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League of Revolutionary Struggle (Marxist-Leninist)

The Struggle for Chicano Liberation


The League of Revolutionary Struggle (Marxist-Leninist) is a multinational communist organization with a long history of struggle in the mass movement. We trace our origins, in part, to the struggle of the Chicano people for liberation. Many of our activists came out of this movement. We have learned through our own practical experience of the vast revolutionary potential of the Chicano liberation struggle. How to win the leadership of that struggle, and how to build an alliance between the Chicano national movement and the workers movement is one of the most important questions facing communists and all other revolutionaries in the U.S. today. The answer to these questions cannot be found ready-made in any book, or in this or that formula. It can only be found by applying Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought to the actual reality of the U.S. and Chicano struggles, by integrating with those struggles and developing, on that basis, a fighting line and program for Chicano liberation. It is in that spirit, and in the spirit of seeking unity with all Marxist-Leninists and revolutionary activists, that we offer this position as a contribution to the struggle to reconstruct a new communist party, to the struggle for the self-determination of the Chicano nation, and to the struggle for a socialist United States.

Our position is contained in a Central Committee resolution on the Chicano national question, an article on the history and contemporary conditions of the Chicano people entitled, “The Struggle for Chicano Liberation” and a “Program for Chicano Liberation.”