(Political Affairs) -- July is a very contradictory month in the history of socialism and of revolutionary and peoples movements. July 4 marks the U.S Declaration of Independence, a turning point in the American Revolution and one of the transforming revolutionary documents in modern history.
July 14 marks the Fall of the Bastille, the prison which symbolized the horrors of the French absolutist monarchy and the upsurge that would become the French Revolution. Four years later part ofthe month of July, Themidor on the Revolution's calendar(the revolution sought to literally change everything) which lasted into mid-August, marked the great reaction by the wealthy merchants and landlords, who supported a revolution against the aristocracy but acted to destroy the Jacobin regime which appealing to the impoverished masses moved in an ever more radical direction.
And July 26 is the day that commemorates that storming of the Moncada barracks by Fidel Castro and his revolutionary comrades against the brutal U.S. supported Battista dictatorship in Cuba, an uprsing that was crushed but one from which Fidel and his comrades learned, developing the strategy and tactics that would triumph six years later and surviving all the internal and external attacks which would follow that defeat, as we believe the peoples movements in the U.S have in the past and will in the present and future
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