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For the Reconstitution of the Communist Party in Switzerland! Fight for Work, Bread, and Power!

The Red Flag is the Organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party in Switzerland (PCS-KPS) — the political party of the class-conscious wage-workers in Switzerland. In 1919, inspired by the Great November Socialist Revolution and guided by Marxism-Leninism, and under the leadership of Comrade Jakob Herzog, a member of the Forderung [Demand] group (together with Comrade Leonie Kascher),the Communist Party of Switzerland was founded following the General Strike of 1918. This was the completion of the process started by Comrade Johann Philipp Becker, the father of the Swiss labour movement, who had worked closely with Marx and Engels. The Party waged a revolutionary struggle against capitalism and for council democracy in Switzerland in 1919-21. In 1921, the Party was usurped by revisionists, who liquidated the workers' councils and tried to transform the Party into a parliamentary machine — the most famous of these revisionists was Jules-Humbert Droz. In the 1930s, an intense struggle against this revisionism led to some advances, and, when the Party was banned in 1939 and went underground, the membership only grew, and some Party members organized armed resistance to the fascist Swiss government and other Axis Powers at that time. In 1944, the Party was liquidated by the revisionists who founded the Labour Party. Thereafter, attempts were made to reconstitute the Party, mainly inspired by Comrade Mao Zedong in the 1960s and '70s — these attempts were spearheaded by Nils Andersson. Later, in 2023, under the guidance of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, a new generation of Swiss Communists, having learned from their predecessors, came together to refound the Party and launch its process of reconstitution. This is the main precondition for the revitalization of the Swiss revolutionary movement and labour movement and for a socialist revolution in Switzerland, as part of and to serve the world revolution, whose most outstanding examples today are the people's wars waged by Marxist-Leninist-Maoist political parties in Anatolia, Burma, India, the Philippines, and Rojava (West Kurdistan).