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  Cuban Revolution (by L. Proyect)
The Americans and some of the Cubans were withdrawn by the home companies of the plants for which they worked, or left of their own accord: they found themselves unable to understand the struggle with the United States, unwilling to accept the new way of life that was opening up before them.
When the Cuban revolution was in its infancy, economists in the Soviet bloc were grappling with the aftermath of Stalin's command economy.
The Cuban revolution is a continuing monument to the determination of the Cuban people to choose a socialist model.
www.columbia.edu /~lnp3/mydocs/state_and_revolution/cuba.htm   (7530 words)

  IN DEFENSE OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The many enemies of the Cuban revolution, the ultraleft as well as the most prominent bourgeois historians, have employed the most sophisticated technological methods of mass information as well as the awesome power of the US media to confuse the working class and draw misguided revolutionists into certain defeat.
Instead, the character of the revolution was defined by the young intellectuals of the rural and urban middle classes whose participation dominated the insurrection.
Noting the contradiction between the socialist orientation of the revolution and his thesis of the bourgeois leadership, Draper concludes that the revolution was betrayed by Castro.
members.tripod.com /per_rasmussen/forsvar.htm   (4596 words)

 PlanetPapers - Cuban Revolution
Revolutions usually follow a rupture in the nation's events, are directed by a hero, have an ideology and belief system, and use symbols or tools to get its points across to the people.
The overthrow of the June 1952 elections by Batista indirectly led to the Cuban Revolution.
Historians argue on whom the "hero" of the revolution was.
www.planetpapers.com /Assets/266.php   (1493 words)

 The Cuban Revolution at the Crossroads
The Cuban leaders must find their allies in the world working class, making a call to the workers of the world to actively oppose the attempts by the capitalists to stifle the Cuban economy, and to encourage them in their fight for socialism in each country.
That does not mean that the Cuban people are unaware of the shortages in their standard of living and the abuses, of the suffocating bureaucracy and of the corruption that occurs in the highest spheres of the political system.
Correspondingly, the Cuban working class and the militants and leaders inside the Cuban CP that are truly communist, will equip themselves with the political and organisational strategies needed to face this challenge, fighting to change the deficiencies in the Cuban regime and promoting the socialist revolution beyond the frontiers of the island.
www.marxist.com /cuban-revolution-crossroads150702.htm   (2595 words)

 Cuban Revolution moves into a much bigger space - Providence Business News
So in 2001, the Republican-turned-independent ignored the naysayers and opened the Cuban Revolution, a hip downtown eatery that featured posters of Fidel Castro and Malcolm X and showed documentaries about Che Guevara and the Bay of Pigs invasion.
The new space gives Cuban Revolution a total of 2,500 square feet, enough to accommodate a cooler larger than the entire kitchen at the old spot.
Cuban Revolution also has a full bar now, so it can offer mojitos to complement its plates of maduros and Che fries.
www.pbn.com /private/4c5bc9874d.html   (877 words)

 North American Congress on Latin America
It recalls the most hateful days of the Cold War, and continues to hold out the hope that the Cuban revolution can be destroyed.
Its most enduring feature is the 30-year-old assumption that the United States will be able to subdue the island once again when the Cuban leader dies.
In 1989 the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) was formed to carry on the struggle, but by 2008, as the party’s “tribes” vie for power, the PRD itself has reverted to the tradition of impunity within its own internal politics.
www.nacla.org   (576 words)

 Women in the Cuban Revolution
Webcast of the November 18, 2004 Canadian Cuban Friendship Association (CCFA) event at the Maritime Labour Centre in Vancouver called "Women in the Cuban Revolution" featuring Alicia Gonzalez.
Cuban women enjoy equal pay, hold 36% of seats in parliament, 49% of judgeships, comprise 60% of lawyers, 47% of the Supreme Court, and 70% of educators and health professionals, among many other spectacular achievements.
Formerly in charge of South American relations for Federation of Cuban Women, Alicia González is currently responsible for international relations with Canada and the U.S.A. She has traveled and spoken extensively on women in Cuba and their role in shaping that nation's future.
www.workingtv.com /womeninthecubanrevolution.html   (179 words)

