FMJD : La FMJD célèbre aujourd"hui 71 ans de vie, action et luttes
Publié le 10 Novembre 2016
WFDY 71st Anniversary marks the preparatory process of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students
In 1945 during the Second World War and the struggle against fascism, various anti-fascist and progressive youth movements were building bridges of communication and cooperation in the face of the common enemy. Millions of youth around the world saw the necessity of uniting their voices and joining their hands, for a common struggle against all forms of destruction of life. On the same time they were setting the priority of facing imperialism and struggling for its overthrow.
In November 10, 1945, through the ashes of the II World War, thousands of Youth gathered in London to attend the constitutional congress of the World Federation of Democratic Youth. Since then the World Federation of Democratic Youth chose the path of struggling against imperialism, alongside all the anti-imperialist youth organizations worldwide. Since then WFDY pledge to be in this position until the end of imperialism, fascism, colonization, occupation, war, exploitation, and misery of peoples.
Throughout WFDY history, overcoming all the challenges obstructing its struggle, WFDY managed to succeed, providing on the same time the hope of its continuity to millions of youth in the world. Influenced by the ideals of international solidarity and friendship, WFDY is acting on international level.
The 71st anniversary of WFDY, finds the federation under the preparatory works of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students. WFDY one of the main pillars of the WFYS still carries the responsibility of the actualization and success of each festival. The history of WFDY leaves no other choice for a successful 19th WFYS, especially now where imperialism seems to be inevitable, the progressive youth of the world can show the alternative through the 19th WFYS, can show the power of solidarity and friendship. The WFYS for WFDY consist an activity that endorses all these landmarks demonstrating the continuity of the anti-fascist, anti -war and anti-imperialist struggle, on the same time that honors all those that came before WFDY and sacrificed themselves to the struggle for peace, solidarity and social justice.
After 71 years of life the message of WFDY remains the same! The goal to overthrow imperialism is our duty. Together, all members of WFDY and all partners will continue holding the aspiration of anti-imperialist youth. After 71 years of life the goals of peace and solidarity remain unconditional in the struggle of WFDY. The demands for the end of occupations, wars, foreign interventions, exploitation and oppression remain untouchable in the positions of WFDY. Also, updating its action and evaluating the necessities of the youth and peoples, WFDY supports the struggle for work with rights that insure the benefits of the working and popular class, the struggle for free access to education, health, culture and sports.
Finally, with the opportunity of the 71st Anniversary of WFDY, the HQ of WFDY calls all its member organizations to join the preparatory works for the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students, to culminate the mobilization of the youth on International level, and to contribute for a massive participation in Sochi in October 2017, where within the 19th WFYS we will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the triumph of the Great October Socialist Revolution, which is a significant date, for its character and goals, and for its importance in the development of the anti-fascist, anti-colonialist and anti-imperialist movement worldwide.
Long live the international solidarity!
Long live the anti-imperialist struggle!
Long live WFDY!
Budapest, November 10, 2016
The HQ of WFDY