Messages of Solidarity


The Comintern (SH) sends revolutionary greetings to the Albanian Section, to all the other Sections, and to all communists all over the world

on occasion of the Albanian liberation day,

29th of November 1944.


Today we are celebrating the 72th anniversary of the complete liberation of Albania . Despite deep mourning for the fallen heroes of the National Liberation War, the people's government began with the period of great social and economic upheaval.
On this special day, we honor the great achievements of the Albanian people. The experience of building socialism in conditions of capitalist-revisionist encirclement is for the whole world invaluable.

We honor the outstanding leaders of the Albanian people, above all the outstanding leader - Enver Hoxha, who has done with his theoretical and practical work a great contribution to the further development of the theory of Marxism-Leninism.

Proletarian internationalism in honor of 29 November 1944 can mean nothing else than the struggle for world socialist revolution to drive forward the most favorable external conditions for the re-conquest of the Albanian dictatorship of the proletariat, for a new, united, independent and socialist Albania in a socialist world - without capitalist-revisionist encirclement - emerged from capitalist ruins. 

Comrades, we are in solidarity with you !

The world proletariat and the peoples of the world will always raise higher and higher the red banner of Comrade Enver Hoxha in order to honor and defend the glorious immortal name of the socialist Albania ! 

Long live the 29th of November 1944 !

Long live the liberation of Albania from fascist occupation and the victory of the people's revolution !

Long live the heroic Albanian people!

Long live the victorious party of Labour of Albania with Comrade Enver Hoxha at the top!

Long live the Albanian Section of the Comintern (SH)!

Long live Stalinism-Hoxhaism !

Comintern (SH)

29th of November 2016





70th Anniversary

29th of November 1944

29th of November 2014


Let us guard what we have achieved as the apple of our eye, let us go on consistently to develop it further, to leave the coming generations an Albania ever stronger, always red, like the undying flame of the hearts and ideals of communists and partisans, an Albania which will live and progress through the centuries. I am convinced that the people and the Party will raise our triumphant flag higher and higher, will raise the honour, prestige and name of socialist Albania higher and higher in the world.

(Enver Hoxha - 29th of November 1984)




Messages of Solidarity: 


November 29, 2014

About the international significance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Albania from fascist occupation and the victory of the

people's revolution

Greeting message of the Comintern (SH)
to the Albanian Section (SH)
and to all the Stalinist-Hoxhaist comrades around the world


Dear Comrades of the Albanian Section (SH) !

Dear Comrades of the Comintern (SH)!

Dear friends and comrades all over the world!

Today, in Albania and around the world, we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Albania from fascist occupation and the complete victory of the people's revolution on the 29th of November 1944.

Long live the heroic Albanian people!

Long live the victorious party of Labour of Albania with Comrade Enver Hoxha at the top!

Long live November 29, 1944!

For 70 years, the Albanian people were celebrating their liberation and they will celebrate this day forever.

For 70 years, we friends and comrades all over the world, celebrate the liberation of the Albanian people, and we will celebrate this world-historical event with you every year.


Dear Friends and Comrades!

Please allow me to address myself to you as the eldest comrade.

We German Communists celebrate the November 29, 1944 since our party's founding on December 31, 1968. Our central organ, the "Red Dawn", reported since 1969 always on this great day.

I was a young comrade from Hamburg, when I heard the first time broadcast of Radio Tirana about the celebration of the day of the liberation of Albania on 29 November 1970. We distributed leaflets and brochures about your radio programme throughout West Germany and West Berlin.

I fondly remember the time when I was spreading the first brochure in German language by our Party's book sales and -distribution on the solemn speech of Comrade Enver Hoxha: "25 years of struggle and victory on the road of socialism" which he delivered in 1970 on a solemn meeting on occasion of the 25th anniversary of the liberation of the country and the victory of the people's revolution. That was 44 years ago.

And also in the GDR our illegal comrades of the party were listening to the Radio Tirana on this great day - in spite of the danger to be exposed and detained by the Secret Service.


At that time every year our comrade Ernst Aust, party chairman of the KPD / ML, sent a greeting message and congratulations to the Albanian people, to Comrade Enver Hoxha and to the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Albania. The KPD / ML was also invited to the celebrations in Tirana, and Comrade Enver Hoxha has conducted personal talks with Comrade Ernst Aust in an extremely warm and friendly atmosphere. Whenever Comrade Ernst Aust came back to Germany from visiting Albania, he was welcomed by the whole Party enthusiastically. Comrade Ernst Aust reported on his meetings in Albania, and we all burst into enthusiasm when Comrade Ernst Aust reported about Comrade Enver Hoxha. We were proud to be friends of the Albanian people and the sister party of the PLA, friends of Comrade Enver Hoxha, and we are still proud of you since 44 years.

Then there was the bitter years of organizational decay after the death of Comrade Enver Hoxha and Comrade Ernst Aust, who had died just 4 months later.

But our friendship has passed all these ordeals. We have survived the collapse of the Marxist-Leninist world movement of Comrade Enver Hoxha. Although many sister parties have turned away from Albania disappointed, the true friends have remained faithful to you until today. More than that. Today we Stalinist-Hoxhaists from all over the world are even closer together with you in our common world party, the Comintern (SH).

For many years we did not know to what Albanian address we should send our congratulations to the 29th of November. At the time of Comrade Enver Hoxha this was much simpler: "Central Committee of the PAA Tirana - Albania".

And today?

Today, we know very well again, to whom we can send our salutations - of course to our Albanian Section -founded three weeks ago!

The Albanian Section embodies for us foreign comrades all that which is so dear and holy to us about the PLA of Comrade Enver Hoxha.

The today's international importance of November 29, 1944 is that it has brought us even closer together than ever before.

This day is remains a symbol of your great victory on which is based our whole deep internationalist friendship with you .

Especially, we German Communists feel great gratitude and satisfaction that you have defeated the German Hitlerists three months after our comrade Ernst Thalmann, the great leader of the Communist Party and one of the great leaders of the Comintern, was treacherously shot by the Nazis in the concentration camp Buchenwald . And so the 29th of November 1944 also became a day which proves that our anti-fascist fathers and mothers have not died in vain, that the victory ultimately belongs to us - no matter how brutally world fascism is raging.

The November 29, 1944 shows the world that freedom is not a gift, but is achieved with weapons in hand, with our internationalist and patriotic blood and sacrifice.

We are committed to not only defeat world fascism, but primarily to remove its inevitable return by means of the socialist world revolution!

The socialist Albania has taught us that the dictatorship of the proletariat was not only established by means of the socialist revolution, but that it could also be destroyed by the counter-revolution and revisionist betrayal.

But Stalinism-Hoxhaism teaches us that the dictatorship of the proletariat has to be re-conquered by the socialist revolution.

With the victory of the socialist world revolution, with the victory of the dictatorship of the world proletariat, the 29th of November 1944 will be celebrated in such an Albania, in which socialism will be no longer surrounded by a hostile capitalist-revisionist world, but surrounded by a friendly socialist world! The future belongs to the world revolution, to world socialism, to world communism ! This was the aim of the 5 Classics of Marxism-Leninism for which they fought their whole life.

The Albanian people has proven the whole world:

- That one of the poorest, smallest and most undeveloped countries in the world can get rid of a large fascist occupying power,

- That the Albanian people have kicked off the then most dangerous and brutal imperialism of the world out of the country ,

- That the People's Revolution was victorious,

- That it has freed itself from all exploiters and oppressors at home and abroad by means of the transition of the people's revolution to the victorious socialist revolution ,

- That it has successfully built socialism,

- That Albania made impossible the restoration of capitalism,

- That it has successfully broken through the global capitalist-revisionist encirclement

and that Albania marched forward to socialism and communism for over 4 decades.


November 29, 1944 is an important day in the history of mankind and proof of the universality of the teachings of Marxism-Leninism.

If this proletarian ideology has confirmed in such a small country like Albania in practice, this means, after all, that the proletarian ideology will be practicable in every other country. And the ruling ideology of the proletariat will be invincible in practice on a world scale.

Why is the proletarian ideology invincible?

Because it was enriched by Hoxhaism !

Hoxhaism is the theory and tactics of the dictatorship of the proletariat in the period of encirclement by the capitalist and revisionist world.
Hoxhaism is the highest expression of the universality of the world proletarian ideology and directly guideline for the construction of a socialist world. Why? Because Hoxhaism - in more than 40 years - has been the dominant ideology of the proletariat which has successfully built socialism in one of the smallest and most undeveloped countries in the world - particularly in the worst and most difficult conditions of capitalist-revisionist encirclement by the entire world-imperialist system.
Hoxhaism thus teaches us that socialism can be successfully built not only in a poor and small country, but in fact in every other country in the world - that is, regardless of its level of development and its special conditions.

Hoxhaism is thus the highest development of the ideology of the world proletariat, which is excellently suitable for the construction of socialism on a world scale - no matter how difficult and complicated the global conditions may be - always provided that the teachings of the 5 Classics of Marxism-Leninism will be correctly applied to the construction of world socialism.

By 29 November 1944 Albania paved its way to the most advanced social order of the world, which was based on the dictatorship of the proletariat.

We are convinced that this Albania of Enver Hoxha will be the best model for the construction of the most advanced world order - for world socialism.

Nothing could stop the heroic Albanian people.

Who will stop the revolutionary world proletariat, if it stands together as tightly as the Albanian people on 29 11, 1944? Nobody !

Nothing could stop the Albanian people, as long as it was under the leadership of Comrade Enver Hoxha and PAA.

Who will stop the world proletariat, as long as it will march under the leadership of the Comintern (SH)? Nobody !

November 29, 1944, is a day that has demonstrated impressively that the victory of every liberation struggle is for granted, if it is based on the international solidarity of the proletarian internationalism.

The Albanians have subordinated their personal interests under the patriotic interests of the whole people - and won !

What does this mean on a global scale?

If every oppressed and exploited people are subordinating their own interests under the common interests of all the exploited and oppressed peoples of the world, then both the victory of all nations and each individual nation is guaranteed.

November 29, 1944, confirmed the correctness of the teachings of Marxism-Leninism that the revolutionaries are growing up in the revolution,

that the revolutionary theory will be mastered in the revolutionary practice,

that the revolutionary class consciousness is tempered in the fire of class battles - in spite of all difficulties and victims.

