THE NEW WORKER

The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 2nd December 2016


Fidel’s spirit lives on

WE WERE saddened to hear of the passing of Fidel Castro, the leader of the Cuban revolution, last week.

Fidel led the revolution that freed Cuba from oppression and US neo-colonial slavery to build a new socialist life of prosperity and happiness for the people on the island. Fidel made an important contribution to modern communist theory. He was also an astute statesman who led the Cuban people through thick and thin to withstand US imperialism’s campaign of sabotage, terrorism and blockade and overcome the US-led campaign of diplomatic isolation.

In words and deeds Fidel stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the national liberation movements that broke the chains of colonialism in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He will always be remembered as an outstanding communist leader whose long life was an inspiration to communists all over the world.

Fidel Castro has died but his spirit lives on in the Communist Party of Cuba and the revolutionary will of the Cuban masses. He will never be forgotten.