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Maoists of Turkey: Peoples of Nepal Should Be Given Strong International Support

Posted by Mike E on September 22, 2008

Thanks to Maoist Revolution list for circulating this statement. The Maoist Communist Party is a member of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement.

“We openly declare that the results of this election must be viewed as the achievement of the People’s War which, under the leadership of Marxism-Leninism- Maoism, has tackled the particular contradictions of the country and is aimed at the goal of winning the genuine liberation of the peoples.”

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Long live the liberation struggle waged by the peoples of Nepal under
the leadership of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)!

Statement no. 62 by Maoist Communist Party (Turkey/North Kurdistan), Central Committee,

Political Bureau –

The elections in which the Maoists in Nepal have taken part have
revealed a very significant picture of the enormous support that they
have won from the peoples of Nepal. When we take into account the
various difficulties and limitations faced by the Maoists, including the
lack of newspapers and of broadcasting facilities, conditions for free
movement, economic opportunities and international support, we can see
that they faced serious disadvantages. To interpret this as a mere
ordinary success would be woefully inadequate. Likewise, to interpret
the outcome as a failure would constitute a grave injustice and an error
in judgement.

The struggle for liberation waged in that country has built up
confidence and trust among the masses. As a result, despite the
propaganda offensive of the imperialists and the reactionaries, the
CPN(M) has single-handedly won almost half of the Constituent Assembly
seats, which will be made up of more than 40 different parties. This
kind of success should not be underestimated. Clearly, the Maoists’
success in being able to muster the support of the overwhelmingly
majority of the masses cannot be explained purely on the basis of the
demands that they put forward during the elections. It is undeniable
that this success is owed to the Maoist-led people’s liberation
struggle which has cost the lives of thousands of communists and
revolutionaries in the fight against a 240-year old royal tyranny that
fed on reactionary traditions going back thousands of years.

We openly declare that the results of this election must be viewed as
the achievement of the People’s War which, under the leadership of
Marxism-Leninism- Maoism, has tackled the particular contradictions of
the country and is aimed at the goal of winning the genuine liberation
of the peoples.

As far as we know, within the context of the international situation,
when we look at the developments taking place in Nepal and study the
election tactics adopted by the Maoists that are aimed at splitting our
enemies in Nepal and uniting the forces of the people, we can see that
all this has brought some positive results for the people of Nepal.

Elections must be seen as a tactical issue with respect to achieving our
broader strategic goals. Communists have in the past used various forms
of struggle that did not conflict with their strategy and their
objectives, and they have managed not to confuse strategy with tactics
or the primary with the secondary. Sometimes they’ve done this in
the way in which it was done in Nepal, and sometimes they’ve done
this in other ways. In this process, they have masterfully used these
various methods to roll the enemy back and cause splits within their
ranks, as well as to unite the friends of the revolution and assist the
cause of people’s liberation. It is on this basis that current
developments in Nepal should be viewed.

Under the current circumstances, if these tactics are used correctly,
this will lead to the elimination of the monarchy, first and foremost,
and also of a significant section of the reactionaries and feudal
forces. In addition to this, carrying out land reform, taking
significant steps towards the solution of the woman question, developing
and putting forward correct solutions to the problems faced by the
oppressed nationalities and minorities, getting rid of the caste system,
and making efforts to promote the economic prosperity of the people
– all this would contribute towards the task of winning the people
and organising them for revolution. Many other problems also need to be
solved in a way that ensures that the groundwork that has been carried
out serves the interests of the people, such as preventing as much as
possible the abuse of economic opportunities by a handful; making
attempts to promote health care, education, transport, communications,
housing, and jobs for the masses; getting Maoists and revolutionaries
out of prison; exposing unjust and reactionary war policies; and so
forth. Even if some of these objectives cannot be achieved, fighting
for them would at least lead to the exposure of those reactionary forces
who object to such developments, and this too would lead to gains for
the Maoists. If these opportunities are not used correctly, the
international bourgeoisie will use the resulting vacuum against the
peoples and the CPN(M). There are also powerful factors that could lead
to suffocating the revolution, losing all the ground previously won and
suffering setbacks. The Nepali Maoists should also be vigilant at all
times about the danger of conspiracies, coups d’etat, assassinations
and massacres. We must never forget that these tricks of the bourgeoisie
will always be on the agenda, even when we are at our strongest.
Sometimes the tactics we adopt may result in failure due to a wrong
analysis or actions. Taking this understanding on board, we must always
be prepared for the possibility that the positive outcome achieved in
Nepal by the Maoists could be transformed into a negative outcome,
unless it is developed by the Maoists on a correct basis.

