Cuban Five ‘defended revolution against colossal injustice’

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021
Above right, “The Jury’s Verdict” by Antonio Guerrero depicts fellow prisoners loudly applauding Cuban Five on their return after they were convicted, which he called “the first act of solidarity with our cause.” Above left, Cubans in Holguín celebrate release of remaining members of the Five. Below, from left, Fernando González, Ramón Labañino, Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero and René González reunited in Havana, Dec. 17, 2014.

 One of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for January is Absolved by Solidarity: 16 Watercolors for 16 Years of Unjust Imprisonment of the Cuban Five, a bilingual edition in English and Spanish, by Antonio Guerrero. The Cuban revolutionaries had been…


‘Resistance by Cuba is the participation of the entire people’

Interview with Gerardo Hernández, leader of Cuba’s Committees for the Defense of the Revolution
Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021
Committees for the Defense of the Revolution, together with other mass organizations, are organizing working people to increase food production through “From your neighborhood, plant your little plot” program. Third from right, Gerardo Hernández, CDR national coordinator.

Below are major excerpts from remarks made by Gerardo Hernández during a program sponsored by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the United Kingdom. It was streamed live on Dec. 14, to mark the sixth anniversary of the release of the…



Cuban Revolution points road forward for working people

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021

Millions of working people in the U.S. — and throughout the capitalist world — are being thrown out of work. The bosses and their government are intensifying layoffs and shutdowns of small businesses that isolate workers. The for-profit hospital industry…


Cuba exposes ‘San Isidro’ smear, defends record on art and culture

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020
In Cuban 1961 literacy campaign 250,000 mostly young people taught workers and peasants to read and write, including in the remotest regions. “Although the aggressiveness of the U.S. began very early ­— through pressure and threats, attacks, bombings, financing armed gangs, and a fierce media campaign ­— the revolutionary government did not neglect to advance Cuban culture,” Abel Prieto, former Minister of Culture, wrote in Granma Dec. 4.

U.S. government officials and the big-business media are once again resorting to timeworn slanders that the Cuban government is a “dictatorship” following Cuban authorities stopping a Nov. 26 protest action in Havana by opponents of the Cuban Revolution who call…


‘Cuban Revolution is sustained in power by working people’

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020
Fidel Castro presents Second Declaration of Havana to million-strong assembly, Feb. 4, 1962. Cuban working people transformed themselves through the fight to take political power, making first socialist revolution in the Americas and defending it from U.S. aggression ever since.

Fidel Castro: Nothing Can Stop the Course of History, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for December, is a wide-ranging interview given by the central leader of the Cuban Revolution in 1985. His interviewers were Jeffrey M. Elliot, a…


Cuban Revolution sets an example for working people

Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020

Millions of working people in the U.S. and worldwide face an economic, social and health crisis caused by the ruling capitalist families who exploit and oppress us in their greed for profits. They run a for-profit private health industry that…


Join fight to end US rulers’ economic war against Cuba!

Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020
In 1960, workers’ initiatives nationalizing U.S. and other capitalist firms were backed by Cuban revolutionary government. Havana May Day banner in 1961 declared “Workers in power.”

“We’ve had 12 U.S. presidents enforcing the blockade,” said José Ramón Cabañas, Cuba’s ambassador to the United States. “This is a state policy,” not one associated “with a particular president,” as is sometimes said. “Its main purpose is to overthrow…


‘US hands off Cuba! End British complicity!’

Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020
Dozens join action in London Nov. 7 demanding “Hands off Cuba.” Similar protest took place in Manchester.

LONDON — Dozens of people joined “Hands off Cuba” protests here and in Manchester Nov. 7, demanding a halt to Washington’s economic war against Cuba aimed at advancing its decadeslong effort to overturn the Cuban Revolution. In an attack on…


Cuba celebrates 60 years of Committees to Defend Revolution

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020
Members of Cuba’s Committees for Defense of the Revolution do voluntary work on vegetable farm, June 7. CDRs have helped mobilize masses to counter U.S. rulers’ economic and military efforts to overturn Cuban Revolution, while providing vital supplies like food, medicines.

Working people in Cuba in September celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDRs), the country’s largest mass organization with more than 8 million members in neighborhoods in cities and countryside.…