2017 m. lapkričio 28 d., antradienis

STATEMENT OF THE SOCIALIST PEOPLE’S FRONT (MARXIST) REGARDING FASCIZATION AND ANTI-COMMUNIST PERSECUTIONS IN POLAND


TO THE EMBASSY OF THE
REPUBLIC OF POLAND IN LITHUANIA
Recently in Poland we can see worrying processes: with a significant increase of international tensions, particularly after the beginning of unrest in Ukraine, there is a never before seen rise not only of militaristic hysteria, but also propaganda of aggressive chauvinism, as well as political persecutions, directed against dissenters, which are incompatible with international norms of human rights.

Each year in Warsaw there are parades of thousands of fascists, in which are already openly raised slogans favouring the annexation of the lands of Lvov and Vilnius, and accordingly we see a growing wave of chauvinistic nationalism. All this, masked under the pretext of an alleged foreign threat, namely that of Russia, is used for the incitement of international and interstate unrest, for the demonization and denigration of anti-system opposition figures and organizations.
Hand in hand with this goes a campaign of caveman-like anti-communism, which manifests itself through the cynical falsification of history. Monuments dedicated to the Red army, as well as the anti-fascist partisans are being destroyed on the basis of the so-called decommunization act. What is more, there is a criminal case opened against the legally operating Communist Party of Poland (CPP), with the goal of banning it, threatening its members and leaders with imprisonment for the promotion of communist ideology.
All this strongly goes against the principles of the International Declaration of Human Rights. Let’s also have in mind, that in other European countries there are communist parties, working within the limits of the law; there even are openly communist deputies in the European parliament. Meanwhile, in Poland, as in Lithuania and a number of other European countries, prospers a policy of draconic anti-communism, which reminds one more of German fascism, rather than the principles of free speech and expression, declared by the Western democracies.
In connection with this, we, the socialists of Lithuania, the members and supporters of the SPF(m), express our solidarity with the activists of the CPP who will today stand before the court, simultaneously condemning the growing anti-democratic and pro-fascist tendencies in Poland. We appeal to the government of Poland, demanding it to revoke the inquisitional “decommunization act” and to stop the persecutions of Polish communists, as well as other dissenters.

SPF(m) committee
2017.11.27.