52 Years Ago Today, Malcolm X was Murdered

Malcolm X was murdered on February 21, 1965. Born Malcolm Little and later was also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz “They think they are living in a police state, and they become hostile toward the policemen. They think that the policeman is there to be against them rather than to protect them. And these thoughts,…

The Fidel I Knew

Few people have known the glory of entering into the realm of legend and history during their lifetime. Fidel is one of these people Author: Ignacio Ramonet | internet@granma.cu december 28, 2016 Fidel Castro Ruz at the UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) held in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo:Estudio Revolución Fidel is dead, but he…

Thomas Sankara, el Che negro

Por Hugo Montero/El Furgón En una bandera. En la camiseta de un joven. En la imagen luminosa de un teléfono celular. En la voz rebelde que alza el puño y grita su nombre. En la portada de un libro prohibido. En el murmullo de un campesino durante la cosecha. En el corazón de las mujeres….

Fidel, Today and Forever

By Marta Harnecker Translated by Federico Fuentes Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal Dear Fidel, I do not want to talk about you but rather talk to you, because you are still here among us and will be forever. I apologize for referring informally to you, but I feel so close to you that I…

Fidel’s Enduring Lesson is that, Yes, it is Possible

Remarks by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the political posthumous tribute to Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, in Santiago de Cuba’s Plaza Mayor General Antonio Maceo Grajales, December 3, 2016,…

Hasta Siempre Comandante Fidel

By Dr Francisco Dominguez While some of the mainstream media are unsuccessfully seeking to tarnish Castro’s image, thousands upon thousands of messages are pouring into Cuba from literally all over the world to pay homage to him. The fact of the matter is that, after a long and grave illness back in 2007 when he…

Unity is the Highest Tribute to the Legacy of Fidel

It was with deep sorrow and regret that the Cuban people learned of the passing of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz. Granma shares some reactions to the news. Author: Granma | informacion@granma.cu It was with deep sorrow and regret that the Cuban people learned of the passing of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz….

Comunicados de pesar ante el fallecimiento del Comandante Fidel Castro

– Nota de pésame por el fallecimiento del querido compañero Fidel de parte del Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico – “Hasta siempre comandante”, por CPO-CRD (Guatemala) – “Hasta siempre, comandante y hermano Fidel Castro”, Partido Vanguardia Popular Costa Rica – Comunicado CEN Frente Amplio (Costa Rica) por la muerte de Fidel Castro – Nota de pesar do Partido dos…

Kurdish Movement Commemorates Fidel Castro

Kurdish Question The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) has issued a written statement in memory of the revolutionary, Fidel Castro, who died last week. The umbrella organisation of the Kurdish movement, the KCK, has released a statement commemorating the life of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, who led the small island to a revolution in 1959. The statement said that…

When Afghanistan Called Fidel and Cuba Answered

One of the lesser known facts of 20th-century world history is Cuba’s military help in Afghanistan during the critical years of the Saur Revolution of 1978. By Fraidoon Amel One of the most striking world historical beacons in the 20th century is revolutionary Cuba’s meaningful, spartan, and heroic internationalism. While Cuba’s internationalist solidarity still exists…

Fidel: A Global Revolutionary

No one can look back over 20th and 21st century history, without studying the work and ideas of this Cuban who wrote a small Caribbean island into the pages of “true global history,” as told by the people. Author: Sergio Alejandro Gómez | informacion@granma.cu You can learn as much about a man from his critics…

Evo Morales: Fidel Castro Was a Master of Principles and Values

La Paz, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Commander Fidel Castro was a master of principles and values, a protector of the people, a guide in the struggle against imperial domination, and he taught us how to face hegemonic forces, Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Saturday. After a minute of silence to honor Fidel Castro,…

Black America and the Passing of Fidel Castro

By Bill Fletcher, Jr.  For many of us in “Black America,” Fidel represented the audacity that we have desired and sought in the face of imperial and racial arrogance. It is impossible to discuss Fidel Castro outside of an examination of the Cuban Revolution. And, while I hear that there are many Cuban Americans dancing…

Comandante Fidel: Combatant to the End

By Dr. Helen Yaffe Fidel’s genius was his ability to meet the need for tactical steps, responding to the day’s urgencies, without losing sight of the strategic direction. It could have been the armed struggle, terrorism, assassination or the serious illness which, at his own admission, nearly killed him in 2006; but in the end Fidel…