11/11/10

World Communist Youth Front to Meet in South Africa

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

The old Soviet front World Federation of Democratic Youth has been organizing (usually) quadrennial international youth festivals since the 1940s.

The last three festivals were held in Venezuela (2005), Algeria (2001) and Cuba (1997).

The Seventeenth Festival is to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in December.

Here is Jesus Mora, Secretary-General of the World Federation of Democratic Youth, being interviewed for Telesur regarding the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students.

Unfortunately this is in Spanish, but the graphics are explicitly communist.

According to the Communist Party USA news site People’s World:

Thousands of youth and students from countries across the globe will convene in South Africa Dec. 13-21, to participate in the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students. The festival will take place in Johannesburg.

A U.S. preparatory committee and delegation is in formation.

Jordan Farrar, 27, is a leader with the Young Communist League USA from Baltimore and has been organizing youth in the U.S. to make the journey. The YCL is one of several groups expected to participate in the event. In the past, peace, civil rights, student and youth from the labor movement have participated.

He said he’s super excited to attend the festival.

“The U.S. is perceived as carrying a lot of baggage, however this is our time as young people to show the world that we want change, peace and justice,” he said.

“Despite the negative attention Obama might receive overseas these days we believe his administration is making small steps to really advance the lives of ordinary working people and youth. The new administration is laying stepping stones in the rights of working people here and abroad,” said Farrar.

Farrar says there are currently about 30 young people signed up representing different states nationwide including several college campuses.

How much publicity will this delegation of potential future traitors, spies and Democratic Party congressmen receive from the MSM? Does the F.B.I. even know who these people are?

Will some of them come back to help Barack Obama, the Communist Party’s “friend” make more “small steps to really advance the lives of ordinary working people and youth?”

Maybe that won’t be fast enough for these young radicals.

11/11/10

In the Words of Calvin Coolidge…

Hat Tip: Duncan

Calvin Coolidge – Our 30th American President

From Calvin Coolidge’s address to the nation on the 125th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence:

“About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.”

We Could Use a Man Like Calvin Coolidge Again.

How’s that for progressive?

11/11/10

Communist Front Plans Major International Campaigns

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

The World Peace Council, once a fully owned Soviet front, is now a tool of Cuba and the international communist movement – which still includes the communist parties of Russia and China.

The World Peace Council is currently planning major international campaigns, for the release of 5 Cuban spies currently held in US prisons and against the main enemy of communism in Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

A meeting of the Secretariat of WPC took place in Brussels from October 10-12, 2010 with the participation of 10 members of the Secretariat from Brazil, Greece, Cuba, USA, Palestine, Portugal, Syria, Germany, India and Vietnam and an additional 19 Organizations from Europe (Spain, Italy, Belgium(2), Germany, Turkey, Cyprus, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Serbia, Georgia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Austria, Switzerland and Iran (guest status).

From the W.P.C. website:

One highlight of the WPC meeting was the visit of the Cuban delegation composed by Adriana Pérez O’Connor and Olga Salanueva, wives of Gerardo and Rene respectively, which are two of the five Cuban political prisoners held unjustly in US prisons. The meeting welcomed the Cuban friends and expressed its unconditional support for the struggle to release the “Cuban Five” as well as the solidarity of the WPC towards the Socialist Cuba.

The WPC meeting agreed to run an international campaign from December till May 2011, which shall culminate with the International conference against the foreign military Bases in the province Guantanamo, Cuba. Elements of the campaign will be a call to all WPC members and friends with a special WPC poster to demand from the White House the release of the Cuban Five, an intervention at the Human Rights Council of the UN during the 2011 and coordinate with other International Organizations (e.g. WFTU, WFDY, WIDF, OSPAAAL) common actions. The Secretariat expressed its solidarity with the struggling people and government of Cuba against the criminal blockade and denounced the “common position” of the EU towards Cuba. It decided furthermore to decorate symbolically during the next Executive Committee Meeting the “Cuban Five” as fighters for Peace.

Special point in the agenda of the regional meeting and the Secretariat was the developments around the NATO summit in Lisbon and the activities of the WPC towards it. The meeting adopted a special resolution on the subject (see below). The participants of the WPC meetings dealt with several other points in their agenda. They received reports from the regional coordinators of Americas, Middle East, Asia &Pacific and Europe and discussed and agreed on concrete future actions and a calendar of coming events.

The following ones were underlined:

• The continental conference of Peace Movements organized by MOMPADE in Mexico City on 21-22 October, 2010.
• The international meeting against NATO and for Peace in Lisbon on 19th November (organized by WPC and CPPC) and the international participation in the demonstration for the 20th November organized by “Yes to Peace-No to NATO” Campaign.
• December 10, 2010-International Day of action for the abolition of all foreign Military Bases (based on the continental campaign against the Bases).
• WPC International Solidarity Mission to Palestine at the end March 2011.
• Executive Committee WPC, April 29-30, 2011 in Havana, Cuba and participation in the May day events in Havana.
• International Meeting in the Cuban province Guantanamo against the deployed US Military Base and concentration camp on May 4-5, 2011.

The event will take place as well as part of the continental campaign against the Foreign Military Bases.

Special Resolution of the WPC Secretariat meeting in Brussels on actions for peace and against NATO during the NATO summit in Lisbon.

