The death of Cuban communist dictator has been at the forefront of the news today. Fidel Castro was feted by the left as a hero and almost messianic figure for decades with trade unions being fooled by the hard left into affiliating to the Cuba Solidarity Campaign despite the continuing imprisonment of anyone who tried to set up a free trade union.
Cuba is not any kind of paradise with all political dissent suppressed and opponents imprisoned, tortured or killed with the bulk of the political left not raising a finger in protest, which speaks volumes about the kind of world these so-called socialists would create.
Free speech is absent from Cuba and this is the result.
Jeremy Corbyn with his usual foolishness declared:
“Fidel Castro was a massive figure in the history of the whole planet, ever since the revolution in 1959. There are stories of his heroism while living in Mexico in exile and then the boat to Cuba, the march to Havana… For all his flaws, Castro’s support for Angola played a crucial role in bringing an end to Apartheid in South Africa and he will be remembered both as an internationalist and a champion of social justice.”
Lets look at his flaws or victims to use plain English in this video by the Cuba Archive:
Further info: http://cubaarchive.org/wordpress/