From Vanguardia Proletaria
Organ of the Communist Party of Mexico (Marxist-Leninist)
March, 1995

On the Strategic Program of

the Communist Party of Mexico (Marxist-Leninist)

Upon the victory of the Proletarian Socialist Revolution, the Communist Party proposes the following tasks:

1.- To establish socialism, transition stage between capitalism and communism, whose political form of State will be the revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat or Socialist State.

2.- The working class, as the ruling class and establisher of proletarian democracy, will through the Socialist State concentrate the capital which belongs to the bourgeoisie, carrying out the confiscation of the means of production, and of the principal means of circulation and distribution of commodities (constant capital of production); the banks, stock exchanges, money exchanges, which are monopolized by the national and foreign financial oligarchy.

3.- Will establish in the countryside and in the cities, agricultural and workers' cooperatives and forms of social and collective property in accord with the nature of the Socialist State, these forms of property having as their objective to weaken private property; their nature will be oriented so that social production corresponds with the social appropriation of what is produced. The Socialist State will base itself in the countryside on Cooperative and Communal Property, in order to push forward social property, taking these forms of property, by means of emulation and persuasion, towards the socialist collectivization of the land and its product.

4.- The socialist economy will be governed by the principle of Centralized Planning whose motto will be: "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his work." The greatest of all values for the socialist man and woman will be the love of work and of humanity and the contempt for exploitation, pauperization and dehumanization.

5.- The Revolutionary Dictatorship of the Proletariat is based on a Workers and Peasants Government, on the arming of the whole people (people's army and people's militias). The democratic life of the socialist fatherland will have as its fundamental basis proletarian democracy, which will consist in broad and many-sided participation in economic, political and social life by the working class, the poor peasants, the youth, women, the progressive intellectuals, the pioneers, veterans, etc., by means of their mass organizations. The indigenous communities and regions will have these same rights, as well as their autonomy (use of their language, respect of their traditions, culture, respect of their political and administrative organizations, etc.); they will have the right to self-determination.

6.- Popular sovereignty will be introduced over the whole national territory, territorial waters, subsoil, mineral resources, territorial air space, islands, plazas, reefs, flora and fauna both aquatic and terrestrial.

7.- In accord with the nature of the Socialist State, the rights of the Mexicans who live in other countries will be defended.

8.- An international policy will be observed subject to the principle of proletarian internationalism and Marxist-Leninist peaceful coexistence. The signing of accords and pacts, diplomatic activity and all international activity of the Socialist State will be subject to these principles. Our Socialist State will be a strategic base for the world proletarian revolution.

9.- The revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat will organize and promote a profound technological-scientific revolution, both in the sphere of natural sciences as well as in that of social sciences and humanities, with the aim of crowning their development for the recovery of the human nature of man and leaving behind the fetishes, estrangement and alienation. Culture in all its manifestations will flourish: the arts, sport and socialist recreations. There will be an important support to the development and to the content of revolutionary, progressive and democratic universal culture.

10.- The Socialist State will overcome the conditions which allowed the so-called "actually existing socialism" to arise and will create the material and spiritual conditions for the abolition of social classes, the disappearance of the State, to erase the differences between the countryside and the city, between manual work and intellectual work and to be able to reach the supreme principle of scientific communism in which the community of free men will be able to inscribe on its banners: "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs." Our historic Objective is to establish scientific communism, which will be the reestablishment of human kind, in which we will have to recover human nature that was Constituted during the whole period of Primitive Communism, but now at a higher level and basing itself on the whole development of the social and natural sciences.

Click here to return to the Mexico Index