Maoism and Pol Pot Myths

Originally from: http://www.prisoncensorship.info/archive/etext/faq/polpot2.html * Pol Pot did not execute 2 or 3 million people. * The U.S. Indochina war did kill 10 million Asians and left millions more homeless and starving. Occasionally critics of Mao Tse-tung say that Pol Pot, the political leader frequently accused of genocide in Cambodia/Kampuchea, was a Maoist. Since most of…

Achievements of Revolution in Tibet

Lhasa is the capital of the Tibet autonomous region. Contrary to anti-communist propaganda, Tibet was always a part of China. It was autonomous within China, but was always a part of it. This can be proven by a National Geographic article from 1904. 45 years before the victory of the communist revolution. For centuries before…

Solve the Problem of the “Five Excesses”

1. In our work in the rural areas there are problems involving the serious alienation of our Party and government organizations from the peasant masses and violations of the interests of the peasants and peasant activists; these are known as the “five excesses”. The “five excesses” consist of an excess of assignments, an excess of…

Chinese Foreign Policy in the 1970s

China’s foreign policy in the 1970s had important historical antecedents. On many occasions during the 20th century, the world revolutionary movement did not handle the contradiction between the defense of the socialist state and the promotion of revolution correctly. After World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution, as revolutionary struggles in many countries were defeated…

Be a True Revolutionary

The working class should actively help the peasants carry out the agrarian reform; the urban petty bourgeoisie and national bourgeoisie should also give their support, and still more so should all the democratic parties and people’s organizations. War and agrarian reform are two tests everyone and every political party in China must go through in…

Maoist Revolution International: Favorable or Unfavorable?

by C. P. Gajurel ‘Gaurav’ Secretary of UCPN-Maoist Communist Movement is an internationalist movement. Goal of all communists, provided they are truly communists, is communism. We should not be confused about vulgar distortions of communism whether it is ‘National communism’ or ‘Euro communism’. Internationalist nature of communists is characterized by the principle ‘either we all…

The Theoretical Breakthroughs of the Cultural Revolution

On a theoretical level, Mao Zedong’s understanding of the nature of socialist society and the need to continue the revolution under working class rule was a qualitative leap in how to wage the decades long, even centuries long, struggle to reach communism all over the world. Mao not only demonstrated that classes and class struggle…

The Mao Era

Modern Chinese scholars often claim to represent the Chinese people as a whole, but they really don’t. How the Chinese view the Mao era is often, but not always, dependent on the individual’s class. The Chinese scholars, being the elite, naturally view it pretty negatively. Mao and his comrades in the CCP are often accused…

The Cultural Revolution’s Problems and Shortcomings

One:  At times, factionalism—in the sense of groups placing their own narrow interests above political principle– was a difficult problem to resolve. In the course of the Cultural Revolution, rightist and leftist groupings all claimed to be following “Chairman Mao’s revolutionary line.” In this complex and confusing situation, party members and the masses of people…