Central Committee of the Communist Party of Peru: “Letter to the Committee of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement”

Proletarians of all countries, unite!
There is one goal, the conquest of Power!


Central Committee
Communist Party of Peru
May 1985

A World To Win
No. 3, 1985
Reproduced by
The Red Flag


To the Committee of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement


Our fervent and militant greetings to you, and through you to all the members of the Movement, on this occasion of the 1st anniversary of the founding of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM) and the celebration, today, of the day of the international proletariat, both truly festivals of combat for the Communists, the class, the revolutionaries and oppressed of the world.

The world situation increasingly reveals the existence of an unevenly developing revolutionary situation. The oppressed and exploited cry out for a radical and real transformation; in short, as Lenin taught us, those on the bottom reguse to go on living in the old way and those on the top can no longer rule in the old way. Thus the main trend is revolution, because only revolution can resolve the basic problems the world faces today. It is with this perspective and its contradictions that we evaluate the class struggle internationally: profound and persistent imperialist crisis aggravating still more the hunger, ignorance, misery, oppression and massacres suffered by the masses of people, especially in the oppressed nations; intensified collusion and contention between the imperialists, who, to maintain their rule and especially to settle the dispute for world hegemony between Yankee imperialism and Russian social-imperialism in collusion with native reactionary cliques, unleash wars which are unjust, against the masses of people, anti-national and counter-revolutionary; sinister war preparations with plans and strategic and conventional weapons to carry out a 3rd World War which threatens humanity with a new, even more murderous disaster, while the backward areas of the globe are turned into an arena of war full of unending daily slaughter; and along with all this a reactionary, decadent bourgeois ideological offensive unleashed hand in hand with a growing, systematic persecution, distortion and negation of Marxism, whose most sinister expression is revisionism which takes aim directly at the ideology of the international proletariat, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. But amidst the destructive collapse of imperialism, a collapse involving a long historical process, the exploited masses are rising, the working class with its great historical mission, the oppressed nations in a powerful liberation movement, the revolutionaries, the Communist Parties faithful to the class and to Marxism, Parties which amidst the storm continue marching resolutely towards the great goal of Communism.

This is the panorama within which the RIM is rising up, unfurling the three great banners — Marx, Lenin and Mao Tse-tung — taking the far-reaching step of uniting the Communist Parties, Organizations and fighters faitful to great Marxism and the proletariat, taking up the task of regrouping the world ranks of the Communists, the internationalists, the ranks of those who with their firm adherence to the unfading slogan „Proletarians of all countries, unite!“ were and are ready to serve the World Revolution, to unite those who rejectand combat the slimy revisionism of the Gorbachevs, the Tengs, the Hoxhas and their followers, and uphold, defend and apply Maoism, especially its third stage, Mao Tse-tung, today‘s touchstone in the struggle between Marxism and revisionism, to unite those whose reason for existence is that Communism may shine around the globe, who are for the dictatorship of the proletariat, for revolutionary violence, to unite those who are for the organized international unity of the Communists to fight as a class which has one single general and universal interest.

This is the great task which the RIM is taking up and carrying out and to which our Party adheres, certain of the importance and necessity of this task and ready, today as before, to fulfill the obligations demanded by proletarian internationalism. Today the Communist Party of Peru (CPP) is finishing off five years of People‘s War. Through the course of these five years it has carried out around 25.000 armed actions, in whose forge it has formed a People‘s Guerrilla Army (PGA) which is the backbone of the support bases of the new State power, of the new democracy which is making its way amongst our people. The difficulty of this struggle is concisely expressed by its cost of 10.000 fallen in combat or „disappeared“. Nevetheless, despite the intensification of this genocide being carried out by the reactionary armed forces, during the last year our work has expanded into new zones, as well as persisting in the zones where we began, so that we are carrying out the orientation of „stoke the bonfire, spread the flames, develop the struggle of the masses, mainly as an armed struggle, and let the repression spur us onward“. In this way the People‘s War in our country continues to blaze defiantly, expanding, spreading its roots and preparing for newer and higher tasks, guided always by Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, battling for the emancipation of our people for the purpose of and at the service of the World Revolution. Thus we are contributing and will contribute to the tasks of the RIM, more and more willing and able to aid in every possible way our glorious common cause: the emancipation of the proletariat and Communism prevailing throughout the Earth.

Comrades, the CPP is part of the RIM and feels honored to be so, honored to serve in such a far-reaching and historic vanguard battle, as well as to have the Comrades in arms found in our Movement‘s ranks; and furthermore, the Party feels fortified and augmented by the repeated expressions of support, of proletarian internationalism, which it receives from the very outstanding fraternal Communist Parties and Organizations, and very especially from the Committee of the RIM (CoRIM) to which we extend our revolutionary gratitude for its constant encouragement and support. All this, Comrades, increases our proletarian internationalist responsibility and our unshakeable commitment to the World Revolution and its concrete form today, the RIM.

Today as around the world we celebrate the 1st of May, the Day of the International Proletariat, we feel our forces strengthened by the powerful workers‘ and peoples‘ movement which once again is beginning to shake the globe with the thundering class struggle which the Communists, under the leadership of the Movement, are fighting to lead forward with the unfading banners of Marx, Lenin and Mao. This reaffirms our commitment and our road as part of the irrepressible march of humanity through revolution towards Communism.




Peru, May 1985

Central Committee
Communist Party of Peru