Cuba’s contradictions

Feature by Mike Gonzalez, May 2011

“But as the late Celia Hart (daughter of two of the founders of the 26 July Movement which led the 1959 Revolution) says, with her characteristic fearlessness and clarity, “Socialism is not distinguished from previous systems only by the fairer distribution of wealth. New relations of production should be emerging together with a new consciousness in which the workers recognise themselves as actors, controllers and owners of material production.”
The reality is that Cuba does not fit either criterion. The distribution of wealth is manifestly and increasingly unfair, and there is no semblance of the kind of direct democracy under the control of the working class to which she refers.”

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