Bulletin of communist organisation Redeployment concerning Kosovo (05-03-2008)



1. The de facto independence of the area of Kosovo after the NATO bombings of 1999 and its conclusion with the recognition of the independent state of Kosovo, consitutes a negative turn for the working class of the Balkans and is a consequence of the retreat of the revolutionary movement, the rise of nationalism and imperialist interventions in the area.

2. With the recognition of the independent state of Kosovo from the USA and other Great Powers, everything that had remained henceforth from the so-called international right has been shreded to pieces . It is evidently henceforth proved, that the relations between states aren't regulated by no "international right", but only through crude force and the correlations of force between imperialistic forces. Thus, the right to self-determination is recognized in the Albanians of Kosovo, but not to the Palestinians or the Kurds. Once more, the international agreements and treaties, as well as present borders, only represent the crystallisation of correlation of force in a certain given phase. The change of these correlations, which never remains constant, leads to the fission of treaties, to the suppression of older agreements and to the readjustment of state borders, so that they correspond to the new correlations.

3.It is also proven, that the national problems can be resolved via two ways: either via the way of imperialism, that is to say with violence and blood, or via the internationalist, revolutionary way, with respect to the rights of all nationalities and with their equivalent collaboration. The full implementation of equivalence of nationalities can exist only under a regime of workers class power, that is also the single regime that can join the Balkan populations in a single federation. Only the fight in this direction can throw out the imperialists from the Balkans, putting an end in the presence of NATO and other military forces.

4.The developments in Kosovo prove also, how much detrimental is the sinking of working class into nationalism. This appearred lively in the Kosovo area, where the nationalistic downfall of the Serbian working class, led also the Albanian side, under the influence of nationalistic leaderships. When Albanians were excluded from universities and from public services, when they faced the wild repression of police and the suppression of the autonomy of the province of Kosovo, no distinguishable voice in favour of the defence of Albanian mionrity rights was raised by the lines of Serbian working class, which were drawn up by nationalistic leaderships, leaving an open field for the freebooters of UCK to roam and to gain territory and influence within the Albanian population. It is these situations that the imperialistic forces take advantage of - and they instigate almost always - so that they can serve their interests, as was the case of USA, which managed to create an important military base in Kosovo and consolidate their presence in the region. However, the national questions are not created from zero ground, from imperialists. A halt to the imperialistic intentions, can be imposed only by the working-class movement, affixing international solidarity between the workers of different nationalities and defending the full rights of minority populations. Particular responsibility has the working class of a sovereign nation, which should recognize to the oppressed nationality its full rights, up to the right of state secession . Only in this base, can it address a call that would find correspondence in the workers of the oppressed nationality, for common fight against the common enemy, capitalism. Only then, when the workers, regardless of national origin, can fight united for the rights of an oppressed nationality, the question of state secession passes in second plan and can the working class of the oppressed nationality be pulled from the influence of bourgeois - nationalistic leaderships and stand along the remainder working class, in the fight against the bourgeois class and capitalism'.


5. The fight against nationalism which once again arises, on the occasion of the resurgence of the conflict concerning the name of Republic of Macedonia, acquires once again its importance in our days. Concerning this, we stress that the workers in Greece have nothing to gain, from a "national victory" in the question of the name, on the contrary they can gain a lot more from the construction of solidarity bonds with the workers of the neighbouring country, bonds that cannot be built differently, only with the recognition from the part of Greek working class and its movement, the right of the population to self-determination.

March 2008, Greece