It is now my pleasant, but also sad task to bring this
conference to a close.
I am sure that comrades here will be feeling like we
all are, a
little bit tired, and perhaps a little bit sad at the prospect of
part from comrades who many of us may have met for the first time over
past few days.
Comrades, for us it was undoubtedly an historic
very successful conference and for us a very deep learning experience.
We have no doubt that for you it must also have been a
learning; learning in the sense of finding our something about our
aspirations of our people, the problems and the modest progress and
achievements we have made over the past two  years and eight 
something about the prospects which face us in the immediate future and
the immediate concerns and the threats of aggression which continue to
the heads of our people
Much more importantly, comrades, we have learnt from
you, and we
have been reminded by you of several important lessons; lessons which
always cherish, lessons which sometimes we tend to forget.
You have reminded us in these past three  days of
of true solidarity, of the meaning of internationalism, of the meaning
expressing in a real and tangible way support for a process that is
I cite two examples of this solidarity.
One comrade, who is the Ambassador to his country based
when he could not get a flight to come to Grenada, chose to go all the
Canada, and from Canada to work his way back down, in order to be here
start of the conference - Comrade Ali Mohammed [Ajili] of Libya.
I think of a second example that is no less dramatic
and has no
less meaning and significance for our people; a comrade who has come
country thousands and thousand of miles away, a country that would not
have been heard of by our people two years ago, a comrade who belongs
Central Committee of his party and is therefore one of the top leaders
This comrade had to fly for over 36 hours in order to
Grenada. When I met with him today, he said to me that if he had to fly
hours, he would have done it. I refer to Comrade Dogin Yondonsuren from
To have 112 delegates in our country, to have 90
coming from 41 countries, to have all continents on our globe
our country at this time expressing solidarity with our process, means
than mere words could ever hope to describe for our people.
This injects our people with a new sense of confidence,
sense of courage and of direction, a much deeper understanding of what
it is we
are all about.
WE ARE NOT ALONE
Your presence has reminded our people of why we are
this anti–imperialist struggle and why we are united to end poverty,
and exploitation in the world
This has brought a new depth of richness to our people.
Comrades, listening to you speak of your experiences
reminded us over these past days, that our struggle in Grenada is by no
unique struggle, that our struggle is not one that is being trod for
time in the history of mankind.
This is a struggle that many have walked before.
It is a struggle that many are walking today out of
conviction that even if the struggle looks hard and the road looks
is only one road: the road of anti–imperialist unity, the road of
imperialism in the world.
U.S. ARROGANCE ON NAMIBIA
You have reminded us, comrades, that we share a common
that we have a common problem and a common enemy.
When we speak to Comrade [Bernard] Kamwi from SWAPO,
we are reminded that SWAPO is the sole
authentic representative of the people of Namibiaa and they have to
fight with arms in hand in order to gain their independence
and their freedom, so as to begin in a serious way the process of
It reminds us that some of us were indeed lucky that we
have to resort to armed struggle to gain our independence, that we got
independence on a platter, that the Queen of England could have posted
independence in an envelope, but other comrades have to fight with arms
hands to win their independence.
This conference reminds us, comrades, that racist,
is able to wage such oppression against our sisters and brothers in
because South Africa has an open mandate from the United States of
do what it wants in Southern Africa.
In addition, it reminds us that some people are so
they believe they have a right to tell others what they must do in
country, that they have a right to reshape even mandates that some from
highest international body - the United Nations.
It is another aspect of the struggle that the comrades
and the people of Namibia has to face.
In 1978, after years of open, racist and arrogant
international opinion by South Africa, the United Nations, through
Council Resolution 435,
finally laid down in no uncertain terms the conditions for a speedy
independence for Namibia.
But just two and a half [2½] years after that
organization had spoken in this very clear and unequivocal manner, one
again it is the United States of America, decides that it must rewrite
of the rest of mankind.
Thus, they set up this so–called Western Contact group
and the United States thereafter bring consistent pressure on the other
try to rewrite the mandate.
