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    lenin86 got a reaction from Fodla32 in Report on 8th of March 2014 in Hamburg   
    Report on 8th of March 2014 in Hamburg
     
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    lenin86 reacted to Lugh Ildánach in Cumann Seain Mhic Eachaidh has reconstitute as a Marxist Party   
    Great to see.  If the CPIR can help out in anyway, get in touch.
     
    Unity in concrete revolutionary action is desperately needed.
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    lenin86 got a reaction from Lugh Ildánach in Nepal Communist Party (Maoist)   
    UCPN (M) strayed from communist ideal: Chand
    NAWALPARASI, MAR 05 – CPN-Maoist Secretary Netra Bikram Chand has said the party cannot give up the values and agenda of the people’s war. Addressing a press conference organised by federation of revolutionary journalists here in Parasi on Wednesday, the CPN leader rubbished the rumour of unification with the UCPN (Maoist) as the latter has been entrapped in the quicksand of parliamentary system and would never be able to get out of it.
    Chand arrived here in Bardaghat of the district to felicitate the families of those martyred and disappeared during the people’s war. The CPN-Maoist leader remarked that all the communist parties are one in terms of ideology and that his party is ready to take up any kind of step in order to fulfill the commitment of the people’s war. “We are not talking about armed revolt,” said leader Chand. “But our party is ready to launch any kind of struggle in view of the situation and there won’t be any kind of limitation.” He claimed that the agreements signed between the then seven parties and the Maoists had been violated time and again. There should be an all-side roundtable conference to give an outlet to the nation, he added.
    Saying that his party’s current struggle is from the table, the CPN-Maoist leader said, “We won’t back track even if we have to stage armed revolt.” He went on to say that the main obstacle to the unification with the UCPN (Maoist) was the party leaders’ steep fall from moral and political grounds. “The Maoist revolt had grossly perverted by the time it arrived in Kathmandu from Rolpa,” said leader Chand, “It is not possible to unite with the party that has strayed from the Maoist ideology.”
    He claimed that the UCPN (Maoist) did not have the principle and working policy to liberate the people. He warned that the CPN-Maoist party would go before the people if the parties tried to sideline it in the name of majority system. He lashed out at Prime Minister Sushil Koirala for his remark that Tanakpur lies is India.
    http://www.ekantipur.com/2014/03/05/headlines/UCPN-M-strayed-from-communist-ideal-Chand/386286/
       
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    lenin86 got a reaction from Lugh Ildánach in Reports from the Indian Maoist Insurgency   
    Six phase polling in Bihar for better force availability
    With an aim to guard Naxal-hit areas, Bihar’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V Nayak said on Wednesday that polling will be spread over six phases so that the central paramilitary forces could be made available on “d-day” in these areas. “The number of phases had to be increased to six in Bihar because we do not have adequate Central Paramilitary Forces as demanded and this could be made available from other areas for smooth conduct of elections particularly in the Maoists infested areas,” Nayak told reporters.
    “Naxal-affected areas of Bihar contiguous to Jharkhand will have polls together on April 10 to facilitate better security availability,” he said explaining the reasons for expanding polling to six days in Bihar.
    http://indianexpress.com/article/india/politics/six-phase-polling-in-bihar-for-better-force-availability/
    Cache of explosives recovered in MP
    Balaghat (MP), Mar 5 (PTI) A cache of explosives was recovered from Mandai forest area in naxal-infested Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh, police said today. Acting on a tip-off, police searched Mandai forest area on Chilpi road bordering Chhattisgarh yesterday and recovered an iron container, two batteries (12 volt), an electronic detonator, TNT 18.700 kg, 1 kg glass pieces, six kg urea, 22 feet electric wire and naxal pamphlets, Balaghat Superintendent of Police (SP) Gaurav Tiwari told reporters here.
    http://www.ptinews.com/news/4470118_Cache-of-explosives-recovered-in-MP.html
    Odisha seeks more forces for LS, assembly polls on April 10, 17
    Bhubaneswar: Odisha has sought additional security forces to ensure free and fair Lok Sabha and Assembly elections on April 10 and April 17, the state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said on Wednesday. “We have already 89 companies of central para-military force in the state. We have sought additional force to conduct free and fair elections in both the Naxal hit areas and other parts of the state,” Mona Sharma, the CEO, Odisha, told reporters.
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/odisha/odisha-seeks-more-forces-for-ls-assembly-polls-on-april-10-17_915912.html
    RPF/PLA cadre nabbed, explosives seized
    Imphal, March 04 2014 : A team of Imphal West District Police commandos arrested one active member of RPF/PLA identified as Huimi Ningshen (38) s/o Dickson Ningshen of Kangpat Khunou, Ukhrul district but presently staying in a rented house of Tabitha Ningshen of Chingmeirong Mamang Leikai on March 2, said a press release issued by SP/NAB, Manipur cum PRO, Police Department. Following his revelation, one IED weighing about 1.5 kg, seven battery sets, five detonators, one receiver and one remote control device were seized from the rented house of Sukumaya Chithung (46) w/o Ngayaomi Cithung of Tangkhul Avenue.
    http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=Snipp12..050314.mar14
    http://www.signalfire.org/
     
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    lenin86 reacted to Yodler in "Even the olives are bleeding" Commemoration   
    "Even the olives are bleeding" Independent Commemoration for Charlie Donnelly today at 2pm Curran Terrace below the Brickyard Dungannon.

    Born in Killybrackey, Dungannon, County Tyrone, Charlie was a Poet and student at University College Dublin, a member of Left wing Republican Congress. Charlie went to Spain to fight Franco's fascism, a Volunteer in the Connolly Column, 15th International Brigade, he was killed in action while commanding a platoon of Irish volunteers operating alongside US and Canadian Internationalists of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade at Jarama, 27 February, 1937. He was 22 years old.

    During a lull in the battle Charlie lifted a handfull of olives and remarked "Even the olives are bleeding" moments later he died in action. Remember him with pride.
     

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    lenin86 got a reaction from Fodla32 in You Don't Know What You Think You "Know" About...   
    The Communist Revolution and the REAL Path to Emancipation:
    Its History and Our Future
     
     
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    lenin86 got a reaction from Lugh Ildánach in Reports from the Indian Maoist Insurgency   
    Undertrial Naxal serving life sentence escapes from court

    Two prisoners, including a hardcore Maoist serving life sentence, escaped from court premises at Ghatsila, around 45 km from Jamshedpur on Monday, a senior police officer said.
    CPI (Maoist)'s Phogra Munda, serving life sentence in a murder case as well as facing trial in several other cases in Ghorabandha, Shyamsunderpur and other police stations in Maoist-affected Ghatsila sub-division of East Singhbhum, managed to escape soon after production in court, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Shailendra Kumar Sinha said.
    An undertrial Hopna Baske also managed to hoodwink the guards, he said. Sinha said that the duo escaped from the court cell. The adjoining police stations have been alerted and patrolling was intensified, he said.
     
