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Articles and Documents: 2012

CFTC Seeks Help for Cuban Trade Union Federation's Application to International Trade Union Federation (Oct. 17)
Cuban Dissidents Win Hunger Strike (CFTC, Sept. 26)
Cuban Police Detain Leafleteers On Top of Another 500 Political Arrests (CFTU, September 7, 2012)
Oswaldo Paya Car Crash Not an Accident (The Guardian, July 25, 2012)
Cuba Cited Again by ILO for Worker Rights Violations But Avoids Formal Inquiry (June 24, 2012)
ILO Considers Complaint on Cuba (May 24, 2012)
Human Rights Activist Wilmar Villar Mendoza Dies from Hunger Strike (January 20, 2012)

Articles and Documents: 2011

Blogs: Generation Y by Yoani Sánchez and Crossing the Barbed Wire by Luis Felipe Rojas
Wikileaks: Cardinal Pressed to Close Magazine (
June 26, 2011)
Some Workers in Private Sector Try to Unionize (May 16,  2011)
May Day Brings Wave of Repression (May 1, 2011)
Punk Rock Group Porno Para Ricardo Take Aim at Military (May 1, 2011)
Cuban Dissidents Aim Towards Unity (Miami Herald, April 17, 2011)
Farinas, Journalists, and Labor Activists Arrested (April 7, 2011)
Yoanni Sanchez Accused of Being Part of "Cyberwar" (Guardian: March 22, 2011)
List of 46 Activists Detained on Anniversary of Tamayo's Death (February 23, 2011)
Cuba Frees Two Dissidents Without Immediate Forced Exile (February 5, 2011)
Two Imprisoned Dissidents Start Hunger Strike; Still More Than 100 Political Prisoners (AFP, February 3, 2011)
Two Imprisoned Dissidents Start Hunger Strike (AFP, February 3, 2011)
Cuba Comes First: An Opposition Response to the Upcoming Party Congress (Summary) (Full Statement)
Australian Workers Union Demands Freedom for Workers; Rebuffs Cuban Ambassador (January 7, 2011)

Articles and Documents: 2010

2010 Report of Cuban Human Rights Commission (English)
Wikileaks and Mr. Farrar: A Response by a Dissident (December 22, 2010)
EU Observer: Sakharov Prize Given to Empty Chair (December 15, 2010)
Farinas Receives Sakharov Prize in Absentia: "Nothing Has Changed In Our Country" (December 10, 2010)
50 Persons Arrested on Human Rights Day in Cuba" by Luis Felipe Rojas (December 10, 2010)
Ladies in White Attacked Again in Human Rights Day March (December 10, 2010)
The Consequences of Independent Journalism: 26 Years in Prison (Committee to Protect Journalists Blog)
Cuban Punk Band "Porno Para Ricardo" Detained and Threatened (November 27, 2010)
Cuba Comes First: An Opposition Response to the Upcoming Party Congress (Summary) (Full Statement)
Orlando Zapata's Mother Arrested Again On Visit to Son's Gravesite (November 7, 2010)      
Farinas Awarded Sakharov Prize: "I Accept With A Spriit of Peaceful Resistance" (October 21, 2010)
Generation Y: Yoani Sánchez: On Farinas Being Awarded Sakharov Prize (October 22, 2010)
Hunger Striker Sews Lips Shut (Capital Hill Cubans, Sept. 24, 2010)
Sanchez Named 60th World Press Freedom Hero by IPI (Sept. 7, 2010)
Granma Lists 83 Private Sector Activities for Laid-off Workers (Miami Herald, Sept. 24, 2010)
The Political Prisoner Reality (August 31, 2010)
Uncommon Sense: Twenty-One "Group of 75" Prisoners Remain in Cuban Prisons (August 29, 2010)

