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Line of March collection
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The collections contains reports, study materials, and publications regarding Line of March, a trend within the Marxist-Leninist anti-revisionist rectification movement that was centered around the Line of March journal.
Line of March (1980-1989) was a trend within the Marxist-Leninist rectification network, an anti-revisionist movement that opposed the Khrushchev's reforms in the USSR and the Communist Party of China (CPC) after Mao. It was among other components of an anti-dogmatist trend that included the Communist Party USA, the Maoist New Communist Movement, the Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center (OCIC), and groupings united around the Theoretical Review journal and the Guardian newspaper. The rectification network began in 1976 and was initially led by the Union of Democratic Filipinos, the Northern California Alliance, and the Third World Women's Alliance. Rectification leaders developed close ties with Guardian staff members, including executive editor Irwin Silber, leading to rectification network members joining the Guardian Clubs, which became the National Network of Marxist-Leninist Clubs (NNMSC) in March 1979. In the Spring of 1980, the rectification network issued a journal called Line of March: a Marxist-Leninist Journal of Rectification, which attempted to develop leadership for the movement by articulating and solidifying its central ideas and establishing its views on various political and theoretical questions. The trend developed study projects that were inspired by the Soviet Union Study Project, and established a regular Marxist-Leninist discussion forum that utilized study guides and supplementary readings that complemented journal articles in the Line of March journal. Those education initiatives led to the formation of the Marxist-Leninist Education Project (MLEP), which served as a proto future party school and had the capacity to educate hundreds of activists about Marxist-Leninism fundamentalism. Line of March later became the Frontline Political Organization, and then Crossroads, which was founded in conjunction with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
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