Category: struggle against anti-communism
Poland’s government tries to distort and rewrite history: Statement by the Communist Party of Poland

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Poland’s government tries to distort and rewrite history: Statement by the Communist Party of Poland

https://communismgr.blogspot.com/2017/09/polands-government-tries-to-distort-and.html
Act of barbarity: Polish authorities demolishing
the Red Army monument in Trzcianka.
We condemn the changes of street names around Poland driven by the government, and the increasing number of devastations and liquidations of monuments commemorating heroes of struggle against fascism. Recent example is the dismantling of the Mausoleum of the Red Army in Trzcianka. Changing names of the streets and attacks on monuments of Soviet and Polish soldiers, communist partisans and militants of the workers’ movement are a result of the historical policy imposed by the state authorities. It is being implemented by the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) which is questioning even liberation of Poland in 1944–1945.
We oppose the ‘Decommunisation Act’ that imposes changes of the street names and other public objects and liquidation of monuments and memorials regarded as promoting communism. In many places, during public consultations, inhabitants nearly unanimously voiced against changing toponyms of the streets. Due to this resistance many local authorities resigned from conducting decommunisation.
The ‘Decommunisation Act’ and the way it’s being implemented show that opinion of the society is meaningless for the authorities. In frames of this act, the voivodes – local representatives of the central government – gain power to impose new toponyms where local authorities failed to change them. It is an illegal interference in competence of the local authorities, so the appeals against these decisions should be addressed to administrative courts. What’s more, the costs and consequences of these changes will be covered by inhabitants, even those who opposed them.
The main object of the attack are the patrons who participated in the struggle against fascism, they constitute 2/3 of the list of patrons to be changed, composed by the IPN. Historical policy conducted by the authorities leads to replacing these patrons with anticommunists promoted by the IPN. Equating communism with fascism is an element of this policy, and this indirectly leads to whitewashing the later. It also promotes nationalism. The aim of this policy is not only to shape the vision of the history, but also aggressive anticommunist positions, mostly among the youth.
In this situation, the resistance against falsifying of the history is needed. The most efficient way to oppose the ‘Decommunisation Act’ is a broad social resistance. In many cities, there are campaigns to preserve names of the streets and monuments. Communist Party of Poland expresses its support for these activities of the local groups and calls upon all its members and sympathisers to participate in this resistance.
Kostas Papadakis – The equation of Communism with Nazism is unacceptable and provocative

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Kostas Papadakis – The equation of Communism with Nazism is unacceptable and provocative

https://communismgr.blogspot.com/2017/08/kostas-papadakis-equation-of-communism.html
By Kostas Papadakis*.
 
Article first published in the “Efimerida ton Syntakton” newspaper, 22/08/2017, reproduced from inter.kke.gr.
 
The anticommunist conference-provocation of the Estonian Presidency of the EU is no bolt from the blue. Similar anti-communist events being organized in the framework of the so-called “European day of remembrance for the victims of totalitarian regimes”, as the EU with enormous budgets is trying to establish the 23rd of August. This is an orchestrated campaign that aims to slander socialism, rewrite history, and to unacceptably and provocatively equate communism with the monster of fascism. I.e. equating Nazism with the forces that in historical terms smashed it.
 
A basic goal is to conceal the fact that fascism is a form of capital’s power in specific conditions. In Germany, Nazism constituted the ideal form to support capital in the conditions of the military preparations for the conquest of new markets, in the conditions of a very deep capitalist crisis, of the rise of revolutionary ideas, of the increase of the prestige of the KPD and the USSR. It was supported politically and financially by sections of German capital, it identified with monopolies (Krupp, I.G.Farben, Siemens etc.), it collaborated with the colossi of the “democratic” capitalist states (General Motors, General Electric, ITT, Ford, IBM).
Nazism-fascism met its deadliest and most determined opponent in the socialist society of the USSR, which was established by the October Revolution 100 years ago. The 20 million dead soviets was the bloody proof of this deadly confrontation between socialism and Nazism. The communists in every country were the most determined and combative anti-fascist force, with the role of the KKE and EAM in our country being a characteristic example of this.
The  anti-communist campaign of the EU, of this capitalist union, goes hand in hand with the offensive against the workers’-people’s rights and has been going on for many years.
 
