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68th Anniversary of Moncada Attack, July 26, 1953

July 26 marks one of the most important dates celebrated in Cuba, Moncada Day or the National Day of Rebellion. It was on July 26, 1953 that revolutionary youth led by Fidel Castro launched their courageous attack on the Batista dictatorship which led to the ultimate liberation of Cuba on January 1, 1959. To this day, this bold action symbolizes the revolutionary spirit and audacity of the Cuban people. The following three articles on its significance are provided by the editorial team of the The Marxist-Leninist (TML) and originally published on July 26, 2021.

• Stand with the Cuban People and Their Revolution!
• Fidel: “Moncada Taught Us to Turn Setbacks into Victories”
• An Event That Changed the Course of History – Granma

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This Day. 67th Anniversary of the July 26 Assault on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Barracks

Celebrate Cuba’s National Rebellion Day

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Events. Moncada Day, Cuba’s National Day of Rebellion

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This day. ‘History will absolve me’

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2018 Moncada commemoration: Cuba affirms independence, self-determination and human dignity

The Moncada Barracks shortly after the July 26, 1953 attack. The barracks have been converted into a school and Museum of the Revolution where the bullet holes shown here can be seen to this day. Continue reading

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July 26 – Moncada Day, Cuba’s National Day of Rebellion

Affirming history, independence and the cause of peace and justice • Cuban President Presides over Ceremony in Pinar del Río • Speech in Pinar del Río

The Moncada Barracks shortly after the July 26, 1953 attack. The barracks have been converted into a school and Museum of the Revolution where the bullet holes shown here can be seen to this day.

Affirming history, independence and the cause of peace and justice

By ISAAC SANEY, National Spokesperson, Canadian Network on Cuba

On July 26, 1953, a group of courageous young men and women — led by Fidel Castro — attacked the Moncada Barracks in the city of Santiago de Cuba, and the Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Barracks in Bayamo, in an attempt to overthrow the U.S.-supported puppet dictator Fulgencio Batista. As the island’s second largest military garrison, the Moncada Barracks was critical to Batista’s military control of southern Cuba. The goal was to seize the weapons and distribute them to the people and spark a national uprising that would not only overthrow the Batista dictatorship but also establish Cuba’s independence and sovereignty. This heroic act is annually commemorated all over Cuba as the beginning of the movement and struggle that laid the foundation of the Cuban Revolution. Continue reading

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Event: Halifax Moncada Day 2017

Celebrate Cuba’s National Day of Rebellion!
On July 26, 2017 the Cuban people celebrate the 64th anniversary of the historic attack on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Barracks by the revolutionary youth. In appreciation of the Cuban revolution and all which it has contributed to humanity, come out and celebrate Moncada Day!
We will be showing the inspiring film, Community Doctors – Official Documentary of ELAM, followed by discussion.
 — Community Doctors — 
Official Documentary of ELAM, Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine
6pm, Wednesday, July 26, Room 301, Halifax Central Library
Sponsored by: Nova Scotia Cuba Association and Canadian Network On Cuba

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History’s vindication: Commemorating Moncada in 2016

Affirming independence and the cause of peace and justice

Moncada Day 2015 celebrations in front of the Barracks in Santiago de Cuba.

July 26, 2016 marks the 63rd anniversary of the act that is annually commemorated all over Cuba as the beginning of the movement and struggle that laid the foundation of the Cuban Revolution. On July 26, 1953, a group of courageous young men and women — led by Cuba’s former president, Fidel Castro — attacked the Moncada Barracks in the city of Santiago de Cuba, and the Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Barracks in Bayamo, in an attempt to overthrow the U.S. supported puppet dictator Fulgencio Batista. As the island’s second largest military garrison, the Moncada Barracks was critical to Batista’s military control of southern Cuba. The goal was to seize the weapons and distribute them to the people and spark a national uprising that would not only overthrow the Batista dictatorship but also establish Cuba’s independence and sovereignty. Continue reading

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History will absolve me… Fidel, 1953

july-26-bannerThe following is the reconstruction of Fidel Castro’s four-hour speech made on 16 October 1953 in his own defence in court against the charges brought against him after he led the attack on the Moncada Barracks. It was published as La Historia Me Absolvera (History Will Absolve Me) and laid out the national and social goals of the revolutionary movement that eventually triumphed on January 1st, 1959. History has vindicated Moncada! Continue reading

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62 years since Moncada! 62 years of defending independence, justice and dignity!

