Contribution of the Chair of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia Kateřina Konečná to the teleconference of the IMCWP, December 10th-12th, 2021
Dear participants of the International meeting of the communist and workers parties, dear comrades.
Let me, in the introduction of my contribution to extend to all members of Your political parties a sincere, fraternal greeting from my party colleagues, members of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia and at the same time to extend cordial thanks to the coorganizers of this event, the Communist Party of Greece and Communist Party of Turkey that has undertaken this initiave.
At the recent extraordinary Congres of the CPB&M I have been elected the Chair of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia and I am addressing You in my new capacity for the first time. At the same time I am a deputy of the European Parliament having been elected on the ballot of the CPB&M.
Our meeting takes place at a very difficult time, when the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the world, speeding up the deep crisis of global capitalism, bringing great suffering and social and economic hardship to the countries. The crisis affected mainly the poorest and most socially weakest groups of citizens and countries. The gap between the rich and masses of socially deprived people is widening further and inevitably leads to exacerbated social upheavals. At the same time, the pandemic accelerated and exposed the insurmountable contradictions of selfishness-based capitalism, the reckless pursuit of profit at all costs, including the liquidation of social systems, threats to the health of citizens, ecology and international law. Nor will it stop at the outbreak of war, gross interference in the internal affaires of independent countries and the threat to peace and stability in the world.
The deepening processes of globalisation and the contradictions of the leading imperialist power centers, headed by the USA, including the growing of the aggressive nature of NATO and its expansivness, pressure on the increase of the military spending, further militarization of the international relations, abolition of the international disarmement treaties and a global increase of tension and menacing the global peace as the main precondition of the survival of the human civilization.
The myth about the superiority of the USA and the West in general in international relations has finished. On the shambles of the unipolar world there is being born a new, multipolar one, in political, economical as well as military meaning.
The policies of sanctions, trade wars, military interventions and neocolonialism are standing behind the problems that faces the international community and without the restoration of the rule of international law, on the principles of the Charter of the UN, the peace in the world can not be guaranteed.
Concrete demonstration of such a policy, in an effort to upkeep the imperial global governance in the world are the sanctions imposed on Russia, trade war staged by the USA against China, sanctions against Iran, military aggression in Syria, Jemen, bancrupted occupation of Afganistan, blocade of Cuba and many others. These everything supported by global main-stream media, owned by global governors.
CPB&M is going to follow such a foreign policy line that corresponds to the interests of the majority of the citizens of the Czech Republic. I is a multilateral development of relations in all directions, based on the mutual benefits, respect of sovereignity and non interference into internal affaires.
Security of the Czech Republic and Europe will be in a best way guaranteed outside military blocks. Strategic goal of the party remains the rejection of the expansionist policies of NATO and USA as its leading power and exit from this alliance.
The CPB&M appeals to stop the militarization, armsrace and a quick start of disarmament talks. It would not only increase mutual confidence and security, but economized financial resources might be used for financing of extensive social projects, ecology and improving the life conditions in the poorest world countries.
The CPB&M can´t support the EU project without its major system reform and democratization. The EU has to become a space of equal cooperation of the sovereign states. We reject misusing the EU like a tool to promote interests of supra-national monopolies, via beurocratic, non elected body of Brussels servants. We demand the boosting of the role of EP and sovereign states on the decision making processes of the EU.
The CPB&M is supporting inclusion of the Czech Republic into international effort for protection of climate and all steps leading towards improvement of the enviroment in conditions of the sustainable development. At the same time, we are aware that in conditions of capitalism, lust for profits, over-production and consumers way of living and drainig of natural resources as the result, this aim is not accomplishable. Different PR activities, like e.g. campaign around Greta are just only hiding this reality and serve just to foolish the world community.
I anticipate the legacy of the 3rd International in the fact, that only under the unity of the communist and workers movement is possible to resist the pandominium of capitalism and preserving the idea of building a social justice, socialism and saving the world civilization. Capitalism has taken lessons from its historical defeats, the left on its behalf has to get rid of schematic and dogmatic interpretations and build its unity under new historical conditions, based on the unity of action, respecting at the same time the variety and national specifics.
Kateřina Konečná – Chair of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia