- Category: Revolutionary Strategy
- Created on Saturday, 26 January 2008 14:41
- Written by Communist Party of the Philippines
by the Communist Party of the Philippines
This document written by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has just been made available online. It was originally published as one chapter within a larger party manual. (Props to the Mass Line website.)
The document deals with five themes:
- Line and Orientation of Mass Work
- Propaganda and Education Work
- Organizing the Masses
- Mobilizing the Masses
Consolidation and Expansion
We encourage you to read (and comment on) the entire 27 page chapter. We (here at the Kasama site) believe it is valuable to critically study the theoretical works and ideological lines now emerging and contending within the international communist movement. We need to learn from these diverse approaches and evaluations – from both their negative and positive features.
The Philippine party has been deeply engaged in a protracted revolutionary war – this means its specific conditions are very different from communists in the U.S. Such difference have to be taken into account when evaluating what is written, since clearly many issues and policies discussed do not have direct application in a country like the U.S.
(As Letter 3 stressed) one of the major problems of line within the RCP in the U.S. is its approach to the masses and its approach to the contradictions between ideology and struggle. In other words, the issues the CPP discusses here are squarely on the table for investigation, debate and creative solutions.
Here are a few excerpts of this chapter on "Mass Work":