This was valid for the Albanian revolutionaries, and this will be valid for the revolutionaries around the world. The doctrine of Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism-Hoxhaism is valid for both the entire world in general and for every country, in particular. It is the ideology for the emancipation of the whole world proletariat in every country of the world.


Learning from 29 November 1944 means to learn how to win!


Proletarian internationalism in honor of 29 November 1944 can mean nothing else than the struggle for world socialist revolution to drive forward the most favorable external conditions for the re-conquest of the Albanian dictatorship of the proletariat, for a new, united, independent and socialist Albania in a socialist world - without capitalist-revisionist encirclement - emerged from capitalist ruins.


Comrades, we are in solidarity with you:The world proletariat and the peoples of the world will always raise higher and higher the red banner of Comrade Enver Hoxha in order to honor and defend the glorious immortal name of the socialist Albania !


Wolfgang Eggers

on behalf of the Comintern (SH)

November 29, 2014




Messages of Solidarity: 


Greeting address of our Russian comrades

November 29, 2014
70th anniversary of the liberation of Albania.

This is one of the greatest days in the history of the country. It's a great milestone between two eras - the one ended with the victory over fascism and the other heralded the construction of the socialist Albania.
Returned from the National Liberation War, Albania changed its face with a new government. For the first time in its long history, the fate was in the hands of the working people. For the first time in its history the Albanian people were their own master, master of the liberated country. The period of socialist construction was a period in which the exploitation of man by man was eliminated, private ownership was abolished and the national wealth became property of all the people.
During this period, "the country of the harvest plow" developed into a country with the first Albanian tractor brands, with small dairies, a soap factory, a giant steel mill, large hydropower plants with a capacity of 500,000 kW for complete electrification of the country, steel mills, oil lamps kerosene. Hills and mountains were transformed into fertile land, in vineyards, orchards, and cultured forest.
With the development of the national economy, the growth of living standards of the people under the people's government, the rapid and comprehensive development of intellectual and spiritual life was inextricably linked. In the area of education and culture, education, science and technology development in the country, a cultural revolution took place. Work for all, free education for all, free health care for all, the abolition of all taxes, stable prices, the lowest rents in the world, one of the most progressive labor laws - these are some of the great achievements of the Albanian people.
The difficulties and challenges were enormous and diverse. But thanks to the commitment and courage of the Albanian people outstanding successes have been achieved. On the one hand it was problems of growth, overcoming of the residues and destructions from the past, overcoming the lack of education and the construction problems of a new socio-economic system. On the other hand, the resistance of the overthrown classes presented difficulties who did not accept the loss of their privileges. And besides, there were also still external enemies, who besieged the fortress Albanian and tried to disrupt the progress in Albania and force it to its knees. All these hostile activities took place in different periods with varying intensity. It was a network of sabotage spun between the global reactionaries and their backers in the interior. Through its loyalty to the leading force - the Albanian Party of Labour - to Marxism-Leninism, by its courage in defense of its righteous cause, eked out in the national liberation struggle by the sons and daughters of Albania , the Albanian people frustrated all reactionary ideas and attempts of the enemy to bring about the total collapse of socialism, by means of the continuous development of the Revolution to the mid-80s of the last century.
Today we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the complete liberation of Albania . On this day the beacon began to shine in Albania. Despite deep mourning for the fallen heroes of the National Liberation War, the people's government began with the period of great social and economic upheaval - up to a quarter of a century.
On this special day, we honor the great achievements of the Albanian people. The experience of building socialism in conditions of capitalist-revisionist encirclement is for the whole world invaluable.

We honor the outstanding leaders of the Albanian people, above all the outstanding leader - Enver Hoxha, who has done with his theoretical and practical work a great contribution to the further development of the theory of Marxism-Leninism.
Today, we must learn from these experiences and lessonse and apply them correctly to the new historical conditions. We must learn from the events that led to the victory of the counter-revolutionary forces in the second half of the 80s of last century in Albania. It will never be allowed to put the victory of the socialist revolution and the wheel of history into revers.

Happy Holidays!
On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Albania and the People's Revolution!

With communist greetings,
Local employees



Messages of Solidarity: 

Message of the Portuguese Section of the Comintern (SH)

on occasion of the 70th anniversary of Albanian's victory

of the people's revolution and complete liberation

from fascist occupation ‏

29th of November 1944

On this honorable day, we greet you, dear Albanian comrades. Today, 70 years ago, the Albanian National Liberation Army (ANLA) under the command of comrade Enver Hoxha finally entirely expelled the nazi-fascist invaders from your country. This constituted a turning point in Albania’s history. Until then, this country had always been under foreign imperialist bondage, whether openly or through utilization of local lackeys. Since Ottoman Empire and without forgetting the period of Italian fascist occupation, Albanian working people was refused to have future in its own hands. But this wholly changed on 29th of November 1944.

And this because the ANLA was led by faithful Albanian communists, and so this date also meant the beginning of the first steps towards socialist construction and the establishment of proletarian dictatorship in Albania. Comrade Enver and the other Albanian comrades knew very well that accomplishment of socialism through the nation’s own forces was the only manner to definitively and totally ensure the country’s genuine independence, freedom and prosperity.

