We want to document the Joint Declaration on the 47th anniversary of the murder of Ibrahim Kaypakkaya which we receintly documented in Turkish language: Ibrahim Kaypakkaya continues to be the beacon to the youth in the struggle for New Democratic Revolution, Socialism and Communism on the 47th anniversary of his murder. “Now, we are raising a flag in front of everyone. If this flag is to be the red flag of the proletariat, all the stains that spoil its redness should be wiped away in a serious and meticulous effort.” (Ibrahim Kaypakkaya) The age of imperialism and proletarian revolutions began with the realization of the October Revolution in Russia, led by the proletariat. This advance has completely changed the balance of the class struggle between Imperialism and Socialism, and Bourgeoisie and Proletariat. This revolution achieved by the proletariat with the leadership of the Bolshevik Party has, as Lenin says, broken the ice and opened the way for the realization of proletarian revolutions of the world proletariat and the oppressed peoples of the world under the scientific guidance of Marxism-Leninism. This path opened by the October Revolution enabled revolutions to take place in the half of the world. The Chinese Revolution of 1949 and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution made teachings of Leninism to be carried onward by Mao. The struggle President Mao has given against revisionism, concretely “the Soviet revisionism” and against the capitalist-roaders who aim to achieve returns from socialism created the emergence of a new situation in the front of the proletariat. Now, a process of sharp struggle between the communist camp and the revisionist camp had begun. The Cuban revolution, the Vietnamese National Liberation Struggle, the ’68 Youth Movement, the Great Chinese Proletarian Cultural Revolution led the way for the social upsurges in massive scales in 1960s and ‘70s. In this period, against the theories of class collaborationism and pacifism, the teachings of the Mao Zedong thought (Maoism) as the defender of Marxism – Leninism were weaved. This stance caused the emergence of various communist parties that undertook the construction of the political and military perspectives of marching from New Democratic Revolution to Socialism and continuously onward to Communism. In India, led by Charu Mazumdar, the Communist Party of India (Naxalbari) became the most serious move with its defence of the People’s War line against pacifism in that period. Within the same period Ibrahim Kaypakkaya organized proletarian revolutionary line against social imperialism, revisionism and class collaborationism of all natures around the Marxist-Leninist line in Turkey. By founding the TKP/ML on 24th of April, 1972, Ibrahim Kaypakkaya raised the red flag of the international proletariat. Comrade Kaypakkaya is one of the best students of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. He considered the TKP/ML he founded as a product of the GPCR. Kaypakkaya has portrayed a clear stance in the class struggle in socialism, in the attitude against social imperialism, in the persistence in People’s War, in the affinity with the class struggle with a strict commitment to President Mao, in the camp of the international proletariat. In this sense, he has taken the courageous emergence of the Naxalite movement in India as a reference. He has drawn very clear distinctions with the focoist, adventurist line in the world scale. Systematizing the communist understanding based on the creative power of the masses of the people, he achieved the rupture from anti-Marxist understandings. He has shaped his line with internationalist spirit and consciousness.
He raised the communist flag against the revisionist, opportunist, reformist and parliamentarist siege that lasted for tens of years around the proletariat and the oppressed masses of the people and left a Party and a struggle behind that has been ceaselessly faithful to communism for the last 47 years. Comrade Kaypakkaya lives and continues to fight in the insurrections, uprisings, resistances and revolution struggles continued by Marxist, Leninist, Maoists and the oppressed peoples of the world against imperialism, capitalism, feudalism and all sorts of reactionaries all over the world! Long Live the Enlightened Path of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and President Mao! Long Live the Proletarian Internationalism! Long Live Marxism – Leninism – Maoism! Communist Leader Ibrahim Kaypakkaya Lives and Fights with His Party! Signatures: Partizan Gençlik İnisiyatifi/Marksist-Leninist-Maoist (PGİ/MLM) – BATI AVRUPA Yeni Demokrat Gençlik (YDG) – TÜRKİYE Genç Devrimciler (Jeunnes Révolutionnaires) – FRANSA Kızıl Cephe Kolektifi (Rot Front Kollektiv) – AVUSTURYA Enternasyonalist Kolektif Berlin (internationalistisches Kollektiv Berlin) – ALMANYA Kızıl Kolektif Bremen (Rotes Kollektiv Bremen) – ALMANYA Kızıl Hamburg Kolektifi (Kollektiv Rotes Hamburg) – ALMANYA