In February 1956 – fifty years ago – the Communist party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) convened its first congress after the death of Stalin. This ill-famed 20th congress has since been deemed the symbol of the victory of the peaceful counter-revolution in the USSR.
To this very day, the international communist movement, the working class and the peoples in the former socialist countries are suffering from the disastrous consequences. This victory of revisionism in the fifties systematically prepared the ground for the unveiled and complete counter-revolution that took place in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe around 1989-91.
In his memoirs The Khrushchevites, Enver Hoxha summarized as follows: “All the distortions of the major issues of principle, such as those about the character of our epoch, the roads of transition to socialism, peaceful coexistence, war and peace, the stand towards modern revisionism and towards imperialism, etc., etc., which later became the basis of the great, open polemic with modern revisionism, have their official beginning in Khrushchev's report to the 20th Congress.” (1)
On July 22nd 2011, Norway experienced the worst massacres since the Nazi occupation during World War II. A total of 77 people, most of them youngsters attending the summer camp of the Social Democratic Youth League (AUF), as well as some civil servants and bypassers in the government locations in Oslo, were slaughtered in these terrorist actions.
The culprit was a Norwegian fascist, Anders Behring Breivik (32), with social roots in the better-off class district of Western Oslo and a former member of the Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet), an ultra liberalist right-wing party with an electoral base of around 20 percent.
While the Middle East is seething with anger, and the smoke is still rising from the burned-out Norwegian embassy in Damascus, Syria, Norway is sending a fresh squadron of F-16 fighters to the ISAF operation in Afghanistan. This clear-cut provocation against the peoples of the Middle East and Central Asia is conducted amidst a flow of official statements stressing that «provocations should be avoided».
The Norwegian Committee for a Free Iraq (KFI) has strong reason to believe that illegal surveillance of six of its members has taken place from October 2004 and 15 months onwards. The Committee demands to know if this presumption is correct and expects an apology.
The popular revolts for bread, democracy and national self-determination create despair among the imperialists and their Arab puppets.
The revolt in Tunisia was the spark that started a fire that is now spreading across North Africa and eastward into the core Arab countries. The popular masses and the youth in the more or less despotic Arab regimes have overcome their fear of state violence, and they will not settle for empty words and promises.
Now the battle is centered on the very pivot of the U.S. strategy for control of the Middle East region; Egypt.