US Communists salute the Cuban Revolution

 
BY:Communist Party USA| July 26, 2012
US Communists salute the Cuban Revolution

Greetings on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks

Long live July 26!

Today is the 59th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago, Cuba, and thus is a fitting occasion to remind ourselves of what we all owe to the Cuban Revolution.

On July 26, 1953, 140 Cuban patriots stormed the heavens by launching an armed attack on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago, Cuba, in an effort to spark a national uprising to overthrow the odious U.S. supported military dictator, Fulgencio Batista. The attack failed, and many of the patriots became martyrs to their cause, either dying in the fighting or being murdered by Batista’s agents in the aftermath. Only because of a national and international pressure campaign were comrades Fidel Castro and Raul Castro amnestied.

The Cuban revolutionaries did not give up, but continued to prepare, within Cuba and from exile, the campaign that eventually ousted Batista on January 1, 1959.

Quickly, Cuban reactionaries and their imperialist allies rallied to try to reverse the verdict expressed by the Cuban people on that date. They tried everything, and continue to do so: Invasions, sabotage, terrorism and assassination, economic strangulation and a vast propaganda campaign designed to dislodge the Cuban Revolution and subject the people of Cuba once again to class oppression and imperialist subjugation.

However Cuba has prevailed, even when the collapse of socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe struck it such a dangerous blow.

In Cuba, the Revolution has created a better life for working people and the masses. Internationally, the gift of the Cuban Revolution has included.

  • The end of the odious apartheid regime in South Africa.
  • The renovation of the revolutionary movements in Latin America and beyond.
  • The renovation of the communist and workers’ parties worldwide, who have learned, by
    Cuba’s example, that a commitment to socialism does not entail adherence to ossified
    dogmas and bureaucratic, top down methods.
  • The development of the critique of late imperialism and of neo-liberal economic
    policies, as well as the strategy for combating them through popular mobilization.
  • The increasing unity of Latin America and ultimately of all the poor countries of Asia,
    Africa and Latin America behind a broad program of progressive change.
  • The disinterested provision of high quality health care, education and other services to
    poor countries around the world.

Fifty nine years on, however, imperialism has not given up its idea of reversing the Cuban Revolution. Although there have been some changes in the last couple of years, the United States still maintains the economic blockade of Cuba, and continues to imprison, in the face of worldwide indignation and pressure, four of the “Cuban Five” heroes. U.S. government funds still support propaganda and destabilization efforts.

So the struggle goes on, for Cuba and for Cuba’s friends around the world, including here in the United States.

The Communist Party of the USA hereby:

  • Salutes the Cuban Communist Party and the Cuban people on the occasion of the 59th
    Anniversary of the Attack on the Moncada Barracks.
  • Sends our special greeting to comrades Fidel Castro Ruz and comrade president Raul
    Castro Ruz, thanking them for their long service to the international working class and
    humanity, and wishing them many more years of good health and happiness.
  • Recalls to memory the glorious members of the first generation of the Cuban Revolution
    who are no longer with us physically but whose names will live for ever, including
    especially comrade Ernesto “Che” Guevara and so many others.
  • Pledges ourselves to keep struggling to end the blocade and travel restrictions, to put a
    stop to all harassment and destabilization activities directed against Cuba, and to free the
    Cuban Five.

In Cuban style, we close by saying:

¡Viva el 26 de Julio!

¡Viva el Partido Comunista de Cuba!

¡Viva la Revolución Cubana!

¡Viva el pueblo cubano, heroico y valiente!

¡Patria o muerte! ¡Cuba vencerá!

PHOTO: Moncada Barracks museum, 2007. CC-BY-SA-3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Author

    The Communist Party USA is a working class organization founded in 1919 in Chicago, IL.

    The Communist Party stands for the interests of the American working class and the American people. It stands for our interests in both the present and the future. Solidarity with workers of other countries is also part of our work. We work in coalition with the labor movement, the peace movement, the student movement, organizations fighting for equality and social justice, the environmental movement, immigrants rights groups and the health care for all campaign.

    But to win a better life for working families, we believe that we must go further. We believe that the American people can replace capitalism with a system that puts people before profit — socialism.

    We are rooted in our country's revolutionary history and its struggles for democracy. We call for "Bill of Rights" socialism, guaranteeing full individual freedoms.

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Abigail Formoso | February 08, 2013 at 6:10 AM

MARX’S FORGOTTEN ISSUE: SEXUAL AVARICE

“The Occupy Wall Street outcry was against greed. America is consumed with sexual greed. Sexual greed is taking from another motivated by entitlement. The culture fantasizes it under the premise that it is recreational and protected by reproductive rights. The grisly bedfellows of sexual greed are abortion and human trafficking. Sexual greed separates us from our true identity as humans made in the image of God and assumes we are not much more than animals in the evolutionary chain.

