Place: Cuba

The Exercise of Power in the Cuban Revolution: From Below or From Above?

The verticality of the 1959 revolutionary process took us by its own logic and dynamism to the extreme authoritarianism and total absence of democracy in today’s Cuba.

Reply to Janette Habel and Michael Löwy

Che Guevara and Socialist Democracy

Samuel Farber defends his critique of Che Guevara as an anti-democratic figure that undermined the socialist cause in Cuba.

Against Samuel Farber’s Biased Approach

Janette Habel and Michael Löwy defend the political and intellectual legacy of Che Guevara as a Marxist, against Samuel Farber’s critique.

The Cuban Government’s Persecution of a Left-wing Dissident

Alina Bárbara López Hernández
In the closing address to the tenth congress of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR -the street level vigilance committees) that took place on September 28 of this year, the president of the Cuban . . .

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Two Stories, One Position

As I write (and you read) these lines, two intellectuals, two friends, are persecuted by the respective governments of their countries. Alina Barbara López Hernández in Cuba, and Boris Kagarlitsky in Rusia.

The Cuban Left, More Critical and Decolonized

Raymar Aguado Hernández denounces Cuban state repression of critical leftists

The Cuban Reality

Lynn Cruz calls for situating Cuban politics in the context of the world capitalist system

The False Dilemma Fallacy

Alina Bárbara López Hernández rejects the Cuban state’s claim to be on the left.

Introduction to Marginalized Discourse: Voices from the Critical Left in Cuba

James Buckwalter-Arias introduces the collection of contributions from critical leftists in Cuba.

The Historical Burden of Actually Existing Socialism

Alexander Hall Lujardo develops the emancipatory anti-capitalist critique of Cuban state socialism.

Cuba and the World

Lisbeth Moya González discusses how the international left can be in solidarity with the critical Cuban left.

The Future of Cuba—Part Two

What are the likely consequences of Cuba’s exiting from its current economic crisis?

The Future of Cuba—Part One

What can we learn from the experience of other countries that can help us think about possible futures for Cuba?

The Decline of Rentier Communism in Cuba

Recent developments in the political economy of Cuba

The Transformations of the Cuban Revolution

From Below or From Above?

Although the Cuban Revolution of 1959 had enormous popular support, especially in its early years, that support did not express itself in any autonomous initiative and control from below.

For a Cuba with Democracy and Solidarity

Sam Farber provides a critical perspective on the economic policies of the Cuban government and of some of its critics, and offers an alternative to both.

“That’s So F**king Imperialistic”: Responding to a Supporter of Cuba’s Government

Whatever a genuinely anti-imperialist approach toward Cuba might look like, it cannot be to rally behind a regime that denies Cubans some of their most basic rights.

On behalf of the New Politics editorial board

NP on Cuba: Consistent Opposition to US Imperialism and Support of Democratic Rights

We welcome the opportunity to clarify misrepresentations of New Politics editorial stance about Cuba and US imperialism.

An assessment of the July 11 Protests in Cuba

Analysis from a Cuban historian and writer based in Matanzas, Cuba.

Social Explosion in Cuba: The Ignored Signals

In my opinion, there are two determining factors that have led to this moment of malaise. On the one hand, the inability of our rulers to channel a successful reform path…On the other hand, there is the ability of citizens to submit this incapacity to public judgment, which is something new.

From Cuba: A Description of the Protests

On Sunday 11 July, Cuba experienced a series of social outbreaks that encompassed at least six of the 14 provinces that make up the country. In the 62 years since the triumph of the revolution, Cuba had not faced a situation like this.

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