Statement by 47 communist and workers‘ parties
|The liberation of Berlin by Soviet troops in May 1945 marked the victory of the peoples in World War II and the defeat of Nazi fascism—the most violent form of class domination generated by capitalism and the direct cause of the war and of the death of tens of millions of human beings.|
The decisive role in the victory of 9 May 1945 was played by the Soviet Union, its people and Red Army, under the leadership of its Communist Party. It was on the Eastern Front that the major battles that determined the outcome of World War II were fought.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the victory is to recall and celebrate the heroism, the courage and determination of millions of Soviet men and women who, at enormous sacrifice and the cost of more than 27 million dead, resisted and fought, making a decisive contribution to the defeat of the Nazi-fascist barbarity. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory is to remember and praise the heroism, courage and determination of millions of other resistance fighters and anti-fascist strugglers from all over the world who dedicated and committed their lives to the struggle for victory.
Nazi fascism was a brutal instrument of big capital for imposing its rule when confronted with the profound crisis of capitalism that followed World War I, in particular after the big crisis of 1929 and the repercussions of the October Revolution. Anti-communism was always a defining trait of Nazi fascism. Everywhere the working-class and popular movements, and especially the communists, were its first victims. Everywhere, the communists were in the front ranks of the resistance to fascism and were in the vanguard of the mass and armed resistance that led to the liberation.
Today the resurgence of the fascist threat and the danger of a new war of great proportions are real and growing. Again, in the context of an ever-deeper crisis of capitalism—which results from its irreconcilable contradictions—big capital is attempting to emerge from the crisis by force, imposing brutal levels of exploitation and attacking the peoples’ sovereignty and the independence of states on all continents. The big imperialist powers attempt to impose their worldwide hegemony by military means, multiplying their wars of aggression.
Ukraine is living the consequences of fascist action, with the active support of the USA and the European Union and of their military wing, NATO. In the name of “the struggle against communism,” revisionism and historical forgery, with the shameless equation between fascism and communism, are leading to a rehabilitation of fascism.
It is therefore of crucial importance to recall the lessons of history, to remember the crimes of Nazi fascism, its class nature, and the complicities that gave rise to its ascent. The tragedy of World War II must not be forgotten, so that another catastrophe may be prevented.
The undersigned communist and workers’ parties call upon the workers and the peoples of the whole world to develop their liberating struggle, to make the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi fascism into a powerful assertion of unity and struggle for peace, and against the threat of fascism and war, which is rooted in capitalism and which represents a danger to humanity, and for democracy, social progress and socialism.
|Communist Party of Albania|
Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism
Communist Party of Argentina
Communist Party of Australia
Workers’ Party of Belgium
Communist Party of Brazil
Communist Party of Britain
New Communist Party of Britain
Communist Party of Canada
Communists of Catalunya
Communist Party of Chile
Socialist Workers’ Party of Croatia
Progressive Party of the Working People [Cyprus]
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia [Czech Republic]
Communist Party in Denmark
Communist Party of Denmark
German Communist Party
Communist Party of Greece
Hungarian Workers’ Party
Communist Party of India
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Tudeh Party of Iran
Iraqi Communist Party
Communist Party of Ireland
|Party of talian Communists|
Lebanese Communist Party
Communist Party of Luxembourg
Communist Party of Malta
Communist Party of Mexico
New Communist Party of the Netherlands
Peruvian Communist Party
Portuguese Communist Party
Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Communists of Serbia
Communist Party of Slovakia
South African Communist Party
Communist Party of Spain
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
Communist Party of Swaziland
Syrian Communist Party
Syrian Communist Party (Unified)
Communist Party, Turkey
Communist Party of Ukraine
Communist Party of Uruguay
Communist Party of Venezuela
Communist Party of Viet Nam
New Communist Party of Yugoslavia