Cuba

The Guardian • Cuba

Issue #1947

Success of Cuba’s fight against Coronavirus

On the 1st of January, 2021, Cuban revolution completed 62 years.

Read more
Issue #1957

Gilda Chacón

“The physical disappearance of our dear colleague Gilda Chacón Bravo constitutes a sensitive loss for the Cuban and International Trade Union Movement.”

Read more
Issue #1958

Raúl Castro passes baton to next generation

Former Cuban President Raúl Castro retired from his last major public office this weekend ...

Read more
Issue #1977

Xi to walk together with Cuba to build socialism, be exemplars of coordination

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that China is willing to walk together with Cuba in building socialism and be good partners in pursuing common development, in a phone conversation with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

Read more
Issue #1959

No crime lasts a hundred years

Twitter’s news feed did not stop. Facebook played live videos, one after another.

Read more
Issue #1978

Don’t believe all that you hear — here’s what’s really going on in Cuba

The emails kept coming in … from farmers and students and chefs and academics whom I’d taken to that tiny island country over the past two decades to learn about her leadership in sustainable agriculture, cooperatives, and growing food in cities

Read more
Issue #1973

Eye-witness account of US attempts to destabilise Cuba

Approximately two weeks after Father’s Day, the COVID-19 Delta variant began to take hold, particularly in the province of Matanzas.

Read more
Issue #2003

With inexhaustible patriotic love and creative impulse

We do not say it, history does: when the Cuban people, making use of their will and their fortitude, undertake a goal, they do not...

Read more
Issue #2032

22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties

“Solidarity with Cuba and all the struggling peoples. United, we are stronger in the anti-imperialist struggle, together with social and popular movements, in the face...

Read more
Issue #1980

Ramifications of the US blockade on Cuba – international socialism

From its inception in 1962, the embargo against Cuba has remained the most comprehensive US economic sanctions regime against any country in the world.

Read more
Issue #2032

Plan of Action of the 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties

The 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) held on October 27-29, 2022 in Havana, Cuba defined the following main guidelines and actions...

Read more
Global briefs Issue #2083

GLOBAL BRIEFS

RUSSIA: Russia’s top election authority has declared Nikolay Kharitonov eligible to run for president in March elections. He will be representing the Communist Party of...

Read more
Issue #1963

The US’ unilateral coercive policies and the truth about Venezuela

Washington’s aggression against Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and other countries is a flagrant violation of human rights.

Read more
Issue #1960

A star on the chests of 13 tireless Cubans

The honorary title of Hero of Labor of the Republic of Cuba and other decorations were placed on the chests of men and women who have devoted their lives to the homeland.

Read more
Issue #2031

22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties met in Havana

The 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties (IMCWP) met in Havana on 27th-29th October 2022 hosted by the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC)....

Read more
Issue #2016

Remembering 26th July 1953 in 2022 – the spark of the Cuban Revolution continues

26th July 1953, Fidel Castro Ruz, a sharp and upcoming lawyer led an attack of 150 on the Moncada Army Barracks in the eastern Cuban...

Read more
Issue #2022

Cuba’s day of liberation celebrated in Sydney

On 26th July 26 1959 an armed force led by Fidel Castro stormed the Moncada Barracks in Cuba, leading to the liberation of the Cuban...

Read more
Issue #1974

Commemoration of Moncada Barracks for Cuba held in Brisbane

On the 26th of July, the Brisbane Branch of the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society held a public commemoration of the 68th anniversary of the Moncada Barracks attack.

Read more
Issue #1998

Resolutions of the 14th Congress of the CPA

RESOLUTION ON THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE The war between Russia and Ukraine is part of a wider conflict between capitalist powers, between Russia on one...

Read more
Issue #2032

Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis Sixty Years

Sixty years ago during the Cold War the world came close to a nuclear war between the two superpowers of the day, the Soviet Union...

Read more
Issue #1969

Cuba is not alone

The Communist Party of Australia recently sent a diplomatic delegation to Canberra.

Read more
Issue #1964

Bridges of love global campaign

On Sunday the 30th of May, activists in Perth joined the global campaign Bridges of Love.

Read more
Cuban visitors welcomed in Perth. Issue #2080

No reason to keep Cuba on terrorism list

Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, member of the Political Bureau and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, affirmed that there is no valid and reasonable argument for...