The wretched anti-communist memorandum of the Council of Europe in 2005 lent impetus to these anti-historical efforts. However it did not gain the necessary majority in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe that would have made the measures that accompanied it compulsory for the member-states.
Through the decisive contribution and mobilization of the KKE, it met with the broad and mass condemnation of the Greek people and other peoples of Europe, of trade unions and other mass organizations, of public figures. The then governments of Greece, Portugal and Cyprus expressed their intention not to support it. The majority of MPs, MEPs  of the Greek bourgeois parties stated their opposition.
 
There followed the anti-communist resolutions in the European Parliament in 2006 and particularly the resolution of April 2009 entitle “European consciousness and totalitarianism”, it should be noted that no Greek MEP voted in favour of it.  There then followed other anti-communist proclamations and decisions of the EU.
Beyond the declarations and resolutions, practical anti-communist measures are being pushed forwards in a number of EU member-states (e.g. Poland, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania) as well as in countries connected to it (e.g. Ukraine). We are referring specifically to the persecution, prosecution, and condemnation of communists, bans on the activities of the CPs, bans on communist symbols etc.
 
A self-evident consequence of the anti-communist campaign is the justification, prettification and exoneration of Nazism-fascism and its atrocities. In these countries, honours are bestowed on, pensions and privileges granted to the Nazi collaborators and their political descendants are being promoted.
 
This year, the EU generously financed the “House of European History” in order to promote its anti-historical anti-communist proselytizing while for years it has been organizing the anti-communist programme “Europe for citizens” in order to slander socialism, with the involvement of local municipalities, NGOs etc.
 
Several forces utilized the opportunity provided by the anti-communist fiesta in Estonia to rear their heads. Primitive and crude anti-communism, in which ND plays the leading role, followed by PASOK and POTAMI, together with of course Nazi Golden Dawn, copies all the propaganda with aim of slandering socialism, the USSR, with the aim of falsifying the history of the peoples.
 
The absence of the government from this year’s anti-historical anti-communist fiestas in Estonia cannot conceal the fact that the forces of SYRIZA in the movement are propagandizing-overtly or covertly-the equation of Stalin with Hitler, are playing a leading role in anti-soviet and anti-communist propaganda, while they hide or distort the relationship between capitalism and fascism.
 
A characteristic example of the government’s hypocrisy is that fact that a representative of the government has attended similar anti-communist events last year in Bratislava, something the KKE had denounced, while a few weeks ago, on July 15th, “Avgi” published a vulgar article propagandizing the equation between communism and fascism.
 
The people’s experience proves that escalation of anticommunism is a precursor for new anti-people measures and restrictions on people’s rights, a precursor for the launching of a new round of imperialist wars. The struggle for the abolition of the anti-communist persecution and bans, the struggle against anti-communism, for the satisfaction of the contemporary needs of the people and their rights, is integrally linked to the struggle for workers’ power, for the working class and popular strata to be emancipated from the shackles of capitalist exploitation and the imperialist unions, for the peoples to become the owners of the wealth they produce.
 
Whatever they try to do, history is not going to be rewritten with blue, green or black letters. It has been written with the blood of the millions of militants and communists who fought Nazism-fascism. It is in the hands of the peoples today to join forces with the communists in order to consign capitalism, which creates poverty, wars, fascism-Nazism and its nostalgists,  to the dustbin of history.
 
