Petr Cibulka

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Petr Cibulka (October 27, 1950 in Brno, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech politician and former dissident.

As a former member of Charter 77,[1] Cibulka was imprisoned multiple times for various offenses before the Velvet Revolution in 1989. Prior to 1989, Cibulka had been arrested three times, and spent a total of 4 years in prison for having distributed non-official cultural and musical material.[2] During the Velvet Revolution, he was arrested and put in prison again but was released as the crowds gathered in front of the prison in which he was held and demanded that he be freed.

StB archives disclosure[edit]

In the early ’90s, Cibulka published lists of names that appeared in still-classified StB archives. In 1999, Cibulka published a second edition of the list in book form. The book sold five times as many copies as the average work of fiction.[1]

The lists eventually contained tens of thousands of people with various ties to secret services. An electronic form with an easy search function was added later.

Years later, in 2003, similar though much shorter lists were published officially by the Czech government and the very few personal files kept by the StB were made public.

Several public personalities (for example the actress Jiřina Bohdalová) sued the government, because they were unjustifiably included in the "informers files" - and some of them won their cases.[3]

Other activities[edit]

Cibulka published an online political journal called "Uncensored News" ("NECENZUROVANÉ NOVINY").[4]

Cibulka is founder and leader of a tiny political party, "The Right Bloc" ("Pravý blok").[5] The complete name of the party, as it appears on election ballots in 2008, is:[verification needed]

Vote for the Right Bloc
  • - the party for the easy and fast RECALL of politicians and state officials directly by the citizens, for LOW taxes, a BALANCED budget, the MINIMIZATION of bureaucracy, a JUST and UNCORRUPT police force and legal system, PUBLIC REFERENDA and DIRECT democracy WWW.CIBULKA.NET, campaigning with the best anti-criminal program of DIRECT democracy
  • YOU DON'T TRUST THE POLITICIANS AND THEIR JOURNALISTS? AT LAST! LET'S TRUST IN OURSELVES!!!
  • - but even with many other REASONS why we should ALL go to vote this time, but - unless we want to be deceived, cheated and robbed AGAIN - DON'T VOTE for any of the ruling parliamentary parties of this (post)-Communist criminal "cop"-ocracy!!!
  • - which asks for electoral support from all Czech citizens and taxpayers who want to change the current criminal situation of which we are all victims into its polar opposite.
  • IN THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL, TRUTH AND LIES, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE NEUTRAL AND STILL REMAIN RESPECTABLE!!! For this reason we thank you for your help!!!
  • was originally established under the name "The Right Bloc" already in 1996 after witnessing the complete political, programmatic and humanistic failure of the then-ruling political representation, artificially-founded and forever reliably controlled by the pseudo-right Democratic Union party, standing in the name of long-since established principles of "democratic centralism" empty ideologies and namely the distrust in the ability of the free and responsible human being to rule one's own self.

Cibulka argues that the information blockade by the Czech media necessitated the use of this name to deliver his program to the public.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Kundera Conundrum: Kundera, Respekt and Contempt". The Nation. ISSN 0027-8378. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  2. ^ "For Czechoslovakian prisoners | RadioRadicale.it". www.radioradicale.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  3. ^ Soud o minulost Jiřiny Bohdalové, online magazine iDNES.cz, January 24th, 2004, online: revue.idnes.cz/...
  4. ^ "Hold the Presses on Glowing Vaclav Havel Eulogies". Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  5. ^ Juliet., Lodge,; service), Palgrave Connect (Online (2010). The 2009 elections to the European Parliament. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0230297277. OCLC 756047415. 

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