Black Lives Matter praised Cuba’s “alternative model of social development based on the principles of equality and solidarity” while promoting an event the group co-hosted with Venceremos Brigade – an extreme communist front group founded in 1969 by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and run by the Cuban intelligence service.
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) Twitter account publicized the event in a January 19th, 2015 post highlighting how activist Monica Dennis was “representing #blacklivesmatter and bridging connections between Cuba and U.S. anti-blackness.”
BLM leaders even appear to have taken a trip to the country with the front group, raising questions as to the levels of foreign interference in U.S. domestic politics over the past several decades at the hands of far-left, foreign government funded, communist factions.
Monica Dennis’s professional bio boasts of “organizing the Black Lives Matter Ride to Ferguson” and assisting in the “development of the Black Lives Matter Network.”
Co-host Venceremos Brigade tweeted a quote from BLM’s Dennis at the event: “We can have a socialist approach, but we also need an anti-racist approach with that” -Monica from Black Lives Matter #BlackLivesMatter.”
A Facebook page for the event – “Venceremos Brigade & Black Lives Matter Presents: From Ferguson to NYC to Cuba” – describes it as an “open dialogue and panel discussion on solidarity movements for racial justice.”
Its description continues with BLM pointing to Cuba as an “alternative model of social development based on the principles of equality and solidarity”:
BLM also rebukes America’s efforts to “destroy the Cuban revolution”:
“Since 1961 the US government has maintained an anti-Cuba agenda from implementing a travel ban, economic blockade, and subvert acts of terrorism in an effort to destroy the Cuban revolution and oppress the Cuban people. Over more than 50 years, Cuba has built and successfully defended its revolution against relentless aggression from the US government.”
Corporate news media organizations have refused to describe BLM as a Marxist movement, instead suggesting their motivations were linked in some way to the rights of black Americans. In reality, Black Lives Matter activists have routinely been shown to be ivory tower, far-left academics with no respect in real black American communities.