Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Communist parties of the world salute the 60th anniversary of Cuban Revolution

Photo credit: In Defense of Communism.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, Communist and Workers' Parties across the world salute the heroic struggle of the Cuban people. 

- In a letter sent to the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) sent warm comradely greetings for the 60th anniversary of the victory of the Cuban Revolution in 1959. Read the letter in both english and spanish on the following link:

Communist Party of India (CPI):

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India sends revolutionary greetings to the heroic Cuban people and Communist Party of Cuba on the 60 glorious years of the victory of the Cuban Revolution over the US-Batista dictatorship in 1959. The Party also congratulates the Cuban people and the government of Cuba led by the Communist Party for the construction of socialism facing all kinds of intimidations and onslaughts from the US imperialists.
It is the most appropriate occasion to recall the contributions of Com Fidel Castro which helped consolidate the socialist victory. Cuba has proved to the entire world that socialism is the only alternative to the capitalist system of crises and barbarism, that socialism remains as the salvation and future for humanity.
The National Council of CPI salutes the strong unity of the Cuban people in confronting the criminal blockade and subversive activities of imperialism throughout the past 60 years of the Revolution. The CPI along with other progressive and democratic forces will continue to strive hard to take the message of Cuban revolution to the people of India. A befitting programme in honour of the anniversary will be held soon in India.
The CPI National Council wises all success to the advancement of Cuba extending its sincere acknowledgement to all the efforts of PCC First Secretary Raul Castro Ruz, President Miguel Diaz Canel Bermudez, and to all the office-bearers of the PCC and the government of the Republic of Cuba, as well as to the entire revolutionary people of Cuba.

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Partido Comunista de México (PCM)
General de Ejército Raúl Castro Ruz
Primer Secretario del Partido Comunista de Cuba

Comandante José Ramón Balaguer Cabrera
Jefe del Departamento de Relaciones Internacionales

Partido Comunista de Cuba:

Reciban el saludo militante y solidario del Partido Comunista de México en ocasión del 60 aniversario del triunfo de la Revolución Cubana, momento histórico atesorado por los pueblos, los trabajadores y los revolucionarios.

El Primero de Enero de 1959 se rompió el mito de la invencibilidad del imperialismo en el hemisferio occidental, se rompió el mito de la imposibilidad de revoluciones sociales en el área de influencia de los EEUU, y se demostró el carácter universal de la tesis inaugurada con el triunfo de la Revolución Socialista de Octubre: que vivimos la transición del capitalismo al socialismo. Demostró la Revolución Cubana que la lucha por el socialismo es el camino para la emancipación de los trabajadores y de los pueblos.

Después de una larga lucha el pueblo cubano puso un alto al capitalismo, responsable de la miseria, la barbarie, la opresión, el terror en que vivía. Con el socialismo los trabajadores y el pueblo de Cuba dieron pasos agigantados al futuro en todos los temas: la emancipación de la mujer, el combate al racismo, la felicidad de la niñez, la solidaridad internacionalista, el combate a la explotación.

Hoy queremos reiterar nuestro reconocimiento a las fuerzas revolucionarias que hicieron posible el triunfo: al M-26-7, el PSP, el DR, a los obreros y estudiantes, a los combatientes del Ejército Rebelde, y también a los precursores, y de manera muy destacada al primer Partido Comunista de Cuba y a Julio Antonio Mella, quien además fue secretario general, con carácter provisional, del Partido Comunista de México, y a quien rendiremos un fuerte homenaje en ocasión del 90 aniversario de su asesinato en la calles de Abraham González y Morelos en la Ciudad de México en 1929.

Saludamos al heroico pueblo cubano.

