The All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks (AUCPB), inheriting Bolshevik principles of the R.S.D.W.P. -R.S.D.W.P.(b) - A.U.C.P.(b) - of Lenin's policiy in the CPSU, is the highest form of proletarian class organisation, advanced detachment of the working class, acting in unity with the peasantry and labour intelligentsia, standing on the Party's positions for: the gain of political power - overthrowing the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie and establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat, the destruction of private ownership over the instuments and means of production, the revival of the USSR, the further strenghtening of the proletarian interests for the complete victory of socialism and gradual transition to communism. The ideological and theoretical basis of the AUCPB is formed by Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, is their doctrine in its creative application and development in modern conditions. The AUCPB is a component of the global communist movement with the aim of communism triumphing over the whole planet.

Friday, 31 July 2015

FOR BOLSHEVISM - No 08 (149) AUGUST 2015

Workers of all countries, unite!


The political deadlock in Ukraine will lead to war
"The living Soul of Marxism: A specific
case study of the situation"

"We are declaring a ruthless war on the revolutionary phrase about a revolutionary war"
V.I. Lenin

Events unfolding in Novorossia is much more complicated than it seems to some of our fellow comrades - Bolsheviks. A narrow understanding of the problem leads to erroneous conclusions and wrong recommendations in the action. As Lenin said, "Whoever takes up any particular issues without solving common issues, will inevitably everywhere unconsciously "stumble" upon on these common issues. And to stumble blindly on them in each particular case means to doom one’s own policies to the worst vacillation in the unprincipled".
In fact, the case is not in Ukraine, not in New Russia (Novorossiya), but in the opposition between the United States and Russia which is rising from its knees after the counter-revolution in the 1990s, after the collapse of the great Soviet country by the criminal fifth column with the active participation of the West, and primarily the United States. The situation with Ukraine is not a regional conflict, is not a conflict with one of the "sovereign" of "born out of perestroika." Some of our comrades do not see the situation as V.I. Lenin was able to see it, who "capturing the whole land at once, saw what was temporarily closed." It should be good to remember the words of V.I. Lenin, and that "power can be taken with bayonets, but you must not sit on the bayonets."
Supporters of solving all the problems by military means in Novorossia say "the united army of the LPR and DPR need to organize an offensive on the west, enter Kiev and overthrow the fascist junta. An attack on the bandera-fascist capital should be organized quickly, without delay, so that the enemy could not prepare itself for a serious rebuff. The LPR and DPR need to conduct a general mobilization, and this will provide a numerical advantage over the united forces of the junta army. In addition, most of the working population of Dnepropetrovsk , Zaporozhye, Poltava, Kharkov, Kiev, Odessa and other areas, many of whom are Russian citizens, will certainly support the advancing troops of the DPR and the LPR."
Tempting. But, let's take a closer look at this. Compare the whole area on the map of Ukraine (respectively - and the population) and that of the DPR, and LPR. The recommended military strategy by superiority in numbers, even in order of magnitude is not reached. Entry into the war by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation? Another illusion - that we have the Soviet army, and led by Stalin. As things really are is described in a recent book by A.A.Mayevsky. It shows that Russia today thanks to the "perestroika" collapse is not ready to start on equal terms an open armed confrontation with the United States.
Help on the way by the population for the New Russia army to Kiev is also problematic. Why is that? Most of the population without doubt live worse than ever, but at least are not killed, and what about New Russia? If she had a steady movement to victory – then that's another matter!
Russian military intervention in the conflict - that's what so eagerly both the US and the EU want to prevent, in principle, is the development of the situation in the direction of the restoration of the Soviet Union. No wonder the United States spent many billions of dollars on its destruction.
Wars in Europe have always been an important source of economic recovery and political power of the United States. This is especially true of the two world wars of the twentieth century, which caused a huge outflow of capital and minds of the warring European countries to America. The "cold" third world war ended in the destruction of the world socialist system, which gave the United States an inflow of more than a trillion dollars, hundreds of thousands of professionals and many unique technologies. All these wars were provoked by the active participation of the American "fifth column" in the face of controlled, financed and supported by US intelligence agencies spies, tycoons, diplomats, bureaucrats, businessmen, experts and public figures and so-called nongovernmental organizations. And even today, faced with growing financial and economic difficulties, the US is trying to unleash a new war in Europe to achieve its eternal goals.
A few words about the Minsk Agreement. The signing of the Minsk Agreement, with all its contradictions and shortcomings (as discussed below), was the right decision by Russia, but these agreements are not being met by the Kiev junta (only the republics of the DPR and LPR are fulfilling them). The criminal attacks from the same large-caliber long-range artillery, destroying Donbass civilians daily by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, continues constantly. For the DPR and LPR, the Minsk Agreement is breathing space, strengthening its forces of consolidation. It is clear that these agreements cannot be constantly acting! Especially that Kiev is purposefully preparing for more serious military action against the rebel residents of Donbass. Contrary to the agreements, the Ukrainian army continues the transfer of heavy weapons to the front line of confrontation, and the total number of Ukrainian soldiers on the frontline has reached 50 thousand. Based on the recent intensification of the military group, the Ukrainian army launched attacks on the outskirts of Donetsk, with the aim to break the defence of the militias and establish street battles in the capital of the DPR. Particularly fierce fighting was going on for a week from June 2 in the village of Marinka. As a result of these battles, the Ukrainian military suffered with 400 dead and thousands wounded. While militias managed to defend their positions, among them losses were also significant.
Yes, the current situation is unstable. What are the possible scenarios? The first option is to preserve for a long time the "neither good, nor bad" current situation. For Novorossia, this option is bad. This is a dangerous stagnation of the revolutionary process. The second option is that the Kiev junta decides to spit on all sorts of Minsk agreements and move to all-out offensive. In terms of the image of Kiev then this is a pure loss, giving an opportunity to the Russian Federation to utilise their own armed forces to "save the lives of thousands of women, old men, children, destroyed by gangs of fascist thugs-nationalists." Finally, the third option is radical change in the situation in Ukraine itself. Is this possible?
