- Created: Friday, 01 December 2017 10:52
- Written by Trevor Rayne
Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! No 34 15 November —15 December 1983
On 25 October 1983, 2,000 US marines landed on Grenada to crush the people's revolution. It was a deliberate escalation of imperialism's attack upon the struggles of the world's oppressed masses to haul themselves out of poverty, despair and death. It was a further step towards open declaration of war against the socialist countries. More immediately, by mobilising its biggest combat force since Vietnam to try and crush the advances of the Grenadan people, the US ruling class has signalled that it is readying these forces for commitment against revolutionary Nicaragua and Cuba.
As the imperial planners that visited their designs upon Grenada finish their celebrating to ponder their next moves, they can consider the sobering ferocity with which the Grenadan patriots and their Cuban comrades resisted the giant war machine. For such skill and courage in fighting to preserve their gains, on an island no bigger than the ranches Cowboy Reagan likes to go riding over, will have burned an impression into their imperialist brains — more livid than all the reels of lies they have shown us — of the ultimate price imperialism will have to pay from the anger of the progressive and revolutionary people moving into action across the globe.