May Day Statement 2013-NCP (OC)


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The NCP (OC) holds its Founding Congress:

Raise high the red banner of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism in the belly of U.S. imperialism!

Prepare to construct the political party of the proletariat for Socialist Revolution!

Study, agitate, organize, and mobilize to struggle against capitalism and all reaction!

Earlier this year, delegates and observers gathered for the Founding Congress of the New Communist Party (Organizing Committee) in the United States. The NCP (OC) is a new group of U.S.-based communists established to struggle for the construction of a genuine proletarian revolutionary party guided by the theory of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and equipped with the basic program of Socialist Revolution.

Delegates began with a sober assessment of the present small numbers and minimal influence of communist revolutionaries among the proletariat and the oppressed masses in the U.S., the leading capitalist-imperialist country and a prison-house of nationalities formed through settler-colonialism, slavery, colonialism, and neo-colonialism.

At the same time, certain aspects of the political terrain are favorable for this project. New revolutionaries will continuously emerge in response to the intensifying exploitation and oppression of U.S. capitalist society. There will also be new openings for the rectification of the incorrect theoretical, political, and organizational lines that are currently dominant among revolutionary-minded people in this country.

Rather than engaging in wishful thinking for a future party to arise spontaneously out of the mass struggles, every communist has the responsibility to immediately take up and share the effort in the central task of party construction. This is possible only with the organized accumulation of subjective forces for a proletarian revolutionary party guided by MLM. There must be a disciplined body to carry out study, research, social investigation, class analysis, agitation, and propaganda. It must apply the mass line.

There must be the collective assessment and summation of work, including mass work. This organization must practice criticism and self-criticism, and instill the basic revolutionary attitudes of serving the people, proletarian internationalism, perseverance, combating liberalism, and ideological remoulding in its members and the masses more broadly.

The Founding Congress ratified the Principles of Unity of the NCP (OC), a living document that initiates the activity of the organization, as well as other key political and organizational agreements. It adopted a political resolution, a resolution against patriarchy, and a resolution on the queer struggle.

Delegates also presented reports on mass work in several sectors, led discussions on various political questions featuring vital debates, and above all affirmed the necessity of struggling to create a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist party, directing all of their daily political work with this goal in mind.

Today, on May Day 2013, our group of Maoists inside the belly of the U.S. imperialist beast announces its commitment to the development of a revolutionary communist party within the U.S. as a detachment of the international communist movement. We solemnly honor the sacrifices of Maoist revolutionaries worldwide, as every day brings new stories of fake “encounters,” extrajudicial killings, disappearances, and the imprisonment of people fighting and organizing for a better world.

We salute and seek to continue to learn from the revolutionary and peoples’ struggles presently in India, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines, Turkey, and other countries, which have in many ways given Marxism-Leninism-Maoism to the proletariat living in every country. We send militant greetings to all of the toilers and the dispossessed from the imperialist countries to colonies and semi-colonies who are setting the world ablaze with their resistance in the midst of the world capitalist crisis.

Central Committee, NCP (OC) May 1, 2013

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