Czech comrade speaks in Birmingham and London

Dr Josef Skála described the advances made by socialist Czechoslovakia and discussed the challenges of organising the forces for socialist reinstatement.

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Comrade Josef Skála from the Prague branch of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM) gave two insightful talks this weekend, the first in Birmingham on Saturday evening, and the second in central London on Sunday.

In his talks to members of the CPGB-ML and the Stalin Society, Dr Skála recalled his youth in socialist Czechoslovakia and described the vast social and cultural progress that the Czech people made under socialism.

A huge growth in the Czech economy, a twelvefold increase in production in the years following the Nazi occupation, the building up of the Czech machine-tool industry and the fraternal assistance rendered by the Soviet Union in the post-war years were topics of interest and lively discussion.

It was notable, said Dr Skála that meat consumption in the Czech Republic has yet to return to the levels before the ‘velvet revolution’, and the GDP of the country took 15 years to recover to the levels it had reached before the counter-revolution.

Josef Skála joined the Czech communist party a few days after turning 18 in the fateful year of 1968, and his insights into the handling of the ‘Prague spring’ delivered in London will be made available on Proletarian TV soon.

In a long and distinguished political life, Dr Skála acted as the president of the International Union of Students, in which capacity he met Fidel Castro and Muammar Gaddafi amongst other revolutionary leaders, as well as traitors such as Mikhail Gorbachev.

A well-read, multilingual worker-theoretician, he continues to write, teach and play an active role defending the honour of his homeland and the revolutionary teachings of Marxism Leninism.


Josef Skála (politician)

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PhDr. Josef Skála, CSc.
Vice-Chairman of the KSČMIn office:
31 October 2009  –  26 June 2010
In office:
14 May 2016  –  21 April 2018
Party affiliationMembershipCommunist Party (1970–1990)
Communist Party (since 1990)
BirthMay 27, 1952 (age 67)
Alma materCharles University in Prague
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Josef Skála (* May 27, 1952 ) is a Czech politician and businessman, journalist and publicist, university pedagogue, communist ideologue, from 2009 to 2010 and again from 2016 to 2018 vice-chairman of the KSČM . Since 2018, it has been a signatory of the left-wing platform Restart .

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Biography [ edit edit source ]

Josef Skála joined the Communist Party at the age of 18. He studied journalism at Charles University in Prague and graduated in 1975 . In his own biography from the 1970s, he stated:” I welcomed the international assistance of the USSR and other socialist countries in August 1968 with enthusiasm and relief. I welcomed the Soviet troops at dawn on August 21 at the Ruzyně airport. “” I tried to help the Soviet soldiers even in the seemingly insignificant things of their daily lives in our country. Soon after the troops joined, immediately after my parents managed to make contact, I started working as an author of articles, news and notes for the Vltava radio station . [p 1]

—Zpravy.aktualne.cz: 9.6.2016 [1] [2]

In 1978 he worked as an employee of the Municipal Committee of the Communist Party in Prague (MV KSČ Praha). [3] In 1980, he defended his dissertation “Social Consciousness and Contemporary Ideological Struggle” (his supervisor was the Marxist philosopher Ladislav Hrzal ) at the University of Political Affairs of the Communist Party (Department of Marxism-Leninism ). [4] At the Charles University, he taught philosophy and worked in high positions Socialist Youth Union , in 1986, was at a meeting of the Central Committee of SSM elected the Permanent Representative of Czechoslovak headquarters SSM college students in the International Union of Students (in office was replaced by Miroslav Stepanand held it until the abolition of the SSM in 1990), [5] [6] under Vasil Mohorita he was a member of the SSM Central Committee, also a member of the World Peace Council (an international organization of left-wing youth). [7]

His publication comes from this period:

  • Observations and Fiction of George Orwell (Prague: Svoboda, 1985),
  • The Second World War: Taboo and Falsification (Prague: Orbis , 1985, together with Ivo Dvořák) a
  • Czechoslovakia Yesterday and Today: 40 questions and answers (Praha: Orbis, 1985). [8]

On November 15, 1989, Josef Skála, as chairman of the International Union of Students, awarded the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Miloš Jakeš with the MSS highest medal “November 17” (on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of November 17, 1939 and International Student Day). [9] [10] [11]

He was led in the StB volumes as an ideological collaborator of the StB, which was a category of secret collaborators of intelligence that was part of the StB. [12] [13]

