Friday, January 18, 2019

Editorial Committee of The Maoist Magazine: UNITE UNDER MAOISM! (DECLARATION FOR DECEMBER 26)

Proletarians of all countries, unite!



"In the most heroic epic of the class struggle. It is the class struggle that has generated our conception, our ideology. Only the proletariat with its great incessant transformation of the material reality, in productive practice, the class struggle, having politics as its center, as conquest and defense of Power for the class DEMOLISHING other powers, could the class generate titans of thought and action, it was shaped as the great ideology that we uphold and will always uphold (...) three unfading luminaries stand out: Marx, Lenin and Mao Tse Tung.

This is the way how a great dialectical process, then, created by the proletariat, generating men that only the class can generate, that we have reached Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism.
Marxism-Leninism is acknowledged, it has universal validity. But Maoism is not yet fully acknowledged as third stage. "

Chairman Gonzalo, 1st Congress of the PCP

On the occasion of the celebration of the new anniversary of the birth of Chairman Mao Tse Tung and the successes in the struggle to unite under Maoism, with great joy and revolutionary optimism to the top and expressing our full, complete and total subjection to our ideology, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism, we greet the communist parties and Maoist organizations throughout the world, the international proletariat and the peoples of the world.

First of all, on this occasion we want to point out,  as we have been taught, as taken from the heading quote, the key is to see how, from that great class struggle at the world level, a third stage of the ideology of the proletariat emerges: first as Marxism-Leninism, Mao Tse tung thought; then, Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tse tung thought; and, later, to define it as Maoism while understanding its universal validity; and, in this way, reach Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism as the current expression of Marxism. This is the key issue. The core of this is the definition as Maoism.

We start from the fact that Maoism has been defined, upheld and applied with the People's War by Chairman Gonzalo and the PCP, this is a historical truth of the international communist movement (ICM). We count on the almighty weapon of our scientific ideology of the international proletariat: Maoism.

Upholding, defending and applying Maoism, we the communists in the various countries and continents are advancing in the process of constitution and reconstitution of the communist parties to initiate the People's War, following the example of the parties that, by defying all difficulties and in complex and difficult situations, persist in leading People's War. As part and result of this struggle, we communists are advancing in the struggle to reunite ourselves in a reborn ICM, advancing in the process for the reconstitution of the Communist International (CI). Taking sure steps in our march towards a Unified Maoist International Conference of the Maoist Parties and Organizations of the World and to give birth to a new international organization of the proletariat as a step towards the reconstitution of the CI.

Revolution is, historically and politically, the principal trend in the world, it is not simply that it is the historical perspective but it is political, it is already at the agenda and it corresponds to struggle for it. We are in "the 50 to 100 years ..." within that period imperialism and the reaction should be swept away from the face of the earth as established by Chairman Mao and thus this is the World Revolution (WR) and it shows us the need for embodying Maoism and it is being done by generating, through the constitution or reconstitution of communist parties of a new type, militarized Maoist parties to initiate and develop the People's War starting to lead the new great wave of the world revolution in which we develop.

Imperialism is in decomposition, it is in its collapse. No one can deny it. They ruin in long agony, in the midst of crises and wars of all kinds. Imperialism is more monopolistic, more parasitic, more rotten and more moribund. It is reaction and violence in the whole line.
The cyclical crises of the imperialist countries follow one another, in the midst of the general crisis that crosses through it, without these first having yet recovered from the previous crisis; these are increasingly serious and deep. The representatives of the Central Banks of the main imperialist countries say that we have not yet concluded leaving the previous one and in the case another one comes, we do not know when, but it is sure that it is coming and we are worse prepared than for the previous one. They can no longer resort to "cheap money" and, in the midst of their collusion and contend, coordinate their anti-crisis measures because, according to their experts, there is a decoupling between the financial cycles in the United States (USA) with Europe. That is, while some apply the rise of interest rates, the others still keep them down. For that reason, Trump has pressured the president of the Fed (Central Bank of the USA), so that it does not continue raising the rates because the Yankee economy has started to fall before the expected.

