Wednesday, October 03, 2007

They can kill the revolutionary, but never the revolution

Green Left
Brianna Pike
28 September 2007

It isn’t hard to see why Che Guevara retains his relevance today. The need for the victory of ideas that Che fought for, his vision of a better world, the struggle for human liberation, has never been so great. Following the legacy of Che, revolution is once again back on the agenda in Latin America, led by Venezuela, showing that you can kill the revolutionary, but never the revolution.

Che died 40 years ago this week, but still his image is seen on walls, vodka bottles and on many, many T-shirts, as he continues to be an inspiration to millions of people around the globe, especially young people.

Ernesto “Che” Guevara was murdered by a CIA agent in Bolivia on October 8, 1967. Having helped lead the successful Cuban revolution, Che was in Bolivia attempting to spread the struggle against imperialism.

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