DOCUMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN PALERMO, 04.-05.01.2003

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

DOCUMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN PALERMO

FOR THE REFOUNDING OF THE COMMUNIST PARTIES!
LONG LIVE MAOISM! DOWN WITH REVISIONISM!

PALERMO, ITALY

04.-05.01.2003

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DOCUMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN PALERMO

1. CALL

International Conference in Palermo, Italy, January 4th to 5th, 2003

The international proletariat and the peoples of the world are intensifying their revolutionary struggle to impose the new great wave of the proletarian world revolution against imperialism, reaction and revisionism.

Imperialism, headed by U.S. imperialism, in crisis and receiving hard blows, answers with the world „anti-terrorist“ campaign, intensifying the wars of aggression against the peoples, ferociously accelerating the reactionarization and militarization of their states, in the illusion and the hope of stopping the course of history and presenting us a world of new savagery and genocide.

Opposing imperialism, with its „eternal war“ declared by Bush, are the heroic resistance of the peoples oppressed and aggressed by imperialism and above all, the people‘s wars that in Peru, Nepal and Turkey are irrefutably showing that revolution is the main historical and political trend in the world today.

The peoples of the world can no longer support imperialism and the immense crimes it is committing in order to maintain the oppression and exploitation if the immense majority of world population and in order to subject them to subhuman living conditions.

Imperialism and their governments are attempting to come out of their crisis by waging war in every corner of the world, but the war returns back home and the gravediggers of imperialism are developing more and more, including in their own entrails. The imperialism‘s „forbidden zones“ and their ferocious repression, from Seattle to Genoa, don‘t put out the rebellion but nourishes it and train for revolution. The struggle of the masses, in particular the youth, in the imperialist cities, the great strike movement against the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the imperialist governments are today stirring up the struggle and are objectively creating more favorable conditions for revolution in the imperialist cities themselves.

The first phase of the revolutionary process is the constitution-reconstitution of new true revolutionary parties of the proletariat, of new marxist-leninist-maoist communist parties. Today more than ever, the target of our class is to develop the struggle to definitely sweep away imperialism, revisionism and world reaction from the face of the Earth, for the historical final goal of a society without exploitation, oppression, division into classes: communism. It is for this historical mission, for this unrenounceable task, that the proletariat today is refounding its communist party, as a marxist-leninist-maoist communist party in each country.

Today, embodying marxism-leninism-maoism, mainly maoism — as Chairman Gonzalo, leadership of the Communist Party of Peru and the Peruvian revolution, teaches us — is indispensable in order to generate communist parties capable of truly leading revolution to victory. The new great wave of the proletarian world revolution requires communist parties united in the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement, that initiate and develop people‘s wars in each and every one of the countries of the world, as part of the world proletarian revolution, in the service of the world people‘s war that we oppose against the imperialist world war.

The battle for the refounding of the party of the proletarian revolution is part of the international process of struggle in order to build the unity of the communist at the world level on the basis of the sole and unwithering scientific ideology of the proletariat that today is marxism-leninism-maoism, including the contributions of Chairman Gonzalo, leadership of the Communist Party of Peru and the Peruvian revolution, on the universality of the people‘s war and on the indispensable necessity of the militarization of the communist parties.

In this situation, revisionism and all the opportunists are portraying imperialism and in particular U.S. imperialism as colossal and invincible, but the truth is that it is a paper tiger and that all the wars they launch are missing their targets, while the red flags raised by the people‘s wars of Peru, Nepal and Turkey are showing that imperialism can be defeated, that the people‘s war is invincible and that we have entered the new great wave of the proletarian world revolution.

