(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 21, 2012
Greets CP of
On its Tenth Congress
The following is the
text of the message sent by the
Central Committee of the CPI(M) to the Communist Party of
THE Communist Party of India (Marxist) warmly greets the Communist Party of Bangladesh on the occasion of its tenth party congress. We wish the congress all success and hope that the resolutions and decisions of the congress will further strengthen the party.
Your congress is taking place at a crucial time. The global economic crisis, one of the severest in recent history had its effects felt in almost all the countries of the world. What had started as corporate insolvency in 2008 had now bloomed into full fledged sovereign insolvency. The US, which enjoyed unrivalled global dominance, is finding its economic supremacy threatened.
Closure of factories, rising unemployment, poverty, hunger, malnutrition are some of the most visible effects of the economic crisis. The ruling classes worldwide are trying to come out of the crisis by further burdening the common people. The hard won rights of the working class are under attack, with rising retirement ages, cuts in pensions and other social welfare benefits.
Another important feature of this crisis is that the imperialist countries are trying to transfer their burdens onto the shoulders of the developing and under-developed countries. They are using multilateral agencies like the IMF and World Bank, together with the Doha round of negotiations and climate change talks to burden developing countries. Imperialism is putting to use all the means at its disposal – military, economic and political – to retain its hegemony.
A heartening feature in this gloomy scenario is that these attempts of the ruling classes are not going unchallenged. People are coming out in large numbers protesting the 'austerity' measures and mounting attacks on their livelihoods.
The country is already reeling under the effects of rising prices of food, fuel and other essential items. Agriculture is under severe duress. Manufacturing is slowing down. There is a growing anger among the people against the government policies. The CPI(M) and the Left parties are taking up these issues and leading the fight against the neo-liberal onslaught of the government.
The people of
Once again, we wish the tenth congress of the CPB all success and thank the leadership for inviting us to be part of this historic congress. We assure you of our wholehearted solidarity with your struggles for the cause of working class and other toiling sections of the society. We are confident that the decisions you arrive at, the resolutions of your congress will strengthen the struggle for the establishment of the socialist society. Fully aware that this is not an easy task, we assure you of our complete solidarity in this long and arduous journey.
Communist Party of India (Marxist)