13th International meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties in Athens

Posted: November 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

More than 100 foreign delegates that represent 79 communist and workers’ parties from 61 countries of the world, from all continents are expected to take part in the procedures of the 13th international Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties which will be hosted by the KKE in Athens on 9-11 December 2011.

The International Meetings of the CPs were initiated by the KKE 13 years ago, and met a big and positive response from dozens of CPs which understand the necessity for the communists to exchange views, to discuss the developments and the duties they face, to exchange experience but also to coordinate their joint activity.

These annual international meetings, which started in Athens, have been established as an important international event for the communist movement. They are no longer organized by a single Communist Party but by a Working Group of Communist Parties. Besides Athens, where they took place for 7 consecutive years they continued in Lisbon (Portugal), Minsk (Belarus), Sao Paolo (Brazil), New Delhi (India), Tshwane (South Africa). This year after a “trip” to 5 countries and 4 continents (Europe, America, Asia, Africa) they return to Athens (for this year).


The recognition of the significance of the workers’ and people’s struggles which have been developed over the recent years by the KKE , the All Workers’ Militant Front (PAME) and the other people’s rallies has played an important role in this decision. The slogan of the KKE in Acropolis in May 2010 which called on the people to rise up has become a symbol for the struggles that followed and continue up to now in Greece and in other countries and give hope and inspiration to the communists and the peoples who struggle.

The theme of the meeting this year is:

“Socialism is the future! The international situation and the experience of the communists 20 years after the counterrevolution in the USSR. The tasks for the development of the class struggle in conditions of capitalist crisis, imperialist wars, of the current popular struggles and uprisings, for working class-popular rights, the strengthening of proletarian internationalism and the anti-imperialist front, for the overthrow of capitalism and the construction of socialism”.

20 years after the overthrow of socialism in the USSR and the other countries of Central and Eastern Europe the largest meeting in terms of participation is expected to take place in Athens.

The list of the parties that take part in the meeting:

  Country Party
  Azerbaijan Communist Party of Azerbaijan
  Albania Communist Party of Albania
  Algeria Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism
  Armenia Communist Party of Armenia
  Australia Communist Party of Australia
  Bangladesh Workers’ Party of Bangladesh
    Communist Party of Bangladesh
  Bahrain Democratic Progressive Tribune Bahrain
  Belgium Workers’ Party of Belgium
  Brazil Communist Party of Brazil
    Brazilian Communist Party
  Britain Communist Party of Britain
    New Communist Party of Britain
  Bulgaria Communist Party of Bulgaria
    Party of the Bulgarian Communists
  Canada Communist Party of Canada
  Croatia Socialist Workers’ Party of Croatia
  Cuba Communist Party of Cuba
  Cyprus AKEL
  Czech Republic Communist Party of Bohemia Moravia
  Denmark Communist Party in Denmark
    Communist Party of Denmark
  Egypt Communist Party pf Egypt
  Finland Communist Party of Finland
  FYROM Communist Party of Macedonia
  France French Communist Party
  Germany German Communist Party
  Georgia United Communist Party of Georgia
  Greece Communist Party of Greece
  Hungary Hungarian Communist Workers’ Party
  India Communist Party of India
    Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  Iran Tudeh Party of Iran
  Ireland Communist Party of Ireland
    Workers’ Party of Ireland
  Israel Communist Party of Israel
  Italy Party of the Italian Communists
  Jordan Jordanian Communist Party
  People’s Democratic Republic of Korea Workers’ Party of Korea
  Laos People’s Revolutionary Party of Laos
  Latvia Socialist Party of Latvia
  Lebanon Lebanese Communist Party
  Lithuania Socialist People’s Front Lithuania
  Luxemburg Communist Party of Luxemburg
  Malta Communist Party of Malta
  Mexico Communist Party of Mexico
    People’s Socialist Front Mexico
  Nepal Communist Party of Nepal (UML)
  Netherlands New Communist Party of Netherlands
  Norway Communist Party of Norway
  Palestine Palestinian People’s Party
    Palestinian Communist Party
  Pakistan Communist Party of Pakistan
  Paraguay Paraguayan Communist Party
  Peru Peruvian Communist Party
    Communist Party of Peru (Patria Roja)
  Poland Communist Party of Poland
  Portugal Portuguese Communist Party
  Romania Romanian Communist Party
  Russia Communist Party of the Russian Federation
    Communist Workers’ Party of Russia – Revolutionary Party of Communists
    Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  Serbia New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
    Party of Communists of Serbia
  Sri Lanka Communist Party of Sri Lanka
  Sudan Sudanese Communist Party
  Syria Syrian Communist Party
    Syrian Communist Party (United)
  South Africa South African Communist Party
  Spain Communist Party of Spain
    Communist Party of the People’s of Spain
    Party of the Communists of Catalonia
  Turkey Communist Party of Turkey
    Labour Party (ΕΜΕΡ), Turkey
  USA Communist Party USA
  Ukraine Communist Party of Ukraine
    Union of Communists of Ukraine
  Venezuela Communist Party of Venezuela
  Vietnam Communist Party Vietnam

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