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League of Revolutionary Struggle (M-L)

Editorial: Great advances in building Marxist-Leninist unity

First Published: Unity, Vol. 2, No. 7, April 6-19, 1979.
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In this issue of UNITY, the East Wind organization announces its decision to dissolve and unite with the League of Revolutionary Struggle (M-L). A few months ago, the Seize the Time collective issued a similar statement (see, UNITY, Jan. 26, 1979).

These decisions represent a great advance in the struggle for Marxist-Leninist unity and party building. Their unity statements are proof that unity can be achieved when struggle is conducted in a principled manner, relations are based on equality, criticism and self-criticism are practiced, and points of principle are distinguished from secondary differences. In both cases, unity was cemented through joint practice.

The unity process has also been a lesson in how to forge unity between national organizations and local collectives. The principles of equality and mutual respect must be practiced. Collectives such as East Wind and Seize the Time have made important contributions to the entire revolutionary movement. Often, collectives such as these have more developed work and deeper ties among the masses than do other larger organizations. All Marxist-Leninists can learn from them.

Both East Wind and Seize the Time have a rich history of struggle going back to the late 1960’s. They both embraced Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought through a process of struggle. They have weathered the twists and turns of the past decade, waged many struggles against revisionists and opportunists, and always stood on the side of the masses. Their members are communist fighters who have been seasoned in class warfare. They will undoubtedly continue to make many more contributions to the struggle for Marxist-Leninist unity and socialist revolution.

Marxist-Leninists Unite!