An international event, dedicated to the 100 years of the Great October Socialist Revolution, gathered 36 Communist Youth Organizations together in Sochi.
ICP, 30 November 2017
An international event among Communist Youth Organizations took place during the 19. World Festival of the Youth and Students in Sochi last week. 36 organizations coming from 32 countries attended the jubilant meeting dedicated to the centenary of the October Revolution.The meeting was called by communist youth organizations of Europe, who already have the experience of the annual Meetings of European Communist Youth Organizations. Each organization delivered speeches about the Great October Socialist Revolution and the cooperation between communist youth organizations in the joyous meeting.
COMMUNIST YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS SALUTED THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION
The communist youth organizations who attended the meeting stated that they will carry the fight for socialism forward on the centenary of the October Revolution. Some of the speeches of attendees are as follows.
'THE PEACE OF IMPERIALISM IS DANGEROUS AND FLEETING'
In the statement made on behalf of the Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG), it was stated that Turkey has long been carrying out military operations in Syria and that the plans of Turkey’s bourgeoisie for the region are not that discreet. It was said that imperialism has caused ethnic and religious conflicts, but that there is no clear talks of peace yet. Speaking for the TKG, Ceren Demiröz said, "The war in our country has become a part of people's lives. The people who have been subjected to war’s destruction for many years now want the war to end. We, as communists, cannot ignore the political consequences of decisions made on behalf of the people. We know that the peace granted by imperialism is temporary and dangerous. True peace is possible with peoples who are struggling in the interests of the working class. On its centenary, the October Revolution serves as an example on this. The October Revolution of the Bolsheviks became a turning point for the Great War, and peace was achieved through the power of the working class. Long live socialism and communism!”
'THE YOUTH ORGANIZING AGAINST EXPLOITATION'
The Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) said that the most profound development in the twentieth century was the October Revolution, the triumph of the working class, which won against capitalist barbarism and exploitation of people. Speaking on behalf of the KNE, Nikos Zacharopoulos quoted Lenin: "When, at what date and time, and the proletarians of which nation will complete this process is not important. The important thing is that the ice has been broken; the road is open, the way has been shown" and continued: "As KKE, we are fighting every day against capitalism and SYRIZA's populist rule. We are fighting for socialism in universities, technical schools, workplaces, wherever young people exist in. But young people are subjected to severe exploitation, not only in Greece, but throughout the world. However, many young people are joining communist youth organizations. This shows the crisis in which capitalism, which can not promise a future to youth, is. For victory, we will raise the struggle of socialism against imperialism to establish the rule of the working class. Long live The October Revolution, socialism and communism."
'SYRIA WILL KEEP ON FIGHTING AGAINST IMPERIALISM
Syrian Communist Youth Union-Khalid Bagdash Youth began by saluting the communists who fought with the people against imperialism in Syria. Making a note of capitalism and imperialism, he expressed the following: "We must remember the historical figures who played a role in the victory of the peoples, especially Lenin. The October Revolution influenced humanity and declared the victory of the working class of the world over the capitalist and imperialist system. Syria, which gained its independence from France with the support of Soviet Union, will continue to fight with socialism. Long Live The Great October Revolution, Lenin and Stalin."
'NOT A SINGLE STEP BACKWARDS'
In the statement made by the Communist Youth of Venezuela (JCV), it was emphasized that the crisis is deepening increasingly, and that imperialism is nothing more than war, pain, hunger, exploitation and misery. Asserting that the fundamental mission of the communist youth is to strengthen all units and organizations, The Communist Youth of Venezuela continued: "The Great October Socialist Revolution succeeded in building a strong revolutionary bloc under the most difficult circumstances. It was strengthened by showing that it was possible to stay in line with the Communist Party. Comrades, you can be sure that the Communist Party of Venezuela will not take a step back. We will create a stronger communist bloc in order to succeed. As a youth organization, we will fight together hand in hand with other youth organizations and WFDY. Long live revolution! Long live socialism."
'THE FUTURE WILL BE OF MARX AND LENIN'
The whole Communist Youth Federation of India stated the importance of the anti-communism struggle, saying: "The working class has always fought for itself and will continue to do so. You can not obstruct the fight of Communists, we will form socialist order by proliferating. The future belongs to the youth following Marx and Lenin. That's why we celebrate the Great October Revolution. Socialism will be founded in the footsteps of the October Revolution. Long live the solidarity of the people!"
The press release of the event has been decided on behalf of the attending organizations and the meeting concluded with every attendee singing the Internationale in their own languages. See the full text below:
Press Release of the common activity of 36 Communist Youth Organisations in Russia dedicated to the 100 years of the October Socialist RevolutionWe continue on the road of Red October - We strengthen our struggle for SocialismWe, 36 Communist Youth Organisations from every corner of the Earth, on the occasion of our participation in the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students, we held in Russia onthe 18/10/2017, a common activity dedicated to the 100 years of the October Revolution and we declare the following:We collectively honour the 100 years from the Great October Socialist Revolution! We honour the outstanding world-historical event of the 20th century that proved thatcapitalism is not perpetual and invincible, proved that the peoples with their struggle can overthrow capitalism and construct a superior society, socialism.We honour the event that proved that all the great problems that the young people are facing in the capitalist world, such as imperialist wars, occupation, refugee waves andforced immigration, capitalist crisis, exploitation, unemployment, shattered rights in work, discrimination against women, education, in culture and sports, can be resolved with theseizure of power by the working class, with the revolutionary overthrow of capitalism. In the countries where socialism was built, the youth had important achievements that eventoday they seem a distant dream for the youth of our countries such as the access to all levels of education, granted and stable work, sports and culture.The Great Red October Revolution found a poor country and changed it into a global power at the side of all the peoples that challenged the imperialism and defeated the nazi–fascism. It was an inspiration for peoples of all around the world to fight for their emancipation.The overthrow of socialism, the dissolution of the USSR and the restoration of capitalism in Russia and other socialist countries do not scare us. We decisively declare that the 21stcentury will be the century of new socialist revolutions.The ice has been broken and the road has opened, exactly 100 years ago! Now this road is ahead of us! Let us take it until the great, final victory of socialism-communism.We continue on the way of Red October. We strengthen our common struggle.Proletarians of all lands, unite!
Also see the video of the event by the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE)