DOCUMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN WUPPERTAL, 25.-26.09.1999

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

DOCUMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN WUPPERTAL

WUPPERTAL, GERMANY

25.-26.09.1999

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DOCUMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN WUPPERTAL

1. DEFEND CHAIRMAN GONZALO‘S LIFE!
LONG LIVE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHINESE REVOLUTION!

We live in times that are characterized by a „great disorder under the heavens“, where we are entering into a new great wave of the proletarian world revolution and revolution is the main historical and political tendency. In these times it is more necessary than ever that the communists of the world, the marxist-leninist-maoists, strengthen all forces into motion to complete the two great tasks of decisive importance: the campaign to defend the leadership of the Peruvian revolution and the campaign for maoism. To impel these two tasks, the Peru People‘s Movement, the generated organization of the Communist Party of Peru, the Communist Party of Turkey (Marxist-Leninist) and the Communist Organization Red Worker (of Italy) are organizing an international conference in Cologne, Germany, on the 25th and 26th of September.

A. DEFEND CHAIRMAN GONZALO‘S LIFE!

Chairman Gonzalo is the leader of the Communist Party of Peru and of the Peruvian revolution, and by justly and correctly applying marxism-leninism-maoism to the concrete conditions of Peruvian reality he has generated Gonzalo thought that is the guarantee of the triumph of the revolution until communism.

On September 12th, 1992 Chairman Gonzalo was captured by the Peruvian reactionaries, under the command of U.S. imperialism; 12 days later, when Chairman Gonzalo was presented before the national and international press, he gave a masterful speech that shines victoriously and powerfully before the world. This speech condensed the 3rd Plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Peru and established that his arrest was only a bend in the road and that the Communist Party of Peru would follow the established plans until the conquest of power countrywide. Since that moment Chairman Gonzalo has not been able to communicate with anyone. The reactionaries immediately began to prepare the assassination of the leadership of the Peruvian revolution; but through the people‘s war, the Communist Party of Peru and the Peruvian people defended his life. Similarly, at the international level a great campaign of moving heaven and earth to defend Chairman Gonzalo‘s life developed. The people‘s war has not been detained for one minute and this is complemented by the international campaign that has prevented the assassination of Chairman Gonzalo to date; but the threat continues to exist, and furthermore it has become greater in recent times: People who are closely linked to Fujimori‘s fascist, genocidal and country-selling regime have pointed out that at any moment the attempt to assassinate Chairman Gonzalo could be carried out. For that reason it is more necessary than ever before to raise the defense of the great communist leader.

We do not consent in any way to the deactivation of the defense of the leadership of the Peruvian revolution in certain places, or with echoing the sinister hoax of the „peace accord“ launched by U.S. imperialism, the fascist regime and the wretched traitors who are with the revisionist and capitulationist Right-opportunist line. Chairman Gonzalo is inextricably linked to his all-powerful thought, and the people — today more conscious than yesterday — have never and shall never believe what their enemies say. We are for the defense of Chairman Gonzalo‘s life in his condition of leader of the revolution in Peru: He is the greatest living marxist-leninist-maoist in the world, and we shall never doubt him.

Along with the defense of the life of the leadership of the revolution in Peru we link the defense of Comrade Feliciano‘s life who seconds Chairman Gonzalo. Comrade Feliciano was captured in the month of July this year, and the representatives of the fascist, genocidal and country-selling regime have indicated, even before his „trial“, that Comrade Feliciano will be subjected to the same conditions of slow death that Chairman Gonzalo has been living under. Furthermore, the enemy is preparing a new hoax, seeking to replay the hoax of the „peace accord“, saying that „Comrade Feliciano asked to confront Chairman Gonzalo“; but this crude hoax shall fail as all the previous ones have failed.

The people‘s war continues its unstoppable march towards the conquest of power countrywide, clearly serving the overcoming of the bend in the road. Today, facing the arrest of Comrade Feliciano, Comrade Julio assumes the directorship of the whole Party.

It is necessary today more than ever before to defend the life of Chairman Gonzalo, and linked to this the life of Comrade Feliciano, and to elevate this campaign to higher forms on all levels. We expect this conference to decisively serve this goal.

B. LONG LIVE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHINESE REVOLUTION!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the setting up of the People‘s Republic of China, and we should celebrate it; this victory forms a milestone of the proletarian world revolution and it is very fitting to center the political content of this campaign to the urgent necessity to refound the communist parties as militarized marxist-leninist-maoist communist parties.

The triumph of the Chinese revolution, under the leadership of Chairman Mao Tse-tung, established the joint dictatorship led by the proletariat and resolved the step to the socialist revolution, thus changing the balance of forces in the world. The celebration of the triumph of the Chinese revolution should be a conscious celebration of maoism, conceiving of maoism as the new, third and higher stage of marxism, understanding that to be a marxist today, necessarily means to be a marxist-leninist-maoist. Understanding that maoism is the elevation of marxism-leninism to a third, new and higher stage in the struggle for the proletarian leadership of the democratic revolution, the development of the construction of socialism and the continuation of the revolution under the dictatorship of the proletariat as proletarian cultural revolution, when imperialism deepens its decomposition and revolution has become the main historical tendency, in the midst of the most complex and great wars seen to date and the implacable struggle against modern revisionism.

Today more than ever before it is indispensable to struggle implacably to place maoism as the commander and guide of the proletarian world revolution and generate militarized marxist-leninist-maoist communist parties, so that they may apply people‘s war throughout the globe; these are the requirements for the advance and triumph of the proletarian world revolution. It is indispensable to impel the process of refounding of the communist parties; this is a pending task for all the communists of the world. It is necessary to understand that our revolutions all form part of the proletarian world revolution and it is necessary to draw lessons from the experiences of the different parties and revolutionary organizations in general, and especially to learn from the Communist Party of Peru that leads the victorious people‘s war and that is a beacon of the world revolution, as well as the contributions to marxism made by Chairman Gonzalo (with respect to the decisive question of the militarization of the communist parties). Today, the marxist-leninist-maoist parties and organizations find themselves united in the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement that is a step towards the reunification of the communists on a world level in a refounded Communist International; it is necessary to serve the development and advance of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement, combating convergences with the Right-opportunist line, so that it may play its role greater and better.

We hope that this conference serves to impel the process of refounding of the communist parties.

We conclude by making the call to all communists, revolutionaries and progressives:

ONE AND ALL TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SEPTEMBER 25TH AND 26TH IN COLOGNE!

DEFEND CHAIRMAN GONZALO‘S LIFE!

LONG LIVE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TRIUMPH OF THE CHINESE REVOLUTION!

WE DEMAND THE PUBLIC AND DIRECT PRESENTATION OF CHAIRMAN GONZALO ON TELEVISION!

UNITE UNDER MAOISM!

DEFEND COMRADE FELICIANO‘S LIFE!

LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTIONARY INTERNATIONALIST MOVEMENT!

August 1999

PERU PEOPLE‘S MOVEMENT
COMMUNIST PARTY OF TURKEY (MARXIST-LENINIST)
COMMUNIST ORGANIZATION RED WORKER

2. DEFEND CHAIRMAN GONZALO‘S LIFE, LEADER OF THE PARTY AND THE REVOLUTION!

We, the undersigned parties and revolutionary organizations, have celebrated a great international conference in Germany. We sign the following declaration calling on all the communist parties and revolutionary organizations of the world to unite with us to:

Defend Chairman Gonzalo‘s Life, Leader and Guide of the Peruvian Revolution!

DECLARATION

Seven years have passed since the leader of the Communist Party of Peru and the Peruvian revolution, Chairman Gonzalo, was arrested. Since that time the Communists and revolutionaries, the international proletariat and the peoples of the world, together with the Peruvian proletariat and people, have struggled to defend his life. The main form of defending Chairman Gonzalo‘s life has been, is, and shall be the very people‘s war that was prepared, initiated and led under the personal directorship of Chairman Gonzalo himself, a people‘s war that will inevitably triumph because it is led by the Communist Party of Peru that sustains itself upon marxism-leninism-maoism, Gonzalo thought, mainly Gonzalo thought, the guarantee of its triumph until communism. But although it is not main, international support is necessary; it is necessary to defend Chairman Gonzalo‘s life.

But we have seen that the powerful movement that was mobilized at an international level to defend his life, especially thanks to the labor of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement, has been deactivated in recent years. In order to give new vigor to the international campaign in defense of the leadership of the Peruvian revolution, it is indispensable to reaffirm ourselves on the position of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Peru which affirms:

We condemn and plainly reject the position that ‚Chairman Gonzalo is behind the letters‘. Six years after the presentation of the ‚letters‘, when they don’t even correspond to reality, the only thing they do is repeat the black vomit that erupts from the bloody gullets of this fascist, genocidal and country-selling regime, and in this way converging with the revisionist and capitulationist Right-opportunist line; the only support they have is the corruption that emanates from the sewers of reaction, and nothing else.“

The international proletariat and the peoples of the world have never stopped defending this great teacher of communists. Chairman Gonzalo cannot be erased from the heart of the masses, because he is inseparable from his thought; he is the embodiment of revolutionary violence because he is inseparable from the people‘s war in Peru, the torch of the world revolution. It is necessary to once again raise up the international movement to defend Chairman Gonzalo‘s life to the heights it had reached, but this is in no way enough; we must raise it to much higher levels — higher than ever before. This should be a powerful movement that shakes the world, that fills imperialism, reaction and revisionism with dread while being a great impulse to the advance of the world revolution, and that serves the new great wave of the world revolution that we are entering today.

