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Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist)
RCPB(ML) condemns the decision of the outgoing Trump administration to designate Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. Our Party adds its voice to that of democratic forces throughout the world in denouncing this outrageous move, and calls on the working class and peoples throughout Britain to do the same. The designation must be retracted immediately. The British government must also dissociate itself from the decision.
In fact, the designation turns truth on its head. It is the Cuban state which has all along been the victim of terrorist activities, which the government and people of Cuba have denounced and condemned since the revolution of 1959. The US either directly or with the involvement of its agents has carried out all manner of sabotage and terrorist attacks against Cuba. Reliable figures put the Cuban fatalities at 3,478, with 2,099 persons who have suffered disabilities as a consequence of these despicable acts. These acts of terror against Cuba include the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, the 1976 bombing of a civilian Cuban airliner that claimed the lives of 73 people, and the 1997 Havana hotel bombings.
It is a matter of record that Cuba rejects terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, wherever it is committed, no matter by whom or against whom. Who are the US authorities of whatever stripe to designate other countries as terrorist states? This contemptible move of the Trump administration shows how desperate it is, reflecting Washington's failure to isolate Cuba in international relations and public opinion. It is Cuba itself that is upholding international friendship and solidarity between peoples, international relations that stand diametrically opposed to terrorism. Its stands and its selfless international assistance have won Cuba global acclaim.
Cuba is widely recognised as a country that promotes peace and solidarity throughout the world. It is unconscionable that Cuba is subject to a unilateral all-sided economic blockade from Washington, causing untold damage to the Cuban economy and people. Normal and peaceful relations between states must be the way forward, and is the demand of all democratic people.
RCPB(ML) fully supports the statements of the Cuban government condemning the unjust, arbitrary and aggressive decision by the Trump administration. We call on the working class and peoples throughout Britain to stand with Cuba and the Cuban people, and to oppose the interference, aggression, sanctions and blockades against sovereign states which violate elementary demands of justice and damage the people's well-being everywhere.
Stand with Cuba! Solidarity between the World's Peoples!