On Monday, Cuba takes its UN Human Rights Council seat.

If the UN cared, they would play the new anti-Communist anthem—by @GdZOficial @Yotuel007 @MaykelOsorbo @Descemer_Bueno @LMOAlcantara—that is going viral & sparking the regime's fury.


Gente de Zona, Yotuel of hip-hop band Orishas & singer Descemer Bueno collaborated with rappers in Cuba—Maykel Osorbo & El Funky—who are part of a dissident artists collective that sparked an unusual protest against repression outside the culture ministry.
“Homeland & Life” repurposes the old slogan “Patria o Muerte”—Homeland or Death—emblazoned on walls across the Caribbean country ever since Fidel Castro’s 1959 leftist revolution & expresses frustration with being required to make sacrifices in the name of ideology for 62 years.
Lyrics refer to ideological intolerance, partial dollarization of the economy, food shortages & exodus of young Cubans who see no future on the island. “No more lies, my people calls for freedom, no more doctrines” sings Delgado, half of GdZ, chanting “It’s over” in the refrain.
Cuban state media & officials including the president have launched a barrage of attacks against the song, which reflects a surge in overt anti-Cuban-government sentiment among more contemporary generations of Cuban migrants, said Michael Bustamante, of Florida Int'l University.

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20 Feb
Usual day at the U.N.: Chairwoman of Committee on Decolonization praises Cuban & Syrian dictatorships for their work.

This committee of brutal despots is dedicated to “decolonizing“ Gibraltar, the Falklands, U.S. Virgin Islands—against the wishes of the people who live there.
The UN committee spoke of its upcoming “Caribbean regional seminar” in May 2021 on the island of Dominica to show "regional solidarity."

This committee is notorious for holding regional seminars in tropical islands—"alternately in the Caribbean and the Pacific"—at huge expense.
In the late 1990s, U.S. Ambassador to the UN @Madeleine Albright called these expenditures “frivolous & unneeded.”

Activities of this UN committee were investigated by UN inspector general Karl T. Paschke, who concluded that money was being squandered.

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14 Feb
Humanity defeats hate.

Saeid Mollaei is the world judo champion from Iran who defied regime orders in 2019 to lose intentionally to avoid competing with Israelis. He defected to Germany.

He lands in the Jewish state today for a Tel Aviv tournament.

Israeli world champion judoka Sagi Muki, right, and Iranian champion Saeid Mollaei embrace at the Paris Grand Slam, February 10, 2020.

When Ayatollah Khamenei’s poisonous regime falls, millions of Iranian men & women will finally be free to embrace Israelis and all of humanity.
"Following what happened in the last World Judo Championships Tokyo 2019, the International Judo Federation pronounces against the Iran Judo Federation a suspension from all competitions."

When Iran appealed & lied, Saeid Mollaei testified against them.

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13 Feb
No joke: UN Human Rights Council “expert“ @AlenaDouhan ends 12-day Venezuela visit by blaming country's meltdown not on Maduro—but on sanctions imposed on the regime's criminals by US, UK, Canada & other democracies. ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/…

@ABlinken Please condemn this outrage.
Note: the 2014 sponsor of this UNHRC mandate on “unilateral coercive measures“—which aims to portray brutal dictatorships as victims of Western sanctions that are somehow themselves human rights violations—is the 🇮🇷 Islamic Republic of Iran on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.
Those who voted for the resolution included: Cuba, China, Pakistan, Russia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Indonesia, Kuwait, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Vietnam...
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28 Jan
I told the United Nations: “Mr. Chair: They said it could not be done. They said it was impossible. But after the latest remarkable advances toward resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict, the world must acknowledge and say to the Islamic Republic of Iran: You did the impossible.“
“For decades, Arab states and Israel fought each other in wars, while the Arab League enforced a global economic boycott of the Jewish state. Whatever happened, the Arab states would always blame Israel. But since around 2006, this began to change.“
“And if anyone most deserves the credit, It’s Iran.

If not for Iran’s escalating aggression across the Middle East; if not for its sponsorship of wars and terror through Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and other proxy militia in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and Gaza...“
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16 Jan
RARE: @UNRWA chief admits "mistakenly" distributing textbooks replete with glorification of terrorism, incitement, promotion of antisemitic conspiracy theories. jewishinsider.com/2021/01/unrwa-…

@UNLazzarini Have you fired any of the following UNRWA hate preachers whom we identified? ⬇️
1/ Mudalalah Louz, Gaza school principal whose Facebook profile depicts 4 men violently destroying Israel by piercing the Israeli flag with spear-shaped flagpole of the Palestinian flag & who teaches school children
that Israeli cities like Jaffa and Acre are part of "Palestine."
2/ Mohammed Al-Ajrami, Deputy Chief of UNRWA Gaza who identifies himself as member of the PFLP terrorist group, glorifies PFLP terrorists, encourages children to pursue terrorism in the fight for Palestine. “Teach your children that the Land can be won back only with a rifle.”
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The same group that always cites the Palestinian Ministry of Health now wants you not to know that it exists, is responsible for vaccinating its population & has rejected Israeli help. See this thread for key facts:

Amnesty just wants you to hate Jews.
Founded in 1961, Amnesty built a reputation for supporting prisoners of conscience who were non-violent.

While some in the global NGO still do good work, Amnesty has lost direction, often supporting antisemites, misogynists, homophobes & terrorists.

In 2010, Gita Sahgal, then head of the organization's gender unit, was fired for exposing Amnesty's shameful ties & support for Britain's most famous Taliban advocate, former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1…
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