¡Viva la Revolución Cubana!
El Comité Central del Partido Comunista de México

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Communist Party of Ireland:
1 January 2019.
The Communist Party of Ireland sends revolutionary greetings to the Cuban people and to the Communist Party of Cuba on the sixtieth anniversary of their revolution.
The Cuban Revolution has inspired millions of oppressed people around the world and in particular in Latin America. It was the first country and people in the western hemisphere to embark on the difficult road of building a new society free from exploitation, where the working class and peasants would control all economic and political power, to construct a state that is an instrument of their class power.
In sixty years they have transformed a country that was once dominated and controlled by imperialism. It had little if any national sovereignty or national democracy but was in effect a colony of the United States.
Today Cuba is a beacon of hope and an example to tens of millions of oppressed people around the world. It is a shining light in the provision of free health services and free education to all levels, free from domination by imperialism. It has laid the basis for full and true equality between women and men, between all the different races within Cuba.
For decades socialist Cuba was a beneficiary of the selfless solidarity of the Soviet Union, as a result of which it has continued to exist long after the victory of the counter-revolution in the Soviet Union itself.
The Cuban people have also been selfless in their international solidarity, sending tens of thousands of doctors and other medical personnel to all corners of the globe, to bring medical services to millions of poor people long denied access to medical care. At scenes of natural disasters around the world Cuban medical personnel are some of the first to arrive and the last to leave.
Cuba has also been a principled force in the struggle against imperialism. It played an outstanding role in the defeat of the South African apartheid army, leading to the eventual defeat of that regime.
Despite the decades-long blockade by the United States it has refused to bend the knee to its aggressive northern neighbour.
The Cuban people have overcome many hardships, and they continue to face new and difficult challenges, but face them they will, with revolutionary optimism and steadfastness.
All of humanity owe a great debt to the Cuban people and their revolution, not least because they continue to expose the lie peddled by western apologists that there is no alternative to capitalism. The Cuban people demonstrate daily that there is an alternative, and that is socialism.
The Cuban Revolution left its mark on the political thinking and actions of such inspiring heroes as Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and Camilo Cienfuegos. Cuba will continue to write new pages in the history of the struggles of the oppressed, struggles of the international working class and anti-imperialist forces.
It is the duty of the working class internationally to offer the maximum solidarity to the Cuban people. Victories for the Cuban working class are victories for the international working class and for all oppressed peoples.

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Philippines Communist Party (PKP 1930):
Esteemed Comrades,
The Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP-1930, the Philippine Communist Party) salutes the 60th anniversary of the victory of the Cuban Revolution which is being celebrated today, and sends warmest comradely greetings to the Partido Comunista de Cuba (PCC), the government of the Republic of Cuba, and the revolutionary people of Cuba.
The victory of the Cuban Revolution over the US-Batista dictatorship in 1959, and the subsequent construction of socialism in Cuba, are of great historical significance, and are important examples for all the peoples who are struggling to free themselves from imperialist bondage and capitalist barbarism.
Cuba’s example of socialist development --- the consolidation of working class power, the socialization of the means of production, the great sacrifices to defeat imperialist attempts at intervention and interference, and the self-reliant attainment of great scientific and socio-cultural advances for the benefit of the people --- is another important confirmation that the socialist system is the only alternative to the capitalist system of crises and barbarism, that socialism remains as the salvation and future for humanity.
We salute the strong unity of the Cuban people, under the leadership of the PCC, in confronting the criminal blockade and subversive activities of imperialism throughout the past 60 years of the Revolution. We particularly salute revolutionary Cuba’s selfless display of solidarity with many peoples in need, its past assistance for the anti-colonial struggles in northern and central Africa, its internationalist contribution towards ending the abominable system of apartheid in southern Africa, and its continued assistance even today in affording health and educational services to many peoples in developing countries.
Cuba’s staunch defense of its independence and sovereignty, and of its right to self-determination, will continue to inspire our Party in the struggle against imperialism, and for peace, national freedom, people's democracy and socialism. The Cuban Revolution, a great milestone in the history of the 20th century, will always serve during the present century as one of the greatest examples of the vitality of Marxism-Leninism, of the importance of proletarian internationalism, and of the great contribution of the communist movement in forging human progress.
On this occasion, we reaffirm our commitment to constantly promote awareness of the truth about Cuba, and to continue working for the widening and strengthening of the solidarity movement with Cuba in our country. The PKP-1930 will continue to stand in solidarity with the Cuban revolution in the struggle to frustrate and defeat every imperialist attempt at intervention and interference ; in the struggle against the criminal US blockade ; and in the struggle for the return of the Guantanamo naval base to Cuban sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Finally, we wish every success and more progress and prosperity for Cuba, and the best of health to PCC First Secretary Raul Castro Ruz, President Miguel Diaz Canel Bermudez, and to all the office-bearers of the PCC and the government of the Republic of Cuba, as well as to the entire revolutionary people of Cuba.
With communist greetings,
General Secretary.