Read more
Issue #2035

Contributions to IMCWP 2022

Editor’s note: The following are contributions from the Iraqi Communist Party and the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (Czech Republic) to the International Meeting...

Read more
Issue #2031

Comrade Irving’s contribution to the 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties

The following is a speech delivered by Communist Party of Australia General Secretary Andrew Irving at the 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties....

Read more
Issue #2033

Cuba wins for the 30th consecutive time at the UN General Assembly

Activists around the world celebrated Cuba’s win at the UN General Assembly as 185 countries voted in favour of Cuba’s draft resolution to end the...

Read more
Issue #2046

Call to end Cuban embargo: 63 years of suffering

On 10th February 2023, local councillors in Washington DC put up resolution PR25-0113 calling for the Biden administration to remove Cuba from the State Sponsors...

Read more
Issue #2034

The Belize-Guatemala conflict and the role of Cuba

In September 2022 the Belize Defence Force and Coast Guard encountered five maritime vessels belonging to the Guatemalan Armed Forces, near Sarstoon Island in the...

Read more
Issue #1959

MANDELA IN CUBA

When Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, he asked me to write his speeches.

Read more
Global briefs Issue #2102

GLOBAL BRIEFS

Peru: According to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the ‘Special Team of Prosecutors’ for cases involving victims during anti-government protests has launched 62 investigations into officials...

Read more
Issue #2027

The ideology of a rogue state: a “rules-based international order”

In the last few years, those of us in Western capitalist countries have heard more and more of a so-called “rules-based international order.” To the...

Read more
Issue #2022

Urgent aid for Cuba

A combined celebration of the Cuban Revolution and Fidel’s birth, ninety-six years ago, after the horrific events of 5th August virtually became a plea for...

Read more
Issue #2038

End the blockade!

1st January marked the 64th anniversary of Cuba’s national liberation. On New Year’s Day, 1959, the brutal US-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista fled the country after...

Read more
Global briefs Issue #2052

CUBA: More than 10 million people became literate thanks to the Cuban program “Yes, I can.” The program was Fidel Castro’s initiative that helped to...

Read more
Issue #2025

Diversity – sustainability – socialism

Cuba is one of the world’s most sustainable economies despite the six decades’ long illegal and economically crippling US blockade. Since the 1960s, the Cuban...

Read more
Global briefs Issue #2078

GLOBAL BRIEFS

New York: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) overwhelmingly approved a resolution to end the US economic blockade of Cuba imposed in 1962. This year...

Read more
Global briefs Issue #2094

GLOBAL BRIEFS

CUBA: Cuban-American members of the US House of Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fl) and Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fl) have proposed new sanctions against Cuba, reaffirming the...

Read more
Global briefs Issue #2095

GLOBAL BEIEFS

PERSIAN GULF: Countries in the Persian Gulf including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Kuwait have reportedly told the United States not to...

Read more
Global briefs Issue #2097

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa celebrated the 30th anniversary of the end of the racist system known as apartheid on 27 April. It is marked as...

Read more
Global briefs Issue #2099

GLOBAL BRIEFS

UK: Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths has welcomed the results of local elections which “landed a red card to the Tories and a warning...

Read more
Global briefs Issue #2047

GLOBAL BRIEFS

America: The Pentagon has blocked attempts by the US federal government to share alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine with the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

Read more
Issue #1947

CPA statement on US inclusion of Cuba on its terror list

On Monday 11th January 2021, just nine days short of the end of President Donald Trump’s mandate, the State Department under Mike Pompeo unilaterally decided to include Cuba on the US list of terror. President Obama had removed Cuba from that list in 2015.

Read more
Global briefs Issue #2046

GLOBAL BRIEFS

HONDURAS: The President of Honduras has announced that the country will seek to establish diplomatic relations with mainland China instead of Taiwan. The Foreign Minister...

Read more
Issue #2012

South Australia: Cuban solidarity and party building on the agenda

Over the course of the last period, CPA South Australia has been involved in a litany of tasks to strengthen our Party and promote working...

Read more
Tin Can Alley entertaining comrades at the Curry Night. Issue #2015

Curry with comrades night – a CPA SA tradition

Through a close association with the Port Adelaide United Workers’ Club, the CPA Port Adelaide branch has access to two fine venues for celebrations and...