* Member of the CC and MEP of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).
Legendary composer Mikis Theodorakis blasts anti-communists and anti-Stalin slanderers

Monday, August 28, 2017

Legendary composer Mikis Theodorakis blasts anti-communists and anti-Stalin slanderers

https://communismgr.blogspot.com/2017/08/legendary-composer-mikis-theodorakis.html
With a powerful letter to the Athens daily “Ta Nea”, the renowned Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis comments on the recent anti-communist hysteria on the occasion of the EU and Estonian government’s unhistorical, anti-communist events. 
 
Theodorakis, 92, begins his letter by blaming “Ta Nea” for the newspaper’s anti-communist stance: “I’m terrified by the anti-communist hysteria that overwhelms your newspapers. As a young communist, I had the honor to fight through the lines of EAM for the achievement of freedom. Later, during the Junta period, through the Patriotic Front for the restoration of Democracy”. 
 
Among other references regarding Greece’s recent political history, Theodorakis writes: “The only thing that counts for you is our defeat in the Civil War and your inconvenience because the Left’s ideology continues to exist, act and affect after so many persecutions”.
Then, the composer refers to Joseph Stalin: 
 
“And from Stalin you remember only his crimes… The only thing I didn’t hear about him is that he was eating fried human meat for breakfast. For him, Stalin, the Marshal of the Red Army with the victories in Stalingrad, Moscow, Leningrad and Berlin, you have nothing to say? If the Red Army and Stalin wasn’t there, what would we have today? Did you think about it? Who would prevent Hitler from filling the world with thousands of “Aushwitzes”? Do you imagine Greece filled with extermination camps? Up there, in Europe and especially in the racist states, I know why they hurt and attack Stalin and communism. Because he defeated their beloved Fuhrer. Adolf Hitler!”.
 
Mikis during a political event in
1970s.
And, he continues: “But, you here, what is your reason? You were killing communists like flies. With gangs like the ones of Sourlas and Vrettakos. With military courts and executions of 16,000- mostly young- communists. Boys and girls. With (prison) islands like Makronisos, where 100,000 Greek communists were martyred. With the security police’s slaughterhouses where thousands of male and female communists were tortured by the most horrific methods. So, what are all of us, criminals or victims? And why did we fight? Didn’t we fight for Greece and the Greek people? Did kingship and the para-state organisations who murdered Lambrakis, did the Junta sprang from our lines? Not to mention the collaborators of foreign conquerors, who supported the US-domination that lives and reigns masqueraded in memorandums and troikas that have led us to the brink of national disaster”.
 
The legendary composer closes his intervention with the following: “I believe that you easily can understand my anger, because for me as well as for thousands of others, our engagement and struggles under the Red Flag consists the most sacred period of our lives, which had one and only aim, to make our People free, independent and happy”.
 
Greek Leftists Laud ‘Botched’ Anti-Communist Conference
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Greek Leftists Laud ‘Botched’ Anti-Communist Conference

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Greece’s ruling leftist Syriza party on Wednesday praised low EU support for an Estonian conference on Communist crimes as a positive sign for Europe.

ATHENS (Sputnik) — The conference on the “Legacy of the Crimes of Communist Regimes in 21st Century Europe” was hosted by the Estonian capital on Wednesday. Its final declaration was signed by eight EU countries. The number of nations attending was not disclosed.

“The failure of the conference in Estonia is a positive [sign] for Europe. Its supporters will eventually isolate themselves,” Syriza’s spokeswoman Rania Svingu tweeted.

Greece’s Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis refused to take part in the gathering, saying its cold-war era atmosphere contradicted EU values. His abstention led to warnings from some Greek politicians that the country could become isolated.

