FORMATION OF CCOMPOSA
In the era of imperialism, the mad pursuit for profit has broken all barriers of national boundaries, so has the crisis that goes hand in hand with the appropriation of social labour for private gains. As a result there is objective basis for revolution in the world in general, and in the Third World in particular. However, subjectively the Intemational Communist Movement (ICM) has still to recover from the setback it suffered after the demise of Mao Tse-tung and counter-revolution in China in 1976. Among the many initiatives to streamline ICM in the revolutionary track, the initiative taken by Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM) is most promising because of its clear-cut ideology of MLM.
The so-called globalisation, liberalisation and privatisation that is being forced by imperialist countries on the already fragile economy of the Third World has intensified crisis in these countries and as a result the storm centre of revolution has shifted to Third World countries, particularly South Asian countries.
South Asia, one of the poorest regions of the world, and which carries more than 1\5 of the world population, has increasingly become the hotbed of conflict. The void created by dissolution of Soviet social imperialism in this region is being rapidly replaced by other imperialist countries particularly the American imperialism at a
much faster rate. The war on Afganisthan by US imperialism has made this region all the more volatile. Thus the notion of Asia, Africa and Latin America as the storm centres of world revolution as envisaged by Mao, is getting more relevant. The crisis in this region is being manifested in the form of class wars in most parts of Nepal and in Bihar, Dandakaranya andAndhra Pradesh in India, in the form of national liberation movements in North Eastern states and in Kashmir in India and in Northern Sri Lanka and in the form of religious fundamentalist movement in Pakistan. Of all these conflicts, class wars in the form of PWs being waged in Nepal and parts of India have the most promising future because class oppression is the mother of all oppressions. Thus, the responsibility of Maoist parties and organisation in this region has added responsibility of not only co-ordinating between PWs being waged by different countries and assisting those who are seriously trying to wage PWs in their respective countries, but also to integrate various movements with class war under the leadership of the proletariat. Also when one talks of South Asian region, one has to particularly see it in relationship to the Indian expansionist state which is the common enemy of the people of all the South Asian countries including its own people. This state has repeatedly attacked Pakistan, it has gone to attack Tamil nationals in Sri Lanka, it has gobbled up the independent country of Sikkim into one of its states, it has turned Bhutan into its virtual colony and now it is eyeing on Nepalese Maoist movement with the intention of intervening to Bhutanise the country. Thus the question of consolidating and expanding PW throughout India has strategic importance in South Asia as this will help in consolidating and expanding PWs in the rest of South Asian countries. It is in this context that Co-ordination Committee of Maoist Parties and Organisations of South Asia (CCOMPOSA) has been formed in June 2001.
CCOMPOSA is a body for co-ordinating the Maoist Parties and Organisations and their struggles and actions in South Asia. It has pledged to fight and defeat revisionism both parliamentary and armed as the main obstacle to developing protracted People's War. It has pledged to develop principled unity and conscious determination to hoist the red flag of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism in its full splendour on the silver summits of the Himalayas and throughout the region. It has pledged to fight against the Indian expansionist state, backed by world imperialism, particularly US imperialism, as it constitutes the common enemy of the people of entire South Asia.
CCOMPOSA consists of 10 Maoist Parties and Organisations representing Bangladesh, Cylon (Sri Lanka) India and Nepal, namely: 1. Purba Bangla Sarbahara Party (CC) 2. Purba Bangla Sarbahara Party (Maoist Punarghatan Kendra) 3. Bangladesh Samyabadi Dal (ML) 4. Communist Party of Cylon (Maoist) 5. Communist Party of India (M-L) (Naxalbari) 6. Communist Party of India (M-L) (PW) 7. Maoist Communist Centre 8. Revolutionary Communist Centre of lndia (MLM) 9. Revolutionary Communist Centre of lndia (Maoist) 10. Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist).
A week-long publicity campaign hailing the formation of CCOMPOSA was launched in all the countries of The Worker (No-7) -January 2002 the region from October 1 to October 7, 2001. A common leaflet in different languages was distributed in large numbers, common revolutionary slogans were widely pasted and written in public places and several seminars and mass meetings held in important cities. Though in its formative stage, CCOMPOSA has united the revolutionary enthusiasm of the masses and needs to be well-groomed in the days to come.
11 SEPTEMBER AND ITS AFTERMATH
(Maoist) 10. Communist Party ofNepal (Maoist).
In one of the most daring attacks against US imperialism, the twin towers of World Trade Centre (WTC) in New York and a significant portion of the Pentagon in Washington were destroyed, killing more than 7000 per- sons in the process, by unspecified suicide bombers September 11,2001. This provided a long sought out pretext for US imperialism to carry out brutal armed aggression against Afghanistan and other oppressed countries in the name of 'global campaign against terrorism'.
Ultimately US imperialism attacked on Afghanistan on October 7. This aggression has further verified the scientific analysis that "imperialism means war". At the beginning US said that this war would be the "war against terrorism". The more the imperialist allies went on building up it said that it will not end up with bringing Bin Laden to justice, it will continue the war for years. Targets were fixed for to the Middle East and South Asia, and the aims are clearly to nip in the bud the national liberation and revolutionary movement in this region. The submissive role of the US lackeys in South Asia, specially the role of Hindu chauvinist regime of lndia, military dictatorship of Pakistan and the murderous Gyanendra clique of Nepal, has jeopardise of regional stability and independence.
