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.
Black prisoner Faruq looks critically at Fidel Castro’s legacy, especially his turn to a one party state and the importance of freely associated labor for a true revolutionary process.
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.”
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.
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 [=>]
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 [=>]
From the new September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters:
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 [=>]
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 [=>]