Hands Off Cuba

For the past 60 years the United States has aggressively intervened in the affairs of Cuba. These aggressions consist of over 600 assassination attempts on Fidel Castro, the funding of Cuban American terrorist groups in order to sabotage the Revolution, and a genocidal embargo resulting in the crippling of the country’s economic development to the tune of nearly $760 Billion dollars. The blockade has stifled Cuba’s ability to access necessary goods such as syringes for the distribution of vaccines developed for COVID-19 by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB). The situation worsened under the Trump administration which enacted 242 measures against Cuba, all of which are upheld by the Biden administration.

The criminal embargo is the greatest humanitarian disaster suffered by Cuba. Combined with the effects of the blockade, the counterrevolution in the USSR in 1991, and the global economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. These conditions, imposed on Cuba by the ruling class in the U.S. government and backed by the “gusano” propaganda machine, have begun a regressive counterrevolution.

Seizing the opportunity to help stage a “color revolution” in Cuba, the Biden administration has issued a slanderous statement condemning Cuba for its “decades of repression and economic suffering”. The hypocrisy of the leader of “normalcy” is laid bare with the open position of supporting a 60-year economic embargo that has placed Cuba in this situation in the first place.

The media in the U.S., particularly in Miami, a hideout of the Cuban American mafia and robbers, murderers, and torturers of the dictator Fulgencio Batista, have painted a one-sided image of the recent developments in Cuba to manufacture the consent of the American populace to support intervention by any means necessary. An overwhelming focus is placed on the tens of thousands of anti government protesters but conveniently left out are the near one million Cubans rising to defend the Revolution from the attacks backed by the U.S., NATO, and the EU. Armed with the iron discipline of the Party, Cuban Communists silenced the provocateurs with the slogans “We are Fidel” , “ Long Live the Revolution”, and “Socialism or Death”.

The League of Young Communists USA (LYC) condemns the displays in Little Havana where thousands of ultra-right-wing Cuban Americans have come out to demand “humanitarian intervention”, even calling for military intervention from the U.S. against Cuba. The US should respect the sovereignty of Cuba, and focus on our own human rights violations, which are documented at the United Nations.

The humanitarian aid Biden should offer is to end the blockade.

The LYC unequivocally denounces the hypocritical and imperialist ventures of the U.S. The LYC confirms our solidarity with the Cuban working class and the Cuban Revolution. The LYC supports the Communist Party of Cuba and the Union de Jovenes Comunistas. The working class in the U.S. is connected to the working class in Cuba. An injury to one is an injury to all! The motto of the LYC is and will always be: Workers of the world unite.

¡Venceremos!

¡El Pueblo Unido jamás será vencido!

International Department of the CC of the LYC USA

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