Recall the beautiful words of Chairman Gonzalo, from his masterful speech that shines powerfully and victoriously before the world:

We are here as children of the people and we are fighting in these trenches, they are also trenches of combat, and we do it because we are communists! Because here we are defending the interests of the people, the principles of the Party, and the people‘s war. That is what we do, we are doing it and will continue to do so!“

To put it clearly, Chairman Gonzalo has been arrested for the fact that he is the leadership of the Communist Party of Peru and the Peruvian revolution, for being a communist. Thus we defend him in this manner, we defend what he is, we defend what he defends: the interests of the people, the principles of marxism-leninism-maoism, Gonzalo thought — the people‘s war. That is what we do, we are doing it and will continue to do it! As such we consider it very justified and correct to take up the call by the Peru People‘s Movement to struggle to create an international organization to defend the leadership of the Peruvian revolution, Chairman Gonzalo, defending his life and physical integrity with all our firmness and resolution. Similarly, we assume with firmness and resolution the defense of Comrade Feliciano, great communist director who seconds Chairman Gonzalo, and who now struggles jointly with Chairman Gonzalo, transforming the dark dungeons of reaction into Shining Trenches of Combat, always maintaining on high the blazing, reddest flag of the people‘s war. We close ranks around our support for the people‘s war in Peru; we are plainly convinced that the people‘s war will overcome the bend in the road implied by the capture of Chairman Gonzalo, and that the people‘s war will inevitably triumph.

DEFEND CHAIRMAN GONZALO‘S LIFE AND PHYSICAL INTEGRITY, LEADER OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU AND THE PERUVIAN REVOLUTION!

WE DEMAND THE JUSTIFIED RIGHT TO VISITATION BY HIS RELATIVES AND CHAIRMAN GONZALO‘S DEFENSE AS A PRISONER OF WAR!

WE DEMAND THE PERSONAL AND LIVE PRESENTATION OF CHAIRMAN GONZALO BEFORE THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TELEVISED PRESS AND THAT HE MAKE A PUBLIC STATEMENT!

DEFEND COMRADE FELICIANO‘S LIFE AND PHYSICAL INTEGRITY!

THE PEOPLE‘S WAR WILL INEVITABLY WIN!

26.09.1999
PERU PEOPLE‘S MOVEMENT
COMMUNIST PARTY OF TURKEY (MARXIST-LENINIST)
COMMUNIST ORGANIZATION RED WORKER

3. ON THE CURRENT SITUATION AND THE DEFENSE OF CHAIRMAN GONZALO‘S LIFE

A. ON THE CURRENT SITUATION AND THE PEOPLE‘S WAR

The Party takes a firm position on what was established by our leadership, which condemns and crushes those who think we are experiencing a great defeat; this is simply a bend in the road of the revolution, nothing more; what corresponds is to persist and overcome the bend in the road with people‘s war, because without it there would be no place for the proletariat, for the people, nor for the Party, and the revolution couldn‘t triumph. The Party assumes its role as heroic warrior; it is applying Gonzalo thought with firmness and resolution to resolve new problems, crushing the campaigns of encirclement and annihilation within the low-intensity war that imperialism, mainly U.S. imperialism, crafts, demolishing the monstrosities of ‚pacification‘, which is an obtuse defense of this exploitative and oppressive order bred by that drove of reactionary and revisionist imbeciles who rant and rave to defend and maintain their daily dole.“

THE SPEECH BY OUR LEADERSHIP SHINES VICTORIOUSLY AND POWERFULLY BEFORE THE WORLD AS A COMBAT WEAPON!1
Central Committee
Communist Party of Peru
September 1999

Thus the Party‘s position is firm and is not going to change, not even with the arrest of Comrade Feliciano who seconds Chairman Gonzalo. It is under the directorship of Comrade Feliciano that the Party and the people‘s war have reached the point we are at now, in the final phase of overcoming the bend in the road. It must be made clear that arrest of Comrade Feliciano is not the so-called „defeat of the Shining Path“ that the fascist, genocidal and country-selling dictatorship vainly proclaims; once again they will have to swallow their own black vomit, because this is part of the war and does not signify a „turning point“ in the people‘s war. The people‘s war finds itself within the strategic stalemate, the second stage of the protracted war, which for the enemy signifies struggling to recover positions in order to maintain its system, and for our hill signifies preparing the strategic offensive through building the conquest of power. The Communist Party of Peru is now reorganized and under the leadership of Chairman Gonzalo, the Party masterfully leads the people‘s war clearly serving the overcoming of the bend in the road. We who uphold marxism-leninism-maoism, Gonzalo thought maintain the principle that the director never dies; let there be no doubts that the Party will overcome all difficulties and resolve the problems that will come from the arrest of Comrade Feliciano. With respect to the key question, directorship, the Party as always has resolved this question in a brilliant way. Now facing the arrest of Comrade Feliciano it is Comrade Julio who takes up the directorship of the entire Party.

The Peru People‘s Movement takes a position, we subject ourselves to and close ranks around the system of Party directorship established by Chairman Gonzalo, together with all the Party and all the organizations that it leads. It is Comrade Julio who today directs the Central Committee. We express with revolutionary jubilation our total and complete recognition of this and we reaffirm ourselves on our plain conviction that we can count on a directorship proven through years and in the midst of the people‘s war, forged by our leader, Chairman Gonzalo, who will lead us to the final victory.

In its desperation and impotence in the face of the people‘s war, facing the power actions in the last half year, the Peruvian reactionaries and the puppet on the point of the armed forces‘ bayonets, under the mandate of imperialism, mainly U.S., and all those who serve the enemy only have been able to achieve a cheap resonance in the psychological war and today they find themselves with no way out.

The greater elevation of the levels reached by the guerrilla actions have had repercussions throughout the country. The guerrilla war in its two forms, assaults and ambushes, continues to develop successfully, allowing the People‘s Liberation Army at every possible opportunity to audaciously apply mobile warfare and causing the enemy great defeats. This has been the case with the taking of different cities, such as the taking of Uchiza where different vehicles were used and the People‘s Liberation Army united the masses in the central square and carried out people‘s trials and carried out armed agitation and propaganda; another case was the assault on the military base at Llanco in Satipo, Junín province where the People‘s Liberation Army attacked the base from four different directions, including from boats on the river, retreating without any losses. The selective annihilation has been developed choosing targets better, thus landing powerful blow on the old reactionary State and against their informants and the traitors to the road of the Party and the revolution, that is to say those who act against our always shining road of „People‘s war until communism!“

Sabotage has been raised to new heights, thus causing the old, rotten Peruvian State more losses, principally aiming against bureaucratic capitalism that finds itself in a general crisis with no way out. Weeks after the capture of Comrade Feliciano the People‘s Liberation Army carried out a series of sabotage actions against electrical towers in a great part of Upper Huallaga, thus reminding the reactionary, fascist and genocidal criminals who have fled to the cities that their days are numbered. The people‘s war has developed unstoppably and it will approach them to finally crush them, thus opening the path to the new Peru. The People‘s Republic of Peru serves the initiation of socialist construction and with successive cultural revolutions we will march to our golden and always shining final goal, communism.

Today the future of the new power is being concretized in the open people‘s committees and the support bases that have been defended with fire and blood through the hard struggle, confronting and delivering swift, accurate blows to reaction, making them retreat after each attempted „encirclement and annihilation“ campaign that seeks to annihilate our Party, the People‘s Liberation Army and the new power. These are stupid dreams and we tell them „keep dreaming“ if they think that the masses are going to renounce the principles: Political power grows from the barrel of a gun!“ and To rebel is justified!“, or if they think that they can tear the fruits of the people‘s war — the new power in its six forms, mainly the open people‘s committees — from the hands of the armed masses.

In this way we see that what the reactionaries are vomiting up are nothing more than the sinister hoaxes and manipulation of events, crude and ridiculous hoaxes that no-one with two ounces of sense can take seriously; all those with eyes to see and ears to hear can understand that the people‘s war is overcoming the bend in the road and crushing the hoaxes of „pacification“, „pacification and development“, etc. These vociferations are false, just as almost everything they say is false; they have crowed victory too soon and the armed actions are exploding in their faces, shaking up our entire homeland.

B. ON THE DEFENSE OF CHAIRMAN GONZALO‘S LEADERSHIP

We have unmasked and shattered into a thousand pieces the counterrevolutionary hoax that this fascist, genocidal and country-selling regime has set up, nursing and fathering a revisionist Right-opportunist line; those wretched, revisionist rats and petty groveling chieftains have been unable to withstand a work-related accident; they were unable to carry out the internal debate, and instead fled cowardly, expressing as part of their revisionist essence their zeal to split, and from outside they have raised their dark, rotten and pus-filled flags of capitulation. This is how they acted and are acting, trying to surprise the naïve and ignorant; these wretched traitors defame our leader as a capitulant. The Party has unmasked the fabricated montages and hoaxes, such as the so-called ‚self-criticisms‘, one by one with deeds and proofs; from this we condemn and plainly reject the position that ‚Chairman Gonzalo is behind the letters‘. Six years after the presentation of the ‚letters‘, when they don‘t even correspond to reality, the only thing they do is repeat the black vomit that erupts from the bloody gullets of this fascist, genocidal and country-selling regime, and in this way converging with the revisionist and capitulationist Right-opportunist line; the only support they have is the corruption that emanates from the sewers of reaction, and nothing else.“

THE SPEECH BY OUR LEADERSHIP SHINES VICTORIOUSLY AND POWERFULLY BEFORE THE WORLD AS A COMBAT WEAPON!
Central Committee
Communist Party of Peru
September 1999

To defend the life of Chairman Gonzalo is to repudiate, crush and sweep away the counterrevolutionary hoax of the „peace accords“ that imperialism (mainly U.S.), revisionism (concretely the revisionist and capitulationist Right-Opportunist Line) and reaction (the fascist regime) have built up in collaboration, praising the dark hoaxes of „surrender“ and „repentance“ and trafficking with the name of Chairman Gonzalo. To defend Chairman Gonzalo‘s life is to defend Chairman Gonzalo in his conditions as leader of the Party and the revolution! To defend Chairman Gonzalo‘s life is to defend his all-powerful thought, to continue the people‘s war by applying Gonzalo thought, resolving the new problems that the revolution faces!

