Workers, communist parties declare solidarity with FRSO in fight against repression

Fight Back News Service is circulating the following resolution adopted by workers and communist parties gathered at the International Communist Seminar in Brussels, Belgium, May 13-15. The statement expresses solidarity with Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), along with other anti-war and international solidarity activists who are facing repression in the United States. The resolution was signed by 42 parties.

Resolution in solidarity with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization against new McCarthyism

The undersigned participating at the 20th International Communist Seminar in Brussels, Belgium, May 13-15, 2011, denounce the U.S. Government repression of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), its leaders, and its allies in the anti-war and international solidarity movements.

The FRSO members are under attack due to their support for the struggles of the people of Palestine and Colombia. The FRSO members and friends are accused of “material support for terrorism” because they organize protest against U.S. wars for Empire in the Middle East, against U.S. aid to Israel, and against U.S. military intervention in Colombia. The U.S. Government is claiming the publishing of articles and opinions favorable to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the newspaper “Fight Back” constitutes a crime. We reject this criminalization of political speech and organizing.

We denounce the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) raids targeting the homes and offices of progressives and revolutionaries. We demand an end to secretive Grand Jury where there is no judge and activists are not even allowed a lawyer. We applaud the 23 solidarity activists’ refusal to appear and speak at the Grand Jury despite the threat of imprisonment.

As internationalists, we support organizing in solidarity with people and movements struggling against U.S. imperialism.

We stand in solidarity with the FRSO against this new McCarthyism.

List of signatories

1. Albania, Communist Party of Albania

2. Azerbaidjan, Communist Party of Azerbaidjan

3. Belarus, For the Union and the Communist Party of the Union

4. Belgium, Workers’ Party of Belgium

5. Brazil, Partido Pátria Livre

6. Bulgaria, Party of Bulgarian Communists

7. Congo, Democratic Republic of, Congolese Communist Party

8. Cuba, Partido Comunista de Cuba

9. Egypt, Communist Party of Egypt

10. El Salvador, Partido Comunista de El Salvador (PCS)

11. France, PRCF – Pôle de Renaissance communiste en France

12. France, URCF – Union des Révolutionnaires-Communistes de France

13. Greece, Communist Party of Greece (KKE)

14. Guyana, People Progressive Party

15. Hungary, Hungarian Communist Workers’ Party

16. Italy, Rete dei Comunisti

17. Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of, Workers’ Party of Korea

18. Latvia, Socialist Party of Latvia

19. Lebanon, Parti Communiste Libanais

20. Lithuania, Socialist Party of Lithuania

21. Lithuania, Socialist People’s Front

22. Malta, Communist Party of Malta

23. Martinique, Parti Communiste Martiniquais

24. Mexico, Partido Comunista de México

25. Mexico, Partido Popular Socialista de México

26. Morocco, Voie démocratique

27. Pakistan, Communist Party of Pakistan

28. Palestine, Palestinian Communist Party

29. Peru, Partido Comunista Peruano

30. Philippines, Communist Party of the Philippines

31. Russia, Communist Party of the Russian Federation

32. Russia, Russian Communist Workers’ Party – Revolutionary Party of Communists

33. Russia, Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU)

34. Slovakia, Communist Party of Slovakia

35. South Africa, South African Communist Party

36. Spain, Partido Comunista de los Pueblos de España

37. Sweden, Communist Party (KP)

38. Syria, Syrian Communist Party

39. Tunisia, Parti du Travail patriotique et démocratique de Tunisie

40. Turkey, Communist Party of Turkey

41. Ukraine, Union of Communists

42. United Kingdom, Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist)


4 responses to “Workers, communist parties declare solidarity with FRSO in fight against repression

  1. The witch hunt of communists has never stopped in the USA since the 1950s and Mc Carthy’s times, alas.
    The USA are the worst country to live in for Communists.

  2. I am alone as a communist in the state of tennessee. I say down with capitalist America, revolution for the working class.

  3. Hello Joey,
    I believe it must be hard for you, living as the only communsst in the state of Tennessee. Bravo for sticking to your beliefs nevertheless.

  4. The USA is not the worst country for communists. In Iran, for example, the ayatollah regime murdered thousands of them. That’s one thing ALL the leaders of the Islamic Republic agree on, Moussavi himself was the hatchet man.

    If I had to guess the worst country to be a communist? I’d say: Afghanistan, but it’s pretty rough on everyone.

    But being a communist in Tennessee: Brother Joey, your work is cut out for you!

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