A year ago in Kiev, there was a military coup. The fascist junta headed by Poroshenko, Yatseniuk, Tyagnibok, Turchinov, using the fascist militants from "Svoboda" and "Right Sector", under the banner of fascist henchmen of the Great Patriotic War, overthrew the legitimately elected President and government. They took advantage of discontent of the Ukrainian people fed up with the stupid and greedy oligarchs Yanukovych and his clique. He showed complete inactivity and indecision with regard to the brazen militants of the neo-banderov armed groups. The mistake of the Russian leadership was recognition of the new Kiev government headed by Poroshenko based on illegitimate elections conducted with gross violations of the Constitution of Ukraine, with the participation of a small proportion of the population (because of the situation in the country), with fraud in the vote count (if there was in fact any counting) "FOR" Poroshenko. For the sake of this portfolio, on the day of counting votes, all electronic systems of counting were knocked out of order (the explanation – they were "hacked") and therefore the voting figures declared were taken "from the air." The Kiev Maidan was organized by the United States and the new president of Ukraine Poroshenko appointed by the U.S. too.
In the year of Poroshenko’s rule, real wages of Ukrainians decreased by 30%. To give birth, die, get married, get sick, have a rest, drive a car - all this has become a luxury for most Ukrainians. The economy is stagnating. The national currency has catastrophically devalued. The regulator is struggling with the currency rate manually, actively using the printing press and devastating foreign exchange gold reserves. The Verkhovna Rada has allowed the government not to pay external debts to private creditors. The next step could be a technical default, resulting in the inevitable blocking of the next tranche of the IMF. There is a monstrous plundering by the country's oligarchs on the export of loot and the dramatic impoverishment of the population.
According to a poll by TNS, published in late May, only 8% of respondents assessed the work of Peter Poroshenko and the Ukrainian government as satisfactory. The policies by the President are approved by 17% of Ukrainians and 51% are dissatisfied with them. However, there is another rating - closed, which evaluated the opposition. According to the April 2015 population survey, if parliamentary elections were held next weekend, the first place would be taken by the "Opposition Bloc", the second by the Petr Poroshenko Bloc, and the third by the "Self-help" bloc.
According to the Odessa newspaper "Timer", the notorious Saakashvili said: "If the fall of the economy of Ukraine suddenly stopped, and it rose each year by 4%, then we will get to the 2013 level in 20 years time. Only two decades later we will return to the economic performance of Ukraine's Yanukovich". Currently, Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe, he said.
According to Mikhail Pogrebinsky, director of the Institute for Political and Conflict Studies (Kiev): "... What can we say about the provision of medicines to Ukrainians as tens of thousands of people were left without essential medical supplies due to the irresponsibility of the leadership of the Ministry of Health. And who do we have out there in charge? And most head of it – the historian by education imported from Georgia, Alexander Kvitashvili. The only thing that merits him is that he studied in the United States, has a good knowledge of the English language, and is friends with Saakashvili. That defeat of the Ministry of Health, which he managed to inflict over a couple of months, probably even by our government seemed too far. Most likely, soon Kvitashvili will be dismissed."
Therefore, how long will the current situation persist? Until the early elections to the Verkhovna Rada which may be held in November of 2015? "It is possible, that is exactly what will happen. But will we get such a composition of the Verkhovna Rada, which will form the majority of moderate, focused on reaching a compromise in the Donbas and in general - to carry out a realistic domestic and foreign policy?" That is very doubtful. "In fact, I'm pretty sure that in the new parliament will dominate a coalition of "war parties". And not because society as a whole is focused on war. On the contrary, according to the latter, the May poll conducted by the Centre "Sofia", 60% of respondents are inclined to seek peace, even at the cost of part of the territory, such as the Donbas."
For radical changes, it is not enough for the population to be tired of war, the economically disastrous policy of the authorities, and most of the citizens’ confidence that "the country is moving in the wrong direction." To do this, you need a complete reformatted social consciousness, not just disappointed in the current leaders of the country. We need a strong revision of attitude towards the idea of the Maidan, the rejection of illusory goals.
True, there is an option number two. If not through legal, how else can one get out of the impasse into which the Maidan brought the country and came to power on a wave of its new - old politicians? Perhaps, just as they came to power, that is, by rebellion and a coup d'etat? This option seems unlikely at the moment , although many disagree with our points.
Guardians of a new rebellion refer to the growth of protest sentiments that are compounded by economic and social problems and so on. People, they say, cannot continue to tolerate this. But people will continue to tolerate, because this alone is not enough for a successful coup d'etat. It needs financing, control is needed over the media, you need betrayal of the ruling team, foreign support is needed – everything that was in the autumn of 2013 and what was not, and is unlikely to emerge in the near future, despite the existence of "objective conditions."
In assessing the prospects of the situation in Ukraine one must, of course, take into account what the country has "collected" from different parts of the historical past, with different ethnic composition. And here it is not just about the huge second part of the Russian-speaking population in the Greater Novorossiya from Kharkiv to Odessa, but also of national minorities in other regions gravitating towards Russia. For example, on June 13, 2015 in Mukachevo, the Coordinating Council of Transcarpathian Ruthenian organizations (KSROZ) formed on 14.03.2015, held its first working session. The KSROZ meeting was attended by representatives of a number of Ruthenian organizations. A discussion of the next events and activities of KSROZ aimed at ensuring the rights, freedoms and security of Ruthenian communities in Transcarpathia. As a result of these discussions KSROZ adopted a statement on priorities for action and the structure of its member organizations. In this statement, in particular, it criticizes the policy of the Kiev authorities and particularly President Poroshenko. In a statement in this regard, it said that the solution of the crisis problems in Ukraine will help towards empowering different regions of the country and, in particular, the special status of Transcarpathia self-governing territory. For Transcarpathia the basis for solving these problems are the results of the Zakarpattia Oblast Berehove district and the 1991 referendum, when more than 90% of the population were in favour of giving the Transcarpathian virtually autonomous status. The statement called for the Council of Europe, European Commission, OSCE and the UN, as well as the parliaments of Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia, to draw attention to the fact that the Kiev authorities, despite the request of the Ruthenian, Hungarian and other minorities in Transcarpathia, refuse to cooperate with them in recognition of the results of the Zakarpattia Oblast Berehove district and the 1991 referendum. KSROZ also decided to lead the process of self-government of Rusyns in Transcarpathia.
