Comrades, when we started this journal it was clear to us that it was a necessary step, for two reasons: On the one hand, to develop the two-line struggle, the frank debate, the joint analysis and assessment of the burning current world situation, as it occurs in different forms and at different stages in each country; on the other hand, to achieve the cooperation, the unity of action of the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist communists of the world in the possible and necessary organized form today, based on Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, convinced that there is not yet a common General Line in the International Communist Movement and we should develop and implement it with ideological, theoretical and practical hard work, helping each other, relying on the ongoing people’s wars and on the intense, tenacious work of all the forces existing in the world, big and small, which claim to be Marxist-Leninist-Maoist and want to apply that to the concrete situation of their country and of the world.
In waging the two-lines struggle, one has to fight the main enemy, revisionism, which penetrated in and led to the collapse the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement, despite the great merits it had accumulated during its life, in theory -the Declaration “Long live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism” which today marks 30 years- as in practice -the contribution to the development of the people’s wars in Peru, Nepal, India, the call to build communist Marxist-Leninist-Maoist parties all over the world, to unite them after the defeat of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and the death of Mao Tse tung which brought e deep crisis.
However, in doing this difficult and protracted work, with still modest and inadequate forces, in each country as on a world scale, excepted where we rely on ongoing people’s wars and a significant militant force, we cannot accept to fall “ from bad to worse”, i.e. that the urging and necessary desire for unity, for MLM ideological solidity, for action that allows parties, organizations, comrades and masses to advance, be ousted by a sectarian line based on replacing the Marxism-Leninism- Maoism with a “-principally Maoism” that breaks the unity of our theory, weakens and disarms it, constructs self-referential extremist/propagandist organizations, tinged with the influence of petty-bourgeois revolutionism, addicted to a triumphalism that takes for granted the tasks which the communists still have to fulfil today, in the fire of class struggle, in close liaison with the masses.
Consequently, in our opinion, the foundation of the International Communist League and its proposed ideological platform and practice are not the solution, but a new problem that MLM communists throughout the world deal with and must solve.
This journal serves this two-line struggle and serves the building a platform for a genuine Marxist-Leninist-Maoist International Conference; while impactful joint declarations, bilateral and multilateral meetings, campaigns of support, above all for the people’s war in India and all the people’s wars in progress, campaigns for political prisoners, campaigns against the imperialist war, allow us to advance in unity as possible and verifiable by masses in struggle and help to determine the conditions for the “great leap”, a second step, after the Rim, for a new beginning.