ICOR Call: May 1 and May 8-9 – International Days of Struggle for Workers' Rights, Peace, Freedom and Socialism!

May 1 and May 8-9 – International Days of Struggle for Workers' Rights, Peace, Freedom and Socialism! Active Resistance Against All Imperialist Wars and the Danger of World War!

ICOR call, April 23, 2022

The day of the international struggle of the working class goes to May 1 in the shadow of the barbaric invasion of Ukraine by Russian imperialism in 2022 and the intensifying danger of a general inter-imperialist war and world war. The imperialist countries, or the Russian bloc, or the US bloc within the NATO alliance as the world's main warmonger, come face to face in different ways directly on the territory of Ukraine, creating the danger of a Third World War.

May 8-9 represents the victory of the Allies, most notably the Red Army of the socialist Soviet Union, over Hitler's fascism in 1945. The masses in Russia and Eastern Europe have been celebrating the day so far, and ICOR has designated it as a day of anti-war struggle.

The international working class, especially the international industrial proletariat, is in an imminent Third World War, in which the masses, workers, women, youth, environmentalists and antifascists come into contact with imperialism and today mainly nuclear weapons. It is faced with the task of forming the main decisive backbone in its struggle against the danger of World War II.

The interplay between the ongoing world economic and financial crisis, the corona epidemic, the now accelerating worldwide arms race, and the accelerating transition to global environmental catastrophe have affected the lives of masses around the world to the point of shaking the very foundations of life. Inflation is accelerating, making life unaffordable for a growing number of people. An estimated 19 million people have died from Covid-17. Many of them could still be alive if they had had a vaccine. However, imperialist countries and monopolies continue to greedily protect their lucrative patents at the cost of millions of lives. Another 160 million people were driven into poverty in the process. In more than 100 countries, hard-won benefits and health services were reduced or even withdrawn completely during the crisis. Millions of people were unemployed or their jobs were suspended for elimination.

The masses are waging the war against it in demonstrations, acts of resistance, strikes and riots-like movements. They defend their existential interests in hunger riots, struggles against inflation and the monopolistic price policies of energy companies.

ICOR has positioned itself very clearly. Now the word must be followed by action: May 1 is the day to take responsibility in strengthening ICOR and all its member organizations, above all to spread the unmistakable call “forward for socialism and communism” all over the world! Imperialist wars, the exploitation and oppression of workers and the broad masses, environmental destruction and the youth's lack of hope for the future can remain a thing of the past only through the seizure of power by the proletariat.

Active resistance:

No to the Russian invasion of Ukraine!

No to imperialist policies - Let's raise the anti-imperialist struggle against the threat of World War - Let's strengthen the Anti-imperialist and Antifascist United Front!

To the struggle against the burden of war and crisis on the shoulders of the workers and toiling masses!

For the right of nations to self-determination!

Long live the friendship between the peoples of Ukraine and Russia!

To the worldwide struggle for democracy, peace, freedom and socialism!


Signatories (27 April 2022, Possible to sign):

PCPCI Parti Communiste Proletarien de Côte d'Ivoire (Proletarian Communist Party of Ivory Coast)

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)

MMLPL Moroccan Marxist-Leninist Proletarian Line

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

PCT Party Comuniste du Togo (Communist Party of Togo)

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

CPB Communist Party of Bangladesh

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

NCP (Mashal) Nepal Communist Party (Mashal)

PPRF Patriotic Peoples Republican Front of Nepal

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

БКП Българска Комунистическа Партия (Bulgarian Communist Party)

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

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

UC Unité Communiste (Communist United), France

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

KOL Kommunistische Organization Luxemburg (Communist Organization of Luxemburg)

RM Rode Morgen (Red Dawn), Netherlands

UMLP União Marxista-Leninista Portuguesa (Portuguese Marxist-Leninist Union)

RMP Российская маоистская партия (Rossijskaya maoistskaya partiya) (Russian Maoist Party)

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

MLCP Marxist Leninist Communist Party of Turkey / Kurdistan (Marxist-Leninist Communist Party Turkey / Kurdistan)

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

UoC Union of Cypriots, Cyprus

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

OAPCM Organización Apoyante del Partido Comunista de México (Supporting Organization of the Communist Party of Mexico)

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

PPP Partido Proletario del Perú (Proletarian Party of Peru)

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

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

ROL Revolutionary Organization of Labor, USA

MLOA (Marxist-Leninist Organization of Afghanistan)

TKP-ML, Communist Party of Turkey – Marxist-Leninist (Communist Party of Turkey – Marxist-Leninist)

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