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League for Proletarian Revolution (Marxist-Leninist)

International Communist Movement Hails Victories of China and Albania!

First Published: Resistencia, Vol. 7, No. 10, January 1976.
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The international proletariat joyously celebrates the great victories achieved by China and Albania in the consolidation of the dictatorship of the proletariat and the building of socialism. The comradely friendship which exists between the Communist Party of China and the Party of Labor of Albania, between the two peoples and the two countries has been forged on the basis of clear revolutionary principles. It is a fraternal relation based on Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism.

Both have been able to integrate the universal truths of Marxism-Leninism to the concrete conditions in their country, uniting their peoples in a united front and organizing a popular army which allowed them to defeat the imperialist aggressors, feudalism and capitalism and advance victoriously down the path of socialism. Both parties, dared to go against the tide and maintain a principled, uncompromising struggle against the Khruschovite clique which brought revisionism to power and restored capitalism in the Soviet Union. Both parties are staunch allies of the peoples of the third world which struggle against all types of oppression, especially against the hegemonism of both superpowers.

The Communist Party of China and the Party of Labor of Albania are definitely in the vanguard of all forces which struggle against imperialism, social-imperialism and modern revisionism. This vanguard role is theirs, not because they have declared themselves to be the vanguard but because they have shown, in practice, over a long period of time, and in a consistent basis, their adherence to the science of Marxism-Leninism, proletarian revolution, and selfless aid to the nations which struggle for their independence and national liberation. The Communist Party of China and the Party of Labor of Albania, do not have to say “we are the vanguard, join us.” Their leadership is not open to debate among the genuine Marxist-Leninists around the world. Today, we joyously celebrate the triumph of the Communist Party of China against the anti-party clique of the “gang of four”! (See article – Long Live the Great, Glorious and Correct Party of China in this issue.) We also joyously celebrate the successful 7th Congress of the Party of Labor of Albania, as this congress marks a great step forward in the consolidation of the dictatorship of the proletariat and the building of socialism in Albania.

The report given by Comrade Enver Hoxha to this congress is an extremely important document which we must all study conscientiously. It analyzes: the successes of socialist construction in Albania; the new socialist constitution; the party's leading role; the struggle on the ideological front; the international situation and the foreign policy of the Party of Labor of Albania; the international communist movement and the struggle against modern revisionism. We must study these positions in order to deepen our understanding of the burning questions which face the Marxist-Leninists throughout the world.

As usual, the bourgeois chorus headed by the two superpowers especially, Soviet Social-imperialist, have already tried to imply that there has been a break between China and Albania due to the fact that there definitely exist differences between them. In the United States, this tendency is openly headed by the “CP”USA and the Guardian and in a hidden and surreptitious manner by COUSML, RCP and WVO. Comrades, it is true, that these differences do exist. However, there also exist unities, much more fundamental than these differences. That is why both parties consistently point out their fraternal ties. Thus, we see that in the very 7th Congress, Comrade Enver Hoxha stated: “The Party of Labor of Albania and the Albanian people are loyal friends and allies of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese people. Our two peoples and countries are comrades-in-arms of the same ideal, and are inspired by the same aims and internationalist tasks. No slander or concoction of the bourgeois-revisionist propaganda can cast any shadow over the Marxist-Leninist character and the vitality of the Albanian-Chinese friendship. Our party and people will constantly strive to keep the fraternal friendship and collaboration with the great Chinese people, their glorious Communist Party, great People's China pure and strong.” (Summary of the Report on the Activity of the Central Committee of the Party of Labor of Albania, LPR publication, page 18)

By the same token, the Communist Party of China in the message of congratulation on the 7th Congress of the PLA, pointed out:

The two Parties, two countries, and two peoples of China and Albania have forged a militant friendship in protracted revolutionary struggles. Our friendship and unity are based on Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism, and it is futile for imperialism, social-imperialism in particular, to sow discord and engage in sabotage. (Peking Review, No. 49, 1976, pg, 14).

Comrades, we must break with the metaphysical analysis, which characterize opportunists such as WVO, PRRWO, RWL, COUSML and other birds of the same feathers. Unity among Marxist-Leninists is not forged by one organization based on parroting word for word the words of the other. Nor is it based on “paper formulations”. Unity is based on strategy and tactics, ideological and political line, based on the application of Marxism-Leninism to the concrete conditions – these are the things that unite Marxist-Leninists. As Enver Hoxha stated in the report to the 7th Congress:

.. .we, the Marxist-Leninist and workers' parties are duty bound to constantly strengthen and temper the close cooperation among our parties, of course, with none being dependent on, or taking orders from, any other. As internationalist communists, we need to exchange our experience and, each of us, in the conditions of his own country, must act on the basis of Marxism-Leninism. (Summary...LPR edition, page 27)

It is on the basis of these teachings and not the metaphysics of those mentioned that we must study the positions of the Communist Party of China and the Party of Labor of Albania on different questions. If we make an objective, scientific analysis, we will prove – in the same way that both parties have done – that on the most fundamental questions in theory as well as in practice, there exists unity between the Chinese and Albanian comrades. In the near future, after a thorough study of the Documents of the 7th Congress of the Party of Labor of Albania as well as the different documents of the Communist Party of China, we will publish our analysis of the international situation based on the teachings of the vanguard of the international communist movement – the Party of Labor of Albania and the Communist Party of China.