Birmingham: CPGB-ML, IWA, and SLP remember Comrade Fidel Castro

On Sunday, December 4th, comrades from the Communist Party of Great Britain – Marxist Leninist (CPGB-ML), the Indian Workers’ Association (IWA), and the Socialist Labour Party (SLP) held a meeting to remember the Cuban Revolutionary, Fidel Castro, and his contribution to the betterment of working people in Cuba and around the world.

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Vigil for Fidel

Comrades in London gathered at the Cuban embassy on Saturday, after learning of the death of Fidel Castro, a beloved friend of oppressed and exploited people across the world, and all those struggling to create a better future.

The sad occassion became an opportunity to celebrate the acheivements of the Cuban people and their Comandante en Jefe, Fidel Castro, with comrades from across the world sharing stories of how Fidel and Cuba inspired and informed their fights for liberation and socialism.

Even though it was late in the evening, the Cuban embassy staff allowed us in to sign the condolence book:

To our Cuban brothers and sisters,

It is with great sadness we hear of the death of Fidel, the legendary leader of your revolution and a great inspiration to all exploited and oppressed peoples everywhere.

We know Fidel as a great comrade and a great leader, and his loss is a tragedy for the world, however we are certain of the resolve of the Cuban people to continue on the path of socialist construction and proletarian internationalism.

¡Hasta la victoria siempre!

¡Socialismo o muerte!

Join us on the 10th December, 5pm, at Saklatvala Hall for our commemoration of Fidel (Facebook event).

Over a million Cubans flood the streets of Havana to pay their respects to Fidel

Fidel Castro dies, but the Cuban Revolution Marches Forward!

On 26th November 2016, Fidel Castro, leader and inspiration of the Cuban revolutionary movement, people and nation, breathed his last.

che-guevara-and-fidel-castro-in-cuba-1964-7We send our heart-felt condolences to the government and people of Cuba, who are one in mourning his passing. This great loss is felt not only by the people of Cuba, but by workers and the oppressed world-wide. Yet even as we lament his passing, we celebrate his life, work, teaching and legacy.

Comrade Fidel has left the Cuban people in an incomparably better situation than he found them, and the example that the Cuban leadership, communist party and revolutionary people continue to set will inspire the world long after his passing. He has lived a good life, and died – against all the wishes of our implacable enemies, the international and particularly the US imperialist bourgeoisie – a good death.

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Laos, Vietnam, and the October Revolution

bombisgirlbombcraters-previewComrade Sayakane Sisouvong, Laos’ Ambassador to the UK, spoke movingly of the electrifying effect that the October Revolution and Soviet Socialism – the first durable workers’ republic – had on the colonised peoples of southeast Asia, including the people of Laos.

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Cuba is Socialist – and so we will be!

Cuban ambassador to the UK, Comrade Teresita Vicente, speaks powerfully at the CPGB-ML meeting to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the Great Socialist October Revolution held in Saklatvala Hall, Southall, West London on 5th November 2016.

Her full speech is now available to view in this video. Please watch and listen carefully to her words, and share her powerful message widely. You could not find a better antidote to the US election campaign!

The meeting, and comrade Teresita’s speech was reported in the Cuban media: Continue reading “Cuba is Socialist – and so we will be!”