Peru People’s Movement: “Long Live the 1st of May, International Day of the Class!”

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

LONG LIVE THE 1ST OF MAY, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE CLASS!

VICTORIOUS ADVANCE OF THE PEOPLE‘S WAR IN PERU THROUGH THE ALL-ROUND AND BRILLIANT COMPLETION OF THE 3RD CAMPAIGN OF THE 6TH MILITARY PLAN!

Peru People‘s Movement
01.05.1995

The New FlagTranslated and reproduced by
The Red Flag

LONG LIVE THE 1ST OF MAY, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE CLASS!

[…] the Manifesto has become a historical document which we have no longer any right to alter.“

PREFACE TO THE GERMAN EDITION OF 1872 OF THE
„MANIFESTO OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY“
Marx and Engels
24.06.1872

The ‚Communist Manifesto‘ is the programme of the communists.“

DISCUSSION BASIS
Chairman Gonzalo
1986

The 1st of May is synonymous with the struggle of the international proletariat and the peoples of the world. It is the day of the class, the day of the international proletariat, it is the day of the reaffirmation of the international proletariat in its indeclinable struggle for people‘s democracy, socialism, cultural revolutions and the final goal: forever shining communism, the society without social classes, the society of eternal harmony, of abundance, of the multifaceted development of individuals, where work becomes the first vital necessity and the slogan: From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs, is fulfilled. In communism, as Chairman Gonzalo says: „Either we all enter or nobody enters“, that is our goal and we will conquer it with a world people‘s war led by the communist parties, commanded by maoism. Communism, which will leave behind the pre-history of humanity to pass to a society without classes, without State, without borders, without armies, without dictatorship, without democracy, without parties, without any power that stands above the masses.

The international proletariat has been assuming the historical task of rebuilding the communist parties that were destroyed by the contemporary revisionism of Khrushchev and his followers (from Brezhnev to Teng). This historical task, indispensable to be able to lead the peoples of the world in the new great wave of the proletarian world revolution that we are entering today, to confront the third world war that the same contenders of the two previous world wars are preparing today with people‘s war and to put an end to imperialism.

Without a party the class cannot assume its historical role of conquering power for the proletariat and the people in a country, and without communist parties it will not be possible to put an end to imperialism. This task of rebuilding the communist parties that were destroyed by contemporary revisionism is a struggle precisely against the revisionists. The conditions for refounding the international communist movement, where the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement is a step forward, are excellent, but in the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement errors of directorship and line must be corrected. Today revisionism has entered into total and complete bankruptcy and the general counterrevolutionary offensive led by the United States, has already reached its peak and is beginning to decay, crashing against the new great wave of the proletarian world revolution which is irresistible and no force in the world will be able to contain it. Today the imperialists, mainly U.S. imperialism, want to divide up the world as loot. However, today also the revolution is the main historical and political trend and will be even more so, this is what must be seen, centered on the world people‘s war and not on the imperialist world war.

U.S. imperialism in its role of sole hegemonist and great gendarme is in essence a giant with feet of clay and with growing problems. And it is like the other former revisionist superpower that went into disintegration, the same fate awaits the arrogant U.S. imperialism that struts and dreams of a Roman peace, although its tentacles are not enough to contain the struggles of the masses, of the proletariat and the peasantry and of the peoples of the world who are rising more and more in rebellion. Never in the history of the world have we seen so many struggles of all kinds as today and even more, on the five continents. Thus, it is more and more confirmed that revolution is the main historical and political trend in the world and will be even more so. There is no place in the world where the contest between revolutionary violence and counterrevolutionary violence is not present. What happened to their hullabaloo? Were they not jumping up and down about the supposed „superiority of capitalism“, the „expiration of marxism“, the „failure of socialism“ and other nonsense? Did they not say, perhaps, that capitalism had found the solution to the economic crises?

They continue to insist on the already failed „liberalism“ today in its version of „neoliberalism“ which advocates „market economy“, „privatizations“, „individualism and competitiveness at all costs“, „export economy“ which is leading to a trade war between the different industrial powers and at the same time is leading the masses to unsustainable levels of hunger, unemployment, even within the powers and superpowers themselves. Can we allow this? No, no way, we must put an end to them, enough of imperialist exploitation and oppression, world people‘s war is the order of the day.

