What Does Estado de Sats (State of Sats) Mean?

January 22, 2013

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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 […]

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Who is Antonio Rodiles and What is “State of Sats”? / Yoani Sanchez

January 22, 2013

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(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 […]

Our Great Challenge

January 22, 2013

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(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 […]

Prominent Cuban dissidents face charges

January 17, 2013

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(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 […]

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Cuba, a difficult place for human rights defenders: Antonio González Rodiles

January 17, 2013

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(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 […]

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Concert: Sekou of Anonymous Council

January 15, 2013

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Cinema at All Costs presents “Awakening” (Spanish video)

January 15, 2013

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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

January 15, 2013

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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 […]

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

December 27, 2012

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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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Campaign “For Another Cuba”: A Commitment to Change

September 6, 2012

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by Miriam Celaya 6 August 2012 Logo created by Garrincha for the campaign Several weeks ago the document “Citizen Demand for another Cuba” was released, signed by hundreds of Cubans on the island and the diaspora, demanding that the government put into practice immediately the legal and political guarantees endorsed in the Universal Declaration of […]

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

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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 Repressive Wave Against UNPACU

August 24, 2012

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These are the names of the activists arrested, that they have given us so far, we do not know the exact number of arrests. Holguín: Rolando López Martínez Jesús Aguilera Villaruela Antonio Caballero Pupo Luis Miguel Gómez Hernández Bernardo Torres Roldán Alberto García Silva Maidalis Guerrero Silva Yoandra Guerrero Silva Maris Rosa Rodríguez Silva Santiago […]

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Cuban Government’s Repression Against UNPACU

August 23, 2012

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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 […]

Police Operation to Prevent Estado de Sats Meeting

August 11, 2012

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On Friday, August 10, in the vicinity of the headquarters of Estado de Sats, an operation was undertaken by State Security, with the participation of the police force, to prevent the public from attending the screening of the documentary Knockout, in our space: Cinema At All Costs. It appears that the option of a repudiation rally, […]

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Note from Estado de SATS

August 10, 2012

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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

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 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 […]

For Another Cuba

June 15, 2012

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Citizen Demand for Another Cuba As Cubans, legitimate children of this land and an essential part of our nation, we feel a deep sorrow at the prolonged crisis that we are experiencing and the demonstrated inability of the current government to make fundamental changes. This obliges us, from civil society, to seek and demand our […]

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

May 30, 2012

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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

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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 […]