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Thanks for the post.  The task of 
reforming socialist cadre 
organizations must come mainly from 
within.  Responding to criticism by 
becoming more repressive is self 
defeating as has been 
well-demonstrated.  This is a 
positive sign that the PCC is still 
capable of transforming itself into 
a more democratic instrument for the 
continuation of the Cuban Revolution 
as is the removal of corrupt persons 
in the gov't and party leadership.  
There is much more to be done, i'm 
sure.  I just hope that Cuba's 
enemies back off from their overt 
threatening postures and trade 
repression so that Cuba can focus on 
strengthening its economy within a 
democratic and socialist framework. 
Those in the US who would like to 
see such development can best serve 
the Cuban people by working to get 
our Gov't to remove all 
discriminatory constraints on 
communication and trade w/ Cuba.
herb

On 7/9/2011 11:47 AM, Kamran Nayeri 
wrote:
> Some on this list who follow Cuba 
> may have read about the expulsion 
> of Esteban Morales a year ago. 
> Morales is a well-know Cuban 
> intellectual and Director of the 
> Center for the Study of the United 
> States. He writes frequently on 
> race relations in Cuba.  Morales 
> had posted an article in April 
> 2010 on the website of the 
> National Union of Writers and 
> Artists that was highly critical 
> of corruption in high places.  He 
> was expelled from the Communist 
> Party (PCC) by the regional 
> leadership. This body claimed that 
> Morales needed to secure 
> permission to publish such a 
> critical article.  His article was 
> subsequently removed from the 
> website.
>
> Morales appealed his expulsion. 
>  Meanwhile Morales continued his 
> academic and administrative work 
> and even participated in a major 
> meeting on race relations in Cuba 
> in Washington D.C. in June.
>
> Here is today's story about his 
> reinstatement in the PCC.
>
> Cuba: Esteban Morales's Communist 
> Party Membership Is Restored on 
> Appeal 
> <http://forhumanliberation.blogspot.com/2011/07/426-cuba-esteban-morales-communist.html>
>
> --Kamran
>