Title: Solidarity with the People of Cuba, Not with Castro
Date: June 2003
Source: Retrieved on 7th May 2021 from utopianmag.com
Notes: Translated by Ron Tabor.

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFT) and Castro’s fascist dictatorship in Cuba reveal their cynicism with their recent call to establish an International Anti-Fascist Front. How does the last fascist dictatorship in Latin America dare to speak of anti-fascism! How does the WFT dare to speak of anti-fascist trade unionism from Havana,the last stronghold of the vertical syndicates pioneered by the former fascist dictator of Spain, Francisco Franco!Today, in the face of the neo-Nazism and forced Westernization promoted by the butcher, Bush Jr., the union of global anti-authoritarian and libertarian forces in an international solidarity alliance is urgent. But we must not fall into cynicism and the Manicheanism of calling for solidarity with a so-called “anti-fascist front” that originates in the general headquarters of Franco-Castroism, in whose dungeons fighters for social justice, trade union activists,poets, independent journalists and prisoners of conscience are currently rotting. Cuban libertarians have always been present in the anti-fascist struggle. Many of our comrades fought, arms in hand, alongside the comrades of the CNT(National Confederation of Labor), and the FAI (Iberian Anarchist Federation) against Franco-Fascism. Today we reaffirm once again our anti-fascist position and recognize the necessity of a union of revolutionary anti-authoritarian forces against Yankee Nazism. But we equally condemn the Franco-Castroism that today oppresses our brothers, sisters and comrades on the island of Cuba.