Who are these young people who were suddenly called to “sit” in Havana’s Central Park? What are you doing there? A group Granma Approached them this Saturday afternoon.
Conversing with some of those present, they explained that the presence of Los Panulos Rojas is a place where various social lessons converge in the complex socio-political context of the country.
“This initiative arose out of the need for members of various groups and leaders of civil society to organize the anti-imperialist movement, which I support for all liberation struggles, citing the unconventional warfare practices in Cuba, the perpetuation of the siege, and the reason for our hope and commitment to total socialism.
“We are not the owners of democracy, but a part of it. Do not take advantage. We are not innocent: we do not compromise with extremists dressed in compromise. .
In this sense, they explain that all this is not centered on what was announced by the enemies of peace on November 15. “Stay 15N is not a specific response, however some participants are mobilized in response to the need for the event. We take a Marty stance against any attempt to re-colonize the island,” they note.
The Telegram is the place that organized what was going on this weekend. People from different groups in that network, from different provinces of the country worked together to achieve the aesthetics and depth of this process.
On that site, and on others like Facebook, the organizers of this movement describe themselves as having no leaders. Everything was made from collective choice and self-management. “In a people’s revolution, we are only for the people,” he said, not because they are in the homeland, but because with it, “no slogan is empty and no policy should be sold.”
What connects the telegram
Joel Suarez, one of the organizers of the sit-in and the executive coordinator of the Martin Luther King Memorial Center, told Granma that after the collapse of the socialist camp, Cuban civil society was undergoing a restructuring process from the institutional structure. , And in turn, this has become more complex because of the media environment system, mainly on social networks.
Similarly, Suarez promised, “In our society, the emergence of groups that create themselves for different purposes, and many of them use fashion sites such as Telegram for their virtual coexistence, is motivated by the epidemic.
“At the same time, our country has a Martin Luther King Memorial Center and many legally registered civil society organizations. They all form the same interaction and different symptoms. In these groups, there are many who, together in their political will, share a particular selective relationship to certain political projects centered on socialism and, therefore, a passion and critical commitment to the Cuban revolution.
“From there, from the recent events in the country, one of them formed another small group to think about initiatives for the period from November to January, which are very rich events, without discrimination or taking into account. He acknowledged the political will of the Cuban government to promote and encourage mobilization, participation and popular leadership.
“That’s where this” Red Scarves seemed to arrange for us to sit. We are not young people, we are a group of young people of different religions, genders, roles in life … united by that unbridled commitment to the Cuban revolutionary project and, above all, pushing for progress and depth. In the particular case of Cuban socialism, for me and my organization, the issue of people’s leadership is intrinsic and central, “he concluded.
For her part, Adriana Rivero Martinez, from the Colleges project in Trinidad, pledged that the sit-in was “an art resource that will be used over time to demonstrate and expose the intentions of the Cuban people.” The Cuban people, the joys and hopes of the Cuban people; And create another concept that is completely current and not completely confusing globally.
“The presence of red scarves is an act of solidarity with individual faith that feeds into future predictions and the will we have to fight for life. The Colleges project believes in the process of restoring poetry, beauty, art and the humanity of men, the sensitivity of men and women,” Rivero said.
Another of the projects included is Nustra America, which appreciates the opportunity to share with different groups what Cuba is doing and thinking about, based on the experience of the arts and emotions.
Our America has been going on for 11 years. “We are a project of a Latin American business, and we are trying to deepen socialism in Cuba in different ways, by politicizing and recreating it. , To create and paint the Cuba we want, to dream of the Cuba we want, and how we feel when we express Cuba, ”says one of its members.
“It’s beautiful to see how they want a Cuba with love and peace, without an epidemic. They repeated the word peace a lot, which means a lot of responsibility to adults. We are trying to create with different subjects of the population to create, ”he said.