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