Proletarians of All Countries, Unite!
MAIN SPEECH OF THE PERU PEOPLE’S MOVEMENT AT THE
The Peru People’s Movement, generated organization of the Communist Party of Peru for the Party work abroad, expresses its greetings to the Parties that organize this International Conference, as well as all the delegations and comrades present.
THE PEOPLE’S WAR IN PERU ADVANCES AND GAINS EXPERIENCE
The whole campaign of psychological war that has spread the supposed “defeat of Sendero”, with an infinite number of variations and with the support of an immense number of hacks, trash journalists, “experts on terrorism”, charlatans and agents provocateurs, has gone up into smoke before the bonfire of the people’s war. With people’s war, the PCP has crushed this offensive led by the CIA. Keeping the red banner with the hammer and sickle high, in every moment and before any challenge, defending its unity firmly unified in the BUP, the Party has reaffirmed its condition as vanguard of the proletariat and the Peruvian people; its Central Committee and all the committees under its leadership, the cadres and the Party members in general, the combatants of the PLA and the masses under their leadership, have proved that they are capable of crossing the river of blood, keeping the initiative and continuing to build the Conquest of Power in the midst of people’s war. The crushing actions carried out by the People’s Liberation Army verify this, whether one likes it or not. Equally, it is undeniable that the people’s war is broadening its zones of influence.
SOME ASPECTS OF THE CURRENT MASS WORK OF THE PCP
In spite of the reaction’s intentions to generate confusion and division, the year 2009 has been an important year for the advance of the mass work of the Party. The PCP has broadened its influence among the miners, the teachers and the peasants in the jungle, as well as in the country’s northern departments, only to mention two of the sectors where the presence of the Party has been felt more strongly at a national level last year. The reaction has tried to separate us from the struggles of the masses and there were those who took up the erroneous criteria of centering everything in the countryside, but the Party leadership, firmly maintaining the strategic orientation of Chairman Gonzalo that, in our case, the countryside is the principal arena but the city a necessary complement, applied the principle of solving new problems by generating new forms, and maintained the work in both the countryside and the city, and today the Party is building new centers and axis in the factories, the marketplaces, the popular neighborhoods, etc. We think that the experience of the Party in these struggles is important; to be with the masses, struggle with them and on the basis of this struggle denounce the class-traitor leaders who wanted to usurp the leadership of the Party. One must be immersed in the class struggle; the most important thing is not to show off with the red banner and hammer and sickle at every moment, but to organize, mobilize, politicize and arm the masses; each thing in its time. This is to apply Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo thought, mainly Gonzalo thought, the Basis of Party Unity and the principles and norms of the Party, to solve concrete problems. We are always among the masses, we always act in the struggles, but we always do it according to a plan with concrete objectives that are clearly defined and that serve the development of the people’s war, that serve to merge the scattered struggles of the masses with the people’s war. This allows the comrades to unfold initiative, and there is no reason why they should have to wait for somebody to tell them to mobilize the masses; it allows them to act with great creativity – a very rich experience of the application of the centralized strategic plan and the decentralized tactical application. All this has resulted in that the three instruments of the revolution, the Party, Army and Front/New state, and within the last one the generated organizations, have been growing and continue to grow; a situation that makes the leadership’s task of forging new comrades in theory as well as practice, in the midst of people’s war, very important. There is a new generation of communists and revolutionaries that take more and more responsibility within the Party work – many of them come from the Support Bases themselves, i.e. they have grown up in the New and their whole being is marked by this. In the cities, too, there are many young people who are joining the people’s war; this is why the reaction, for example, is leading a campaign with the principals of the universities in the whole country in order to try to turn the situation around. Concerning the woman question one can see the very obvious difference between the Party and the revisionist and capitulationist ROL. While the female comrades of the PCP take part on all levels in the three instruments of the revolution and their organization is being promoted, promoting proletarian feminism wherever they work, in and for the people’s war, the revisionist and capitulationist ROL organizes the women in order to celebrate “Mother’s day” and reduce women to tasks like taking care of their family members etc. To revisionism, the “revolutionary woman” is a stereotypical “sweet and sensible” creature, while to the Party, the revolutionary woman is a combatant of the class and women are organized accordingly.
CONCERNING THE SPECIFIC TASKS PROPOSED FOR THIS MEETING
Our Party considers that a Conference of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement must be called as soon as possible, with the participation of all the members and candidates; on the basis of unity, expressed in the respective documentation, approved by all the members including the general meeting of 2000 and its joint declaration: “For a Century of People’s Wars”. We do not consider that any advance can be made without an evaluation of the application of Maoism by the RIM. We are not for wiping the slate clean – in that way we will not be in conditions to overcome the problems that are being dragged along on the international level, particularly in the way the two line struggle is being carried out; where some Parties do not hesitate to try to censor the position of other member Parties; where one arbitrarily isolates members in order to run away from the ideological struggle and debate, etc. If there is not, among those who adhere to Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, mainly Maoism, sufficient unity until now to overcome this situation – a deadlock in the construction of the International Communist Movement – then how can one expect to be in better conditions, if we in this type of work include ideological and political positions that are even more backward than those to which the RIM has advanced until now? No, this would mean to replace the Maoist position, that the ideological-political line decides everything and that if that line is just and correct we have everything, with pragmatism (like Teng and his “cats”). Therefore, our starting point on this matter is the evaluation of the application of Maoism by the RIM for more than 25 years. And be aware that this does NOT imply an extremely long and intellectualoid work, even though some would like it to be, but going to the point, starting with the concrete application: what has been done, how was it done and why was it done, and seeing what has been correct and what has been done in error, where is the red and where is the black; in the light of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, mainly Maoism.
Peru People’s Movement