06 November 2017
THE October Revolution centenary program, which was launched on 7th November, 2016, by the international proletariat and oppressed peoples are going to culminate on this 7th November with worldwide programs, including many programs in Russia and other regions of former Soviet Union. On the one hand, at a time when counter revolutionary propaganda is unleashed by imperialists and their lackeys, this campaign has created new enthusiasm among the toiling masses and among all those who work for an alternative to the barbarous capitalist-imperialist system.

At the same time, in the approach of many of the parties considered as part of the Marxist camp, certain serious weaknesses are manifested in the evaluation of the experiences of Soviet Union and its lessons to international communist movement. Modern incarnations of Mensheviks and Narodniks of various hues are creating serious obstacles in the concrete analysis of present situation, and to develop Marxist theory and practice accordingly. They refuse to recognize the transformation of colonial phase of imperialist system to neo-colonial phase, intensifying corporate hegemony and fascist tendencies everywhere. Even after the degeneration of former socialist countries to capitalist path, they refuse to recognize the fact and the significance of a long revolution at the realm of culture, in all areas of superstructure, to challenge the capitalist system and the degenerated values it utilize to divide and maim the people before and after the revolution. The modern incarnations of Mensheviks have become part of the counter revolutionary ruling system, and the Narodnik trends to anarchism, defaming and weakening the movement continuously. So, the primary focus of the campaign organized by CPI(ML) Red Star and like-minded forces was/is to uncompromisingly expose and fight against these trends and to establish Marxist theory and practice according to present conditions. This task should be carried forward vigorously.

In present international and national situation, in spite of repeated crises, the imperialist camp is succeeding to intensify its barbarous onslaughts against world people utilizing the absence of powerful communist parties to overthrow them. In spite of the severe setbacks, though the working class and oppressed peoples and nations everywhere are coming up with numerous struggles the revolutionary subjective forces are weak. To overcome this, the Marxist-Leninist parties should make strenuous efforts to reorganize the revolutionary forces in their own countries and develop mass movements according to specific conditions there.

Along with this, it is vital to uphold the spirit of proletarian internationalism. Presently, in spite of increasing inter imperialist contradictions in all fields, it is evident that these imperialist forces of all hues are joining hands, colluding more than ever to plunder and suppress the working class and neo-colonially oppressed peoples and nations. Taking lessons from what led to the dissolution of Communist International and what happened following it during the last six decades, the Marxist-Leninist parties have to take initiative to reorganize the International. But most of the various rightist forces as well as the anarchists give least importance to this task exposing their opportunist/chauvinist positions.

In such a situation, the continuation of ICOR as a platform of revolutionary parties, and the role it is playing to strengthen proletarian internationalism by organizing the centenary programs of October Revolution are significant steps forward. Let us mobilize all our forces to intensify the last phase of the centenary campaign towards its revolutionary culmination with full vigour and determination. 
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The Communist movement in India has a history of almost a century after the salvos of October Revolution in Russia brought Marxism-Leninism to the people of India who were engaged in the national liberation struggle against the British colonialists. It is a complex and chequered history.