First Published: Vanguard, [UK], Vol. 4, No. 6, November-December 1967.
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On the 19th Nov.1967 Comrade M.I. Laski, Gen. Sec. C.P.U.S.A. (Marxist/Leninist), returned home on the conclusion of his visit to Europe. During his stay in London a successful first fraternal meeting was held between C.P.U.S.A. (M/L), and C.D.R.C.U. [Committee to Defeat Revisionism, for Communist Unity – EROL] represented by Comrades M.I. Laski, Gen. Sec. and A. Dover, Sec. respectively.
The main subject for discussion was the question of Marxist-Leninist parties in advanced capitalist countries. Agreement was reached on the possibility and the need for utilising the experiences of Marxist-Leninist parties in the advanced capitalist countries, experience gained in the historical process of development and growth of their parties and to make this available for the assimilation and benefit of the emerging Marxist-Leninist movements in such as these countries. In order to facilitate the formation of Marxist-Leninist parties. It being clearly recognised at the outset, that change comes from within.
An objective demonstration of the practical application and utilisation of experiences which was in no way empirical but based on the concrete analysis of the concrete situation. Comrade M.I. Laski suggested and indicated that certain tactical errors were being made by Marxist-Leninists in Britain. As a consequence of these suggestions the C.D.R.C.U. has reviewed its position within the Marxist-Leninist Movement in Britain most critically and accepted these suggestions as being genuine criticisms based on the historical experience of the proletariat. Efforts are now being made to rectify these errors, thanks have been extended to the C.P.U.S.A. (M/L) through its General Secretary And a fraternal link has now been established.
Further to the above. Subsequent events in Britain have proved beyond doubt the correctness of the theory presented on the question of party formation by the C.P.U.S.A. (M/L).
A. Dover, Secretary, C.D.R.C.U.