Peru People’s Movement: “Long Live the International Proletariat!”

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

LONG LIVE THE INTERNATIONAL PROLETARIAT!

Peru People‘s Movement
May 1997

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LONG LIVE THE INTERNATIONAL PROLETARIAT!

The people‘s war is developing against wind and tide, in July very successfully concluding the first part of the Great Plan to Build the Conquest of Power!, In Defense of the Leadership, Against the Genocidal Dictatorship!, and laying down foundations for the development of the second part which will be guided by the slogan, OVERCOME THE BEND IN THE ROAD BY DEVELOPING THE PEOPLE‘S WAR!“

OVERCOME THE BEND IN THE ROAD BY DEVELOPING THE PEOPLE‘S WAR!
Central Committee
Communist Party of Peru
September 1995

The Peru People‘s Movement, an organization generated by the Communist Party of Peru, with profound revolutionary fervor and filled with optimism, salutes the international proletariat on its day. Similarly, it makes its wide greetings to people of the world and the oppressed nations that continue and even raise higher their struggles to the death against the oppressive yoke of imperialism which they are subjected to.

1. UPHOLD, DEFEND AND APPLY MARXISM-LENINISM-MAOISM, MAINLY MAOISM, THE ALL-POWERFUL IDEOLOGY OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROLETARIAT

What is maoism? Maoism is the elevation of marxism-leninism to a third, new and higher stage […]“

FUNDAMENTAL DOCUMENTS
1st Congress
Communist Party of Peru
1988

In this struggle to the death against imperialist oppression and exploitation the proletariat, the last and most advanced class in history, assumes more and more its leading role by upholding, defending and above all applying it all-powerful ideology marxism-leninism-maoism, mainly maoism. Thus maoism is showing in practice its condition as the new, third and higher stage of marxism which, when correctly applied to the concrete conditions of each country, will necessarily give rise to a new guiding thought and its organized vanguard, the communist party of a new type. That is, a machine of war, militarized, capable of leading the preparation, the initiation and the development of the people‘s war to our final goal, ever shining communism.

The class, today more than ever, reaffirms itself in its powerful ideology and in the solid truths and the principles established by its great teachers: Marx, Lenin and Chairman Mao Tse-tung. These are truths and principles such as the principle of class struggle for understanding the world and transforming it, violence as the midwife of history, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the necessity of revolutionary transformation of the old society by way of a long historic process, and the necessity of the working class party as the indispensable instrument to fight for the class interests, among others. This latter, the question of the necessity of the communist party, is of paramount importance and the current situation demands we complete this task which is pending in the great majority of countries, imperialist and oppressed alike. As Chairman Mao Tse-tung manifested it in 1948:

If there is to be revolution, there must be a revolutionary party. Without a revolutionary party, without a party built on the marxist-leninist theory and in the Marxist-Leninist revolutionary style, it is impossible to lead the working class and the broad masses of the people in defeating imperialism and its running dogs.“1

The proletariat, clearly conscious of this necessity, struggles unyieldingly to complete it, initiating and developing the processes of founding and/or refounding the communist parties destroyed by modern revisionism which is in total bankruptcy.

The key to this entire process is maoism. And it is Chairman Gonzalo who has defined maoism as the new, third and higher stage of the ideology of the international proletariat and who has established that:

Maoism, embodied in the peoples of the world, marches unstoppably to command the new great wave of the proletarian world revolution.“2

2. REVOLUTION IS THE MAIN HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL TENDENCY AND IT WILL BE SO EVEN MORE
LONG LIVE THE NEW GREAT WAVE OF THE PROLETARIAN WORLD REVOLUTION!

