United Front

Revolutionary Initiative on the United Front:

On the United Front in Canada

Excerpt from Theses on the Party Building Movement in Canada:

While a powerful class, the proletariat cannot afford to go it alone.  In order to build the movement for revolution in Canada, the revolutionary proletariat must rally all of its potential allies and isolate the monopoly bourgeoisie as much as possible.  To do this, the proletarian revolutionary organization must wield the weapon of the United Front – uniting with other classes without falling into the trap of liquidationism.  This should be distinguished from coalitions between mass organizations and the like.  The United Front must always be organized along revolutionary class lines with the proletariat as the main and basic force.  The proletariat must always keep its independent initiative, never surrendering leadership of the United Front or blurring the line between proletarian and non proletarian organizations.  After it has been won over to the leadership of the proletariat the non-imperialist middle bourgeoisie will contribute to the United Front as a positive force.  This United Front will then use all contradictions to split the imperialist bourgeoisie, weakening and isolating the enemy class as a whole by targeting that faction currently wielding state power.

Historic documents:

The Question of Independence and Initiative Within the United Front – Mao Zedong

The Fascist Offensive and the Tasks of the Communist International in the Struggle of the Working Class against Fascism – Georgi Dimitrov

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