And contrary to what happened with other so-called “communist” leadership in the social-fascist countries, in comrade Enver’s Albania, socialist construction and proletarian dictatorship were always firmly defended against all kinds of internal and external enemies. While comrade Enver was alive, there was nobody, there were no imperialists, revisionists, neo-revisionists, anti-communists, etc. that could ever touch tiny Albania.

Nowadays, we are no longer in the stage of socialism “in one country” as occurred in comrade Enver’s times. We are now in the period of world socialist revolution, of socialism and communism at a globalised scale. Nonetheless, the legacy of 29th of November, 2014 remains alive and contains many valuable lessons from which we must learn. Just like Albanian communists led by comrade Enver defeated fascism in Albania in 1944, also we, Marxists-Leninists-Stalinists-Hoxhaists, will defeat fascism at a world scale under the iron leadership of the Comintern (SH) – the only authentic vanguard party of the world proletariat.

The Portuguese Section wishes you a lot of success and victories in your struggles.

Long live the 29th November, 1944!

Long live the triumphant struggle of Albanian people against nazi-fascism!

Long live proletarian internationalism!

Long live friendship between Portuguese and Albanian Sections!

Long live violent world socialist proletarian revolution!

Long live world armed proletarian dictatorship!

Long live world socialism and world communism!

Long live the 5 Classics of Marxism-Leninism: Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Enver Hoxha!

Long live the Comintern (SH)!

The leader of the party and the people, comrade Enver Hoxha, holds a speech on occasion on the arrival of the democratic government in Tirana - November 28, 1944


November 28, 1944

While building and defending our country, in clashes and difficulties we have become further tempered and strengthened and will never trample on what we have done. We shall raise the prosperity, security and reputation of our people's Socialist Republic higher and higher. Therefore, in the name of the bloodshed and toil, the sweat and privations, let us transmit to the coming generations the great message which history has taught us: we must always be vigilant, always at work and on the attack to defend the victories achieved and carry them further forward.
We must allow no one, whoever he may be, to violate and negate our immortal and sacred work, the People's Socialist Republic of Albania. Let us strengthen it, shape it, beautify it and hold it high as ourideal! In this way our fortress, socialist Albania, willbe strengthened and rise even more majestically from generation to generation!

Let our hearts beat always with its great heart.
And the greatest guarantee for this is the unity of the people around the Party, the immortal teachings of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin, and our Party which was born from the bosom of the people to lead it only to victories.

 (Enver Hoxha)









29 November 1984



Ah, my beloved Homeland! Seventy-two years have gone by since the proclamation of independence. For 40 years you have been living and advancing in socialism, liberated forever from oppression and exploitation, from the intrigues and villainies of foreign occupiers and the internal enemies. All through the centuries, you, my Albania, have experienced endless sufferings and hardships. Your life has been filled with bloody wars, which have been waged in every corner of your territory, in the mountains and on the plains, in the castles and the humble cottages. You shed your blood, my people, in order to live free and independent like the mountain eagle that you were, with your freedom-loving spirit and dauntless character, with your clear mind and wisdom, your great, courageous and generous heart, your desires and ardent aspirations. You were never afraid to fight against the enemy and slavery, never intimidated by occupation, despite the trickery, the burnings and killings which the enemy engaged in; you never bent the knee to foreigners or accepted betrayal, but always stood proudly and fought back. In your belt you carried the silverchased pistols, on your shoulders rifles, in your hands the drawn sword and you fought furiously. Attacked from all sides, you were often defeated, but never conquered, my Albania and my people!

It is hard to find in the world another small country like our Albania, with a people such as the Albanian people, who have fought so much, who have dared so much, who have displayed such great courage and wisdom, who have smashed all the enemies and emerged proudly in history, who have emerged free and sovereign, and have seized power through the strength of their own arms, without seeking or enjoying the aid of anyone else. The most ferocious enemies have attacked this valiant people and sought to wipe them from the face of the earth, to eliminate Albania from the map of the world, to partition it and divide it amongst its neighbours, the rulers of which were agents of Great Powers. But in vain. Albania and the Albanians fought and triumphed, they were, are and will be immortal.

Ah, my Albania, my people, history speaks of these great merits. Now history speaks more loudly, but it has spoken in the past, too, although the foreign enemies have done their utmost to stop anyone from hearing your voice. Nevertheless, this voice could not be smothered, because the echo of the Albanians' wars reverberated from the mountains, spread through space and told the world how a dauntless people, with Skanderbeg at the head, became the terror of the Ottomans. While Europe trembled before the Turkish sultans' hordes, in the mountains of Albania a people, led by a hero who defended the Homeland and Europe from invasion, fought and resisted. My valiant people, you shed torrents of blood but no one was grateful to you, and despite this, you were not discouraged, because life had taught you that you must take your fate into your own hands and defend and liberate your Homeland.

