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Gegen die Strömung – Organ for the Building of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Germany

About Us

"Gegen die Strömung" was based 1974 in struggle against modern revisionism and particularly against right opportunism of different pseudo-communist organizations. "Gegen die Strömung" places itself clearly on the ground of the fundamental ideas of the world communist movement under the banner "workers of all countries, unite!". As a priority task from the beginning until today "Gegen die Strömung" has specified in its publications and its entire work the defence of the well justified principles of scientific communism, the theoretical works of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin in connection with a critical processing of the history of the world communist movement and the communist traditions in Germany.
The German imperialism, militarism and revanchism is the main enemy of the preparation and realization of the armed socialist revolution of the majority of the working class and its allied ones in Germany. The unmasking of German imperialism, militarism and revanchism and the struggle against it is located in the center of our work with the building of a real communist party of a new type in struggle for the dictatorship of the proletariat with the aim of communism.

Bulletin 4/13

The subject of the leaflet from September 2013 was: The German Secret Services, the nazi murder network NSU and the NSA: “HQs of German secret services stormed! All data has been secured!” “These should have been the headlines after tens of thousands of members of the IG Metall and other unions under the umbrella of  DGB trade union confederation together with activists of the young anti-fascists and ‘Pirates’ of all shades had had enough. Instead of the cover-ups and the appeasement of the bosses of the DGB and IG Metall and the leadership of the so-called ‘Die Linke’, they could have taken the answering of some central questions into their own hands. ‘Could have’ – because it’s still a dream that needs to become reality. … But even before the wished-for storming of the headquarters of the intelligence services, we can give some pretty clear answers to the main questions based on experience and plausible reflection: [...]

Bulletin 3/13

Police Terror Against Refugees Executed with Cold-Blooded Calculation in Munich on 30.6.2013: Solidarity with the Struggle of the Refugees against the Deadly Police and Deportation Terror of the German State! The hunger and ‘thirst’ strike of over 50 refugees at a protest camp in the city centre of Munich was ended on 30th June by a brutal police action carried out with deadly premeditation. This was a new peak in the police terror against the refugee movement. Refugees, weakened through thirst and hunger, were attacked, beaten and some dragged away without even medical aid. Bourgeois press and politicians lied and libelled: the police terror was allegedly „to save lives“, and the struggling refugees were abused as „extortionists“…

Bulletin 2/13

The leaflet from March/April 2013  dealt with:

The Experience at Opel Confirms the Slogan:If you fight you can lose, but if you don’t fight, you’ve already lost!

Over 76 % of the Opel workers in Bochum have rejected the so-called ‘restructuring wage agreement’ that the leadership of the metal workers’ union IG-Metall had agreed with Opel management. This rejection is completely justified. … There are many voices claiming that it doesn’t make any sense to fight in a situation like this. That it would only make things worse. Those who fight will only lose, that’s the logic that the union- and works council chiefs are trying to make us believe…

December 2004

Welcome address marking the 3rd Party Conference of "Gegen die Strömung"

To all forces of the world orientated towards Scientific Communism

Welcome address marking the 3rd Party Conference of "Gegen die Strömung"

Welcome address marking the 3rd Party Conference of ,,Gegen die Stroemung":

To all forces of the world orientated towards Scientific Communism

30 years after ,,Gegen die Stroemung" was founded in 1974, the 3rd party conference took place in November and December 2004.

We believe that over these last 30 years, three distinctive features or , prominent characteristics' have developed, which can be seen as typifying the work of ,,Gegen die Stroemung":

Firstly, a great deal of time and energy, work and fight has been and is being expended on the restoration of the internal cohesion of the international Communist movement since Marx and Engels, via the October revolution and the Lenin and Stalin eras, and in opposition to the betrayal perpetrated by the modern Revisionists; on bringing consultations' with Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin to the forefront of ideological debates, whilst remaining steadfastly loyal to this tradition and to a line of continuity, even at the cost of temporary isolation.

This extremely difficult work in preserving the line of continuity represents the essential feature of the work of ,,Gegen die Stroemung". Such work should not be watered down but on the contrary deserves to be stepped up. What we have here is by no means purely a theoretical matter. It is closely connected with an intrinsic attachment to the world-historical events of the Communist struggle, bound to the firm conviction of the necessity of proceeding down this path, and that any ,,new" way would only end up in Revisionism and Opportunism.

