Friday, June 12, 2009


( PKP-1930 )

We thank you for your kind message of condolence over the death of our General Secretary, Comrade Pedro P. Baguisa.
Comrade Baguisa was indeed a great loss to our Party and to our country’s national democratic movement.
However, by way of paying homage to Comrade Baguisa and all the earlier heroes and martyrs of our Party, we have pledged to further strengthen the struggle for national democracy and socialism in our country, and for the forging of stronger international anti-imperialist solidarity to safeguard world peace and progress.
With the hope of further strengthening the fraternal ties between our two Parties, we send you and all the comrades in the Communist Party of Malta our best wishes for every success in all your endeavors.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Motion in Solidarity with Cuba

18th International Communist Seminar

“Youth – the current situation of youth, the work of communists among youth, and the incorporation of new generations in Communist Parties”

Brussels, 15-17 May 2009

Motion in Solidarity with Cuba

The parties meeting at the 18th International Communist Seminar in Brussels express our solidarity with the people of Cuba and we welcome the 50th Anniversary of the Revolution.

In spite of all the attempts by the imperialists to destroy, condemn and isolate the Cuban Revolution, it marches forward with its development and strengthening, and it is thus ratified as a just, equitable and sustainable alternative.

We recognize the contribution that Cuba has made to the process toward the integration that is being consolidated in Latin America. We support the struggle of the peoples of Latin America aimed at building anti-imperialist and democratic societies and with socialist aspirations, all of which move ahead in spite of the conspiracies designed by the U.S. and the counterrevolutionary offensive.

We demand the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade that has been imposed on Cuba for more than 48 years by the successive U.S. governments and that represents the loss of more than 93 billion dollars. The blockade is the main obstacle for the economic and social development of the Cuban people. There is no political or moral excuse that could justify the continuation of this genocidal policy. The blockade must be lifted, without any delay or preconditions, and without expecting Cuba to have to provide some action or gesture of any type.

We demand the immediate liberation of the Five Cuban Heroes who have been held in prison for more than 10 years in the U.S. for fighting against terrorism and who have been victims of hate, of arbitrary actions and of the injustice of the empire.

We support the continuation of the political dialogue between Cuba and the European Union as an important step toward the full normalization of relations. We demand that the common position be eliminated for its unilateral and inflexible character, which reflects a prejudiced and manipulated vision of Cuban society.

We demand that Cuba’s right of self-determination and their right to build without delay the political, economic and social system that its people have chosen be respected, which constitutes a unquestionable attribute of sovereignty.

Long Live International Solidarity!
Long Live Socialism!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Death of the General Secretary of the PKP-1930

The Communist Party of Malta has sent Condolances to the Communist Party of the Philippines-1930, following the death of Comrade Pedro P. Beguisa. The message which was signed by Victor Degiovanni secretary Central Committee is being reproduced here.

With deep regret we received the news of the loss of Comrade Pedro P. Beguisa who has sadly passed away on the 29th of May.
Comrade Beguisa who served as Secretary General of the PKP -1930 for these last 15 years was active within this party since 1970 and was a source of inspiration for his tireless efforts to propagate Marxism Leninism amongst the masses and for his participation in the struggle for National Democracy and Socialism in the interest of the working population of the Philippines.
Please convey the condolences of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Malta to the Leadership of the PKP – 1930 and also to his immediate family.
I had the good fortune to meet Comrade Beguisa on two different occasions in Athens and will remember him as an intelligent person of great knowledge, with whom I exchanged information about party work in our respective countries
Finally the CC of the CPM extends its solidarity to the PKP-1930 in this grave moment of this setback, and we are sure that the PKP-1930 will overcome and continue in its efforts to liberate and emancipate the working people of the Philippines from the yoke of U.S. Imperialism.


Youth Problems in Malta

Firstly I must thank the Workers Party of Belgium on behalf of the Communist Party of Malta, for inviting the Party to participate in this seminar.

Malta being a small island state has its own particular problems as, every other island, this stems mainly from insularity. Youths in Malta find it more difficult other then youths living in European Union, because of various problematic conditions, amongst them the lack of facilities, and funds spent on education, and other basic requirements like sport, culture, and other social and recreational needs

As a political organization, The Communist Party of Malta, feels that one of the major problems with youth in Malta, is total alienation from political activity. This alienation is systematic and carefully controlled, by the mass media which the big corporations have under their tight control. Again when a youth becomes politically aware and class conscious, through no consequences of their own, they are imbued with negative propaganda the enemies of socialism had seen fit to brainwash them through the education system, and the mass media. With propagandistic speculations, about the mistakes committed under the socialist system, that existed in the USSR and Eastern Europe prior to 1987. Resulting from this, youths in Malta today, are more ready to fight for rights of animals, then for rights of the working classes.

Of course environment and animal rights are important issues as well, but the fight for change and for socialism is equally, and even more important, as only under a Socialist system where maximum profits are not the aims, but the well being of each individual, and the improvement of the quality of life, environment is safeguarded and animal rights are ensured.

Another form of alienation that youths fall victim for, is drug abuse and addiction, along with alcoholism afflict youth in Malta giving a rise to juvenile crime and other social ills that are common in today’s society. Brought about, by the Neo Liberal phase, of this post cold war epoch. This can be combated by more awareness of the harmful effects and the promotion of sports and athletics among youths killing two birds with one stone, as this will lessen obesity amongst youths, which brings about coronary diseases in later life.

Employment is one of the major problems that school leavers face. Unemployment is the first stumbling block. In the November 2008 official statistics for those youths unemployed was in the range of 5.8% for males and 4.1% for females. Those gainfully employed find that they also face various problems varying from getting a mismatched job to what they had studied and obtained and obtained a university degree for. Other problems are those of exploitation which is rampant in Malta. Most of the new jobs created, are given under a definite contract whereby a person is employed without the benefits of a regular job, vocational leave and sick leave are not part of the employee entitlement, extra hours are not paid as overtime, and most of the times not paid at all. Jobs are terminated at the whim of the employer, when a worker is not required any longer, he is unceremoniously told not to report to work, always within the limits of what the law specifies. The Main culprit is the government. Another plague is part time employment whereby the worker is not entitled to anything except the pittance the worker receives as pay. A worker is considered to be a part time worker if his working hour week does not exceed 20hrs Mobility of workers within the EU was usurped by the big corporations instead of an unemployed worker seeking a job with the same conditions in another EU country, is being interpreted by the European Court of Justice as the right of mobility of inferior conditions from one country to another.

These problems will grow with the present economic crises that the capitalist world is undergoing. This crises brought about by the neo liberals is deep rooted and will only be defeated the attainment of Socialism where individuals and not markets are free.

Towards this aim is our goal and we should strive harder to make today’s youths politically conscious so they will be instrumental in bringing socialism taking example from the experiment that is going in the Southern American Continent. Where Socialism, is triumphing over the U.S. imperialism which in previous decades held sway over the destinies of the countries forming this continent. We should win over support especially from the youths to continue on the same path till Socialism is universal in each an every country of the globe.