First Published: The Call, Vol. 6, No. 37, September 26, 1977.
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Since the Founding Congress of the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) last June, Marxist-Leninists and revolutionary workers in many parts of the country have rallied to support the Party’s program and its mass activities.
One such group is the Communist League of Hawaii, made up of revolutionary activists who have been working for several years in the workers and national movements in Hawaii. Their statement of support for the Party is printed below.
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The Communist League of Hawaii warmly welcomes the founding of the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) and extends militant greetings of solidarity based on the program adopted at the Founding Congress.
The working class of Hawaii has a long and proud history of struggle against the U.S. imperialist class and their agents. Made up of native Hawaiians and immigrants from many parts of Asia and the world, Hawaii’s workers have constantly fought against exploitation and oppression.
The once-militant Communist Party USA led the organizing of the dock-workers and sugar and pineapple workers into the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union. The ILWU spearheaded the struggle for a better standard of living, improved health care and education, and democratic rights against the “divide-and-rule” tactics and oligarchic rule of the “Big Five” corporations in territorial Hawaii.
After the restoration of capitalism and the rise of social-imperialism in the Soviet Union and the revisionist betrayal of the Communist Party USA in the 1950s, Hawaii’s working class has been left without revolutionary leadership for over 20 years.
With the founding of the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist), the people of Hawaii and the United States now once more have a genuine revolutionary vanguard that has solid ties with the proletariat, working people and oppressed nationalities.
The Communist League of Hawaii unites with the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) program to fight for the strategic goal of the armed overthrow of monopoly capital and establishing socialism under the dictatorship of the proletariat, with the ultimate aim of reaching the classless society of communism.
In Hawaii, the alliance and merger of the struggle of the working class and the movement of the oppressed nationalities, including the native Hawaiians, Filipinos and Samoans, is of particular importance. The native Hawaiians and the other oppressed nationalities have historically waged a constant struggle against U.S. imperialism. The multinational unity of the working class can only be forged by upholding the right of self-determination for all oppressed nations and full democratic rights for all oppressed nationalities.
On the international situation, the Communist League of Hawaii agrees with the “three worlds” concept developed by Chairman Mao Tsetung based on a scientific Marxist-Leninist analysis of the world today.
The contention between U.S. imperialism and Soviet social-imperialism for world domination is bound to lead to a new world war. Although both superpowers are the main enemies of the world’s peace-loving people, Soviet social-imperialism is the more dangerous because it is a fascist aggressor which claims to be “socialist,” causing confusion in the anti-imperialist ranks. Using this smokescreen, it has wild ambitions for world hegemony as the rising superpower and is the main source of war.
The schemes of the superpowers are bound to be stymied. The irresistible historic trend is “countries want independence, nations want liberation, and people want revolution.” The third world has become the main force in the international united front against imperialism, particularly superpower hegemonism. As communists in one of the two superpowers, we must unite with the third world and people of the second world and carry out our internationalist duty to overthrow the U.S. monopoly capitalists and help liberate humanity.
The Communist League of Hawaii therefore pledges unity and solidarity with the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) and hopes to build stronger ties in the future.
The road is long and tortuous, but the future is bright for the people of the world.
Long Live Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought!
United in struggle,
Communist League of Hawaii