What is left of the counterrevolutionary hoax about „peace accords“? Nothing! They have been totally blown up by the unstoppable advances of the people‘s war. What is left of the so-called „indications“ and „proofs“ that some have affirmed „indicate that Chairman Gonzalo is behind the peace accords“? Nothing but words that come from the mouth of the enemy. The Party has unmasked with deeds each of the hoaxes and montages like the so-called self-criticisms of the rats from the revisionist and capitulationist Right opportunist line have made, that have been carried out and set up by the Peruvian Intelligence Service itself. The so-called „indications and proofs“ have been completely swept away. Not one serious political argument has been proposed in this filthy attack against Chairman Gonzalo and his all-powerful thought; or are they going to stay with not differentiating between a leadership based on a scientific foundation — a thought that is the result of a creative application of marxism-leninism-maoism to concrete reality — and leaders that historically, in some cases, have betrayed the class and the people? Or are they going to continue negating the historical truth that there has never been a leadership, neither Marx, Lenin nor Chairman Mao who has betrayed the class and its struggle? Are they going to continue concretely attacking Chairman Gonzalo and presenting him as a traitor, with the sole „foundation“ that the revisionist and capitulationist Right-opportunist line, such as the wretched Nancy, have betrayed and have foully thrown themselves against the Party and the people‘s war, collaborating with the fascist regime. What kind of proof is this „foundation“? That would make each betrayal in the history of the international communist movement into a „proof“ for those that converge with the enemy‘s plans by sustaining that „Chairman Gonzalo is behind the peace letters“. To hell with those „proofs“ and „foundations“! This is nothing more than grist for the enemy‘s mill, dirt they are throwing in our eyes, like trying to hide the sun with their thumb.

It must be made clear that to try to put Chairman Gonzalo behind the hoax of the „peace accord“ and in this way be a cheap echo of the enemy‘s campaign is to converge with the revisionist and capitulationist Right-opportunist line! It means clashing with Chairman Gonzalo and negating Gonzalo thought, which leads to directly clashing with maoism, because we must always bear in mind that it is Chairman Gonzalo who has established maoism and who has made the call to „Uphold, defend and apply marxism-leninism-maoism, mainly maoism!“, at the time when there was still no party in the world, apart from the Communist Party of Peru, that had taken up maoism. The main aspect of Gonzalo thought is precisely to have defined maoism as the third, new and higher stage of marxism.

Defending Chairman Gonzalo is inextricably linked to defending his all-powerful thought, to defending him in his condition as leader of the Communist Party of Peru and of the Peruvian revolution. But to defend and make a great campaign for Chairman Gonzalo, Gonzalo thought and for the people‘s war in Peru serves and is inextricably joined to putting maoism as the commander and guide of the proletarian world revolution, embodying it within the peoples of the world and stepping to command the new great wave of the proletarian world revolution that we are entering into today, refounding militarized, marxist-leninist-maoist parties serving to initiate and develop people‘s war.

In all the places where this has been the political content of the campaign to defend Chairman Gonzalo‘s life, the campaign has developed very successfully. Furthermore we have what a comrade of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) reports about how the campaign has been developed in Nepal:

We made a campaign for Chairman Gonzalo, a campaign on Peru as part of our preparation for people‘s war. We have linked the two things. We have distributed tens of thousands of posters with the image of Chairman Gonzalo and the slogan ‚Defend Chairman Gonzalo‘s life!‘ […] really we did this as part of our preparation. It was not only a campaign for Chairman Gonzalo, but also for his ideology, for the people‘s war, and when we were explaining all this to the masses, at the same time we were preparing our own revolution.“

Let this be an example for everyone how to join the question of the defense of the leadership of Chairman Gonzalo with the development of the class struggle in their own country, the refounding of the parties and ultimately the initiation and development of people‘s war to conquer power for the class and the people.

There are not only successful experiences in the development of the campaign to defend Chairman Gonzalo‘s life. There are also some very negative ones, experiences that show how communists and revolutionaries must draw lessons and see our responsibilities in order to correct ourselves, so in this way serve the revolution and the class more and better. The campaign to „Move heaven and earth to defend Chairman Gonzalo‘s life!“, a campaign that began immediately after the capture of Chairman Gonzalo in September, 1992, and the great work of the Emergency Committee to Defend Chairman Gonzalo‘s Life has carried out, have been warmly greeted by our Party. But it is also a fact that this campaign has been completely deactivated at an international level, even though some of it continues at a local level. How is it possible, we ask ourselves, that the campaign to defend the greatest living marxist-leninist-maoist on the face of the Earth has been deactivated? The answer is not „lack of people“, or „lack of money“ or something similar. The answer is simply that it is the logical consequence of the position that the Committee of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement has taken, creating public opinion against Chairman Gonzalo, sowing doubts about Chairman Gonzalo and that he is behind the revisionist and capitulationist Right-opportunist line and the „peace accords“ hoax.

These positions that clearly clash with Chairman Gonzalo and that lead to a clash with maoism itself must be condemned, crushed and completely swept away! It is no good to deny or minimize the problem, or to believe that it will solve itself or that it is a question that is limited to the Peruvian revolution. This is a decisive question for the proletarian world revolution, and for that reason it is the duty for each communist and especially for each communist party and revolutionary organization to take a firm position to defend Chairman Gonzalo, to defend his leadership.

Furthermore, this raises a question of centering the struggle against the revisionist and capitulationist Right-opportunist line, aiming against the points of convergence that there are with this line both inside and outside our ranks. To converge is to get off course, and in the end to plummet. To not center on the struggle against the revisionist and capitulationist Right-opportunist line, and hence to negate criticism and self-criticism, the principle of two-line struggle that is fundamental for communists, leads to diverting the struggle and not putting maoism as the commander and guide of the proletarian world revolution with people‘s war.

C. ON THE ORGANIZATION IN DEFENSE OF THE LEADERSHIP

The Emergency Committee must be reactivated, it has been a necessity for a long time and it is an urgent necessity today when the plans to assassinate our leadership continue. It is much more important that the campaign to defend Chairman Gonzalo‘s life contain the political content it should have. Therefore, the Communist Party of Peru, through its generated organization, the Peru People‘s Movement, proclaims the necessity to create an organization in defense of the leadership, an organization whose objective is to defend Chairman Gonzalo in his condition as leader of the Party and the revolution linked to the campaign for maoism.

Therefore, this is a very welcome opportunity to make a call to advance towards the creation of an organization in defense of the leadership. Naturally, the Communist Party of Peru will play an important role in this new organization as is correct, but at the same time include all those who sincerely seek to defend the life of Chairman Gonzalo and do so in his condition as the leader of the Communist Party of Peru and the Peruvian revolution. At the same time this organization also will serve to defend the life of Comrade Feliciano, of the other prisoners of war and political prisoners, along with in general spreading support for the people‘s war in Peru.

This conference serves to put the construction of the organization to defend the leadership as the order of the day throughout the world and especially in Europe. Similar future activities, along with other conferences and international, national and local seminars, meetings and activities must be carried out as part of this process. Here we call on the parties and organizations of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement, the parties and organizations of the international communist movement, the revolutionaries, democrats and broad masses in all parts of the world to actively participate in the reactivation of the International Emergency Committee and advance towards the creation of the organization to defend the leadership!

DEFEND CHAIRMAN GONZALO‘S LIFE!

LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN GONZALO AND HIS ALL-POWERFUL THOUGHT!

DOWN WITH THE REVISIONIST AND CAPITULATIONIST RIGHT-OPPORTUNIST LINE!

FORWARD WITH THE CREATION OF THE ORGANIZATION IN DEFENSE OF THE LEADERSHIP!

September 1999
PERU PEOPLE‘S MOVEMENT

4. LONG LIVE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHINESE REVOLUTION!

Comrades, today we wish to take up some questions of decisive importance for the development of the international communist movement and the advance of the world proletarian revolution; today we do this recalling what was established by our leader, Chairman Gonzalo, in his masterful speech of September 24th, 1992, that shines victoriously and powerfully before the world:

Enough of this nonsense! Enough of these obscurities! Let us understand that! What is unfolding in the world? What do we need? We need maoism to be embodied, and it is being embodied, and by generating communist parties to drive and lead this new great wave of the proletarian world revolution that is coming.

Enough imperialist exploitation! We must finish with them! We are of the third world and the third world is the basis of the proletarian world revolution, with one condition, that the communist parties brandish and lead! That is what we must do!“

The speech has been a political, military and moral victory for the class and the people; in a masterful form and in the light of maoism, Chairman Gonzalo has defined and established that maoism is crossing to command the new great wave of the proletarian world revolution. We are within the era of the sweeping away of imperialism from the face of the Earth; thus our leadership arms us and prepares us ideologically to take up our different tasks.

Starting from this we begin to develop our intervention. We think it is appropriate that the representatives of all the different parties, organizations and revolutionaries who are here, the comrades who are participating in this most important International Conference pay close attention, starting from the Party documents, so that they know and can understand better the red line of our Chairman Gonzalo.