The USA insists not that there should be elections
first, as the
United Nations had demanded, but that there must be a constitution
They insist that this constitution must not infringe on
privileges and the exploitative rights of the tiny white minority
On this model, what will emerge for the people of
Namibia will be
mere paper or flag independence.
The United States abrogates this right unto itself.
WE REMEMBER VIETNAM, ETHIOPIA, LIBYA, PALESTINE
Over the past few days, we have had the presence in our
of one of the bravest and most heroic people who are today still facing
aggression, still facing difficulties, still facing armed force, by the
Chinese mandarins who have amassed 800,000 troops on their border and
day engage in armed provocations.
It has reminded us that the only people that other
over the world have always admired and will always admire for the blows
against imperialism - not just Yankee imperialism, but also French
- are the fighting, heroic people of Vietnam.
We have also been reminded of the continuing struggles
continuing difficulties, that our comrades are facing in Ethiopia with
provocations from Somalia, with weekly and monthly threats of
aggression by the friends of Somalia and the puppets of imperialism in
Their struggle has received our fullest solidarity over these past few
Likewise, the struggles of the people of Libya over
few months have engaged out fullest attention.
Imperialism, using its twin sister, the media, has been
portray over the past three months that “the
most dangerous and wanted man in the world” is Mouammar Gaddafi,
because he has stood up and supported national liberation struggles.
Today, we find that his country and his people are
vilified. Today, when their planes fly over their own sovereign
are subjected to being shot down.
We now find that mobilization and preparedness must
daily part of the existence of the people of Libya.
Over the last few days, we’ve also been vividly
reminded of the
struggles of the courageous Palestinian people against brutal Zionist
aggression and exploitation, and by talking with Comrade Imaad Zadaa
Jadaa], who represented the Palestinian Liberation Organization, [PLO],
the sole legitimate representatives of the fighting Palestinian people,
understanding of US imperialism’s support for Zionist Israel’s
been made sharper and clearer.
To the millions of Palestinians who were forcibly
their beloved homeland in 1948, the people of Free and Revolutionary
Press on with the
fight till victory is won.
You can always count
on our total support and solidarity
in your struggle to create a peaceful and democratic state on your own
CUBA AND NICARAGUA
In our region, we are again reminded by the presence of
revolutionary and heroic comrades from Cuba and Nicaragua, that they
daily imperialist aggression.
Revolutionary Cuba after 22 years is still not able to
get a rest
from imperialist aggression.
Revolutionary Cuba which has had to face blockades, the
blowing–up of El Coubre, the
bandits in Escambray, the
invasion at Playa Girón,
the artificial crisis of Mariel;
Revolutionary Cuba, whose people were the first to inflict a sound
Yankee Imperialism in this part of the world, today still finds itself
Cuba and Nicaragua today find themselves threatened.
[Richard V.] Allen,
and [Ronald] Reagan
- the cowboy himself - today openly boast that no options will be ruled
that a blockade is possible, that a quarantine is possible, that
aggression will continue, that the propaganda will not cease and that,
necessary, an invasion will be implemented.
The freedom–loving people of Grenada, however will
firm in revolutionary solidarity with our Cuban and Nicaraguan sisters
OUR WEAPON IS OUR UNITY
Today, the threats that our sisters and brothers in the
face have also come back to us very forcefully, but comrades, the past
have also reminded us in a very positive and forceful way, that we have
solutions and that the one common solution that we have, is - UNITY.
The internal unity of our people and the external unity
forces interested in peace, in democracy, in social progress, in
That lesson has also come back because when we think of
Africa we cannot forget that of the eleven  countries in Southern
nine  of them, bar South Africa and Namibia, have come together in
South African Development Co–operation Committee [SADCC]
and have joined together, therefore, in a united way, to try to
fight against apartheid and imperialism.
