From Party of the Committees to Support Resistance – for Communism (CARC), Association for Proletarian Solidarity (ASP), and Struggling Workers
To the International League of People’s Struggles
The Association for Proletarian Solidarity (ASP) of Italy, the CARC Party of Italy, the Struggling Workers Union (SLL) of Naples (Italy) congratulates the International League of People’s Struggle for the results of its Fourth International Assembly (4th IA) held in Manila, Philippines from July 7 to 9, 2011.
Here we write again what we wrote in our message to the 4th Assembly on 27 July:
“The Assembly is held in a favorable moment for building a bright future, that is what the Assembly appeals for. All over the world the popular masses and the peoples are moving against exploitation and oppression that are increasing savagely due to the general crisis of capitalism, that is going on since the mid-Seventies and in 2008 got to its terminal stage.
The terminal stage of the general crisis of capitalism highlights the alternative humanity is facing between revolution and war. To drive popular masses’ mobilization to revolution, and to prevent the bourgeoisie to drive the popular masses mobilization to fascism, racism and war is what the communist, revolutionary, anti-imperialist forces can and must do, in each country and all over the world.
ILPS has a role in this. Its Assembly’s appeal promotes the resistance of the popular masses against exploitation, oppression, state terrorism and war, but firstly calls for building a bright future.
Struggling for and struggling against are both necessary: they are connected and one cannot stay without the other, but struggling for is the main one. The popular masses and the peoples of the world are asking the communist, revolutionary and anti-imperialist forces to tell them what they are struggling for, which concrete way out of the crisis is planned step by step, that is to say how to build revolutions in their countries.
The questions the popular masses and the peoples put need new answers, for building revolution where it has not been build until today, that is also in the imperialist countries. These new answers are fundamental to pave the way for the bright future we are building. Giving these answers is our duty and the best contribution we are giving to the resistance movement of the popular masses and of the peoples.
This is the way we carry out the task of building a bright future, starting from the resistance of the popular masses growing in our country and all over the world against the general crisis of capitalism, and we join the call by this Assembly.”
So as we joined the call, today we join the final General Declaration of the 4th Assembly Build a bright future! Mobilize the people to resist exploitation and oppression amidst the protracted global depression, state terrorism and wars of aggression! If ILPS agrees, we can translate it in Italian language and release it to our interlocutors.
The Declaration starts rightly considering the main factor determining the objective situation all the anti-imperialist forces, and firstly the communist parties, have to take into account to carry out successfully their tasks, that is the ongoing crisis of capitalism.
We wish the importance the Declaration gives to the matter could be an opportunity to deepen the analysis and the debate until getting common stands about the objective nature of the crisis. We indicate here the most synthetic explanation about the crisis we have at our disposal: The interpretation of the nature of current crisis decides communist parties’ activity, in Four main issues to be debated in the International Communist Movement (http://www.nuovopci.it/eile/en/f-issues.html).
Talking about people’s resistance against the crisis, the Declaration firstly takes into account what is rising in the imperialist countries. It writes:
“In the imperialist countries, there is widespread social unrest because of the high rate of unemployment, the erosion of hard-won social benefits, the curtailment of trade union and other democratic rights, and the harsh austerity measures that punish the working people the most. Workers, youth and students, women, migrants, people of color, and other sectors of society are joining mass protests and general strikes.
On the other hand, the monopoly bourgeoisie has been shrewdly using the mass media, the new and emerging communications technologies, the bourgeois political parties, the churches and the schools in propagating anti-communist ideas and prejudices, and stirring up chauvinism, anti-migrant sentiment, racism, homophobia, religious bigotry, war hysteria and fascism to divide and deceive the people, advance counterrevolution, cover up the real roots of the crisis in the world capitalist system, and undermine the peoples’ revolutionary struggles.
However, the crisis conditions persist and provide the opportunities for the people to develop and strengthen the mass movement and for building and strengthening parties able to lead the mass struggle for the revolutionary transformation of society.”
The horrible slaughters in Oslo and Utoya islands, the riots in London and in other cities, the threats to attack popular masses rights in Italy and in other countries so as it is being already done in Greece, they are all phenomena confirming the turmoil growing in the imperialist countries that the Declaration indicates. The Declaration rightly gives importance to the growing resistance of the popular masses, and even more rightly says that there is the opportunity “for building and strengthening parties able to lead the mass struggle for the revolutionary transformation of society.”
It is a very important step on that an international platform as ILPS is confirms that the revolution in the imperialist countries is an opportunity of the day. We say that the socialist revolution is a need of the day. It has to be carried out by the communist parties of the imperialist countries but it is a task of the whole International Communist Movement. That is why we share the call the (new) Italian Communist Party strongly addresses “to the communist parties of the oppressed countries, particularly to the most influential ones at the international level, to “bring the war in imperialist enemy’s home”, helping the communist parties of the imperialist countries to promote the new birth of the communist movement more strongly and speedily.” (see http://www.nuovopci.it/eile/en/pariscom.html).
We wish the importance the Declaration gives to this matter could be an opportunity to deepen the analysis and the debate until getting common stands about the primary role of the revolution in the imperialist countries in widening and strengthening the new wave of proletarian revolution.
The popular masses’ resistance is growing all over the world. The new International Communist Movement is born. We wish the ILPS could play the best role and could give the best contribution to this glorious and bright future humanity is building.
Massimo Amore (ASP)
Paolo Babini (P-CARC)
Francesco Quirino (SLL)