GREETINGS FROM THE 7th CONGRESS OF APK

TO THE INTERNATONAL CONFERENCE OF MARXIST-LENINIST PARTIES AND ORGANISATIONS:
REVOLUTIONARY GREETINGS FROM THE 7th CONGRESS OF APK – THE WORKERS’ COMMUNIST PARTY OF DENMARK

The 7th Congress of the Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark APK has been succesfully completed and sends its fervent Marxist-Leninist revolutionary greetings to CIPOML and all its sister parties.

The Congress took place in a situation where all the public employees have been on the barricades of class struggle fighting cut backs and demands from the employers of this sector that workings hours should be increased for a lesser pay. Hundred of thousands have been in the streets to defend their rights and to counter the new systematic attacks on the working conditions and on the publics sector in general. At present the employees of the trade unions of the public sector are voting about their labour contracts for the next three years.

This great mass struggle has taught a new generation of working people the strength of solidarity and united trade union struggle. The public employees have had the support of the workers in the private sector as well, demonstrating that the class struggle of the workers’ and the working people against the capitalists and the capitalist state is very much alive, contrary to the bourgeois propaganda. This struggle followed the militant struggles in 2017 by workers of the private sector.

In many areas the struggle of the working class and its allies has been intensified. This is also true of the struggle against the integration into the neoliberal European Union in still more fields, that has finally eliminated the so called Nordic wellfare state.

Also the struggle against the militarisation and war preparations of the Nordic countries has been intensified – from Greenland and Iceland to Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland – that are organised by the United States and the aggressive imperialist NATO military alliance. Denmark and the Nordic countries are no force for peace, but caught up on the side of the US in its intensified imperialist rivalry that is turning the Arctic and the Baltic Ocean to an area of conflict and preparation for large scale war. The movement for peace is strengthened in all the countries and coordinated on a regional level.

Our Party has been active in all these class struggles, playing a postive and visible role. During the three years since the last Congress it has strengthened its positions in the working class and among the people. It has somewhat increased its ranks and extended its organisation. APK meets the challenges of the next Congress period with confidence and in a militant spirit for new advances in the areas defined by the Congress.

The Congres took new and important steps proces to bring a new generation of younger cadres educated as Marxist-Leninist leaders forward in the leadership of the party.

The 7th Congress unanimously approved the report of the Central Commitee and elected the new Party leadership. It also approved the work of the Party in regard to the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations, including the hosting of the world conference in 2016 in Denmark, and pledged to continue and increase its work to strenghten the influence of the Conference in Denmark and all the Nordic countries.

From the Congress we – the Danish Marxist-Leninists – send our warm revolutionary greetings to the Interational Conference and all its member parties, our sister parties, wishing the Conference and all its parties new advances in their revolutionary work, so necessary for the future of mankind. We pledge to strive to fulfill our duties as the Danish member for the Conference.

LONG LIVE THE 7TH CONGRESS OF THE WORKERS’ COMMMUNIST PARTY OF DENMARK!

LONG LIVE THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF MARXIST-LENINIST PARTIES AND ORGANISATIONS!

GLORY TO MARXISM-LENINISM!

Copenhagen May 2018

Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark APK

 

Greetings to CIPOML – 6th Congress of the Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark APK

The 6th Congress of APK, held in Copenhagen May 2015,  sends its militant revolutionary greetings to the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations and our brother/sister organizations in all continents, struggling for a better future for the workers and the peoples, for revolution and socialism.

Our 6. Congress was held in a spirit of revolutionary optimism and  of unity with a clear understanding that the class struggle will be intensified during the next years, nationally and internationally.

It drew the balance of the work during the last three years, stressing that the Party has been strengthened in terms of quality and numbers, and is in a positive situation for further advances. Continue reading “Greetings to CIPOML – 6th Congress of the Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark APK”

A United and Solidarity Future – A progressive asylum, refugee, immigration policy

By the Workers’ Communist Party, Denmark
Arbejderpartiet Kommunisterne – APK

Refugee and Asylum Policy

Refugees can only be supported in their own land or close to it if the imperialist wars and destabilisation are stopped. Peace, reconstruction, jobs and development are the only things that can end the flood of millions refugees and put an end to this human tragedy.

The European Union’s (EU) exterior borders are studded with barbed wire, walls, mines and electronic surveillance.  The Mediterranean is transformed into the world’s most dangerous border crossing, into a massive grave for asylum seekers and refugees from war.

EU spends billions of Euros to militarize Fort Europe, creating the Frontex border control, and the special Triton Mediterranean program complete with war ships, military aircraft and troops – all aimed against so-called “illegal immigrants”. Continue reading “A United and Solidarity Future – A progressive asylum, refugee, immigration policy”

Political statement adopted at the 5th Congress of APK 2012

Political statement


Adopted at the
5th Congress of APK
the Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark

May 17.-19th 2012


The most conspicuous feature in the global situation today is that world capitalism has failed to shake off the crisis which began in the end of 2006 and broke through at full power in 2007 and 2008.

According to the UN-organization ILO, the global unemployment is record high and is expected to be on 202 million people or 6.1 % of the global workforce. In the neoliberal European Union and the eurozone the unemployment is explosive high: in Spain 23.6 %, in Greece 21 %, in Ireland 15 %, in Portugal 14,7 %, and in Bulgaria 12,4 %.
The percentages for youth unemployment are even higher.

The crisis has shaken the so-called new world order – i.e. the global capitalist system – and exposed the pervading lie, that this system can secure prosperity, peace, and a future for the peoples and the big majority.

Therefore we also see a significant recovery in the struggle of the working class, the youth, and the peoples all over the world. New regions enter the global arena.

A revolutionary storm has swept through Tunisia, Egypt, and other Arabic countries and has brought reactionary dictatorships down. The class struggle is also extremely fierce in the countries in the eurozone which have been hardest hit, first and foremost in Southern Europe.

The youth in Greece, Spain, Italy, etc., has massively taken to the streets in militant protest movements. The workers have also moved and show their will to stop the brutal neoliberal attacks. In eight EU-countries governments, who have implemented the policy of cuts of the Union, have been brought down since the outbreak of the crisis.

Crisis medicine without effect

The capitalist world crisis was triggered and was intensified by bloated housing speculation and massive financial speculation without restrictions. But in reality it is a capitalist crisis of overproduction, where the commodity production cannot be sold because of the limited purchasing power of the workers and the masses. The massive stimulus packages to banks hit by the crisis and financial institutions are paid by taxpayer money and have resulted in an extensive indebtedness of the countries.

Furthermore, in EU extensive neoliberal cuts on the public budgets have been dictated.
The picture is the same in all the EU-countries and not only the hardest hit. Massive cuts and layoffs are being implemented in the public sector. The social services are being impaired.
Places for education, schools, institutions, health care, and maintenance of every kind are being cut down. There is being privatized to a large extent, and public values and core areas are being sold out. Pensions and transfer incomes, and all other public economic services, are being cut drastically.

Public employees are being dictated wage cuts in one form or another, while the working time and the pace of work are increased. A whole series of “labour market reforms” and other ”reforms” – which are synonymous with deterioration for the big majority – are being implemented in order to ensure that the workers work longer, daily, every week, and in the whole life. And those, who cannot live up to the capitalist demands to the labour power by 110 % and fall out from the labour market are being punished hard with a life on or under the poverty line and strongly impaired quality of life.