Secondly, we are . . . → Read More: Welcome address marking the 3rd Party Conference of "Gegen die Strömung"

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Overview of important publications by "Gegen die Strömung" available in English

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Overview of important publications by "Gegen die Strömung" available in English

Overview of important publications by “Gegen die Strömung” available in English(…)February 2006

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The Role of the Proletariat as the Leading Class of the Socialist Revolution

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The Role of the Proletariat as the Leading Class of the Socialist Revolution

The Role of the Proletariat as the Leading Class of the Socialist Revolution Journal for Scientific Communism Theoretical Organ of Gegen die Strömung (Against the Current), Organisation for the Building of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Germany Special edition: extract from “Rot Front” (Red Front) no. 2 of July 1996 The theses extracted from “Rot Front” no. 2 (320 pages, 20 DM, in German) of Juiy 1996 which are published here are explained in much more detail by the way of lecture essays in the journal itself. They are connected with the resolution on communism and dictatorship of the proletariat, the resolution on proletarian internationalism and proletarian world revolution, as well as the resolution on the history of the german imperialism, its origin and its development until 1994, which are published in”Rot Front” no. 1 (150 pages, 10 DM, in German) in January 1995 , Resolution 4 The Principal Way of the Socialist Revolution in the Imperialist Germany Ist Part: 1. The idea of winning socialism and communism on a scientific basis, the idea of the armed uprising and the execution of the socialist revolution is inseparably bound to the understanding of the world-historic role of the working class, that special class that cannot liberate itself from exploitation and oppression without finally creating, by the consistent continuation and intensification of class struggle and the strengthening of the dictatorship of the proletariat, the highest form of proletarian hegemony, a classless society without exploitation and oppression, that is, communist society. 2. The working class İs the . . . → Read More: The Role of the Proletariat as the Leading Class of the Socialist Revolution

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Resolution 3 Death to German Imperialism, Revanchism and Militarism IInd Part:

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Resolution 3 Death to German Imperialism, Revanchism and Militarism IInd Part:

Resolution 3 Death to German Imperialism, Revanchism and Militarism IInd Part: Journal for Scientific Communism Theoretical Organ of Gegen die Strömung (Against the Current), Organisation for the Building of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Germany Special edition: extract from “Rot Front” (Red Front) no. 2 of July 1996 The theses extracted from “Rot Front” no. 2 (320 pages, 20 DM, in German) of July 1996 which are published here are explained In much more detail by the way of lecture essays in the Journal itself. They are connected with the resolution on communism and dictatorship of the proletariat, the resolution on proletarian Internationalism and proletarian world revolution, as well as the resolution on the history of the german imperialism, its origin and its development until 1994, which are published in “Rot Front” no. 1 (150 p ages, 10 DM, in German) in January 1996 . Touchstones in the Struggle Against German Imperialism, Revanchism and Militarism, Against German Chauvinism and Racism, creeping Fascism and Enhanced Exploitation i. In the struggle against German imperialism today, we have to propagate and defend primarily the fundamental Communist program of the socialist revolution in a principled manner and in a struggle on two fronts; at the same time, the basic aspect of the struggle has to be combined inseparably with the peculiarities of the struggle against the special forms and features of German imperialism as they have developed from its history and by virtue of the current situation. and which we have to scrutinise very carefully. To unmask the . . . → Read More: Resolution 3 Death to German Imperialism, Revanchism and Militarism IInd Part:

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On the relationship of the migration of peoples, democratic right of asylum and proletarian internationalism

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On the relationship of the migration of peoples, democratic right of asylum and proletarian internationalism

On the relationship of the migration of peoples, democratic right of asylum and proletarian internationalism The imperialist world system is the cause of the “modern migration of peoples” German reality: deportation of politically persecuted refugees at the borders, refugees being crowded in camps, arson attacks on asylum seekers’ housing facilities, exploitation and enslavement of workers from other countries, “citizens’ action groups” and “citizens’ forces” against so-called “foreign infiltration” pogromlike assaults on asylum seekers, on colleagues from other countries. German chauvinism and racism, the unbroken tradition of nazi-fascism bear their poisonous fruit! There can be no doubt that the West/German imperialists have succeeded in insulting the poison of German chauvinism, racism and arrogance into the minds of broad parts of the working population, of workers in West Germany. This poison serves them to disguise the system of rule and to divertfrom those, who are really guilty for economic crises, unemployment, housingshortage, pauperisation, hunger, misery and wars. In this way they want to present a “scapegoat”. It is West/German imperialism itself who is mainly responsible for the fact that so many people are forced to leave their home countries, to look for shelter because of political persecution or to offer for sale the only “property” they have – labour power – in order to save themselves and their families from starvation! Indeed, in view of the increasing unemployment in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, but in other European countries, too, a migration of peoples comprising hundreds of thousands of people who are looking for work . . . → Read More: On the relationship of the migration of peoples, democratic right of asylum and proletarian internationalism

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Recognise the Outstanding Role of Stalin's Writing "Dialectical and Historical Materialism" and Defend it Energetically Against Attacks by the Modern Revisonists!