Many enemies have violated our mother soil — the Romans of Caesar and Mark Antony, the Ottomans, the Serbian hordes, from the time of Stephan Dusan to the Karageorge-vices, the Greeks of Venizelos and Zographos, the Italians of the First World War and those of Mussolini, the Austro-Hungarians of Francis Joseph and the Germans of Hitler. But you, the Albanian people, faced up to all these invaders emerging after each occupation more united, more rejuvenated, more determined to refuse to bow your head to anyone.

The archives of the chancelleries of the states of Europe have been filled with documents which testify to your struggle, to your valiant deeds and your ardent aspirations for freedom. But these archives are not open, to this day they remain closed. The archives of Istanbul, Belgrade and Athens, Italy, Austria and France remain closed. But, my heroic people, your majestic history has been written better and more clearly than in the memoranda of foreign chancelleries with your blood and sweat and you yourselves have sung about it generation after generation. Your songs faithfully describe your great history, your customs, habits and costumes; they are hymns to your valour, endurance, loyalty and nobility, to your life in its harmonious development.

Thus you sang them to yourselves, to your blood, to your immortality. These songs inspired the generations that came, armed them with love for the Homeland and for freedom, told them of the courage, determination and dauntless spirit of their forefathers, told them that their freedom, honour, language, customs and culture could be defended only with blood and sweat.

Your songs evoke the aid which you, the Albanian people, have given other peoples in the course of history. They are songs to Skanderbeg and his valiant Albanian fighters who assisted Hunyadi, who assisted in the liberation of the Kingdom of Naples; they are songs to your sons who went and fought as far away as France with Marshal de Querc; they are songs to the valiant fighters of this land who assisted the revolution for the independence of Greece, Where has the Albanian not fought for freedom, not displayed valour, not displayed vitality and wisdom!

From your ranks, my people, great men have emerged, men who have fought with the rifle and the pen, who have inspired the generations and imbued them with patriotism, with their sense of freedom. These men have dreamed, worked and striven for the Motherland to live free, for the Albanians to gain learning, to assimilate knowledge and build the free Albania, unhampered by chains or by foreigners, in which the Albanian language would flower, «our language so beautiful, so pure», so tuneful in the songs of the inhabitants of the highlands and the plains, of the courageous women and the girls and boys. How greatly that language was loved and valued by the outstanding patriots of all periods, especially those of our National Renaissance, who, with their keen minds, desired that this language should be written and taught in the Albanian schools and that these schools should wipe out from amongst the people the ignorance, the influence of languages of countries which oppressed us, should wipe out the ignorance of the Middle Ages and religions which poisoned the spirit of the Albanian people. These pioneers of the Albanian language sacrificed themselves on the altar of the Homeland, their blood became a beacon-light, their work took root, grew up and developed amidst storms, amidst the suffering and poverty. From the Albanian schools, which were opened through the efforts of these outstanding patriots, emerged people who collected the songs of our history and the customs of the people, which strengthened the determination of the Albanian to liberate himself, which gave us light and the strength of knowledge, until in the end, you, my beloved people, overcame all these hardships.

History had taught you that those peoples who do not fight are eliminated, therefore, you, my people, fought for freedom, for your language, for your customs, for your sacred soil, and you were not eliminated, but triumphed. Centuries went by in ceaseless wars in which you suffered death and destruction but you did not yield and were not quelled, and eventually, on November 29, 1944, together with your freedom you also won power, became masters of your own fate and emerged in the light for ever, because at the head of your struggle you had the heroic Communist Party, to which you, the people, gave birth and which you defended and nurtured with the blood of your finest sons, so that it would grow strong as the moments and your future and that of our Homeland required. This was a well-earned victory.

Rarely has any other people deserved such a victory as you deserved it, my people, because you have been strong, courageous, and optimistic and you have always loved life. You brought forth noble sons and daughters, fiery-hearted, eagle-eyed and strong as the rocks of the Alps, who fell upon the enemy like thunder and lightning. Such were your sons and daughters who led you in battle with songs on their lips together with the war cries, of whose history, battles and sacrifice you, my valiant and great-hearted people, sang.

Not just one or two, or a few thousand individuals, but a whole people were inspired at every moment, in every period, at all the troubled moments of history, by your glorious past, my Homeland. Never was the head of the Albanian confused in storms and blizzards. Never were the Albanian people conquered, but they forged ahead through the storms and conquered the enemies, however mighty, ferocious and well-armed they were.

You, my dear people, were not barbarians, others behaved like barbarians towards you; you, my people, were not without culture, others wanted to impose their enslaving culture on you. You had not only strong muscles, but also keen minds and great hearts, and that is why the invaders could neither assimilate you, nor wipe you out. The enemies have left nothing unsaid against you, but life, struggle, history, has proved them wrong. You have been superior to your enemies from every standpoint.

Your whole life, my people, has been revolution, even when you were starving, naked or dressed in rags, with your bodies bleeding from wounds, but fiery-spirited and unbowed. At no time has your life been meaningless, but on the contrary, every year, every day of your life, has been filled with struggles and strivings for freedom, justice and economic and social development and progress. This way of life has always kept us vigorous, and the Party of Labour has always had this on the order of the day. The Party has made the revolutionary traditions of our people an inseparable part of our life: the outstanding dates, events and figures of the people are celebrated, sung and written about. A marvellous situation has been created everywhere, the political enlightenment and outstanding patriotism of the people are immortal. As a result of this sound state of affairs Albania is advancing and building socialism successfully, people are conscientious in work and in action, fighters for the great cause of socialism and communism, and young and old love our heroic Party wholeheartedly.

