First Published: People’s Canada Daily News, Vol. 1, No. 40, January 11, 1971
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Statement of the GET ORGANIZED FOR NATIONAL WAR AGAINST U.S. IMPERIALISM Branch of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist)
The Get Organized For National War Against U.S. Imperialism Branch of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), formed on January 3, 1971, announces that People’s Canada Daily News is now resuming publication in four page tabloid size, from Monday to Friday, thereby ushering in the second year of the Great 1970’s in Canada in the sphere of anti-imperialist journalism. The new branch was formed after the issuing of the December 9th Statement of the National Executive of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist). This statement is the creative application of Chairman Mao’s May. 20th statement to Canada because it gives concrete guidelines for organizing towards national war against U.S. imperialism in Canada. In order to implement the December 9th Statement, the staffs of PCDN, The Worker and Mass Line summed up the experience of the THREE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS in Canada in 1970 and issued the Joint Statement on December 31st. This follows the line of the December 9th Statement of summing up each stage of the THREE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS in order to learn from experience and move forward to the next stage. Out of this summing up came the Party’s call to all its members and supporters and to all the oppressed Canadian people to GET ORGANIZED FOR NATIONAL WAR AGAINST U.S. IMPERIALISM!
The correct slogan of “Get Organized for National War Against U.S: Imperialism!” comes at a time when U.S. imperialism is becoming desperate in its futile attempts to quell the increasingly victorious national liberation struggles around the world. It comes at a time when the national liberation struggle of Quebec is reaching the armed stage and when the Prince of Lackeys, Trudeau, is faithfully serving his U.S. imperialist masters by attempting to consolidate fascism in Quebec and extend it to Canada. At this time it is most necessary to recognize the principal contradiction in Canada today – the contradiction between U.S. imperialism and its lackeys the Canadian compradors and the broad masses of the Canadian people.
It is with the thorough going recognition of this principal contradiction in Canada today that People’s Canada Daily News has been reorganized on a new basis. The temporary suspension of PCDN, for just over a month, was due to the sharp internal struggle represented by the two slogans – “armed overthrow of Trudeau’s regime” versus “Get Organised for National War against U. S. imperialism”. Now,that the erroneous line of “armed overthrow of Trudeau’s regime” has been defeated, we can get on with the prime task of organizing for national war against U.S. imperialism.
In order to get on with this task in the sphere of anti-imperialist journalism, the new Party branch has been founded. Its main task is to see that PCDN puts politics in command of all its activities. Putting politics in command at the start of the second year of the great 1970’s in Canada means supporting and advancing the three revolutionary movements, building people’s revolutionary area committees and in the process, getting organized for national war against U.S.imperialism.
The THREE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS in Canada are: Combat Fascism on the Ideological and Cultural Front!; Oppose Fascist Rules and Regulations, Build the Resistance Movement to the Attacks of the Fascists, Social-fascists and Lackey police and Establish Mass Democracy Amongst the People! and Defeat U.S. Imperialism in Canada and support the National Liberation Struggle of Quebec!
Combatting fascism on the ideological and cultural front means attacking all fascist slave ideology and all decadent bourgeois cultural forms and life styles. It means countering this bourgeois culture and ideology with examples from the proletarian culture and ideology of the People’s Republic of China and Albania and by presenting the new culture which is arising Canada. In journalism, opposition to fascist and slave ideology means SEEKING TRUTH FROM FACTS and CONCRETE ANALYSIS OF CONCRETE CONDITIONS to SERVE THE PEOPLE. This method of analysis arms the people and puts them on guard against all fascist and slave ideology when it comes up. This is directly opposed to bourgeois journalism in Canada which slavishly serves U.S. imperialism by preparing public opinion for fascism. The method it uses is to CONCOCT “TRUTH” BY MANIPULATING OR FALSIFYING FACTS. This method of journalism encourages people to deny the facts, to consciously negate their living experience and to accept the opinions of experts rather than investigating for themselves. The aim of this journalism is to place their whole confidence in bourgeois news media and “experts” to interpret the news for them. The attitude behind all this is that the broad masses do not know what is good for them, they should be manipulated to like U.S. imperialism for the crumbs that it tosses them. PCDN stands diametrically opposed to this fascist attitude and method.
Supporting the national liberation struggle of the Quebec people means recognizing the Communist Party of Quebec as the sole political party in Quebec capable of leading that struggle through to completion. Supporting the CPQ(ML) means supporting the right of Quebec patriots to disseminate Mao Tsetung Thought on a larger scale and defending that with arms. By defeating U.S. imperialism in Canada we will support the National Liberation of Quebec. This means GET ORGANIZED FOR NATIONAL WAR AGAINST U.S. IMPERIALISM IN ORDER TO DEFEAT THE REACTIONARY CIVIL WAR OF THE CANADIAN COMPRADORS TO SUPPRESS THE NATIONAL LIBERATION STRUGGLE OF QUEBEC!
As for the second revolutionary movement, ADVANCE THE RESISTANCE MOVEMENT, it has been proven in practice that by persisting in disseminating Mao Tsetung Thought and doing propaganda for anti-imperialism in Canada in a particular material base such as a community, the anti-imperialist fighters earn the support of the broad masses. Slowly and slowly they begin to defend the democratic right to receive communist ideas and to discuss the necessity for anti-imperialism here in Canada.
In the Bloor-Bathurst Area of Toronto, an area of national minority working class people, the distributors of MASS LINE and PCDN have gained the respect of the people and the enmity of the lackey police, local fascists and social-fascists by stubbornly defending the right to disseminate Mao Tsetung Thought and to do anti-imperialist propaganda among the people. All the lackey police attacks, all jailings and all attempts to terrorize them have been in vain. In the course of defending the right to disseminate Mao Tsetung Thought, it has been necessary to oppose the arbitrary fascist rules and regulations of the lackey police. These arbitrary fascist rules and regulations have been opposed by the mass democratic method. The use of this method and its effect in exposing the role of the fascists, social fascists and lackey police in the Bloor-Bathurst area has won the support of the people.
The support for this method and the respect for the anti-imperialist fighters is going help transform things to active preparation for national war against U.S. imperialism. This will be done through the formation of People’s Revolutionary Area Committees which will consolidate the concerned people and further develop the anti-imperialist struggle.
In order to aid this development, PCDN is going to report on the Three Revolutionary Movements in the context of local, day-to-day struggles of the Canadian working class, national minorities and labouring masses of the urban and rural petit-bourgeoisie, small businessmen, farmers, fishermen and other small producers.
We will actively support the revolutionary heroism of such Canadian patriots as Barbara Biley and Bill Shpikula, arbitrarily jailed for defending the dissemination of Mao Tsetung Thought. They are models of the revolutionary,anti-imperialist fighters of the Canadian people.
The purpose of concentrating on the local struggles and revolutionary heroism will be to develop the Canadian peoples revolutionary consciousness step by step to serve the over-all aim of people’s war against U.S. imperialism in Canada in the not to distant future.