24 parties of the Working group of IMCWP joint at a teleconference organized by KKE and TKP on 5&6 November. In the teleconference, the theme of the Extraordinary IMCWP was decided as follows: “The international economic, political, and military developments. The experience from the struggle of the Communist and Workers’ Parties and the peoples. Solidarity with Cuba, the Palestinian people, and all the peoples struggling against sanctions, machinations, and imperialist aggression.”
Working Group also decided on a press release on the anniversary of the Great October Revolution and a solidarity message with Cuba. The texts of the press release and the solidarity message:
Teleconference of the Working Group of the International Meeting of the Communist and Workers’ Parties
The Working Group of the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) met on 5&6 November 2021. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, it decided to defer the 22nd IMCWP for 2022.
At the same time, taking into account the need to strengthen the exchange of experience, the discussion, and the joint activity of Communist and Workers’ Parties, it decided to hold an extraordinary teleconference of the IMCWP on 10–11–12 December 2021, under the theme: The international economic, political, and military developments. The experience from the struggle of the Communist and Workers’ Parties and the peoples. Solidarity with Cuba, the Palestinian people, and all the peoples struggling against sanctions, machinations, and imperialist aggression.
It was also decided that the in-person meeting of the Working Group will take place until spring 2022, if permitted by epidemiological data and the relevant health protocols.
The Parties which participated in the Working Group, on the occasion of the 104th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution highlight its historical importance as an event that shook the world and laid the foundation for the revolutionary and progressive advances achieved by workers and peoples in the 20th century under its red banner, for the construction of a fair society.
The Soviet Union – the first workers’, socialist state in the world – managed in a historically short time to achieve unprecedented gains, gave impetus to the development of the international communist and workers’ movement, had a decisive contribution to the defeat of fascism, and with other socialist countries, became a guarantor of peace, and contributed to the achievements won by workers in capitalist countries and to the successes of the national-liberation movements, and the collapse of colonialism.
Taking into account analyzes already carried out by various parties, we bear the responsibility to research and draw the right conclusions about the causes and mistakes that led to the dissolution of the USSR, as well as the task to oppose the falsification of history and anti-communist lies.
The counter-revolutionary changes that took place at the end of the 20th century do not negate the historical importance of the October Revolution and the contribution of the USSR. Socialism is the answer to the suffering of capitalist exploitation and imperialist barbarity; it is a requirement for today and tomorrow.