Sunday, March 18, 2007

75 300

Today marks the anniversary of one of the worst crackdowns in the Cuban regime's history. The arrest of 75 human rights workers, poets, librarians and journalists, and a subsequent show trial in which books were burned and sentences of 30 years or more were handed down stunned even some Castro sympathizers. And yet when I search google news with "Cuba 75", the number caught up in that latest crime against humanity, swelling the already hundreds to the aforementioned 300, I'm given only two articles from wire services that even mention the anniversary. The Cuban prisoners of conscience can count on the Damas de Blanco and braves allies like Jóvenes sin Censura. I don't have anything profound to say about the subject, really. Just...damn.