50 YEARS OF STEADFAST DEFIANCE
It started like a small, isolated bush firebut spread nothing less than a jungle fire. Like any other revolution, thisrevolution too was fuelled by injustice, corruption, poverty, abuse of powerand social inequalities. And like any other successful revolution, it haswithstood the brutal winds of subversion, disinformation andcounter-revolution.
There was a regime change in Cuba 50 yearsago that not only brought this tiny Caribbean island on world map very soon, italso etched its name on the living memories of people across the world. Handfulof revolutionaries, dispersed across the region united under the banner ofFidel Castro and sought to overthrow the corrupt Batista regime. Castro-ledrevolutionaries overran the US-backed government in Havana, thanks to theoverwhelming support of the Cuban people. But to the sheer dismay ofimperialists around the world, the revolution didn't remain confined to theshores of Havana but spread across the world to become the beacon of hope forsocial justice, equality and resistance.
Regardless of insurmountable criticismlevelled on Castro's regime by US and its allies, few will deny the fact thatCuba pursued a peaceful agenda and did not engage in terrorist activitiesaround the globe. Few will also dispute the reality that Cubans are much betteroff now than they were before 9 January,1959, under the dictatorial regime ofFulgencio Batista, despite the pathetic sanctions imposed by successivegovernments in Washington D.C. And to the comfort of so-calledanti-imperialists around the world, Castro is the ant that dared venture intothe trunk of the elephant (US empire).
Following link takes you to thephotos that glance the 50 years of socialist revolution in Cuba and highlightits importance in contemporary history.