Is this freedom or lawlessness? We view sexual greed in both heterosexual and homosexual practices, both in singles and in marriages. Can we, collectively, heal our “sexual brokenness,” supporting healthy, long- lasting marriages and families?

In the 1960’, the slogan was “free love.” complete with drugs, communes and multiple partners. It was viewed with disdain. Today we speak with sincerity and affirmation about the “freedom to love who we love,” referring to homosexual marriage. This leaves us as a country with a dilemma of what qualifies as healthy. How do we break the sexual greed so prominent in our culture?

Marriage is sacred, a gift given by God. Abstaining from premarital sex is God’s way of insuring fidelity and spousal honor. It is protecting the children with stability and love, which brings them security for adulthood and our future.

This past summer a wedding occurred. The bride gave her father her purity ring after she and the groom became husband and wife. These parents had impressed upon their children God’s design for sacred sex in the boundaries of marriage. There is a 95 percent success rate for marriages in which neither partner had had prior sexual involvement. Purity matters. Is it possible to retrofit this God covenant standard on the projected new definition for America’s marriages? Or do we continue in the spiral downward with sexual greed?”

Sexual greed possessed by a rich man is an exploitative tool which is always dangerous even if there are hindrances like marriage. Marx was not able to anticipate this exploitative tool. It ruins marriage like those of Robert Pattinson and Kirsten Stewart. The nightmares of a cheating fiancee still haunts Robert. Sometimes it drives men, never mind women, into suicidal thoughts.

It is rare for a communist to harbour sexual avarice. If prompted to name some, it would be very very difficult to do. Stalin, with all his innate powers of stealing somebody’s wife, did not practice sexual avarice. That is why he is loved by the populace.

Christian Simonetti | November 13, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I also salute the Cuban Communist Party and its indefatigable defense of the socialist gains the Cuban people have made during the past sixty years. However, I disagree entirely with the CPUSA’s veneration of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Historically, the CCP’s leadership has been a self-serving, pseudo-socialist and indeed fascist claque that ruthlessly oppresses the masses of people within its borders (as well as Tibet) and exploits them for its own material enrichment. It has actively aligned itself with and defended the most reactionary and fascistic forces throughout the globe, including South African apartheid, the Pinochet regime in Chile, the genocidal Khymer Rouge in Cambodia and the butchers of Darfur. The CCP has also militarily attacked the heroic Vietnamese people following Vietnam’s liberation of Cambodia. The CPUSA betrays the working class worldwide by hailing the Chinese Communist Party.

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| October 02, 2012 at 12:51 PM

cant trust the system man, theyre all robots and shit

Alucard Payne | August 23, 2012 at 6:03 AM

I am not a Communist; I favor Anarchy. However, given the failed system of Imperial “Democracy” in the US, especially in regards to the nightmare that is our healthcare system, I must salute the efforts of CPUSA in promoting the struggles of the working class and offer a salute to the brave revolutionaries in Cuba. Their example will never be forgotten and their struggles continue to inspire a sense of justice today and forevermore. Hasta la victoria siempre; libertad por todos!

E.E.W. Clay | August 06, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Justice, as in the Internationale, thunders condemnation of the policy positions of the U. S. toward Cuba: draconian, mean, vicious, backwards, ignorant, as they ignore the liberating ideas of the Atlantic revolutions, the ideas of the age of reason.
Prime in the reasons, best traditions, and physical needs of peoples of the hemisphere and world, are the unheralded works of Jose’ Marti’.
Through him, U. S. Communists and hemispherical communists can get a handle on how he has looked out for our future, our relationships to other workers-and to life in nature as a whole.
Because of Marti’, Cuba has a very, very special place in hemispheric and human history.
U. S. Communists must lead this truth with the Cuban Communists for friendship with the whole lot of workers in the U. S. , and workers of the world, and to make and keep peace with nature.

Edmond J. O'Neill | August 04, 2012 at 4:16 PM

It is very clear to me that besides placating Cuban reactionaries, the real agenda of the Cuban Embargo is and will always be to shield Cuba from US Citizens in order to deny us the possibility of witnessing real universal healthcare and literacy. If the “useful idiots” of the 2 Capitalist parties see a society where everyone has the right to a quality education and healthcare, then they will say “Why can’t my child see a doctor, or get a quality education.

That’s why the US always backed “free” trade” and contacts with other socialist and communist states that felll short of the Cuban people who would not compromise on the right of the people to have a life.

Nick | August 01, 2012 at 4:44 PM

In memory of those who died to save the working class of Cuba and Latin America, I salute you!

Johann Arthur William Hollar | July 26, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Long live the spirit of communism.

Rainerio Tayco (AlmaAta, revolutionarychemist) | July 26, 2012 at 1:02 PM

More power to Fidel, Raul and the future leader of Cuba, Fidelito, los ihos de Dios!!

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