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American Communist Workers Movement (ML)

Resolution in Support of the North American Conference of Marxist-Leninists

Published: The Workers’ Advocate, Vol. 4, No. 2, January 31, 1973.
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The December 25th Branch of the American Communist Workers Movement (Marxist-Leninist) hails the publication of the Call for a Conference of North American Marxist-Leninists and the developing solidarity amongst the Marxist-Leninists that is reflected in the Communist Party of Canada (M-L), Communist Party of Quebec (M-L), American Communist Workers Movement (M-L), Association of Communist Workers, Communist League, Red Collective, and Red Star Cadres coming together to begin organizing such an historic conference. The December 25th Branch of the ACWM(M-L) declares right at its formation that it is wholeheartedly throwing itself into the work of organizing for and participating in the North American Conference of Marxist-Leninists.

Over 90% of the members of our branch are communist workers. Right now tremendous struggles are developing amongst our class brothers and sisters and large numbers of workers are beginning to enter directly into the revolutionary struggle against monopoly capitalism and fascism. The question of utmost importance is: what political line is going to guide and lead the workers’ struggles? The social-fascist (socialist in words, fascist in deeds) line of All Political Power to the Revisionists, Anti-Communists ano Fascists, No Political Power to the working Class or the Marxist-Leninist political line of struggling for the Seizure of State Power Away from the Monopoly Capitalists and Fascists and Establishing the Dictatorship of the Proletariat.

Today, as well as building fascist committees and unleashing fascist rules and regulations against the workers in the communities and in the places of work, the monopoly capitalist class is heavily financing and building up social-fascist committees headed by their revisionist and neo-revisionist henchmen. The starting point of the revisionists is to Use Every Difference Amongst the Workers in Order to Divide the Proletariat and Serve Monopoly Capitalism. The first principle of revisionism is Put the Narrow and Short-Range in Command of the Over-all, in other words Put Bourgeois Self-interest and Reformism in Command of Revolution. Following these principles the revisionists long ago usurped political power in the Communist Party and for years have kept the working class split up and divided against ourselves, leading our struggles time and time again down the road of bourgeois reformism and social-fascism. In complete opposition to revisionism many New Marxist-Leninist Centers have emerged during the 1960’s and ’70’s which have Dared to Stand Up for the Revolutionary Aspirations of the Working Class and Dared to Unite the Working Class on the Basis of Marxism-Leninism. The spirit of these New Marxist-Leninist Centers is correctly summed up in the Call for a Conference of North American Marxist-Leninists: “We can only be united on the basis of the interests of the whole working class, that is on the basis of Marxism-Leninism, which is the whole working class, that is on the basis of Marxism Leninism, which is hostile to any struggle for personal interests and opinions,” The profound experience of all our comrades has taught us the importance of Chairman Mao’s statement: “It is only through the unity of the Communist Party that the unity of the whole class and the whole nation can be achieved.” Today, by overthrowing the reactionary sectarianism and splittism promoted by the revisionists and by Daring to Unite with one Another, these New Marxist-Leninist Centers are making a tremendous contribution to building the party and to the cause of the entire working class.

Already in various circles revisionists are engaged in the dirty work of spreading gossips and slanders against the upcoming North American Conference of Marxist-Leninists. The December 25th Branch of the ACWM(M-L) resolutely denounces those people who are attempting to undermine the conference through spreading gossips and slanders. We strongly hold to the line of the call that all organizations and individuals “Have Equal Right as well as Every Obligation to Present their Views Openly for Discussion”. It is only in this way that the genuine unity of Marxist-Leninists can be built and differences aired in an open and above-board manner.

The comrades in our branch have had much experience with revisionists and neo-revisionists who talk about Unity in the Abstract, about the Working Class “In the Abstract, and about Marxism-Leninism in the Abstract in order to divide and confuse the broad masses of the working and oppressed people. On the question of unity, while publicly breast-beating about the “need to unite the working class” and the Marxist-Leninist ranks, these revisionists spread gossips and slanders against the genuine Marxist-Leninists. Such people who refuse to be Open and Above-board are in fact seeking to split and not unite. The political line of this stripe of revisionists calls for “reaching the ordinary worker”, “workers take the lead”, “building the Party on the basis of the economic struggles”, etc. They attack the militant Marxist-Leninists with such epithets as “sectarian,” “dogmatic”, “irrelevant to the mass movement” while they themselves refuse to apply Marxism-Leninism to the concrete problems facing the working class and instead try to convert Marxism-Leninism into a plaything of the bourgeois intellectuals. Their over-all aim is to liquidate Party building and keep the working masses enslaved forever. Our branch fully supports the thoroughgoing revolutionary slogan The Working Class Must Exercise Leadership in Everything. For a revolutionary this can only mean that the Communist Party and Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tse-tung Thought Must Exercise Leadership in Everything. Only by first seizing political power inside our own revolutionary party can the working class take the first steps on the road to seizing state power from the monopoly capitalists. We firmly believe that the upcoming North American Conference of Marxist-Leninists is an historic step towards the formation of Just Such a Party which is so much longed for and sought after by the masses of our class brothers and sisters.