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American Communist Workers’ Movement (Marxist-Leninist)

A People’s Press is Born!

Published: People’s America Daily News, Vol. 1, No. 7, October 5, 1970.
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Yesterday marks the end of the first week of publication of the PEOPLE’S AMERICA DAILY NEWS. 3000 copies have been produced each day and distributed in 14 cities. It has been received with great enthusiasm and many regular readers now eagerly await its publication each day.

Following the guideline to “CAREFULLY SEEK OUT THE ADVANCED EXPERIENCE OF THE MASSES IN A LOCALITY, SUM IT UP AND POPULARIZE IT,” many local, national ad international struggles have been reported on and a large amount of propaganda has been done for the mass democratic, anti-fascist revolution of the American working class and people.

PEOPLE’S AMERICA DAILY NEWS was founded to respond to the call of the American Communist Workers’ Movement (Marxist-Leninist) to Revolutionary Youth and Students to “WAGE WAR OF ANNIHILATION ON THE CULTURAL FRONT” against the decadent fascist ideas propping up the tottering rule of the U.S. monopoly capitalist class. It is aimed at destroying the ideological foundation of bourgeois fascist rule in the U.S. by disseminating Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought and promoting mass democracy among the people. It will resolutely uphold what is right for the working and oppressed people and resolutely oppose what is wrong. It will promote every spark of the new, culture of uncompromising resistance to U.S. imperialism. It firmly follows comrade Lin Piao’s guideline: “Dialectical and historical materialism teaches us that what is important primarily is not that which at the given moment seems to be durable and yet is already beginning to die away, but that which is arising and developing, even though at the given moment it may not appear to be durable, for only that which is arising and developing is invincible.”

PEOPLE’S AMERICA DAILY NEWS holds that only a single spark, and nothing else, can start the prairie fire that will burn the armed state of the monopoly capitalists to the ground. This spark will be struck in the course of the dissemination of proletarian ideology – Mao Tsetung Thought – among the people and this prairie fire will be a People’s Anti-Fascist War led by communists armed with Mao Tsetung Thought. Therefore, in the course of disseminating Mao Tsetung Thought, PEOPLE’S AMERICA DAILY NEWS has the twofold task of l) arming the vanguard fighters of the proletariat with proletarian ideology so as to make possible the foundation of the genuine party of the proletariat, the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist), the “FORCE AT THE CORE LEADING OUR CAUSE FORWARD”, and 2) firing the masses of the American working class and people with the conviction that America belongs to them and not to the monopoly capitalists. Together with MASS LINE, official organ of the ACWM(M-L), which will continue on a less-frequent basis, PEOPLE’S AMERICA DAILY NEWS will raise the bright red flag of revolution on the cultural front.

PEOPLE’S AMERICA DAILY NEWS is founded at a time when the world revolution has entered its final stage and he complete destruction of imperialism is not far off. Chairman Mao is giving personal guidance to building a world-wide united front against U.S. imperialism and all its running dogs. With People’s China as its powerful base, this united front is spearheaded by the United Front of the Three Indo-Chinese Peoples against U.S. aggression. The heroic Palestinian people have also taken their place in the forefront of the world-wide struggle, and the national liberation movements that exist in over fifty countries plus the revolutionary mass movements in the imperialist countries constitute a power roadblock to the plans of the U.S. reactionaries for a Third World War of fascist plunder.

The American working class and people have an extremely important role to play in this united front. It is their task not to relegate themselves, as some reactionary “leftists” advocate, to the level of reformist cheerleaders for the national liberation movements, but to boldly develop the mass democratic anti-fascist revolution of the American working class and people so as to bury imperialism and the era of wars in the history of mankind right here in the soil of America. With high revolutionary spirits, we go forward to carry out Chairman Mao’s great call: “PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, UNITE AND DEFEAT THE U.S. AGGRESSORS AND ALL THEIR RUNNING DOGS.”