When we see with us Libya, Ethiopia and South Yemen in
country, it reminds us that these three  countries have only this
the past few months) come together and signed a pact to defend their
sovereignty, to defend their right to build their own processes, to
their right to self–determination against the threat posed by the
being waged by Egypt, Sudan, Somalia and Oman, manoeuvres which receive
full backing of the United States and Zionist Israel. They too are
the importance of unity in action.
We see in our country the comrades from Vietnam, and we
the united action that the liberated people of Vietnam, Kampuchea and
forced in order to support and protect against the United States,
circles in the ASEAN
NORTH AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN SUPPORT
Further, comrades, when we look around we see sisters
brothers who have come from Europe, who have come from Denmark where
formed a Denmark–Grenada Friendship Society and those who have come
where they have formed a Grenada–Sweden Friendship society.
We recognize also those who have come from France where
also formed a France–Grenada Friendship Society and those who have come
Britain where a similar association exists.
When we speak to them and then, equally, we speak to
from North America, from the United States, where several friendship
have been formed and from Canada where there is also a friendship
we are reminded of is that the people of Europe and the people of North
are not our enemies and that the majority of those people are our
enemies are the fascists like Reagan and imperialism.
WAR AND PEACE: THE FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM
What we also recall is that brothers and sisters in
North America have been going to the streets over the past two 
been daily holding massive marches, have been daily calling for
missiles not to
be put on their soil, have been daily fighting for peace and for
their countries, have been daily saying that they want an end to the
and therefore have been joining the cause with the rest of progressive
who desire peace and fear war.
That is a very important reminded of what is today the
fundamental problem - whether our planet will survive, or go up in a
Over these past few days, comrades have also reminded
us, in a
way I think we had come to forget, of the correctness of the path of
socio–economic and political development we are pursuing in Grenada.
That was also a very important reminded to our people
who are involved on a daily basis in trying to forge the people’s
democracy, in trying to ensure that our problems are correctly analysed
evaluated by our people and that our people have the opportunity of
contribution to the solution of these problems, tend to lose
perspective on the
historical significance of our process.
THE HIGH PRICE OF PRINCIPLES
We take for granted the arming of the people
Yet it is a very new and different matter in the
Caribbean section of this region.
Our people now take this for granted because they have
understand that it is necessary to be armed in order to defend our
They have come to understand that the People’s
Militia is for us both a practical matter and a matter of principle.
A practical matter because we could never afford to
have a big
professional standing army that has to be paid many dollars every
economy is too poor for that.
A practical matter because we know when the wardogs
come for us,
they are not going to come in their hundreds, but they are going to
Therefore, what we need, apart from our full–time
[PRA], is a part–time revolutionary army of the people waiting and
defend our country.
It is also a matter of principle for us, comrades,
because we have
come to understand better with every passing day, that one of the
we can extract from the experiences of other revolutionary processes in
region, it that sometime they had to rely on their standing armies, the
standing armies that got involved in coup d'états.
Allende’s Chile is perhaps the most classic example.
Comrades still ask us how come we are not afraid to arm
people, how come we do not believe hat, at some point, our people might
same arms against us?
We answer: when on the morning of the Revolution, 46 of
down to the radio station after charging the barracks and routing
green–beast army, our lives were on the line, and the reason why our
responded magnificently to our call is because they trusted and
We are very, very certain that what our people knew in
our party and about his leadership, they know a million times better in
Comrades, we express our high appreciation that so many
representing so many different organizations, parties, governments and
countries have been able to come here and stand with us over these past
We very much appreciate the sincerity, and the feeling
have put into your messages of solidarity with our process.
We very much appreciate the pledges which so many of
made as a contribution that your organization, that your Party is
make to help us build our Revolution, but most of all, comrades, more,
more than your solidarity statements, much more than the pledges which
made, we very much appreciate the sentiments which you have expressed,
favour of our people; we appreciate more than anything else what you
about our people.
