Browsing All Posts filed under »Antonio G. Rodiles«

State of Sats in New York University

September 25, 2014


  Antonio G. Rodiles, Claudio Fuentes, and Ailer Gonzalez Friday, September 26th, 2014, 4:00 p.m. Location: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC), Room 701, 53 Washington Square South, New York University, New York NY 10012 (map) The State of SATS is an ongoing project that was initiated in 2010 by independent activists, artists, and writers in Havana. […]

Antonio Rodiles in Conf in Stockholm on ¨Empowering Human Rights Defenders at Risk¨

May 17, 2014


Stockholm – Sweden April 4- 2014. Antonio Rodiles, human rights activist and director of Estado de SATS in Cuba participated in a Conference in Stockholm on “Empowering Human Rights Defenders at Risk”, organized by Civil Rights Defender in Sweden. Video produced by Guillermo Milán and Eva Belfrage. Follow

Why the United Nations Covenants?

March 3, 2014


On 28 February 2008, the Havana regime signed, as a propaganda maneuver, the United Nations Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. At that time Raul Castro was seeking to legitimate his figure in the international arena and to project himself as a future option for the country. Six […]

Between the “Collectives” and the “Rapid Response Brigades”

February 22, 2014


State violence has been the Cuban regime’s principle recourse for maintaining power for over 55 years. Beginning with the insurrection against Fulgencio Batista, executions, as a method of punishment, were used relentlessly. Anyone who wanted to show their loyalty had to deliver the coup de grace and take part in executions. A mix of the […]

Cubans Are Losing Their Fear

September 27, 2013


By Carmen Muñoz for To Antonio G. Rodiles (born Havana, 1972) it seemed “unthinkable” that a Cuban musician would dare to ask for free elections during an official concert, until the jazz musician Roberto Carcassés did it last week in the capital. “It’s a sign of the new times,” said this physicist, director of […]

Note from Estado de SATS

August 20, 2013


Phone screen: On the way with a friend I got a message that said SATS is suspended today, is that true? / It’s false, State Security sent it; yes there will be Estado de SATS / Thanks, we’re coming there without fail and will be in SATS. On the afternoon of August 16, State Security […]

Notes for the Transition

July 29, 2013


HAVANA, Cuba, July 29, 2013: The political landscape of the island has been energized recently. In the international arena the event with the greatest impact is undoubtedly the death of Hugo Chavez and his succession embodied in Nicolas Maduro, a man with few political tools who, despite many odds, has managed, for now, to maintain […]

This is already a path of no return Interview with Antonio G. Rodiles, Estado de SATS Project Coordinator, by Ernesto Santana Zaldívar

January 25, 2013


(from July 2012) Antonio Rodiles, photo by Ernesto Santana HAVANA, Cuba, Introductory Note: On July 24, 2012, during the funeral of the opposition leader Oswaldo Payá, there were violent arrests of several activists and dissidents, among them Antonio Rodiles, who was held for 24 hours at the Fourth Police Station and interrogated by State Security, […]

Academic Exchange on Law and Human Rights in Cuba

January 22, 2013


With the independent Cuban attorneys Yaremis Flores and Laritza Diversent (Cubalex), René Gómez Manzano (Agramontista Current), Antonio G. Rodiles (Mathematical Physicist) and students from the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School of New York. This video is 44 minutes long. There is a live interpreter translating the session into English in real time. Follow

Our Great Challenge

January 22, 2013


(Published originally in DDC & Translating Cuba on 5 December, 2012) The arbitrary arrest of the lawyer Yaremis Flores on November 7 was followed by two waves, one repressive, taken to the extreme by the regime against numerous activists of civil society, and the other, impressive and appreciated by us, of solidarity with the victims. Personally, what happened reaffirmed my […]

10 Absurd and Unjust Arrests of 2012 by Humans Rigths Now blog ( Amnesty International USA)

December 27, 2012


Published in Humans Rigths Now blog (Amnesty International USA) December 26, 2012 Check out our list of 10 absurd arrests and sentences of the year. You might be surprised to learn what can get you thrown in jail in a few places around the world, and how harsh the sentences are once you’re there. (…) 6. […]

FREE Antonio G. Rodiles

November 19, 2012


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Literature in Liberty: With Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo and Cuban New Thought contest winners (e-Maro, Frank Correa, Orlando Freire Santana, Dimas Castellanos)

September 1, 2012


Ave 1ra %46 y 60 #4606. Miramar, Playa. La Habana. Saturday September 1, 12:02 PM Detained @OLPL and Silvia Corbelle for Event at Estado de Sats: SOS Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo has just been arrested by force, his mobile was open and you could hear screams and threats. Orlando Luis was to present the winners […]

Cuban Government’s Repression Against UNPACU

August 23, 2012


A few days ago a document signed by the coordinators of the Campaign For Another Cuba warned of the growing repression by the Cuban government against Civil Society and the possible consequences of these actions for our country. At this time in Eastern Cuba, the activists of the Cuban Patriotic Union (UNPACU) are repressed and […]

Note from Estado de SATS

August 10, 2012


This morning we heard through a friend that on Thursday the workers of the Labiofam company were notified that they would participate, today, in an act of repudiation* in front of the Estado de Sats headquarters. A few minutes ago we returned from the Fifth Station of the PNR (National Revolutionary Police), located at 7th Avenue and 62nd […]

Granma Newspaper: The Lies And The Cynicism

August 1, 2012


 The recent editorial by the newspaper Granma clearly defines the mediocrity and poverty of thought of a system that now howls desperately at its approaching end. The text is an apology to the cynicism of the elite and those who serve it, who try to discredit and silence the independent voices that spring from Cuban society, and so conceal […]

Property Liberalization and Recovery of Idle Lands and Dilapidated Properties: A Necessary Step for Initiating a Recovery Process

May 30, 2012


Antonio G. Rodiles Introduction The centralized and planned economy is closely linked to state ownership. For a process of economic decentralization to be successful, there must be a parallel process of decentralizing property. The Cuban government has undertaken timid reforms with the objective of restarting the economy without making fundamental transformations. The lack of integrity, […]

Comments on an Editorial in the Journal “Lay Space”

May 29, 2012


Posted on May 25, 2012 by Alexis Jardines and Antonio Rodiles The most recent editorial in the Cuban Catholic Church’s journal Lay Space (Espacio Laical) put on the table for discussion, once again, several critical points regarding the course that should be taken in the Cuban transition. First, we have to say that we find […]

Cuba: The Castro Regime, the Catholic Church and the Transition to Democracy

May 10, 2012


Antonio G. Rodiles and Alexis Jardines The Cuban regime is fully aware that time is not on its side and so it has launched a final ascent, in an attempt to transmute its economic and political power. The country is mired in a suffocating inertia that doesn’t support even simple measures of survival. Cuban society […]

Protest Campaign and New Meeting

April 4, 2012


The visit of Benedict XVI demonstrated the inordinate fear of the Cuban government before the accelerated growth of civil society and new political actors within the island. The wave of arrests and incarcerations made clear the worsening of the repression and the determination to exercise rigid control through the use of force agasint any scenario […]