[Adopted By The Third Conference Of CCOMPOSA On March 19, 2004

In the period since the Second Conference great changes have taken place at both the international level and also at the South Asia plane. The imperialist offensive worldwide, particularly that of US imperialism, has thrown the entire world into turmoil. US imperialism is the number one enemy of the world's people.

Imperialism continues its economic offensive throughout the backward countries of the world under the label of globalization. To get over its ever-deepening crisis, imperialism, particularly the US, under the banner of the "War against Terrorism", is launching fierce attacks against the people of the world. The wars against Afghanistan and Iraq are only the first steps in these new wars of aggression. US troops have spread their tentacles all over the world and have now once again occupied the neighboring country of Haiti.

Another aspect of the situation is the rising tide of people's movements throughout the world. The gigantic people's movements since Seattle, has grown in momentum, and reached a size last February, never before seen in the history of the world. On February 15, 2003 millions marched in protest against US/British threats of aggression on Iraq in over 50 countries of the world. Together with this people's wars led by Maoists, to overthrow the imperialist systems itself have been growing in strength in Nepal, India, Peru, Philippines, Turkey, and to some extent Bangladesh. Particularly the leaps taken by the Maoist movement of Nepal is a great source for inspiration. In addition, the armed resistance against foreign occupation in both Afghanistan and Iraq is gaining momentum. Particularly the heroic armed resistance of the great Iraqi people has created nightmares for the US led occupying force in Iraq - with thousand killed and injured. And as the crisis deepens, the lines between revolution and counter-revolution are getting sharpened, showing up the reactionary character of all types of reformists and revisionists. The battle lines are being clearly drawn. And in these forthcoming storms, the constituents of CCOMPOSA stand in the forefront of the revolutionary battles being waged in the respective countries of the South Asia.

The International Scenario

In the post world war II period, ever since the Oil Shocks of the 1970s, the imperialists have never been able to fully recover from their growing economic crisis. Even the restoration of capitalism in China has not been able to significantly boost a revival.

After 9/11, US imperialism has undertaken pre-emptive major military offensives all around the globe. The establishment of new US bases in many countries of the world, the control of Central Asian oil and stationing of troops in the region in Russia's own 'backyard', the occupation of Iraq, the destabilization (and attempts at destabilization) of existing regimes in many countries of the world, are some examples of this. In West Asia it is unleashing its number one dog, the fascist Israel state, against the Arab people in general and the Palestine people in particular. The African continent, which has been ruthlessly robbed of its natural resources, is witnessing a kind of devastation never before seen in history — where millions die not only of hunger and starvation but disease like AIDS, which have reached epidemic levels. This offensive of the US imperialist is the result of their desperate attempts to tide over their growing and deep-rooted economic crisis.

The 1990s saw a new offensive of finance capital worldwide, under the signboard of 'globalization; facilitated by the weakened national librations movements around the world. This offensive was not only on the backward countries of the world, but also on the working class of the developed countries. The imperialists sought to push the burden of the crisis on to the backs of the backward countries through a ten fold increase in their loot. This economic offensive of the 1990s laid the seeds for military offensives and war which took a leap after 9/11.

However as the crisis deepens, the struggle for the dwindling share of the market is intensifying, resulting in greater and greater contention between the major imperialist powers, though collusion is still the main. Initially confined to trade wars, these have now developed into new levels of occupation of countries through unilateral military actions. The US imperialist, facing problems in effectively competing economically with their rivals, is utilizing its military muscle all around the globe — unleashing war, mayhem and terror in country after country; but, by doing all this, it is burning its fingers everywhere.

The South Asia Cauldron

The world economic and political crisis is being reflected in South Asia, with the imperialists, particularly the US, tightening their stranglehold over the entire region. The ruling classes of these countries are servile tools of the imperialists, further mortgaging the economic and natural wealth of these countries to their foreign masters; particularly US imperialism has been dictating terms to all governments of the region.

While seeking to dominate all countries of the region US imperialism is specifically seeking a long term alliance with the Indian ruling classes, particularly the BJP-led alliance, with a long term aim of domination of the entire region and beyond. Particularly the BJP-led government and the other Hindu fascist forces have developed close alliances with the US regime. As a result it has bowed to the dictates of the US on the economic, political and even military fronts. It too sings the US tune against the people of the world in the name of "war against terrorism". It has sent civilians to assist the US war effort in Iraq and was ready to even send 17,000troops. It invited butcher Ariel Sharon, when he was at the height of his killing spree against the Palestinians, has assisted the imperialist war effort in Afghanistan and has collaborated with the US in the suppression of the Maoist movement in Nepal. Both the Indian and Pakistani rulers have been bowing to the US 'peace initiatives' to further their (US) economic interests in the region, at the cost of the freedom struggle of the Kashmiri people.

The Indian expansionists have introduced the most ruthless methods for the suppression of the people's movements in general, and the Maoist movement in particular. They have instituted a JOC against the communist revolutionaries, given the death sentence to Maoists, incarcerated com. Kiran {standing committee member of CPN(Maoist)}, and com. Gaurav{PB member of CPN(Maoist)}, and have illegally deported more then 75 Maoists, including top Maoist leaders to Nepal. They have also been continuing their extermination and killing of the Kashmir people on an unprecedented scale.

