Freedom Road Socialist Organization

[The following statement is reprinted from the International Communist Seminar in Brussels, 2-4 May, 2001. The list of organizations who signed it are at the end of the document. Click here to go to the seminar's website.]


Solidarity with the political prisoners
in the fight against imperialism,
in Turkey and the rest of the world

Resolution of the International Communist Seminar, Brussels, 2 – 4 May 2001

The signatory parties, participants to the International Communist Seminar of Brussels of May 2-4, 2001, condemn vigorously the Turkish Fascist state that practices ultra-terrorist politics against thousands of political prisoners. In particular, the signatory parties reject the police and military attack against jails that took place in December of 2000 and that culminated with dozens of murdered and mutilated revolutionaries. Working in the interest of imperialism, this NATO member state wants to break the resistance of the political prisoners by the implementation of the 'model F jails', with maximum isolation. Our comrades decided to start a hunger strike in demand for better prison conditions. In that strike many prisoners and their relativeshave already lost their lives, and many more run serious risks of dying.

Everywhere the fascisation of US imperialism, the European powers and their reactionary regimes has led to an increase in police and military repression against the popular mobilizations, with murders, disappearances and arrests of numerous militants in many countries. We condemn this repression and violation of the human rights on the part of those powers and their allies who pretend to be champions of 'human rights' and 'democracy'. With the terrible NATO bombing of Iraq and Yugoslavia, the blockade against Cuba, the invasion of Panama, the bombings of Libya and Sudan, the permanent military threat against Korea, the war against Vietnam and Laos, etc. We already saw how imperialism violates human rights and the rights of the peoples.

A particularly serious case is occurring in the United States, where the revolutionary Afro-American Mumia Abu Jamal has been for 19 years already in 'death row', condemned to capital punishment for a crime that he didn't commit. The signatory parties, participants to the International Communist Seminar of Brussels, propose:

Signatories :

1. Bangladesh - Socialist Party of Bangladesh
2. Belgium - Workers' Party of Belgium
3. Brazil - Centro Brasileiro de Solidariedade aos Povos (Cebraspo)
4. Burundi - Parti Communiste du Burundi
5. Chad - Action Tchadienne pour l'Unité et le Socialisme (ACTUS)
6. France - Cercle Henri Barbusse
7. France - Communistes en lutte
8. France - Coordination communiste
9. Germany - Communist Party of Germany (KPD)
10. Guadeloupe - Parti Communiste Guadéloupéen
11. India - Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Janashakti
12. India - Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) New Democracy
13. India - Socialist Unity Center of India (SUCI)
14. Italy - Assemblea Nazionale Anticapitalista
15. Italy - Circolo Lenin
16. Italy - Forum dei Comunisti
17. Mexico - Asesoría Jurídica Popular
18. Mexico - Representante de los Presos de Loxicha
19. Nepal - Anti-Imperialist Revolutionary Forum
20. Netherlands - New Communist Party Netherlands (NCPN)
21. Niger - Mouvement Patriotique pour la Solidarité et le Progrès (MPSP-Haske)
22. Norway - Communist Workers' Party (AKP)
23. Palestine - Adel Samara and Masad Arbid, Al-Mashriq/Al-Amil Center for Cultural and Developmental Studies
24. Philippines - National Democratic Front
25. Russia - Russia of the Workers
26. Senegal - JDB/Le Prolétaire
27. South Africa - Azanian People's Organization (AZAPO)
28. USA - For a Better World
29. USA - Freedom Road Socialist Organization
30. Yugoslavia - Workers' Movement