Message of Greetings and Solidarity to the 53rd Congress of the Communist Party of Britain (CPB)
PARTIDO KOMUNISTA NG PILIPINAS
( PKP-1930 )
(Philippine Communist Party)
Website : www.pkp1930.org
November 12, 2014
COMRADE ROBERT GRIFFITHS
COMRADE JOHN FOSTER
COMMUNIST PARTY OF BRITAIN (CPB)
Dear comrades :
Through you, the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP-1930, the Philippine Communist Party) sends its warmest fraternal greetings and solidarity to the 53rd Congress of the Communist Party of Britain (CPB) which will be held in London on November 15 to 16, 2014.
Our two parties have similar struggles against austerity and privatization, and we find inspiration in your campaign to combat the ruling Tory-LibDem agenda of privatizing public schools and the National Health Services ; your campaign for public ownership of strategic sectors including the energy, mass transport and financial sectors ; and your campaign for the imposition of a “Wealth Tax”.
We stand in solidarity with your campaign for the abolition of the archaic institutions that are the monarchy and the house of lords ; with your movement for building up a People’s Assembly ; and with your struggle for the dismantling of the neo-liberal and militarist structures that are the EU and NATO.
We note your highlighting of the feminization of poverty, and are sad that this malady which used to be endemic to neo-colonial countries with high unemployment is now also a trend in your country. This only shows the extent to which neo-liberal globalization has “globalized” poverty, and the extent to which the Tory-LibDem coalition has inflicted barbaric cuts on the living standards and democratic rights of the British people.
But still, more hard-won gains made by the British working class in past decades of struggle are in danger of being reversed by these ruling champions of neo-liberalism and imperialism. However, we are confident that the CPB’s deep roots in the British labour movement, and the CPB’s unifying approach towards the masses, will bring success to your campaign to forge a broad left platform to defeat the ruling “ConDems” and their Blair-type special agents.
As we greet your 53RD Congress, we salute the CPB’s firm upholding of the spirit of proletarian internationalism. Our unity and solidarity in the common struggle to end imperialism and to advance to socialism, are indispensable.
Finally, we wish every success to the 53RD Congress of the CPB, and to all the activities of the CPB to be set by this Congress.
With communist greetings,
ANTONIO E. PARIS
General Secretary, PKP-1930