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Moncada Day, Rescheduled for August 2

60th Anniversary of the beginning of the Cuban revolution

- 6:00pm
Friday July 26 2013

Venue: Victoria Park
Address: Spring Garden Road at South Park
Cost: Free
Accessibility: Accessible

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July 26th, 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the act that is annually commemorated all over Cuba as the beginning of the movement and struggle that paved the way for the Cuban Revolution. On July 26th, 1953, a group of courageous young men and women - led by Cuba's former president, Fidel Castro - attacked the Moncada Barracks in the city of Santiago de Cuba, and the Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Barracks in Bayamo, in an attempt to overthrow the U.S. supported puppet dictator Fulgencio Batista. As the island’s second largest military garrison, the Moncada Barracks was critical to Batista’s military control of southern Cuba. The goal was to seize the weapons and distribute them to the people and spark a national uprising that would not only overthrow the Batista dictatorship but also establish Cuba’s independence and sovereignty.


Demand Freedom for the Cuban Five!

End the U.S. Blockade!

Victoria Park * 26 July * Happy Moncada Day!

Music * Poetry * Displays * Speeches

From 2. To 6 -Rain or Shine

A Celebration of Cuba, its people, its Culture, it's History

Film Screening: Moments With Fidel, At 6:30 p.m., Room 303, Dalhousie Student Union Building.

Sponsored by Canadian Network on Cuba, Nova Scotia Cuba Association, NSPIRG, CUPW, PSAC.

Organizer:Nova Scotia Cuba Asssociation

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