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In the last analysis, all the truths of Marxism can be summed up in one sentence: “To rebel is justified.”
[This article is reprinted from Peking Review, Vol. 10, #4, Jan. 20,
1967, p. 5. Thanks are due to the WWW.WENGEWANG.ORG
web site for some of the work done for this posting.]
The Shanghai Workers‘ Revolutionary Rebel General Headquarters
and 31 other revolutionary mass organizations:
Your “Urgent Notice” issued on January 9, 1967, is indeed excellent. The guiding principles which you have put forward and the actions you have taken are entirely correct.
You have held aloft the great red banner of Mao Tse-tung‘s thought. You are models in creatively studying and applying Chairman Mao‘s works.
You have taken a firm stand on the side of the proletarian revolutionary line represented by Chairman Mao. You have seen through and exposed in time the schemes of the bourgeois reactionary line in starting a new counter-attack and have launched a forceful counter-offensive.
You have upheld the dictatorship of the proletariat, persisted in the general direction of socialism and put forward the fighting task of opposing the economism of counter-revolutionary revisionism.
You have formulated a correct policy in accordance with Chairman Mao‘s principle of “taking firm hold of the revolution and promoting production.”
You have brought about a great alliance of the proletarian revolutionary organizations and become the nucleus uniting all revolutionary forces. You have taken firmly in your hands the destiny of the proletarian dictatorship, the destiny of the great proletarian cultural revolution and the destiny of the socialist economy.
Your revolutionary actions have set a brilliant example for the working class and all labouring people and the revolutionary masses throughout the country.
We hereby call on Party, Government, Army and civilian circles, on the workers, peasants, revolutionary students, revolutionary intellectuals and revolutionary cadres throughout the country to learn from the experience of the revolutionary rebel groups in Shanghai, to take concerted action and to beat back the new counter-attack of the bourgeois reactionary line, so as to ensure that the great proletarian cultural revolution will forge ahead triumphantly along the proletarian revolutionary line represented by Chairman Mao.
The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party
The State Council
The Military Commission of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party
The Cultural Revolution Group Under the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party
January 11, 1967