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Issue #1454      12 May 2010

Let us commemorate 65 years of the Victory!

Joint statement of Communist and Workers’ Parties

On May 9 we commemorate 65 years of the victory over Nazi-fascism, the most violent and brutal expression of the monopoly capital’s domination, in a capitalist system living in a deep crisis, which led mankind to one of the worse catastrophes of 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 was marked by the firm and determined action of the Communists, to which millions gave their lives.

The heroic contribution of the USSR, of its Red Army, of its people, who 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, in a progressive path never before attained in the history of mankind.

In the current situation, in a time of capitalism’s deep crisis in which the imperialist offensive is hitting so seriously the toiling masses, mankind 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 of struggle for peace against the monumental falsification of history and anti-Communism, 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 people’s liberation from the yoke of Nazi-fascism, seeks to bring to justice, to make illegal and to suppress, not just the action 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 monopolies 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 to reaffirm our determination to fight the causes and the forces which were at the root of the fascist horror.

It is to 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 of man by man and for a society in which the workers fully enjoy the wealth they produce, social progress, peace and welfare. The future belongs not to capitalism, but to socialism and Communism. 

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