Long Live the Cuban Revolution!
The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) joins the Cuban people and peoples around the world in hailing the Cuban Revolution on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of its triumph. CPC(M-L) sends militant revolutionary greetings to the Communist Party of Cuba, President Raúl Castro Ruz and all the Cuban leadership and the entire Cuban people whose heroic defence of the Revolution inspires the entire world.
The Cuban people are heading into the 60th year of the revolution having met one challenge after another head on, showing the mettle they and their revolutionary leadership are made of. The response to Hurricane Irma, the worst storm to hit the island in over 80 years, was immediate to ensure that no one was left unprotected or to face the devastating effects of the storm by themselves. At the same time Cuba offered assistance to small Caribbean island states that were also hit hard in keeping with the internationalism that is one of the hallmarks of the Revolution.
The year also presented challenges of other types in the form of the hostile policy of the Trump administration towards Cuba resulting in the reversal of advances made towards normalizing bilateral relations over the past three years and a tightening of the blockade along with malicious claims about U.S. diplomats being subjected to “health attacks” in Cuba.
The Cuban people have weathered all these storms, taking the necessary measures to mitigate the effects of the hurricane and uphold their own independence and sovereignty in the face of stepped-up U.S. aggression to make them submit, showing to all the world the meaning of dignity. Through their actions and defence of their right to be they have reaffirmed the socialist character of the Revolution in the present. This shows how the life and work of Comrade Fidel Castro live on in the Cuban peoples’ actions today.
CPC(M-L) thinks that now more than ever, Canadians must go all out to demand an end to the U.S. blockade and the return of occupied territory in Guantanamo Bay to Cuba. Now is also the time to insist that a policy of non-interference in Cuba’s internal affairs is maintained. We pledge to further deepen the the profound friendship between the Canadian and the Cuban people.