May '03 [Home]
On May 1, most of the non-U.S. world marked International Workers' Day. A clearly vigorous Fidel Castro addressed a crowd of a million on Revolution Square in Havana, urging their continued stalwartness in the likely event of attack from the north. The wielder of imperial forces against evil, who professes to have a worthy command of Spanish (though televised last year flubbing two-digit numbers), may have been the only viewer who required an interpreter of either speech or 'focus group'.
The magazine devoted its Aug '02 issue, "Enduring Revolution," to Cuba.
Words by Eugène Pottier (Paris 1871)
Music by Pierre Degeyter (1888), notated by Jerry Engelbach