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    lenin86 got a reaction from Lugh Ildánach in The Mass Line by Chairman Gonzalo   
    NTRODUCTION
    Upholding, defending and applying Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, President Gonzalo has established the mass line of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP). His thesis reaffirms itself in the proletarian conception that we must have in order to evaluate the problem of the masses. He outlines the following political role of the masses in the struggle for Power by way of the People’s War and the struggle for better living conditions which must serve this end.
    We must principally go to the basic masses, the workers and peasants and the many fronts of struggle according to their specific demands and grievances. The only Marxist tactic is going to the deepest and most profound masses, educating them in the revolutionary violence and in the struggle against opportunism. The mass work of the Party that leads the People’s War is carried out through the people’s army. He indicates the importance of the Party generated organisms, as one of the forms of organizing the masses. They must do mass work within and for the People’s War.
    1. REAFFIRMING THE PRINCIPLE “THE MASSES MAKE HISTORY”
    President Gonzalo reaffirms himself in the powerful Marxist principle: “The masses make history.” This teaches us to forge our Communist conception in struggle against the bourgeois conception which is centered around the individual as the axis of history. President Gonzalo states: “The masses are the very light of the world… they are its fiber, the inexhaustable heartbeat of history… when they speak everything trembles, the old order begins to shake, the high summits bow down, the stars change their course because the masses make everything possible and are capable of anything.” Today this reaffirmation has a great importance because it is part of the proletarian conception. It upholds the mass line and is applicable to everything.
    The mass line allows judgment on everything from international questions to specific policies, because it is an ideological problem. No historic fact, no transforming movement, no revolution can be made without the participation of the masses. The Party applies this principle because it has a mass character and it cannot be unlinked from them, otherwise it would be extinguished or diluted. The masses, in order to guarantee the course of their struggle must be led by the Party. The Party has masses: the militants, who as Communists must necessarily embody this principle and struggle constantly to overthrow the rotten individualism which is not a proletarian conception. It can be observed how our process of People’s War is critical to this transformation.
    Furthermore, one principle of leadership is “from the masses to the masses.” This also applies to the People’s War because it is a war of the masses, which are the very source of it. It is with this Marxist conception that we make the People’s War. He particularly highlights the rebellion of the masses as the makers of history. President Gonzalo says: “Since ancient times the masses live subject to oppression and exploitation, but they have always rebelled. This is a long and inexhaustible history… Every time the masses have fought their oppressors they have always called for organizing their rebellion, their arming, their uprising, that it be led, that it be conducted. It has always been this way and it will continue to be. Even after there is another world, it will continue being this way only in another form.”
    “The masses clamor to organize the rebellion. Therefore, the Party, its leaders, cadre and militants today have a peremptory obligation, a destiny: To organize the disorganized Power of the masses and this can only be done with arms in hand. We must arm the masses bit by bit, part by part, until the general arming of the people. When this goal is reached, there will be no exploitation on Earth.” Here he expresses his absolute conviction in the masses, in their historical and political necessity to rebel, to arm themselves, their demand that they be led and organized.
    He calls upon the Communist Parties to complete the demand that comes from Marx and Engels who taught us that there are two powers on the Earth: The armed force of the reactionaries and the disorganized masses. President Gonzalo proposes that if we organize this power, what is only a potential will be activated, and what is a possibility will be a reality. If it is not based on the masses, everything is a house of cards. Concretely, the problem is to go from the state of disorganized masses to masses that are militarily organized.
    We should organize the masses with arms in hand because they clamor to organize the rebellion. As such, we must apply the People’s War which is the principal form of struggle and organize them for the taking of Power led by the Party. This is clearly tied to the principal contradiction in the world today, the strategic offensive of the world revolution, and with the principal tendency in today’s world, revolution. As Marx indicated, the mass line also aims at forming the general arming of the people with the goal of guaranteeing the triumph of the revolution and to prevent capitalist restoration.
    This is a thought of great perspectives that will carry us to Communism: Only by organizing this sea of armed masses will it be possible to defend what is conquered and develop the democratic, socialist and cultural revolutions. He refutes those who propose that the masses don’t want to make revolution or that the masses will not support the People’s War. The problem is not with the masses because they are ready to rebel, but rather it is with the Communist Parties who must assume their obligation to lead and raise them up in arms.
    He differentiates from those positions that today are based on “the accumulation of forces,” which propose parsimoniously binding the masses by way of the so-called “democratic spaces” or the use of legality. Such accumulation of forces doesn’t correspond to the current moment of the international and national class struggle, it doesn’t fit in the type of democratic revolution we are developing and which will have other characteristics within the socialist revolution, since we are living in a revolutionary situation of unequal development in the world.
    He is opposed to and condemns the opportunist positions of making the masses tail after the big bourgeoisie, an electoral path or for armed actions under the command of a super power or power. Thus, he upholds the great slogan of Chairman Mao: “It is right to rebel,” and conceives that the problem of the masses today is that the Communist Parties mobilize, politicize, organize and arm the masses to take Power, specifying people’s war. He specifies the necessity of the scientific organization of poverty. President Gonzalo again stresses that those most disposed to rebel, who clamor the most to organize the rebellion are the poorest masses, and we must pay particular attention to the revolutionary and scientific organization of the masses.
    This is not against the class criteria, because poverty has its origin in exploitation, in the class struggle: “Misery exists linked to fabulous wealth, even the Utopians knew that both are linked: A colossal and challenging wealth next to a revealing and clamorous poverty. This is because exploitation exists.” This thesis is tied to Marx who discovered the revolutionary potential of poverty and the need to scientifically organize it for revolution. Marx taught us that the proletariat does not have property and is the creative class, the only class that will destroy property and will thus destroy itself as a class.
    This thesis is tied to Lenin, who taught us that social revolution does not arise from programmes but from the fact that millions of people say we prefer to die fighting for revolution rather than live as victims of hunger. This thesis is tied to Chairman Mao, who conceived that poverty will propell the yearning for change, for action, for revolution, that it is a blank piece of paper on which the newest and most beautiful words can be written.
    He takes into account the specific conditions of our society. In Peru, to speak about the masses is to speak of the peasant masses, the poor peasants; that the 1920s, 1940s and 1960s demonstrate that it is the peasant struggles that shook the very foundation of the State, but that they lack a guide: The ideology of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought. They lack a motor: The People’s War and the just and correct leadership of the Communist Party.
    The peasants’ struggles were not able to take the correct path to Power, and the blood they shed was used to fetter them and brand them to the old order. These were unforgettable bloodbaths which left extraordinary lessons. The 1980s show that a true mobilization of the armed peasant masses organized in the Communist Party and People’s Guerrilla Army, and that they are giving their precious blood for the new power that is blossoming and developing through the People’s War.
    This particularity is strategic because it permits the comprehension that revolution in the world is defined on the side of the poorest, who constitute the majority and who are the most disposed to rebel. In each revolution we must go to the poorest applying the three requirements that the scientific organization of poverty demand: Ideology, people’s war and a Communist Party.
    In this regard, President Gonzalo says: “Poverty is a driving force of the revolution. The poorest are the most revolutionary, poverty is the most beautiful song; … poverty is not a disgrace, it is an honor, our mountains with their masses are the source of our revolution, who with their hands led by the Communist Party will build a new world. Our guide: Ideology. Our motor: The armed struggle. Our leadership: The Communist Party.”
    2. THE PRINCIPAL ASPECT OF MASS WORK IS POLITICAL POWER, BUT THE STRUGGLE FOR ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DEMANDS IS NECESSARY
    Basing himself on Chaiman Mao’s thesis which generalized revolutionary violence as the universal law for the conquest of Power and which established that the principal form of struggle is the armed struggle and the principal form of organzation is the armed forces. Before the outbreak of a war all the struggles and organizations should serve to prepare it. President Gonzalo teaches us that in mass work the struggle for Power and the struggle for economic demands [luchas reivindicativa] are two sides of the same coin, with the struggle for Power being the first and foremost demand of the masses.
    Organize the masses so that they can go beyond what is permitted by the existing legal order, so that they struggle to destroy the old order and not to maintain it. This is accomplished by use of the three instruments of the revolution: The Party where the few converge, the Army with more participants, and new State–Front which is the base which progressively aglutinates the masses through leaps. In the countryside this is achieved through People’s Committees and in the cities through the People’s Revolutionary Defense Movement. In this way the tradition of electoral fronts, which the revisionists and opportunists apply to channel the struggle of the peasantry and to divert the masses in the cities from not seizing Power through war, is destroyed.
    To center on political Power also demands the organization of the masses in diverse new forms of struggle, because war imposes changes on the struggle and organization of the masses. As Lenin taught us, in revolutionary epochs, new organizations must be formed and go against the old leaders who seek to sell-out the revolution in order to accomodate themselves within the reactionary system. For that reason, the old forms of struggle and organization of the masses cannot be used. The struggle for Power as the principal aspect does not mean that from the beginning we are going to incorporate the masses all at once. Chairman Mao teaches us that developing Base Areas and armed forces is what generates the apogee of the revolution.
    This has to do with the law of incorporation of the masses into the revolution, which was established by the Party in the Second Plenum of 1980, an incorporation that will be through progressive leaps; with more People’s War will come a greater incorporation of the masses. Thus, the People’s War is a political fact that continues to pound ideas into the heads of men through powerful actions, who will bit by bit come to understand their only true path, thereby developing their political consciousness. The People’s War summons all the revolutionaries and opens a trail as it develops. The masses are avid for politics and it is incumbent upon Communists to organize and lead them.
    The masses have concrete problems everywhere and we must worry about them and attend to them. Mass work is done within the class struggle and not on its margins. If we do not do mass work, the reactionaries and revisionists will utilize it for their own ends, whether it be to develop fascism and to corporativize them or hand over their struggles to another imperialist master. These are two wills that are distinct and opposed.
    The masses seek the voice of those who affirm and not those who doubt. In our Party, in the Initiation, President Gonzalo demanded that no one must ever doubt the masses, fighting those who are blind and deaf to the voice of the masses, listening to their faintest rumor and attending to their daily, concrete problems. The masses must never be fooled, they must never be forced, they must know the risks which they may face. They must be summoned to the long, bloody struggle for Power, but with this goal they will understand that it will be a necessary and victorious struggle.
    Therefore the struggle for Power is principal but it cannot be separated from the struggle for economic and political demands, they are two sides of the same coin, and the latter struggle is necessary. How do we understand the struggle for economic and political demands? We are accused of not having a specific line for the economic and political struggle of the masses. The fact is that we apply it differently, in other forms, with different politics than those applied by the opportunists and revisionists, a new and different way from the traditional forms.
    President Gonzalo teaches us that the struggle for economic and political demands is on side of a coin, which has the struggle for political Power on the other side. It is completely wrong to separate them, to talk only about the struggle for economic and political demands is revisionism. In specifying Marx’s thesis to our society President Gonzalo tells us: “The crisis presents us with two problems: First, how to defend what has been won, because even if in the crisis the gains are lost, more would be lost if they were not defended. This is the necessity of the struggle for demands…, an economic and political struggle…, furthermore, it forges the class and the workers in their struggle for Power. Second, how to end the crisis? It cannot be ended unless the predominant social order is ended… there is a necessity for revolutionary struggle which serving the seizure of power by the armed struggle under the leadership of the Party… one cannot be separated from the other. The relationship of both problems materializes in developing the struggle for demands as a function of political Power.”
    To carry forward the struggle for demands, the union and strike are used. These are the principal form of the economic struggle of the proletariat which are developed into guerrilla warfare. That is how the class is educated in the struggle for Power and elevate it through concrete armed actions which strengthens this form of struggle, giving it a higher quality. In sum, the struggle for demands must be developed serving the conquest of Power. This is a political principle of doing mass work.
    3. WHAT MASSES DO WE GO TO?
    We must start from the class criteria to resolve which masses to go to. It is very important to note that the masses are organized according to the common interests of the classes they belong to. President Gonzalo teaches us that this approach is essential to combat those who pretend to separate masses from classes with tales of “unity,” and of those who betray the true interests of the masses by trafficking with their struggles.
    Also because it allows us to understand that the masses are always an arena of struggle where the bourgeoisie and proletariat clash to lead them. However, only the Communist Party is capable of leading them because it is the only one that can represent them and struggle for their interests. Those who talk about “mass democracy” or who create open mass organisms as if they were a form of Power without violence are merely upholding bourgeois positions that negate the leadership of the proletariat and its dictatorship. Starting from a class criteria has to do with the character of the revolution, with the classes that make up the people who should be united under the leadership of the proletariat. In our case of the democratic revolution, the proletariat leads, the peasantry is principal, the petty bourgeoisie is a firm ally and the middle bourgeoisie has a dual character.
    The basic masses which we must go to are the proletariat and the peasantry, principally the poor peasantry, the petty bourgeoisie and also the middle bourgeoisie. Keeping in mind the specific demands of the masses, we should differentiate between those sectors of the masses which suffer more oppression with the goal of organizing them so that they will struggle to achieve conquests and resolve their specific contradiction.
    This refers to the mass fronts in which we must work. These are: The workers, the proletariat, the leading class of all revolutions, a class whose principal and decisive political objective is the conquest of Power through the People’s War to emancipate itself, emancipate the other classes and finally to destroy itself as a class. Its specific demands are the winning of conquests and rights like increased wages, a shorter work day and better working conditions. Towards this end, the workers’ movement, its struggles, mobilizations, marches, agitation, and strikes must be developed with armed actions.
    “Worry about the fundamental problems of the class and also of the workers, their general and concrete problems which they fight for daily.” The peasants are the principal force, especially the poor peasants, who struggle for the conquest of land through armed struggle under the leadership of the Communist Party. Not seeing it this way leads to the “land seizures” [the take-over of non-arable land and others promoted by the government, revionists and the Church.--Trans.] and conforming to the old order. Further develop the peasant movement applying the “three withs”: live with, work with and struggle with them, thus forging peasants with a proletarian mentality.
    Women which make up half the world and develop the feminine movement for the emancipation of women, a task which is the work of women themselves but under the leadership of the Party. We must combat the bourgeois thesis of women’s liberation. Women struggle against the constant increase in the cost of living which affects the physical integrity of the class and the people. The Party mobilizes the working, peasant and intellectual women, etc.
    The intellectuals so that they may fulfill their role as revolutionary intellectuals serving the proletariat and peasantry within the People’s War. Among them are the high school students, university students and professional occupations, etc. See their specific demands, the defense of their conquests, aiming at a new national, scientific and mass culture, making them conscious that they can only achieve this with the revolution.
    Mobilize the poor masses in the cities, in the shantytowns and slums against hunger and misery, so that they fight for the revolution’s programme, summon them to the People’s War so that they may seize their conquests and rights which are trampled under foot more everyday. Do not allow that they be struck with impunity and teach them how to defend themselves, so that they can resist the enemy’s aggression using all the available means at their disposal.
    Apply “Combat and Resist”, which is the common slogan for the class. Mobilize the youth so that they directly participate in the front lines of the combat trenches of the People’s War. Let young workers, peasants and students develop their struggles for a new world, their right to an education, against unemployment and other ills that wracks them. Make the children active participants in the People’s War. They can carry out many tasks which will help them understand the necessity of transforming the world. They are the future and in the end they will live in the new world. Change their ideology so that they adopt the proletariat’s.
    4. PERSIST IN THE ONLY MARXIST-LENINIST TACTIC
    Starting from Engel’s thesis: “In a country with an old political and workers’ movement, there is always a colossal heap of garbage inherited by tradition that must be cleaned step by step”. Lenin established: “The only Marxist line in the world proletarian movement consists in explaining to the masses that the split with opportunism is inevitable and indispensible, educating them in revolution through a merciless struggle against it”.
    Chairman Mao indicated that a period of struggle against imperialism and revisionism was opening, with revisionism being one of the principal sources of imperialist wars and a danger within the Party for Communists in general. President Gonzalo calls for persisting in the only Marxist tactic which implies four issues: First, sweep away the colossal heap of garbage that is revisionism and opportunism, principally electoralism.
    None of these revisionists and opportunists, nor any of their variaties, can represent, much less defend, the masses. Now as before they only defend the exploiters in turn, yesterday they were merely a boxcar at the tail of the fascist and corporativist Aprista government, sinisterly dragging along the union organizations under their influence. [This practice of revisionism has continued under Fujimori.--Trans.] All these political and union organizations and their leaders do not represent the people but that crust of the labor aristocracy. The union bureaucracy and the bourgeois workers’ parties that always try to swerve the masses from their revoluionary path and are no more than part of that colossal heap of garbage which must be gradually swept away as Engels said.
    Second, go to the deepest and most profound masses which constitute the majority, which in our country are the workers and principally poor peasants, the petty bourgeoisie and also keep the national bourgeoisie in mind. Of these, the most important are the workers and principally poor peasantry, and we must go mainly to them in both the countryside and city. We must propell their movement, lead it, mobilize them for Power so as to topple and overthrow the old State.
    This is the principle issue of the tactic. Among the masses it is necessary to distinguish the superficial scum which is the crust that serves the bourgeoisie from the immense majority of deep and profound masses which will emerge more and more until the destruction of the decrepit state, even more so when a People’s War starts to crumble the old Peruvian state. Third, the masses must be educated in the People’s War, in its theory and practice. Thus, educating them in the peace of bayonets is to allow them to be slaughtered. The masses should no longer shed their blood with impunity only to be betrayed by their false leaders, for capitulation, rather this precious blood should serve the conquest of Power for the class and the people.
    Fourth, it is necessary to struggle implacibly against revisionism and opportunism, combatting it as a dangerous cancer within and outside the Party and among the very masses themselves, or else they will not solidify their revolutionary path. This is a struggle which we have been waging since the reconstitution of the Party and which today in open People’s War is more urgent and implacable because of the increasingly treacherous way they act against us, the people and the revolution, especially if social-imperialism is operating behind them within their policy of collusion and contention with Yankee imperialism for global hegemony. This is applicable to revisionism and opportunism of all breeds no matter who their representatives are.
    Regarding this President Gonzalo tells us: “Rise above this miasma, this superficial revisionism, opportunism and electoralism whic rides on the masses. The main thing is that below this the most colossal and self-impelled force agitates, upon which we operate with the most powerful instrument of the rebellion which exists on the Earth: Armed action. We are the cry that says: ‘It is right to rebel’.”
     
