Sunday, September 21, 2008

Maoist Communist Party (Turkey/North Kurdistan ), Central Committee, Political Bureau on Events in Nepal

Long live the liberation struggle waged by the peoples of Nepal under the leadership of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)!

The elections in which the Maoists in Nepal have taken part have revealed a very significant picture of the enormous support that they have won from the peoples of Nepal . When we take into account the various difficulties and limitations faced by the Maoists, including the lack of newspapers and of broadcasting facilities, conditions for free movement, economic opportunities and international support, we can see that they faced serious disadvantages. To interpret this as a mere ordinary success would be woefully inadequate. Likewise, to interpret the outcome as a failure would constitute a grave injustice and an error in judgement.

The struggle for liberation waged in that country has built up confidence and trust among the masses. As a result, despite the propaganda offensive of the imperialists and the reactionaries, the CPN(M) has single-handedly won almost half of the Constituent Assembly seats, which will be made up of more than 40 different parties. This kind of success should not be underestimated. Clearly, the Maoists' success in being able to muster the support of the overwhelmingly majority of the masses cannot be explained purely on the basis of the demands that they put forward during the elections. It is undeniable that this success is owed to the Maoist-led people's liberation struggle which has cost the lives of thousands of communists and revolutionaries in the fight against a 240-year old royal tyranny that fed on reactionary traditions going back thousands of years.

We openly declare that the results of this election must be viewed as the achievement of the People's War which, under the leadership of Marxism-Leninism- Maoism, has tackled the particular contradictions of the country and is aimed at the goal of winning the genuine liberation of the peoples.

As far as we know, within the context of the international situation, when we look at the developments taking place in Nepal and study the election tactics adopted by the Maoists that are aimed at splitting our enemies in Nepal and uniting the forces of the people, we can see that all this has brought some positive results for the people of Nepal.

Elections must be seen as a tactical issue with respect to achieving our broader strategic goals. Communists have in the past used various forms of struggle that did not conflict with their strategy and their objectives, and they have managed not to confuse strategy with tactics or the primary with the secondary. Sometimes they've done this in the way in which it was done in Nepal , and sometimes they've done this in other ways. In this process, they have masterfully used these various methods to roll the enemy back and cause splits within their ranks, as well as to unite the friends of the revolution and assist the cause of people's liberation. It is on this basis that current developments in Nepal should be viewed.

Under the current circumstances, if these tactics are used correctly, this will lead to the elimination of the monarchy, first and foremost, and also of a significant section of the reactionaries and feudal forces. In addition to this, carrying out land reform, taking significant steps towards the solution of the woman question, developing and putting forward correct solutions to the problems faced by the oppressed nationalities and minorities, getting rid of the caste system, and making efforts to promote the economic prosperity of the people – all this would contribute towards the task of winning the people and organising them for revolution.

Many other problems also need to be solved in a way that ensures that the groundwork that has been carried out serves the interests of the people, such as preventing as much as possible the abuse of economic opportunities by a handful; making attempts to promote health care, education, transport, communications, housing, and jobs for the masses; getting Maoists and revolutionaries out of prison; exposing unjust and reactionary war policies; and so forth. Even if some of these objectives cannot be achieved, fighting for them would at least lead to the exposure of those reactionary forces who object to such developments, and this too would lead to gains for the Maoists.

If these opportunities are not used correctly, the international bourgeoisie will use the resulting vacuum against the peoples and the CPN(M). There are also powerful factors that could lead to suffocating the revolution, losing all the ground previously won and suffering setbacks. The Nepali Maoists should also be vigilant at all times about the danger of conspiracies, coups d'etat, assassinations and massacres.

We must never forget that these tricks of the bourgeoisie will always be on the agenda, even when we are at our strongest. Sometimes the tactics we adopt may result in failure due to a wrong analysis or actions. Taking this understanding on board, we must always be prepared for the possibility that the positive outcome achieved in Nepal by the Maoists could be transformed into a negative outcome, unless it is developed by the Maoists on a correct basis.

Periods like this especially give rise to reformist trends that forever yearn for solutions within the system in the hope that political power can somehow be conquered peacefully and through elections, and we must wage resolute ideological struggle against them. Time and again we must explain to the masses that the achievements that have been won in Nepal are achievements of the People's War that has been waged in that country.

We must also openly declare and uphold the fact that our task does not stop here, and that the process of conquering power can only be carried through to victory by continuing the struggle for revolution. In countries with a socioeconomic structure like ours, from time to time certain achievements can obviously be won through elections, without engaging in People's War – however, this would never lead to making revolution and achieving the goal of genuine liberation.

In today's world, any attempt to change the system in a deep and thorough-going way will only succeed through force – that is, through revolution. While the tactics adopted may play a stronger or weaker role in helping us to get closer to our goals, they can never bring us decisive results.

To make an absolute principle out of the notion that these tactics could succeed anywhere in the world is wrong and unscientific. To say that the enemy can be split in any country by applying such tactics would also amount to daydreaming. The reverse is equally true: any failures that may occur cannot be used to justify some absolute conclusion about these tactics. Even if the analyses that have been made prior to the adoption of these tactics were correct, these tactics could still lead to losses because of problems in the way that they have been applied. It is clear that tactics can vary in different countries in accordance with the prevailing conditions.

The bourgeois-roaders who uphold peaceful transition will try to lead the masses astray by trying to conceal the decisive role of the People's War and by promoting the idea that revolution can be achieved through these other means. Maoist communists, however, should always be vigilant about this point and strive to counter these tendencies by waging ideological struggle.

We must not assume even for a second that in Nepal it is possible to smash the old power and form the new power by using these methods. It is a fact that in Nepal none of the ground seized and none of the gains won can be viewed independently of the People's War. It is also clear that any departure, however minor, from the path of People's War or from the basic tools such as the Party, the Army and the United Front would lead to moving away from political power and would bring about the loss of the ground that had been previously won.

History has proven time and again that those who believe that these tactics in themselves are sufficient will not be able to avoid defeat. Having won such massive support, Nepal 's Maoists should now use this advantage to advance ceaselessly along the path towards a People's Democratic Republic of Nepal.

As Maoist communists, we openly state that as far as we are concerned it is greatly preferable for a revolution to suffer defeat as a result of a military offensive waged by world reaction than for it to be lost because it fails to go beyond the boundaries of the system.

It should be known that we will use every opportunity at our disposal to continue our support while not putting aside the differences that exist between us and the CPN(M) on an international level with regard to the two-line struggle and while not downplaying the ideological struggle.

We salute the peoples of Nepal who in their struggle for liberation have united around their Maoist vanguard for the cause of emancipating humanity. We also give our comradely support to the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) for their march to rapidly transform this trust into an organised force so as to enable the people to achieve genuine liberation, which can be nothing other than the establishment of their own power. Following the reversals suffered by the socialist countries, taking a step forward like this at a time when our world is racked by war, suffering and tyranny will surely help the oppressed and exploited peoples of the world to turn their faces firmly towards socialism once again. This role must clearly be seen and the peoples of Nepal should be given strong support on an international level.

Long live our struggle for democratic revolution, socialism and communism!

Long live international solidarity!

Long live Marxism-Leninism- Maoism!

Long live People's War!

Maoist Communist Party (Turkey/North Kurdistan ), Central Committee, Political Bureau –

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