Castro the 'Lennonist'

Les Schaffer schaffer at SPAMoptonline.net
Mon Dec 11 09:09:31 MST 2000


[bounced from "Jay Moore" <pieinsky at igc.apc.org>]

Castro the 'Lennonist'

Fidel Castro says he shares Lennon's ideals
BBC, December 9, 2000

The Cuban President, Fidel Castro, has paid homage to John Lennon at the
unveiling of a statue of the late pop singer in Havana.

The ceremony in the Cuban capital's El Vedado Park coincided with the 20th
anniversary of John Lennon's murder in New York.

President Castro praised Lennon as a revolutionary, whose thinking and ideas
made him great. In the 1960s, when Lennon's band The Beatles topped the
charts throughout the world, the Cuban authorities denounced their music as
decadent.

But an official statement said recently declassified US documents showed how
Lennon had suffered for his opposition to the Vietnam War.







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