All the blessings which we have created and are enjoying during the years of socialism stem from the National Liberation War of the people led by the Communist Party, which has always been enlightened by Marxism-Leninism — its unerring guide. Guided by this ideology from the time of its creation, the Party was able to imbue and temper the new man of socialist Albania with the patriotism of centuries, to unite and mobilize the whole people in the sacred war for freedom, to lead them on such a course that, besides winning their freedom, the people took power in their own hands, established the people's state power and set to work to make our beloved Albania a flourishing garden, the free country of free people.

We fought and triumphed, the whole of Albania was raised to its feet during the National Liberation War. All our villages became nurseries of partisans. The whole people was able to unite firmly around the Party, drove the barbarous foreign invaders from our soil once and for all, overthrew the power of the feudal lords, beys and capitalists, and punished the traitors as they deserved. Many of the finest sons of this people fell with honour on the field of battle, but they became torch-bearers and today all over Albania their remains rest in monumental cemeteries to which the people go continually to pay the greatest homage, because the blood they shed cemented the foundations of the new Albania.

All the foreigners who visit our country bow with respect before the graves of our heroes and say with conviction and admiration that these people have fought, have shed their blood and that war has been waged on every inch of this soil.

After Liberation you, my people, continued the struggle heroically. The Party led you in even greater, even more difficult battles, the battles for socialism which you had to win through toil and sweat, through knowledge and determination. Day by day, you are working, triumphing and advancing without laying down the rifle and without bending the knee to old enemies or to new ones in all kinds of disguises.

The Party, the people and socialism, filled Albania with great factories, combines and hydro-power stations, made the plains flourish, beautified hills and mountains with terraces, planted forests up to the Alps, and developed the livestock farming and agriculture of which Naim sang with such passion, filled the country with schools, cultural and scientific institutions, wiped out the illiteracy, the darkness and backwardness of the past, and brought the light of learning, development and scientific progress everywhere. Socialist Albania today is the only country in the world which is building socialism entirely with its own forces, without accepting credits from anyone and without being indebted to anyone, a country without taxes, without inflation and unemployment, a country where schooling and the medical service are free of charge. Every corner of Albania has been transformed to its foundations, the life of our long-suffering people has changed radically and has become secure, enlightened and prosperous. Above all, during this whole process, the Party united all the people more firmly and made them conscious of their great and decisive role in history.

This beautiful Albania which you, my Party, have built amidst so many storms, struggles and intrigues, this happy life which we enjoy today, this new man whom you formed, are your glorious works which you achieved through the strength of your people, through your determination and maturity, and through your mind enlightened by Marxism-Lenin-ism, without holding out your hand to foreigners. Not only has the aid of foreigners been very restricted, but as experience has proved, although provided under the disguise of proletarian internationalism, in essence it had an enslaving imperialist character. Believing that it did not have an enslaving character, the Albanian people and the Party of Labour of Albania accepted this aid in order to set the country on its feet again. But when we saw that with the aid that they provided the Titoites, the Soviet revisionists and those of the countries of Eastern Europe, and Mao Zedong's China had ulterior, hostile, enslaving aims, or intended to turn Albania into an appendage dependent on them, so that it would lose its freedom and independence, we tore the mask from them and told them bluntly and clearly that socialist Albania, the Party of Labour of Albania and the Albanian people were not for sale for a handful of rags, or for a few rubles, dinars or yuan, just as they had not sold themselves to the Anglo-American imperialists for their handout of rags or for their pounds sterling and dollars.

For 40 years on end, my valiant Albania, you have kept the honoured flag of Marxism-Leninism flying, just as through the centuries you have kept the flag of freedom flying, the red flag with the two-headed eagle, to which you added a five-pointed star, the star of freedom, the star of socialism and communism.

Not for one moment during the 40 years of life in socialism have you, my people, with the Party of Labour at the head, allowed the new perfidious and powerful enemies to conquer you. Once again you drew the sword, which was now keener-edged, tempered in the fires of repeated battles, and forged on the anvil of history. With this sword you, my Party, mercilessly struck down the imperialists and reactionaries, struck down the modern revisionists of all hues, and compelled those secret revisionists, who, for their own hegemonic aims, seemed to be, and from time to time posed as if they were, Marxist-Leninists and our friends, to throw off their disguise. With these stands and your lofty example, you, my Party, performed your internationalist duty and, at the same time, told others that the struggle against the revisionist currents must not cease, that there could be no agreement or compromise with them, because they were renegades and traitors. The word of our Party, its clear thinking, its courage and determination, shone forth and became beacon-lights for the peoples and revolutionaries in the world.

