Huallaga Base, Communist Party of Peru: “Struggle Implacably Against Capitulation! Unmask and Liquidate the Traitors! Unmask and Crush the Psychological Warfare Campaign of the Reactionary Fascists!”

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


Huallaga Base
Communist Party of Peru

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The conclusion reached by all patriotic political parties and groups and by all our patriotic fellow-countrymen was: „To fight is to survive, not to fight is to perish.“ The conclusion reached by all the capitulationists was: „To fight is to perish, not to fight is to survive.“

[…] Their respective positions remain the same: the conclusion of the resistance war group is „to fight is to survive, to make peace is to perish“; the conclusion of the peace group is „to make peace is to survive, to fight is to perish“.

The former comprises all patriotic parties and all patriots and they make up the great majority of the nation, while the latter, that is the capitulationists, constitutes only a small wavering minority within the anti-Japanese front. Consequently, the peace group has to resort to lying propaganda, and, above all, to anti-Communist propaganda. For example, it has fabricated and released a spate of false news, false reports, false documents and false resolutions. […]

We Communists openly proclaim that, at all times, we stand with those who favour continuing the war and resolutely oppose those who favour making peace.

Chairman Mao Tse-tung
„Oppose Capitulationist Activity“, June 30, 1939


We Communists and revolutionaries can commit errors and injustices, and in fact we often make mistakes, but these mistakes are in the course of struggling for the sake of serving the people and our Party that leads the just cause of the People’s War with all our hearts.

If someone has had an error or injustice committed against them, we are prepared to indemnify the harm caused but in some cases, are these reasons that they flee in cowardice and throw themselves into the arms of our worst fascist enemies, to cry …, and convert to miserable traitors, „repentants“, knives against the Party, the people, the revolution? No, this is not a valid reason. It is that at heart they have changed position; don’t forget that the class struggle between the bourgeoisie and proletariat exists, hence they take the bourgeoisie’s position and because of that they decide to take the dark path of treason and serve the counterrevolution. This proves that they were never what they said they were, „Communist“, „revolutionaries“, these were only phrases coming out of their mouths. The revolution always charges each of us with choosing which side we are on; all revolutionary processes have been like this, and for that reason it doesn’t and shouldn’t surprise us that there are capitulators and traitors.

Our Party is undergoing reorganization and these problems are part of the purging of our organization. We are now applying a better selection of cadres, commanders, and commissars. Thus in general we are correcting the errors of the past. The people should know how to identify them and distinguish between a consistent and an infiltrated careerist or an opportunist or an enemy infiltrator of the enemy or revisionism. Know them well, not only by what they say but also by their deeds, by their daily practice in politics, in war, in guarding to defend and resolve the problems and needs of the people, etc. If they don’t fulfil their role as a true revolutionary then they should be immediately criticized, unmasked and denounced by the respective channels with the goal being that the Party take relevant measures. Thus we shall have a better control both from above and below. Furthermore what is more important to avert these problems, we should, on one hand, internally in our Party organizations, the People’s Liberation Army, the Front-New State and among the people in general, reinforce the study of our politics, our Basis of Party Unity, and on the other hand we should liquidate these miserable criminal traitors.

Thus, errors and injustices have a solution, they can be corrected, but never treason. No, treason has no pardon, treason is sanctioned with the death penalty. They are dreaming if they think that they are going to be happy where they are knowing the crime they have committed; sometimes revolutionary justice is late but it arrives, and for these traitors the day shall come when they settle accounts for their crimes. For the rest, let them know very well: Nothing justifies treason!

Therefore, what „justice“ can our fascist and treasonous enemies be talking about? What moral authority do they have to claim „justice“ and thus try to mislead, disorientate, separate and isolate the guerrilla from the people? These are one more psychological campaign by the fascist, die-hard enemies of the Party, the revolution and the people. They aim to win the people with hoaxes, presenting themselves as sheep when in reality they are genocidal wolves. Isn’t this world fouled by this decrepit, bourgeois system unjust? For that reason the oppressed people uphold „It is right to rebel!“, they rise up in arms and shall continue to do so, applying the revolutionary violence to overthrow the old State, all under the leadership of the Party to conquer power and set up a new society without oppressors or exploiters. What do they say about our country, all the past governments in the history of the republic and the current fascist, genocidal and country-selling dictatorship? Isn’t it the case that the in reality the people, after eight long years of waiting are sick of the promises and injustices of this sinister regime which is called „democratic“ but that in essence is fascist (to say nothing of the greatest generalized corruption from Fujimori down to the regime’s last official)? What about these reactionary, fascist, genocidal, country-selling, drug-dealing armed forces? What about the other powers of the old Peruvian State? The list would be long.

From start to finish, you gentlemen are for defending this old order of oppression and exploitation like the fascists you are; while we are for the revolution, for the destruction of their old order, for defending the interests of our people and the Party.

Finally we here once more take up self-criticism for the errors and injustices which as individuals we have committed against the interests of the people or of some persons, and we are always prepared to correct ourselves, because our Party has a just and correct politics. Errors are committed by persons and not by the Party.

Also, we should keep in mind that at all times the reactionaries have the slogan of isolating us from the masses and they use all methods to do so, from deceit to repression, using blackmail and manipulation as they need to. For that reason the struggle shall be hard. Mistakes we have committed before have caused much damage and have been used by the reactionaries, and they are using them, and shall continue to do so, for their counterrevolutionary ends. From this comes the demand that we must not affect at any time the interests of the people and that all our actions must have a clear and definite political sense.

Recall what Chairman Mao Tsetung told us: „To Be Attacked by the Enemy Is Not a Bad Thing but a Good Thing“ (May 26, 1939):

I hold that it is bad as far as we are concerned if a person, a political party, an army or a school is not attacked by the enemy, for in that case it would definitely mean that we have sunk to the level of the enemy. It is good if we are attacked by the enemy, since it proves that we have drawn a clear line of demarcation between the enemy and ourselves. It is still better if the enemy attacks us wildly and paints us as utterly black and without a single virtue; it demonstrates that we have not only drawn a clear line of demarcation between the enemy and ourselves but achieved a great deal in our work.




Huallaga Base
Communist Party of Peru