Joint Statement on Fusion between the Revolutionary Socialist League (Kenya) and the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 19 June 2020
1. After nearly a year of systematic discussion and collaboration the Revolutionary Socialist League (Kenya) and the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) have agreed to fuse. As a result, the RSL will become the sympathizing section of the RCIT in Kenya with representation on the RCIT’s international leadership body.
2. The fusion reflects a serious process of rapprochement due to programmatic discussions as well as practical collaboration. In particular we have been able to establish a regular and intensive joint work during the period of the counter-revolutionary Lockdown policy of the ruling class. In this phase, we were able to elaborate a joint approach in the struggle against this reactionary offensive (See: Joint Statement: Kenya: Condemnation of the State Repression in Mombasa, 29 March 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/kenya-condemnation-of-the-state-repression-in-mombasa/; Joint Statement: For a people-based approach to the COVID-19 Crisis! Down with State Repression! April 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/for-a-people-based-approach-to-the-covid-19-crisis-down-with-state-repression/; RCIT Manifesto: COVID-19: A Cover for a Major Global Counterrevolutionary Offensive, 21 March 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/covid-19-a-cover-for-a-major-global-counterrevolutionary-offensive/). Equally important, we could also collaborate closely in launching joint campaigning initiatives. (See Joint Platform: YES to Jobs, Food and Health! NO to Lockdown, State Repression and Poverty! June 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/joint-platform-yes-to-jobs-food-and-health-no-to-lockdown-state-repression-and-poverty/ and Report of the African Revolutionary and Progressive Organisations Meeting held on 9th May 2020, via Zoom, https://www.thecommunists.net/rcit/report-of-african-progressive-organisations-meeting-9-5-2020/) Furthermore, the RSL has been able to organize – in conjunction with the Mathare Social Justice Centre – an important demonstration against police violence which was widely reported in Kenyan as well as world media. (See the report: Kenya: The Oppressed Masses demand “Stop Killing Us!”, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/demonstration-against-police-brutality-in-nairobi-8-6-2020/)
3. Our fusion is based on a broad range of programmatic agreements. This is reflected in various joint programmatic documents (See: Action Program: Forward to a Free and Socialist Kenya! September 2019, https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/action-program-forward-to-a-free-and-socialist-kenya/; Joint Statement: Down with French Neo-Colonialism in West Africa! 12 February 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/joint-statement-down-with-french-neo-colonialism-in-west-africa/; Joint Statement: Revolutionary Socialists and Bolivarianism, 9 June 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/rcit/revolutionary-socialists-and-bolivarianism/; Joint Statement: For Revolutionary Unity in a World Full of Explosive Tensions! August 2019, https://www.thecommunists.net/rcit/for-revolutionary-unity-in-a-world-full-of-explosive-tensions/). In addition, the RSL expressed agreement with the RCIT’s fundamental programmatic documents (Manifesto for the Revolutionary Liberation of Black Africa, https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/manifesto-for-the-revolutionary-liberation-of-black-africa/; Manifesto for Revolutionary Liberation, https://www.thecommunists.net/rcit-program-2016/)
4. We call upon revolutionaries in Kenya and Africa to join us in our struggle to rebuild a Revolutionary World Party – an international party determined to fight for socialist revolution in Africa and around the world!