Fidel Castro Presente!
In Honor, Respect and Condolences to the
Family, Friends and Country Folk of
El Presidente, Fidel Castro,
Leader of the Cuban Revolution
August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016
The National Jericho Movement extends its condolences to the family, friends, and country folk of the late President and leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro. We salute President Castro’s leadership, resolve and determination in building, establishing, maintaining, and defending a society dedicated to the revolutionary principles from whence it started. We salute President Castro and the Cuban people of this small island of a little more than 11 million people in standing strong against a world imperialist super power, just 90 miles off it shores. We marvel at its ability to have survived through the 54 year U.S. embargo signed by President Kennedy in 1962 to the opening of diplomatic relations by President Barack Obama in 2016. We applaud Cuba for sending doctors throughout Africa to assist in addressing the dire medical needs of the people. More directly, we are ever grateful for Cuba’s courageous recognition and support of our freedom struggles in the United States; in inviting, hosting and honoring Huey P. Newton and members of the Black Panther Party and other revolutionary organizations; and as a Sovereign nation, exercising its international right in courageously granting refuge and asylum to our freedom fighters, including Sister Assata Shakur, and standing principled and resolute in not capitualting to demands to return her and others to unjust captivity. We trust that the revolutionary principles and resolve of Cuba will never diminish as its relationship with the United States and other countries develop; and that Cuba will always stand against all forms of imperialist aggression, racism and inhumanity.
Vive Fidel Castro! Vive the Cuban People! Free all Political Prisoners! - National Jericho* 11/2016
The National Jericho Movement is an organization established in 1998 to call for the release of freedom fighters from the New Afrikan Independence Movement, including the Republic of New Afrika, Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, and later, for freedom fighters from other revolutionary and progressive movements such as the American Indian Movement, the Cuban 5, anti-imperialists, and the Puerto Rican Independence Movement (Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional), and post-911 Muslim acitivists targeted by the US government, and individual community activists.