In other words it is the workers, the youth, and the general population, who have paid for the crisis, while the big capital and the monopolies have grown bigger and stronger under the crisis and secured the profits.
Cuts, layoffs, and decreasing real wages on a massive scale, as it is seen in EU and the euro countries have not secured an overcoming of the crisis. On the contrary EU is in a new recession in the middle of 2012. The bank packages didn’t mean that the crisis was overcome and a new growth began. Also this capitalist medicine failed.

Nor is the other capitalist method for renewed growth and to overcome the crisis, to get the wheels turning by loans and indebtedness, a real way out of the capitalist crises.
That is because capitalism is unable to prevent its cyclical crises to break out or to overcome them positively and actively. The present economic crisis has passed over into a prolonged depression without imminent prospects for recovery. According to ILO the mass unemployment will continue to grow year for year, up to over 210 millions in 2016. Only thereafter a possible growth in work places is predicted.

Against all this the working people are strengthening their common struggle against the capital under slogans like ”We will not pay for your crisis! Let the rich pay the crisis!”.
The workers as well as the young, the unemployed, the pensioners, and other people on transfer incomes – the big majority in the people – unite themselves increasingly in the struggle against the neoliberal policy of cuts, austerity on the social parts of the public budgets, the labour market- and retirement”reforms” and the demands for increased labour time or real reduction in wages.

The expectations to the existing capitalist institutions and forums – G20, G8 EU, and IMF, etc. – and to the capitalist governments and parliaments of different orientation become still smaller, as the crisis continues apparently without an end in sight, and the promises of the capitalist politicians and rulers about renewed prosperity show to be empty words.
Therefore the workers and the young seek toward new solutions, new paths to another and better future.

Besides passing the burdens of the crisis on the working and broad masses, the capitalism and imperialism in crisis seek other reactionary ways out of the crisis – partly through war and aggression against other countries and peoples, partly through increased militarization of the societies, “terror laws”, and intensified surveillance and repression against the peoples, and also by encouraging the spread of fascism, Nazism, neo-Nazism, and right-wing extremism of all kinds.

Prescription 2: War

”The new world order” has meant a period with permanent wars. After the Gulf war of USA and the West in 1991 and the war of USA and NATO against Serbia in 1999 the 21. century has so far been characterized by continuous wars instigated by USA and with the imperialist military alliance NATO as key player.

After the 11. September 2001 came the Afghanistan war which has not ended yet and where the occupying powers must face a defeat. After the war against Iraq in 2003, which also effectively has been a defeat for the imperialist war coalition, followed the war against Libya in 2011 which has brought an unconcealed coalition between the West and fundamentalist Islamism to light and established a lawless society ruled by imperialist agents, militias, clans, and sharia-supporters.

Imperialism is setting the stage for a repetition of the scenario from Libya in Syria – and to a war of aggression against Iran.
The imperialist plans and the military aggression in the Middle East, which supports the role and policy of Israel in the region, is a main obstacle for peace, stability, and social prosperity for the peoples and for a just solution for the Palestinian people.

The aggressive military alliance of USA and the West, NATO, which has evolved into a global war power, continues its aggressions in the Middle East and Asia and expands the military presence in Africa. No corner of the world is left in peace from the increased militarization and armament which reflect the growing contradictions between the old imperialist powers, USA and NATO, and new ones like China and Russia, etc. Even the Arctic is now involved.

The anti-war movement developed as a real global mass movement at the start of the so-called ”war on terror”, especially against the war in Iraq. The movement turns itself against the present wars and occupations and demands, that all foreign troops immediately are pulled out of the occupied countries, that new wars of aggression are nipped in the bud, and that the aggressive military pact NATO is dissolved, and it demands that the responsible war criminals are brought to justice.

Prescription 3: Police states and intervention against political protests

The military aggression is followed by a militarization of the civil society in the belligerent countries unprecedented since the start of ”The Cold War”. The imperialist wars create a caste of ”veterans”, who are raised in a spirit of military aggression and neo-colonialism, and who will get a prominent place in social life as national “heroes”. War propaganda and indoctrination with justifications of wars of aggressions are filling the medias and the dominating film- and TV-industry. Opposition to war is fenced in and submitted to hate.
At the same time plans are being laid for use of military against civil unrest at least in all the imperialist countries, in all NATO-countries.

The imperialist countries are on the way to evolve into police states. The massive surveillance of the citizens on the internet and in the private and public sphere surpasses in some areas the Orwellian fantasies. At the same time there has been implemented a comprehensive ”terror legislation” and laws following it, which have particular focus on taking action against and suffocate the political protest, as it has been seen in connection with the “lout package” (Note 1) and the mass arrests under the climate summit in Copenhagen in 2009.

Being able to intervene against political protests with all means becomes particularly significant for the ruling class in a situation, where they unconcealed depose elected politicians and put the preferred of the big capital in power as political figurehead, as it was seen in Greece and Italy in 2011, when the heads of government were replaced.
The contempt for democratic institutions is paired with the will to crack down on democratic and popular protests and against civil disobedience of every kind.

The protest against the police state development, the militarization of social life, the undermining of democracy, the terror-laws, and the measures against freedom of speech, such as the ACTA-law, against the criminalization of the political protest and persecution of political activism is also a global tendency and a part of the common struggle of the working people in all countries.

Prescription 4: Nazi terror and right-wing extremism

It is in no way by coincidence that right-wing extremist tendencies of all kinds is spreading and is disseminated in such an unstable crisis situation for the capitalist system and its ruling class.
The strengthening of right-wing extremism, national conservatism, neo-Nazism, and revival and rehabilitation of fascism and Nazism, including its top figures, is a conscious policy from the side of the rulers.

The dissemination of the right-wing extremist and fascist policy and ideology is ensured by the fact that no action is taken against Nazi and racist activity and propaganda, even though it is criminal according to the UN and national legislations. The fascists have full freedom of speech and use it fully on the internet and in numerous other contexts, where the official medias act as microphone holders.

In such a climate and on such a background Nazi terrorists arise like the Norwegian, A.B. Breivik, who carried out a bomb attack against the Norwegian government and a massacre on a social democratic youth camp, the Swedish sniper Peter Mangs who terrorised immigrant neighbourhoods in Malmö, and the Nazi cell in Germany which in agreement with German police- and intelligence officers conducted the so-called ”kebab killings” on immigrant shops.

The police, prosecutors, medical authorities, and the medias try to picture the systematic Nazi terror that takes place in many countries and has immigrants, and left-wingers, and revolutionaries as its goal, as ”lone wolves” and/or mentally disturbed persons that act on their own with personal motives.
But those brutal Nazi terrorists are a direct result of the ideology and policy of the ruling class, raised and developed by its propaganda.

Although it is obvious that the fascist, Nazi, and right-wing extreme terrorism and its hate crimes are barbaric, is targeting innocent people, and claims many lives, police, intelligence services, and the bourgeois medias try to picture right-wing terror and “left-extremist” terror as the same – and moreover to proclaim left-extreme “terror” as the greatest threat and danger.

