[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Letter to CodePink, Version Two

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Letter to CodePink, Version Two

2010 Linden Ave
Venice, CA 90291

To Whom it May Concern,

Back in December of last year, I sent an e-mail to your organization regarding the critical state of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet. In case you don't remember, Biscet is a Cuban who is serving a 25-year sentence in a Cuba prison for trying to establish a human rights group on the island.

I am kindly writing to you again as a reminder of the cruel injustice that Dr. Biscet and many others face every day in Cuba. Perhaps your organization has been too busy organizing peace vigils in front of the White House with Cindy Sheehan and Susan Sarandon. Perhaps you have been busy organizing marches for peace, justice, democracy and human rights. Perhaps you have been busy protesting the war in Iraq and the possibility of war with Iran. Or maybe even you have been tied up planning your next trip to Cuba.

As a stalwart of justice and human rights, I am counting on you to take some time away from your busy agenda to bring about a greater awareness of Dr. Biscet's plight. After all, all he seeks is human and civil rights. Take a stand against freedom-haters across the world. Most importantly, take a stand for those who desire the same freedoms that you enjoy in this great nation of ours. Maybe on your next visit to Cuba, you can visit some of the prisons there and lend support to those who have been thrown in jail simply for expressing their desire to be free.

I know this is a big endeavor, but you are no stranger to organizing large crowds of people united for a cause. The plight of Dr. Biscet deserves no less.

Thank you for your time, and thank you in advance for your interest.