    5. ORGANIZING THE MASSES
    President Gonzalo starting from the ideological and political bases and along with the organizational construction, established the forms of struggle and the forms of organizing the masses. He teaches us the process in which the mass work of the Party developed. In the Constitution. [of the PCP--Trans.] He tells us that Mariátegui outlined the bases for the mass work of the Party and determined specific lines by unleashing the two-line struggle against anarchism which sidestepped the necessity of the Party and also against Apra which negated the Marxist-Leninist conception and the capacity of the class to constitute itself into a Communist Party, through its work in the Front. Once Mariátegui died in the 1930s, his line was abandoned. The work is centered around the masses, putting them at the tail of the big bourgeoisie, deviating them towards “frontism”, elections and revisionism which weighs down on the efforts of the red line to oppose them.
    These erroneous tactics last more than 30 years. In the Reconstruction. President Gonzalo establishes the mass line of the Party and the organic forms. This is in a period of over 15 years of hard two-line struggle which achieve partial leaps. [Refers to successes--Trans.] In the first political strategy of the Reconstruction he develops the initiation of the mass work of the Party, all the militants in Ayacucho did peasant work including the civil construction workers, for example, also with the intellectuals and poor masses of the slums. They supported the land seizures, carried out peasant events, organized the I Regional Convention of Peasants of Ayacucho where the agrarian program was established; this was a transcendental event. He led the historic struggles of June 20, 21 and 22 in 1969 in Ayacucho and Huanta, mobilizing the masses of high school students, parents and families against Decree 006 of General Velasco which we defeated.
    The PCP organized the People’s Defense Front of Ayacucho, reorganized the Revolutionary Student Front (FER), created the Popular Feminine Movement (MFP), the Center for Mariátegui’s Intellectual Work (CETIM), the Revolutionary High School Student Front (FRES) and above all the Poor Peasants Movement (MCP). Thus, new politics were developed through mass work, new forms of struggle and new organic forms came to exist. In the two-line struggle, President Gonzalo fought against revisionism which led the masses towards electoralism and against revolutionary violence to preserve the old order. He fought against Patria Roja, a form of revisionism which trafficked, like it does today, with the slogan “power grows from a barrel of a gun”, negating semi-feudalism, focussing its work around the petty-bourgeoisie, especially students and teachers.
    He also defeated the right liquidationism that diluted the Party’s leadership among the masses, preaching legalism and saying everything could be done through the Peasant Confederation of Peru (CCP), that the peasants didn’t understand confiscation but they did understand expropriation, and that the fascist and corporativist measures of the Velasco government [Military dictatorship from 1968-1972--Trans.] should be deepened.
    In the second political strategy of the Reconstitution, he established the Generated Organisms agreed upon in the Third Plenum of 1973:
    “The actual movements as organizations generated by the proletariat in the different fronts of work. Their three characteristics:
    1) Adherence to Mariátegui,
    2) Mass organizations and
    3) practicing democratic centralism.”
    He founded the character, content and role of the Generated Organisms applying Lenin’s thesis on a clandestine Party and points of Party support in the masses, leasned from the Chinese experience on open and secret work. He specified the necessity, that in order to develop the Reconstitution of the Party, of opening the Party to the masses more, that in order to agree on a policy and carry it out effectively needed to defeat the left liquidationism that believed fascism sweeps everything away, aiming at the Party’s extinction by isolating it from the masses, and showing contempt for the peasantry and proletariat and preaching that “line is enough.”
    With the defeat of the left liquidationist line the ties with the masses grew and People’s Schools were formed, schools which politicized the masses with the conception and line of the Party, which played an important role in the agitation and propaganda by linking the struggle for demands with the struggle for political Power.
    They completed a systematic and planned study of base workplans, unleashing the two-line struggle and developing the mass work. The advance of the work of the Generated Organisms led to President Gonzalo proposing their development into one avalanche, under the political guide of initiating the armed struggle. This led to the forming of zonal works. The Metropolitan Coordination was established for the cities, applying Lenin’s thesis for open work, Chairman Mao’s thesis for work in the cities and that the struggle of the masses should be developed in a reasonable, advantageous and measurable way.
    Their application allowed us to keep the Party clandestine, entrenched in the masses, moving in a good number of activists, distribute propaganda in a short time and facitilated agitation and mobilization under a centralized Party plan. All of this is what we called “the three little feet” for mass work in the cities: Generated Organisms, People’s Schools and the Metropolitan Coordination. For the countryside the first two forms were applied.
    In the third political strategy of the Reconstitution, the Party widely developed its mass work in the zones of the Sierra, linking itself with the poor peasants primarily in the cities with the proletariat and masses in the slums and shantytowns. The generated organisms have played a good role within the culmination of the reconstitution and building bases for the armed struggle.
    The specific lines were developed even further, so that the Classist Movement of Workers and Laborers (MOTC) proposed 15 basic theses for the workers’ movement; the Poor Peasant Movement (MCP) politicized the peasants with the agrarian program specified for new conditions; in the Shantytown Classist Movement (MCB) the list of denunciations and demands of the people are published; the Student Revolutionary Front (FER) develops the thesis of the Defense of the University against fascism; the Revolutionary High School Student Front (FRES) impelled the struggle of students for popular education; the Popular Feminine Movement (MFP) raised the thesis of women’s Emancipation, propelling the mobilization of working women, peasants women, shantytown dwellers and students.
    Furthermore, there was participation in the United Synidicate of Peruvian Educational Workers (SUTEP)which led to its specific class line being adopted in the 1970s. The National Federation of Peruvian University Teachers (FENTUP) was also formed. All of this work entered into a wide ideological-political mobilization to initiate the People’s War. In synthesis, all the mass work of the Party in the Reconstitution was to prepare the initiation of the People’s War.
    As Chairman Mao taught us, before initiating the war, everything is preparation for it, and once it has begun everything serves to develop it. President Gonzalo has applied and firmly developed this principle. In the leadership of the People’s War there was a great leap in the mass work of the Party, a qualitative leap, which shapes the principal form of struggle: The People’s War and the principal form of organization: The People’s Guerrilla Army. [which developed into the People's Army of Liberation in 1992--Trans.] This highest task was carried out by way of the militarization of the Party, and with respect to the mass work means that all the mass work is done through the People’s Guerrilla Army, which as an army of a new type that fulls three tasks: Combat, mobilize and produce.
    We conceive that the second task of the army implies mobilizing, politicizing, organizing and arming the masses, a task which is not counterposed to fighting, which is the principal task, because the principle of concentrating for combat and dispersing for mobilization is applied. In addition, the masses are educated in the war. This is a principle which governs the three forces: Principal ones, local ones and in the bases where various degrees of actions are specified.
    For the mobilization of masses, the Party through the EGP carries forward the People’s Schools, forms the Generated Organisms, the support groups, a policy that applied particularly one way in the countryside, because that is where the New Power is being formed, and in another way in the cities. In the cities, the Revolutionary Defense Movement of the People was formed, aiming at the future insurrection.
    In the countryside, where we have Power, Base Areas and People’s Committees, we see to it that all the masses engage in armed participation, organized in the Party, Army and Front-State. If all the masses are not organized the New Power will not be able to sustain itself for long. Amorphous masses or Power without masses organized under the leadership of the Party is not enougn. In the cities, the mass work is carried out by the Army as well, and the main thing is the struggle for Power through the People’s War, with the struggle for demands serving political Power as a necessary complement. Obviously, this happens with many armed actions with the goal of materializing the new forms of organization.
    We formed the Peoples’s Revolutionary Defense Movement (MRDP), which attracts masses from the workers, peasants, shantytowns and petty bourgeoisie, neutralizing the middle bourgeoisie, aiming at the democratic forces which support the People’s War. The objective is to lead the masses towards the resistance and to the elevation of their struggles into People’s War, to hinder, undermine and perturb the old State and serve the insurrection , preparing the cities with People’s War in a complementary way. We use the double policy of developing our own forms, which is principal, and penetrate all type of organizations. We apply Combat and Resist! Regarding the Generated Organisms, in the People’s War they have expressed developement and their characteristics have changed.
    They continue being mass organizations of the Party and today: They are guided by Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought; They are governed by democratic centralism, and They serve the development of the People’s War. In the countryside, the Generated Organisms are militarized; in the cities many degrees of militarization can be applied. Today, we have the following: MOTC, MCP, MCB, MFP, MJP [youth movement--Trans.], MIP. [intellectual movement--Trans.] Peru People’s Aid is also important which has upsurged in the People’s War as part of the struggle for prisoners of war and dissappeared.
    For the Party’s overseas work the Peru People’s Movement (MPP) has been formed with its specific tasks. Today, after nearly eight years of People’s War the Party has made a great leap in its mass work, proving that it is just and correct to develop mass work within and for the People’s War. As a result of its application our people are learning each day that the class struggle necessarily leads to the struggle for Power. Their growing participation in the People’s War is very expressive, and even if not everyone reaches an understanding of it, they see in it the concrete hope of their emancipation.
    They are developing their struggles with new forms of struggle and organization, and the class struggle in Peru has been elevated to its principal form: The People’s War. The masses are organized in People’s War and are the base and sustenance of it. They are organized in a Communist Party, into a People’s Guerrilla Army and principally in the New Power, the principal conquest of the People’s War in which the workers, peasants and petty-bourgeoisie participate, excercising political power like never before in History. These are qualitative leaps which give rise to conditions for a new chapter in mass work within and for the People’s War until the conquest of Power countrywide.
    Those who uphold Marxism-Leninsm-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought, assume the embodyment of the mass line of the Party and apply it giving up our lives so that the Party seizes Power throughout the country and serves the world revolution.
    EMBODY THE MASS LINE OF THE PARTY!
    ORGANIZE THE CLAMOR OF THE PEOPLE FOR REBELLION!
    MAKE THE GREAT LEAP IN THE INCOPORATION OF THE MASSES WITHIN AND FOR THE PEOPLE’S WAR!
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    Nepal: New CA will surely fail to draft Charter, claims Thapa Badal

    General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ of Nepal Communist Party Maoist talking to the media men in Gorkha District, March 2, 2014 disclosed that his party has come to the conclusion that the incumbent Constituent Assembly too will fail to draft the constitution. He thus proposedan all party political conference as an alternative to the CA to draft the constitution. “The party’s central committee has concluded that the incumbent constituent assembly too will fail to draft the constitution,” he said and added, “Our proposal is to convene an all party conference as an alternate to the CA.”

    “We will request the political parties to accept our demand,” said Thapa and continued, “Else, we will push our demand forcefully through the street as well.” “We are totally aware that the puppet constituent assembly and the puppet government will fail to draft the peoples’ constitution.” “There already exists a high level political committee. If the parties agree to give it a broader shape it will be a political conference.” “We are not demanding for our representation in the CA. We have rather demanded immediate dissolution of the constituent assembly,” he concluded.

