New Communist Party of Britain
The decision made by the government of Estonia to remove the monument honoring the memory 270.000 Red Army soldiers dead in the antifascist fight followed by brutal police attacks in Tallin-, the acts of vandalism of the grave of Janos Kadar in Budapest on 2 May, the implementation of the new “lustration law” in Poland targeting 700.000 people, the anticommunist Romanian National Security Law, the anticommunist statement of the Romanian president Traian Basescu and the partial rehabilitation of the former fascist Romanian prime minister I.Antonescu are only some of the new anticommunist and antidemocratic attacks occurred in the last time in Europe.
Our parties vehemently protest against these measures which are directed not only against the communists, the heroic antifascist fighters, against the fighters of the international brigades in the Spanish civil war and the antifascist victory in the WW II but also against elementary democratic rights and liberties.
We consider accountable the European Union, having in mind several statements and decisions preparing the ground for these developments and for denying any measure to stop this situation.
On the occasion of the big campaign against the Anticommunist Motion in the Council of Europe in January 2006 our parties and other progressive forces from all countries warned on the real aims and goals of the attacks against communists and their ideology.
The aim of these measures is the attempt made by the ruling forces in the European countries, in the EU, NATO and the other imperialist centers to intimidate and to counter the growing resistances against the anti social anti laboral policies followed by the governments and their supporters.
In face of the growing influence of the ideas of the October Socialist Revolution and of the achievements, despite the mistakes and errors of the socialism in the 20th century, in sharp contrast with the every day’s reality for millions, the attempts to rewrite history and to escalate state sponsored anticommunism will increase.
In spite of all this we are confident that nobody, no mater if political force, government, NATO or EU will be able to stop the impact of the communist ideas in the working class and youth, simply because they proved more than ever to be true and the way for the realization of the popular aspirations and demands.
That’s way we will multiply our efforts for joint action, in support of the popular struggles, first of all of the working class, of a large movement in support of democratic rights and liberties.
It’s time, for all progressive minded people in Europe to remind on the catastrophic impact of the same these policies in the history of our continent.
It’s time to vigorously react and condemn by any mean any antidemocratic attack, any anticommunist measure.
9th May 2007