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Flag is playing for the Reconstitution of the Communist Party in the FRG
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Proletarians of all countries, unite!
Our Slogan is: Proletarians of all countries, unite! Our battle cry is: It’s right to rebel! Death to Revisionism!
To the International Communist Movement,
to all proletarian revolutionaries in the FRG, to all revolutionaries,
to all proletarian feminists, to all anti-imperialists.
Dear comrades, the
Marxists-Leninists-Maoists in the FRG greet you. We greet your heroic
struggles, your indomitable rebellion against imperialism, the reaction
and revisionism. Full of joy, we observed this 1st of May, which was an
expression of the urge for unity, the urge for progress, the urge for
the most radical change of all prevailing conditions. The actions all
over the world show that the communist’s fight for unity gains more and
more strength - on the basis of Maoism, the fight against imperialism,
reaction, revisionism and opportunism in all its forms and to serve the
Proletarian World Revolution. Within the imperialist countries the
struggle of the masses of the french proletarian youth in Paris and
other parts of the country deserves special mentioning. It is a great
inspiration to us. We want to express our great joy and pride to be part
of the great and unexampled campaign for the 200th anniversary of the
birth of Karl Marx. We attempted and succeeded in developing this
campaign in the FRG. This was expressed in that the Maoists, for the
first time in decades, did a joined, uniform action with a common plan
and a common goal.
In this campaign, the Maoists did a uniform
action jointly, with a common plan and a common goal. Not solely on a
general basis with some general political guidelines, but on a basis of
high ideological, political and organisational unity. This has not been
seen on this soil for a long time.
Comrades have brought the campaign for
the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx to Jena, in the East.
They did this with a smile on their faces, with the consciousness of
victory, with optimism. They have done this in the east, were one always
hears about the No-Go-areas controlled by the fascists, we one hears
about the damage revisionism has done, because of which one supposedly
can not do revolutionary politics there. There, young proletarian
revolutionaries went to the streets with a smile on their faces and with
pride their carried the 200 years Karl Marx campaign.
A massive contingent of revolutionaries
went to the streets of Bremen, the poorest federal state in the FRG.
They challenged and exposed the yellow, the social-fascist union fat
cats. They declared in the face of the representative of the “GdP”
[“Union of the Police”] during his speech: “German police – murderers
and fascists!” And they did so as part of the 200 years campaign.
In Hamburg, the comrades have shown what
it means to be with the oppressed yet again, with the comrades of the
Parties and Organisations of the 3rd World.. The internationalists have
asserted themselves physically against the Olaf Scholz-Youth, these soon
to be union fat cats. They stood united despite any attempt of
revisionism and opportunism to split the unity of the anti-imperialists.
What also has to be mentioned is the police state that was imposed on
Hamburgs working class districts in these days. In the very moment when
the opportunists conducted the so called “Revolutionary 1st of May”,
together with members of the senate, which came to be the most “peaceful
1st of May” in years, young proletarians im Hamburgs working class
districts were harassed and threatened to be prosecuted for the sole
reason, that they allegedly had been participating in an illegal
demonstration and would have been masked. Their “crime”, according to
German police, was to do activities in working class districts of
Hamburg on the 1st of May.
There have been actions in other cities
of the FRG as well. Mainly in the East and the South. The call for the
Karl Marx campaign was spread and new contacts were made.
All of these things are great. Things,
that fill us with joy. Things that show, how despite the witch hunt, how
despite of the Sword of Damocles hanging over many comrades, because of
the 1400 filed cases due to the struggles of July last year, and how
despite of the 3300 open cases there is growing something new, which is
also something very old at the same time. Somehow, the communist are
back. They are present again.
This leads to a very important topic.
The ideology of the proletariat was born here. And here it was negated
for the first time. Marxism is a “German invention”, but so is
revisionism. Bernstein, Kautsky - Germans. Only Germany was capable to
create someone like Ebert or Noske. What is clear from the start: In
Germany the contradiction has to be sharpened. There is no middle way in
Germany, which Marx called the Prussian Smaller Germany, which was
founded on the genocide of the Slavic people by the Teutonic Order.