Among the methods of the bourgeoisie to revive Nazism is also to equate Nazism and communism. This is, among other things, expressed in rehabilitations of Nazi bigwigs, and on the other hand in humiliation and vituperation of the anti-Nazi resistance struggle and the antifascist resistance fighters.
The present Nazi mass murderers are granted full freedom to propagate in the medias and to build up crowds of supporters from the prison cells. And they are only the tip of the iceberg.
In their shadow, and virtually unchallenged, are arson attacks on refugee- and asylum centres and immigrant shops, assault on immigrants and on left-wingers in the thousands.
There is an upcoming race war and war of extermination against communists, revolutionaries, left-wingers, and even social democrats on the programme – today as yesterday.

Over the whole world the struggle against the right-wing extreme parties and movements, that grow and become stronger in many countries, is an integral part of the struggle against crisis, war, and reaction. Therefore a ban against fascist, Nazi, and racist organizations, activities, and propaganda is demanded.

 

The youth and the workers seek new paths

The crisis also means a fall in the real wage for the working class as a whole, and impaired conditions for the majority of the people. On a global scale billions of people must fight hard to not go to bed hungry.
All the grim consequences of the mass poverty are the reality of the day for a big part of the Earth’s population.

At the same time the social unrest grows everywhere. Protests, demonstrations, actions, and strikes become more frequent all over the globe. The report of the ILO for 2012 tells that in 2011 the social unrest grew in 57 out of 106 countries in comparison with the previous year.
The tendency is especially powerful in Europe, the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The economic crisis is taking place simultaneously with the development of other global crises. The climate- and energy crisis represent serious dangers for the peoples and their future. The global warming and other man-made disasters affect not in the least the poorest countries and the poorest peoples hard.

At the same time the nuclear disaster, whose consequences are global and far from having been overcome, at the Fukushima plant in Japan has once again emphasized that nuclear power is a technology that brings death with it and should be scrapped along with the nuclear weapons. The transition to renewable energy is globally an urgent task that capitalism cannot solve.

The mass unemployment is a phenomenon that affects all countries, the whole capitalist world, and the outlook for the present generation of young people is grim.
The young people in the developed imperialist countries cannot count on obtaining the same standard of life and work as the parental generation, but will be worse off educationally, in regards to employment, and economically.

The young people have over the whole world taken the lead on the barricades in protest and revolt against the capitalist crisis and its consequences, while the working class as a whole increasingly has embarked on mass protests, demonstrations, and political strikes – and particularly extensive in the countries which have been hit hardest by the crisis.

The socalled “Arab Spring” – the revolts of the arab peoples beginning in Tunesia – mobilized extensively a generation of young people that could not get a job although many of them had completed educations at the university. In Spain with the extreme high proportion of young unemployed (over half of the young generation doesn’t have jobs) the young people have asserted themselves with initiatives like the M15-movement, which has manifested itself with actions over the whole country and has distanced itself from the parliamentary alternatives in the form of the “socialists” and the openly bourgeois.

Also in the hard-hit Greece, in Italy, Portugal, and many other countries the youth has staged massive protests.
It is significant, that the working class now really also have started to stir. In Greece, Italy, Spain, and many other countries extensive protests and a series of general strikes have been carried out that not only are directed against a single or more cuts and austerity demands, but have a pronounced political character and turns against the incumbent government, whether it is openly bourgeois or social-democratic/”socialist”, and against EU and the dictates of EU.
In the case of Greece the protests are directed against the ”troika” consisting of EU, the European Central Bank – ECB, and the International Monetary Fund – IMF, whose demands about barbarically impaired living conditions are being dictated on the Greek people.

The hopes, which in Europe for some were attached to EU and Euroland, lie in ruins.
The European Union has irrevocably exposed itself as the project of the monopolies and not the project of the peoples, of peace, or of social prosperity, or however the advertisements have sounded.
The political parties and forces, who supported and are integrated in ”the European project” are also hit by the sharpened economic and political crisis of EU. Since the outbreak of the crisis eight heads of government in EU-countries have been voted out of their office because they had implemented the neo-liberal policy of cuts which the big majority turns massively against.

It also means that the differences between the governmental parties of one or another orientation are not of great importance in practice. Both “socialists”/social-democrats and openly bourgeois governments conduct the same economic policy at the detriment of the big majority.
The undeclared but actually existing two-party system of ”socialists” and bourgeois in the EU-countries has failed – just like the two-party system of Republicans and Democrats in USA who take turns in having power and conducts basically the same wars, the same austerity knives and the same policy.

The trust in the EU-parties of any shade is rapidly declining. At the same time the workers demand that their unions take steps to fight the policy of cuts. Those are often linked to the ”socialist” parties through ETUC, the European Trade Union Confederation, which has had to sharpen the criticisms of the policy of EU and e.g. rejects the Finance Pact, the latest treaty which has not yet entered into force but binds the national economies to the neoliberal economic policy.

The most significant tendency is the tendency to breaking with both parliamentary blocs and the attempt to build up independent class- and combat organizations and movements as tools for the struggle of the big majority against the reactionary crisis policy. It is movements like M15, the “Occupy”-movements, and other popular organizations and initiatives, the effort to win the leadership of the unions and make them into combat organizations, and similar steps to organize the mass struggle and make it more effective.

At the parliamentary level new steps are also taken to build up a third and progressive option in relative to the two EU-alternatives. It has happened with considerable success e.g. with Syriza in Greece, the left-wing coalition that became the next largest party of the country, or in France with Front de Gauche (the Left front). This effort can also be traced everywhere.
The struggle against the Finance Pact and the euro, which is a fundamental folly, and the struggle against the EU of the monopolies, that tries to become an imperialistic world power, is a common struggle for all the workers and peoples of Europe. It doesn’t just direct itself against individual aspects of the European Union but seeks to detach the individual countries from the euro and the treaties and step out of the EU. It aims towards the dissolution of EU as an imperialist political and economic union and as a state formation with own institutions, own currency, fiscal policy, etc.


Denmark in crisis, war, and European Union

The Thorning-government (2), which replaced ten years VKO-rule (3), is almost a textbook example that the EU-policy is the same, whether it can be called blue or red.
None of the blocks tell the voters which policy they in fact intend to implement, but stresses popular cases to win the elections. After that the dictate policy of EU is on the menu.

Neither VKO nor SRSF (4) has been or is able to lift Denmark out of the crisis although they both have promised it again and again. “Out of the crisis” and ”assurance of the future of the welfare” has been the mantra while the crisis was deepened, people lost their jobs, and many had to leave their home – and virtually all have experienced fall in the real wage, increase of prices, increased taxes and fees, and a significantly tighter economy.

The Thorning-government was elected in the expectation of – and it promised – a completely different policy than VKO. It soon became evident, that Thorning continued Anders Fogh’s (5) “activist” foreign policy as faithful client of USA and NATO and in the front row, while Denmark try to be the teacher’s pet in EU, as Thorning-Schmidt demonstrated it under the Danish presidency.

The crisis solutions of EU and the euro is now as before to take from the general public through extensive social cuts and give to banks, speculators, and a greedy finance capital.

