Fidel and Peace

Katiuska Blanco In March 2003, Fidel visited the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima. In the book of homage, he wrote: “May such barbarism never occur again”. August 9, International Day of American Crimes Against Humanity. The launch of the atomic bomb on the unarmed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6 and 9, 1945, dramatically…

State Terrorism in Chile Against the Mapuche

Florencia Lagos Neumann Chile is one of the countries with the highest number of infected people in the region: 2,000 daily, and the world leader in the number of infections per million inhabitants. In response the government resorts to the old strategy of diverting attention to another conflict by applying the shock doctrine. In this…

Cuba’s Medical Brigades in Africa Embody a Long Tradition of Solidarity

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat The Cuban medical contingent in Cape Verde. Photo: Cuba News The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the interdependence of nations, with its global spread triggering a Great Lockdown of life as we know it. As front line workers stepped up to wrestle with this lethal virus, Cuba’s deployment of hundreds of medical…

Anti-Imperialist Unity is the Tactic and Strategy of Victory

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez Remarks by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic of Cuba, via videoconference, at the Meeting of Leaders, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Sao Paulo Forum’s founding, July 28, 2020, Year 62 of the Revolution (Transcript: Presidencia.gob.cu /Translation: GI) Dear Nicolas, Daniel, Rosario and Monica Brothers and sisters of the political…

The Henry Reeve Brigades and the Fruits of Revolution

The COVID-19 global pandemic is a historic event. And the reactions to this event show the true character of a nation and its social, political, and economic systems. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Cuba, whose renowned Henry Reeve International Brigades, with their health solidarity missions in 70 countries, have inspired a campaign to…

Cuban People on Battle Footing, Challenging All Walls

Leidys Maria Labrador Herrera Here is the people of a thousand battles, the people of a blazing history, the tireless defender of justice and truth. Here we are, not battered, not subjugated, not tired. Scars, yes, there will always be scars, because to conquer rights you must face the bullets, and your skin suffers, and…

Cuban Medical Internationalism Has Been a Core Component of the Revolution

Alejandro Pedregal and Don Fitz A delegation of Cuban doctors arrives in Angola on April 10 to help the African country fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Photographer: Ampe Rogerio/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Don Fitz has taught Environmental Psychology in multiple universities around the US, especially in the St. Louis area, Missouri, where he lives and was the candidate for…

Cuba and the Complex Relationship Between the Individual and the Collective

Karima Oliva Bello El Carro de la Revolución, by painter and engraver Alfredo Sosabravo, portrays the history of the Cuban people on the road to independence and sovereignty. Photo: Abel Rojas Just recently, the 59th anniversary of Fidel’s quintessential words to Cuban intellectuals was commemorated. One passage in the speech is particularly noteworthy. Fidel said,…

The Women of Moncada

Marta Rojas Rodríguez Melba and Haydée lost no time before continuing their revolutionary work following their release from prison. Photo: Constantino Arias “With a bloody human eye in his hands, a sergeant and several men showed up at the dark cell where Melba Hernandez and Haydée Santamaria were held. Addressing Haydée, and showing her the…

The Greatness of a Small Island

Fernando Buen Abad It was expensive, for my monetary resources at age 16, to send a telegram to Cuba from Mexico. However, I made “the thousand and one” and was able to put a message in the telegraph office: “Comandante Fidel Castro: happy anniversary of July 26th”. To what address are you sending it,” the…

Cuba Challenges Historical Manipulation and Media War

Javier Gómez Sánchez There are those who persist in presenting the 1940s and 1950s in pre-revolutionary Cuba as a time of prosperity and abundance. This vision appears frequently on digital platforms, in articles directed toward a Cuban audience, or in videos and photo galleries, produced for social media. On this and other media strategies, Granma…