31 maggio 2001


The electoral victory of Berlusconi reflects the need for the grand bourgeoisie to accelerate the reactionary process toward an anti-workers and anti-people regime to improve the role of Italy in the ongoing imperialist competition.

Berlusconi turns into rightist votes - broadly using at this aim the controlled mass media - the work made by the center-left governments and their programs serving the interests of the big capital. At the same time he gathers a large part of the votes of the people discontented with those center-left governments which showed themselves in the same way anti-workers and anti-people.

Mean while, the increasing discontent of the workers and masses and the potentialities of popular protest lead the bourgeoisie to give itself a strong government and a police state in order to front the new possible social and political conflicts.

As the false left has not been able to answer the demands of the masses, so it cannot now actually organize the opposition against the new government. Beyond the contradictions that will take place in Parliament, the center-left parliamentary opposition shares the baselines of the Berlusconi government program and principally has divergences on the methods and the managing of its application.

The Rifondazione Party (revisionist) and Trotskist groups, even if goes against this common program, can play a role of real opposition neither in the Parliament nor in the country, because of the line of Bertinotti and Trotskist, that aims at the construction of a French style "plural left" and makes this Party conciliating with the social-reactionary and social-imperialist "left" of the D'alema's Party.

The proletarian and masses opposition as well the political anti-fascist, anti-racist and anti-imperialist-globalization opposition today is represented by the forces acting outside of and against - or at least really independently from - all the official trade-unions and "left" Parties. This "front" can represent the reference, the starting point for a defence and counterattack against the new Berlusconi government and the state of Italian imperialist bourgeoisie. For it, such "front" needs to be based on the workers and proletarian centrality, on the genuine communist leadership of PCm and a proletarian mass organization leaded by PCm (cobas for the class union, massive anti-fascist anti-imperialist organizations, revolutionary proletarian feminist movement, etc.) and able to turn this opposition into revolutionary opposition aiming at the proletarian power seizure. In this situation, the plan of the ‘New Begin’ is a Party’s plan, that carries forward the proletarian tasks against the opportunism and the petit bourgeois "leftism".

May 2001