Maria Yannakaki, the transparency and human rights chief at the Greek Ministry of Justice, said the declaration was signed only by Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

August 23 marks the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Communist and Nazi Regimes, but the Tallinn conference singled out the legacy of Communism for debates.
Anticommunism shall not pass: Joint statement by more than 60 communist & workers parties

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Anticommunism shall not pass: Joint statement by more than 60 communist & workers parties

https://communismgr.blogspot.com/2017/08/anticommunism-shall-not-pass-joint.html
The Communist and Workers Parties denounce the anti-communist fiesta being organized by the Estonian Presidency of the EU, in the framework of the so-called “European Day of Remembrance for the victims of totalitarian regimes”- as the EU has been attempting in recent years to establish the 23rd of August. The anti-communist meeting aims to slander socialism and its unprecedented achievements for the workers, to falsify history, to anti-historically and unacceptably equate communism with the monster of fascism and its atrocities. The provocative identification of communism with fascism means exonerating fascism and the womb that gives birth to and nourishes it, the exploitative capitalist system. This is why, when communists are being persecuted and condemned and communist parties are being banned in a number of EU countries, at the same time honours are being bestowed on and pensions provided to the Nazi collaborators and their political descendants.
The workers, the peoples can now draw conclusions about the fact that the escalation of anti-communism signals the intensification of the anti-people measures, the restriction of workers’-people’s rights, the unleashing of new imperialist wars.
The truth will shine through. 100 years after the Great October Socialist Revolution, the superiority of the socialist system cannot be concealed, however many tonnes of mud they throw at it. The peoples, through their struggle, will find the path to a society where the wealth will belong to those that produce it, to socialism-communism.
  1. Communist Party of Albania
  2. Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism (PADS)
  3. Communist Party of Australia
  4. Party of Labour of Austria
  5. Communist Party of Azerbadjan
  6. Communist Party of Bangladesh
  7. Belarusian Communist Party of Workers-Section of the CPSU
  8. Brazilian Communist Party
  9. Communist Party of Brazil
  10. Communist Party of Britain
  11. Socialist Workers Party of Croatia
  12. AKEL, Cyprus
  13. Communist Party of Bohemia & Moravia
  14. Communist Party of Denmark
  15. Communist Party of Estonia
  16. Communist Party of Finland
  17. Communist Workers` Party for Peace and Socialism (Finland)
  18. Pole of Communist Revival in France
  19. Revolutionary Communist Party (France)
  20. Communist Revolutionary Party of France
  21. Unified Communist Party of Georgia
  22. German Communist Party
  23. Communist Party of Greece
  24. Hungarian Workers’ Party
  25. Communist Party of India
  26. Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  27. Tudeh Party of Iran
  28. Communist Party of Ireland
  29. Workers Party of Ireland
  30. Communist Party of Israel
  31. Communist Party (Italy)
  32. Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan
  33. Communist Party of Kazakhstan-section of CPSU
  34. Socialist Party of Latvia
  35. Communist Party of Latvia
  36. Communist Party of Luxembourg
  37. Communist Party of Malta
  38. Communist Party of Mexico
  39. Popular Socialist Party of Mexico
  40. Communist Party of Moldova-section of CPSU
  41. New Communist Party of the Netherlands
  42. Palestinian Communist Party
  43. Paraguayan Communist Party
  44. Peruan Communist Party
  45. Communist Party of Poland
  46. Communist Party of Puerto Rico
  47. Socialist Party of Romania
  48. Romanian Communist Party
  49. Romanian Communist Party XXI Century
  50. Communist Party of the Russian Federation
  51. Russian Communist Workers’ Party
  52. Communist Party of Soviet Union
  53. Communist Party of Sri Lanka
  54. Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
  55. Communist Party of Sweden
  56. Syrian Communist Party
  57. Communist Party of Tadjikistan
  58. Communist Party of Transdnisteria-section of CPSU
  59. Communist Party of Turkey
  60. Communist Party of Ukraine
  61. Union of Communists in Ukraine
 
The statement is still open for signatures.
 