A. THE VICTORY OF THE CHINESE REVOLUTION IS A GREAT MILESTONE FOR THE PROLETARIAN WORLD REVOLUTION

The victory of the Chinese revolution is the second of the three great milestones of the proletarian world revolution in this century; it established the joint dictatorship and resolved the step towards the socialist revolution; it changed the correlation of forces in the world in favor of socialism and marked the beginning of the strategic stalemate of the world revolution. Chairman Mao was the protagonist and mainly the highest leader of this great milestone, the recognized leader of the Chinese revolution. Founder of the Communist Party of China, he led the Party, the army and the front during the long years of people‘s war; it was thanks to his application and development of marxism that the Chinese revolution could triumph. Furthermore, Chairman Mao founded the People‘s Republic of China, led the socialist revolution and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, resolving the problem of how to continue the revolution under socialism. Thus, to celebrate the victory of the Chinese revolution is to celebrate Chairman Mao, the great helmsman who is inextricably linked to his though, his ideology, with maoism. Celebrating the victory of the Chinese revolution necessarily implies celebrating maoism.

But this should be a celebration that consciously understands that maoism serves the advance of the world revolution; we should see that the parties are indispensable for the application of marxism to the concrete conditions of each reality, for the initiation and development of the people‘s wars throughout all parts of the globe, for people‘s war until communism. With this we pass to the following point.

B. THE STRATEGIC OFFENSIVE OF THE WORLD REVOLUTION
MAOISM

Our Party has defined that we are in the stage of the strategic offensive; we consider this to be a question of decisive importance for the communists of the world. It should be understood and embodied, because if this question is not understood then the current situation that we are living in today will not be understood, and we will be unable to carry forward the tasks that the new great wave of the proletarian world revolution demands, which we are entering into today. Let us look at how the Party sees this question:

From another perspective, Chairman Gonzalo expounds that in the process of the world revolution that sweeps imperialism and reaction from the face of the earth, there are three moments: 1st, the strategic defensive; 2nd, the strategic stalemate; and 3rd, the strategic offensive of the world revolution. He does this by applying the law of contradiction to the revolution, since contradiction reigns in everything and all contradictions have two aspects in struggle, in this case revolution and counterrevolution. The strategic defensive of the world revolution, opposed to the offensive of the counterrevolution, begins in 1871 with the Paris Commune and ends with the 2nd World War. The strategic stalemate occurs around the time of the victory of the Chinese revolution, the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and the development of the powerful national liberation movement. Afterwards, the world revolution enters the strategic offensive; this moment can be identified historically in connection with the 1980s when we see indications like the Iran-Iraq war, Afghanistan, Nicaragua and the initiation of the people‘s war in Peru, an era circumscribed within the ‚next 50 or 100 years‘. From there onward the contradiction between capitalism and socialism will develop, and whose resolution will carry us to communism. Our conception is of a long process, not a short one, with the conviction of reaching communism even if it means passing through a series of twists and turns and the setbacks that will necessarily occur. Furthermore, it is not strange that we should apply the three moments to the world revolution, since Chairman Mao applied them to the process of the protracted people‘s war. As communists, we should see not only the moment, but the long years to come.

3. CURRENT SITUATION AND PERSPECTIVE

In the current situation, and in perspective, we have entered the strategic offensive of the world revolution within the ‚50 or 100 years‘ in which imperialism and world reaction shall be sunk; and we shall enter the stage when the proletariat definitively grasps power and establishes its dictatorship. From there forward the contradiction shall be between socialism and capitalism on the road towards communism. That restorations have occurred in the USSR and China does not negate the thriving process of development of the international proletariat; rather, it shows how fierce the struggle is between restoration and counter-restoration; from this we communists draw lessons to avert the restoration of capitalism and to definitively establish the dictatorship of the proletariat.“2

Our Party expounded this in the 1st Congress, and it continues to be correct; it is proven day by day in the world that revolution is the main historical and political tendency. Hence, how should we communists and revolutionaries understand our ideology in these times? We should all be clear that our universal ideology today is marxism-leninism-maoism, mainly maoism, as our Chairman Gonzalo has established near the beginning of the last decade, and that was accepted by the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement in 1993. Logically, this indicates that to be a marxist today necessarily means being a marxist-leninist-maoist, mainly maoist because: „Maoism is the application of marxism-leninism to the backward countries, to the strategic offensive of the world revolution and the continuation of the revolution under the dictatorship of the proletariat.“ We have reached this understanding thanks to the firm and wise struggle launched by Chairman Gonzalo and the Communist Party of Peru that unfolds as the red faction within the international communist movement, with the people‘s war in our country as the torch of the world revolution.

To uphold, defend and apply maoism is currently the essence of the struggle between marxism and revisionism.

It is only through upholding, defending and applying marxism-leninism-maoism, mainly maoism, that the international proletariat, through its communist parties, will be capable of leading the conquest of power and the emancipation of the oppressed in order to emancipate itself as a class. Thus, we have the ideology, we have the general; what do we need? Its application. Who will do this? The communists organized into their party as the class vanguard. Thus it is clear that we need communist parties that should step towards applying marxism-leninism-maoism, mainly maoism to their concrete conditions, grasping people‘s war in order to guarantee the triumph of the revolution, as part of and serving the world revolution, generating their guiding thought.

C. THE NECESSITY OF REFOUNDING THE COMMUNIST PARTIES

Since Marx and Engels we have known that the proletarian revolution is not capable of winning without a communist party:

In its struggle against the united power of the owning classes the proletariat cannot act as a class unless it constitutes itself into a political party distinct and opposed to all the old political parties created by the owning classes.

This constitution of the proletariat into a political party is indispensable to ensure the triumph of the social revolution and its ultimate goal: the abolition of the classes […]“3

Lenin established:

The proletariat, in its struggle for power, has no weapon other than organization. The proletariat, disunited by anarchic competition within the bourgeois world, crushed by forced labor at the service of capital, constantly thrown in the abyss of the most complete misery, brutality and degeneration, can only become, and will inevitably become, an invincible force when its ideological union by means of marxist principles secures itself through the organization’s material unity, which gives cohesion to the millions of workers in the army of the working class. Before this army neither the decrepit power of the Russian aristocracy nor the decaying power of international capitalism will be able to sustain itself. Each day this army will extend its ranks farther, despite all the zigzags and steps backwards, despite the opportunist phrases of the puppets of contemporary social democracy, despite the fatuous eulogies of the backward circular spirit, despite the tinsel and the intellectual‘s own anarchist bankruptcy.“4

And Chairman Gonzalo indicates the lessons to draw:

We communist and revolutionary Peruvians must pay attention to these words which are today more precious than ever. In them we reiterate: In the first place, the struggle for power demands the organization of the proletariat, and its importance is such that it composes its only weapon. In the second place, despite all the difficulties imposed by exploitation, if it takes marxism as its guide and base of ideological unity and solidifies it by tightening their ranks in organization, the proletariat will be invincible. In the third place, against the organized army of the proletariat the reactionary power will be unable to stay in power in any country nor will imperialism or social imperialism on a global level. In the fourth place, the organized working class will close its ranks more and more against the sinister plots of contemporary revisionism, advancing despite the evidently decrepit group and sectarian spirit, and will march on despite the organizational renunciation and the declamatory verbiage of the ‚intellectual‘s own anarchism‘.

In that manner Lenin set forth the problem of Party building, of its necessity and development in struggle and of its ideological, political and organizational construction.“5

Chairman Mao expounded this more clearly than ever before:

If there is to be a revolution, there must be a revolutionary party. Without a revolutionary party, without a revolutionary party built on the marxist-leninist revolutionary theory and in marxist-leninist revolutionary style, it is impossible to lead the working class and broad masses of the people to defeat imperialism and its running dogs. In the more than 100 years since the birth of marxism, it is only through the example of the Russian bolsheviks in leading the October revolution, in leading socialist construction and in defeating fascist aggression that revolutionary parties of the new type were formed and developed in the world. With the birth of revolutionary parties of this type, the face of the world revolution has changed. The change has been so great that transformations utterly inconceivable to people of the older generation have come into being through fire and thunder […]With the birth of the Communist Party, the face of the Chinese revolution took on an altogether new aspect. Is this fact not clear enough?“6(The highlights are by our Party.)

Thus, the duty of the communists at the world level is to struggle untiringly for the refounding of the parties that have been destroyed by revisionism, upholding, defending and applying marxism-leninism-maoism, mainly maoism, to concrete reality of each country, centering the struggling within each Party specifically on the application of maoism, establishing the general political line (its center: the military line) and the programme of the revolution, all in function of initiating people‘s war, the highest form of struggle, as soon as possible.

D. FOR THE MILITARIZATION OF THE COMMUNIST PARTIES AND THE CONCENTRIC CONSTRUCTION OF THE THREE INSTRUMENTS OF THE REVOLUTION

The main contribution that Chairman Gonzalo has made is having defined maoism as the third, new and higher stage of marxism; but this is not his only contribution; there are many more of universal validity to the development of marxism. One of these that is of decisive importance is the marxist-leninist-maoist, Gonzalo thought thesis on the militarization of the communist parties. Let us see how the Congress established this:

The militarization of the communist party and concentric construction. Chairman Gonzalo expounds the thesis that the communist parties of the world should militarize themselves for three reasons:

First, because we are in the strategic offensive of the world revolution; we live during the sweeping away of imperialism and reaction from the face of the Earth, within the next 50 or 100 years, an epoch marked by violence in which all kinds of wars take place. We see how reaction is militarizing itself more and more, militarizing the old states and their economies, developing wars of aggression, trafficking with the struggles of the people and aiming toward a world war; but since revolution is the main tendency in the world, the task of the communist parties is to uphold revolution, shaping the main form of struggle: people‘s war to oppose the world counterrevolutionary war with world revolutionary war.

Second, because capitalist restoration must be prevented. When the bourgeoisie loses power, it introduces itself inside the Party, uses the army, and seeks to usurp power and destroy the dictatorship of the proletariat to restore capitalism. Therefore, the communist parties must militarize themselves and exercise the all-round dictatorship of the three instruments, forging themselves in people‘s war and strengthening the armed organization of the masses, the people‘s militia, in order to engulf the army. For this reason, Chairman Gonzalo tells us to ‚forge all militants as communists, first and foremost, and as fighters and as administrators‘; for that reason, every militant is forged in the people‘s war and remains alert against any attempt at restoration.

