Showing posts with label Cuba. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cuba. Show all posts

Thursday, June 4, 2020

KKE: Condemns U.S. aggression against Cuba, demands end to "barbaric blockade"

In a unilateral and arbitrary act, the U.S. government has included Cuba in the State Department list of countries which allegedly not cooperating fully against terrorism.

Read here the full statement-response of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

The groundless argument used by the U.S. government is the presence in Cuban territory of members of the delegation to peace talks of the National Liberation Army (ELN) of Colombia.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

SOLIDARITY YES – BLOCKADE NO: Declaration by Communist and Workers' Parties against the criminal U.S. blockade on Cuba


Following an initiative by the Cypriot party AKEL, numerous Communist and Workers' Parties from across the world have co-signed a Joint Declaration of solidarity towards Cuba, demanding the immediate lifting of the criminal U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade:

Friday, April 10, 2020

George Mavrikos (WFTU): "There is no vaccine, nor will it be found, to humanize capitalism"

The following article was written by George Mavrikos, General Secretary of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) which represents more than 100 million workers in 132 countries, on the occasion of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
The King is naked
By George Mavrikos.
The entire planet is deeply immersed in the coronavirus pandemic. To this day, there are 921,002 infected and 46,153 dead, according to official data. The situation is tragic on all continents. Thousands of families mourn their dead, hundreds of thousands suffer from the disease and millions of people live with anxiety and fear. We express to all of them our solidarity.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Fidel Castro: "Doctors, not bombs"

During this difficult situation of COVID-19 pandemic, with Cuba being once again a champion of internationalist solidarity, we remember the words of an extraordinary revolutionary, an exemplary communist, leader and man, Comandante Fidel Castro Ruz

Excerpts from Fidel’s 2003 speech given at the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires: 

"Since I am an optimist, I think this world can be saved, in spite of the mistakes made, in spite of the immense, hegemonic powers that have been created, because I believe ideas prevail over force...

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Cuba triumphs where capitalism has failed


Speaking to medical students in Havana, on 19 August 1960, communist revolutionary, guerrilla fighter and doctor Ernesto Che Guevara was pointing out: 
"The work that today is entrusted to the Ministry of Health and similar organizations is to provide public health services for the greatest possible number of persons, institute a program of preventive medicine, and orient the public to the performance of hygienic practices [...] Some day, therefore, medicine will have to convert itself into a science that serves to prevent disease and orients the public toward carrying out its medical duties [....] The doctor, the medical worker, must go to the core of his new work, which is the man within the mass, the man within the collectivity" [1].

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Cuban revolutionary, Major General Efigenio Ameijeiras Delgado, died at 88

Cuban revolutionary, General Efigenio Ameijeiras Delgado, has died at the age of 88, Granma newspaper reported on Monday 10 February.

Efigenio was born on September 21, 1931, in Chaparra, Oriente Region, Cuba.

From an early age he identified with the youth of the July 26 Movement, actively participating in actions against the dictatorial regime of Fulgencio Batista. Following his persecution by the Batista regime he traveled to Mexico, where he joined the preparations of Fidel Castro's revolutionary group. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

KKE: The Cuban Revolution affirmed the vitality of Marxism-Leninism

In a message addressed to the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) salutes the 61st anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. 

In the message, which was published yesterday in 'Rizospastis', the KKE points out that "the Cuban Revolution, the first socialist revolution in the american continent, was one of the greatest events that marked the 20th century, inspired the struggle of the suppressed and exploited ones in the whole world and proved that the people, with their struggle, have the power to overthrow capitalist barbarity".

Monday, December 2, 2019

The 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution was honored in Greece

In an event organized by the Hellenic-Cuban Association of Friendship and Solidarity in Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, hundreds of people paid tribute to the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. The event was attended by the Ambassador of Cuba in Greece Zelmys Maria Dominguez Cortina who delivered a greeting speech. 

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) was represented by Theano Kapeti, member of the Central Committee and Secretary of the Party Organisation of Central Macedonia of the KKE. Apart from the Cuban Ambassador, speeches were delivered by Nikos Mottas, General Secretary of the Hellenic-Cuban Association of Thessaloniki and Nikos Zokas, Vice President of the Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE). 

Friday, November 29, 2019

KKE MEP slams EU and US support on Cuban counterrevolutionary José Daniel Ferrer

Left: KKE MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos; Right: Cuban
counterrevolutionary Jose Daniel Ferrer.
As 902 portal reported, during an intervention in the Plenary of the European Parliament in Strasburg, the MEP of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos denounced the hypocritical stance of the E.U and the U.S. regarding the human rights situation in Cuba. 

