- The Guardian
- Issue #1999
Below are further greetings from our fraternal parties from around the globe, sending us messages of well wishes and solidarity. More will be published in the following issue.
COMMUNIST PARTY OF GREECE (KKE)
On behalf of the Greek communists, we would like to wish you success in the works of your 14th Congress. Our Parties share the historical link of the thousands of Greek immigrants living and working in your country, contributing to the workers’-people’s struggle and the Communist Movement of Australia for many years, in the context of their class duties and the principle of proletarian internationalism.
Allow us to note that the complex conditions that we are facing have set very important tasks for the communists. The analysis of developments based on a class criterion and our world view is the irreplaceable asset that can enhance the role and struggle of the Communist Parties for the interests and historical mission of the working class, in conflict with the bourgeoisie, its parties, and opportunism.
It is a fact that despite today’s enormous scientific and technological achievements, the rapid development of productive forces creating the possibility for peoples to live better based on contemporary needs, the working class and the peoples of the world are constantly facing new suffering. The reason is that in the capitalist mode of production, the achievements of human labour become tools for the profitability of business groups. In practice, it has been demonstrated that the bourgeois governments, of neoliberal, social democratic, or “left” nuances, regardless of individual differences, serve this very purpose. In the current phase, capital is promoting the so-called “green growth” that funds renewable energy and digital technology business groups. People know from experience that capitalist development is not for everyone. Irrespective of its character, it brings poverty and misery for the many while shielding the profits of the few.
The confrontation between powerful imperialist alliances and bourgeois classes is sharpening on this basis. The theatre of war operations now is transferred to Asia-Pacific. Imperialist alliances are realigning, new ones are created such as AUKUS, the risk even of generalised imperialist wars that target the peoples increases. We express our particular concern about the escalation of the US-NATO-EU confrontation with Russia on the Ukrainian front. We unequivocally condemn the international EU-NATO expansion and their aggressive plans, opposing any attempt to bring the working class under the flag of the bourgeoisie and its parties, under one or another imperialist centre or alliance. […]
Everything points to the need to overthrow capitalism, to replace it with a superior socio–economic system, socialism-communism. The experience of counter-revolution and capitalist restoration teaches communists the necessity to strictly observe the principles. Because, as we know, socialism has principles for its building and objective laws incompatible with the private ownership of the means of production, capitalist profit, the involvement of the capitalist market, the treatment of labour-power as a commodity. The existence of a robust Communist Party in all countries, with a contemporary elaborated revolutionary programme, emerges as a necessity of our time. A Marxist-Leninist party which, by its independent activity in ideological-political conflict with the bourgeois forces, will play a leading role in the organisation of the struggle of the working class, in the formation of its alliance with the urban and rural popular strata, with the aim of overthrowing capitalist exploitation, for socialism.
With comradely greetings,
International Relations Section
CC of the KKE
PHILIPPINE COMMUNIST PARTY (PKP-1930)
Through you, the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP-1930, the Philippine Communist Party) sends warmest comradely greetings to all the delegates to the 14th National Congress of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA) which was held on February 25 to 27, 2022, as well as to all the members and supporters of the CPA.
With over 101 years of accumulated experience in the struggle for socialism, the CPA indeed leads the Australian working class in the fight-back against imperialism and the crisis-ridden capitalist system. The PKP-1930 wishes every success to the activities to be charted by the CPA’s 14th National Congress in the struggle for peace, against AUKUS and a new cold war, for trade union rights, for Aboriginal land rights, and for the preservation of the environment.
Finally, we are hoping for closer comradely relations between our two parties, in the context of our common struggle against imperialism and reaction, for peace and socialism.
With communist greetings,
Antonio E. Paris
LAO PEOPLE’S REVOLUTIONARY PARTY
On the occasion of the opening of the 14th National Congress of the Communist Party of Australia on 25-27 February 2022, on behalf of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, we would like to extend our warmest congratulations and best wishes to all the delegates of the Congress and through the Congress to all party members and friendly Australian people.
We are confident that the resolutions and slogan “Build the Party for a Socialist Future” adopted by the Congress will serve as the guidelines for the party’s activities in the coming years, contributing to the party’s development and strength as well as enhancing the party’s role in the political arena of the country, thus contributing to peace, friendship, cooperation and social progress in the region and the world at large.
On this glorious occasion, we would like to wish the 14th Congress of the Communist Party of Australia a brilliant success. May the friendly relations and solidarity between the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and the Communist Party of Australia be further strengthened for the benefit of the two peoples of Lao and Australian.
