Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Workers Communist Party of Denmark (APK) has celebrated its 4th Congress

On the 9th and 10th of April 2009 the APK, member of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO), celebrated it's 4th Congress in Copenhagen - the capital of Denmark
The congress took place at a time where the international economic crisis is forcefully hitting Denmark with fast growing unemployment rates, bankruptcies of companies and smaller banks, foreclosures of houses and apartments, the owners not being able to pay the rent and loans, as well as a great many others consequences of the crisis, mainly affecting the workers and their living conditions.

This situation did not come as a surprise for the APK, as our last congress 2,5 year ago stated that we were at the top of the economic boom, and that a crisis would soon follow, and that this crisis would not short term, but will last for years, as the crisis was postponed by expenditures for the imperialist wars, easy loans and artificial economic bobbles as the one in the housing sector.

The Congress discussed and agreed on a general political resolution about the present situation and the tasks of the Party, and adopted a special program against crises, war and reaction with the title “We will not pay for the crisis of capital”, which underlines that the working class is not responsible for this crisis and shouldn't be the victims of it either. The working class must mobilize and fight for its rights and living conditions against the predatory capitalist policy of crisis of robbing the poor and giving to the rich.
It specifically addressed the present political situation, where the Danish international war criminal prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen resigned from his post to become the head of the warmongering imperialist NATO organization, without calling for elections, leaving the present right wing two party government coalition, that has the support of the racist and xenophobic Dansk Folkeparti, in power with the former minister of finance Lars Løkke Rasmussen at the head. The congress called for intensifying the efforts to topple this criminal government, without nurturing any illusions about the coalition of Social Democrats and leftist People’s Socialist Party, thatr would replace it.
The Congress further decided on an extensive elaboration of our “Program of Action”, adopted at the founding Congress in 2000, including the experiences of the past decade of imperialist wars under the pretext of ‘war against terror’, of reactionary anti-terror legislation and steps towards the police state, the failed racist policy of assimilation and the climate and environmental crises.
The Congress also adopted a resolution on socialism as the perspective and the final way out of the present capitalist crises and the general crises of this obsolete system. This will enforce our unity and strengthen our propaganda around this subject that we believe is central to the struggle of the working class in the upcoming years.
Both documents will continue to be discussed in the party and around it, including among members of the communist youth league DKU, sympathizers of the party, interested workers and 'partners in struggle'.

The Congress also adopted some smaller statements - among those a call to vote at the June elections for the candidates of the People’s Movement against the European Union (Folkebevægelsen mod EU), the Danish anti-EU list, that has been represented in the socalled European Parliament since the first elections to that forum. It also issued a call to participate in the protests against the false and hypocritical climate summit “COP15” in December in Copenhagen and giving the protest an anti-capitalistic character.
The basic political and organizational platform of the ICMLPO ‘On the International Situation and Our Tasks’ was presented to the Congress in the Danish edition.

The congress marked a positive shift in generations as a new generation of cadres, mainly former youth league leaders, were central figures in the celebration of the congress and will be central figures in the new Central Committee. One of them is the new spokesman of the Party Troels Riis Larsen, former chairman of DKU.

The Party’s chairman since its foundation in 2000, Comrade Dorte Grenaa, resigned as chairman. She was reelected to the Central Committee. Comrade Klaus Riis continues as editor of the Party newspaper Communist Politics.
The 4th Congress was a great success for our party and was held in an optimistic atmosphere with a strong belief in coming advances of the Party and the struggle of the working class, and in a revolutionary spirit of class struggle, strongly reaffirming and strengthening itself throughout all of the congress.

Copenhagen April 17th 2009

Arbejderpartiet Kommunisterne

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador: Let us commit ourselves to the new fatherland and socialism

En Marcha, Central Organ of the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador
#1440, April 15, 2009

Editorial: Let us commit ourselves to the new fatherland and socialism

At the close of the electoral campaign, everything leads us to conclude that on April 26 the democratic, progressive and left-wing tendency will win a new political victory, the people will ratify their desire for change and will defend the gains won in the preceding months, particularly those established in the new Constitution.

This short campaign has been scene of ideological and political confrontation between the progressive and left-wing forces and those of the right-wing and opportunism. The latter, trying to reverse the current political process, have unsuccessfully tried to convince the people of the need to return to the neoliberal past and to vote for personalities who, directly and personally, are responsible for the disaster of the preceding years. Among these are Lucio Gutierrez, Alvaro Noboa, Carlos Gonzalez, Diego Ordoñez, Nicolas Lapenti and many other bourgeois politicians.

The right-wing, supported by their large mass media, has carried out a unified response that makes the government responsible for the economic crisis, for the increase in “insecurity of citizens”, for the supposed governmental ties with what they call narco-politics and also for its supposed interest in getting out of the dollarization [the U.S. dollar was made the official currency of Ecuador starting in 2000 – translator’s note]. The distortion, exaggeration and lies have been weapons which the bourgeoisie has traditionally resorted to in order to deceive the people and this occasion is no exception.

