All Countries, Unite!
An AWTW editorial leads off a section on the international
communist movement (ICM) by reaffirming what unites the workers
of the world and showing the need for an "International
of a new type". It rejects views that would deprive the
ICM of an organized centre, or that objectively promote unity
against Maoism. (For cover photo captions see p. 74)
Thirty years ago the armed revolt of peasants in the area
of Naxalbari ushered in a new chapter for the struggle of
the masses in India. Led by Charu Mazumdar and other communist
revolutionaries, the Naxalbari struggle constituted a dramatic
break that transformed the political landscape in India.
People's Wars are simmering in Peru and Nepal. The Nepal
People's War, in its second year, is sinking roots and spreading
to new areas, amidst calls from reactionaries to bring in
the army. In Peru, the PCP is proving its ability to maintain
the 18-year-old War, despite the losses inflicted on its leadership
and attacks on its line. Both show the power of Maoism, and
are bright new bases for world revolution.