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Colorado Organization for Revolutionary Struggle (M-L-M)

Published: On the back cover of the pamphlet COTeS (M-L-M) on the Woman Question,1977.
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The C.O.Re.S. (M-L-M) is a regional, multinational Marxist-Leninist organization begun in 1974 by revolutionaries uniting on the principles of Marxism-Leninism-Mao tse-Tung Thought. We originated predominately from the Chicano movement and secondarily from the anti-Vietnam war, student and women’s movements of the 60’s and 70’s.

We adhere to the principles of M-L-M and recognize the international leadership of the CPC and the PLA. We adhere to the principles of communist norms of organization, democratic centralism, criticism/self-criticism, factory nuclei as the basic unit of communist organization.

We recognize the central task of all conscious elements in the U.S. to be the building of the new communist party. We hold that our primary tactical task is the uniting of Marxist-Leninists and that the key link in this stage of party building is unity on political line. In this period, theory is primary over practice.

We see right opportunism as the main danger internationally and nationally to the communist and workers’ movements and “left” opportunism as the secondary danger.

We hold that proletarian one-stage revolution by the armed seizure of power, the smashing of the bourgeois State, the confiscation of the means of production and the establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat under the leadership of a communist party is the only correct strategy for revolution in the US.

We see unity on a guiding line and program on the political and economic crisis both internationally & nationally, the trade union, party building, woman’s and national question as being fundamental points of unity for the establishment of a new party.

We do not see ourselves as the “center” but are striving to create higher unity with other forces and will dissolve our form to unite with other groups and eventually with the party.