Proletarians of all countries, unite!


On June 19, 1986, the fascist APRA government headed by Alan García, manipulating the "peace commission" and mobilizing the reactionary armed forces and police forces, consummated the most infamous genocide, assassinating hundreds of guerrilla soldiers and sons and daughters of the people, prisoners of war. This is a genocide that the people will never forget and that only the people will punish! The previous day, June 18, 1986, in El Frontón, Lurigancho and Callao, the prisoners of war stood up in rebellion against the new genocide that was on its way, after having publicly denounced the carnage that the government and its armed forces were plotting.

Our combatants fought heroically and valiantly and thus, June 19 was imperishably imprinted as DAY OF HEROISM, conquering a great political, military and moral victory for the Communist Party of Peru, for the class and for our people. And today, 17 years later, the Peru People's Movement, standing together with our Party and its central leadership, our People's Liberation Army and the masses of the new power, solemnly renews its unwavering promise, expressed by our Chairman Gonzalo as follows: "The glorious belligerent death of these prisoners of war is finding warmth in the blood that already has been shed and facing this we communists, combatants and sons and daughters of the people, armed, take up the irrefutable promise to continue their shining example, in order to, developing the People's War, serve World Revolution until the unfading light of communism finds its place all over the globe under the undefeated banners of Marx, Lenin and Mao Tsetung, of the ever living Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. Glory to the fallen heroes, long live the revolution!" (Peru, June 1986)

On this day we also denounce, as we have done before, the fact that the government of the Yankee with Indian hat (Toledo) and its armed forces, under the leadership of Yankee imperialism within the low-intensity warfare it leads, are continuing the genocides against the people in the countryside as well as in the cities, plotting a new slaughter against the prisoners of war. To this end, they are applying their plan to assassinate Chairman Gonzalo. It is within this plan that the "new antiterrorist laws" and the "new trials" are being made, in order to legalize all that has been done by the fascist, genocidal and country-selling Fujimori government. They are doing it while presenting their entire montage as "due process" for a "fair sentence" in "democracy," whereas they in reality do not have any kind of legitimacy whatsoever, being as they are, a simple runt of Yankee imperialism and all these "new trials" take their starting-point in the recognition of Fujimori's coup d'état, of its decree-laws and of the Constitution it dictated, in violation of their own legal order. To do it, the old state has explicitly renounced from their "state ruled by law" through the ruling of its Constitutional Court on January 3, 2003, by which all the acts of the de facto government are declared legitimate. Being consistent with this and going against all national and international norms on the treatment of prisoners in general, Chairman Gonzalo is being kept in absolute isolation since more than 10 years back. All these "new laws" and the confinement, without any kind of valid legal mandate whatsoever, of Chairman Gonzalo and of thousands of prisoners of war, is being made with the backing and complicity of the defenders, of whom there is so much cackle, of the human rights and the organizations that they represent, those in Peru as well as in the rest of the world, and with the ominous role played by the International Red Cross, which is repeating the cynical declarations of the representatives of the Peruvian government when they say that "the legal process and the conditions of incarceration have been made more supple." The so-called "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" (CVR) is related to all this, along with the most recent campaign of the reactionary press, paid by Yankee imperialism, that has already told "that the Shining Path is responsible for more than 50% of the dead" and that "the Shining Path is a party, but a genocidal one." To this is added the accords, made under the table between reaction and the miserable rats of the revisionist and capitulationist right-opportunist line (ROL), to say that Chairman Gonzalo "does not want a new trial because this would be a new reactionary circus." They are thus repeating what María Pantoja did when international lawyers wanted to visit Chairman Gonzalo: she presented a pulp document saying that the Chairman "did not want to have any defense since this was in conflict with the 'peace accords'." What they are attempting to do in this way is to set up a "new trial" against Chairman Gonzalo, violating all his rights and maintaining him in absolute isolation and sentence him for "genocide", in order to subsequently assassinate him. This is what the old state is aiming at, following the baton of Yankee imperialism; this is why Yankee imperialism, through USAID, is paying the CVR and also the so-called legal reform, principally concerning penal matters. Facing this, the Party defends Chairman Gonzalo's health, life and rights with people's war. This plan of annihilating our Great Leader, instigated by the reaction and imperialism with their servants of the ROL, we will blow into a thousand pieces. They are condemned to fail and fail they will, as they always do, confronted by the demolishing onslaughts of our invincible People's War and the support of the international proletariat and the peoples of the world. To this end, it is necessary to carry out a vast campaign to denounce this reactionary plan and defend Chairman Gonzalo, Great Leader of the Party and the revolution, in a consistent and resolute manner.
We denounce the so-called human rights organizations for their manifest complicity with the genocides of the old state and of imperialism, and challenge them to act.

Long live Chairman Gonzalo!
Long live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought!
Long live the Communist Party of Peru!
Long live the People's War!
We demand the public and live presentation of Chairman Gonzalo before the national and international press, and that he be allowed to speak!
Break the isolation and crush the plan of extermination against Chairman Gonzalo!
Glory to the fallen heroes, long live the revolution!

June 2003 Peru People's Movement

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