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By Isaac Saney, Co-Chair & Spokesperson, Canadian Network On Cuba

July 26th, 2015 marks the 62nd anniversary of the act that is annually commemorated all over Cuba as the beginning of the movement and struggle that paved the way for the Cuban Revolution. On that day 62-years ago, Cubans rose up against the U.S. supported dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Although that first battle was lost, the Revolution ultimately prevailed on January 1st, 1959. During the annual July 26th commemorations, the people of Cuba gather to honour the heroines and heroes of Moncada, and to celebrate Cuba’s independence.  Continue reading

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July 26: Celebration, joy and patriotism reigned in Santiago, Cuba

july 26 fidel 2SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba (July 26 2015) – An atmosphere of celebration, joy and patriotism reigned today in Santiago a city which  just celebrated the 500th anniversary of its founding, and in which the children confess that these same emotions are always present  when they celebrate their most important date – the date which marks the heroic deed of the attack on the Moncada Garrison led by Fidel 62 years ago .

The red and black, white and blue colors abounded on the streets; in the clothes of its inhabitants, in homes and public buildings, as the Cuban and 26 of July flags flew while chants ennobling revolutionary fervor filled the air. Continue reading

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For my Federation of University Students classmates

The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, , sent a message to the Federation of University Students on the occasion of an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of his admission to the University of Havana.

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Events in Halifax: Moncada Day 2014

One of the many tent exhibits at Victoria Park in 2012

One of the many tent exhibits at Victoria Park in 2012

Moncada Day 2014 – two events – July 25 and 26

On the 61st anniversary of the beginning of the Cuban revolution

NOVA SCOTIA CUBA ASSOCIATION

invites you to a celebration of Cuba, its people, its culture, its history

Victoria Park, Spring Garden Road at South Park

Saturday, July 26, 12 noon – 6 pm Rain or Shine

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Event: Moncada Day commemoration 2013

Friday, July 26, 2–6 p.m. •  Rain or shine

Victoria Park (corner Spring Garden Road & South Park), Halifax, Nova Scotia

Music • Dancing • Poetry • Displays • Speeches

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100522-TorontoCubaSolidarity-07-cropJULY 26, 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the heroic act that is annually celebrated all over Cuba as the beginning of the movement and struggle that paved the way for the Cuban Revolution. On that day 60 years ago, Cuba’s rebels rose up against the U.S.- supported dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Although that first battle was lost, the Revolution ultimately prevailed on January 1, 1959. Continue reading

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Moncada Day celebrated

MONCADA DAY, July 26, is Cuba’s National Day of Rebellion. It marks the start of the movement that overthrew the U.S. puppet Batista regime in 1959. It was celebrated in cities across Canada, including Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver, at events organized by the Nova Scotia Cuba Friendship Association (NSCUBA) and other Cuba Friendship Associations as well as other organizations which want to build friendly relations with Cuba. Continue reading

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Moncada Day celebrations

Friday, July 27, 2012 • noon to six pm

Victoria Park, on Spring Garden Road between South Park and Tower, Halifax, NS. Cost: free.

For the fifth consecutive year Nova Scotia Cuba Association (NSCUBA) is organizing a public celebration of Moncada Day in Halifax, featuring speakers on Cuba’s medical internationalism, maternity care in Cuba, relations between Cubans and Canadians and the Cuban Five, as well as poetry, music and dancing. Continue reading

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