- Declaration on October 3rd, 2020 -
In the east and in the west, all at once!
we ́re fighting against the Greater German Reich!
(30 years are enough! Revolution & Socialism FDJ)
The main enemy of the German people is in Germany: German imperialism!
That is and will remain the declaration of war of the Free German Youth (FDJ) - the oldest still
existing workers’ youth organisation in both German countries – at least until this enemy of the
peoples is defeated and beaten. Until we have liberated the peoples of the world and our own
people from German imperialism.
Until it has been achieved, what could have been completed by the liberation 75 years ago when
the allied forces – foremost the socialist soviet union – shattered Nazi-Germany into ruins. What
began again 30 years ago:
The German beast plundering again. The destruction of the people’s property and its state, which
was better because it tried to learn the lessons from fascism. The annexation of the GDR brought
about a Greater German Reich, a murderous enemy to the peoples` liberation which must now be
defeated and beaten once and for all.
Everything and everyone against this state. Which prosecuted and locked up our predecessors
but never defeated them. The youth of high treason. This should be the benchmark by which we
measure ourselves. This is what we must measure ourselves by.
Everything and everyone against this state of murder. Every month in the 30 th years of Greater
Germany proved that it must be finished with: the attacks on the synagogue in Halle; the death-lists
and weapons stashes of fascists in the German army’s special forces units and the police;
Kemmerich and the Nazis in Thüringen; the G20 judgments of the Hamburg courts which are
prosecuting the mere presence at demonstrations with prison sentences; the ideology which
murdered in Hanau. What began with Rostock-Lichtenhagen and the state fascists and officials
imported from the West right after the incorporation of the GDR, unleashed the never vanished
dregs of the old FRG, evolved with the NSU (National Socialist Underground) and state organised
murder, is now everyday routine in Greater Germany: fascism organises itself within this state
apparatus, then in the mob. History doesn’t repeat itself.
Everything and everyone against this state of war. After the annexation of the GDR it again
lead war such as against Yugoslavia; it occupied other countries like Afghanistan; planted its army
in all town halls; placed civil aid organisation (such as firefighters and the THW (technical support
service)) with millions of members under its command; contaminated hundreds of thousands of
young peoples minds every year through lessons and games, held by special army youth officers,
at schools; rebuilt itself in such a way as to be able to use soldiers for interior operation against
strikers; and through its officers it orders the murder of tens of thousands of fleeing people in the
Mediterranean. This only became possible through the occupation of the GDR.
Everything and everyone against this state which belongs to an ever shrinking clique of
billionaires which took the factories of the GDR 30 years ago, only to destroy them. The
barbarism that followed is almost immensurable, but the man with no work became the normality
behind the Greater German reality. Which brought back temporary agency work after the Nazis
had invented it. Nobody dared attempt these crimes and the state enforcement behind it while the
GDR still existed. The workers‘ youth is left with a nothingness, an apprenticeship with contents
equal to the dead factories and the choice, they do not have: The army’s steel helmet or nothing to
eat. We choose hunger, never Genocide, until we turn around the guns.
Everything and everyone against this state of capital which, in the 30 th year of it’s Greater
German existence, is supplying the plundering class with 1,2 trillion of the people’s euros, because
it’s products no longer find any consumers, because it’s production brings poison and death to the
world, because it’s existence has always been founded on plunder, but none of this is able to
present a way out of its misery, except to plunder the public purse of it’s own Greater German land.
Which has again thrown the agencies workers onto the streets in the West, too. Which has forcednearly 10 million workers to take time off, because it no longer has any work to offer. And which is
now closing the biggest factories and is bringing the every day life of the East into the West.
All this just goes to show: A tiny and perishing class cannot help but rely on violence. But what
can no longer be struck from people’s heads is that the death bells of the last exploitation system
in history have already been ringing.
The Workers themselves have to fix it. To take their own social and strike funds into their own
hands. To confiscate the capital, to topple the government and to finally expropriate those who
have, for the last 100 years in the west and for the last 30 years in the east, been devouring the
riches which workers have been creating: the bourgeoisie!
The east, the annexed GDR, will already have to ask itself the question of it’s own right to
sepperate itself from the German imperialism. But the shattering of the mutual main enemy
remains everyone’s goal.
There is little it fears more than the unification of the revolutionary youth, the organising of
the workers’ youth at the technical colleges and the training workshops, the fight of pupils and
students against the old bourgeois “wisdom” that you have no choice, because “there is no
alternative”, our own culture of class war. For the red flag is in the world, even if it has suffered
Our everyday life proves to us:
Two countries, in the east and in the west, with one mutual main enemy, and with one organisation:
Fight against the annexation of the GDR!
Fight against the Greater German Reich!
Down with German imperialism!
30 years are enough!
The working youth must take the lead. That is what the FDJ must stand for, as well as for never
again being the square follower under the cover of socialism. Otherwise it stands for nothing at all.
For having ourselves been a part of the defeat of the better Germany is enough of a lesson for us!
