The American Party of Labor attended the XXVII Plenary of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations in the Dominican Republic, and signed its final declaration, presented below.
The International Conference of Marxist Leninist Parties and Organizations informs the working class and the peoples of the world of the successful holding of its XXVII Plenary Session, held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
In an atmosphere of revolutionary unity and fraternity, we have undertaken a very productive debate and taken a position on the complex economic and political situation that the world is living in, and we have defined precise orientations to advance the work that our parties and organizations do with the working class, as well as with the other exploited and oppressed classes, which are part of the driving forces of the revolution.
ICMLPO notes that we are living in a particularly important moment, which expresses the general crisis of capitalism and creates better conditions for the development of revolutionary activity in each country and at the international level. The world economy is facing a new moment of slowdown in its pace of growth, prompting concern in monopolistic and financial circles that, until recently, projected higher growth rates; above all, however, we are witnessing a clear worsening of the fundamental contradictions of the age and, in particular, the exacerbation of those that the monopolies and the imperialist countries have with each other.
The struggle between the imperialist countries and powers to divide over and over again a world already divided, to conquer new markets and zones of influence, is the fundamental cause for the outbreak of war in Ukraine, which, as we have already denounced, is an inter-imperialist conflagration. The ICMLPO condemns this war and the warmongers who promoted and nurtured it; We express our solidarity with the people of Ukraine who are victims of the military invasion of Russian imperialism under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, of U.S. imperialism — led by Joe Biden — and its allies — the members of the European Union and NATO — and of the reactionary regime of Vladimir Zelensky. But, as in any conflict of this nature, the effects of war go beyond local borders, and all peoples are suffering these negative effects. The danger of famine haunts the poor, particularly in several regions of Africa.
We join our voice to the millions of workers, young people, and women who fight for peace, demand the end to the war and the dissolution of NATO and other military pacts of capitalist countries and imperialist powers, because they constitute a sword of Damocles that hangs over the lives of the peoples. We condemn all bourgeois political forces: neoliberals, social democrats, fascists, and opportunists who support the policies of war.
On all continents, the monopolist bourgeoisie and the oligarchies that govern these countries continue their well-known policy of unloading on the shoulders of the working class and the peoples the effects of the serious problems of the world and local economy, but the peoples do not accept with resignation the plans of adjustment, the restriction of rights, the laws that endanger labor and raises the level of capitalist exploitation, the racist, xenophobic, anti-immigrant, fascistic policies of these States. The working class and the peoples of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe struggle to demand that their needs and rights be met, demand jobs and better wages, fight for their health, for the education of children and young people, for housing, and for land to work. By resisting and combating the policies of the bourgeoisie and the oligarchies they are fighting against capitalism and its effects, however not everyone is aware of this situation. Our solidarity is with all the workers and peoples of the world who fight and work with their own efforts for a future of freedom, to all those who have chosen the path of open protest, the paralysis of production, and of insurrectional action!
The parties and organizations of the ICMLPO reaffirm their commitment to develop our best efforts to organize the struggle of the working class and the peoples and to direct it against the imperialist domination of the native ruling classes and to achieve social and national emancipation through the exercise of the revolutionary power of the working class and the people. The historical tasks that the Marxist-Leninist communists have set for us, in order to defeat the power of capitalism-imperialism, demand that the proletariat fulfill its leading role in the process, also raises the need for a broad and iron unity of the working class with the oppressed peoples and the unification of the struggle of the proletariat of the advanced capitalist countries with the struggle of the workers and peoples of the dependent countries.
Only the social revolution of the proletariat will liberate the workers and peoples from the chains of capitalist-imperialist exploitation and oppression; only socialism-communism is the society that guarantees well-being for all humanity. Those are the strategic objectives that animate the struggle of the organizations and parties that make up the ICMLPO, to advance towards the achievement of those objectives, its XXVII Plenary has defined precise guidelines and tasks that will be part of our daily policy.
The XXVII Plenary calls on its members to continue working to strengthen our organizations and improve our links with the working class and the people, in order to build a revolutionary mass movement that aims to conquer power and build socialism-communism.
With Marxism Leninism, for revolution and socialism!
XXVII Plenary of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations — ICMLPO