Speeches by Fidel Castro Responding to 9/11

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS◼︎CUBAN REVOLUTION Official Statement of the Cuban GovernmentIssued September 11, 2001 During a speech delivered on September 11, 2001, Cuban President Fidel Castro read an official Cuban government statement issued in response to the terrorist attacks that day against the United States: The Government of the Republic of Cuba has learned with grief and … Continue reading Speeches by Fidel Castro Responding to 9/11

About the Protests in Cuba

◼︎CUBAN REVOLUTION◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS◼︎GUEST AUTHOR:◻︎SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY No doubt most of you have seen the reports coming out of Cuba this week of "widespread uprisings" against the government and against the revolution itself. President Biden and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken have made hypocritical and cynical statements criticizing Cuba for "failing to meet people’s most … Continue reading About the Protests in Cuba

Cuba Marks Two 60th Anniversaries

◼︎CUBAN REVOLUTION Title image taken on April 19, 1961, shows the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces supported by T-34 tanks in counterattack against CIA-trained mercenary troops near Playa Girón during the Bay of Pigs invasion. (Photo: Rumlin) 1. The Bay of Pigs Invasion This past week marked 60 years since a decisive battle took place in … Continue reading Cuba Marks Two 60th Anniversaries

Cuba’s Odd ‘Dictatorship’

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS◼︎CUBAN REVOLUTION I hadn't planned another post on Cuba after marking the revolution's 60th anniversary on Friday. Then today I came upon a column in the New York Times that begged for comment. Jon Lee Anderson writes in "Cuba's Next Transformation" about a nationwide referendum to be held next month in Cuba to adopt a … Continue reading Cuba’s Odd ‘Dictatorship’

The Cuban Revolution: 60 Years & Counting

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS◼︎CUBAN REVOLUTION The first week of 2019 is drawing to a close. I would be remiss if I didn't mention a huge milestone this week. New Years Day marked the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. It's still going strong despite many challenges, including the 56-year embargo. You have to know that Cuba's tenacity … Continue reading The Cuban Revolution: 60 Years & Counting

Fidel Castro & The Cuban Revolution

◼︎REPRINT FROM JUST SAYIN' 1.0◻︎ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2016◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS◼︎CUBAN REVOLUTION This post from my old blog marked the death of Fidel Castro Ruz. Fidel was the central leader of Cuba's 1959 revolution against US-backed dictator Furgencio Batista. Fidel served as Prime Minister (1959-1976) and President (1976-2008). This time of year is filled with … Continue reading Fidel Castro & The Cuban Revolution