South African Communist Party

14 July 2021 The South African Communist Party (SACP) is shocked by the attempts from sections of the German federal election to ban the German Communist Party from taking part in the upcoming elections in September. With this ban on participation in the September vote, the German Communist Party is also threatened with the possibly of its status as a legal political party revoked, the reason being that it is a Communist Party. Political attacks on communists are by no means new in German history. German Communists have repeatedly had their existence threatened. Within days of the founding of the Communist Party of Germany in January 1919, the leaders of the counterrevolution that pushed back against workers’ uprisings at the time targeted the Communist Party for destruction. Communists Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg were murdered. This fate met many communists in the years that followed. In January 1933, the Nazi…

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SACP condemns the suppression of the German Communist Party