Üdv Elvtársak!

At the beginning of the year I joined the Hungarian Workers’ Party and after half a year of local activism, I have been assigned to an area which I’m now responsible for.

Starting this week, I have to report to the General Secretary on a regular basis, providing information (basically as much as I can cover) on the state and life of the Portuguese, Spanish and Greek communist parties.

Although I do have a layout for how I am planning to tackle such a hard task, as an Autistic person I am very overwhelmed with all this. I am asking for your help with checking if this layout is feasible or not, whether it is enough info in your opinion and how I could make it more informative/helpful as well as as easy as possible for me to do.

Here is what I’ve gathered so far. The Portuguese and the Greek parties thankfully do create English articles on their sites, but the Spanish don’t. What translator or other site’s coverage of the PCE do you recommend (EN)? Social medias as far as I can see are all targeted towards their own nationalities, so that’s off the table, correct me if I’m wrong. I also thought about contacting them whether they’d be open to supplying me with extra material that’s not on their site in English, but I don’t want to overload them or bother them with such extra tasks. Other than this, we as a party only have good relationship with the Portuguese, they even visit us from time to time, the Greek pretty much disregard us, so I’m not sure how much of a conversation could be happening there even if I’d get in contact. What’s your take?

I initially thought about a weekly report, sending it on Saturdays so the GS can read it on Sundays, preparing for the next week, although I’m not an exclusive reporter, of course he reads the news if something would have to reach him asap. Now, my main problem with this is that the sources available to me as I told you before do not provide enough content to be served on a weekly basis, but the goal of this whole initiative is to get us more ingrained and to keep us up to date with the tactics and strategics of other parties. What am I to do? Could you help me with sources or am I forced to either get info directly from them or expand the reports as a monthly thing? I imagined a simple format of a text doc., having several reoccurring sub-categories for each such as culture, appearances of the parties in the media or something, translations of statements on local/global politics, keeping up with their unique traditions and initiatives, following their actions of doing agitprop, events and so on.

Thank you in advance, any help is more than welcome!

  • pinguinu [any]
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    1 day ago

    Well later today I can write more in depth about the state of communist parties in Spain.

    In short, I recall reading somewhere that the PCE (original, eurocommunist party) currently had ~7000 members. Some parties have popped up throughout the years but the remaining ones are PCPE and PCTE which are splinters of an original party. Besides that, there are some communist orgs like Iniciativa Comunista and Movimiento Socialista.

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      23 hours ago

      I’d appreciate your help, thank you, sounds like with that I’ll have a generic understanding of all the countries I need.

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    2 days ago

    Hello, thank you for your organisation 🫡.

    I am a Portuguese communist party member (although a recent one), so I might be able to help a little. Lastly, Prolewiki has some info on it as well!

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      23 hours ago

      That would be incredibly helpful, although as I said, I can’t expect you to forever be my source, man.