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Common declaration by the communist parties of Germany (DKP), Luxembourg (KPL) and the Netherlands (NCPN)
The NCPN and the CJB denounce the dangerous developments in Germany where our sister party, the German Communist Party (DKP) is being hindered from participating in the upcoming Bundestag elections in September and is even at risk to lose its status as a political party.
The NCPN and CJB denounce the Israeli aggression which has intensified once more over the past few weeks. Among other attacks, there were Israeli shootings in Jerusalem on Palestinian civilians, who resisted another eviction of Palestinian families. Moreover, airstrikes are carried out on Gaza in which tens of people, nine children among them, have died.
The CJB has sent the following message to the Portuguese Communist Youth (JCP) on the occasion of its 12h Congress.
Anton de Kom was born on the 22nd of February 1898 in Suriname. He was born into a family of 6 children – 3 girls and 3 boys. His parents encouraged him to study and he spent his youth musing over many books. His first job was at the Balata Compagnie, where already he was exposed to much injustice and exploitation. Through Haiti he went to the Netherlands, where he arrived on the 1st of November 1920. Here he met his wife to be, who would bear them four children. In 1933 he returned to Suriname, but got arrested within a month and was banished to the Netherlands by the colonial authorities. Upon the Nazi occupation, he joined the Dutch resistance. On the 7th of August, he was captured by the Nazis and wheeled off to a concentration camp. There he met his end on the 24th of April 1945, succumbing to tuberculosis. The work by which Anton the Kom is best known nowadays is his book ‘We Slaves of Suriname’.
Declaration NCPN and CJB A hundred and fifty years ago, on the 18th of March 1871 in the tumultuous streets of Paris, a revolutionary government of and for workers came about for the first time. For the first time, the working class rose to power and took far-reaching...