White House orders Castro regime to release MORE political prisoners

saying 53 anti-Communists freed this week are just a start

[This article from the reactionary and bombastic-imperialist Daily Mail, is true to their arrogant form.  But while revealing that “diplomatic relations” is just an excuse for new imperialist dictation toward Cuba, there is, of course, no mention of a “quid pro quo” — though many might ask, where is the Cuban demand for release of political prisoners in the US, as well as …. where is the demand from Cuba for US to get out of the illegally occupied Guantanamo? — Frontlines ed.]

  • The White House revealed on Tuesday that it dictated to Cuba which political prisoners should be released immediately 
  • ‘Our efforts to secure the release of other political prisoners that are unjustly detained in Cuba is ongoing,’ the president’s spokesman said
  • He did not say how many other dissidents the U.S. government is lobbying Raul Castro’s regime to set free

The White House revealed on Tuesday that it dictated to Cuba which political prisoners should be released and that there are additional detainees beyond the 53 that have already been let go that it wants to see freed.

‘Our efforts to secure the release of other political prisoners that are unjustly detained in Cuba is ongoing,’ White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.

Earnest did not say how many other political prisoners it is lobbying Raul Castro’s regime to set free nor would he give out the names of the original 53.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Tuesday that the U.S. is working to free additional political prisoners in Cuba who are still behind bars beyond the 53 names it initially submitted to the Raul Castro regime

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Tuesday that the U.S. is working to free additional political prisoners in Cuba who are still behind bars beyond the 53 names it initially submitted to the Raul Castro regime

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November 6: Massive Protest at White House to Stop Tar Sands Pipeline


Nov 6, 2011 by AssociatedPress

Thousands of protesters gathered across from the White House to oppose a transnational oil pipeline they fear could harm the environment. The Keystone XL project would carry oil derived from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Texas. (Nov. 6)

Daniel Ellsberg Among Anti-War Protesters Arrested At The White House

NPR News

December 16, 2010

by Wright Bryan

Daniel Ellsberg flashes two peace signs behind his back while being arrested during an anti-war protest in front of the White House. 

[Daniel Ellsberg flashes two peace signs behind his back while being arrested during a snowy anti-war protest in front of the White House.]

On the same day that President Obama and his advisors declared that the United States is “on track” in Afghanistan, hundreds of anti-war protesters gathered outside the White House to voice their dissent.

Among the protesters was Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who in 1971 leaked the Pentagon’s secret history of the Vietnam War to the press. At the rally today he spoke in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, the Army private suspected of leaking U.S. documents, for shining a light on U.S. policy and actions in Afghanistan.

“I think they provided a very valuable service. To call them terrorists is not only mistaken, it’s absurd.”

Ellsberg was later one of dozens arrested for failing to obey police orders to clear a sidewalk by the White House. Ellsberg said it was the 80th time he has been arrested.