Young Fidel Castro and other rebels released from prison in 1955. Their attack on the Moncada Barracks in 1953 began the revolution.

World in View: Cuban Revolution’s dual heritage

January 30, 2017

The 1959 Cuban Revolution represented a great divide in Latin America. But the grave contradictions in its aftermath leave a dual heritage that must be comprehended and overcome if we are to work out a truly emancipatory future for Latin America.

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World in View: Obama meets Castro

May 7, 2015

Real possibilities for social transformation in Latin America, and with it an end to U.S. domination with iron fist or velvet glove, lie not in the choreographed dance between the U.S. and the Latin American governments, including “Leftist” or progressive ones, inside or outside the “Summit of the Americas.”

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World in View: Cuba-U.S. Relations

February 1, 2015

Where do we go from here? The U.S. has certainly not given up bringing down the Castros; only the method is different. The pulls of neoliberal capitalism, the world market, are now the weapons.

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New Publication: Raya Dunayevskaya’s “Trilogy of Revolution” in Spanish

March 2, 2013

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters:

New Publication: Raya Dunayevskaya’s “Trilogy of Revolution” in Spanish, all in one volume

Una Trilogía de Revolución

Marxismo y Libertad: Desde 1776 hasta nuestros días

Filosofía y Revolución: De Hegel a Sartre y de Marx a Mao

Rosa Luxemburgo, la liberación femenina y la filosofía marxista de [=>]

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The Cuban Missile Crisis and its test of movements’ negative character

November 28, 2012

From the new November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters

From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya
The Cuban Missile Crisis and its test of movements’ negative character

Editor’s note: On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, we present Raya Dunayevskaya’s analysis of how it tested not only the rulers’ rash folly but the anti-war movement’s short-mindedness–a [=>]

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Syrians against all odds

September 13, 2012

From the new September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters:

Editorial
Syrians against all odds

Daraya, Aug. 25: the Assad regime continues its genocide, with 300-600 estimated killed in this Damascus suburb. The dead are unarmed men, women and children of the working class. This massacre was committed to terrorize the revolutionary people of Syria, and to guarantee [=>]

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Afro-Cubans’ new role, and Cuba’s 500,000 layoffs

November 26, 2010

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters:

World in View: Afro-Cubans’ new role
by Gerry Emmett

Last month, the Cuban government announced that it would lay off 500,000 state employees by early next year. This comes as part of a long-term plan to promote private enterprise alongside state-run enterprises in developing an economic model similar in [=>]

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