Austrian Communist Party

Fraternal Greetings from the Austrian Communist Party

Source: Communist Unity Convention: Official Report
Date: September 1920
Publisher: Communist Party of Great Britain
Transcription/Markup: Brian Reid
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Dear Comrade,—

The German-Austrian Communist Party greets and congratulates the foundation of a Communist Party in Great Britain.

We hope that you will develop successfully in your country and form a strong party, containing all Communist groups of Great Britain, and all workers who acknowledge the Third International to be their true fatherland.

The advance of our glorious brethren, the Russian Communists, and the victories of the heroic Red Army gather the capitalists of the whole world in the fight against the red Republic of the Russian workers and peasants. At this time more than ever the workers are bound to form a single front against the dark powers of the enemy.

Our Communist Party in Austria was founded nearly two years ago, at the time when Austrian militarism was smashed on the front of the Imperialist world war. You, in a country of victorious capitalism, are meeting with a much harder struggle to win the brains and the hearts of the workers who still believe in a peaceful development of the international class struggle. Yours also is the task of fighting the oldest and at the same time the strongest capitalism and imperialism of the whole world.

For the successful progress of the Party we venture to express the opinion that it is necessary that differences on questions of minor importance such as participation in parliamentary action, should not be allowed to hamper the firm fight or prevent the unification of all revolutionary Communists.

Long live the Third International!
Long live the Workers’ and Peasants’ Republic of Russia!
Long live the Workers’ and Peasants’ League of the Whole World!
Long live the Communist Party of Great Britain!

For the Austrian Communist Party,