OUR PEOPLE ARE OUR RICHES
When you say that our people are not many in numbers,
are united, they are determined, they are confident, they are assured
future, they will confront and fight imperialism, that is the greatest
you can give us and our people and that is what we appreciate most of
When the great Amilcar Cabral,
founding father of Guinea–Bissau, was alive, there was a very famous
he often made.
He would say that his country was not a mountainous
there fore there was not much possibility for traditional guerilla
against the Portuguese colonialists, but the lack of mountains did not
because the people are the mountains.
We say in Grenada: our people will make up for our
The people are our land, they are our resources, they
riches, they are our future, and we are confident that our people on
island will yet make history in the future of this region.
The internationalism that you have shown over these
days, also reminds me of something which Comrade Dr. Bernard Kamwi,
from SWAPO of Namibia, was saying to me today.
Cde. Kamwi, as some of you may know, is not only a
representative of his party in Cuba but is also the principal of the
Cubans built to educate over six hundred  Namibian children on the
That school, comrades, is the Hendrick Wittboy [Wittboi]
School, thus called after one of the early fighters for national
That school was guilt to house six hundred students,
Kamwi was telling me; and a few weeks ago Comrade Fidel Castro paid a
from mainland Cuba to the Island of Youth to visit the school.
While he was engaged in discussions with Dr. Kamwi,
how many students are in the school.
Cde. Kamwi replied six hundred and seventy–six (676);
reply was “that is too many since the
school was built for six hundred students.”
Comrade Kamwi replied: “there
are many more students in Namibia who still need an education, and
we have to ram and cram them into this school.”
Fidel replied that Cuba had just built one new school,
for other purposes, but because the people of Namibia need it, “I am telling you today that his other new
school is yours for the people of Namibia.”
Immediately after he told me that story, Cde. Kamwi
something that would sound ridiculous.
He said that act of solidarity was in fact very well
by his party and people and any day now another six hundred 
arrive in Cuba.
He went on:
But something else
which was very much appreciated by
our people was when in January this year, your small country with no
contributed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to our national liberation
I then said to Cde. Kamwi that in the light of the
story he had
just told me about Cuba, I felt ashamed that we had contributed only
thousand dollars ($50,000) and that it was for me a matter of the
regret that our process had not yet been sufficiently built, for us to
much more meaningful contribution to the struggle of our brothers and
I said to him:
We will try to make
up for that, we are going to find a
way even if it means that we have to call on our people to make more
and to band their bellies even more, we are going to help you to equip
school with typewriters, with duplicating machines, and with school
your children of Namibia.
We are going to find
a way of doing it.
DESPERATE IMPERIALIST LIES
We will help you to fight every lie that the
these desperate days are throwing against us.
We will help you to combat every slander that is used
your own just struggles.
Imperialism has moved now from small lies, medium–sized
big lies, to what in Grenada we call “Maco*” lies.
In Grenadianese, Maco means “to spy, peep, someone
other people’s business.”
Now, even when they are exposed and the lies catch up
with them, instead
of admitting that they were caught with their pants down, they multiply
lies by ten or twenty or a hundred times.
Take, for example, the lie they were spreading this
five hundred  combat troops from Cuba were sent to Nicaragua and
there to El Salvador.
When this was challenged by Fidel, when the article was
the New York Times and the Washington Post;
instead of coming out
and admitting that they were caught fair and square, they proceeded to
the lie by six times.
Then they said it wasn’t five hundred troops, but it
three thousand (3,000) troops sent to Nicaragua for El Salvador.
And not satisfied with that lie, they went on to
people of Vietnam, saying Vietnam had sent not one , nor five ,
, nor even twenty  planes but one thousand planes and
[1,000] to Nicaragua and from there to be used in the fight in El
Just imagine one thousand planes and helicopters, more
planes than the industrially developed country of West Germany has,
fighter planes than the United Kingdom or France has.
What would it take to service one thousand planes and
helicopters? At lease fifteen hundred [1,500] pilots, upwards of ten
[10,000] specialists and logistics personnel, all of whom would have
had to be
trained at great expense.
