Germany, April 2000
The new plenary session of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations took place in Germany.
It was attended by 16 parties and organisations from Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. The Communist Labour Party of Dominican Republic could not participate due to visa problems but expressed its adherence to all the resolutions of the Conference. Some other parties and organisations did not attend because of the police repression, like the Tunisian party, and others due to financial difficulties.
The Conference had important items on its agenda which were dealt with in an atmosphere of unity, comradeship and openness which allowed to make important advances in the process of construction of the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement.
The Conference reviewed the expressions of the present day imperialism, the crisis that corrodes it, the important manifestations of the organisation and the struggle of the workers and the peoples, of the revolutionary and communist movement. It drew attention to the events in Yugoslavia and condemned the aggression of North American imperialism and of the members of NATO, which manifested serious inter imperialist contradictions. It discussed about the problems of the Middle East.
The Conference dedicated a good part of its work to the debate on its own reality, the experiences of the process of its formation and development, as well as its limitations, shortcomings and mistakes that it suffered. It affirmed the validity of the revolutionary proletarian organisation in each country and on the international scale. It emphasised that in the international order we represent the interests and the cause of the proletariat, of socialism and communism, that other expressions claiming to be communist and Marxist-Leninist continue to be immersed in confusion and eclecticism. It established once again the responsibility of more intense work facing it, and the forging of new Marxist-Leninist parties and organisations, as well as the fortification of its members in each country.
The Conference knew the unfolding of the revolutionary struggle in Burkina Faso and Ecuador.
In Burkina Faso, as of the last quarter of 1999, great popular mobilisations developed and put the reactionary regime to a halt. The workers, peasants, teachers, youth and the democratic movement were involved in these mobilisations. In these actions, the Revolutionary Communist Party of Volta played a leading role which has allowed it to grow and acquire great experience and political influence.
In Ecuador a great popular uprising took place in January, which led to the overthrow of the pro-imperialist government of Mahuad and the establishment of a few hour long Council of National Salvation. The workers and the people of Ecuador, particularly the Indian people, played an outstanding role, and advanced to understand their newspaper as a result of their responsibilities and political conscience. The Conference emphasised the newspaper of the PCMLE.
In analysing the development of these processes, the Conference assumed a new stage in terms of its existence and responsibilities, and opened the way for the concrete analysis of the situation to advance the theoretical discussion about the old and new problems of the revolution.
The Conference saluted the accomplishment of the Founding Congress of the Workers Communist Party of Denmark, which was being held simultaneously with the Conference.
It approved a resolution on Burkina Faso and undertook the task to spread still more its struggles and saluted the activity of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Volta.
It has given its support to the revolutionary process in Ecuador and the PCMLE.
The Conference condemned the reactionary political repression of the Tunisian government, and showed its solidarity with the Workers Communist Party of Tunisia and its leaders.
It resolved that the solidarity campaign demanding the freedom of Francisco Caraballo, First Secretary of the Communist party of Colombia (M-L), should continue.
The Conference decided to impel an international campaign for material support to the PCMLE.
It was proposed that the publication of the international journal Unity and Struggle should become regular.
It called for the doubling of the efforts for the accomplishment of the Anti-fascist and Anti-imperialist International Youth Camp to be held in August in Venezuela.
It supported the achievement of the International Seminar on the "Problems of the Revolution in Latin America" to be held in July in Quito.
It resolved the publication, on the part of the parties, of Lenin's work "Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism".
The Conference closed its work with the balance sheet of the fulfilment of the tasks and resolutions set forth in the previous meeting in 1998 in Caracas and chose the new Co-ordinating Committee.
This plenary session of the International Conference constitutes an important step forward in the process of construction of the International Communist Movement. It means in itself and its resolutions an operating reality, and in the perspective, a potential force that will fulfil its responsibilities. It still has questions to resolve, difficulties to surpass, but there exist the grounds and the conditions to fulfil these in a mediate term.
The proletarian internationalism, the international revolution and the revolutionary processes in each country are fortified. New tasks are raised, and the conditions and the positions exist for fulfilling them.
Participants of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations:
Communist Party of Benin (PCB)
Communist Party of Chile (Proletarian Action)
Communist Party of Colombia (M-L)
Workers Communist Party of Denmark (APK)
M-L Communist Party of Ecuador (PCMLE)
Workers Communist Party of France (PCOF)
Communist Party of Germany (KPD)
Organisation for the Communist Party of Greece
Labour Party of Iran (Toufan)
Organisation for the the Communist Party of the Proletariat of Italy
Communist Party of Mexico (M-L)
Communist Organisation Revolusjon of Norway
Communist Organisation October of Spain
Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey (TDKP)
Red Flag Party of Venezuela (Bandera Roja)
Revolutionary Communist Party of Volta (PCRV)