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Los Partidos Comunistas y Obreros denuncian la fiesta anticomunista organizada por la presidencia estonia de la Unión Europea.
Los Partidos Comunistas y Obreros condenan la fiesta anticomunista organizada por la presidencia estonia de la Unión Europea, en el marco del llamado “Día Europeo conmemorativo de las víctimas de los regímenes totalitarios”, como la Unión Europea ha intentado establecer el día 23 de agosto en los últimos años. La reunión anticomunista pretende calumniar al socialismo y sus logros sin precedentes para los trabajadores, falsificar la Historia, equiparar inaceptablemente y sin base histórica el comunismo con el monstruo del fascismo y sus atrocidades. La equiparación provocativa del fascismo con el comunismo significa exonerar el fascismo y el seno que lo genera y lo alimenta, es decir el sistema explotador capitalista. Es por eso que mientras los comunistas están siendo perseguidos y condenados, mientras los partidos comunistas en varios países de la UE están siendo prohibidos, al mismo tiempo rinden honores y proporcionan pensiones a los colaboradores de los nazis y a sus descendientes políticos.
Los trabajadores y los pueblos ya pueden sacar conclusiones sobre el hecho de que la intensificación del anticomunismo señala el fortalecimiento de las medidas antipopulares, la restricción de los derechos obreros populares, el desencadenamiento de nuevas guerras imperialistas.
La luz de la verdad brillará. Cien años después de la Gran Revolución Socialista de Octubre la superioridad del sistema socialista no se puede ocultar por muchas toneladas de barro que arrojan. Los pueblos a través de su lucha encontrarán el camino hacia una sociedad donde la riqueza pertenezca a los que la producen, hacia el socialismo-comunismo.
  1. Communist Party of Albania
  2. Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism (PADS)
  3. Communist Party of Australia
  4. Party of Labour of Austria
  5. Communist Party of Azerbadjan
  6. Communist Party of Bangladesh
  7. Belarusian Communist Party of Workers-Section of the CPSU
  8. Brazilian Communist Party
  9. Communist Party of Brazil
  10. Communist Party of Britain
  11. Socialist Workers Party of Croatia
  12. AKEL, Cyprus
  13. Communist Party of Bohemia & Moravia
  14. Communist Party of Denmark
  15. Communist Party of Estonia
  16. Communist Party of Finland
  17. Communist Workers` Party for Peace and Socialism (Finland)
  18. Pole of Communist Revival in France
  19. Revolutionary Communist Party (France)
  20. Communist Revolutionary Party of France
  21. Unified Communist Party of Georgia
  22. German Communist Party
  23. Communist Party of Greece
  24. Hungarian Workers’ Party
  25. Communist Party of India
  26. Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  27. Tudeh Party of Iran
  28. Communist Party of Ireland
  29. Workers Party of Ireland
  30. Communist Party of Israel
  31. Communist Party (Italy)
  32. Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan
  33. Communist Party of Kazakhstan-section of CPSU
  34. Socialist Party of Latvia
  35. Communist Party of Latvia
  36. Communist Party of Luxembourg
  37. Communist Party of Malta
  38. Communist Party of Mexico
  39. Popular Socialist Party of Mexico
  40. Communist Party of Moldova-section of CPSU
  41. New Communist Party of the Netherlands
  42. Palestinian Communist Party
  43. Paraguayan Communist Party
  44. Peruan Communist Party
  45. Communist Party of Poland
  46. Communist Party of Puerto Rico
  47. Socialist Party of Romania
  48. Romanian Communist Party
  49. Romanian Communist Party XXI Century
  50. Communist Party of the Russian Federation
  51. Russian Communist Workers’ Party
  52. Communist Party of Soviet Union
  53. Communist Party of Sri Lanka
  54. Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
  55. Communist Party of Sweden
  56. Syrian Communist Party
  57. Communist Party of Tadjikistan
  58. Communist Party of Transdnisteria-section of CPSU
  59. Communist Party of Turkey
  60. Communist Party of Ukraine
  61. Union of Communists in Ukraine
La recogida de firmas continua.
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Коммунистические и рабочие партии осуждают антикоммунистическую фиесту, организуемую в ходе председательства Эстонии в ЕС в рамках так называемого «Европейского дня памяти жертв тоталитарных режимов», который ЕС в последние годы стремится утвердить23 августа. Целью этого антикоммунистического сборища является постоянная клевета на социализм и его беспрецедентные завоевания, фальсификация истории, неприемлемое и антиисторическое приравнивание коммунизма к фашистскому чудовищу и его зверствам.Провокационное приравнивание фашизма к коммунизму является оправданием фашизма и капиталистической эксплуататорской системы – чрева, порождающего и вскармливающего его.Вот почему, в то время, когда коммунисты подвергаются преследованиям и привлекаются к уголовной ответственности, когда запрещаются компартии в ряде стран ЕС, отдается почет и предоставляются пенсии пособникам нацистов и их политическим потомкам.
Теперь трудящиеся, народы могут сделать вывод о том, что эскалация антикоммунизма знаменует собой усиление антинародных мер, урезание прав трудящихся, развязывание новых империалистических войн.
Но правда восторжествует. Через сто лет после Великой Октябрьской социалистической революции превосходство социалистической системы невозможно скрыть, сколько бы грязи не было вылито. Народы будут бороться за построение общества, в котором богатство будет принадлежать тем, кто его производит, за социализм-коммунизм.
VULGAR ANTICOMMUNISM BY THE EU: They equate Marx’s “The Capital” with… Hitler’s “Mein Kampf”!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

