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Issue #1834      August 8, 2018

ACFS Perth

Cuba Solidarity

65th anniversary of the Moncada attacks in Santiago de Cuba!

On Saturday July 28 the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society, ACFS WA Branch, celebrated the 65th anniversary of the attacks on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Garrisons. The attacks led by Fidel Castro on July 26, 1953 saw a group of young Cuban patriots captured, tortured and killed by the Bastista dictatorship.

Fidel and a small group of his comrades were tried and sentenced to 15 years. Popular protests demanding their release brought them to freedom in 1955, fleeing to Mexico.

The July 26th attack on the Moncada failed but it is considered the spark of the Cuban revolution that triumphed on January 1, 1959.

A full house of supporters at the Hellenic Club of WA danced the night away and listened to passionate speeches about the socialist revolution which had taken place only 90 miles away from Miami.

Speakers at the ACFS function called for an end of the inhumane US blockade on Cuba that affects the entire people of Cuba, preventing them from buying essential food and medicines.

All proceeds from the event will go to the ACFS WA project in Last Tunas, Cuba, to improve the research facilities for children with allergies.

Long live the 65th anniversary of the Moncada!

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