The struggle for vindication is necessary, for without the daily struggle for wages and conditions, without that guerrilla warfare on the trade union level to prevent capital from driving wages below the physical minimum, the class „would be degraded to a formless mass of starving men“ broken with no possibility of redemption. (Marx.) The point is that the struggle for daily demands serves the preparation or development of the people‘s war, as Chairman Mao teaches us, before the beginning of the people‘s war everything must serve to prepare it and once it has begun everything must serve to develop it.

They have trafficked and continue to traffic to the maximum with the total and complete bankruptcy of revisionism presenting the defeat of revisionism as the defeat of socialism, when they know very well that what has failed is revisionism and not socialism, because they know very well that capitalism was restored in the Soviet Union from the revisionist coup of Khrushchev, and in China from the coup of Teng Hsiao-ping. They have made lint out of the stinking rags of their revisionist agents in order to discredit communism and the communists. They now realize the danger posed to imperialism by the fact that their revisionist agents, in essence capitulationists, are today totally and completely bankrupt. The field is clearing and today things are clearer and open the way for many revolutionaries and communists to find it easier to regroup.

Moreover, the more the army of the hungry grows, the greater the possibility of scientifically organizing poverty, the greater the possibility of reaching the depths of the masses, the greater the possibility of sweeping away revisionism and opportunism and the more difficult it is to deceive the masses.

1. THE PEOPLE‘S WAR IN PERU CONTINUES ADVANCING
LONG LIVE THE 3RD CAMPAIGN, ALL-ROUND AND BRILLIANT COMPLETION!

To illustrate the resounding and brilliant success of the 3rd Campaign and to see how and why it has been a devastating campaign with which the enemy has been crushed forcefully, let‘s look at some of the most important actions (from „Some Questions On National Politics“, January ‘95).

AYACUCHO ZONAL COMMITTEE: Between August and November of last year, applying the counter-campaign with active defense, with people‘s war, 100 troops of the genocidal armed forces were annihilated in 6 ambushes and other military actions.

HUALLAGA REGIONAL COMMITTEE: In the same period 58 elements of the armed and police forces were annihilated, in addition to the actions of purging counterrevolutionaries, infiltrators and traitors. Subsequently, continuing the ambushes, assaults and harassment, the Previsto ambush stands out, where 100 paramilitary forces were annihilated.

CANGALLO-FAJARDO ZONAL COMMITTEE: The people‘s war was strong, developing the taking of towns, annihilation of informers, razing, annihilation of snitches who acted against the people and as agents of the enemy, and highlighting the ambush of Chumbilla where a military convoy was attacked, inflicting 7 casualties.

NORTHERN REGIONAL COMMITTEE: Taking of villages, razing, annihilation of police officers, old authorities and assault to the police post of Algormarca in Cajabamba, demolishing it completely and totally.

MID-NORTH REGIONAL COMMITTEE: The bellicose action continues unceasingly, with incursions and seizure of towns that have shaken the reaction.

METROPOLITAN REGIONAL COMMITTEE: September offensive, car bombs and sabotage: sabotage to the electrical network, annihilation of officers of the police forces, of the national intelligence service and their lackeys of the „Peace Accord“ extensive agitation and propaganda, harassment of police stations, car bombs to two installations of the FAP (Peruvian Air Force), and car bombs against the torturer of SIN Luza, against D‘onofrio (exploiters of workers), the ambush and conquest of FAL rifles in Comas (November), sabotage of ships and financial entities, fires at the commercial chains of the big bourgeoisie, among other actions.

SOUTHERN REGIONAL COMMITTEE: The people‘s war has continued to develop persistently, to which is added the heroic resistance of the prisoners of war who fight the enemy in very difficult conditions, persisting in fighting, mobilizing and producing, converting the dungeon dungeons of reaction into shining trenches of combat, whatever the traitors say, the human lumps who propagate the „peace accord“, faithful servants of U.S. imperialism.

2. REAFFIRM THE BASIS OF PARTY UNITY
PREPARE THE STRATEGIC OFFENSIVE BY BUILDING THE CONQUEST OF POWER!
FUJIMORI‘S SCANDALOUS ELECTORAL FRAUD

As foreseen, the April 9th elections, instead of „legitimizing“ Fujimoori, have completely and totally delegitimized him. The whole world has seen the images on television of the seizure of the falsified ballots. The treacherous fraud of the genocidal and homeland selling dictatorship is on everyone‘s lips. But that is not all, the most important thing is to analyze the figures and extract the political implications. Because what happened in previous elections is true: first they spread the idea of „split in the Shining Path“, „surrender“, „repentance“ and other lies. Then they present the boycott as a general impediment to the elections throughout the country. Then the elections are held and they say „the Shining Path is the biggest loser“, today they add „the country has been pacified“, „the faceless judges are no longer needed“, etc. Then the figures appear and we see the formidable advance of the Party and the people‘s war, above all and mainly in the countryside.

