The European Union (EU) is not a peace project. The EU is not a "People's Europe". The EU is and has always been the Europe of the monopolies.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee continues unabated to scandalize the Nobel Peace Prize and the will of Alfred Nobel to a degree that evokes head-shaking and embarrassment abroad as well as at home. Under the leadership of former Norwegian Labour party leader and current Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, the committee is already guilty of handing the award to the belligerent U.S. President Obama. And now to the EU!
Red and green lights simultaneously are normally bound to cause traffic jams and accidents. In politics, contradictory signals and double standards are part of the game called bourgeois democracy. Those who count on a significant and radical change in the political direction of Norwegian imperialism, will soon be disappointed.
The parliamentary elections in Norway on September 12th have paved the way for a new government, consisting of a so-called Red-Green Alliance of three parties. Historically, this is a political experiment never previously tried out in Norway. The Labour Party (DNA) has never been in a coalition government with anyone, the Socialist Left Party (SV) has never been in government at all before and the Centre Party (SP), with its electoral base in the rural areas, has previously always governed with parties on its right. For the first time through the last decades, Norway now will have a majority government.
60 years with NATO are 60 years too many
The formation of NATO in 1949 was aimed directly at socialism, at the Soviet Union and the people's democracies in Europe that had emerged victorious in the aftermath of the anti-fascist WW2. It was aimed at infringing the influence of the strengthened communist parties all over Europe, and simultaneously subduing all the European member countries and curtailing their sovereignty under the thumb of US imperialism. The Marshall plan was the main economic and financial instrument of US imperialism to subdue the «beneficiary» countries to US tutelage. In 1955, West Germany was included in the NATO alliance, thus breaching all agreements between the WW2 allies on never accepting the remilitarization of Germany.
Dear comrades of the Workers' Communist Party of Tunisia (PCOT)
After years of suppression, imprisonments, torture and martyrdoms of many courageous cadres, the PCOT has won ever more respect and authority among the Tunisian workers and youth. The party and its leadership, where comrade Hamma must be mentioned in particular, has played an important role in the Tunisian uprising and the ousting of dictator Ben Ali last winter. We are proud to belong to the same international movement as the PCOT.
Your Congress is taking place at a time when the Tunisian uprising is at a serious crossroad. The internal and external cronies of Ben Ali, the imperialists who backed the old regime, are desperately working to put an end to the revolutionary process and to bring things back to the imperialist and neocolonial «normality». The cowardly NATO-bombing of neighbouring Libya and the imperialists’ active infiltration and utilization of the Benghazi «rebels» is for sure a warning to the other peoples in Northern Africa, threatening them to obey the imperialist «New world order».
We hope and believe that the Tunisian workers, youth, women and peasants will not yield to the imperialist plots, and that they will continue and fulfil the revolutionary national and democratic process they have embarked upon. The stronger the influence and leadership of the PCOT, the more certain the victory will be.
If there is anything we can do in our country in the way of practical solidarity with the PCOT and the Tunisian revolt, we will respond as best we can with our very limited resources.
Wishing you all success in the proceedings of the congress, which most certainly will give new energy and mature guidance to the working peoples of Tunisia.
Our revolutionary fraternal greetings,
Marxist-Leninist Organization Revolusjon – Norway
Oslo, July 22nd 2011