uruguay; José Antonio Rodriguez, República Dominicana; Carlos Morales, 
Costa Rica; Carlos María Alsina, Argentina; Juan Carlos Junio, Argentina; 
Diana Bellessi, Argentina, Víctor Redondo, Argentina; Augusto Boal, Brasil; 
Idea Vilariño; Uruguay; Joel Atilio Cazal, Paraguay/Venezuela; Hugo Rivera 
Scout, Chile; Cuauhtémoc Amezcua Dromundo, México; Ida Rodríguez 
Prampolini, México.


Member States of the 61st Commission on Human Rights

Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Guinea, Sudan, Togo, Kenya, 
Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mauritania, South Africa, China, 
Japan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Pakistan, Republic of Chorea, Saudi Arab, 
India, Indonesia, Nepal, Bhutan, Qatar, Germany, USA, Ireland, Canada, 
Australia, Finland, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom, Argentina, 
Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Peru, 
Dominican Republic, Honduras, Ukraine, Armenia, Rumania, Hungary, Russia.


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