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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

On the Side of the Cuban Revolution! - Statements from Slovakia, Ireland and the Sao Paulo Forum

Cubans rally for May Day in Havana, 2018 -- image via X

Communist parties in Slovakia and Ireland as well as the Working Group of the Sao Paulo Forum (FSP) have issued statements joining others around the world in condemning the ongoing imperialist campaign against socialist Cuba by the United States.

All statements have been translated from the Spanish.

"Whoever rises today with Cuba rises for all time" -- José Martí

The Working Group of the Sao Paulo Forum (FSP) strongly rejects the attempts to distort the Cuban reality, discredit its government and main leaders by terrorist elements based in the United States in the face of the incidents that occurred in the province of Santiago de Cuba on March 17, when residents of that city expressed their discomfort over the complex energy situation and existing food shortages. caused fundamentally by the economic, commercial and financial blockade that the U.S. government has applied to the island for more than 60 years, intensified with 243 additional measures by the Trump administration and maintained by President Biden's government.

The member parties of the FSP Working Group also denounce the interventionist statements and actions of the U.S. government and its diplomatic mission in Havana, aimed at pointing out alleged violations of human rights in Cuba.

The FSP supports the legitimate right of the Cuban people to build a sovereign and independent society, without external interference or pressure, and demands the lifting of the criminal and genocidal blockade, the main obstacle to the country's economic and social development; as well as the exclusion of Cuba from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism.

Cuba deserves to live in peace. #BloqueoNoSolidaridadSi

The Communist Party of Ireland expresses our firm solidarity with our comrades in the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, the Communist Party of Cuba and the Cuban people, after yet another failed attempt by the empire to destabilize Cuba.

The Cuban Revolution once again stands firm despite outside interference and attempts at regime change. In the revolutionary city of Santiago, revolutionary leaders engaged in dialogue with people who expressed frustration over the ongoing food and fuel crisis. It is clear to us that these crises are direct results of the U.S. blockade, which has been in place for more than 60 years.

In the words of the U.S. government, the reason for the blockade is "to deny money and supplies to Cuba, to lower monetary and real wages, to provoke hunger, desperation and overthrow of the government."

The addition of Cuba to the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism is being used to further attack the Cuban economy. If the U.S. cared about the "human rights" of Cubans, it would cease its interference in Cuba, including the blockade of fuel, medical food supplies, and its restrictions on the Cuban tourism industry. Instead, they have dedicated millions of dollars in support to fringe activities, counterrevolutionaries, operating from Miami, who aim to destabilize and engage in terrorism against the Cuban government and people.

Their attempts to achieve another July 11 have failed, as indeed have all other attempts to overthrow the Cuban revolution. The Revolution is defended by its people and will not be intimidated by the gusanos and their allies in Miami and Washington, any more than it will be intimidated by the allies of the counterrevolution such as the European Parliament. With each attack, the movement of solidarity with the Cuban people becomes stronger and more determined to confront the empire. While U.S. imperialism can only bring about destabilization, destruction, and terror, Cuban socialism sends doctors on internationalist missions on every continent, defends the people of Gaza, and continues to be on the right side of history. In the words of the Irish revolutionary martyr Terence MacSwiney: “It is not those who can inflict the most but those who can suffer the most who will conquer.”

Homeland or Death!

We Will Overcome!

The Communist Party of Slovakia on the side of the Cuban Revolution!

The Communist Party of Slovakia received information about the ongoing efforts of the U.S. political system to destabilize Cuban society in various ways. The goal of these efforts is to bring about the overthrow of the Cuban regime, which is patriotic and socially oriented.

On Sunday, March 17, 2024, in eastern Cuba, a group of citizens expressed their discontent with the difficulties afflicting Cuban society. In particular, there were problems with food distribution and the lack of capacity to generate electricity.

The Cuban government responded by reaching out to the disgruntled population and conducting a peaceful dialogue with them. The United States and its embassy in Havana, with the support of social media, took advantage of the situation and, through manipulated information, launched an attack against the Cuban regime. At the same time, Cuba was accused of human rights violations. The behavior of the United States cannot be described as anything other than an attempt to interfere directly in Cuba's internal affairs.

The Communist Party of Slovakia points to the fact that Cuban society is going through a serious economic crisis, mainly as a result of the problems with Covid 19, as well as the recent tightening of US sanctions. It is a reality that inflation is on the rise and there are shortages of fuel and other basic goods. However, the Cuban Government is taking steps to improve the living conditions of the population. The U.S., which is directly responsible for the difficult situation in Cuba due to its protracted policy of sanctions, uses all means to attack Cuban sovereignty and the Cuban revolution.

The Communist Party of Slovakia repeatedly condemns the imperialist and neo-colonialist policy of the United States, which has long been applied to Cuba. It condemns all attempts and efforts to destabilize Cuban society as a whole.

At the same time, the Communist Party of Slovakia expresses its solidarity with the Cuban people, as well as with its political leadership. We believe that the Cuban people understand the real causes and culprits of their society's economic problems and that they will not succumb to deceptive U.S. propaganda.

All attacks on the Cuban revolution are not only attacks on the socialist system, but also attacks on the state and national sovereignty of a Cuba that is already free.


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