PEOPLE’S WAR BULLETIN, 25.10.2021

Weekly news bulletin for the people’s wars being waged in the world today

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INTRODUCTION

The people’s war bulletin is currently being reworked to put more concrete emphasis on proletarian internationalism and why the people’s wars in India and the Philippines serve as an inspiration for communists, revolutionaries, progressives, democrats and patriots across the world. Due to this, this week’s bulletin will focus on reproducing recent statements issued by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) (CPI(M)) and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPPh).

We also call on all our readers to keep a vigilant eye out for the exact date of the coming international action day in support of the people’s war in India that the CPI(M) has announced as a response to the largest reactionary military offensive the people’s war has faced in years: Prahaar 3. Action days like these, besides the concrete support they provide, must be used by all genuine revolutionaries across the world as a means to connect with each other and promote internationalism with substance, replacing empty words with actual debate on the tasks at hand.

SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S WAR IN INDIA!

THE OLD STATE’S ARMED GANGS WILL BITE OUT THEIR
TEETH ON THE POWER OF THE INDIAN PEOPLE!

INDIA

The CPI(M) has issued two statements in the past few weeks: one on Prahaar 3 and the coming action day

and one call for a bandh in response to the old Indian state’s most recent act of terror, a car massacre of four farmers and a journalist in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the ongoing peasant struggles against widespread land privatization laws:

“CPI (Maoist) Calls For Bandh On October 17 in 4 States in firm support of the farmers and laborers and would continue to support their demand for a rollback of the three contentious farm laws introduced by the Narendra Modi government

Ranchi District, October 13, 2021: The CPI (Maoist) has condemned the killing of peaceful protesting farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district in the strongest possible words, calling upon the people at large to introspect and support its call for a bandh in four states — Bihar, Jharkhand, North Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh — on October 17.

Issuing a press statement on Tuesday, spokesperson for Bihar-Jharkhand-North Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh Simant Regional Committee of the CPI (Maoist), Comrade Manas, said they are standing in firm support of the farmers and laborers and would continue to support their demand for a rollback of the three contentious farm laws introduced by the Narendra Modi government.

“There is an urgent need that the law-abiding and peace-loving citizens of the country introspect their role at a time when the elected Modi and Yogi Adityanath governments are unleashing terror on the people to give more power to the corporate. Should we remain sitting ducks waiting for the kind of genocide that occurred in Lahimpur-Kheri on October 3 or should we strive towards establishing new democracy by strengthening people’s war and empowering base areas for self rule?” Comrade Manas asked.

“Four farmers were crushed under a speeding jeep by the minister’s son Ashish Mishra and several others were injured. A crowd cannot remain calm after such a heinous crime and in reaction the driver and other goons on board the killer car were attacked and killed. Only a mentally unstable person or members of the killer gang can have sympathy for them,” the release read.

Exempting emergency services like milk, water, medicines, ambulance and fire brigade from the bandh purview, the CPI (Maoist) have called upon all sections of society to join them in the daylong strike and demonstrate people’s power.

“If people do not have militia they have nothing and likewise if people don’t have political power they are worth nothing”, Comrade Manas said, asking the people to remember these lines.”

Protesting Indian peasants and supporters during a nationwide bandh on the 27th of September this year.

THE PHILIPPINES

The CPPh has published their most recent issue of the main party organ “The Country”, which we reproduce as well.