The analysis of the international situation, and the tasks that the Marxist-Leninist parties and organizations must fulfill in this context, has been the central theme of the XXVI Plenary Session of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations, ICMLPO, held the first days of February this year. The plenary also learned about the work that its members are carrying out in each of their countries, in order to advance in the process of organizing the social revolution of the proletariat, to put an end to the system of capitalist exploitation and establish the society of the workers: socialism.

The discussions at this meeting expressed the ideological-political unity of the parties, based on the principles of Marxism-Leninism, the coincidence of views regarding the elements that characterize the world scene and how we Marxist-Leninists must face the present situation.

The workers and peoples are facing a time in which the economic crisis of capitalism and the Covid 19 pandemic have been the reason for the owners of capital and the capitalist state to implement policies of labor flexibility, lengthen the working day, reduce salaries, lay off workers in the public and private sectors to protect and benefit their large companies, increase the levels of exploitation of the workers, and cause an increase in unemployment, underemployment, poverty and hunger for millions of men, women and young people on the planet . Hunger and poverty are increasing, but so is the wealth of a handful of billionaires, corporate owners and shareholders of powerful international monopolies.

The international capitalist order is also characterized by the intensification of inter-imperialist conflicts, by the efforts that the powers – such as the US, China, Russia, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, etc. – are carrying out to win positions in world geopolitics, to protect and / or expand their areas of political-economic influence. These contradictions have various manifestations, but one of the most dangerous aspects is its billions in military spending. With Joe Biden taking office as president of the United States, although he will make changes in the foreign and internal policies of his country, he will not substantially change the imperialist essence of the United States; the multilateralism proposed as an element of his foreign policy will not diminish the inter-imperialist rivalry, but will increase it.

We point out that in various regions of the world, the right wing and fascist forces are gaining ground, raising nationalist, chauvinist and xenophobic banners; state policies that seek social control are growing, violating the rights of the workers and peoples.

The world is experiencing very complex circumstances; among the efforts that the international bourgeoisie is proposing in order to get out of the situation, the Davos Forum has proposed the Great Reset. This would seek to prettify capitalism with apparent social policies that make the exploitation of the working class less harsh.

As exploitation and poverty are growing, the workers, peoples, youth and women are joining forces and fighting. Overcoming the barriers imposed by governments to prevent them from expressing themselves, the struggle of the workers and peoples on all continents is growing: they are demanding work, health care, wages and democratic rights.

In this context we, the member organizations of the ICMLPO, are making efforts to fulfill our political responsibility, to put ourselves at the head of the workers and the peoples, to promote and organize their struggles; to develop their class consciousness, which will allow them to understand that the cause of the problems that affect them today is in the present-day capitalist-imperialist system, and that the solution to these problems comes from the social revolution of the proletariat.

XXVI Plenary of the International Conference of Marxist Leninist Parties and Organizations, ICMLPO

February 2021