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FRSO presentation to the 2011 International Communist Seminar in Brussels

The following is the report from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization to the International Communist Seminar. The topic of the 2011 seminar was “The strengthening of communist parties in times of a deepening capitalist systemic crisis”:

Building A Communist Party in the United States, 2011

The Freedom Road Socialist Organization Faces U.S. State Repression

The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) is currently facing a campaign of repression by the United States government.  On September 24, 2010, under orders from U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald in Chicago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided homes and activist offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.  14 anti-war and international solidarity activists, including two in Michigan, were subpoenaed to appear at a secretive Grand Jury investigation.  Nine more Palestine solidarity activists, most Arab-Americans, were subpoenaed to appear on January 25, 2011, bringing the total to 23.  The 23 refuse to appear at the Grand Jury inquisition where U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald claims to investigate “material support for terrorism”, focused on the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).  In actuality, the FRSO is the target of political repression by the U.S. government.  Comrades are facing indictments, a trial, and possibly Federal prison.  The main issues are free speech and the right to organize, recently narrowed by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Holder vs. Humanitarian Law Project case.  The trial will center around the testimony of a Federal Agent who infiltrated the mass groups and the FRSO.

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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.

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19th International Communist Seminar held in Brussels on the crisis and the action of the communist parties

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.

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Bourgeois Democracy and Fascism

The author, Harpal Brar, Chairman of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist)

The Marxist-Leninist is reproducing the following article by Harpal Brar from the Stalin Society in order to counter propaganda that fascism is something other than the open terroristic dictatorship of the most reactionary elements of the capitalist ruling class, or that fascism has something in common with communism, the organized revolutionary power of the working class. 

Stalin Society introduction: On May 21, 2000, Harpal Brar, made a presentation to the Stalin Society based on an article written by him entitled ‘Bourgeois Democracy and Fascism’ which was initially presented to the International May Day Seminar in Brussels, organised by the Party of Labour of Belgium (PTB), on 3rd May 2000. The complete article is reproduced here

Fascism – the sudden growth?

To those who have accepted as unquestioned the existing social forms and their continuity, and those who have looked to the possibility of peaceful progressive advance within these existing social forms, and those who have dismissed the revolutionary outlook as the fantasy of a minority, the victory of fascism in an advanced industrial country such as Germany came as a brutal shock.

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Workers Party of Belgium: The International Capitalist Crisis and Our Tasks

The following is from the Workers Party of Belgium:

The international capitalist crisis, the workers’ and peoples’ struggle, the alternatives and the role of the communist and working class movement.

11th International Meeting of Communists and Workers’ Parties
November 20-22, 2009, New Delhi

Contribution of the Workers’ Party of Belgium (WPB)
Report presented by Baudouin Deckers, member of the National Bureau, head of the International Relations Department.

The economic crisis is getting deeper

When the financial crisis broke out end of 2008 it brought about a world-wide crisis of the economy. This was inevitable. Indeed, the financial crisis is rooted in a structural crisis of over-production which has been worsening in successive waves since the first years of the seventies. As marxists, we know that it is tightly linked to the production mode of the capitalist system.

Such thesis has been developed time and again, at the International Communist Seminar of May 2009 among other platforms, as is attested by the Declaration which was endorsed there.

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International Communist Seminar held in Brussels on youth and the crisis

The following is from the website of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, a regular participant in the International Communist Seminar:

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International Communist Seminar held in Brussels on youth and the crisis

Press Statement

From 15-17 May 2008, 49 communist and workers’ parties from 40 countries gathered in Brussels for the 18th International Communist Seminar, hosted by the Workers’ Party of Belgium. Its main theme was communist work among youth — for which 20 of the parties had sent a young delegate. The participants presented papers and held discussions on the current situation of youth, the work of communists among youth and the incorporation of new generations in communist parties. Continue reading

Study Guide: Overview of Marxism-Leninism, the Science of Revolution

This a section of M-L Study Guide. The other sections are found here: https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/study-guide/

“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” – Marx & Engels, The Manifesto of the Communist Party

Basic and Essential readings

Supplemental readings