Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Statement of the Secretariat of the Initiative against the NATO Summit in Brussels

On the 11th and 12th of July a Summit of NATO Heads of State and Governments will be held in Brussels, Belgium, with a dangerous agenda at the expense of the peoples.

Previous summits of this type have been used to introduce new reactionary policies and invite new members in NATO. In the recent years, NATO has put forward decisions for the creation of multi-tentacled military formations around Russia, new rapid imperialist intervention corps, a deeper cooperation with the EU apart from the intensifying rivalries between the USA and the EU, for the allocation of 2% of the GDP of the state-members for military expenditures. Last year’s meeting coincided with the controversial integration of Montenegro into the alliance against the popular will of the Montenegrins, while in the margins of its intention to expand euroatlantic control of the Western Balkans and of the Black Sea is now paving the integration of FYROM, as well as of Ukraine and of Georgia. The Agreement of Greek and FYROM’s government is used as a passport for the purpose of the integration of FYROM, which promotes the EU-NATO dangerous plans in the Balkans.
Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, NATO has steadily expanded in Europe and beyond, which contrary to its claims of enforcing stability has aggravated inter-imperialist contradictions further and emboldened its associated frontier states, whether full members or not, to facilitate and escalate anti-popular measures. NATO-aligned governments have been able to pursue policies fueling ethnic collides such as in Balkans, Baltic States, Georgia or Ukraine, to serve the monopolies’ interests in their aim for the control of the energy resources, of their routes of transportation, of the markets.

NATO countries recently pledged to dispense 20% of their defense expenditures on major equipment spending, providing a substantial source of income for its monopolies. With the recent announcement of Colombia as NATO΄s «global partner», it implies not only a strengthening of a US spearhead on the South American continent, but also ample new economic opportunities for monopolies in the South and Central American markets.

Currently, serious competitions within the imperialist alliance are noted, which are seen in practice through the dawning of a trade war primarily between the United States and other members of the organization. In this context, the intensifying of the militarization of the EU with its Common Security and Defense Policy and the “International Strategy” of the EU that foresee dangerous plans such as the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), the European Intervention Initiative and the so-called Military Mobility, in the framework of cooperating with NATO but will separately assist EU imperialists in enforcing their interests abroad independently, with the African continent and the Middle East as particular targets of the military involvement of the EU and its member states.

In view of these developments it is clear that the imperialist alliances are becoming increasingly volatile, that they cannot be permanent, and that the capitalist system at their base is becoming more reactionary and dangerous. The much repeated bourgeois myth of the EU as a peace project has in reality turned out to be exact opposite.

Let΄s strengthen the struggle against imperialist war, the EU, the NATO and all imperialist alliances!
End the system of exploitation that breeds wars, crises, refugees, exploitation!

Long live socialism!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Statement of the Secretariat of the European Communist initiative

For the 200 years since the birth of Karl Marx
‘’ The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it”.  
200 years ago, οn May 5th1818, in the city of Trier of Prussia, the great revolutionary Karl Marx was born. Marx had a decisive contribution to the foundation of the revolutionary worldview of the working class as well to the economic, political and philosophical thought of humanity. He was connected with Friedrich Engels and with their decisive contribution they played a key role in the first revolutionary groups of Paris. He consistently fought against various petty-bourgeois theories on socialism that were dominant in that period. Following his deportation to Brussels in 1845, he joined the “Communist League” along with Engels and participated in its 2nd Congress where they played a vital role in the adoption of revolutionary positions. Commissioned by the Congress they wrote the famous and unparalleled work “The Communist Manifesto”, which was published in February 1848.
In this work the consistent materialism that concerns every aspect of social life is ingeniously explained, as the most complete and deep teaching of evolution, driven by the theory of class struggle. This was the first time that the vanguard revolutionary role of the working class as the founder of the new communist society was determined and presented based on the conclusion that “the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles” that “necessarily lead to the dictatorship of the proletariat” which “is only the passage to the abolition of all classes and a non-class society”.
Marx developed his materialist theory in a series of historical strategic positions of the world communist movement, focusing mainly on the study of Political Economy. Marx revolutionized this science in his works “Critique of Political Economy” (1859) as of course in “Capital” (its first volume was published in 1867) which analyses the capitalist exploitative system, its economic function and constitutes a unique work for the world proletariat as well as an important contribution to the scientific documentation of the exploitation of man by man, amongst other things, with the analysis of the concept of surplus value.
Following the revolutionary events in 1848, he was deported to Germany, France, and finally settled in London. There, he played a leading role in the “International Working Mens’ Association” writing its programme and a series of resolutions uniting in practice the workers’ movement of various countries in an period characterised by the revolutionary upsurge of the proletariat and the foundation of mass socialist workers’ parties, a period which was marked by the famous Paris Commune in 1871.
The unparalleled works of Marx as well as those of Engels and Lenin constitute the Marxist-Leninist worldview. They have inspired and guided the working class in order to fulfil its revolutionary mission, to overthrow capitalism and construct the socialist communist society. Marx’s work, although it has been on the receiving end of uncountable opportunist and bourgeois distortions and every kind of deformation in the name of Marxism until today, remains intact and continues to play an irreplaceable role in the development of class struggle.
The Parties of the European Communist Initiative honour Karl Marx and his invaluable contribution by continuing the struggle in their countries in order for Marxism-Leninism to win the workers’ and people’s consciousness. We continue the ideological political confrontation with bourgeois and opportunist theories, we substantiate with our Marxist-Leninist worldview and our activity the need for  the working class to emancipate itself and in alliance with the other poor popular strata to overthrow bourgeois power, capitalist barbarity and construct the new world, socialism-communism. With faith and commitment, with revolutionary optimism we struggle everyday responding to the timely internationalist calling: PROLETARIANS OF ALL COUNTRIES UNITE!


