|BBC: Cuba harassing dissidents and human rights activists. This looks familiar...
Human rights in Cuba deteriorate, warns Amnesty
Cuba has intensified its harassment of dissidents and human rights activists, according to Amnesty International.
The campaign group's report says the number of people intimidated and taken into custody has risen sharply over the past two years.
It says there were 2,784 cases of human rights abuses between January and September 2011, which is 710 more than in the whole of the previous year.
Amnesty has also put four Cubans on its list of "prisoners of conscience", defined as people who have been jailed because of their "political, religious or other conscientiously held beliefs".
The four include Antonio Michel Lima Cruz and his brother Marcos Maiquel Lima Cruz, who founded online newspaper Cardogna.
Their paper was closed down in 2009 and they were convicted of "insulting symbols of their homeland".
Let me get this straight: The BBC and Amnesty wag their fingers at Cuba for arresting less than 3,000 people, and they're right to call out Cuba as a repressive regime.
Yet here in the U.S., over 6,000 people in the Occupy movement have been harassed, intimidated, arrested, beaten, jailed, denied medical care, slapped with frivolous felony charges, etc. fucking etc.
That's right, folks. We've become worse than fucking Cuba.
FUCK YEAH! MURICA LAND OF FREEDUMB!