Now, onto foreign policy, because of which, in fact, the infamous Maidan gathered. "With regard to membership of the EU, we should clearly note that a European perspective [for Ukraine] does not exist", - declared at the end of May the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. We can understand this President: we do not need the poor, we have enough of our own!
Washington's reaction to the situation in Ukraine. As stated by falsifying the facts, on Monday, June 15, White House spokesman Josh Ernest, "We remain concerned about the constant flow of military equipment and troops from the Russian side of the border to Ukraine." According to the White House, there is "much evidence" that the Russian military is assisting the militias in the Donbass, which, in his opinion, is the evidence of "active involvement" of Russia in the conflict in Ukraine. Ernest also stressed that Ukraine cannot count on the same support from the United States, as well as members of NATO, since it is not part of the Alliance. He reminded that Washington has a clear commitment to its NATO allies, but "with Ukraine, the situation is slightly different." At the same time, Ernest assured that Washington supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine and is ready to give it military and financial aid. During his visit to Kiev on June 18 this year, the group of US senators led by Senator John McCain, McCain confirmed to Poroshenko the readiness of the US to supply Kiev with lethal weapons and support Poroshenko both financially, economically, and politically.
Summarizing the situation in Ukraine itself, we see that it is neither sustainable, stable, economically, domestically or in the foreign policy sense. Serious progress is quite possible.
Analyzing the Ukraine - New Russia conflict, one cannot escape from the influence that of fundamental restructuring of international relations, in which is the basic point of the struggle over the special role of the United States, around the unipolar world that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Here and vigorous promotion of world leaders in China and, to a certain extent, the policy of Putin, his struggle for the growing political influence of Russia on the international level by the active participation of Russia in the expansion of the scope and composition of the politico-economic blocks of peaceful international organizations (SCO, BRICS, Eurasian Political Union and others). The process of fundamental restructuring of ( not in the interest of the United States ) in international relations and the growth of Russia's prestige was demonstrated and at the International Economic Forum in St-Petersburg, on June 18-20, held under the patronage of Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is noteworthy that in this forum, the Russian liberal idea and the construction of the Russian economy under the laws of the failed liberals is harmful to Russia to continue following this liberal way ...
The US goal in the Ukrainian conflict is clear: to reinforce its claim to sole control of the world. " We, the United States, decided that Ukraine will be - and go along with our way . At any cost. There is no "rebalancing” of "international relations." At the outbreak of the presidential race, the latest statements by the presidential candidates from both the Democratic Party and the Republican are directed primarily against Russia, which is a clear demonstration of the anti-Russian focus of the highest American circles, and whose proteges will participate in the presidential elections.
In politics, no one need have any illusions. As Lenin said: "... A Marxist at the right moment must take in account not from what is possible, but from the reality of the situation". Putin is president of a bourgeois capitalist state - the Russian Federation. But if we confine ourselves to this - we make a mistake. It must be clearly understood - how every action, every Putin's initiative is related to our own, communist goals! Contradiction? Favourable?
Specifically, the question of the return of the Crimea to Russia. Russian liberals – the pro-American fifth column - raised the wild howl about "Russian imperialism", "aggression of the Russian Federation." To this we can safely answer that there was a referendum. The population of Crimea overwhelmingly approved an exit from Ukraine and joining the Russian Federation. This is the put into practice right of nations to self-determination enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. And indeed the transfer of Crimea to Ukraine by Khrushchev was carried out in contradiction to the Soviet Constitution. In the ensuing economic sanctions against Russia from the United States and the EU, Russia was correct in responding to this by introducing counter-sanctions.
How has the population of the Russian Federation responded to the economic sanctions? A study in Russia, conducted by the agency Associated Press and the US National Centre for Public Opinion, no doubt shocked the White House and the American elite. The survey showed that 81% of Russians support President Vladimir Putin. According to West, the days of Vladimir Putin as President should have been numbered: the ruble has depreciated by half, the economy is in crisis, and the Ukrainian crisis has turned Russia into an international pariah. But US experts have to admit: Russians can survive what other nations would not stand. "The power of Russian is that they can withstand what would break other people" - was an opinion after a trip to Moscow, expressed by George Friedman, an American political scientist, Head of reconnaissance think tank "Stretfor." Here, of course, is very important to note, it is not Putin's popularity alone (it is not the case), but the fact that most of the people managed to rise above short-term economic difficulties realized that there are higher values - Motherland, dignity of the country . In the affairs of Putin, one can note the attention to import substitution (i.e. - the realization of the Stalinist self-reliance) and sharp "rebuff" against slanderers on the history of the country, to the great feat of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War. All this – is useful in terms of bringing the country out of the "guardianship" of the United States, from the influence of human-hating liberal ideology, from the pile of all sorts of illusions that the "democrats" in the 1990s tried to instil in people. Departing from bourgeois ideology inevitably returns people to class ideology, the ideology of the working people. Here it is necessary to raise the question: why does a worker or a scientist get paid 20-30 thousand rubles a month, but a pot-bellied "manager" gets a few million? ..
What are the actions of the Russian communists that would be useful and correct in terms of the situation with Ukraine and Novorossia? It is necessary to demand from the Russian leadership:
- a hard diplomatic struggle for the complete and accurate implementation of the Minsk Agreement by the Kiev junta primarily on the issue of the ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the border conflict;
- provision of effective multilateral support for the struggling people of New Russia in strengthening self-defence, stabilizing the economy - providing for its self-sufficiency and improving the living conditions of the population. New Russia should become an example for the entire population of Ukraine for their successful struggle for their inalienable rights – as well as national, economic, and for the right to self-determination, enshrined in the UN Charter!
With regard to the struggling people of Donbass:
- provide the communist forces in the political spectrum of Novorossia comprehensive ideological, organizational, possible financial assistance by connecting with them international efforts in a common struggle for the fraternal friendship of the peoples, to restore our common motherland - the Soviet Union;