You, my socialist Homeland, led by the Party of Labour, waged this heroic struggle with astonishing vigour, and your powerful voice was listened to because you rose resolutely against Titoism which was unmasked in the eyes of the whole world as an ideological and political agency of American imperialism and world reaction. Over a long period you have always struggled and raised your voice against American imperialism and all the reactionary bourgeoisie of the world which seeks to keep the peoples and the proletariat of the whole world under its heel, and in the same way you have raised your voice against the Soviet social-imperialists who are struggling for world hegemony, to oppress the peoples by threatening them with the force of arms, and atomic bombs. Later your powerful voice was raised to the skies of this troubled world against the practice and theory of Mao Zedong and the entire Chinese leadership which betrayed Marxism-Leninism and set out on the revisionist course to make China an imperialist world superpower.

Infuriated by the just stands, the determination and the courage of a small people and a valiant Party, the imperialist and revisionist enemies left nothing unsaid against us. They speak and write angrily and with evil aims, «What is this people, what is this Party which is making such a clamour, what are these stubborn creatures who are not afraid to oppose powerful states?! They must be crushed, they must be liquidated, they must be brought to their knees, starved into submission through blockades...» However, they are gravely mistaken, as they have always been mistaken, because they have not known and have not wanted to know the history of the Albanian people, the manly character of the Albanian, have not wanted to recognize what lofty meaning the freedom, independence and sovereignty of the Homeland has always had for the Albanian. As the capitalists, imperialists and reactionaries they are they have thought and still think that nothing can withstand their economic and military strength and their ideology. But, you see, the peoples, whether big or small, have the strength to resist enemies. The peoples who fight always triumph; the enemies are quite unable to destroy the Marxist-Leninist parties which stand unwaveringly on their principles. Marxism-Leninism, which guides the proletariat, the genuine communist parties and the peoples who are demanding liberation and their rights, is invincible.

The struggle against Soviet revisionism and all modern revisionism is one of your most brilliant epics, my Party. This heroic struggle is an honour and pride for you, the working class of Albania, for you, the Albanian people, for you, our socialist Albania! All the states of the world, of whatever regime, all the peoples, all the political currents, friendly and hostile, cannot but admit that you are completely free, independent, and stand as firm as granite.

Our socialist Albania, you withstood the furious waves of enemies and did not yield. Your just, courageous, revolutionary, Marxist-Leninist stands have made numerous friends and admirers from all countries rally round you; even though you were small, the world proletariat looked and looks to you with hope and trust, because in your course and determination it sees its great ideal, Marxism-Leninism, the struggle for the revolution, the struggle for the overthrow of the reactionary forces which oppress and exploit it, accomplished and invincible. You have told and tell the proletariat and the peoples the truth, and the truth has extraordinary importance. The truth gives you vigour, does not allow you to fall into the abyss and break your neck, illuminates the way, opens new paths, causes mighty forces to emerge from the bosom of the people to overcome all the enemies, all the difficulties, and all the intrigues.

With their stands and opinions, socialist Albania and the Party of Labour of Albania have given and give heart and confidence to all and tell the proletariat and the peoples: stand as we stand, fight as we fight, because you will triumph as we have triumphed and are triumphing. Our victory is certain, our victory is a common victory, therefore, we must close our ranks in the heat of the war against enemies. Open fire on the revisionists, betrayers of the working class and the peoples, open fire on the imperialist plans of big world capital, because only in this way can the freedom, independence and sovereignty of the Homeland be won, and the revolution develop and triumph. All the talk about taking power by means of reforms is poppycock. The bourgeoisie and capitalism can never agree to allow the working class, the most advanced class in the world to which the future belongs, to take power. On the contrary, every day the enemies of the peoples and the proletariat are preparing sugar-coated poison pills and forging new chains of enslavement, therefore, only by fighting against the old system of the power of capital can the peoples and the proletariat triumph step by step and take power into their own hands. The Party of Labour followed this course and thus the Albanian people were liberated, and so socialist Albania has been built and is advancing.

In all your actions, heroic Party, you have had a lofty aim, and have always proceeded cautiously but without fear. Your stand has never been one of crawling, you have never been opportunist, but neither have you been sectarian, you have always marched forward on the Marxist-Leninist course. Your sole aim throughout has been the good of the peoples. You have sincerely loved the genuine Marxist-Leninists, have defended them to the end, and will always defend them in this way. You have always stated your opinions openly, gently when necessary, but you have raised your tone when this has been required. With those who have made mistakes, you have tried patiently to correct them, have advised them wisely, and at the same time, you have listened attentively to any valuable advice and have learned from it. You have supported their correct actions, but when they have been wrong you have criticised them. This is the course you have always followed, but when the cup has been filled, and you have been convinced that there is no way other than that of struggle, you have not been afraid but have declared war on enemies and have never ceased this struggle.

We have never retreated or made any concessions to enemies. History has taught us this, we have learned it not only from our own sufferings and hardships but also from those of all the peoples of the world, from their countless struggles during the centuries.

