People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 52

December 30, 2012


CPI(M) Greets Cubans on the 54th Anniversary of Cuban Revolution


THE Communist Party of India (Marxist) greets the people of Cuba and the Communist Party of Cuba on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of the Cuban revolution. The CPI(M) wishes all the very best to the people of Cuba in their endeavour to build a socialist society in Cuba.


Located just 90 miles away from the US, the world leader of imperialism, Cuba steadfastly remained committed to the principles of Marxism-Leninism and scientific socialism. It has bravely fought back all the imperialist efforts to overthrow the revolutionary government, including hundreds of attempts to physically eliminate Commandante Fidel Castro. Cuban revolution withstood the Bay of Pigs invasion and the inhuman economic embargo, against which an overwhelming majority of the countries continue to vote every year in the UN General Assembly.


In spite of severe hardships on the domestic front, Cuba never shied away from its internationalist obligations and always stood first in extending its help to the developing countries. The role played by Cuba, through sending doctors to many countries when in distress, speaks volumes of its commitment to the cause of humanity. Cuba shared its experiences of progress made in educational sector with many countries in Latin America and helped them in eliminating illiteracy. It is not an exaggeration to state: 'while imperialism sends soldiers around the world, Cuba sends its doctors'. It is for this international solidarity and fighting resolve, the Cuban revolution, the first of its kind in the continent of Americas, continues to be a source of inspiration to the people world over.


Cuban revolution inspired the people of many countries to fight against the imperialist aggression and exploitation. Cuba remains the source of intellectual and ideological strength to all the progressive governments in the continent, which are basically anti-imperialist and anti-neoliberal in character. Cuba stands true to the ideas of Jose Marti, whose 120th birth anniversary will be observed on 28 January 2013. It is the dream of legendary freedom fighters like Marti and Bolivar to unite the entire Latin America in the fight against colonialism. Cuba is standing firm in its commitment to realise these dreams as against the Monroe doctine of the US, which stands for exploitation of the continent for the benefit of the US.


In a world continuing to reel under the impact of the global economic crisis, imperialism is intensifying its efforts to impose its hegemony over the entire world. In this background, expressing solidarity with Cuba means standing with the interests of the people of developing countries and resisting the pressures of the imperialist countries.


On this joyous occasion of the 54th anniversary of the heroic Cuban revolution, we once again extend our revolutionary greetings and express our solidarity with the people of Cuba.