 Race and the Cuban Revolution by Lisa Brock and Otis Cunningham
Tense race relations, socialist development, and internationalism during the early stages of the revolution are generally presented as new phenomena in Cuba, having little or no roots in the past or in the social, political and economic arena of the period.
Cuban Blacks had been made to feel that their Maximo Lider was being subjected by the Yankees to the same segregationist treatment they themselves had experienced for centuries.
He implies that Cuban involvements in the Congo and in Angola were opportunistic and not in response to appeals by the movements and countries themselves.
www.afrocubaweb.com /brock2.htm   (5918 words)

 Cuban Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cuban Revolution was the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista’s regime by the 26th of July Movement and the establishment of a new Cuban government led by Fidel Castro in the 1950s.
It began with the assault on the Moncada Barracks on July 26, 1953, and ended on January 1, 1959, when Batista was driven from the country and the cities Santa Clara and Santiago de Cuba were seized by rebels, led by Che Guevara and Fidel Castro's surrogates Raúl Castro and Huber Matos, respectively.
The term "Cuban Revolution" is also used to refer to the social revolution after the overthrow of Batista and the adoption of Marxist principles by the new Cuban Government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cuban_Revolution   (1928 words)

 The Cuban revolution the truth behind the lies
It was not a communist revolution (as the quotes from Che and Castro below clearly show).The communists (formerly allies of Batista) sided with Castro in his "coup" to remove all other leaders of the revolution stealing the success of the ant-Batista revolution.
While the Cuban regime has tried to "play down" this revolt one only has to visit the "museum of the banditism" in Trinidad to see how widespread and forceful this second effort to recoup the revolutionary gains was.
Julia Sweig shatters the mythology surrounding the Cuban Revolution in a compelling revisionist history that reconsiders the revolutionary roles of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara and restores to a central position the leadership of the Cuban urban underground, the Llano.
www.cubaverdad.net /revolution.htm   (5244 words)

 Cuban Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A CUBAN SANDWICH with plantain chips, in foreground, house-made flan drizzled with caramel syrup, and fl beans and rice are on the menu at Cuban Revolution in Providence.
It is an amalgamation of the Spanish, Latin and Caribbean influences that have dominated the island for centuries.
While Cuban Revolution embraces many typical Cuban dishes -- most notably the Cuban sandwich -- there are many areas of the island's exciting peasant cuisine that are left largely ignored.
www.thecubanrevolution.com /newcubareviews.htm   (779 words)

 Race and the Cuban Revolution
Cuba's nineteenth-century revolution emerged from a society that seemed highly unrevolutionary-a society that in the political ferment of the Age of Revolution earned the designation "the ever-faithful isle." Between 1776 and 1825, as most of the colonies of North and South America acquired their independence, Cuba remained a loyalist stronghold.
Haiti's slave revolution served as perpetual example of what might happen to whites in the midst of armed rebellion; but there were smaller, local examples as well.
It was onto this world that revolution erupted on October 10, 1868; and when it did, it seemed to defy the fear and division that formed the society from which it emerged.
www.historyofcuba.com /history/ada1.htm   (1254 words)

 ‘Socialism in one country’ and the Cuban Revolution
Celia Hart is a member of the Cuban Communist Party and the daughter of Haydée Santamaria and Armando Hart, both historic leaders of the 1959 Cuban Revolution.
To understand the Cuban revolution from the standpoint of its socialist character is important for the international communist movement, which faces a challenging struggle, now that all the Stalinist pseudo-theories such as Peaceful Coexistence, Socialist Realism, and Socialism in One Country have collapsed.
The Cuban Revolution can be lasting, as long as it continues to be a revolution, projecting itself through the world and living for the world and for the dispossessed.
www.geocities.com /mnsocialist/cuba-trotsky.html   (4618 words)

