Sunday, December 4, 2022

Caribe

Cuba: A Tale Of Two Hurricanes

As Hurricane Ian was causing devastation in the province of Pinar del Río, over 37,000 accounts on Twitter replicated the hashtag #CubaPaLaCalle (Cuba to the streets) calling for mass protests. However, less than 2% of the users who participated in this virtual mobilization were in Cuba.
Roberto Matta, Cuba Is the Capital/Cuba es la capital, 1963

Without Culture, Freedom Is Impossible

‘Without culture’, Fidel Castro Ruz said, ‘freedom is not possible’. Culture is essential to the dignity of all human beings. For this reason, the Cuban Revolution helped return high art forms like ballet to the people.
Violeta Parra (untitled)

Cultural Policy and Decolonisation in the Cuban Socialist Project

The text is part of the "previous words" section of the dossier N°56, Ten Theses on Marxism and Decolonization, of the Tricontinental Institute in collaboration with Casa de las Américas.