Workshop Commemorating the 200th Birthday of Karl Marx
(one hundred years of communist get together and 200 of Marx)
As an distinctive birthday action 5.5. to commemorateKarl Marx, within the Finnish city of Pori, works of Marx have been read aloud at the native market sq., in the heart of town.
We had been local get together cadres and I on the market sq.. We told the patrons that neoliberal financial policies have decisively contributed to the “resurrection” of Marx as a preferred phenomenon. The bourgeoisie with its anti-human and anti-worker policy make current situation unbearable for the working class. We the working class, have to wake up, see our situation and Yes, like Marx mentioned, we have to unite us!
Few weeks ago, I participated in Russia in a Marx-seminar. The chairperson of the Communist Party of Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov said it clearly in Moscow that Marx is the ideological hammer of the workers. We political leaders and political secretaries, we who manage our members and cadres should inspire our comrades to be the hammers and help the hammers to recruit others unsatisfied with present scenario to construct structurally new society.
There is huge blind spot in Finnish political panorama. Current political elite and all parliamentarian events have accepted the logics of the neoliberal. The left in the parliament as properly the right use working class rhetoric’s however join in similar governments creating collectively anti-worker and anti-human austerity policy.
From working class viewpoint there is want for an trustworthy proletarian celebration that doesn’t promote its ideology to the bourgeois aims. There is want for a Marxist and Leninist celebration. That is why we now have the Communist Party of Finland.
Our objective is a brand new civilization and a new society where the next features prevail:
– Class oriented feminism and humanism by which the human being is the goal of social progress and architect of his/her personal history and emancipation.
– The proper of workers’ and dealing communities to resolve about the outcomes of their work and distribute them equitably, which requires forms of public possession of banks and of the major technique of production;
– Rule of people and broad self-government based mostly on democratic rights, corresponding to the liberty of speech and expression, free elections, right to strike and rights of political events and civic actions;
– Implementing primary rights of each individual, full employment and equality of all genders and sexual orientation;
– Right to national self-determination, international cooperation on equal basis and worldwide solidarity;
– Ecologically sustainable improvement;
– Just and lasting peace;
– Technological, scientific and cultural growth for the advantage of the human being and as widespread wealth of humankind as an entire.
To put it in short type. From the Communist Party of Finland viewpoint there may be need for Marxism, theory, debate and sensible work. A lot is determined by the consciousness of the worker and the working class.
The Communist Party of Finland lately printed a brand new edition of the Karl Marx Capital. Before that students and Marx-hungry needed to search Capital in flea markets and vintage shops. “Students advised us that the books had been in libraries but sold out in stores for many years. Now you find it in the web retailer of the party and in 14 get together circles across the nation.
During this Year years of Marx, the CPF and party newspaper Tiedonantaja have organized theoretical and intellectual debates and seminars on occasion of Marx 200 with organizations like the Finnish Karl Marx Society, The Democratic Civic Association (DCA), Transform, European Left and Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.
Practically all seats of all events have been occupied. Marx pursuits individuals.
We within the party, want to prepare us in learning processes of many levels. We have some workshops where we examine Marx. We wrestle to get better in organizing extra sturdy teams across the nation.
In the commerce unions and in the workplaces absolutely are employees which might be truthfully thinking about fundamental questions of labor, politics and financial system. Today the unions provide more activities to relax from the hard work than to know why the working class is working hard.
I am Chairperson of the Communist Party of Finland since 2013. Besides being a political chief, I am additionally conceptual artist graduated with Master’s degree from the Fine Arts Academy of Finland with grant studies background within the New York State University at Albany and public artwork research within the Escuela Esmeralda of Mexico.
I can share right here a Finnish, a communist and a Performance Artist´s perspective on Marxism of the 21 Century and the Future for World Socialism. Two communistsRiitta Häkäläand I JP (Juha-Pekka) Väisänen, two Finnish artists and comrades – we started to make use of artwork and Marx Capital as device of political awakening. We are touring our nation Finland doing these public readings of Marx. We have a mission. Bring politics, Marx and sophistication consciousness the place the people are. We have a dream to learn Marx on the Moscow Read Square and on the Great Wall of China – our mission just isn’t a nationwide one. We like all communist and the mission of communists is worldwide from its character.
What do we really do? We go exterior in the city. We put an extended table, two chairs on the street, park or any sort of public area. On top of the desk we all the time have a purple cloth. We sit down and start to learn Capital. Soon we are discussing a Marxist subject together. Soon someone comes and asks what we’re doing. And that´s after we ask the person excited about our action exactly the identical Marxist subject we have been just discussing collectively. We invite the folks into a Marxist street debate.
We think about our doing is political art. Our statement is evident. Marx belongs to everyone. Marx is not solely related for the economists, however for everyone at a time “when the robots might snatch your job”, and “the robots don’t need social safety” Our artist collective welcomes president Xi initiative of Marx studying turn out to be a habit, most welcome.
To end my intervention, I´d like to show three footage of Marx-performances. Please have a look.
(Presentation of 3 Marx-performance footage )