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From revolts in arab countries to New Democratic Revolution toward socialism and communism

category international | anti-capitalism | news report author Monday September 26, 2011 13:47author by Robespierre Report this post to the editors

An Initiative is being taken by the Maoist Communist Party of France and the Maoist Communist Party of Italy to organize a meeting in Paris Saturday, October 15th:
From revolts in arab countries to New Democratic Revolution toward socialism and communism.

Dear Comrades,

An Initiative is being taken by the Maoist Communist Party of France and the Maoist Communist Party of Italy to organize a meeting in Paris Saturday, October 15th:
From revolts in arab countries to New Democratic Revolution toward socialism and communism.

We especially invite the comrades of Maoist Movement of Tunisia, maoist comrades in Morocco, all anti-imperialist organizations and committees in France and the world over, all organizations and parties of the oppressed countries of the Arab world, first of all from Palestine, to participate in the meeting either directly or through a declaration.

It is the first public and open reflection of the Maoist movement on the situation of the revolts and an effort to support them, particularly supporting Maoists of the Arab world, in the framework of the global support of the anti-imperialist forces and struggling people in the Arab world.

The full text of the invitation will be send very soon in English.

Revolutionary Greetings

Maoist Communist Party of France and the Maoist Communist Party of Italy

Saturday 15th October
10.00 am
CICP 21 ter rue Voltaire 75011 PARIS
Metro rue des Boulets

To participate and for informations, contact

drapeaurouge@yahoo.fr Maoist Communist Party of France
ro.red@libero.it - Maoist Communist Party � Italy

Related Link: http://drapeaurouge.over-blog.com
author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:54Report this post to the editors

I prefer the Bolivarian methodology. I found the maoists imperious enough when I ran into them. Ejected for asking the wrong question, again. If you disagreed you were immediately classified as 'lumpen', or some other obscurantist heretic. I prefer open debate to ideological dogmatism. We get enough of that from the Right.

author by pat cpublication date Wed Oct 05, 2011 13:08Report this post to the editors

Maoists like the lumpenproletariat these days, at least some of them do. Had an online discussion about it. Theres a good (imho) article written by one Maoist criticising the lumpens. Must put it up here.

As for Bolivarians, Chavez seems to be coming along well. Got a shock the other day though. I misread a headline and thought Chavez was dead but it was only a reactionary ex president Carlos Andres Perez.

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Wed Oct 05, 2011 14:32Report this post to the editors

..this just landed.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26887

seems appropriate, doubt the comrades will object. If they do they haven't advanced since they threw me out(I was only visiting, before gay Mitchell attacks).

author by pat cpublication date Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:21Report this post to the editors

Interesting article. Deserves to be a story in its own right. Would you repost it in the Other Press section as such?

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:48Report this post to the editors


I'm afraid I'm a techno-dunce pat, but put it up yourself. By the time you explain how I'll be totally lost. Takes me all day to plug the machine in. I'm the chalk n slate generation. But I find it one of the more rational websites for facts, and balanced appraisal.

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Thu Oct 06, 2011 15:54Report this post to the editors

I just surprised meself by managing that pat, ta for the unintended lesson.

author by An Draigneán Donnpublication date Thu Oct 06, 2011 19:03Report this post to the editors

The so called "revolts" in North Africa were entirely CIA constructions. Anyone trying to take any solace from them is entirely self deluded. What Maoists need to be doing now is supporting the Libyan resistance to Nato oil piracy and genocide. The principal front against imperialism in now in Libya. The fence has been burned. Time for the European Left to wake up out of its dreams.

author by pat cpublication date Thu Oct 06, 2011 19:10Report this post to the editors

I agree with a lot of your posts but where is your evidence that the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt were CIA directed? In particular Egypt where the masses are continuing to attempt to overthrow the military junta which has replaced Mubarak?

author by pat cpublication date Thu Oct 06, 2011 19:23Report this post to the editors

I'm not a Maoist but I have followed some of their debates.

