On the occasion of his 89th birthday, the Canadian Network On Cuba sends its heartfelt congratulations to Fidel, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. It is deeply humbling to have lived and witnessed Fidel's uncompromising and indefatigable dedication to justice and human dignity.
On October 16th, 1953, in the wake of the heroic Moncada revolutionary action, Fidel declared, "History Will Absolve Me."
History has not only absolved but also vindicated Fidel!
This vindication is crystallized in the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. On January 1st, 1959, the Cuban people under the leadership of Fidel took control of their country and destiny. Their successful resistance of the empire is the concrete reflection of the principled and dignified politics and leadership of Fidel.
No words can adequately convey the transcendent and singular meaning of Fidel; his significance extends beyond the geographical boundaries of Cuba. Fidel has made and continues to make an invaluable contribution to the global struggle for a better world, demonstrating what can be achieved by holding aloft the banners of Justice, Peace, Internationalism and Human Dignity. In this spirit, we declare along with the peoples of the world.
¡Viva la Revolución Cubana!