As Italy goes feet first into a second wave of Covid-19, the Italian island of Sicily has requested the return of the Cuban doctors that came to Italy in April to help fight against the first major outbreak of Covid-19 in Europe. Italian newspaper La Repubblica has reported that the request was made a week ago, pleading for 60 Cuban medics to come to the island.
Maxime Rigoulay recommends the new three part documentary series, The War On Cuba, by Belly of the Beast, which is a damning indictment of the US blockade on the socialist island in 2020.
On the 53rd anniversary of his death, Joe Weaver explains the origins of an iconic image of the world’s most famous revolutionary.
Jess Duggan argues against the legitimisation of prostitution and other forms of so-called ‘sex work’ – and that the solution lies in the struggle for socialism.
On 27 August 2020, the Finlay Vaccine Institute in Cuba reported that the first 20 volunteers for clinical trials of the newly developed “Sovereign 01” vaccine were in perfect health, with the only side effect being a small amount of pain in the area of injection.
The Trump administration has announced that they will not participate alongside more than 170 other countries and the World Health Organisation (WHO) over the development of a COVID-19 vaccine at the COVID-19 Global Access Facility (Covax).
On the 94th anniversary of his birth, Fidel’s contribution to science and life is as relevant today as ever, especially in the context of the battle against COVID-19, and will be into the future writes Elson Concepción Pérez
Song to Fidel by Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara 1956
Che Guevara was an Argentinean-born, Cuban revolutionary leader who alongside Fidel Castro goes down in history as one of the greatest figures of the Cuban Revolution and arguably the 20th Century. One of his portraits, from the lens of Alberto Korda, is one the world’s most reproduced images.
Over the years, many have wondered about the source of the leader of the Cuban Revolution’s inexhaustible energy. Leydis María Labrador Herrera asks how this exceptional man was able to function without rest, with his thoughts perennially directed toward the well-being of his people, toward the possibility of a better world with a place for everyone, with rights and opportunities for all?
As part of the Communist Party’s Centenary Red Wedge meetings Johnnie Hunter discusses the legacy of struggle of Britain’s young communists against imperialism and war and the contemporary fights occurring in South America. This is a transcript a speech delivered online on 1 August 2020.