Importance of the Non Aligned Movement
Written by Néstor Núñez (acn)|
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 09:47
The Movement of Non Aligned Nations has commemorated half a century of existence.
During the days of the world's division in military blocks and opposite ideologies-one side the United States and NATO allies and on the other side the former Soviet Union and the eastern European socialist community-leaders from several Third World nations including Cuba decided to create the Non Alignment in 1961.
As its name indicates, it was a block of growing nations many of them recently liberated from colonialism and neo colonial dependency, interested in carrying out their self determination and insert itself in the world with equal rights alongside the powerful countries.
Cuba followed with serenity, enthusiasm and strengthened the program of the struggle and construction of a new and just world.
Cuba has not only chaired in more than one occasion the Movement of Non Aligned Nations but has done so with precision and profound revolutionary ethics before the problems that it has had to assume in name of the institution.
Programs destined in strengthening South-South cooperation thanks to Cuba's initiative as well as intensive work in solidarity among its members, work in favor of the struggle for the liberation of many Third World nations.
Cuba's role at the non aligned movement was important after the collapse of the former Soviet Union and the socialist community in Eastern Europe when progressive and left wing forces became confused, frustrated and discouraged.
The destructive imperial media campaign attempted to make everyone think that history had come to an end and capitalism had been victorious.
However, from the island's example of resistance, the Cuban Revolution showed the Third World nations the lies of the ill intentioned propaganda.
In any case, the peculiar way of understanding and assuming the construction of socialism was buried; far opposing its essence of justice and freedom, create new more realistic, democratic and universal channels.
The Movement of Non Aligned Nations will assume more crucial performances to avoid the implementation of the asphyxiating imperial hegemony.
This is the task that the Movement of Non Aligned Nations is attempting to carry out half a century after its creation as a homage to the long, difficult and constancy which became the struggle of the poor and exploited peoples that make up an important part of humanity.