One of the key activities that
needs to be stepped up by the world̓s Maoist foces is the dissemination
of revolutionary literature. The following letters from readers
of A World to Win around the world testify to the indispensable
role this magazine plays in fanning the flames of revolution that
burn in the hearts of the oppressed. Send in your contributions
today to AWTW to support the more frequent publication of
the magazine, in more languages, and to make it available in more
places around the world that want and need it.
Make your cheques and money orders payable to A World to Win
and send them to A World to Win, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London
WC1N 3XX, UK.
From a reader in Poland
Thank you for a hot letter. We are on the same side of the barricades
in the fight against imperialism, reaction and from myself –
I̓m impressed by RIM̓s success in uniting the Maoist
groups around the world. My congratulations!
As an anarchist, I am sympathetic to the Maoist revolutionary ethos
(spirit) and the Maoist belief in the possibility of the human cause.
If it is a possibility can you write to me the details about RIM̓s
relationship with the revolution in Peru and the PCP, and about
your opinion of Sendero Luminoso....
I want to cooperate with and participate in RIM.
From a reader in Nepal
I am very happy to write to you my personal opinions about your
highly famous magazine A World To Win.
I think your magazine has existed as a milestone, for the evil
forces in society, and has been a light in the clouded world. It
has helped to weed out the dirt and filth in society. The articles
which are presented in your magazine are highly intellectual and
philosophical as well as scientific and sane. It helps us to sharpen
our knowledge about the social activities of day-to-day events.
One vital role of the articles in the magazine is that they help
the readers identify the social parasites which are really serpents
in the garden making impure, luxurious and incestuous works for
their own benefit. Your magazine helps to give the knowledge of
how to liquidate social evils. I am an especially strong Marxist-Leninist
supporter and I hate the hell of capitalism and its negative role
in power. I strongly oppose any type of exploitation through the
wind of capitalism and imperialism.
I hope we win the last victory all over the world because Marxism
is a non-challengable philosophy which will emerge victoriously
over capitalism in one after another [country] all over the world.
Your magazine has been the mouthpiece of the proletariat.
When I got your magazine A World To Win 1995/20, I read
all its chapters thoroughly. I was very impressed by the articles
so I have written you such a letter so I hope you will take it positively.
My village is very remote with hillside areas where we hardly get
magazines like it.
If you continue to send me your magazine, it will help me to gain
knowledge about the world̓s communist movement and help convince
people [of the necessity] of the progress of our communist movement.
The news media plays an important role in society. In our country
such types and standard of Marxist magazine are rarely found....
That̓s why I heartily request you to send the A World To
Win with your comment on my letter.
From a reader in a US prison
My name is X. I'm presently incarcerated. I'm serving
time in X federal penitentiary. I've always been concerned
with and about poor people. I believe everybody should have food,
clothing, education, etc., and that nobody should suffer. I would
like to know how can I help RIM? How can I become a member, or assist
in any way. Can you please send me information about RIM. Thank
From a reader in the Philippines
I would like to deeply thank you for your short letter.
I would like to mention that we need both moral and material supports
in our hard and protracted battle against US imperialism, feudalism
and bureaucrat capitalism which are ruling tyrannically and exploitatively
in our impoverished country.
The moral or political support is the promotion of the justness
and humaneness of the national democratic revolution in the Philippines
which is being led by the Communist Party of the Philippines.
...My revolutionary spirit just keeps growing as my understanding
of revolution widens. I think all I need is to do practical actions
to complete my communist baptism. I hope you will be of help to
me in this regard.
I have also received a newsletter from RIM Let Red May Day 1997
Thunder Around The World!
With regard to the article Reply to Liwanag: The CPP and the
False Friend of the Filipino Revolution, I firmly agree with
the analysis of RIM that soliciting aid from revisionist parties
and organizations is erroneous, which leads nowhere but to the domain
of political opportunism and is indeed contradictory to the CPP̓s
professed adherence to the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist principles.
However, since 1988 many things have changed. Revisionist parties
in Eastern Europe were knocked out from power. A document by Armando
Liwanag entitled Reaffirm Our Basic Principles and Rectify Errors
has become the new guiding light of the Philippine Revolution. Even
though this has caused a split within the Party, the rectification
movement is, in my best opinion, the correct measure to purify the
re-established Communist Party of the Philippines in the ideological
front. Thank you.
May the Revolutionary “Spirit” Guide us Always!
Long Live Proletarian Internationalism!
There is No Such Thing as Proletarian Nationalism!
Welcome to the Philippine Revolution!
Long Live the CPP!
Long Live RIM!
Rebel to the End!
From a reader in Mexico
I am a Mexican student and like yourselves I strongly oppose the
bloody oppressive system headed by Yanqui imperialism that has continually
bled my country and the world. For this reason I am with you comrades
in the struggle to end this monster called capitalism.
The pro-US rulers in Mexico say that democracy, social justice,
stability and happiness exist for everyone. This is a great falsity
because as they hand over more and more of the country to Yanqui
imperialism via the TLC and privatizations, we as a people suffer
more and more the ruins of a crisis in every aspect. Political and
military repression is the order of the day against anyone who resists.
They violate our most fundamental rights such as the right to work,
education, housing, land and they do not respect the culture of
our indigenous brothers and sisters, never leaving aside aside the
corruption that swarms through the system.
As a student of social work I think that the students and professional
colleagues should take up the class struggle in our country together
and make our flag the flag of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism so that we
no longer serve the oppressor class but instead take up our historical
task of participating in the revolutionary transformation of the
society to be able to transform and give a new context to social
work and cast aside the bourgeois weight that holds back our evolution
towards the objective that should be to serve the people wholeheartedly
and fight on by their side, to make their historical claims, with
arms in hand, ready to give our lives for the cause of the revolution.
