Gold hammer and sickle

New Communist Party of Britain

Joint Statement of communist and workers parties in Europe

The Czech presidency of the EU, in the middle of a capitalist economic crisis, takes the initiative to organize a number of anticommunist events in order to bring in the forefront the attempt to equate communism with Nazism, to rewrite history and manipulate the consciences mainly of the young generations, with a view to the future rather than the past.

The intention, expressed within the EU (in countries where CP have been already outlawed), for the communism and the class struggle to be characterized as a crime, not only targets against the communists nor does it concern solely the EU countries.

The anticommunist hysteria that burst out a few years ago with the so-called “Memorandum” for the “need of international condemning of the crimes by totalitarian communist regimes” in the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly and goes on till nowadays is targeting to the working class as well as to the other popular strata”.

They want to strike the avant-garde of the popular movement and its struggle against the anti-popular plans and the attempt to place the burden of the world crisis on the workers’ shoulders. They want to eliminate the dispute of the exploitative system and the prospect of a just society, expressed by the ideology and the struggles of the communists. They intent to strike the forces of resistance and popular counterattack based on an anticommunist hysteria, lies and persecutions. They have announced new offences against Socialist Cuba and the peoples that resist imperialism.

We condemn these actions undertaken by the presidency of the EU and we call the peoples of Europe to react dynamically and condemn them massively.

The Parties

  1. Workers' Party of Belgium
  2. New Communist Party of Britain
  3. Party of Bulgarian Communists
  4. AKEL, Cyprus
  5. Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
  6. Communist Party in Denmark
  7. Communist Party of Estonia
  8. Communist Party of finland
  9. Communist Party of Greece
  10. Hungarian Communist Workers’ Party
  11. Communist Party of Ireland
  12. Workers' Party of Ireland
  13. Party of the Italian Communists
  14. Communist Party of Luxembourg
  15. New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN)
  16. Communist Party of Norway
  17. Communist Party of Poland
  18. Portuguese Communist Party
  19. Communist Party of the Russian Federation
  20. Communist Workers Party of Russia-Party of Communists of Russia (RKRP-RPC)
  21. Communist Party of Peoples of Spain
  22. Communist Party of Sweden
  23. Communist Party of Turkey

19th March 2009