Before the unstoppable advance of the proletarian world revolution, imperialism, revisionism and world reaction initiated and developed a general counterrevolutionary offensive on all levels, intending to conjure away revolution as the main historical and political tendency. This general counterrevolutionary offensive headed by U.S. imperialism as the only hegemonic superpower, in the midst of the general bankruptcy of modern revisionism, has reached its peak and begins to fall, crashing against the new great wave of the proletarian world revolution which begins to unfold; it is irresistible and no force in the world will be able to stop it. Thus imperialism, the last monster, that devourer of men, will be swept off the face of the Earth and along with all its revisionist lackeys and all the reactionaries. Very much opposed to its wishes, what this general counterrevolutionary offensive is achieving is the sharpening of the class struggle at the world level, principally in the oppressed nations but also in the imperialist countries themselves in which the class, the proletariat, is waking up from its lethargy and is mobilizing in defense of its rights and gains grasped over decades of hard struggle, rights and gains which have been paid for with blood, because nothing has ever fallen, or will fall, to the class from the heavens.

Leading this new great wave of the proletarian world revolution and the marxist counteroffensive is the invincible people‘s war in Peru, led by the Communist Party of Peru and its leader Chairman Gonzalo, which continues to march unstoppably towards the conquest of power countrywide and which is showing the path, like a brilliant torch of the proletariat and the peoples of the world.

Similarly, we should highlight that the initiation of the people‘s war in Nepal on the 13th of February, 1996, is one more proof that we find ourselves in a new great wave of the proletarian world revolution and that this signifies a hard blow to imperialism, revisionism and world reaction, and a great victory for the proletariat and the peoples of the world.

It is important to be clear that we find ourselves within the strategic offensive of the proletarian world revolution. What does this mean? Chairman Gonzalo teaches us that in the process of the world revolution which is sweeping imperialism and reaction off the face of the Earth, there are three moments of stages: The first is the strategic defensive which began with the Paris Commune in 1871, the first effort by the proletariat to seize power, which goes up to the 2nd World War. The second moment or stage, the strategic stalemate, is realized around the triumph of the Chinese revolution (1949), the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and the development of the powerful national liberation movement which was unleashed in the oppressed nations against imperialism and reaction. We entered the third stage, the strategic offensive, around 1980 where we could see signs like the Iran-Iraq war, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, the initiation of the people‘s war in Peru, all understood as part and within a complex system of wars of all types in which imperialism and world reaction will drown, and in which socialism will surge. The third stage in which we are unfolding, falling within the „next 50 or 100 years“, an era marked by violence in which all types of wars will be expressed. We can see how the reactionaries are militarizing themselves more and more, militarizing the old states, their economies, developing wars of aggression, trafficking with the struggles of the people, as well as the preparations for a 3rd World War, behind which we see the same contenders of the first two world wars.

Thus, as Chairman Gonzalo would say:

What do we need? We need maoism to be incarnated, and this is happening, that is generate communist parties, to handle and lead this new great wave of the proletarian world revolution which is upon us.“3

3. THE CONQUEST OF POWER DEMANDS THE SWEEPING AWAY OF THE CAPITULATIONIST AND REVISIONIST RIGHT-OPPORTUNIST LINE
OVERCOME THE BEND IN THE ROAD BY DEVELOPING THE PEOPLE‘S WAR!

We can see the defeat of the revisionist and capitulationist Right-opportunist line. The Right-opportunist line negates our basic principles, it negates the basis of Party unity and its three elements; it negates Chairman Gonzalo and his all-powerful thought; it changes the three strategies established by Chairman Gonzalo; it negates the 4th Plan of Strategic Development and the 6th Military Plan both approved in the 3rd Plenum; it negates that revolution is the main historical and political tendency, negates the revolutionary situation in growing development which is advancing the revolutionary crisis; it negates that bureaucratic capitalism is experiencing a general crisis; they say that the communist parties of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement are parties only in name, etc. But all these monstrosities have been crushed by the powerful people‘s war.

In other words, the Right-opportunist line negates everything established by Chairman Gonzalo and the Central Committee. It goes beyond this, it has tied itself to the plans of U.S. imperialism and reaction, to the „pacification“ plan with the so-called „peace accord“. The revisionists and capitulationists of the Right-opportunist line thus dared to raise their hands against the leadership and Gonzalo thought. Faced with this situation, what did the Party directorship say, what did the Committee Central say? Persist in the people‘s war! People‘s war until communism! Thus giving them what they deserve, and it continues to do so.

