Saturday, July 17, 2010

You know Big Brother, well here's Little Brother

Here's the inaugural post of the new Cuban blogger Ernesto Morales.

He has done three provocative stories since January which he describes here: one on Orlando Zapata Tamayo's death, another on the Cuban hip hop duo Los Aldeanos, and a final one a lengthy interview of Yoani and Reinaldo.

Ironically, he was recently "separated" from his job as a journalist not for "writing" but for "reading."

Quite Orwellian.

Here's the link followed by an excerpt.

"But in essence and without make-up, I was expelled for reading what I should not. For doing exactly what the overseers in the cane fields forbid the slaves to do, under threat of violent punishment. And also, what the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro once promulgated as a maxim of the process. "We do not tell the people to believe," he said back then, "we tell them: read."
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