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On Summing Up Experience

THE great proletarian cultural revolution has won great and decisive victory. A revolutionary mass movement for the transformation of all parts of the superstructure that do not correspond to the socialist economic base is developing in depth on all fronts. … Continue reading

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Two lines in the European revolutionary movement-1987

It would be absurd to consider that the problem which the European revolutionary movement has, the existance of two divergent tendencies, is a mere question of Party yes or Party no, a mere matter of joining or not a “fashion”, … Continue reading

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A Maoist Response to the Ten Theses of Ba Jin

  Recently there appeared a piece by Ba Jin of the Fire Next Time Collective, a group which works close to mass activity in the Bronx and a newly emerging radical formation. While we respect the work of these comrades … Continue reading

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Cultural revolution is also the revolution of the economic base

The act of expropriation of the bourgeois by the state apparatus of the proletarian vanguard is not in anyway the consummation of socialism as a static mode of production but is on the contrary no more then the necessary precondition … Continue reading

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ON THE RECTIFICATION CAMPAIGN BASED ON THE STUDY OF THE DOCUMENT “ELECTIONS, NO! PEOPLE’S WAR, YES!”

I. ON THE QUESTION OF STUDYING – PAY ATTENTION TO ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS. Pay attention to analysis and synthesis — these are two aspects of a contradiction and synthesis is the principal one. Analysis allows us to break down and … Continue reading

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Refreshingly non-dogmatic or tediously opportunist?

There is a clearcut distinction between the creative articulation of Maoism as the summation of the most advanced practical applications of historical and dialectical materialism in the concrete struggles of the masses till now and the liquidation of all the … Continue reading

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TKP/ML: Contemporary Marxism-Leninism-Maoism-1998

  “Our doctrine,” said Engels about his and his famous friend’s doctrine,” is not a dogma, but a guide to action.” One feature of Marxism, often ignored, is emphasized in this classic sentence in a striking manner. If we ignore … Continue reading

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A farewell to ultra-left idealism

Over the past few years I have sought a theoretical alternative to the ahistorical, subjectivist and individualist mishmash that is anarchism in the form of the conceptual framework provided by the left elements of the early Comintern in Italy (and … Continue reading

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Multiple Revolutions (1953)

1: The communist left clearly differentiates itself not only from eclectic party tacticians but also from the crude superficiality of those who reduce the entire struggle to a always and everywhere repeated dualism of two classes acting alone. The strategy … Continue reading

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Draft theses for the 3rd Congress of the Communist Party of Italy presented by the Left (Lyons, 1926)

I. – GENERAL QUESTIONS 1. – Principles of communism The key doctrines of the communist party are founded on Marxism, which the struggle against opportunist deviations reinstated and set in place as the cornerstones of the 3rd International. These consist … Continue reading

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