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For Another Cuba – Citizen Demand for Another Cuba
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Citizen Demand for Another Cuba

As Cubans, legitimate children of this land and an essential part of our
nation, we feel a deep sorrow at the prolonged crisis that we are
experiencing and the demonstrated inability of the current government to
make fundamental changes. This obliges us, from civil society, to seek
and demand our own solutions.

The miserable incomes, shortages of food and shelter, the massive
emigration due to lack of opportunities, the discrimination against
those who think differently, the absence of spaces for public debate,
the arbitrary arrests and lack of citizen rights, the corruption and the
tenure and inability to remove the ruling elite, are some of the
symptoms of the difficult reality facing us.

We want to debate publicly the dual currency, immigration restrictions,
rights of workers to a living wage, the right of all Cubans, wherever
they live, to promote economic initiatives in their own country, the
demographic crisis, free access to the Internet and new technologies. We
want to discuss the exercise of democracy.

The Constitution of the Republic of Cuba establishes:

In its Article 3: In the Republic of Cuba sovereignty resides in the
people from whom all the power of the State originates.

And in its Article 63: Every citizen has the right to direct complaints
and petitions to the authorities and to receive the appropriate
attention or responses in a timely manner, according to law.

WE DEMAND THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT:

Immediately implement the essential legal guarantees and policies
conceived in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ratify the
United Nations Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Covenant
on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, signed by the Government of Cuba
on February 28, 2008 in New York City. This would ensure full respect
for citizens regardless of their ideas or their political-social actions
and restore the rights of everyone who, in their opinions, disagrees
with the government. We consider these rights essential to the formation
of a modern, free and plural Cuba that will receive us all equally and
place our sovereignty in a dynamic and increasingly global world.

We are committed to democratic transformation where everyone can
contribute their views and contribute to its realization. We invite all
Cubans inside and outside the Island who identify with these demands, to
join this just and necessary claim. Our expectation of being heard by
the government is almost exhausted, yet we have decided to bring the
authorities this demand as an urgent recourse to achieve effective
understanding. We are determined not to accept institutional silence in
response to this demand for the ratification of the agreements mentioned.

Note: You can sign and leave your information in the comments section of
this post. Thank you.

[Signatures as of 12 June 2012]

