This is an archive of the former website of the Maoist Internationalist Movement, which was run by the now defunct Maoist Internationalist Party - Amerika. The MIM now consists of many independent cells, many of which have their own indendendent organs both online and off. MIM(Prisons) serves these documents as a service to and reference for the anti-imperialist movement worldwide.
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MIM Notes 253
March 1, 2002

MIM Notes speaks to and from the viewpoint of the world's oppressed majority, and against the imperialist-patriarchy. Pick it up and wield it in the service of the people. Support it, struggle with it and write for it.


* MIM celebrated the birthday of W.E.B. Du Bois in MIM Notes #253
*Du Bois statement signatures reach 101
*MIM Notes subscription system being overhauled, APOLOGIES!
*"Black Hawk Down" movie review
*"Life and Debt" movie review
*Settler nation protests New York: Bourgeois hypocrisy, comprador duplicity
*Hundreds of World Economic Forum (WEF) peaceful protesters arrested, held for days
*World Economic Forum: Hypocrisy from the ruling class
*Associated Press (AP) glosses Filipino history
*Patrick Buchanan ducks MIM Notes interview, his own "Empire" book
*Communist Party of the Philippines condemns deployment of 600 U.$. troops in Philippines
*Reactionaries seek provocations to justify Philippines intervention
*What did you expect in this "best of all possible worlds"?

*Under Lock & Key
*MIM Notes system undergoing overhaul, APOLOGIES!
*Petition Texas authorities on prisoner medical treatment

See also
*What is internationalism?
*Why don't you tone it down?
*On utilizing contradictions in the bourgeoisie and the principal contradiction in 2001
*What is militarism?
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What is MIM?

The Maoist Internationalist Movement (MIM) is the collection of existing or emerging Maoist internationalist parties in the English-speaking imperialist countries and their English-speaking internal semi-colonies, as well as the existing or emerging Maoist Internationalist parties in Belgium, France and Quebec and the existing or emerging Spanish-speaking Maoist Internationalist parties of Aztlan, Puerto Rico and other territories of the U.$. Empire. MIM Notes is the newspaper of MIM. Notas Rojas is the newspaper of the Spanish-speaking parties or emerging parties of MIM.

MIM upholds the revolutionary communist ideology of Marxism- Leninism-Maoism and is an internationalist organization that works from the vantage point of the Third World proletariat.

MIM struggles to end the oppression of all groups over other groups: classes, genders, nations. MIM knows this is only possibly by building public opinion to seize power through armed struggle.

Revolution is a reality for North America as the military becomes over-extended in the government's attempts to maintain world hegemony. MIM differs from other communist parties on three main questions: (1) MIM holds that after the proletariat seizes power in socialist revolution, the potential exists for capitalist restoration under the leadership of a new bourgeoisie within the communist party itself. In the case of the USSR, the bourgeoisie seized power after the death of Stalin in 1953; in China, it was after Mao's death and the overthrow of the "Gang of Four" in 1976. (2) MIM upholds the Chinese Cultural Revolution as the farthest advance of communism in humyn history. (3) As Marx, Engels and Lenin formulated and MIM has reiterated through materialist analysis, imperialism extracts super-profits from the Third World and in part uses this wealth to buy off whole populations of oppressor nation so-called workers. These so-called workers bought off by imperialism form a new petty-bourgeoisie called the labor aristocracy. These classes are not the principal vehicles to advance Maoism within those countries because their standards of living depend on imperialism. At this time, imperialist super- profits create this situation in the Canada, Quebec, the United $tates, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Israel, Sweden and Denmark.

MIM accepts people as members who agree on these basic principles and accept democratic centralism, the system of majority rule, on other questions of party line.

"The theory of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin is universally applicable. We should regard it not as dogma, but as a guide to action. Studying it is not merely a matter of learning terms and phrases, but of learning Marxism-Leninism as the science of revolution."

-- Mao Zedong, Selected Works, Vol. II, p. 218.

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