In response to the US aggression, Committee of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (CoRIM) "called upon the people of all countries to unite in their millions to oppose and resist every act of US aggression" . Revolutionary Communist Party of USA also called for resistance. Similarly, Communist Party of lran (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist), Communist Party of Afghanistan, Communist party of lndia (Marxist-Leninist) (People's War) and the Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) have condemned US aggression on Afghanistan and repression on the masses the world over.
As CoRIM statement states, " this war will be met with a storm of resistance not only in those countries designated as targets, but through out the whole world, including in the US and other aggressor countries them-selves ". Anti-war protests were held within the US and the other imperialist countries. In London 20000 people demonstrated against the US and the allied aggressors. 10000 people in Scotland, 15000 in Berlin, 10000 in San Francisco, 5000 in New York, 800 in Seattle, 200 in Los Angeles, 500 in Vancouver, 500 in Toronto, have demonstrated to protest the aggression. In these anti-imperialist demonstration the slogans, "no war, support peace"; "this war is not patriotic war," etc. were chanted.
There have been big demonstrations in many states in India, such as in Punjab, West Bengal, Andhra, Bihar, and New Delhi. Thousands of people including students, workers and peasants demonstrated in Nepal and Paki-stan. In Nigeria, the Nigerian Army - lackey of the US imperialism, killed 200 people. Thousand of masses protested in Indonesia. Similarly on Oct 7: 4000 in Brussels, Belgium; 1500 in Tokyo, Japan. demonstrated. On October 8: 2000 in Barcelona, Spain; 2000 in Brisbane, Australia; 1200 in Copenhagen, Denmark; 1500 in Melbourne, Australia; 1500 in Oslo, Norway; 6000 in Rome, Italy; came on the streets against US aggression. On October 10: 3000 in Berlin, Germany, gathered and protested. On October 7, over 3,000 people marched over three miles through the streets of San Francisco to protest the start of U.S. bombing. The march went through immigrant communities in the Mission District and many people joined the march along its route. In Palo Alto, 500 demonstrated in an action sponsored by the Palo Alto Peace and Justice Centre and the Stanford Community for Peace and Justice. The Filipino group Bayan and others rallied downtown against the war. Students from college campuses across the country are also mobilizing anti-war teach-ins and demonstrations in response to the bombings. On October 8, rallies were held at campuses around the USA, from the University of Southern Califor-nia in Los Angeles to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbour to Vassal College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Rallies and marches have taken place in many other areas throughout the U.S. in response to the war on Afghani-stan.
The US bombing in Afghanistan reminded holocaust caused by its bombing in Hiroshima. An Afghani farmer near Kandahar says: "/ have never seen such a sight. Bombs were dropping in and around the village, and there was fire and smoke everywhere. I grabbed my family and some clothesówe must have walked about 10 kilometers in the night before we found a car that would bring us to the border. " A Afghan refugee says "This war has become darker and darker. Our country has been completely destroyed. I don 't care who 's responsible. But when the Americans decided to attack, 1 was overcome by sadness. 1 hope all the enemies of Afghanistan will be de-stroyed. " (The Revolutionary Worker)
US imperialism exercises its superpower, which, in fact, violates any international law and order for internal security of the third world countries. The September 15 joint resolution of the Congress, states: "The President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he deter-mines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September II, 2001, or harboured such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations, or individuals". This is clearly an open threat against oppressed masses of the world.
The masses of the people are not only standing against US imperialism, but against the puppet regimes of their country. The imperialist puppets are facing protest m Nepal, in Indonesia, in Egypt, and in America itself.
Despite the myth of imperialist super power, what is once again proved is that masses of the people are invincible and only the masses are the makers of history. The attacks on WTC in New York and on Pentagon in Washington are definitely of political motive, which symbolically represents the attack on the imperialist eco-nomic and military might, even though, no forces claimed responsibility. However, thousands of innocent people died both working m the WTC and travelling on weaponised airbus. Their death enlists on the list of millions of masses that the US imperialism had killed in the world over. US imperialism is responsible for this casualty. Nevertheless, such dramatic blows have never been the correct solution in history to get free of the hill of oppression. Further more, it requires a political aim, policy and programme based on the masses of the people. At the same time, neither any religious fundamentalism, nor any bourgeois democracy can be the real solution for the masses. It is only the dictatorship of the proletariat that abolishes all kinds of injustice and oppression of man by man. It is only the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist science that gives us a guideline to make that kind of revolution.
In the name of "war against terrorism", the world imperialists are trying to hijack the sentiment of the people to unite reactionaries world-wide to suppress the nationalist democratic and revolutionary movements. In fact, the national liberation movements are very strong in different parts of the world, which need to get integrated and embodied to the proletarian revolutionary movement to lead the masses towards the real emancipation-communism. This is a time in history, which has strongly demanded the unity of all these movements, for which the Maoist revolutionaries have to play a leading role.
|We are advocates of the abolition of war, we do not want war; but war can only be abol-ished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun. - Mao Tse-tung "Problems of War and Strategy" (November 6,1938), Selected Works, Vol. II, p. 225"|