August 8, 2022

Afghanistan: Women Protest ‘Shameful’ U.N. Silence on Taliban Repression

Women in Kabul, Afghanistan, organized yet another protest on Tuesday demanding the Taliban terrorist organization, which currently runs the country, allow them to return to work and re-open schools for girls. The protesters also addressed the international community – and the United Nations, in particular – demanding that self-proclaimed women’s rights advocates pressure the Taliban…

Resistance and Repression in Cuba

Protesters knew they would meet brutality. They went out anyway, demanding liberty. During a visit to Moscow in 1991, members of the Cuban-American National Foundation had a quiet meeting with a top KGB official. Diego Suarez, who was at that meeting, told me last week by phone from Miami that, in the KGB man’s opinion, […]

Resistance and repression: Cuban opposition emboldened by protests

Readership of opposition media inside Cuba has exploded, Reuters reports, citing such outlets as Diario de Cuba, 14yMedio, ADN Cuba and CubaNet. “Since December 2018 these outlets have gained a huge island audience and left the official media even more exposed as propagandists,” said Baruch College professor Ted Henken, editor of the recently published book […]

Cubans are Protesting Against Communism, Lack of Food, Medicines, and Repression.

HAVANA, July 11 (Reuters) – Chanting “freedom” and calling for President Miguel Diaz-Canel to step down, thousands of Cubans joined street protests from Havana to Santiago on Sunday in the biggest anti-government demonstrations on the Communist-run island in decades. The protests erupted amid Cuba’s worst economic crisis since the fall of the Soviet Union, its […]

Castro Regime Unleashes Wave of Repression to Send Message to Trump

Raul Castro has aggressively targeted the political opposition in recent weeks (Ivan Hdez Carrillo). On Wednesday, January 11, the Cuban Democratic Directory, the organization that works to promote democracy in Cuba, denounced an “increase in the repression of the Castro regime in Cuba.” “Following Fidel’s death, Raul Castro’s regime needs to increase levels of repression […]

2010-2016: The Era of Political Repression in America

In the last six years we have been living through an unprecedented Era of Political Repression, unleashed by Barack Obama, the DNC, and their comrades. The repressions started discreetly, were disguised as financial crime prosecutions, seemed unconnected, and were covered up or even glorified by the sympathetic media. But recent events have revealed enough to […]

The silence of Pope Francis in the midst of violent repression in Cuba is deafening

HAVANA—Cuba’s use of what one dissident leader calls a policy of “low-intensity” repression to keep a few political opponents from going to papal events Sunday threatens to overshadow a visit by Pope Francis intending to focus on reconciliation. A small number of dissidents were briefly detained over the weekend when they tried to greet the […]