Graffiti Artist El Sexto Declares a Hunger Strike after Eight Months in Prison / Diario de Cuba

DiariodeCuba.com, Havana, 25 August 2015 – Graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto, declared a hunger strike Tuesday, according to his mother, Maria Victoria Machado, in statements taken by Radio Marti. As of August 25 he will have spent eight months in custody following his arrest and incarceration in the Valle Grande prison for the rebellious … Continue reading “Graffiti Artist El Sexto Declares a Hunger Strike after Eight Months in Prison / Diario de Cuba”

Leandro Feal – Photographer

LEANDRO FEAL BONACHEA Born: Havana, Cuba, 1986 Live and work between Havana and Barcelona CONTACT Website: http://leandrofealfotos.blogspot.com/ E-mail: leandro.feal@hotmail.com Móvil: +53 5 448 43 91 – Cuba / +34 605 800 232 – España Studies 2008 – Instituto Superior de Arte, La Habana. 2007 – Cátedra Arte de Conducta, dirigida por Tania Bruguera, (Instituto Superior de Arte), La Habana. 2006 … Continue reading “Leandro Feal – Photographer”

Cuban Activists Discuss the Diplomatic Normalization with the United States / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 10 August 2015 – Under the title “Diplomatic Normalization and Democratic Normalization,” an even this Monday brought together some 25 Cuban activists of different points of view. The site of the meeting was the “Hannah Arendt Institute of Artivism” in Old Havana. The panel in the morning meeting discussed diplomatic normalization with the … Continue reading “Cuban Activists Discuss the Diplomatic Normalization with the United States / 14ymedio”

Arrested: 90 dissidents and Ladies in White Who Protested in Obama Masks / Diario de Cuba

DiariodeCuba.com, Havana, 9 August 2015 – Some 60 Ladies in White and 30 human rights activists were arrested this Sunday in Havana where they protested while wearing masks with the image of United States President Barack Obama and carrying photos of political prisoners. The Obama masks signaled the participating activists’ rejection of the Washington-Havana rapprochement, … Continue reading “Arrested: 90 dissidents and Ladies in White Who Protested in Obama Masks / Diario de Cuba”

Cuban Dissidents Outline A Common Agenda / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 31 July 2015 – The meeting held Thursday in Havana by some twenty civil society organizations and the political community has been defined as a new step in a common agenda. The initiative aims to work for democracy, fundamental freedoms, and a Rule of Law in Cuba, according to the activist Manuel Cuesta … Continue reading “Cuban Dissidents Outline A Common Agenda / 14ymedio”

Restore Sovereignty to the People If You Want To Avoid another Revolution / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos

A pandemic of freedom floods our senses. Juan Carlos Cremata 14ymedio, Pedro Campos and other authors, Havana, 25 July 2015 – It will soon be 62 years since a group of young men headed by Fidel Castro attacked the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba, an event that catapulted that figure to the foreground of … Continue reading “Restore Sovereignty to the People If You Want To Avoid another Revolution / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos”

Ladies in White March Ends With 120 Arrests / 14ymedio

14ymedio, 13 July 2015 – A group of 120 activists and Ladies in White was arrested on Sunday during the traditional weekly march. Among those arrested were the opposition leader Jorge Luis Garcia Perez (known as Antunez), who in the days before had called for support for the Ladies in White, the artist Tania Bruguera, … Continue reading “Ladies in White March Ends With 120 Arrests / 14ymedio”

“There is no homeland other than poetry” / Luis Felipe Rojas

I want to thank my friend and excellent writer, Amir Valle, for this interview for his magazine Another Monday, and for publicizing the book that has just been published and will be presented shortly in Miami. Amir Valle (AV): Machine for Erasing Humanities is, after Feeding the Dog-Fight, your second book since you went into exile. Although some think … Continue reading ““There is no homeland other than poetry” / Luis Felipe Rojas”

Forty-Seven Opposition Members Meet In Havana, No Arrests Reported / Hablemos Press, Lisbán Hernández Sánchez

Hablemos Press, Lisbán Hernández Sánchez, Havana, 19 June 2015 — Despite a show of force, Cuban police did not arrest activists of four different opposition groups who on June 15 took part in an audiovisual workshop. For the activists, it was strange that there were no reported detentions, as has occurred on other occasions with … Continue reading “Forty-Seven Opposition Members Meet In Havana, No Arrests Reported / Hablemos Press, Lisbán Hernández Sánchez”

More than 70 Ladies in White and Activists Arrested / Diario de Cuba

Diario de Cuba, Havana, 7 June 2015 – Over 40 Ladies in White and some 27 activists were arrested this Sunday, the ninth of repressive operations in Havana, according to dissidents. Among those arrested were the musician Gorki Aguila, the director of Estado de Sats, Antonio Rodiles, photographer Claudio Fuentes and artist Tania Bruguera, who … Continue reading “More than 70 Ladies in White and Activists Arrested / Diario de Cuba”

14 Minutes that Shook the Revolution / Cubanet, Victor Manuel Dominguez

Cubanet, Victor Manuel Dominguez, Havana, 29 May 2015 – “P.M.,” that short documentary made by Orlando Jimenez Leal and Saba Cabrera Infante, was the beginning of the end of freedom of expression in Cuban Culture. Conceived in the beginning as a four-minute report that would establish a parallel between the militants who installed canons on … Continue reading “14 Minutes that Shook the Revolution / Cubanet, Victor Manuel Dominguez”

Art and Necessity / Yoani Sanchez

The man approaches and pulls a fork from the work Delicatessen that is being exhibited on the Havana Malecon during the XII Havana Biennial. Nearby, two neighbors speculate that, at the end of the event, the sand used in Resaca (Hangover) will be given to the surrounding residents to repair their homes. To art appreciation … Continue reading “Art and Necessity / Yoani Sanchez”

‘El Sexto’ dedicates his award to his jailers to show them that he is not alone / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 27 May 2105 – The Cuban artist Danilo Maldonado, known as El Sexto, could not collect the 2015 International Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissidence, in the ceremony organized by the Oslo Freedom Forum. The prize, awarded by the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) of New York, was received by the activist Lia Villares, … Continue reading “‘El Sexto’ dedicates his award to his jailers to show them that he is not alone / 14ymedio”

Gorki Aguila Arrested in Front of the Museo de Bellas Artes in Havana / Diario de Cuba

Diario de Cuba, Havana, 24 May 2015 – The musician Gorki Águila, leader of the band Porno para Ricardo, was arrested by State Security agents on Saturday night in front of the Museo de Bellas Artes in Havana. Águila went to hold up a sign on the outside wall of the museum with the word … Continue reading “Gorki Aguila Arrested in Front of the Museo de Bellas Artes in Havana / Diario de Cuba”

Cuba Civil Society Open Forum meets for the 7th time / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 8 May 2015 – Some twenty activists, political leaders, intellectuals and artists participated in a new meeting of Cuban Civil Society Open Forum last Friday morning. At the meeting they discussed the need to take into account in future discussions the organization of the parallel forums at the recent Summit of the Americas. The … Continue reading “Cuba Civil Society Open Forum meets for the 7th time / 14ymedio”