CUBASI: Subversion in Cuba and the biased view of the Constitution

Walter Lippmann

Subversion in Cuba and the biased view of the Constitution
OCTOBER 14, 2021

A demonstration is legal in Cuba when it does not violate the rights of others or seek a change in the established order, stressed today a specialist who classified the new attempt at social destabilization as unconstitutional.

In statements to Prensa Latina, the member of the Union of Jurists of Cuba Yuliesky Amador cited several articles from the Magna Carta that show the inappropriateness of the call for the so-called Civic March for Change in November.

'The organizers of this action hide behind Article 56, which certainly gives us all the right to assembly, demonstration and association for lawful and peaceful purposes, provided that it is exercised with respect for public order and compliance with the precepts established in the law, 'he said.

However, - he added - the march raises among its objectives the release of prisoners who were tried after the vandalism of July 11 and also asks to resolve differences through democratic means that they understand.

"A demonstration with lawful and peaceful purposes cannot attempt against others, nor violate citizen peace, it cannot request the reversal of the established order, nor a change of the socialist system endorsed in the Constitution in Article 4," he emphasized.

In addition, Amador also cited section 45 of the Magna Carta, which establishes that the exercise of people's rights is limited by the rights of others, by the general welfare, by respect for public order and the laws.

"You cannot use the Constitution against the Constitution, take refuge in biased articles as if it were two different magnitudes," he said.

On the other hand, the specialist urged to avoid the decontextualization of the statements of public officials of the State as part of the strategy of misrepresentation of the Cuban reality that some Internet sites are betting on.

In this sense, he recalled that recently the president of the Supreme People's Court, Rubén Remigio, assured that in Cuba it was not a crime to think differently or to demonstrate for lawful and peaceful purposes, "which is not fulfilled in this case for the reasons stated above." 

The Constitution of the Republic was approved just two years ago by 86.85 percent of the voters.

Amador pointed out that as part of the legislative schedule, the drafting of a legal norm on the rights of demonstration and assembly is foreseen that will regulate everything related to this process, which, in his opinion, will constitute a guarantee for citizens.

Regarding the march called for next November 15, the Government of the Caribbean nation underlined its subversive character and its alignment with the interests of the United States.

"Dignity, resistance and unity are our most powerful forces in the face of the dishonorable and rogue annexationist action that serves the historic enemy of the Cuban nation in his plan to divide us to defeat us," wrote Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, on his Twitter account.

Likewise, Foreign Minister Buno Rodríguez denounced Washington's multidimensional strategy against the island, which includes economic pressure and financing for those who support its destabilizing agenda.

In fact, from sectors of the Cuban-American extreme right based in Florida to government representatives of the United States made explicit their support for this demonstration and reiterated their desire that it provoke a regime change on the island.

In this sense, specialists from different social branches have warned about the Unconventional War or the script of a soft coup d'état that is being applied in Cuba following the parameters of a supposed non-violent struggle.

Fake news, emotional manipulation, institutional breakdown and the creation of opinion leaders are some of the tools of this strategy described in the book on the so-called soft hit by American author Gene Sharp.


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