Cuba

Havana hub: Cuban anarchism, radical media and the trans-Caribbean anarchist network, 1902-1915

Kirwin Shaffer's article exploring the role the Havana-based weekly anarchist newspaper ¡Tierra! had in forging both a Cuban-wide and larger Caribbean-wide anarchist network from 1902-1915.

Class and Revolution in Ethiopia

Extracts from John Markakis and Naga Ayale's book 'Class and Revolution in Ethiopia', published in 1978, a year after Ayale was killed in one of the Derg's purges of the Ethiopian left.

A box of ashes, the state and the next Cuban revolution

Anarchist flag in Cuba

Article by Cuban anarchist, Marcelo Salinas, in the wake of Fidel Castro's demise, translated by the Anarchist Federation.

The colonial development of concentration camps

The practice of concentrating civilians in guarded camps or centres, specifically as part of a counter-guerrilla military strategy during wartime, long pre-dated and outlasted the Second World War. In the light of fresh research this article looks comparatively at the function of the camps in four different colonial arenas between 1868 and 1908.

1935: Cuban General Strike

After the defeat of the Dictator Gerardo Machado Cuba was governed by a Junta headed by Batista and Mendieta. In 1935 another General Strike sort to forced the Junta to restore civilian rule. In response Batista unleashed a wave of state terror.

1933: Cuban General Strike

In 1933 the bloody regime of Gerardo Machado came to an end when a general strike paralysed the economy. A last minute deal with the Cuban Communist Party failed to save the regime and Machado fled into exile.

Sonja Krivokapić: Why women should forget about Fidel Castro

Before I start elaborating my title, two things should be noted – first, that Castro's Cuba was not specifically misogynistic, that is to say, not more than other countries, and second, that not only women should forget him, but all people as well. Although this article will put an emphasize on the women's issue in Castro's Cuba, the reason why all other people should forget him too will be explained shortly, for it is certainly well connected with the status of women in that country (and any other, for that matter).

US imperialism in Cuba, 1898-1901

US troops land in Cuba

An account of how the United States effectively took over Cuba following the Spanish-American war, by Stephen Kinzer.

Noam Chomsky: A Brief History of America's Cold-Blooded, Terroristic Treatment of Cuba

2015 article giving a brief overview of US/Cuban relations. "The imperial mentality is wondrous to behold."