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Important Documents & Speeches by
Fidel Castro Ruz

Speeches, Articles & Philosophical Discussion
The following documents present the theories and principles embraced and promulgated by Fidel Castro. They are also powerful commentary on world events of the time and often serve as counterpoints to the accepted paradigms of the West.

While sparse now, the library is constantly expanding so check back often. If you would like to see a document posted, or have one to contribute, please contact me.

An archive of documents by Castro are available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian at Cuba.cu.

Star "History Will Absolve Me." On trial for treason charges stemming from the attack at the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba on July 26, 1953, Castro gave this landmark speech — later transcribed and published while serving a sentence at the then Isle of Pines — as his defense.
Star A Single Flag, A Single Ideal: Cuba! Speech to the National Federation of Sugar Workers, 15th December, 1959. Originally released by the Department of Public Relations, Ministry of State, Republic of Cuba, Havana, 15 December, 1959.
Star Speech by Fidel to the South African Parliament. Address by His Excellency Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba to a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the NCOP - September 4, 1998. I missed getting tickets to this event while I was at the University of Cape Town. Damn.
Star "Africa deserves our most determined support." Speech by President Fidel Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, at the official banquet given by the president of the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria, on May 6, 2001, Year of the Victorious Revolution in the New Millennium.

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» "I am not interested in dry economic socialism. We are fighting against misery, but we are also fighting against alienation. One of the fundamental objectives of Marxism is to remove interest, the factor of individual interest, and gain, from people's psychological motivations. Marx was preoccupied both with economic factors and with their repercussions on the spirit. If communism isn't interested in this too, it may be a method of distributing goods, but it will never be a revolutionary way of life."
» Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
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» Fulgencio Batista
(1901-1973)
Army sergeant who seized control of Cuban goverment in 1934; left office, 1944; on March 10, 1952, led coup overthrowing government of Carlos Prío; fled Cuba on January 1, 1959.