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The New Voice

Notice on Unity Committee

First Published: The New Voice, Vol. VII, No. 13, June 26, 1978.
Transcription, Editing and Markup: Paul Saba
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In its call for a Marxist-Leninist Unity Committee, the Communist Party Marxist-Leninist said, “We encourage others to consult with us in drawing up the initial formal proposal and in drafting the unity statement.” (The Call, Dec. 26, 1977)

The New Voice responded both publicly and privately to the CP M-L without preconditions. To this date, the CP M-L has made no answer.

In May, the CP M-L joined with the August Twenty-Ninth Movement and the I Wor Kuen to say that a formal unity committee proposal “will be discussed and finalized in consultation with other Marxist-Leninist organizations.” These three groups are united, ATM says, by “our support for the Theory of Three Worlds and the Communist Party of China, our upholding the unity of the proletariat and oppressed nationalities, our upholding the right of self-determination for oppressed nations, our view on the need for a Leninist vanguard party, and other important questions.” (Rev. Cause, May 1978) The New Voice shares these points of unity, too. The three groups disagree among themselves and with TNV as to whether certain people, such as Chicanos or the black people in the U.S., constitute a nation according to Marxist-Leninist criteria. These and other questions remain to be struggled over.

The CP M-L is free to make any arrangements with any groups it can. However, struggle should be conducted on the basis of principles. From long experience, people will watch closely to judge whether or not the CP M-L has conducted an open and aboveboard search for unity.

The New Voice remains ready to aid any and all steps to unite Marxist-Leninists, including the CP M-L’s proposal for a Unity Committee.

The New Voice, June 14, 1978