Head Office: 24a-25 Hill Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
To: The International Department of the Central Committee,
German Communist Party (DKP))

28th February 2018

Dear comrades,

The Workers Party of Ireland sends warm comradely greetings to the German
Communist Party (DKP) and extends its best wishes, solidarity and support to the
DKP on the occasion of its 22nd Congress which will be held in Frankfurt on 2
nd to 4th March 2018. We have read with interest the main resolution of the Party Executive
to the 22nd Congress.

As in Ireland, workers in Germany are confronted with unemployment, low wages,
high prices, precarious work and attacks on social and labour rights as the capitalist
class forces workers to pay for the capitalist crisis. There are crises in housing,
education and the delivery of health and social care. The structural and systemic
character of this crisis demonstrates the historical limits of the capitalist system. The
private ownership of the means of production, private capitalist appropriation and
the contradictions of capital formation block the general development of the
productive powers of society.

Capitalism is inherently unequal, exploitative, wasteful and fundamentally undemocratic. Workers must resist and fight back. The cause of our problems is the capitalist system itself. Only by a rupture with the capitalist economic system and its replacement with one which serves the interests of the peoples and the working class can workers and their families have any hope for a better future. Exploitationwill only be ended under a radically different social, economic and political systemwhere the capitalist system is abolished and where the working class controls its
own destiny through a socialist future.

The Workers Party of Ireland salutes the militants and supporters of the DKP. We wish you success in the work of your Congress and the development of your programme of work as a party of resistance against imperialism and the social- reactionary, anti-democratic and war mongering policies of the capitalist class. We are confident that the outcome of the Congress will strengthen and consolidate the DKP and its organisations and advance the struggle for workers’ power, for the overthrow of capitalism and the construction of the new socialist society.

Long live the DKP!
Long live proletarian solidarity!
Long live Marxism-Leninism!
For Workers’ Power and Socialism!

With sincere communist greetings,

Gerry Grainger
International Secretary on behalf of the
Central Executive Committee
Workers Party of Ireland