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Partido Comunista Paraguyao:
Espero el socialismo también por esta razón. Porque arrojará al estercolero todas estas fechas que ya no tienen ninguna resonancia en nuestro espíritu, y si el socialismo crea nuevas fechas, al menos serán las nuestras y no aquellas que debemos aceptar sin beneficio de inventario de nuestros necios antepasados”.
Antonio Gramsci, Turín, 1º de enero de 1916.
Hoy, 1 de enero de 2019, se cumplen 60 años del triunfo de la Revolución Cubana. 60 años del momento en que se sintetizaron las luchas y esfuerzos del pueblo cubano por desterrar a un gobierno autoritario, represivo y funcional a intereses extranjeros, y con él a un sistema productor de desigualdades y miseria.
El proceso revolucionario que se inició el 1 de enero de 1959 ha pasado por buenos y malos momentos, por victorias y derrotas, ha tenido aciertos y errores, pero, sobre todo, ha tenido la capacidad de crítica y auto-crítica que el marxismo exige. Ha sido un proceso de construcción de poder popular, de organización de la vida en los barrios, en los lugares de trabajo, en escuelas y colegios, una revolución cultural que dio acceso a educación y libros al pueblo, que se ocupó del bienestar de su gente, otorgando salud pública, universal y gratuita.
Desde el Partido Comunista Paraguayo saludamos fraternalmente a todo el pueblo cubano, por su dignidad y su coraje para construir una patria auténticamente suya, y por su solidaridad sin precedentes con todos los pueblos de América Latina y del mundo, haciendo carne las palabras de Martí: “Patria es Humanidad”.
¡Viva la Revolución!
¡Viva el pueblo de Cuba!
Comisión de Relaciones Internacionales
Comité Central
Partido Comunista Paraguayo.

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Partido Comunista de Chile (PCC):
Equipo ES. 01/01/019. El siguiente es el texto íntegro de la carta enviada a Raúl Castro por Guillermo Teillier y Lautaro Carmona, en el contexto de los 60 años del triunfo de la Revolución Cubana:
Al Compañero Primer Secretario del Partido Comunista de Cuba
Comandante Raúl Castro Ruz.
Muy apreciado Compañero:
Reciba el saludo fraterno del Partido Comunista de Chile, con ocasión del 60 Aniversario del histórico triunfo de la Revolución Cubana, que abrió paso a la primera revolución socialista de América, aquella gesta iniciada con el asalto al Cuartel Moncada, en Santiago de Cuba, en la que el comandante Fidel Castro y Ud. jugaron un papel trascendental.
Al poco tiempo del ingreso triunfal a La Habana el 1° de enero de 1959, el Partido Comunista de Chile, en la nota principal de su revista ideológica “Principios”, entre muchas otras afirmaciones, planteaba: “La solidaridad con Cuba, la vigilancia activa en defensa de su revolución y de su derecho a autogobernarse, ha pasado a ser el asunto más urgente para toda América Latina. La defensa de Cuba y la lucha antiimperialista en Chile y en el conjunto de América Latina y la realización de los esfuerzos necesarios a fin de unir y movilizar fuerzas suficientes para obtener un cambio de rumbos a favor de la democracia y del proceso de liberación nacional y social en cada uno de nuestros países. “Tal premisa, es tan válida hoy como ayer, más aún, al tener presente el significado profundo que ha tenido la Revolución Cubana en nuestro continente y el mundo entero. Con avances y retrocesos, los pueblos de América Latina llevan adelante procesos contra la explotación, por la justicia social, la democracia plena, la igualdad, en cada país de acuerdo a sus particularidades, pero con la conciencia clara de que solo la lucha nos hará libres.
Los intentos del gobierno de Donald Trump por revertir y frenar estos procesos, encuentran su principal escollo, en el ejemplo digno de Cuba, en la fuerza de sus ideas revolucionarias, en su solidaridad con otros pueblos.
Vemos como, al cumplir los 60 años de su revolución, Cuba, no solo resiste el largo, brutal e inhumano bloqueo norteamericano, que le ocasiona miles de millones de dólares en pérdidas y afecta gravemente su economía, sino que se alza como una de las primeras en índices de educación, salud, seguridad alimentaria y otros índices de desarrollo, prestando incluso su colaboración en educación y salud a decenas de países.
A la vez, es primera en el establecimiento de normas jurídicas de orden superior, que regulan la vida en sociedad y las relaciones entre los órganos del Estado y los ciudadanos. A la Constitución de 1976, se suma ahora el nuevo proceso constituyente, que actualiza la normativa institucional a la luz de la realidad de hoy, en un proceso constituyente vinculante, con la participación de millones de cubanas y cubanos, desde los 16 años de edad, ejemplar para todo el mundo y próximo ya a ser sometido a referéndum. Nuevas leyes, nuevas normas de convivencia interna y de relación con el mundo, sin perder de vista la perspectiva del socialismo.
Compañero Raúl, a usted le ha correspondido dirigir el inicio de esta nueva etapa de la Revolución Cubana, un rol esencial, estamos conscientes que ha sido posible por el esfuerzo de muchos miles de militantes comunistas, de revolucionarios, de cubanas y cubanos, que seguirán adelante en el arduo cometido de defender a Cuba y su pueblo, de fortalecer la economía y crear las condiciones para una sociedad socialista.
Junto con agradecer una vez más, por su intermedio, la inmensa solidaridad con el gobierno de Salvador Allende, luego con la lucha del pueblo de Chile para poner fin a la dictadura fascista de Pinochet, por la acogida a miles de exiliados, por la contribución a la formación de médicos chilenos y la desinteresada ayuda ante catástrofes que ha sufrido nuestro país, nos permitimos saludarlo con mucho aprecio, en este Año Nuevo de 2019 y en este 60 Aniversario de la Revolución Cubana, en que se alzan las figuras siempre presentes de Martí, Fidel y el Che.
Felicidades y éxitos a usted y al Partido Comunista de Cuba.
Guillermo Teillier del Valle                    Lautaro Carmona Soto
Presidente                                                Secretario General
Santiago de Chile, 1º de enero de 2019.