There is no “social peace”. In Germany there are two options:
Subjugation or fight for life and death. We, who continue the work of
Karl Marx on this soil, will not subjugate ourselves. Hence we always
insisted that the party of the proletariat has to be a war machine. It
has to be a machine of ruthless class war. Communists in this country
have to follow this path from the start. This is not an easy way. It is
not a way, which is appreciated by those, who want to go on wasting away
in this system; those, who want to live in this rotten, dying and
parasitic system. It is nothing for those, who want to keep on living as
always, those, who want it comfortable, who want to arrange themselves
with the situation.
Consequently resistance against this
path has to develop from those, who want to bargain with the struggle of
the peoples of the world, the struggle of the working class, for their
own small-minded and lumpen interests because of “personal”, meaning
egoistic, individualistic reasons. This is where right liquidationism
Our path is one. The path of Ayacucho.
The path of the comrades, who left everything to go to the small
villages, where nobody knew their names, and left everything behind, to
join with the deepest and broadest masses. This is our path. Not the
path of those, who seek fame, glitter and spotlight. The Maoists move in
the shadow. And the liquidationists seek the spotlight. This brings us
to the situation in Berlin.
Berlin is a very special city in the
FRG. It is the most “cosmopolitan” city in the FRG, maybe in Europe,
maybe even in the world. It has some specific characteristics. One is
that it is basically a Prussian city. It is a symbol of the subjugation
of the rest of Germany. But also it is both a city of an imperialist
country and a former semi-colony of social imperialism. And a special
remark has to be made: There is an extreme influence of Yankee
imperialism and the myth of Westberlin as a “symbol of resistance”
against the “Russians”. As a consequence, several characteristics of
Yankee imperialism are extremely perceptible in Berlin. Especially in
the question of gangs. Only with this in mind, one can understand what
is happening in Berlin. Especially the sinister attack of the right
liquidationists against the international proletariat on the streets of
Berlin. Other comrades have described the background of right
liquidationism in detail. We urge the comrades to read the article of
Klassenstandpunkt from the 26th of Septemer again. We emphasize a very
important point: The main critique of the comrades from
Klasssenstandpunkt against the right liquidationists is, that they have
never been able to articulate any criticism on the ideological or
political line of the vanguard in formation in the FRG. When some of
these people had been organized in structures of the revolutionaries,
they did false self-criticism, intrigued and fled from ideological and
political struggle. Then, violating every principle of Democratic
Centralism they split the organisation in Berlin by means of intrigues
and factionalism. Then they created confusion about the principles
without engaging in open struggle within the movement in the FRG and on
international level. Although they initially stopped all their public
propaganda for months, they were absolutely incapable of giving any
response to the criticism. They have shown that the only thing they are
capable of is to whisper and make nasty remarks in Facebook groups,
chats and commentary sections. Facebook - the most designated website
for filing charges against oneself. And in the last months the
transitioned open denunciationism. These guys claim to be “those from
Berlin”. Funny. We have always been there. And yes, they have been more
than us. But they have never been bold enough to engage with the deepest
and broadest masses. They were not bold enough to go to Marzahn,
because “everyone there is a fascist”. We went there. In the end, the
fascists were fifteen. And the masses were with us. Berlin is theirs?
There is not one political “structure” (and they aren’t a structure but a
gang), which is hated as much as the so called Jugendwiderstand in the
whole radical left in Berlin. Not because they did political struggle.
Did these people ever go to a political event and engaged in political
discussions? No group in the so called radical left in Berlin has ever
perceived that this gang would have done a political debate in a public
meeting. What have they done instead? They behaved like the worst and
dirtiest lumpen, roaring they would be Maoists, and behaved like
patriarchal posers. By means of poserism attempted to mobilise parts of
the Arabic masses in Neukölln for an alleged struggle against the
so-called Antideutsche. They did this in the only way opportunists know:
Instead of bringing socialism to the masses, they tailed behind the
masses, which is the core of the negation of communist politics. Our
comrades have withstood in this difficult situation and we think our
comrades deserve to hear this: We salute our comrades in Berlin, since
the conditions in Berlin have been difficult. But the comrades
withstood. And we are very proud of our comrades. The comrades upheld
the red flag despite the sabotages, the underminings and the splits in
Berlin. They conducted the campaign in support of the People’s War in
India. They are those, who conduct the 200 Years of Karl Marx campaign
in Berlin. And as such, they appeared on the 1st of May. They did
something special: They understood how to win against the general
counter revolutionary offensive. They have won against the campaign of
the right liquidationists by insisting on Marxism. Because they insisted
on the correct understanding of the construction of the three
instruments. Because they understood the meaning of the front in this
specific moment of the reconstitution of the Communist Party of Germany.
