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Seize the Time Collective 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:

Seize the Time Collective would like to extend our warmest greeting to the League of Revolutionary Struggle (Marxist-Leninist) on its founding. The merger of the August Twenty-ninth Movement and I Wor Kuen to form the League of Revolutionary Struggle (M-L) is a significant advance in unifying Marxist-Leninists within the United States of America and building a fighting Communist Party U.S.A.

ATM and IWK’s merger is also part of the worldwide movement to unite Marxist-Leninists who uphold a dialectical materialist view of the world. With the revolutionary whirlwind of oppressed peoples’ movements and wars for national liberation and the transformation of the U.S.S.R. from a socialist country to an imperialist superpower, the international communist movement has faced many complex and serious questions. Time and time again, only by applying Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought to the concrete conditions have Marxist-Leninists been able to advance oppressed and working peoples’ struggles against imperialism and for socialist revolution. During that process, revisionism and opportunism are exposed and defeated, and Marxist-Leninists form the basis for principled unity. Internationally many Marxist-Leninist groups have been systematically working out differences and merging as it becomes clearer and clearer what kind of Marxist-Leninist theory and practice truly serves the interests of the broad masses.

Here in the U.S., in the belly of the beast, this process has been difficult. Yet, “where there is oppression, there is resistance.” ATM and IWK both have rich histories of struggle. Both organizations, as does Seize the Time and many other organizations, have their origins in the revolutionary movements of oppressed nationalities within the U.S. during the 60’s and took up Marxism-Leninism in the interests of the great majority of the people. IWK and ATM have both been in the vanguard of the struggle within the U.S. to uphold the revolutionary theory of three worlds, expose the “gang of four” and support the Chinese Communist Party and the People’s Republic of China in words and deeds.

In the process of integrating Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought with their concrete practice of revolutionary struggle, ATM and IWK began to systematically work together and resolve their differences. Seize the Time believes that the method of merger used by the two organizations is exemplary. Seize the Time agrees with the League of Revolutionary Struggle that forging such principled Marxist-Leninist unity is all the more pressing and urgent with the factors for both war and revolution on the rise in the world today.

The members of Seize the Time Collective would like to join in the League’s pledge to “make every effort to contribute to the revolution and to the struggle for Marxist-Leninist unity.”

Hasta La Victoria Siempre!
A Lute Continua!
Seize the Time!

Seize the Time Collective