Translation by George G
On the 9, 10 and 11 of September, the Third World Congress of the International Council for Friendship and Solidarity with Soviet People took place in Toronto, Canada. It was attended by representatives of many organizations in the world, from different countries such as the former Soviet Union and former Yugoslavia, India, Sri Lanka (Tamil), Chile, United States, Canada, Australia, Finland and Great Britain. There were representatives of different organizations from some countries. Chile was represented by Comrade Eduardo Artés, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Chile (Proletarian Action). Several delegates were not allowed in the country to attend the Congress because the reactionary government of Canada refused to issue a visa. Nevertheless, to compensate for their absence, those delegates sent many greetings and statements indicating their strong commitment to the struggle for the achievement of our common objectives.
Frank Trampus opened the Congress, while Michael Lucas introduced the delegates participating in the sessions, and, in his capacity as main leader of the International Council, he led and guided the discussions throughout the debates and presentations.
Many topics were discussed: the main report presented by Michael Lucas, the different language editions of the magazine “Northstar Compass”, the situation in each country, the promotion of the magazine and of solidarity with the Soviet peoples, the struggle of communists, the necessary unity of the Soviet Communists on the basis of Marxism-Leninism, the denunciation of and the open struggle against revisionism, and the defence of the legacy of Lenin and Stalin.
All contributions and interventions were followed with great attention and generated several questions and comments from the delegates present. The presentation by Eduardo Artés, on the situation in Chile and on the struggle of the workers and the people, on the tasks of international solidarity and on the promotion of Spanish language edition of Northstar Compass, was greeted with enthusiasm by members present at the Congress.
Two books were launched during the Congress: “Khrushchev Lied”, by Professor Grover Furr, from the United States, and “U.S. Democracy: The U.S. Empire’s Indispensible Myth”, by Ray O. Light, also from the United States. Both authors provided an extensive overview of their works.
Presentations of firm Leninist orientation were made at the Congress by Michael Lucas, Frank Trampus, Antonio Artuso, Angelo D`Angelo, George Gruenthal, Eduardo Artés, María Donchenko, Viktor Bourenkov, Ray-O-Light, Manik Mukherjee, among others. The presence and intervention of General Alexander Fomin, a member of the Union of Soviet Officers, not only recalled the heroic role of the Red Army but also focused the debate on the revisionist treachery of Khrushchev and on the perspective of the revolutionary struggle to rebuild socialism today in what was the Country of the Soviets.
We would like to emphasize that although the Council is a broad international organization dedicated to the defence and promotion of socialism at the time of Lenin and Stalin, because of its superiority, its orientation is clearly defined: it is a Marxist-Leninist organization, focused on the struggle against and the denunciation of the reactionary capitalists in Moscow and the world, against the Trotskyites and the revisionists traitors, enemies of socialism, the working class and peoples.
Although nostalgia was evident, although the memory of socialism in the USSR led, at times, deep emotion among the delegates, particularly facing the current barbaric actions of the imperialist powers in the world, the criminal devastations in country, the brutal re-colonization of the latter, the Congress was in no way nostalgic. Instead, the delegates focused on today’s tasks to achieve the socialist, proletarian and soviet victories of the future.
The Third Congress of the International Council for Friendship and Solidarity with Soviet people was very successful. It ended with the adoption of resolutions and the sharing of tasks for the development of the struggle for socialism throughout the world and for the rebuilding of the Soviet Union. As for our Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) PC (AP), our activists will firmly carry on our tasks, and we are confident that our comrades from other countries will follow suit. The broad unity and the communist struggle is the only way possible, and we will devote all our efforts to firmly continue on this path.
Long live the Third Congress of the International Council for Friendship and Solidarity
with Soviet People!
Today the STRUGGLE, tomorrow SOCIALISM!
National Commission for Communications
Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action)