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Emergence of Heterodox Voices—The “August 5 Theory”

It is against this background that the “August 5” activists developed ideas which diverged from the guidelines that the authorities were promoting. The changing policies in Guangzhou compelled the young participants to think through issues on their own and to … Continue reading

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Welcome the Upsurge of Great Cultural Revolution in Industrial and Mining Enterprises-December 1966

Now, a new upsurge of the great proletarian cultural revolution is taking place in industrial and mining enterprises throughout the country. The Chinese working class is the leading force and the most active factor in this revolution for which it … Continue reading

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Fragment Regarding the Soviet Union-1976 (Gudrun Ensslin in the Stammheim Trial)

One of the formulations that routinely appear in news agency reports falsifying our statements is that we had “distanced ourselves from the Soviet Union.” – About that the following is to be said: 1. This claim is false. We have … Continue reading

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The Political is the Commander, the Political is the Soul-1966

The following translation was made available by the new Cultural Revolution online history project Cultural Revolution Day by Day-Signalfire People’s Daily 1965.12.31 Page 1 Red Flag magazine 1966 New Year’s Editorial 1966, A new year begins. In the past year … Continue reading

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The Maoist Party-Ajith

-ajith What should be the qualities of an organisation to become the vanguard of a new society and humans, what should be the methods of party building corresponding to this, what should be the position of the party within the … Continue reading

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In Defence of Mao Tsetung Thought-1979

N.Sanmugathasan, General Secretary, Ceylon Communist Party It has become necessary for all Marxist-Leninists to reassess Mao Tsetung Thought because of late it has begun to be attacked from both the right and the left. I t is not difficult to … Continue reading

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CULTURAL CRITICISM SHARPENS-1974 February 28

1. We Have Been Following With Interest The Development Of Criticism In The Cultural Sphere. In The Literary Area Thus Far The Focus Has Been On The Short Novel ” Life,” Which Allegedly Slanders And Maligns The Cultural Revolution (CR). … Continue reading

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Proletarians Are Revolutionary Optimists

Pi Sheng THE struggle initiated and led by Chairman Mao to repulse the Right deviationist attempt at reversing correct verdicts has smashed the criminal plot of Teng Hsiao-ping, the arch unrepentant capitalist reader in the Party, to subvert the dictatorship … Continue reading

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THE NEW ROUND OF STRUGGLES IN CHINESE POLITICS-1974 January 21

This cable notes that the end of military rule has given the Left more room to maneuver after years of repression while also noting that mass criticism remains tightly supervised by the Party bureaucracy.   Summary. Gains In Political Reconstruction, And The Lifting Of … Continue reading

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ARMED WORKERS PATROL HARBIN-1973 November 16

  Starting today Signalfire will begin to feature a chronologically organized series of US diplomatic reports (extracted from material archived by Wikileaks) on various aspects of the political struggle over the legacy of the Cultural Revolution between the end of … Continue reading

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