On Recent events in cuba by isaac saney

Recent events in Cuba illustrate how intense the imperial pressures on the island nation are. It always bears underscoring that every effort to defy imperialism’s dictate and build a new society has faced unrelenting western destabilisation and sabotage: from the Haitian Revolution to numerous African, Asian, and Latin American national liberation and revolutionary projects.

The Cuban government’s response to the current public protests driven by frustrations over power outages and shortages through dialogue, discussion and explanation of the causes of and measures being employed to resolve the ongoing crisis is to be contrasted with the massive deployment of the police state apparatus that we see so often in the so-called rich world and among its allies. There is no doubt that Washington will spare no efforts to manipulate the current situation in Cuba thought the use of various social media and digital platforms in its efforts to destabilise the island nation. Moreover, it was recently revealed that U.S. intelligence agencies have been directly intervening in the Cuban economy to artificially inflate prices, stimulate inflation, and cause greater shortages of already scarce goods.

Cuba has faced – and is facing – the longest economic siege in history from the most powerful military and economic imperial power that has ever existed. Like the Haitian Revolution, the Cuban Revolution is the unforgivable example that must be destroyed.  Washington’s overarching strategy aims at denying and eradicating Cuba’s right to self-determination, sovereignty, and independence. The empire has never accepted the verdict of the Cuban people. It has waged an unceasing economic war and campaign of destabilization aimed at restoring U.S. imperialism’s domination and tutelage.

Cuba has repeatedly repelled the unceasing all-sided, military, economic, financial, and propagandistic assault by U.S imperialism. .

Since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, the United States has relentlessly pursued an ongoing assault on the Cuban people, employing both military and economic, including orchestrating invasions, assassinations, and terrorist attacks against civilians, as well as engaging in systematic economic sabotage. Central to this strategy is the economic war, whose intention was explicitly articulated by Lester D. Mallory, Vice Secretary of State, and a key architect of U.S. Cuba policy in a now-declassified U.S. State Department memorandum dated April 6, 1960:

“The only foreseeable means of alienating internal support is through disenchantment and disaffection based on economic dissatisfaction and hardship… every possible means should be undertaken promptly to weaken the economic life of Cuba… denying money and supplies to Cuba, to decrease monetary and real wages, to bring about hunger, desperation, and the overthrow of government.”

The sinister goal is to coerce the Cuban people into submission by strangling the economy, creating shortages, hardships, and exacerbating social inequalities—the very issues the Cuban Revolution has tirelessly been working to eliminate. This strategy seeks to instigate massive social unrest that would then serve as a pretext for U.S. intervention.

Overcoming the deepening global crisis in a manner that prioritizes the well-being of its citizens over the interests of global imperial powers is a significant challenge for any country. This challenge is particularly formidable for Cuba, which grapples with a harsh, all-encompassing commercial, trade, and financial blockade. The U.S. economic war against Cuba extends beyond U.S. borders, affecting businesses from other countries engaged in or seeking trade with Cuba.  It stands as the primary impediment to Cuba’s social and economic progress, representing a blatant violation of the human rights of the Cuban people, costing the island nation more than $1 trillion U.S., underscoring its profound and detrimental effects. A poignant testament on the criminality and immorality of the U.S. economic blockade was the November 2, 2023 United Nations vote, when for the the 31st time – with a vote of 187 to 2 – the international community resoundingly rejected and condemned Washington’s economic war against Cuba.

Cuba faces significant – and what, for many, may seem overwhelmingly – challenges; nevertheless, the Cuban people have repeatedly shown themselves capable of meeting the challenges they take up.



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