The history of socialist revolution in Cuba
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The retrospective history in general of Cuba
- The day that launched the Cuban Revolution
- By Jill Hickson, in Green Left Weekly. July 26 is the 43rd
anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks by a small group
of badly armed young Cuban revolutionaries, an attack which failed
in its immediate aim but which is considered the day that launched
the Cuban Revolution.
- Jesus Montane Oropesa 1923-1999, Cuban Revolutionary
- Obituary by Neville Spencer, Green Left WSeekly. One of the
few survivors of the July 26, 1953, attack on the Moncada army
garrison - the event now celebrated as the beginning of the Cuban
- Revolutionary Cuba: Che Guevara Describes `Baptism Of
- Excerpts from Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War - 1956-58,
by Ernesto Che Guevara.
- Articles by Che Guevara from Sierra Maestra
- By Ernesto Che Guevara, in the Militant. Three articles
written in 1958. The first year of our struggle in the Sierra Maestra;
Everywhere, patriots are murdered, with or without arms, whether or
not they are rebels; The difference between the tattered and filthy
twelve men who roamed the Sierra Maestra and our new army of twelve
columns and great offensive might.
- The man with the good hat (revised)
- By Larry Daley. First hand account of a member of a military group in
the 28 July Movemwent, which monitored the road to Guisa, and its
encounter with a numbers runner, and the question of the group's real
- She lay dead in the crushed guinea grass, but she
seemed so young and unharmed
- By Larry Dailey. Company Six, Column One, in late 1958. Company Six
was lead by Orlando Rodriguez Puerta and Column One is Castro's own
column. We were winning on the plains of the Cauto, the forces of
Cuban Dictator Batista were hiding out in their strong places fearing
our attacks. A failed ambush and role of Taino machine gunners.
- Ambush at Central America (rev 2)
- By Larry Daley. December 1958. We, the Castro led rebels fighting Batista,
now control a few town such as Guisa and Bueycito, and most of the
countryside. Here in Old Oriente Province we still do not control the
larger cities like Bayamo and Holguin, but are making progress. Re.
our being ambused in the town named Central America.
- The town of Yara and my memories of Che
- By Harry Villegas, Cuba Direct,. An undisciplined Taino youth
of Yara describes the momentous events in that town, and his effort to
join Che's forces in the Sierra Maestra, and his activity as part of
Fidel's bodyguard. Recollections of Fidel and Che.
- Guevara On Social Aims Of The Rebel Army: `Agrarian
Reform Was Spearhead Of Combatants' In The Cuban Revolution
- A speech by Che Guevara, 27 January 1959. `40th Anniversary Of Workers
And Farmers In Power In Cuba' series, from the Militant.
- Lessons from Cuba, then and now
- By Victor and Ellen Perlo, People's Weekly World. Impressions
of Cuba in 1959, three months after the victory of the revolution.
U.S. hostility to Cuba and U.S. terrorism.