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The Cuban Revolution and the Fight for a Better World

LEARN: How on January 1, 1959 millions of workers, peasants and youth in Cuba
overthrew the U.S.-backed Batista dictatorship. Led by Fidel Castro and the July 26 Movement Cuban workers and peasants mobilized and

• Abolished the old army and police, replacing them with disciplined workers and
peasants’ militias and a new Revolutionary Armed Forces and police.
• Took control of the land, banks, factories and trade. In control of their national
resources, the new government gave land to farmers to work and began the process
of reorganizing production to meet social needs, eliminating unemployment and
confronting underdevelopment.
• Outlawed racial discrimination opened up education and jobs and confronted
centuries of racial prejudice.
• Advanced the social and economic position of women, drawing millions into the
work force and into leadership at all levels of society.
• Organized a massive literacy campaign to wipe out illiteracy and instituted full
access to public health care; no one is left to fend for themselves.
• Promoted international solidarity, giving aid to people fighting for their
independence and liberation from Latin American to Vietnam to Africa. The
volunteer medical brigades fighting Covid-19 around the world are just the latest in
six decades of international solidarity.
GO TO CUBA, SEE FOR YOURSELF: The Chicago Cuba Coalition has organized
Chicago-area contingents in international solidarity brigades to Cuba since 2017. These
brigades are hosted by the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples. Contact CCC
to learn about the Cuban Revolution and the next international brigade.
STAND WITH CUBA: The U.S. government has tried to crush the Cuban Revolution
through military invasion, terrorist attacks and 60 years of brutal economic sanctions.

U.S Hands Off Cuba!

End Travel Restrictions Between the U.S. and Cuba!
End the economic sanctions and embargo!

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