of the Marxist Labour Party
Workers of all the countries, unite!
The Marxist labour party was founded on the 24-25 of March, 1990.
- The MLP is a party of the working class. The Ideological - theoretical
basis of the party is Marxism - the dialectico-materialistic doctrine of
Marx-Engels-Lenin about the emancipation of the working class. The MLP does
not consider it possible to use the term " Marxism-Leninism " as reflecting
the eclectic method of approach to social phenomena, which gained a foothold
after Lenin's death. The party sees its task in enlightenment and organization
of the workers for them to seize political and economic power with the purpose
of construction of a classless self-governed society .
- Besides industrial and agricultural workers, the MLP calls upon to its
ranks the representatives of intelligentsia who stand on the point of view of
the working class and recognize that the emancipation of workers by the
workers themselves is a condition of emancipation of all. The historical
mission of the working class is caused not by any exclusive qualities of the
workers, but by their place in the system of social production.
- The proletariat as a whole - an only revolutionary to the end class - is
interested in deliverance of society from the parasitizing exploiting classes,
which will be expressed in realization by it of its dictatorship in the cause
of deliverance of society from parasites, since only the workers are
interested in the abolition of public division of labour and emancipation of
all the members of society.
- After overcoming the resistance of capitalists the dictatorship of the
proletariat can act only as the dictatorship of the working class, as an
instrument for creating and organizing a new, classless society by all the
present proletariat under the direction of the working class.
- The MLP considers itself as a part of the World Revolutionary Communist
- The MLP stands on positions of the proletarian internationalism. In
conditions of globalization and integration of the world economy, the slogan "
Workers of all the countries, unite! " has not lost its value, on the
contrary, it has acquired still major urgency.
- The historical development from the primitive communism up to the complete
communism is a uniform cycle, from which the Communist movement reveals the
process engendering the material conditions for establishing a global human
community. Certainly, this society does not mean the end of the history, but
the beginning of a conscious history of mankind with the abolition of classes,
private property, state, exploitation, family Ö
- After the October revolution and civil war, starting to economic
construction, the Bolsheviks realized, that in Russia, where the
petty-bourgeois elements predominated in economy, it was impossible to go
forward, without passing through what was proper for both state capitalism and
socialism, hoping by this for a socialist revolution in Western Europe. They
also realized that the proletarian power can steadily operate with an economy
founded on a large-scale capitalist technology and with management of all the
national economy as a single economic whole. There turned out a situation when
capitalists had already been removed from power, but there was no economic
base for the power of the Councils of workingmen deputies.
In these conditions the Party of the Bolsheviks was compelled
to assume functions of direct management of society and to proclaim the course
to state capitalism. Thus the objective strengthening of the role of the
administrative-bureaucratic apparatus during the transition policy of state
capitalism led to the victory of those currents inside the Party which
considered that this apparatus under the direction of the Communist party, but
without genuine workers' power can construct socialism. The Bolsheviks did not
destroy the State, it was the State which destroyed the Bolsheviks as the
political party which had arisen in 1903. State capitalism turned from a
tactical step of the RCP(B) into the self-purpose of the All-Union CP(B),
arbitrary called 'socialism'.
With overcoming, in the 1930-s years, of the petty-bourgeois
element in economy, there formed in the USSR a structure of society which
basically survived till 1985. The mode of production of this time was
capitalist. The private (individual) capitalists disappeared as a class, but the
capitalist relations were not destroyed and assumed a specific character. It was
a status of state capitalism.
There was confirmed the Marxist thesis that while the
non-workers remain in power, until the dictatorship of the class of the
proletarians is not established, any statification will not be the abolition of
exploitation, but only variation of its form.
- The so-called "Socialist countries" (the USSR, Cuba, China, East European
countries Ö) were or are capitalist states, in which the dominant ideology has
used the Marxist phraseology from the Communist program, in order to better
hide its bourgeois character. Where there is wage labour, there is capital.
- The MLP denies the Stalinist myth about "socialism" in the USSR, as well
as the Trotskyist definition of the USSR as a "deformed Working State ".
- In conditions of a forming unitary global capitalist basis only the
working class united on an international scale can withstand the capitalist
system. Any "socialist" revolution made by the proletariat in national
boundaries will be, just as it has been till now, only a political revolution.
The social, communist revolution can only be a world one, which will start in
industrially developed capitalist countries.
- The MLP comes out for all going from below forms of class association of
the working proletariat (trade unions, strike committees, working men's
centres Ö), which are necessary, as Marx pointed out, for guerilla struggle
between Capital and Labour. At the same time, the MLP notes that if the trade
unions do not show themselves "as an organized force to do away with the
system of wage labour and power of Capital " and do not " set themselves the
great task of complete emancipation " of the working class (Marx), they remain
a part of the capitalist system, and their activity, in the issue, serves to
stabilize the system of capitalism and maintain the class peace.
- Communism as a universal historical movement of human society rejects and
excludes country, nation, class alliance Ö Imperialist "peace" and imperialist
war should be confronted with class war. Any brushing up, smoothing of class
interests, calls for interclass peace in the interests of national ruling
classes (under the guise of "State patriotism ") are the main weapon of the
- The MLP builds its activity inseparably from the world working class on a
broader scale, and the Russian working class in particular.
- The proletarian party must not struggle for power with the only purpose to
become a ruling one. It struggles for power in order to organize the working
class itself into the ruling class of society through the system of Workers'
Councils. Hence the main slogan of the Party is
Up with the Dictatorship of the Proletariat!
Study Marxism, develop it and propagandize!
Join us internationally!
Web site of the MLP. Mail to :
http://www.mlp.nm.ruÖÖ e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW. - Marxist 5, 2000, the theoretical review of the
MLP (contents in Russian):