That is the current situation in the imperialist countries, both in the USA, the single hegemonic superpower, and in Russia (the atomic superpower, the skinny dog), Germany, Japan, England, France, Italy and even the social-imperialist China itself – which has to pay the bill of having been associated with Yankee imperialism. All of them with serious problems of state, companies and households indebtedness. Meanwhile the wealth of financial oligarchy of the imperialist nations astronomically increases, the over-exploitation of the proletariat in the imperialist nations and the extra-profit extracted by the imperialists from the oppressed nations of Asia, Africa, Latin America and even Europe steadily increase.

Wages, working hours and conditions of work have considerably worsened in the imperialist countries, despite the growth after the crisis of 2008. As the imperialist governments themselves acknowledge, the increase in employment has been at the cost of worse wages for the labor force and the poor quality of employment. Consequently, a powerful struggle of the proletarian masses in France, Belgium and signs of discontent and explosions of all kinds in almost all the imperialist countries, from Spain and Italy to Russia, where the class is mobilized for the defense of their rights. The proletariat in China reacts with class fury against the redoubled exploitation and fascist oppression of the Chinese revisionists, who increasingly squeeze the exhausted labor forces of the workers for the benefit not only of the exploiters of the country but also of Yankee, Japanese, German, etc. imperialist financial capital, which deceptively is shown as a Chinese trade surplus.
On its turn, the proletariat and the people in the oppressed nations have seen the exploitation and oppression of imperialism, semi-feudality and bureaucratic capitalism to be intensified, the objective conditions are becoming more ripe to develop the democratic revolution, to reconstitute or constitute the communist parties and to initiate the People's War.

This way the overcoming of a crisis can only lead to the next and each time the disorder under  heavens is much greater. All this, on the one hand further impulse the reaction of the bourgeois state (landlord-bureaucratic state in service of imperialism in the oppressed countries) to face the development of the revolutionary situation in unequal development throughout the world. As an expression of this, the absolute centralization of Power is developed, either as presidential absolutism or as fascism, according to the particularities of the different countries. Absolute centralization to face revolution and for the war of imperialist aggression. The war of imperialist aggression against the oppressed countries that does not stop, despite the trumpeted troop withdrawals of Trump and Putin. The US imperialists, with Trump at head, are for a new armamentist race to blow up Russia, trying to repeat Reagan's experience with the social-imperialist USSR.

The collusion and contend between the superpowers and imperialist powers is sharpened and in the wars of aggression that principally Yankee imperialism, in its condition of single hegemonic superpower, promotes against the oppressed nations, just as it is expressed in the Expanded Middle East, first of all, the first and principal contradiction in the current world, that is, the contradiction of oppressed nations against imperialism and also the third contradiction, the inter-imperialist contradiction for the division of the repartition of the oppressed nations. To the second contradiction, bourgeoisie-proletariat, we have already extensively referred to.

On the other hand, as history shows us, reaction spurs revolution.

Great struggles of the proletariat and the people in the oppressed nations are the basis of the world revolution, because there the principal contradiction and the immense majority of the population of the Earth is expressed. There is where develops the People’s Wars that exist today, just as the People’s Wars of Peru, India, Philippines, Turkey and the armed struggles of various types against the imperialist aggression that clamor for leadership of the Communist Party to become People’s Wars. There, there are great advances in the process of reconstituting the Party and in leading the struggle of the masses towards overflow, promoting the struggle of the peasantry for land as in Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, etc. Or to resume the path of the People's War like in Nepal, crushing the revisionism of Prachandra and cronies. Serving the world revolution, conquering unobjectionable victories in the struggle to unite under Maoism, applying it to one's own reality with the contributions of universal validity of Gonzalo Thought and serving to overcome dispersion in the ICM as shown by the realization of the V Meeting of Maoist Parties and Organizations of Latin America in 2016 with the participation and subsequent accession of other organizations from Mexico, Europe and the United States.

