On the joyful occasion of the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) on March 31, 1970 in Montreal, the Party’s Central Committee sends revolutionary greetings to all members, sympathizers and fellow-travellers across the country. The Party’s basic organizations, committees and institutions are celebrating this anniversary by engaging members in discussions on the importance of party-building at this time.
As the forces of darkest reaction continue their nation-wrecking and warmongering, a key target of attack is any attempt by the working class to organize itself and the people as an independent political force which can turn things around in their own favour. Dealing with the need to activate the human factor/social consciousness based on the thought material which provides orientation and direction in the face of the assaults on the rights of all is a challenge that cannot be ignored. As the reactionary forces concentrate economic and political power on a supranational basis, the exploitation and oppression of the people increases, along with their impoverishment, the destruction of the environment and the danger of a worldwide inter-imperialist war.
By paying first-rate attention to the Party’s constant work of strengthening links with the working class and people and carrying out all political and ideological tasks on the basis of organizational work to strengthen the Party, the fundamental task to further the cause of people’s empowerment is served. This is why the Central Committee is calling on the basic organizations, committees and institutions of the Party at all levels to use the 48th anniversary of the Party’s founding and other anniversaries of events which led to its founding to appreciate the crucial role the Party plays and how to strengthen the Party in today’s conditions. Most importantly, they should work out the practical measures required to provide the working class with confidence and organization to lead the people to take up their own nation-building project and put an end to the nation-wrecking which is taking place under the auspices of the international financial interests that have taken hold of the political power and wield it in their favour. The organizations at all levels make headway by paying first-rate attention to their own organizing work to mobilize the working class and its allies to resolve the current crisis caused by neo-liberal wrecking in a manner that favours the people. So too the working people make headway when they build their own organizations which take independent political stands.
All the activities which CPC(M-L) has carried out for the past nearly 50 years have a common thread — to further develop the leading role of the working class in society. The strength of CPC(M-L) lies in its revolutionary theory, its political line and its organizations at various levels which are always paying attention to the particular tasks facing the society to open the path for progress. The cutting edge for this period is to wage the ideological struggle and engage in political work to determine the practical politics required to build the political movement against nation-wrecking. Practical politics are required to mobilize the working people and the youth and students to take up nation-building on a modern basis.
The emphasis on organizing work is to activate the human factor/social consciousness so that responsibility is taken to turn things around. By building committees which take their own independent political stands, the working people and the youth and students can make serious advance. These committees must be established at places of work, in the educational institutions and neighbourhoods and amongst seniors, where their members can take responsibility for their decisions and the actions of their peers. They can address matters of concern to themselves, the society and the world. By developing the independent politics of the working class they will provide themselves with the key to depriving the international financial oligarchs and the governments in their service of the power to deprive the people, who depend on the society for their well-being, of what belongs to them by right.
All Out to Turn Things Around by Building the Party’s
Basic Organizations, Committees and Institutions!