ANTI COMMUNISM and the Prague Declaration Movement

ANTI COMMUNISM and the Prague Declaration Movement

Gordon Allan
Gordon Allan

July 29th, 2011, 10:23 am #1

This might be of use and interest to some comrades, it was to me at least.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR4-qxcW0Fk

Powerful forces are at work to rewrite & distort the course of history, equating the horrors & sheer human cost of Fascism and war against it - with the experience of building Socialism in Russia and Eastern Europe. As glossy revisionist histories would have it, "two dictatorial sides of the same coin".

Phil Katz, who's family hailed from areas affected by Nazism, speaks with knowledge and experience in the Scottish launch of his book in Freedom From Tyranny: The Fight Against Fascism and the Falsification of History
Availble online here:http://www.manifestopress.org.uk/

As the last generations remembering the victory against Fascism now grow few, those who have an axe to grind against Communists now organise under the Prague Declaration. Some of these same people campaign for the swastika to be decriminalised in the name of freedom, while the hammer and sickle and 5 pointed star remain criminalised.

1945 - the victory of Freedom and for all People, is now contested domain.

Popular Communist Parties such as in the Czech Republic and Young Communist League are harrased and threatened with legal action and banning. Viciously anti-Socialist governments try to bring in the notorious "3rd Resistance" Act, which makes all the opponents of Socialist governments equal in standing with those who risked their lives fighting Fascism! This video also covers and answers the so called "double genocide" accusations - a "dishonest and historically false .....poisonous idea taken such deep root" as some have called it (Guardian 14 Sept 2010).
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Act of Defiance
Act of Defiance

July 29th, 2011, 5:53 pm #2

The Communist Party of Greece KKE has been very active in challenging the falsification of history going on in the EU.

This is the Joint Statement of 45 European Communist and Workers Parties organised by the KKE in January. There have also been numerous events in solidarity with the KSCM. In recent months there have also been government sponsored repressions against Communists in Lithuania, Georgia, and Spain.

http://www.solidnet.org/greece-communis ... -of-europe
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Harsanyi_Janos
Harsanyi_Janos

July 29th, 2011, 9:28 pm #3

I wonder why the PCF did not sign. Does anyone know?
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Kim Philby
Kim Philby

July 29th, 2011, 10:35 pm #4

because they not longer take part in the KKE sponsored conferences of communist and workers parties. That's why the two other French communist movements (PRCF & URCF) were there for the first time as full participants.

Though the French communist party took part in the first conference in 1998 in Athens and attended a few others it was not only out of step with the majority of participating communist and workers' parties over the European Union, support for Nato's war in former Yugoslavia and their support for the European Left party that was largely their own initiative.

pip,pip,

H A R Philby
(Col.ret'd)
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Act of Defiance
Act of Defiance

July 30th, 2011, 2:37 pm #5

This long article from AP dated 29th July 2011:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/ ... 9-08-03-31

PRAGUE (AP) -- "They're the Czech Republic's fourth-largest political party, but the hardline Communists could soon be outlawed if the center-right government has its way.

It's more than two decades since communism collapsed here, but the survivors and ideological heirs to the party that ruled from 1948 until the "Velvet Revolution" of 1989 are under increasing political pressure.

Petr Necas' government has taken the first step toward a possible ban by asking the Interior Ministry to work on a legal complaint to make it happen. A study commissioned by a Senate committee compiled numerous complaints from lawmakers about their conduct." (extract)


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