The Connolly Youth Movement joins people in cities across Ireland in expressing our solidarity. In this letter, we state our support for our comrades in the UJC. ¡Venceremos! Beir bua!
“Socialism in One Country” allowed the USSR in 40 years to develop from a feudal backwater, stricken with regular famine to one of the planet’s two superpowers. By focusing on internal development, the USSR was subsequently able to look outwards and reliably support revolutionary struggle the world over, and its example was taken up by many other states to great success.
Now more than ever, a communist response is needed – one that will transcend the false dichotomy of economic stability vs. human life and protect workers’ livelihoods while defeating the virus.