Harpal Brar: Why celebrate the Soviet and allied victory over fascism in 2022?

Comrade Harpal Brar, founding chairman of the CPGB-ML, gives a profound message on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the victory over fascism in WW2, elaborating the reasons for the great victory of the Soviet Union: in particular its modernised and collectivised agriculture, its industrial base, and its socialist system.

On this day, Comrade Harpal reminds us, the red flag was raised over the Reichstag, while the Fuhrer committed suicide in his bunker. This was a profound victory of the working people of the USSR and the wider socialist movement over the most powerful imperialist military force ever assembled – a force that had wrought death and destruction across Europe and the world in the name of the exploiting capitalist classes and their supremacist ideologues.

We are in no doubt – no act of historical revisionism can obscure from us – that this was a victory for humanity. A victory for workers, for women, for all oppressed nationalities, for freedom and a vindication of the vitality and correct leadership offered to that great movement by the Soviet communist party, with Josef Stalin at its head.

We will never forget the heroic sacrifices of the peoples of the Soviet Union, who gave 27 million of their sons and daughters to vanquish Nazi fascism and German imperialism – especially when its modern imperialist heirs, the USA, Britain, EU, joined in the aggressive military formation that is Nato, that is using its fascist proxies to fight a nightmarish war of destruction in Ukraine, and again is threatening the peace of the entire world.

Long live freedom of the working people. Victory to our struggles and endeavours. Long live communism!