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ICOR Resolution concerning the EU’s further development to the right in refugee and migration policy

ICOR, 16 July 2018


“For a Europe of peace, prosperity and freedom!” With nice-sounding phrases like this, those in power endeavor to conceal the imperialist essence of the European Union. The controversy regarding the EU has worldwide importance today: for in view of the justified criticism of US president Trump and of US-imperialism as main warmonger and enemy of all peoples many people all over the world regard the EU as “still more human” than as of the same essence as imperialism. That is why spreading the truth about the EU is a worldwide important task of ICOR. The EU has long been politically and militarily co-responsible for refugee flows from many countries, like Afghanistan and Syria. Today the reality is: several governments of imperialist EU countries are currently going through government and political crises, in particular Germany, at the moment Britain, and Italy and Spain as well. The EU is caught up in a deepened crisis involving a marked development to the right by the governments!

At the Brussels Summit on 27/28 June the imperialist EU countries have agreed on an ultra-reactionary, racist tightening of refugee policy. It amounts in effect to a termination of the right of asylum. Even before that the Mediterranean had become a mass grave for thousands of refugees. At the recent meeting the heads of government agreed on closed-off internment camps, preferably in North Africa. In Libya, at the behest of the EU such camps already have been created, where trafficking in human beings, maltreatment and rape are the order of the day. The FRONTEX border guard force is to be expanded to a force of 10,000. The military arming of reactionary governments in Niger and Chad has the purpose to intercept refugees long before they reach the Mediterranean coast. Many perish in the desert. This inhuman policy is accompanied by racist agitation of ultra-right-wing, proto-fascist parties against refugees. They divert attention from those who cause the streams of refugees: the imperialist world system, the international corporations, which plunder the raw materials and labor of Africa or are chiefly responsible for the development of the global environmental catastrophe.
The ICOR defends the right to flee. At the same time, the ICOR advocates that the masses of the people fight for their liberation from capitalism in their countries. Thus the construction of a health center in Kobanê/Rojava/North Syria on the basis of the Solidarity Pact between ICOR and local self-government bodies has enabled the return of many refugees.
However, this entire reactionary rightward development is confronted by many protests, strikes, demonstrations and practical refugee aid of the masses in all of Europe on the basis of a growing internationalist consciousness. In Hungary the masses struggle against Orban’s manipulated election victory; in Germany against the introduction of proto-fascist police laws; or in Austria and France against the dismantling of social rights and labor rights! Owing to the people’s loss of confidence in them European governments get into increasingly deeper political crises.
The development to the right is the governments’ answer to the rapid intensification of the imperialist world system’s crisis-proneness and the shifts in the balance of forces in the worldwide imperialist rivalry. These result in a general increase to imperialist preparation for war. This policy is accompanied by chauvinist propaganda, fascistization of the state apparatuses and a massive dismantling of bourgeois-democratic rights and freedoms. This development is most advanced in Turkey with the establishment of fascism.

Those in power know: it will become dangerous for them when the working class and the other sections of the masses fight under the leadership of revolutionaries to overthrow imperialism. Accordingly, the anti-communist spearhead of their attacks is directed against revolutionaries. The building of revolutionary parties in all countries and their joining together in the ICOR is the most important conclusion.

The time is ripe for the building of a broad anti-fascist, anti-imperialist united front in all countries!

Stop the rightward development of more and more governments!
Rebellion against the imperialist EU is justified!
Strengthen the building of revolutionary parties, strengthen the ICOR!

Signatories (as of 25 July, 2018. Up-to-date list of signatories on
1. RCP   Revolutionary Communist Party of Egypt
2. ORC   Organisation Révolutionnaire du Congo (Revolutionary Organization of Congo), Democratic Republic of the Congo
3. UPC-Manidem   Union des Populations du Cameroun - Manifeste National pour l’Instauration de la Démocratie (Union of Populations of Cameroon - National Manifesto for the Establishment of Democracy), Cameroon
4. MMLPL   Moroccan Marxist-Leninist Proletarian Line
5. CPSA (ML)   Communist Party of South Africa (Marxist-Leninist)
6. PPDS   Parti Patriotique Démocratique Socialiste (Patriotic Democratic Socialist Party), Tunisia
7. MLOA   Marxist-Leninist Organization of Afghanistan
8. CPB   Communist Party of Bangladesh
9. CPI (ML) Red Star   Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star
10. NCP (Mashal)   Nepal Communist Party (Mashal)
11. NDMLP   New-Democratic Marxist-Leninist Party, Sri Lanka
12. Krasnyj Klin   Gruppa Kommunistov-Revoljucionerov „Krasnyj Klin“ (Group of Communist Revolutionaries “Krasnyj Klin” [Red Wedge]), Belarus
13. PR-ByH   Partija Rada - ByH (Party of Labor - Bosnia and Herzegovina), Bosnia and Herzegovina
14. KSC-CSSP   Komunisticka Strana Cheskoslovenska – Cheskoslovenska Strana Prace (Communist Party of Czechoslovakia – Czechoslovakian Workers Party), Czech Republic
15. MLPD   Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands (Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany)
16. MIKSZ   Magyar Ifjúság Közösségi Szervezete (Organisation of Hungarian Youth Community), Hungary
17. KOL   Kommunistische Organisation Luxemburg (Communist Organization of Luxemburg)
18. RM   Rode Morgen (Red Dawn), Netherlands
19. MLP   Marksistsko-Leninskaja Platforma (Marxist-Leninist Platform), Russia
20. TIKB   Türkiye İhtilalci Komünistler Birliği (Union of Revolutionary Communists of Turkey)
21. MLKP   Marksist Leninist Komünist Parti Türkiye / Kürdistan (Marxist Leninist Communist Party Turkey / Kurdistan)
22. KSRD   Koordinazionnyj Sowjet Rabotschewo Dvizhenija (Coordination Council of the Workers Class Movement), Ukraine
23. PR   Partija Rada (Party of Labor), Yugoslavia (ex)
24. PC (ML)   Partido Comunista (Marxista Leninista) (Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist)), Dominican Republic
25. PC/ML   Partido Comunista (Marxista-Leninista) de Panamá (Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) of Panama)
26. PCP (independiente)   Partido Comunista Paraguayo (independiente) (Paraguayan  Communist Party (independent))
27. PPP   Partido Proletario del Perú (Proletarian Party of Peru)
28. MLGS Marxistisch-Leninistische Gruppe Schweiz (Marxist-Leninist Group of Switzerland)
29. PCC-M Partido Comunista de Colombia – Maoista (Communist Party of Colombia - Maoist)

30. БКП Българска Комунистическа Партия (Bulgarian Communist Party)

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31. NCP (Mashal)   Nepal Communist Party (Mashal)


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