5 - India Meeting - december - For Committee for Solidarity with the People’s War in India from Austria
to the meeting of the ICSPWI in December 2018 of the Committee for
Solidarity with the People’s War in India from Austria.
salutes and greetings in solidarity from the Committee for
Solidarity with the People’s War in India from Austria. We want
to thank you for the invitation and the possibility of the speech. It
is an important meeting because of our international duty to defend
and to support the Communist Party of India (maoist), the People’s
War and the struggling masses in India! Those which are struggling in
an semi-feudal, semi-colonial and bureaucratic-capitalist country,
against Hindu-fascism and imperialisms, for the New-Democratic
Revolution within the storm-centers of the Proletarian World
today, we want to send our warmest international greetings to Comrade
Ganapathy, who was not only leading the CPI (maoist) and the
struggling masses since 1992, through a phase of cruel aggression of
Hindu-fascism and imperialism, but especially played an important
role in defining the struggle of the CPI (maoist) for the unified
party, within the struggle against the right and the left
aberrations, the struggle for the application of
Marxismus-Leninismus-Maoismus. In that period of the party, with
Comrade Ganapathy in the important position of the General Secretary,
the CPI(maoist) gained important victories within the extension and
consolidation of People’s War!
Austria there is a continuously participation on the work of the International Committee to Support People’s War in India (ICSPWI) since about six years. In some of the international
campaigns there was a very strong expression and a huge
participation. That work showed very good results within the
mass-movement, but mostly for the recognition of Maoism in Austria.
It is our assessment that in the years between 2012 and 2015 there
has been the greatest expression of the solidarity work of the
ICSPWI, before it came to a downturn. That happened also in the
solidarity work in Austria, which in the forthcoming year will be
tackled again, to even more strongly cross the bloody fascist plans
of the reaction to isolate and suffocate the People’s War!
that we want to take the opportunity to firstly say something about
the importance of the solidarity work with the People’s War in
India, as well as for the support of the struggling comrades in
India, as for the development and enforcement of Maoism in other
countries. Secondly we are going to say some important and justified
criticism in solidarity on the committee, to build up a prospective
work with a strong basis. And thirdly we are going to make concrete
proposals for common actions, but also for the prospective
organization of the committee.
activities of the committee are not only an abstract act of
solidarity: On the one side it is, tackled correctly, an important
support for the struggling comrades and masses in India and on the
other side, if tackled correctly, it spread an important ideological
seed. We experienced that for example within the development in
Austria, in which the work of the committee definitely had important
influence on the recognition of Maoism. For the revolutionaries in
Austria the international solidarity with the People’s War in India
has given important impulse in the struggle for Maoism!
the weight of the People’s War in India, as one of the countries
with the most population in the world, it is right to do specific
work for the solidarity with the People’s War in India. The
People’s War in India has a special potential within the struggle
against the imperialist world system, because of that it takes a
specific role for the revolutionaries of all countries!
2. We see
that the solidarity work in each country, but also of the committee,
has been much more active four years ago than today. That is shown
even by short view. We have tried to figure out two problems which
should be solved. With that we want to give criticism in solidarity
and an impetus for the prospective work.
assess one problem that the tasks and goals, the purpose for the
committee is in some parts not clearly defined. The committee does
not compensate any initiatives of the international consolidation of
communist parties. It is very important to be clear in that point, to
solve discussions, debates and contradictions on the basis of
solidarity work with the People’s War in India! The involvement
with the revolutionary theory, with the positions of the Indian
communists and revolutionaries has to serve on that matter to develop
the solidarity work on a good level. For example the ILPS negated to
support People’s War in India. We should be clear about our
positions, how and why to support the Indian comrades! That is one
main condition to – how I even said before – support the People’s
War in India and spread the seed of Maoism.
In the last
period in which the participation dropped, it is our opinion, that
there was less struggle for orientation and substance for the work of
the committee. Like the Hindu-fascists and imperialists in India with
the method of “Hearts and Minds” are using very cruel methods to
capture the people, we have to develop much more our work of
solidarity, to capture the hearts and the minds of the people outside
of India! That gives us the task to develop a many-sided work: Inside
the masses, but also with the theoretical discussion, in defense of
the democratic movement and it’s activists, but also, and
especially, the defense of the CPI (maoist) and the People’s War
led by it!
