(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
February 17, 2013
CPI(M) Greets CP of
The following is
the text of the message of greetings
sent by the Communist Party of
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) extends its heartfelt greetings to the 36th Congress of the Communist Party of France (PCF). On this occasion, we greet the leadership and all the members of the Party and express our solidarity.
The 36th Congress of
the PCF is meeting at a very
critical period. Recent economic reports indicate that the
world is yet to come
out of the global economic crisis that had its genesis in
What had started as corporate insolvencies have now become full-fledged sovereign insolvencies. Many countries had introduced 'austerity' measures to come out of their sovereign insolvency. As a consequence, social spending was drastically reduced. The data released recently points out that the budget cuts are a leading factor that are driving the contractions in many of the countries. 'Austerity' measures, with their added burdens on the working class and common people, in reality had further reduced their purchasing power. Eurozone unemployment remains at record levels. It was 11.7 per cent of the workforce in December – that is 18.7 million people without jobs in the single currency area.
The futility of the ruling class efforts to contain the crisis is in itself the direct outcome of the basic contradiction in the capitalist system – between the social nature of production and the individual nature of profit maximisation – the real reason for the crisis. However hard they try, without a resolution of this basic contradiction, all their attempts are bound to fail. This contradiction can be resolved only in a socialist society.
Ruling classes employ
all the means at their disposal
– economic, political and military – to wriggle out of the
Imperialist military intervention in
A heartening feature is the massive protest demonstrations taking place around the world against the imperialist attempts to ride roughshod over the livelihoods of the working class and common people. These protests should be given a proper political direction – arm them with the theory of scientific socialism – to ensure that they achieve real tangible benefits and change the society for the better.
The CPI(M) too is very
much in the fight resisting the
onslaught of the ruling classes on the livelihoods of the
On this occasion of the 36th Congress of the Communist Party of France, we once again reiterate our solidarity to your struggle for a society free from exploitation.
Communist Party of