Mobilizing working people, Cuba defeats Bay of Pigs invasion

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
José Ramón Fernández walks ahead of Cuban soldiers aiding captured mercenary in April 1961. U.S.-backed invasion was “well organized, well armed and well supported, but lacked a just cause to defend,” Fernández said. “Firm support for the revolution and Fidel was decisive.”

This week’s special book feature is Playa Girón/Bay of Pigs: Washington’s First Military Defeat in the Americas by Fidel Castro and José Ramón Fernández, marking the 60th anniversary of this historic event. Fernández was one of a group of army…

Cuba’s int’l solidarity vs. US bosses’ drive for vaccine profits

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021

There are two different class approaches to the vaccination efforts against COVID-19 confronting workers and farmers around the world today. One ensures the profits of the ruling capitalist families, who own the giant for-profit pharmaceutical and medical insurance monopolies. The…

Chinese Cubans: Indispensable strand of Cuba’s revolution

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021
“Resident Chinese support the Cuban Revolution and its leader, Fidel Castro!” is banner of Chinese New Democracy Alliance as they join a million people in Havana, Sept. 2, 1960. Rally approved Declaration of Havana, affirming duty of oppressed peoples to fight for liberation.

Our History Is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution by Armando Choy, Gustavo Chui and Moisés Sío Wong, is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for April. It covers how these…

Fidel Castro’s call to ‘fight for free Cuba’ at Playa Girón

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021

On April 17-19, 1961, U.S. imperialism suffered what Fidel Castro called its “first great defeat in the Americas” at the hands of the workers and peasants of Cuba. Millions were mobilized arms in hand to defend their newly proclaimed socialist…

Cuban farmers, students expand support to medical centers

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021

Many farmers in Cuba are organizing to donate fresh produce to social institutions as part of the battle by the Cuban people and their revolutionary government against the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. rulers’ embargo. It’s a reaffirmation both of…

Lessons of Cuba’s revolution can help us emulate its example

Vol. 85/No. 11 - March 22, 2021
University students march in Havana against Fulgencio Batista’s U.S.-backed dictatorship, April 6, 1952, a month after he overthrew the elected government in a coup. Armando Hart is sixth from left, looking at the camera. Behind, waving Cuban flag, is Raúl Castro.

One of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for March is Aldabonazo: Inside the Cuban Revolutionary Underground, 1952-58, a Participant’s Account by Armando Hart. He was a central organizer of the urban underground and one of the historic leaders of the…

Montreal meeting celebrates 62nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021
“Solidarity with Cuba is more necessary than ever,” Mara Bilbao, Cuban consul general in Montreal, at mic, told Jan. 30 celebration of 62nd anniversary of Cuban Revolution organized by Communist League. From left, Michel Prairie, CL, and Yvan Abossolego, Walmart worker.

MONTREAL — “Solidarity with Cuba is more necessary than ever,” Mara Bilbao, Cuban consul general in Montreal, told two dozen participants in a celebration of the 62nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution here Jan. 30, organized by the Communist League.…

‘Building a new society is the work of creative human beings’

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021

One of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for January is In Defense of Socialism: Four Speeches on the 30th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution by Fidel Castro, its central leader. The triumph of the Cuban people on Jan. 1, 1959,…