People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 18

May 11, 2008


Greetings from the Workers Party of Ireland

The Central Executive Committee of the Workers' Party of Ireland sends fraternal greetings and congratulations to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on the occasion of its 19th Congress at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, from 29 March to 3 April 2008.

The CPI(M) has a long and proud history representing the workers of India and struggling against sectarian, communal and reactionary forces. The CPI(M) has been to the fore in the fight for social and economic progress, an independent foreign policy and the creation of a people's democracy.

The task of freeing the working people of India from the influences of landlordism, monopoly capitalism and imperialist domination has been enthusiastically adopted by the CPI(M). The CPI(M) has been instrumental in the struggle to build a people's democratic front based on a strong alliance of the working class and the peasantry to defend national independence and to secure democratic, social and economic transformation and revolutionary advance. The success of the CPI(M) is reflected in its electoral strength and its role among the workers, peasantry, women and youth.

The CPI(M) and its cadres have suffered much in the course of struggle at  the hands of reactionaries and the Maoist ultra-left. The Workers' Party of Ireland salutes the martyrs of the CPI(M) and condemns the ongoing Maoist attacks on members of the CPI(M). The CPI(M) will not be defeated. The CPI(M) is militant, vibrant and advancing in its struggle against  imperialism, monopoly capitalism and landlordism on the road to the creation of a people's democracy.

The WPI wishes the CPI(M) every success in its work and conveys its  solidarity and best wishes to the Congress and militants of the Party and looks forward to a continuing and strengthened friendship and increased co-operation between the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Workers' Party of Ireland.