GERMANY: Maoists Honor Luxemburg, Liebknecht, and Lenin

Photo: German and International Maoists carrying a banner that reads “For the New International Organization of the Proletariat!”

By Sherman Cox

Early last year, thousands marched during the annual Luxemburg-Liebknecht-Lenin demonstration (known as the LLL demonstration) to commemorate both the martyrdom of the founders of the Communist Party of Germany and the death of Vladimir Lenin. This year, the internationalist bloc organized by the Internationalist Collective Berlin trumpeted calls to unite the international communist movement.

Revolutionaries from many different countries joined up with revolutionaries across Germany to take part in the demonstration. Militant slogans such as “Only the masses grasping the gun can create socialism!” and “Death to Imperialism! People’s War until Communism!” could be heard.

Revolutionaries march in Berlin

The Starry Plough, the flag of the revolutionary Irish national liberation movement, was also flown during the procession.

Banner with Lenin, Liebknecht, and Luxemburg.

The Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML), who are waging a people’s war against the decrepit Turkish state, were a major participant in the demonstration and published a statement in Turkish.

The demonstrators proved to be combative, disciplined, and ultimately successful proletarian fighters. They agitated fiercely by performing many speeches in multiple languages, selling newspapers, and striking up discussions with the masses. Topics included the revolutionary struggles in Brazil, the campaign to defend the life of Chairman Gonzalo, and, most importantly, the need to reconstitute the Communist Party of Germany.

Many revisionists, opportunists, and liquidators take up the names of these three heroes in vain, but it is instead the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, principally Maoist forces in Germany and their international allies that honor their sacrifices by continuing on in the struggle.

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