Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Report on Second Congress of the CARC PARTY - Italy

2nd National Congress of the CARC Party– Let’s change ourselves for winning! Let’s build the Popular Bloc Government for advancing towards socialism!

On 31st October and 1st November in Viareggio it was held the 2nd National Congress of the CARC Party. We took stock of the work done in last two years and we decided how we will work in the coming years to create the conditions for establishing a Popular Bloc Government and so advancing in the struggle to make Italy a new socialist country.

The issues on the agenda were two.

The first was the need to “change ourselves for winning,” for being equal to communists’ tasks in the new situation brought about as the crisis entered its acute and terminal phase. In fact, reality puts socialist revolution on the agenda, but it does not happen spontaneously (it does not “break out”). Socialist revolution can effectively take place and prevent reactionary mobilization and imperialist war only if communists will soon be able to overcome their political and organizational limits. They have to be able to adopt a conception, a strategy and a working method corresponding to the situation. On this basis, with creativity, determination and courage, they have to be able to carry out an aimed and effective action for mobilizing and organizing the masses on path of the struggle to establish socialism (that is the revolutionary mobilization of the masses).

The second issue at the heart of the debate was the goal to “build a Popular Bloc government”, an emergency government. It will be form and expression of popular and workers' organizations in our country. We talked about the conditions Communists must create for establishing it (propagandizing its necessity, multiplying popular and workers’ organizations, strengthening the coordination among them, raising their aspirations, goals and ability to struggle).

The crisis has come to a head, but communist movement is still weak. In this situation the establishment of a government of People's Bloc meets the immediate needs of the masses. It is the only way to avoid the most destructive effects of the general crisis of capitalism, to fight mistrust and demoralization among the masses and to drive them to be protagonist. At the same time it will serve “to advance toward socialism”: the establishment of the Popular Bloc Government, and the struggle to consolidate, defend and extend the measures it will adopt, will be the practical, intellectual and moral school of communism the masses need to do for going to establish socialism in our country.

Many Italian and foreign parties, committees and organizations joined the Congress and give their contribution.

Those who directly intervened, bringing their greetings and contribution to the debate, were the Delegation of the (n) PCI, the Struggling Workers Union, the Association of Proletarian Solidarity, the Collective Iqbal Masih (Lecce), the Women's Committee Estella (Milan), the Women Group Bellaciao (Pistoia), the Bolivarian Circle (Naples), the Association Legami d’Acciaio (Turin), the Labourers Communist Party of Massa Carrara (who has read the message sent by the National Executive of the Party), Critical Left of Viareggio.

Partisans Miriam Pellegrini and Spartaco Ferri (Association GAMADI-Rome), the partisan Bruno Rossi (Borgo del Ponte), Città del Sole Publications (Naples), Arcigay, the Anti-imperialist Camp, Peace Point Pax Christi (Caserta), Mauro Bertini (former mayor of Marano-Naples), the Communist Platform, the Communist Collective A. Gramsci of Trento sent their best wishes to the Congress.

Bernardo Borges, consul of the Republic of Venezuela and member of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, a large delegation of comrades of the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Turkey and North Kurdistan (MLKP) and Vladimir Kapuralin , in charge of International Relations for Socialist Workers Party of Croatia intervened to bring their warm and combative greetings to the Congress.

Many important parties and organizations of the International Communist Movement sent their message. They were the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany ( MLPD ), the Confederation of Turkish workers in Europe ( ATIK ), Democracy and the Struggle Class (Great Britain), Revolution ary Initiative (Canada), Revolution ary Organization of Labor (USA), Ranjbaran Party of Iran, the Union of Young Communists of Czechoslovakia (SMKC), the International Republican Socialist Network (IRSN), the Fighting Popular Committee “Manolo Bello”, Correo Vermello, the Galician Committee of Solidarity with the Nepal , the Communist Organization of Greece ( KOE ), the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia - Labor Party of Czechoslovakia (KSC-CSSp) the Communist Party of Greece (Marxist-Leninist) (KKE/ml), the Coordination Council of Worker Movement in Ukraine (KSRD), Second Wave Publications(London-UK).

All those present demanded the immediate release of comrade Alessandro Della Malva , Secretary of the Tuscan Federation of CARC Party, jailed in Pistoia since October 11 because he is anti-fascist and communist. They expressed their solidarity and rallied around his family and his partner, who spoke to bring greetings by Alessandro to delegates and participants in the Congress participants and to communicate a clear, strong and simple message to those present: “What happened opened my eyes, and I have no intention to close them anymore. I am determined to do everything possible for others like me to open their eyes! Just two weeks are gone since the arrest of Alessandro, but I realize the change that this produced not only in me but also in many other people, when Alessandro's father came to the streets in Pistoia and told me that as a father he would want it at home, but as a man he would do what his son is doing! “

The presence of many young people and women members and leaders of our party, their speeches filled with courage, enthusiasm, seriousness and determination have been a source of joy and pride for the whole party: they are the best fruit of the work done in these years! Even the guests in their speeches to Congress have greeted with excitement and hope the presence of these young people and women who have embraced the high and noble cause to which today every man, woman, young and elder of the popular masses can devote his life: the cause of communism!

The delegates expressed their pride in being part of the caravan of (n) PCI, thanked (n) PCI for its role of leadership and driver of the rebirth of the communist movement of our country and finally sent a heartfelt salute to Comrade Giuseppe Maj, an example of determination and dedication to the cause of communism for all. B. Brecht wrote: “there are men who fight one day and they are good, others that struggle a year and they are better, those who fight many years and are still best, but there are those who strive a lifetime: they are the indispensable.” Comrade Giuseppe Maj is one of them!

This Congress strengthens our Party (and the communist movement of our country) and makes it more determined in his will to contribute to build step by step the road that will lead the masses to wipe out the barbarity of capitalism and open a new era of freedom, peace, civilization and progress for all humanity, the era of socialism.

For the attention and participation of parties and Communist organizations of other countries, the Second Congress was also an important occasion to strengthen the proletarian internationalism and the rebirth of the international communist movement.

The newly elected National Direction warmly thanks the comrades who have contributed to the success of the Congress and all Italians and foreign political parties and organizations, which have participated in it or sent their greetings.

Freedom for the anti-fascists arrested and prosecuted!

Long live the CARC Party! Long live the (n)PCI!

We shall make Italy a new socialist country!

We have a world to win!

Communism is our future!

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