Greeting from the New Communist Party of the Netherlands to the CP of Cuba on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution

1 January 2023

International Commission

Dear comrades,

The NCPN sends its dearest greetings to the PCC on the occasion of the 64th birthday of the glorious victory of the Cuban revolution.

On the first of January 1959 the bourgeoisie of Cuba and of the whole world were stunned by one of the greatest popular mobilisations the world has ever seen. The triumph of the Cuban revolution, lead by Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, Che Guevara, Camilo Cienfuegos and many others, has inspired and keeps inspiring the peoples of the world.

Socialist Cuba has achieved many of the greatest deeds humanity has seen. The socialist government has created the conditions to offer a life with dignity to the great majority of its population. By presenting free education, free access to food, free and high quality healthcare, eradicating illiteracy and giving access to culture, sport, art and literature. Thanks to the socialist revolution, Cuba is today a democratic, independent and sovereign socialist state. It promotes welfare to all of its citizens.

During the pandemic, the great achievements of Socialist Cuba were presented to the world. By being the only Latin American country that produced its own vaccine against Covid-19 and by exporting professionals of the health sector to the world. The health care is justly one of many prides of the Cuban nation. Because of the criminal blockade imposed by the United States, that Cuba has endured for more than 60 years, the potential of its economy and of its health care system is hindered. We call on the workers of the world to unite in solidarity with the people of Cuba against the blockade. Our donation campaign that was realised during the pandemic raised thousands of euros that were converted in medical equipment that was sent to Cuba. This proves that the Dutch working class stands together with the Cuban people against the blockade.

The Cuban socialist government and the PCC are an example of proletarian international solidarity with the whole world. The victory of the Cuban revolution has united and will keep uniting the international communist movement in solidarity, against imperialist aggression, against capitalist exploitation and for freedom, socialism and democracy.

The NCPN is certain that Socialist Cuba, the people of Cuba and the Cuban revolution will be victorious, against the blockade and against imperialism. Each first of January the world is once again is reminded of the triumph of the Cuban people against exploitation. We are certain that this victory will keep inspiring the working class to fight for a better world, a socialist society.