- explain to the people in our propaganda that only socialism is able to rid the world of armed conflict and to ensure the peaceful coexistence of peoples;
- explain to the people the historical inevitability of the proletarian revolution and to prepare for it.
In addition to what was said earlier
Our assessment of the Minsk Agreement of 12 February 2015 was given in the Statement of the Central Committee of the CC AUCPB on 27 February 2015. It noted: "The All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks believes that the talks in Minsk discussed ways to resolve the crisis which has for a year been shaking Ukraine. With this, the main issue is political, without a solution of which the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine may not be solved, in Minsk this was out of the question." It could not be considered at the meeting in the "Norman format" because the three participants of the meeting in one degree or another were involved in the crisis in Ukraine.
In the final part of our statement it reads: "We believe that without a political solution to the crisis in Ukraine, involving the overthrow of the government in Kiev of the fascist neo-banderov government, SUSTAINABLE LONG-TERM PEACE in the region cannot be established."
The statement of the CC AUCPB also said that the Minsk agreements are FRAMEWORK agreements, as they are full of uncertainties, leading to the fact that the implementation of many of the provisions in these circumstances is problematic.
Especially in our statement it stressed: "The signed “package of measures” by the leaders of the DPR and LPR Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky on February 12, 2015 under pressure from Putin "... in general ignores the will of the people of Donbass, expressed in referendums. Misty and ornate provisions on so-called "decentralization "will not be accepted by inhabitants of Donetsk and Lugansk, and it certainly adds fuel to the fire of civil war in Ukraine. The absence of a clear and unambiguous position on the recognition of the Russian language as the second state language can and does make the positions of the parties irreconcilable." This can be observed today.
As has been repeatedly pointed out, the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks clearly and unconditionally supported the will of the people of the DPR and LPR, overwhelmingly expressed at the referendums on May 11, 2014 for the national independence of their republics. The AUCPB also supported the demands, first of all to the Russian leadership, on the recognition of the State and the (independence) of these republics. Many similar demands were made many leftist and patriotic organizations, but, unfortunately, these demands have not been heard.
However, despite all the above contradictions and problems in the way of a settlement of the military conflict in the South-East of Ukraine, we should, as noted in our statement, fully utilize all possibilities, any agreements for the sake of peace, even if only temporary, in order to save lives of people for the sake of preventing the expansion of the conflict zone and turning it into a full-scale fratricidal war.
We Bolsheviks in our position on the question of war and peace refer to the well- known warning by V.I. Lenin: "We know, we know all too well what untold disaster to the workers and peasants carries with it a war. We must therefore in a most careful and prudent way treat this subject. We are making the greatest concessions and sacrifices, in order to save the world ... We are going to make the greatest concessions and sacrifices, but not just any, and not endlessly ... " (VI Lenin., full. cit. op., t. 44, p. 297).
The United States in recent years has been building up its military presence in Europe, including Eastern Europe, directly on the Russian border.
Since the United States failed to involve Russia directly in the armed conflict in Ukraine, therefore they organize an "second anti-Russian front" - Transnistria. There is also an explosive situation. As you know, after the bloody events of 1992 in Transnistria, Russian peacekeeping troops were introduced there. About contingent supplies through Ukraine, an agreement with the Russian government was signed. Recently, however, the Kiev-neo-banderovs-nazis annulled it. The Moldovian capital of Chisinau has focused lately on Romania and NATO, and has also taken up an anti-Russian stance.
In this way, NATO through its minions organizes a blockade of Transnistria and Russian troops located there. Of course, Russia cannot but respond to such hostile actions against its forces.
In recent years, a new hotbed of tension has arisen on the southern border of Russia, Armenia, the events in the capital city which are very reminiscent of the last days of the Kiev Maidan in February 2014. Here, the main active component of the unrest were - young people ... Although the main slogan of the protesters was - "no to increased fees for housing and communal services" (hikes in bills), this is very far from a younger audience ...
There were predictions for the creation of subsequent riots in Kyrgyzstan ... A conclusion can be drawn that the U.S. is trying to set up around the perimeter of the borders of the Russian Federation on the territory of the former Soviet republics republican Maidans similar to Kiev, carry out colour revolutions to overthrow governments loyal to the Russian Federation and to replace them with their own puppets.
In the current volatile situation around Transnistria and in the Donbass, any ill-considered actions can directly trigger a drawing in of the Russian armed forces in a large-scale conflict with the prospect of escalating into a World War III with the use of nuclear weapons. Russia has no moral right to succumb to provocative attacks of the NATO countries and the US and become the instigator of a new world war, which in the present conditions can lead to destruction of human civilization.
Therefore we support the actions of the Russian leadership regarding the policy of restraint from pressure on the Russian Federation on part of the Western countries and the United States. Restraint is carried out by accelerating the development of Russia's defines industry and the growth of the political influence of Russia on the international level.
A positive factor in the weakening of the global US hegemony is the start of trading on the Moscow Stock Exchange since 17 March with futures on the currency pair "Chinese yuan - ruble". This has caused anger in Washington, since trading without dollar participation mark the beginning of the end of world domination of the US currency, and thus move the situation towards the collapse of the United States.
We support the expanding actions of the progressive forces in the world against the outbreak of World War III, against imperialism and against its manifestations - rabid nationalism, chauvinism and fascism. Today, in our difficult time remains relevant warning by J.V. Stalin expressed by him in 1952: "It is likely that the modern peace movement, as a movement for the preservation of peace, if successful will lead to the prevention of a war, its temporary postponement, towards a temporary preservation of peace, in the resignation of a warring government and replaced by another government prepared temporarily to keep the peace ... In order to destroy the inevitability of wars, it is necessary to destroy imperialism."
In our difficult time - the period of restoration of capitalism in the former Soviet republics, including Russia, and intensifying of military aspirations of world imperialism - the relevance of the strategic goal of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks - the restoration of Soviet power as a dictatorship of the proletariat, socialism and the revival of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - is increasing by the day.

