On January 1, 1959, the simultaneous entry of the revolutionary forces into Havana and Santiago de Cuba marked the definitive triumph of the Cuban Revolution. A Revolution that meant at the same time the national liberation from American neocolonialism and the beginning of its own socialist path. A revolution that still today, and with greater intensity, suffers the blockade and the all-out war that imperialism undertook from the very moment it triumphed.
We commemorate an event that changed the island and whose footprint persists today as a reference for all revolutionaries anywhere on the planet. Especially, its influence in Latin America is key to understand the resistances to liberalism that are occurring at this time.
To reflect on this reality, several internationalist organizations in Madrid, with the collaboration of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and the Instituto Complutense de Ciencias de la Administración (ICCA), convened two meetings with Dr. Emir Sader, sociologist and founder of the Sao Paulo Forum and profound connoisseur of the Latin American reality and the role that the Cuban Revolution plays in the yearning of the peoples.
On October 10, several hundred people from the Ecuadorian and Spanish communities gathered in a rally to protest the neoliberal measures of the Moreno government, known as the “paquetazo,” according to the IMF, the economic arm of gringo imperialism.
The Anti-imperialist Front of Murcia supported it, with determination.
The brutal repression of peaceful and constitutional demonstrations by the government of Lenín Moreno was rejected, which has produced several deaths, hundreds of wounded and more than a thousand detainees.
The boycott of the information of the protests by the media, in the hands of the oligarchy, was also pointed out.
A large number of participants intervened, defending the dignity of the indigenous peoples and repudiating Nebot for his racist statements. There were interventions from Ecuadorian sisters in Quechua.
It ended with cries of: No to the package, Out Moreno, out and El Pueblo united will never be defeated. There was a minute of silence for the victims of the brutal repression of the police and army under the orders of the traitor Moreno and the national anthem of Ecuador was sung.
International relations analyst José Antonio Egido spoke about the growing tension in the Ormuz Strait and its possible consequences.
Event organized by the Murcia Committee of the FAI.
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