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  The Militant - 1/8/96 -- Che Guevara's Firsthand Account Of The Battles That Led To Triumph Of Cuban Workers And ...
It is the process of continuing to learn how revolutionary slogans have to reflect the tangible aspirations of the people, and of continuing to learn from the people what their most deeply felt desires are, and to transform these into banners of political agitation.
The chapter "War and the Peasant Population" was originally published in Lunes de Revolucíón, the Monday cultural supplement to the Havana daily Revolución, the newspaper of the July 26 Movement.
The war whose episodes are the subject of this book was not the end but the beginning of the greatest historic event of the second half of the twentieth century.
www.themilitant.com /1996/601/601_16.html   (7897 words)

 CUBANOW - The Digital Magazine of Cuban Arts and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Aldabonazo: Inside the Cuban Revolutionary Underground, 1952-58, brings this account of the victorious struggle to overthrow the US-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista to significantly new and broader audiences.
They emerged as different people, molded by these experiences and by the social realities they shared with the men and women in the mountains and fields, from whom they learned, and with whom their future was fused.
Revolutionary Directorate andthe guerrilla war in the Escambray mountains of the central region of Cuba; and
www.cubanow.net /global/loader.php?secc=10&cont=culture/num7/aldabon.htm   (2133 words)

 Tamil related Books -War - A Continuation of Politics by Other Means
In January 1965 Ernesto Guevara, one of the heroes of the Cuban Revolutionary War and a minister in Fidel Castro's government, vanished.
Revolutionary militants who go off to take part in a similar experience must begin without dreams, abandoning everything that used to constitute their lives and exertions.
The only ones who should do it are those with a revolutionary strength of mind much greater than the average (even the average in a revolutionary country), with practical experience gained in struggle, with a high level of political development, and with solid discipline.
www.tamilnation.org /books/War   (1945 words)

 Margaux Joffe, "'As Free as the Words of a Poem': Las Krudas and the Cuban Hip-Hop Movement"
Although the socialist revolution of 1959 "officially" rid Cuban society of racism and sexism, the government still retained the Stalinist belief that homosexuality was a byproduct of the decadence of capitalism.
Cintio Vitier's metaphor of relationships between artists and intellectuals and the Cuban Revolutionary project serves to illustrate the dialectic of the Cuban hip-hop movement: "We should be as free as the words of a poem.
Cuban rap artists, including Las Krudas, are entrenched in this continual and intimate process of critical deconstruction and consensual rebuilding of the revolutionary poem in the special period, demanding freedom to create critical spaces, but ultimately committing these spaces to the service of the resistance and the revolution.
mrzine.monthlyreview.org /joffe130206.html   (1761 words)

 Cuban War History
The Ten Years War (also known as The Big War) began on 10 October 1868 under the leadership of the attorney Carlos Manuel de Céspedes and seconded by a group of patriots in the sugar mill La Demajagua, calling for liberty and independence of the island.
Activities in the Ten Years War peaked in the years 1872 and 1873, but after the death of Agramonte and destitution of Céspedes, operations were limited to the regions of Camagüey and Oriente, due in part to a lack of supplies.
The War of Independence (Guerra de Independencia) started on 24 February 1895, under the intellectual leadership of the writer and philosopher José Martí, who is considered by all Cubans as Father of the Country.
www.cubagenweb.org /mil/war-hist.htm   (1363 words)

 American Experience | Fidel Castro | People & Events | PBS
Unbeknownst to the Cuban leader, Khrushchev had already reached an agreement with President John F. Kennedy to withdraw the missiles, without consulting Castro.
Yet the Cuban revolution continued to face threats, as a U.S. covert war code-named Operation Mongoose proceeded.
Then, fifteen years after the triumph of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro made what was perhaps the most important choice of his life, one which would determine the future of Cuba-U.S. relations into the 21st century.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/castro/peopleevents/e_coldwar.html   (1226 words)