Do Not Abandon (Mao Tse-tung's Marxist-Leninist Views in the Field of Philosophy,) to the Attacks of the Modern Revisionists But Defend and Evaluate them in a Principled Way!(...)

Recognise the Outstanding Role of Stalin's Writing "Dialectical and Historical Materialism" and Defend it Energetically Against Attacks by the Modern Revisonists!

Recognise the Outstanding Role of Stalin’s Writing “Dialectical and Historical Materialism” and Defend it Energetically Against Attacks by the Modern Revisonists! Do Not Abandon (Mao Tse-tung’s Marxist-Leninist Views in the Field of Philosophy,) to the Attacks of the Modern Revisionists But Defend and Evaluate them in a Principled Way!(…)

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May 81 General EVALUATION of the TEACHINGS and the WORKS of GENERAL EVALUATION OF THE TEACHINGS AND THE WORKS OF MAO TSE-TUNG

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May 81 General EVALUATION of the TEACHINGS and the WORKS of GENERAL EVALUATION OF THE TEACHINGS AND THE WORKS OF MAO TSE-TUNG

May 81 General EVALUATION of the TEACHINGS and the WORKS of GENERAL EVALUATION OF THE TEACHINGS AND THE WORKS OF MAO TSE-TUNG Theses for Discussion The three undersigned organizations would like to emphasize that we think it is very urgent, especially in the current situation, to thoroughly and completely study the immortal teachings of the classical Marxist-Leninists, the teachings of Marx,Engels,Lenin and Stalin, to evaluate and propagate them on the basis of the original writings, and not merely on the basis of secondary literature. The great works of Comrade Stalin, which are, and which will remain relevant, should be defended in a particularly offensive manner against all opportunist and revisionist attacks and distortions. In the context of defending the teachings of Marx,Engels, Lenin and Stalin – complete in themselves – , of defending the teachings of Marxism-Leninism, it is also necessary to take a clear and principled position on Mao Tse-tung. 1. MAO TSE-TUNG’S MARXIST-LENINIST WORKS ON THE DEMOCRATIC RE VOLUTION AND PEOPLES’ WAR MUST BE UNCONDITIONALLY DEFENDED Mao Tse-tung’s fundamental and greatest world-historical accomplishment, which no one can deny, exists in the fact that he led the 600 million people of China, shoulder to shoulder with all other forces of the proletarian w/orld revolution, based in Stalin’s socialist Soviet Union, to victory in the anti-imperialist, anti-feudal stage of the revolution ■ Mao Tse-tung’s writings on the democratic stage of the revolution in China, contained in volumes I-IV of his works, as well as the points on revolution in colonial, semi-colonial and dependent countries . . . → Read More: May 81 General EVALUATION of the TEACHINGS and the WORKS of GENERAL EVALUATION OF THE TEACHINGS AND THE WORKS OF MAO TSE-TUNG

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Teachings and the 'Work of Mao Tse-tung PART I Investigations towards the Evaluation of the Teachings and the Work of Mao Tse-tung

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Teachings and the 'Work of Mao Tse-tung PART I Investigations towards the Evaluation of the Teachings and the Work of Mao Tse-tung

Teachings and the ‘Work of Mao Tse-tung PART I Investigations towards the Evaluation of the Teachings and the Work of Mao Tse-tung * On the Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung, Vol.1, 1926-1937 * Mao Tse-tung’s Writings from 1950-1976 and the so-called “Volume V” 1. MAO TSE-TUNG’S MARXIST-LENINIST WORK ON THE DEMOCRATIC RE VOLUTION AND PEOPLES’ WAR MUST BE UNCONDITIONALLY DEFEN DED 2. MAO TSE-TUNG’S VIEWS ON THE TRANSITION FROM THE DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION TO SOCIALIST REVOLUTION AND ON THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT ARE PARTLY UNCLEAR AND PARTLY IN CONTRA DICTION TO MARXISM-LENINISM 3. THE LINE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA UNDER MAO TSE TUNG FROM 1957 UNTIL HIS DEATH . 4. THE ATTACKS ON AND CONDEMNATION OF MAO TSE-TUNG ARE DIREC TED PRIMARILY AT THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION AND THE TEACHINGS ON PEOPLES’ WAR 5. THE TASKS OF THE MARXIST-LENINISTS AT REFUTING THE ATTACKS ON MAO TSE-TUNG 6. DID MAO TSE-TUNG CONTINUE THE WORK OF MARX,ENGELS,LENIN AND STALIN AS A CLASSIC OF MARXISM-LENINISM ? 7. CONCLUDING STATEMENT . (…)