After the Velvet Revolution in 1989, he started a business. In 1991–1998, he was a member of the Board of Directors of ELIXTRADE, as , in which he also served as Director (1991–93) and Chairman of the Board of Directors (1993–98). He was also a short member of the Board of Directors of MONTPREFA as . Since 1995, his business activities have been associated with the company COMEXPORT, as , in which he has been the statutory director and chairman of the board of directors since 2014 (since 2004 he has also been the sole shareholder). [14]

He contributes to the internet magazine StřípkyZeSvěta.cz, published by the association INSPIRACE, os with its registered office at Londýnská street 14 in Prague 2. [15] He lives in Prague on Londýnská street in Prague 2. [16]

Business activities in 2019: [17]

  • SaneForest sro (partner with a deposit (40%) and a company executive)
  • LuxRE as (sole shareholder)
  • MONTPREFA as – in liquidation

Political action [ edit edit source ]

From 1970 up to 1990 he was a member of the Communist Party , since 1990 a member of the Communist Party. He holds the position of a member of the KSČM Prague Council and a member of the KSČM Central Committee. He was also a strategic adviser to the party on international politics. At the end of October 2009, he was elected Vice-Chairman of the KSČM in the area of ​​regional and municipal policy and the civil sector. [18] At the end of June 2010, he was removed from this position in a secret ballot at an extraordinary meeting of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. [19]

He ran for the KSČM in Prague in the elections to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic in 2006 and in 2010 , but failed once. [20] [21] He also failed to succeed in the 2014 elections to the European Parliament , in which he was ranked 5th in the KSČM candidate list. [22]

He pays for the party as a representative of the ultra-conservative wing and the traditionalist, he is also one of the opponents of the current leadership. In the ČT Události program , comments where he defended the communist MP Marta Semelová , for example, he questioned Biľak’s signing of an invitation letter before the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia , although its authenticity is clearly proven. [23] [24] He is a supporter of US President Donald Trump , saying in an interview with Parliamentary Papers that “only a fan club of political corpses is pounding in Trump – and a” left “that can’t see the tip of its nose.” [25]

And IX. Congress of the KSČM in Prague in mid-May 2016, he lost in the fight for the position of party chairman with Vojtěch Filip by a vote of 155 to 203. However, he became the vice-chairman of the KSČM. [26] He held the position of party vice-chairman until an extraordinary congress in April 2018. At that time, he again competed with Vojtěch Filip for the post of chairman of the KSČM and again failed. He received 143 votes, while Filip 165 votes. Subsequently, he did not even defend the position of vice-president. [27]

At the Litoměřice professional seminar on September 22, 2018, he announced the establishment of the Memory and Conscience Association , which is to respond to the “rewriting of history” in the service of politics. [28]

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Notes [ edit edit source ]

  1.  The most famous occupation publication – the magazine Zprávy was printed in the GDR and distributed on Czechoslovak territory in bulk. From August 30, 1968 to May 10, 1969, a total of sixty-one issues were published, Petr Blažek, Occupational Propaganda in Czechoslovak Territory after August 21, 1968, p. 204

References [ edit edit source ]