 War & Response: A Spanish-American War Centennial
After the war, a series of later investigations on the wrecked Maine favored the conclusion that the ship’s destruction was caused by an accidental internal explosion.
The Cuban Liberation Army was removed from the front line, and U.S. commanders showed ill-disguised disdain for the Cuban revolutionary leadership, especially its men of color, and denied the rebel army access to the cities, to positions of authority, and even to the Paris Peace Conference.
Effective as a leader in both the Civil War and the Indian wars, Nelson was also successful in the Cuban and Puerto Rican campaigns, despite his alienation from both the President and the Secretary of War, and the decimation of his troops by disease and poor supplies.
www.uwm.edu /Library/special/exhibits/s&awar/s&awar_amerlit_military.htm   (946 words)

 Special tours to Cuba at Cubanjourneys.com - programs for architects, art lovers and other proffessionals in Cuba, the ...
The Ten Years War, thus started, came to an end in 1878 by means of the Zanjón Pact between the rebels and the Spanish Army.
In 1898, when the Cuban victory over Spain was almost imminent, after the explosion of the American ship "Maine" on the harbor of Havana, the United States declared war on Spain defeating its army shortly after.
The Cuban Republic was established on May 20, 1902 under the restrictions of the Platt Amendment which established the American right to intervene on the Island.
www.cubanjourneys.com /cuba_info/history.php   (934 words)

 Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War
Ernesto Guevara was, next to Fidel Castro, the most influential spirit and the best mind of the Cuban Revolution--both in its military phase and, after the overthrow of Batista, in the phase of intensive social reconstruction that still goes on an has earned James Reston's guarded approval.
Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War is Guevara's unadorned memoirs of his own service in that struggle.
ERNESTO "Che' GUEVARA (1928-67), Latin American guerrilla leader and revolutionary theorist, who became a hero to the New Left radicals of the 1960s, was born into a middle-class family in Rosario, Argentina.
www.nathanielturner.com /reminiscencescubanrevolutionary.htm   (1389 words)

 Spanish American War Centennial - commemoration of events that shaped Tampa's history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
During the Ten-Year War (1868-1878), a Tampa native, Captain Joseph Fry, nearly brought the United States and Spain to war.
Cuban patriot, Jose Marti, was one of the leaders of the Cuban insurrection of 1895.
By the end of the Spanish-American War, 66,000 troops had passed through Tampa's ports, and nearly 13,000 railroad freight cars had delivered food, ammunition, and medical supplies for the expedition to Cuba.
www.tampagov.net /documents/Spanish_American_War_centennial.asp   (1045 words)

 Guerrilla war, a method   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
From then on, the problems of guerrilla wars were mentioned during the theoretical discussions of progressists parties in continent, and the possibility and convenience of its utilization generated contradictory polemics.
As well as the begin of the war at a certain point of the country is faded to develop it entirely, the begin of the revolutionary war contributes to develop new conditions in the other countries.
The development of the revolutions has occurred as usual by inverted proportions of flows and reflows; the counter-revolutionary reflow corresponds to the revolutionary flow, and vice-versa; during the moments when the revolutionary moments is weak rises the contra-revolution etc..
www.marxists.org /archive/guevara/1963/misc/guerrilla-war-method.htm   (3536 words)

 americas.org - Spy’s Wife Sues and Wins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
He denies being a Cuban agent but is under indictment for spying and conspiracy to commit murder in the United States.
Martínez sued Cuba under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1996, which allows people to sue for damages resulting from acts of terrorism, even though her ex-husband has yet to be found guilty of being a spy.
Her award, for emotional damage, is to be paid out of frozen Cuban funds in the United States.
www.americas.org /item_9944   (240 words)

 Revolutionary Youth
The Russian revolutionary Vladamir Lenin once pointed out the tendency of the ruling class to “co-opt” revolutionaries after their deaths, turning them into mere “logos” which they attempt to render meaningless by separating the individual from what it is they stood for.
The Castro brothers and others Cubans were planning to return to Cuba as a guerrilla force named the “26th of July Movement” (after the date of the original attack on the garrison).
Che had planned to teach the local Simba fighters communist ideology and the strategies and tactics of guerrilla warfare; but, due to their incompetence, superstition, and internal feuds, he was unable to, and the revolt eventually failed.
www.freepeoplesmovement.org /ry/rya5a.html   (3656 words)

