‘Fidel led working people to be changers of the world, not victims’

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020
Launching of the “Rectification” process in 1986, at Fidel Castro’s initiative, was a turning point in the Cuban Revolution. Working people answered the call to join volunteer brigades, like above, to build homes, clinics, schools and child care centers. The historic effort “remobilized and remoralized” working people, Mary-Alice Waters said.

The following talk by Mary-Alice Waters was given in response to an invitation to take part in an online Celebration of the Life of Fidel Castro Aug. 13. Waters is a member of the Socialist Workers Party National Committee and president of Pathfinder…


‘Building socialism is a voluntary task of free men and women’

Vol. 84/No. 24 - June 22, 2020
Faced with provocations and war threats from Washington in 1980 as struggles spread across Latin America and the Caribbean, including revolutions by workers and farmers in Nicaragua and Grenada, millions of working people mobilized across Cuba in defense of their revolution.

Cuba’s Internationalist Foreign Policy 1975-80 by Fidel Castro is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for June. Castro was the central leader of the Cuban Revolution that triumphed in 1959. Excerpted here is his 1980 “Speech to the Fighting…


Fidel: ‘Voluntary work was one of best things Che left us’

Vol. 84/No. 15 - April 20, 2020
Volunteer workers build new apartment building in Havana, January 1988. Fidel Castro said renewal of widespread voluntary labor, originally advocated by Che Guevara, achieved what state bureaucrats said was impossible — building 20,000 new housing units in the capital.

Che Guevara: Economics and Politics in the Transition to Socialism by Carlos Tablada is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for April. It was originally published in Cuba in 1987 as part of the rectification process initiated by Fidel…


Cuban revolution addresses key questions facing workers

Vol. 84/No. 13 - April 6, 2020
Cuban workers and farmers, many having just learned to read and write through mass literacy campaign, sign Second Declaration of Havana, 1962. In face of U.S. imperialist attacks, they defiantly showed their support for Cuba’s socialist revolution, and for struggles for popular power throughout the Americas.

The First and Second Declarations of Havana: Manifestos of Revolutionary Struggle in the Americas Adopted by the Cuban People is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for March. The two declarations were adopted by million-strong assemblies of the Cuban…


Cuba’s revolution: Example of solidarity, fight against virus

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020

Capitalist rulers the world over are leaving millions to fend for themselves in the face of the explosion of coronavirus and the social consequences — spreading layoffs, loss of a paycheck, disappearing places to get necessities and uncertainty about the…


Join 2020 May Day international brigade to Cuba

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020

This year’s May Day International Brigade of Voluntary Work and Solidarity with Cuba — an opportunity for workers, farmers and youth to see Cuba’s revolution for themselves — has added a new program to its April 26 to May 10…


New York meeting celebrates 61 years of Cuban Revolution

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020
Humberto Rivero, Cuban ambassador to U.N., foreground, and SWP leader Steve Clark, inset, spoke at Jan. 5 New York reception celebrating accomplishments, example of Cuban Revolution.

NEW YORK — A festive reception with food and music brought together some 80 people here Jan. 5 to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. The Cuban people overthrew the U.S.-backed Fulgencio Batista dictatorship in January 1959, opening…


Celebrate 61 years of Cuban Revolution!

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020

For more than 61 years, since overthrowing the U.S.-backed Fulgencio Batista dictatorship on Jan. 1, 1959, the Cuban Revolution has shown there is an alternative to the capitalist system and its dog-eat-dog, every-man-for-himself morality. It has unselfishly offered aid and…



‘Our History Is Still Being Written’ now out in French

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019

MONTREAL — The French-language translation of Pathfinder Press’s 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 just rolled off the presses. This new translation…