(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 30, 2011
Working Group meeting of the International Meeting of the
Workers' Parties was held in
Working Group ratified the dates of the 13th International
meeting of the
Communist and Workers' Parties proposed by the host country
and party, the
Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the theme of the meeting.
It will be held
The Lebanese Communist Party hosted the meeting of the Working Group to coincide with the 87th foundation anniversary of the party held on October 24, 2011. A huge public meeting was organised on that day in which along with the Lebanese people, all the participants of the Working Group too took part. Sitaram Yechury, Polit Bureau member and Head of the International Department of the CPI(M) addressed the meeting on behalf of all the parties in the Working Group.
We are reproducing below the text of the speech:
MY dear comrades, valiant fighters against all forms of injustice, I salute you today, on behalf of the International Working Group of the International Meeting of the Communist and Workers’ Parties of the world – in which 77 parties from all continents of the world are involved – I express our fraternal solidarity with the Lebanese Communist Party on this occasion of its 87th anniversary. Greetings to the Syrian Communists too, who are present here, on this occasion.
We, Communists of the world, reiterate our declaration, unhesitatingly, that along with all anti-imperialist fighters across the world, along with all victims of oppression and repression of global capitalist exploitation, we shall ceaselessly intensify the struggles for the creation of a just society.
We do not merely dream of a better world. We have the vision for creating a better world where there is no exploitation of man by man or nation by nation. A world where there is true and complete emancipation and liberation of all human beings – the establishment of socialism.
In this spirit, we express our solidarity with all those in struggles today, especially our valiant Palestinian brothers and sisters, who as a result of a gigantic imperialist conspiracy have been and continue to be denied their elementary fundamental right to their own homeland. The struggle for the establishment of the legitimate independent State of Palestine in accordance with UN resolutions shall continue with global solidarity, till victory.
During the last two
the dismantling of the
This was accompanied, a process that continues to intensify, by an ideological attack against Communists. We are told that capitalism is eternal, there is no further social evolution. Marxism-Leninism is declared as dead and that socialism has no future.
Karl Marx has shown that capitalism is a system that maximizes profit through intensified exploitation. It can never be a crisis free system. This has been resoundingly vindicated by the current global recession – the worst crisis in capitalism’s history.
Capitalism is showing its true inhuman character in the manner in which it is seeking to overcome its own crisis. By bailing out the financial corporates, who in the first place caused this crisis, it has converted corporate insolvencies into sovereign insolvencies.
The result! Unprecedented attacks on the livelihood of the global mass of humanity. Growing unemployment, cuts in social security, assault on the sovereignty of the developing countries.
struggles have erupted
globally. Comrades from
These struggles lay the basis for the overthrow of this inhuman system of capitalism. The way capitalism has chosen to get out of this crisis has laid the basis for a deeper crisis. Struggles are bound to grow and intensify.
To those who say
socialism is dead,
we answer in a particular way in
Likewise, once socialism emerged from the womb of capitalism, human history can never go back into the womb of capitalism.
History has only one future – that future is socialism! For that future we shall fight – we shall win!
The Lebanese comrades, here and all over the world, our Syrian comrades, comrades world over, have made glorious sacrifices. They are making history today.
In memory of our martyrs – till victory we shall march forward.
LONG LIVE LCP!
LONG LIVE PROLETARIAN INTERNATIONALISM!
TILL VICTORY….WE SHALL STRUGGLE!!