The Editorial Board of the ”Communist” extends its revolutionary greetings to all. Since our PLGA forces entered the Tri-junction in Feb 2013 the WGSZC was planning to bring out a political-ideological magazine. But due to various reasons we were not able to do it till now. We all know that the political ideological level of the party needs to be enhanced.
We must pay serious attention on this important task. We hope that this magazine would contribute a bit to fulfill that task. Our teachers taught us that a magazine is very essential to educate, organise and unify the whole party ideologically and politically. It is also very essential to Bolshevise the party. Low level political and ideological level of the party is a breeding ground for the growth of various non-proletarian trends and right and left deviation in the party. Our party in this region is often facing this problem.
We must pay serious attention to put an end to this problem. To do that we must understand why such a things are happening. One important reason is that we do not have a firm grip on our party line. The low political and ideological level of the party contributes to this. This provides a chance for the opportunists to confuse the cadres an deviate from the political ideological line of the party. We could see this in KN and TN. In KN, the whole party was caught in this vicious circle for about five years and lost good opportunity to build a powerful revolutionary movement. One aspect of the problem was the machinations adopted by the opportunists to sabotage the movement. But the other important problem is that we were not firm in understanding the political line of the party and implement it to the concrete conditions in Malnad.
In TN, although we were succeeded in defeating the opportunist’s effort to drag the party into right deviationist line and settled the issue quickly we failed to put that line into practice and build a powerfull movement. To do that we must enhance our understanding of our line by tempering ourselves in the furnace of class struggle and solve the political and other problems faced in the course of the struggle. This is the real essence of having firm grip over the political-ideological line of the party. Another important task is Bolshevisation of the party. What does it really means? It is nothing but to remould our outlook and make ourselves capable of leading the masses to build New Democratic India and then advance towards socialism. This requires a strong ideological remoulding. We must get rid of the alien trends affecting our thinking and practice. Educating ourselves in basic MLM ideological aspects is an important aspect of Bolshevisation.
The experiences of international communist movement, particularly the Russian and Chinese devolutions and ongoing peoples wars in various countries must be studied and applied to our concrete conditions. We started to build an armed struggle front in the Western Ghats from the beginning of the Millennium, to be exact, from 2002 onwards. Squads were deployed in Malnad and the open movement was also functioned side by side.
As the class struggle intensified, the enemy unleashed cruel repression on the movement killing seventeen comrades in the last ten years. This is a huge loss for the party when compared with its strength and the revolutionary movement we could able to build. In TN our attempts in Dharmapuri to enter into forest area was failed with the encounter in Uthangarai in 2002 with the killing of comrade Shiva and arrest of more than two dozen comrades. Later, our efforts in
Theni-Kodaikkanal was also ended with yet another encounter and killing of comrade Naveen Prasad in 2008. Drawing lessons from these experiences we embarked on to build the armed struggle in Tri-junction. As soon as we entered Kerala the ruling classes and their henchmen and the corporate media made a big hue and cry as if the heaven are fallen on their heads.
They howled thumping their chests that the Maoist will be eliminated in a matter of few weeks or months. But the movement not only gained foothold among the masses but also able to launch attacks on the enemy targets. Shocked by these unexpected attacks which exposed the anti people policies of the ruling parties and fearing the militancy it could add to peoples struggles, the state and central governments started witch hunting through their specialised armed forces and cunning intelligence wings not only on Maoists but also on all progressive and democratic forces and on common struggling people.
In this process, the party and the people faced a big loss which is also a result of wrong trends rooted deep among us. We are facing a double edged sword that in one end enemy is trying to eliminate us and on the other hand we ourselves have serious lacunas to rectify which are the long pending ones. Facing this double edged sword successfully means we come out of the edge which is stabbing – us from within i.e. wrong trends with serious ideological remoulding and communist values. Then only we can successfully face the enemy and can make his plan failed. Not only that, we can turn the sword against him by protecting us and transform that edges as sharp weapon against enemy with firm ideological grip and Bolshevic spirit.
Actually an ideological organ have to do this within the party. If it is possible to us to bring out this magazine regularly with the help and encouragement of all party members and leading committees, it will become easy to fulfill the tasks which an organ bound to do in coming days. Because, enemy wants to block this to hinder our effort to educate, organise, unite and Bolshevise the party but by opposing that we should bring out this with maximum effort by making fail his sabotage agenda as a challenge.
We are requesting our party members to read, write, discuss, propagate, translate and distribute this organ throughout the party and to sympathisers. Comrade Manju puts serious efforts and took initiative to bring out this magazine. Comrade Ajitha also engaged in this process. During that process both of them were killed by the enemy on November 24, 2016. We lost the writings of the martyred comrades in that encounter. Finally now we are publishing this with available articles. We are dedicating this first magazine to the martyred comrades.