From our Bureau of Gallant Quixotic Gestures with assistance from our Socialist Slavery Bureau
A Cuban dissident organization is lodging a formal complaint in a Madrid court against Spanish and European firms that partner with Castro, Inc., especially with itsapartheid tourist industry.
The complaint accuses European businesses of “subjecting Cuban workers to a new slave system in the 21st century.”
This accusation is based on the fact that Castro, Inc. requires foreign employers to pay Cuban workers European-level wages but those workers only receive about eight percent of that hard-earned money. The remaining 92 percent is pocketed by Castro, Inc.
This is slavery, pure and simple, as described by Abraham Lincoln:
It is the same spirit that says, “You toil and work and earn bread, and I’ll eat it.” No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle.”
Whether this complaint will be taken seriously by a Spanish court remains to be seen.
Spanish businesses have invested heavily in Castrogonia’s apartheid tourist industry — more heavily than any other Europeans — and it is highly likely or perhaps inevitable that their interests will be given a higher priority than those of Cuban workers.
Loosely translated from Diario de Cuba:
Dissident organization Mesa de Unidad Cubana (Cuban Unity Table –MUC) will present before the Prosecutor’s Office of the National Court of Spain a complaint against Spanish and European companies that, “in complicity with the Cuban dictatorship, subject the Cuban worker to a new slave system in the XXI century” .
A statement from MUC states that the filing of the judicial proceeding will be held at 12: 00M next Friday, May 31 at the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice in Madrid.
MUC’s statement also says: “When the application of Chapter III of the Helms-Burton is already a fact and begins to bring with it a cascade of consequences, fundamentally for the Spanish hotel sector, this complaint comes to draw attention to the illegal processes that are used in Cuba and which seek as an end to appease the financial appetites of foreign companies operating on the island.”
According to the dissident organization, the legal complaint is part of their investigation “Indecent work, Cuba, paradise for human rights evaders”, which aims to expose the unfair labor system promoted by the Castro regime in Havana.
For the MUC, this system is accepted “willingly” by “the more than 300 Spanish and European companies that operate on the island and that range from hotel groups, travel operators, banks, savings and real estate, to companies of services and industry.”
“Therefore, these companies violate and ignore the recommendations of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the OECD Guidelines on corporate responsibility, as well as fundamental rights contained in the Universal Charter of Human Rights of the UN or principles that are fundamental to the European Union itself.”
According to the statement, this action “is not only intended to make an unfair and inhumane situation transparent, but is also the first step in a long process of demanding that the European Union, its governments and its Chambers of Commerce actually apply the principles they profess to follow, and of bringing into focus the role they should play [in Cuba], which at present, given their current behavior, is full of hypocrisy.”
Whole story HERE in Spanish