Communist Parties Denounce EU-Backed Anti-Communist Fiesta

Scores of communist and workers’ parties from around the world issued the following communique last week.

The Communist and Workers’ Parties denounce the anti-communist fiesta being organized by the Estonian Presidency of the European Union (EU), in the framework of the so-called “European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Totalitarian Regimes” which the EU has been attempting to establish in recent years on the August 23. This anti-communist event aims to slander socialism and its unprecedented achievements for the workers, to falsify history, to anti-historically and unacceptably equate communism with the monster of fascism and its atrocities.

The provocative identification of communism with fascism means exonerating fascism and the womb that gives birth to and nourishes it, the exploitative capitalist system. This is why, when communists are being persecuted and condemned and communist parties are being banned in a number of EU countries, at the same time honors are being bestowed on and pensions provided to the Nazi collaborators and their political descendants.

Antifascist and anti-Nazi protest in Vilnius, Estonia, January 2013. The full text of the sign at the right (only partially visible on the photo) reads: "Better shit on the head than Nazis in the government."

Antifascist and anti-Nazi protest in Vilnius, Estonia, January 2013. The full text of the sign at the right (only partially visible on the photo) reads: “Better shit on the head than Nazis in the government.” (Photo: Benediktas Januševičius)

The workers, the peoples can now draw conclusions about the fact that the escalation of anti-communism signals the intensification of the anti-people measures, the restriction of workers’-people’s rights, the unleashing of new imperialist wars.

The truth will shine through. One hundred years after the Great October Socialist Revolution, the superiority of the socialist system cannot be concealed, however many tons of mud they throw at it. The peoples, through their struggle, will find the path to a society where the wealth will belong to those that produce it, to socialism-communism.

Among the signatories of the above communique: Communist Party of Albania; Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism (PADS); Communist Party of Australia; Party of Labor of Austria; Communist Party of Azerbaijan; Communist Party of Bangladesh; Belarusian Communist Party of Workers-Section of the CPSU; Brazilian Communist Party; Communist Party of Brazil; Communist Party of Britain; Colombian Communist Party; Socialist Workers Party of Croatia; AKEL, Cyprus; Communist Party of Bohemia & Moravia; Communist Party of Denmark; Communist Party in Denmark; Communist Party of Estonia; Communist Party of Finland; Communist Workers` Party for Peace and Socialism (Finland); Pole of Communist Revival in France; Revolutionary Communist Party (France); Communist Revolutionary Party of France; Unified Communist Party of Georgia; German Communist Party; Communist Party of Greece; Hungarian Workers’ Party; Communist Party of India; Communist Party of India (Marxist); Tudeh Party of Iran; Communist Party of Ireland; Workers Party of Ireland; Communist Party of Israel; Communist Party (Italy); Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan; Communist Party of Kazakhstan-section of CPSU; Communist Party of Kyrgyzstan; Socialist Party of Latvia; Communist Party of Latvia; Communist Party of Luxembourg; Communist Party of Malta; Communist Party of Mexico; Popular Socialist Party of Mexico; Communist Party of Moldova-section of CPSU; New Communist Party of the Netherlands; Communist Party of Norway; Palestinian Communist Party; Paraguayan Communist Party; Peruvian Communist Party; Philippine Communist Party (PKP-1930); Communist Party of Poland; Communist Party of Puerto Rico; Socialist Party of Romania; Romanian Communist Party; Romanian Communist Party XXI Century; Communist Party of the Russian Federation; Union of Communist Parties – Communist Party of the Soviet Union; Russian Communist Workers’ Party; Communist Party of Soviet Union; New Communist Party of Yugoslavia; Communist Party of Sri Lanka; Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain; Galizian People´s Union (UPG); Communist Party of Sweden; Syrian Communist Party; Communist Party of Tajikistan; Communist Party of Transdnisteria-section of CPSU; Communist Party of Turkey; Communist Party of Ukraine; Union of Communists in Ukraine; Party of Communists US and Communist Party of Venezuela.