Comment on Radio Mambí / Jorge Luis García Pérez Antunez

Fellow few hours ago I returned from Havana, where I was with the young opponent Junier García Ruiz at the home of Sara Marta Fonseca Quevedo participating in the camp that there held in support of freedom of this sister of ours, of her husband Julio León Pérez and others arrested.

This historical encampment had important participation from all sectors of the resistance there in Havana who went there to provide support and solidarity. In the Castro tyranny there is no alternative but to liberate our brothers, as well as our dear sister Yelena Garcés Nápoles en Palma Soriano.

Resistance continues, here in Santa Clara a courageous group of the Central Opposition Coalition of the Front held a hunger strike that has already extended for more than 15 days to protest the brutal repression of the Castro Communist tyranny, we think these brothers from Santa Clara also deserve support and merit solidarity.

We take advantage of this opportunity on behalf of the domestic opposition to send a message of encouragement to the family of Laura Pollan Toledo, this important opposition leader, this courageous woman who is in a very delicate state of health in a Havana hospital. [Note, shortly after this post was written Laura Pollan died.]

To Laura Pollan Toledo we send our love, our encouragement, our prayers and the assurance that you will recover, while we continue our battle, continue uniting our forces, uniting our willsdespite the efforts of the strange gestures of an administration as that of Mr. Barack Obama who in such important moments seeks to deprive the resistance of the resources and means to continue this fight.

Compatriots, we strongly call attention to that fact thatat a time when the regime loses repressive capacity, loses space, is calling on its forces, we strongly call attention in these times in particular to the actions like those of the Capitol, and in Santiago de Cuba and other major cities and regions where all this occurs, the opposition gather strength, the government of Barack Obama commits the imprudence to disapprove the assistance programs of such prestigious organizations, so important and so close as they have been, as Plantados hasta la Libertad y la Democracia en Cuba and el Directorio Democrático Cubano.

This action by the Obama administration truly has moved the opposition throughout the country, many people do not understand that. What prisoner, what relative of a prisoner, what opponent has not, has not felt the support and solidarity of Plantados hasta la Libertad y la Democracia; what political prisoner or former prisoner of the latter generations has not felt the human warmth and their families have not been able to visit them, take their support, take their food, thanks to the helping hand of Plantados. What opposition group, which protests in Cuba, what opponent no matter what their name, regardless of affiliation has not felt the important solidarity of the brothers of the Directorio Democrático Cubano, which opposition has not found space in stations such as Radio República. No, it seems that Mr. Barack Obama has forgotten that, it seems that his advisers and his spokesmen such as Mr. Joe Garcia are trying to misrepresent the situation.

No Mr. Joe Garcia in times like these, in which the elections there in the United States are approaching, many of you are only interested in that. For us the cause of freedom in Cuba is not Democrat, not Republican, it is Cuban and it is resistance. Organizations such as the Directorio Democrático Cubano, as the Plantados hasta la Libertad y la Democracia en Cuba, as MAR por Cuba, as Vuelta Abajo por Cuba and so many others that make up the Asamblea de la Resistencia, are in very close collaboration.

And although those deprived of these programs, although Mr. Barack Obama deprives the resistance of the support programs, although Mr. Barack Obama continues to be advised by those who seek to fatten their bellies, furnish their lavish homes, here those of the resistance, we have to walk over 20 miles to get around a fence, we have to go walking along the highway to get to Santa Clara, where we get wet in our leaky homes, we who have to travel on a train or a cart, where we do not care about the luxury, where we only care about the fight, that’s not going to intimidate us.

You have closed your door to us, but many others have opened, and the resistance will continue as it was in those difficult years of the ’60s and ’70s, which did not break the courageous political prisoner, did not break those fighting those forces, they did not surrender, despite the series of difficulties faced and the numerical differences they were facing in an adversary.

In any event know that the Directorio Democrático Cubano listens to us through this important station, know that Plantados hasta la Libertad y la Democracia, know that la Asamblea de la Resistencia, the Frente Nacional de Resistencia Cívica Orlando Zapata Tamayo will stand firm and continue shaking the foundations of the dictatorship.We will continue to take the University of Havana as we did a few months ago, continue to take the Capitol, continue holding cacerolazos — protests banging on pots and pans — across the country despite the spokespeople who spread dismay inside and outside Cuba.

Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez, who will not shut up and who will not leave Cuba, and know that with or without resources, with or without help facing the cheap politicking which seeks to support parasites and bellies at the expense of the true struggle, Viva Cuba Libre, Down with the Castro Communist Dictatorship.

October 12 2011