Therefore the government (and VK) will also not let the Finance Pact be put to a referendum, although a big majority of the Danes wants it.
The declared policy of Thorning is to “overcome the crisis” and “preserve the welfare” by making the Danes work more.

This means to increase the supply of labour power and thus increase the pressure on the working people and the competition for the workplaces with the purpose of lowering the wages. An extended working time should be the alternative to the policy of cuts of VK.
It has proven to be a supplement to it. The workers and the youth get to pay not once, but many times.

In practical policy the SRSF-government has implemented classical EU–policy of cuts and continued the “reforms” of VK. At the same time it has increased taxes and fees, has dictated reduction in real wages under the collective agreements, and is now conducting the tripartite negotiations (6) in order to make the Danes work more and longer. Two days off seem to be at the stake of being involved together with other deteriorations.

The social-democratic union leadership is standing before a serious smacking from the members. It has revealed itself as a tool for the Thorning-government and EU and not as the spokespersons of the members.

The policy of cuts of the ”red” and blue blocs is being justified as necessary to secure the welfare against respectively ”the elder burden” and ”shortage on labour power”. Both are myths. The early retirement (7) was axed, the unemployment benefit is cut to two years and the time for regaining the unemployment benefit has been doubled, and we must all work more, everything with the argument, that there will be a shortage of labour power (”hands”) in a few years because there will be fewer Danes in the working age and more go on retirement.

The figures which both VKO and SRSF have drew upon are, however, incorrect: In 2020 there will be more and not less people on the labour market, the latest statistic shows. Thus a part of the justifications for the reactionary and anti-labour 2020-plan of the government has fell down on the floor.
This will not get it withdrawn. However there are enough funds to stop the cuts.

Billions can be released for welfare by stopping the wars and the milliarization and pulling Denmark out of NATO, stop the euro-attachment and end the membership of EU, and increase the taxation of the rich.

Neither the policy of the blue- or ”red” bloc works, and also in Denmark an endeavour to find new ways and build up new alternatives has started.


The revolution is back on the agenda

The arab revolts with the popular risings in Tunisia and Egypt in the beginning of 2011, who drove respectively the Ben Ali-, and the Mubarak dictatorship away, was an expression of a popular reaction to the capitalist crisis and the political oppression which in the Arab countries is administrated by the pro-imperialist, oppressive regimes and dictators, who are best friends with USA and EU.

These popular risings directed a blow against the imperialist and racist propaganda which present the Arab peoples as backward, primitive, and Islamist. They turned against economic and political oppression and demanded political, democratic, and economic reforms. And they demonstrated that the revolution is a question, that hasn’t been taken of the historical agenda, but is still relevant in the form of democratic, anti-imperialist, and socialist revolutions.

The uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt encouraged and gave inspiration to a new upsurge in the youth’s and workers’ movement and efforts in the other Arabic countries, in Southern Europe, and the rest of Europe and in many other regions.
The revolution has been placed on the agenda. On all continents.

The imperialism acted fast against the Arab people’s revolutions. It was sought to hijack them and the democratic processes in Tunisia and Egypt, where a US-backed military regime remained in power. In the political processes imperialism and the Arabic reaction (with Saudi-Arabia and the other kingdoms and emirates in front) support Islamic parties and forces in order to counter the progress from secular, progressive, and revolutionary forces.
In other countries like Bahrain the uprising was crushed by military power.

In Libya NATO went into a war alliance with Islamists and prevented that the Libyan people took their destiny in their own hands. But nevertheless the revolutionary endeavour continues in all the Arabic countries to be a driving force that threatens the pro-western regimes and the autocratic kings with demise. In EU and the European countries it is a socialist revolution that is on the agenda and is prepared.

A revolution with the working class as the main force at the head for an alliance with all progressive forces and layers and led by the Marxist-Leninist communist party in alliance with other revolutionary and progressive parties and forces – with the perspective of creating a socialist society with the working class at the head.
That means to expropriate the ruling class and build up a system without crises and wars, without oppression and exploitation, without discrimination and racial hatred, with equal rights and dignity of all the members of society.

Copenhagen, May 19th 2012


Notes

1. ”Lømmelpakken”, a law package created before the Climate Summit in Copenhagen, december 2009.
Preventive detention was raised from max 6 hours to 12 hours. The punishment for preventing the police doing its job was raised from a fine to 40 days prison. If there was a “gross disturbance of peace and order” on the place, it would be an aggrevating circumstance, when the punishment will be handed out.

2. Helle Thorning-Schmidt is the incumbent social-democratic prime minister of Denmark.

3.

V: Venstre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venstre_%28Denmark%29

K: Konservative
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_People%27s_Party_%28Denmark%29

O: Dansk Folkeparti
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_People%27s_Party

The openly bourgeois parties Venstre and Konservative was in government 2001-2011 (the prime ministers were from Venstre), and the populist and nationalist Dansk Folkeparti was a supporter.

4.

SRSF: The present government

S : Socialdemokraterne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Democrats_%28Denmark%29

R: Radikale Venstre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_Social_Liberal_Party

SF: Socialistisk Folkeparti
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_People%27s_Party_%28Denmark%29

All those three parties participate in the Helle Thorning-Schmidt government

5. Anders Fogh Rasmussen (from Venstre) was prime minister of Denmark 2001-2009. He is now general secretary of NATO.

6. They were between labour unions, employers’ organizations, and government. They collapsed in June 2012 after the Danish Union of Metalworkers refused to give up on holidays and leave days.

7. Efterløn (literally: afterwage) – a form of early retirement, formerly possible from 60 yrs, but now gradually raised. The general retirement age at present is 65 years, but is gradually raised. For those born after January 1st 1959 it will be 67 years.

The Workers Communist Party of Denmark (APK) has celebrated its 4th Congress

On the 9th and 10th of April 2009 the APK, member of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations  (ICMLPO), celebrated its 4th Congress in Copenhagen – the capital of Denmark

The congress took place at a time where the international economic crisis is forcefully hitting Denmark with fast growing unemployment rates, bankruptcies of companies and smaller banks, foreclosures of houses and apartments, the owners not being able to pay the rent and loans, as well as a great many others consequences of the crisis, mainly affecting the workers and their living conditions.

This situation did not come as a surprise for the APK, as our last congress 2,5 year ago stated that we were at the top of the economic boom, and that a crisis would soon follow, and that this crisis would not short term, but will last for years, as the crisis was postponed by expenditures for the imperialist wars, easy loans and artificial economic bubbles as the one in the housing sector.

The Congress discussed and agreed on a general political resolution about the present situation and the tasks of the Party, and adopted a special program against crises, war and reaction with the title “We will NOT pay for the crisis of capital”, which underlines that the working class is not responsible for this crisis and shouldn’t be the victims of it either. The working class must mobilize and fight for its rights and living conditions against the predatory capitalist policy of crisis of robbing the poor and giving to the rich.

It specifically addressed the present political situation, where the Danish international war criminal prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen resigned from his post to become the head of the warmongering imperialist NATO organization, without calling for elections, leaving the present right wing two party government coalition, that has the support of the racist and xenophobic Dansk Folkeparti, in power with the former minister of finance Lars Løkke Rasmussen at the head.

