People's War Digest №1

Don’t vote ! Let’s prepare for the revolution !

First published in Le Drapeau Rouge newspaper, No. 48, April/May 2004.

At the moment this newspaper was published, uncertainty still ruled over the Liberal government on the best time to call for general elections. While a few months ago the road to victory was an evidence for the Liberals, now that the sponsorship scandal erupted in February their lead in the polls began disappearing.

If elections had been called six months ago, we would have had a ruling Liberal government. Now, we may end up with a minority Conservative government, with a majority of Bloc Québécois MP’s in Québec. But

People's War Digest №1

Protracted people’s war is the only way to make revolution

First published in French in Socialisme Maintenant!, No. 8, Spring 2002. Socialisme Maintenant! was then the magazine of the RCP(OC).

“Every just, revolutionary war is endowed with tremendous power and can transform many things or clear the way for their transformation.”

– Mao Zedong On Protracted War, 1938

In imperialist countries, several questions are raised inside the revolutionary movement. How will a revolutionary war be fought? How can the revolutionary politics of a Communist Party be carried out? What lessons can be learned from the International Communist Movement of the past? What can we learn from it to define our

Translated from the Summer 2001 edition of Socialisme Maintenant! magazine.

1. Street demos are under the control of reformists of all kinds for much too long. Under their leadership, demos have degenerated into useless activities in regard to class struggle. But unlike the most reactionary bourgeois politicians, these reformists (so-called “left-wing” politicians, trade-unionists, members of the NGOs, non-violent pacifists, etc.) do not wish to do away with demos, but to transform their very nature in order to use them as means to control or lead ideologically and politically in the class struggle.

2. Instead of calling upon the working class

Paper presented by the Anti-Imperialist Revolutionary Forum, Nepal at the “International Communist Seminar” organized by the Workers Party of Belgium (WPB) on 2-4 May 2004 in Brussels. The Anti-Imperialist Revolutionary Forum is a mass organization which supports the People’s War currently led by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). (Slightly edited for publication.)

Dear comrades,

We would like to extend our heartfelt greetings on behalf of the revolutionary masses of Nepal while we are gathering here in a seminar on a very important, very timely and very burning issue of the present day.

The Nepalese revolutionary masses have been confronting

Twenty years ago, in March 1984, the formation of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM) was announced to the world during a historic London press conference that boldly declared the formation of “an embryonic centre of the world’s Maoists” and the goal of forming a communist international of a new type. A short time later, on 1 May of the same year, the Declaration of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement was published and distributed in many languages. Although the world situation has undergone dramatic changes since then and RIM’s own understanding of its revolutionary ideology has advanced, especially with the adoption of