People's Democracy

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


No. 24

June 13, 2010

June 8: Common Action Against Anti-Communist Measures


ON June 8, the communist and workers’ parties around the globe staged protest actions against a new anti-communist law in Poland. The call for this protest came from the international level Working Group of the Communist and Workers’ Parties.

In its statement on the issue, the group noted that a new escalation of the anti-communist offensive has been unleashed by the international imperialism, the NATO, the European Union as well as by the bourgeois governments and political forces.


The Working Group specifically pointed out that on June 8 a new, dangerous law was to come into effect in Poland. This law bans and penalises the use of anything that could be considered a communist symbol, equating them with the Nazi symbols. The Communist Party of Poland is gearing up to fight these proposals by organising protest actions. It has also urged the Communist and Workers’ Parties of Europe to send their MPs, MEPs or other representatives to Warsaw to express their solidarity.


In face of this escalation of anti-communist measures, there is also the need of a coordinated action by the communist parties. Such anti-communist measures serve broader objectives and designs against the workers’ movement. They aim to suppress the activities and contain the influence of the communists and to obliterate the socialist perspective, especially in conditions of the ongoing capitalist crisis.


This was the background in which the Working Group issued a call to observe a common day of action on June 8, 2010 with multifaceted activities, statements, press conferences, demonstrations, protests, representations etc to the Polish Embassies and the EU representatives in the various countries. In accordance with this call, the communist and workers’ parties throughout the world condemned the ongoing anti-communist offensive and the moves to equate the communist movement with Nazism. They demanded the scrapping of anti-communist measures and laws, and that the communists must be allowed free and unhindered action in all countries.