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Commemoration of the murder of LUMUMBA (1925-1961) 60 years ago

ICOR resolution, 29 January 2021


Sixty years have passed since the assassination of Patrice Emery LUMUMBA on 17 January 1961. He was the first Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo after its independence from Belgium. Two and a half months after taking office he was arrested by Mobutu and only a few months later murdered by CIA with participation of the Belgian secret service. He was one of the great leaders of the liberation movement in Africa, who fought unconditionally against colonialism and neocolonialism, two forms of imperialist domination. The physical elimination of P.E. LUMUMBA is part of the strategy of the financial powers, whose aim it is to prevent the African peoples from taking the path of complete liberation from the yoke of capitalist oppression and exploitation by the big monopolies, finance capital, imperialist countries and their institutions.

Since the assassination of LUMUMBA, the Congolese people have never given up to this day, despite a very high blood toll of tens of millions of lives. Thanks to Lumumba's teachings, the Congolese people realized that they can only put an end to the plundering of their wealth and to the oppression on the basis of a systematic and organized struggle against imperialism. In this way, they will succeed in mobilizing their working class, their women and men in the countryside and in the cities and also especially their youth.

In this way they will succeed in creating a new social order, capable of defending them and providing them with a dignified life. Therefore, ICOR calls upon the revolutionary and progressive forces all over the world to support the Congolese people in their struggle for liberation and, above all, to help in building a revolutionary party capable of continuing the fighting spirit initiated by Patrice Emery LUMUMBA.

Long live international solidarity!

Forward with ICOR!


Signatories (as of 29 January 2021, further signatories possible):


  1. ORC Organisation Révolutionnaire du Congo (Revolutionary Organization of Congo), Democratic Republic of the Congo

  2. UPC-Manidem Union des Populations du Cameroun - Manifeste National pour l’Instauration de la Démocratie (Union of Populations of Cameroon - National Manifesto for the Establishment of Democracy)

  3. CPK Communist Party of Kenya

  4. MMLPL Moroccan Marxist-Leninist Proletarian Line

  5. CPSA (ML) Communist Party of South Africa (Marxist-Leninist)

  6. PPDS Parti Patriotique Démocratique Socialiste (Patriotic Democratic Socialist Party), Tunisia

  7. MLOA Marxist-Leninist Organization of Afghanistan

  8. CPB Communist Party of Bangladesh

  9. CPI (ML) Red Star Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star

  10. Ranjbaran Hezb-e Ranjbaran-e Iran (Proletarian Party of Iran)

  11. NCP (Mashal) Nepal Communist Party (Mashal)

  12. PPRF Patriotic Peoples Republican Front of Nepal

  13. NDMLP New-Democratic Marxist-Leninist Party, Sri Lanka

  14. CPA/ML Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist)

  15. БКП Българска Комунистическа Партия (Bulgarian Communist Party)

  16. PR-ByH Partija Rada - ByH (Party of Labor - Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  17. MLPD Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands (Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany)

  18. UCLyon Unité Communiste Lyon (Communist United Lyon), France

  19. UPML Union Prolétarienne Marxiste-Léniniste (Marxist-Leninist Proletarian Union), France

  20. BP (NK-T) Bolşevik Parti (Kuzey Kürdistan-Türkiye) (Bolshevik Party (North Kurdistan-Turkey))

  21. KOL Kommunistische Organisation Luxemburg (Communist Organization of Luxemburg)

  22. RM Rode Morgen (Red Dawn), Netherlands

  23. UMLP União Marxista-Leninista Portuguesa (Portuguese Marxist-Leninist Union)

  24. MLP Marksistsko-Leninskaja Platforma (Marxist-Leninist Platform), Russia

  25. RMP Российская маоистская партия (Rossijskaya maoistskaya partiya) (Russian Maoist Party)

  26. MLGS Marxistisch-Leninistische Gruppe Schweiz (Marxist-Leninist Group of Switzerland)

  27. MLKP Marksist Leninist Komünist Parti Türkiye / Kürdistan (Marxist Leninist Communist Party Turkey / Kurdistan)

  28. KSRD Koordinazionnyj Sowjet Rabotschewo Dvizhenija (Coordination Council of the Workers Class Movement), Ukraine

  29. PCC-M Partido Comunista de Colombia – Maoista (Communist Party of Colombia - Maoist)

  30. PCP (independiente) Partido Comunista Paraguayo (independiente) (Paraguayan Communist Party (independent))

  31. BDP Bloque Democratico Popular (Popular Democratic Bloc), Peru

  32. PC (ML) Partido Comunista (Marxista Leninista) (Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist)), Dominican Republic

  33. PCR-U Partido Comunista Revolucionario del Uruguay (Revolutionary Communist Party of Uruguay)

  34. PS-GdT Plataforma Socialista - Golpe de Timón (Socialist Platform – Change of Course), Venezuela

Subsequent signatories:
БРП(к)   Българска Работническа Партия (комунисти) (Bulgarian Workers Party (Communist))
TKP-ML   Türkiye Komünist Partisi – Marksist-Leninist (Communist Party of Turkey – Marxist-Leninist)
RMP   Российская маоистская партия (Rossijskaya maoistskaya partiya) (Russian Maoist Party)

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