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Statement on the Launch of Pairtí Cumannach na Poblachta

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On Saturday, the 27th of October, 2012, a meeting was held to confirm the founding of Páirtí Cummanach na Poblachta, the Communist Party of the Irish Republic, and to agree on the adoption of the Constitution of the Party. Officers were elected to the various posts that were deemed necessary, for a term of one year – recallable at all times.

 

We invite all Communists and Anti-imperialists to join the CPIR, or to support it in it’s great task. We thank all those organizations in Ireland and abroad, who have kept the flame of genuine Revolution burning, and who have defended Ireland's sovereignty all through the years, and look forward to working with them. The opening paragraphs of the Constitution are as follows:

 

 

Constitution of Páirtí Cummanach na Poblachta

 

 

1. The Party shall be known as Páirtí Cummanach na Poblachta, (Communist Party of the Irish Republic.) The Party declares its allegiance to the All Ireland Workers Republic, Poblacht na gCuspóirí.

 

 

2. The Party envisages the evolution of a federated structure of institutions of the Republic, and recognises that such a federation shall arise as an organic development of those institutions, referent to the inalienable Sovereignty of the Workers Republic.

 

 

3. The Party shall not seek to have any special or independent position amongst the institutions of the Republic, and shall at all times defer to the sovereign institutions of the Workers Republic.

 

 

4. The role of the Party is to assist, promote and facilitate the building of the institutions of the Workers Republic and to promote the downfall of those bodies, which stand in the way of the Workers Republic. The Party recognises that its role is temporary and that if the sovereign civilian institutions of the Workers Republic democratically determine that this work no longer requires the assistance of the Party, that the Party shall consent to dissolve.

 

The Aims and Principles of the Party are:

 

 

5. To end the illegal and imperial occupation of Ireland by the British State, which, by its nature, divides the Irish Working Class and inhibits our class consciousness, and, thus, our historic role in becoming the Universal Revolutionary Class, i.e. that class which will end all classes through the collective ownership of the Means of Production, thus ending the reduction of human beings to the level of means-to-ends, and, thus, liberating our true being as ends-in-ourselves.

 

 

6. To restore the Irish Language, our National Language, to its rightful and historic place as the spoken language of the Irish Nation.

 

 

7. To effect the transfer of the ownership of the productive land of Ireland, and all other Means of Production, from individual ownership to the collective ownership of the whole People of Ireland, in the form of the Workers Republic, and the control of these Means of Production through the exercise of universal Direct Democracy.

 

 

8. To work for the material, intellectual and spiritual development of the Irish People, and all our brothers and sisters, the Children of the Earth.

 

 

9. To organise members of the Working Class independently of those structures and institutions that, by their nature, are controlled by classes that believe themselves to have conflicting interests to the interests of Universal Revolutionary Class, and are, thus, in contradiction to the ending of class division, exploitation, imperialist domination and war.

 

 

10. To create, sustain, protect and advance structures, which are wholly owned and controlled democratically by the Universal Class ourselves.

 

 

11. To promote non-hierarchical relations between such structures and the Working Class, and between the structures themselves.

 

 

12. To encourage and develop solidarity between such structures, and between Working Class people as individuals, and in their communal friendship, and thus generate and strengthen the Spirit of the Communion of the Workers of the Earth, i.e. the Universal Class, the Revolutionary Proletariat.

 

 

13. To raise the consciousness of the members of the Working Class that only by taking responsibility for their own organisation can they advance their own interests, and to help educate the current exploiters of the Working Class, i.e. the “owners” of the Means of Production and those hired by the exploiters to corral human labour, and reduce it to a commodity, whether by armed \ police force, miseducation, media seduction, or “management,” and hired by the exploiters to expropriate and control, for their hirers, the Surplus Value accumulated from the reduction of human labour to a commodity, that their current actions are contrary to human dignity and freedom, and that the only ethical action to take is to step forward into the becoming of the Universal Revolutionary Class.

 

 

Beir Bua,

 

Ard-Rúnaí, Pairtí Cumannach na Poblachta.

 

 

Statement Ends

2nd November 2012

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Good luck lads. As a matter of interest, why did ye feel the need to create a new party?

 

We felt that the party would be a help in the building of the Soviets in Ireland. We also felt that having a Communist Party would help us to link with other genuine Communists and Anti-imperialists around the world. Also, there was the feeling that there was a need for a Communist party in Ireland that would work outside the limits of bourgeois parliamentarianism and social democracy, particularly the failed structures of the sectarian GFA, and which would fully, and without compromise, assert the sovereignty of the Irish nation, through the working of the de facto institutions of the 32 County Irish Republic.

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We felt that the party would be a help in the building of the Soviets in Ireland. We also felt that having a Communist Party would help us to link with other genuine Communists and Anti-imperialists around the world. Also, there was the feeling that there was a need for a Communist party in Ireland that would work outside the limits of bourgeois parliamentarianism and social democracy, particularly the failed structures of the sectarian GFA, and which would fully, and without compromise, assert the sovereignty of the Irish nation, through the working of the de facto institutions of the 32 County Irish Republic.

