On the capitalist dictatorship in Cuba. Polemic with SCR-IMT, or the importance of calling ourselves Trotskyists

As was to be expected, in the face of the popular demonstrations in Cuba against the Castro regime of Diaz-Canel that began a few months ago, most reformist and Stalinist organisations spoke of a "CIA conspiracy" and took sides in defence of the regime. However, it should be less...

How to continue the struggle against the Cuban dictatorship

Cuba is going through a moment of great political effervescence since 11 July. The International Workers’ League (IWL) has stood by the struggle against the dictatorship in Cuba at the beginning of the mobilisations, especially demanding the release of political prisoners and exposing the brutal repression of Díaz-Canel government....

After the 15N, Redouble the Efforts to Free the Cuban Political Prisoners

The so-called Civic March for Change, called by the“Archipiélago” platform, did not happen. Havana woke up completely militarized. The main organizers of the protest were arrested, disappeared or stopped from leaving their homes by police sieges, followed by pro-regime demonstrations with many people. On the day before, the building...

Freedom for the Political Prisoners of the Cuban Dictatorship

The degrading of the living conditions of the Cuban people led, on June 11th, to the biggest demonstrations against the government of the isle since 1959, in more than 60 cities, in the 14 provinces and on the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud. Slogans heard included “Down...

All Support and Solidarity with the November 15 Mobilization! Resist any Attempt of Imperialist Interference!

The following months showed that the July 11 demonstrations inaugurated a new political scenario in Cuba. The objective factors that triggered the popular discontent expressed in the streets - high prices, dollarization, shortages, health crisis, little or no perspective for the precarious youth, etc. - are still present, since...

The Cuban Regime Responds to November 15 Mobilization with more Repression… and Hypocrisy

Last July 11, several demonstrations were held in Cuba against the Castro regime. They expressed the demands of numerous sectors of the Cuban people for the terrible socio-economic situation in which they live and the demands for democratic freedoms denied by the regime.   By IWL-FI International Secretariat  -  October 20,...

Cuba| Why do we support the call to mobilize on November 15?

Three months after the 11J demonstrations, 505 demonstrators are still detained by the Cuban regime. Some are serving house arrest and several minors continue to be imprisoned, some sentenced to years in prison for daring to fight for their future. Statement of the International Secretariat of the LIT, October 13,...

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...

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