Periods like this especially give rise to reformist trends that forever
yearn for solutions within the system in the hope that political power
can somehow be conquered peacefully and through elections, and we must
wage resolute ideological struggle against them. Time and again we must
explain to the masses that the achievements that have been won in Nepal
are achievements of the People’s War that has been waged in that
country. We must also openly declare and uphold the fact that our task
does not stop here, and that the process of conquering power can only be
carried through to victory by continuing the struggle for revolution. In
countries with a socioeconomic structure like ours, from time to time
certain achievements can obviously be won through elections, without
engaging in People’s War – however, this would never lead to
making revolution and achieving the goal of genuine liberation. In
today’s world, any attempt to change the system in a deep and
thorough-going way will only succeed through force – that is,
through revolution. While the tactics adopted may play a stronger or
weaker role in helping us to get closer to our goals, they can never
bring us decisive results.

To make an absolute principle out of the notion that these tactics could
succeed everywhere in the world is wrong and unscientific. To say that the
enemy can be split in every country by applying such tactics would also
amount to daydreaming. The reverse is equally true: any failures that
may occur cannot be used to justify some absolute conclusion about these
tactics. Even if the analyses that have been made prior to the adoption
of these tactics were correct, these tactics could still lead to losses
because of problems in the way that they have been applied. It is clear
that tactics can vary in different countries in accordance with the
prevailing conditions.

The bourgeois-roaders who uphold peaceful transition will try to lead
the masses astray by trying to conceal the decisive role of the
People’s War and by promoting the idea that revolution can be
achieved through these other means. Maoist communists, however, should
always be vigilant about this point and strive to counter these
tendencies by waging ideological struggle. We must not assume even for a
second that in Nepal it is possible to smash the old power and form the
new power by using these methods. It is a fact that in Nepal none of the
ground seized and none of the gains won can be viewed independently of
the People’s War. It is also clear that any departure, however
minor, from the path of People’s War or from the basic tools such as
the Party, the Army and the United Front would lead to moving away from
political power and would bring about the loss of the ground that had
been previously won.

History has proven time and again that those who believe that these
tactics in themselves are sufficient will not be able to avoid defeat.
Having won such massive support, Nepal’s Maoists should now use this
advantage to advance ceaselessly along the path towards a People’s
Democratic Republic of Nepal.

As Maoist communists, we openly state that as far as we are concerned it
is greatly preferable for a revolution to suffer defeat as a result of a
military offensive waged by world reaction than for it to be lost
because it fails to go beyond the boundaries of the system.

It should be known that we will use every opportunity at our disposal to
continue our support while not putting aside the differences that exist
between us and the CPN(M) on an international level with regard to the
two-line struggle and while not downplaying the ideological struggle.

We salute the peoples of Nepal who in their struggle for liberation have
united around their Maoist vanguard for the cause of emancipating
humanity. We also give our comradely support to the Communist Party of
Nepal (Maoist) for their march to rapidly transform this trust into an
organised force so as to enable the people to achieve genuine
liberation, which can be nothing other than the establishment of their
own power. Following the reversals suffered by the socialist countries,
taking a step forward like this at a time when our world is racked by
war, suffering and tyranny will surely help the oppressed and exploited
peoples of the world to turn their faces firmly towards socialism once
again. This role must clearly be seen and the peoples of Nepal should be
given strong support on an international level.

Long live our struggle for democratic revolution, socialism and
communism!

Long live international solidarity!

Long live Marxism-Leninism- Maoism!

Long live People’s War!

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One Response to “Maoists of Turkey: Peoples of Nepal Should Be Given Strong International Support”

  1. acb said

    “To make an absolute principle out of the notion that these tactics could
    succeed ANYWHERE in the world is wrong and unscientific. To say that the
    enemy can be split in ANY country by applying such tactics would also
    amount to daydreaming. The reverse is equally true: any failures that
    may occur cannot be used to justify some absolute conclusion about these
    tactics. Even if the analyses that have been made prior to the adoption
    of these tactics were correct, these tactics could still lead to losses
    because of problems in the way that they have been applied. It is clear
    that tactics can vary in different countries in accordance with the
    prevailing conditions.”

    I think if anywhere is changed to everywhere and any country changed to every country will best give what they mean.

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