What is RAIM?
The Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement (RAIM) is a collective of revolutionary communists based primarily in the imperialist countries of north amerika and western europe.
We aim to build support for a broad front against imperialism, while simultaneously confronting opportunism and chauvinism in the First World left. We recognize that our location within the “belly of the beast” has presented us with a unique set of conditions, around and against which our practice must be constructed. Confronted by a complacent working class served by an opportunist left, and alienated from the proletariat through the receipt of surplus value drained from the Third World, we must understand the ideological and strategic implications of struggle from within the parasitic core. It benefits neither the left in the oppressor or oppressed nations to pretend that the condition of the working class around the world is the same.
If the condition of the workers in the oppressor and oppressed nations is not the same, it stands to reason that the practice of the left in the oppressed and oppressor nations cannot be the same. In view of this, we strive to create a community of interests with the revolutionaries and the Third World rather than First World imperialism; support the struggles for national liberation among the internal colonies rather than the social-chauvinist movements of the labor aristocracy; push forward a program of Decolonization, Global People’s War and the Joint Dictatorship of the Proletariats of Oppressed Nations, against the idea that the stolen wealth of the overdeveloped countries is to be used to enrich the lives of their citizens alone; and towards the final defeat of capitalism-imperialism, the establishment of scientific socialism and ultimate victory of communism.
What unites us?
RAIM is united ideologically through Maoism (Third-Worldism), the foundations of which is found in our cardinal principles and general political line, and practically through discipline and common political work. Membership cannot be reduced to agreement with our political positions or collaboration with RAIM cells, but requires the acceptance of organizational discipline, diligent political work and a commitment to making revolution.
What do we do?
RAIM is not an activist organization, but a revolutionary one. Rather than simply responding piecemeal to the conditions that surround us, we seek to overturn the entire capitalist system through communist revolution. To achieve these ends, RAIM cells agitate for revolution, run study groups, organize independent initiatives and build mass organizations.
There are a million reasons to oppose capitalism-imperialism but only one solution: revolution. But revolutions do not just happen spontaneously. They require the dedicated efforts of an advanced element representing the proletariat. RAIM exists to push forward the subjective forces of socialism and communism. Yet what we are doing so far is only the beginning. And we need your help.
We strongly encourage those who find agreement with our Cardinal Principles and are looking to do something to contact us.