A mass gathering for the Cuban Revolution in Cuba in 1963

Defend the Cuban Revolution and Socialism!

The Cuban revolution has survived 62 years of consistent subversion and outright attacks from the United States and its white-supremacist colonial allies. The revolution has nothing to be ashamed of. It has been a beacon of hope and a model for millions around the world. That Cuba needs to defend itself against capitalism and against the billions of people around the world living in abject poverty is absurd. . . .

A map of Cuba and Haiti

Cuba and Haiti: The Stench of U.S. Imperialism

The recent assassination of the U.S. puppet President Jovenel Moise in Haiti and the counter-revolutionary activity in Cuba has a familiar smell. A rot, a stench that fouls the air. It is the reeking of U.S. imperialism. While details of the assassination are still unfolding, it’s well documented that the U.S. has a history of documented interference in both nations. These imperialist actions in Cuba and Haiti are part of an ongoing U.S. aggression in the region. . . .

Cuba: Fighting Corona and Blockade Simultaneously

On June 29th, 2021 at the United Nations General Assembly 184 nations overwhelmingly and democratically, cast their votes against the US blockade on Cuba, which represented a voting pattern that has been on display for the last 29 years. Regardless of this sentiment, the United States and Israel stubbornly stuck to their guns. Only three nations Colombia, Ukraine, and Brazil abstained from voting.  While the United Nations as a body is not in a position to enforce this vote, it provides an invaluable platform that captures the mood and sentiment of an entire planet. How this vote differentiated from the . . .

Permanent Mission of Cuba Statement on July 11

Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations  The disturbances and incidents that took place in some localities in Cuba, on 11 July, are the result of a plan designed by the government of the United States to opportunistically exert the greatest possible pressure against our country, at a time when we are facing a complex situation derived from 16 months of confronting the pandemic and its current resurgence, in addition to the severe tightening of the blockade and the brutal restrictions imposed on the Cuban people.  This has seriously affected the normal functioning of the Cuban economy by critically . . .

A massive car caravan against the US blockade on Cuba

The World Condemns US Attacks on Cuba

What the vote on Cuba’s UN resolution does is show that the US government is incredibly isolated, both domestically and internationally, when it comes to upholding this illegal and genocidal economic blockade. . . .

Cuban propaganda celebrating revolutionary African women

Celebrating Revolutionary African Women

This month the editors of Hood Communist will be celebrate revolutionary African working class women and their contributions to the struggle for African liberation. To kick off the celebration, here are five revolutionary African women you should know. . . .

Fidel Castro and Maurice Bishop in Cuba

Cuba and the Struggle for Black Liberation

Black people have had a long, brutal, and disgusting history in the US & Cuba because of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade which is connected to colonialism that then became imperialism in the 20th century. The Spanish were the ones to first establish a population of enslaved Africans to begin working on  exports that would be used to enrich the colonizers in the 16th century. The genesis of enslaved Africans first coming  into Cuba could be traced to 1511 when Diego Velasquez conquered the island of Cuba in 1511-12. One  cannot talk about slavery in Cuba without mentioning the Spanish and . . .

Pan-African and International Solidarity will Break Sanctions

Not one European colonizer or settler-colonist brought land to the African continent. They stole it when they arrived. Consequently, it is not only logical but just, that Africans take the land back. Because British settlers stole Zimbabwe territory and called it “Rhodesia” as a tribute to racist Cecil Rhodes, Africans fought a long, fierce armed struggle. After seizing state power in 1980, Africans re-named the country Zimbabwe. For the next 20 years, the Zimbabwean government under the leadership of the heroic Robert Mugabe was widely praised by the west. However, all of that changed when, in the year 2000, the . . .