To Solidnet and fraternal Communist & Worker’s Parties, National Liberation and Revolutionary Organizations,
Attached please find the submission of the Communist Party of Canada to the 12th International Meeting of Communist & Workers Parties held in Tshwane, South Africa, Dec. 2-4, 2010.
Communist Party of Canada
Our Party joins with all others in expressing our gratitude to the South African Communist Party, for hosting this important meeting of our international movement. And we pay tribute to this beautiful land and its resolute people, and especially to its many revolutionary leaders and martyrs – past and present – who have helped to forge a pathway to a brighter future, to a socialist future.
Our party shares the analysis of the current global economic crisis that has been expressed over the course of this and other exchanges since its onset in 2008:
that it did not arise as a result of errors, mismanagement or inadequate mechanisms of regulation, but rather as an inevitable consequence of the dynamics of this rotten, exploitative system itself,
that monopoly capital is using this crisis not only to protect its interests, but to squeeze even more advantages and concessions at the expense of the working class and the people;
that the struggle of the workers and their allies to defend their jobs, living standards and social/political rights from the impact of the crisis objectively constitutes a challenge to the capitalist system as a whole, even if they are not always or completely conscious of that fact;
and finally, that therefore the revolutionary leadership role of the Communist parties in each country is absolutely consequential and decisive.