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Sri Lankan Maoists’ Thousand Flowers: Editorial

Posted by Rosa Harris on February 28, 2008

lilikoiflower_sm.jpg Kasama has received a new theoretical journal “Thousand Flowers” created by Maoist forces in Sri Lanka. We plan to publish a few articles from it here online, and work with others to make the whole issue available. (Thanks to Maoist Revolution list.) Read over the table of contents and share with us which essays you think are most important to post and discuss.

Editorial from the First Issue of Thousand Flowers

Thousand Flowers is intended to train a new generation of revolutionaries in grasping and applying the science of Marxism-Leninism- Maoism as a foundation for building the Ceylon Communist Party-Maoist . The objective is to build a new leadership that can formulate and solve the concrete problems of the Sri Lanka revolution. Through critical analysis and discussion, Thousand Flowers hopes to charter the scientific theory, strategy and path of the Lankan revolution.

Summation Of The World Proletarian Socialist Revolution (WPSR) And Our Burning Tasks.

The WPSR has developed through scaling the peaks of the Immortal Paris Commune, the Great October Socialist Revolution and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Today, it is being blazed through the peoples wars being waged and the preparations being made for seizing proletarian state power by the Communist parties and organizations represented by the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement. The blood of the heroic martyrs of the Paris Commune established the dictatorship of the proletariat and forged the science of Marxism. The revolutionary struggle of the proletariat and the oppressed masses in Russia to establish, defend and advance the proletarian dictatorship developed the science of Marxism to the new stage of Marxism-Leninism. The revolutionary struggle of the proletariat and the oppressed masses in China to defend and advance the proletarian dictatorship and seize state power from the revisionist- capitalist headquarters within the top leadership of the Communist Party raised the science of Marxism-Leninism to the new stage of Marxism-Leninism- Maoism.

New Wave Of Proletarian Revolution:

With the loss of the proletarian dictatorship in both the Soviet Union and China through capitalist-revisionist restoration, the world proletarian socialist revolution faced a most serious set-back. However, the genuine communist revolutionaries have regrouped as the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement –(RIM) in order to build and advance the WPSR towards the greatest qualitative leap yet in achieving the goal of Communism. As the system of imperialism lurches towards a new spiral of global crisis and war, revolutionary forces and oppressed masses across the world are raising their resistance, rebellion and revolutionary struggle against the system. Already, as part of the advanced detachments of the RIM, great advances have been made by Maoist communist parties and organisations in building towards a new wave of world revolution.

Clearing the path of the Lankan revolution:

Sri Lanka too is undergoing a protracted structural crisis for which there is no solution except people’s democratic revolution. Our heroic people have fought foreign aggressors and their local enforcers for centuries. So many generations have shed their blood. In our modern era itself, several generations of revolutionary youth in the South and the North have sacrificed their lives for the sake of national liberation. Yet, all these struggles have not delivered liberation. At present, the fate of the Tamil national liberation struggle is to be decided through a new round of war! Will the fate of the Tamil nation be decided by the oppressed masses or by a coalition of imperialist powers and their regional-local enforcers? Whether through war or peace, world imperialism, along with regional expansionism continues to bleed the people and rob the country blind. There is no hope for the people except to wage democratic revolution and advance to Socialism, as part of advancing the world revolution. It is in this decisive conjuncture that we have to race and catch up with this rising objective situation and perform our burning tasks. Let us together make Thousand Flowers a source of learning to apply the science of Marxism-Leninism- Maoism and advancing the world revolution.

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