Monday, January 6, 2020

Cuba Marches On! Cuba Resists! Cuba Wins!

Isaac Saney, CNC Spokesperson, January 1, 2020

Sixty-one years! It is sixty-one years since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Sixty-one years in which Cuba definitively and defiantly embarked on a path that established authentic self-determination, placing the Cuban nation firmly in the hands of its people.

It is profoundly poignant that the Cuban Revolution has not only outlasted 11-U.S. presidential administrations but has also existed longer than the U.S. neocolony that was imposed on the people of Cuba in 1898 when Washington militarily intervened in that heroic island nation just as Cuba's liberation fighters were on the verge of throwing-off once-and-for all the yoke of Spanish colonialism.

The Cuban Revolution is a culmination of the struggles for national independence and social justice, first launched on October 10, 1868 by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, carried forward and deepened by José Martí in 1895, and revived periodically throughout the first-half of the 20th century when Cuba languished under U.S. hegemony. It is, therefore, the crystallization and consummation of the historical aspirations of the Cuban people, manifested time and time again in their re-affirmation and determination to defend, strengthen and perfect the revolutionary project.

However, the empire has never accepted the verdict of the Cuban people; it has waged an economic war and a campaign of destabilisation aimed at restoring U.S. imperialism's domination and tutelage.

In the face of unceasing and escalating U.S. hostility, the Cuban Revolution has made an invaluable contribution to the global struggle for justice, social development and human dignity.

Cuba holds an admirable place in the international community regarding the protection and promotion of the rights of its citizens. Cuba is not a haven for the economic violence that reigns in so many countries.

In Cuba everyone is guaranteed an education and access to universal and free healthcare.

In Cuba no one is “disappeared” or the victim of extra-judicial execution.

In Cuba there are no homeless roaming the streets, no one left to fend for them-self, eking out an existence in a dog-eat-dog society.

Besieged by imperialism, the heroic island nation has made invaluable contributions to the well-being of the world’s nations and peoples, having established an unparalleled legacy of internationalism and humanitarianism.

More than 400,000 Cuban medical personnel  have served in 164 countries fighting disease.

More than 2,000 Cubans gave their lives in the struggles to liberate Africa from the scourge of colonialism and apartheid.  

What Cuba has done nationally and internationally is no small feat. It's impressive achievements have occurred in the midst of an all-sided  brutal aggression by Washington. The U.S. economic blockade - the principal obstacle to Cuba’s social and economic development - has cost the island nation in excess of $1 trillion U.S. dollars, constituting a flagrant violation of the human rights of the people of Cuba.

Washington’s objective is the negation and extinguishing of Cuba’s right to self-determination and independence.  

Since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution on January 1st, 1959, the Cuban people have resisted all attempts to take away their independence and freedom, and re-impose foreign domination. They have repelled the unceasing economic, financial and propagandistic assault by Washington, including the April 1961 mercenary invasion.

Cubans have never wavered in their revolutionary resolve and commitment. As Cuban President Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez declared in his December 21, 2019 address to Cuba's National Assembly: "United we have won! United we will win!"

Long Live the Cuban Revolution!
¡Viva la Revolución Cubana!

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