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Counter-Globalization and Socialism in the 21st Century by Thomas Muhr

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6 Cuban socialism

Inspiration to the ALBA-TCP

Helen Yaffe

 

 

Introduction

Without ideological commitments to the predominance of state property, central planning, free universal welfare provision and internationalism, the Cuban Revolution could not have recovered from the economic crisis of the ‘Special Period’ and limited the destructive potential of ‘liberalization’. These commitments, which underpin policy formulation, are themselves expressions of deep, historically rooted anti-imperialism and an aversion to dependence on capitalist mechanisms in the construction of socialism, expressed as international solidarity and revolutionary consciousness. For half a century Cuba has been forced to adapt to the economic constraints imposed by the ...

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