For the creation of an effective progressive patriotic front of the Arab world to fight against imperialism, Zionism and reaction, to thwart the capitulatory plans, to liberate the territories occupied by Israel, to ensure the legitimate rights of the Arab people of Palestine, to consolidate independence, for democracy and social progress:
It is being increasingly confirmed today that our epoch is the epoch of transition from capitalism to socialism. The balance of world forces is continually changing in favour of peace, liberation, democracy and socialism.
This is demonstrated by the strengthening of the power of the Soviet Union and the countries of the socialist camp, in economic, political and military fields, and in the strengthening of the relationship between them, in the continuous need for struggle in order to consolidate the pillars of peaceful co-existence between states with different social systems, and in the intensification of the struggle to stabilise the detente and enlarge its circle to include military detente and comprehensive disarmament.
It is also shown by the strengthening of the role of the international patriotic liberation movements, for the sake of the common struggle against imperialism; and it is reflected in the attitude taken by some countries against capitalism, and in the enhancement of their relations with the socialist countries; it is apparent in the increase of their positive role in the revolutionary process. The role of the developing countries, namely the liberated ones, is increasing in the formulation of international policy, of the United Nations, the Non-Alignment Movement, and in the Organisation of African Unity. It is also shown in the expansion and socio-economic transformation in some of the countries of the patriotic liberation movement, after the termination of the colonial regimes.
It is illustrated by the increasing crisis of the international capitalist regimes where the advanced capitalist countries witness a continual crisis in the political, economic and ideological fields; it is reflected in the
* Complete text (April, 1978).