They organised an international block on the DGB [trade union]
demonstration with Turkish anti-imperialists. They sold the new organ of
the revolutionaries in Germany, the Rote Post [Red Post], in a
quantity never seen before on the 1st of May. They achieved a front,
which is obviously not the front under the undisputed leadership of the
proletariat, but a front that opened up the opportunity to struggle for
broad political space. Ofcause, and this is how a front in this
situations necessarily has to be, the front has strong limitations, even
antagonistic ones. But it is a front that expresses that the Maoists do
politics, which means class struggle, and that every political force
that is willing to engage with the Maoists has to do so on this level.
This is an achievement. This is a success. This is a victory. This is
what led to the sinister attack in Berlin on this 1st of May.
We had lots of struggles and
confrontations with various groups and structures in our brief history.
We experienced denunciation, betrayal and all sorts of provocation. All
these “structures” which have been dominated by hooligans and drug
dealers never attacked a single one of our comrades or friends openly.
Even these lumpen had the political understanding what it means to
engage with the Maoists in the FRG. The counter-revolutionary pile of
garbage, which calls itself Jugendwiderstand, crossed all lines on this
1st of May. Our comrades participated in the 18 o’clock demonstration in
Berlin with the mentioned front in the international block. There are
very different forces active in this demonstration, which always
mobilises around 10.000 people. It is not a demonstration led by
communists. The people, who organise this demonstration are no people
whom we seriously expect to challenge this state, to put it very
diplomatically. But it is a demonstration, where the masses want to
fight; where revolutionarists want to fight; where the communists have
to be to bring the clear voice of the proletariat in this cacophony,
this chaos. And this is what the comrades have done. They achieved a
spontaneous participation of the masses. The enthusiasm of the masses
about the banner of 200 Years Karl Marx meant, that our comrades need
not carry it, but gave it into the hands of the masses. And one of them
made a very expressive remark. When the comrades asked: Are you not
tired, comrade, don’t you want to hand away the banner?, he responded: I
will not give away this banner for all my life. This is the work of the
Maoists in Berlin. This provoked the right liquidationists to deadly
hatred. This breed of rats walked behind the rows of the police. The
rows, which separate the demonstration from the pedestrians. Then the
head of this gang gave the direct order to attack. They stormed through
the rows of the police. Of course they have not been hindered by the
reactionary state. They specifically targeted the masses of the
International Collective Berlin. These wretches have threatened comrades
under the operative leadership of their head’s minion. They told the
comrades not to do activities in Neukölln, because it would be, in their
neanderthalian phrasing, “our hood”. Then, before the masses could
mobilise their answer, the rats retreated protected by German police. As
one could expect, the German police did nothing against these people.
In consequence: These breed of rats, who always fled from open
ideological and political struggle, who never wrote any document of
criticsm against the proletarian vanguard in formation in the FRG,
started to attack comrades physically by mobilising lumpen thugs.
They have achieved what nobody did
before. They are in bloodguiltiness. This debt is not only to us, but to
the International Communist Movement. To all those who fight for the
unity of the International Communist Movement on the basis of
Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, mainly Maoism, who fight against imperialism
and reaction, revisionism and opportunism in all its forms to serve the
Proletarian World Revolution. It is an attack against all
revolutionaries and revolutionarists in the FRG, who, despite all
differences, seek to aim the spear against German imperialism. It is an
attack against every serious and consequent anti-imperialist, who is not
smitten with dreams about the “German people” or with chauvinist dreams
about “German South Tirol”. It is an attack on every female comrade,
who fights against this patriarchal system; an attack on every comrade,
who fights against the fascists and does not believe in German Blood
Unity like this strasserist scum. It is an attack against everyone that
stands with the oppressed and who will not allow some arch-Germans to
tell what them what is best for them. And above all, it was a military
attack. It was an act of war. This was not some “dispute on the street”.