Third, because we march toward a militarized society. By militarizing the Party, we complete a step toward the militarization of society which is the strategic perspective of guaranteeing the dictatorship of the proletariat. The militarized society is the sea of armed masses that Marx and Engels spoke of which guards the conquest of power and defends it once conquered. We take the experience of the Chinese revolution, of the anti-Japanese base at Yenan, which was a militarized society where everything grew out of the barrel of a gun: party, army, State, new politics, new economy, new culture. And in this way we develop war communism.

In the 1st National Conference (November, 1979), Chairman Gonzalo expounded the thesis of the necessity of militarizing the Communist Party of Peru; afterward, in the first months of 1980 when the Party was preparing to initiate the people‘s war, he proposed to develop the militarization of the Party through actions, basing himself on what the great Lenin said about reducing the non-military work in order to center it on the military; that times of peace were ending and we were entering times of war, so that all forces should be militarized, thus taking the Party as the axis of everything, we must build the army around it and with these instruments, with the masses in the people‘s war, build the new State around both; that the militarization of the Party can only be carried forward through concrete actions of the class struggle, concrete military-type actions. This does not mean we will only carry out various types of military actions exclusively (guerrilla actions, sabotages, selective annihilation, armed propaganda and agitation) but that we must carry out mainly these forms so as to provide incentive and development to the class struggle, teaching with deeds, with these types of actions as the main form of struggle in the people‘s war.

The militarization of the Party has its antecedents in Lenin and Chairman Mao, but it is a new problem developed by Chairman Gonzalo, taking into account a new question of the class struggle, and we must see that new problems will arise that will be resolved through experience. These will necessarily imply a process of struggle between old and new that will develop further, with war being the highest form of resolving contradictions, of empowering the people‘s faculties to find solutions. It is the militarization of the Party that has enabled us to initiate and develop the people‘s war. We consider this experience to have universal validity, and for that reason it is a requirement and necessity for the communist parties of the world to militarize themselves.

The concentric construction of the three instruments is the organizationalfulfillment of the militarization of the Party and, in synthesis, it is summarized in what Chairman Gonzalo teaches: The Party is the axis of everything, it leads the three instruments in an all-round way, its own construction, it absolutely leads the army and the new State as a joint dictatorship aiming toward the dictatorship of the proletariat.‘7

With the militarized communist parties we will triumph; it is necessary to understand this well, that we are in the strategic offensive of the proletarian world revolution and marxism is developing. We must not fall into subjectivism and think that things are the same as in the past; now the thesis on the militarization of the communist parties is part of marxism, and the communists should firmly grasp it with resolution.

E. THE NECESSITY OF A GUIDING THOUGHT FOR EACH REVOLUTION

Well, we have touched on the refounding of the communist parties as militarized marxist-leninist-maoist parties, now let us see a question that some don‘t understand well and other are basically opposed to, as they continuously avoid it: the necessity of a guiding thought for each revolution.

The people‘s war in our homeland is today unfolding within the strategic stalemate, overcoming the bend in the road that the revolution took with the arrest of Chairman Gonzalo, resolving the problems presented by the arrest of Comrade Feliciano and is today building apparatuses superior to the reactionaries, marching unstoppably towards the conquest of power countrywide. How have we been able to advance where we are today? Why are we totally convinced that the people‘s war will inevitably win? All of this is thanks to the leadership of Chairman Gonzalo and his all-powerful Gonzalo thought. Gonzalo thought is the guarantee of victory of the Peruvian revolution; our leadership is our center of Party unification, and is unbreakably united to his thought. Chairman Gonzalo, creatively applying the universal truth of marxism-leninism-maoism, mainly maoism, to the concrete conditions of the Peruvian revolution, has generated Gonzalo thought; it is important to stress that it was by applying the universal truth that Gonzalo thought has been generated, and this is specifically main for the Peruvian revolution. Therefore the struggle within each party or group that struggles for refounding should center on how to apply maoism to the concrete situation of the revolution in that country; of how to see the particular, of extracting the laws of the revolution to be able to handle and lead the complex class struggle, its reflection within the Party as the two-line struggle, in order to be able to initiate and develop the people‘s war. In this struggle the specific aspect of a party is generated, what guides it, a guiding thought and a leader. Let us see:

“All revolutions, in their process of development, through the struggle of the proletariat as the leading class and, above all, the struggle of the communist party that raises their unrenounceable class interests, generate a group of leaders and mainly one who represents and leads it, a leader with authority and rising influence. In our reality this has concretized, due to historical necessity and contingency, in Chairman Gonzalo, leader of the Party and revolution.

Moreover, and this is the basis upon which all leadership is formed, revolutions give rise to a thought that guides them, the result of the application of the universal truth of the ideology of the international proletariat to the concrete conditions of each revolution; a guiding thought indispensable to reach victory and conquer power and, moreover, to continue the revolution and maintain the course always towards the only, great goal: communism; a guiding thought that, arriving at a qualitative leap of decisive importance for the revolutionary process that it leads, becomes identified with the name of the one who shaped it theoretically and practically. In our situation, this phenomenon specified itself first as guiding thought, then as Chairman Gonzalo‘s guiding thought and later, as Gonzalo thought; because it is the Chairman who, creatively applying marxism-leninism-maoism to the concrete conditions of Peruvian reality, has generated it, thus endowing the Party and the revolution with an indispensable weapon that is the guarantee of victory.“8

We call upon the communists to study this question well, because it is a decisive necessity for the proletarian world revolution, for the revolution to advance and triumph.

Well, comrades, we have briefly seen some questions that are of tremendous importance for the revolution. We have been brief but our task is to continue developing this process to serve the world revolution. In conclusion, we wish to touch upon the current situation of the international communist movement.

Our Party is for the struggle for a future Communist International based on marixsm-leninism-maoism, mainly maoism, and we consider the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement as a step forward on that road, that serves as long as it is based on and follows a justified and correct ideological and political line. Precisely for this reason, we wish to make this clear: for the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement to advance as is necessary, all the different convergences with the revisionist and capitulationist Right-opportunist line that are occurring within the very heart of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement must be swept away. The Peru People‘s Movement has mentioned on repeated occasions the position of our Party concerning the Committee of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement and the convergences with the Right-opportunist line it has been expressing for a long time; enough obscurities. What type of communists can say that there are „proofs that indicate Chairman Gonzalo is behind the peace letters“, when the reference they make are the words of a miserable rat, a known traitor, and a „self-criticism“ set up by the National Intelligence Service? If they wish to name one political „proof“, then please show us in what deeds of Chairman Gonzalo can we see the antecedents of a Right-opportunist line. But this cannot be done, ever, because they don‘t exist; it is a hoax, it doesn‘t matter how many times they insist on expounding the black positions that aim against our Chairman Gonzalo, they are not going to change reality. Nor will we allow that the struggle against these positions continue to be diverted. The struggle should be in function of imposing maoism as the commander and guide of the proletarian world revolution; furthermore the Committee of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement is clashing with maoism itself, therefore it is not a coincidence that they clash with he who has defined it. We are for the solution to these problems that appear among the people, through the development of criticism and self-criticism; it is necessary that those who have been expounding these positions seriously reflect and that they make a strong self-criticism.

Thus, we conclude this intervention convinced that the people‘s war in Peru is completely overcoming the bend in the road and that the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Peru, today directed by Comrade Julio under the leadership of Chairman Gonzalo, together with the entire Party, is resolving the new problems with Gonzalo thought.

The truth of marxism-leninism-maoism is irresistible. The masses of people in the world will inevitably rise up for revolution. The world revolution will inexorably triumph.

UPHOLD, DEFEND AND APPLY MARXISM-LENINISM-MAOISM, MAINLY MAOISM!

COMMUNISTS OF THE WORLD, STRUGGLE FOR THE REFOUNDING OF THE COMMUNIST PARTIES AS MILITARIZED, MARXIST-LENINIST-MAOIST PARTIES!

LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN GONZALO AND HIS ALL-POWERFUL THOUGHT!

LONG LIVE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VICTORY OF THE CHINESE REVOLUTION!

PEOPLE‘S WAR UNTIL COMMUNISM!

September 1999
PERU PEOPLE‘S MOVEMENT

5. ON THE DEFENSE OF CHAIRMAN GONZALO

A. DEFEND THE GREAT COMMUNIST LEADERSHIP OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU

Comrades,

We have promoted this international Conference with comrades of the Peru People‘s Movement, the generated organization of the Communist Party of Peru, and comrades of the Communist Party of Turkey (Marxist-Leninist), because, for us, the defence of the great communist leadership of the revolution in Peru is a decisive task, today pending for communists in the world, mainly for marxist-leninist-maoists.

To organise this first conference is a first victory: we are pleased and proud because delegations coming from different countries in the world accepted our appeal.

Comrades,

Today to defend the great communist leadership of revolution in Peru is to defend consciously a revolutionary leadership, a communist leadership, and a marxist-leninist-maoist leadership.

It means to defend consciously the communist leaders who, forged by the great revolutionary history of the proletariat and people, apply marxism-leninism-maoism to their concrete reality, develop a specific thought, the proletarian ideology, the science of the international proletariat and oppressed people‘s liberation. This specific thought becomes a decisive and tested weapon that enables marxist-leninist-maoist parties to advance, overcoming every difficulty.

It means to defend, sustain and support the people‘s war that imperialism, reaction and revisionism want to annihilate, beheading the Party, building vicious hoaxes, planning the murder of leaders.

