To develop Proletarian Internationalism – to organize solidarity!
Why is the solidarity work with people’s war in India such an important task, especially to the maoists forces?
1)India is one of the todays storm-center of revolution, with the main motivating force for proletarian world revolution – the oppressed peoples and nations in their struggle against imperialism.
2)Today the CPI (maoist) is leading the people’s war in India, one of the most developed struggles against imperialism. Proletarian Internationalism is necessary for proletariat’s victory, with understanding this we have to defend the struggle of our comrades in India! The struggling India must be defended and propagated as one of the storm-center of Proletarian World revolution, as example concerning people’s war and the CPI (maoist) as it leading center, as well as the creative way to mobilize people under the banner of Maoism.
Solidarity has to be organized! International movements for solidarity are not independent from situation of class struggle in each country. Although there are objective conditions which brings Proletarian Internationalisms as a result, Proletarian Internationalisms (like the socialist consciousness) does not happen and develop in a spontaneous way or automatically within the rise of peoples movement or workers struggle. It is the task of the revolutionists and the Maoists, to organize and educate the progressive part of the people and working-class under the banner of Proletarian Internationalism.
From history in Europe we know the glorious example of the International Brigades, which made Proletarian Internationalism to a strong weapon in the struggles against Franco-Fascism. That happened in a time of developed and constituted Communists Parties in Europe, as well as with a socialist front at the proletarian side under the leadership of the USSR. We don’t find the same conditions today.
In Europe, although the struggling is getting more, we have a dissipated proletarian movement and also an organizationally weak position of the maoist forces. According to our situation today in Austria and our experiences with solidarity work till now, we can make solidarity work in setting selective main points and initiatives. In this way we participated in international initiatives with manifestations at the Indian embassy in Vienna, at the international week of solidarity in 2012, at the meeting in Hamburg and also at the international day to support political prisoners in India.
For that we made meetings for information, discussion and celebration, and also did agitation and propaganda with leaflet and one extra short newspaper for the campaign. In some points we also integrated the people’s war in India in our topics concerning Austria. For example we had a meeting with the topic “Only peoples war is able to smash fascism”, where we talked about the armed struggles of the Austrian proletariat in history and the struggle of the comrades in India today.
As a midterm task, we are going to organize a committee, which should do solidarity work in a continuous way and reach a certainly level of potential to mobilize. This committee should be initiated, guided and supported by our organization, but it should be carried by parts of the people (also from the democratic movement). Concerning to this we make some positive experiences with the campaign in 2012, but we didn’t have enough strengths to tighten our success and to organize the mobilized potential. What can we do?
It is important for solidarity work to define a correct line concerning avantgarde and peoples. So agitation and propaganda has to happen on two levels: We have to work on the people’s struggle for democratic rights, the trade union struggle, as well as people’s war. The main focus has to be on propagating the CPI (maoist) and it’s substantial role as leading center of people’s war , as well as Maoism as the leading ideology. Through agitation and propaganda we also have to make connections between important questions of the movement here (like repression or revisionism) and the struggle in India.
Ideologically we have to use the solidarity work to propagate Maoism, to prove that the working-class and the people can only go to victory with Maoism. Also it must be a perspective to develop and organize more practically solidarity. That could be campaigns against military intervention or boycott against concerns which doing exploitation in India. We must try to get the full potential of the progressive and solidly part of the Austrian people for supporting people’s war in India. In a longer term our solidarity work has to reach a level to be able to defend and support a revolution and a new-democratic state in one of the storm-center of world revolution.
For this it is necessary that our solidarity work (on each level) has a consequent antiimperialist and antirevisionist character. To go ahead with a successful solidarity work it’s necessary that class struggle in each country goes ahead and having development, as well as the best possible unity (with the todays conditions) of the European revolutionary forces. Concerning to that, how can the ‘International Committee of Support People’ War in India’ work?
In Europe solidarity with India gives a platform, on which several groups, organizations and parties work together. With various ideologically differences it is a minimal unity to propagate Maoism and defend people’s war in India. Based on that, we think we should make initiatives and documents, which connect the topic of people’s war in India with questions of class-struggle in Europe in a creative way, as well as finding a way for the organizations which are participating, for political association in a selective way, in doing pan-European initiatives concerning topics like George Ibrahim Abdallah, or concerning the questions of class struggle (like boycott of the EU-elections). That is one possibility to support class-struggle in Europe on base of the unity of supporting people’s war in India, without trying to build any formally unity or unity without principles.
Ahead with people’s war in India!
Long lives Proletarian Internationalism!
Revolutionary Construction (Austria) September 2014