Read more
Global briefs Issue #2044

GLOBAL BRIEFS

CUBA: Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel criticised the inclusion of his country in the US Department of State’s list of “States sponsor of terrorism.” “The US...

Read more
Global briefs Issue #2040

GLOBAL BRIEFS

THE PHILIPPINES: The US and the Philippines announced plans for four more US bases to be established in the Philippines. The agreement was reached during...

Read more
Issue #2046

A return to Cuba

Since January 1983, dedicated groups of Australian and New Zealand friends of Cuba have made their way to the Caribbean to show their support for...

Read more
Global briefs Issue #2092

GLOBAL BRIEFS

UKRAINE / RUSSIA: Ukrainian military deployed over 2,500 servicemen, some 35 tanks and around 40 other armoured vehicles to attack multiple locations along the border with Russia....

Read more
Global briefs Issue #2054

GLOBAL BRIEFS

JAPAN: Dozens of anti-nuclear activists protested to demand Japan scrap its plans to dump radioactive waste water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean...

Read more
Issue #2050

63 years: A call to end the Cuban blockade

On 10th February 2023, local councillors in Washington DC put up resolution PR25-0113 calling for the Biden administration to remove Cuba from the State Sponsors...

Read more
Weasel Words heading Issue #2053

WEASEL WORDS

Working poor This term comes to us from whatever combination of spin doctor and focus group that gets words into Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s mouth....

Read more
Issue #1969

CPA president’s contribution to the CPC and World Political Parties Summit

I thank the Communist Party of China’s International Department for the invitation to participate in this Summit.

Read more
Cuba rally, Perth. Issue #2099

Cuban healthcare – struggles and victories

First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez met with Winnie Byanyima, executive director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS...

Read more
Chess Issue #2098

Socialism through chess: the USSR, Cuba and the politics of Chess

Chess is a game of intellect, discipline, and strategic thinking. It’s is an equaliser in which a peasant, once taught, can play as well as...

Read more
Perth IWD 2024. Issue #2094

Women and Class Struggle

Every International Women’s Day, there are discussions about how we empower women, and in almost none of them is the key term that gets us...

Read more
Issue #2068

Let Cuba Live!

1 MILLION SIGNATURES TO TAKE CUBA OFF THE LIST OF STATE SPONSORS OF TERRORISM. Join the urgent call to take Cuba off the State Sponsors...

Read more
Romina Bietsen with Andrew Irving at the gates of Pine Gap 2016. Issue #2103

Fighting for our lives

A speech from Romina Beitseen of the Campaign for International Cooperation and Disarmament (CICD) to the Eighth International Seminar for Peace and for the Abolition...

Read more
Global briefs Issue #2090

GLOBAL BRIEFS

PAKISTAN: The Cabinet Committee on Energy has approved the beginning of the construction of an 80 km segment of the 800 km long pipeline from the...

Read more
Cubans dancing and singing. Issue #2054

In solidarity with Cuba

A recent Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU) delegation of seven from around Australia attended the celebration of May Day in Cuba. More than 1200...

Read more
Issue #2022

Venezuelan film premieres in Perth

On Saturday 13th August 2022 in a joint venture between the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Canberra, the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society and...

Read more
Issue #2046

Saving the Cuban Revolution

DISASTER When the Soviet Union and socialist bloc of Eastern Europe collapsed in 1990-91 the results were catastrophic for Cuba. Overnight GDP fell by 35...

Read more
Issue #2010

Sixty years of Australian-Cuban solidarity

On Saturday, 4th June 2022, activists from around Australia gathered at the Cuban Embassy in Canberra to receive commendations from the Cuban Institute for Friendship...

Read more
Issue #1957

Vale Gilda Chacón-Bravo

It was with great sadness we received the news in Australia of the passing of comrade Gilda Chacón on the 8th April 2021.

Read more
Issue #1970

CPA statement in solidarity with socialist Cuba

The Communist Party of Australia condemns in the strongest possible terms the subversive campaign waged by the US government and Western media against the Cuban Revolution, its government, and people.

Read more
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel inspiring speech. Issue #2098

Diaz-Canel: friendship, peace, solidarity, and unity

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel made an inspiring speech at the closing ceremony of the International Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba and against imperialism, at the...

Read more
Cuban Ambassador HE Tanieris Dieguez with Andrew Irving. Issue #2091

Cuban Ambassador Tanieris Dieguez La O

AC: Ambassador, the US blockade of Cuba has had devastating effects on the lives of ordinary Cubans. What are some of the struggles Cuban people...

