Comrade Chairperson, Comrades,
First I would like to thank the Communist Party of Turkey for inviting the CP of Malta to participate in this forum and to offer them solidarity in this moment of their struggles against reactionary forces here in Turkey
Communist and Workers Parties have the responsibility for organising its cadres into a force that will be militant and active on the shop floor and in the trade unions to direct the workers in class struggles against the onslaught waged by the bourgeoisie in an effort to put the clock back and take away the gains made by workers through hard struggles, during the last 100 years or so.
Setbacks that are being perpetrated result directly from the failure of the capitalist system to provide adequately for full employment, and to stave off poverty. Jobs, that are being offered to today offer no security, as definite short contracts, low wages, and bad conditions of work, in short precarious employment. Precariousness which is resulting from neo-liberal policies is a problem that has to be tackled before we can continue on our revolutionary path.
Communist and workers parties where it is possible should form their own trade unions some parties already do so, to mention one example, PAME which is the leading force in the struggle against austerity that is being imposed by the troika on Greece
The struggle against austerity being imposed by the troika comprising of the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, on European Countries must be in the forefront of all other struggles for parties that are European Union member countries. Also of primary importance for these parties is the struggle against the imposition of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) which again is threatening workers’ rights and livelihood
In an effort to globalise the world, and also to impose its’ imperialistic diktat, on small countries. the US has committed countless aggressions. These aggressions were mostly committed with the aid of its’ NATO allies to halt progress peoples’ progress towards social emancipation. Since the Second World War the US had interfered in countless countries in many parts of the world. The US through its covert agencies had been behind many reactionary coups. To mention a few examples, the one against the Mohammad Mosaddegh government in Iran back in 1953 and against Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973 and more recently in Ukraine.
Whenever subversion failed to obtain the desired results the US used its military might was used, as what has happened in former Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and now by covert means once again is trying to bring a regime change in Syria which has so far resisted all attempts that US has tried through its Islamic State henchmen which up to now have failed to achieve their goals. Means of improving the ways of making the workers fully conscious of the perils that imperialism is putting on world peace are a must, otherwise another global conflagration is on the US agenda.
Social democratic parties must be exposed for what they are. They do not really have the worker’s interest at heart and always deceive them to accept the bourgeoisie impositions. A recent example is how SYRIZA has betrayed the workers in Greece. The path of struggle is long and tortuous and no short cuts are possible. Workers must be shown that it would be in their interest to direct their struggle towards the achievement of a classless society, that this is only possible through Socialism and this cannot be done through the polling booths in a system manipulated by the bourgeoisie. They first must see through the bourgeoisie propaganda which does it utmost to confound them then the polling booths can give them a triumph over the capitalist system as the way is then clear for the transformation of Society.
Militancy by the working classes of every country should be synchronised and translated into one struggle in order to defeat Capitalism as a system. The bourgeoisie are once again is resorting to fascism as they had done in the 1930s in order to defeat the wave of progressive ideas that are resulting from capitalism’s inability to offer viable solutions against the problems that are affecting the working classes around the world today.
Long live Socialism.
Long Live Marxism Leninism.