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Petition: Let Us Stop A New Maneuver Against Cuba

Petition: Let Us Stop A New Maneuver Against Cuba

From March 14th to April 22nd,2005, the 61st session of the UN Commission on Human Rights will take place in Geneva, where once more the US government will try to pass a resolution against Cuba.

It is a manipulated and selective treatment of the topic to justify the intensification of the policy of blockade and aggressions by the greatest power on the planet against a small country, in violation of International Law. The Commission must represent every United Nations member State and ensure respect for the rights of all men and women worldwide. It is significant, however, that within the Commission, during the last year sessions, it was not possible to evaluate, not even to debate, the atrocious violations of human rights taking place in US prisons in Abuh Ghraib and Guantanamo.

The US government has no moral authority to set itself up as a judge of human rights in Cuba, where there is not a single case of missing persons, torture or extra judicial killing and where internationally recognized health, education and cultural levels have been reached despite the blockade.

We request the countries represented in the Commission not to allow it to be used to legitimize the Bush Administration's anti-Cuban aggressiveness, when the current war-mongering policy led by Washington makes predictable an eventual escalation of very serious consequences. We also call on journalists, writers, artists, professors, school teachers and social activists to address their governments and express by every possible means that this dangerous maneuver stop.


Signed by: Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentina; José Saramago, Portugal; Nadine Gordimer, Sudáfrica; Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemala; Oscar Niemeyer, Brasil; Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguay; Harry Belafonte, EEUU; Mario Benedetti, Uruguay; Danny Glover, EEUU; Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaragua; Pablo González Casanova, México; Ignacio Ramonet, Francia; Alice Walker, EEUU; Danielle Miterrand, Francia; Walter Salles, Brasil; Jorge Enrique Adoum, Ecuador; Eduardo Galeano, Uruguay; Gianni Miná, Italia; Belén Gopegui, España; Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez, México; Tariq Alí, Pakistán; Ramsey Clark, EEUU; Luis Britto García, Venezuela; Leonardo Boff, Brasil; Howard Zinn, EEUU; Claudio Abbado, Italia; Volodia Teitelboim, Chile; David Viñas, Argentina; Juan Bañuelos, México; Julio Ortega, Perú; María Rojo, México; Atilio Borón, Argentina; Emir Sader, Brasil; Eric Toussaint, Bélgica; Saul Landau, EEUU; James Petras, EEUU; Thiago de Mello, Brasil; Frei Betto, Brasil; Alfonso Sastre, España; Fernando Pino Solanas, Argentina; Joaquín Sabina, España; Luis Eduardo Aute, España; Claude Couffon, Francia; Daniel Viglietti, Uruguay; Sonia Silvestre, Rep. Dominicana; Victor Victor, Rep. Dominicana; Pilar del Río, España; Abelardo Castillo, Argentina; Sylvia Iparraguirre, Argentina; Luis Sepúlveda, Chile; Mempo Giardinelli, Argentina; Luciana Castellina, Italia; Keith Ellis, Canadá; Heinz Dieterich, Alemania; Theotonio dos Santos, Brasil; James Cockcroft, EEUU; Pascual Serrano, España; Russell Banks, EEUU; Danny Rivera, Puerto Rico; Almudena Grandes, España; Luis García Montero, España; Fernando Morais, Brasil; Jorge Sanjinés, Bolivia; Victor Heredia, Argentina; James Early, EEUU; Francisco Fernández Buey, España; León Rozitchner, Argentina; José Luis Sampedro, España; Ramón Chao, España; Manu Chao, Francia/España; Itsván Mestzáros, Reino Unido; Georges Labica, Francia; Red Ronnie, Italia; Piero Gleijeses, Italia; Setsuko Ono, Japón; Jorge Ruffinelli, Uruguay; Jaime Labastida, México; Ferreira Goulart, Brasil; Jean Marie Binoche, Francia; Santiago García,
