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The Authoritarian Vision of Che Guevara

  • Posted on: 29 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Anarkismo by Wayne Price

Review of Samuel Farber, The Politics of Che Guevara (2016)

The recent death of Fidel Castro makes it timely to review this account of how Che Guevara and Fidel Castro created the ideology and social structure of "Communist" Cuba.

The Myth of Che Guevara

  • Posted on: 26 November 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

By MLB, from Fifth Estate #397, Winter 2017

Since the 1960s, Ernesto (Che) Guevara has been celebrated in leftist circles, and even among some anarchists as the model of a revolutionary.

A wide variety of musical and theater productions, political posters,T-shirts, bumperstickers, as well as advertisements for vodka, jeans, laundry soap, and promotions for church attendance bear his iconic image and proclaim: “Che, live like him!"

Cuba today, from Fifth Estate

  • Posted on: 14 May 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Fifth Estate, Summer 2016 by Peter Werbe

A tsunami of tourism & foreign investment hits the island

On March 15, our last day in Cuba, my wife and I boarded the Hershey Electric Railway in Casablanca, across the harbor from Old Havana, for a 57-mile trip to the town of Matanzas. We were flying back to Toronto from the airport near that city the next morning after eight days on the island.

New Anarchist/Libertarian Social Center Opening in Cuba: A Call for Donations.

  • Posted on: 16 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Centro Social Libertario in Cuba. Call for donations.
https://www.gofundme.com/gg2wrcac

The borders are opening after many years, and changes in Cuba predict new possibilities and dangers for the Cuban society. It is essential, therefore, reinforce the work of those that from Cuba defend a critical, anti-capitalist and antiautoritarial system-world , the same machine expressed every day more clearly in the national life.

Che’s grandson: anarchist

  • Posted on: 23 February 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Libcom.org

A short biography of Canek Sanchez Guevara, grandson of Che.

Canek Sanchez Guevara (1974-2015)

“My freedom is only valid if yours is too”. Canek Sanchez Guevara.

Canek Sanchez Guevara was the eldest grandson of Ernesto Che Guevara. Hildita Guevara was his mother and his father was Alberto Sanchez, a Mexican leftist. He was born in Havana on the 22nd May 1974. Canek means Black Snake in some of the old Mexican languages.

An Anarchist Critique of the Cuban “Revolution”

  • Posted on: 1 January 2015
  • By: worker

The first shriek comes from a liberal, the latter a Marxist. With all due respect to both, I think the former quite confused if he thinks that Castroite Cuba more closely reflects his own Keynesian delusions, and the latter seems not to understand Che’s significant contribution to the normalization of relations between Cuba and the US (even though it occurs long after his death). Che was the Beard’s partner in the charade that was Cuban socialism, and his ally in the effort to rid that island of all forms of dissent and opposition.