To Her Excellency Teresita Vicente Sotolongo,
Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:
Dear comrade Vicente,
The General Committee and Staff of the Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School in Clerkenwell, London extends our sincere condolences and solidarity with the people of Cuba on behalf of our members and students on the sad announcement today of the death of Fidel Castro Ruz.
Fidel's contribution to the great task of the liberation of humanity will be reckoned among the greatest of the 20th century. The defeat of apartheid in South Africa, the throwing back of imperialism in country after country and the inspiration that the Cuban people's revolution has brought would not have been possible without the leadership, determination and intelligence of Fidel and his love for the people.
We mourn his death in solidarity with the Cuban people and we continue to be inspired by the great achievements Fidel led, particularly in the field of education and adult literacy, where Fidel's legacy is seen in Cuba's role today as a world leader breaking through barriers of illiteracy and ignorance.
We look forward to continuing our work with the representatives of the Cuban people's revolution in the struggle for peace, socialism, freedom and independence.
Farewell comrade Fidel.
Hasta la Victoria Siempre!
On behalf of the General Comittee of the Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School:
John Foster, Secretary
Alex Gordon, Chair
Marjorie Mayo, Vice Chair
Graham Stevenson, Treasurer