Read more
Issue #2050

DINGO

The governments of ten Latin American and Caribbean countries met to discuss the best ways to jointly counter the inflationary wave sweeping the world which...

Read more
The Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (ACFS) welcomed young Cubans, Marianniz Diaz and Ivan Barreto to Perth. Issue #2066

Cuba: revolutionary continuity

The Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (ACFS) welcomed young Cubans, Marianniz Diaz and Ivan Barreto to Perth on 11th - 14th August 2023. Their visit was the final leg...

Read more
PEACE NOTES Issue #2093

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton The US-Australia Force Posture Agreement (FPA), signed in 2014, provides the legal basis for the comprehensive US militarisation of Australia, especially the north,...

Read more
Communist Party of Australia greetings to the heroic people of Cuba on the 70th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada barracks on 26th July 1953 Issue #2063

Communist Party of Australia greetings to the heroic people of Cuba on the 70th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada barracks on 26th July 1953

Communist Party of Australia greetings to the heroic people of Cuba on the 70th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada barracks on 26th July...

Read more
Issue #2101

No to Washington’s hypocrisy and misinformation

The Communist Party of Australia condemns in the strongest possible terms Washington’s latest campaign of hypocrisy and contradictory misinformation. On 15 May 2024 US Secretary...

Read more
group shot Issue #2094

No more interference. No more coercion. No more sanctions. End the blockade and let Cuba live!

On the weekend of 6-7 April, friends of Cuba from across Australia convened at the Maritime Union in Sydney for the 39th edition of the...

Read more
Issue #2088

Life in Cuba Today

After their initial visit to Cuba in 2017, Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (ACFS) South Australian members Dave and Dominique Lock, paid a further visit to this...

Read more
Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos (ICAP) Issue #2071

Year 65 of the Cuban Revolution

Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos St 17 No. 301, Vedado Phone: 7838-2413 Email: presidencia@icap.cu  Havana, August 25th, 2023 “Year 65 of the Cuban...

Read more
Penny Wong. Issue #2092

Open letter to Foreign Minister Penny Wong

Senator the Hon. Penny Wong Minister for Foreign Affairs PO Box 6100 Senate Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Re: Urgent call to Act against genocide....

Read more
Issue #2059

United around the world against the criminal US Blockade on Cuba!

The Communist Party of Australia condemns in the strongest possible terms the inclusion of Cuba in the US list of countries that sponsor terrorism. The...

Read more
Meyvis Esteves Issue #2094

Comrade Meyvis Esteves on her election

The Communist Party of Australia congratulates Comrade Meyvis Esteves on her election as First Secretary of Cuba’s Young Communist League, UJC For young communists in...

Read more
Speakers at the meeting. Issue #2064

Cuban resilience to overcome the blockade

Cuban Ambassador, Tanieris Dieguez La O, expressed her gratitude to the Consultation for the continuing Australian solidarity with the Cuban people. At the Australia Cuba...

Read more
Issue #2076

Condemning the blockade and solidarity with Cuba

As the undersigning delegations, participants of the XXIII International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties in Izmir, Turkiye, October 2023: We express our strongest condemnation...

Read more
Issue #2064

Learning from Cuba

Really standing up to the US is something Australia could do, but which the vast majority of our media and both our largest political parties...

Read more
Medicare card. Issue #2068

Intergenerational Report – The march of history

A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of Communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this...

Read more
Issue #2073

Terrorist attack on Cuban embassy: statement in solidarity

The Communist Party of Australia condemns in the strongest possible terms the latest terrorist attack on the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC. The attack on...

Read more
Melbourne rally for Palestine, including CPA members. Issue #2093

Melbourne Comrades rally for Palestine and Cuba

Melbourne Communist Party of Australia members are a regular fixture at the now-weekly rallies in support of Palestine and against the ongoing genocide there, proudly...

Read more
A CPA delegation was warmly received at the Palestinian embassy by Ambassador HE Izzat Abdulhadi. Issue #2090

Palestine and Cuba

Cuban Ambassador HE Tanieris Dieguez with Andrew Irving.   A CPA delegation was warmly received by Cuban Ambassador HE Tanieris Dieguez.   Palestinian Ambassador HE...

Read more