Leningrad, 24 June 2015.

The CC AUCPB expresses its deep indignation at the recent arrest of Communist Alexander Gerasimov by representatives of Ukrainian fascism. The provocation against him was made by Ukrainian Special Branch (SBU) on June 19. Alexander is being accused of involvement in a clandestine organization of communist revolutionaries.
A.V. Gerasimov is a former political prisoner (the "Odessa Komsomol" case) and served an 11-year prison sentence for his revolutionary activities, where he had been tortured. The fact that the persecution of A.V. Gerasimov continued even under the fourth part of the Ukrainian leadership, confirms the anti-Communist, deeply anti-peoples character of the Ukrainian government since the 1990s.
Alexander Gerasimov was severely injured in a fire in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa on May 2, 2014, and has had lengthy treatment for his injuries. We are very concerned about the state of his health.
The CC AUCPB declares A.V. Gerasimov a political prisoner and we are calling for his immediate release.
22 June 2015

On June 12 in the city of Uzhgorod, another court hearing took place on the case of A. Mayevsky.
After a six-month "stretching" of the case and delay, judge Ferenc launched a hearing on the charges and the questioning of witnesses.
The defendant announced at the hearing his application and protests:
1. The protest against his detention as a suspect in a cell with convicted criminals, which contradicts both Ukrainian and European legislation.
2. Statement on depriving him of the right to information. After an appeal to the administration of the detention centre for access to the Law of Ukraine "On the condemnation of the Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and prohibition of propaganda of their symbols" signed by Poroshenko (May 9, 2015), he was denied his request.
3. On conducting further alternative forensic linguistic expertise on the instance of the newspaper "RKP» №6 of 2014, upon which all charges lay. Present in the act of forensic linguistic examination by Zionist, pro-American government of Ukraine in the walls of the Kiev State Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise (KNIISE), reporting to the Minister of Justice.
4. On bringing to the case as evidence the RKP newspaper №3 for 2014, in which the statement of the Central Committee of the AUCPB on February 5, 2014, signed by the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the AUCPB N.A. Andreeva "No to the splitting up of Ukraine", the published official position of the Bolshevik Party on territorial integrity and inviolability of borders of the Ukrainian state, as the offspring of the historical activity of the Bolshevik Party under the leadership of Lenin, Stalin.
The date of the next session has not yet been scheduled.
Укрбюро ЦК ВКПБ
17 июня 2015 г.
- Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU) (the largest of all the leftist parties in Ukraine at the time of the fascist coup in February 2014, where there were about 100 thousand members (according to the party), and at that time in view of the Crimea and the territories which are now controlled by the DPR and LPR). Actually it works in a semi-underground situation. After the adoption of the law on "de-communization" - party newspapers are not available (no central or regional), agitation stall work is not being conducted. Noticeable are single, spot events, such as pickets by the US embassy in Kiev or on June 22.
- Progressive Socialist Party (Vitrenko) - is in deep crisis since the late 2000s. Party newspaper has been published since 2011. Apparently, the only activity of the party - to maintain news feeds on their party website - vitrenko.org
- AUCPB -Ukraine –On 28.11.14, A.A. Mayevsky the Secretary of the Central Committee of the AUCPB for Ukraine, Moldova and Transdniestria was arrested -, currently the newspaper of the AUCPB for Ukraine “RKP” "Workers' and Peasants' Truth has been banned and has ceased production. Party website - vkpb.net.ua - is not working.
- Workers’ Party of Ukraine (Marxist-Leninist) (left split from the Communist Party in 2010, on the basis of the All-Ukrainian Union of Workers (FAR)). Chairman and chief editor of the party newspaper "Working Class" was arrested the ("for the support of separatism"). The newspaper itself is prohibited and stopped publishing in August 2014. The website of the newspaper - rk.org.ua - is not working.
- The "Borotba" - party was banned in summer 2014 and went underground. The newspaper "Borotba" has not been produced since. The website - http://borotba.su/ - works, but in the section "contacts" listed only e-mail and mobile phone.
- the Union of Communists of Ukraine (SCU) - previously published a good theoretical magazine "Marxism and modernity" - the organization's website http://un-comm-ukr.ucoz.ru/ has not been updated since March 2014
- Communist Party (Bolsheviks) of Ukraine (the PC (B) U) - breakaway from the AUCPB in 1994, the party was active mainly in Dnepropetrovsk. Site of the newspaper is not updated, at least since 2013 - http://pkbu.ucoz.ru/
What we have today is: the Communist Party of Ukraine is trying to create on its basis a kind of neo-left-social democratic party "Left March". I do not know how they manage this in a de facto fascist regime in Ukraine.
There are a number of one-man band, carnival organizations, Trotskyist and anarchist clowns (who ran to help the "euromaidan" and supported it), but these are all sects made up of 5-10 people each. As a serious amount, it’s not worth considering these clowns !!!
Donetsk Peoples Republic Communists

