On October 6th, Cubans pay homage to the victims of terrorism. The DAY AGAINST TERRORISM, when 73 human beings’ lives were lost. Amongst the victims of this terrorist act -the plot of which, the State Department of the U.S. had full knowledge of, since it was in the making- were FIVE of the brightest young students from Guyana who had passed two national tests in order to become eligible for the medical scholarship offered by Cuba. Imagine if those youngsters were alive today, they would have been in Africa saving lives fighting Ebola!
As well, amongst the victims of the explosion of the first civilian airliner in the western hemisphere, were the members of the Cuban youth fencing team who were returning to Cuba after having won all the gold medals at the Pan American games. Just think about them being around and volunteering to go to Venezuela, Haiti or anywhere on the planet, for that matter, in order to assist humble communities with physical education.
The power of truth and its brightness, sooner rather than later, will bring us the power of unity amongst the nations of Latin America and of the Caribbean, enabling a response to these acts of violence and terrorism instigated by the empire and its allies. And, it is in this spirit of solidarity and international awareness/awakening, that the anti-imperialist Cuban Five political prisoners of the empire along with their other brothers/sisters like Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu Jamal, Oscar López Rivera and more, will come home to their loved ones as true heroes of humanity.
Take care and have a nice day.
Toronto Forum on Cuba