The congress called for intensifying the efforts to topple this criminal government, without nurturing any illusions about the coalition of Social Democrats and leftist People’s Socialist Party, thatr would replace it.

The Congress further decided on an extensive elaboration of our “Program of Action”, adopted at the founding Congress in 2000, including the experiences of the past decade of imperialist wars under the pretext of ‘war against terror’,  of reactionary anti-terror legislation and steps towards the police state, the failed racist policy of assimilation and the climate and environmental crises.

The Congress also adopted a resolution on socialism as the perspective and the final way out of the present capitalist crises and the general crises of this obsolete system. This will enforce our unity and strengthen our propaganda around this subject that we believe is central to the struggle of the working class in the upcoming years.

Both documents will continue to be discussed in the party and around it, including among members of the communist youth league DKU, sympathizers of the party, interested workers and ‘partners in struggle’.

The Congress also adopted some smaller statements – among those a call to vote at the June elections for the candidates of the People’s Movement against the European Union (Folkebevægelsen mod EU), the Danish anti-EU list, that has been represented in the socalled European Parliament since the first elections to that forum.

It also issued a call to participate in the protests against the false and hypocritical climate summit “COP15” in December in Copenhagen and giving the protest an anti-capitalistic character.

The basic political and organizational platform of the ICMLPO ‘On the International Situation and Our Tasks’ was presented to the Congress in the Danish edition.

The congress marked a positive shift in generations as a new generation of cadres, mainly former youth league leaders, were central figures in the celebration of the congress and will be central figures in the new Central Committee. One of them is the new spokesman of the Party Troels Riis Larsen, former chairman of DKU.

The Party’s chairman since its foundation in 2000, Comrade Dorte Grenaa, resigned as chairman. She was reelected to the Central Committee. Comrade Klaus Riis continues as editor of the Party newspaper Communist Politics.

The 4th Congress was a great success for our party and was held in an optimistic atmosphere with a strong belief in coming advances of the Party and the struggle of the working class, and in a revolutionary spirit of class struggle, strongly reaffirming and strengthening itself throughout all of the congress.

Copenhagen April 17th 2009

Arbejderpartiet Kommunisterne
Centralkomiteen

Communique from the third congress of The Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark APK

The 3rd Congress of Arbejderpartiet Kommunisterne (Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark) successfully held in Copenhagen, concluding December 10 th 2006.

The Congress listened to, discussed and endorsed the report on the work of the Central Committee, presented by the Party chairman Dorte Grenaa, and several other reports drawing the balance of the work of the Party through 3½ years since the 2nd Congress in May 2003.

The Congress adopted the resolutions ‘Arbejderpartiet Kommunisterne and its tasks’, ‘Resolution on the Tasks of the The Class Struggle’, ‘Statement on The International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations’, and some other statements and greetings.

The 3rd Congress was greeted by the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Partiers and Organisations and several Marxist-Leninist Communist Parties.

The Congress stressed that the resistance must be strengthened against the Danish participation in the illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan , promoted by the criminal Fogh government. It remains a major task to bring the troops of occupation back to Denmark . A clear majority of the Danes demand this now. The Fogh-government, a close ally of Bush and Blair, is rapidly loosing support. A great mass movement, especially promoted by the youth and its organisations, has developed against the neoliberal offensive of the Fogh-government and its parliamentary deals with the opposition, headed by the Social Democrats. May 17th 2006 saw the biggest national protests for several decades, and during the autumm major struggles against social cutbacks, that mobilised entire cities in strikes and protests under the slogan ‘Welfare for everyone’ were seen.

The development of these great mass movements and their radicalisation have been at the center of the attention and work of the APK since the 2nd Congress – and the Party has played an important role in these developments.

Since 9/11 2001 a new young generation has come forward in the struggle against war, the building of the reactionary and neoliberal European Union and the attacks by the monopolies and their state on the social and political rights, won in hard class struggle.

The 3 rd Congress laid down the task to further develop these movements, but also systematically and more extensively to spread scientific socialism among the present youth, especially the working class youth, and to win it for communism.

These years have also shown the international character of the struggle against imperialism, war, fascism and neoliberal reaction. APK considers the building of a global people’s front against imperialism to be of great urgency to defeat the hegemonic plans of imperialism, with US imperialism at the head, and to mobilise the international working class and peoples in defence of their rights, national sovereignty and social progress.

The resolution on the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations, of which APK is a member, stressed the belief of our Party in the great role in the present day revolutionary processes in the world, played by the Conference, the need to extend its influence on a global scale, and the special task of our Party to make its stands and documents known to the Danish working class and people.
The Greeting to the Congress by the Conference was received with enthusiasm by the delegates.

The Congress elected the new Central Committee and Control Commission.

Copenhagen
December 20 th 2006

THE 3rd CONGRESS OF
ARBEJDERPARTIET KOMMUNISTERNE – APK

WORKERS’ COMMUNIST PARTY OF DENMARK APK

Communiqué of the Founding Congress of Arbejderpartiet Kommunisterne (Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark)

Dear comrades,

From the Founding Congress of Arbejderpartiet Kommunisterne (APK) (Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark), we greet the parties and organizations of the international Marxist-Leninist communist movement.

We are happy to announce, that the Founding Congress was successfully completed, achieving all the tasks set.

With the creation of the Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark, the foundations of the working class communist party of the 21st century have been laid in our country. It is determined to lead the struggle of the working class and its allies to overthrow the power of the bourgeoisie and imperialism, establish the power of the working class and create a modern socialist society without exploitation and suppression.

The founding of the Party marks the conclusion of three years of concrete preparations to unite the Danish communists on the basis of Marxism-Leninism and on a concrete programme of struggle, drawing a clear line of demarcation to modern revisionism of all kinds and opportunism of every hue. The party preparing communist organization Oktober (October), which emerged from the Communist Party of Denmark (Marxist-Leninist) (DKP/ML) after its 7th Congress in 1997 and following revisionist degeneration, played a major role in the preparations for the Party and was dissolved with its founding. All the assets of October were handed over to the Party.

The Founding Congress listened to and adopted the Report to the Congress, “The Communist Party is the Party of the Working Class”, as well as it discussed and adopted its programme of action, “United Struggle against the Capital”, and the party statutes.

A major advance of the Congress was the adaptation of “THE MANIFESTO FOR A SOCIALIST DENMARK”, the programme of principle, which in the coming period will be widely distributed among communist sympathizers, revolutionaries and progressive people around the country. It constitutes the concrete platform of unification of the communist and revolutionary forces of today in our country.

The Party will continue the publication of the fortnightly journal Kommunistisk Politik (Communist Policy) as its central organ, and publish the magazine Orientering (Orientations) as its theoretical journal.

From its first day, the Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark will be found on the barricades of the class struggle of the working class and its allies against the offensive of the capital. Thus, it will make its contributions so that the working class and the Danish people will vote against Danish participation in the Euro and the third phase of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) at the September 28th referendum.

The Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark is part of the international Marxist-Leninist communist movement that was created and developed in the struggle against modern revisionism, basing itself on the immortal teachings of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin. It will join the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations, considering this conference to be an indispensable tool of enhancing unity and collaboration of the Marxist-Leninist communists in the world.

