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The British Marxist-Leninist Organisation

Immediate Tasks for the British Marxist-Leninist Organisation

Adopted: September 17, 1967.
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EROL Note: This document was adopted at the September 17th 1967 meeting called by Reg Birch at Conway Hall, London. It was republished by the Revolutionary Marxist-Leninist Communist League in ’The Proletarian Line’ in 1977.

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In order to form a Marxist-Leninist Party, it is of utmost importance that all Marxist-Leninists take the following steps:

1) Agree to a statement of the fundamental Marxist-Leninist ideological political and organisational principles and a minimum programme and policy in the present era, based upon the concrete co-relation of class forces in the world and Britain.

2) On the basis of the above statement, to unite all those Marxist-Leninists who can be united and set up a British Marxist-Leninist Organisation.

3) For this an Organising Committee (provisional) be set up from the various Marxist-Leninist groups and individuals who accept the above-mentioned statement and are prepared to contribute and sacrifice for the building of the Marxist-Leninist Party in Britain.

4) The Organisational Committee (prov.) shall be open to new groups and individuals who seek to join it.

5) The Organisational Committee (prov.) shall have a Secretariat, with full powers of co-option.

6) The Secretariat shall organize discussions and conferences all over the country for the preparation of the draft programme as well as resolutions of policy of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Great Britain.

7) The Secretariat, with the cooperation of the members of the British Marxist­Leninist organisation, shall make all the preparations for the convening of a national Congress for the adoption of the above-mentioned documents, and the formation of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Great Britain.

8) Up till the national congress, the Secretariat shall help in co-ordination and assist the various associated Marxist-Leninist groups and individual members in taking active part in the day to day struggle of the British working class and people, in accordance with the statement of the minimum programme and policy of the British Marxist-Leninist Organisation.

9) From time to time, the Secretariat shall issue public statements on world events and shall itself organise corresponding activities.

10) All those individuals who accept the statement of minimum programme and policy and wish to apply for the membership of the Organisation, shall pay an admission fee of 10/- each.

11) The various Marxist-Leninist groups who accept the above, shall continue to function as such till, by mutual consultations and agreement with the Secretariat, they decide to dissolve and let their members join the local units of the Organisation.

NOTE: All the above proposals are provisional and open to discussion and amendments. Any Marxist-Leninists individually or as groups are welcome to submit proposals and suggestions to the Secretariat for the development of the Marxist-Leninist Movement and the building of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Great Britain.