(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
September 05, 2010
CPI(M) Greets CP of
The following is the text of the message of greetings delivered by T K Rangarajan, Central Committee member of the CPI(M) to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka on the occasion of its 19th National Congress held in Colombo from August 27-29.
Communist Party of
At the very outset, on behalf of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) let me greet the 19th national congress of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka and through you all the members of your party. We sincerely hope that the deliberations of your congress would help in the further expansion of the communist movement and strengthening of the struggle for a socialist society.
The world today is still in the
midst of a severe recession, in what is being termed as the 'Great
This is contrary to the claims made by many countries that the 'black
crisis are over. The current crisis of international financial capital is
estimation, far graver than any other crisis in the history of
is a systemic crisis with its impact felt across the world.
still rising at enormous proportions. Factories are 'off-loading' their
workforce, reducing working hours and many units are being closed.
people have lost their jobs. The social impact of the crisis too is
everywhere with rising discontent and increasing protests.
Capitalism, as Marx has shown, is a system that is based on the exploitation of man by man and nation by nation. It can never be a crisis-free system and this fact has been once again vindicated by the present day crisis. It has exposed 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.
Our country too is affected by the crisis, though the impact is only to a limited extent because of the role played by the CPI (M) and other Left parties. Unfortunately, the Congress-led UPA government did not learn correct lessons from the crisis and now buoyed by the fact that it no longer depends on the Left for its survival, is implementing the very same neo-liberal policies that in the first place, had led to this crisis. In our country, we are in the midst of various struggles taking up the issues of the various sections of the society who are reeling under the attacks of the neo-liberal policies pursued by the government at the behest of the imperialist forces.
coalition government led by the Congress, is desperate to forge a
relationship with the
classes in our country are trying their best to isolate our party and
attacking it from all directions. In
closely following the developments of your country, particularly the
bringing peace and stability to the country. Our party recognises the
an expeditious political settlement of the Tamil question which would
the devolution of powers and autonomy for the Tamil-speaking areas
framework of united
We hope that the discussions and decisions you would arrive at in this congress would rally all the progressive and democratic forces in the society and carry forward the struggle for the establishment of a socialist society. While such a struggle would be long and arduous, on behalf of the CPI (M), we assure you our fraternal solidarity and support.
Live the unity of the people of
Long Live Marxism-Leninism.
Communist Party of