Havana: Cuban Revolutionary Government, c.1962. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's stapled photo-illustrated wraps.
"The duty of workers, peasants, students, intellectuals, Negroes, Indians, youth, women, the aged, to fight for their economic, political, and social rights; the duty of oppressed and exploited nations to fight for their liberation; the duty of every people to make common cause with all other oppressed, exploited, colonized and afflicted peoples wherever they are located regardless of distance or geographical separation. All peoples of the world are brothers!" Bilingual English-French edition of Fidel Castro's "First and Second Havana Declarations." Written in response to US intervention in the affairs of Latin America, and delivered at the General Assemblies of the Cuban People for September 2, 1960, and February 4, 1962, Castro's seminal pair of speeches serves as a comprehensive lesson in Latin American history, while also providing a framework for understanding the prevailing imperative for revolutionary praxis. "Any doubts as to the Revolution's intentions were dispelled by the First Declaration of Havana, Castro's declaration of total Independence from the US made in public before a million people in Revolution Square. Washington reacted angrily and hastily, trying to cordon off the new regime from the rest of the continent. This led to a radical response by the Cuban leadership. It decided to nationalize US-owned industries without compensation" (Tariq Ali, www.counterfire.org). Published here in English and French by the new government in Havana, this edition is clearly intended to help export the revolution. Front and back cover photos taken by Chilean photojournalist Marcelo Tomás Montecino Slaughter. Light creasing to spine, light rubbing to edges. Near fine. Item #2372