International Greetings: Workers’ Party of Ireland

BY: Workers’ Party of Ireland| May 25, 2010

Dear Comrades,

The Workers’ Party of Ireland sends comradely greetings to the Communist Party USA on the occasion of your 29th National Convention taking place in New York on May 21-23, 2010 in the 90th anniversary year of your Party’s founding.

The driving force of modern history is the struggle between classes and the conflict of their interests. Modern capitalist society is an arena of class struggle. It is the task of workers in the class struggle to bring about the transition from capitalism to socialism and in order to do this the working class must take power into its hands.

The current crisis in capitalism has once again laid bare the fallacies of market economics and exposed the inherent contradictions and weaknesses within the system.

Global capitalism is in crisis. However, the ruling class seeks to retain its grip on power. The bourgeois parties and the social democrats believe that the system can be fixed, adjusted, reformed and restored. They still fail to accept the irrationality of “the market” and the fundamental inherent contradictions of capitalism.

It is only under socialism with its social ownership of the means of production and a planned economy that the development of production will be subordinated to the interests of society as a whole, that social property can be used to create the material basis for a planned and sustainable economy and that true equality can be ensured.

It is the task of the revolutionary party as the advanced, organised and class conscious vanguard of the working class to combine socialist ideology and politics with the mass movement of workers in the struggle to abolish the capitalist system and to carry out a revolutionary transformation of society.

The Workers’ Party of Ireland recognises the immense struggles and international work of the CPUSA. The subject matter of your Convention is of vital importance at this time. We send best wishes to your leadership, cadres and Party and we wish you every success in your deliberations. We look forward to strengthening relations between our two parties and working together internationally in our great cause.

With comradely greetings,

Gerry Grainger
International Secretary
Central Executive Committee
The Workers’ Party of Ireland


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