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Communist Labor Party of Denmark Founded

First Published: The Call, [newspaper of the U.S. October League (M-L)], Vol. 5, No. 32, December 13, 1976.
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A new communist party has been founded in Denmark after several years of struggle by Marxist-Leninists there to draw a firm line of demarcation with modern revisionism and to strengthen their ties to the masses.

Arbejder Avisen (Workers’ Voice) reports the news of the founding of the Communist Labor Party of Denmark in its November 21 issue. The party was founded on the basis of the Communist League of Denmark (M-L), a pre-party formation which was originally formed in 1968.

The Workers’ Voice article reports on the party’s founding congress which adopted a program, important statements and elected a party central committee with Benito Scocozza as chairman.

The program affirms that Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought is the theoretical basis of the party and that the party seeks to lead the working class in making a socialist revolution and ultimately achieving the aim of communism.

A congress statement on strengthening the struggle against the capitalist crisis calls for an intensified fightback against the anti-working class attacks of Denmark’s big capitalists and points out that the people can only get rid of the crisis with the overthrow of the system.

Another statement, dealing with strengthening the struggle against the two superpowers, points out that Denmark is the object of fierce rivalry between the U.S. and the USSR and is under direct military threat from the Soviet Union. The statement goes on to expose the frantic arms race in Europe and heightening tension everywhere in the world as a result of superpower rivalry.

The people and the oppressed nations of the third world are the main force in the struggle against the superpowers, says the statement. In conclusion, it calls for heightened unity between the working class in Denmark with the people of the third world in the common fight against the superpowers.