Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day 2012-Joint Statement

May Day 2012 - To overcome the crisis of capitalism,
proletarian revolution is the only solution!

“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 after its writing, this quote remains relevant. It allows us to understand the situation in which the proletariat and 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 democratic or a brutal one.

The imperialist bourgeoisie is looking for the maximum rate of profit; it is using the crisis 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. Such restructuring is affecting all countries; for the working class and the masses, it means the delocalization of large industries: plant closings, wage cuts, unemployment, debt, impoverishment, etc. But in the places where the new plants are to be opened, restructuring means land grabs, expropriation of local farmers, frenzied exploitation, poverty wages, destruction of the environment, etc.

New International Maoist Initiative

Press Release

A New International Maoist Unity to Strengthen the World Peoples in Rebellion!
Forward to a New International Organisation!

There 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.
This May 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.
The Special Meeting (SM) has correctly identified the revisionism of the Bob Avakians post-MLM 'new synthesis' variety in the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA and the Prachanda-Bhattarai variety in the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) as the immediate ideological-political factors that led to the current crisis and collapse of the RIM. 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.
In its evaluation of the world situation, the Special Meeting has correctly noted, “a potential new wave of the world proletarian revolution develops and emerges, with the people's wars led by Maoist parties as its reference points and strategic anchor. The realisation of this potential ultimately depends on how successful the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist parties are in fulfilling their revolutionary tasks at the national and international levels. The pooling of their understanding and experience and the development of their capacity to take a united revolutionary message to the rebellious masses all over the world have decisive importance.” 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. 

May 1, 2012                                                                      CPI (Marxist-Leninist) NAXALBARI