With comradely greetings,
Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party
COMMUNIST PARTY OF CANADA
We send you warm fraternal greetings on the auspicious occasion of the 14th National Congress of the Communist Party of Australia, in the 101st year since the founding of the Party.
In many ways our Parties are similar: small – but growing – Communist parties in advanced capitalist countries which are parties to NATO wars and aggression; which are part of imperialism’s Five Eyes intelligence gathering and sharing against the world’s peoples; which are fighting for a people’s recovery from capitalist crisis, for peace, environmental justice, the equality rights of women and Indigenous Peoples, the rights of immigrants and refugees, the needs and rights of the working class and the unemployed, and most important the unity of the working class and its allies to fight to win fundamental economic and social change leading to socialism.
We know the long and exemplary history of the Communist Party of Australia, which is characterised by its fidelity to Marxism Leninism, to working-class internationalism, and to the goal of working-class political power in Australia, and which, despite challenges, has made significant contributions to the struggle of working people in Australia for their rights and living standards, and for peace, democracy and socialism.
Today, we live and struggle in a very complicated and challenging world. The AUKUS agreement escalates provocations against China, Vietnam and DPRK, and increases the danger of a regional or global military confrontation. Likewise US imperialism and NATO’s drive to war in Ukraine, which includes US nuclear weapons, threatens the whole world. There is no such thing as tactical nuclear war.
The growth of reaction and fascism in countries around the world, including Canada, threatens the working class, the labour and democratic movements, and the progressive forces everywhere. Fascism is the spawn of capitalism in deep crisis, and a reflection of the increasingly limited social base that capitalism in crisis has.
The CPA’s focus on growth, cadre development, work in the labour and people’s movements, and for peace and solidarity, match the work that we in Canada are also doing, in response to a rapidly changing situation and rapid growth of our Party and YCL. We also share a common commitment to the unity and common actions of the International Communist and Workers’ Parties.
We wish you every success in your important work at this 14th National Convention.
Long live the friendship between our two parties! Long live proletarian internationalism!
Long live Marxism Leninism!
We have a world to win!
Yours in the Struggle,
Elizabeth Rowley, Leader
Central Executive Committee
LEBANESE COMMUNIST PARTY/IRAQI COMMUNIST PARTY ORGANISATION (AUSTRALIA)
We would like to take the opportunity to convey our support of convening your 14th National Congress and affirm our cooperation with your Party’s struggle to defend the rights of the Australian working class, the rights of Australian people and the safety and progress of our homeland Australia.
We consider this 14th Congress as an important stage to correct the policy of the ruling parties in putting Australia’s political and military alliance with the pacific region, not with American and other western countries.
We are looking forward to working with you and other progressive forces to rebuild the left unity in order to curb what is not in the interests of Australians.
We wish you all success in achieving your 14th Congress goals and objectives and strengthening our parties’ political relations.
Long live the Communist Party of Australia
Long live progressive, democratic and independent Australia.
Lebanese Communist Party branch – Australia
Iraqi Communist Party Organisation – Australia
STATE OF PALESTINE
On behalf of the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific and the Palestinian leadership and people, let me congratulate you on conducting the 14th National Congress of the Communist Party of Australia.
I am sure that with the Party’s wise leadership, the congress will come out with concrete and tangible outcomes that will enrich its experience and contribute to strengthening social and economic democracy in Australia.
Also, I would like to seize this opportunity to recognise and appreciate the principled positions of the Communist Party of Australia towards global justice, equality and freedom, and to recognise its position towards the basic rights of workers, women, and marginalised groups.
Moreover, I would like to seize this opportunity to recognise and appreciate the Communist party of Australia’s principled and systematic position against racism, discrimination, xenophobia and colonialism.
In this context, I would like to acknowledge and thank the support and solidarity of the Communist Party of Australia towards the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, liberation and self-determination.
Recently, two human rights organisations have described Israel as apartheid regime because of its continuous occupation of the Palestinian territories and its systematic violations of the Palestinian human rights including the continuous of settler colonial enterprise which is considered illegal by International Law, house demolition policy, families’ evictions and ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem.
In addition to the continuous siege of Gaza, settlers’ violence against the Palestinian people, among others.
One of the urgent responses to these violations is to lobby the Australian government to recognise the state of Palestine and to advocate for the Palestinian political rights within the wider Australian public and we need your support and solidarity to achieve these objectives.
Thank you again and wish you all the success.