Hail the formation of the new Maoist party in
formation of a new Maoist party by the revolutionary faction that broke away
from the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) is a matter of great joy for
the international communist movement and the peoples of the world. In its
message to the new party the Central Organising Committee of the CPI(M-L)NAXALBARI has saluted its formation and
stated that “This historic step accords to the revolutionary aspirations
of the people of Nepal. It is enthusing to all, throughout the world, who have
watched with grave concern the Prachanda/Bhattrai attempts to liquidate the
Nepalese revolution and enforce capitulationism.” After notingthe National Convention’s evaluation that ”The
creation of People's Liberation Army, establishment of base areas and people's
government, role played by workers, peasants, women, indigenous nationalities
and Dalits; and the awareness developed in this whole process are some of the
major achievements we have gained..” and its decision to “move forward by
standing upon this base.”,the message goes
on to say, “This is decisive in turning away from the disastrous path followed
by Prachanda and Bhattrai. We wish you all success in this crucial task. No
doubt, this depends on deepening the summation of the deviation while firmly
and fully separating from the strategy and tactics it has used to derail the
The formation of a new Maoist party has created
serious problems for Indian expansionism and imperialism. On the one hand it
tries to downplay it as ‘an insignificant splinter’. On the other it steps up
its overt and covert intervention in Nepal, including veiled threats held out
by increasing its armed deployment along the border. The response of the oppressed
masses is exactly the opposite. They are gladdened by the bold step taken by
the Maoists in Nepal and keenly look forward to their reopening the
Resolution adopted by the Special Meeting of the
Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Partiesand Organizations of the Revolutionary
May First 2012
devastations of imperialist globalisation, wars of aggression and the devastatingeconomiccrisisof the imperialist system anditsimpactonproletariansandthebroadmasseshaveawakenedworldwideawaveofstrugglesandrevolts.
In thiscontextapotentialnewwaveoftheworldproletarianrevolutiondevelopsandemerges,withthepeople'swarsledbyMaoistpartiesasitsreferencepointsandstrategicanchor. TherealisationofthispotentialultimatelydependsonhowsuccessfultheMarxist-Leninist-Maoistpartiesareinfulfillingtheirrevolutionarytasks at national and
international level. Thepoolingoftheirunderstandingandexperienceandthedevelopmentoftheircapacitytotakeaunitedrevolutionarymessagetotherebelliousmassesallovertheworld,havedecisiveimportance.Unfortunately there has been a lag in this matter.
This is severely compounded by the crisis in the Revolutionary Internationalist
Movement (RIM), which is now defunct.
by the Special Meeting of the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Parties and Organizations
of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement May First 2012
imperialist system is going through the most severe crisis since the 1930s. The
current attempts to address and overcome the crisis only serve to deepen and
structural crisis that emerged in the field of finance has gradually extended
to the field of production, bringing about a deepening recession. The crisis
proceeds under the law of uneven development within the pursuit of the maximum
extortion of surplus value and the contention on the world market.
“The conditions of bourgeois society are
too narrow to comprise the wealth created by them. And how does the bourgeoisie
get over these crises? On the one hand by enforced destruction of a mass of
productive forces; on the other, by the conquest of new markets, and by the
more thorough exploitation of the old ones. That is to say, by paving the way
for more extensive and more destructive crises, and by diminishing the means
whereby crises are prevented.
The weapons with which the bourgeoisie
felled feudalism to the ground are now turned against the bourgeoisie itself.
But not only has the bourgeoisie forged the
weapons that bring death to itself; it has also called into existence the men
who are to wield those weapons — the modern working class — the proletarians.”
Marx & Engels, Manifesto of the Communist Party,1847
165 years afterits writing, this quote remains relevant. Itallows us to understandthe situationin which the proletariatand the broad popular
masses in all countries find themselves, regardless of who leads the government:
they live under a concealed dictatorship, be it a bourgeois democraticora brutal one.
Theimperialist bourgeoisieis looking
rate of profit;it is using thecrisis as a pretext to achieve
this objective by restructuring the system of production. Within this,
the ruling classes in the oppressed countries try to maintain and possibly
increase their share in the surplus. Suchrestructuring is affectingall countries; for
the working classand the masses, it meansthe delocalization of largeindustries:
plant closings, wage cuts, unemployment, debt, impoverishment, etc.But in the places wherethe new plants are to be opened, restructuring
means land grabs, expropriationof local farmers, frenzied exploitation,
poverty wages, destructionof the environment, etc.
A New International Maoist Unity to
Strengthen the World Peoples in Rebellion!
Forward to a New International
have been many ideas in the world justifying and promoting rebellion against
injustice. There will be many more. The inhuman conditions in which the
majority live demands this. But there has never been any system of thought
which has addressed the root causes of this state of affairs as radically and
scientifically as Marxism-Leninism-Maoism (MLM). In the present world, there is
no practice of this revolutionary type like that of the Maoists (communists).
Since the 1980s, for more than two decades, the Revolutionary Internationalist
Movement (RIM) carried out the extremely important task of taking this message,
in words and deeds, throughout the globe. But, in the recent past, this
internationalist voice and intervention of Maoists became defunct. Grievously
enough, this has taken place right in a period of crisis of the imperialist
system and an upsurge of people's rebellions and struggles.
Day heralds a major advance in reversing this situation. The Special Meeting of
Parties and Organisations of the RIM was successfully concluded. In the midst
of the rebellious assaults of the masses on the inhuman conditions in which
they are forced to live, a bold initiative has been taken to build anew an
international Maoist unity as an organised force. This holds out great promise
for the struggling people of the world.
Special Meeting (SM) has correctly identified the revisionism of the BobAvakian’spost-MLM'newsynthesis'variety intheRevolutionary Communist Party, USAandthePrachanda-BhattaraivarietyintheUnitedCommunistPartyofNepal(Maoist) as the immediate ideological-political
factors that led tothecurrentcrisisandcollapseoftheRIM. Going beyond this, the Special Meeting advanced some
preliminary views on summing up the RIM experience, noting the positive and
negative lessons of its organisational structures and methods of functioning.
The task of convening an international conference in order to once again
establish a Maoist international organisation has been taken up. This should
have as broad a representation of Maoist parties and organisations as possible.
As part of this process, the Special Meeting decided to organise an
international seminar on the various international initiatives taken by Maoist
forces during the past few decades.
evaluation of the world situation, the Special Meeting has correctly noted, “apotentialnewwaveoftheworldproletarianrevolutiondevelopsandemerges,withthepeople'swarsledbyMaoistpartiesasitsreferencepointsandstrategicanchor. TherealisationofthispotentialultimatelydependsonhowsuccessfultheMarxist-Leninist-Maoistpartiesareinfulfillingtheirrevolutionarytasks
at the national and international levels. Thepoolingoftheirunderstandingandexperienceandthedevelopmentoftheircapacitytotakeaunitedrevolutionarymessagetotherebelliousmassesallovertheworldhavedecisiveimportance.” Such
revolutionary internationalist unity is already emerging in a new way, bringing together Maoist
parties who are in the RIM and those outside it. It is seen in the joint May
Day Statements and other joint initiatives. The Special Meeting contributes to
this in a definitive way.