Today we cannot reduce the defence of Chairman Gonzalo to the defence of Dr. Guzmán, as the defence of a political prisoner — even if he is the most important one in the world — because we must affirm the main question: the defence of the greatest marxist-leninist-maoist today in the world, the defence of the Communist Party of Peru and of the people‘s war that it leads.

B. TO DEFEND CHAIRMAN GONZALO IS TO DEFEND THE PEOPLE‘S WAR IN PERU

The people‘s war in Peru is the proof that it is possible to struggle and to beat U.S. imperialism and its puppet-regimes, just while U.S. imperialism seeks to build a new world order in its image and likeness, unchaining imperialist wars of aggression, like in the Balkans, fomenting reactionary wars in the Balkans, Indonesia, and Latin America.

The people‘s war in Peru is the proof that it is possible to carry forward the anti-imperialist armed struggle under the leadership of the proletariat; it is possible to build the new power in the face of parties and fronts that, everywhere in the world — in Nicaragua, Kurdistan, Palestine, etc. — are capitulating before the enemy.

The people‘s war in Peru has been a solid landmark for the initiation of people‘s war in Nepal, to advance the affirmation of the people‘s war line in Turkey, India, the Philippines, etc.

It is a people‘s war that has resisted every encirclement and annihilation campaign launched by imperialists, making its enemies „defeat specialists“; a people‘s war that has not stopped for a minute, crushing every „pacification“ hoax, that has been able to face bends and inflexions and now is going to overcome them.

C. TO DEFEND CHAIRMAN GONZALO IS TO DEFEND THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU

The Party, more than anyone else, has struggled to affirm marxism-leninism-maoism, mainly maoism, as the guide of international communist movement.

The Party has been able to hold its course; it has defeated the Right-opportunist line that arose in the Peruvian prisons and among the generated organizations abroad, in collusion with the hoaxes fabricated by the enemy; it has been able to regenerate its leadership, and now, after the arrest of Comrade Feliciano, is closing its ranks around the new directorship of Comrade Julio, whom we greet with our militant salute.

Therefore, to doubt the great communist leadership of Chairman Gonzalo and his thought means, no matter what one wants, to doubt the Communist Party of Peru and the people‘s war it leads; it means to deny facts and truths that heroic Peru people have affirmed with weapons and blood.

LONG LIVE THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU!

LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN GONZALO!

LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE‘S WAR IN PERU!

LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE‘S WAR IN NEPAL!

LONG LIVE THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF TURKEY (MARXIST-LENINIST)!

LONG LIVE MAOISM!

LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTIONARY INTERNATIONALIST MOVEMENT!

D. DEFEND COMRADE FELICIANO‘S LIFE

Comrades,

The arrest, two months ago, of Comrade Feliciano set a new urgency: to develop, as a part of the campaign to defend the great communist leadership of the revolution in Peru, a specific campaign to defend Comrade Feliciano‘s life.

With the arrest of Comrade Feliciano, imperialism, revisionism and reaction renew their efforts to behead the Party‘s directorship, to annihilate the Party and to stop the people‘s war, in a context of new USA/UN/NATO intervention to stabilise the dictatorial and starvation regimes, servants of imperialism in this region.

Therefore, the defense of Comrade Feliciano must not be reduced into the defence of O. Ramirez. The defence of Comrade Feliciano must be the defence of the leader who, following and applying the line drawn by Chairman Gonzalo, held responsibility for the Central Committee during the sharpest phase of the struggle against the revisionist and capitulationist Right-opportunist line and overcame the bend in the road represented by the arrest of Chairman Gonzalo, following the only possible road: the developing people‘s war.

A defense linked to the support of the Communist Party of Peru, of its Central Committee — around which we close ranks — and of the people‘s war it leads; that is the only way to fight against armed interventions, maneuvers and hoaxes by which they seek to impose imperialist pacification.

DEFEND COMRADE FELICIANO‘S LIFE AND PHYSICAL INTEGRITY!

DEFEND CHAIRMAN GONZALO‘S LIFE, LEADER OF THE PARTY AND THE REVOLUTION!

DEFEND THE LIVES OF ALL LEADERS AND PRISONERS OF WAR FIGHTING IN THE BLACK JAILS OF IMPERIALISM!

DOWN WITH THE REVISIONIST AND CAPITULATIONIST RIGHT-OPPORTUNIST LINE!

DOWN WITH THE CONVERGENCES WITH THE RIGHT-OPPORTUNIST LINE!

E. TO DEFEND CHAIRMAN GONZALO IS TO AFFIRM THE NEED TO APPLY MARXISM-LENINISM-MAOISM

Comrades,

To defend the great communist leadership of the revolution in Peru is a task of all communist parties and organisations in the world, and it is part of affirming all communist leadership.

This is not to apologise for Chairman Gonzalo and his thought, of the line and the outcomes of the Communist Party of Peru and the people‘s war, but to defend, to sustain and to generalise:

— the lessons of Chairman Gonzalo and his great communist leadership — as the necessity to creatively apply marxism-leninism-maoism to concrete conditions;

— the lessons of the Communist Party of Peru — the advanced detachment of the international proletariat;

— the lessons of the people‘s war in Peru — the most advanced revolutionary struggle in the world today.

We are not simply recognising a historical reality, the historical merit of a revolutionary leader; we are, rather, acknowledging and grasping weapons brought about by an advanced revolutionary experience. In order to do it, it is necessary to find our own specific way to take possession of these weapons, serving the world revolution.

F. APPLY MARXISM-LENINISM-MAOISM CREATIVELY AS A TESTED, WINNING WEAPON

To understand and to struggle for these great tasks means to defend and to affirm maoism, not as a simple ideological option, but as a tested, winning weapon: that is, to defend and to affirm the practical advances of our science, and the outcomes of its application on concrete reality; that is, to defend and to affirm the new opportunities for victory they open for all the parties and organisations in our countries; that is, to defend and to affirm the opportunity of building international unity among marxist-leninist-maoist communists on the basis of tested maoism, a maoism open to the lessons and contributions coming out of the developments of people‘s war in Nepal, Turkey, India, the Philippines, etc.

To deny these tasks is to deny the decisive weapon to form and develop revolutionary marxist-leninist-maoist parties, parties built to prepare, initiate and develop people‘s war, not on the basis of an abstract orthodoxy, not as a pure emanation of an international central owner of this, but as a fighting machine, firmly united on an advanced ideological basis, armed with a specific thought and led by a verified leadership.

To deny these tasks is to deny the only basis on which the struggle/unity process can advance to unify the communists on a world scale, neither in an eclectic-principled aggregation, nor in a forum of permanent debate, but as an organised force — a structured force on the most ideologically and organisationally advanced basis now existing, the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement, a force forged by the generalisation of the most advanced, tested experiences and by the most relentless struggle against the most sophisticated forms of contemporary revisionism and opportunism.

G. GIVE NEW IMPULSES TO THE DEFENSE OF CHAIRMAN GONZALO

Therefore, to take up once again the defence of Chairman Gonzalo is today very urgent, also because many of those who mobilised themselves to defend the life of Chairman Gonzalo after his arrest then let this flag drop, in objective continuity with doubts about his position brought about by maneuvers and hoaxes of the enemy and by positions of the revisionist and capitulationist black line of „peace agreements“.

They have not understood that to struggle against opportunism and revisionism, to defend the people‘s war in Peru, the Party leading it, its great communist leadership and its thought, are a single unity and to desert the consequent tasks means to push backwards the struggle to unify the marxist-leninist-maoist communists on a world scale, to push backwards the struggle to form and develop genuine revolutionary marxist-leninist-maoist parties.

DEFEND CHAIRMAN GONZALO‘S LIFE, LEADER OF THE PARTY AND THE REVOLUTION!

LONG LIVE THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU!

LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE‘S WAR!

UNITE UNDER MAOISM!

H. FORWARD WITH THE FOUNDING OF MARXIST-LENINIST-MAOIST PARTIES

Comrades,

We are going to end our intervention by giving an account of ideological and practical leaps brought about to our organisation by our work to support the people‘s war in Peru, the Communist Party of Peru, Chairman Gonzalo and his thought.

Since we formed Red Worker as a pre-party organisation, around the mid-1980s, we characterised ourselves by the persistence with which we made the internationalist campaigns to support revolutionary maoist forces and struggles in the world, mainly the Communist Party of Peru and the people‘s war it leads, not only a constant of our work but also an element of our own identity, a line of demarcation within the camp of revolutionaries in our country, to the point that the bourgeois press, that usually ignores us, once wrote about us, calling us the „Italian Shining Path“.

All this reflects our understanding of the fight to form a proletarian revolutionary party in Italy as a part of the international struggle process to build the unity of the communists on a world scale on the most advanced as possible ideological and political basis — that, today, is marxism-leninism-maoism, mainly maoism, with the contributions of Chairman Gonzalo on the universality of people’s war and on the concept of the militarised party; that, for us, means to build the Party in order to begin the people‘s war.

A people‘s war deeply-rooted to the organised worker masses in the Cobas. A people‘s war as a renewal of heroic anti-fascist Resistance partisan warfare and as critical summation of the most advanced experience of armed struggle in an imperialist country.

This is an extraordinary weapon, comrades, that can turn dwarves into giants.

I. A GREAT DECISION

Comrades,

We are proud of announcing here that our work has yielded its fruits. On this basis we advanced in the effort to apply to the concrete Italian conditions, to work out the first nuclei of a specific thought, as a result of the concrete experience in leading class struggle in our country, of the summing up the experience of the Italian communist movement, of analysing the structure and the role of Italian imperialism in the actual context of the world situation.

A small, firmly ideologically united and consistently organised group is today able to develop a great leap aimed at a new beginning of revolutionary warfare in the heart of a European imperialist country.

Comrades,

Here we announce that the Italian marxist-leninist-maoists will conclude, in this year, their march toward the formation of the Party, giving life to the Maoist Communist Party!

