The newly-created Organização Comunista “Política Operária”( “Workers’ Policy” Communist Organization) takes upon itself the duty to inform the marxist-leninist organizations and parties on both the conditions under which it arose and its purposes.
Presidente já temos! O pior é que os cidadãos que elegeram o supremo magistrado da Nação foram pouco mais de metade dos que se abstiveram ou votaram branco e nulo: 2,4 milhões para 4,4 milhões. Ultrapassando as mais negras previsões, a abstenção saltou para os 50 por cento. E lá tivemos mais uma vez os gurus da democracia a alertar para o “preocupante fenómeno cujas causas é preciso estudar”.
Francisco Martins Rodrigues
(English translation of the first two chapters of the book, published in Lisbon, March 1985 and July 2008)
“The proletariat will only conquer allies as long as it shows its force and that of its vanguard, the Communist Party. The petty bourgeoisie is used to respecting force”
The politics of the popular front was the great historic creation of the 7th Congress of the CI. Surprisingly enough, scarcely three pages of Dimitrov’s report are dedicated to it.2 Stranger still, no principled justification is found in them for the turn which led the communist parties to change so radically their attitude towards reformism and bourgeois democracy.