(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India
120th Anniversary of Comrade Ho Chi Minh
Sitaram Yechury Attends International
Seminar in Hanoi
Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury, presented
on 'Ho Chi Minh - National Independence and Socialism' in Hanoi, Vietnam
on May 12, 2010. He is participating in a three day international
organised by Ho Chi Minh Institute of Public Administration which began
May 2010, celebrating the 120th anniversary of Uncle Ho.
the victory of the Vietnamese anti-colonial struggle led by Comrade Ho
and the Communist Party of Vietnam against France,
Japan and in the end
the United States
is not only an inspiring movement in world history but also one of the
defining moments in the last century. Yechury also told the gathering
there is a commonality between the people of India
they both were exploited by colonialists of different shades. He also
the people of Vietnam
for taking the anti-colonial struggle to its logical conclusion – the
for ending the exploitation of man by man, the struggle for socialism.
brought to the notice of audience Ho Chi Minh’s distinguished character
reminding them that Uncle Ho, as he is popularly called, had intrinsic
with the masses. He always used to advocate that all cadres including
must have organic links among the people, learn from them, serve them
lead them by developing their consciousness.
collapse of the Soviet Union and East
countries constituted a big reversal for the forces of world socialism.
Imperialism, buoyed by this development, launched an offensive in
economic and social spheres all over the world. Imperialism tries to
its hold over post-Soviet world mainly using three means: (a) its
might (b) its military power (c) its ideological offensive.
these two decades, has, indeed, consolidated its hegemony in all
though not to its desired levels due to growing resistance developing
certain parts of the world. The present global capitalist crisis thus
setback to imperialism as it severely dented its claim that there is no
alternative to capitalism. It had once again ignited the urge among the
to look out for social systems that provide an alternative to
Marx and his writings are once again being widely read.
confidence in the fragility of the imperialism by saying, "Though
imperialism has strengthened its hegemony and heightened its
offensive all across the globe, as we have discussed earlier, it is on
brink of a systemic crisis which could prove far graver and more
than the current global recession. However, irrespective of the
the crisis, capitalism does notautomatically collapse. It needs to be overthrown. An erroneous
understanding only blunts the need to constantly sharpen and strengthen
revolutionary ideological struggle of the working class and its
intervention under the leadership of a party wedded to Marxism-Leninism
subjective factor without which no revolutionary transformation is