This was not a brawl in a bar. This was a targeted attack on a
demonstration, where Maoists in the FRG brought the 200 year Karl Marx
campaign on the streets. A military attack, which occurred with the
permission and protection of German police. It was a crime which will
never be forgotten.
Why did this attack happen? Why did
these pumped up karate kids storm into a demonstration? Should this be
considered a political confrontation? Should this be considered the
proof that they are the most advanced in the struggle for the
Reconstitution of the Communist Party? Obviously not. This is a proof of
their total bankruptcy, a proof of impotence. It is the best, complete
and most expressing confirmation of the correctness of our work. It
proves that or comrades in Berlin do the best work under the most
difficult circumstances. Let these guys come to Hamburg. Let them come
to Bremen. Let them come to Hanover. Or some other areas. We don’t have
to talk about Rondonia. Let them come. They attack us, where they
consider us weak. Why? For us to hit back with full force. This is a
political condition which is important here. They know how we work.
Let’s be clear. If someone has a problem with our work last July, be
that as it may. We did what we did. But this breed of rats have been
tourists. Since we did real work and not tourism some people have open
bills with us. Okay. This is between these people and us. We can deal
with that. But that these Neanderthalians believe us to be stupid enough
to walk into this police trap? They can forget it. Opposite to this
bunch of evolutionary mishaps our comrades gave a promise: No matter
what, we are not interested in the consequences for our body. Not
because we have faith in the eternity of spirit. But simply, because we
understood that our “being” is not the centre of the world. Our goal is a
little bit simpler. Maybe even a little vulgar in the original meaning
of the word. We want to serve the people.
The next issue: We is this bunch doing
such an attack now? They do so, in order to hide their roaring failure.
Nobody shall talk about the fact that their so called 13 o’clock
demonstration was a roaring failure. Since they have begun this theater
they are fewer and fewer. They get more and more isolated. The only ones
who join them are lumpen and reactionaries, no matter what flags they
carry. Of course they hate our comrades for that. We proudly declare:
Yes, this is our fault. Yes, we countered your mobilisation. Yes, we
argued against you. Yes, we denounced your political standpoints. Yes,
we sold the Rote Post in Neukölln. And damn good on top of that. And
yes, we sold the Klassenstandpunkt in every “left local”. And hence,
people like you a little bit less. Yes, we are responsible for your
defeat. We smashed some of your plans on other occasions as well. But
this is something else. How have we do this? Have we done this by being
the coolest? If one thing is characteristic for our comrades, it is that
you do not recognize them. We are not good at this karate shit.
Sometimes our voices are not heard by some people. But we are something
different. Something more solid. It is called steel. The steel of
What is the consequence of this? We
summarize it like this: Under the conditions of the sharpest
anti-communist witch hunt, which threatens hundreds of revolutionaries
in the FRG with law suites, the proletarian vanguard in formation
progresses closely shoulder to shoulder with the communists all over the
Against this, there is right
liquidationism, that is opposed to wanting a militarized party. They
bargain with the struggles of the peoples of the world and, by now, are
degenerated to the worst, most degenerated gang mentality, as it can
only exist in Berlin.
The publication of the Rote Post, a
newspaper that gives a voice and an ear to the deepest and broadest
masses, made this bunch desperate. It demonstrates the power, the
strength, the invincibility of the application of Maoism. When Maoists
dare not to limit themselves to general declarations, but to grasp the
real problems of the masses in a form and style, that allows the
mobilisation, organisation and politisation - in perspective the arming -
of the masses, then revisionism has mortal agony. An important result
of the distribution of the Rote Post was the attack of three lumpen on
two comrades, who sold the Rote Post at Sonnenallee [street in
Neukölln]. Draped in thick gold chains and all other signs of lumpen
culture, they wanted to forbid the comrades to sell the Rote Post in
Neukölln. Both comrades, who do not take anabolic steroids, resisted
with class position and determination. The lumpen claimed, our comrades
would not sell anything of their dirt. The lumpen went to a nearby
Hookah bar. In front of them, the comrades sold 5 Rote Post in 15
minutes. This karate gang believes they could threaten our appreciated
and beloved comrades, when they bring the voice of our class to the
neighborhoods. This is like the MRTA and brings us to the next point.
