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East Wind Collective (Marxist-Leninist) Greets the Founding of the League of Revolutionary Struggle (M-L)

First Published: Unity, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 1978.
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To the Central Committee of the League of Revolutionary Struggle (M-L)

Dear Comrades:

Proletarian greetings and a hearty congratulations from the East Wind Collective (M-L). The recent merger of the August Twenty-ninth Movement (ATM) and I Wor Kuen (IWK) and the founding of the League of Revolutionary Struggle (M-L) is indeed a significant advance for the U.S. communist movement and a further step towards unifying the entire Marxist-Leninist movement to forge a single, unified, vanguard communist party of the U.S. proletariat.

Since the CPUSA had become revisionist in the l950’s and had attempted to stifle the mass movement by channeling it into reformism, the central task of all genuine communists in the U.S. has been to build the genuine communist party. While party building still remains the central task, the unity achieved between ATM and IWK on all basic points of line and on the evaluation of the histories of the two organizations comes at a most critical time, and we are confident that the League of Revolutionary Struggle (M-L) will contribute greatly to the growing unity of the U.S. Marxist-Leninist forces. With factors for both war and revolution rising on a worldwide scale, the international and domestic developments have made Marxist-Leninist unity an extremely urgent task. ATM and IWK have set an example for all communists to push ahead the struggle for communist unity.

The East Wind Collective (M-L) has maintained fraternal relations with both ATM and IWK for a number of years through the twists and turns of revolutionary struggles. Basing themselves on Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought, both organizations struggled against various forms of opportunism, developed the political line-to apply to the concrete conditions of the U.S., and established ties with significant numbers of working and oppressed masses over a period of nearly a decade. While acknowledging certain errors and weaknesses in the histories of both organizations, and some differences with each organization, we in the East Wind Collective (M-L) have learned a great deal and have benefitted tremendously from ATM and IWK’s principled and comradely struggles with us to achieve higher levels of unity.

We believe that the League of Revolutionary Struggle (M-L) has a solid foundation to make contributions to the revolutionary movement and will do all it can to help fulfill the task of unifying the ranks of the Marxist-Leninist movement to forge a single, vanguard party.

Forge the single, unified Communist Party of the U.S. proletariat!

Long live Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought!

East Wind Collective (M-L)