Solidarity Greetings from the Communist Party of the Philippines, Central Committee
Message of Greetings to the Freedom Road Socialist Organization
We convey our warmest and most militant greetings of solidarity to the National Executive Committee and the entire membership of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization on the occasion of your Third Congress.
You are holding your congress at a most propitious time. The world capitalist system is mired in a crisis of unprecendented proportions. The so-called "free market" globalization and its attendant neoliberal policies have reached a dead-end. The application of high technology coupled with the most rapacious forms of private appropriation has pushed the contradiction between the social character of production and the private character of appropriation to its limits. On the one hand, there has been the accelerated concentration and centralization of capital in a few industrial capitalist countries and among the biggest monopoly capitalists, and on the other hand, there is the reduction of the wage and social fund for the workers and other oppressed classes and the destruction of productive forces on a global scale due to the ever worsening crisis of overproduction.
The monopoly bourgeoisie passes the burden of the crisis on the working people by intensifying their exploitation and oppression. But the workers and other oppressed classes are fighting back. There have been outbursts of strikes of workers and broad protests against the bourgeois states and their multilateral agencies. There have been strong protest actions against globalization as in Seattle, Washington, Melbourne, Geneva and Prague. The proletariat and the rest of the people decry the oppressiveness and exploitativeness of capitalism.
We commend you for your adherence to Marxism-Leninism and your application of it to the concrete conditions of the US. We congratulate you for your achievements in expanding your membership and influence among the workers, students and other oppressed people and sectors in US society.
The Filipino people and the Communist Party of the Philippines are determined to advance the revolutionary struggle in our country against imperialism and the local ruling classes and proceed to the socialist revolution as our main contribution to the overall advance of the world proletarian revolution. Our two peoples are united in the struggle for socialism and communism against imperialism and reaction.
We wish you the utmost success in your revolutionary work. We are confident that your party will continue to uphold and defend Marxism-Leninism, consolidate the party ideologically, politically and organizationally, help advance the working class movement in the US and thus contribute to the overall resurgence of the world proletarian revolution and the broad anti-imperialist movement.
Advance the struggle for Socialism!
Long live the US proletariat and people!
Long live Marxism-Leninism!
Long live proletarian internationalism!
Communist Party of the Philippines