Monday, February 6, 2023

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Party and the initiation of Maoist People's War - PBSP/Bangladesh

-- Central Committee,
Proletarian Party of Purbo Bangla (Purbo Banglar Shorbohara Party - PBSP/Bangladesh)
(March, 2021)

(Republished in revised and extended form by CC, June 2021)

Proletarian Party of Purbo Bangla (Purbo Banglar Shorbohara Party - PBSP) was founded 50
years ago, on June 3rd, 1971, with the leadership of the then leader and the founder of the
party, Comrade Siraj Sikder (SS). That was the period of Liberation War of East Bengal
against the national oppressor state of Pakistan. The then main bourgeois party Awami League
fled to india, leaving people helpless under the genocide of Pakistani genocide. Before that, at
the eve of genocide, their main leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman surrendered to the Pakistanis.
Other leaders, exploiting the movement, struggle, sacrifice abd self-dedication of the people,
sold the country to India, for their own self-interest of power, while fleeing there.
At that time, Maoists, as a newly risen force, despite their various political and
sujective weaknesses, stuck out for the people in danger. Contrary to fake Indian-Awami
liberation war, they waged an actual/revolutionary war of liberation in various parts of the
country. Siraj Sikder, the founder of our party, in a situation of absence of power, organizing a
revolutionary army at Peyarabagan area in Barishal, created a short-lived liberated area. There
he founded the "Proletarian Party" on June 3. Earlier during Pakistani rule, he founded "East
Bengal Workers' Movement" as a preparatory organisation for founding a party of its kind. He
transformed it into the Shorbohara Party, a proletarian party, in the middle of the sound of
shelling of cannon in 1971.
As we are celebrating 50th anniversary of founding of the party today, we must

remember the consistent heroic struggles under the leadership of the party and the sacrifice
and self-dedication of numerous leaders, ranks and people, with the leadership of the party,
during this half a century. We must remember the contributions, teachings, sacrifices and
heroic martyrdom of Comrade SS, the founder of the party. The guiding light of these, were
the revolutionary ideological-political and theoretical positions of our party. On the other hand,
we must be tremendously conscious about various mistakes and historical limitations of party's
ideological-political-military line and struggle during the time of it's foundation and various
stages later on. In order to become conscious about the positive bases and negative aspects of
the party, and to continue the Maoist revolutionary struggle in this country, Com. Anowar
Kabir, party leader after SS, had led the party for almost four decades. He relentlessly
summarized vast experiences of the party, in that process, overcame newly commited mistakes
also, and step by step, equipped the party with the correctness of Maoist line. The developed
form of which has been primarily contained in the "New Thesis" approved in 2011, and in the
report of the Fourth Congress in 2017. In a new perspective of international communist
movement, these presented a qualitatively higher direction in national communist movement.
Which paved the way of development of lines and struggles of later period, and established
their new foundation.
This direction is teaching us that, we could not see the foundation and struggle of our
party in the perspective of overall Maoist movement during '70s, and for a long time later on
as it's continuity. That is why, Maoist unity could not have been built. During those times,
beside our party, some other Maoist centers worked in this country at that time. The main parts
of those had revolutionary contributions in the liberation war of 1971 as well. We must asses
overall Maoist movement including them as well. However Maoist movement began even
before that time, including the preparatory measures for founding our party. Although bigparts of the Maoist forces of the movement of that time, later were in down-fall due to various
national-international jeopardy, at various periods, including a part of our party also.
It is very important to grasp, how in this long adverse period, our party struggled
against various revisionist and deviationist lines in national and international sphere, and how
it corrected it's own mistakes and developed our party line. Because without this, ultimately it
wouldn’t be possible to comprehend any revolutionary line or struggle today. Neither is it
possible to give real meaning to the celebration of the anniversary of the foundation of the
party or Maoist people’s war.
In these struggles, there were various aspects of ideological-political-military line and
various complex paths of international line. Where, with the leadership of Comrade Anowar
Kabir, our party played a leading role and made itself actually an almost sole Maoist
revolutionary center in this country. Despite there are still some Maoist centers and dedicated
Maoists outside our party, but it is beyond doubt that this party of ours is established in the
country as a self-assesment oriented, dynamic, creative and revolutionary Maoist party. The
bases of this, are the teachings of Comrades SS and AK, which have been synthesized in our
`New Thesis', Report of the 4th Congress and in other documents.
* Similarly, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Maoist People’s War also. In
reality, our party initiated Maoist people’s war in 1970, as well as some other centers. But in
special situations of 1971, maoist people’s war greatly appeared as a distinct and special entity
in the political spheres of this country. As it's continuity, in the first half of '70s, people’s war
turned into a heroic tumultuous struggle around the country, with the leadership of some
Maoist centers; our party was the foremost among them.
But everybody knows, that upsurge couldn’t last long. The reason for it was, on one
hand, brutal suppression by anti-revolutionary enemies of the people, on the other hand,
mistakes of the Maoists themselves (including our party), some of which were very serious.
Similarly, the later risings of ours and others', specially the struggle of Madaripur in 80s and
country-wide 2nd armed upsurge a bit later in our party's leadership, had become destroyed.
In addition, there is the serious crises in world revolutionary struggle due to the disasters in
worldwide Maoist movement, during the last one and a half decade.
In oder to overcome these, our party is working with all the dedicated revolutionary and
revolution-aspirant forces over the world for a long time. RIM was founded as the new center
of Maoists worldwide, and with its impact and leadership, a new revolutionary wave was
being created around the world. But, despite it's significant contributions in reconstruction and
development of world communist movement for two decades, RIM became inactive for
various reasons, from the end of the first decade of this century. The important reasons among
them are: (1) the appearance of a rightist anti-people's war line in Peru, where a big part of
central leadership of Peru were involved, in some way or another; (2) abandonment of
people’s war and betrayal of revolution by Prachanda-revisionism in Nepal; and (3) deviation
from proletarian class outlook, the essence of MLM, by Avakian Leadership with "New
Communism," in America. Besides these, lack of consciousness about the necessity of forming
RIM, namely an International Center for revolutionary communists, by some important Maoist
forces of the world also weakened our international unity and strength.
But dedicated Maoist revolutionaries worldwide, including our party, are re-evaluating
the problems, and trying to create anew an international center/agreement. Our party is also
contributing to this initiative.
* Meanwhile, international and national socio-economic and political situations have
changed vastly, which is exerting huge impacts on the strategy & tactics of people's war.
Specially, in most countries like ours, socio-economic situation immensely changed. Although

