Joint Statement of the CPA and NCPA on the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

The New Communist Party of Aotearoa, NCPA and the Communist Party of Australia, CPA jointly commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, leader of the Great October Socialist Revolution and founder of the first socialist state.

Lenin and the Bolshevik Party developed and extended Marxism into the modern era against the revisionism and social-chauvinism of the Second International with new thought on imperialism, colonialism, the state, dialectical materialism, socialist revolution and construction.

Lenin’s contribution to Marxism and the advent of the Great October Socialist Revolution brought Marxism to the Asia-Pacific for the first time and inspired progressive forces all over the Asia-Pacific from Chinese youth to Vietnamese patriots, Australian workers and New Zealand miners to hold the red banner of socialism high in their own struggles.

Despite the tragic disappearance of the Land of Soviets nearly three decades ago, the theoretical legacy of Lenin still guides the Communist and Workers Parties of the Asia-Pacific region. Guided by Leninism and analysis of the specific national conditions, our Parties construct a better, socialist future for the working people of our countries, and collectively, the region as a whole and in both Australia and New Zealand.

At the beginning of the new decade facing both new challenges and new opportunities, and during one of the greatest public health challenges the world has faced in living memory, it is important that we Communist and Workers’ Parties of the Asia-Pacific region take the time to commemorate the impact of Lenin on both Marxism and the development of our region.

Our both Parties stand for socialism in our respective countries and the region..

Long Live Vladimir Illyich Lenin!

Long Live Socialism!

 Signatories:

  • New Communist Party of Aotearoa
  • Communist Party of Australia

Capitalism and the Coronavirus Downunder

Joint Statement of the New Communist Party of Aotearoa and the Communist Party of Australia

The workers of Aotearoa and Australia, like those of other capitalist countries around the world, are facing serious health, social, and economic crises being likened to the beginning of the Great Depression. Certainly, COVID-19 is like little else in living memory.

The Australian Government greatly bungled in its actions to contain the spread of the virus, putting workers, especially port workers and healthcare workers at great risk. Despite early indications of the global spread of the disease, proper protective equipment and health checks were not made a priority for our frontline workers. Testing is restricted and inadequate and is not being extended to all people presenting with symptoms.

The New Zealand Government took more decisive action at an earlier stage of the spread of COVID-19 and has, at least at time of writing, prevented a large-scale outbreak and community transmission from occurring. Yet issues still remain around supply of proper protective equipment to essential workers, both in hospitals and other essential businesses such as supermarkets.

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Joint Statement of the Central Committee, Communist Party of Australia and Central Committee, New Communist Party of Aotearoa

The visit of the Deputy Secretary of the CC NCPA, Comrade J Morgan, to Sydney, Australia to mark the 99th Anniversary of the Communist Party of Australia is the first ever visit to an international Communist Party by the NCPA, highlighting the vitality and importance placed upon the alliance of trans-Tasman Communists by both sides.

While the two Parties are and will remain independent in their efforts to apply Marxism-Leninism to national conditions and build the conditions for socialist revolution, a trans-Tasman relationship of cooperation is undeniably important. Our two countries are strongly interconnected in financial, political, military and most importantly, people-to-people ties. Any change in the social, economic or political situation on one side of the Tasman will strongly influence, the other. Therefore, Communists in both countries play close attention and give support to the other side.

The CC CPA welcomes the establishment of the NCPA and expressed its hope that the NCPA will be able to successfully lead New Zealand out of the low ebb of world socialism and re-popularise the Communist theory and Party amongst the New Zealand working class.

The CC CPA also conveyed best wishes for the First National Congress of the NCPA to be held in Wellington on November 21-22 with the theme “The 21st Century: A New Era in Social Progress”, and accepted the kind invitation to send a delegation to participate in this Congress as a sign of the friendship between our two Parties.

The CC NCPA fully supports the renewed and consolidated leadership of the CPA given the recent successes of the CC CPA in re-establishing leadership based around firm Marxist-Leninist principles. Comrade Morgan expressed the firm belief of the CC NCPA that the significant history of the CPA and its continued adherence to Marxism-Leninism meant that even after the low ebb of world socialism, the CPA is in a strong and stable position to continue its traditionally important role in the Australian workers’ movement and strengthen its ties to the masses.

Both sides fully intend to continue the current trend of high-level and frequent discussion and cooperation between the NCPA and CPA while looking for ways to further enhance a practical relationship based on mutual respect and solidarity, friendship, non-interference and cooperation under Marxist-Leninist principles of proletarian internationalism.

Long live Marxism-Leninism!

Long live proletarian internationalism!

Long live the fighting Communist Party of Australia and New Communist Party of Aotearoa!