1 May 2003 An Emerging New Tide of World Revolution
class-conscious proletarians and the revolutionary masses of all
countries are celebrating May First this year under exceptional
conditions. Throughout the world, the people are furious with
the US imperialists for their brutal rape of Iraq and determined
to settle accounts. Resistance in the early days of the war showed
that the masses in Iraq were determined to fight. A people's movement
of tens of millions stormed the world stage. But the sudden collapse
of the Saddam regime has shown, yet again, that there can be no
effective struggle against imperialism under the leadership of
the reactionary classes. It is the great task of the proletariat,
and to it alone, to unite and lead the people in revolutionary
struggle aimed squarely at the imperialists and the reactionary
rulers of every country.
is only the international proletariat, the class that stands opposite
the imperialists on a world scale, whose interests lie in the
complete destruction of the imperialist system, in the full liberation
of all nations and in the creation of a society without classes
and exploitation - communism. The enemy mouthpieces have been
working overtime for many years to declare this vision and this
mission an impossible and dangerous dream. But it is a dream that
is rooted in the material conditions of the international proletariat
itself, in its co-operative labour, its conditions of exploitation
and its common struggle. It is a dream that must and does constantly
fight to reassert itself, despite the mountains of distortions
and lies, and continues to provide enthusiasm and a sense of direction
and purpose. The truly dangerous deception is the strange idea
that the problems of humanity could be solved without uprooting
the capitalist system itself. A social system whose very motor
is the exploitation of man by man, which breeds every kind of
oppression and inequality, which has sacrificed many millions
of people in its unjust wars of aggression and plunder - such
a system can never be reformed.
beneficiaries and protectors of this predatory world system will
never listen to reason nor bow to the demands of the people, even
when that will is expressed in an overwhelming and forceful way.
In the mouths of the imperialists, words like "international
law", "democracy", "consent of the governed"
and "freedom", whether eloquently preached by Tony Blair,
grunted by George Bush or even when translated into French or
German, are nothing but decorations to cover over this naked reality.
imperialists and reactionaries are a small minority and can only
maintain their domination of the planet through their armies,
police forces and intelligence services, not to mention their
huge arsenals of weapons of mass destruction over which they are
so determined to keep a monopoly. The war on Iraq proved once
again the truth of Mao Tsetung's words, "political power
grows out of the barrel of a gun".
strong the imperialists may appear, they are ultimately weak.
Why? Because their exploitation, oppression, injustice and aggression
make people all over the world hate them, including the people
within their own countries.
communist science and ideology, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, is powerful,
not only because it correctly analyses the world, but also because
it corresponds to the interests of the majority of humanity. When
communist understanding is grasped by the proletariat and the
oppressed, it becomes a material force and can transform the world.
repeat our call to look to the Himalayas, where we can see millions
of the downtrodden standing up firearms in hand, taking political
power for the immense majority of the people. Bit by bit Nepal
is being transformed by People's War from a very backward country
into a shining example of the future for the proletariat and oppressed
of all countries. In Peru, Turkey, India, the Philippines and
elsewhere Maoist revolutionaries persevere in holding high the
banner of People's War.
entire political and social framework in the Middle East has been
shaken by the US imperialist invasion of Iraq. It is sure to be
an even sharper arena of class struggle in the months and years
to come. What is lacking now is the powerful presence of the genuine
communist movement in most of the region.
Asia is one of the important storm centres of world proletarian
revolution. The hundreds of millions of people in India, Pakistan,
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are suffering tremendously from the imperialist
system and semi-feudal oppression. Unlike many other places in
the world where the revolutionary energy of the masses finds no
positive outlet, the existence of genuine Maoist parties is opening
the way for a real revolutionary alternative in South Asia.
Europe, North America, Japan and Oceania, possibilities for big
advances in the class struggle are also coming into sharper focus.
The powerful movement against the US aggression in Iraq gives
a glimpse of the underlying discontent with the domination of
the world by the monopoly capitalists even in the imperialists'
Africa, disease and malnutrition is ravaging the people. The regimes
of the petty tyrants who rule on behalf of their imperialist masters
are weak, and conflicts and warfare have erupted in country after
country. Today it is the people who are suffering from these wars
for the right to loot and pillage, but these conditions show that
the possibility for a wholly different kind of warfare for genuine
liberation is also maturing.
United States has long considered Latin America its "backyard",
and it is easy to see the results of the neo-colonial domination
of these countries and the subordination of their economic life
to the Yankee masters. Under the dictates of the International
Monetary Fund, hunger has arisen in once wealthy Argentina and
the threat of deeper crisis and dislocation hangs over the whole
is why a new tide of revolution is emerging all over the planet.
The people want a different world, and they are increasingly determined
to fight for it.
makes the formation of Marxist-Leninist-Maoist vanguard parties
all the more urgent and crucial. Where such parties do not exist,
they must be formed. Where they do exist, they must be strengthened
so as to fulfil their revolutionary tasks. And these parties must
be united in a new Communist International, toward which the Revolutionary
Internationalist Movement is an important first step.
battles of the last few months are only a taste of what is to
come. The US imperialists are driven to pursue their mad gamble
of trying to violently reshape the world and sink their fangs
ever deeper into the necks of the people. But the people in all
countries have not and will never tolerate such a future. New
storms of resistance are inevitable. However strong the imperialist
enemy may be, our strength in our hundreds of millions is potentially
much greater. The arrogance of the class enemy can never conceal
that they are fighting desperately to defend an outmoded system
fit only for the museum, just like the ancient slave empires and
feudal systems that went before. Step up the struggle and get
ready for the even bigger battles looming on the horizon!
Resist and Defeat the US Imperialist War on the World!
to the Himalayas-A Better World's in Birth!
and Strengthen Vanguard Maoist Parties United in the Revolutionary
Live Proletarian Internationalism!
of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement