Sunday, July 19, 2009

Joint Statement of communist and workers’ parties

oint statement of 63 communist and workers’ parties on the anticommunist resolution of OSCE.

We strongly condemn the adoption on 3 July, 2009 at the regular Parliamentary Assembly session of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vilnius (Lithuania) of a new anti-communist resolution titled «Divided Europe Reunited» which contains a gross distortion of history and denies the role of the Soviet Union in the victory over fascism. The resolution equates communism and fascism. Those who do so fail to remember that it was the Soviet Union that made the largest contribution to the liberation of Europe from fascism. The authors of the resolution -those falsifiers of history- pretend to have forgotten who gave away Czechoslovakia in 1938 in Munich which led to the elimination of the state independence of the country and to the fascist enslavement of the Czech and Slovak peoples.

Those who voted for the adoption of this resolution actually justify and encourage “a witch-hunt” against communists in several countries of the OSCE where communists are persecuted, their youth organisations prohibited and the parties prosecuted for the use of their traditional symbols.

Furthermore, the resolution offers great opportunities for the prosecution of communist ideology and the adoption of measures against communist parties.

At the same time, we witness the actual rehabilitation of the Nazis in a number of countries, including the country that hosted this session of the OSCE PA.

We cannot allow anyone to insult the memory of anti-fascists, participants in the Resistance movement, who lost their lives in the fight against Nazism.

The aggravation of anti-communism in Europe is not a transient phenomenon. It shows the fear of the ruling class over the exacerbation of the capitalist crisis and of the urgency of the demand to abolish capitalist exploitation and the need for fundamental society change acquire.

The working class, all workers, regardless of the extent of agreement or disagreement with the communists, must repulse decisively anti-communism bearers, as history has proven that anti-communist attacks foretell the onset of a general offensive against the social and democratic rights of the people.

Let us reply to the provocateurs and anti-communists through our joint struggle for workers' rights, for socialism.

1. PADS, Algeria

2. Communist Party of Argentina

3. Communist Party of Armenia

4. Communist Party of Bangladesh

5. Communist Party of Belarus

6. Workers' Party of Belgium

7. Communist Party of Brazil

8. Communist Party of Britain

9. New Communist Party of Britain

10. Communist Party of Bulgaria

11. Party of the Bulgarian Communists

12. Communist Party of Canada

13. AKEL, Cyprus

14. Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia

15. Communist Party in Denmark

16. Communist Party of Denmark

17. Communist Party of Finland

18. German Communist Party

19. Communist Party of Greece

20. Hungarian Communist Workers' Party

21. Communist Party of India

22. Communist Party of India [Marxist]

23. Tudeh Party of Iran

24. Communist Party of Ireland

25. The Workers' Party of Ireland

26. Party of the Italian Communists

27. Party of the Communist Refoundation

28. Jordanian Communist Party

29. Socialist Party of Latvia

30. Lebanese Communist Party

31. Socialist Party of Lithuania

32. Communist Party of Luxembourg

33. Party of the Communists of Kirgizia

34. Communist Party of Macedonia

35. AKFM, Madagascar

36. Communist Party of Malta

37. Party of the Communists, Mexico

38. Popular Socialist Party of Mexico

39. New Communist Party of the Netherlands

40. Communist Party of Norway

41. Communist Party of Pakistan

42. Peruan Communist Party

43. Philippine Communist Party -PKP 1930

44. Communist Party of Poland

45. Portuguese Communist Party

46. Romanian Communist Party

47. Communist Party of Soviet Union

48. Communist Party of the Russian Federation

49. Russian Communist Workers' Party – Revolutionary Party of Communists

50. New Communist Party of Yugoslavia

51. Party of the Communists of Serbia

52. Communist Party of Slovakia

53. South African Communist Party

54. Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain

55. Communist Party of Spain

56. Party of the Communists of Catalonia

57. Communist Party of Sri-Lanka

58. Communist Party of Sweden

59. Syrian Communist Party

60. Communist Party of Turkey

61. Communist Party of Ukraine

62. Union of Communists of Ukraine

63. Communist Party of Venezuela

Other parties that also support the joint statement:

§ Pole of Communist Renaissance in France

§ Union do Povo Galego (UPG)

The statement is open for further parties’ endorsement.

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