    http://www.telegraphnepal.com/headline/2014-03-03/nepal:-new-ca-will-surely-fail-to-draft-charter-claims-thapa-badal
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    NTRODUCTION
    Upholding, defending and applying Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, President Gonzalo has established the mass line of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP). His thesis reaffirms itself in the proletarian conception that we must have in order to evaluate the problem of the masses. He outlines the following political role of the masses in the struggle for Power by way of the People’s War and the struggle for better living conditions which must serve this end.
    We must principally go to the basic masses, the workers and peasants and the many fronts of struggle according to their specific demands and grievances. The only Marxist tactic is going to the deepest and most profound masses, educating them in the revolutionary violence and in the struggle against opportunism. The mass work of the Party that leads the People’s War is carried out through the people’s army. He indicates the importance of the Party generated organisms, as one of the forms of organizing the masses. They must do mass work within and for the People’s War.
    1. REAFFIRMING THE PRINCIPLE “THE MASSES MAKE HISTORY”
    President Gonzalo reaffirms himself in the powerful Marxist principle: “The masses make history.” This teaches us to forge our Communist conception in struggle against the bourgeois conception which is centered around the individual as the axis of history. President Gonzalo states: “The masses are the very light of the world… they are its fiber, the inexhaustable heartbeat of history… when they speak everything trembles, the old order begins to shake, the high summits bow down, the stars change their course because the masses make everything possible and are capable of anything.” Today this reaffirmation has a great importance because it is part of the proletarian conception. It upholds the mass line and is applicable to everything.
    The mass line allows judgment on everything from international questions to specific policies, because it is an ideological problem. No historic fact, no transforming movement, no revolution can be made without the participation of the masses. The Party applies this principle because it has a mass character and it cannot be unlinked from them, otherwise it would be extinguished or diluted. The masses, in order to guarantee the course of their struggle must be led by the Party. The Party has masses: the militants, who as Communists must necessarily embody this principle and struggle constantly to overthrow the rotten individualism which is not a proletarian conception. It can be observed how our process of People’s War is critical to this transformation.
    Furthermore, one principle of leadership is “from the masses to the masses.” This also applies to the People’s War because it is a war of the masses, which are the very source of it. It is with this Marxist conception that we make the People’s War. He particularly highlights the rebellion of the masses as the makers of history. President Gonzalo says: “Since ancient times the masses live subject to oppression and exploitation, but they have always rebelled. This is a long and inexhaustible history… Every time the masses have fought their oppressors they have always called for organizing their rebellion, their arming, their uprising, that it be led, that it be conducted. It has always been this way and it will continue to be. Even after there is another world, it will continue being this way only in another form.”
    “The masses clamor to organize the rebellion. Therefore, the Party, its leaders, cadre and militants today have a peremptory obligation, a destiny: To organize the disorganized Power of the masses and this can only be done with arms in hand. We must arm the masses bit by bit, part by part, until the general arming of the people. When this goal is reached, there will be no exploitation on Earth.” Here he expresses his absolute conviction in the masses, in their historical and political necessity to rebel, to arm themselves, their demand that they be led and organized.
    He calls upon the Communist Parties to complete the demand that comes from Marx and Engels who taught us that there are two powers on the Earth: The armed force of the reactionaries and the disorganized masses. President Gonzalo proposes that if we organize this power, what is only a potential will be activated, and what is a possibility will be a reality. If it is not based on the masses, everything is a house of cards. Concretely, the problem is to go from the state of disorganized masses to masses that are militarily organized.
    We should organize the masses with arms in hand because they clamor to organize the rebellion. As such, we must apply the People’s War which is the principal form of struggle and organize them for the taking of Power led by the Party. This is clearly tied to the principal contradiction in the world today, the strategic offensive of the world revolution, and with the principal tendency in today’s world, revolution. As Marx indicated, the mass line also aims at forming the general arming of the people with the goal of guaranteeing the triumph of the revolution and to prevent capitalist restoration.
    This is a thought of great perspectives that will carry us to Communism: Only by organizing this sea of armed masses will it be possible to defend what is conquered and develop the democratic, socialist and cultural revolutions. He refutes those who propose that the masses don’t want to make revolution or that the masses will not support the People’s War. The problem is not with the masses because they are ready to rebel, but rather it is with the Communist Parties who must assume their obligation to lead and raise them up in arms.
    He differentiates from those positions that today are based on “the accumulation of forces,” which propose parsimoniously binding the masses by way of the so-called “democratic spaces” or the use of legality. Such accumulation of forces doesn’t correspond to the current moment of the international and national class struggle, it doesn’t fit in the type of democratic revolution we are developing and which will have other characteristics within the socialist revolution, since we are living in a revolutionary situation of unequal development in the world.
    He is opposed to and condemns the opportunist positions of making the masses tail after the big bourgeoisie, an electoral path or for armed actions under the command of a super power or power. Thus, he upholds the great slogan of Chairman Mao: “It is right to rebel,” and conceives that the problem of the masses today is that the Communist Parties mobilize, politicize, organize and arm the masses to take Power, specifying people’s war. He specifies the necessity of the scientific organization of poverty. President Gonzalo again stresses that those most disposed to rebel, who clamor the most to organize the rebellion are the poorest masses, and we must pay particular attention to the revolutionary and scientific organization of the masses.
    This is not against the class criteria, because poverty has its origin in exploitation, in the class struggle: “Misery exists linked to fabulous wealth, even the Utopians knew that both are linked: A colossal and challenging wealth next to a revealing and clamorous poverty. This is because exploitation exists.” This thesis is tied to Marx who discovered the revolutionary potential of poverty and the need to scientifically organize it for revolution. Marx taught us that the proletariat does not have property and is the creative class, the only class that will destroy property and will thus destroy itself as a class.
    This thesis is tied to Lenin, who taught us that social revolution does not arise from programmes but from the fact that millions of people say we prefer to die fighting for revolution rather than live as victims of hunger. This thesis is tied to Chairman Mao, who conceived that poverty will propell the yearning for change, for action, for revolution, that it is a blank piece of paper on which the newest and most beautiful words can be written.
    He takes into account the specific conditions of our society. In Peru, to speak about the masses is to speak of the peasant masses, the poor peasants; that the 1920s, 1940s and 1960s demonstrate that it is the peasant struggles that shook the very foundation of the State, but that they lack a guide: The ideology of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought. They lack a motor: The People’s War and the just and correct leadership of the Communist Party.
    The peasants’ struggles were not able to take the correct path to Power, and the blood they shed was used to fetter them and brand them to the old order. These were unforgettable bloodbaths which left extraordinary lessons. The 1980s show that a true mobilization of the armed peasant masses organized in the Communist Party and People’s Guerrilla Army, and that they are giving their precious blood for the new power that is blossoming and developing through the People’s War.
    This particularity is strategic because it permits the comprehension that revolution in the world is defined on the side of the poorest, who constitute the majority and who are the most disposed to rebel. In each revolution we must go to the poorest applying the three requirements that the scientific organization of poverty demand: Ideology, people’s war and a Communist Party.
    In this regard, President Gonzalo says: “Poverty is a driving force of the revolution. The poorest are the most revolutionary, poverty is the most beautiful song; … poverty is not a disgrace, it is an honor, our mountains with their masses are the source of our revolution, who with their hands led by the Communist Party will build a new world. Our guide: Ideology. Our motor: The armed struggle. Our leadership: The Communist Party.”
    2. THE PRINCIPAL ASPECT OF MASS WORK IS POLITICAL POWER, BUT THE STRUGGLE FOR ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DEMANDS IS NECESSARY
    Basing himself on Chaiman Mao’s thesis which generalized revolutionary violence as the universal law for the conquest of Power and which established that the principal form of struggle is the armed struggle and the principal form of organzation is the armed forces. Before the outbreak of a war all the struggles and organizations should serve to prepare it. President Gonzalo teaches us that in mass work the struggle for Power and the struggle for economic demands [luchas reivindicativa] are two sides of the same coin, with the struggle for Power being the first and foremost demand of the masses.
    Organize the masses so that they can go beyond what is permitted by the existing legal order, so that they struggle to destroy the old order and not to maintain it. This is accomplished by use of the three instruments of the revolution: The Party where the few converge, the Army with more participants, and new State–Front which is the base which progressively aglutinates the masses through leaps. In the countryside this is achieved through People’s Committees and in the cities through the People’s Revolutionary Defense Movement. In this way the tradition of electoral fronts, which the revisionists and opportunists apply to channel the struggle of the peasantry and to divert the masses in the cities from not seizing Power through war, is destroyed.
    To center on political Power also demands the organization of the masses in diverse new forms of struggle, because war imposes changes on the struggle and organization of the masses. As Lenin taught us, in revolutionary epochs, new organizations must be formed and go against the old leaders who seek to sell-out the revolution in order to accomodate themselves within the reactionary system. For that reason, the old forms of struggle and organization of the masses cannot be used. The struggle for Power as the principal aspect does not mean that from the beginning we are going to incorporate the masses all at once. Chairman Mao teaches us that developing Base Areas and armed forces is what generates the apogee of the revolution.
    This has to do with the law of incorporation of the masses into the revolution, which was established by the Party in the Second Plenum of 1980, an incorporation that will be through progressive leaps; with more People’s War will come a greater incorporation of the masses. Thus, the People’s War is a political fact that continues to pound ideas into the heads of men through powerful actions, who will bit by bit come to understand their only true path, thereby developing their political consciousness. The People’s War summons all the revolutionaries and opens a trail as it develops. The masses are avid for politics and it is incumbent upon Communists to organize and lead them.
    The masses have concrete problems everywhere and we must worry about them and attend to them. Mass work is done within the class struggle and not on its margins. If we do not do mass work, the reactionaries and revisionists will utilize it for their own ends, whether it be to develop fascism and to corporativize them or hand over their struggles to another imperialist master. These are two wills that are distinct and opposed.
    The masses seek the voice of those who affirm and not those who doubt. In our Party, in the Initiation, President Gonzalo demanded that no one must ever doubt the masses, fighting those who are blind and deaf to the voice of the masses, listening to their faintest rumor and attending to their daily, concrete problems. The masses must never be fooled, they must never be forced, they must know the risks which they may face. They must be summoned to the long, bloody struggle for Power, but with this goal they will understand that it will be a necessary and victorious struggle.
    Therefore the struggle for Power is principal but it cannot be separated from the struggle for economic and political demands, they are two sides of the same coin, and the latter struggle is necessary. How do we understand the struggle for economic and political demands? We are accused of not having a specific line for the economic and political struggle of the masses. The fact is that we apply it differently, in other forms, with different politics than those applied by the opportunists and revisionists, a new and different way from the traditional forms.
    President Gonzalo teaches us that the struggle for economic and political demands is on side of a coin, which has the struggle for political Power on the other side. It is completely wrong to separate them, to talk only about the struggle for economic and political demands is revisionism. In specifying Marx’s thesis to our society President Gonzalo tells us: “The crisis presents us with two problems: First, how to defend what has been won, because even if in the crisis the gains are lost, more would be lost if they were not defended. This is the necessity of the struggle for demands…, an economic and political struggle…, furthermore, it forges the class and the workers in their struggle for Power. Second, how to end the crisis? It cannot be ended unless the predominant social order is ended… there is a necessity for revolutionary struggle which serving the seizure of power by the armed struggle under the leadership of the Party… one cannot be separated from the other. The relationship of both problems materializes in developing the struggle for demands as a function of political Power.”
    To carry forward the struggle for demands, the union and strike are used. These are the principal form of the economic struggle of the proletariat which are developed into guerrilla warfare. That is how the class is educated in the struggle for Power and elevate it through concrete armed actions which strengthens this form of struggle, giving it a higher quality. In sum, the struggle for demands must be developed serving the conquest of Power. This is a political principle of doing mass work.
    3. WHAT MASSES DO WE GO TO?
    We must start from the class criteria to resolve which masses to go to. It is very important to note that the masses are organized according to the common interests of the classes they belong to. President Gonzalo teaches us that this approach is essential to combat those who pretend to separate masses from classes with tales of “unity,” and of those who betray the true interests of the masses by trafficking with their struggles.
    Also because it allows us to understand that the masses are always an arena of struggle where the bourgeoisie and proletariat clash to lead them. However, only the Communist Party is capable of leading them because it is the only one that can represent them and struggle for their interests. Those who talk about “mass democracy” or who create open mass organisms as if they were a form of Power without violence are merely upholding bourgeois positions that negate the leadership of the proletariat and its dictatorship. Starting from a class criteria has to do with the character of the revolution, with the classes that make up the people who should be united under the leadership of the proletariat. In our case of the democratic revolution, the proletariat leads, the peasantry is principal, the petty bourgeoisie is a firm ally and the middle bourgeoisie has a dual character.
    The basic masses which we must go to are the proletariat and the peasantry, principally the poor peasantry, the petty bourgeoisie and also the middle bourgeoisie. Keeping in mind the specific demands of the masses, we should differentiate between those sectors of the masses which suffer more oppression with the goal of organizing them so that they will struggle to achieve conquests and resolve their specific contradiction.
    This refers to the mass fronts in which we must work. These are: The workers, the proletariat, the leading class of all revolutions, a class whose principal and decisive political objective is the conquest of Power through the People’s War to emancipate itself, emancipate the other classes and finally to destroy itself as a class. Its specific demands are the winning of conquests and rights like increased wages, a shorter work day and better working conditions. Towards this end, the workers’ movement, its struggles, mobilizations, marches, agitation, and strikes must be developed with armed actions.
    “Worry about the fundamental problems of the class and also of the workers, their general and concrete problems which they fight for daily.” The peasants are the principal force, especially the poor peasants, who struggle for the conquest of land through armed struggle under the leadership of the Communist Party. Not seeing it this way leads to the “land seizures” [the take-over of non-arable land and others promoted by the government, revionists and the Church.--Trans.] and conforming to the old order. Further develop the peasant movement applying the “three withs”: live with, work with and struggle with them, thus forging peasants with a proletarian mentality.
    Women which make up half the world and develop the feminine movement for the emancipation of women, a task which is the work of women themselves but under the leadership of the Party. We must combat the bourgeois thesis of women’s liberation. Women struggle against the constant increase in the cost of living which affects the physical integrity of the class and the people. The Party mobilizes the working, peasant and intellectual women, etc.
    The intellectuals so that they may fulfill their role as revolutionary intellectuals serving the proletariat and peasantry within the People’s War. Among them are the high school students, university students and professional occupations, etc. See their specific demands, the defense of their conquests, aiming at a new national, scientific and mass culture, making them conscious that they can only achieve this with the revolution.
    Mobilize the poor masses in the cities, in the shantytowns and slums against hunger and misery, so that they fight for the revolution’s programme, summon them to the People’s War so that they may seize their conquests and rights which are trampled under foot more everyday. Do not allow that they be struck with impunity and teach them how to defend themselves, so that they can resist the enemy’s aggression using all the available means at their disposal.
    Apply “Combat and Resist”, which is the common slogan for the class. Mobilize the youth so that they directly participate in the front lines of the combat trenches of the People’s War. Let young workers, peasants and students develop their struggles for a new world, their right to an education, against unemployment and other ills that wracks them. Make the children active participants in the People’s War. They can carry out many tasks which will help them understand the necessity of transforming the world. They are the future and in the end they will live in the new world. Change their ideology so that they adopt the proletariat’s.
    4. PERSIST IN THE ONLY MARXIST-LENINIST TACTIC
    Starting from Engel’s thesis: “In a country with an old political and workers’ movement, there is always a colossal heap of garbage inherited by tradition that must be cleaned step by step”. Lenin established: “The only Marxist line in the world proletarian movement consists in explaining to the masses that the split with opportunism is inevitable and indispensible, educating them in revolution through a merciless struggle against it”.
    Chairman Mao indicated that a period of struggle against imperialism and revisionism was opening, with revisionism being one of the principal sources of imperialist wars and a danger within the Party for Communists in general. President Gonzalo calls for persisting in the only Marxist tactic which implies four issues: First, sweep away the colossal heap of garbage that is revisionism and opportunism, principally electoralism.
    None of these revisionists and opportunists, nor any of their variaties, can represent, much less defend, the masses. Now as before they only defend the exploiters in turn, yesterday they were merely a boxcar at the tail of the fascist and corporativist Aprista government, sinisterly dragging along the union organizations under their influence. [This practice of revisionism has continued under Fujimori.--Trans.] All these political and union organizations and their leaders do not represent the people but that crust of the labor aristocracy. The union bureaucracy and the bourgeois workers’ parties that always try to swerve the masses from their revoluionary path and are no more than part of that colossal heap of garbage which must be gradually swept away as Engels said.
    Second, go to the deepest and most profound masses which constitute the majority, which in our country are the workers and principally poor peasants, the petty bourgeoisie and also keep the national bourgeoisie in mind. Of these, the most important are the workers and principally poor peasantry, and we must go mainly to them in both the countryside and city. We must propell their movement, lead it, mobilize them for Power so as to topple and overthrow the old State.
    This is the principle issue of the tactic. Among the masses it is necessary to distinguish the superficial scum which is the crust that serves the bourgeoisie from the immense majority of deep and profound masses which will emerge more and more until the destruction of the decrepit state, even more so when a People’s War starts to crumble the old Peruvian state. Third, the masses must be educated in the People’s War, in its theory and practice. Thus, educating them in the peace of bayonets is to allow them to be slaughtered. The masses should no longer shed their blood with impunity only to be betrayed by their false leaders, for capitulation, rather this precious blood should serve the conquest of Power for the class and the people.
    Fourth, it is necessary to struggle implacibly against revisionism and opportunism, combatting it as a dangerous cancer within and outside the Party and among the very masses themselves, or else they will not solidify their revolutionary path. This is a struggle which we have been waging since the reconstitution of the Party and which today in open People’s War is more urgent and implacable because of the increasingly treacherous way they act against us, the people and the revolution, especially if social-imperialism is operating behind them within their policy of collusion and contention with Yankee imperialism for global hegemony. This is applicable to revisionism and opportunism of all breeds no matter who their representatives are.
    Regarding this President Gonzalo tells us: “Rise above this miasma, this superficial revisionism, opportunism and electoralism whic rides on the masses. The main thing is that below this the most colossal and self-impelled force agitates, upon which we operate with the most powerful instrument of the rebellion which exists on the Earth: Armed action. We are the cry that says: ‘It is right to rebel’.”
     
