21 Meeting of the Communist and Workers´Parties in Izmir, Turkey
Communist Party of Finland – Suomenkommunistinenpuolue - SKP
JP (Juha-Pekka) Väisänen
Working class under attack
The whole working class is under attack. Capitalism is in a new state. Bourgeois governments in the EU have largely defined the direction of the politics also in the North of Europe, Finland. Current political situation calls us to unity and joint actions for stronger international class struggle.
Political elite is weakening the laws referring to working life, aiming to weaken the effects of the trade unionism. One should work longer working days with less money. Austerity politics is cutting wages and lowering the employer’s social security payments. We are living barbaric times of massive opening of the social and welfare services to the private companies.
Comrades - The ruling bourgeois class is strongly defining the meaning of work. Workers can´t construct basic security for the family by honest work. One decent job is seldomly enough to pay for basic living costs. The whole meaning of Work is changing and we – communists should have a strong say in the debate.
We need Marxist idea of the work as a tool to change the world. We must bring back the dignity of the meaning of work. Please welcome In the Spring 2020 (21-22.3.2020) in Finland. We are organizing an international seminar on “Shorter Working Time – Helsinki seminar”.
Tasks of the CPs for the development of the class struggle
We in the Communist Party of Finland think in a Marxist way and, like Lenin, that class struggle today is a proletarian call for a new culture of mass participation, work and activity to build a different Finland, Europe and a better world. The change work must contain the communist thought of fairness, equality and sharing. The cooperation must include the feminist thought of uniting the battle and equal rights to all genders and people including different mass movements aiming to minority liberation like the LGBTIQ -movement.
Building the future must include the idea of constructing a proletarian environmental movement. Environmentally aware thinking demands us policy of changing the planet to universal common good and system change.
Unmask Green Imperialism
Arctic regions, where I come from, alarm the serious situation. The global warming caused by capitalism, big business and greedy human actions is threatening to get us into a vicious circle, that will lead to the melting of the icecaps and permafrost. As a result, the large part of the earth will change so that it will become inhabitable for humans as well as for many animal and plant species.
There are many aspects to the environmental crisis, including; climate change and global warming, loss of biodiversity and species extinction, pollution of water, air and soil, waste problems, deforestation and over-consumption of natural resources. These all have an impact one another and taken together they comprise the environmental crisis.
Socialism is the key to solving the environmental crisis.
We must start to act here and now in order to slow down climate change. The need now, in environmental struggles, is to act against the drive for capital profits. Confidence in the ability of markets to deal with acute crises has been eroded and people want intervention. International environmental activists and ecologists demand a system change. This aim spotlights the need for a shift toward socialism and opens new avenues for cooperation between the environmental movement, progressive forces and us - communists. By policy reversal and radical constraints on big capital, the destruction of the environment can be significantly curbed.
Join the Unmask Green Imperialism - campaign
We describe current phase of the imperialist stage of capitalism as “Green Imperialism”. The notion of green imperialism is worth highlighting because it is insidious example of the ability of capitalism to capture "good" things for purposes to serve itself. Green imperialism means that the capitalist power hegemony uses the environmental crisis, it has self-sustained, as a justification and tool for its own imperialist policy. In order to maintain its position in a changing world, it uses environmental protection as an excuse to maintain neo-colonial structures. At the same time capitalist hegemony has capitalized so called “green” environmental movement and made it its own impotent tool whose principle is to generate profits for the current system. This “green” movement only accepts means of combating the environmental crisis that do not undermine the capitalist social system which is the root of crisis. Because current "green" environmental movement is dangerously poisoned by this imperialism, we need a truly anti-capitalist and socialism-based "proletarian environmental movement". This movement must be created so that we will have a potent tool that is capable of resolving both the global environmental crisis and bondage of proletariat.
“Unmask Green Imperialism” appeal will work hand in hand campaigning with the young people worried about our planet´s future. At the appeal's web page and with the help of our different political tools we will unmask environmental crimes locally and internationally. With this appeal we work to construct a proletarian environmental movement and a worldwide anti-imperialist network for radical environmental policy in service for all working class and humankind.
Please sign the appeal. Participants are invited to join the appeal pages in Instagram and FaceBook to document local environmental crimes and policies that oppress the people and nature and report it using hastag #unmaskgreenimperialism
Unmask Green Imperialism has official web page www.skp.fi/UnMaskgreenImperialism We will publish articles that unmask green imperialism. Please send articles and documents to firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Communist Party of Finland is collecting the signatures and editing the campaign for the whole year 2020.
The Communist Party of Finland wishes to express gratitude, in this special time of year 2019, which is the year in which we honour the 100 years since the founding of the Communist International, to both the meeting hosts The Communist Parties of Turkey and The Communist Party of Greece as well as the preparatory working group of the meeting for organizing the 21 IMCWP meeting and important platform of changing ideas.
Long Live International Class Struggle and Solidarity!
Communist Party of Finland
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JP (Juha-Pekka) Väisänen