[Marxism] Guevera kids in Tehran:" Islamist, Socialist Revolutions Don't Mix"

dave.walters at comcast.net dave.walters at comcast.net
Sun Oct 7 09:12:31 MDT 2007

Another take on this story:

Iran: Islamist, Socialist Revolutions Don't Mix Says Aleida Guevara

The Iranian Junta attempted to use the daughter and son of Che to whip up
support for the Islamists and to do down Socialism. This backfired
spectacularly when Aleida Guevara made it clear that her father Che was a
Communist and an Atheist.


An attempt to rope in the son and daughter of the Argentine revolutionary
Ernesto Che Guevara to forge a parallel between Iran's Islamist revolution
and the socialist revolution in Latin America through a four-day conference
has ended in fiasco. After Aleida Guevara protested from the podium against
perceived distortions of her father's ideology by the first Iranian speaker,
Haj Saeed Ghasemi, the four-day 'Che Like Chamran' conference, that started
Sep. 25, was aborted and the Latin American guests whisked away. 

"The people of Cuba, Fidel (Castro) and Che Guevara were never socialists or
communists. Fidel has several times admitted that he and Che and the people
of Cuba hated the Soviets for all they had done. Today communism has been
thrown into the trash bin of history as it was predicted by Ayatollah
Khomeini," Ghasemi told the conference and added that the only way to save
the world was through the ''the religious, pro-justice movement''. 

An indignant Aleida, however, started her own address "in the name of the
people of Cuba". "We are a socialist nation," she asserted. She advised him
to "always refer to original sources instead of translations to find out
about Che Guevara's beliefs. My father never talked about God. He never met
God. My father knew there was no absolute truth. " 

At a meeting later with students of Amir Kabir University of Technology,
where the leftist groups are particularly strong, Camilo Guevara told
students he approved of all that his sister had said at the conference, ISNA

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