08.03.2013: Declaration of the MLPD on the death of Hugo Chávez Friás

On March 5, 2013, the Venezuelan State President Hugo Chávez Friás died after a long and severe battle with cancer. With his passing, Venezuela, Latin America and the entire world have lost a courageous, militant, charismatic and popular political leader with strong ties to the masses. He openly defied US imperialism and for many people he symbolized the renaissance of the anti-imperialist spirit in Latin America.

16.05.2013: International information from the MLPD about the trial against the fascist terrorist group NSU

The trial against the female fascist Beate Zschaepe and four other accused fascists, which started on 6 May 2013, charged with the series of murders of the fascist terrorist group „National-Socialist Underground“ (NSU) arouses worldwide interest. Hereby the MLPD wants to inform its international contacts about the far-reaching events connected with that and about some background facts.

10.12.2013: Statement of the CC of the MLPD on the death of Nelson Mandela

On December 5th Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95 after a long and serious illness. Millions of people in South Africa and in the entire world mourn his death. In the entire world he is honored as a symbol for the courageous struggle against the racist apartheid regime in South Africa, for freedom and against racism. The MLPD recognizes that he participated in that struggle unrelentingly and charismatically and as a leading representative of the ANC (“African National Congress”) for many decades. But at the decisive moment, when in the 1980s white rule was seriously threatened by the mass movement, he preferred to go into negotiations with the butchers and torturers of apartheid.

Sever relations with the Erdoğan government! Vote NO in the referendum on the presidential system in Turkey!

News release for the press and the public - March 22, 2017: Gabi Gärtner, Deputy Chairwoman of the MLPD and leading candidate of the INTERNATIONALIST LIST/MLPD in North Rhine-Westphalia for the state and federal elections, gave the following statement: “The MLPD calls for a ban on all events organized by the Turkish government in Germany and for the severing of diplomatic relations. Erdoğan has installed a fascist regime in Turkey and seeks to give it a legal, democratic appearance with the referendum for a dictatorial presidential system.

Stefan Engel: Speech on the Occasion of the Handover of the Party Chairmanship on 8 April 2017

On 8 April 2017, the handover of the MLPD's party chair from Stefan Engel, who held this function for 37 years, to Gabi Fechtner (née Gärtner) took place. At this handover celebration, representatives of international parties as well as colleagues and comrades from all sectors of the party work in Germany expressed their appreciation for the work of both with many greetings and contributions. There was a cultural program and Stefan Engel held a keynote speech. We herewith provide its translation for the international Marxist-Leninist movement.