Francisco Escobar speaks to Rock Around the Blockade during the 2012 Justice for the Cuban 5 brigade to Cuba, February 2012. Francisco is a leading member of the Committee for the Defence of the Revolution (CDR) no 2 in Zone 90 of Boyeros municipality, Havana. He explains to the brigade, the role of the CDR's and their participation in the economic updates and guidelines that have been discussed nationwide over the last year.
The foundation of the CDRs was 28 September 1960 when imperialism attacked Cuba more forcefully; beginning of the first few pieces of legislation of the blockade and promoting many internal campaigns of the counter revolution. The primary task initially was vigilance. The CDR’s are the basis of the revolution; they are the smallest voluntary democratic unit and are universal in every area of the country.