 History of the Cuban Revolution
Cuba's revolution has its origins in the struggle against Spanish colonialism, which intensified in the second half of the 19th century.
Cuban revolutionary Jose Marti, who had travelled in the USA, wrote of the occupiers: 'I have lived inside the monster and I know its entrails...Shall we bring the country dear to our hearts, virgin and fruitful, to this frenzied pack of rich against poor,...white against fl....
The US imperialists have used every means at their disposal short of all-out war to strangle the Revolution: economic sabotage, bacteriological warfare, the economic blockade (which has cost Cuba an estimated £40bn) and repeated attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro.
www.rcgfrfi.easynet.co.uk /ratb/cuba/cuba_rev.htm   (934 words)

 Jiskha Homework Help - Social Studies: World History: Cuban Revolution
Beginning in the 1950's the face and shape of Cuba were altered forever by the Cuban revolution.
Still, Cubans loyally held to the hope that by electing the right leadership, a democratic government might yet be preserved.
Most of the Cuban exiles that are expelled from Cuba by Fidel Castro and the Cubans who leave out of free will resettle in Miami Florida as it is the closest point of US land to their homeland Cuba.
www.jiskha.com /social_studies/world_history/cuban_revolution.html   (1162 words)

 Wired 13.04: The Cuban Revolution
Another wall is decorated with Mavericks memorabilia, and a towering glass vitrine holds documents from the 1998 Broadcast.com IPO that made Cuban a billionaire.
Hunched over a PC in the corner of the room, wearing a Mavs jersey and white sweatpants, Cuban is doing what he likes best: swapping email with fans, posting provocative entries on his blog, BlogMaverick, and figuring out new ways to make a buck.
Cuban is optimistic; he's pushing to complete the Landmark rollout within two years and believes widespread adoption of digital cinema will happen by 2012.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/13.04/cuban.html   (1066 words)

 Cuban Revolution - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On January 1, 1959 dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba after the collapse of his regime in the wake of a defeat by forces led by Fidel Castro.
Batista y Zaldívar, Fulgencio (1901-1973), Cuban president (1940-1944, 1952-1959) and dictator, born in Banes.
In 1959 a guerrilla force commanded by Fidel Castro, a leftist revolutionary, unseated Cuba’s dictatorial ruler Fulgencio Batista in the Cuban...
encarta.msn.com /Cuban_Revolution.html   (270 words)

 Perspectives of The Cuban Revolution
We should note first that the Cuban Revolution was not achieved through the instrumentality of the Communist Party of Cuba, which, indeed, for a long time got along very well with Batista and never, even as late as 1958, believed that Cuba would break away from the United States, no less build a socialist country.
The Cuban Revolution, then, was won outside of and independent of the Communist Party by forces alien to that sterile sect.
It is the best guarantee that the Cuban Revolution will endure and remain permanently carrying out the interests of the working class to the end.
www.weisbord.org /CubanRev.htm   (2407 words)

 Inside the Cuban Revolution - Council on Foreign Relations
Council Fellow Julia Sweig Debunks the Mythology Surrounding the Birth of the Cuban Revolution
In her book, Council Senior Fellow Julia Sweig shatters the mythology surrounding the Cuban Revolution in a compelling revisionist history that reconsiders the roles of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara and restores to a central position the leadership of the Cuban urban underground, the Llano.
Sweig debunks two long-standing myths: that the Cuban Revolution was won by a band of guerrillas and peasants, and that domestic politics in Cuba is dead.
www.cfr.org /publication/4591/inside_the_cuban_revolution.html   (1140 words)

 History of Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cubans were torn between the profits generated by sugar and a repugnance for slavery, which they saw as morally, politically, and racially dangerous to their society.
Cuban independence from Spain was gained by a complex of three larger wars (with the second, La Guerra Chiquita (aka the Small War; 1879-1880) overlapping the end of the first), including La Guerra de los Diez Años (aka Ten Years' War; 1868-1878), and a number of other actions.
The transfer of duties is in line with Article 94 of the Cuban Constitution, which states "In cases of the absence, illness or death of the president of the Council of State, the first vice president assumes the president’s duties".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Cuba   (7583 words)

