June 19: We live in a period of sharp aggravation of the contradictions of capitalist society, both nationally and internationally. The proletariat, organizationally and ideologically disorganized, cannot yet meet the challenges of the time — increasing exploitation, rising retirement age, growth of taxes and prices, threat of imperialist wars, and intensification of repression. Now more than ever, unity of action is needed, the unification of all healthy forces of society into a single Communist Party capable of leading the struggle for socialism and democracy.
For the sake of the unity of the communist movement, in view of the unprecedented offensive of capital against the conquests of the working people of Russia, in the face of the coming class battles, the New Communist Movement (NAC) in the territory of Russia joins the United Communist Party (OKP). Without forming any faction within the OKP, the NAC is preserved as an informal organization uniting communists from different countries.
Proletarians of all countries, unite!
Translator’s note: This is the latest step in uniting the “non-system” revolutionary left in Russia. In May, the Executive Committee of the Labor Russia movement, founded by the late Victor Anpilov, urged its members and supporters to join the OKP.
Translated by Greg Butterfield