COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MAOIST)
Press Release 17 April, 2021
Long live Internationalist May Day!
Let us work for more unity and organization of World revolutionary workers, toilers and their organisations!
The toiling class of the world, especially the proletariat is going to celebrate May Day this year on the eve of 150 years of ‘Paris Commune’ where the proletariat held high the Red Flag and achieved state power. This is a big festive day for the entire proletariat of the world. It is the world proletariat rights day. May Day is the day on which the proletariat assesses its balance of forces and pledges to work relentlessly, with firmer determination and to mobilise its entire strength for its freedom, independence, equality and brotherhood and to accomplish proletarian revolutions and World Socialist Revolution. On the occasion of May Day the Central Committee of our Party conveys its heartfelt Revolutionary Greetings to the proletariat of the world. It pays humble revolutionary homage to all the toilers who laid down their lives to achieve their rights.
Imperialism is facing a severe crisis all over the world. The exploitive ruling classes are indulging in a number of attacks and conspiracies to shift the burden of this crisis on to the proletariat and to intensify the exploitation of labor force. By the time world crisis was about to break in a more intense way than the financial and economic crisis of 2008, the COVID pandemic took over the whole world. This is one of the deadly viruses that the imperialists created out of their hunt for profits. While the contemporary world is upended with the pandemic, crores of migrant workers lost their livelihood and are on the streets, the Multi-National corporate enterprises and their comprador companies are competing for the vaccine business and gaining multifold super profits. Imperialist globalisation resulted in the expansion of capitalist world economy to an unprecedented level and so the contradictions between imperialism and the oppressed nationalities and oppressed people, between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat and among the imperialist forces reached the peak. There is a rise in the imperialist aggression and capitalist onslaught on the oppressed nationalities and people. A re-division of the world countries and markets is going on with the contention between the imperialists, especially the US imperialists and China SocialImperialists for world hegemony and to exploit the natural wealth of the countries of the world. The ‘trade war’ is putting severe economic burden on the oppressed people of the backward countries. The proletariat, peasantry, middle class people, women, religious minorities, oppressed nationalities, nationalities and other communities facing racial discrimination and other communities are suffering from much severe economic, political, socioculture exploitation and oppression. The disparity between the rich and the poor reached an unprecedented level. Toiling people of the world are suffering from poverty, unemployment, hunger, inequalities and racial discrimination. All these are the ill consequences of imperialist globalisation.
Apart from the workers of the backward countries, the workers of the imperialist and capitalist countries are also suffering from the severest of severe exploitation due to the neo-colonial exploitive policies. The situation and the need for the unity of world proletariat is growing day by day. This is the time for steadfast fight to end globalisation policies. Apart from the proletariat of the imperialist and capitalist countries, the people of all sections in several semi-colonial, neo-colonial countries are struggling against the imperialist globalisation policies. The proletarian vanguard i.e. the Revolutionary Communist Parties must lead these struggles. Today there is an increasing need to advance in a more united and organized manner in this direction.
In our country, the entire oppressed classes, social sections and oppressed nationalities including the proletariat and the peasantry are facing the brutal onslaught of the Modi government in the form of Brahmanic Hindutwa Fascism with imperialist support. Struggles of workers, employees and farmers are intensifying day by day. In the interest of the imperialist finance capital the Modi government brought forth Robotic, 3D printing and Artificial Intelligence depriving the workers of job security and shrunk the existing 44 labor laws into 4 codes to validate its exploitation. The organized and unorganized workers are making militant agitations against this bifacial onslaught. The farmers of India are making an unprecedented non-compromising struggle centered in the capital city of the country. Traders are against GST. Lakhs of organized and unorganized workers and employees are taking up strikes opposing the merger of banks and privatization of the public sector enterprises. Students, teachers and academicians are against the National Education Policy – 2020 adopted by the Hindu reactionary forces in the centre. The indigenous people of the country including those in the strategic areas that are acting as a strong centres of revolutionary movement are militantly fighting for their just rights. Toiling castes are taking up united struggles against the caste based Brahmanic order that is one of the peculiarities of India and its exploitation, oppression, suppression and discrimination. The state is unleashing repression on the democratic and progressive forces that stood in support of the struggling people of the country and is throwing them behind the bars. Secular forces are fighting against the communal violent policies of fascist Brahmanic Hindutwa forces. Several rights organisations are taking up the demand to withdraw the fascist draconian laws being bureaucratically unleashed on the struggling people.
Thus we see that the governments of all the backward countries of the world are acting alike in the interests of the Multi-National corporate Companies. Therefore it has become more vital for the revolutionary proletarian parties and organisations to lead the struggles of the entire struggling toilers in all the countries.
The large scale struggles of the oppressed people and nationalities all over the world for the past two years make it clear that conditions are in favor of revolution. The world proletariat can step forward in the direction of fulfilling its main task of accomplishing World Socialist Revolution by utilising these favorable conditions. There are two strategic tasks for the genuine vanguard organisations of the international proletariat. The first is to launch revolutionary movements of the workers and other oppressed sections in the capitalist-imperialist countries. The proletariat, peasantry, other democratic classes and social sections in each and every semi-colonial, semi-feudal country must be organized and build and lead national democratic movements. The second is to build a strong United Front of Communist movements of capitalist countries and national-democratic movements of neo-colonial, semi-colonial countries against imperialism and its compradors. For this purpose it is essential of the genuine proletarian parties and organisations to establish an appropriate International Revolutionary proletarian organization according to the contemporary concrete conditions. The Maoist forces must unite with the entire progressive, democratic forces in every country and also with the entire anti-imperialist democratic forces against the worldwide enemy. Both these strategic tasks are mutually related and play an important role in advancing the World Socialist Revolution.
However, the proletarian vanguard organisations are not yet strong enough to catch up with the demands of the toiling people and provide a united leadership for their movements in the direction of liberation. Our Party announced its stand towards the need and formation of an International Forum to develop unity and solidarity among the proletarian vanguards of the world. The CC of our Party appeals to sister organisations to respond to our stand and to advance efforts in this direction.
Let us fight back all kinds of onslaught of the imperialists. Let us pledge to lead the anti-imperialist people’s struggles and strive for the success of World Socialist Revolution. Let us further unite and get organized in this direction. This is the need of the hour.
Long live May Day!
Long live Revolution!w Long live World Socialist Revolution! Down with all shades of revisionism!
Down with Imperialism! Long live Proletarian Revolutions!