Triumph of the Cuban Revolution
The DC Coalition in Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution invites you to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Cuban revolution:
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The July 26 Movement and the Rebel Army that Fidel Castro commanded ousted the U.S. backed murderous Fulgencio Batista dictatorship on Jan. 1, 1959. These two primary forces mobilized Cuba’s toilers to topple the bloody regime, discard the U.S. oppressive economic and political dominance, and initiate radical land reform. Soon after the triumph, the new regime continued agrarian reform and expropriated foreign and domestic –owned property. Cuba’s strength remains in the hands of toilers that continue to defend its socialist revolution despite the U.S. blockade against it, U.S. occupation of Guantanamo, and countless attempts to assassinate its former leader Fidel. Some of the first acts of the revolutionary government were to desegregate all aspects of the Cuban society (e.g., public venues, beaches, bars, barber shops) and racial oppression; banned exploitation of where women could work only as maids or prostitutes; gave farmers titles to work the land; reduce rent to no more than 10% of one’s earnings.
Cuba walked the talk. Cuba’s military missions to Angola and Namibia including the decisive battle of Cuito Cuanavale turned the tide to South Africa’s apartheid downfall. Cuba inspired both Grenada and Nicaragua to throw off the albatross of imperialism.
When: Friday, January 18, 2019
Where: Saint Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church 1525 Newton Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20010
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Speakers and Moderator
Miguel Fraga, First Secretary at the Embassy of Cuba
Cheryl LaBash, Co-chair of the National Network on Cuba
Luis Rumbaut, member of Antonio Maceo Brigade and pro-revolution supporter
Omari Musa, member of the DC Coalition and Socialist Workers Party leader
Mimi Machado, WPFW radio host, and Cuba supporter
For more information, contact the D.C. Metro Coalition at 202-503–9465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Cuba for yourself: The DC Metro Coalition in Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution is helping to organize a trip to Cuba during the May Day celebrations. For More Information: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 202-503-9465
End travel restrictions! Halt U.S. economic war against Cuba! Get the U.S. out of Guantanamo! Stop U.S. regime change programs against Cuba!