Skip to comments.Cuba celebrates revolution's 50th anniversary [Obama victory brings 'hope' to communists worldwide]
Posted on 01/01/2009 9:11:04 AM PST by ETL
The austere celebrations, including dances and concerts across the island, belied the start of a year infused with possibilities for increased cash and visitors, and other changes that might ease Cubans' daily hardships. Many here hope for improved relations with the United States when President-elect Barack Obama takes office Jan. 20 following declarations he would talk directly with Raul Castro and lift severe restrictions on family travel and remittances to the island.
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Congratulations on an extraordinary history making election!
We can think back with pride to decades of hard work toward our strategic goal of a big enough, broad enough and united enough labor and all-peoples movement that could overcome the ultra-right blockage to all progress. That all peoples movement has come to life, it is dynamic and it has the potential to keep growing.
The election of Barack Obama and a strengthened Congress creates new conditions in our country. There is now the possibility to shift gears and move forward. This new day requires us to further develop our tactics in order to continue to deepen and broaden labor and peoples unity.
There are thousands of experiences that we all have had in these momentous days, some large, some small, all of which express the enormity of change in thinking and readiness for involvement that is underway and that steels us for the battles ahead.
The tears of joy we all shared as crowds gathered to watch the election results here and throughout the world dramatize the new moment we are in.
"Barack Obama told supporters that
'change has come to America' as he
claimed victory in a historic presidential election."
"The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.
The record turnout in the Democratic Presidential primary races shows that millions of voters, including millions of new voters, are using this election to bring about real change. We wholeheartedly agree with them."
American liberals will love it.
“The tears of joy we all shared as crowds gathered to watch the election results here and throughout the world dramatize the new moment we are in.”
Tears of mourning for the Pre-born Prople in this freedom loving American household.
As long as Raul Castro,in his official capacity as leader of the Cuban Communist government, publicly begs forgiveness of the Cuban people for a half-century of oppression and needless hardship,releases all political prisoners,announces and promotes free and fair elections,disbands the Cuba neighborhood spy networks,announces and implements the restoration of seized properties,changes the Cuban laws to allow and promote the Cuban individual’s right to property,free speech,self-defense,and self-determination,then I have no objection to opening discussions.
The People's Cube, although very funny and accurate about the commie left, makes a lot of their stuff up, as gags. The things I posted were straight-from-the-horse's-*ss for real. A great site though.