14th CPA Congress – Resolution on Cuba
Adopted on 25-27 February 2022
The Communist Party of Australia at its 14th Congress extends its full solidarity to the Cuban people, the Cuban government and the Communist Party of Cuba as they defend their independence, their sovereignty and their socialist revolution.
Since the victory of the Cuban revolution, the US has committed ceaseless acts of military intervention, subversion and sabotage as well as economic blockade against Cuba under its scheme to stifle the first socialist country in the Western hemisphere by all means.
This is a violation of the human rights of the Cuban people and a principal obstacle to the Cuban economy, which seeks responsible development, that is being built prioritising Social Development and sustainability
Before being elected Biden condemned the actions by Trump to strengthen the blockade even more. Biden said the Trumps changes, “have inflicted harm on the Cuban people and done nothing to advance democracy and human rights.” Despite these words, Biden has kept all Trump’s measures and started a communication war against the people of Cuba called SOS Cuba aiming for intervention. The US administration even uses the pandemic as a weapon to create an even greater crisis.
Biden has not removed Cuba from the US’ “state sponsor of terrorism” list, which has further economic impacts for Cuba. The imperialists are becoming more blatant and desperate in their attempts to topple the socialist system in Cuba.
As was seen by the response of the Cuban people to defend their revolution the US has very much underestimated the unyielding faith and will of the Communist Party and people of Cuba who stand strong and resolute despite the protracted blockade imposed by the imperialists, the underhanded campaign and funding of undercover ‘democracy promotion’ that attempts to create internal unrest, and disregards international laws about foreign interference.
The Communist Party of Australia will continue to stand with the people of Cuba in defence of their revolution and their advance of the cause of socialism.
Despite all of the acts of aggression Cuba has been faced with, the island has maintained some of the highest human development indicators in the region in terms of health, education and life longevity. This is a testament to a united people and to Cuba’s socialist system.
Further the Communist Party of Australia fully supports Cuba’s demands for the end of the US occupation of Guantanamo Bay and its return to the Cuban people.
The CPA will continue to campaign in solidarity with Cuba until the criminal blockade is lifted.
Cuba became the first country in the world to fully vaccinate its entire population from the age of 2 with its own home developed vaccines. We congratulate Cuba for its tremendous campaign against the COVID pandemic. Under its principles of public health and internationalism Cuba is now set to vaccinate the world sharing its vaccine technology with developing countries. We recognise the huge contribution of Cuban medics providing medical assistance to 40 countries across 5 continents. Viva Cuba, down with the criminal blockade!