Talk:Not In Our Name

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Firstly, let it be known that I am not being polemic; this is just a request of an explaination which, I admit, may stem from my lack of political knowledge.

The question is: how is NION "Maoist"? As far as I know, Maoism differs from other extreme left-wing ideologies (such as Marxism or Leninism) because its focus is on the agrarian countryside; that is, it focuses on peasants rather than urban proletarians.

Given this definition, how is NION "Maoist"? Does the organization appeal to peasants? Is it linked to Chinese Communism? Or are there other unique characteristics of Maoism that I ignore?

If my definition is correct, I would suggest that the adjective "Maoist" be replaced by a more generic "left-wing" or something akin.

The group was founded by Charles Clark Kissinger, a prominent member of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP)and national secretary of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). "Kissinger...continues to enjoy strong support from the Maoist Internationalist Movement (MIM), which, in its own words, 'upholds the revolutionary communist ideology of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism' and views the Chinese Cultural Revolution as 'the farthest advance of communism in human history.' MIM seeks to achieve its ends 'by building public opinion to seize power through armed struggle" and full-fledged "revolution [in] North America.' " [1] Rob Smith 17:28, 21 February 2010 (EST)