First Published: Vanguard, Vol. 4, No. 5, September-October 1967
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CDRCU has been in existence nearly three years and during that whole period ideological struggle has never ceased within it.
We have experienced one' split after another and these splits have all reflected the struggle between proletarian and bourgeois ideas, methods and practices. Some people attracted to Marxist-Leninist ideology could not get rid of the inherited dead weight of bourgeois ideology, influence and pressure, and this reflected itself, inevitably, in inner-Party struggle.
As a consequence of this, we have a situation where there are many splinter groups claiming to be Marxist-Leninist and to support the 25 points of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, as outlined in their reply to the letter of the CC of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
These splinter groups publish aims and material which give the impression that they are sincere Marxist-Leninists. Although at times good articles have appeared in them analysing revisionism, the world situation and the position inside the Communist Party of Great Britain, they offer at best a pseudo Marxist interpretation of the development and growth of the Marxist-Leninist movement in Britain or at worst no explanation at all. The fact is that they are splinter groups that they have split away from Marxism-Leninism just as much as the revisionists and trotskyists have done.
The struggle for a Marxist-Leninist party was being, is being and will be fought inside the CDRCU. These people have been tried and tested inside the CDRCU and have been found wanting. There is little chance that they can ever be reclaimed for Marxism-Leninism, but their deception does and will fool and confuse temporarily many genuine Communists. Granting recognition to these groups as leaders in the Marxist-Leninist movement would be a betrayal, a step back in our proletarian revolution.
In view of this, we consider it necessary to point out that the CDRCU and VANGUARD has no official relations whatsoever with such publications as FORUM, HAMMER & ANVIL, FINSBURY COMMUNIST. We draw a clear line between CDRCU and these splitters, do not prettify them by granting them any form of recognition, do not attend meetings called by them in the name of Marxism-Leninism.
The way to genuine unity comrades is to unite around CDRCU!!