Cuban Revolution Celebration


On July 26, 1953, 160 young revolutionaries under the leadership of Fidel Castro carried out an attack on the Moncada army barracks in Santiago de Cuba. They sought to spark a mass uprising to restore constitutional government after a coup by US-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. That day, the fighters were defeated, but their action was the opening battle of the Cuban Revolution which triumphed on January 1, 1959. Since that time, US government policy has been to
subvert, defeat, and destroy the Cuban Revolution through an economic blockade, sabotage, political hostility, and, over the years, violent and terroristic attacks.
On December 17, 2014 US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro began a process that led to the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba after 54 years. This was a concession by
Washington in the face of the isolation of its bipartisan anti-Cuba policies across the Americas, worldwide as registered yearly at the United Nations, and in US public opinion, including Cuban-American public opinion. It is also an historic victory for Cuba’s defense of it’s sovereignty and revolutionary internationalist principles.
A meaningful normalization of US-Cuban relations is only possible with the end of all remaining hostile US policies including economic and travel sanctions; the need to respect for Cuba’s right to self-determination and sovereignty; and the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Cuban territory at Guantanamo Bay. Since December 17, 2014 the struggle for these goals is on a stronger footing than ever.


End All US Economic, Financial, and Travel Sanctions Against CUBA!


• Ana Silvia Rodriguez Abascal, Deputy Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations
• Dr. Rosemari Mealy, who will give, a historical overview of July 26
• Juanita Young, longtime activist against police brutality and mother of Malcolm Ferguson,
murdered by NYPD.
• Solidarity messages from around the world.