الحزب الشيوعي اللبناني Lebanese Communist Party
لجنة العلاقات الخارجية International Relations Committee
International Communist and Workers' Parties (I.C.W.P),
The Lebanese Communist Party (LCP) celebrates its 90th anniversary on October 24, 2014, in critical and political developments, on regional and internal level, especially after the forces of terrorism had tried to occupy parts of Lebanon as enlarging its sectarian project and the imperialist forces is moving to create an international coalition under the pretence of “fighting terrorism”.
LCP was founded by a group of revolutionary workers and intellectuals. At that time the declared name of the party was “People' s Party” because the French mandatory authority over Lebanon and Syria prevented establishing communist parties in the region.
Since its establishment the LCP had fought against the French mandatory and was in the front lines till mandatory left Lebanon. Also it fought, on trade union and demanding levels, to defend the workers' rights. These struggles led to approve the Labor Law and the social security system. At the same time LCP established trade unions that played important roles in facing the authority of the bourgeois class.
In this struggling path, LCP had an essential role in implementing the right of the Lebanese women to elect and run for political positions (1953). It still struggles for eliminating all kinds of discrimination between woman and man in the Lebanese laws. LCP also imposed on the Lebanese state to establish the public education to let the children's of the poor people to be educated. Some comrades of the Party fell martyrs in the fields of students' demonstrations for establishing the public school and the Lebanese University (public university).
As being in the front lines in the patriotic class struggle and fighting against the French Occupation, LCP also worked on leading the fight against imperialism and the Zionist occupation to Palestine. LCP fought against “Haganh” and “Ergon” gangs in 1948. And founded in the 60' s, of the twentieth century, the “Patriotic Guard” to defend of the Lebanese villages from the Zionist crimes which were committed against the civilian inhabitants. Also it founded “Al Ansar Forces”, in cooperation with other Arab communist parties to face the aggressive Israelis' projects and to support the Palestinian Resistance.
LCP launched the “Lebanese Patriotic Resistance Front” (LPRF) on September 16, against the Israeli invasion on Lebanon in 1982. The "Lebanese Patriotic Resistance Front" liberated Beirut, capital of Lebanon, from the occupying army and also it liberated most of the Lebanese territories from it. Many martyrs of the LCP fell in this liberation resistance and we still have corps of our martyrs captured by the Israeli enemy. LCP still struggles to liberate what is remained occupied from the territory of Lebanon, achieve the right of return for the Palestinians and establishing their patriotic state and its capital Jerusalem.
Linking the national liberation struggle with class struggle to change, LCP launched the initiative to establish the “Arab Left Forum” (ALF). Today the ALF has 28 parties, from 11 Arab countries, members in it. ALF works on developing the popular Arab uprisings and gathering the progressive and democratic forces to establish internal forces to assure the democratic change.
In this great moment of the history of our Party and our people, we hope to receive messages of solidarity with the party in its struggle for democratic change in Lebanon, its struggle against the new projects of imperialism, specially the project of “the New Middle East”, and against the daily Zionist violations of the national sovereignty of Lebanon, and against all forms of terrorism and chaos.
We would like to inform you that the messages addressed to the party will be read during the 90th anniversary, and also will be published on the website of the party.
Dr. Marie Nassif- Debs
Deputy of the General Secretary of LCP
Responsible of the International Relations Committee