Cuba| Petition Campaign to Free Those Imprisoned for Engaging in the Struggle!

Between the night of July 11 and the afternoon of August 30, a group operating both inside and outside Cuba has reported—based on accounts by family, friends, acquaintances or citizens with this information--that 896 people have been arrested. Of the 896 reported arrests, 496 have been confirmed. It has also...

Castroism and the Central American Revolution

In the debates on the current Cuban situation, a majority sector of the left (defenders of the current Castro regime and its policies) claims that the main problem is the country's "isolation". This is partially true with regard to the commercial and financial U.S. imperialist blockade. However, they hide...

A debate on the blockade and capitalist restoration

What is the US blockade on Cuba? The economic blockade on Cuba is a measure planned by the imperialist administrations of Eisenhower (1953-1961) and Kennedy (1961-1963) to defeat the 1959 Cuban revolution. By Ricardo Ayala and Roberto Herrera In the final phase of the anti-dictatorial struggle against Fulgencio Batista, the 26th of...

Freedom for Gabriela Zequeira Hernández

Gabriela is a 17-year-old girl who is a symbol of popular participation in the July 11 in Cuba. She went to the hairdresser that afternoon and went through the demonstration, when she was arrested and severely harassed. In prison, she was a victim of sexist violence, as she had...

Cuban Government Response Lends Further Legitimacy to Protests

The mobilisations that took place on the island since 11 July and the Cuban government's response are being followed with extreme attention in America and around the world. The dictatorship has responded with repression, calling its shock troops to the streets to act alongside the regime's armed forces, a...

All Support for the Struggle of the Cuban People!

Cuba was shaken last Sunday by a wave of popular protests. In the streets of Havana and twenty other cities, social discontent was expressed. Hunger, unemployment, food shortages, the inability of the health system to control the pandemic and, as if that were not enough, the revulsion towards the...

We Stand in Solidarity with the Cuban People!

Hands Off Cuba!  For an Immediate End to the Sanctions and Blockade!   Statement by the Central Committee of Workers’ Voice/La Voz de los Trabajadores   What is Happening in Cuba?   On July 11th there were popular demonstrations in several cities in Cuba. They began in the town of San Antonio de los Baños and...

Cuba: Support the Campaign to Release the Prisoners!

In our recent IWL-FI statement on Cuba, we pointed out, along with the need to expose and repudiate the government repression, which has already claimed at least one death, the urgent need "to launch an immediate campaign for the freedom of political prisoners." As we believe that "solidarity towards...

Our Americas: José Martí and the International Fight Against Imperialism

Our Americas: José Martí and the International Fight Against Imperialism by Sean Joseph January 28, 2021 was the 168th anniversary of the birth of José Martí. For those unfamiliar, Martí occupies a nearly sacrosanct position within the national mythology and memory of Cubans. Often called “el apóstol” (the apostle) and “el...

Cuba: The Meaning of “Day Zero”

As of January 1, the Cuban government has begun to implement an economic plan whose main measure is the elimination of double currency in the country: the non-convertible peso and the convertible peso, which was exchangeable for dollars at a rate of 1=1. Now there will only be a...

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