  1. ↑ In August ’68, I welcomed the Soviets at dawn in Ruzyně, the KSČM vice-president confessed in his CV for the StB. Aktuálně.cz: In August 68, I welcomed the Soviets at dawn in Ruzyně, the vice-chairman of the KSČM confessed in his CV for the StB [online]. 2016-06-09 [cit. 2019-11-12]. Available online . (Czech)
  2. ↑ The occupiers also had their own radio station. The Vltava has been broadcasting from the GDR since August 21, 1968. plus.rozhlas.cz [online]. 2018-05-16 [cit. 2019-11-12]. Available online . (Czech)
  3.  Party life: Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. Central Committee, Red Law, 1978, Volume 1-13.
  4.  Czech Dissertations, Bibliographic Catalog of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, Czech Books: State Library of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, 1979, p. 7.
  5. ↑ CTK Photobank – Josef SKÁLA, March 12, 1986 after election to the International Union of Students. multimedia.ctk.cz [online]. [feeling. 2019-11-12]. Available online .
  6.  Czechoslovakia: Chronicle of Internal Political Events: Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. Scientific Information Center, Svoboda, 1986, p. 39.
  7. ↑ Favorite for the head of the KSČM Skála: Lenin was an impressive cathedral of the spirit. www.forum24.cz [online]. [feeling. 2019-11-12]. Available online . (Czech)
  8. ↑ Skála Josef [online]. CoJeCo.cz, 2006-09-14 [cit. 2015-08-05]. Available online .
  9. ↑ CTK Photobank: Josef SKÁLA, Miloš JAKEŠ, Chairman of the MSS Josef Skála (left) presented Miloš Jakeš with the highest award of the MSS – the Gold Medal on November 17 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of November 17, 1939 – International Student Day. multimedia.ctk.cz [online]. [feeling. 2019-11-12]. Available online .
  10. ↑ AS, Economy. M. Jakeš at the headquarters of MSS. Hospodářské noviny (IHNED.cz)[online]. 1999-11-16 [cit. 2019-11-12]. Available online . (Czech)
  11. ↑ JOSEF, Petráň. Philosophers make a revolution: the Faculty of Arts of Charles University during the communist experiment (1948–1968–1989) . [sl]: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press 1132 pp. Available online . ISBN 9788024629940 . (english) Google-Books-ID: Uv_cCwAAQBAJ.
  12. ↑ Records of StB persons of interest
  13. ↑ Archive of security forces
  14. ↑ Complete extract from the Commercial Register, COMEXPORT, as, B 3672 kept at the Municipal Court in Prague [online]. Business Register [cit. 2015-08-05]. Available online .
  15. ↑ Snippets from the world: Published by INSPIRACE, os. www.stripkyzesveta.cz [online]. [feeling. 2019-11-12]. Available online .
  16. ↑ PhDr. Josef Skála, CSc., Residence and company. Detail.cz [online]. [feeling. 2019-11-12]. Available online .
  17. ↑ PhDr. Josef Skála, CSc., Residence and company. Detail.cz [online]. [feeling. 2019-11-12]. Available online .
  18. ↑ Grospič, Vostrá and Skála the new vice-chairmen of the KSČM. Novinky.cz [online]. 2009-10-31 [cit. 2015-08-05]. Available online .
  19. ↑ The KSČM has four vice-chairmen. District Committee of KSČM Tábor [online]. 2010-06-28 [cit. 2015-08-05]. Available in the archive taken on 2016-03-04.
  20. ↑ Elections to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic held on 02.06. – 03.06.2006, Name lists, Region: Hlavní město Praha, Page: Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, Selection: all valid candidates according to ord. numbers [online]. Czech Statistical Office, 2006 [cited. 2015-08-05]. Available online .
  21. ↑ Elections to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic held on 28.05. – 29.05.2010, Name lists, Region: Hlavní město Praha, Page: Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, Selection: all valid candidates according to ord. numbers [online]. Czech Statistical Office, 2010 [cited. 2015-08-05]. Available online .
  22. ↑ Elections to the European Parliament held on the territory of the Czech Republic on 23.05. – 24.05.2014, Name lists, Page: Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, Selection: all valid candidates according to ord. numbers, Selection of candidate lists (parties) [online]. Czech Statistical Office, 2014 [cited. 2015-08-05]. Available online .
  23. ↑ Events, comments – Czech Television [online]. Czech Television [cit. 2016-01-09]. Available online .
  24. ↑ iDNES.cz [online]. iDNES.cz [cit. 2016-01-27]. Available online .
  25. ↑ parlamentilisty.cz [online]. [feeling. 2017-04-07]. Available online .
  26. ↑ Filip stopped the attempt at revolution within the KSČM. He repulsed the attack of the Orthodox wing. iDNES.cz [online]. 2016-05-14 [cit. 2016-05-15]. Available online .
  27. ↑ Despite the poor result of the KSČM, Filip kept the position of party chairman. iDNES.cz[online]. 2018-04-21 [cit. 2018-04-21]. Available online .
  28. ↑ Josef Skála founds an association to prevent the rewriting of history: There are many organizations that feed some Soros. Parlamentní listy.cz [online]. 2018-09-22 [cit. 2019-05-31]. Available online .

References [ edit edit source ]

  • Petr Blažek, Occupational Propaganda in Czechoslovak Territory after August 21, 1968, In: Security Apparatus, Propaganda and the Prague Spring: Proceedings of the International Conference Held in Prague on 7-9. September 2008. Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Prague 2009 pp. 199-217.

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