LONG LIVE THE MAOIST COMMUNIST PARTY!

LONG LIVE THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU!

LONG LIVE THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF TURKEY (MARXIST-LENINIST)!

LONG LIVE PROLETARIAN INTERNATIONALISM!

PEOPLE‘S WAR UNTIL COMMUNISM!

September 1999
COMMUNIST ORGANIZATION RED WORKER

6. SPEECH BY THE REVOLUTIONARY PROLETARIAN FEMINIST MOVEMENT

As comrades and women, we have to enthusiastically hail the role that thousands of women are playing, showing heroism and resolution within the people‘s wars in Peru, Nepal and Turkey, etc. We express our full revolutionary solidarity and support to the very many women who, in the revolutionary and mainly in the marxist-leninist-maoist organizations, show an extraordinary determination, fighting in the front lines, carrying out the strongest forms of resistance against those political-economic regimes and systems that often practice on the women themselves the fiercest repression, tortures and every kind of cruelty.

Both outside and inside the prisons, within the revolutionary struggles and people‘s wars, women bring evidence of being able to express a determination, heroism and a revolutionary radicalism that has no comparison. All this is the proof that the women‘s role is not only important but rather decisive and necessary in a revolutionary perspective.

The analysis of conditions in our and other imperialist countries, together with the historical summation of also recent movements and the teachings we have to draw from the past struggles and revolutions, inevitably leads us to state that a Party that really wants to be revolutionary, cannot put the female question in a back seat, reducing it into an appendix of the class struggle, as a merely superstructural problem.

At the same time, an irreplaceable lesson that we draw from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution is that no revolution really can be such without a „revolution in the revolution“ that shakes off all the material and ideological fetters that determine still today the condition of double oppression of the proletarian women all over the world.

In the same way, examples of both past and present show us what revolutionary importance the role of the women has in the revolutionary struggle and people’s wars, when the double oppression consciousness changes into rebellion.

In Italy, like in other imperialist countries, we witness the further outbreak of women‘s oppression, a return to a modern Middle Ages, that, in various forms and using scientific ideological and cultural tools, re-propose to women a reality of inferiority and subordination. They are aiming at the central position of family, the usual cage of oppression and mistreatment; they are launching anti-abortion campaigns, agitating the most backward Christian fundamentalist values; they are legalizing sexual violence; they are leaving women out of the labour market, in which women are doomed to super-exploitation, unemployment, precariousness, „black jobs“, and blackmail.

We speak about a Revolutionary Proletarian Feminist Movement

While we use the word feminism we are conscious how much misused and at the same time misunderstood it can be within the revolutionary and marxist-leninist-maoist movement, where this word is often unpopular and opposed because of the bourgeois and reformist features it has been assuming over the years. However, for us to speak about feminism means to state that the leading role and the revolutionary determination of women are necessary and they cannot be set aside.

When we say feminism, we raise and claim all the hard struggle, the rebellion, the breakthroughs that women have had and have to carry out against the actual exploiting and oppressive bourgeois system. We speak about feminism because there will not be emancipation for the proletarians without a deep-rooted revolution in the role of women; there will not be revolution without liberation… without the breaking off of all shackles.

We speak about proletarian feminism, in opposition of the various forms of bourgeois and small-bourgeois feminism. We know that are the material conditions, the class they belong to, that distinguishes individuals more than their gender. We do not believe a female specificity exists as an abstract problem of gender, prescribing the real social-economical conditions that materially determine their existences.

Unlike bourgeois women, proletarian women have no interest in maintaining the present state of things unchanged, to carve out seats, rights and opportunities inside bourgeois society.

We speak about revolutionary proletarian feminism because there can not be any achievement for women through reforms that leave the structure and production relationships in the bourgeois society unchanged. The liberation/emancipation of women has to be achieved within the deep-rooted revolutionary transformation of society by means of class struggle.

The Revolutionary Proletarian Feminist Movementis a weapon so that women advance and integrate themselves in constituting the Maoist Communist Party as a party of a new type, and in revolutionary warfare as powerful force of liberation. The development of Revolutionary Proletarian Feminist Movement is the application of marxism-leninism-maoism to the concrete reality of the women’s movement in an imperialist country. The Revolutionary Proletarian Feminist Movement is a weapon of the „revolution in the revolution“ to defeat the imperialist beast and the revisionist reformism and to advance toward socialism and communism.

GLORY TO COMRADE NORAH!

GLORY TO ALL THE WOMEN MARTYRS OF REVOLUTION!

UNCHAIN THE FURY OF WOMEN AS A POWERFUL FORCE OF THE REVOLUTION!

LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTIONARY PROLETARIAN FEMINIST MOVEMENT!

TO REBEL IS JUSTIFIED!

LONG LIVE THE PROLETARIAN WORLD REVOLUTION!

LONG LIVE THE MAOIST COMMUNIST PARTY!

7. LET‘S CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHINESE REVOLUTION

October 1st, 1949, exactly 50 years ago, Chairman Mao Tse-tung proclaimed the birth of the People‘s Republic of China, thus stating the victory of the revolution he led. It is an event of tremendous historic significance for the proletariat and the oppressed peoples of the whole world.

With the Chinese revolution, a country of 700,000,000 people liberated itself from the yoke of imperialist semi-colonial oppression and from semi-feudal social relations; a victorious people‘s war lasting 20 years that demonstrated in deeds how the most powerful weapons, better trained armies, military and economic support from the imperialist countries and the force and weight of traditions, can do nothing against the masses who — through the instrument of a people‘s army guided by a communist party armed with a strong marxist-leninist ideology enlightened by the leadership of Mao Tse-tung — lifted themselves from the condition of oppressed and exploited people and „made history“.

Today, 50 years after the Chinese revolution, we are here to affirm and celebrate the universal value of its results and teachings.

Today, like yesterday, we cannot accept opinions that don‘t see the relationship of continuation and development between the Chinese revolution and the October revolution and the 3rd International. It is a continuation, because the Chinese revolution would not have been possible without the birth of the Communist Party of China in 1921, as a marxist revolutionary party of a new type, marxist-leninist, on the example set forth by the Communist Party of Russia (Bolshevik) which, under Lenin‘s guidance, was able to defeat all the opportunist and extremist tendencies inside Russian marxism. At the same time, it breaks with the ideological degeneration of the European socialist parties that led the 2nd International to political bankruptcy, thus gaining the vanguard of the Russian proletariat and popular masses, building the strategy and tactics that led the same masses through the February, 1917, revolution (in which power was taken by the bourgeoisie) to the red and proletarian October revolution.

The most advanced vanguard of the Chinese proletariat and masses understood that, in the age of imperialism, there was no way out for the movement started by the students on May, 1919, except for the one leading to the overthrow of the old semi-colonial/semi-feudal social relations, produced by the state of dependency of China on imperialism, and the linkage with the most radical breakout from the world order of the time (i.e. Soviet Russia). We can say that the Communist Party of China was born and developed along the path charted by the October revolution and the 3rd International, that, under Lenin’s guidance, was working for the build-up of communist parties as parts of a single world communist party for the development of the proletarian world revolution while breaking with the old ideas of the 2nd International on national liberation.

The victorious Chinese revolution in 1949 came to break the attempts of imperialism to encircle the newly born socialist camp, guided at the time by the Soviet Union under Stalin‘s leadership. The Chinese revolution was, in fact, enlarging the socialist camp, bringing to it a huge part of Asia and the great masses of the Chinese people, creating conditions for new victories in Korea and Indochina, thus inspiring the proletariat of the whole world, showing that socialist revolution was a concrete tendency in the world, that socialist revolution was developing while imperialism was on the defensive, that socialist revolution could really win against imperialism, which was showing, more and more every day, its real nature (i.e. that of a „paper tiger“), in spite of its powerful atomic weapons.

With the Chinese revolution, the proletarians and the oppressed peoples of the world gained two formidable weapons for their struggle against imperialism: people‘s war and new democratic revolution — weapons forged through the summations of Chairman Mao, tested through the practice and the revolutionary experience of the Chinese people. These weapons marked the history of the national liberation movements of the oppressed peoples, accelerating and opening the road for the destruction of colonialism through armed liberation struggles in Asia, Africa and Latin America, powerfully contributing to the anti-imperialist offensive that took place in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, having its highest point in the war of Vietnam‘s liberation.

We can say, without a doubt, that the Chinese revolution, under Mao Tse-tung‘s guidance, changed the balance of power of the world in favour of the proletariat and of the oppressed peoples.

LONG LIVE THE CHINESE REVOLUTION!

LONG LIVE MARXISM-LENINISM-MAOISM!

A. THE UNIVERSAL VALUE OF THE CHINESE REVOLUTION

Mao was able to solve, in practice, as a summation of the Chinese revolutionary experience, the problem of the dialectical relationship between national liberation and proletarian revolution through new democratic revolution as a stage between anti-imperialist revolution and socialist construction. He was able to solve the problem of the achievement of proletarian party leadership in a semi-colonial/semi-feudal society, transforming the great masses of the poor peasants into the ocean in which the revolutionary fish could swim. He was able to solve the problem of which strategy to use for the revolutionary struggle in a principally agricultural country through the theory and practice of protracted people‘s war, building red support bases and surrounding the cities from the countryside. But this was not all. Mao was able to participate, side by side, with the Soviet Union, then guided by Comrade Stalin, in the international struggle against fascism, that had its specific Asiatic version in Japanese imperialistic expansionism, solving, at the same time, the problem of the united front with non-communist forces, or anti-communist forces such as the Kuomintang, preserving the independence of the Communist Party of China and of its red support bases; he thus avoiding the mistakes committed, for example, by the Communist Parties of France and Italy that, at the end of the 2nd World War, were thrown out of government even though they carried the heaviest load in the armed struggle against fascism. Mao was thus able to continue revolution through to victory on a much greater mass base after Kuomintang‘s treachery.

