Thursday, January 13, 2022 RATB Latin American 79

On 8-9 January the Revolutionary Communist Group and supporters of its newspaper Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! took to the streets demanding that Britain return $1.8bn of gold to Venezuela.

The action was called in response to the criminal ruling on 20 December, where Britain's Supreme Court recognised as the owner of $1.8bn of gold held in the Bank of England's vaults, not the legitimate socialist party government of Venezuela, but rather the discredited opposition ‘interim president’, Juan Guaido – the failed puppet of US imperialism. Whilst Nicolas Maduro's government in Venezuela demands the gold be used for imports of food, medicine and Covid-19 vaccines, the British government, Supreme Court and Bank of England see fit to decide who is and who is not the legitimate head of state, riding roughshod over the Venezuelan democratic process that re-elected Maduro in 2018.

In London the Revolutionary Communist Group joined forces with Rock Around the Blockade, Julian Assange Defence Campaign, Bolivia Solidarity Campaign, Great Patriotic Pole UK, Papua Militant International, Economic and Philosophical Science Review and Hands Off Venezuela! Holding an open mic rally and marching to the Bank of England.

As comrades pointed out, this is not just about the gold – Venezuela's struggle for socialism represents the threat of a good example. Despite crippling sanctions, sustained destabilisation and coup attempts, Venezuela continues to resist! 3.7 million units of social housing have been built and distributed through the Great Housing Mission – whereas in Britain, with an economy 18 times the size of Venezuela's, 30,000 households are on council housing waiting lists and homelessness is soaring whilst social housing is sold off and demolished to make way for luxury flats.

The Revolutionary Communist Group fully supports Venezuela's sovereignty and the Bolivarian revolution's 20-year resistance to imperialist exploitation. We unequivocally oppose British imperialism’s war against Venezuela and its support for US-sponsored ‘regime change’. We will continue to organise in the streets to defend Venezuela's right to resist. Return the gold – No sanctions, no coup – Hands off Venezuela – Solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution!

(First published on FRFI)

Saturday, December 04, 2021 RATB Cuba 59

Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! No 285, December 2021/January 2022

Since the ‘spontaneous’ coordinated counter­revolutionary protests in Cuba in July, the United States (US) has stepped up its attempts to overthrow the Cuban Revolution. The Biden administration has introduced new measures to intensify the blockade and has allotted $20m funding for regime change in Cuba. The US’s latest stunt was orchestrating a new wave of protests to take place in Cuba on 15 November. Despite their best efforts, the protests amounted to very little. RIA AIBHILIN reports.

Friday, December 03, 2021 RATB Cuba 84

Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! No 285, December 2021/January 2022

FRFI speaks to Orlando Ernesto Rey Santos, lead negotiator for Cuba at COP26 and Climate Advisor in Cuba’s Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment. He discussed the island’s participation in the United Nations Climate Change Conference and its evaluation of COP26 which he attended in Glasgow from 1-12 November 2021.

Monday, November 29, 2021 RATB Cuba 549

The monthly caravan protests against the US blockade of Cuba continued this month, showing the world's opposition to the genocidal US blockade. This month, activists from Rock Around the Blockade and the Revolutionary Communist Group joined with organisations around the world to decry imperialist attacks on Cuba and show that there are people all around the world who support socialist Cuba. Get in touch if you'd like to participate in the activities next month! Here are some photos and videos from around the country:

Monday, November 15, 2021 RATB Cuba 53

On 14 and 15 of November 2021, the RCG, RATB and allied groups organised rallies in defence of the Cuban revolution outside the Embassy of Cuba in London. The US State Department under President Biden has provided millions of dollars to fund a 'colour revolution' campaign in Cuba, organised by Miami-linked Cuban dissidents, which aimed to draw anti-government protesters into the streets on 15 November to create confrontations with the police as a pretext for US intervention. This date was chosen by reactionaries to sabotage Cuba's plan to re-open the economy to tourism after its successful Covid-19 vaccination and containment strategy; the anti-government protests were intended to prolong the hardship endured by ordinary Cubans under the illegal US blockade.

Monday, November 01, 2021 RATB Cuba 54

Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! No 284, October/November 2021

US President Joe Biden made it an election promise to ‘promptly reverse the failed Trump policies that have inflicted harm on the Cuban people and done nothing to advance democracy and human rights’ (Americas Quarterly, 4 March 2021). But instead of reversing the 243 new sanctions inflicted on Cuba by the Trump administration, Biden’s government has:

  • added new sanctions and renewed old ones;
  • continued multimillion-dollar funding for regime change in Cuba;
  • announced plans for a pirate Wi-Fi network across Cuba to host more imperialist propaganda.
Monday, November 01, 2021 RATB Cuba 51

Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! No 284, October/November 2021

‘Cuba has developed different RBD-based public vaccines, the most administered worldwide (protein-based), and among them the only SARS-CoV-2 conjugate-vaccine (RBD-TT), designed especially for children.’ 

– Tweet by Fabrizio Chiodo, Italian scientist working with Cuba’s Finlay Institute.1

Monday, November 01, 2021 RATB Cuba 882

The monthly caravan protests against the US blockade of Cuba continued this month, showing the world's opposition to the genocidal US blockade. This month, activists from Rock Around the Blockade and the Revolutionary Communist Group joined with organisations around the world to decry imperialist attacks on Cuba and show that there are people all around the world who support socialist Cuba.. Get in touch if you'd like to participate in the activities next month! Here are some photos and videos from around the country:

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 RATB Cuba 51

First published on www.frfi.org.uk

The assault by sections of the British left on socialist Cuba has continued unabated over the past period. Like their partner in crime, US imperialism, they sense the possibility of victory in their long campaign against the Cuban state. To bolster the credibility of its reactionary position that Cuba is capitalist, and that the Cuban state should be smashed, Socialist Worker has published an online document from ComunistasCuba.org, an obscure Cuban group (12 August 2021). What is evident from even the most cursory examination of the article is that it has nothing to do with communism. Instead, its purpose is to enable supposedly socialist forces opposed to Cuban socialism to give a radical, pseudo-Marxist gloss their position and to obscure its essence: an alliance with imperialism. ComunistasCuba is lending itself to the offensive against Cuban socialism.

Monday, September 27, 2021 RATB Cuba 1211

The monthly caravan protests against the US blockade of Cuba continued this month, showing the world's opposition to the genocidal US blockade. This month, activists from Rock Around the Blockade and the Revolutionary Communist Group stood up to imperialist warfare and propaganda against socialist Cuba, with some choosing to focus on Cuba's environmental achievements. Get in touch if you'd like to participate in the activities next month! Here are some photos and videos from around the country:

London

Supporters in London joined in with Cubanos en UK to host a demonstration against the blockade.

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