    5. ORGANIZING THE MASSES
    President Gonzalo starting from the ideological and political bases and along with the organizational construction, established the forms of struggle and the forms of organizing the masses. He teaches us the process in which the mass work of the Party developed. In the Constitution. [of the PCP--Trans.] He tells us that Mariátegui outlined the bases for the mass work of the Party and determined specific lines by unleashing the two-line struggle against anarchism which sidestepped the necessity of the Party and also against Apra which negated the Marxist-Leninist conception and the capacity of the class to constitute itself into a Communist Party, through its work in the Front. Once Mariátegui died in the 1930s, his line was abandoned. The work is centered around the masses, putting them at the tail of the big bourgeoisie, deviating them towards “frontism”, elections and revisionism which weighs down on the efforts of the red line to oppose them.
    These erroneous tactics last more than 30 years. In the Reconstruction. President Gonzalo establishes the mass line of the Party and the organic forms. This is in a period of over 15 years of hard two-line struggle which achieve partial leaps. [Refers to successes--Trans.] In the first political strategy of the Reconstruction he develops the initiation of the mass work of the Party, all the militants in Ayacucho did peasant work including the civil construction workers, for example, also with the intellectuals and poor masses of the slums. They supported the land seizures, carried out peasant events, organized the I Regional Convention of Peasants of Ayacucho where the agrarian program was established; this was a transcendental event. He led the historic struggles of June 20, 21 and 22 in 1969 in Ayacucho and Huanta, mobilizing the masses of high school students, parents and families against Decree 006 of General Velasco which we defeated.
    The PCP organized the People’s Defense Front of Ayacucho, reorganized the Revolutionary Student Front (FER), created the Popular Feminine Movement (MFP), the Center for Mariátegui’s Intellectual Work (CETIM), the Revolutionary High School Student Front (FRES) and above all the Poor Peasants Movement (MCP). Thus, new politics were developed through mass work, new forms of struggle and new organic forms came to exist. In the two-line struggle, President Gonzalo fought against revisionism which led the masses towards electoralism and against revolutionary violence to preserve the old order. He fought against Patria Roja, a form of revisionism which trafficked, like it does today, with the slogan “power grows from a barrel of a gun”, negating semi-feudalism, focussing its work around the petty-bourgeoisie, especially students and teachers.
    He also defeated the right liquidationism that diluted the Party’s leadership among the masses, preaching legalism and saying everything could be done through the Peasant Confederation of Peru (CCP), that the peasants didn’t understand confiscation but they did understand expropriation, and that the fascist and corporativist measures of the Velasco government [Military dictatorship from 1968-1972--Trans.] should be deepened.
    In the second political strategy of the Reconstitution, he established the Generated Organisms agreed upon in the Third Plenum of 1973:
    “The actual movements as organizations generated by the proletariat in the different fronts of work. Their three characteristics:
    1) Adherence to Mariátegui,
    2) Mass organizations and
    3) practicing democratic centralism.”
    He founded the character, content and role of the Generated Organisms applying Lenin’s thesis on a clandestine Party and points of Party support in the masses, leasned from the Chinese experience on open and secret work. He specified the necessity, that in order to develop the Reconstitution of the Party, of opening the Party to the masses more, that in order to agree on a policy and carry it out effectively needed to defeat the left liquidationism that believed fascism sweeps everything away, aiming at the Party’s extinction by isolating it from the masses, and showing contempt for the peasantry and proletariat and preaching that “line is enough.”
    With the defeat of the left liquidationist line the ties with the masses grew and People’s Schools were formed, schools which politicized the masses with the conception and line of the Party, which played an important role in the agitation and propaganda by linking the struggle for demands with the struggle for political Power.
    They completed a systematic and planned study of base workplans, unleashing the two-line struggle and developing the mass work. The advance of the work of the Generated Organisms led to President Gonzalo proposing their development into one avalanche, under the political guide of initiating the armed struggle. This led to the forming of zonal works. The Metropolitan Coordination was established for the cities, applying Lenin’s thesis for open work, Chairman Mao’s thesis for work in the cities and that the struggle of the masses should be developed in a reasonable, advantageous and measurable way.
    Their application allowed us to keep the Party clandestine, entrenched in the masses, moving in a good number of activists, distribute propaganda in a short time and facitilated agitation and mobilization under a centralized Party plan. All of this is what we called “the three little feet” for mass work in the cities: Generated Organisms, People’s Schools and the Metropolitan Coordination. For the countryside the first two forms were applied.
    In the third political strategy of the Reconstitution, the Party widely developed its mass work in the zones of the Sierra, linking itself with the poor peasants primarily in the cities with the proletariat and masses in the slums and shantytowns. The generated organisms have played a good role within the culmination of the reconstitution and building bases for the armed struggle.
    The specific lines were developed even further, so that the Classist Movement of Workers and Laborers (MOTC) proposed 15 basic theses for the workers’ movement; the Poor Peasant Movement (MCP) politicized the peasants with the agrarian program specified for new conditions; in the Shantytown Classist Movement (MCB) the list of denunciations and demands of the people are published; the Student Revolutionary Front (FER) develops the thesis of the Defense of the University against fascism; the Revolutionary High School Student Front (FRES) impelled the struggle of students for popular education; the Popular Feminine Movement (MFP) raised the thesis of women’s Emancipation, propelling the mobilization of working women, peasants women, shantytown dwellers and students.
    Furthermore, there was participation in the United Synidicate of Peruvian Educational Workers (SUTEP)which led to its specific class line being adopted in the 1970s. The National Federation of Peruvian University Teachers (FENTUP) was also formed. All of this work entered into a wide ideological-political mobilization to initiate the People’s War. In synthesis, all the mass work of the Party in the Reconstitution was to prepare the initiation of the People’s War.
    As Chairman Mao taught us, before initiating the war, everything is preparation for it, and once it has begun everything serves to develop it. President Gonzalo has applied and firmly developed this principle. In the leadership of the People’s War there was a great leap in the mass work of the Party, a qualitative leap, which shapes the principal form of struggle: The People’s War and the principal form of organization: The People’s Guerrilla Army. [which developed into the People's Army of Liberation in 1992--Trans.] This highest task was carried out by way of the militarization of the Party, and with respect to the mass work means that all the mass work is done through the People’s Guerrilla Army, which as an army of a new type that fulls three tasks: Combat, mobilize and produce.
    We conceive that the second task of the army implies mobilizing, politicizing, organizing and arming the masses, a task which is not counterposed to fighting, which is the principal task, because the principle of concentrating for combat and dispersing for mobilization is applied. In addition, the masses are educated in the war. This is a principle which governs the three forces: Principal ones, local ones and in the bases where various degrees of actions are specified.
    For the mobilization of masses, the Party through the EGP carries forward the People’s Schools, forms the Generated Organisms, the support groups, a policy that applied particularly one way in the countryside, because that is where the New Power is being formed, and in another way in the cities. In the cities, the Revolutionary Defense Movement of the People was formed, aiming at the future insurrection.
    In the countryside, where we have Power, Base Areas and People’s Committees, we see to it that all the masses engage in armed participation, organized in the Party, Army and Front-State. If all the masses are not organized the New Power will not be able to sustain itself for long. Amorphous masses or Power without masses organized under the leadership of the Party is not enougn. In the cities, the mass work is carried out by the Army as well, and the main thing is the struggle for Power through the People’s War, with the struggle for demands serving political Power as a necessary complement. Obviously, this happens with many armed actions with the goal of materializing the new forms of organization.
    We formed the Peoples’s Revolutionary Defense Movement (MRDP), which attracts masses from the workers, peasants, shantytowns and petty bourgeoisie, neutralizing the middle bourgeoisie, aiming at the democratic forces which support the People’s War. The objective is to lead the masses towards the resistance and to the elevation of their struggles into People’s War, to hinder, undermine and perturb the old State and serve the insurrection , preparing the cities with People’s War in a complementary way. We use the double policy of developing our own forms, which is principal, and penetrate all type of organizations. We apply Combat and Resist! Regarding the Generated Organisms, in the People’s War they have expressed developement and their characteristics have changed.
    They continue being mass organizations of the Party and today: They are guided by Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought; They are governed by democratic centralism, and They serve the development of the People’s War. In the countryside, the Generated Organisms are militarized; in the cities many degrees of militarization can be applied. Today, we have the following: MOTC, MCP, MCB, MFP, MJP [youth movement--Trans.], MIP. [intellectual movement--Trans.] Peru People’s Aid is also important which has upsurged in the People’s War as part of the struggle for prisoners of war and dissappeared.
    For the Party’s overseas work the Peru People’s Movement (MPP) has been formed with its specific tasks. Today, after nearly eight years of People’s War the Party has made a great leap in its mass work, proving that it is just and correct to develop mass work within and for the People’s War. As a result of its application our people are learning each day that the class struggle necessarily leads to the struggle for Power. Their growing participation in the People’s War is very expressive, and even if not everyone reaches an understanding of it, they see in it the concrete hope of their emancipation.
    They are developing their struggles with new forms of struggle and organization, and the class struggle in Peru has been elevated to its principal form: The People’s War. The masses are organized in People’s War and are the base and sustenance of it. They are organized in a Communist Party, into a People’s Guerrilla Army and principally in the New Power, the principal conquest of the People’s War in which the workers, peasants and petty-bourgeoisie participate, excercising political power like never before in History. These are qualitative leaps which give rise to conditions for a new chapter in mass work within and for the People’s War until the conquest of Power countrywide.
    Those who uphold Marxism-Leninsm-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought, assume the embodyment of the mass line of the Party and apply it giving up our lives so that the Party seizes Power throughout the country and serves the world revolution.
    EMBODY THE MASS LINE OF THE PARTY!
    ORGANIZE THE CLAMOR OF THE PEOPLE FOR REBELLION!
    MAKE THE GREAT LEAP IN THE INCOPORATION OF THE MASSES WITHIN AND FOR THE PEOPLE’S WAR!
    http://www.signalfire.org/?p=23344
     
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    Women Martyrs of The Indian Revolution-Keskal Martyrs 
    Martyrdom : 10-03-2009
    On March 10, 2009 an informer tipped off the police about the whereabouts of comrades Kamala and Parvati and they caught them. These unarmed women comrades were tortured and raped but they could not extract even one word from them. The cruel police cut off their hands and legs and finally killed them.
    Comrade Punem Chanki (Kamala)
    Chanki (30) was born in Eeral village of Gangalur area, West Bastar (Bijapur district). As she was born in a revolutionary movement area she was associated with the politics from childhood. Sangam activities started since 1987 in that village. Jan Jagran started in 1990. Some anti-social elements of Gangalur and Cherpal villages participated actively in it. Kamala participated actively in the attacks on them. Again in 1997, in the Bhairamgadh and Mirtul areas, Jan Jagran started under Mahendra Karma, the Congress leader. They attacked many villages. Under his leadership, goons attacked Mirtul, Timmam, Japrur, Dumri and Paralnar villages.
    They beat the Sangam leaders and raped the Sangam women. They forcefully made them eat turmeric rice and take oath that they would not continue in the sangam. In retaliation to this terror, four thousand people attacked the leaders of Jan Jagran in Mirtul in July 1997. As the member of Gangalur KAMS range committe, Kamala led the women in this attack. She was in the forefront in punishing them. The Gangalur KAMS first conference was held in April 1997. In May 1997, 30 years of Naxalbari celebrations were held in Kolkata. DAKMS and KAMS activists attended the meeting in Kolkata. Kamala also attended this along with Karuna who was martyred in Daula raid.
    With increased revolutionary consciousness, she opposed forced marriages. She worked in the village KAMS and organized women against age old traditions and patriarchy. She led the KAMS in fighting against regressive patriarchal ideas like ‘women should not sit on stools or comb their hairs in front of elders’. She not only organized militia but also gave it training. Gradually she developed to become KAMS range committee leader. She became a PR and joined the Bhairamgadh LOS in April 1998 and worked for some time in Madded too. She became the deputy of a SGS in South Bastar in 1999. Within a few days she was shifted to PL-6 in 2001. She worked with discipline and fulfilled all her responsibilities activity.
    She took up responsibilities and jobs which were beyond age or experience. She fulfilled them with sincerity and tirelessly. Party had the confidence that if Kamala is given any task, it would be fulfilled well. She behaved responsibly with people. She was in the forefront in teaching them cleanliness, fulfilling their medical needs and in participating in production. She learnt to read and write in the party along with military skills. She participated in the Cherpal ambush and Takilod opportunity raid and ambushes and enthued the people of that area. She was shifted to North Bastar division in 2004. She took up the responsibility of LOS commander of Keskal. In 2007 September East Bastar was formed and Keskal area became part of it. She worked for KAMS as Keskal ACM. When she was in the village, an informer tipped off the police and they caught her along with another Com.Parvati on March 10, 2009. These unarmed women comrades were tortured and raped but they could not extract even one word from them. The cruel police cut off their hands and legs and killed them. The radio conveyed the concocted ‘encounter’ story as usual.
    Comrade Telam Parvathi
    The central and state governments had unleashed the fascist Salwa Judum to crush the revolutionary movement in DK from June 2005. It started in the village Kutru of Bhairamgad area in West Bastar. They attacked the people of Konapal in June 2005 but the people heroically resisted and chased the goons away. In that same period under the leadership of Salwa Judum goons Mahesh Gagda and Vikram Mandavi, Salwa Judum goons had attacked the villages Pollevaya, Pondum, Patrapara and Keshkutul with the support of Naga police. Many houses were burnt down, women were raped and innocent people were just gunned down in cold blood. It was white terror everywhere.
    During this severe repression, the people of Pollevaya stood firmly with the revolutionary movement and fought back the Judum goons. DAKMS, KAMS, CNM and militia stood in the forefront inspiring the people. They told them not to surrender or join the rahath sibirs. It was due to the support provided by them that people could withstand this fascist attack. In this severe repression period, Com. Parvathi stood in the forefront as the Secretary of KAMS committee in the village. Parvathi was born in Pollevaya 21 years ago in Telami family. From her childhood she worked in Bal Sangam.
    Then she worked in the KAMS and participated in many economic and political struggles. She worked for the increase in wages of tendu leaf labourers and against oppression, corruption of sarpanches and secretaries and against patriarchy on women. After Judum, the village life was torn apart; she rose to the occassion and inspired the youth to join PLGA. When she was working in the KAMS range committee, the Judum people had already conducted two meetings in her village and threatened the people not to support the party. Again Mahendra Karma was about to speak at a meeting. When she came to know that he was coming along with SPOs and goons, she and the other mass leaders told the people not to attend the meeting. So, many of them did not attend it. On that day Karma announced in the meeting that he would keep Parvathi as his keep. Actually he is paternal uncle of Parvathi as per relation. That means she is like a daughter to him by relation. Such is the callouness of Karma!
    One day while she was bathing in a stream, police began surrounding her to catch her. Since she was a range committee member of KAMS and was working against Judum, her name became famous. She left all her clothes and everything there and began running away from them. They chased her and even fired at her. Two batches of them were chasing her. Finally she escaped. On that day too, they held a meeting and threatened her family members that they would kill them if she did not surrender. She wanted to end all this and dreamt of a society where poor adivasis like her could live peacefully. So she joined the Bhairamgadh squad in 2005 September. Later she participated in the raid on the Gangulur rahath sibir. On February 10, 2006, she participated in the raid on Bailadilla Hiroli ammunition depot.
    After she joined the party, her family members were recruited into the SPOs. Such is the divide which the Judum is bringing in the families. They established a camp just five minutes away from her village and their atrocities increased even more. These are the circumstances which are moulding young women like Parvati into stauch revolutionaries. In March 2006, she was transferred to East Bastar. There she participated actively in all the military actions as a member of PL-17. She participated in the firing on police in Ara and Mulle villages. She was transferred to women work in 2007. From then on till her martyrdom, she worked hard to build up KAMS units in Barda area. While working there, she was caught along with Com. Kamala by the police and killed after severe tortures by them on 10-03-2009.
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    Manipur ,RPF chief unmasks ‘hidden agenda’ behind peace-talksImphal, : Irengbam Chaoren, the supremo ofthe proscribed Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) has categorically asserted that ‘peace-talks and ceasefire’ which are often termed as ‘dialogue’ between armed groups and the Indian Government have been used as an instrument to shield their hidden agenda to confuse the ‘oppressed masses’ in the name of peace and prosperity in the North East region.In his message to the people on theeve of 35th raising day of RPF (Independence Demand Day), Chaoren said, “Our history testifies Manipur was a self-reliant independent political entity which has today been enslaved by India’s colonialism.As the contradiction becomes more and more eminent, the fight against colonialism is a historical necessity for the Manipuris and has reached a ripening level today. The onus that lies with the people of Manipur is to be consolidated and enhanced further as the global opinion is wrapped in deliberate denial diplomacy towards India’s colonial ambitions in our region”. Chaoren went on to say that “the time is ripe to bring home a conclusive understanding that the tall claims of ushering in peace in the State of Manipur would nowhere result in securing the people’s complete freedom and independence…
     