The Founding Congress solemnly declares that Arbejderpartiet Kommunisterne, as the Danish section of the international Marxist-Leninist communist movement, will strive to fulfil all its internationalist obligations on the basis of Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism.

The Congress greets all the fraternal Marxist-Leninist communist parties and organizations of the world, expressing its wish to strengthen the mutual relations of co-operation and struggle on the basis of Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism.

We wish you future successes and advances on the road of revolution and socialism.

 

Long live proletarian internationalism!

Long live the international Marxist-Leninist communist movement!

Glory to Marxism-Leninism!

THE FOUNDING CONGRESS

OF ARBEJDERPARTIET KOMMUNISTERNE

(WORKERS’ COMMUNIST PARTY OF DENMARK)

Copenhagen, April 21 – 23, 2000

Second National Conference of OKTOBER, Denmark

On the 19th – 20th September 1998 the party building communist organisation OKTOBER completed with success its 2nd National Conference.

The conference, among others, heard and approved the report of the National Leadership, delivered by national secretary Franz Krejbjerg. It adopted a number of resolutions, constituting the political program of action of the Danish working class, and analysed the situation in the Danish communist movement, the international relations of October, and elected the new National Leadership.
The report to the conference drew up the balance of the work of OKTOBER since its founding in august 1997, following a dramatic split of DKP/ML, the Communist Party of Denmark (“Marxist-Leninist”).
It stated, that most of the tasks set by the Founding Conference of OKTOBER had been successfully completed. The mere existence of OKTOBER had preserved the marxist-leninist line of the Danish communist movement in the face of a co-ordinated attack by modern revisionism and former marxist-lennists, turning revisionist, as the present leadership of DKP/ML.
During its first year OKTOBER has managed to organise itself in a national scale, publish the central organ Kommunistisk Politik (’Communist Politics’) every 14 days as a quality magazine -and take part in a number of important class battles, adding militancy and class perspective. These include the great labour conflict in the spring of 98, where hundred of thousand Danish workers went on strike against labour contracts, negotiated by the LO, the treacherous socialdemocratic leadership of the Danish trade unions . And also the campaign to vote No at the referendum about the Amsterdam Treaty of the European Union.
The report pointed to the lack of a strong and genuine marxist-leninist, communist party and the existence of a number of small and fragmented revisionist parties and organisations as the main problem of the Danish communist and revolutionary movement. It also pointed to socialdemocratic control of the labour movement and trade union legalism on the part of the socialdemocratic and revisionist left wing of the trade union movement as other main problems confronting the Danish communists and revolutionaries.

Impending capitalist world crises: Make the rich pay!

Under the heading The beginning of the capitalist world crises and ’The New World order’ a resolution analysing the current world economic crises and the sharpening of all the main contradictions in the world the conference among others stated:
“The capitalist world market, during the last number of years developed under headings such as ’global market economy’ and ’globalisation’ is experiencing serious turbulence. The optimistic predictions that the world was heading towards a period of uninterrupted growth without crises, have already been denied…
The indications are that the acute capitalist world crises will also spread to other continents, regions and countries, that in so far have been relatively little affected, with destructive social consequences – including the main imperialist countries, that until now to a large extent have been able to throw the burdens of the crises on to weaker countries and their economies.
The impending capitalist economic world crises appears to become one of the most severe of this century …
Even though the present crises has its own specific features, it constitutes a classic capitalist crises of overproduction…

The counterrevolutionary processes in Europe and the rest of the world in the 80es and the beginning of the 90es led to the establishment of the so-called ’New World Order’ under the leadership of American imperialism and to the construction and relative consolidation of an all-including capitalist world market, directed by the monopolies and the multinational companies, sealed by a series of international agreements (such as GATT, WTO, IMF and the planned MAI-agreement) that have served the unhampered advance of the multinationals at the expense of the broad strata of the worlds population and indeed also at the expense of the weaker national states.
Therefore the present crises under development is also a proof, that capitalism as a world system has failed, and that the ’free market’ cannot provide economic and social progress for the broad masses, but is turning life into a living hell to the majority of the inhabitants of the world. It has also definitively shown that the complete capitalist restoration of the former Soviet Union and a number of other countries, prepared through decades, have turned into a major catastrophe.
The present crises … is going to reinforce the global tendencies of social polarisation: the rich getting richer, and the poor even poorer. …
The crisis of overproduction is entangled with the current crises of finance and currencies. The speculative character of the capitalist economy are also expressed through these crises, where billions of dollars are won or lost on the bourses, and where one currency after the other is struck by damaging speculative assaults. Great disturbances are noticeable in the world trade, among others concerning energy, food as well as raw materials. Inflationary tendencies are increasing.
The economic world crises under development is at the same time an integrated part of the general crises of capitalism: it proves that capitalism has reached its historic limits of a positive development, that state monopoly capitalism and imperialism is decaying and dying capitalism.
Its decay is mirrored in the permanent political, ideological, social, ecological and moral crises, that are experienced in all capitalist countries and in capitalism as a world system.
As always the ruling capitalist bourgeoisie is going to make every effort to escape the burdens of the crises by loading it onto others: other nations, other peoples and to the working class and broad masses of their own countries.
Therefore the old slogans Make the rich pay the crises! and Workers of all countries, Unite! are again assuming new importance.”

In the general political statement ’Oppose the offensive of capitalist Denmark against the working class and the majority of the people’ of the 2nd National Conference a programme of struggle of the Danish working class and its allies was laid down, calling for an enhancement of the fight against the offensive of the capitalists and its political lackeys such as the present soialdemocratic led government of Poul Nyrup and Co. Heavily relying on social demagogy such as ’unemployment has almost been eliminated” and ’reforming welfare society” this government is striving to eradicate the results of the struggles of the working class trough decades, implementing the antiworker, antipopular neoliberal policies of the European Union. At the same time the Nyrup-government is sacrificing the national interests to the interests of this United Europe of the monopolies, headed by reunited Germany. As a loyal junior partner of the big imperialist powers the socialdemocratic Danish government participates actively in any warmongering, adventurous action undertaken by imperialism, such as the planned NATO-intervention in Kosova.
The attacks against the unemployed and their rights constitute a main direction of this offensive, which has lead to the creation of a so-called yellow 3rd labour market of unemployed and welfare recipients, who are forced to work in both the private and public sector without any trade unions rights or labour agreements, constituting an underpaid section of the working class, forced to dump the price of labour power.
The struggle against these policies and the creation of the yellow 3rd labour market was at the focus of the resolution on the labour struggle ’Reinforce the line of class struggle in the worksites and in the trade union movement’, calling on the class conscious workers, the revolutionaries and communists to confront the treacherous socialdemocratic trade union leadership and its line of class collaboration and adaptation to the European Union, replacing it with the line of class struggle, and calling on the trade union opposition to unite, eliminating the harmful influence of trade union legalism.
Also a resolution concerning the continued struggle against the European Union as a new imperialist superpower – aiming at getting Denmark out of this union – was passed.
The Danish government has allowed our country to become a hotbed of nazism, granting the nazis full freedom of expression and action, in open violation of international agreements. From Danish territory nazi propaganda in all main languages are printed and distributed; the nazis are allowed to carry out marches in the streets, protected by the police; the “Danish” nazi party even receives money from the state to run a local radio station, quoting “Mein Kampf” and propagating the entire Nazi-doctrine. The resolution Forbid nazi! outlines the policies and tasks to successfully wipe out this growing danger, relying on the popular forces.

