The Estado de SATS project and the Campaign For Another Cuba invite all Cuban designers and visual artists to participate in the exhibition: Posters For Another Cuba, which will open in the city of Miami on May 4, 2013. The artistic proposals will bring visions from different aspects (economic, political, cultural, humorous, social and spiritual)… [Read more…]
The writer Ángel Santiesteban has been transferred to Prison 1580, and the attorney for his case Amelia Rodriguez Cala could not see him today, despite having made a formal request and this right being guaranteed under the law. The officials denied the visit and told her that Angel was in “voluntary starvation” and a ”cell… [Read more…]
HAVANA, Cuba, April 1, 2013, Pablo Mendez. On Friday March 29 State of Sats held a session on the recently concluded World Baseball Classic at its headquarters on 1st Street between 46 and 60, in the Havana neighborhood of Miramar. Sergio Girat, administrator of the blog “Major League Baseball Clubs in Cuba,” part of the… [Read more…]
Zone of Silence Presentation and lecture by Ángel Santiesteban Wednesday 27 February at 6:00pm. You can send text messages of support to the writer at: (535) 242-7900 You can follow the presentation live via Twitter #yosoysantiesteban Place: Estado de Sats headquarters Address: Ave 1ra % 46 y 60 #4606 . Miramar. Playa The writer Ángel Santiesteban-Prats… [Read more…]
Five years after Cuba’s representative signed the United Nations Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the situation with regards to fundamental rights in Cuba remains precarious. The violation of fundamental rights is not only a part of the repressive apparatus of the State, but our national legislation itself… [Read more…]
You can be part of this panel via sms by sending your questions to (535) 3716460 and receive real-time response via @porotracuba #ratificapactos #cincoañosynada #porotracuba #Cuba @estadodesats Be part of the change, we will throw these false barriers. Cuba changes if you want!
Five years after the Cuban government signed the UN pacts: What is the situation of civil and political rights of economic social and cultural rights in Cuba? How much grows For another Cuba campaign and what has been the government response? What are the realistic expectations for change in short and medium terms? All these… [Read more…]
“No” is a 2012 film directed by Chilean Pablo Larrain. The film tells the No campaign in the 1988 plebiscite, Chile and features a cast led by Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco and Nestor Cantillana. In January 2013, he became the first Chilean film nominated for Oscar for “Best Foreign Film”. The campaign… [Read more…]
By Ivette Leyva Martínez CaféFuerte.com offers for the consideration of its readers a selection of 12 events that affected Cuba and Cubans during the past year. The selection was made considering the impact of these events on the political, economic and cultural life of the country. They were organized chronologically, not according to relevance. It… [Read more…]
(from July 2012) Antonio Rodiles, photo by Ernesto Santana HAVANA, Cuba, www.cubanet.org 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,… [Read more…]
Estado de Sats Work Team Meeting for 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.
Many people wonder what on earth does “sats” mean? Does it have something to do with the SAT I and SAT II college entrance exams in the United States? Could it be an acronym? Well, it’s none of that. Although it is (wrongly) written as an acronym, it is a Scandinavian term used in the… [Read more…]
(Translated by TranslatingCuba) Hands clasped in front, deep breaths, the lights come up and the curtain begins to rise. The actor is not yet in front of his audience, but he’s already about to begin to speak, gesticulating in the voice and ways of his character. He is in a state of “SATS,” a Scandinavian… [Read more…]
(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… [Read more…]
(Caribbean 360º) HAVANA,Cuba, Sunday November 11, 2012 Two prominent Cuban dissidents who were arrested in Havana, along with more than 20 opposition figures, might be charged with “contempt and dispersion of false news,” opposition sources say. Of the 27 dissidents arrested between Wednesday and Thursday, two remain in custody: Antonio González Rodiles, director of the… [Read more…]
(Hans Thoolen on Human Rights Defenders on November 15, 2012) On 14 November 2012, the family of human rights defender Mr Antonio González Rodiles were informed that the human rights defender is to be charged with ‘resistance to authority‘, as he remains in provisional detention. The human rights defender was arrested in Havana in a wave of… [Read more…]
Cinema at All Costs presents the documentary “Awakening” with Ricardo Figueredo and Raudel Collazo.
Cinema at All Costs presents Memories of Overdevelopment A film by Miguel Coyula synopsis An intellectual leaves the Cuban revolution and underdevelopment only find that does not fit into his new life in development. A portrait of a alienated man, without politics and ideology defined, addressing aging, desire and the inability of the individual to… [Read more…]