The Social Revolution must move further and further to the left, the workers must begin to strive for leadership to move the revolution into the direct paths of socialism.
Thus the poor Cuban people are faced not only with the open and deadly enmity of American imperialism, including the leaders of the U.S. trade unions, but are faced with the heavy burdens of removing the degenerated weight of Khrushchevism-Stalinism brought in by Castro to prevent them from taking over in their own right.
Their hope would seem to be the development of the socialist revolution elsewhere particularly in Latin America but here, too, Castro, and the Stalinists seem to control all the avenues of approach.
www.weisbord.org /Castroism.htm   (3861 words)

 Che Guevara bio - History of Cuba
Upon landing in Cuba, most of the 81 men on the yacht were caught or killed, and only 16 escaped into the Sierra Maestra Mountains, where peasants and farmers aided them until their forces grew into the revolutionary army that defeated Batista.
After taking on many important jobs in the Cuban government after the Revolution (he headed Cuba's Ministry of Industry from 1961 to 1965) he led a force of 120 Cubans into the Congo, but the mission ended in failure.
Escape to the Sierra Maestra - An excerpt from Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolution By Che Guevara
www.historyofcuba.com /history/chebio.htm   (760 words)

 Peter Bohmer: The Cuban Revolution, Present and Future   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cuban's survival in the face of the U.S. attempt to destroy the Cuban revolution is a great achievement as is Cuba's continuing to provide for the basic needs of its population.
Cuban society is not the dictatorship you hear about in the media here; people do speak up and criticize, and there is no torture or disappearance of dissidents.
However, the Cuban revolution, the concept of socialism and Fidel Castro and the Communist Party are seen as legitimate by the majority of the population, and the overwhelming majority would fight in support of the revolution if the U.S. invaded.
www.counterpunch.org /bohmer09092004.html   (4803 words)

 Cuban revolution women - Socialist revolution and women’s liberation [S&L Magazine]
The situation at the time of the triumph of the Cuban revolution on January 1, 1959 was entirely In 1960 only 7% of Cuban women held employment.
She was a key figure in the Cuban revolution and the long-standing head of the Cuban Women's Federation, which works to advance women's rights.
The outbreak of the second Cuban Revolution in 1895 was seen as a major.
xn--m8tp9i8yb.com /?q=cuban-revolution-women   (559 words)

 Cuban Revolution
The Cuban Revolution of 1959 began with the failed attack on the
So, in the study of the Cuban Revolution, a concise summary of the names, dates, places, and events is invaluable.
Nevertheless, his analysis of the Cuban Revolution adds an uncommon view to the varying viewpoints of the revolution.
www2.truman.edu /~marc/webpages/revsfall99/cuba   (1132 words)

 Monthly Review January 2004 István Mészáros
But the Cuban revolution is also unique in the sense that the overthrow of the servile Batista regime was preceded by three years of armed struggle, sustained by an ever increasing number of the country’s population.
The Cuban revolution is thus unique also in the respect that in its aftermath even the first signs of a potential anti-imperialist armed struggle had to be crushed by direct or indirect U.S. intervention, as shown also by Che Guevara’s tragic fate.
The Cuban revolution is unique for a variety of important reasons—including the historical constitution of its leadership from José Martí to the present—so it cannot be imitated or repeated, let alone turned into the compulsory model of revolutionary transformation.
www.monthlyreview.org /0104meszaros.htm   (3325 words)

 After 40 years, Cuban Revolution still stirs passion / Reuters - Cuba News / Noticias - CubaNet News
But celebrations are expected to center on the ``cradle of the revolution,'' Santiago de Cuba province, where the rebels landed in 1956 and held out in the mountains for three years.
Nowhere is the Cuban Revolution more vividly symbolized than in the tall, bearded figure of its ``Maximum Leader,'' a fiery young idealist who threw down the gauntlet in 1953 with a daring but abortive attack on the Moncada military barracks.
There are no public opinion polls but informal discussions with Cubans across the spectrum show only a few other than government officials are prepared either to defend the system to the hilt or oppose it actively.
www.cubanet.org /CNews/y98/nov98/19e6.htm   (1120 words)

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