 

Towards the founding of a genuine communist party around the year 2000

At the center of attention of the 2nd National Conference was the question of the creation of a genuine marxist-leninist communist party.
The resolution The ’unity crises’ of the communist movement and the tasks of Oktober analyses the situation and different forces of the Danish communist, revolutionary and workers movement.
The party adhering to Soviet brand of modern revisionism DKP – The “Communist” Party of Denmark – was practically dissolved and split in the years following the failure of modern revisionism and the fall of the Soviet Union. Today DKP exist as a loose network, a faction, inside the parliamentary party “The Unity List – The Red and Green”, that has united different forces of the old ’new left’, including left wing socialists, trotskyites of the 4th international, former maoists and others.
The “Unity List” was founded as a parliamentary alliance, but has now turned into a united party of different factions and tendencies:

“The transformation of the Unity List into a left socialist party, trying to liquidate the communist movement and trying to assume the role of the communist party in the struggle of the working class on a reformist basis, that will further halt the struggle for a socialist Denmark and the state of the working class, is another important factor in the development of the ’unity crises’ in the communist movement in Denmark. The failure to understand the true role and character of the Unity List and illusions to the extent, that this party might develop into a genuine communist party do exist among some people, considering themselves to be communists, and this is creating obstacles to the struggle to recreate a genuine communist party.
The party building communist organisation OKTOBER was founded in 1997 in a specific situation, following a split of DKP/ML, which embarked upon a revisionist line and course. As its main task OKTOBER has the creation of a genuine and strong communist party on the basis of Marxism-Leninism.
The struggle to create a genuine, strong communist party must proceed from the fact, that the self-proclaimed communist parties such as DKP, DKP/ML and KPiD (’Communist Party in Denmark’, a faction of the DKP, upholding the line of this party of the 60es and 70es) are not genuine communist parties, do not work on the basis of Marxism-Leninism, but are parties of modern revisionism. …
The struggle to build a genuine communist party on the basis of Marxism-Leninism preconditions a continual struggle against modern revisionism, that has suffered damages, but is not yet beaten, in all its forms and shapes, nationally and internationally.
It must be made clear, that at present the Unity List constitute a current, most dangerous to the communist movement: that of open liquidationism, and that the attitude towards the Unity List and this current is a major question to the entire communist movement, a question of principled importance”

The conference issued an Call to the entire communist movement, appealing to all the communists to throw themselves into the struggle to build a strong communist party for the next century, and not to be lured neither by the Unity List Party and its claims to represent the revolutionary and communist movement inside – and outside – parliament, nor by the so called communist parties, that either proclaim they constitute the communist Party needed or try to trick the communists by appealing for a unification of the revisionist parties and organisations, presenting this as the method to create a strong communist party.
Finally the conference adopted a resolution concerning the communist youth work and the struggle of the youth in the face of the capitalist crises. The conference decided to strengthen the preparations to create a communist youth league in the not-so-distant future. Members of OKTOBER continue to work also in the youth organisation Red Youth, considering it to be a progressive organisation of revolutionary minded youth.

OKTOBER and the international communist movement

The conference also passed a resolution on OKTOBER and the international communist movement, which reads in full:

“OKTOBER considers itself as a part of the international marxist-leninist communist movement, that was developed in the course of the struggle against modern revisionism, including Soviet modern revisionism and maoism.
OKTOBER continues its efforts to establish brotherly links to the marxist-leninist, communist parties and to establish friendly links with other proclaimed communist parties and organisations, that upholds a principled rejection of the revisionist general line, emanating from the 2oth Congress of the CPSU.
OKTOBER upholds its rejection of all attempts to create a ’communist international’, based on a smaller faction of parties and organisations. The international communist movement must be developed on the basis of equal relations between independent parties.
The task of today is still the creation of strong communist parties on the basis of marxism-leninism in all countries and to reestablish a strong international communist movement on this basis.
To the international communist movement modern revisionism of all shades still constitutes the main danger. Soviet revisionism in different shades, titoism, maoism and Chinese revisionism
Are still influential even though state-bearing revisionism in Europe has disappeared.
Modern revisionism is still the state bearing ideology of The Demokractic Republic of Korea, basing itself on the non-marxist Juché-philosophy, and in Cuba, that with its strategy for a ’front against neoliberalism’ has developed a new revisionist general line of the entire international communist movement, that has to be rejected with determination.
Today no genuine socialist country exists in the world.
OKTOBER supports countries such as DR-Korea and Cuba on anti-imperialist basis, because they constitute special targets of the aggression of imperialism – and also supports other regimes, that have come to power as a result of popular liberation struggles and upholds a progressive and anti-imperialist line.”

The new national leadership was elected to head the work of OKTOBER on the basis of the decisions of the 2nd National Conference for the next year until the 3rd Conference. Franz Krejbjerg was re-elected National Secretary, Comrade Klaus Riis, former Chairman of DKP/ML, was elected to the daily leadership as editor of Kommunistisk Politik.

Long live proletarian internationalism!

 

Declaration of foundation of OCTOBER, Denmark Communist Partybuilding Organisation

Documents of
OCTOBER, Denmark
Communist Partybuilding Organisation

Declaration of foundation

The conference of foundation on the 3rd of August 1997 decides to create OCTOBER, a nation-wide Communist organisation.

The preparation of and the creation of one strong communist party in Denmark are the main task of OCTOBER – a communist organisation on the basis of Marxism-Leninism.
OCTOBER is founded on the basis of the best traditions of the Danish working class and revolutionary movement – from the time of Frederik Dreier of the revolutionary social-democratic party of Pio and Brix. And of the revolutionary DKP, which was the revolutionary vanguard party of the Danish working class until the breakthrough of modern revisionism. OCTOBER is going to defend and carry on these traditions.
OCTOBER will defend and carry on the fight against modern revisionism, upholding especially the political line of “Danmarks Kommunistiske Parti/Marxister-Leninister”, (DKP/ML) from its foundation in 1978 until the 7th congress in 1997.
OCTOBER is founded on the best traditions of the international communist movement – from the International of Marx, the 2nd International and The Communist International (Komintern), from the fight against modern revisionism (that was adopted at the 20th – congress of the CPSU in 1956), till the present international communist movement. OCTOBER will also defend these traditions.
OCTOBER is founded on the basis of scientific socialism and will defend it, as conceived and developed by its founders, Marx and Engels. OCTOBER is also founded on the doctrine of Lenin – Leninism – which is Marxism in the epoch of imperialism – and on the contributions to the development of Marxism-Leninism provided by Stalin, Enver Hoxha and other great Marxists.

The goal and main task of OCTOBER is to contribute to the creation of the ideological, political and organisational prerequisites for the foundation of one strong communist party in Denmark, of “Danmarks Kommunistiske Parti”, which can take its rightful position in the international communist movement as the communist vanguard party of the Danish working class. When this task succeeds, OCTOBER will be dissolved.

