Toronto Event to Commemorate Che Guevara
October 9 this year marks the 56th anniversary of the assassination of Che Guevara, a key figure in the triumph of the Cuban Revolution and Cuba’s socialist nation-building project.
The Toronto Forum on Cuba is holding an event to commemorate Che on this anniversary. It the call for the event, the organizers write: “Ernesto Che Guevara is known for a life dedicated to just causes, internationalism. anti-imperialism and socialism. Che wrote brilliantly and scientifically about the economic issues facing a revolutionary government during a socialist transition in Cuba and the world. Knowing and learning of his revolutionary ideas matter today while humanity is living in a decaying capitalist system that generates wars, occupations, hunger, disease, climate calamity and cultural bankruptcy.”
Fidel Castro on October 18, 1967 addressing a million people during a memorial rally for Che in Havana said, “And we do not doubt that his ideas — as a man of action, as a man of thought, as a person of untarnished moral virtues, as a person of unexcelled human sensitivity, as a person of spotless conduct — have and will continue to have universal value.”.