 Cuban history - The Landing of the Granma
These had to be done in the face of constant interference by the Mexican police, treachery among the Cubans, and spying by Batista agents.
"I had been linked to him from the outset by a tie of romantic adventurous sympathy," writes Guevara in Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War, "and by the conviction that it would be worth dying on a foreign beach for such a pure ideal." Guevara joined the expedition as the revolutionary army's official doctor.
The landing of the Granma, in December 1956, was planned to re-enact the route that José Martí had followed to begin Cuba's War of Independence in 1895.
www.historyofcuba.com /history/granma.htm   (990 words)

 plerophory.com ..::.. plerophory \Ple*roph"o*ry\, n. Full persuasion.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
As president of the national bank after the fall (Jan., 1959) of Fulgencio Batista he was instrumental in cutting Cuba's traditional ties with the United States and in directing the flow of trade to the Communist bloc.
At heart a revolutionary rather than an administrator, he left Cuba in 1965 to foster revolutionary activity in the Congo and other countries.
Guevara wrote Guerrilla Warfare (1961), Man and Socialism in Cuba (1967), Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War (1968), and The African Dream (2001), a forthright account of the failed Congo rebellion.
plerophory.com /bios/_bios.cguevara.htm   (198 words)

 Chronology of the Spanish-American War
Cuban independence movement (Ejército Libertador de Cuba) issued in the Grito de Baire, declaring Independencia o muerte (Independence or death), as the revolutionary movement in Cuba began.
Upon his departure from the Philippines, the insurgent movement renewed revolutionary activity due mainly to the Spanish government's failure to abide by the terms of the Pact of Biak-na-Bato.
U.S. fleet left Key West, Florida for Havana to begin the Cuban blockade at the principal ports on the north coast and at Cienfuegos.
www.loc.gov /rr/hispanic/1898/chronology.html   (3487 words)

 American Experience | Fidel Castro | People & Events | PBS
From his first meeting with Fidel Castro in Mexico in 1955 to his death in the Bolivian Andes in 1967, Ché Guevara's revolutionary career spanned little more than a decade.
Guevara discovered that cause in late summer 1955, when he was introduced to a daring exiled Cuban rebel leader committed to freeing his country from a dictator.
It was an era of world revolution, and Fidel Castro had declared his readiness to support revolutionaries "in any corner of the world." Ché was the most visible advocate of this commitment.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/castro/peopleevents/p_guevara.html   (1487 words)

 Civil War maps from Omni Resources.
This is the classic battle of the Civil War and the site of arguably the most famous charge in history.
The 100th anniversary of the Spanish American War was celebrated in 1998.
There are also reproductions of the guidon of Company G, a field telephone used during the war, and a photograph of the Rough Riders gathering for inspection in Tampa, Florida.
www.omnimap.com /catalog/cats/civilwar.htm   (1236 words)

 Pivotal role at crucial time: Cuban help for our freedom / Orlando Sentinel - Cuba News / Noticias - CubaNet News
In May, I was reminded of the Cuban ladies' efforts by a Cuban-American reporter in Washington.
We were both covering a White House reception for Cuban exiles, and, as President George W. Bush pledged to encourage democratic reforms in Cuba, our thoughts turned to 1781.
And so it was that the Cuban Creoles, no longer feeling an allegiance to Spain and hating all things British, would do their part for the American Revolution and most likely played a pivotal role at a crucial moment.
www.cubanet.org /CNews/y01/jul01/04e6.htm   (640 words)

