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José Martí

Everybody's Revolutionary

Jose Marti

José Martí, like George Washington, is the type of revolutionary everyone loves. After all, anyone who says they are for equal rights, hate oppression, and support humanity and freedom has to be for José. And we mean everyone - even if you don't really believe in that sort of stuff. Statues of José have been set up by people with such diverse philosophies as the longtime Cuban strongman Fulgencio Batista and an even longertime Cuban strongman Fidel Castro - and you can't get more diverse than that. There's even a statue of José in New York City where José lived before returning to Cuba to fight in the War of Independence against Spain. Although the war ended successfully (and not entirely by coincidence with the end of the Spanish American War), José was killed in a battle with Spanish troops in 1895.

For a little more about José, the revolutionary even counter-counter-counter revolutionaries know and love, just click here.