Communist Party of Ireland / Páirtí Cumannach na hÉireann
68th Anniversary of attack on the Moncada Barracks:
Today is a very significant date in the history of the Cuban people in their struggle to throw off the yoke of colonial and imperialist domination. A date which heralded the start of the Cuban Revolutionary period leading to the overthrow of the Batista dictatorship and the assertion of the independence and sovereignty of the Cuban people after centuries of domination, occupation, repression and subjugation.
Dublin, July 25, 2021. The Irish solidarity movement with Cuba commemorates with various activities to be held in various cities from north to south in Ireland, the 68th anniversary of the Moncada historical feat deed led by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz and that marks the beginning of the Cuban Revolution.
Not official translation
Speech delivered by Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic, in the act of revolutionary reaffirmation, in the esplanade of La Piragua, Havana, on July 17, 2021, "Year 63 of the Revolution."
Dear Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, leader of the Cuban Revolution;
People of Cuba, Cuban men and women;
We condemn the criminal US blockade of Cuba and the current US-funded attempts to overthrow the sovereignty and constitution of the Cuban people. Let us be clear what the US blockade is. It is not a set of sanctions. There are no international laws providing legal sanction to these unilateral coercive measures that collectively punish the Cuban people for having the fortitude to overthrow imperialism and assert their sovereignty.