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Marxist-Leninist Collective

Proletarian Revolution and the Split in the Working Class


The question of the split in the working class, its relation to imperialism and to the temporary victory of revisionism and opportunism in the US working class movement, is a question that is fundamental to the communist movement. Without a clear theoretical understanding of the material basis for this split, the practical struggle against revisionism is impossible. Most important, the building of a genuine communist party in the US, which is the central task of all Marxist-Leninists and advanced workers, cannot move forward without a fierce theoretical, and practical struggle against all forms of revisionism and opportunism. The fact that there has been no thorough analysis to date of the split in the US working class is evidence of the strong influence of revisionism among Marxist-Leninists. The Marxist-Leninist Collective (MLC) is presenting this pamphlet as a beginning attempt at making that analysis. Our starting, point was the study of Lenin’s “Imperialism and the Split in Socialism”.

The MLC is a communist organization that was formed in the spring of 1975, and is based in the Bay Area. We are presently attempting to carry out the central task of party building by seeking to unite with other Marxist-Leninists on the basis of common theoretical and practical work, basing ourselves among the lower stratum of the industrial proletariat, and conducting propaganda and agitation with the aim of winning advanced workers to communism. We welcome criticism from other organizations and individuals on this pamphlet, and hope that it will contribute to the movement to build a genuine communist party in the US.

Central Committee
Marxist-Leninist Co1lective
November, 1976