CAMPAIGN FOR MARXIST-LENINIST UNITY
Because of the failure of Communists in Britain to achieve communist unity on the principled foundations of Marxism-Leninism and to mount an effective struggle against the forces of imperialism, reaction, revisionism and sectarianism, the time has now come to begin a new campaign to promote Communist unity and the construction of a single Marxist-Leninist Party, which will take effective, united action in the struggles against the imperialist bourgeoisie.
In 1998 we started a campaign that invited all Marxist-Leninists, Communists, to form a joint committee to overcome the petty-bourgeois, sectarian deviation that characterizes the Communist movement at the present time.
To this end, we put forward the slogan of the United Front of Communists, to allow Marxist-Leninists to work together in spite of the differences separating them.
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We welcome into membership of the Campaign parties, organisations and individuals who regard themselves as Marxist-Leninist.
A Marxist-Leninist is one who serves the cause of the working class by accepting certain cardinal political principles, the most important of which are:
Firstly, that the working class needs a socialist society, based on economic planning and on working class political power, that is, on the dictatorship of the proletariat;
Secondly, that this working class political power can be achieved, not through parliament, but through revolution. (See source)
There are in Britain today a number of organisations, parties and individuals which claim adherence to the principles of Marxism-Leninism. But these people and parties do not work in unison to achieve the common cause. This division greatly weakens the Marxist-Leninist forces, on which any significant advance by the working class depends. It assists the enemies of the working class by holding back the creation of a single, mass Marxist-Leninist Party which can influence masses of working people.
The Campaign for Marxist-Leninist Unity serves to provide a vehicle for united action by parties, organisations and individuals while allowing them to retain their separate identities.
We accept that the Marxist-Leninist Party must operate on the principle of unity of action attained through democratic centralism, but for all that, the Campaign is not a party and does not operate on the principle of democratic centralism. In other words, parties, organisations or individuals that are members of the Campaign are free to determine their own political line and to publish their own journals, leaflets, etc.
The Campaign for Marxist-Leninist Unity also provides a forum for debate and the resolution of ideological differences. By working within the Campaign, members of different parties and organisations can learn to know and trust one another and can iron out political differences in frank, fraternal discussion.
It is sometimes said that the cause of the divisions among those who regard themselves as Marxist-Leninists is the existence of deep-seated ideological differences between them. This, however, has not been our experience.
Join the Campaign for Marxist-Leninist Unity and help create the foundations for the building of the single marxist-leninist party, essential for the socialist movement to advance.
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