C.P.U.S.A. (M.-L.)-Progressive Workers Movement Communiqué


First Published: New Worker, Vol. I, No. 1, June 1969
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The following joint communiqué is issued by the Communist Party of the United States of America (Marxist-Leninist) and the Progressive Workers Movement of Canada:

“Delegations of the Central Committees of the Progressive Workers Movement of Canada and the Communist Party of the United States of America (Marxist-Leninist) met in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 19, 1968. The delegation of the Progressive Workers Movement was headed by Comrade Jack Scott, and the delegation of the Communist Party, U.S.A. (Marxist-Leninist) was headed by Comrade Michael Laski.

“The joint discussions covered areas of mutual concern, and involved the following points: The trade union question; the Negro question in the United States; the Quebec question in Canada; the student question; the question of the proper approach to building Marxist-Leninist Parties in our respective countries; the international situation.

“General agreement on these questions was found between the two delegations.

“On the Vietnam question, it was agreed that unswerving support must continue to be given to the immediate and unconditional withdraw of the aggressor United States imperialist troops from Vietnam, and to the unqualified support for the National Front for Liberation and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. It was agreed that support should continue to be given to the four-point demand of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the five-points of the National Front for Liberation as the basis for any peaceful settlement of the Vietnam question.

“The two delegations fully agreed on full support for the People’s Republic of China, and the Communist Party of China, and agreed on the need to emphasize the brilliance and the leading role of Chairman Mao Tse-tung. Full support should be given to the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in the People’s Republic of China.

“Full agreement was reached on the necessity to resist the domination of the Canadian economy by the United States monopoly capitalists.

”Full agreement was reached on the need to foster the unity and international solidarity of Marxist-Leninist Parties and organizations.”

Signed May 19, 1968