The third edition of our Cuba pamphlet is out now! - £2.95 each

From the triumph of the revolution in 1959 and the huge advances for the Cuban population, to the challenges of surviving the collapse of the Soviet Union and Cuba's astounding feats in healthcare, education and internationalism, this pamphlet tells the story of revolutionary Cuba. It is written by members and supporters of Rock Around the Blockade, a campaign of the Revolutionary Communist Group, who are committed to the fight against imperialism and to building a working class movement in Britain.

Resisting 60 years of blockade and imperialist aggression, socialist Cuba continues to provide a beacon of hope and solidarity, offering an alternative to capitalist war, poverty and exploitation. Cutting through the myriad of media misrepresentation and hypocrisy, this pamphlet does not simply describe Cuba but draws out the relevance of Cuba's revolution to the global fight against capitalism, imperialism and the struggle for socialism here in Britain.

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We Are Cuba! How a Revolutionary People Have Survived in a Post-Soviet World

Helen Yaffe

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Format: Hardback

Publication date: 25 Feb 2020
ISBN: 9780300230031
Imprint: Yale University Press
Dimensions: 288 pages: 235 x 156mm

The extraordinary account of the Cuban people's struggle for survival in a post-Soviet world.

In the aftermath of the fall of the Soviet Union, Cuba faced a crisis that decimated its economy. Helel Yaffe examines the astonishing developments that took place during and beyond this period. Drawing on archival research and interviews with Cuban leaders, thinkers and activists, this book tells for the first time the remarkable story of how Cuba survived while the rest of the Soviet bloc crumbled.

Yaffe shows how Cuba has been gradually introducing select market reforms. While the government claims that these are necessary to sustains its socialist system, many others believe thy herald a return to capitalism. Where does the truth lie? Examining key domestic initiatives including the creation of a world-leading biotech industry, the energy revolution, the shift towards sustainable development and medical internationalism alongside recent economic reforms, Yaffe shows why the revolution has continued post-Castro.

This is a fresh, compelling account of Cuba’s socialist revolution and the challenges it faces today.

Helen Yaffe is a regular contributor to Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! and is the author of Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution (2009).


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