Labour Day (May 1st), has been captured by the bourgeoisie - Long live the Communist Revolution!

Labour Day (May 1st),

has been captured by the bourgeoisie

Long live the Communist Revolution!

Internationalist Voice

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The International Labour Day had been celebrated by various type of the left of capital in the past many years. For years, different type of the ruling class with some groups of the left, who, in the real life, representing the capitalism, misleading and rising false flag to show that they are defending the interests of proletariat to put some makeup on the face of barbarity of capitalism. In the mean time, those who are hiding themselves under the radical slogans and "red flag" trying to cover the situation of the modern slavery of the capital. They, in this pitiful play, have tried to draw a line nullity on the real history of this day. They have intentionally distorted the roots of the emergence of the political class acts of this historic day.

In the metropolitan countries, the leaders of Unions or Social Democrats in the front line of the May first demonstration (Labour Day) are going to sing the International song although they have approved the most anti worker laws. The left parties, who are representing the capital in the real life, as before will be trying to mislead the struggle of working class.

In the peripheral countries, the left of capital will act as radical force and with slogans; to have a right to strike, to create trade and so on, will capture streets. The fact is that with the development of class struggle, the unions are the first earthwork that the proletariat is forced to conquer. Workers’ heroic resistance of Tekel against unions and government has proved this.[i] Tekel Workers independent struggle that was not led by the unions was a source of inspiration to the other workers in the world. As a result, the ghost of this class struggle that the bourgeoisie fears the most.

After revolutionary wave failure that shook the world between 1917 and 1923, Stalinism rose on the ruins of the October Revolution, on the blood and bones of the communists that has been stuffed, gave its consolidation. Thousands of communists and workers have been deported, imprisoned and massacred who had made the October Revolution. All those who were the living forces of the revolution, world proletariats avant-garde. This resulted in that the bourgeoisie could crush the avant-garde of the proletariat physically. This attack disarmed proletariat and allowed the bourgeoisie to mobilize the working class to the terrible slaughter of World War II.

Once the Labour Day was the day of the proletariat fighting for the Communist Revolution. When the hoisting of the red flag trembled the body of bourgeois class. Unfortunately, with the failure of revolutionary wave, Labour Day has been captured by bourgeois. Also, the bourgeoisie uses the Labour Day as a tool in its interests, to poison the consciousness of the working class. The dark period of contra-revolution began and this was a sign that the proletariat was defeated, temporarily. In the thirties, only the left communist fraction of Italy was capable to defend of the proletarian and communist positions against degenerating of the Third International.

After World War II, the bourgeoisie believed that it has subdued the proletariat for always. Drunk and blinded by their victories and postwar prosperity, which was based on the Second World War slaughter of millions of workers, the bourgeoisie considered to be indestructible.

It was such time that millions of workers began its protest actions on May 1968 in an international level but especially in French. The bourgeoisie tries to justify it and call it the general strike of May 68 and interpret it as a "student revolt"; however, the real power that challenged the bourgeoisie were not students, but working class.

This wave of class struggle proved that the working class returned from the counter-revolution’s powerlessness and interned to a new era, a period of growing class confrontation. The consequence is that we see the development of the class struggle in the 70’s and 80’s worldwide. Proletariat had no choice but to fight for its class interests and take the fight forward and make advancements.

The working class showed that it had re-emerged as a real threat to the capitalist system. This was the clearest sign to the end of the mystification that the working class was disappearing or purchased, that the proletariat did not exist.

The Marxist doctrine and methodology such as the theory of the proletariat is living and it has made possible for revolutionaries to not get caught in the sterile view of modernists or councilists of the working class as a bourgeois class. “It is not a question of what this or that proletarian, or even the whole proletariat, at the moment regards as its aim. It is a question of what the proletariat is, and what, in accordance with this being; it will historically be compelled to do.”[ii]

Eastern bloc (Stalinism) was unable to compete with the western block and collapsed because of its own crises. The fact that Stalinism was not drawn to that situation by the proletariat, but with competition with dismantled democracy, the democratic illusions have been sparked within the working class, which has led confusing of class consciousness in the working class. The democracy bourgeois victory over the Stalinism, particularly aiming to convince the working class that any revolutionary attempts, any idea about changing this up and down turn world is doomed to fail. The bourgeoisie began its massive anti-communist propaganda and campaign. The fact is that communism is not dead; it is the capitalism that in its death crisis.

Capitalism smells blood and dirt. Capitalism means crisis, war and misery. Capitalism is in deepest crisis of its history and the working class pays the price. If in the past free market economists and ideologues used the term “recession” for the crisis of capitalism, today, they confess the bankruptcy of the capitalism.

Bourgeoisie tries to divide the working class to break down its class unity, to exploit the proletariat better. Native workers against “immigrant” workers, Black against white, Asians to Europeans, Spaniards against the Americans and so on. Nevertheless, no matter what color our skin is or what language we speak, we have a common characteristic that we belong to the working class, and nation is foreign to us. Therefore, we are raising our voice and say, class against class. Internationalists have declared before that “the working class is a class of immigrants”[iii].

The Left movement stresses to have a right to strike, to create trade, stop privatization and so on, but the main tasks of unions are, controlling of the working class and misleading of its class struggle. In contrast to the leftists preaching, we must establish itself as an independent social force which is fighting for its own interests and our slogan must be against wage slavery, exploitation, unemployment, dismissing and inflation, in the other words, the basic of capitalism must be attacked.

Internationalists revolutionary responsibilities are contributing to the class struggle and building of the minority revolutionary organisation with aim to contribute to building of the world wide Internationalist Communist Party, the indispensable weapon for the victory of the Communist Revolution.

The working class is the only social class that can put an end to capitalist barbarism and misery. Never before has a social class had such a responsibility as the proletariat today. More than ever, so curry the working class through its struggle the future of humanity in its own hands. There is only one solution, destroying the capitalist system before it destroys humanity. This alternative that communists had proposed in the past is more valid today than ever:

“Communist Revolution or the destruction of humanity!”

Internationalist Voice

21 April 2010

[i] To read all the story of what happened so far in the Tekel struggle, please visit the following link:

Solidarity with Tekel workers' resistance against government and unions!

[ii] Marx, The Holy Family, Chapter IV