The MRTA learned, what it means to
engage with Maoists. They should know something: Marx, Lenin, Chairman
Mao and nobody as much as Chairman Gonzalo taught us about revolutionary
violence. Who ever believes the proletarian vanguard in formation would
afraid of some bodybuilding Thai Boxers, is miscalculating a bit. Our
main enemy in this moment in political and organisational aspects is
German imperialism. And German imperialism has things like Leopard IIs
[German made tank]. No matter how many steroids our street fighters
take, they will never reach this level. But we can handle that. These
people think violence is standing face to face and pushing each other.
They have not understood the meaning of guerrilla. And never did. Well,
they will not be the only ones to be surprised.
This lot has created some confusion
within the International Communist Movement, especially amongst the
young forces who had no time to get the necessary experience yet.
Business as usual. We don’t expect recognition. We understand very well
that words have the weight of plumb or none. That is fine. But a
communist must not have doubts between Marxism and revisionism. If
someone wants to know our practice: Come to us! You are all invited. Go
with us to every neighborhood. Tell us the neighborhoods you want to go
to, we will come with you. You will see, that our comrades are one with
the deepest and broadest masses. We don’t have a “hood” which is “ours”.
But we have a class which is ours. More precisely, a class, that is us.
Comrades, we wrote a lot. Maybe too
much. But sometimes it is better to write a lot. Sometimes it is better
to eradicate all doubts. That is our goal.
Comrades. The Maoists in the FRG have
been attacked by a lumpen gang. A crime without comparison in our
history. These people are in bloodguiltiness. We always remember what
our Peruvian comrades have taught us: Let the time have its time. And
before we forget, there is another idiom of our Peruvian comrades: We
have already measured and weighed them. And, as always, the masses will
do the rest.
International comrades: Please take a
clear stance regarding this matter. Not because we doubt you. We know
with whom you are. But only for the reason that this small detachment of
men and women, in this rotten German state, carries your and our flag.
So that we can have certainty that no matter what the imperialist states
does to us, the people will exercise justice.
Revolutionaries in the FRG: Our “crime”
is against the bourgeois state. We will make revolution in this country.
We will crush the military-bureaucratic apparatus, which is called FRG.
And we understand that the only way to do so is revolutionary war. Of
course we also understood this is a little bit illegal. But this is the
whole purpose of being a revolutionary, isn’t it?
Antiimperialists: Antiimperialism is not
to turn one people against another. Antiimperialism is fighting against
imperialism, bureaucratic capitalism and the reaction; against
semi-colonialism and semi-feudalism. That is antiimperialism.
Antiimperialism is not assuming chauvinist and racist positions against
for one people to turn them against another. Antiimperialism is to
always fight any chauvinism.
Proletarian feminists: Women comrades,
to you, we have to say the least. You probably know these patriarchal
pigs better than any of us. Nevertheless, comrades: Your flesh and blood
has been attacked on this 1st of May. The punches, that hit the
comrades, were punches against every woman in the FRG. It was punch of
patriarchy, of poserism.
Antifascists: Those of you, who know us,
know what we do. You know our practice and you know who we are. This
German-nationalist strasserist gang has nothing to do with Maoism. Drive
them away. Or, as we use to say: Antifascism is always practical.
Finally, comrades: The first of May 2018
was a victory against the primitiveness. A confirmation of our path.
Good. We will follow this way. Because it went well, we now also have a
problem, a sinister attack. To avoid all problems we ask our comrades,
our friends, internationally and in the FRG, to make a clear statement
in this matter. We especially ask those, who used to call these
reactionary lumpen “Maoists in the FRG”. We also mention something else.
Some of our friends are very fond of this internet stuff; Facebook,
Instagram, Whatsapp – wonderful! But they should also know something
else: Whoever walks with this lot on the streets of the FRG should know,
that we are not surgeons all the time.
Our class is one: The international Proletariat!
Our ideology is one: Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism!
Our leadership is one: The Communist Party!
Our path is one: People’s War!
Death to revisionism!
Our path is shining. His name is Gonzalo!
Committee Red Flag – FRG