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Issue #1431      14 October 2009



Dear comrades,

We wish you every success at your 11th Congress and we are confident your congress will mark another important stage in the building of a stronger Communist Party of Australia and a stronger more united world communist movement.

We Irish communists salute you. We express our heartfelt greetings to you all and believe that Australian communists will continue to make a most valuable contribution to the national life of Australia and to mobilise a most proud and militant working class as you have done in the past.
At this time we Irish communists along with other anti-imperialist and democratic forces are engaged in a tremendous struggle against both the Irish establishment and the imperialist entity called the EU. It has fallen to the Irish working class and democratic forces to challenge European transnational capital in the struggle around the Lisbon Treaty.

The outcome of this struggle will be known on October 3 during the course of your congress. The Irish working class, small and medium farming and fishing communities have risen to the challenge. We will let your congress know the result of this battle. Regardless of the outcome the struggle against imperialism continues to grow.

Once again we salute you.

For anti-imperialist working class unity

Eugene Mc Cartan, General Secretary, Communist Party of Ireland


Dear Comrades,

On behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation we warmly welcome you, the delegates of the 11th Congress of the Communist Party of Australia, as well as all Australian Communists.

This Congress is particularly important. It is the first one to be convened after the death of Comrade Peter Symon, an outstanding figure of the international communist movement, who headed your party for many years. You will have to define the strategy and tactics of the party for the coming years, to find ways to consolidate communists around the newly elected collective governing body of the party.

We are well aware of the Australian Communists’ struggle for workers’ rights, for genuine democracy. We believe that only solidarity and mutual support of communists will be able to protect working people who are the main victims of the global financial and economic crisis.

The CPRF highly values the relations of friendship and solidarity between our parties. We are confident that your decisions will contribute to strengthening the party ranks and raising the party prestige in the society.

We wish your Congress successful work and the implementation of the outlined plans.

With fraternal greetings,

Presidium of the CPRF, CC Communist Party of The Russian Federation


Dear Comrades

On the occasion of the 11th Congress of the Communist Party of Australia, the Central Committee the Communist Party of Israel conveys its heartfelt comradely greetings and congratulations to your party members.

Once more, no capitalist force, whatsoever may be its strength, can bring down the force of the communist movement, a valuable lesson especially timely today in the conditions of increasing capitalist aggressiveness.

The emergence and development of popular, social and labour movements and struggles that tend to touch on the full spectrum of capitalist policies poses new opportunities and challenges to communists all over the world.

We would like to reiterate once more our firm solidarity with your efforts to boost social justice in Australia and defend your workers’ achievements in today’s unfavourable conditions, against the undermining activity of capitalists and the unjust world economic order.

With fraternal greetings,

Muhammad Nafa’h, General Secretary, Communist Party of Israel


Dear Comrades

On behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Bangladesh, we congratulate you on this historic occasion of the 11th Congress of the Communist Party of Australia.

We want to recall our traditional friendship with your Party, Progressives and pro-people forces of your country and wish them all successes in accomplishing the task of bringing peace and advancing towards a socialist future.

We also firmly believe that the Communist Party of Australia will continue its relentless struggle against capitalist policies and imperialist war which have caused mass-killing, impoverishment and severe environmental devastation worldwide.

Currently the Communist Party of Bangladesh is fighting against imperialism, capitalist plunder and for revolutionary democratic change. Our party considers the unity of communists of all countries is essential to fight against imperialist hegemony and intrigue.

On this historic occasion we would like to recall the great memory of Comrade Peter Symon, the founding General Secretary of the Communist Party of Australia. His tremendous contribution to build a strong communist movement in your country and for international solidarity is still a source of inspiration for us.

We hope and believe that the friendship between our two Parties will be further strengthened in the coming days.

Long live the Communist Party of Australia and its fraternal ties with our party.

With revolutionary greetings.

Mujahidul Islam Selim, General Secretary, Communist Party of Bangladesh


Dear comrades,

The CC of the KKE extends warm comradely greetings to the 11th Congress of the Communist Party of Australia. Our parties are linked with lasting bonds of solidarity and cooperation, with joint struggles for the rights of the working people for the defence of the communist identity and the strengthening of the international communist movement.

Nowadays, the most important element of developments is the economic crisis that manifests itself in the capitalist world and intensifies the inter-imperialist competitions and rivalries. The positions and the facts that communists promoted for years are now confirmed. The issues of workers’ power, the socialisation of the basic means of production, the relevance of socialism appear now more distinctly.

In Greece, the fact that the reputation of both parties of bourgeois power, ND and PASOK, with the spread of the view that there are not substantial differences between them, shows that nowadays they are not able to assimilate the popular masses as easily as they did in the past.

It is very important to reveal and reject the misleading views spread by capital, the bourgeois and opportunist political forces regarding the “regulation”, “rationalisation” and “humanisation” of capitalism. The reactionary role of the imperialist organisations and the measures they promote must be revealed. In addition, it is particularly important to promote the communist perspective and repel the current anti-communist wave.

The acceleration of the process for the regroupment of the labour movement, the social alliance with the self-employed and the small and medium sized peasants remains a crucial issue; likewise the effectiveness of the ideological struggle in order to weaken bourgeois concepts and strike a blow at the opportunist and reformist forces.

The KKE will steadily and more effectively continue co-operating with other Communist and Workers’ parties for the continuance and enhancement of the International and Regional Meetings of Communist and Workers’ Parties, for the promotion of joint action and the coordination of their activities, for the strengthening of the anti-imperialist struggle, against imperialist wars and interventions, against poverty and hunger, for the environment. In this framework, we focus on the 11th International Meeting of Communist and Worker’s Parties that will take place in November, in India.

With the hope of developing further the fraternal bilateral relations between our parties we wish success to your 11th Congress.

The Central Committee of the KKE

More greetings will be published in The Guardian next week.

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