VULGAR ANTICOMMUNISM BY THE EU: They equate Marx’s “The Capital” with… Hitler’s “Mein Kampf”!

https://communismgr.blogspot.com/2017/08/vulgar-anticommunism-by-eu-they-equate.html
The EU and the Estonian Presidency of the European Council have reached the ultimate limits of political vulgarity and anticommunist distortion of History. The- organised by the Estonian EU Presidency- despicable “conference” in Tallinn proved its role as an unhistorical, hideous forum where the participants tried to equate communism with nazism.
Among the many unhistorical references and efforts to distort the historical truth, the most horrible one came from Goran Lindblad of Sweden, President of the so-called “Platform of European Memory and Conscience”. In his speech, Lindblad refered to the importance that the condemnation of all the “totalitarian regimes” has, and added that: communist ideology in itself was bad, not that something had gone wrong when it was implemented. “Both the texts of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ and Karl Marx include it, the idea to use terror to keep dictatorships in power,” Lindblad, a member of the Swedish Moderate Party, said.
For the record, other participants in this despicable, anticommunist “conference” were: Estonian MEP Tunne Kelam (IRL/EPP), Dr. Olaf Mertelsmann of the University of Tartu, also include Dr. Anna Kaminsky, director of the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship in Germany, Andres Kasekamp, professor at the University of Toronto, Igor Casu, professor at the State University of Moldova, and Dr. Bartosz Dziewanowski-Stefanczyk of the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity in Warsaw.
Despicable anticommunists: Tunne Kelam (left) and Goran Lindblad.
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KKE: The EU’s vulgar anticommunism has no bottom.
“The vulgar anticommunism of the EU has no bottom” mentions a statement by the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and continues “the identification of the unprecedented work of Karl Marx “The Capital” with the nazist manifesto “Mein Kampf” of Hitler, was among the vulgar things that were said in the anticommunist fiesta in Estonia”.
In another part of the statement, the KKE writes: “This is the proof that the EU constantly strengthens and process her anticommunism, the so-called equation between communism-nazism, which in the end of day justifies the hideous monster of nazism”.
The KKE attacks the conservative, opposition New Democracy Party for participating “in this anticommunist drain”, but also blames the SYRIZA-ANEL government for its hypocrisy. More specifically, the KKE statement writes:
“The SYRIZA-ANEL government cannot present itself as justified for its decision not to participate in Estonia, not only because it has already legitimize it by its presence in the respective last year’s fiest (in Bratislava), but also because it acquits the EU for her anticommunism, which goes hand by hand with the attack on the workers-people’s rights.”.
KKE: Strong condemnation of the unhistorical anticommunist events of the EU in Estonia

