Former cadres removed from office in the "four clean-ups" movement must take an active part in labor and remould themselves. They are not allowed to counter-attack in revenge.
We recommend that you consider convening immediate conferences of cadres from the three levels of the people's commune, production brigade, and production team to arrange the work of spring cultivation. These conferences must be well prepared. The conference period should be short, preferably a day or two.
We also recommend that you convene production team meetings of all commune members to discuss the work of spring cultivation.
At the same time, we also recommend that units of the People's Liberation Army stationed locally and military organizations at all levels should make great efforts to support and help with the work of spring cultivation.
Unite under the guidance of the great thought of Mao Zedong!
Work to seize victory in the spring cultivation!
(This letter should be read and posted in the villages.)
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 20 February 1967
On the Revolutionary "Three-in-One" Combination
Red Flag Editorial
Source: Peking Review, No. 12, 1967, pp. 14-16. This editorial first appeared in Red Flag, No. 5, on 30 March 1967.
Chairman Mao has pointed out that in those places and organizations where power needs to be seized, the policy of the revolutionary "three- in-one" combination must be carried out in establishing a provisional organ of power that is revolutionary and representative and has proletarian authority. This organ of power should preferably be called a revolutionary committee.
This policy is the political and organizational guarantee for the vic-