The founding or refounding of marxist-leninist-maoist communist parties can take place only amidst the fire of class struggle, with close bond to the masses, with militarization through actions, in sharp two-line struggle within the international communist movement, within the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement itself, within the revolutionary movement of each country; combating revisionism and opportunism of every ilk — such as for instance the electioneering and the pacifist, the anarcho-syndicalist economism and small-bourgeois revolutionism. Without this sharp two-line struggle it is not possible to raise the flag of world proletarian revolution, to unite all communists and revolutionaries under maoism, in the strategy of the people‘s war applied to the conditions of each country and to initiate it as soon as possible for the conquest of power in the triumphant march towards socialism and communism.

LONG LIVE MAOISM, DOWN WITH REVISIONISM!

FOR THE REFOUNDING OF THE COMMUNIST PARTIES!

LONG LIVE THE NEW GREAT WAVE OF THE PROLETARIAN WORLD REVOLUTION!

October 2002

PERU PEOPLE‘S MOVEMENT
MAOIST COMMUNIST PARTY, ITALY

2. COMMON RESOLUTION

Concluding the International Conference held in the city of Palermo, Italy, on January 4th and 5th, 2003, we the undersigned assume the following agreements:

We commit ourselves to struggle firmly and tenaciously for marxism-leninism-maoism, mainly maoism, to be the only commander and guide of the proletarian world revolution. To uphold, defend and apply maoism as the third, new and higher stage of marxism, reaffirming that to be communist today is to be marxist-leninist-maoist.

We commit ourselves to defend Chairman Gonzalo‘s life, the greatest living marxist-leninist-maoist on the face of the Earth; as a task of great strategic content inseparable from that of struggling to impose maoism as the commander and guide of the proletarian world revolution, to do so constantly and with specific campaigns, and therefore to unmask and denounce all the sinister hoaxes that imperialism, reaction and revisionism mount against him, accusing him of being a capitulant.

We commit ourselves to fight implacably to defeat the general counterrevolutionary offensive led by U.S. imperialism in its condition of sole hegemonist and great gendarme; to develop the revolution as part of the new great wave of the proletarian world revolution to sweep imperialism, reaction and revisionism from the whole world with people‘s war, reaffirming ourselves in the universal validity of the people‘s war and that it has to be applied to the concrete conditions of all countries, without any exception, opposing the world people‘s war against the imperialist world war.

We commit ourselves to fight for the founding or refounding of marxist-leninist-maoist communist parties in all countries where there are none; so that they may be militarized parties, so that with a leadership based on a guiding thought, they may initiate and develop people‘s war as soon as possible; assuming the responsibility of promoting this peremptory necessity and not allowing it to continue to be ignored by those who are responsible for promoting it within the international communist movement.

We commit ourselves to redouble our efforts to support the people‘s wars in Peru, Nepal and Turkey, especially in fighting to break the campaign to isolate the people‘s war of Peru, being the main one and the one that has opened the road for the others to follow, isolation carried out by imperialism, reaction and revisionism. People‘s war is the main form of struggle in the world, it is the complete military theory of the international proletariat of universal validity.

We are committed to serve the advancement of the international communist movement, we are for a future Communist International based on marxism-leninism-maoism, mainly maoism; we are for the unification of all communists on the basis of marxism-leninism-maoism, mainly maoism, the relentless struggle against revisionism and to serve the proletarian world revolution, hence also our commitment to fight tirelessly so that the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement is sustained and follows a justified and correct ideological and political line, and therefore fight against any revisionist position that is intended to impose in its midst.

We consider that the International Conference has successfully fulfilled its objectives and that it is an important step and has served to give an impulse to the process of refounding of the communist parties as militarized marxist-leninist-maoist parties; we are for all kinds of activities and actions to continue this process, and as part of this we agree to hold an International Conference of the same character within a year.

FOR THE REFOUNDING OF THE COMMUNIST PARTIES!

LONG LIVE MAOISM, DOWN WITH REVISIONISM!

LONG LIVE THE NEW GREAT WAVE OF THE PROLETARIAN WORLD REVOLUTION!

January 2003

PERU PEOPLE‘S MOVEMENT
MAOIST COMMUNIST PARTY OF ITALY