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Oppression is oppression

Posted to WritersAndGenres

Om, with all due respect, and with a full understanding of the US's relentless campaign of harrassment, threats, ideological, & diplomatic warfare aimed at undermining Cuban soveriegnity over the last forty years, there is no need for an asterisk next to "oppression" in this instance.

The silencing of journalistic, poetic, & literary voices, regardless of whether it takes place in this country, or Iran, or Myanmar, or Cuba, or China, or where ever is an affront and a threat to ALL writers worldwide and must be roundly condemned.

There are no extenuating circumstances here and to suggest otherwise is not only misguided, it's irresponsible.