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Fidel calls on young people to fight to prevent a nuclear war

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In a message to the university students, who packed the historical steps of the University of Havana to listen to the iconic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel thanked the young crowd for their moral support for the struggle for world peace, and called on them to not cease fighting for it because, like in many battles of the past, it is also possible to win.

Fidel said that it is possible to win the battle to avoid a nuclear war of unpredictable consequences for the world and to defend the right of all human beings to live.

Addressing thousands of university students and others at the steps of the University of Havana today, where —as Fidel has said— he became a revolutionary and found the true purpose of his life, the leader of the Cuban Revolution called upon all the governments and peoples of the world to save peace, life and the future of humanity.

  
In reference to the real and imminent threat of another war in the Middle East that could have catastrophic consequences for the human race, Fidel said, “Humanity’s time to wage this battle is incredibly limited.” He said that the 7 billion people on the planet must prevent this horrific tragedy, and that the two most important tasks are preventing war and making efforts to combat climate change.

Wearing his trademark olive green uniform, Fidel read his message to the students urging them and everyone to fight against those who have imposed a system that threatens the very existence of the human species and the planet, and stressed the importance of eliminating the causes that make humans see one another as enemies.


“We are here to convince, to persuade, to avoid a war that would end our hopes, and to show that we are all devoted to the love for life. We will defend our right to live until the end"  Maydel Gomez Lago, President FEU
Maydel Gomez Lago, president of the Cuban Federation of University Students (FEU), said, “We are here to convince, to persuade, to avoid a war that would end our hopes, and to show that we are all devoted to the love for life. We will defend our right to live until the end; we don’t want to die in such an absurd way; we want to see our dreams come true,” she added as she called upon US President Barack Obama to restrain himself from launching a nuclear war.

Gomez Lago continued by saying, “We have the right to fight for our future and it’s our duty to build it. We still have time. Let’s defend peace; life will not forgive us if we do less than that.”

 

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Message to the University Students of Cuba – Fidel’s Speech 

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