(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
November 15, 2009
Greetings To CP Brazil, 12th Congress
Central Committee of the Communist Party of
THE Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) conveys its warm fraternal greetings to all the delegates attending the twelfth congress of the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) and through them to the entire membership of the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB).
Your congress is taking place at a critical juncture when the entire world is suffering from acute capitalist crisis. The current crisis of international financial capital that spearheaded imperialist globalisation in the last two decades is, by much estimation, far graver than any other crisis in the history of capitalism. Though attempts are being made to paint an optimistic picture that the crises has bottomed out and growth is back to majority of the countries, this is not reflected in peoples livelihoods. Unemployment is still rising as factories are 'offloading' their workforce, reducing working hours and many units being closed. Millions of people have lost their jobs. According to the ILO, more than 50 million joined the ranks of the unemployed. Hunger too is on the rise with official estimates of the UN stating that more than 102 million people have joined the ranks of the hungry due to this recession. This means that the number of people suffering from hunger in the world had breached the one billion mark. The social impact of the crisis too is being felt everywhere with rising discontent, increasing protests and riots for food.
The present capitalist crisis, which is in fact a systemic crisis, has once again proved the unsustainability of the path of globalisation pursued for the past few decades and also the bankruptcy of neo-liberalism --- its ideological mask. No amount of reform can make capitalism an exploitation free system.
The objective conditions are opening up possibilities which we can utilise in strengthening the popular movements. We have to intervene effectively to advance the movement for social emancipation and end the exploitation of man by man. The only way for humanity's liberation from this exploitation is the establishment of a socialist system.
party congress is
being held at a time when people all around the world are watching with
interest the attempts being made in
Communist Party of
Brazil (PCdoB) has a glorious history of struggle and sacrifices. We
pride the role played by the Brazilian communists in the struggle
imperialism and its striving for global domination. The PCdoB has taken
itself the responsibility of uniting all the anti-imperialist and
you might be aware,
UPA government, sans the support of the Left, has embarked on a drive
implementing its neo-liberal agenda. Though the country was saved from
the brunt of global capitalist crisis --- thanks to the role played by
CPI(M) and the Left --- it too witnessed large scale closure of
units and job losses. This, together with the acute agrarian crisis
country is facing, is seriously affecting the livelihoods of the common
Rising prices, increasing poverty and unavailability of food are the
issues for the people. The strategic alliance forged with the
again, on behalf of
the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), we
warm fraternal greetings to the twelfth congress of the Communist Party
Brazil (PCdoB). We are confident that this congress will be able to
the correct strategy and tactics to meet the situation and rally all
progressive and democratic forces in
The CPI(M) and the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) have a long association of friendship and understanding. We are certain that this mutual trust and bonds of friendship will get further strengthened in the days ahead.
Once again we wish your congress all success.