Statement of the 23rd Plenary of the CIPOML

The 23rd Plenary of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations (CIPOML) was successfully held in Tunisia in the first days of November 2017 with the presence of the majority of the member organizations and parties.

This session dealt with the analysis of the changes in the international situation characterized by: the deepening of the general crisis of the capitalist-imperialist system and its dramatic consequences for the working class and the peoples of the world, hunger, deterioration of the living and working conditions, destruction of the environment, the sharpening of tensions in the world and multiplication of armed conflicts, the intensification of inter-imperialist contradictions to control resources and markets in the world; the rise of fascist, nationalist and chauvinist forces in several imperialist and dependent countries.

Faced with this situation, the Conference has also pointed to an increase in the struggles of different sectors of the workers, youth and women against the repercussions of the crisis and for democratic, economic and social rights; struggles that in some cases have characteristics of an insurrection and in other cases have been repressed by the reactionary regimes.

During this plenary we had a rich discussion on the development of the revolutionary party of the proletariat and we have pointed out its importance in the ideological, political and organizational struggle as an indispensable condition to lead the peoples in the struggle for a revolutionary change, both in the dependent countries as well as in the imperialist countries. This discussion was enriched by the exchange of experiences among us.

It is important to note the role that the parties of this Conference have in promoting the creation of new Marxist-Leninist parties in the countries where they do not exist.

Another important discussion was about the revolutionary tactics that the communist parties should develop based on the Marxist-Leninist principles and the concrete and specific analysis of the objective situation in each country and to exchange this work with a spirit of frankness, fraternity and camaraderie.

At the end of its work, the Conference adopted a series of resolutions on various current issues and expressed its solidarity with the struggles of the proletariat and the peoples in particular situations.

Workers of the world, unite!

Tunis, November 4, 2017