Reporting from Equatorial Guinea in central Africa, the authors focus on the social transformations unfolding, as revenues from offshore oil extraction are used to build infrastructure on which rising labor productivity, industry, and progress depend. Pulled into the world market as never before, both a capitalist class and a working class are being born.
Includes firsthand accounts of the work of Cuban medical brigades in Equatorial Guinea, now extending to Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea-Conakry as hundreds of Cuban volunteer medics combat the Ebola epidemic. Here we see the living example of the Cuban Revolution, exemplified by the international solidarity of workers and farmers who took political power into their own hands five decades ago.
Woven together, these seemingly disparate threads—the beginning transformation of production and class relations in Equatorial Guinea, and the proletarian course of the Cuban Revolution—show a future to be fought for today.