Sting, the front man of the legendary rock band The Police, was reminded by Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty of his previous humanitarianism with a banner hired to fly over Dolphin Stadium during the opening act of the group’s July 10th Miami concert. The banner read “S.O.S. They Dance Alone In Cuba Too” a reference to Sting’s song about human rights abuses in Pinochet’s Chile.
Sting, who worked with Amnesty International in the 1980s and that group’s efforts in denouncing human rights abuses in South Africa and Chile, is reported to have accepted an invitation from the Castro regime for The Police to play a concert in Havana, Cuba in December.
“We want the people of Cuba to enjoy The Police,” said BUCL campaign sponsor Ziva Sahl, “but we’d also like for Sting to use his prestige and influence to help raise awareness of Cuba’s political prisoners, like the Afro-Cuban Doctor Oscar Elias Biscet.”
Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty is a confederation of blogs, web sites and readers that pool resources and ideas for use in campaigns that raise awareness of the Cuban reality.
Current campaign sponsor sites include: blogforcuba.typepad.com; claudia4libertad.com; albertodelacruz.com; http://marcmasferrer.typepad.com; jluix.com; therealcuba.com; cubanology.com; ninetymilesaway.blogspot.com; cubacompanioni.blogspot.com; lacontrarevolucion.blogspot.com; kensieg.livejournal.com; nelsonguirado.com; abajofidel.blogspot.com; babalublog.com; and CubanAmericanPundits.com.