In Southeast Asia, the advance of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) in the development of the People's War and the defense and expansion of the Revolutionary Base Areas and therefore of the new Power against the counterrevolutionary war of the old landlord-bureaucratic State in service of imperialism is a shining example of the power of Maoism and the invincibility of the People's War. The communists, combatants and masses of the People's War in India with their precious blood and courageous example serve the world revolution and the struggle to put Maoism as the sole command and guide of the world revolution and the task of the reunification of the ICM. They are, thus, summoning the communists of Asia to reconstitute or constitute their parties to lead the revolution with People's War.

In Europe, we highlight the struggles of the proletariat in Austria that is mobilized against the greater reaction of the bourgeois state and attack to the rights, which were conquered by the class in hard struggle against its exploiters. Against the Austrian imperialist bourgeoisie that dreams of becoming a "European gendarme" against the threat of the peoples of the Balkans and the oppressed nations of the Middle East. The Communists struggle to lead the mobilizations of the masses, struggling to give them a sense of class to the proletarian, anti-fascist, women, young people and migrants struggles. Advancing in the task of the reconstitution of the Communist Party of Austria with the constitution of the Committees for the Foundation of the Communist (Maoist) Party of Austria. The celebration of the First Centenary of the founding of the Party (November 1918) by the comrades, with an important central act, shows the historical continuity of the struggle of the proletariat for its party and for the socialist revolution and renews the commitment to make its own revolution in and at the service of WR.

Struggles such as those developed by the proletariat and the broad and deep mass of the  “Banlieues " that march to converge in a single torrent of impulse and promote the process of the class party in that country. In this path, the c. of the CMP of France decidedly advance, now struggling to lead the struggle of the proletariat such as it is currently being developed with the so-called movement of the "yellow vests". Not only in these two great European countries the struggle is developing, but also in the so-called northern European countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland and even in Denmark, Maoist organizations are being constituted, which promote the struggle against imperialism and the antifascist struggle, establishing greater links with the masses to impulse their struggles and the struggle for the constitution or reconstitution of the communist party to lead the People's War in imperialist countries. Also in Canada, Italy, Galicia and other countries, the struggle of the Communists to serve more and better the world revolution persists.

In Germany, the awakening of the class and the struggle for the reconstitution of their party is encouraged, also close to celebrating the first centenary of its foundation.

Not only that, in these named countries the task of the party as a combat machine to make the socialist revolution through the people's war, uniting under Maoism crushing the new revisionism and its expression the right liquidationism opposed to the party and the revolution, advances. After the V Meeting of Latin America, three Meetings of Maoist Parties and Organizations of Europe have been held, serving the present efforts for the reunification of the ICM, marching with the other parties and organizations of the world for the Unified Maoist International Conference and giving birth to the new organization of the international proletariat.

The Maoists in the United States are struggling together with the deep and broad mass of the proletariat, giving a new impulse to the struggle for the party of the class, rejecting and crushing Bob Avakian's and continuator´s new revisionism, expressing their firm conviction to unite with the other communists of the world under the unbeaten flags of Maoism and the People's War, adhering to the declarations and actions for the Unified Maoist International Conference and giving birth to the new organization of the international proletariat.

The celebration of this new anniversary of the birth of Chairman Mao Tse Tung by the communists of the Earth, is of special importance, since it coincides with the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of our founder Karl Marx and 170 years of the Communist Manifesto, the departure of the birth of the ICM, milestone that is valid until communism, because there humanity will remember how the new humanity was originated.

In this year great achievements have been conquered for the international proletariat, so that the celebration we will remember from now on as the great campaign for the 200 years of Karl Marx; within which the first of May was fulfilled in all the parts under the same flags, with an important declaration, with the same slogans, the same direction; a great central celebratory act by our founder Karl Marx in Bremen (Germany) with the participation of the parties and organizations, with multiple messages of greetings and adhesion, celebrated with the communist mark; we have had an important declaration for the 26th anniversary of Chairman Gonzalo's Speech, when more parties and organizations have closed ranks both France, the USA, Norway, etc., a declaration whose final part we culminate in the present; pointing out that the Third Meeting of Maoist Parties and Organizations of Europe has also been held, with resounding success both for the number of attendees, the quality of the debate and the two-line struggle, completed with important agreements and declarations.