Our second criticism concerns the organization of the committee.
Again and again there have been discussions about the question how to
organize the best way. Today we want to figure out one question which
is important for more other shortcomings. It is bad, and that has to
be criticized, that there is no commitment. Organizations and Parties
one time support the committee, another time not. An international
campaign is called out, and some take part, others not. The comrades
from Italy, and we think it was good that for years they have done
the solidarity work, but we also see it very critical, that firstly
it only depends on their initiative if something is done. Secondly
that this is just an informal direction in which there neither any
account for the work, nor any duties for the participants to fulfill.
Because of that many things fail, concerning the discussion, but also
concerning the task to bundle up the partly dispersed organizations
and people which are willing to do solidarity work with the People’s
War in India! It has not been managed to develop a coordination for
the best possible results of the common work and that is also one
problem because of the way the committee is organized.
We want to
place both of the problems in this meeting today, not because we are
planing our pullout of the committee, but in the opposite to make a
contribution in compliance to our international responsibility, to
develop the work of solidarity with the People’s War in India in
sense we would accept willingly, if the so called “old forces” of
the committee, those which have done the ongoing work so far, would
make an evaluation of the experience which were made so far. On the
one hand these are important experiences which should be used and on
the other hand, we think that this is necessary to be able to go on
at a strong basis.
3. We do
not see our role as an observer from outside, but instead from inside
as an actively part of the committee. Our remarks should not be empty
phrases, we happily and proudly take up our international
responsibility with regards to the struggling masses in India! So in
a first step we have three proposals for the work of the committee
for next year.
proposal is to do a week of solidarity with Comrade Ajith! We are
going to support the proposed campaign in January, but we think for
being successful in our long-time-work, there needs to be a campaign
that it more better provided and implemented. That is also a question
of time, therefore we propose that in March 2019, close to the 18th of March, the international day of solidarity with political
prisoners, to do a campaign for the immediately and unconditionally
release of Comrade Ajith!
only to the people in this meeting Comrade Ajith is well known, and
not without reason. Ajith is an important leader of the CPI (maoist)
and as such he is a very important comrade on an international level,
who always tried to bring the international discussion and debate
further, to a higher level of unity.
of comrades, revolutionaries, activists and supporters are being
hold, tortured and murdered in the prisons of the Indian reaction.
Comrade Ajith is a symbol for these ten-thousands, for what they are
struggling for and what they are defending: that the revolutionary
leadership is the ruling force for the revolution!
the People’s War in India of course is also to struggle for the
ten-thousands of supporters, to stop the isolation which is done by
the reaction. But we have to see clear: The Hindu-fascist terror
mainly serves to destroy and isolate the revolutionary leadership
which is given by the CPI (maoist)! That is why we call now for a
common campaign for Comrade Ajith to do in March 2019, but to start
soon with common preparations, to strengthen our work and to broaden
our work on a strong basis!
proposal is to build up a committee for coordination. The common
activities, as well as in January as we supposed in March, should
serve to create a committee for coordination. To coordinate and plan
the ongoing work, not on one place, but to establish a fast and safe
way of communication. To establish a stable and continuous work, that
will be necessary.
our first criticism, in our third proposal we suggest making a
seminary to the question of the active boycott of the election. The
important leader of the Indian revolution Charu Mazumdar already
defined the active boycott of the election as an international method
of strategical meaning. Today we see that these question is getting
more and more important for the revolutionary world movement. Also
that it is part of the political practice of some of the participants
of the meeting today. Based on the documents of the CPI (maoist) and
the experience of the organization in each country, our proposal is
to organize a seminary. We suggest to organize this seminary, but for
success, the participation of you, comrades, is necessary.
and supporters of the solidarity work with the People’s War in
India! We salute our common work, what we are doing in Europe to
support our Indian comrades! It is a very important work!
People’s War in India, lead by the CPI (maoist) in one of the
storm-centers of Proletarian World Revolution has a big weight for
the development of revolutionary struggles world-wide. That is a
great role which should define our coming tasks!
criticism and proposals should help to develop our common work to
support People’s War in India! For a clear orientation and a better
organization to develop a continuous work and some kind of
“specialists” for the work in each country! We assess that as
important goals for the next year to give our best support!
lives the Communist Party of India (maoist)! Long lives People’s
War in India!