Black Lives Matter in Cuba

http://www.cuba-solidarity.org.uk/news/article/3467/black-lives-matter-in-cuba

“If there ever was a place where black lives truly matter, it’s Cuba”, writes Andrew King in an opinion article for TeleSUR.

As activists unite to confront white supremacy in the United States, it is important for us to study other societies outside the U.S. that have made true strides in racial and economic justice, in order to better envision the world that we want to create.

After listening to President Donald Trump’s June speech on Cuba, in which he reversed all the steps that the Obama administration had made to improve relations, one might not think to look towards this island nation as such an exemplary society. However, one must understand the history of Cuba to see why the U.S. government is escalating the six-decade war and embargo against the socialist country. It is not hard to see that the issue of race is central to the capitalist empire’s war on this socialist stronghold…”

Fidel Malcolm Harlem

Fidel Castro and Malcolm X at the Hotel Theresa, Harlem, New York, 1960

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