You could access the debate here:

http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/AWorldToWinNewsService/ (need to subscribe)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MAOIST_REVOLUTION/ (need to subscribe)

Maoist Road Blog
http://maoistroad.blogspot.com/

US based Communists - Maoists
http://kasamaproject.org/

author by Le Drapeau Roug - Maoist Communist Party of Francepublication date Mon Oct 10, 2011 13:01Report this post to the editors

From revolts in Arab countries to new democratic revolution moving towards socialism and communism

Here is the invitation for the 15th october meeting in Paris. For more information, contact :

Maoist Communist Party of France : drapeaurouge@yahoo.fr

Maoist Communist Party - Italy : ro.red@libero.it

From revolts in Arab countries to new democratic revolution moving towards socialism and communism

“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes. […]

The modern bourgeois society that has sprouted from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with class antagonisms. It has but established new classes, new conditions of oppression, new forms of struggle in place of the old ones. […]

Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other — Bourgeoisie and Proletariat. […]

All the preceding classes that got the upper hand sought to fortify their already acquired status by subjecting society at large to their conditions of appropriation. […] Though not in substance, yet in form, the struggle of the proletariat with the bourgeoisie is at first a national struggle. The proletariat of each country must, of course, first of all settle matters with its own bourgeoisie.”


Marx and Engels, Communist Manifesto, 1848.

FROM COLONIZATION TO NEO-COLONIALISM

African countries were all colonies of the imperialist powers. After “subjecting the farmers to the domination of the city” the bourgeoisie made dependent “nations of peasants to nations of bourgeois”.

The settlements were looted, the peasants reduced to slavery or semi-slavery. The peoples have continued to revolt against the colonizers. After the Second World War, the imperialists have granted formal independence to these countries in front of their rebellions and wars for national liberation. In most cases, except in China and Vietnam, the liberation struggles were led by the national bourgeoisie who had consolidated “the already acquired status by subjecting society at large”. It has agreements of cooperation with the former colonial power, enslaving people for its own profit. And colonialism has been replaced by neo-colonialism, in other words, private hunting grounds of the imperialist ruling classes suppressing popular protests. The regimes supported by the imperialists have been and still are corrupted regimes who have granted them operating licenses for natural resources (mines, forests, farmland, etc.). They received a percentage that they turned to their benefit at the expense of the country. Corruption is widespread.

THE REVOLTS IN ARAB COUNTRIES AND AFRICA

With liquidation of the socialist system in the USSR and the former socialist countries and in China, and the transformation of communist parties in social-democrats parties, the working classes and the people were left without leadership. But “where there is oppression, there is resistance”. Struggles, strikes have grown despite the repression.

The cup was full. After the immolation of a young graduate in the south of Tunisia the revolt broke out and spread like wild fire all over Tunisia and Egypt. Ben Ali and Mubarak fled, chased by the revolt which spread to Bahrain (stopped by the military intervention of Saudi and UAE), in Yemen and Syria where it continues despite the fierce repression of the regime. In Libya, a civil war led to fall of Khadafy with the support the imperialist forces of NATO.

The ruling classes are not ready to give up their privileges voluntarily, nor the imperialist to give up plunder. They just need more democracy -that means bourgeois democracy- and keep unchanged the State apparatus without overthrowing the exploiting classes to continue the operation in other forms.

Ben Ali’s party (RCD) and Mubarak were dissolved; their most prominent leaders aside, those less prominent are ready to form new parties. The new parties, lay or religious, repressed during the dictatorship, are reborn. Free elections, a parliamentary regime, a reform of the Constitution are proposed.

In Arab countries and other oppressed countries, the working class and lower classes are crushed by three forces: the compradore and bureaucratic bourgeoisie forces, semi-feudal retrograde forces, supported by the imperialists.

THE REVOLT: A FIRST STEP TOWARDS REVOLUTION

The revolt in Arab countries is nevertheless a first step to revolution and part of the general struggle for the emancipation of mankind. It is a constituent part of proletarian revolution. But without a revolutionary theory, with no leadership, the people’s uprising cannot lead to complete real revolution. No party talks about the necessary reversal of the ruling pro-imperialist forces and classes in order to establish a real new democracy, the only way to use the resources of the country for the welfare of the people. The question of power, its class nature, i.e. the question of who holds the power is the central issue.

“In proportion as the exploitation of one individual by another will also be put an end to, the exploitation of one nation by another will also be put an end to.”

Marx and Engels

-------
Le Drapeau Rouge,
Organe du Parti Communiste maoïste de France
http://drapeaurouge.over-blog.com
drapeaurouge@yahoo.fr

Related Link: http://drapeaurouge.over-blog.com
author by Le Drapeau Rougepublication date Mon Oct 10, 2011 13:02Report this post to the editors

Poster for conference.

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author by Le Drapeau Rougepublication date Mon Oct 10, 2011 13:07Report this post to the editors

Poster

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