Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Joint Statement in Solidarity with KKE

Joint Statement in Solidarity with KKE

Dear comrades,

We, Communist and Workers Parties are following the developments in Greece, the offensive of the European Union, capital and its political representatives against the workers’-people’s rights.
We, Communist and Workers’ Parties have supported the struggles of the Greek workers and we have expressed our internationalist solidarity with and support for the struggle of the KKE.
For many years, the governments of ND and PASOK in cooperation with the EU-ECB-IMF have implemented memoranda and harsh anti-people laws with painful consequences for the working class and popular strata.
Today, the anti-people agreement-third memorandum which was signed by the SYRIZA-ANEL government, supported by ND and PASOK, with the Troika maintains the anti-people measures of the previous governments and thrusts new burdens onto the workers of Greece, unbearable taxation, the abolition of social-security and labour rights, the reductions in wages and pensions, privatizations etc., worsening the situation of the families from the popular strata even further.
These developments allow us to draw certain useful conclusions in order to strengthen the people’s struggle, such as:
  • Capitalism can not be humanized. It gives rise to crises, unemployment and poverty. In reality, it has been demonstrated that every kind of management of the system sharpens the people’s problems and increases the profits of big capital.
  • The EU is a reactionary imperialist organization. “Democracy”, “Solidarity” and social justice can not exist inside its framework.
We, the Communist and Workers Parties which sign this message, appreciate the decisive-consistent stance of the KKE at the side of the working class, the Greek people for the abolition of the memoranda, against the anti-people agreement signed by the SYRIZA-ANEL government (and the other bourgeois political parties) with the Troika (EU-ECB-IMF).

Our parties salute the struggle of the communists in Greece for the workers’-people’s rights, the overthrow of capitalist barbarity, for socialism.

  1. CP of Albania
  2. Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism (PADS),
  3. CP of Australia
  4. CP of Bangladesh
  5. WP of Bangladesh
  6. Brazilian CP
  7. CP of Britain
  8. NCP of Britain
  9. CP of Bulgaria
  10. Party of the Bulgarian Communists
  11. CP of Canada
  12. CP in Denmark
  13. CP of Macedonia (FYROM)
  14. UCP of Georgia
  15. Workers' Party of Hungary
  16. Workers' Party of Ireland
  17. CP of Luxembourg
  18. CP of Malta
  19. CP of Mexico
  20. Popular Socialist Party of Mexico
  21. NCP of the Netherlands
  22. CP of Norway
  23. CP of Pakistan
  24. Palestinian CP
  25. Palestinian PP
  26. Phillipinese CP [PKP-1930]
  27. CP of Poland
  28. CP of the Russian Federation
  29. Russian CWP
  30. CP of Soviet Union
  31. NCP of Yugoslavia
  32. CP of Slovakia
  33. South African CP
  34. CP of the Peoples of Spain
  35. CP of Sweden
  36. Syrian CP
  37. CP (Turkey)
  38. CP of Ukraine
  39. Union of Communists of Ukraine
  40. CP of Venezuela
Other parties
  1. Party of Labour of Austria
  2. CP of the Workers of Belarus
  3. Communist Pole Luis Carlos Prestes - Brazil
  4. Union of Communists in Bulgaria
  5. CP, Denmark
  6. Communist Workers' Party - For Peace and Socialism (Finland)
  7. Pole of Communist Revival in France
  8. CP, Italy
  9. Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan
  10. CP of Puerto Rico
  11. Galizan Movement for Socialism
  12. Primeira Linha, Galicia
  13. Party of Communists USA
  14. Freedom Road Socialist Organization (USA)
  15. Communist Refoundation Uruguay

Friday, July 10, 2015

Latest Revolutionary Democracy from India

By Robert Laurie

Vol. XXI, No 1 April, 2015 £5.00 + £1.00 PP from NCP Lit: PO Box 73, London SW11 2PQ

FOR OVER 20 years Vijay Singh and his comrades in New Delhi have published the twice yearly journal Revolutionary Democracy. The latest issue for April 2015 reflects this milestone with a number of congratulatory messages from various communist parties across the globe. These messages are simply the icing on the cake of another interesting issue which contains articles on present day politics in India and hotspots in the struggle across the globe, along with historical articles and documents.
One message is from Nexhmije Hoxha, the widow of Albanian leader who found the journal valuable after her release from imprisonment by the country’s counter-revolutionary government.
The Indian articles include one on the recent Indian budget by the fascist BJP government, which exposes that its self-proclaimed anti-poverty programme is simply a case of encouraging the “Rich to get Richer and Throw Crumbs to the Poor”. There is an account of the February 2015 election to the Assembly for Delhi state which saw a crushing defeat for the ruling BJP. This interesting article presented something of a puzzle to this reader. It was not until near the end that it dawned on me this was a state, not a municipal election.
Perhaps the editors could supply some more background to articles such as these for the benefit of its deservedly wide international readership. I also needed also needed Google to tell me that “crores” meant 10 million. In addition to articles on recent general economic developments in India there is an account of a 1978 massacre of 42 Muslims by the Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary. 
On the international front there are articles providing a Marxist critique of Spain’s reformist “Podemos” movement and a report of a “Conference on Socialism” held by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa in April, which was highly critical of the post-apartheid Tripartite Alliance headed by the ANC.
Many eyebrows will be raised by the statement from the Greek organisation Anasintaxi that the Communist Party of Greece, which is leading the fight against austerity, is: “in essence, the policy of this reformist party is not different than that of Syriza”. Some articles will spark disagreement, but readers will never be bored.
            The historical material includes a draft document of the Tactical Line of the Communist Party of India. This had been produced in February 1951 after discussions with the Soviet Communist Party including Stalin. The introduction by Vijay Singh describes its emergence after a period of crippling internal disputes. The programme set the tone for the coming decades, not just for the CPI, but later in the Communist Party of India (Marxist) founded in 1964.
The issue concludes with an illustrated article on the “History of Soviet Architecture: From Palaces to Boxes” by A Bazdyrev, which relates the rise and fall of a specific Soviet architectural style to the politics of the Soviet era. He is particularly critical of a 1954 decision by Khrushchev which “basically liquidated Soviet architecture”.
We can hope that there will be many more anniversary editions of Revolutionary Democracy.