WHAT DISTINGUISHES OUR PARTY: The political continuity which goes from Marx to Lenin, to the foundation of the Communist Party of Italy (Livorno, 1921); the struggle of the Communist Left against the degeneration of the Communist International, against the theory of „socialism in one country“, against the Stalinist counter-revolution; the rejection of the Popular Fronts and the Resistance Blocs; the difficult task of restoring the revolutionary doctrine and organization in close interrelationship with the working class, against all personal and electoral politics.

Comrades and proletarian sisters!

One year on from the return to normal of the health emergency grafted onto the economic crisis which is so far from being solved (and impossible to solve!), the fanfares of bourgeois ideology and practice no longer have the courage to blather that nothing will ever be the same as before! At home, at work, in local neighbourhoods, your (our) living conditions are merely getting worse. Although in the world of work you are made use of mostly in the lower paid and socially less acknowledged jobs, you continue to suffer mass lay-offs, only to be imprisoned in the underpaid or even unpaid work of domestic care and health assistance, suffering further reductions in income with the excuse of part-time (none other than a cut in salary for the same work concentrated into fewer hours) or smart work (an updated and technically modernised form of self exploitation in home working) as well as reductions in hours. And you continue to be the last to be employed.

Whoever stays on in a company with increasingly precarious contracts that actually create precarity knows very well that there is no reduction in murder or attempted murder in the workplace (what the bosses call “accidents”) and all those “professional illnesses”, or the pressure, even blackmail, and sexual abuse in the name of insistence on increased productivity. Meanwhile, with the continuous drop in financing destined for that scam of the welfare state, what multiply a thousand times over are the burden and exhaustion of everything concerning reproduction, health care and assistance and home management, which you are already forced to deal with by the social division of work characteristic of the capitalist mode of production. This is a social division which, together with private property of the means of production has inherited and aggravated forms of patriarchal rule, as clearly shown in the theocratic régimes of Iran and Afghanistan and, more subtly, in secular régimes in the rest of the world.

The tempests of war continue to rage in a world that is ecologically devastated and the unsustainability of our living and working conditions becomes more evident every day. All the institutions in which the Capital State is organised merely amount to deceit and imprisonment: this has been and continues to be experienced, in the pain and grief of their abused, starved, bombed and executed bodies, by the women of the “Fatherlands” (the name by which the State, the capitalist collective whose government is always and only the business committe of the impersonal bourgeois class, calls itself, when it prepares to send us out to die), who are already suffering or have suffered – from neighbouring Russia and Ukraine to ravaged Palestine, from Syria to Iraq and Africa…

This world and this way of life cannot be improved: female emancipation without class war driven to the ultimate conclusion, i.e. without social and political revolution, is a reformist illusion which masks the reality of a society divided into classes: there are bourgeois women who are accomplices, sharing the command and exploitation of your work in reproduction and production, and their “emancipation” is none other than the sharing of bourgeois power; there are women intellectuals and professional figures belonging to the modern “half classes”, and their “emancipation” is none other than the aspiration towards greater social prestige and a bigger share when handing out the wealth produced by your work of reproduction and production.

Comrades, proletarian sisters!

Do not let yourselves be deceived by “feminist” movements that astutely proclaim the class war over: they are merely afraid to be swept away by your proletarian strength and exploit your practical needs and oppression.

Your destiny lies in your own hands, in your hearts and minds - and above all in your battles to defend yourselves from the world of Capital, to fight it and overthrow it, together with the patriarchal society that fathered it and has made it a tool of dominion.

Economic and social battles against unemployment and for pay rises, satisfactory working conditions respectful of personal health and safety and against all forms of male and phallocratic sexism (including the sort that claims to be the “union avantgardes”) in the workplace.

Economic and social struggle to improve conditions and opportunities for the work of reproduction, caring and health assistance and make it collective, removing it from the private, domestic and family sphere, where it is so convenient for men and ensures that they remain despotic and male-chauvinist.

Battles to secure and defend the duty to control and decide on maternity and health issues. Battles against all reformist and bourgeois temptations, and instead preparations for the political and social revolution we shall be obliged to undertake by the stupid cruelty of Capital and its State, men and women in the “immense army of the exploited who have no more reserves left.”

This is what was, is and will be the Eighth of March!

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