Proletarians of All Countries, Unite!


“We are here as sons and daughters of the people and we are fighting in these trenches, they are also trenches of combat, and we do it because we are communists! Because here we are defending the interests of the people, the principles of the Party and the People's War. That is what we do; we are doing it and will continue to do so!”
“We are here in these circumstances. Some think this is a great defeat. They are dreaming! We tell them to keep on dreaming. It is simply a bend, nothing more, a bend in the road! The road is long and we shall arrive. We shall triumph! You shall see it! You shall see it!”

“Finally now, listen to this. As we see in the world, Maoism is marching unstoppably to lead the new wave of world proletarian revolution. Listen well and understand! Those who have ears, use them. Those who have understanding - and we all have it - use it! Enough of this nonsense. Enough of these obscurities! Let us understand that! What is unfolding in the world? What do we need? We need Maoism to be incarnated, and it is being incarnated, and that it goes on to generate Communist Parties to manage and lead this new great wave of the world proletarian revolution that is coming.”

“Everything they told us, the empty and silly chatter of the famous "new age of peace." Where is it now? What about Yugoslavia? What about other places? That is a lie; everything became politicized. Today there is one reality; the same contenders of the First and Second World War are generating, are preparing a new Third World War. We should know this and we, as the children of an oppressed nation, are part of the booty. We cannot consent to this! Enough imperialist exploitation! We must finish with them! We are of the third world and the third world is the base of the world proletarian revolution, with one condition, that the Communist Parties brandish and lead! That is what we must do!”
The Speech of Chairman Gonzalo, 1992


The Peru People's Movement once again reaffirms itself on the masterful Speech of our Great Leadership, Chairman Gonzalo, of September 1992, with which the Chairman transformed the spectacle of the reaction into a great triumph for the Party and the revolution, addressing all the members of the Party, all the combatants and the entire Peruvian people and firmly drawing the lines and establishing the attitude and position that corresponds to the communists facing the situation of his detention and regarding the Peruvian revolution. In it he synthesized the central aspect of the plans established by the III Plenum of the Central Committee, a historical and transcendental plenum, and called upon the Party to continue and develop the people's war as a people's war of liberation against imperialism, mainly Yankee.

The Central Committee took up and continues firmly taking up this call and everything that was established by the Great Leadership in his Speech, and thus it firmly maintains the rejection and condemnation of all the hoaxes of the right opportunist line, in developing the people's war, applying Gonzalo Thought and, thus, in the midst of the people's war, carrying out the regrouping and mass work in the countryside and in the city. It is with this red line of our Great Leadership, and forged in his image and likeness, that the Party knows how to confront any difficult situation or any strike from the enemy; as communists we are never taken by surprise, nor are we ever desperate in the face of setbacks or difficulties along the road of revolution, and we reaffirm ourselves on the words of the Chairman: “It is simply a bend, nothing more, a bend in the road! The road is long and we shall arrive. We shall triumph! You shall see it! You shall see it! ”

