The following is from the website of the International Communist Seminar: www.icsbrussels.org.
From May 14-16, 2010, 41 communist and workers parties from 37 countries gathered in Brussels for the 19th International Communist Seminar, hosted by the Workers’ Party of Belgium. Among the participants were representatives of communist parties from three socialist countries: the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Communist Party of Cuba.
The Seminar’s theme was the “The consequences of the economic crisis and the intervention of communist parties”. The participants presented papers and held discussions on the deepening of the crisis of capitalism and about the concrete interventions of communist parties in the ongoing class struggles. A document with general conclusions on “The Communist Parties facing the deepening of the capitalist systemic crisis“ was formulated, discussed and adopted.
The Seminar sent a solidarity message to the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), just in time to be read before the massive, KKE-led protest rally on May 15 in Athens. Three specific resolutions were adopted at the Seminar, all three of them to express solidarity with countries, peoples and workers in struggle against imperialism and capitalism. A first one stresses solidarity with Cuba, a second one with the Palestinian and other peoples in the Middle East, and a last one with the mineworkers in the Russian city of Mezhdurechensk, victims of a mine accident and of State repression.
The Seminar participants agreed to organize next year’s 20th International Communist Seminar from May 13-15, 2011 in Brussels. It will have as theme “The strengthening of the communist parties in times of a deepening capitalist systemic crisis”.
All documents of the 19th International Communist Seminar will be made available at www.icsbrussels.org.