Thursday, 12 October 2017

Remembering Che in Ireland

A few days ago, it was announced that An Post, the Irish postal company, had published a stamp commemorating Che Guevara on the fiftieth anniversary of his death.  I heard no critical commentary in Ireland, and it was notable that the stamp uses the now-widely recognised image of Che made by Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick.  But then suddenly the airwaves were full of angry protest - from a Cuban-American radio presenter based in Miami.  No-one seemed to be asking why the Irish postal system should be answerable to the whims of a Batista-ite radio jock.

Che was not an angel.  But he and his image remain inspirational for resistance movements everywhere.  Verso posted on its website a reading list on the Cuban Revolution.   Here it is:

Cuba: A Reading List


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