By Esteban Diaz
As May Day arrives, I think back to all of the workers around the world who have given their lives in the struggle for the freedom of human beings from human beings.
I believe today, more than ever, that economic, social and political conditions have reached a state of crisis that a social revolution can explode in any country, and with this provide a breath of fresh air to the workers of Cuba who have had to remain isolated by an economic siege imposed by the exploiters of the world.
I believe that despite its carrying out a socialist revolution, Cuba will have to break with its bureaucratic obstacles to develop even further. I also understand that for there to be a socialist explosion, a truly socialist revolution must be produced, that is to say, one organized by the workers themselves-from the bottom up-making a call for world revolution and organizing workers at the international level.
From here we will unleash our struggle supporting all workers of the world, for a world run by the majorities.
I am now studying in my sixth year of medicine. Given my long hours of medical studies, together with the responsibility for attending to patients while receiving a monthly wage of 213 Cuban pesos (about US $10), I too feel like a worker.
This is why I will march in the May Day parade shoulder to shoulder with Cuban workers, unfurling the same banner as last year demanding: “DOWN WITH THE BUREAUCRACY, LONG LIVE THE WORKERS, MORE SOCIALISM,” to support the fight against the bureaucracy in Cuba and in the world.
The workers should decide and direct the construction of socialism. Now is the time.
Long live the workers of the world!!!
Out with the parasitic bureaucracy!!!
Now is the time, let us take the reins of our own path!!!
Proletarians of the world unite!!!