Let us look at the following tables (pay special attention to the emphasized!).

ABSTENTIONS

Registered11,369,570100%
Not voting3,504,05230.82%
Voting7,865,51869.18%

BLANK AND INVALID VOTES

Votes7,865,518100%
Blank and invalid votes4,681,91959.5%
Valid votes3,183,59940.5%

PERCENTAGE OF INVALID VOTES (3,183,518 = 100%)

Cambio 90 (Fujimori)2,046.09964.3%
UPP (Perez de Cueiiar)700,37422.0%
United Left15,9180.5%
Others579,75313.2%

ABSOLUTE NUMBERS IN RELATION TO ALL REGISTERED TO VOTE

Total registered11,369,570100%
Abstentions3,504,05230.82%
Blank, invalid and lost4,681,63941.18%
Fujimori + Voter fraud2,046,52218.0%
Perez de Cuellar and others1,137,49910.0%

The computations were done based on information from Caretas, 20.04.1995 (Internet)

Note: It is said that the invalid ballots had the text written on them: „Defend Chairman Gonzalo‘s life!“ (very telling).

From the general results we can see in the first place that the historical trend of increasing absenteeism has strengthened. This time the non-voters reached the figure of 30%, which added to the null and blank votes is much more than the half that openly rejects the election system.

On the other hand we see the growing polarization of Peruvian society both in society as a whole and within reaction and finally we see the total debacle of the reactionary parties, especially revisionism and the APRA, all this is very good for the revolution and expresses the approach to the revolutionary crisis (the moment in which the insurrections will begin) promoted by the people‘s war and led by the Communist Party of peru.

In synthesis: the success of the boycott tactic, the greater polarization of the class struggle, and the debacle of the parties, especially of revisionism and the APRA, tainted from end to end by fraud with international scandal, characterize the April 9th elections and have led to a greater rottenness of their entire parliamentary system with ever clearer manifestations of new fascism. The successful boycott, at the highest level in the history of Peru, of the April 9th elections shows the advance of the people‘s war of liberation.

3. THE CONFLICT WITH ECUADOR

The capitulationist Fujimori is handling the problem with Ecuador according to the plans of U.S. imperialism. Peru runs the risk of being divided. This border problem that comes from the last century, from the time of Bolivar‘s Greater Colombia, generated a war in ‘41 and as a result the Rio de Janeiro protocol was signed where Peru ceded thousands of square kilometers, then the milestones were placed with the exception of 78 km. But the problem today is that the U.S. wants to use border problems not only to exploit the natural resources in the border areas but fundamentally wants to open holes for the entry of troops against the people‘s war in Peru and against the Peruvian and Ecuadorian people, that is why the slogan of the Party is very correct and timely: „Peruvian and Ecuadorian people, unite and fight frontally against U.S. imperialism and the domestic reaction!“

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

The new great wave of the proletarian world revolution is beginning to unfold, it is irresistible and no force in the world will be able to contain it. All this in the midst of the general bankruptcy of contemporary revisionism and in the most outdated and sinister moment of the process of the inexorable collapse of imperialism.

The general counterrevolutionary offensive led by U.S. imperialism has reached its apex and is beginning to decline! Now what is growing is the marxist counteroffensive in the beginnings of a new great wave of the proletarian world revolution. That is so, because every process develops by waves, descents and ascents each time higher and higher, which lead to the triumph of the new, as is the case of the world proletarian revolution. They are waves of ever deeper ups and downs, which will lead to the definitive collapse of imperialism. The new always prevails over the old, that is the incontrovertible historical tendency, and that is expressed today more and more clearly, the old is bursting everywhere. But the tendency to revolution is not only historical but also political, and that depends on the transforming action of man and that has to do with the forms of organization and struggle, with all those that are necessary, but principally of the people‘s war, of the three instruments and of the Party as the axis of everything.

DEFEND CHAIRMAN GONZALO‘S LIFE!

LONG LIVE MAOISM!

LONG LIVE MARXISM-LENINISM-MAOISM, GONZALO THOUGHT!

LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE‘S LIBERATION WAR IN PERU!

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

LONG LIVE THE 1ST OF MAY!

LONG LIVE THE PROLETARIAN WORLD REVOLUTION!

01.05.1995
PERU PEOPLE‘S MOVEMENT