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AUSTRALIAN
MARXIST
REVIEW

Journal of the Communist Party of Australia

IDEASTHEORYPOLICIESEXPERIENCEDISCUSSION


The Australian Marxist Review welcomes articles from readers and contributions
to AMR Dialogue, including letters and brief articles raising new ideas or presenting
short commentaries on issues raised in the current journal or in previous AMRs

ISSUE 51March 2010

Editorial Notes

Many of the speakers at the 11th International Meeting of the Communist and Workers’ Parties, contributing to the theme The International Capitalist Crisis, The Workers’ and Peoples’ Struggle, The Alternatives and the Role of the Communist and Working Class Movement, naturally discussed social democracy and its attitude to the capitalist crisis. more ...

11th International Meeting of the Communist and Workers’ Parties New Delhi, India

Theme: The International Capitalist Crisis,
The Workers’ and Peoples’ Struggle,
The Alternatives and the Role of the Communist and Working Class Movement

Background: The last decades of the 20th Century saw tumultuous developments and cataclysmic changes. The dismantling of socialism in the Soviet Union, the disintegration of the USSR, the collapse of the communist-led regimes in Eastern Europe and the process of restoration of capitalism in these countries all constitute a big reversal for the world forces of socialism. more ...

Communist Party of Australia

Contribution by Bob Briton
The Political Resolution adopted at our party’s recent congress concludes that the crisis afflicting capitalism is multi-faceted.

“The people of the world are not just facing global financial and economic crises and the resultant social consequences, but a food crisis threatening the lives and health of hundreds of millions of people, an environmental crisis threatening the future of life on our planet and the possibility of new wars (including nuclear) and fascism.” more ...

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Contribution by Manik Sarkar
On behalf of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), I extend my fraternal greetings to all the parties that have come to attend this important 11th International Meeting of the Communist and Workers’ Parties, to discuss “The international capitalist crisis, the workers’ and peoples’ struggle, the alternatives and the role of the communist and working class movement”. more ...

Communist Party of Greece (KKE)

Contribution by Giorgos Marinos, Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee
We would like to thank the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India for hosting and organising the Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties. The fact that the international meeting takes place in Asia for the first time is a very significant step. Amongst others, it underlines our solidarity with the peoples in the region that has increasingly become the target of imperialist plans and rivalries, as well as our solidarity with the struggle of the communist parties that often face extremely difficult conditions, persecution, discrimination, assassinations. more ...

Workers Party of Belgium

Contribution by Baudouin Deckers
The economic crisis is getting deeper

When the financial crisis broke out at the end of 2008 it brought about a worldwide crisis of the economy. This was inevitable. Indeed, the financial crisis is rooted in a structural crisis of overproduction, which has been worsening in successive waves since the first years of the seventies. As Marxists, we know that it is tightly linked to the production mode of the capitalist system. more ...

Communist Party of China

Contribution by Ai Ping
It is an honour for me and my colleagues to be delegated by the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China to attend this gathering of the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP). more ...

Hungarian Communist Workers’ Party

Contribution by Gyula Thürmer
On behalf of the Hungarian Communist Workers’ Party, I would like to thank the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India for the invitation and for the excellent organisation of our meeting. The communist movement of India plays a very important role in the international workers’ movement and we should be grateful for their valuable contribution to the anti-capitalist struggle. more ...

Editorial Board Members:

Eddie Clynes (Editor), John Bailey, Rob Gowland, Hannah Middleton.

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