Note from AUCPB editorial: The situation in Ukraine remains very serious. The junta has launched a real fascist terror against all leftists, without distinction of the political spectrum. Even the moderate Communist Party of Ukraine is unable to resist "in the legal field". In the material cite above, there are no examples of the many attacks by fascist thugs on communists, secretaries of district and regional committees of the Communist Party and Komsomol organizations, or examples of massacres and murders. All these crimes are yet to be compiled but they will be and will be investigated after the victory over the fascist junta in Kiev.
The atmosphere of terror in which our comrades have to operate in Ukraine, dictate the need for the communists to find new forms and ways to fight. The time for legitimate protests and demonstrations, and parliamentary games with the bourgeoisie has ended.
However, even in such conditions, the underground anti-fascist struggle continues. We support with all our strength all of our comrades – communists and ant-fascists of Ukraine. We say to you, comrades, stand firm! We wish you only victory, a speedy victory.

On June 12, 2015 on the initiative of the Communist Party of Ukraine in Kiev, the Constituent Assembly of the founders of the All-Ukrainian public association of left and centre-left political parties and public organizations of the "LEFT OPPOSITION" was held.
The work meeting was attended by heads and representatives of the five political parties and thirteen public organizations.
The meeting decided to: establish an All-Ukrainian association of left and centre-left parties, public organizations and other representatives of civil society, "LEFT OPPOSITION".
Participants of the meeting approved the text of the Manifesto of the All-Ukrainian public association "LEFT OPPOSITION" in which they stated to join forces for the sake of Ukraine and protect the rights of compatriots for peace, prosperity and security.
Among the priorities of the new association - the immediate cessation of bloodshed in the east of the country, the peaceful settlement of the armed conflict on the basis of the steady implementation of the Minsk Agreement, and the decentralization of power.
For the sake of overcoming the crisis in the future of Ukraine, the "left opposition" will insist on the implementation of socio-economic model of state development based on the principles of social justice and democracy; to return to state ownership of strategic enterprises stolen by the oligarchs and the creation of new jobs; towards the restoration of the modern system of free health care and education.
Participants of the meeting also said they would jointly defend the course of domestic and foreign policy to meet the principles of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine and aimed at promoting a non-aligned (neutral) status.
In order to unite Ukraine and overcome discord, which is born out of a regime of nationalists and oligarchs, "the Left Opposition" will demand the provision of Russian as the second state language, will strongly oppose the mockery of historical truth, humiliation military and labour feats of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War, and rehabilitation and glorification of Nazi accomplices invaders.
The Constituent Assembly formed the Coordinating council of the association.
As co-chairmen of the "The LEFT OPPOSITION " were elected Petro Symonenko and Natalia Vitrenko, Georgy Kryuchkov, Rudolf Povarnitsyn and Valery Soldatenko.
Given the seething political terror and repression in Ukraine, members of the constituent assembly, "LEFT OPPOSITION" adopted the following statement.

