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.
Sunday, July 26, 2020
6 PM-light snack
6:30 PM- program
Donation: $10, no one turned away
PLACE: UE union hall
37 S Ashland, Chicago (Street parking)
Note: Covid 19 precautions to be observed; social distancing, please wear face masks
Seating is limited, please confirm attendance at Chicago Cuba Coalition FB
End Travel Restrictions Between the U.S. and Cuba!
End the economic sanctions and embargo!