People's Democracy

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


No. 20

May 15, 2011


13th IMCWP to be held in Athens in December 2011


ON April 29, 2011 the Working Group of the International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties came together in Athens in order to discuss the preparations for the 13th International Meeting of the Communist and Workers' Parties. The Communist Party of Brazil, the Communist Party of Cuba, AKEL, the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, the KKE, the Lebanese Communist Party, the People's Party of Palestine, the Portuguese Communist Party, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, the South African Communist Party, and the Syrian Communist Party participated in the meeting. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) could not participate in the meeting of the Working Group because of the elections to the legislative assemblies of five states.


It was decided at the meeting that the 13th International Meeting of the Communist and Workers' Parties would be held in Athens on December 9-11, 2011 with the following theme:


Socialism Is The Future!

The international situation and the experience of the communists 20 years after the counterrevolution in the USSR. The tasks for the development of the class struggle in conditions of capitalist crisis, imperialist wars, of the current popular struggles and uprisings, for working class-popular rights, the strengthening of proletarian internationalism and the anti-imperialist front, for the overthrow of capitalism and the construction of socialism.


The Working Group discussed and made a positive assessment of the development of joint actions along the lines which were decided upon at the 12th IMCWP in South Africa. There was also a very useful exchange of views on the international developments.


The parties which participated, on the occasion of workers' May Day, extended warm class greetings to the working class and workers, to all the peoples which are struggling for their rights and are fighting against the assault of capital and imperialism.