Reform and revolution

By Sam Marcy This article about the Cuban Revolution by Workers World Party founder Sam Marcy first appeared in the WW issue of Feb. 17, 1994. What has made the Cuban Revolution unique? Why is it such a beacon to the workers and oppressed masses, not only of Latin America and the Caribbean but around the […]

Che Guevara in the Congo

credits: Jacobin  by David Seddon The idea of Guevara as a latter-day Don Quixote, setting out on his adventures to undo wrongs and bring justice to the world, and, despite a series of disastrous encounters, managing to survive with spirits undiminished until the very end, is one that appeals to the romantic in all those […]

Che Guevara in the Congo

Credits; Jacobin by David Seddon  The idea of Guevara as a latter-day Don Quixote, setting out on his adventures to undo wrongs and bring justice to the world, and, despite a series of disastrous encounters, managing to survive with spirits undiminished until the very end, is one that appeals to the romantic in all those who see […]

The life of Fidel Castro: A Marxist appreciation

One year after his passing Ike Nahem Dec 07, 2017 Revolutionary Cuba today – and this is the living legacy of Fidel Castro – has become, in word and deed, the leading voice for working people and oppressed nations and peoples everywhere. In the worldwide Battle of Ideas that Fidel stressed continually, the Cuban Revolution […]

The Meaning of Che: a Revolutionary Power to Heal

Che’s legacy was not revenge. It remains a doctor’s love for humanity. Thomassin Mickaël | CC BY 2.0   On October 9, 1967, in southern Bolivia, near the barren and desolate village of La Higuera, the Bolivian Army, under instructions from the government of the U.S., trapped the isolated guerrilla column led by Ernesto ‘Che’ […]

Day of the Heroic Guerilla

 Today, October 8, the world recognizes the most famous and prominent revolutionary of the 20th century, Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna. In Cuba, the site of his final resting place, this day is known as “The Day of the Heroic Guerilla.” Argentinean born, the doctor met Cuban revolutionaries in exile in Mexico. After meeting […]

The Cuban Revolution: Still in Motion

by Danny Haiphong The author’s recent trip to Cuba confirmed his confidence in the power of people to transform their lives. It is also clear that “the US government has not stopped its ceaseless attack on the Cuban Revolution and probably never will as long as the US possesses an imperialist system.” Nevertheless, every Cuban he […]

Remembering Che Guevara 50 Years After His Assassination

Argentine communist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, who helped lead the Cuban Revolution of 1959. | Photo: Archive In light of a recent upsurge in denunciations of Che and the Cuban Revolution, it is important to separate fact from fiction. 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the CIA-ordered assassination of Che Guevara. In light of a […]

Songz to Remember Fidel and the Cuban Revolution

Ecuadorean artists pay tribute to Fidel Castro outside the Ecuadorean Cultural House in Quito, Ecuador, Nov. 27, 2016. | Photo: Facebook / Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana On the first ever anniversary of the Cuban Revolution without Fidel Castro, what better way to mark it than with music? Tributes to Fidel Castro poured in from […]

Fidel Without Illusionz

by Patrick Iber  Fidel Castro speaking in Havana, 1978 (Marcelo Montecino / Flickr) In death, as in life, Fidel Castro has the world’s attention. In the week since his passing, the nature of his legacy has been as fiercely debated. Most conservatives remember him as little more than a tyrant. But even on the left there […]