DENMARK: May Day message on the founding of Committee Red Star

Hereby we publish a statement we found in Socialistisk Revolution.

Proletarians of all countries, unite!

May Day message on the founding of Committee Red Star

It is with great joy and communist optimism that here on May 1st – International Workers’ Day of Struggle – and as part of and in the midst of celebrating the 130th anniversary of the birth Chairman Mao Tse-tung, we proclaim the formation of our organisation: Committee Red Star! As a result of both the international, as well as the national, ongoing and intensifying class struggle of the proletariat, Committee Red Star has emerged. Although our organization is in its first years both in age and politically, its perspective is great, for its clear future is amidst the flames of class struggle and two-line struggle to develop, mature and harden in revolutionary practice to become a truly proletarian organization. Our clear goal is to serve the World Proletarian Revolution by fighting imperialism, revisionism and reaction of all kinds. We do this mainly by forging the proletariat into the vanguard organization of Denmark that will reconstitute the Communist Party of Denmark to lead the Socialist Revolution in Denmark through People’s War.

The Necessity of the Communist Party of Denmark

We fight for the Communist Program: the goal of our class, which is to conquer and consolidate Power to lead us to Communism. In Denmark, this means organising the class struggle of the proletariat, so that it can conquer power through a Socialist Revolution, and then with succeeding Cultural Revolutions bring us and the rest of humanity into communism. We therefore raise what Chairman Mao stated in 1948 in summarizing a hundred years of proletarian struggle and world revolution:

“If there is to be revolution, there must be a revolutionary party. Without a revolutionary party, without a party built on the revolutionary Marxist-Leninist theory and in the Marxist-Leninist revolutionary style, it is impossible to lead the working class and the broad masses of the people to defeat imperialism and its running dogs. In the more than one hundred years since the birth of Marxism, it was only through the example of the Russian Bolsheviks in leading the October Revolution, in leading socialist construction and in defeating fascist aggression that revolutionary parties of a new type were formed and developed in the world. With the birth of revolutionary parties of this type, the face of world revolution has changed. The change has been so great that the transformations utterly inconceivable to people of the older generation have come into being amid fire and thunder.«

What Chairman Mao teaches us is confirmed in its fullness, and today more than ever before. We need the Communist Party of Denmark as a Party of the New Type, today a militarized Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Party, a war machine built and forged to carry out the historic task of our class: to conquer Power for our class through the People’s War.

In Denmark, our class used to have its Vanguard Party: The Communist Party of Denmark. The Party was founded in 1919 on clear Marxist-Leninist principles in the midst of both the firestorm of international as well as national class struggle end two-line struggle. Founded as a section of the Communist International and tempered in the spirit of Proletarian Internationalism. With deep roots among the masses, it led the class and the people to many victories in the decades since its foundation. In the Spanish Civil War, more than 220 of its members heroically gave their lives for the proletariat and people of Spain. The greatest heroism and prestige of the Party and the class was seen in the Armed National Resistance against the Hitlerite-fascist occupation of Denmark and against the social-democratic, country-selling lackey government in the period of 1940-1945. It was the DKP that took the initiative to initiate and lead the Armed Struggle for Freedom and enjoyed enormous participation and support from the masses. The Party suffered a setback when it threw down its arms after the occupation was defeated and the leadership capitulated to the Danish bourgeoisie. It was ultimately liquidated by Khrushchev’s modern revisionism, and the Party’s name exists today only technically as a label for a corrupt revisionist club within the Red-Green Alliance – a party eaten up by rotten revisionism and parliamentary cretinism.

The founding of our Committee marks a decisive leap in the efforts of our class in Denmark to reconstitute its vanguard in this country. We believe that the founding of our Committee is very timely, because without the vanguard of our class, the Danish imperialist bourgeoisie has been able to go on its berserk course, robbing our class of one right after another that it has conquered throughout the 20th century. At the same time, the bourgeoisie continues to unleash its imperialist exploitation and aggression against the peoples of the world.

Danish imperialism is a smaller but equally vicious imperialist power. It lives on the blood, sweat and tears of the proletariat and the people of the world. It spares no means to further its imperialist goals, as it has repeatedly demonstrated in its imperialist raids in e.g. Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. Danish imperialism today also maintains an extremely backward colonial rule over Greenland and the Faroe Islands, which has prevented the development of the nations for centuries. Danish imperialism continues its process of reactionaryisation, which is significantly aggravated since the erroneously called “Corona crisis”. This reactionaryization is characterized by a militarization of the entire society; a centralization of the tripartite division of power in the executive branch; and a growing imperialist chauvinism and aggression. At the same time, the impoverishment of the masses in Denmark is growing, the cost of living is getting higher and higher, while more and more welfare programs are being cut despite the towering profits of the bourgeoisie and the bourgeois state.

Danish imperialism has long since reached its expiration date. It is monopolistic, parasitic and moribund. Today, it is nothing less than a hypocritical, rotting corpse waiting to be buried by the class and the people led by the DKP.

