Skip to comments.LA leftists to celebrate cuban oppresion (includes response)
Posted on 07/22/2008 9:44:15 AM PDT by mainestategop
International answer in conjuntion with other left wing america hating marxist groups are holding a festival on July 26th to celebrate the Cuban revolution and the 55 years of totalitarian oppresion by the Communist government of fidel castro in Cuba. Below is an article discussing it. It can also be read at http://www.pephost.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ANSWERLA
July 26 "Noche Cubana" Party & Fundraiser Celebrate 55 Years Of Cuba's Revolutionary Struggle A Night of Music, Food, Film, Dancing & Solidarity with Cuba
July 26th is celebrated around the world as the beginning of the Cuban revolutionary struggle. On July 26 1953, over 130 young Cuban revolutionaries, led by Fidel Castro, launched an attack on the Moncada barracks to start a rebellion against the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. The rebellion sparked the struggle that resulted in the Jan. 1, 1959 revolutionary triumph.
Now, Cuba's social progress stands as an inspiration to working and oppressed people throughout the world.
All Cuba supporters are invited to a July 26 celebration, party and fundraiser in Los Angeles to celebrate Cuba--its people, the Cuban 5, food, art, culture and its revolution. The July 26 Noche Cubana will be a festive atmosphere with progressive politics and fun for all.
July 26 Cuba Celebration
* Live spinning & Cuban music by DJ Revolución * Indoor and outdoor dancing * Homemade Cuban food & drinks, including Mojitos * Auction & raffle of Cuba posters, t-shirts, books, DVDs, rare newsreel footage from 1959 * Festival of Cuban films & rare documentaries * Update on Cuban Five case 10 years after their unjust arrest * And much more!
Plus: Special commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the Moncada rebellion
I assume you live in the U.S. That explains your arrogance in assuming that you and the U.S. (which often means planes and bombs) have a right to encourage intervention in the internal affairs to correct "errors" perceived or real of other countries. Has it ever occurred to you that so-called human rights campaigns that are crafted and whipped up by the ruling classes in this country and widely covered and encouraged by the media are selectively chosen to advance the global interests of U.S. capitalism and imperialism? That they are not really about "human rights" at all? It is certainly possible to go into many examples - just one is how reporting in the release of Betanourt in Colombia was used politically to attack and slander FARC and did not mention at all the murders of union and Indigenous organizers at the hands of the paramilitaries backed by Uribe and U.S. military and financial involvement. Even if it were true - and I certainly will not accede that it is - do you think that one instance you allege to have happened in Cuba outweighs that Cuba has the most educated population in all of Latin America and the Caribbean and I dare say than the U.S.; that they have managed under extreme difficulty to provide the sustenance of life and health care for the people of Cuba that has a lower infant mortality and higher life expectancy than the U.S.; that youth from around the world and also the U.S. are afforded FREE education - including room and board - to become doctors. How did that happen? Do you think results like that can come from oppression? They can't. And do you think that we, based in the U.S., should join in on "criticism" of Cuba or slanderous speculation? Our responsibility - and your responsibility - is to get the U.S. off the backs of Cuba and the rest of the world. It is an example, warts and all, that the future of humanity depends on developing human potential fully instead of exploiting its labor we are confident that if the intervention and domination of U.S. imperialism is removed and the profit motive no taints human relations the working class of those countries can handle their own affairs. Because we and you live here, that is our first responsibility - not chiming in a way that helps continue imperialist global domination. There is a lot more that can be said - including the right of oppressed nations to self-determination. But we can leave that to another time. If you are sincerely concerned about the issues you raise you will help defeat the U.S. of era endless war and domination
This stupid commie denies any existence of oppresion in China and Cuba or any other marxist country. It's only capitalist free democratic societies. I dare say we need to freep these people and send them the Eagles.
Just as it was in George Orwell's time and what finally shifted him away from Socialist activism to a fierce critic of Stalinist supporters in the West.
Be interesting to see who shows up for the party.
“a festive atmosphere with progressive politics”
Progressive politics are festive? Not from the grumps I’ve seen promoting them.
International Answer (BTW, what is the QUESTION - what group of America Hating LEFTISTS needs to live in CUBA?) needs to see if they can have their celebration party in CUBA. By the way, International STUPIDITY, why not see if you can visit POLITICAL PRISIONERS in CUBA to ask them if they love CUBA.
July 26 is a personal holiday for me, too....exactly 40 years ago on that date, I got released from my USMC active duty.......felt like getting out of prison.