OCTOBER endeavours to create such a party on the basis of the statement of “Towards to one strong communist party” and the other documents adopted on the conference of foundation.

The organisational principle of OCTOBER is the democratic centralism.

Copenhagen August 1997

(From the founding documents of OCTOBER, August 3rd 1997)
Towards one strong communist party

The strategic task of the Danish communist party is to guide the Danish working class and its allies to the victory in the socialist revolution and to the construction of a socialist Denmark under proletarian dictatorship –until the establishment of a class-less communist society.
The creation of one strong communist party on a Marxist-Leninist basis became a necessity with DKP’s transition to modern revisionism and the influence of modern revisionism in all its varieties in the Danish and international communist movement – from Soviet revisionism to “eurocommunism” and Maoism.
This struggle has in Denmark traversed a number of stages since the sixties.
The Marxist-Leninist movement arose in the sixties in opposition to the breakthrough of soviet revisionism in the DKP and decided to create a genuine communist party opposing modern revisionism.
While surmounting several aberrations of modern revisionist and Maoist character – from the KAK theory of the bribed working class to KAP’s embracement of the Chinese modern revisionism and “the theory of three worlds” – in 1978 the communist managed to found “Danmarks Kommunistiske Parti/Marxister-Leninister”, a small, but genuine communist party, that with Klaus Riis as chairman in the following 18 years developed a revolutionary line and politics, strategy and tactics for the fight of the Danish working class for the new society.

The period of 1989-91 was a critical one for the communist movement. The Soviet Union and the Soviet revisionist camp collapsed, the revisionist counter-revolution was replaced by the openly bourgeois counter-revolution in the former socialist countries, and the capitalist law of the jungle and the free market forces conquered these countries with a violent force and immense and disastrous consequences. When socialism felt in Albania socialism was wiped out in Europe.
On a world scale the international communist movement received several shocks. The transition of modern revisionism to socialdemocracysm was completed. In our country the DKP went down, the daily “Land & Folk” was liquidated and the youth organisation DKU was shut down.
The remains of the DKP were transformed from a party into a loosely knit network organisation, today functioning as a special grouping within the “Enhedslisten” party.
The breakdown of the DKP was also the start of “Kommunistisk Forum”, that was transformed into the “Kommunistisk Parti i Danmark” (KPiD). This party maintains the programmatic modern revisionism and defends soviet revisionism in the shape it acquired in the Bresjnev period, but opposes Gorbatjovism.

DKP/ML remained relatively unhurt by the upheaval in the Danish and international communist movement in’ the late 80’s and early 90’s. The party developed its line and tactics for the new period of working class and popular struggle under the so-called “New World order”.
In accordance with the situation of the communist movement in Denmark the party raised the slogan of unification of the communists in one strong party founded on Marxism-Leninism. In the following years the party took a number of steps to prepare the unification of communists and to create a strong party qualitatively and quantitatively.

In this positive situation this fight saw a serious setback. The central committee of DKP/ML, elected on the 7th congress, and the new chairman of the party Jørgen Petersen decided to exclude the former chairman Klaus Riis, the veteran communist Frede Klitgård, as well as former CC-member and district leader in Copenhagen Dorte Grenaå. At the same time – and contrary to the decisions of the congress -a new anti-Leninist conception of the party and a new direction of the construction of the party was launched.
The lightning and putsch-like exclusions were the climax of a party struggle up till the 7th congress, that divided the Centra1 committee and the party in a majority and a minority on the question of party conception, on what was the main danger for the party and the communist movement, and a number of other strategic and tactical questions.
The exclusions lead to a split of the party. A big minority of about a third of the party left. The DKP/ML was divided in a strongly reduced party and a group of excluded/seceded members about half the size of the party.
The cleavage of the DKP/ML in a favourable situation for the party and for the unification of the communists in one strong party is a serious setback for communism in Denmark, which otherwise would be in a positive phase of revival and rebuilding.
The responsibility for this setback, which serves the ruling class and the enemies of communism, and for its many negative consequences, must be assumed by the central committee of the DKP/ML, which has moved from Marxist-Leninist positions towards reconciliation with modern revisionism.
The DKP/ML can no longer be considered the leading force in the communist movement in our country, but has reduced itself to one more small group inspired by revisionism and opportunism.

In spite of this serious setback the fight goes on to surmount the negative consequences to the communist movement in Denmark caused by revisionism and to create a strong communist party on a Marxist-Leninist basis. The necessity of the strong communist party is more urgent than ever in a situation, when imperialism and the ruling bourgeoisie, organised in the “United Europe” of the monopolies, have started a long-term offensive against the working class and its allies in order to eliminate the results of the victories of socialism and the fight of the Danish working class including the destruction of the so-called “welfare society” and the suspension of the Danish national state in favour of the supranational EU. According to the plans of the ruling class Denmark in the future is supposed to act as an aggressive errand boy for bigger imperialist powers and imperialist organisations like NATO and EU, for instance as a participant in imperialist military adventure everywhere on the globe.
The strong communist party is necessary both for a defence of the interests of the working class and its allies – the large majority – in the day to-day fight and for the preparation and the accomplishment of the historic mission of the working class: the creation of the socialist and communist society by overthrowing ruling class and destroying its state apparatus and its links to imperialism and the imperialist agencies by proletarian revolution.
A “peaceful transition to socialism” or transition to socialism “by parliamentary means” is a dangerous and objectively considered anti-revolutionary illusion.
The strong communist party required must surmount the opportunistic, reformist and revisionist illusions and ideas, that are so wide-spread in the working class and even in the revolutionary and communist movement in Denmark, where the bourgeois labour party, the Social Democrats, has had a dominant role, and where modern revisionism in the shape given by SF, “Venstresocialisterne” and the revisionist DKP has had great influence on the most advanced and class conscious part of the working class and the revolutionary movement through decades.
This party must master and in a creative manner use the revolutionary theory of scientific socialism, Marxism-Leninism.
The main danger for the communist movement and the strong communist party comes from the Right, the Right opportunism, that is the influence from reformism and modern revisionism in its different varieties. Also Trotskyism and anarchism in various new varieties are dangers to be disclosed and suppressed.
The strong communist party is not a constituency organisation, a parliamentary party, even if it endeavours to master any kind of fight, including the parliamentary arena.
The communist party is the party of revolutionary action, the party of class action and class struggle.
The strong communist party prefers quality to quantity. Not the numeric size of the party, but its revolutionary quality and striking power, including its close relations with the working class and the popular movements, is decisive for its political influence and impact and in order that it can fulfil its mission as the revolutionary avant-garde party of the working class. Passive members – that means members in name, but not in fact – do not belong to the communist party that is based on the organised activity of the members through the basic organisations of the party.
The strong communist party brings together the most able members of the working class and the best of the revolutionary minded intellectuals and from other strata. It sharply rejects the reformist and revisionist practice of opening the doors for anyone who wants to become a member of the party, including careerists, pseudo-revolutionaries and agents of all kinds.
The strong communist party is based on the communist organisational principle – Democratic centralism – which develops a lively internal democracy and unique vigour in the implementation of the policy, decided on by the party.
The strong communist party stresses the permanent ideological and political education of cadres and members. It strives to ensure a comprehensive communist basic education of all members.

WORKERS OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE