U.S. creates secret ‘Cuban Twitter’ plan

By JEFF MACKLER A startling but perhaps, in these repressive times, routine April 3 Associated Press (AP) story entitled, “U.S. secretly created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest” was based on 1000 pages of USAID (United States Agency for International Development) documents obtained by AP. To date AP has not revealed how it obtained these documents. … Continue reading U.S. creates secret ‘Cuban Twitter’ plan

Cuba’s new economic reforms

By JEFF MACKLER Following is an edited version of the resolution on Cuba’s new economic reforms, adopted by the 2012 National Convention of Socialist Action (U.S.). The original draft was prepared by the author. The Dec. 1, 2010, announcement by the Cuban Federation of Labor that the jobs of some 500,000 workers would be terminated … Continue reading Cuba’s new economic reforms

A Marxist analysis of Cuba

The text below consists of major excerpts from a resolution, "Death Agony of World Capitalism and the Crisis of Proletarian Leadership" that was approved by Socialist Action's national convention in August 1998.The Cuban revolution of 1959 profoundly changed economic and social life on the island. Within two years after the revolution, the capitalist system had … Continue reading A Marxist analysis of Cuba

Celia Hart on the Resignation of Fidel Castro

by Celia Hart [Celia Hart is a Cuban journalist and political activist. The translation is by Socialist Action.]Yesterday, under the most beautiful February moon, at the 17th annual Havana Book Fair, in which it seems that everything is possible, we presented the edition of Trotsky's “Revolution Betrayed” put out by the Spanish publisher Fundación Federico … Continue reading Celia Hart on the Resignation of Fidel Castro

Cuban Journalist Sees Permanent Revolution in Latin America

by SA’s Editors / July 2005 issue of Socialist Action newspaper To celebrate the new rise of revolutionary movements in Latin America, Celia Hart—a leading Cuban journalist and intellectual and the daughter of two of the most celebrated leaders of the Cuban Revolution, Armando Hart and Haydee Santamaria—began a series of lectures in Mexico City … Continue reading Cuban Journalist Sees Permanent Revolution in Latin America

Celia Hart Reports from Caracas on the World Congress of Intellectuals: Socialism – The Only “Better World”

We publish below an article from December 2004 by Cuban journalist Celia Hart.  This English-language version is based on the translation by W.T. Whitney Jr. published in Labor Standard (www.laborstandard.org/ ) We have revised and reworked it to some extent. Another version can be found on the following site: http://www.walterlippmann.com/ch-12-12-2004.html.  We have retained some of … Continue reading Celia Hart Reports from Caracas on the World Congress of Intellectuals: Socialism – The Only “Better World”

Black poet harassed for travel to Cuba

Brock Satter, an African American poet and bandleader of a “spoken-soul-hop fusion” group, was a featured artist at the Ninth Annual Hip-Hop Festival in Havana in 2003. Satter traveled legally to Cuba under the U.S. regulations in force at the time. But subsequently, he received a letter from the U.S. Treasury Department requesting information on … Continue reading Black poet harassed for travel to Cuba

Review of the Film “Motorcycle Diaries”

by Gaetana Caldwell-Smith Walter Salles’s beautifully photographed film (by French photographer, Eric Gautier), could be a South American travelogue were it not based on an iconic revolutionary. "Motorcycle Diaries," was adapted from the diaries from 1952 that Ernesto "Che" Guevara and his friend, Alberto Granado, wrote while riding around South America on a 1939 Norton … Continue reading Review of the Film “Motorcycle Diaries”

Revolutions Brought Gains in Education and Health Care

By PAUL SIEGEL Following is the third chapter of a new pamphlet by Paul Siegel on the theory and practice of socialism. It is available from Socialist Action Books for $3. It is noteworthy that the Soviet Union, China, and Vietnam all made great strides forward after their revolutions in the vital fields of health … Continue reading Revolutions Brought Gains in Education and Health Care

Fidel’s Speech in Monterrey, Mexico

(This English translation, from the March 22 issue of Granma, differs slightly from the translated paragraphs in Jaime Gonzalez's article above.) By FIDEL CASTRO Excellencies: Not everyone here will share my thoughts. Still, I will respectfully say what I think. The existing world economic order constitutes a system of plundering and exploitation like no other in … Continue reading Fidel’s Speech in Monterrey, Mexico