 The Militant - 2/3/97 -- U.S. Army officer reviews books by Guevara
A team of Cuban scholars has worked for a decade on an edited set of Ernesto "Che" Guevara's memoirs on the Cuban Revolutionary War, published as Pasajes de la guerra revolucionaria (Havana: Editorial Política, 1996).
Mary- Alice Waters, a writer and longtime champion of the Cuban Revolution, worked simultaneously to prepare an English version, the Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War 1956- 58.
Betrayed in the field, captured, and executed in October 1967 by the Bolivian administration of Rene Barrientos, he was immediately enshrined in the Valhalla of fallen revolutionaries.
www.themilitant.com /1997/615/615_26.html   (863 words)

 Wars & world history - Homework Center - Multnomah County Library
Choose a Civil War battle and find out who was in command, other names for the battle, and a brief outline of exactly what happened.
The 250th commemoration of the war takes visitors to the famous places and learn the history of the war.
Discover the history of Vietnam, the war, the Tet Offensive, marine, army, air force operations, and who allied forces were.
www.multcolib.org /homework/warwldhc.html   (4096 words)

 Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War by Che Guevara
Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War by Che Guevara
Within a year after the triumphal entry into Havana at the beginning of 1959, Che Guevara began to set down the history of the guerrilla war.
His history of the war appeared episodically during the next few years in various Cuban periodicals such as Verde Olivo and Bohemia.
www.monthlyreview.org /che.htm   (306 words)

 Che Guevara: Short Biography #2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
As president of the national bank after the fall (Jan., 1959) of Fulgencio Batista he was instrumental in cutting Cuba's traditional economic ties with the United States and in directing the flow of trade to the Communist bloc.
At heart a revolutionary rather than an administrator, he left Cuba in 1965 to foster revolutionary activity in other countries.
He wrote Guerrilla Warfare (1961), Man and Socialism in Cuba (1967), and Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War (1968).
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/8702/short2.html   (198 words)

 Diaries of a revolutionary / WorldNetDaily - Cuba News / Noticias - CubaNet News
Thirty-four years after Ernesto Che Guevara was killed by a drunken Bolivian sergeant, Grove Press has published on the anniversary of his death the diaries he had kept during the year he had spent in the Congo before setting forth for another and final futile attempt to bring about a revolution, this time in Bolivia.
The cover bears the rather romantic title of "The African Dream," subtitled "The diaries of the revolutionary war in the Congo." Below a glam fl-and-white photograph of the iconic Guevara is a citation from the Sunday Times (London): "This fascinating secret history at last illuminates the missing chapter of a revolutionary icon."
Madame Mitterand, known for her sympathies for the left, was thought to be behind one of the last official visits made by a foreign head of state before President Mitterand's death: Fidel Castro.
www.cubanet.org /CNews/y01/oct01/09e5.htm   (718 words)

 Military Theory of War, Warfare Theory, Principles of War, Military Strategy, Theories, Theorists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Assuming that a nation at war has some rational objectives, the next question is: “Is the national military strategy tailored to meet the national political objectives?” What this question suggests is that there be a close correlation between the political ends of war and the military means employed to achieve those ends.
Of all theories on the art of war, the only reasonable one is that which, founded upon the study of military history, admits a certain number of regulating principles, but leaves to natural genius the greatest part in the general conduct of a war without trammeling it with exclusive rules.
In strategic war, a clash may well take place, but it is not always necessary, should normally be avoided, and is almost always a means to an end and not an end in itself.
www.au.af.mil /au/awc/awcgate/awc-thry.htm#prinwar   (13204 words)

 Wars and conflicts of the U.S. Navy
Casualties: U.S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel killed and wounded in wars, conflicts and incidents with hostile forces, 1775-present.
The Battle Streamers contain a brief history of the Navy's role in the war, conflict or operation.
Officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in the War of 1812
www.history.navy.mil /wars/index.html   (1109 words)

 books about: puebla (nineteenth-century transatlantic revolutionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This is an interview with Brigadier General Tetý Puebla, the highest-ranking female officer of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces.
In the exchange with the interviewer Tetý tells the story of her experiences in the Cuban revolutionary war.
Revolution in Mexico's Heartland is a carefully researched and richly detailed case study of the most violent phase of the Mexican Revolution in the key state of Puebla.
www.very-clever.com /books/puebla   (439 words)

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