Press office
Manifesto of the All-Ukrainian Association of left and centre-left political parties and public organizations "LEFT OPPOSITION"
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 18:07

The course of domestic and foreign policy, which is currently being taken in Ukraine, especially after the February (2014) coup, is leadings our country towards loss of state sovereignty, division and fratricidal civil war, economic collapse, social and ethnic genocide which threatens the collapse of Ukraine and its use by external forces as a provocateur of a third world war.
By signing the Association Agreement with the European Union, and dutifully carrying out the draconian demands of the International Monetary Fund, Ukraine has lost its economic and political independence. She actually is under foreign control. Its internal and external policies are defined by the United States, the international financial oligarchy.
Implementing the so-called reforms of a bankrupt model of peripheral neoliberal capitalism, rejecting integration with the countries of the Customs Union, Ukraine has condemned itself to de-industrialization, the seizure of public property by oligarchic clans, created by several generations of Soviet people, the loss of millions of jobs, poverty and extinction of the population. Today, the gross domestic product of Ukraine does not even reach 60% of the 1990 level. The domestic industry has been destroyed, and its leading export-oriented industry has been destroyed. The financial system of the country has been brought to default. Super exploitation of manpower is one of the highest in the world and pay at the level of the poorest African countries. Health services and education are virtually inaccessible for the majority of the population. The course of building a mono-national state, the national-chauvinist imposition of ideology has led to a total violation of the Constitution of Ukraine, along with the rules and principles of international law, mass population discrimination along linguistic, national, territorial, and confessional lines. The Ukrainian state has been unable to reliably protect the legal rights, lives and safety of its citizens.
The adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with gross violations of the constitutional procedure and the introduction of the Law "On the condemnation of the Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and prohibition of the promotion of their symbolism" "On the legal status and the celebration of the "memory of fighters for Ukrainian independence in the twentieth century", "to commemorate the victory over the Nazis in World War II of 1939-1945", "access to the archives of repressive organs of the communist totalitarian regime's 1917-1991" - is not only a reflection of the totalitarian nature of the ruling regime now in Ukraine, but also cynical falsification of history and review of decisions of the Nuremberg Military Tribunal, the challenge to the world community. Introduction to the violation of the Constitution of censorship, manipulation of public consciousness, intimidation and persecution of dissidents, the persecution of the canonical Orthodox Church, anti-constitutional ban on political parties, persecution and physical violence with ideological and political opponents, of course, extremely dangerous violations of generally accepted in the civilized world of standards and norms of democracy, deprivation of the people of Ukraine to free expression.
In these circumstances, we, representatives of opposition political parties and public organizations, declare the merger of our efforts WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE PUBLIC ASSOCIATION "LEFT OPPOSITION" in order to save UKRAINE AND PROTECTION OF RIGHTS of our compatriots for peace, prosperity and security in the their country, freedom of speech and belief, a fair trial, truly democratic elections, building social justice, democracy, the rule of law.
We will seek above all an immediate end to the bloodshed in the east of the country, the peaceful settlement of the conflict based on the steady fulfilment of the Minsk Agreement, and the decentralization of power.
We believe that to ensure lasting peace in Ukraine and bring it out of a deep, comprehensive crisis back into the circle of the advanced countries of the continent is impossible without the restoration of good-neighborly, equal and mutually beneficial relations with the Russian Federation and Belarus. It is with them, unlike the US and EU countries, that we share a common history, culture, spirituality, civilizational values. History has proven that the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine remained only in the unity of our countries and brotherly peoples.
We believe that social to stop genocide, stop the destruction of the national economy is impossible without abandoning the neo-liberal course of pseudo-reforms under the dictates of the West. We advocate for the implementation of new industrialization of Ukraine on the basis of modern technological innovation, drawing on domestic intelligence, human, natural and technological resources. Our alternative to neo-liberalism is a socio-economic model based on principles of social justice and democracy.
We stand by a COURSE OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICY, which is consistent with the principles of the Declaration on the sovereignty of Ukraine with a guarantee of its non-aligned (neutral) status; Interethnic relations based on the principles of international law and the provisions of the Declaration of Rights of Nationalities of Ukraine; STATUS OF RUSSIAN LANGUAGE as the second state language.
We are against humiliation and betrayal of military and labour feats of our fathers and grandfathers who defeated the Nazi invaders in World War II and with their victorious labour revived our Motherland from the ruins and lifted her throughout the years of Soviet power to the top of the economic world, in scientific and spiritual progress. We are categorically against the plantation in our country of neo-Nazism, and the rehabilitation and glorification of Nazi collaborators during the occupation.
We call on the political parties, public organizations, and all those to whom the FATE OF HOMELAND is dear, who share our assessment of the modern political and socio-economic situation and put forth in this manifesto OBJECTIVES – to join the Patriotic Association "LEFT OPPOSITION".
Adopted by the Constituent Assembly of the association
June 12, 2015



