Below is the pledge millions of Cubans have signed, based on a speech Fidel Castro presented at a mass rally on May 1, 2000.
Revolution means having a sense of history. It means changing everything that must be changed. It means full equality and freedom. It means being treated and treating others like human beings. It means achieving liberation by ourselves and through our own efforts. It means challenging powerful, dominant forces within and without our society and nation. It means defending the values we believe in, whatever the sacrifice. It means modesty, selflessness, self-sacrifice, solidarity, and heroism. It means fighting with boldness, intelligence, and realism. It means never lying or violating moral principles. It means a profound conviction that no power in the world can crush the force of truth and ideas. Revolution means unity. It means independence. It means fighting for our dreams of justice for Cuba and for the world, which is the foundation of our patriotism, our socialism, and our internationalism.