The sure victory that the democratic and left-wing tendency will win does not mean that our people will give a blank check, particularly to Rafael Correa and PAIS [party of President Correa – translator’s note]. The criticisms of the government coming from the ranks of the popular sectors are varied and in many cases harsh; Rafael Correa must recognize that he has taken some steps but he could not do everything possible in these two years and more; but mainly he must understand that in several aspects he has also made errors that must be rectified. Our people will give Correa a second chance, with the hope of advancing further, that the material needs of the workers and peoples are taken care of in a better way and that the privileges of the ruling classes are affected more forcefully.

The people are going to the ballot boxes with the experience of the Constituent Assembly, in which the weaknesses of some assembly members of PAIS have put the approval of important gains at risk. Were it not for the presence of the revolutionary left bloc (the bloc of the MPD), aspects such as free education at all levels, the continuation of the Peasants Social Security at the IESS [Ecuadorean Institute of Social Security – translator’s note] or the elimination of the intermediation and tertierization of labor would not have been approved. Therefore, to guarantee that the democratic constitutional rules are transformed into specific laws, to guarantee that change is maintained and advances to new levels, it is necessary that the representatives of the revolutionary left grouped in the Lists 15 of the MPD be represented in the National Assembly, in the municipal councils, the mayoralties and prefectures.

To vote for the Lists 15 of the MPD is a revolutionary action, it is to commit oneself to the new fatherland and socialism.

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We mourn the death of Comrade Moni Guha

To the editorial board of “Revolutionary Democracy”

April 20th, 2009

Dear comrades,
please accept our deep regret about the death of the  great Communist Revolutionary Leninist-Stalinist MONI GUHA. The death of comrade  Moni Guha is a great loss not only to the Indian communists  but also to the communists and the workers in all countries.
Moni Guha remained an adversary of Krushchevian revisionism and adherent of the revolutionary line of Lenin and Stalin until the end of his life.
He is always be remembered for his struggle against revisionism of all kinds and expressions, for the spread of the communist ideas and for the progress of the working class.

With internationalistic feelings,

The Political Committee of the "Movement for the Reorganisation of the Communist Party of Greece 1918-55"

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Monday, April 20, 2009

EMEP: A new period for labourers and the Kurds

02nd April 2009

The results of local elections, reflecting the ambience of a general election, denote a sign of new happenings in our country in the forthcoming process. The clearest indication of this is that AKP (Justice and Development Party) and the Prime Minister, who is very ambitious of being unique party, has been declining and loosing the support of people.

The Prime Minister and his party tried to turn the local elections into a referendum of AKP politics and conducted such an election campaign; but they lost in many cities and had a decrease of 9 points of its votes. So it was bitterly slapped by people. Electors changed their preferences suggesting the end of AKP power after 7 years. The elections showed that, on one side, the workers and labourers, suffering the crisis and social politics of AKP, and, on the other side, the Kurdish people, whose demands had been ignored, have started to get away from of AKP.

As for the bourgeois opposition represented by CHP (Republican People’s Party) and MHP (Nationalist Movement Party), whose politics are away from the interests of people, could not benefit from these elections substantially in spite of the favourable conditions. They got an increase of 2-3 % in Ankara and Istanbul just due to the characteristics of the candidates. The Prime Minister had made a statement before the elections “we compete with ourselves”. Therefore this statement was verified, that is to say, being away from people. It is once more worth seeing the frustration and weakness of opposition before the decrepit power.

AKP made efforts to crash DTP in the cities of region, but DTP became the first party making clear that DTP is the real representative and showing the preference of the Kurdish people. This is one of the most important results of the local elections. This also reveals that demands and preferences of people must be taken into consideration on the Kurdish Question, which is in need of an urgent solution. People’s locals were maintained in Diyarbakır and Tunceli, which were aimed by AKP and play an important part in the Kurdish History. This is a success before the power. Especially, our party made an effort for the continuation of DTP´s management by not running a candidate in Tunceli. This showed how responsibly and consistently our party acted.

The challenges and the policy of our party, established by its foresights, were verified. In our party approach to elections it was not the candidates who stuck out but the forces of people who came together and made a move. The results of elections point out that this approach was fundamental.

Labourers, who will become more impoverished by the crisis and the exploitative system, and the Kurdish reduced to deadlock, in a word, all people point to the unity of labour and democratic forces against the parties who are the conductors of this rotten system.

Our party and people forces will get ready for the next thorny period by taking lessons from the elections. Together will make the gear-wheel of labour, democracy and peace turn fast by discarding the broken cogs of rentier and interest.

Levent TUZEL


Labour Party (Turkey)

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