E. M. S. Namboodiripad

Comrade Fidel on Imperialism

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Sun, 11/26/2017 - 11:28
Communist March in Delhi with Cuba
Indian communists march to US embassy in Delhi, 1961.

 

A year ago, Fidel Castro departed the world after a career of building socialism and being a sentinel against capitalism.

 

Fidel Nehru Krishna Menon
Fidel with Nehru and Krishna Menon in New York at the United Nations, 1960.

 

On April 17, 1961, the United States government tried to overthrow the socialist government in Cuba. The CIA-backed force landed on the Bay of Pigs but were defeated by the will of the Cuban people. This was the first of many attempts to overthrow the Cuban government - and to assassinate Castro (600 attempts!).

In Delhi, as news came in