21 IMCWP, MOTION AGAINST ANTI-COMMUNISM IN EUROPE

11/1/19 3:20 PM
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The Communist and Workers’ parties participating in the 21st IMCWP, held in Izmir, Turkey, considering the recent approval of an anti-communist motion in the European Parliament, express the following:

This resolution is unacceptable for several reasons. First of all, because of its equation of communism with fascism under the common and false term of  “totalitarianism.”

It is not possible to equalise the ideology of liberation of the working class and the whole mankind with the ideology that most clearly defends capitalist exploitation.

We cannot accept such equation because it was the communists who were the key force in the defeat of Nazi fascist forces in the Second World War. Communism still remains the main force opposing Nazi-fascist rise today.

This motion is one of the many attempts to rewrite history and slander the role of the communists and particularly the Soviet Union, mainly with the objective to impact on the consciousness of the young people.

This motion is unacceptable because it defends the repression of communists in European countries who are suffering legal persecution, a ban on their activities and criminalisation.

We do not accept any bans or persecutions against communist and workers’ parties in any country.

We express our full support for the communists in countries, where their activity is illegal or under the threat of illegalisation, like the Communist Party of Poland, which has been facing an unacceptable legal persecution for years.

 

Signatories:

  1. Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism
  2. Communist Party of  Australia
  3. Democratic Progressive Tribune, Bahrain
  4. Communist Party of Bangladesh 
  5. Communist Party of Belgium
  6. Brazilian Communist Party
  7. Communist Party of  Britain
  8. Communist Party of Canada
  9. Socialist Workers' Party of Croatia
  10. Communist Party of Cuba
  11. AKEL, Cyprus
  12. Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
  13. Communist Party in Denmark
  14. Communist Party of Denmark
  15. Communist Party of El Salvador
  16. Communist Party of Finland
  17. French Communist Party
  18. United Communist Party of Georgia
  19. German Communist Party
  20. Communist Party of Greece
  21. Communist Party of Finland
  22. Hungarian Workers' Party
  23. Communist Party of India
  24. Tudeh Party of Iran
  25. Iraqi Communist Party
  26. Communist Party of Kurdistan-Iraq
  27. Workers' Party of Ireland
  28. Communist Party of Israel
  29. Italian Communist Party
  30. Communist Party, Italy
  31. Workers' Party of Korea
  32. Lebanese Communist Party
  33. Socialist Party, Lithuania
  34. Communist Party of Luxembourg
  35. Communist Party of Mexico
  36. Nepal Communist Party
  37. New Communist Party of the Netherlands
  38. Communist Party of Macedonia, Northern Macedonia
  39. Communist Party of Norway
  40. Communist Party of Pakistan
  41. Palestinian Communist Party
  42. Palestinian Peoples' Party
  43. Paraguayan Communist Party
  44. Portuguese Communist Party
  45. Communist Party of the Russian Federation
  46. Communist Party of Soviet Union
  47. New Communist Party of  Yugoslavia
  48. Party of the Communists of Serbia
  49. South African Communist Party
  50. Communist Party of Spain
  51. Communist Party of the Workers of Spain
  52. Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
  53. Communists of Catalonia
  54. Communist Party of  Sri Lanka
  55. Communist Party of Ukraine
  56. Union of Communists of Ukraine
  57. Communist Party of Uruguay
  58. Communist Party USA
  59. Communist Party of  Venezuela

Events

September 18, 2020 - September 19, 2020 - Barcelona 2nd Congress of Communists of Catalonia
November 27, 2020 - November 29, 2020 - Portugal XXI Congress of the Portuguese Communist Party
September 3, 2021 - September 5, 2021 - Portugal 45th edition of the «Avante!» Festival