To Workers of the World

By Esteban Diaz

 Economic, social and political conditions have reached a state of crisis that a social revolution can explode in any country. Photo: Bill Hackwell
Economic, social and political conditions have reached a state of crisis that a social revolution can explode in any country. Photo: Bill Hackwell

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!!!


Esteban Diaz: I am 26-years-old and from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’m currently in my sixth year of studies at the Latin American Medical School in Havana. I like to travel, which has enabled me to get to know other cultures and see what life is like in other places. In my free time I play guitar and sometimes read books about politics.

5 thoughts on “<em>To Workers of the World</em>

  • May 5, 2009 at 9:12 am

    To the Ugly American: I’m a north american too, eh? And so I know your type inside out — from California to Newfoundland. I *would* say that everything you wrote is a lie — except I know too that you probably actually believe every dumb word of the meaningless garbage you wrote here. It’s time you were liberated, I think.

    Workers of the World –unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains. For sure.
    My best to Cuba and the cubans for a socialist future.

  • May 3, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    so let me get this str8 – you idiots want more of this?
    Yea, the US is the bad guy – Right.
    Y is it that the Cubans living in the US that have to send money, medicine, clothes and other necessities of life to the Cubans in Cuba?
    If Cuban (BTW – it’s not socialism) communism is so good and the US so bad it would be the other way around, wouldn’t you???

  • May 3, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Estimado Esteban

    Leerte, ver las fotos de la marcha y devorar la crónica de Pepe Alejandro en Juventud Rebelde me llena de emoción. Me recuerda como marchamos juntos el pasado año, levantando el desafiante cartel que dió un toque de autonomía dentro de la marcha. Un fuerte abrazo
    Armando Chaguaceda

  • May 2, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    We are still struggling here in North America — now is not the time for anyone to give up the struggle! Cubans will not have to wait another 50 years for relief from the pressure of imperialism. Not even 20 years. Already they have important new economic ties with the rest of América Latina. Hang in there.

  • May 1, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Beautiful statement. I am publishing your link on my Facebook page. Havana Times is a revelation. Keep up the good and important work (struggle).


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