People's Democracy

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


No. 19

May 09, 2010

Let Us Commemorate 65 Years of the Victory!


ON May 9, we commemorate the 65th anniversary of the victory over Nazi-fascism --- the most violent and brutal expression of the monopolies� domination in a capitalist system in deep crisis. It led humankind to one of the worst catastrophes in its history, with the barbarity of concentration camps and the Second World War�s procession of death and destruction of the peoples.

Communists were in the frontline of resistance to fascism from the very first moment, mobilising and organising workers and peoples against it. The anti-fascist struggle, to which millions gave their lives, was marked by the firm and determined action of valiant communist fighters.

The heroic contribution of the USSR, of its Red Army and of its people, who suffered around 27 million deaths, was decisive for the victory over the fascist hordes.

It was with the victory in 1945 and the formation of the socialist camp that millions of men and women undertook their emancipation, freeing themselves from exploitation, oppression and colonialism, with the working class movement winning enormous social and political victories, in a progressive path never before attained in the history of humankind.

In the current situation, in a time of capitalism�s deep crisis in which the offensive carried out by several imperialist organisations, like NATO and the EU, is hitting so seriously the toiling masses, humankind is again facing a great danger resulting from imperialism�s deepening contradictions, from the arms race, from the reinforcement of aggressive military alliances and from the attempt to forcefully impose a brutal increase of exploitation, precariousness in the labour relations, dismissals and unemployment, poverty and the denial of the most basic necessities for millions of human beings.

We therefore appeal for commemoration of the 65 years of the victory over Nazi-fascism, as an important action in the struggle for peace and against the monumental falsification of history and against anti-communism --- which, as history proves, is always anti-democratic --- that, by trying to place fascism and communism on an equal footing and erase the communists� decisive role in the peoples� liberation from the yoke of Nazi-fascism, seeks to prosecute, to make illegal and to suppress not just the action of the communists but of all democrats who oppose capitalist domination and exploitation, with the purpose of pursuing and repressing all of those who, in any way, resist and fight in an organised manner against monopolies and imperialism.

For us, the communists, marking the 65th anniversary of the victory is a reaffirmation of our deep belief in the struggle for social emancipation, in the justice of our values and liberating ideals. It is a reaffirmation of our determination to fight the causes and the forces which were at the root of the fascist horror; it is a reaffirmation of our unshakeable confidence that the future does not belong to those who oppress and exploit, but to the workers and peoples who resist and fight for humankind�s emancipation from the shackles of the exploitation of man by man and for a society in which the workers fully enjoy the wealth they produce, the social progress, peace and welfare. The future belongs not to capitalism, but to socialism and communism.