Long Live May Day!

Statement by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) on the occasion of the International Day of Struggle of the Proletariat, 2022.
Proletarians of all countries, unite!

LONG LIVE MAY DAY!

THE REVOLUTIONARY SITUATION IS DEVELOPING ALL OVER THE WORLD

THE IMMEDIATE TASK OF THE PROLETARIAT IS TO DESTROY DESTRUCTIVE IMPERIALISM AND ESTABLISH SOCIALISM WHERE WAR IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE

Central Committee
Communist Party of India (Maoist)
01.05.2022
Reproduced by
The Red Flag
Statement by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) on the occasion of the International Day of Struggle of the Proletariat, 2022.
Originally published as a press release.

LONG LIVE MAY DAY!

May Day is the day on which the world proletariat expresses its determination of struggle. It is the day the proletariat assesses its balance of forces for freedom, independence, equality and sovereignty and mobilises its entire strength to fight tirelessly and with further determination. On this day it pledges for the success of proletarian revolutions of their countries and thus that of the world socialist revolution. On the occasion of May Day, the Central Committee of our Party conveys red salutes to the world proletariat fighting relentlessly against imperialism.

It is the nature of imperialism to destroy the world, environment and the people. It stays alive only in persistent destruction. Imperialism created destructive corona, is restructuring the economies as part of globalisation policies in order to overcome its economic and financial crisis and is putting the whole burden on the people. It is collaborating with the comprador-bureaucratic-bourgeois and big landlord classes of the backward countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America and is indiscriminately looting the natural resources, cheap labour force and markets in the name of capital, technology through forcible and unequal agreements. However, it does not seem to recover from the crisis. Depression, inflation and unemployment intensified. The entire living of the people including health and education is in crisis and people are facing extreme difficulties. Disparity between the rich and the poor is rising. The war-dependent U.S. economy is instigating numerous wars on all corners of the world for its super-profits and is selling arms. Life turned terrible and people are revolting. Imperialism is propping up fascist forces to suppress them. Due to the destructive policies followed by imperialism, the fundamental contradictions at the international and domestic planes are intensifying and thus revolutionary conditions are evolving.

In India, militant struggles of various oppressed classes, sections, tribal and oppressed nationalities are going on against the neo-liberal, corporate-sponsored policies of the Brahmanic Hindutva Modi Government. Workers are taking up united struggles against the four codes brought in the place of labour laws, against privatisation, the casual-contract system, artificial intelligence, the work burden on the workers, the rise in working hours, the fall in real wages, terrible working conditions and cuts on welfare programmes and for minimum wages and guaranteed employment. The unprecedented success of the country-wide strike observed by the trade unions on the 28th and 29th of March with the broad support of the farmers’ organisations is an indication of worker-peasant unity.

Imperialism is exploiting the proletariat and the middle classes in order to overcome its crisis. It is utilising artificial-intelligence technology and is making cuts on permanent jobs and welfare programmes. It is putting extreme tax burdens on the people. Covid restrictions due to the corona crisis, removal of jobs, more working hours, decreases in wages and high prices are leading the proletariat, employees, students and environmental activists into large-scale agitation and strikes. Workers’ demonstrations are taking a militant form in several countries.

The new President of the USA Joe Biden is taking and implementing the utmost aggressive decisions to sustain the declining world hegemony of the USA. It sustained the hegemoncy of the NATO and G7 countries in order to control Russia and China that are coming forth as imperialist contenders; it strengthened «QUAD» and formed «AUKUS». But Europe is not in a condition to cooperate with the USA. Germany and France are dependent on the oil and gas imports from Russia. On the other hand, intervening in the affairs of Taiwan, the competent military exercises of China and the USA in the maritime waters of Taiwan are becoming more and more dangerous. Russia and China made an agreement for military cooperation. Tensions and conflicts between the imperialist countries have reached an unprecedently intense level, unlike anything since the end of the Cold War. In this process Russia has indulged in a war of aggression on Ukraine. The USA broke its promises to Russia and expanded NATO and either forced or lured 30 countries into it; it announced that Ukraine, the third-biggest military force in Europe, would join NATO; it made joint military exercises with Ukraine; it deployed its military forces, ships and missiles in support of Ukraine; with this Russia deployed an army of 150,000 on the borders of Ukraine, the imperialist contradictions broke and this led to the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine. This has been going on in a destructive manner for the past two months. The war is undoubtedly going to lead to further destruction. It shall push the people into unbearable oppression and crisis. The world proletariat and other oppressed classes and nationalities are suffering in the game of the imperialist countries over their economic and hegemonic interests. The danger of a 3rd World War is increasing.