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    Naxalite Hardhan Majhi arrested, sent to jail
    Chandil, Feb 25: Through a special search operation by CRPF Batalian team at Matkadih Village under Chauka Police Station, the team was successful in nabbing a naxalite Hardhan Majhi on Tuesday, Feb 25. Majhi was soon handed over to Chauka Police. On the course of sending Majhi to jail, Chauka Police Station incharge Rajdev Singh talking to the media persons said that Majhi was present in several incidents in the last couple of years. Majhi was also a member of Kundan Pahan group.
    Singh further said that Majhi was a member of Jan Virodhi Aandolan Samiti and used to collect money from people. Police recovered two CDs, five magazines in which history of naxalites and white paper and several other things. At the press meet ASI RD along with other police officers were present.
    http://www.avenuemail.in/region/naxalite-hardhan-majhi-arrested-sent-jail/31079/
    hree Maoist cadres carrying rewards arrested in Bastar
    Three Maoists, including two women, who carried rewards on their heads, were arrested from separate places in Maoist-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, the police said in Raipur on Wednesday. Two Maoist cadres were nabbed from the Maraskol forest area under Dhaudai police station limits of Narayanpur district last evening, Narayanpur Additional Superintendent of Police O P Sharma said. A joint squad of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the district police was on a combing operation in the restive Dhaudai region, which is around 350 km away from Chhattisgarh’s state capital Raipur, when it spotted Maoist rebels trying to flee, he said.
    They were nabbed after a chase. During interrogation, they admitted to their involvement in the Maoist movement, he said. The duo has been identified as Sukhdeyi (48), head of the Kongera Maoist Janatana Sarkar and a wanted woman cadre who carried a reward of Rs 5,000 on her head, and Dasu Ram Salaam (24), a member of the Daula Local Operation Squad, he said. In a separate incident, a wanted Maoist was arrested from his residence in Maalnar village under the Mardapal police station limits of Kondagaon district late last evening, a senior police official said.
    A joint patrol of the CRPF and the district police force was on an area domination operation in the forests of Mardapal when it received a tip-off about the presence of a Maoist cadre in the Maalnar village. The arrested Maoist has been identified as Mate Bai, a member of the Chema Jan Militia who carried a reward of Rs 5,000 on her head, the official said. All three arrested Maoists were allegedly involved in several cases including loot, arson and murder, he said.
    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/three-maoist-cadres-carrying-rewards-arrested-in-bastar/454514-3-235.html
    Anti-Naxal ops: BSF to get two new choppers
    New Delhi: The BSF air wing will get two new advanced military helicopters by this year-end for aiding security forces in anti-Naxal operations. The new choppers, Mi-17 (V-5 variants), are part of the first batch of the machines which will be delivered to the Border Security Force under the eight-helicopter deal that the force is expected to get as part of modernisation of its air fleet. “We are hopeful of getting two helicopters by this year-end, preferably in September.
    This is part of the eight- chopper package that our air wing is supposed to get,” BSF chief Subhash Joshi told PTI. The new choppers will add to the existing fleet of eleven helicopters which are currently tasked to carry troops, material and casualty evacuation in Naxal violence affected states. Both Indian Air Force and BSF choppers are part of this existing fleet. Joshi said the new choppers are expected to be deployed first in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) theatre.
    These helicopters are advanced versions of the existing fleet of Mi-17s and will be equipped with sophisticated avionics and on-board navigation systems making them more suitable for both day and night operations in Naxal-affected areas. The Mi-17 V-5 helicopters have an on-board weather radar along with the state-of-the art autopilot and latest night vision devices which are at present not available with the Mi-17s. The BSF, country’s largest border guarding force, is the nodal authority for operating the air wing under the Home Ministry and its ALH ‘Dhruv’ and Mi-17 choppers are used by all the seven paramilitary forces of the country like CRPF, ITBP, SSB, CISF, Assam Rifles for various tasks and by the elite counter-terror force NSG for training of commandos and VIP travel.
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/delhi/anti-naxal-ops-bsf-to-get-two-new-choppers_914233.html
    Maoist killed in Gumla gunfight
    GUMLA: A Maoist was gunned down in a police encounter at Icha village under Ghaghra police station, 40 km off the district town, early on Tuesday. The security forces recovered an SLR and other items from the encounter site during a search operation. The slain rebel has not yet been identified as yet, police said. According to police, they had specific information about the presence of some 25-30 Maoists led by their commanders Sushil Gounjhu and Ranjeet in Icha village on Monday night.
    A big contingent of security forces led by ASP Pawan Kumar, SDPO D K Pande and CRPF deputy commandant, AK Singh was dispatched for the onslaught of the Maoists. As soon as they reached the village, the rebels started firing gunshots at them. Police too retaliated with fire at about 1.30 am, said Gumla SP Rakesh Bansal after visiting the spot. In the encounter which continued for about two hours, a Maoist was killed and a SLR, a rucksack shawl, shoes etc were recovered, he said. They had possibly gone to Icha village to take on members of a rival group called Jharkhand Jan Mukti Parishad (JJMP) led by its supremo Manjeet, a source revealed.
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/Maoist-killed-in-Gumla-gunfight/articleshow/31037762.cms
    Naxalites slay Balapam sarpanch near Hyderabad
    CHINTAPALLI (Visakhapatnam): Striking terror in the hearts of locals as well as police personnel ahead of the elections, Maoists killed the recently elected sarpanch of Balapam panchayat, a Red stronghold, in Chintapalli in the wee hours of Tuesday for contesting the elections against their order. The 38-year-old sarpanch, Sinderi Karla, was hacked to death by a group of Naxals after being dragged out of his house at Rallagedda of Balapam panchayat. Karla is survived by his wife and two children.
    According to sources, around 50 Naxals and militia members led by Maoist leaders Kiran and Azad entered the village around 2.30 am on Tuesday, tied up Karla’s hands and dragged him out of his house. The Naxals told the sarpanch’s wife that they wanted to discuss some issues with him and also hold a meeting in the village. They took him to a martyrs’ pylon on the outskirts of the village. Interestingly, Karla was one of the persons instrumental in constructing the martyrs’ pylon, sources said Raju told media persons that he soon heard his brother’s cries for help and after a few minutes the villagers found Karla lying lifeless in a pool of blood with a deep wound on his neck.
    The Reds left a note on Karla’s body warning Prem Singh, Sobhan, Soma Raju, Nooka Raju and Sanjeeva Rao that they would meet the same fate if they did not leave the village along with their families. Alleging that Karla was a police informer, the note also accused him of colluding with the Annavaram and Chintapalli police and playing a key role in illegal arrests and surrenders as well as in harassing people agitating for their rights on coffee plantations and at bauxite mines. They also accused him of playing a key role in laying roads along with the Essar pipeline. The note, left in the name of the Korukonda committee, also alleged that Karla had contested the local body elections though nobody was willing to contest or vote.
    The Naxals said they had warned Karla through letters, leaflets and the Praja court, but he did not heed their warnings. Karla was unanimously elected sarpanch of Balapam panchayat last month and reportedly joined the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP). The Balapam panchayat election was postponed in August last year when no one was willing to contest in the wake of Maoist threats. According to sources, Karla, who was a strong Maoist sympathiser, was among the 75 Maoist militia members and sympathizers that surrendered before the police in 2012. After the surrenders, the police got access to the village that was once considered to be a Maoist stronghold in the Korukonda tracts.
    Visakha Rural SP Vikram Jeet Duggal told TOI that the police had warned Karla three days ago that he was on the Maoist hit list. “We had warned him to leave the village for a safer place for a few days, but he was confident that the Naxals would not do anything to him if he was in the village,” Duggal said, adding that the Naxals were ironically targeting innocent tribals that they were claiming to be fighting for.
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Naxalites-slay-Balapam-sarpanch-near-Hyderabad/articleshow/31008961.cms
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    National unity govt be formed: CPN-Maoist General Secretary

    KATHMANDU, FEB 26 – General Secretary of the CPN-Maoist , Ram Bahadur Thapa, has demanded that a national unity government should be formed including all political parties and write new constitution through an all-side political conference. Speaking at an interaction organized by the Nepal Rastriya Dalit Mukti Morcha on the occasion of 19th Memorial Day of the first martyr of the People’s War, Dil Bahadur Ramtel, General Secretary Thapa claimed that the current Constituent Assembly was not an independent one and that it could not write pro-people constitution. In a different note, General Secretary Thapa stressed on the need of providing the especial rights instead of reserve quotas.

    Chairman of the Morcha, Tilak Pariyar, said it was necessary to move ahead to struggle for the dalit’s rights forming joint forum. Similarly, General Secretary of the Nepal Dalit’s Association, Laxmi Pariyar, said it was unfortunate not to make Dalit’s representation in the new government. Ramtel, 14-year-old student from Gorkha district, was killed on Fagun14, 2052 B.S. at the very beginning of the people’s war.

    http://www.ekantipur.com/2014/02/26/national/national-unity-govt-be-formed-cpn-maoist-general-secretary/385934.html
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    Naxalite Hardhan Majhi arrested, sent to jail
    Chandil, Feb 25: Through a special search operation by CRPF Batalian team at Matkadih Village under Chauka Police Station, the team was successful in nabbing a naxalite Hardhan Majhi on Tuesday, Feb 25. Majhi was soon handed over to Chauka Police. On the course of sending Majhi to jail, Chauka Police Station incharge Rajdev Singh talking to the media persons said that Majhi was present in several incidents in the last couple of years. Majhi was also a member of Kundan Pahan group.
    Singh further said that Majhi was a member of Jan Virodhi Aandolan Samiti and used to collect money from people. Police recovered two CDs, five magazines in which history of naxalites and white paper and several other things. At the press meet ASI RD along with other police officers were present.
    http://www.avenuemail.in/region/naxalite-hardhan-majhi-arrested-sent-jail/31079/
    hree Maoist cadres carrying rewards arrested in Bastar
    Three Maoists, including two women, who carried rewards on their heads, were arrested from separate places in Maoist-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, the police said in Raipur on Wednesday. Two Maoist cadres were nabbed from the Maraskol forest area under Dhaudai police station limits of Narayanpur district last evening, Narayanpur Additional Superintendent of Police O P Sharma said. A joint squad of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the district police was on a combing operation in the restive Dhaudai region, which is around 350 km away from Chhattisgarh’s state capital Raipur, when it spotted Maoist rebels trying to flee, he said.
    They were nabbed after a chase. During interrogation, they admitted to their involvement in the Maoist movement, he said. The duo has been identified as Sukhdeyi (48), head of the Kongera Maoist Janatana Sarkar and a wanted woman cadre who carried a reward of Rs 5,000 on her head, and Dasu Ram Salaam (24), a member of the Daula Local Operation Squad, he said. In a separate incident, a wanted Maoist was arrested from his residence in Maalnar village under the Mardapal police station limits of Kondagaon district late last evening, a senior police official said.
    A joint patrol of the CRPF and the district police force was on an area domination operation in the forests of Mardapal when it received a tip-off about the presence of a Maoist cadre in the Maalnar village. The arrested Maoist has been identified as Mate Bai, a member of the Chema Jan Militia who carried a reward of Rs 5,000 on her head, the official said. All three arrested Maoists were allegedly involved in several cases including loot, arson and murder, he said.
    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/three-maoist-cadres-carrying-rewards-arrested-in-bastar/454514-3-235.html
    Anti-Naxal ops: BSF to get two new choppers
    New Delhi: The BSF air wing will get two new advanced military helicopters by this year-end for aiding security forces in anti-Naxal operations. The new choppers, Mi-17 (V-5 variants), are part of the first batch of the machines which will be delivered to the Border Security Force under the eight-helicopter deal that the force is expected to get as part of modernisation of its air fleet. “We are hopeful of getting two helicopters by this year-end, preferably in September.
    This is part of the eight- chopper package that our air wing is supposed to get,” BSF chief Subhash Joshi told PTI. The new choppers will add to the existing fleet of eleven helicopters which are currently tasked to carry troops, material and casualty evacuation in Naxal violence affected states. Both Indian Air Force and BSF choppers are part of this existing fleet. Joshi said the new choppers are expected to be deployed first in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) theatre.
    These helicopters are advanced versions of the existing fleet of Mi-17s and will be equipped with sophisticated avionics and on-board navigation systems making them more suitable for both day and night operations in Naxal-affected areas. The Mi-17 V-5 helicopters have an on-board weather radar along with the state-of-the art autopilot and latest night vision devices which are at present not available with the Mi-17s. The BSF, country’s largest border guarding force, is the nodal authority for operating the air wing under the Home Ministry and its ALH ‘Dhruv’ and Mi-17 choppers are used by all the seven paramilitary forces of the country like CRPF, ITBP, SSB, CISF, Assam Rifles for various tasks and by the elite counter-terror force NSG for training of commandos and VIP travel.
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/delhi/anti-naxal-ops-bsf-to-get-two-new-choppers_914233.html
    Maoist killed in Gumla gunfight
    GUMLA: A Maoist was gunned down in a police encounter at Icha village under Ghaghra police station, 40 km off the district town, early on Tuesday. The security forces recovered an SLR and other items from the encounter site during a search operation. The slain rebel has not yet been identified as yet, police said. According to police, they had specific information about the presence of some 25-30 Maoists led by their commanders Sushil Gounjhu and Ranjeet in Icha village on Monday night.
    A big contingent of security forces led by ASP Pawan Kumar, SDPO D K Pande and CRPF deputy commandant, AK Singh was dispatched for the onslaught of the Maoists. As soon as they reached the village, the rebels started firing gunshots at them. Police too retaliated with fire at about 1.30 am, said Gumla SP Rakesh Bansal after visiting the spot. In the encounter which continued for about two hours, a Maoist was killed and a SLR, a rucksack shawl, shoes etc were recovered, he said. They had possibly gone to Icha village to take on members of a rival group called Jharkhand Jan Mukti Parishad (JJMP) led by its supremo Manjeet, a source revealed.
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/Maoist-killed-in-Gumla-gunfight/articleshow/31037762.cms
    Naxalites slay Balapam sarpanch near Hyderabad
    CHINTAPALLI (Visakhapatnam): Striking terror in the hearts of locals as well as police personnel ahead of the elections, Maoists killed the recently elected sarpanch of Balapam panchayat, a Red stronghold, in Chintapalli in the wee hours of Tuesday for contesting the elections against their order. The 38-year-old sarpanch, Sinderi Karla, was hacked to death by a group of Naxals after being dragged out of his house at Rallagedda of Balapam panchayat. Karla is survived by his wife and two children.
    According to sources, around 50 Naxals and militia members led by Maoist leaders Kiran and Azad entered the village around 2.30 am on Tuesday, tied up Karla’s hands and dragged him out of his house. The Naxals told the sarpanch’s wife that they wanted to discuss some issues with him and also hold a meeting in the village. They took him to a martyrs’ pylon on the outskirts of the village. Interestingly, Karla was one of the persons instrumental in constructing the martyrs’ pylon, sources said Raju told media persons that he soon heard his brother’s cries for help and after a few minutes the villagers found Karla lying lifeless in a pool of blood with a deep wound on his neck.
    The Reds left a note on Karla’s body warning Prem Singh, Sobhan, Soma Raju, Nooka Raju and Sanjeeva Rao that they would meet the same fate if they did not leave the village along with their families. Alleging that Karla was a police informer, the note also accused him of colluding with the Annavaram and Chintapalli police and playing a key role in illegal arrests and surrenders as well as in harassing people agitating for their rights on coffee plantations and at bauxite mines. They also accused him of playing a key role in laying roads along with the Essar pipeline. The note, left in the name of the Korukonda committee, also alleged that Karla had contested the local body elections though nobody was willing to contest or vote.
    The Naxals said they had warned Karla through letters, leaflets and the Praja court, but he did not heed their warnings. Karla was unanimously elected sarpanch of Balapam panchayat last month and reportedly joined the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP). The Balapam panchayat election was postponed in August last year when no one was willing to contest in the wake of Maoist threats. According to sources, Karla, who was a strong Maoist sympathiser, was among the 75 Maoist militia members and sympathizers that surrendered before the police in 2012. After the surrenders, the police got access to the village that was once considered to be a Maoist stronghold in the Korukonda tracts.
    Visakha Rural SP Vikram Jeet Duggal told TOI that the police had warned Karla three days ago that he was on the Maoist hit list. “We had warned him to leave the village for a safer place for a few days, but he was confident that the Naxals would not do anything to him if he was in the village,” Duggal said, adding that the Naxals were ironically targeting innocent tribals that they were claiming to be fighting for.
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Naxalites-slay-Balapam-sarpanch-near-Hyderabad/articleshow/31008961.cms
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    By Arlen Tracey
     
     
    In a society which is divided into hostile classes, the views of these classes regarding history will be contradictory. In modern capitalist society, the historical views and analysis that present the interests of the bourgeoisie prevail in popular media, public discourse, and education. They are propagated at the expense of those views that reflect the actual nature of reality and thus serve the interests of the proletariat and human progress
     
    It is for this reason that Stalin, more than any other revolutionary leader of the proletariat is demonized. Stalin is not demonized for his political ideology, or for any particularly strong verbiage against the ruling class, rather, Stalin is demonized endlessly for his real achievements for the working class.
     
