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We publish the english translation of the very important statement of the Communist Party of Brazil (Red Fraction) that was sent to us.
Proletarians of all countries, unite!
On the incidents of the 1st of May in Berlin, internationalism and the two lines struggle for the unity of the International Communist Movement
To the International Communist Movement, the proletarian revolutionaries in Germany and the anti-imperialists in the whole world:
In the 1st of May, the so called “Jugendwiderstand” [“Youth Resistance”] (JW) deliberately attacked revolutionary activists during the march of the 1st of May in Berlin. The activists who were attacked were part of the Internationalist Block and carried scarfs and banners of the World Campaign for the 200 years of the Great Karl Marx, with the slogan of “Proletarians of all countries, unite!”. These are the same activists that for a long time, both in Germany and abroad, have been in the front of the International Campaign of Support for the People’s War in India and actions to support the People’s War in India, Peru, Philippines and Turkey, as well as to the revolutionary struggle in Brazil and Latin America.
This incident did not result from a heated political debate that could cross the limits, but was a surprise and coward action of aggression, without any justification, against revolutionary militants. It is a grave fact that sinisterly converges with the imperialist reaction, because it happened precisely when the imperialist German state had unleashed a hateful witch hunt, that is still going on, against the revolutionaries who were accused of violent actions during the G20 summit in Hamburg-Germany in July 2017.
We consider this a grave problem for all the democratic revolutionary movement in general and the communist revolutionary movement in particular, from which a clear position is demanded by all the true communists and revolutionary democrats. Since its happening we reject and crush such attitudes and we reserved a greater time in order to, based on the close examination of the information and public declarations presented by the organizations that were directly involved, publicly .
The attacked activists are part of the growing revolutionary movement in Germany, within which a hard and two lines struggle for the necessary, pending, late and great task of reconstituting the Communist Party of Germany is being waged. A struggle and task that are inseparable part of the struggle for the future reconstitution of the Communist International, together with the intense struggle of the marxist-leninist-maoist Parties and organizations of Europe, Asia and Latin America. This whole revolutionary movement in Germany is part of and represents true internationalism, proletarian internationalism.
As the Committee Red Flag – CRF from Germany clearly exposed on the happenings, the “JW”, under the direct and personal command of its leader, used the situation in which the Maoists from Berlin were participating in the demonstration to launch a physical aggression against them. It is important to reproduce their description and understanding of the reason of this hysteria:
“Our comrades participated in the 18 o’clock demonstration in Berlin with the mentioned front in the international block. There are very different forces active in this demonstration, which always mobilises around 10.000 people. It is not a demonstration led by communists. The people, who organise this demonstration are no people whom we seriously expect to challenge this state, to put it very diplomatically. But it is a demonstration, where the masses want to fight; where revolutionarists want to fight; where the communists have to be to bring the clear voice of the proletariat in this cacophony, this chaos. And this is what the comrades have done. They achieved a spontaneous participation of the masses. The enthusiasm of the masses about the banner of 200 Years Karl Marx meant, that our comrades need not carry it, but gave it into the hands of the masses. And one of them made a very expressive remark. When the comrades asked: Are you not tired, comrade, don’t you want to hand away the banner?, he responded: I will not give away this banner for all my life. This is the work of the Maoists in Berlin.”
“Why is this bunch doing such an attack now? They do so, in order to hide their roaring failure. Nobody shall talk about the fact that their so called 13 o’clock demonstration was a roaring failure. Since they have begun this theater they are fewer and fewer. They get more and more isolated. The only ones who join them are lumpen and reactionaries, no matter what flags they carry. Of course they hate our comrades for that. We proudly declare: Yes, this is our fault. Yes, we countered your mobilisation. Yes, we argued against you. Yes, we denounced your political standpoints. Yes, we sold the Rote Post in Neukölln. And damn good on top of that. And yes, we sold the Klassenstandpunkt in every “left local”. And hence, people like you a little bit less. Yes, we are responsible for your defeat.”...
.... “What is the consequence of this? We summarize it like this: Under the conditions of the sharpest anti-communist witch hunt, which threatens hundreds of revolutionaries in the FRG with law suites, the proletarian vanguard in formation progresses closely shoulder to shoulder with the communists all over the world.
