The expulsions of 26 Marxists from the youth
organisation SUF is now known not only on the Danish left, but also internationally. This article explains the role of the USFI’s
Danish section, the SAP, in the recent expulsion of the Marxists of Socialistisk
Standpunkt from the SUF.
On hearing of the proposed expulsions from the SUF
in Denmark, Claudio Bellotti, a member of the National Executive of
Rifondazione Comunista in Italy, wrote to the leaders of the SUF calling on
them to guarantee a democratic procedure and abandon bureaucratic methods.
Last week a special
conference of the SUF was held where 26 Marxists were expelled. It was clear
that the reformist wing of the SUF could not tolerate the growing influence of
Marxist ideas within the SUF. A Left Opposition has now been launched to win
the SUF back to its founding ideas of revolutionary socialism.
Socialistisk Standpunkt, the Marxist tendency in Denmark is being threatened with
expulsion from the SUF (the Socialistisk
UngdomsFront). The reason is very clear: the influence of the genuine ideas of
Marxism has been growing for some time within the SUF. Not able to answer the
political arguments of the Marxists, the leadership of the SUF is now trying to
remove them bureaucratically. Please add your name to the protest against the
erupted over the weekend as a series of demonstrations against the tearing down
of the Youth House turned violent. Similar to events in France in 2005,
however, what the riots reflect is the accumulated
anger of thousands of people, caused by a capitalist system completely
incapable of providing a future for workers and youth.
In the morning hours of March 1, the police in Copenhagen finally raided the “Youth House”, a house that has been occupied for years by a movement of rebellious youth. Thousands of young people have come on to the streets to protest against this. It is necessary to understand what methods the movement must use in order to win.