11 October, 2020. In Poland, the political process of criminalizing the communist opposition continues. The series of trials against the Communist Party of Poland and its newspaper “Brzask” have been ongoing for almost five years. During that period new laws have been ratified, in particular article 256 which seeks to prohibit communist literature and the advocacy of communist ideas, carrying a sentence of up to 3 years in prison.
Since the recent victory of the Communist Party of Poland in the trial that ended on the 17th of March 2020, the prosecutors, strengthened by the new laws, have appealed. A new trial was held on the 29th of September, with a ruling due on the 13th of October.
Despite proud proclamations by the capitalist press about freedom of the press, association and speech, in reality, the complete opposite is developing in silence. It thus becomes of particular importance to shed light on what is happening, in solidarity with the Polish opposition, as similar developments may well occur in Sweden as class antagonisms continue to intensify.
The events in Poland show that laws can change on short notice depending on what momentarily benefits the interests of the bourgeois class dictatorship most. Therefore, the struggle for “better” laws must never become an issue, as it presupposes ignorance and acceptance of the economic system that produces them in the first place. It is clear that the struggle against the working class will continue, by all means and pretexts possible, as long as the working class has not emerged victorious from it.
The Communist Party of Sweden, like its sister parties, expresses its full solidarity with the Communist Party of Poland.
Long live the Communist Party of Poland!
Communist Party of Sweden