Program of the Marxist-Leninist Party

Parteiprogramm der MLPD in englischer Sprache


Revised Party Program adopted by the Tenth Party Congress of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany in 2016


Table of Contents


Chapter A
Internationalized Capitalist Production and the General Crisis of Capitalist Society

Chapter B
The Social Development in Germany and the System of the Petty-Bourgeois Mode of Thinking

Chapter C
The Working-Class Movement and Women's Movement in Germany and the Struggle over the Mode of Thinking of the Masses

Chapter D
The Existential Danger of a Global Environmental Catastrophe

Chapter E
Socialism/Communism as Social Goal

Chapter F
The Lessons from the Restoration of Capitalism in the Former Socialist Countries and the Struggle against Revisionism

Chapter G
Way and Goal of the Liberation of the Working Class and the Liberation of Women in Germany

Chapter H
Winning Over the Broad Masses for the Struggle for Socialism

Chapter I
The MLPD as New-Type Party

Chapter J
The System of Rank-and-File Work of a New Type and the Practical Program of the MLPD



Since it was founded in 1982, the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD) has worked on the basis of ist Bochum Program. In 1999 the Gelsenkirchen Party Congress approved a number of essential additions that took into account German reunifi cation and party work on the basis of the proletarian mode of thinking.


Since the beginning of the 1990s the imperialist world system has undergone an essential change due to the reorganization of international production. The struggle of a leading stratum of around 500 international supermonopolies from the banking, industrial, trade and agricultural sectors for control of the world market has since put its stamp on world events. The chronic overaccumulation of capital since that time increases the general crisis-proneness of the imperialist world system.

The threatening global environmental catastrophe and the general danger of war call into question the very existence of human life. The national-state regulation of politics and economics has degenerated more and more into a mere appendage of an internationally agreed crisis management. The common denominator of this crisis management is limited mainly to the maintenance of the imperialist world system and the dominance of a few top monopolies of international fi nance capital. At the same time, the competition over profi table investment areas, world market shares, natural resources and political spheres of infl uence is intensifying to an extreme degree. Against this backdrop, the potential for a revolutionary world crisis has grown considerably.


This program, further developed at the Sonneberg Party Congress in 2016, succinctly portrays the essential changes in capitalist society. It draws conclusions for the extension and further development of the Marxist-Leninist strategy and tactics in the preparation of the international socialist revolution. Especially important in this regard are


  • the unity of national and international class struggle;
  • the unity of the struggle for social liberation and for the solution of the global environmental crisis;
  • the unity of the struggle for the liberation of the working class from exploitation of wage labor and for the liberation of women from their special oppression;
  • the connection between winning the decisive majority of the international industrial proletariat and the fi ghting alliance with the oppressed of the world.


In a situation in which social reality has become more complicated, with the party program everyone is given the possibility to comprehensively get to know the policies, goals and working methods of the MLPD as newtype party and to understand them in their essential features, contrary to their anticommunist distortion and defamation. It draws conclusions from successes, defeats and mistakes of the past in the struggle for socialism.
It shows the path of self-liberation of the working class and all the oppressed and exploited in a socialist and communist society.


The program characterizes the present-day demands on class consciousness, women's consciousness, environmental consciousness or internationalist consciousness.
Simultaneously, it brings across many opportunities for taking part in the tasks for the future of humankind and committing oneself to the liberation from capitalist exploitation and oppression at the side of the MLPD.


The further developed party program has been written based on the experience of the MLPD's history of roughly fifty years of party building and the lessons learned from the international Marxist-Leninist, revolutionary and working-class movement. It emphatically distances itself from the chief variants of opportunism and sectarianism opposing the liberation of the working class, and at the same time joins hands with all the exploited and oppressed for the common struggle. It is committed to actively participating in and promoting the International Coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations (ICOR) and is a signal to the youth of the world to join the struggle for a socialist future.


Stefan Engel
Chairman of the MLPD




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