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

KKE: Strong condemnation of the unhistorical anticommunist events of the EU in Estonia

https://communismgr.blogspot.com/2017/08/kke-strong-condemnation-of-unhistorical.html

Statement by the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece regarding the anticommunist events of the Estonian EU Presidency in Tallinn on August 23, 2017: 

“Tomorrow’s unhistorical anticommunist fiestas in Estonia consist a provocation for the millions of victims of nazism, for all the peoples of Europe who, through their struggle, wrote the heroic pages of the Antifascist Victory. They consist a provocation for the millions of communists, the fighters who contributed decisively to the crush of nazism-fascism.

These fiestas consist the continuation of similar events that take place during the last years under the auspices of the EU which, having anticommunist as its official policy and with large budgets, attempts to establish the 23rd August as a “European Day of Remembrance for the victims of totalitarian regimes”. Its major aim is the re-writing of the peoples’ history, the slandering of socialism, the unacceptable and unhistorical equation of communism with fascism-nazism. A basic aim is to hide that the power of monopolies, which in Germany took the form of Nazism, capitalism itself was overthrown in the USSR and in the other countries where the working class took the power; and, despite the weaknesses and serious mistakes the socialist construction moved on for decades. 
 
The anticommunist campaign of the EU, which goes hand by hand with the antipeople, antiworker attack, finds its best expression in Estonia and the other Baltic countries. The estonian bourgeois governments, with t he support of the EU and the USA, during the years that followed the overthrows in the socialist counties and the USSR’s dissolution, struggled to distort the historical truth.
 
It has been proved that the effort to equate communism with fascism aims in acquitting Nazism for its crimes. In Estonia, the murderers of the 20th estonian division of the Waffen SS, of the estonian SS which fought by the side of Nazi Germany are proclaimed “heroes” thus enjoying pensions and privileges, while the action of the Communist Party and the communist symbols are prohibited and the period when Estonian was part of the USSR is considered as “occupation”. The day of Estonia’s liberation from the Red Army and the Estonian partisans has been established as a “day of mourning” by today’s anti-communists and the descendants of the Nazi murderers.

What SYRIZA, New Democracy and the other parties say about the supposed “EU of peace, democracy, security, solidarity” is collapsing in Estonia and in other countries.

Estonian Fascists Celebrate Country’s
1944 Waffen SS Legion

The refusal of the SYRIZA-ANEL government to participate in tomorrow’s (Wednesday’s) events n Estonia is at least hypocritical, not only because it (the SYRIZA-ANEL government) had been officially represented in last year’s events in Bratislava, but also because it acquittes the EU of monopolies, which has anti-communism as her flag, the equation of communism with nazism. Besides, the slandering of socialism, of the entire socialist course of the Soviet Union by SYRIZA seconds the vulgar extreme anticommunism of New Democracy, PASOK and the other parties, alongside of course with the murderous Nazi Golden Dawn, as it has been expressed during the last days. 

One hundred years since the October Socialist Revolution, the peoples of Europe can draw conclusions. The strengthening of anticommunism proves that bourgeoisie and her staffs are trembling in front of the people and the perspective of its struggle; they hit at the communists because they are the bearers of the way out of the rotten exploitative system and its crises.

The people’s experience proves that escalation of anticommunism and all the outdated reactionary ideas is only a precursor of new anti-people measures and restriction of people’s rights, (a precursor) for the launch of a new round of imperialist wars and interventions against the peoples. 

For that reason, the struggle for the abolition of the anticommunist persecutions and restrictions, the struggle against anticommunism, for the satisfaction of the contemporary needs and rights of the people, is connected with the constant struggle for the workers power, for the liberation of the working class and the popular strata from the bonds of capitalism, from the exploitation which generates poverty, wars, nazism-fascism and its supporters”.

Source: 902.gr / Translation: In Defense of Communism.