Amnesty International Urgent Action: Youth Activists Detained (August 25, 2010)
"We Are Receiving Death Threats" (August 16, 2010)
Interview on Cuba Net (August 16, 2010)
Message of  Reina Luisa Tamayo (August 13, 2010)
Orlando Zapata's Mother Beaten and Prevented  From Visiting Son's Grave (August 10, 2010)
Interview from Prison: Father Pedro Argüelles (July 10, 2010)
Farinas Ends Hunger Strike: "The First Sip of Water" (July 9, 2010)
"We Must Close Cuba's Factory of Prisoners": Father Jose Conrado (July 7, 2010)
Forced Exile and Moratino's Airplane (July 7, 2010)
Get Me Off the List: The New Unemployed (July 5, 2010)
Political Prisoners in Cuba: Commission on Human Rights (July 1, 2010) List /Annex
The Cuban Revolution is Over: Testimony  of Youth (Video) (May 15, 2010)
Human Rights Watch Report: Cuba More Repressive Than Ever (May 13, 2010)

More Than 160 Arbitrary Arrests in April (May 13, 2010)
Ladies in White Mark Mothers' Day (Video: May 9, 2010)
Teaching Twitter in Havana (April 5, 2010)
Cuba's True Martyrs by Alvarez Vargas Llosa (Washington Post, March 31, 2010) Eng/Esp
Special Appeal for Guillermo Farinas and Political Prisoners in Cuba
Cuban on Hunger Strike Close to Septic Shock (March 29, 2010)
Human Rights Organizations Condemn Cuban Repression (Eng) (Spa) (March 25, 2010)
Punk Gorki Aguila Returns to Cuba (March 5, 2010)
Zapata: One More Demonstration of the Cuban Regime's Cruelty (February 24, 2010)
Cuba Blasts U.S. Meeting With Dissidents (February 20, 2010)
Cuba's Abuse of Doctors (February 26. 2010)
Yoani Sanchez Speaks About Obama Interview (February, 2010)
Cuba's Abuse of Doctors (February 26. 2010)
Cuba Blasts U.S. Meeting With Dissidents (February 20, 2010)
Tremors on Internet (January 31, 2010)

Articles and Documents: 2009

Generation Y: A Letter to Cuba's Vice Minister of Culture (December 23, 2009)
Generation Y: Cross A Zone (Culture Group Thrown Out Of Home) (December 17, 2009)
Generation Y: We Were So Few (Bloggers' Academy) (December 15, 2009)
Committee to Protect Journalists: "Attacks on the Press" (December 1, 2009)
Attacks on the Press (December 1, 2009)
Intl. Society on Human Rights Declaration of Cuba (Esp) (Eng) (Fr) (Nov. 12, 2009)
US Judge Orders Cuba to Pay £17m to Jailed Journalist's Mother (September 4, 2009)
State Security Attacks Council of Human Rights Rapporteurs (August 2009)
China, Cuba, Other Authoritarian Regimes Censor News From Iran, Washington Post World (June 27, 2009)
United in Hope: The First Stage of the National Dialogue (June 16, 2009)
Cuba: Double Stadards at the Interational Labour Organization by Carlos Siepa Maceira (May 2009)
Strengthening International Action on Cuba," Presentation to FTUC (April 2009)
Pedro Pablo Alvarez Speaks on Trade Union Rights (Video: April 4, 2009)
"Assisting Independent Trade Unions in Cuba": Committee for Free Trade Unionism  (April 1-2, 2009)
"Strengthening International Action": Presentation to Committee for Free Trade Unionism (April 2, 2009)
Complaint Filed With the ILO by the Unitary Council of Cuban Workers to the ILO (March 2009)
Assessment Cuba: No Changes in Thirty Years (
February, 2009)
Carlos Alberto Montaner's "Cuba and the Democratic Opposition" (February 6, 2009)
Human Rights Watch 2009 Cuba Country Report (January 2009)

Articles and Documents: 2008 and 2007

Arrests of Independent Unionists Continues in Cuba (March 5, 2009)
Cuba Chronicle of Events and Cuba Assessment Archives (December 2005-December 2008)
The Testimony of Pedro Pablo Alvarez Ramos to the IACHR (October 28, 2008)
Five Years After the Second Round of the Varela Project (October 3, 2008)
Agenda for Transition: Letters to Presidents Bush and Castro on Hurricane Disasters (September 3, 2008)
Special Solidarity Action in Lublin for Cuba and Other Oppressed Peoples (April 2008)
Annual Report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: 2007
(Chapter IV: Cuba)


Generation Y: The Blog of Yoanni Sanchez (English / Spanish)
Committee for Free Trade Unionism (link)

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