Imperialism, particularly the US, continues its economic offensive with the Indian expansionists as its major tools in the region. The signing of the SAARC agreement for so called free- trade is an indication of this new offensive to serve the interests of the imperialist their agent the Indian expansionists. The military war against the nationality movements in Bhutan is another indication of the ruthlessness of these gangsters. More particularly the US has been targeting the Maoist movements in 0South Asia particularly in Nepal and India. US military officials are already involved with Royal Nepal Army in Nepal in suppressing the Maoists. The US imperialists function in conjunction with the Indian expansionists in the region. In India joint military exercise continue at a feverish pace between the US and Indian military forces. In India, the use of POTA, the banning of MCCI and the CPI (ML)(PW) and their mass organization, and the genocidal regime in Nepal has created a condition of state terror in these countries. In Nepal and India thousands of revolutionaries have been martyred since the time of the last conference. In Bangladesh too, many comrades have been martyred. Hundreds more from the nationality movements have been butchered.

But the US imperialist and their Indian expansionist agents have been facing stiff opposition in the region. In South Asia there has been a growing tide of people's movements, including the armed struggle of the nationalities, against the reactionary rulers and their Imperialist masters. Particularly the Maoist forces have been continuing their people's war against the jackboots of the reactionary rulers creating nightmares for the ruling classes of region. In the forefront of these great struggles is the Maoist protracted people's war in Nepal led by CPN(Maoist), where roughly 80% of the country is already in the hands of the revolutionaries and the movement has reached the stage of the strategic equilibrium and is preparing for the strategic offensive. Here, a new world is taking birth, which needs to be preserved and developed by the Nepal people along with the people of all South Asian countries. In India too the growing unity between the MCCI and the CPI(ML)(PW), and the advancing people's wars led by them, is creating nightmares for the reactionary Indian rulers and their imperialist masters. This unity, based on MLM, will no doubt help catalyze the process towards the closer unity of all Maoist forces in South Asia. Also in Bangladesh people's war is developing to some extent; and the birth of a new Maoist party in Bhutan is a great step forward for the Maoist movements in South Asia.

In India as the country goes to the so-called elections, the BJP led Hindu fascists and their allies seek legitimacy through the ballot box in accordance with the needs the US imperialist’s so-called "war on terrorism"; and for their increasing fascist repressive measures; while the Congress party is desperately trying to regain its lost position. It is the BJP who are most aggressive promoters of Indian expansionism in the region. The Sangh privar is also seeking to establish its fascist network in Nepal in collusion with the king. For all the Maoist revolutionary and other anti imperialist and anti-feudal and other progressive forces of the region, while it is necessary to expose all kinds of fundamentalism, it is particularly the Hindu fascists, promoted by the BJP, that need to be targeted. In addition, the social fascists, particularly the CPI(M), have been adopting terror tactics, similar to that of any of the other ruling class parties.

The Rising revolutionary Storms

It is in such a scenario that the Third Conference of the CCOMPOSA is holding its meeting. The situation is fraught with great dangers as also great opportunities. With the backward countries already as the storm centers of the world revolution, the countries of South Asia is turning into a new focus of revolutions. A great responsibility lies on us the Maoist parties of South Asia to advance the revolution in our respective countries and unite ever more firmly, in the spirit of proletarian solidarity, as part of the growing unity of all genuine Maoists worldwide. In the South Asian context it is particularly necessary to further strengthen and sharpen the struggle against the common enemies of all the peoples of South Asia — imperialism, particularly US imperialism and their comprador Indian Expansionist stooges.

To do so there is the utmost necessity to expose and counter the revisionists which acts as the Trojan horse for the imperialists and the local reactionaries against the revolutionary movements. Also reformism, in its numerous garbs, like NGOs, WSF, etc has to be thoroughly exposed. The struggle against imperialism and local reaction is inconceivable without a through and complete exposure of reformism and revisionism in all its varied grabs. To do so it is necessary to apply MLM in a concrete and living way to the situation in the respective countries. Dogmatic and empiricist interpretations of Maoism only act to rob it of its revolutionary content and turn it into a lifeless dogma.

Today, in South Asia, powerful people's wars, under Maoist leadership, are developing in Nepal, India and, to some extent Bangladesh. It is of the utmost necessity to preserve, develop and extend these people's wars in the entire region and initiate new ones. Let us Maoists therefore vow to unite ever more closely, build greater bonds of unity with the other struggling forces of the region, with all those who can be united against the common enemy, and turn the respective countries of South Asia into a strong bastion of world revolution.

Lastly, a joint campaign all over South Asia during Naxalbari week will be conducted culminating on May 29, against: the death sentence against comrades in India and Bangladesh, the illegal detention comrades Kiran and Gaurav, the deportation of more then 75 Maoist leaders and cadres and against the growing state repression in the respective countries.

Signed by:
1) PBSM (CC) ]Bangladesh] 2) CPEB (ML)Red Flag [Bangladesh] 3) MCCI (India) 4) CPI-ML (PW) [India] 5) CPI-ML(Naxalbari) [India] 6) RCCI (MLM) [India] 7) CPN (Maoist) [Nepal]

10 April 2004