Even the United States of America itself, with all its
cannot train more than two hundred  fighter pilots every year yet
claim Nicaragua has one thousand planes and helicopters.
They are so desperate and so determined to lie that
are now becoming our greatest allies.
The more they lie and the more they exaggerate, the
becomes easy for us to be able to expose them, and to get the people of
world to understand that lies can never be a weapon against truth.
One of the comrades who came in the last two days
brought for us
a paper now being circulated called West
and it contains a series of nine  articles including one entitled Grenada - Caribbean Dictatorship.
The rest of the articles are on Cuba, of course,
Nicaragua and El
This rag is put out by the Council for Inter–American
the same jokers who had published Inter–American
Policy for the Eighties.
They sometimes call themselves the “Santa Fe Committee”
of their studies is sometimes called The Fontaine Report [or Santa Fe
Document] which has been used
as one of the basis for Reagan’s war–mongering campaign.
It was this study which was used as the basis for
saying that the
time had come for the United States of American to once more resort to
Monroe Doctrine, to once more resort to open invasions of the
the peoples of Latin American, that that right was a sacred right the
States must reclaim and, that the people of Panama have no right to
Panama Canal, the Carter—Torrijos Treaties
These same people are now putting out this rag every
reading through this thing I came upon this paragraph which I want to
There are over seven
hundred (700) political prisoners
on the island (meaning Grenada).
The number of
prisoners far exceeds the capacity of the
jail, so Bishop has ordered the construction of prison farms, similar
existing in Cuba in which they hold them for many hours under the
of the sun, that practically cooks them.
They say we are
cooking prisoners while multiplying by
over 7, the number of detainees held in preventive detention.
The article continues, said Bishop:
being utilised is placing a
loud–speaker close to the prisoner’s ear and firing a gun by the
continually tortured and beaten.
Comrades, the truth is that we have shown the greatest
to the counter–revolutionaries.
When, on the 13th March, 1979 our people went out and
the “mongoose gang” and rounded up the secret police and the criminal
in the police force, elements who systematically tortured our youths,
to flush their heads into toilet bowls, who used to make our women eat
cockroaches, these criminals arrived in the jail without even a scratch
Today, these liars behind this vile propaganda trash
slander the good name of the Grenada Revolution.
But, comrades, we know that this campaign is not
We know it has been deliberately planned and carefully
We remember only too well that when Salvador Allende
was freely elected by the people of Chile in September 1970, and had to
three  months before he was formally inaugurated, that former C.I.A.
Director Richard Helms
and former President Richard Nixon
sat down within days of his election and worked out their famous plan,
“Operation Make the Economy Scream”,
and a large part of that plan was the campaign of propaganda
We remember only too well that when our friend Michael
having won the elections in ’72 and ’76 in Jamaica, began to embark on
of reforms, on a policy of bringing benefits to the people of Jamaica,
immediately the propaganda campaigned started.
That campaign was spear headed by the Jamaica Gleaner,
the same Gleaner which was against
the patriots Sam Sharpe and Paul Bogle,
the same notorious Gleaner which
praised the arrest and jailing of Marcus Garvey,
the same Gleaner that today
hypocritically praises all of these people as national heroes of
So, we can understand what the role of these rags is.
On further examination, we know that the purpose of
newspapers is to prepare the ground psychologically for imperialism to
We know that they are used in such a way by the C.I.A.
the people of the United States for a psychological invasion of the
Nicaraguas, the Grenadas and the El Salvadors.
We understand that role very well and we understand
comrades, that the purpose of the lies that they spread is to try to
destabilize popular processes, to try to make people lose confidence in
themselves and confidence in the government and party which leads them,
to confuse the masses of the people.
We understand only too well what their role is and that
is why we
need vigilance, that is why we heed always to be ready to expose these
journalists when they try to use their newspapers and magazines as a
in the same way as a businessman would sell a yard of cloth, or a pound
The establishment newspapers sell news and buy news.