Colombia; Miguel Bonasso, Argentina; Ettore Scola, Italia; Fernando Birri, Argentina; Paulo Beni, Italia; Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt, Chile; Liliana Heker, Argentina; Ann Sparanese, EEUU; Roy Brown, Puerto Rico; Paulo Lins, Brasil; Tristán Bauer, Argentina; Tato Pavlovsky, Argentina; Alex Cox, Reino Unido; Bill Fletcher, EEUU; Eva Forest, España; Constantino Bértolo, España; Gilberto López y Rivas, México; Manlio Argueta, El Salvador; Anacristina Rossi, Costa Rica; Ana de Skalon, Argentina; Francesco Masselli, Italia; Xavier Maqua, España; Alessandra Riccio, Italia; Marta Harnecker, Chile; Carlo Frabetti, Italia/España; Andrés Rivera, Argentina; Michel Collon, Bélgica; Vicente Battista, Argentina; Andrés Sorel, España; Alfonso Bauer; Guatemala; Margaret Randall, EEUU; Jean Lamore, Francia; Hernando Calvo Ospina, Colombia; Horacio A. López, Argentina; René Vázquez Díaz, Cuba/Suecia; Gloria Berrocal, España; Michael Lebowitz, Canadá; José Steinsleger, Argentina/México; Irene Amador, España; Daniel Lorenzi, Italia; Juan Madrid, España; Paul Estrade, Francia; Pedro Rivera, Panamá; Isaac Rosa, España; Manuel Fernández Cuesta, España; Adolfo Colombres, Argentina; Lola Canales, España; Remy Herrera, Francia; Marcos Roitman Rosenmann, España; Raúl Pérez Torres, Ecuador; Julio Rodríguez Puértolas, España; Chiqui Vicioso, Rep. Dominicana; Francisco Jarauta, España; Juano Villafañe, Argentina; Carlos Varea, España; Patricia Díaz Bialet, Argentina; Miguel Hermoso, España; Domenico Losurdo, Italia; Jaime A. Shelley, México; Alondra Badano, Panamá; Sandra Mirna Soto Rodríguez, México; Jorge Enrique Botero, Colombia; Santiago Alba Rico, España; Margarita Carrera Molina, Guatemala; Luz Méndez de la Vega, Guatemala; José Barnoya García, Guatemala; Arturo Fleitas, Uruguay; Donatella Mestzáros, Reino Unido; Fernando Butazzoni, Uruguay; Yannick Bovy, Bélgica; Higinio Polo, España; Aram Aharonian, Uruguay/Venezuela; Arturo Arias, Guatemala; Miguel Rubio, Perú; Carlos Fazio, México; Hildebrando Pérez Grande, Perú; Alberto Rodríguez Carucci, Venezuela; Víctor Ríos Vidal, España; Manuel Cabieses, Chile; Ana María Ramb, Argentina; Sara Rosemberg, Argentina; Fernando García, Chile; Lucía Ruíz, Ecuador; Iosu Perales Arretxe, País Vasco; Jorge Boccanera, Argentina; Alfonso Cervera, España; Xesús Alonso Montero, España; Alejandro Moreano, Ecuador; Eduardo Belgrano Rawson, Argentina; Marco Martos, Perú; Lolo Rico, España; Irene Vasco, Colombia; Ana Esther Ceceña, México; Iris M. Zavala, Puerto Rico; Salim Lamrani, Francia; Isidora Aguirre, Chile; Raúl Vallejo, Ecuador; Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda, Brasil; Víctor Delfín, Perú; aniel Freidembarg, Argentina; Jorge Riechmann, España; Leopoldo Brizuela, Argentina; Carlos Eduardo Satizábal, Colombia; Néstor Kohan, Argentina; Federico Álvarez, México; Susana Cella, Argentina; Patricia Ariza, Colombia; Guillermo Saccomanno, Argentina; Jane Franklin, EEUU; Ricardo Capellano,Argentina; Rodrigo Quesada Monge, Costa Rica; Juan Carlos Martini, Argentina; Isaías Peña, Colombia; Graciela Araoz, Argentina; Ángeles Maestro, España; José Luis Mangieri, Argentina; Jean-Pierre Page, Francia; Eduardo Dalter, Alessandra Abbado, Italia; Gabriela García Cedro, Argentina; Argentina; Vito Giannoti, Italia; Joan Tafalla, España; Raúl García Lima, Argentina; Reinaldo Maia, Brasil; Francisco José Pérez Esteban, España; Luciano Alzaga, Argentina; Tabajara Ruas, Brasil; Raúl García Luna, Argentina; Ana Pizarro, Chile; Cristina Xalma, España; Juan Sasturain, Argentina; Gabriel Bellomo, Argentina; Arturo Taracena Arriola, Guatemala; Mario Marino, Argentina; Silvia Werthein, Argentina; Juan Carlos Volnovich; Argentina; Coriún Aharonián, Uruguay; José Antonio Rodriguez, República Dominicana; Carlos Morales, Costa Rica; Carlos María Alsina, Argentina; Juan Carlos Junio, Argentina; Diana Bellessi, Argentina, Víctor Redondo, Argentina; Augusto Boal, Brasil; Idea Vilariño; Uruguay; Joel Atilio Cazal, Paraguay/Venezuela; Hugo Rivera Scout, Chile; Cuauhtémoc Amezcua Dromundo, México; Ida Rodríguez Prampolini, México.

Member States of the 61st Commission on Human Rights: USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Finland, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Peru, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Ukraine, Armenia, Rumania, Hungary, Russia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Guinea, Sudan, Togo, Kenya, Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mauritania, South Africa, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Pakistan, Republic of Chorea, Saudi Arab, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Bhutan, Qatar.


To join the list: cubadh@yahoo.es , cubahr@hotmail.co.uk ,
presidencia@casa.cult.cu

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