Vintage Leftist Leaflet Project
This fascinating document is the full text of a wide-ranging interview that Fidel Castro granted to two Spanish journalists from the EFE news agency in 1985. Due to its length we are splitting it into two posts of which this is the second.
The first part can be found here.
The second part touches on issues like Latin American debt, the case of Armando Valladares and other alleged "political prisoners", American interference in Nicaragua and El Salvador at the time, Castro's views on how the revolution would continue after him and the support of the Soviet Union and socialist bloc for Cuba.
One notable quote, especially now, is:
Our revolutionary movement is not linked to a single person, it is linked to the people, to the masses, to awareness and institutions. This movement continues and will do so indefinitely. I am calm and confident that it will not die with me.
(Click on scans to enlarge)
When The Left Chapter began part of what I wanted to do on the blog was to show and highlight vintage public leftist election/political leaflets and booklets. While many of these have been offered with commentary to date, a very large collection of hundreds of them from several different sources remains and to preserve these often quite rare documents we will be posting them on a regular (almost daily) basis now often without or with minimal commentary so that people may have access to them as quickly as possible as an historical resource.
While these will all be leaflets from a variety of different leftist viewpoints and countries, they are being posted as an historical/study resource and the views or opinions expressed in them do not necessarily reflect the views of this blog or blogger.
All of these posts (as well as posts made to date) will be listed on the page: Vintage Communist/Socialist Leaflets (which is still being updated with past posts).
If you have any public, vintage leaflets or booklets you would like to contribute to this project please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org