Fidel Castro: A colossus in the struggle against imperialism


Statement by the President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton, 27/11/2016

“It was with sadness that Irish Republicans learned of the death of Fidel Castro, former President of the Republic of Cuba. Along with his friend and comrade Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara he led the Cuban revolution in January 1959 which removed the corrupt Batista regime and re-established the political and economic sovereignty of the Cuban people. Both came to personify a decade of revolution and their exploits inspired progressive revolutionaries throughout the world.

Fidel Castro was a colossus in the struggle against imperialism and its attendant manifestations of fascism and racism. In 1981 he was one of the very few international leaders to speak out in support of Bobby Sands and the other Irish Republican hunger strikers in the H Blocks of Long Kesh. In a speech to the 68th Inter-Parliamentary Conference in Havana on September 15, 1981 Castro declared: “In my opinion, Irish patriots are writing one of the most heroic chapters in human history.”

Today Irish Republicans salute his memory and his unfailing support for the cause of human freedom throughout the world. Fidel Castro was a true internationalist and Cuban patriot who was resolute in his defence of oppressed peoples everywhere.”

Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.


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