TheSecretariat of the European Communist initiative

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Condemnation of the bombing of Syria by the USA, United Kingdom and France

The signatory Parties:

- express their vehement condemnation of the imperialist military aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic carried out by the USA, United Kingdom, and France;

- consider that this unacceptable act of aggression, which is a clear violation of the United Nations Charter and of International Law, is an integral part of the escalation of confrontation and wars of aggression by imperialism, with unpredictable and dangerous consequences for Syria, the Middle East, and the world;

- call for solidarity with the Syrian people who have, for seven years, been confronting the aggression by US imperialism and its allies – whether directly or by the proxy action of terrorist groups –, resisting and fighting to defend the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of their country, and their right to decide about their destiny, free from any interference.

The signatory Parties (the joint statement is open for further subscriptions):

Communist Party of Argentina
Democratic Progressive Tribune (Bahrain)
Communist Party of Bangladesh
Workers’ Party of Belgium
Communist Party Wallonia-Brussels (Belgium)
Communist Party of Brazil
Communist Party of Britain
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Communist Party of Chile
Colombian Communist Party
Socialist Workers Party of Croatia
AKEL (Cyprus)
Communist Party in Denmark
Communist Party of Finland
Pole of Communist Revival in France
German Communist Party
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Communist Party of India
Tudeh Party of Iran
Communist Party of Ireland
Communist Party of Israel
Communist Refoundation Party (Italy)
Italian Communist Party
Jordanian Communist Party
Communist Party of Luxembourg
Communist Party of Malta
New Communist Party of the Netherlands
Communist Party of Norway
Democratic Front For Liberation of Palestine
Palestinian People's Party
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Philippines Communist Party (PKP - 1930)
Portuguese Communist Party
Communist Party of Russian Federation
South African Communist Party
Communist Party of Spain
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
Communists of Catalonia
Sudanese Communist Party
Communist Party (Switzerland)
Syrian Communist Party
Communist Party of Ukraine
Communist Party of Uruguay
Communist Party USA
Communist Party of Venezuela
New Communist Party of Yugoslavia

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Statement of the Secretariat of the European Communist Initiative on Syria

The European Communist Initiative condemns and denounces the new missile strikes by the USA, France and Britain against Syria, with the support of the EU and NATO. These developments in Syria bring even closer the risk of a generalized imperialist war. The pretexts of chemical weapons use have been used previously with the imperialist interventions in Iraq, Libya and Syria and neither convince nor can deceive the peoples who have acquired experience at this point. 

The position of the EU which is acting jointly with the USA is once again a dangerous one.  The statements made by President Tusk of the European Council that the EU supports the attack, labelling it as ‘justice’, are inflammatory and intolerable.  The EU once again is bombing, is participating actively in changes of borders, partitioning of states, the uprooting of refugees for whom it sheds hypocritical crocodile tears. The bourgeois governments of Europe are participants and co-responsible, providing bases, facilities while backing up the hypocritical pretexts of the USA – NATO – EU. 

The people must rise up against this new imperialist crime and strengthen their struggle against imperialist war, against the USA, NATO, the EU and their allies, to stop every facilitation of imperialist interventions, to strengthen solidarity and the joint struggle of the peoples against their real enemy, capitalism and the monopolies.