Against this, there is right liquidationism, that is opposed to wanting a militarized party. They bargain with the struggles of the peoples of the world and, by now, are degenerated to the worst, most degenerated gang mentality, as it can only exist in Berlin.
The publication of the Rote Post, a newspaper that gives a voice and an ear to the deepest and broadest masses, made this bunch desperate. It demonstrates the power, the strength, the invincibility of the application of Maoism. When Maoists dare not to limit themselves to general declarations, but to grasp the real problems of the masses in a form and style, that allows the mobilisation, organisation and politisation - in perspective the arming - of the masses, then revisionism has mortal agony. An important result of the distribution of the Rote Post was the attack of three lumpen on two comrades, who sold the Rote Post at Sonnenallee [street in Neukölln]. Draped in thick gold chains and all other signs of lumpen culture, they wanted to forbid the comrades to sell the Rote Post in Neukölln.1”
Although in their “answer”, “JW” is attacking the CRF as a “dogmatic”, “ultra dogmatic” sect and of “narrow thought”, they try to the problem themselves by attempting to get rid of any responsibility with the misguiding disclaimer that they would be a: “revolutionary youth mass organization - no communist cadre organization, no party, no party-building organization - so we are in the form not bound to any guidelines of these”.
Which means, this grouping of youths proclaims themselves to be outside of the limits of the communist movement. Why then did this grouping made an attack against a contingent of the revolutionary activists who are part of the movement in struggle for the reconstitution of the Communist Party of Germany that, as such, is part of the International Communist Movement and the struggle for the future Communist International? And why is this small incident covered with such great importance for the development of the current development of the ICM?
So this attack is not only an attack against a contingent of revolutionary militants of Berlin, or Germany, which would be a grave fact by itself, but constituted in an attack of the rightist and liquidationist opposition to the struggle for the reunification of the International Communist Movement, as it is irrefutably characterized in facts and shamelessly in the statement of its authors.
Such happening is on the base of the inevitable and necessary two lines struggle in the ICM, such acts, despite the most grotesque it can be, is not an unthoughtful attitude or of youth facing a sharp divergence and even less an isolated fact. They express ideological-political positions within the ICM that, on the contrary of being based on the proletarian methods and criteria on dealing with the internal contradictions, which is the open and loyal two lines struggle, intend to impose administrative and bureaucratic methods, which like in the case in question, into gangsterism practice. Behind such attitudes there are ideological-political conceptions and positions which correspondence in methods is equivalent to the same methods and criteria of the bourgeoisie of . So it is necessary to go to the bottom of the question and put on the table its true nature, because it is the dirty method of struggle in service of those who, speaking of marxism-leninism and including maoism oppose to two lines struggle. Unmasking these evil intentions is part of the two lines struggle to clearly mark the red line with revisionism and opportunism.
The V Meeting of marxist-leninist-maoist Parties and Organizations of Latin America, that took place in May 2016, represented a milestone in this process. The parties and organizations that took part in it and others that joined, passed to systematically work for the reunification of the communists in the world, advancing through the impulse of its processes in each country, the campaigns of support to the current People’s Wars, the defense of revolutionary political prisoners and prisoners of war and for the realization of a Unified Maoist International Conference that originates a new International Organization of the Proletariat.
Thesis on the international situation and the tasks of the International Communist MovementResolution of Class Solidarity with the Communist Party of India (maoist) and the People’s War
The World Campaign for the 200 years of our great founder Karl Marx under the slogan of “Proletarians of all countries, unite!” was developed in vigorous and coordinated form, showing the vitality and the advance in the unification of the Communists in the world.
Communist Party of Brazil (Red Fraction)
Brazil, June 2018
1 Committee Red Flag, Our solution is: Proletarians of all countries, unite! And our war cry is: rebellion is justified! Death to revisionism! http://www.demvolkedienen.org/
3 Committee Red Flag, Our solution is: Proletarians of all countries, unite! And our war cry is: rebellion is justified! Death to revisionism! http://www.demvolkedienen.org/
4 Lenin, one step forward, two steps back.
5Joint declaration of maoist Parties and Organizations on the occasion of the First of May of 2018 - “Proletarians of all countries, unite!”