Today the Right-opportunist line is in decomposition as a consequence of the development of the people‘s war. This can clearly be seen in the prisons, while outside the prisons there are no signs of their presence; similarly with the case overseas.

On the 24th of September, 1992, Chairman Gonzalo told us in the historic moment of his arrest:

[…] some think this is a great defeat. They are dreaming! We say, go on dreaming. This is only a bend in the road, nothing more, a bend in the road!“4

Similarly, he made a call to continue applying the agreements of the 3rd Plenum which were already underway, and that is what the Central Committee and all the Party, along with the organizations linked to it, have been carrying out, applying marxism-leninism-maoism, Gonzalo thought to resolve new problems; Gonzalo thought which is the guarantee of victory. In this way we have reached the point we are at. This is how the people‘s war has been merely maintained but has been developed. This is how the various plans and campaigns of the Party have been and are being successfully applied. This is how the Party and People‘s Liberation Army have defeated each and every one of the campaigns of encirclement and suppression (more developed and of greater importance) by the enemy. This is how the Party has initiated the preparation of the insurrection in the cities.

4. THE PEOPLE‘S WAR CONTINUES ITS UNSTOPPABLE ADVANCE TOWARD THE CONQUEST OF POWER COUNTRYWIDE

Once more the nation was rocked by the burning flames of the people‘s war, from the Main Region to the very capital, the area of the Metropolitan Committee. For example, in the Ayacucho Zonal Committee the each and every one of the sinister campaigns of „encirclement and suppression“ of the genocidal, countryselling armed forces have been defeated, carrying out successful actions of agitation and propaganda, annihilating counterrevolutionary militias, and seizing vaccinated cattle for the provisioning of the revolutionary support bases and for the forces of the People‘s Liberation Army, ambushes, annihilating and scourging the enemy bases, etc. The Cangallo-Fajardo and Huancavelica Zonal Committees have carried out powerful incursions and ambushes which confiscated dynamite, rifles, communications gear and other things. Similarly, the Huallaga Regional Committee has carried out magnificent ambushes which annihilated dozens of effective of the special forces („commando“) of the old State, capturing machine guns, rocket launchers, rifles, communications gear, etc. The other committees, which jointly cover the entire national territory, have inflicted similar defeats, carrying out actions which have rocked the foundations of the old State, totally crushing their hoax of „pacification“ and all the rotten cackling of the genocides and sell-outs, Hermoza Rios and Fujimori, who repeated many times that „by July, 1995, the Shining Path will be liquidated“. Once more they were defeated and they had to swallow their black vomit; the same has occurred with the revisionists and capitulators of the Right-opportunist line, who in their dark desires said in 1993 that the people‘s war could not be maintained „because the conditions do not exist“.

Facts have confirmed that the dark dreams of imperialism, reaction and revision where nothing more than this: dark dreams. Today, May 1st, 1997, we can prove once more that the people‘s war has not only been maintained but continues to develop, today finding itself within the second part of the 6th (and second to last) Great Military Plan, have successfully concluded the first part in July, 1995. This second part is guided by the slogan: OVERCOME THE BEND IN THE ROAD BY DEVELOPING THE PEOPLE‘S WAR! which has the following objectives: 1. Overcome the bend in the road. 2. Fight the plans of reaction and imperialism. 3. Crush the hoax of „pacification“. 4. Crush the revisionist and capitulationist Right-opportunist line. 5. Lay down bases for the realization of the 4th Plenum. 6. General reorganization of the Party.

In this way we should indicate that the Party has reemphasized the importance and necessity of developing the united front to conquer power countrywide. Now the task is to form and develop the People‘s Liberation Front, which in Peru‘s case, like the oppressed nation that it is, is composed of four classes: the proletariat, the peasantry, the small bourgeoisie and includes the national bourgeoisie, which we must win in its majority and isolate its recalcitrant minority. They key is that this front must be led by the proletariat through its Party which applies its hegemony through the worker-peasant alliance.