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AKEL (Cyprus)

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the victory of the Cuban Revolution, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of AKEL Andros Kyprianou sent the following message to the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba comrade Raul Castro, and to the President of the State Council and Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba comrade Miguel Diaz-Canel.

To: The Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raul Castro

Dear comrade,

On the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Victory of the Revolution, I convey to you the warm and militant greeting of solidarity of AKEL towards the people and the Communist Party of Cuba. The 1st January 1959, which marked the overthrow of Batista’s dictatorship subservient to the US and the beginning of socialist construction in Cuba, represents a glorious historic milestone for the world revolutionary movement, for the struggles of the peoples all over the world for freedom, independence and popular sovereignty.

Throughout these 60 years, the Cuban Revolution has not only withstood the aggression, blockade, and subversion, but has recorded remarkable achievements in education, health, social welfare, the position of women, sport, culture and popular participation. Furthermore, the thousands of humanitarian missions and educational assistance offered to dozens of countries around the world, in combination with Cuba’s policy based on principles and the solidarity it has pursued in its foreign policy, express in a concrete manner the deepening of the internationalist and humanistic content of the Revolution. We particularly appreciate the consistent solidarity of Cuba and the Communist Party of Cuba towards the struggle Cyprus is waging against imperialism, the foreign occupation and division.

AKEL expresses its trust towards the Communist Party of Cuba in the process of updating the economic model of the country in order to strengthen and deepen socialism. We salute the procedure of popular consultation on the constitutional reform with the mass participation of Cuban citizens, a fact which confirms that the socialist construction in Cuba constitutes a choice and cause of its own people.

The return of the US to the tactics of open aggression against Cuba, as expressed by the Trump Government, the rhetoric of the new President of Brazil, but also the various anti-Cuban resolutions of the Right and ultra-right wing in the European Parliament, are a reminder that the overthrow of the Cuban Revolution continues to be a goal for international imperialism. On behalf of AKEL, you can count on our steadfast firm solidarity towards the struggle for the abolition of the American blockade against Cuba and for the return of the territory of Guantánamo to Cuba, so that the sovereignty of Cuba and the choice of its people for the country’s path of development is respected.

Dear comrade,

The Cuban Revolution has been written in world history as a page of patriotism, humanism and internationalism; a page of dignity, heroism and selflessness. It is a flame that inspires not only Communists, but also every person and every people of the world struggling for a better future; a future of peace, freedom and social justice.

Andros Kyprianou, General Secretary of the Central Committee of AKEL.