Welcome address marking the 3rd Party Conference of ,,Gegen die Stroemung":
To all forces of the world orientated towards Scientific Communism
30 years after ,,Gegen die Stroemung" was founded in 1974, the 3rd party conference took place in November and December 2004.
We believe that over these last 30 years, three distinctive features or , prominent characteristics' have developed, which can be seen as typifying the work of ,,Gegen die Stroemung":
Firstly, a great deal of time and energy, work and fight has been and is being expended on the restoration of the internal cohesion of the international Communist movement since Marx and Engels, via the October revolution and the Lenin and Stalin eras, and in opposition to the betrayal perpetrated by the modern Revisionists; on bringing consultations' with Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin to the forefront of ideological debates, whilst remaining steadfastly loyal to this tradition and to a line of continuity, even at the cost of temporary isolation.
This extremely difficult work in preserving the line of continuity represents the essential feature of the work of ,,Gegen die Stroemung". Such work should not be watered down but on the contrary deserves to be stepped up. What we have here is by no means purely a theoretical matter. It is closely connected with an intrinsic attachment to the world-historical events of the Communist struggle, bound to the firm conviction of the necessity of proceeding down this path, and that any ,,new" way would only end up in Revisionism and Opportunism.
Secondly, we are . . . → Read More: Welcome address marking the 3rd Party Conference of "Gegen die Strömung"