Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz Gave Up His life Five Years Ago On November 25, 2016: Living For The Emancipation of Humanity by John McIntyre and Jon Tikler

Today marks five years since the passing of Fidel Castro.

Fidel Castro led a revolutionary guerrilla war to reclaim Cuba for its people.

Fidel was once quoted saying, “I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.”

Earlier in life Fidel was born the son of Angel Castro y Argiz, a Spanish immigrant and sugar cane farmer who was successful at business in Cuba.

Fidel was very active in sports and is regarded as an accomplished athlete. He enjoyed baseball and promoted the Cuba national baseball team acting as a manager behind the scenes. Fidel studied law at the University of Havana in 1945. While studying law, Castro became very active in politics. Fidel graduated in 1950 and started his work in law.

He joined a political group called Ortodoxos, and was their candidate for the House of Representatives in Havana in 1952.

The Cuban Revolution was led by Fidel Castro and revolutionaries on the 26th of July with its allies against the military dictatorship of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista. The revolution continued sporadically until they ousted Batista on 31 December 1958, replacing his government.

The beginning of the revolution on 26 July 1953 is celebrated in Cuba as the Day of the Revolution (Dia de la Revolución). The 26th of July Movement later reformed along Marxist–Leninist lines, becoming the Communist Party of Cuba in October 1965. The Cuban Revolution had powerful domestic and international repercussions.

The revolution transformed Cuba–United States relations sparking fears of Red Scare. Efforts to improve diplomatic relations have gained momentum in recent years as the Cuban thaw followed the cold war ending. In the aftermath of the revolution, Castro’s government began a program of nationalization, centralization of the press and political consolidation that transformed Cuba’s economy and civil society.

The revolution also heralded an era of Cuban medical internationalism and Cuban intervention in decolonizing conflicts in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Several US-backed rebellions occurred in the six years following 1959, mainly in the Escambray Mountains, which were defeated by the revolutionary government.

Cuba remains today working towards emancipation for its people having had the devotion of Fidel Castro. Castro’s efforts exist in the fruits of a common labor that we now know of as communist Cuba.

His spirit now lives on in memoriam as we continue his struggle. That same struggle that is our struggle in our path towards freeing our brothers and sisters as comrades in the cause to libertate our labors from exploitation and indentured servitude. We continue our march forward on this Twenty-fifth of November in honoring Fidel Castro who laid the early steps of humanity’s continued march of revolution towards full worth and autonomy for all.

Be you anarchist, communist, socialist, social libertarian, democrat, republican, equilibrium capitalist, Fidel Castro lived his life to bring freedom through equity and equality limiting his freedoms to the recognition of the rights of others with respect for others.

He also lived his life in opposition to those who would by duress enslave others economically through wealth inequality. And in that regard, we should remember him in the context of what he was for, and what he achieved in the evolution of our revolution in our struggle for emancipation and freedom.

Information sourced from Wikipedia and Britannica

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