Cuba celebrates its revolution today. Never an easy process, full of obstacles – not least the U.S. blockade – and its share of mistakes as well as remarkable and hard earned successes. It remains an inspiration to people in the Global South and for many in the U.S. fighting for a more just and equal society. Without the leadership of Fidel, Raul, and their comrades in close association with the Cuban people neither the revolution nor its advance would have been possible. Viva Cuba!