International Solidarity against Reaction and the Imperialist Policies of War and Austerity
The Marxist-Leninist parties and organizations of Europe have successfully held their annual conference in Paris in June 2018.
The collective analysis of the current situation in Europe and the exchange of experiences have highlighted two main trends.
First, the imperialist states are engaging in an ever fiercer
competition and are multiplying the hotbeds of tension in the world.
The increasingly explicit war policy is accompanied by the
militarization of society. There is always more money for arms and wars
and less money for the social needs of the popular masses.
It is urgent to denounce and combat this policy in every country and on
the international level, mobilizing the workers and peoples against
NATO and the "European defense policy," the militarization of society
and the increase in war budgets, against the development of military
operations of the European armies in the Middle East and Africa.
It is important to support the growing opposition of the peoples of the
Nordic countries against the transformation of this strategic area into
a battlefield between the US, NATO and the EU on the one hand, and
Russia on the other. It is necessary to develop opposition to the
policies of war of the US, NATO and the EU in all European countries,
for the dismantling of US bases and nuclear bombs, for the dissolution
The Marxist-Leninist parties and organizations will contribute to the
success of the mobilizations against the next NATO summit in Brussels
and in the different countries, encouraging international coordination
of the struggles against the policies of war and their instruments.
Another important issue was at the center of the debate: the
development of the populist movements, their nature and their
The Marxist-Leninist parties and organizations, taking into account the
great variety of forms of this phenomenon and the differences between
right and left populism, have begun a profound global discussion on the
basis of a number of common characteristics of populism, among which
- The rejection of the working class and of the class struggle;
- The rejection of the decisive role of the proletariat in the
revolutionary process and in the construction of socialist society;
- The rejection of the role of political parties, in particular of the party of the working class, the Communist Party;
- Their opportunistic policy of alliances for the purpose of winning
elections, alliances that may even include openly racist and fascist
This phenomenon is part of the reactionary offensive to divert the
growing opposition of important social sectors against the policy of
the oligarchy, to maintain the protests within the framework of the
capitalist-imperialist system and to prevent the development of a
revolutionary class consciousness.
The Conference expressed its solidarity with the struggle of the
Palestinian people, condemning the brutal repression of the Zionist
state of Israel against the population of Gaza and the support of US
imperialism and of other imperialist states for the war criminal
Netanyahu. The Conference supports the struggle of the progressive and
revolutionary forces in Turkey who are opposing Erdogan's plan to
establish an autocratic dictatorial regime that serves to intensify the
exploitation and oppression of the workers and peoples of Turkey, as
well as oppression and war against the Kurds.
It also expresses its support for the struggles of the workers that is
developing in different countries, such as that of railway workers in
France and of the public service workers, particularly in Denmark.
The Conference reinforced the political and ideological unity and
internationalist spirit of the parties and organizations, on the basis
of Marxist-Leninist principles and their common goal: the struggle for
proletarian revolution and socialism.
International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations of Europe, members of the ICMLPO
Communist Party of Albania, PCA
Communist Party of the Workers of Denmark, APK
Communist Party of the Workers of France, PCOF
Organization for the Construction of the Communist Party of the Workers of Germany
Movement for the Reorganization of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE 1918-1955)
Communist Platform – for the Communist Party of the Proletariat of Italy
Marxist Leninist Organization Revolusjon of Norway
Communist Party of Spain (Marxist-Leninist), PCE (m-1)
Labor Party of Turkey, EMEP
Paris, June 2018
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