More specifically, during the discussion titled "Cuba, the case of  José Daniel Ferrer", the KKE MEP pointed out the following:

Monday, November 25, 2019

D. Koutsoumbas: "Solidarity to the heroic people of Cuba who fight to defend their homeland"

Three years have passed since the death of Fidel Castro on November 25, 2016. On this occasion, the memory and political legacy of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution was honored on Saturday afternoon, during an event organized by "New Star cinema" in Athens, Greece.

Speeches about the life and polical activity of Fidel were delivered by the Ambassador of Cuba in Greece Zelmys Maria Dominguez Cortina and the Professor of Contemporary History at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Giorgos Margaritis. 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Cuba denounces coup attempt in Bolivia

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Sunday condemned the coup d'état perpetrated against his Bolivian counterpart, Evo Morales, an action that has been described as violent and cowardly.
On his Twitter account, the Cuban president called on the international community to mobilize 'for Evo's life and freedom'.
'The right wing with a violent and cowardly coup d'état is attacking democracy in #Bolivia. Our strong condemnation of the coup d'état and our solidarity with the brother president @evoespueblo. The world must mobilize for Evo's life and freedom. #EvoNoEstasSolo #SomosCuba,' the Cuban head of State twitted.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Conference: "People are rising up against savage capitalism"

A Solidarity Meeting for Democracy and against Neoliberalism, that took place in Havana over the weekend, with over 1,200 participants condemned the US economic, financial and trade blockade against Cuba and specially the harsh hostility of the Trump administration.

Leaders of left-wing organizations, progressive movements, labor unions, youth and students federations, intellectuals and academics from 90 nations attended the huge gathering. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Miguel Díaz-Canel: "We will be like Che, today, tomorrow and forever. Until the victory forever"

The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, today evoked the example of Argentine-Cuban communist revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara after the 52nd anniversary of his fall in combat.

In his Twitter account, the Cuban President wrote: "We will be like Che, today, tomorrow and forever. Until the victory forever. We are Cuba. We are continuity."

Saturday, July 27, 2019

¡No, señores imperialistas...!: President Miguel Díaz-Canel blasts U.S. imperialist aggression

Cuba will not betray its friends, warned President Miguel Diaz-Canel Friday in a speech pronounced on National Rebellion Day in the eastern Granma province.

He affirmed it in the commemoration of the 66th anniversary of the attacks on Moncada barracks, in Santiago de Cuba, and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, in Bayamo, a feat led by Fidel Castro and which started the Cuban Revolution.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Spain: PCTE expresses solidarity with Socialist Cuba on July 26th anniversary

The 8th Plenary Session of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE), held in Madrid on July 13-14, 2019, and due to the proximity of July 26, when the 66th Anniversary of the assault on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Barracks, conveys to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) the internationalist solidarity from our Party and the greatest wishes of success in the workers' and the whole Cuban people's struggles for socialism and national sovereignty.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Cuban President Diaz-Canel slams far-right US Senator Rubio: "We won't yield to threats"

"We will eternally defend our sovereignty and independence,” Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said, giving a powerful response to the despicable threats unleashed by far-right U.S. Florida Senator Marco Rubio.  

Cuba will not yield to “pressure or threats” from the United States, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said Saturday in response to an aggressive tweet taunt Friday by the Republican senator. 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

"Socialism Conference 2019" or Imperialism's Τrojan Ηorse?

From July 4 to 7, a large number of left-wing activists from across the United States gathered in Chicago in order to participate in the so-called "2019 Socialism Conference"

The event was sponsored by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Jacobin magazine and the trotskyite publisher Haymarket Books. 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Cuban Foreign Minister slams U.S. aggression: "Bolton and Pompeo lie again and again"

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez said today that lies are the basis of the aggressive escalation of the United States against Latin America.

'Bolton and Pompeo lie again and again (...) Accusations vs. #Cuba is a vulgar slander. Blackmail is unacceptable. They look for pretexts to intensify the blockade and hostility against the Island, 'the foreign minister wrote in his account on the social network Twitter.

Earlier, Rodriguez rejected the pronouncements of the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who accused the largest of the Antilles of being 'the true imperialist power in Venezuela.' 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

KKE denounces the U.S. imperialist aggression against Cuba and Latin American people

In a statement issued on Thursday 18 April, the Press Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) condemns the intensificiation of the U.S. imperialist aggression and threats against Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and the people of Latin America.
More specifically the KKE points out:
The KKE denounces the threats, which the US Security Advisor, John Bolton, unleashed against the peoples of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, characterizing these countries as a "troika of tyranny" and "threats to the security of the region". 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Cuba denounces the US-organized sabotage of Venezuelan electrical power system

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba strongly condemns the sabotage perpetrated against the Venezuelan electrical power system, which is a terrorist act intended to harm the defenseless population of an entire nation, and taking it hostage in the non-conventional war launched by the government of the United States against the legitimate government headed by comrade Nicolás Maduro Moros and the civic and military union of the Bolivarian, Chavista people.