Transforming production and class relations
The Cuban revolution's internationalist road
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“In the decades of wars, economic crises, and explosive class battles that lie ahead, the weight of the toilers of Africa in shaping the future will be greater than ever before.”
Reporting from Equatorial Guinea in central Africa, the authors focus on the social transformations unfolding, as revenues from offshore oil extraction are used to build infrastructure on which rising labor productivity, industry, and progress depend. Pulled into the world market as never before, both a capitalist class and a working class are being born.
Includes firsthand accounts of the work of Cuban medical brigades in Equatorial Guinea, now extending to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea-Conakry as hundreds of Cuban volunteer medics combat the Ebola epidemic. Here we see the living example of the Cuban Revolution, exemplified by the international solidarity of workers and farmers who took political power into their own hands five decades ago.
Woven together, these seemingly disparate threads—the beginning transformation of production and class relations in Equatorial Guinea, and the proletarian course of the Cuban Revolution—show a future to be fought for today.
“Reliable basic information about contemporary Equatorial Guinea, information that would be of much value to any reader who is not familiar with the country.”—African Studies Quarterly
This book is part of a series, The Cuban Revolution in World Politics
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Introduction by Mary-Alice Waters, photos, maps, index.