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4th European Communist Meeting on Education
Brussels, February 5, 2010

“The operation of distorting the history of the Second World War in education”

Over the past years there had been meetings of communist and workers' parties that contributed in the exchange of views and experiences on issues related with the situation and the struggles in the field of education, and promoted the launching of initiatives and joint actions.

This very period the anticommunist campaign of lies and slander by imperialist organizations such as the EU, NATO and OSCE as well as by European governments continues vehemently. They aim at equating socialism-communism with fascism overtly and in an unhistorical base. Special effort was made on 23rd of August in order to imbue people’s conscience with anticommunism while the antisocialist propaganda, especially on the occasion of the anniversary of 20 years since the Fall of the Wall in Berlin, took on massive dimensions. In the former communist countries continues the blatant anticommunism, the prohibitions, the persecution of communists and the witch-hunt that reveal the perception of the capital and the multinationals of “democracy”.

Imperialists mainly aim at youth’s conscience. They intensely promote the anticommunist propaganda in schools, colleges and universities through multiform activities and various forms.

There is a need for the communist movement in Europe as well as for the workers’, people’s and education movements to discuss the experience from the struggle against anticommunism that unfolds ex cathedra in all countries and coordinate the struggle against anticommunism that constitutes part of the capital’s strategy. Our idea is that the meeting could focus on the anticommunist attack which is carried out in schools, universities etc in a comprehensive way.

The International Capitalist Crisis, The Workers' and Peoples' Struggle,
The Alternatives and the Role of the Communist and Working Class Movement

November 20-22, 2009
New Delhi, India

Hosted By:
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Communist Party of India


The last decades of the 20th century saw tumultuous developments and cataclysmic changes. The dismantling of socialism in the Soviet Union, the disintegration of the USSR, the collapse of the communist-led regimes in East Europe and the process of restoration of capitalism in these countries-all constitute a big reversal for the world forces of socialism.

In this situation, many communist parties carried serious introspection on the basic tenets of Marxism-Leninism. Wilting under the pressure of an intense ideological offensive, many Communist Parties abandoned the revolutionary essence of Marxism- Leninism and embraced social democracy. During this period when the international communist movement has been thrown into disarray, there were some communist and workers' parties that believed these shortcomings and failures in the process of constantly enriching this creative science in accordance with unfolding historical developments, is not due to its inadequacies or lack of scientific method of its content. It is due to the inadequacies and lack of scientific rigour on the part of those who have embraced this philosophy.

Efforts were undertaken to regroup the international communist movement and bring together all those communist and workers' parties that believed in the basic tenets of Marxism-Leninism. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) had initiated one such attempt in 1993 by organising an international seminar on the 'Contemporary World Situation and the validity of Marxism'. 30 parties were extended invitations to participate in the seminar. 21 parties including the CPI(M) and the CPI participated in the seminar, four parties unable to send their representatives, sent their contributions in the form of papers while five parties sent messages expressing their inability to participate owing to critical political conditions in their respective countries. The success of the seminar in attaining the objectives it had set before it, gave renewed confidence to the various participants, in their struggle to defend socialism and to continue to fight for the goal of socialism.

Five years hence, from 1998, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) took up this task of organising international meetings of the communist and workers parties to exchange opinions on some of the important contemporary developments in world and share experiences. From that year onwards seven consecutive meetings were hosted by the KKE in Greece. The number of parties taking part in these meetings saw a steady increase reflecting the growing relevance and validity of Marxism.

To facilitate the smooth organisation of these meetings a working group of international communist and workers parties was formed. This group decides on the theme of the meeting, the venue and dates apart from the parties that would take part in the meeting.

As the experience of organising such meetings proved useful, there was a request to organise this meeting in different parts of the world. Accordingly the 8th meeting was organised in Lisbon, Portugal, the 9th in Minsk, Belarus and in Moscow to observe the 90th anniversary of the Great October Revolution, and the 10th in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The working group had decided in its meeting in February that the 11th meeting would be organised in India jointly by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India.

The 12th meeting is conceived to take place in the African continent, thus covering all the continents on the globe.



Brussels - February 5, 2010:

Joint Statement of the 4th European Communist Meeting on Education

Communist Party of Greece [KKE]

German Communist Party –DKP

The Communist Party of the Russian Federation – CPRF

Workers' Party of Belgium

Portuguese Communist Party

Communist Party of Turkey

Workers’ Party of Ireland

Communist Party of Poland

SWP of Croatia

NCP of Netherlands

Communist Party of Malta

Communist Workers' Party of Russia

Communist Party of Britain

CP in Denmark

CP of Slovakia

New Dehli
- November 20-22, 2009:

AKEL, Cyprus

Brazilian CP

Communist Party in Denmark

Communist Party of Australia

Communist Party of Bangladesh

Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia

Communist Party of Britain

Communist Party of Canada

Communist Party of China

Communist Party of Denmark

Communist Party of Finland

Communist Party of Greece

Communist Party of Hungary

Communist Party of India

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Communist Party of Israel

Communist Party of Luxembourg

Communist Party of Nepal (UML)

Communist Party of Netherlands

Communist Party of Norway

Communist Party of Pakistan

Communist Party of Peoples of Spain

Communist Party of Turkey

Communist Party of USA

CP of Brazil

CP of Ireland

CP of Sweden

CP of the Russian Federation

CP of Vietnam

German Communist Party

Hungarian Communist Workers’ Party

Lebanese Communist Party

Message from Gazalian Party

Party of the Italian Communists

Portuguese Communist Party

PPS, Mexico

Socialist Party of Latvia

South African CP

Workers Party of Belgium

WP of Korea