By New Worker correspondent
FRIENDS and comrades marked the 62nd anniversary of the Korean people’s victory in the Fatherland Liberation War in London on Saturday 18th July. The meeting, called by the Korean Friendship Association and the Juché Idea Study Group heard an opening from Dermot Hudson of the KFA and a report-back of a recent trip to the DPR Korea by Shaun Pickford.
Dermot Hudson said: "The Fatherland Liberation War referred to as the Korean War in the imperialist countries was provoked by the US imperialists on 25th June 1950 and lasted three years. It was a most intense war, one of the fiercest wars of the 20th century. Indeed it was a third world war in miniature in which the two systems in the world, capitalism and socialism fought each other.
“The US imperialists along with troops from 15 of their vassal states attempted to destroy the young Democratic People's Republic of Korea in its cradle, an obscene and barbarous war in which a big power and its minions tried to pulverise into submission a small country.”
Dermot also spoke about the 21st anniversary of the demise of great leader President Kim Il Sung: "President Kim Il Sung was a great man, a great leader, a great philosopher who created the Juché Idea and authored the Songun idea.
“He wrote over 1,800 works, and was the father of modern Korea, indeed Korea is the Kim Il Sung nation. He was respected as one of the outstanding leaders of the international communist and working class movement.”
Shaun Pickford said: “I was able to return to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea after an interval of three years and saw immense improvements in the cultural and living standards of the Korean People. All the progress that is being realised in the DPRK, is based on socialist principles and self-reliance.
“The Supreme Leader of the DPRK, Marshal Kim Jong Un, is working continuously for the welfare of the Korean people and spares nothing for the well-being of the workers, farmers and intellectuals. Such a leader as Kim Jong Un, cannot be found elsewhere in the world, as the DPRK leader is always putting the people first in everything”.
The meeting also received a message from Cllr Damien Biggs, East of England regional party secretary and National Executive Committee member of the Socialist Labour Party.
A very lively discussion followed with questions and answers and concluded with the adoption of a solidarity message to DPRK leader Kim Jong Un.
By london communists

MEMBERS and supporters of the UK Korean Friendship Association held a very successful picket – numbers double previous turn-outs –of the United States embassy on Thursday 25th June to mark the start of the Month of Solidarity with the Korean people and the 65th anniversary of the start of provocation of the great Fatherland Liberation War.

It was supported by the Association of Supporters of Songun Policies UK (ASSPUK), the Juché International Study Group of England (JISGE) and the New Communist Party including general secretary Andy Brooks and Central Committee member Theo Russell.
Members of the RCPB (ML) and the CPGB (ML) were also present.
Dermot Hudson, who chairs the UK KFA and the JISGE made a short speech introducing the picket explaining it was part of the Month of Solidarity with the Korean people and it was to mark the 65th anniversary of the start of the Korean War (Fatherland Liberation War).
US troops still occupy south Korea today. Comrade Hudson said that at the same time KFA members in Ireland were also picketing the US embassy in Dublin.
Dermot Hudson also said: "The US imperialists, the ringleader of the world imperialism and international reactionaries, provoked a war in Korea on the 25th of June 1950 by instigating their south Korean puppets to attack the young Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
“The US imperialists were hungry for profits and conquest. The US imperialists fought an unjust aggressive war against the Korean people.
“The US imperialists launched a war of conquest against the DPRK, a war to destroy the Juché-based people's democratic system in the DPRK as well to destroy socialism in Asia and the world.
“The Korean people, led by the great revolutionary leader Marshal Kim Il Sung, a true military strategic genius and ever-victorious iron-willed and brilliant fought a fierce anti-imperialist and anti-US struggle against US imperialism and the allied forces of international reaction.
“It was a fierce class struggle against the enemies of the people. The Korean people fought a national liberation war against the Yankee imperialist invaders, a war of justice for independence and freedom and also a war to reunify the sacred motherland.
“The Fatherland Liberation War of the Korean people proved to a crucible of the Songun idea.
“We condemn the appalling barbarity of the US imperialists during the Fatherland Liberation War.
“We denounce their crimes of massacring civilians, use of biological and chemical weapons: 35,383 people were murdered by the US at Sinchon-ri and 1,050 people at Susan-ri (one third of the population of the area), just to give a few examples.
“The US imperialists tried to exterminate the Korean people by carrying out the war that they had long planned.
“History will curse forever the US imperialists as sub-human savages and criminals as well as an enemy of humanity and progress. Indeed US imperialism is the ringleader of aggression and war, as proved by the recent racial violence and oppression of black people.
“It is the US that is the biggest human rights violator in the world.
“The US imperialists continue to occupy south Korea to this very day, ignoring the will of the Korean people and the voices of world progressives. The US imperialists have committed crimes in south Korea too numerous to mention, but these include murder, rape and theft.
“They are exploiting the south Korean people by taking huge sums of money in so-called "upkeep expenses".
“The US imperialists have introduced anthrax into south Korea in order to commit genocide against the Korean nation. This is a horrendous crime. The US imperialists have also tried to stifle the DPRK using the ‘human rights’ issue and used the United Nations against the DPRK."
Andy Brooks, general secretary of the New Communist Party, thanked everyone for coming saying it was a very successful. He said that US had caused the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula by reneging on agreements with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The following slogans were shouted: “US out of Korea,” “Yankee go home,” “Korea is one,” “Long live the Workers' Party of Korea,” “Long live Marshal Kim Jong Un,” “Long live the worker’s paradise of the DPRK,” “Down with US imperialism,” “Down with the fascist American regime”.

By london communists

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