New Communist Party of Britain
Our Party continues to strengthen its bilateral relations with communist and workers’ parties all over the world. The Party has developed its friendship and solidarity with the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Communist Party of China and the Communist Party of Cuba. The NCP has warm relations with virtually all the communist and workers’ parties in the world, built on exchanges of information, meetings and delegations, and common support for regional and international communist conferences.
We support the consistent efforts of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), which has played a key role in organising an annual international forum of communist and workers’ parties, as well as the Solidnet website to develop communist ideas in the new situation and to foster international solidarity.
The Party supports moves for greater global exchanges of views on a bilateral and international basis. We were one of the initial signatories to the Pyongyang Declaration, Let us defend and advance the socialist cause, in 1992, now endorsed by over 240 parties and progressive movements around the world.
We believe that a coordinated communist response across the world is needed to rally working people against the imperialists and oppressors. But calls for the re-establishment of a formal Communist International are premature. The conditions that led to the establishment of the Comintern in 1919 do not exist today. The experiences of world communist conferences sponsored by the revisionist leaderships in the CPSU after the death of Stalin have to be taken into account.
Our view, based on our own experience and that of the world movement as a whole, is that a new international must be based on these principles:
It must include and be supported by the ruling parties of China, Democratic Korea, Vietnam, Laos and Cuba;
It must be based on the principle of equality between big and small parties and the independence of all parties;
It must recognise the principle of a collective secretariat or praesidium that reflects the views of the member parties and not of one big party;
It must recognise that in countries where there is more than one communist party, the case in most countries today, the differences between them are a matter for those parties alone to settle.