 

I've not long come across this forum, saw a link on ir.net. Fair play for setting this party up. Takes alot of time and dedication.

 

I've a couple of questions though...

 

1) I see your answer to the question about setting up a new party. Why did you not feel you could have acheived these aims from within one of the existing parties such as the IRSP, éirígí or the Communist Party of Ireland? Im living in England for a few years now and the 'alphabet soup' of left parties over here is unreal...CPB, CPB M-L, CPGB, CPGB M-L, NCP, SPGB, SP, SWP etc etc. I think it tends to confuse and demoralise peple interested in working class politics.

 

I dont mean this to be taken as a dig, I've got nothing but respect for the time, effort and knowledge it takes to set something like this up, its a genuine question that I think many people would ask upon hearing about a new left party.

 

2) The IRSP are in favour of a broad front of anti imperialist parties and groups. Is that something ye would also support? I'd love to see the IRSP, éirígí, The Communist Party of Ireland and yourselves pooling talent and knowledge and resources on occassions.

 

3) I've mentioned the CPI, I dont know too much about that organisation apart from reading 'Socialist Voice' now and again. You say in your answer above " Also, there was the feeling that there was a need for a Communist party in Ireland that would work outside the limits of bourgeois parliamentarianism and social democracy" By this, do you mean the CPI is a reformist and social democratic organisation? I always thought a lot of their analysis was very good when I read their stuff.

 

Apologies if you've answered all this elsewhere and I dont mean the questions to sound like Im having a pop. Fair play, the forum looks good.

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Dia leat a chara, and thanks for your questions. I fully agree that the huge range of Socialist and Republican groups is very confusing for the public, and we would not have been in favour of starting another one just for the sake of it.

I wouldn't wish to criticise the CPI, as they have been very dedicated workers for Communism over many decades. They also helped us a lot, giving us a room for free to do classes and day schools, and helping us in other ways. But, the attitude of the CPI to the GFA is totally the opposite of ours. They also support the state structures that now exist in Ireland. No doubt they wish to change their content, but they support the current existance of the two statelets. Another huge difference is that they support representational democracy, whereas we support direct democracy. Apart from that, the CPI does not have a land nationalisation policy. And, finally, they do not have a policy of forming Soviets now. We regard that as our central function. But, thats not to say that we and the CPI are on bad terms. We are happy to work with them any time.

As for the IRSP, we already have excellent relations with them, and organised the Annual Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi Day School together with them. The event was held in their new offices in Dublin. We already have plans to work with other Republican organizations. We would see practical work on the ground as the best way to get Republicans together as a force to be reckoned with.

Our main principals are:

1/ Allegiance to the 32 County Irish Republic and opposition to British occupation
2/ Building the soviets
3/ Direct Democracy
4/ Nationalization of the land of Ireland


There is no other organization in Ireland which currently holds all these principals, and we feel that its vital that there should be.

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Go raibh maith agat, thats a very clear and succint answer. Glad to hear ye are on good terms with the IRSP and the CPI. Very disheartening to see good people tearing strips off each other on points of theory that to most people are minor issues that can be sorted out or shelved as agree to disagree.

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just came across your link on ir.net. Congrats on the forum looks great. Its great to see a truly revolutionary party emerge. What type of response have you been getting?

 

Could you see yourselves entering a dialogue with other republican groups? as I think the only way forward is maybe the building of some type of counter state as reform of the Free State and the six county state is not possible. Though I think that republican groups always mistakenly believed that the state can be changed from within, unfortunately the political establishment corrupts all who enter it as we can see from the preconditions placed before Provisional Sinn fein before they gained their "respectability", and how they have been utterly changed by that process. Anyhow I'll have a look around and try and learn something lol. Again congratulations, onwards and upwards comrades.

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just came across your link on ir.net. Congrats on the forum looks great. Its great to see a truly revolutionary party emerge. What type of response have you been getting?

 

Could you see yourselves entering a dialogue with other republican groups? as I think the only way forward is maybe the building of some type of counter state as reform of the Free State and the six county state is not possible. Though I think that republican groups always mistakenly believed that the state can be changed from within, unfortunately the political establishment corrupts all who enter it as we can see from the preconditions placed before Provisional Sinn fein before they gained their "respectability", and how they have been utterly changed by that process. Anyhow I'll have a look around and try and learn something lol. Again congratulations, onwards and upwards comrades.

 

Go raibh maith agat a chara. Yes, we are in contact with other Republican groups and we have already worked with the IRSP. We have been on protests etc. with all the other groups. We are always very open to working with other Republicans. Building a counterstate, i.e. the Irish Republic, is work that no one group can accomplish on its own.

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