They put in what they want, leave out what they want,
lies they want, fool people as much as they want.
We have to be vigilant about that, we have to be ready
that when it happens.
We have to understand the reason for that kind of
attack and our
people need to be able to see what the true role of these “saltfish”
AN ABUNDANCE OF NEGATIVE COVERAGE
Only yesterday, I was reading the usual fortnightly
is done by the comrades in our information section which looked at
newspapers in the region, in this case from the 15th–30th
In this 15–day period, nine  newspapers were
there were 103 articles in those nine newspapers or 6.5 articles per
Grenada and the Grenada Revolution. Of course, a fair chunk of those
hostile and nasty slander.
Another period 21st October–7th November , showed
103 articles written by the same nine newspapers or 5.7 articles per
In other words, we are helping these people sell their
newspapers. Every day there is some new lie being spread and vigilance
is extremely important.
ARMS BUILD UP IN THE CARIBBEAN
Comrades, that is only a part of imperialism’s plan to
Another part of the plan is to try to put arms into the
everyone in the region whom they perceive to be their “friends”, as
them; those who are willing to act in their interest, those who they
can use to police sections of the sub–region for them.
Here is an interesting fact of history: until two 
no country in the Eastern Caribbean had ever received any military
from the United States by way of arms sales.
But we have recently been analysing another document
entitled Security Assistance Programmes which is
the U.S. Congressional presentation dealing with their foreign military
and financing programme, their economic support fund, their military
programme and their so–called peace–keeping operations.
The first page is highly instructive because it shows
define the Eastern Caribbean.
The Eastern Caribbean, they say, is Antigua, Barbados,
Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Vincent. Note there is no Grenada! Grenada
is in Africa!
In 1982, their proposal is to sell arms to the tune of
million (U.S.) to these Eastern Caribbean countries.
Their proposal for Jamaica is that, in 1982, they will
to the tune of $1,000,000 (U.S.).
They claim here that their estimates for 1981 were
(U.S.) in arms sales to Jamaica.
Also, there is an interesting figure for Barbados. Next
propose to sell little Barbados $2,000,000 (U.S.) worth of arms and
to this official document, this year, they expect to sell Barbados
(U.S.) worth of arms; altogether $7,000,000 (U.S.) in arms to little
Now, I wonder where that war is going to be fought.
Comrades, this document is interesting for a second
that part of this presentation to the Congressmen contains a
why they propose sales to these different countries.
They have included a section that deals with how much
provided by way of economic support.
There are three columns here showing expenditure for
1980; the estimate for ’81 and the proposal for ’82.
That again is very interesting. What these figures
reveal in the area of “economic support
and aid”, as they call it, is that contrary to the lie that some of
in the region life to spread, that it is because of Grenada they are no
getting aid from the United States, that these figures show
that it is because of Grenada they are now getting so much aid from the
There was no talk before the Grenada Revolution about a
Mini–Marshall Plan and a Caribbean Basin Initiative [CBI].
Now every two  weeks somebody is running up and down
region talking about one or the other.
There was no such frenetic activity taking place before
This document claims that in 1980, $4 million (U.S.)
was used for
the economic support fund for the Eastern Caribbean.
This document also says that in 1982, $20,000,000
(U.S.) will be
used for the Eastern Caribbean - remember, minus Grenada. Sixteen
[$16,000,000] (U.S.) more in bribery!
Sisters and brothers, comrades, we have no quarrel with
action at all.
We have absolutely no hard feelings about the fact that
Grenada Revolution has been of service to our sisters and brothers in
region, but we want the facts recorded honestly.
Let Eugenia Charles
stop telling lies when she says that Grenada stops her from getting
truth is, Grenada, instead, makes her get money.
[The year] 1980, as comrades would remember, was the
last year of
the Michael Manley Administration, and according to this programme, no
was provided under the economic support fund for Jamaica in that year.