Marxism-Leninism has opened our eyes with the conclusions drawn from the analyses which it has made of the development of society through the class struggle. It teaches us that the class struggle is the motor of society, which keeps you alive, gives you strength, gives you victory. If you extinguish this struggle the bourgeoisie and capitalism will strangle and enslave you, and our people have never liked slavery. On the contrary, our people have always fought against the grip of slavery. Therefore, our Party has never ceased the class struggle, either internally or in the international arena, and never will cease it, even for a moment. For 40 years on end our people and Party have resolutely opposed and combated everything old and conservative, opportunist and liberal, all those who have tried openly or secretly to divert us from our correct course, we have fought any force or ideology which has aimed to infect the consciousness of our people, to hinder our march towards better days, towards the present and the more secure future. We have always kept the class struggle ablaze, and it is precisely this great and revolutionizing motive force which has made our small Homeland unshakeable «either by the cannon, or the bomb», as the folk song says, that is, either by revisionism, capitalism, or reaction.

We have many friends and admirers in the world. Our friends are all the peoples of the world who have a great love and respect for Albania, speak with admiration about our country and our socialist reality, and want to know where we find this strength, because they still do not understand how this reality has been achieved. Therefore, it is our duty to make the victories of the Party of Labour, the Albanian people and socialist Albania known in all their aspects to the peoples, to explain them not only with the present, but with all the glorious past history of the Albanian people. These victories are like a steel chain, the links of which are the revolutionary events inseparable from each other, which represent, at different stages, the permanent ideals of the freedom, independence, democracy, and unity of our nation, of our well-being, culture and ceaseless progress. We must explain to our brothers and admiring friends that this chain of the life of the Albanian people has achieved unprecedented toughness at the present day, thanks to Marxism-Leninism which we are trying to understand profoundly in all its aspects and to faithfully apply its principles in the conditions of our country and the international situation.

We have not permitted the principles of our foreign policy to be subordinated to the momentary changes in the world situation. We always take the international political and economic situation into account, but in our relations with other states, in our stands, we have always been guided by the Marxist-Leninist principles because they are the key to the correct understanding and assessment of world events, circumstances that arise, the intrigues and aims of imperialism towards the aspirations of the revolutionary forces, the peoples and the proletariat of each country and the whole world.

Because of all these things, when the red-letter days, the 28th and 29th of November, draw near, socialist Albania celebrates in the full meaning of the term. Everywhere there is rejoicing over the work, the achievements and the fine new life. The whole people sing about and rejoice over the great victories that have been achieved in all fields, the new socialist life, the security and great and clear prospects for the future.

I feel boundless satisfaction when I see on the TV, hear on the radio, or read in the papers about the great construction work that is going on all over the Homeland, about the triumphs and successes which have been achieved, one. after the other, in all fields. It warms my heart when I see our tireless and skilful workers and specialists building dams, constructing machinery, and setting modern plants and combines in action with competence and skill; when I see the cooperativists in the plains, the hills and the mountains, carefully cultivating the crops and getting yields of world level; when I sec the great army of our new socialist intelligentsia, the pupils and students, bending over books, or in laboratories, working on sketches and designs; when alongside men, everywhere, I see the Albanian girls and women whom the Party drew into life, working and singing, producing and managing, and raising healthy happy children, the future of the Homeland. The whole of Albania is in movement, in development, in consistent progress. Today every inch of it is the scene of construction and creation, and a school, and a barricade insurmountable to the enemies, and a stage where our people, the creators of everything, sing to the Party, their life, to freedom and socialism.

The people themselves, with the Party at the head, have created such a situation, that is why when they are working and rejoicing, especially when they come to celebrations, our people express with astonishing force the fine pure feelings which inspire them to even greater deeds.

For us, the soldiers of the Party, there can be no greater satisfaction than this, when we see you, our people, masters of your own fate, happy, contented, and free in a sovereign and independent Albania, in an Albania transformed into an impregnable fortress, and with ceaseless socialist development. The satisfaction and pride which we feel is the fruit of the great victories we have achieved, of our uninterrupted efforts, of our permanent concern to ensure that our Party is always at the head, as our tested guide.

We have lived through the past 40 years as revolutionaries know how to live, build and defend. In these years of the epoch of the Party our dear Albania has been transformed to its very foundations, has known that growth, that renewal, that all-round development which it had not experienced for whole centuries. Everything about it is new and healthy, its appearance and content, its life which is flourishing and gaining new dimensions, the new man endowed with the lofty virtues of the communist ideology, happy and proud about what has been achieved, convinced and conscious about the continuity of our course, of our efforts, our honour and prestige.

During the coming decades the people and Party, firmly united, as always, will do even more for this dear land, for this country of eagles. Hence, let us guard what we have achieved as the apple of our eye, let us go on consistently to develop it further, to leave the coming generations an Albania ever stronger, always red, like the undying flame of the hearts and ideals of communists and partisans, an Albania which will live and progress through the centuries. I am convinced that the people and the Party will raise our triumphant flag higher and higher, will raise the honour, prestige and name of socialist Albania higher and higher in the world.

To our beloved socialist Albania, to our wonderful heroic people,

Greetings on the occasion of the November celebrations!



The Albanian National Liberation War

and the

Albanian National Liberation Army

 (collections of writings of Enver Hoxha and the PLA)



(excerpt from "History of the Party of Labour of Albania!, pages 174 - 181)

























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Përshkrimi: Fotoskene e nje shfaqje partizane. Spikerja njofton fillimin e shfaqjes. Luhet skeçi "Flamujt e zinj" e Besim Levonjes varianti i hershem i komed...



Kenget e te vegjeleve 1968