Showing posts with label Austria. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Austria. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Party of Labour of Austria (PdA): Strengthen the Marxist-Leninist pole of the international communist movement!

Resolution of the 6th Congress of the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA), Linz, 10 February 2024:

The international communist movement continues to remain in a process of differentiation. It is the consequences of the counter-revolution in the USSR and Eastern Europe, but also a continuation of modern revisionism and "Eurocommunism" as well as the invention and propagation of false ideas and goals such as "market socialism" or a capitalism transformed into a "society of solidarity", which are unfolding their negative effects in the ICM. 

Monday, January 29, 2024

Party of Labour of Austria to hold its 6th party congress on February 10

On 10 February 2024, the Party of Labour of Austria (Partei der Arbeit Österreichs, PdA) will hold its 6th party congress. The congress will be held in Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, and the congress motto is: "Peace to the peoples! War on imperialism!". 

The Central Committee will present its reports on the past two-year period since the 5th party congress to the convening members and put them up for discussion. Subsequently, the focus for the coming period will be determined and important resolutions and motions will be passed, for example on the massive inflation in Austria or the war in Palestine. 

Friday, March 31, 2023

Austrian Communists slam Zelensky's appearance at Vienna Parliament

The Party of Labour of Austria (PdA) sharply criticises the propaganda appearance of the Ukrainian president Zelensky in the Vienna parliament. 
The representative of a war party as well as of a reactionary, repressive regime is out of place in the democratic heart of a neutral country. What is needed is a policy of neutrality and peace instead of NATO war propaganda. 

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Party of Labour of Austria: Defend and apply Marxism-Leninism!

The Party of Labour of Austria  (PdA), a participant in the International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties (IMCWP) and a member of the European Communist Initiative, held its 5th Party Congress on April 23, 2022 in Vienna. Below you can read the General Resolution of the Congress, titled "Clarity and unity strengthen the Party", in English and German:
Clarity and unity strengthen the party!

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Austria: Marxist-Leninist youth front was formed

In March 2022 the new youth organisation of the Party of Labour Austria will start its activities. It bears the name "Youth Front of the Party of Labour" (in short: Youth Front; German: Jugendfront) and functions as a Marxist-Leninist organisation of working and learning youth and young people in Austria. 
The first step is the founding campaign "Youth in a common front - get organised!". Youth and young people are to be addressed, politicised and organised with the campaign. It will conclude with the founding congress, which is expected to take place in autumn 2022. 

Monday, January 10, 2022

Party of Labour of Austria to hold its 5th Congress in Vienna

The Party of Labour of Austria (Partei der Arbeit) will hold its 5th Congress on January 29, 2022 in Vienna. In a statement, the International Commission of the Central Committee of the Party stresses out the following:

"On 29 January 2022 we will hold the 5th Congress of the Party of Labour of Austria, which we have named as “Clarity and unity strengthen the party!”. We have chosen the slogan for the Party Congress because in the past period we have succeeded in taking important steps in clarifying questions about the history and orientation of the communist movement in Austria. The Party Congress is another important step for us in the reorganisation of the party's work.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Austria: Communists slam government's policy on pandemic

In a statement titled "Lockdown for the unvaccinated: diversionary tactics and government failure", the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA) condemns the federal government's policy on the management of the pandemic situation.

The statement reads:

On the 15th of November 2021, the federal government imposed an Austria-wide "lockdown for the unvaccinated". The Party of Labour of Austria cannot agree to this measure and wants to state the following points in this regard:

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

What kind of “communists” were elected in Graz?

When the Communist Party of Austria (KPÖ) won the local elections in Graz, the country's second largest city, we did not hide our concern about the political orientation of the party. “The KPÖ is affiliated to the Party of the European Left, the political alliance which includes social democratic and opportunist forces, like Greece's SYRIZA, Germany's Die Linke and Spain's United Left”, we wrote.

Eventually, the KPO and its Graz branch has received strong, but justified, critique by the Party of Labour (PdA) which was formed in 2013 by a Marxist-Leninist breakaway faction of the KPÖ who disagreed with the party's opportunist turn. According to the Party of Labour's chairman, Tibor Zenker, the KPÖ “is not a Marxist-Leninist party”, while concepts such as class struggle, socialist revolution and communism are included neither in the rhetoric, nor in the activities, of the KPO ("Das dunkelrote Graz", 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Communists in Vienna: "We are not paying for your crisis!"

“We are not paying for your crisis”. Under this campaign slogan, the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA) organized on Saturday 3 October a political rally at the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce at Wiedener Hauptstrasse in Vienna. In the coming weeks and months the party will intervene with a campaign which, among others, will focus on the collective bargaining and will try to expose the treacherous role of the social democratic labor aristocracy.

Speeches at the PdA rally were delivered by Tibor Zenker, the party's chairman, as well as Raffael Schöberl, former chairman of the Communist Youth of Austria (KJÖ). 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Communist Party of Austria (KPÖ) wins local election in Graz

The Communist Party of Austria (KPÖ) is the winner of the municipal election held on Sunday in the country’s second-largest city, Graz.

According to preliminary results, the KPÖ came out on top on Sunday with 29% of the vote, ahead of the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) on 25.7%.