In 1981, according to this document $41,000,000 (U.S.)
provided by way of economic support and in 1982 the proposal is that
$42,000,000 (U.S.) will be provided by way of economic support for
What is perhaps even more interesting about this
document is the
rationale these people use to their Congressmen concerning the
After each particular programme they speak about the
country and they explain why the country must get the money.
I want to read sections of what they say about Barbados.
Under the sub–heading Justification of Programme, these
The Caribbean in a
very real sense forms our third
border, and as a result United States foreign policy towards the region
driven in party by domestic concerns, including illegal immigration,
and the welfare of large numbers of American tourists.
The United States
has a major interest in assuring that
the nations of the Eastern Caribbean are politically stable and
viable, that they are free from undue outside influence and that they
their generally high standards of democratic practice and human rights
The document continues and I quote:
As the most
developed nation in the Eastern Caribbean,
Barbados serves as a model for the entire region.
A politically free,
open economy and progressive nation
- Barbados - has supported United States global and international
including the promotion of human rights and regional co–operation.
This modest security
assistance programme proposed for
Barbados is designed to build upon the foundation begun in 1981.
promotes a range of United States
interests in Barbados, such as regional stability in the Eastern
maritime security and navigation safety, search and rescue,
illegal immigration control, fisheries, law enforcement and
It will contribute
to a constructive and useful
relationship with Barbados, and demonstrate our support for the
democratic system, outstanding human rights record and willingness to
on a regional basis a modest but solid security programme of a type and
structure that would be in concern with and complementary to that of
I pause to say that perhaps that explains better the
the nuclear carrier there last week.
The quote continues: “The
programme is a positive indication of our commitment to regional
the light of continuing Cuban support for the radical government of
End of quote.
So, comrades, these people are not even hiding what
intentions are. They are coming out very openly and saying they have
to do what they want in our region, to assist in a big arms build up in
region, to promote countries that they feel correctly or incorrectly
their interest and will support them and to try to use those countries
isolate countries like Grenada.
All of that is very clear as a result of this document.
But, as I say, so far as the question of economic
concerned, we not only support and welcome the $20 million, we would
call on the Americans to move the $20 million to $200 million for the
the Eastern Caribbean.
That would still be small compensation for years of
plunder and imperialist rape of all of our countries and our resources.
Comrades, in our respective struggles for peace, for
social progress, we certainly hope that as you leave here to return to
homelands, you will build or will strengthen even further the
alliances and fronts in our own countries to fight for peace.
We certainly hope that meetings like this can take
regularly, so that we will have an opportunity to exchange information
demonstrate our solidarity in as concrete a way as possible.
We in Grenada will continue to support all of the
the people of the world against colonialism, neo–colonialism, racism,
fascism and imperialism.
That is a firm pledge we are going to make.
Grenada certainly pledges that we have no plan of
that we are going to continue to go forward with revolutionary firmness.
In the 1960s, following the great Cuban Revolution, the
imperialists developed the slogan “no
more Cubas in this hemisphere”. That ran for over ten  years.
When Allende appeared on the scene, they developed
slogan, “no more Allendes, no more Chiles
in this region”.
When Grenada and Nicaragua came on the scene, they
said, “no more Nicaraguas, no more Grenadas”.
We certainly hope that by next year they will add to
that “no more El Salvadors”.
We also hope that by next year they will add to that “no move Namibias” and “no more South
More importantly, we hope, comrades, that soon they
will have to
keep saying every single day, “no more
this, that or the other,” until the people of the world finally
total victory over imperialism!
LONG LIVE THE STRUGGLES OF THE WORLD’S PEOPLES AGAINST
LONG LIVE UNITY, SOLIDARITY AND CO–OPERATION AMONG THE
LONG LIVE THE STRUGGLE FOR PEACE, PEACEFUL CO–EXISTENCE
DISARMAMENT IN THE WORLD!
LONG LIVE THE WORLD REVOLUTION!
LONG LIVE THE GRENADA REVOLUTION!
FORWARD EVER! BACKWARD NEVER!