We are Fidel!

November 25 marks the second anniversary of the death of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz and celebrations of his life have begun, with a focus on reaffirming Cuba’s commitment to continuing his legacy

Granma | November 23, 2018

 

Photo: Claudia García Martínez

 

 

November 25 marks the second anniversary of the death of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz and celebrations of his life have begun, with a focus on reaffirming Cuba’s commitment to continuing his legacy

Keynote address by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, closing the Constituent Session of the National Assembly of People’s Power 7th legislature. Havana, February 24, 2008, Year 50 of the Revolution:

Fidel is Fidel; we all know it very well. Fidel is irreplaceable and the people shall continue his work when he is no longer physically with us; his ideas will always be with us, the same ideas that have made it possible to build the beacon of dignity and justice our country represents.

 

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Fidel… a death that will never arrive

This Saturday Fidel returned to the university where he became a revolutionary, to stand alongside the youth in whom he always believed

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Granma | November 26, 2018

 

Photo: Roberto Chile

 

“He who puts down roots in his land… is loved… To him our hearts are open, so he may enter…” José Martí

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A seismic force named Fidel (+ Photos)

Fidel’s his optimism and confidence in overcoming difficult situations have left their permanent mark on the Cuban people and served as inspiration for millions of men and women on all continents

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Granma | November 23, 2018

 

The Comandante en Jefe never wasted a minute. February 1, 1970. Photo: Liborio Noval

Since I was a boy, as long as I can remember, I always thought of him as a giant. As an adult, I admired his profound, revolutionary conviction, his uncompromising anti-imperialism, his resolute struggle against any vestige of discrimination or injustice, no matter how small, and also for his loyalty to Martí’s thought, and his personal example of never being affected by vanity or ambition regarding any position or honor, because as Martí said, “All the world’s glory could fit in a kernel of corn.”

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Unpublished photos of Fidel in Peru (Photos)

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GranmaApril 10, 2018

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The living, brilliant nature of Fidel’s concept of Revolution

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Granma | December 07, 2017

Photo: Roberto Chile

THE concept of Revolution expressed by Fidel before the crowds gathered in the Plaza de la Revolución on May 1, 2000, encapsulates one of the most important legacies his leadership provides for socialist theory and practice, in terms of both the richness of its content and its historic significance.

Fidel summarized in an admirable synthesis his experience as the protagonist of a process of radical transformations, which led him to organize a political vanguard to overthrow the dictatorship and seize power; to lead a guerrilla war that gave rise to an army and popular movement; and direct the necessary changes so that the economic, social, political, and cultural rights of the excluded majorities, beginning with the workers and the campesinos, would for the first time be a reality in this homeland.Read More »

Fidel and baseball

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Granma | December 07, 2017

Fidel inaugurated revolutionary Cuba’s First National Series. Photo: Archive

It was hard times, in January of 1962. The Revolution was struggling against internal and external enemies who threatened its very existence. The Cuban people defeated one attempt after another to return the country to the past, under the undisputed leadership of Fidel Castro Ruz.

Amidst so many responsibilities as head of the nation, Fidel always found a few moments to devote to sports, which had already begun a transformation the previous year, to become an activity enjoyed by the people on a massive scale.Read More »

The life of Fidel Castro: A Marxist appreciation

One year after his passing

by Ike Nahem

Pambazuka News | December 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 is the living, resonant, politically attractive socialist alternative to today’s capitalist world disorder with its grotesque inequality and permanent fueling of war.

“Marxism taught me what society was. I was like a blindfolded man in a forest, who doesn’t know where north or south is. If you don’t eventually come to truly understand the history of the class struggle, or at least have a clear idea that society is divided between the rich and the poor, and that some people subjugate and exploit other people, you’re lost in a forest, not knowing anything.” Fidel Castro

“[Humans] make [their] own history, but [they] do not make it out of the whole cloth; [they] do not make it out of conditions chosen by [themselves], but out of such as [they] find close at hand.” Karl Marx

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