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Estado De Sats Holds Workshop On Rights And Freedoms

Estado De Sats Holds Workshop On Rights And Freedoms / Cubanet, Arturo
Rojas Rodriguez
Posted on February 12, 2016

Cubanet, Arturo Rojas Rodriguez, Havana, 12 February 2016 – On Thursday,
members of several opposition groups participated in the first “Rights
and Freedoms” workshop. The event brought together twenty participants
and took place at Havana’s Miramar neighborhood.

Sponsored by Estado de Sats (State of Sats), those present included
Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White. In his presentation, Antonio
Rodiles, director of Estado de Sats, called for an analysis of the
Roadmap for the Forum for Rights and Freedom, taking as a point of
departure the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Rodiles emphasized, especially, the rights of workers in the private sector.

Raul Ciriaco Borges Alvarez, president of the Christian Democratic
Social Party of Cuba, said that the work of the opposition has to be
designed to encourage people, and primarily workers, to know their
rights, to demand them, empowering them ever more with the tools that
will allow them to “free themselves from the fear that constrains them.”

Agustín López Canino, blogger and freelance journalist, highlighted the
role of various organizations and projects within civil society to
convey knowledge, using forums, workshops, conferences and other spaces
“of vital importance,” which only require a careful attention of those
present, so that from their families, communities and frequented
circles, they disseminate what they learned.

In response to a controversial debate about the popular discontent over
state management and the fear than many profess about saying or doing
anything about it, Rodiles pointed out that they need to connect with
people and tell them, “look at what’s going on, if you’re afraid and
don’t want to protest, at least stop supporting the regime.”

The workshop highlighted the role of the #TodosMarchamos (We All
March)), with the participation of the Ladies in White and the Patriotic
Union of Cuban (UNPACU) as cornerstones in the demand for an Amnesty Law
and the release of political prisoners, among other actions to achieve a
true state of law in Cuba.

Workshop participants agreed on the need to support fundamental actions
to promote economic progress with the active role of the private sector
and agreed to prepare a document for dissemination and analysis.

Email for Arturo Rojas Rodriguez: leylia815@gmail.com

Source: Estado De Sats Holds Workshop On Rights And Freedoms / Cubanet,
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