For “surely humanity can’t be so stupid as to only be capable of working under the yoke of
capitalism” (Fidel Castro; 1953). That is our conclusion after a year on the streets and the squares
of the annexed GDR, in the struggle for an organisation in the west and in the east, which long
stood fighting for a new world and now stands fighting again.
A new world which clears monopolies and their state out of the way through revolution.
A new world which uses the construction of socialism to take science and technology, schools and
culture, production and distribution, the future into its own hands.
The FDJ, founded 1936 in the fight against Hitler-fascism as the revolutionary youth’s unification
proclaims and closes its one year long campaign – without even considering ever to end its fight:
Revolution and Socialism!
30 years are enough! Revolution and Socialism!
Demonstration against Fashism and War
7th March 2020 / Zwickau
Memorial against Fashism at the Schwanenteich
Final rally 3:30pm
Speakers will be: A representative of the FDJ, an apprentice and others
Artistic Presentations include…
… a Trabi lying on ist roof
… the world renowned Hyena by John Heartfield as a greedy German
… Imperialism on the floor of the Trabi
… with Martin Luther in a German Flag on the bonnet
… the greater German reactionaries
… Songs against fascism, war and liberation
… with a W50, emblasened with the words:
“Let us be realistic and attempt the impossible”
To prevent fascism, we must topple capitalism!
Erfurt, 5th feburary: a farce. The fascists of the AfD escort thomas Kemmerich, who had actually already stepped back, to the post of minister president. Planned and executed hand in hand with the right wing block of the civic camp, the CDU.
Thüringen writes history. Already in 1924 the fascists carried the right wing civic „Thüringer Ordnungsbunt“ into gouvernmernt. Non-conforming teachers were stripped of their posts, the Bauhaus fled to Dessau and the NSDAP nurtured itself in this same Thüringen until they could post their first fascist minister in 1930.
Civic Democracy fell apart and is doing so again. The outcrie appears great, while the Downfall, the emergency status of the Republik, has been going on for 30 years.
No, we did not have to experience this farce, it was in our hands. The wheel of history was handed to the workers and the youth 75 years ago – the red army of the soviet union gave the workers and youths in this country the possibility „to build themselves a good life under their own leadership“ (Bertold Brecht).
He who lets the wheel of history be taken back out of their hands will harvest the old wheel of those long dead. The old wheel, Germannes and Co, was already returning at the time of the German Democratic Republic (DDR). The foundations would have been there to never again permit the old greater Germany return. In spite of their antifascism, which we must hold high, the old voice grew ever louder, until the old fascists and the new could conquer the DDR 30 years ago. They did not hesitate.
As the FDJ, founded 1936 in exile against German fascism, we greet every demonstration against fascism – but we call for even more necessary immediate resistance which does not end on the sofa.
To end fascism, we must topple capitalism!
Stations of the campagne in Zwickau:
Berufsschule “August Horch“ 6:30 - 10:00 am
Union Hall 1:30 pm
Hauptmarkt 3:30 pm
Memorial against fascism 2 pm
Hauptmarkt 3:30 pm
solidarity address on the 70th anniversary of the GDR - Workers Party Youth Ireland
Workers Party Youth (Ireland) sends warm greetings and solidarity to the Freie Deutsche Jugend (FDJ) on this occasion, the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the German Democratic Republic (GDR)Today it is a most troubling time for socialist youth in eastern Germany. The re-emergence of fascism in recent years owes its success to the joint actions counter-revolution and imperialism of the Federal Republic of Germany.Workers Party Youth salutes the FDJ in these trying times. We ask our comrades in the FDJ to continue to struggle for the overthrow of capitalism and the construction of the new socialist and communist society. We send our best wishes and solidarity to the FDJ and the progressive youth of annexed German Democratic Republic.
In comradely solidarity,Joshua Brady-Arnold Treasurer
Workers Party Youth Ireland
die Jugend der Arbeiterpartei (Irland) sendet der Freien Deutschen Jugend (FDJ) anlässlich des 70. Jahrestags der Gründung der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik (DDR) herzliche Grüße und Solidarität. Die Zeiten sind heute für die sozialistische Jugend in Ostdeutschland sehr beunruhigend. Das Wiederauftreten des Faschismus in den letzten Jahren verdankt seinen Erfolg den gemeinsamen Aktionen Konterrevolution und Imperialismus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Die Jugend der Arbeiterpartei grüßt die FDJ in diesen schwierigen Zeiten. Wir fordern unsere Genossen in der FDJ auf, weiterhin für den Sturz des Kapitalismus und den Aufbau der neuen sozialistischen und kommunistischen Gesellschaft zu kämpfen. Wir senden der FDJ und der fortschrittlichen Jugend der annektierten Deutschen Demokratischen Republik unsere besten Wünsche und unsere Solidarität.
In kameradschaftlicher Solidarität,
Joshua Brady-Arnold Schatzmeister Jugend der Arbeiterpartei Irland
Article for the CENA-Bulletin of the World Federation of Democratic Youth
CENA Bulletin - October 2019
Our article for the CENA-Bulletin of the World Federation of Democratic Youth
¡30 años son suficientes! ¡Revolución y socialismo!
30 years are enough! Revolution and Socialism!