THE DAY FOR THE POOR OF THE WORLD
[ The last word cannot be said yet on the future evolution of the present US administration. There are new elements, both objective and subjective. We are carefully watching and studying its every step. We are not incendiary assome would imagine, but neither are we fools who can be easily duped bythose who think that the only thing important in the world are the laws ofthe market and the capitalist system of production. We all have the duty to struggle for peace; there is no other alternative. However, never should the adversary be under the illusion that Cuba will surrender.
We hope that every May 1st thousands of men and women, in every corner of the globe, will share International Workers' Day with us, a day which wehave been celebrating for 50 years. It was not in vain that long before January 1st, 1959, we had proclaimed that our Revolution would be theRevolution of the humble, by the humble and for the humble. Theaccomplishments of our Homeland in the areas of education, health, science,culture and other fields, and especially the strength and the unity of thepeople, are demonstrating this, in spite of the ruthless blockade.
Fidel Castro Ruz
April 30, 2009
6:18 p.m. ]
The full text of Fidel's address is here.