“How do you shout on Twitter?” That was one of the first messages I sent to explore the potential to express myself in one hundred and forty characters.
Today I have to ask: How do you sing the anthem mobilized by a people on the net, how do you broadcast this desire for change that I see in every one of the faces around me. Before, it was accomplished with the sound of bugles, galloping horses and some stanzas that summoned the Bayamese* to “die for the fatherland”; but now everything is different.
It occurs to me to use kilobytes, to take advantage of the cutting edge of a word that is also sharp and makes precepts grow more durable than the machete. Travel the net, then, the five points of this blog action, like the call to slaughter against control, authoritarianism and censorship:
- Freedom of opinion
- Freedom of access to the Internet
- Freedom to enter and leave Cuba
- Freedom of association
- Freedom for prisoners of conscience
- Freedom for Cuba
Translator’s note: Bayamese = People of Bayamo, the capital city of Granma province, originally founded in 1513.