agriculture basically remained semi-feudal, centering which the huge changes must be
Due to the above-mentioned things, vast development of communication system,
mobile, IT, military technology, technology in general, and the tremendous strengthening of
centralised state machinery, has presented the military questions in very different ways than
before; the solution of which is not yet complete. Only through consistent and cumbersome
practice of peoples war in various countries can these problems be overcome. Principle and
strategies of war and struggle must be developed. Carbon copies of previous struggles would
not work. Although the only way this is possible, is by making country sides the base, making
peasants the major force, sticking to the principle of protracted people's war — not in any
other way.
We must be conscious about the changes in the national and international situation.
Since there is no socialist country any more in the world, there are three basic contradictions
active worldwide. Among them, the contradiction between imperialism and oppressed nations
and people is the principal one. Inter-imperialist contradiction is showing hints of a bi-polar
world once again. On one hand, there is US-led imperialists and their allies, and on the other,
Chinese social imperialism, Russian imperialism, the the forces led by them. It is exavatating
the crisis in them. As a result, people's struggle against imperialism and their various policies
and their war mongerings is rising up in various countries of the world. Imperialists and their
agents are resorting to fascism to avoid the crises. They are immensely expanding their
preparations for war. All of these are emphasising the significance of guiding people’s struggle
according to correct ideology, programs and path. Subjective ability of our MLM forces are
trailing behind the objective revolutionary situations. We must increase our efforts manifolds
in order to reduce the difference by developing revolutionary party, struggle, and people’s war.
* Our tasks must be clear on the occassion of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of
the party and of people’s war. Which are: (1) Forming a single Maoist party of a new type by
uniting all the dedicated Maoists; (2) building a successful people's war with the leadership of
this party; (3) organising and uniting huge number of people in various vivid organisations and
fronts; and (4) creating a new 'International' of maoists worldwide. The basis of these tasks
would be a qualitatively higher ideological-political line, and military and international line.
Regarding these important tasks, we, all the leaders, ranks, supporters and people must
move forward towards greater struggle. And must keep working for materializing the dream of
all revolutionaries. They must continue doing so until the end, until the last breathe. They must
be always prepared for self-dedication, for sacrifice of any kind, for serving the people. And
for that, they must grasp Marxism-Leninism-Maoism more deeply. They must entirely
dedicate themselves to the struggle for the liberation of the proletariat and oppressed people all
over the world.


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