First Name, Last Name, Occupation
Adalberto Blanco Abréu Bibliotecario Independiente
Agustín V. López Blogger
Ailer González Mena Artista de la Plástica (Estado de SATS)
Aimé Moya Dama de Blanco
Alen Lauzán Ilustrador y Diseñador
Alexis Jardines Filósofo
Alexis Romay Escritor
Alina Guzmán Tamayo Fotógrafa y productora (OMNI ZONAFRANCA)
Amador Blanco Académico y Escritor
Amarilis Cortina Rey Periodista Independiente
Amaury Pacheco Poeta (OMNI ZONAFRANCA)
Ángel Moya Activista de Derechos Humanos
Ángel Moya Acosta Activista Derechos Humanos
Anger Antonio Blanco UNPACU
Antonio G. Rodiles Físico (Estado de SATS)
Antonio José Ponte Escritor
Antonio Raúl Machado Pastor Metodista
Armando Hechavarria Cuentapropista
Armando López Periodista
Bárbara Viera Periodista
Belkis Cantillo Dama de Blanco
Belkis Felicia Jorrín Activista
Belkis Toledo Dama de Blanco
Boris González Arenas Historiador
Camilo E. Olivera CDP Producciones
Carlos A. Aguilera Escritor
Carlos Alberto Martínez Grupo Verde Naturaleza
Carlos Alberto Montaner Escritor
Carlos Manuel Pupo Coord. Nacional Partido por una Cuba Libre
Carlos Valhuerdi FANTU
Claudio Fuentes Fotógrafo
Dagoberto Valdés Director de Convivencia
Darsi Feret Ramírez Medico Activista Político
Diego Manuel Abreu Movimiento Cubano Reflexión
Digna Rodríguez Dama de Blanco
René López B Abogado
Elena Molina Activista
Eliecer L Ávila Ing. Informático
Elizardo Sánchez Defensor de Derechos Humanos
Enrique del Risco Escritor
Enrique Pérez González Sindicalista
Ernesto Hernández Busto Escritor
Esla Morejón Hernández Activista y Blogguer
Félix Navarro Activista
Fernando Sánchez López Activista Político P.S.D
Fidel Sotolongo Movimiento Cubano Reflexión
Filiberto Pérez Club de Artista Libres
Francisco Chaviano Activista Político
Frank A. García Periodista Independiente
Frank Ernesto Carranza Artista de la Plástica y Periodista
Geandy Pavón Artista Visual
Gisela Delgado Proyecto Biblioteca
Guillermo Fariña Vocero de FANTU
Harold Pérez Lamorú Artista de la Plástica
Héctor Palacios Ruiz Activista D.H.
Hugo D. Prieto Blanco FLDB Orlando Zapata Tamayo
Iris Ruiz Hernández Actriz de Teatro
Ismael del Diego Cineasta
Iván Hernández Carrillo Activista Sindical
Javier Delgado Torna Movimiento Cubano Reflexión
Jennifer de la Caridad Cairo Dama de Blanco
Jennifer Fonseca Padrón Red de Bibliotecas Cívicas
Jesús Hernández Coordinador Ejecutivo FANTU
Jorge Ferrer Escritor
Jorge Luis Artiles FANTU
Jorge Luis Oliver Movimiento Demócrata de Cienfuegos
Jorge Olivera Periodista Independiente
Jorge Q. Lorenzo Pimienta Consejo Nacional Derechos Civiles
José Antonio Fornaris Periodista Independiente
José Daniel Barrenechea Blogger
José Daniel Ferrer UNPACU
José Enrique P Oliva Movimiento 30 de Noviembre
José Lino Ascencio FANTU
José Ramón Borges Unión Cívica Espirituana
José Rodríguez FANTU
Juan A. Madrazo Activista de Derechos Humanos
Juan Antonio Blanco Historiador
Juan Carlos Flores Poeta
Juan del Pilar G Profesor
Juan Eugenio Leal Periodista
Juan González Febles Periodista
Juan Manuel Sarduy Movimiento Cubano Reflexión
Julián E. Martínez Báez Activista PPDHC DFAS
Julio Aleaga Pesant Periodista
Karina Gálvez Chiu Economista (Convivencia)
Lázara B. Sendiña Activista
Leannes Imbert Acosta Activista LGTB
Leonardo Rodríguez Movimiento Cubano Reflexión
Leyser Martínez Diseñador Grafico
Librado Linares Movimiento Cubano Reflexión
Lisandra Farray Dama de Blanco
Lisandra Fumero Cuentapropista
Lizabel Mónica Escritora
Luis Trápaga Brito Artista de la Plástica
Magali Broche Dama de Blanco
Manuel Cuesta Morúa Historiador Activista Político
Marbelis González Dama de Blanco
M Esperanza Rodríguez Abogada AJC
María Guillen Movimiento Cubano Reflexión
Mario Félix LLeonart Pastor Bautista
Máximo José García Desempleado
Mayra López Gutiérrez Traductora
Michel Matos Productor Matraka
Michel Suárez Periodista
Miriam Celaya González Antropóloga
Neldo I Echevarría PPDHC- AFAS
Niurka Palomino MBA
Niursy Acosta Movimiento Cubano Reflexión
Nuria Pérez Martínez Dama de Blanco
Octavio Armand Escritor
Omaida Padrón Red de Bibliotecas Cívicas
Onelia Alonso Hernández Dama de Blanco
Pablo Díaz Espí Periodista
Pablo González Hermandad Democrática de Jagua
Paquito D'Rivera Músico
Polina Martínez CDP Producciones
Rafael Alcides Pérez Escritor
Rafael González Cuentapropista
Rafael León Rodríguez Proyectista. Activista
Rafael Rojas Ensayista
Ramón Jiménez FANTU
Ramón Rodríguez Activista
Raúl Borges Pdte. Partido Demócrata Cristiano
Raúl González Movimiento Cubano Reflexión
Raúl López FANTU
Raúl Rivero Poeta y Escritor
Regina Coyula Pérez Bloguera
Reinaldo Escobar Periodista
Rene Gómez Manzano Corriente Agramontista
Ricardo Arrechea Gómez FANTU
Richard Roselló Periodista
Rolando Castañeda Economista
Rolando Reyes Rabanal FLDB OZT
Rosa M Rodríguez Proyectista. Blogger
Sander Reyes FANTU
Sandra Rodríguez Dama de Blanco
Sara Martha Fonseca PPDHC- AFAS
Sara Martha Fonseca Activista
Taimí Hernández Movimiento Cubano Reflexión
Tania García Ama de Casa
Wilfredo Vallin Abogado, AJC
Yamile Garro Alfonso Ama de Casa
Yandri Quintana FANTU
Yasser Villazán Grabador y Caricaturista
Yayme Llanes Web Master Cubanacan Press
Yoani Sánchez Blogger
Yoaxis Marcheco Profesora
Yornet Salvat Ama de Casa
Yuri Pérez Activista
Yurisdania Hurtado Dama de Blanco

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11 June 2012

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