Rereading the Concept of Revolution Today

Abel Prieto Fidel did not leave us a catechism or a collection of slogans; he leaves a masterly synthesis of his thought on what the Revolution is, what it should always be, what principles it cannot abandon. He describes it in all its dimensions; in all its redemptive, historical and moral greatness. And he speaks…

The Power of Truth and Ideas

Pedro de la Hoz Liborio Noval The truth first. It cannot be otherwise if we are to rise to the ethical dimensions of the transformative revolutionary process we defend, which we endeavor to deepen, despite attacks and setbacks. I leave it to the philosophers to clear up the old conceptual dilemma about truth that has…

Playa Girón: What Did Not Happen

René González Barrios | Alejandro Guzmán de Armas Fidel: “The historical importance of April 19th is beyond the framework of our own country, because on that day, Yankee imperialism suffered its first great defeat in America”. Photo: Granma Archive On April 19, 1961, on the sands of Playa Giron, a people’s army, or a people…

Playa Girón: Fidel and the Cuban Military-Civic Union

Arnold August In the first of my three books (Democracy in Cuba and the 1997-98 Elections, José Martí Publishing House, 1999, Havana), I wrote: “In his 1960 International Workers’ Day speech, Fidel Castro deepened the notion of how the new state was a majority state in the concrete sense of the term. After the US…

Cuba and the World: A Psychoanalysis

Alejo Brignole Cover Photo: Cuban Internationalist Medical Brigades In a world dominated by American dialectical hegemony, the Cuban Revolution was denounced and its achievements ignored precisely because of its disruptive character in an unequal and oppressive system. The current pandemic scenario, which now necessitates a return to humanist and solidarity-based principles, has demonstrated the permanence…

Fidel: Doctors, Not Bombs

Fidel Castro Ruz Excerpts from Fidel’s 2003 speech in Buenos Aires: Our country does not drop bombs on other peoples… our country does not possess nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, or biological weapons. Our country’s tens of thousands of scientists and doctors have been educated in the idea of saving lives Since I am an optimist,…

Lessons From the Second Declaration of Havana

Ramona Wadi U.S. hostility against Cuba and Latin America prompted Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel to publicly reflect and draw attention to the Second Declaration of Havana (1962), in which the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro cautioned about the perpetual danger of U.S. imperialism. On February 4 1962 in Plaza de la Revolucion, Fidel proclaimed…

Díaz-Canel: A New Spectre is Sweeping the World

A new spectre is sweeping the world, says Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. He warns that neoliberalism promoted in Latin America by the United States made citizens more unequal, poorer, less protected and led them to distrust politicians. “Cuba alerts, at the same time, that the battle against neoliberalism and imperialism will be tougher, insofar…

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez: “They Cannot Forgive Us for Uniting in Solidarity as Latin Americans and Caribbeans without Imperial Tutelage”

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez Speech by Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic of Cuba, during the political-cultural event commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the peoples of Our America-Peoples Trade Agreement, at the University of Havana’s Grand Stairway, December 14, 2019, Year 61 of the Revolution (Transcript: Presidency of the Republic)…

Cuba: Itinerary of an Obsession

Rosa Miriam Elizalde Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Photo: Bill Hackwell Cuba’s archipelago fits 90 times into the United States. There is no lithium, nor large mineral resources, and so far, not a singlefield has been found—like in Mexico—to wake up the oil industry’s unquenchable thirst. Cuba is a palm grove in the middle of the…

Díaz-Canel: “A Better World is Possible, and Urgently Necessary! Let Us Struggle For It!”

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez Speech by Miguel M. Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the closing of the Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Conference, For Democracy and Against Neoliberalism, at Havana’s Convention Center, November 3, 2019 (Transcript – Presidency of the Republic) (Exclamations of: “Diaz-Canel, for sure, give it to the Yankees!” And “Thank you, Cuba,…

Declaration of Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution

The Government of the United States continues its hostility against Cuba, with greater aggressiveness in recent months. The intensification of the blockade, its marked extraterritorial character, the application of the Helms-Burton Act and other additional mechanisms and sanctions constitute the main obstacle to the socio-economic development of the Cuban nation, an attack on its sovereignty…