Thursday, May 10, 2007

Stop the escalation of the anti-communist and anti-democratic attacks in Europe

Joint statement of the international communist movement

The decision made by the government of Estonia to remove the monument honoring the memory 270.000 Red Army soldiers dead in the antifascist fight followed by brutal police attacks in Tallin-, the acts of vandalism of the grave of Janos Kadar in Budapest on 2 May, the implementation of the new “lustration law” in Poland targeting 700.000 people, the anticommunist Romanian National Security Law, the anticommunist statement of the Romanian president Traian Basescu and the partial rehabilitation of the former fascist Romanian prime minister I.Antonescu are only some of the new anticommunist and antidemocratic attacks occurred in the last time in Europe.

Our parties vehemently protest against these measures which are directed not only against the communists, the heroic antifascist fighters, against the fighters of the international brigades in the Spanish civil war and the antifascist victory in the WW II but also against elementary democratic rights and liberties.

We consider accountable the European Union, having in mind several statements and decisions preparing the ground for these developments and for denying any measure to stop this situation.

On the occasion of the big campaign against the Anticommunist Motion in the Council of Europe in January 2006 our parties and other progressive forces from all countries warned on the real aims and goals of the attacks against communists and their ideology.

The aim of these measures is the attempt made by the ruling forces in the European countries, in the EU, NATO and the other imperialist centers to intimidate and to counter the growing resistances against the anti social anti laboral policies followed by the governments and their supporters.

In face of the growing influence of the ideas of the October Socialist Revolution and of the achievements, despite the mistakes and errors of the socialism in the 20th century, in sharp contrast with the every day’s reality for millions, the attempts to rewrite history and to escalate state sponsored anticommunism will increase.

In spite of all this we are confident that nobody, no mater if political force, government, NATO or EU will be able to stop the impact of the communist ideas in the working class and youth, simply because they proved more than ever to be true and the way for the realization of the popular aspirations and demands.

That’s way we will multiply our efforts for joint action, in support of the popular struggles, first of all of the working class, of a large movement in support of democratic rights and liberties.

It’s time, for all progressive minded people in Europe to remind on the catastrophic impact of the same these policies in the history of our continent.

It’s time to vigorously react and condemn by any mean any antidemocratic attack, any anticommunist measure.

We demand

• Abolition of all anticommunist laws , decisions and governmental actions condemning the communist ideology, the communist symbols as well as the persecutions against the communists, the antifascists and the fighters for socialism.

• Severe punishment of the responsible for the vandalisms to graves and monuments honouring the memory of the antifascist fighters.

• To set an end to the massive campaign of terrorizing millions of people for their political opinions.

• Abolition of the laws and other decisions banning the activity of the communist parties

• To stop the campaigns aiming to defame and distort the real history of the anti nazi and antifascist fight in the education and mass media.

• To stop the anticommunist campaigns of changing names of public places honoring the heroic struggle against fascism.

The parties

Communist Party of Belarus
Workers’ Party, Belgium
Communist Party of Bulgaria
Party of Bulgarian Communists
New Communist Party of Britain
Socialist Workers’ Party of Croatia
AKEL, Cyprus
Communist Party of Denmark
Communist Party in Denmark
Communist Party of Estonia
Communist Party of Finland
Unified Communist Party of Georgia
Communist Party of Greece
Communist Party of Ireland
Party of the Italian Communists
Socialist Party of Latvia
Socialist Party of Lithuania
Communist Party of Luxemburg, KPL
New Communist Party of Netherlands
Communist Party of Norway
Communist Party of Poland
Portuguese Communist Party
Socialist Alliance Party, Romania
Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Communist Workers Party of Russia-Party of Communists of Russia
New Communist Party of Yugoslavia, Serbia
Communist Party of Slovakia
Communist Party of Peoples of Spain
Communist Party of Sweden
Communist Party, Turkey
Communist Party of Ukraine
Union of Communists of Ukraine

9th May 2007

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