Gorki Aguila Arrested in Cuba

Who is Gorki Aguila? I didn’t know until I saw this story online:

Cuba detains leading punk rocker

No punk for you!

Cuba has punk rockers? According to the story Aguila will stand trial for “social dangerousness”. This is defined by Cuban law as,

behavior contrary to “communist morality,” and police use it to detain offenders before they have a chance to commit a crime.

Communist morality… To be sure, I did think it interesting that an atheist State like the Soviet Union considered homosexuality a crime, wonder if it’s the same in Fidel’s worker’s paradise? And in the U.S.S.R. they did this without resorting to the Bible.

Of course in a totalitarian communist state worker’s paradise, “social dangerousness” can be whatever the hardest worker wants it to be, for example: criticizing Cuba’s hardest worker, Fidel Castro.

Apparently, Mr. Aguila’s lyrics do just that so his arrest is hardly a surprise.

If I were Aguila, I’d be asking where Tom Morello and Zach de la Rocha are.

UPDATE: Apparently Mr. Morello is in Denver at “at Nader’s campaign party singing Arlo Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land”. (H/t: V.A.)


4 Responses to Gorki Aguila Arrested in Cuba

  1. Patrick says:

    Gorki Aguila wasn´t arrested for criticize the comunism. He was arrested because the neighborhoods called the police from the noise that the group was making.

    Gorki Águila: o herói de Bush

    Foi preso em Cuba, nesta semana, um “astro” da imbecilidade “punk” em prol do capitalismo estadunidense. Gorki Águila se tornou o mais novo herói dos direitocas.

    Espalhou-se pela mídia que Gorki havia sido preso por fazer músicas que criticam o regime político cubano. Mas será que os direitocas criticaram o governo FHC quando o grupo Plant Hemp foi preso, já que em suas letras há a clara crítica ao modelo de sociedade vigente no Brasil?

    Gorki é um viciado em drogas, pertencente a um grupo de música que tem como objetivo defender o regime de Bush na ilha. É por isso que vem fazendo sucesso pela Internet. Em 2003 já havia sido preso por porte de drogas.

    Leia mais em: http://www.vinni.web.br.com/poli026.html

    Não esqueça de deixar seu comentário lá no site, a discussão está boa!

  2. Laz says:

    So in Cuba one gets arrested over a noise complaint?

  3. cuban sec says:

    WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Monday charged Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban with insider trading for allegedly using confidential information on a stock sale to avoid more than $750,000 in losses. Cuban disputed the

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