All this can only fill us with delight and optimism because it is the authentic confirmation that the Communist Party of Peru and the people‘s war can count on the necessary directorship, acknowledged and capable, forged under the personal directorship of Chairman Gonzalo in the people‘s war, with Comrade Feliciano heading up the Central Committee, leading the people‘s war; a directorship that will take us to our final goal, the always brilliant communism. We greet and reaffirm ourselves in this.

Similarly, we wish to greet the heroic militants and fighters of the Communist Party of Peru and the People‘s Liberation Army, who by putting politics in command, always guided by marxism-leninism-maoism, Gonzalo thought, win victory after victory, overcoming all difficulties, always holding up high the banners of the people‘s war, always fighting imperialism, reaction and revisionism. It is of great importance to highlight and greet with fervor the extraordinary heroism and great firmness in enduring suffering and sacrifices by the support bases. These masses are an example for the Peruvian people and the peoples of the world and deserve our respect and admiration, because together with the People‘s Liberation Army and the Communist Party of Peru they struggle side by side to maintain the new power no matter the cost. They are developing a new economy, a new politics and a new culture.

5. THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU IS THE RED FACTION WITHIN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNIST MOVEMENT
THE REVOLUTIONARY INTERNATIONALIST MOVEMENT IS A STEP FORWARD TOWARD THE REGROUPMENT OF THE COMMUNISTS AT THE WORLD LEVEL

The history of the international communist movement is a glorious process of struggle in which the communists of the world have struggled and continue to struggle to unite themselves to serve the attaining of their unalterable goal, communist society. This struggle of the communists to unite at the international level is difficult and complex, and after the 2nd World War has been against modern revisionism. Today modern revisionism has entered into total and complete bankruptcy, and we see how maoism is marching unstoppably to impose itself as the commander and guide of the new great wave of the proletarian world revolution. Heading up this process we have Chairman Gonzalo, the Communist Party of Peru and the invincible people‘s war initiated in 1980. It was by applying and developing the people‘s war that the Communist Party of Peru advanced the understanding of maoism as the new, third and higher stage of marxism, thus positioning itself in the vanguard of the defense of maoism, taking up the compromise to struggle for marxism-leninism-maoism be the commander and guide of the Peruvian and world revolution.

As part of this struggle of the communists to unite at the world level, in 1984 the 2nd Conference of Communist Parties and Organizations was completed, where the formation of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement was agreed upon and a common declaration was approved. The Communist Party of Peru is a founding member of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement and considers it a step forward in the process of reunification of the communists at the world level and which serve this process as long as it sustains and follows a justified and correct ideological and political line, and thus overcomes the difficulties and problems it faces on different levels. The Communist Party of Peru, the people‘s war and mainly Chairman Gonzalo have played and continue to play a decisive role in the development of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement and support it with their prestige and indeclinable struggle to transform Peru through people‘s war, which is part of and serves the proletarian world revolution.

LONG LIVE THE INTERNATIONAL PROLETARIAT!

LONG LIVE MARXISM-LENINISM-MAOISM, GONZALO THOUGHT!

LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN GONZALO!

LONG LIVE THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU!

LONG LIVE THE 17TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PEOPLE‘S WAR IN PERU!

OVERCOME THE BEND IN THE ROAD BY DEVELOPING THE PEOPLE‘S WAR!

CRUSH THE REVISIONIST AND CAPITULATIONIST RIGHT-OPPORTUNIST LINE!

LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTIONARY INTERNATIONALIST MOVEMENT!

PEOPLE‘S WAR UNTIL COMMUNISM!

01.05.1997
PERU PEOPLE‘S MOVEMENT


1Mao Tse-tung: „Revolutionary Forces of the World, Unite! Fight Against Imperialist Aggression!“, November 1948.

2Lima Base, Communist Party of Peru: „Chairman Gonzalo‘s Speech Shines Victoriously and Powerfully Before the World!“, October 1992.

3Ibid.

4Ibid.