From the Central Committee, Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

Red Salute to the Founding of the Communist Party of Afghanistan (Maoist)

Revolutionary Worker #1247, July 25, 2004, posted at

To the Central Committee
Communist Party of Afghanistan (Maoist)

Dear Comrades,

It is with great joy that we have learned of the successful conclusion of your Congress and the unification of the Marxist-Leninist-Maoists of your country into a single vanguard party, the Communist Party of Afghanistan (Maoist). We are confident that this victory will open the door to greater advances in the revolutionary struggle of the Afghani people. The victory of your Congress was the result of a thoroughgoing political and ideological struggle. On the basis of this struggle a principled unity was achieved. This is an important lesson.

The Afghani masses have suffered greatly at the hands of foreign imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism. Since 2001, it has been U.S. imperialism directly which has occupied Afghanistan and installed a puppet regime. Although the U.S. promised democracy and enlightenment, it has allied itself with warlords and feudals, and medieval practices, such as the extreme oppression of women, are being reinforced even as more modern forms of exploitation are introduced.

The brutal invasion and occupation of Afghanistan is part of U.S. imperialism's effort not only to exploit and oppress the people of your country but also to reinforce its whole global empire of exploitation and oppression. In a similar way your struggle against the U.S.-led occupiers and the domestic reactionaries is not only part of the New Democratic Revolution in Afghanistan but also part of the world proletarian socialist revolution.

Holding high the banner of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism in Afghanistan is no small accomplishment at a time when the masses in your country and elsewhere are being given a false choice between the imperialism and religious fundamentalism and obscurantism. Revolutionary minded people in the U.S. are overjoyed to see a force is emerging in Afghanistan that truly represents the interests of the people, progress and revolution.

Comrades, there is no doubt that your party will face further hardships as you continue to fight for liberation and ultimately socialism and communism and there will be many more twists and turns along the way. Marxism-Leninism- Maoism provides the framework and the tools for finding the solutions to all of the problems of making revolution--with this ideology in command and by relying on the masses of people miracles can be accomplished.

Hail the Unity Congress of the
Communist Party of Afghanistan (Maoist)

Long Live the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement!

Long Live Marxism-Leninism- Maoism!

Central Committee
Revolutionary Communist Party, USA