Yoani Sanchez is one of Cuba’s most famous bloggers. She faces constant harassment for simply writing and being critical. Here’s the latest example of Castro’s goons attacking Sanchez and her friends.
My following article is published in the Huffington Post: In a collection of just released work by Acehnese writer Azhari, Nutmeg Woman, we are brought into a world before the devastating 2004 tsunami that killed over 220,000 Indonesians. Civil war wracked the province. Indonesian occupation was brutal and fought against the Free Aceh Movement (GAM).…
A brave and rare blogger in Cuba speaks out.
The legacy of Cuban President Fidel Castro is mixed; a revolutionary, dictator, human rights abuser, inspiration to millions and mystery.
50 years after the Cuban Revolution, repression remains rife on the island. A growing number of bloggers are fighting back, however, and daring to speak out.
Sean Penn on Hugo Chavez and Venezuela and the American painting of a “dictator”: More here.
Al-Jazeera English on the changing face of Cuban Americans in Florida. Simply put, a hard line against the Castro brothers has been an abject failure; time for a change:
How the internet is changing Cuba into a more open society, despite the best efforts of the regime to arrest this progress.
With the release of my new book, The Blogging Revolution, I’ve been expecting certain elements of the Left to criticise my focus on so-called repressive regimes, rather than closely examining censorship far closer to home (ie. within the US.) It hasn’t taken long. Sydney University academic Tim Anderson – who wrote an article in 2007,…
A classic interview with former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, challenged about his views on freedom of speech on the Communist island. The American interviewer, Barbara Walters, is the typically “God bless America” kind of reporter – seemingly incapable of understanding how any nation on earth could be better than the US – but Castro’s unwillingness…