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Draft Organisational Line for Marxist-Leninist Consultative Meeting Proposed by the Workers’ Party of Scotland (Marxist-Leninist) and the Revolutionary Marxist-Leninist Communist League of Britain

Published: Revolution, Vol. 3, No. 4 November 1978
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Upholding Chairman Mao’s scientific theory of the Differentiation of the Three Worlds, in order to implement the agreed general line for a Broad United Front to oppose the Soviet social imperialist menace and US hegemony; to defend national independence, democratic rights and civil liberties; to defend and enhance living standards; and thus advance the cause of socialist revolution; the dictatorship of the proletariat and communism, it is decided:

(I) to unite all Marxist-Leninists in a single proletarian vanguard party based upon democratic centralism; and taking into account the peculiar features of Britain as a multi-national state.

(II) as a first step in the process of unification of the Marxist-Leninists, to establish a leading central organ based upon democracy, to set up a provisional Central Committee of the Party, consisting of leading cadres from the Marxist-Leninist groups and organisations which accept the general line, on the basis of equality and implementing the principles “Unite all those who can be united” and in the course of struggle win unity with other Marxist-Leninists outside the Party. The provisional Central Committee will have a Convenor. It shall meet at least once in three months.

(III) to establish a Central Secretariat from among the Provisional Central Committee, for organising and co-ordinating all the political, ideological and organisational work as well as mass work of the Party.

The Secretariat shall meet at least once a month. The P.C.C. Convenor shall also convene the Secretariat meetings. Between P.C.C. meetings the Secretariat shall issue public statements and internal directives for all the constituent organisations;

(IV) the Secretariat shall publish a monthly or bi-monthly theoretical journal as well as other propaganda and agitational material;

(V) in co-operation with available cadre the Secretariat shall organise investigations for evolving specific policies for class struggle against monopoly capital on:

(a) Reconstruction and democratisation of the state machine at central, national and local level for maximum participation) of the people to organise national and civil defence;

(b) to strengthen national unity by recognising and implementing the right of self-determination including the formation of independent states of the four main nations in the U.K. – English, Scots, Irish and Welsh – by establishing democratic self-government, with the direct participation of the people, and a central federal government, thus eliminating all forms of national oppression and discrimination against national minorities;

(c) for the reconstruction and all-round expansion of the national economy to meet the requirements of national defence and welfare of the people, to overcome inflation, unemployment and stagnation of production;

(d) for the democratisation of industrial, agricultural and commercial enterprises with working class control over investment, production, sale, allocation of profits and wages;

(e) for the defeat of bureaucracy and social-fascist disruption of the trade unions, to defend and enhance the democratic rights of the members;

(f) to defend and enhance democratic liberties, civil and human rights, by combating government and other official racist policies and fascist-racist organisations and protecting national, religious and racial minorities.

(g) on equality for women in all fields of social and domestic life;

(h) on democratisation of education in the interests of national defence and the welfare of the people;

(i) for building revolutionary organisations of students and youth;

(j) for strengthening the economic, political and military unity of European peoples and countries including the E.E.C. and other second world countries on the basis of independence and equality and mutual respect of all countries and non-interference in their internal affairs and by opposing superpower hegemony;

(k) to strengthen unity with the Third World by recognising the independence and state sovereignty of all countries and establishing relations with them of the basis of equality, mutual benefit and non-interference in each others affairs, while supporting national liberation movements, their struggle against imperialism, colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism, zionism, and hegemonism; to support the struggle for establishing a new international economic order which recognises the sovereign right of all peoples to be master of their national resources and fruits of their labour;

(V)upholding Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought and proletarian internationalism to establish close relations of unity with fellow Marxist-Leninist parties and organisations of other countries, in particular with the correct Communist Party of China led by comrade Hua Kuo-feng, on the basis of equality and mutual support and non- interference in each others’ internal affairs;

(VI) on the basis of the experience of concrete struggle on the mass fronts as well as inner-party struggle over a period of time to draft a basic programme, tactical and organisational line and Constitution of the Party, and organise thorough-going discussion among all members;

(VII) on the basis of the above, to convene a Central Congress for the adoption of the above documents and election of central organs of the Party, and thus reconstitute the proletarian vanguard party of the working class.