The war in the Ukraine, started by Russian imperialism, is intensifying and this increases the danger of a long lasting inter-imperialist war and that can lead to more and more countries being drawn in. Russia as well as US/NATO and EU talk about a possible nuclear war. This war, fueled by both sides, poses a threat to all the peoples of Europe, first and foremost in Ukraine and Russia. Tens of thousands have already been murdered for the interests of capital and the struggle of the imperialist powers. The longer this war lasts, the more people will die, the more Ukraine will become a field of ruins and the worse the consequences will be, such as inflation, recession and layoffs!
The working class and the peoples in whole Europe are suffering under the consequences of the active participation of their own bourgeoisie in this war for the re-partition of imperialist spheres of influence, plundering raw material sources and exploitation of labor force:
Increasing poverty, high inflation, energy crisis and first signs for a recession. Already during the pandemic, the burdens had been shifted to the working class and peoples, while the profits of capital increased. Now working people are being pushed down even deeper.
At the same time, aggressive nationalism, militarism and fascism is promoted by the ruling class, to try to split the working class and the people. On both sides, they want people to follow their war plans willingly. But our sisters and brothers in other countries are not our enemies. Our enemy is the ruling class and we have to struggle against it in our own country!
Today the opposition to the reactionary war is growing in our countries and its rejection is widening internationally. It is more and more necessary to express this opposition in the workplaces, in the streets, building a united popular front against the war and the consequences of war!
Instead of becoming cannon fodder in this imperialist war, it is urgent to fight for our own interests:
Increasing wages and pensions!
No layoffs! No suppression of workers right!
We don’t pay your war! Riches and bosses have to pay!
Money for health and education – not for war and rearmament
Solidarity with Ukrainian people means stop war
We express our international solidarity with the people in Ukraine and Russia, who are against this war
We express our international solidarity with the working class within Europe and the world.
Stop the war now! Ceasefire! No more sending weapons and war funding!
Our countries out of NATO, Russia out of Ukraine!
Only with the developing of a revolutionary mass movement it will be possible to stop this war and enable a just peace without oppression of the peoples, without forced annexations and robbery.
European parties and organisations that are members of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations (CIPOML):
Organization for the Construction of the Communist Workers Party of Germany (Arbeit Zukunft)
Communist Party of Albania
Communist Workers’ Party of Denmark – APK;
Communist Party of Spain (Marxist-Leninist) – PCE (m-l);
Workers’ Communist Party of France
Communist Platform of Italy
Labour Party (EMEP), Turkey,
Movement for the Reorganisation of the Communist Party of Greece 1918-1955 (Anasintaxi)
and the Marxist-Leninist Revolutionary Group, Norway