Proposal to celebrate historic milestones in struggle against modern revisionism since 1956

COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MAOIST)
COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES
COMMUNIST PARTY OF TURKEY / MARXIST-LENINIST

We, the undersigned, hereby propose to all Marxist-Leninist-Maoist parties and organizations to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the struggle against modern revisionism and to undertake activities for the purpose of renewing our commitment to pursue this struggle, which started in 1956 in opposition to the revisionist content of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) in February 1956.

COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MAOIST)
COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES
COMMUNIST PARTY OF TURKEY / MARXIST-LENINIST

We, the undersigned, hereby propose to all Marxist-Leninist-Maoist parties and organizations to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the struggle against modern revisionism and to undertake activities for the purpose of renewing our commitment to pursue this struggle, which started in 1956 in opposition to the revisionist content of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) in February 1956.

The struggle against modern revisionism reached a new and higher level when the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution began in May 1966. But alas, since the death of Comrade Mao in September 1976, we have been confronted with the betrayal of socialism and the restoration of capitalism in China. We are challenged to uphold Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, combat modern revisionism and its evil consequences and achieve greater victories in fulfilling the historic mission of proletariat to achieve socialism.

In the 20th Congress of the CPSU, the Soviet revisionist clique headed by Khrushchov repudiated the fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism and the revolutionary achievements of Comrade Stalin under the pretext of opposing "personality cult". It unveiled the phenomenon of modern revisionism in opposition to proletarian dictatorship and put the Soviet Union on the road of capitalist restoration.

It propagated bourgeois populism with the notions of "party of the whole people" and "state of the whole people" and bourgeois pacifism with the notions of "peaceful transition," "peaceful competition" and "peaceful coexistence". It used modern revisionism to undermine and subvert the international communist movement. It pushed "peaceful coexistence" as the general line to oppose proletarian internationalism and to attack the international communist movement and the national liberation movements.

Under the leadership of Comrade Mao Zedong, the Chinese Communist Party promptly issued in April 1956 the editorial of the People's Daily, "On the Historical Experience of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat". This defended the theory and practice of Marxism-Leninism against the line of modern revisionism. It denounced the revisionists for sowing confusion in the international communist movement and generating disorder and uprisings against the socialist cause in Poland, Hungary and elsewhere in Eastern Europe.

The delegation of the Chinese Communist Party pursued the anti-revisionist line in the Moscow meetings of communist and workers' parties in 1957 and 1960. Thereafter, it proceeded to the criticism and repudiation of the growing phenomenon of monopoly bureaucrat capitalism and social imperialism during the long regime of Brezhnev. Monopoly bureaucrat capitalism masqueraded as socialism while the bureaucrats and businessmen connived to steal from the state sector. In international relations, the Soviet revisionists engaged in socialist phrase-mongering and in the practice of imperialism.

Comrade Mao did not rest content with the critique of modern revisionism as it arose and grew in the Soviet Union and in the other countries of the Soviet bloc. He examined and analyzed the growth of modern revisionism in China, arising from both homegrown factors and external influences. Thus, he launched the Great Proletarian Revolution in order to carry out the theory of continuing revolution under proletarian dictatorship. This is to combat revisionism, prevent the restoration of capitalism and consolidate socialism.

For as long as Comrade Mao was alive, he was able to lead the Chinese proletariat and people from victory to victory in the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution against tremendous odds and against powerful adversaries. But soon after his death, the enemies of the Chinese proletariat and people made a coup and reversed his proletarian revolutionary line in carrying out socialist revolution and construction. Since then, China has increasingly taken the road of capitalist restoration.

The full restoration of capitalism in China vindicates the teaching of Comrade Mao that socialism is lost when the revisionist line prevails within the ruling communist or workers' party and that eventually the bourgeoisie within the party and state succeeds in unleashing a coup and overthrowing the proletariat. Comrade Mao has bequeathed to us a legacy by which we can combat and defeat modern revisionism and by which we can revive and further develop the forces of socialism.

For the entire year of 2006, we must undertake general campaigns and specific activities of theoretical and political education. We must confront the problem of modern revisionism as the most venomous enemy of the revolutionary cause of socialism. We must reaffirm the written works and practical efforts of Comrade Mao and all other proletarian revolutionaries to uphold Marxism-Leninism and combat modern revisionism. We must defend the achievements of Comrade Stalin and Comrade Mao in socialist revolution and construction.

We must reaffirm Comrade Mao's revolutionary theory and practice of continuing revolution under proletarian dictatorship through the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. We must condemn the betrayal of socialism and of Comrade Mao's proletarian revolutionary line by the Chinese capitalist roaders. We must combat the varied revisionist tendencies that deviate from the scientific essence of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and its concrete application to revolutionary practice. We can do so by countering not only the traditional revisionist trends, classical and modern, but also various later trends, like Hoxaism and Trotskyism, which carry a revisionist content behind the ultra-Left appearance,

We must renew our determination and efforts to carry out the historic mission of the proletariat, which is to carry out socialist revolution and construction. All the evils that have beset the former revisionist-ruled countries should drive us to uphold Marxism-Leninism-Maoism against modern revisionism and to pursue the revolutionary cause of socialism.

Upon the temporary success of modern revisionism against Marxism-Leninism and the dictatorship of the proletariat, monopoly capitalism headed by US imperialism has been able to launch the worst attacks against the proletariat and the oppressed peoples, such as "free market" globalization, racism, repression and wars of aggression. In response to the escalation of oppression and exploitation, the proletariat and people are intensifying their resistance through armed struggle and other forms of resistance.

It is the internationalist duty of Marxist-Leninist-Maoist parties to unite and to arouse, organize and mobilize the proletariat and people in their respective countries and in the world at large in the struggle for national liberation, democracy and socialism against imperialism, revisionism and reaction. By celebrating the 50 years of struggle against modern revisionism, we renew our commitment to persevere in the revolutionary struggle and strive to win ever greater victories under the guidance of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.

Uphold, defend and advance the teachings of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao!

Carry forward the revolution against imperialism, revisionism and reaction!

Glory to the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution!

Long live proletarian internationalism!

Long live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!

Initial Signatories:
COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MAOIST)
COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES
COMMUNIST PARTY OF TURKEY/ MARXIST-LENINIST

(Note: Additional signatories may append their signatures to the document above.)

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