Communist candidate Elke Kahr told reporters that the magnitude of the municipal election result was "more than surprising".  "Some people make promises a few weeks before the elections. We are there every day and for years for the people, especially for the poorest," she said.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Vienna Attack: Statement by the Party of Labour of Austria

Statement by the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA) on the terrorist attack in Vienna:

We condemn yesterday's attack in Vienna, which according to initial information was carried out by a sympathizer of the "Islamic State". Our sympathy goes to the victims of this heinous terrorist attack, all civilians and police officers who were injured and all relatives who lost people.

Religious fundamentalism, as we see it today, is a product of imperialism and serves capital as an instrument of domination and power. In the countries of the Near and Middle East, it is precisely the most reactionary religious groups and states which are the closest allies of imperialism in the struggle against democratic and revolutionary movements. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Austria: The Party of Labour (PdA) to take part in Vienna municipal elections

In a press release, the Austrian Party of Labour (PdA) announced that it will participate in the municipal elections at Vienna-Ottakring district which will take place on October 11, 2020. 

The statement reads:

On 14 August 2020 the Party of Labour of Austria submitted its nomination and list of candidates for the district assembly election in Vienna-Ottakring to the electoral authority. During the recent weeks the necessary number ofendorsement signatures has been collected, despite the difficult circumstances and the bureaucratic procedure that had been maintained by the Social Democratic and Green city governmentregardless of the corona epidemic. Thus, on 11 October 2020 the Party of Labour will be on the ballot for the district assembly of the 16th district of Vienna. 

Monday, April 13, 2020

75 years since the liberation of Vienna by the Red Army — 75 Jahre Befreiung Wiens

On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Vienna by the Red Army, the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA) issued the following declaration:

75 years since the liberation of Vienna

75 years ago, on 13 April 1945, the Red Army of the USSR won the Battle of Vienna. This ended the "Vienna Offensive", which cost the lives of almost 170,000 Soviet soldiers. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Klostermarienberg 1945 — 75 years since the liberation of Austria by the Red Army

Joint declaration of the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA) and the Communist Youth Eisenstadt/Burgenland29 March 2020:

Exactly 75 years ago, on 29 March 1945 at 11.05 a.m., the first units of the Red Army of the USSR entered Austrian soil. This date therefore represents an important step in the liberation of Austria from fascist dictatorship and German foreign rule. 

Mobile motorized units of the Soviet 6th Guard Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front (led by Colonel General Andrei Kravchenko) crossed the border between Hungary and the province of Burgenland near Klostermarienberg (municipality of Mannersdorf an der Rabnitz), which at that time marked the German Reich border. 

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Party of Labour of Austria: On the new coalition government between ÖVP and Greens

“Against any government of capital! For a militant workers front!”

Declaration of the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Austria, Vienna, 2 January 2020.
Since the National Council elections in September 2019, it has been clear that the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖsterreichischeVolkspartei, ÖVP), as the main party of Austrian capital, remains in power and will continue to pursue and implement its political line in favour of the banks, corporations and entrepreneurs, at the expense of the working class and poorer social strata. 

Monday, December 30, 2019

Austria: Tibor Zenker elected new chairman of the Party of Labour (PdA)

Tibor Zenker, new chairman of the PdA,
 addressing the 4th Party Congress.
On December 21, under the slogan “Strengthen the PdA- Strengthen the working class”, the Party of Labour of Austria (Partei der Arbeit- PdA) held its 4th Party Congress in Hietzing, the 13th disctrict of Vienna. 

The Congress examined the activities and developments that took place the previous period since the 3rd Congress and proceeded to the planning for the next two years. 

Regarding the Party's leadership, Tibor Zenker from Wolkersforf was elected as the new chairman, succeeding Otto Bruckner who had been PdA's chairman since the founding party conference in October 2013. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Party of Labour (PdA) honours the 100 years of Austria's communist movement

Honoring the 100 years of the existence of the communist movement in Austria, the Party of Labour (Partei der Arbeit PdA) organizes various political and cultural events throughout the country. 

A major event will take place in Vienna on Saturday 3 November, at 4 pm, at Gemeinwesenorientierter Jugendtreff (Polgarstraße 30a, 1220 Wien). 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Party of Labour of Austria- On the Austrian EU Presidency / Zur österreichischen EU-Ratspräsidentschaft

Statement by the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA), Vienna, 1 July 2018.
From 1 July 2018 Austria will take its turn in the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. This applies in particular to the meetings of the General Affairs Council (the European and/or foreign ministers) and the meetings of the other specialist ministers of the EU member states, for which Gernot Blümel or his government colleagues responsible will act as hosts. 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Vienna Protests: Thousands rallied against government's plans to extend working day to 12 hours

Tens of thousands of people in Vienna packed the streets on Saturday 30th June to voice their opposition to the new anti-worker laws of the far-right government which include a 12-hour workday and subsequent 60-hour workweek. 

While Austrian police said some 80,000 people took part, organizers by the Austrian Trade Union Confederation talk about a massive demonstration of 100,000-120,000 participants from all provinces and industries. 

"We will resist with all means at our disposal," Wolfgang Katzian, president of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB), told the crowd of protesters. Katzian called on the Austrian government to let voters decide on the 12-hour workday issue in a referendum.