Organ of Alliance Marxist-Leninist (North America);
Volume 1, Issue 5; September 2003 $1.00
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and the Balance of Power in the World Today
Through grabbing resources, especially oil, spreading
its military bases, threatening and waging wars (and gaining a significant
edge by practicing for future, bigger ones); militarily out-spending its
rivals; and double-dealing; US Imperialism is nakedly trying to outmaneuver
all present and near-future enemies.
What are these, and what contradictions do they represent?
1. The other main imperialists: France/Germany-EU, China, Russia,
Japan [the inter-imperialist contradiction.]
So far, none of this is really a new analysis. However, the US
position in Iraq at the present time could very well be pivotal if the world
"Left" would unite in plan and action in response to it. It is now
clear that the United States will not get what it wants (oil- and world domination
) quickly or cheaply. Suddenly, it is being forced to go begging for
additional troops to beef up its attempt at a quick military conquest,
drastically reduce US casualties, and if possible expenses. This would also
allow it to squash the worldwide recognition that it is being militarily
punished by a seemingly weak of opponent -- "the worst possible lesson,"
from its perspective.
2. The national liberation struggle (including the "national" bourgeoisie)
of all other countries; [the imperialism-versus national liberation contradiction.]
3. The struggle of the working class against the bourgeoisie in each country
and worldwide. This entails atempts to destroy any risk of any future socialist
countries - [the capitalism versus socialism contradiction.]
It is because of the inherent nature of this particular
conflict, e.g., the lies and barbarity that preceded it; the clear unjust
and unfair bullying, and the utter heroism of the Iraqi people, that it is
our absolute internationalist duty to come to their aid, now!
The fact that the conflict will not end soon, further compels us to recognize
it as the time and place to make our stand.
It is also quite true that opposition/resistance within the US is relatively
weaker than just about in any other country in the world. The reasons
for this include: The half-century of near world domination by US imperialism;
the historical prevalence of petty-bourgeois illusions of "democracy;" the
large size of that petty-bourgeoisie; the weakness of the trade union bureaucrats;
the fact that the burden of the economic crisis has been primarily
transferred to outside the US and imposed on the backs of the working
and poor of the rest of the world; the lack of a truly free press and
the near-total reign of bourgeois propaganda and manipulation; the absence
of genuinely popular leaders. But more than anything else, the
lack of a scientific, revolutionary Marxist-Leninist party is a huge
obstace to mounting of an effective opposition.
We have already issued a call, as Draft Theses for
a “New Zimmerwald” in 2001 (see: http://www.allianceML.com/CALLfinalZ2001.htm).
We now suggest some concrete steps in today’s climate.
STEP 1: NO NON-US TROOPS TO FIGHT AGAINST THE IRAQI PEOPLE!
Marxist-Leninist and progressives in each country, should
put out a call to all the most advanced forces and all "Left" forces in all
countries, that they make it their highest priority to prevent the sending
of any troops or other support to the US war effort in Iraq (and force their
governments to withdraw if they are already involved). This - of course,
includes any proxy-type US-dominated "coalition such as the U.N. or NATO.
This would, in itself, greatly aid the Iraqi people. All people's
must force their national governments to, at least in words, condemn the
US war effort. US imperialism, as the primary representative of international
capital must be completely isolated.
STEP 2: U.S. DEFEAT IN IRAQ!
Let it be only the US war machine versus the Iraqi people.
Let it cost US imperialism, as it is so cruelly and unjustly costing Iraq.
The US bourgeoisie must suffer terrible losses in troops, money, and national
STEP 3: U.S. AND GLOBAL IMPERIALISM'S DEFEAT: LET THERE
BE TWO, THREE ... MANY IRAQS!
Let the defeat in Iraq, enable the world's "Left" forces
to struggle for a complete US "defeat" and disarmament. From there, let the
world's people take the initiative, on the basis of the lessons learned in
this (and other) struggles, and take to the offensive against capitalism
and imperialism and for liberation and socialism..
Step 4: TOWARDS A NEW MARXIST-LENINIST COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL
AND A WORLDWIDE REVOLUTIONARY UNITED FRONT!
Let this question be the litmus test. Let all who
unite in action be part of the national and international United Front and
join together for the long road ahead - in the work of building the Communist
This battle between the two "super-powers", the US and
other imperialisms; versis the world's peoples, has been brought to
a head upon the initiative of US imperialism, particularly since 9/11.
Let us work to grant the world's peoples the best opportunity to fight back.
In this battle, there can only be two sides: with or against the US Superpower,
with or against the world's peoples. It will force all to openly take
a stand, allowing the people to see who their open enemies are and who are
the hidden enemies, misleaders and defenders of imperialism. US Imperialism
chose this as "the time and place" ... let this be "the time and place" of
the beginning of their end!