The 75th anniversary of Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union passed the day before the EU referendum - 22 June - with barely a murmur of acknowledgement from our press, who were too busy trying to brow-beat and pressurise us into voting to remain within the EU. The historical irony of this fact should not be overlooked.
We reproduce here Stalin's speech, given to rally the peoples of the great and glorious USSR, and to inspire them to resist the merauding forces of hitlerite fascism. It was a life-and-death struggle in which the Soviet working people sacrificed some 27 million lives, breaking the back of the German fascist war machine.
THe timing could not be more telling, for while Ex-Labour leader Gordon Brown hypocritically and falsely claimed that the EU has spared a generation from war, our party has had a clear analysis of the European Union.
The EU, in point of fact, rose after WW2 to stand as a 'bulwark' against communism, against human progress and workers freedom; to stand for preservation of empire and to safeguard the rights of the European and US billionaires.
Yet with the current crisis of capitalism, the contradictory interests of the national capitalist groups and the discontent of their working masses is bursting this temporary alliance of European capitalists asunder.
In the week of the Brexit vote, no British politician or journalist referred to Vladimir Putin’s speech in St. Petersburg commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June, 1941.
Putin likened the current frenzied build up of Nato troops and war material on Russia’s western borders to the Third Reich’s Operation Barbarossa. Nato’s exercises in Poland were the biggest since the Nazi invasion; Operation Anaconda had simulated an attack on Russia, presumably with nuclear weapons.
On the eve of the referendum, the quisling secretary-general of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, warned Britons they would be endangering “peace and security” if they voted to leave the EU. The millions who ignored him and Cameron, Osborne, Corbyn, Obama and the man who runs the Bank of England may, just may, have struck a blow for real peace and democracy in Europe.
As US/UK/NATO/EU Imperial forces again ramp up their wars of colonial plunder and head on a trajectory of militarily enforced world-wide economic domination, bringing them inevitably into conflict with China and Russia, and apparently oblivious to the third world war they are bringing about by their fascist policy, we would do well to remember the words of Lenin - that without a Bolshevik struggle, and a Bolshevik revolution, there can be no peace.
We understand that although destroying the EU does not end capitalism, it will weaken the imperialist's alliance. And that when thieves fall out - honest men may prosper.
Find out more about the real history of WW2 here:
Order "the Soviet Victory over Fascism" and other titles online here: http://www.proletarianonline.org/
Why Britain needed a Brexit:
Read the full article: http://www.cpgb-ml.org/index.php?secName=proletarian&subName=display&art=1190
Nice article from john pilger: http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/24/a-blow-for-peace-and-democracy-why-the-british-said-no-to-europe/
CPGB-ML chairman Harpal Brar reviews the history of the European Union: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YxfaABwTxc
Workers for Brexit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw9GBn8tOCc
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