    Whatever criticisms can be raised of Stalin from whatever sector of the proletarian movement, it cannot be disputed that Stalin’s achievements in advancement of socialism on a world scale are unprecedented This is the primary reason he is demonized in the modern bourgeois press, all other reasons being secondary.
     
    During the period when Stalin led the Soviet Union, humanity moved toward communism in terms of millennia, (1) Stalin led the construction of a socialist economy; (2) he successfully divided the “united front” of the imperialists against the USSR; (3) he rid the world of fascism and brought down Japanese imperialism; (4) he expanded the socialist camp from a single country to encompassing one-thirds of the human race; and (5) he also greatly expanded and aided the Black Liberation movement in the United States.
     
    These acts are unprecedented victories for the proletariat, and also unprecedented defeats for the bourgeoisie. No other leader has achieved so much in terms of real human progress. In the words of Jesus Christ, if you can "know him by his fruits”, Stalin measures up as one of the greatest heroes among the global working class movement, by all honest measures.
     
    Whatever his limitations, his achievements stand far above any other leader in history.
     
     
    1. The Construction of a Socialist Economy
     
    Prior to Stalin, the idea that the means of production could be held in common resulting in the creation of vast material abundance was only abstract theory. Marx explained the efficiency of socialism and historical path toward its achievement. Lenin led the 1917 Russian Revolution, and forged the first working class state.
     
    However, it was not until 1928 that Lenin’s economic definition of Socialism, i.e. “Soviet power plus electrification” became realized.
     
    Stalin led the USSR in enacting the first “Five Year Plan.” This resulted in a great expansion of socialist economic power; in reversing the continuing excesses of the New Economic Policy; and creating a system with 91% of all economic activity under public control. With the Five Year Plan, Stalin led the Soviet people in building a mighty socialist fortress Electricity, running water, literacy, and food security was brought to the people of the Soviet Union.
     
    The collectivization of agriculture, despite the often exaggerated hardship of its earliest years, resulted in an end to starvation and hunger in the Soviet society. The collective farm system that was forged was vastly superior to any other agriculture model in history.
     
    In a few short years after the first of the “Five Year Plans, the Soviet Union was an industrial power on par with the United States and all other imperialists The economic efficiency of socialism was proven With no unemployment, no labor power was wasted; all soviet citizens, from the smallest child, to the oldest woman contributed to the collective economic expansion with every act of labor. No surplus value was created from their labor, and the tasks carried out were assigned based on a central plan, collectively drawn up.
     
    With no competing industries or services, no advertising, and none of capitalism’s useless professions and none of capitalism’s various wasteful necessities, all efforts were put toward the construction of a new world. Medical care, education, and all the things never before achieved in the dark days of the Russian “prison house of nations” became reality in the USSR, in a brief period of time.
     
    Women joined socialist construction alongside of men. The world’s largest hydro-electrical power plant was built. The world’s most efficient system of tractor production was created. The Red Army expanded from being a militia of muskets and country rifles, to being the force that drove the Wehrmacht from the earth.
     
    Stalin’s leadership of the USSR began with a peasant economy of ox drawn plows, and ended with spacecraft, legendary military superiority, and a feeling of unprincipled terror on the part of the ruling the classes of this earth.
     
    The successful economic model of the Five Year Plan was copied and repeated around the world. The Chinese, the Koreans, the Cubans, and the peoples of Eastern Europe after their liberation repeated this successful economic model of construction.
     
    The model involves full employment, broad discussion, and centralized economic planning. It is the “command economy” so demonized and despised by capitalists and revisionists. It has nothing in common with the various “mixed economy” schemes of Tito and Deng Xiaoping. It contains none of blunders involved in the “de- Stalinization” efforts of Khrushchev. Unlike all of these horrific revisions of the socialist ideal, it was and is an economically successful model.
     
    The USSR collapsed after years of revisionist meddling with this economic model. Khrushchev’s “virgin land campaign”, the various, rightly named “de-Stalinization efforts”, and ultimately the open suicide of “Perestroika,” brought down the powerful machine of Stalin’s genius construction.
    There is now no doubt that Socialism works as an economic system. Stalin proved this by making it work. Only due to historical falsification and mis-education can anyone claim “Communism is a good idea, but fails in practice.”
     
    There is no doubt a need to improve upon the model he created, but the ideas purported by revisionists about the necessity of “market mechanisms” or the need for a combination of “cooperative, private, and public industries” in a socialist society is not based in any historical facts.
    The Soviet economic experiment was repeated in Democratic Korea, in Cuba in China and in Eastern Europe The construction of socialism has been a success by each and every possible measure of societal health.
     
    Even liars like Robert Conquest spend their thousands of pages, not trying to deny the economic miracle of socialism, but rather spreading rumors and testimonials about political repression. All honest analysis of Socialist Construction shows it to be overwhelmingly successful
     
     
    2. Splitting the Imperialist Camp prior to the Second World War
     
    During the early 1930s, a slogan of the Communist International was “Stop Imperialist War.” There was a universal understanding among all of society, that the war that was looming would involve all the imperialist powers jointly attacking the Soviet Union, in order to restore capitalism. Such a war had taken place immediately following the 1917 seizure of power, and it was expected to resume throughout the entire decade of the 1930s, as the capitalist economy crashed and the “bailout” of war profits was yearned for.
     
    The example of Stalin’s first great achievement in socialist construction could not be tolerated by the world bourgeoisie. It proved before the entire world that there was no need for the capitalist parasite class, and their existence was merely an impediment to human progress.
     
    The bourgeoisie was united in its hope to smash the USSR. However, Stalin broke this unity, saving the USSR from assured destruction, and unraveling several links in the world capitalist empire in the process.
     
    The German Fascist Adolph Hitler went to the Vatican immediately after assuming power in 1933 and requested a “holy crusade against Bolshevism.” Hitler’s request expressed the wishes of both his fascist allies in Spain and Italy, as well as his appeasers in Britain, France, and the United States.
     
    The brilliance of Stalin was his ability, between 1933 and 1939 when the war began, to divide the imperialist camp. In doing so, when the Anti- Soviet war finally broke out, the United States and Britain were on the side of the Soviet people against the fascists, and Soviet power was only forced to defeat German, Japanese, and Italian imperialism. This was itself a great difficulty, and if these forces had combined with the British and U.S. Imperialists, socialism might have been squashed entirely.
     
    However, the opposite occurred.
     
    Stalin learned from the tactics of the ruling class, who so effectively learned to have Social- Democrats turn their guns on Communists, and Anarchists turn their guns on both Communists and Social-Democrats. The tactics used by COINTELPRO against the Black Panther Party, of dividing and creating false rivalries, were utilized by Stalin against the competing capitalist imperialist powers
    By 1939, an entire half of the “world united front against Communism.” was convinced it was part of the “world united front against fascism,” with pulls from all sides, confusing it.
     
    The popular front, numerous calls for a “world democratic coalition”, and finally the Molotov- Ribbentrop Pact divided and confused the imperialist camp to no end. By arranging for the imperialists to fight amongst themselves, and not engage in joint anti-Soviet aggression. Stalin was able to help ensure the victory of the Soviet people in the Anti-Fascist war.
     
    Stalin played upon the great weakness of the capitalist economy, that being its fundamental divisive and competitive nature. The monopoly capitalist bourgeoisie, despite having united historical class interests, cannot have joint short term economic interests. Between sectors of the monopoly bourgeoisie there will always be contradictory financial interests.
     
    However, among the ranks of the proletariat, the economic interest is fundamentally similar. Differences among the proletarian movement are strategic only as they struggle for the liberation of their class.
     
    The popular front should not be confused with revisionism. The Comintern’s popular front, engineered by Dmitrov and Stalin, was a tactic for defending the USSR. Revisionism is anti-proletarian ideology.
     
    The Khruschevite Revisionists saw “socialism n one country”, not as a great achievement and temporary victory in a global working class seizure of power, but as a permanent fixture which they expected the imperialists to respect. The doctrine of “Peaceful Co-Existence”, despite sounding similar to the ideology proclaimed during the popular front, lacks the Popular Front’s temporality and strategic nature. Khruschevite revisionism views capitalism as an eternal system, to be “coexisted with” while socialist countries “peacefully compete” with it in a “world market.”
    Such verbiage of poisonous treason and surrender to the working class never entered Stalin’s political vocabulary. His treaties, negotiations, and agreements with imperialism were always temporary.
     
     
     

     
     
    3. The defeat of Hitlerite Fascism and Japanese Imperialism
     
    The Soviet Union, by all historical accounts, was the decisive factor in the defeat of fascism and Japanese Imperialism. The battle of Stalingrad is considered to have been the turning point of the war in Europe The Red Army marched through Europe, liberating concentration camps and executing Nazis, Anti-Fascist resistance forces in France, Italy, Germany, Romania, Yugoslavia, Albania, and elsewhere were Communist led almost exclusively. The Communists of China were the main forces in defeating Japan. All of these global communist revolutionaries received direction from Stalin and Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
     
    The brilliance of Stalin’s second achievement of dividing the enemy camp was complimented by his ability to unleash bravery and heroism on the part of the Soviet people.
     
    When Napoleon invaded Czarist Russia, it was the winter that turned him back, while many peasants greeted him as a liberator from the feudal aristocracy.
     
    But when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, purposely seeking to avoid the Russian winter learning from Napoleon’s error, he was driven backward. Every Soviet person was a loyal soldier. There was no separation between the people and the standing army, only a united, working class together fighting a “great patriotic war.”
     
    The only traitors in the Soviet Union were among the bureaucracy and high ranks of the military. The much hailed traitors who went over to the Nazis were not workers, but well paid, non-ideological officials who saw that Nazi imperialists offered higher wages than did the proletariat.
     
    One wonders how horribly the Great Patriotic War would have been, if figures like Bukharin, who openly opposed socialist construction as the “right opposition” and aligned with the “American Exceptionalists” like Jay Lovestone in the U.S., had remained high ranking party members.
     
    Such “anti-dogmatists” and “economic gradualists”, who openly opposed Socialist construction, might very well have been effective in bringing about much greater treason on the part of the military and economic bureaucracy in the USSR.
     
    It was the Soviet working class and peasantry, and their champion, “the man of steel” who won the war. A better case for rectification campaigns and cultural revolutions of future socialist countries could not be made. Stalin's purges of disloyal “bloc of rights and Trotskyites” within the soviet government are likely what led to the victory over fascism.
     
     
    4. Expanding the Socialist Camp
     
    During the time of Stalin, the countries where the working class held political power multiplied by great number. At the time of Stalin’s assuming the leadership of the Communist Party, only one country on earth was ruled as a Dictatorship of the Proletariat. However, at the time of his death, 1/3 of the human race lived under Socialism.
     
    Stalin’s aid, insights, and support of Mao Zedong was key in the victory of the Chinese Red Army.
    The Red Army, directed by Stalin, liberated Eastern Europe from Nazism. The “People’s Democracies” soon became Socialist states, led by Marxist-Leninists whom Stalin had trained.
    Kim II Sung received personal instruction and training from Stalin, and soon led Democratic Korea, driving the U.S. troops from the northern half of the peninsula.
     
    In the “Korean War”, the Soviet Union, People’s Korea, Eastern Europe, and China all joined together against the U.S. imperialists Such united action on the part of socialist governments is historically unknown. Only Tito’s Yugoslavia opposed this war for Korean Liberation and Self-Determination.
     
    Since then, no effort has ever commanded such a high level of global unity. Such unity rendered McArthur’s threats of nuclear war completely flaccid. Socialist global power was too strong.
     
    1/3 of humanity lived under socialist governments, directed by Marxist-Leninists parties, Africa awakened in response, with an upsurge of anti-colonial revolts. Vietnam soon began the drive toward re-unity.
     
    Even a section of Germany, a foreign mighty imperialist power, began the construction of Socialism as the “German Democratic Republic.”
     
    How can the person who expanded Socialism from the impoverished, Soviet republic of the “New Economic Policy” to this level of strength be dismissed as anything but a Communist of the greatest possible caliber?
     
     
     
     

     
     
    5. Aid to the Black Liberation Struggle in the U.S.
     
    No world leader outside of the United States has played as key a role in the Black Liberation struggle in the U.S. as did Stalin. By making clear his unapologetic and unrepentant anti­racism, Stalin turned the Soviet Union into a key weapon against Jim Crow Apartheid.
     
    The Soviet people had huge demonstrations in Red Square for the Scottsboro Nine, a group of Black youth falsely accused of rape who faced the death penalty. The mother of one of the Scottsboro nine toured the USSR exposing the horrors of Jim Crow and Lynching in the U.S. South.
     
    If it were not for Stalin, the Black Liberation movement in the U.S. would be much weaker, and never have achieved anything near what it has achieved today.
     
    If it were not for Stalin, China would never have had a revolution and be a world economic power as it is today.
     
    If it were not for Stalin, the Anti-Imperialist movements in Africa, Asia, and Latin America would never have risen to be so powerful.
     
    If it were not for Stalin there would be no Congress of Industrial Organizations in the United States or Social Security or unemployment insurance.
     
    If it were not for Stalin the social-democratic governments of Europe would not have been forced to grant concessions like National Healthcare or Free University Education.
     
    Stalin was a rare kind of individual who affects history like no other.
     
    The fact that so many modern Marxist-Leninists attack and demonize him is a tragedy. If the modern revolutionary movement wishes to advance and regain the strength it had during Stalin’s time, we must embrace, study, and learn from the man who got us there.
     
    So much about the man is unclear and unknown Even the smallest details about his life are relatively unknown, frequently falsified, and unclear.
     
    What is clear is that the man was Josef V. Stalin. The world shook due to his endless achievements for all downtrodden and oppressed people.
     
    Stalin wrote extensively on the National Question, and while he led the international communist movement, the view of Black people in the U.S. as a Nation was universally understood and upheld.
     
    Leaflets circulated among southern workers, Black and white, which spoke of the USSR as the “new north” and Stalin as “the new Lincoln.”
     
    Share-croppers unions were forged, despite the refusal of the American Federation of Labor to aid these historic efforts.
     
    South Carolina was in a state of Civil War as sharecroppers battled Klansmen and the National Guardsmen. Armed struggle rocked Gastonia.
     
    Angelo Herndon, a Black youth, became the world famous leader of Black Southern Communists in the United States.
     
