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Editorial: Another step for communist unity

First Published: The Call, Vol. 7, No. 37, September 25, 1978.
Transcription, Editing and Markup: Paul Saba
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Two Marxist-Leninist organizations, August Twenty-Ninth Movement (M-L) (ATM) and I Wor Kuen (IWK), have merged to form the League of Revolutionary Struggle (Marxist-Leninist). The recently held founding congress of the League established the basic line and perspectives of the organization.

According to a statement from the newly-formed organization, the merger should be viewed as a concrete step forward in the efforts towards “unifying the genuine Marxist-Leninists and forging a single, unified party.” The newly-formed LRS (M-L) is continuing to take part in the Committee to Unite Marxist-Leninists, along with the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist). Both ATM and IWK were among the initiators of the Committee and both groups have a long history of contributions to the workers’ movement.

The League will be presenting its views in a series of publications called “Statements on the Founding of the League of Revolutionary Struggle (M-L),” which will include a declaration on the history of ATM and IWK. The “Statements” will be available soon through Unity Newspaper, P.O. Box 26229, San Francisco, Calif. 94126. Unity is the bi-monthly newspaper of the League.

To introduce itself to the masses, the League will hold a series of meetings in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and other cities.

The merger of ATM-IWK marks another significant step forward for the U.S. communist movement. It is a concrete sign of growth and unity at a time when these factors have never been more necessary. We warmly support the formation of the League of Revolutionary Struggle (M-L) and look forward to the day when all the Marxist-Leninists stand together in one party.