Developing the Work
of Discussion and Dissemination of the Newspaper
With the regularity of the newspaper of RCPB(ML),
both in the form of the daily internet edition, WDIE, and the weekly
broadsheet, Workers Weekly, over the first two months of 2000, the
work of developing discussion and study around the paper, and the work of
disseminating, writing for and extending the readership of the paper, have been
put on the agenda.
In both respects, this work is relatively weak, while the
consolidation of the journalistic and production work has been strengthened,
but all the same it has been taken up as conscious work, and this will ensure
its further development, providing a plan is worked out to do so and the
implementation of this plan is organised.
The Party has stressed that the newspaper is a collective
organiser as well as a collective propagandist and collective agitator. It is
very important that this task is viewed and taken up in an all-round way.
WDIE provides a means, appearing every weekday, of
strengthening the Party around its study and distribution whether this
is done through downloading from the internet every morning or mailing out to
the circles every day, and raising the level of political discussion around it.
The Party organisations and groups of writers and disseminators can and
should also use the WDIE as an instrument with which to take their
stands on political issues and the questions of rights which concern them as
they wage the class struggle.
With Workers Weekly, its mass distribution
must be developed. At the same time, readers groups can be formed or
further developed and strengthened around the newspaper. The aim must be both
to develop its dissemination and to strengthen its content by writing for the
paper. This can be done by reporting on the events which are of relevance and
concern to their collectives or to their regions or local areas, by writing
letters and submitting views to the newspaper, by asking questions or by
analysing the political, social and cultural phenomena and events that affect
their lives, their communities and the interests of the whole society. It is
involves building networks of readership, with these aims, as well as ensuring
that the newspaper reaches those from the various sections in struggle, the
workers, youth, women and other sections of society, and finding out their
Strengthening the Party around WDIE and developing
Workers Weekly as a mass Party newspaper can and must become the
revolutionary thread running through the lives of the Party activists and