    Paul Robeson spoke extensively of how the Soviet Union was the great friend of Black people in the U.S.
     
    The dream of a “Negro Soviet Republic” filled the lips of Black freedom fighters, long before the “Republic of New Afrika” was formed. The Communist Party embraced the demand for right to independence in the Black Belt, with land being provided to the descendants of slaves to hold in common under a Communist government. This is the dream that countless armed Black revolutionaries in the United States died for in battles with the police and the Ku Klux Klan.
     
    The Communist Party in the U.S., while upholding and practicing the political line Stalin put forward, was the key anti-racist organization of the time It put forward the political line of “Organize the South.” “Right to vote clubs”, the League of Southern Youth, the National Negro Congress and many other Communist-led antiracist organizations pushed civil rights forward before Martin Luther King was even born.
     
    Even during the dark days of McCarthyism, when the Communists in the U.S. were weak and isolated, Stalin was key in aiding the Black liberation movement. The lynching of Emmitt Till became known worldwide because the Soviet Union, even after Stalin’s death, projected it across the world, showing the ugly racism that existed within the belly of U.S. Imperialism.
     
    Long before Martin Luther King, and the other civil rights leaders whom the U.S. history books have sanitized, were figures like Harry Haywood, James Ford, Claudia Jones, and Paul Robeson. All of them remain outside of U.S. historical narratives because they were unrepentant Marxist-Leninists, who saw Stalin as he was, a great hero and friend of all oppressed people.
     
    The National Negro Labor Congress, a long forgotten revolutionary Black organization was key in fighting for integration in Northern industrial centers.
     
    Over a decade after Stalin’s death, in Detroit, when Black Auto-Workers formed the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (DRUM) they rightfully embraced Stalin. His portrait hung in their offices, and they loudly rejected the revisionist politics that dominated the USSR beginning in 1956, as well as the Trotskyists and Revisionism that dominated the U.S. left.
     
    The Black Panther Party also embraced Stalin, rejecting both Trotskyite and Khruschevite Revisionism. The ideology of Lenin, Stalin, and Mao was on the lips of Huey Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, and Bobby Seale as they built the world historic organization which shook the world.
     
    Stalin’s program of winning liberation for the Black Belt South was embraced by the Black Liberation Movement long after his time. In every printed edition of “Final Call”, the Nation of Islam proclaims their demand for a national territory inspired by Stalin Malcolm X’s finest speeches contain references to “the struggle for land.”
     
    While Khrushchev sought to restrain the world revolution with “peaceful co-existence”, the last speeches of Stalin surged with enthusiasm for world Communist revolution. The “Stalinists” in the United States were always the closest friends of the Black Liberation movement. The Trotskyists snubbed the Black Revolutionary movement as “narrow nationalism” and “lumpenism.” The revisionists sought to subordinate the struggle of Black people to the Democratic Party.
     
    At anti-war rallies it was the Revolutionary Youth Movement, the Weathermen, and other Stalinists who always raised support for the Black Panthers. When the Trotskyist thugs in the National Mobilization to End the War would try to confiscate pro-Black Liberation Placards, the crowds would fight them off with makeshift clubs while chanting “Every Chicken Needs A Pot, Every Icepick Needs A Trot!”
     
    There is not a person on this earth who is not personally affected by Stalin’s greatness.
    If it were not for Stalin, fascism would have won the Second World War.
     
     
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    Part 1: General Programme

    The Páirtí Poblachtach Dearg bases its guiding ideological principles on Socialist Republicanism and Revolutionary Marxism. 
    P.P.D's immediate aim is to unite all anti-imperialist and socialist forces in a unitedfront against all imperialist influence in Ireland with the definitive goals of establishing national liberation and creating a revolutionary worker's state. 

    P.P.D also holds high, proletarian internationalism. We support and look to establish unity with all oppressed people around the globe who are struggling to establish a communist society. Importantly, we do not determine our enemy based on their religion or nationality; we determine our enemies on the basis of their wealth, greed and exploitation of the working class.
    The Socialism we propose includes everyone and is not a ruled by a tiny clique of people. It is a system under which the State will provide free healthcare and free education. In addition, everyone has a right to a home; and we call for all empty houses to be put under state control and given to the people who need them. Everyone also has a right to work and if the State cannot provide a job, then it should make sure the unemployed have a decent living.

    Moreover, we believe all natural resources, major industries and banks should be nationalized and democratically controlled by the people. But such progress cannot occur under the present system because the ruling class uses the state as a weapon to keep power. A good example of this is the way the Free State government betrayed the people to support the banks, engaging in savage budget cuts, selling state-owned resources and property, and selling off our natural resources. 

    Do not be deceived into thinking these were altruistic measures designed to help the people get through the recession. Quite the opposite: these methods were devised to ensure that the mistakes and greed of the ruling class would be paid for with the blood and the toil of the people. 

    Likewise, do not be deceived into thinking that voting in a "more fairer government" will alleviate the problems of the working class. Such a concept is not possible as long as we are under parliamentary bodies comprised with members of the ruling class. To understand this, one only has to look at the "Celtic Tiger" years: There was plenty of wealth in the state. However, instead of putting the wealth towards creating a better healthcare system or providing a better social-housing scheme for the people, the government wasted a lot of the collateral, pumping it into projects that failed. 

    In essence, we believe that for the betterment of the people of Ireland, as well as internationally, changes cannot occur through a reformist route. There is no reforming the capitalist system because it is inherently corrupt and fixed in such a way that a tiny percentage stand above society, reaping the benefits from the country’s natural resources and basking in the wealth that is created from the labor of the worker. 

    Therefore, the only solution is to create a new, all-inclusive system under which every single person benefits and reaps the rewards of production and where everyone who so desires can take part in the government. Ultimately, the workers have to take over the means of production and exchange so they can be run democratically. This in turn, will bring an end to the ruling class and its system of exploitation and oppression. 

    Part 2: The Party and Objectives

    1. Name: Páirtí Poblachtach Dearg

    2. Ideology: Socialist Republicanism and Revolutionary Marxism 

    3. Aims and Objectives: The P.P.D aims to establish an anti-imperialist united front. Our objectives are to a) help the people overthrow capitalism and imperialist influence within the Free State government and aid with the struggle for national liberation against British imperialism in the occupied six counties. 

    4. Ultimate Goals: The P.P.D strives to establish a 32-County Democratic Socialist Republic as well as a worldwide communist system. 

    5. Support: The Party will promote proletarian internationalism and work to unite Marxist forces internationally.

    Part 3: Duties and rights of members

    1. Members must study Party documents and material. 

    2. Members shall study and apply Marxism in practice.

    3. Members shall defend and try to further develop the ideological and political basis of the Party. 

    4. Members must follow Party line, programme, polices, directives and decisions. 

    5. Everybody must be ready to participate and play a role in the class struggle; and they must be willing to work with other groups and people. 

    6. Everybody must seek to establish a united front with all anti-imperialist and revolutionary forces in Ireland. 

    7. Members will refrain from speaking slanderously against other Party members as well as against members of other solidarity groups.

    8. Each member must subordinate his/her personal interests to the Party and the people. Members must fight for the interests of the people. 

    9. All members must fight relentlessly with a proletarian class outlook against discrimination based on gender, nationality, religion, race and sexuality. 

    10. Every member has the right to send criticism against any other Party member. 

    11. Every member has the right to partake in Party discussions and contribute; everyone has an equal say. 

    12. Every member has the right to stand for election in any of the Party positions.

    13. Every member has both the right to vote members into positions and the right to recall. 

    14. Every member voted into a position can be recalled if Party members collectively see the need to do so.
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    lenin86 got a reaction from Lugh Ildánach in Cumann Seain Mhic Eachaidh has reconstitute as a Marxist Party   
    Part 1: General Programme

    The Páirtí Poblachtach Dearg bases its guiding ideological principles on Socialist Republicanism and Revolutionary Marxism. 
    P.P.D's immediate aim is to unite all anti-imperialist and socialist forces in a unitedfront against all imperialist influence in Ireland with the definitive goals of establishing national liberation and creating a revolutionary worker's state. 

    P.P.D also holds high, proletarian internationalism. We support and look to establish unity with all oppressed people around the globe who are struggling to establish a communist society. Importantly, we do not determine our enemy based on their religion or nationality; we determine our enemies on the basis of their wealth, greed and exploitation of the working class.
    The Socialism we propose includes everyone and is not a ruled by a tiny clique of people. It is a system under which the State will provide free healthcare and free education. In addition, everyone has a right to a home; and we call for all empty houses to be put under state control and given to the people who need them. Everyone also has a right to work and if the State cannot provide a job, then it should make sure the unemployed have a decent living.

    Moreover, we believe all natural resources, major industries and banks should be nationalized and democratically controlled by the people. But such progress cannot occur under the present system because the ruling class uses the state as a weapon to keep power. A good example of this is the way the Free State government betrayed the people to support the banks, engaging in savage budget cuts, selling state-owned resources and property, and selling off our natural resources. 

    Do not be deceived into thinking these were altruistic measures designed to help the people get through the recession. Quite the opposite: these methods were devised to ensure that the mistakes and greed of the ruling class would be paid for with the blood and the toil of the people. 

    Likewise, do not be deceived into thinking that voting in a "more fairer government" will alleviate the problems of the working class. Such a concept is not possible as long as we are under parliamentary bodies comprised with members of the ruling class. To understand this, one only has to look at the "Celtic Tiger" years: There was plenty of wealth in the state. However, instead of putting the wealth towards creating a better healthcare system or providing a better social-housing scheme for the people, the government wasted a lot of the collateral, pumping it into projects that failed. 

    In essence, we believe that for the betterment of the people of Ireland, as well as internationally, changes cannot occur through a reformist route. There is no reforming the capitalist system because it is inherently corrupt and fixed in such a way that a tiny percentage stand above society, reaping the benefits from the country’s natural resources and basking in the wealth that is created from the labor of the worker. 

    Therefore, the only solution is to create a new, all-inclusive system under which every single person benefits and reaps the rewards of production and where everyone who so desires can take part in the government. Ultimately, the workers have to take over the means of production and exchange so they can be run democratically. This in turn, will bring an end to the ruling class and its system of exploitation and oppression. 

    Part 2: The Party and Objectives

    1. Name: Páirtí Poblachtach Dearg

    2. Ideology: Socialist Republicanism and Revolutionary Marxism 

    3. Aims and Objectives: The P.P.D aims to establish an anti-imperialist united front. Our objectives are to a) help the people overthrow capitalism and imperialist influence within the Free State government and aid with the struggle for national liberation against British imperialism in the occupied six counties. 

    4. Ultimate Goals: The P.P.D strives to establish a 32-County Democratic Socialist Republic as well as a worldwide communist system. 

    5. Support: The Party will promote proletarian internationalism and work to unite Marxist forces internationally.

    Part 3: Duties and rights of members

    1. Members must study Party documents and material. 

    2. Members shall study and apply Marxism in practice.

    3. Members shall defend and try to further develop the ideological and political basis of the Party. 

    4. Members must follow Party line, programme, polices, directives and decisions. 

    5. Everybody must be ready to participate and play a role in the class struggle; and they must be willing to work with other groups and people. 

    6. Everybody must seek to establish a united front with all anti-imperialist and revolutionary forces in Ireland. 

    7. Members will refrain from speaking slanderously against other Party members as well as against members of other solidarity groups.

    8. Each member must subordinate his/her personal interests to the Party and the people. Members must fight for the interests of the people. 

    9. All members must fight relentlessly with a proletarian class outlook against discrimination based on gender, nationality, religion, race and sexuality. 

    10. Every member has the right to send criticism against any other Party member. 

    11. Every member has the right to partake in Party discussions and contribute; everyone has an equal say. 

    12. Every member has the right to stand for election in any of the Party positions.

    13. Every member has both the right to vote members into positions and the right to recall. 

    14. Every member voted into a position can be recalled if Party members collectively see the need to do so.
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    lenin86 got a reaction from Fodla32 in Sixty-one percent of Romanians want Communism   
    What is the current economic situation like in Romanian?
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    lenin86 reacted to Fodla32 in New Communist Party of Ireland Marxist-Leninist?   
    I've come around to your view that class is defined by the relationship to the means of production, rather than simply the relationship of ownership.  However, I still believe that you are too idealistic.  You want Communist relations to be put in place from the get go.  I simply don't think that's possible in a large country - particularly if there is already a very strong aristocracy (as in Russia in 1917) or a very strong national bourgeoisie (as in Cuba in 1959.)  In such cases, the aristocracy or the national bourgeoisie will use their wealth and power to divide and conquer - as they have been quite successful in doing in Venezuela today. Imagine if Chavez had simply turned power over to the people.  There would have been absolute chaos, and the bourgeoisie would have then stepped in to "restore order."  With the overwhelming support of the Working Class, I might add. It remains the aim of the Venezuelan bourgeoisie to create so much chaos, crime and disorder, that the Working Class will beg them to restore order - perhaps with US military intervention.
     
    Libya today is another example.  The state power of the Jamahiriya was smashed, and nothing put in its place.  What has been the result?  Workers Councils taking control of the means of production?  Not at all.  Militias carving out their own little dictatorships and smashing any kind of Working Class resistance, the old Comprador Class coming back from exile to reclaim their lost property, and a client "government" put in place in Tripoli to serve imperialist interests (albeit with no de facto power at this stage.)
     
    Today in Venezuela, there is a system of direct democracy in its infancy.  The real hope is that Madura can keep state control for long enough for this system to start making real world decisions that effect large numbers of people.  In the Jamahiriya there was also a system of direct democracy in development.  I do say in development, as in any society there will be powerful vested interests against direct democracy.  It seems clear to me that direct democracy can only develop in a dictatorship which is powerful enough to face down the forces that want to maintain the dictatorship of the market or of tribal and\or religious leaderships.  Switzerland might seem like an exception, but direct democracy has existed in Switzerland for a long time and has never been allowed to progress beyond a certain point.  Particularly, it has never been allowed power over the means of production, i.e. to question bourgeois relations of power.
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    lenin86 reacted to Fodla32 in New Communist Party of Ireland Marxist-Leninist?   
    Fascist corporatism is quite different in that it protects the privileges of private property and denies class struggle.  Now all State Capitalist countries do have some level of private property, but it is regarded as a necessary evil while building up enough state power to crush the bourgeoisie - both internally and externally. I don't think Marx would have behaved any differently if he had been presented with the real world challenges that Lenin was faced with. And he didn't coin the term "Dictatorship of the Proletariat" with some kind of Anarchist free for all in mind.
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    lenin86 reacted to Fodla32 in New Communist Party of Ireland Marxist-Leninist?   
    I've been in contact with the CPI ML and I'm happy to assure everyone that they are good Communists and Irish Republicans, that we have already worked with, and will certainly continue to work with
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