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Message of Solidarity
to the Communist Organization of Greece
on the Occasion of Its Second Congress

By Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman
Communist Party of the Philippines
22 June 2007

May I convey to the leading committee and membership of the Communist Organization of Greece (KOE) warmest greetings of comradeship and revolutionary solidarity on the occasion of your Second Congress. I congratulate you for your successful preparations for this congress. Your preparations were made amidst important struggles in which the KOE played a significant role.

Your general slogan is appropriate and timely: "With the international community of the peoples, for the unity in action of the Left, on the path of the Communist Left." As communists, you uphold Marxism-Leninism as your guide to action and you seek to integrate it with the concrete conditions and revolutionary practice in Greece. The ideological line can be as correct and effective only as it enables you to arouse, organize and mobilize the masses to fight for their own rights and interests. Your congress is highly significant and well-purposed, because you will debate and make decisions on the theses involving the evaluation of the international and national situation, the review of your political and organizational work since your Founding Congress; and what you consider as your orientations.

I wish you success in evaluating both the international and national situation. These are interrelated and interactive. By understanding them, you can take your bearings, recognize the possibilities and firm up the general line for advancing the revolutionary mass movement. We are still in the era of modern imperialism and proletarian revolution, especially because of the betrayal of socialism by the modern revisionists and because of the aggravation of the crisis of the world capitalist system under such US-instigated policies as "neoliberal globalization" and "global war on terror". The socio-economic and political crisis of the ruling system in Greece has sharpened and deepened. The escalation of oppression and exploitation is driving the people to struggle for national independence, democracy and socialism against imperialism and local reaction.

I wish to congratulate you for having scored significant achievements in political and organizational work since your Founding Congress. You can build on these achievements in order to score still greater achievements. You can do so by summing up and analyzing your experience, learning from positive and negative lessons, defining the tasks and setting the targets to be fulfilled. You must plan to advance your work. You must arouse the people through various forms and methods of mass education and agitation. You must attract the people to the organizations that are based on the progressive classes, sectors and issues. You must mobilize the people by generating campaigns on issues of the greatest and most urgent interest to them against the US and European imperialists and their Greek running dogs.

I appreciate your efforts to call on all militants of the Left to cooperate with your cadres and members and to contribute whatever they can to build a broad united front and broad mass movement against imperialism. Indeed, it is urgent to engage in united and coordinated struggles against "neoliberalism", state terrorism and wars of aggression. As chairperson of the International Coordinating Committee of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), may I offer to you the 18 concerns of the ILPS as your frame of reference or check list of issues that may be taken up by the broad united front and broad mass movement.

The crisis of the world capitalist system is daily worsening. The imperialist powers subject the proletariat and the people to extreme exploitation under the policy of "neoliberal globalization" and to extreme oppression through fascisation and wars of aggression. The broad masses of the people are suffering but are resisting the intolerable conditions. These are favorable for the rise of the anti-imperialist and democratic mass movement under the leadership of the working class and through the broad united front. All patriotic and progressive forces in Greece must unite to fight for national liberation, democracy, social justice, development and world peace against the imperialists and local reactionaries. ####

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