Also I would like to tell you that I have read with great interest
different editions of your journal which is for me the light pointing
towards the way we think, I continue to pay attention to the events
in the world and above all the heroic People̓s War in Per which
I support wholeheartedly, as well as all the just struggles which
are developing in all the world....
On this day I would like to make a revolutionary homage to all
the student and worker comrades who fell on 2 October 1968 to the
murderous bullets of the PRI Government and the Yanqui Imperialists
as the brains behind it, and who fought for the ideals of the revolutionary
proletariat: THE REVOLUTION WILL REVENGE THE BLOOD OF OUR COMRADES
WHO FELL IN COMBAT!
Lastly I send a revolutionary greeting to all of you from this
trench and to struggle together to advance the fight.
Long Live Maoism! Down with Imperialism!
Death to Imperialism! Revolution Yes! Farce No!
Long Live the People̓s War in Peru!
Save the Life of Chairman Gonzalo!
From a reader in Europe
Dear Comrades! Accept our comradely salutes!
Yesterday, for the first time, I saw a copy of the revolutionary
journal A World to Win (Jahani Barayeh Fath) at a friend̓s
in another city. It was issue 21. First I was delighted that our
comrades have such a journal on an international level and then
I was disappointed for having missed out on such a journal that
is for our class, the working class.
When I saw the cover I felt I am hearing the liberating roar of
the guns of the “Shining Path”. I imagined the world
trembling, and with every moment passing, this calm before the storm
that is hanging over Europe is becoming impregnated with the spectre
that is flying over each factory and farm. It will not be long before
the storm of revolution will arrive and burn away imperialism and
My son, who is sixteen and still vividly remembers the Afghan national
war of resistance against Soviet social-imperialist aggressors asked
me to frame the cover of the journal, but my daughter who is 14
protested as she wanted the cover framed for herself. She claimed
that the people of the Shining Path are the only people who are
working towards liberating women from all historical, religious
and sexual oppression; so she is the one who deserves this cover.
My son said that after finishing his studies he will go fighting
in the barricades with his comrades and so he is the one who should
get that photo. Their mother said no, I will frame the picture myself
and will hang it in the sitting room.
I told all three of them that I will ask comrades to send 3 copies
of this picture, preferably in poster form, and will also subscribe
to the journal.
Comrades! My family and I want to subscribe to this journal that
belongs to our class and reflects the genuine goals of our class.
Finally, I shake your hands. Please convey my communist greetings
to the comrades of other countries. We firmly believe that the final
victory is ours and the time is pregnant with revolution.
From a reader in South Africa (Azania)
I am sending my cordial greetings over to you.
Here in Azania the situation is so complex with the contradiction
between an oppressed nation vis-à-vis imperialism.... The
ruling racist class in cahoots with Western imperialism never tried
to conceal their naked repression of the masses in the struggle
to obtain genuine liberation.
It should be noted that Western imperialism opted for negotiations
between the formerly banned ANC and their surrogates in Azania.
But out of this much publicized turnaround of the racist regime,
the masses paid in their own blood.
It was due to an absence of a truly Marxist-Leninist-Maoist vanguard
party to lead the struggling masses to even greater heights in the
struggle for self-determination. Nowadays it̓s not strange
in this country to hear or read a lot of nonsense about our newly
found democracy. The majority of the Black masses lack proper housing,
sanitation, jobs, etc. They are still bing exploited by the capitalist
class which refuses to grant a 40-hour working week, six-month maternity
leave for expectant mothers. On the labour front, COSATU (an ANC-allied
trade union) has been bargaining with the capitalist class for the
basic demands of workers. In the countryside the rural masses are
hungry for their land — the Boer farmers are evicting families
whose sole livelihood is employment as farm labourers. The ANC-led
government has passed laws that grant pieces of land only to those
families whose land was appropriated by white settlers after 1913.
This is basically not a Maoist solution to the land question. Mao
was correct when he stated that the New Democratic Revolution paves
the way for indigenous capitalism, but it opens up news ways for
socialism, and to confiscate the property of imperialism, the capitalist
and the landlord classes.
As stated in AWTW no 20 what we have witnessed is the changing
of the old guard by Mandela and Co.
I would like to get past issues of AWTW and also your latest
From a reader in Europe
Yesterday I received your package. Thank you for sending it so
quickly. With respect to the questions that you have asked me I
will begin with the issues of A World to Win that I have
read and found very interesting, above all the articles in which
you refer to political theory without leaving aside your economic
analysis. One of the factors that I want to emphasize is that this
magazine has enabled me to learn about certain Maoist theses. About
the situation here I will attempt to answer your question in a more
I learnt about Maoism in this country because in mine (Chile) the
left has always been dominated by pro-Soviet revisionism. What most
damaged the party here was accepting the “Three Worlds Theory”
and passing it off as Maoism. There exists a pamphlet with this
theory that is supposedly signed by Mao, not only did they accept
that this is true they went even further to affirm that it is correct.
This led many communists to break with the party and also with Maoism
because they could not accept this opportunist and reactionary lie.
I have lived in this country for nearly ten years, and I also believed
that this theory was Mao̓s (the reason why I distanced myself
from Maoism). Until I read the Declaration of the Revolutionary
Internationalist Movement and I saw that there was nothing reactionary
or revisionist in it - on the contrary I could only find Marxism-Leninism
in it as it clearly outlines the political line of the true party
of the proletariat....