From the Third Meeting we must highlight the assistance of the CP of Turkey M-L, the greetings messages such as the c. from Galicia, Sweden, etc. Everything expresses, then, advances in the unification of the communists under Maoism, this is in the acknowledgement of the same as the third stage of our ideology, everything shows the regrouping of forces, advance of the left and redoubled attacks of imperialism, the reaction and revisionism and as always of its expression in the right within the ICM itself, of the recalcitrant ones that, unable to face themselves, resort to fractionalist and liquidators groups. On these struggles we refer to the documentation that we have published jointly or separately by the different Maoist parties and organizations.

To conclude and with great success we have published Issue 2 of the magazine The Maoist, for great joy and overflowing enthusiasm the Maoists and revolutionaries of the world and redoubled hatred of the reactionary, like those of Peru who have directly attacked the appearance of the magazine and they have summoned the genocidal reactionary hyenas to pursue it.

The communist parties and organizations that struggle for the constitution or reconstitution of their parties advance in hard struggle of the class struggle in the task of leading, in each of the countries and continents of the Earth, the struggle for the democratic revolution with People’s War in the oppressed nations, in the Third World, where most of the world population are found and the socialist revolution with People's War in the imperialist nations. In this way, in theory and practice, the Maoist communist parties and organizations carry out the campaign for Maoism initiated by the PCP in 1982, developing the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Gonzalo Thought counter-offensive (from the beginning of the 90s. of the previous century) with People’s War against the general counterrevolutionary offensive led by Yankee imperialism as single hegemonic superpower against Marxism, the party, socialism and the dictatorship of the proletariat and revolutionary violence.
We fight against imperialism, revisionism and the reaction inseparably and relentlessly because they are inseparatedly united and the three must be fought relentlessly.

Each one of us is part of that world struggle against revisionism, that is, against the old revisionism, against contemporary revisionism and against the new revisionism, represented, especially in Peru, by the right opportunist line, revisionist and capitulationist (ROL) headed by the rat "Miriam" and by the faction headed by the rat "José" and his clan that acts as the other side of the same coin, sworn enemies of Maoism, the People's War, Chairman Gonzalo and Gonzalo Thought. New revisionism in the world that led to the liquidation of the RIM by the revisionist warlords Avakian and Prachandra.
For us, these successes are reason for legitimate pride because it involves struggling in the most consistent way to put Maoism as the sole command and guide of the new great wave of the world proletarian revolution, which is already developing in the stage of the strategic offensive of the same.

The two combined campaigns are: it is necessary to point out that the campaign for Maoism and the campaign for the defense of Chairman Gonzalo and Gonzalo Thought are strategically linked and can not be separated, so this is why we take them together. For this it corresponds to reproduce the final part of the declaration of the Maoist Parties and Organizations for the 26th anniversary of Chairman Gonzalo's Speech:

"The signatory Marxist-Leninist-Maoist parties and organizations reaffirm, in this solemn celebration of the 26 years of the historic and transcendental speech of Chairman Gonzalo, in its full force and especially in defending the life of this titan of thought and action, Great Leader of the Communist Party of Peru and the Peruvian Revolution; who has defined Maoism, as a new, third and superior stage of Marxism and who established, that to be a Marxist today is to be Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, principally Maoist. We understand that the defense of Chairman Gonzalo implies fighting in the most consistent way to put Maoism as the sole command and guide of the new great wave of the world proletarian revolution, which is already developing. We understand that this struggle is part of the task to reunify the communists of the world, which implies putting the principles of Marxism, the class interests of the international proletariat, the liberation struggle of the oppressed peoples and nations, finally the fight for Communism in the first place. "

Long live Maoism!

Editorial Committee of  The Maoist Magazine

December 26, 2018