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On the "Proposal" of the CP. of China's "General Line of the International Communist Movement",1963 THE REQUIREMENTS OF AN INTERNATIONAL MARXISTLENINIST GENERAL LINE P

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On the "Proposal" of the CP. of China's "General Line of the International Communist Movement",1963 THE REQUIREMENTS OF AN INTERNATIONAL MARXISTLENINIST GENERAL LINE P

On the “Proposal” of the CP. of China’s “General Line of the International Communist Movement”,1963 THE REQUIREMENTS OF AN INTERNATIONAL MARXISTLENINIST GENERAL LINE Part VI October 1 984___DM 2,5o/ 15 öS. The Scheme of the “Peaceful Contradicts Marxism – Leninism(…)

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ABOUT THE SITUATION AND THE TASKS OF THE REVOLUTION IN TURKEY, AUSTRIA, WEST-GERMA NY AND WEST- BERLIN

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ABOUT THE SITUATION AND THE TASKS OF THE REVOLUTION IN TURKEY, AUSTRIA, WEST-GERMA NY AND WEST- BERLIN

ABOUT THE SITUATION AND THE TASKS OF THE REVOLUTION IN TURKEY, AUSTRIA, WEST-GERMA NY AND WEST- BERLIN Joint Declaration of – Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (CPT/ML) – Marxist-Leninist Party of Austria CMLPA) – Against the Tide (Gegen die Strömung – Organisation for the Building of the Marxist-Leninist Party of West-Germany) – West-Berlin Communist (Organisation for the Building of the Marxist-Leninist Party of West-Berlin) April 1981 Joint Declaration of: – Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (CPT/ML) – Marxist-Leninist Party of Austria (MLPA) – Against the Tide (Gegen die Strömung – Organisation for the Building of the Marxist-Leninist Party of West-Germany) – West-Berlin Communist (Organisation for the Building of the Marxist-Leninist Party of West-Berlin) S ABOUT THE SITUATION AND THE TASKS OF THE REVOLUTION • I IN TURKEY, AUSTRIA, WEST-GERMANY AND WEST-BERLIN ¡ During the months of August, September and October, 1979, authorized representatives of the TKP-ML, MLPÖ, GDS and WBK met several times for comradely discussions and in order to discuss this joint communique. In the course of these meetings, the “Joint Declarations” from Rote Fahne (Central organ of the MLPÖ), “West Berliner Kommunist” (Organ for the Building of the M-L Party in West Berlin), “Gegen die Strömung” (Organ for the Building of the M-L Party in West Germany) which Tiave appeared up to now were also discussed. These include: “Critism of Teng Hsiao-ping’s Three Worlds Scheme”, “Critique of the Revisionist Line of the 11th Party Congress of the Chinese CP.” as well as the “Joint Declaration of the Central Committees of TKP-ML and MLPÖ *from . . . → Read More: ABOUT THE SITUATION AND THE TASKS OF THE REVOLUTION IN TURKEY, AUSTRIA, WEST-GERMA NY AND WEST- BERLIN

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On the Occasion of Stalin's 1ooth Birth Anniversary :

Let Us Learn From STALIN And Accomplish The Tasks At Hand !(...)

On the Occasion of Stalin's 1ooth Birth Anniversary :

On the Occasion of Stalin’s 1ooth Birth Anniversary : Let Us Learn From STALIN And Accomplish The Tasks At Hand !(…)May 1985 German edition Nov. 1979

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On the "Proposal" of the CP of China "Concerning the General Line of the International Communist Movement 1963"

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On the "Proposal" of the CP of China "Concerning the General Line of the International Communist Movement 1963"

On the “Proposal” of the CP of China “Concerning the General Line of the International Communist Movement 1963″ THE REQUIREMENTS OF AN INTERNATIONAL MARXIS T-LE NINIS T GENERAL LINE AND THE STRUGGLE OF THE CP OF CHINA AGAINST MODERN REVISIONISM PART III A THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PRINCIPLES OF MARXISM – LENINISM IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST MODERN REVISIONISM A Basis For Discussion EXTRACTS FROM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON PROBLEMS FROM THE JOINT STATEMENTS REGARDING THE CRITICISM OF THE “GREAT POLEMIC” OF THE 6o’s (Joint Statement, published in December 1982)(…)April 1986 / German edition 1979

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