Cuba

Cuba: The Real Fight Against State Repression Begins with Workers' Self-Organization

Liberal capitalism is a remedy for the ailments brought on by six decades of state capitalism in just the same way that swimming in sewage would be a suitable "remedy" for a staph infection.

After the Cuban Protests: Discussion with Proletarios Cabreados

We are publishing here our translation of a further document on the Cuban protests in July, entitled Análisis de la actual crisis y revuelta en Cuba desde la perspectiva comunista radical, by a group in Ecuador which goes under the name of Proletarios Cabreados (Pissed off Proletarians). You can find them at proletariosrevolucionarios.blogspot.com

Cuba’s burning?

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Cuban Anarchists on the Protests of July 11

To explore the causes and implications of the wave of protests that broke out in Cuba on July 11, we present two interviews with Cuban anarchists and a statement from an anarchist initiative in Cuba. This article was first published by Crimethinc.

Cuba is the Latest Episode in the Death Agony of (State) Capitalism

Cuba is the latest illustration of the failure of the Stalinist recipe of party dictatorship behind national borders, which palms off socialism as the development of the productive forces within a money based economy whilst every capitalist category, from wage labour to commodity production, from surplus value extraction to the concentration of privilege at one pole, is retained.

Sugarcane Stalinism

Originally published in Intransigence, Issue 2 (July 2018)

An Anarchist View from Havana: Isbel Diaz Torres

A 2018 interview with Cuban anarchist Izbel Diaz Torres, a participant in ABRA and Taller Libertario Alfredo López. This interview was first broadcast by the Final Straw Radio Show, and is available as a printable PDF.

Conducta Impropria - Improper Conduct [video]

Documentary interviewing many refugees from Cuba, most were denounced as homosexuals and sent to the infamous forced labour battalions based in concentration camps built in Camagüey. (Spanish/French audio, English subtitles)

UPDATED - Solidarity with Detained Cuban Anarchist and LGBT Activists

Havana, Cuba – Following tensions around the cancellation of the state sponsored LGBT march and the effort by activists to call for an independently organized one, two anarchist and LGBT activists, Isbel Diaz Torres and partner Jimmy Roque Martinez, are believed to have been detained by Cuban authorities. The detentions are seen as an attempt by the Cuban state to suppress and intimidate outspoken activists whom they see as leaders and vocal activists in the LGBT community in Cuba. This story was first posted by Black Rose Anarchist Federation.

Cuba: Fading Star in the Caribbean (1986)

A 1986 left-wing critique of Cuba as state capitalist, dependent & dominated by Russian imperialism, and still burdened by racism, sexism, and homophobia. A special supplement focuses on the anti-gay policies of the Castro regime.