The war that broke out in the form of a Russian war of aggression on Ukraine is an imperialist war. Ukraine is a bait in the hands of the USA. Our Party calls upon the workers, peasants, middle classes and other oppressed classes and nationalities to condemn the war. It calls upon the proletariat of the world, the oppressed classes and nationalities to uphold the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that «the workers have no homeland […] communists at all places support all revolutionary movements against the existing social and political state of things», «Proletarians of all countries, unite!» and the teaching of the great Marxist teacher Lenin: «A socialist proletariat cannot support either group of imperialist beasts of prey.» We cannot take the side of any imperialist country in the war. People all over the world are making militant struggles with the demand to withdraw from NATO, which is under U.S. directorship, to fight back against the destructive measures of the USA to sustain its declining world hegemony by making Ukraine a scapegoat, that Russia must immediately and unconditionally stop the war on Ukraine as per the aspirations of the people of the world and that Russia call back its armies. The revolutionary situation is developing. It is the task of the world proletariat to utilise this situation and intensify the anti-imperialist struggles. If Russia indulges in nuclear war and starts the 3rd World War, it must learn from the great experience of the success of the October Revolution of all the oppressed classes and nationalities under the directorship of the proletariat under the Leadership of Comrades Lenin and Stalin in 1917 by transforming the 1st World War into a civil war, and upholding its legacy, must bring down the Putin Government. It must establish a new and higher socialist government under the directorship of the proletariat. The oppressed people of the USA and the European countries must make militant movements under the directorship of the proletariat demanding a stop to the instigation of Ukraine in this war. If the U.S.-NATO alliance indulges in the 3rd World War, it must be transformed into civil war.

Our Party appeals to the world proletariat and the oppressed people to protect the people of Ukraine fleeing to other areas as refugees with a humanitarian perspective. The proletariat and oppressed people of Ukraine must condemn the pro-NATO, especially the U.S.-E.U. imperialist policies of the Zelenskyj Government that turned the country into a satellite of NATO, especially of the U.S. imperialists. They must transform the war imposed by the imperialists into civil war, in order to protect the sovereignty of their country and for the survival of their nationality. The oppressed people of Ukraine must fight against all kinds of imperialism under the directorship of the proletariat of the country and achieve sovereignty. The oppressed nationalities and people of the Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in the Donbas area must achieve their future by relying upon their own forces under the directorship of the proletariat and not by depending on Russian imperialism. The people of the backward countries must fight for the annulement of all kinds of agreements including military agreements made by the comprador governments with imperialist countries. The only path and the immediate task of the proletariat of the world and the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist forces for achieving liberation from imperialist exploitation and oppression and to establish world peace is to root out imperialism from the Earth and establish socialism, where war is no longer possible.

LONG LIVE MAY DAY!
LET US DEFEAT IMPERIALISM AND ESTABLISH WORLD PEACE!
PROLETARIANS OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE!
LONG LIVE THE UNITY OF WORKERS AND PEASANTS!
LONG LIVE THE NEW-DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION!
LET US DEFEAT WORLD IMPERIALISM WHICH CAUSED THE RUSSIAN WAR OF AGGRESSION ON UKRAINE AND ESTABLISH THE PROLETARIAN STATE!
COMRADE ABHAY
Spokesperson of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Maoist)