Shining Trench of Combat of Canto Grande: “Pronouncement”

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

PRONOUNCEMENT

Shining Trench of Combat
Canto Grande
17.05.1997

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PRONOUNCEMENT

The people‘s war has not been stopped one minute; the Party will never be paralyzed, it is clear about the path to follow, because it has unity in the great leadership of Chairman Gonzalo, in the base of party unity, in the Strategic Plan of Development and the people‘s war […]

Always keep in mind the glorious work of 11 years of people‘s war; the people‘s war cannot be stopped.“

Chairman Gonzalo

On this historic moment, the 17th of May, anniversary of the initiation of the armed struggle, marks 17 years of irrepressible people‘s war in Peru which burns powerfully and victoriously, which continues and will continue to advance. The wheel of history cannot be detained, and this is known consciously and completely by our people who continue struggling heroically alongside the Communist Party of Peru (CPP), striving for a new dawn.

The people‘s war is continuing to undermine and demolish the old state and their reactionary, opportunist and revisionist bedfellows, who are blindly lashing out in desperation with their dark dreams of detaining and impeding the development of the people‘s war. Chairman Gonzalo, great leader of the CPP, at the initiation of the armed struggle called on all the Party to: „Never drop the banners of the revolution until communism. Even if the superpowers and powers come, armed to the teeth with their powerful weapons, we communists know what we want and why we fight; nothing can nor should detain us in the completion of the Party‘s objectives to serve the people, the proletariat and the world revolution.“

Following his example and his ideas formed as Gonzalo thought, the people‘s war is marching unstoppably to conquer power and its development is inevitable.

The people‘s war has advanced and so too have the genocidal armed forces who dream of annihilating us, who dream of drowning us and the revolution in blood. The old state is expressing its desperation in its low intensity war, carrying out their plans of genocide, their bombardment of the so-called „Shining Path bunkers“ the rocket attacks against the people‘s committees, „final battles“, „the Shining Path is split“, the Shining Path is no longer a threat to the State“, etc. The fact is that they couldn‘t and won‘t be able to stop the invincible people‘s war, which is confronting and crushing all the cackling of the genocidal and country-selling dictatorship, the genocidal armed forces and the puppet Fujimori, the most unchecked servant of imperialism, mainly Yankee imperialism. They also dreamed that the class would sell out its Party; they launched a sinister counterrevolutionary hoax, slandering Chairman Gonzalo that he was calling for a „peace accord“, and in collusion with this hoax a revisionist and capitulationist right-opportunist line pretended that the Party would derail and abandon the path of the people‘s war. They have been reduced to a handful of revisionists and capitulators, asking the reactionaries for reconciliation and liberty to preserve the old state and continue being exploited and oppressed.

This has served for the Party to reaffirm itself in the great leadership of Chairman Gonzalo, in revolutionary violence, in our base of party unity, and for the CPP to be purged and fortified. Thus it is very important to keep in mind and greet with revolutionary jubilation the heroism and the unyielding struggle of the masses in the support bases to maintain the new power. It is an example for the Peruvian people, the organized masses are the only and true power on the face of the earth, as long as they are led by the Communist Party. The advance of the people‘s war, overcoming the bend in the road, developing the people‘s war, is stirring up the polarization of the class struggle. The struggle of the masses with massive, violent demonstrations of the workers, street vendors, construction workers, etc., the polarization of the contradictions within the big bourgeoisie between the comprador and bureaucratic factions and among their own internal groups, a complex and bitter struggle within the heart of the big bourgeoisie, expresses a very profound crisis, the worst in the history of the old Peruvian State which it cannot escape. All these are clear proof of the revolutionary situation in growing development and that we are marching toward the revolutionary crisis. Finally we say that the people‘s war will inevitably triumph and will be an important contribution to the development of the proletarian world revolution, always guiding ourselves with marxism-leninism-maoism, Gonzalo thought, keeping the banners of the people‘s war on high, and overcoming the difficulties, we will conquer victory after victory and imperialism, reaction and revisionism will be swept away and converted into a few, dark ashes by the omnipotent, marxist-leninist-maoist, Gonzalo thought people‘s war of the broad masses of people.

LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN GONZALO, GREAT LEADER OF THE PARTY AND THE REVOLUTION!

UPHOLD, DEFEND AND APPLY MARXISM-LENINISM-MAOISM, GONZALO THOUGHT!

LONG LIVE THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU!

LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE‘S WAR, GUIDING LIGHT OF THE PROLETARIAN WORLD REVOLUTION!

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

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

HONOR AND GLORY TO THE PERUVIAN PEOPLE!

Political prisoners and prisoners of war of the Communist Party of Peru

Shining Trench of Combat of Canto Grande

May 17th, 1997