It is therefore our task to penetrate the deepest and most profound masses, fight and lead the class struggle to reconstitute the Communist Party of Denmark. Only through direct participation in the thunder and fire of the class struggle can we gain an understanding of the specific laws of the class struggle in the country. Only in this way will we be able to identify the Red Line in the history of our Party, resume it and further develop it in the modern Danish conditions.

Maoism must be the commander and guide

Our Committee is based on and guided by the almighty ideology of our international class, almighty because it is true: Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism, with the universal contribution of Chairman Gonzalo, that is, Gonzalo Thought.

We firmly believe that Marxism has achieved a third new and higher stage: Maoism, forged by Chairman Mao Tse-tung, who by developing the three components of Marxism: Marxist Philosophy, Marxist Political Economy and Scientific Socialism, has produced a new qualitative leap for Marxism as a whole, which implies a new stage.

This was done during the more than 22-year-long People’s War in China, the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the encouragement of the development of socialism, and culminated in the ten-year heavenly storm of The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. This entire magnificent process under the personal Great Leadership of Chairman Mao Tse-tung.

Maoism is universal. That is to say, to be a Marxist today demands being a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, principally Maoist. Marxism-Leninism-Maoism must be applied creatively to the concrete conditions of each country and neither mechanically nor dogmatically, because in that case the revolution would take the road of opportunism and fail. To learn how to apply Marxism-Leninism-Maoism to the concrete conditions in Denmark, we must learn from Chairman Gonzalo and the Communist Party of Peru, who defined Maoism and applies it creatively in Peru in almost 44 years of invincible People’s War.

By applying Maoism creatively to Peruvian conditions, the proletariat and the Peruvian people have achieved Gonzalo Thought, which is the guarantee of triumph in Peru and which also holds universal principles. We are convinced that Gonzalo Thought contains important principles that are essential for the proletariat in our country and the rest of the world to apply in order to lead the revolution to victory.

Today, we see how Maoism is making itself felt on a global scale. We see how the most luminous struggles of our class in the world today: the People’s Wars in Peru, Turkey, India and the Philippines serve as torches that illuminate and show the path for the proletariat and the people of the world towards liberation. With the founding of the International Communist League – ICL in late 2022 and its campaign to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Chairman Mao, Maoism is achieving growing hegemony in the International Communist Movement and increasingly establishing itself as the sole commander and guide of the World Proletarian Revolution. We reaffirm that the International Communist League is a great leap in setting Maoism as the commander and guide of The World Proletarian Revolution, in changing the tendency in the International Communist Movement from dispersion towards unification under Maoism and towards the reconstitution of the Communist International. We therefore reaffirm ourselves in what the ICL proclaimed in its Founding Declaration:

“The 1st United Maoist International Conference is a base and marches inexorably toward the reunification of the communists in the International Communist Movement – a war machine – a machine of combat that raises the unfading flags of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and the invincible People’s War!”

– Founding Declaration of the International Communist League

The situation we live in is extraordinary and the objective conditions for revolution are very favourable. The crisis of imperialism is deepening, while they are preparing a new redivision of the world: an imperialist world war – which we must fight with revolution. The aggravation of the fundamental contradictions in the world leads to the growing of the struggle of the masses. The subjective conditions are also favourable with a new period of revolutions opening up worldwide.

The Heroic Armed National Resistance of the Palestinian people and the Heroic Counteroffensive of October 7th have marked a new and undeniable leap in the Palestinian struggle for national liberation, and have led to inspiration and optimism in national liberation struggles and revolutions worldwide. This optimism and will to fight against imperialism, accompanied by class hatred towards the imperialists and their Zionist lackeys’ brutal genocide against the Palestinian people, has also taken the spotlight in the class struggle in Denmark and has led to a great mobilization and politicization of the masses. This has led to a widespread rejection of Danish imperialism, thus proving that the interests of the proletariat are fundamentally irreconcilable with imperialism. The struggle of the masses in Denmark calls every day for their vanguard. For their rebellion to be organized. It is up to the communists in formation in the country to penetrate deeply and profound among the deepest and broadest masses by living with working with and struggling together with them. Raise their daily demands, mobilize, politicise and organise them by showing that the struggle for their demands and the task of reconstituting the Party and launching the revolution are two sides of the same coin.

As a Committee of Communists in Formation, we take up the responsibility for the great and difficult task of reconstituting the Communist Party of Denmark as a Maoist Party, a war machine to lead the People’s War in Denmark towards the conquest of power. In this way we fight to fulfil the historic task of our class in Denmark, always serving the Proletarian World Revolution. Every revolutionary in Denmark who agrees with this goal should look up, take responsibility and join the fight for this great goal. With this, let us this May 1st vigorously continue to celebrate the campaign of the International Communist League to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Chairman Mao Tse-tung by putting the reconstitution of the glorious Communist Party of Denmark on the agenda!










Committee Red Star

May 1st, 2024

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