The organizations present in the World Peace Council (WPC) meeting in Brussels, October 10-12, 2010 agreed on actions for peace and against NATO during the NATO summit in Lisbon and concretely to:

• Endorse the international WPC/Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation appeal.
• Salute the peace loving forces of Portugal and support the aims and initiatives of the “Yes to Peace! No to NATO!” Campaign.
• Call upon all peace loving forces and anti-imperialist movements to actively support the CPPC in the preparations of the massive people’s protests which will culminate on 20th November with the “Yes to Peace! No to NATO!” Campaign demonstration at 15 Hrs in Lisbon (Marquês de Pombal – Avenida da Liberdade – Restauradores).
• Endorse and call for active participation for the international meeting for peace and against NATO of WPC and CPPC on 19th November under the title: “Yes to Peace! No to NATO! NATO-enemy of peace and the peoples-DISMANTLE IT!”
• Likewise call upon the peace movements in Europe, in all NATO member states and the whole world, to organize initiatives, protests and demonstrations in their own countries against the NATO member governments and their support to NATO in common action days (November 19-20), coincident with NATO’s summit.

That the international communist movement is about to mount two major campaigns against the U.S. and the NATO alliance, should be front page news.

Almost certainly however these campaigns will be taken at face value by the western media, with no investigation or exposure of their communist origins.

When did the “cold war” finish again?

11/11/10

International Communist Gathering to be Held in South Africa

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Most of the world’s leading communist parties will gather in Johannesburg, South Africa in December to discuss:

The deepening systemic crisis of capitalism. The task of Communists in defense of sovereignty, deepening social alliances, strengthening the anti-imperialist front in the struggle for peace, progress and Socialism.

From the website of the South African Communist Party website:

The last decades of the 20th century saw tumultuous developments and cataclysmic changes. The dismantling of socialism in the Soviet Union, the disintegration of the USSR, the collapse of the communist-led regimes in East Europe and the process of restoration of capitalism in these countries-all constitute a big reversal for the world forces of socialism.

In this situation, many communist parties carried serious introspection on the basic tenets of Marxism-Leninism. Wilting under the pressure of an intense ideological offensive, many Communist Parties abandoned the revolutionary essence of Marxism-Leninism and embraced social democracy. During this period when the international communist movement has been thrown into disarray, there were some communist and workers’ parties that believed these shortcomings and failures in the process of constantly enriching this creative science in accordance with unfolding historical developments, is not due to its inadequacies or lack of scientific method of its content. It is due to the inadequacies and lack of scientific rigor on the part of those who have embraced this philosophy.

Efforts were undertaken to regroup the international communist movement and bring together all those communist and workers’ parties that believed in the basic tenets of Marxism-Leninism. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) had initiated one such attempt in 1993 by organizing an international seminar on the ‘Contemporary World Situation and the validity of Marxism.’ 30 parties were extended invitations to participate in the seminar. 21 parties including the CPI(M) and the CPI participated in the seminar, four parties unable to send their representatives, sent their contributions in the form of papers while five parties sent messages expressing their inability to participate owing to critical political conditions in their respective countries. The success of the seminar in attaining the objectives it had set before it, gave renewed confidence to the various participants, in their struggle to defend socialism and to continue to fight for the goal of socialism.

Five years hence, from 1998, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) took up this task of organizing international meetings of the communist and workers parties to exchange opinions on some of the important contemporary developments in world and share experiences. From that year onwards seven consecutive meetings were hosted by the KKE in Greece. The number of parties taking part in these meetings saw a steady increase reflecting the growing relevance and validity of Marxism. To facilitate the smooth organization of these meetings a working group of international communist and workers parties was formed. This group decides on the theme of the meeting, the venue and dates apart from the parties that would take part in the meeting.

As the experience of organizing such meetings proved useful, there was a request to organize this meeting in different parts of the world. Accordingly the 8th meeting was organized in Lisbon, Portugal, the 9th in Minsk, Belarus and in Moscow to observe the 90th anniversary of the Great October Revolution, and the 10th in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The working group had decided in its meeting in February that the 11th meeting would be organized in India jointly by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India.

The 12th meeting will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from the 2nd December 2010 to the 5th December 2010. This is the first ever meeting of this kind to take place in the African continent, thus covering all the continents on the globe.

With so called “capitalism” in decline over much of the globe, the communists are quietly preparing for their time in sun.

11/11/10

Moscow to Build 5,000 Bomb Shelters

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

From Russia Today:

Nearly 5,000 new emergency bomb shelters will be built in Moscow by 2012 to save people in case of potential attacks.

Moscow authorities say the measure is urgent as the shelters currently available in the city can house no more that half of its population.

In the last 20 years, the area of air-raid defense has been developed little, and the existing shelters have become outdated. Moreover, they are located mostly in the city center, which makes densely populated Moscow outskirts especially vulnerable in the event of a nuclear attack.

In order to resolve the issue, the city has given architects a task to construct a typical model of an easy-to-build shelter that will be located all over the city 10 to 15 meters underneath apartment blocks, shopping centers, sport complexes and parks, as in case of attack people will need to reach the shelters within a minute.

While President Obama talks peace, Moscow prepares for war. Why?