First Published: In Struggle! 1980-1981
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MIA Note: This intoduction appeared with each of the “Documents for the criticism of revisionism” articles that ran in the newspaper in 1980 and 1981.
“Documents for the criticism of revisionism” is the general title of a series of articles IN STRUGGLE! is publishing with the purpose of contributing to a better understanding of the successes and failures in the struggle for socialism so far.
The articles. accompanying comments and other texts in the series “Documents...” do not necessarily represent the point of view of our Organization, which is currently studying these questions. Our Organization will be debating these issues broadly in its own ranks, with its readers and friends and with other organizations and parties before coming to firm conclusions.
All our readers are therefore strongly invited to share their comments. points of view and criticisms with us. We will do our best to circulate all such contributions, either by publishing them or by summing up the basic points made in them.
A correct understanding of our struggle’s history will inevitably contribute to its progress in the future. This history is rich in lessons that the proletariat must be allowed to put to its advantage today, free from the distortions that have all too often accompanied our understanding or interpretation of this history.
The Secretary-General of the Marxist-Leninist Organization of Canada IN STRUGGLE!
July 21, 1980