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Let us lift the level of struggle against imperialism and fascism!

ICOR Call for Action on August 6 and September 1, 12 August 2020

August 6 is commemorated world-wide as Hiroshima Day. On that day, and again on August 9 at Nagasaki, atomic bombs were used for the first time. On 15 August Japan announced its surrender. That day (August 14 in the US and Europe) was long celebrated throughout Asia as Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day). In Europe 1 September is observed as Antiwar Day, the day on which the German Hitler fascism started the Second World War with the attack on Poland.

The defeat of Japanese imperialism, part of the fascist Axis bloc, was at the same time, the beginnings of US imperialism’s quest for total world domination.

Today, 75 years later, the world economic and financial crisis and the Corona pandemic are driving global imperialist rivalry and the rightward development and fascistisation occurring in many countries. The interpenetration of the world economic crisis and the health crisis has serious consequences, such as the control of a vaccine against COVID 19. At the end of the day peoples will pay.

US imperialism emerged relatively unscathed from war against the fascist powers and afterwards embarked on a ruthless path towards superpower status as the strongest and leading imperialist Great Power. It stood and stands in inter-imperialist competition with the Russian imperialism. Recently there are especially severe conflicts between US imperialism and the Chinese government. The rivalry between the US and China is particularly acute in the Asian region. In the trade and economic war the US clearly act most aggressively and provocatively. In addition there are highly sensitive regional conflicts like the aggressive claim of the Kalapani region in Nepal by India.

At the same time, the pandemic is being used to erode people’s rights and to cushion the capitalists’ economic crisis by placing greater economic burdens on the shoulders of the working people.

Under these circumstances, it is imperative that we find ways to lift the level of struggle against imperialism and fascism. In this we are encouraged by the experiences of the working and popular masses who after the Second World War by struggle achieved and constructed socialist and people's democratic societies.

Antiwar Day rallies and other commemorative events, even with social distancing restrictions, will provide opportunities for participation and correct messaging.

But we must also build organization. That is, we must strengthen and broaden our own individual parties and organizations as well as building the membership, reach and influence of the ICOR-ILPS initiative of the International Anti-Imperialist and Anti-Fascist United Front.

On August 6, support the call to:

Fight imperialism, and end military provocations and war exercises all over the world!

Fight to defend democratic rights and freedoms and end state-driven trends to fascism!

Build the International Anti-Imperialist and Anti-Fascist United Front!



Signatories (as of 12 August 2020, further signatories possible):

  1. 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)

  2. MMLPL Moroccan Marxist-Leninist Proletarian Line

  3. CPSA (ML) Communist Party of South Africa (Marxist-Leninist)

  4. PPDS Parti Patriotique Démocratique Socialiste (Patriotic Democratic Socialist Party), Tunisia

  5. CPB Communist Party of Bangladesh

  6. SPB Socialist Party of Bangladesh

  7. CPI (ML) Red Star Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star

  8. PCC CPI (ML) Provisional Central Committee Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)

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

  10. PPRF Patriotic Peoples Republican Front of Nepal

  11. CPA/ML Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist)

  12. БКП Българска Комунистическа Партия (Bulgarian Communist Party)

  13. БРП(к) Българска Работническа Партия (комунисти) (Bulgarian Workers Party (Communist))

  14. PR-ByH Partija Rada - ByH (Party of Labor - Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  15. MLPD Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands (Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany)

  16. Symp.PFLP Sympathisanten der PFLP (Sympathisers of the PFLP), Germany

  17. UCLyon Unité Communiste Lyon (Communist United Lyon), France

  18. UPML Union Prolétarienne Marxiste-Léniniste (Marxist-Leninist Proletarian Union), France

  19. BP (NK-T) Bolşevik Parti (Kuzey Kürdistan-Türkiye) (Bolshevik Party (North Kurdistan-Turkey))

  20. KOL Kommunistische Organisation Luxemburg (Communist Organization of Luxemburg)

  21. RM Rode Morgen (Red Dawn), Netherlands

  22. MLP Marksistsko-Leninskaja Platforma (Marxist-Leninist Platform), Russia

  23. MLGS Marxistisch-Leninistische Gruppe Schweiz (Marxist-Leninist Group of Switzerland)

  24. TIKB Türkiye İhtilalci Komünistler Birliği (Union of Revolutionary Communists of Turkey)

  25. KSRD Koordinazionnyj Sowjet Rabotschewo Dvizhenija (Coordination Council of the Workers Class Movement), Ukraine

  26. PCC-M Partido Comunista de Colombia – Maoista (Communist Party of Colombia - Maoist)

  27. PCP (independiente) Partido Comunista Paraguayo (independiente) (Paraguayan Communist Party (independent))

  28. PC (ML) Partido Comunista (Marxista Leninista) (Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist)), Dominican Republic

  29. PCR-U Partido Comunista Revolucionario del Uruguay (Revolutionary Communist Party of Uruguay)

  30. PS-GdT Plataforma Socialista - Golpe de Timón (Socialist Platform – Change of Course), Venezuela



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