14 March 2011
The Communist Party of Egypt held a comprehensive meeting that included all its different entities and sub-categories. The meeting resulted in a unanimous decision to officially announce the party’s existence and activities, considering the new and healthy political and social environment that has resulted from the 25 January revolution and after years of being forced to work in utter secrecy and under much repression.
The party has agreed to continue the communist journey that began in the 1920s, despite the fact that the communist concept has been reproached and widely misused by corrupt anti-proletariat regimes over the past decades.
The Communist Party of Egypt was re-inaugurated in 1975 and is legitimated by the masses—and this is authentic legitimacy. This goes back to its long struggle and strong connection with the working class in Egypt as well as the social and political aspirations of hard-working Egyptians. It is these same people who today aspire to a society built on freedom, justice, and honour, alongside freedom from dependence, tyranny, and oppression.
Even though the Communist Party of Egypt was forced to work in complete secrecy for many years, its participation in democratic and frontal achievements since 1975 are simply undeniable. Members and activists of the party come from all walks of life and have made positive and powerful contributions to the events of our revolution. For more than nine decades Egyptian communists have made unprecedented and strong contributions in many fields of culture and community, including literature, politics, and trade unionism. The communist ideology has survived campaign after campaign of aggression by regimes backed by right-wing extremists throughout the Arab world, supported by imperialist forces, only by working in utter secrecy, with much persistence and through the ample support of the masses.
The Communist Party of Egypt confirmed that it will be holding its 4th General Conference in the near future to determine the ideal plan of action and organisational chart that will guarantee the demands and aims of our revolution during the coming period.