Gold hammer and sickle

New Communist Party of Britain

Joint statement of communist and workers parties: Let us commemorate 65th Anniversary of the Victory!

On 9th May we commemorate the 65th anniversary of the victory over Nazi-fascism - the most violent and brutal expression of the monopoly domination in a capitalist system in deep crisis — which led humankind to one of the worst catastrophes in its history, with the barbarity of concentration camps and the Second World War’s procession of death and destruction for the peoples.

The communists were in the frontline from the very first moment, mobilising and organising workers and peoples in the resistance. The anti-fascist struggle, to which millions gave their lives, was marked by the firm and determined action of communists.

The heroic contribution of the USSR, of its Red Army and of its people, which suffered around 27 million deaths, was decisive for the victory over the fascist hordes.

It was with the Victory in 1945 and the formation of the socialist camp that millions of men and women undertook their emancipation, freeing themselves from exploitation, oppression and colonialism, with the working class movement winning enormous social and political victories, on a progressive path never before attained in human history.

In the current situation, in a time of capitalism’s deep crisis in which the offensive carried out by several imperialist organisations, like NATO and the EU, is hitting so seriously the toiling masses, humankind is again facing great danger resulting from imperialism’s deepening contradictions, from the arms’ race, from the reinforcement of aggressive military alliances and from the attempt to forcefully impose the brutal increase of exploitation, precariousness in labour relations, dismissals and unemployment, poverty and the negation of the most basic necessities for millions of human beings.

We therefore appeal to the commemoration of the 65 years of the victory over Nazi-fascism, as an important action in the struggle for peace and against the monumental falsification of history and anticommunism — which, as history proves, is always anti-democratic — that, by trying to place fascism and communism on an equal footing and erase the communists’ decisive role in the peoples’ liberation from the yoke of Nazi-fascism, seeks to prosecute, to make illegal and to suppress, not just the actions of the communists but of all democrats who oppose capitalist domination and exploitation, with the purpose of pursuing and repressing all of those who, in any way, resist and fight in an organised manner against monopoly and imperialism.

For us, communists’ evoking the 65 years of the victory is to reaffirm our deep belief in the struggle for social emancipation, in the justice of our values and liberating ideals. It is a reaffirmation of our determination to fight the causes and the forces which were at the root of the fascist horror; we reaffirm our unshakeable confidence that the future does not belong to those who oppress and exploit, but to the workers and peoples who resist and fight for humankind’s emancipation from the shackles of the exploitation and for a society in which the workers fully enjoy the fruits of their labour and in which social progress, peace and welfare prevail. The future belongs not to capitalism, but to socialism and communism.

The Parties

  1. Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism
  2. Communist Party of Armenia
  3. Communist Party of Azerbaijan
  4. Communist Party of Australia
  5. Communist Party of Belarus
  6. Workers Party of Belgium
  7. Communist Party of Brazil
  8. Communist Party of Canada
  9. Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
  10. Communist Party of Chile
  11. Socialist Workers Party of Croatia
  12. Communist Party of Cuba
  13. Communist Party in Denmark
  14. Communist Party of USA
  15. Communist Party of finland
  16. New Communist Party of Britain
  17. Communist Party of Britain
  18. German Communist Party
  19. Unified Communist Party of Georgia
  20. Communist Party of Greece
  21. New Communist Party of the Netherlands
  22. Hungarian Communist Workers Party
  23. Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  24. Communist Party of India
  25. Tudeh Party of Iran
  26. Iraqi Communist Party
  27. Communist Party of Ireland
  28. Communist Party of Israel
  29. Communist Party of Kazakhstan
  30. Communist Party Kyrgyzstan
  31. Lebanese Communist Party
  32. Communist Party of Luxembourg
  33. Party of the Communists, Mexico
  34. Palestinian Peoples Party
  35. Communist Party of Pakistan
  36. Peruan Communist Party
  37. Philippine Communist Party (PKP-1930)
  38. Portuguese Communist Party
  39. Communist Party of Poland
  40. Communist Party of the Russian Federation
  41. Union of Communist Parties - CPSU — Russia
  42. South African Communist Party
  43. Communist Party of Spain
  44. Party of the Communists of Catalonia
  45. Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
  46. Syrian Communist Party
  47. Communist Party of Sweden
  48. Labour Party (EMEP) Turkey
  49. Communist Party of Ukraine
  50. Communist Party of Uruguay
  51. Communist Party of Venezuela

8th May 2010