The Chinese revolution is a revolution of tremendous historical significance. Its teachings are of universal value. This is the flag that we raise today against today‘s China that, by mean of the State coup of 1976, allowed the black line of the capitalist roaders inside the Communist Party of China to take power and wipe out Mao and his revolution, and has again dragged the Chinese proletariat and the Chinese masses into the hell of exploitation and oppression. This is the flag that we raise against imperialism which, due to the failure of revisionism and to the fall of the stronghold of the proletariat that was red China, again is depicting itself as an invincible iron tiger, strong from his weapons and from the bloody will to use them. The Chinese revolution is the flag we raise against opportunists and false communists that reject the lessons of the Chinese revolution, closing themselves within the vicious circle of revisionism disguised as „new ways“ reproducing utopian ideas, theories and practices already defeated by the historical experience of the proletariat; „new ways“ that put a mask on imperialist capitalism and put their upholders at its orders. The Chinese revolution is the flag that we raise against the current leadership of the national liberation movements (such as EZLN, PKK, FARC) that are now proving their incapacity to solve even the most basic problems of national liberation. By rejecting the Chinese revolution, by rejecting people‘s war, by rejecting the leadership of the communist party in the united front they are a cause of defeat for their own people.

LONG LIVE PEOPLE‘S WAR!

LONG LIVE MARXISM-LENINISM-MAOISM!

B. UPHOLD MARXISM-LENINISM-MAOISM

We are opposed to those who are going to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chinese revolution as a noble event of the past, an icon from history to remember — sometimes even with nostalgia — and to confine it to museums, casting aside its living revolutionary content, the lessons for today. Today, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chinese revolution means, for us, to develop more and more the struggle to assert marxism-leninism-maoism, mainly maoism as the third and higher stage of marxism-leninism, as the ideological basis of the proletarian world revolution.

Maoism has developed as the third and higher stage of marxism-leninism on the basis of the teachings of the Chinese revolution, but this goes beyond the victory of 1949. It developed in the leap from the new democratic revolution to the socialist revolution, when Mao summed up the historic experience of socialist construction in the USSR, highlighting its limits and contradictions, already emerging at the time of Stalin, who talked about them in his last writings. Mao charted a new path starting from his speech „On the Ten Major Relationships“ through to the building of people‘s communes in the countryside and the Great Leap Forward.

Maoism has developed in the world struggle against Khruschev‘s modern revisionism, denouncing the fall of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Soviet Union into the hands of capitalist roaders and polemicizing against the servants of revisionism from Tito to Togliatti to Thorez. At that time red China was transformed into the stronghold of the proletarian world revolution, defending marxism-leninism from the distortions set up by modern revisionists, holding up the flag of liberation struggles and the proletarian world revolution, concretely supporting the movements fighting imperialism while launching the call to build up a new international communist movement based on new marxist-leninist communist parties to oppose revisionism; in this way building an alternative to the capitulation to imperialism proposed by Khrushchev and his followers in the name of „peaceful coexistence“, which consisted of the denial of the struggle against the class enemy because of the atomic threat, and on the theory of the State of the whole people and the party of the whole people, in opposition to the Party of the proletariat and the State of the proletariat.

Maoism has developed, first and foremost, with the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, the greatest storming of the heavens by the proletariat since the Paris Commune and October revolution. At the basis of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution stands Mao‘s summation of the historic experience of proletarian dictatorship in socialist countries. The grasping of the continuation of class struggle in the socialist stage, as a transitional stage between capitalism and communism, due to its inner contradictions: contradictions between base and superstructure, between mental and manual work, between technical functions and political ones, between cities and countryside, between men and women, etc. This socialist stage full of contradictions will inevitably last a long historical period, and during this period the danger of taking the road back to capitalism is a great one. The subjective force capable of this capitalist restoration exists and tends to reproduce throughout the socialist stage: it‘s the new bourgeoisie that, because of all the contradictions of the socialist stage, tends to reproduce in the managing mechanisms of the state and, first and foremost, in the same Party through which the proletariat exercises its dictatorship on the other classes. The new bourgeoisie inside the party tends to build itself up as a black line ready to overthrow proletarian leadership and to substitute it. Against the black line and capitalist restoration there is no other weapon than class struggle carried consciously on by the proletariat and the masses to defend the red line. Mao gave practical answers to this summation calling the masses to rise up against the capitalist roaders who were conquering the Communist Party of China.

During the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, millions of youth, proletarians and women rose up, waging a revolutionary struggle against capitalist roaders inside the Party, upholding the interests and will of the vast socialist masses. They upheld the firsthand conquest in practice of proletarian dictatorship, raising their class-consciousness, learning to use marxism-leninism-maoism as a weapon able to prevent for a decade capitalist restoration, transforming it into a basis to remodel the international people‘s struggles.

Through all of these passages maoism has developed as the third and higher stage of communist thought, as a theory coming from practice and tested in practice, as the way out from the crisis of the international communist movement and the necessary ground for its new strategic offensive, as the guide for the new great wave of the proletarian world revolution. While the decomposition of imperialism gets deeper and revolution becomes once again the main tendency amidst big and complicated wars, to be marxist today means being marxist-leninist-maoist. Those who refuse maoism as the third and higher stage of communist thought are transforming Marx and Lenin into useless icons with no revolutionary content at all.

Anyway, to call ourselves maoists is not sufficient to put maoism in command. This will happen only if maoism will walk with the legs of concrete subjects: an international communist movement developing on a world scale through the struggle to build a new Communist International, communist parties of a new type, i.e. marxist-leninist-maoist, proceeding from the transformation of existing marxist-leninist parties or new ones; and, finally, by upholding people‘s war as the universal road to proletarian revolution.

To put Maoism in command means, again, to stand resolutely against all its enemies: the revisionists, who refuse to make a historical summation of the Soviet Union from Khrushchev to Gorbachev or, feeling like orphans of the Soviet power, carry on peace accords and capitulation in front of imperialism; the Hoxha followers, who lost power in Albania with a complete failure and have flirted with the revisionists the world over opposing the development of revolution and Maoism in every country; the Teng followers who erased all of Mao’s teachings, restoring capitalism and the exploitation of the Chinese masses. All of these tendencies are bankrupt and have transformed themselves into instruments of the ruling classes, or into degenerate leaders of the proletariat and people.

To put maoism in command means refusing the idea that it is possible to work for the rebuilding of the Communist International, simply uniting on an eclectic basis with various communist groups. This is a one cause of confusion, an obstacle on the road for the new international that cannot see the light without the basis of unity of maoism as the third and higher stage of communist thought. Finally, it’s not possible to build new communist parties if not on the basis of marxism-leninism-maoism.

It‘s time to build communist parties of a new type, with the application of marxism-leninism-maoism within the concrete conditions in which the parties are operating — that is, with the development of a specific thought that will allow the class vanguard to swim like fish among the masses of every single country, to penetrate specific contradictions putting this at the service of people‘s war.

Here lies the importance of the lessons that were given to us by Chairman Gonzalo and Chairman Gonzalo‘s thought, who was able to forge a new type of party (i.e. the Communist Party of Peru); a militarized party that took the leadership of Peruvian masses, guiding them in a people‘s war that is reaching its 20th year, that has passed from the strategic defensive to the strategic stalemate, that carries on developing in spite of the capture of Chairman Gonzalo and Comrade Feliciano, overcoming the bend in the road to struggle until victory, until communism.

The example of Chairman Gonzalo and of the Communist Party of Peru enlightens the proletariat and oppressed peoples of the whole world, as we can see with the initiation of the people‘s war in Nepal and with the recent developments of the people‘s war in Turkey, India and on the Philippines. Maoism is taking its leading role in the new great wave of the proletarian world revolution.

LONG LIVE MARXISM-LENINISM-MAOISM, MAINLY MAOISM!

LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN GONZALO‘S THOUGHT!

LONG LIVE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU!

LONG LIVE THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF NEPAL (MAOIST)!

LONG LIVE COMMUNIST PARTY OF TURKEY (MARXIST-LENINIST)!

FORWARD TOWARD THE NEW GREAT WAVE OF THE PROLETARIAN WORLD REVOLUTION!

C. MAOISTS HERE AND NOW

Today marxist-leninist-maoist parties and organisations are united mainly within the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement. The Revolutionary Internationalist Movement represents a concrete step toward the rallying of communists on a world scale, toward a new international. Nevertheless wanting a Revolutionary Internationalist Movement is not enough. It is necessary to put the red line proceeding from its tested experience in the leading role. In the same way we need today communist parties developing people‘s wars and marxist-leninist-maoist organizations that aim for the great leap toward the Party to start new people‘s wars.

In Italy today this programme lives in the great announcement and in the great decision to found, on the 50th anniversary of the Chinese revolution, a new communist party, the Maoist Communist Party, a practical answer to the alignment of the Italian workers movement with the new great wave of the proletarian world revolution.

LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTIONARY INTERNATIONALIST MOVEMENT!

LONG LIVE THE MAOIST COMMUNIST PARTY!

PEOPLE‘S WAR UNTIL COMMUNISM!

September 1999
COMMUNIST ORGANIZATION RED WORKER


1This falsified document was created by the police conspiracy Red Sun under cover of its non-existing „Central Committee of the Communist Party of Peru“.

21st Congress of the Communist Party of Peru: „General Political Line“, 1988.

3Quoted in Central Committee of the Communist Party of Peru: „On Party Building“, 1992.

4Ibid.

5Ibid.

6Ibid.

71st Congress of the Communist Party of Peru: „General Political Line“, 1988.

81st Congress of the Communist Party of Peru: „Fundamental Documents“, 1988.