It is only by grasping and applying Maoism that the communists are able to overcome problems and triumph--not as some want, revising it, making “new syntheses”, sustained by supposed “new conditions”. And with our ideology, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, mainly Maoism, and its application to the specific conditions of each revolution, Gonzalo Thought in our case, which is the main thing for us, we are sufficiently armed to face any counterrevolutionary plan and any attempt to change the line of the Party. Regarding the strategic equilibrium, Chairman Mao Tse-tung established that it is the stage of the war in which vacillating elements within our ranks will clamour for compromise, and pessimism will grow to a serious extent. Our tasks will then be to mobilize the whole people to unite as one man and carry on the war with unflinching perseverance, to broaden and consolidate the united front, sweep away all pessimism and ideas of compromise, promote the will to hard struggle” (Mao Tse-tung, On Protracted War). And this is the policy that we have to apply: we are Maoists, and as such we know that revisionism is the main danger. All the facts today confirm it, in Peru and on a world level. The black dream of imperialism and reaction is precisely to defeat the revolution with “peace accords”, with “amnesty” and parliamentary cretinism. They dream of annihilating the “Maoist threat”, spreading demo-bourgeois illusions and black hoaxes of “totalitarianism” or “authoritarianism” among the peoples of the world. That is why today it is decisive and indispensable to understand that this is a systematic plan of imperialism and world reaction, carried out with the help of every kind of revisionist, mainly the new revisionism, which presents itself as “Maoist”, and that all the individuals, the so-called “fractions” or grouplets that today put effort into generate split and confusion in our ranks, are objectively part of this plan. In Peru we have the ROL and the new LOL, nursed by the reaction with this goal, and on an international level we have the “new synthesis”, “Prachanda Path” in Nepal and others who chime in with the hoaxes of reaction (that “the PCP is divided”, that “the people's war has been defeated”, etc.) in order to serve the same plan. It is a plan that aims at negating the fundamental aspect of Maoism, which is Power, and to form revisionist parties and movements, armed or not, that spread parliamentary cretinism and “peace accords” to derail the revolution. Today, the Communist Party of Peru is combating these contrary lines in the midst of the people's war, developing it, building the New Power and developing mass work, putting itself at the head of their heroic struggles.

See on an international level how the new revisionism jumps on the bandwagon of the plans of imperialism and reaction and see how the problem is that the struggle against revisionism (ROL and LOL) always affects some people, because their position converges with that of the opportunists.

This was the case in Nepal, as was written by the editors of the magazine Red Sun in the year 2009:

“The members of the CoRIM and some parties of the RIM wavered, this shows who will waver at the slightest gust of wind, this marks the course of those who are pulled to the right. They did not condemn the plan of imperialism, instead they have chimed in with all the hoaxes of the CIA. This convergence serves the plan of the reaction. So when the “peace accord” thing emerged in Nepal they did not speak out publicly against this plan of imperialism and capitulation to give impetus to the left in Nepal, but rather carried out a struggle between "wise men", thus they served nothing more than the imposition of the plan of imperialism and capitulation. This is waiting for accommodation; this is acting like the Catholic Church, going from feudal knights into kings, into monopolies and they want to be there in order to prosper. They sibyllically and tenaciously opposed what the Party put forth, that there was a need for debate, not allowing “peace accords” to take place. So the plan of imperialism was allowed to develop. What he did with this attitude of “criticism through secret letters” was to be silent in public and allowing the problem to develop, the sickness, the cancer. The experience of the Party shows the world the importance of struggling against revisionism, the ROL in Peru, in this way the Party advances in the midst of this”.

Likewise, today, they want to shy away from the debate over the application of Maoism and the evaluation of the RIM, especially those who were members of the CoRIM. They only want to let bygones be bygones and start again. For what? For serving that the same errors are repeated and that Maoism does not advance in imposing itself as the only command and guide of the World Proletarian Revolution, that there is no advance in the constitution or reconstitution of real militarized Communist Parties, that have Maoism as their ideology and who aim at taking power. That is why some are forming a series of organizations to avoid taking responsibility and contributing to the advance of the international communist movement and the anti-imperialist movement. Some now say that we already have Maoist Communist Parties, but the reality is that the name is not enough, but rather that they should not negate Maoism. On the contrary, they should apply it to the concrete reality of each one of their own countries. Not like the lucubrations of the supposed surpassing of Maoism, like the so-called New Synthesis of Avakian, which is nothing more than reneging on Maoism and trying to adjust oneself to the parameters of the bourgeois intelligentsia. Or the so-called “Prachanda Path” which we can already see is nothing but the first application of the New Synthesis of Avakian, and the plan of imperialism and reaction of wanting to create Maoist parties in name alone, but that apply revisionism and question the fundamental principles of Maoism, and of Marxism in general. Just like what happened between the 1960's and 1980's, with the armed struggles, some even fostered by imperialism itself, promoting armed revisionism: The FARC, MRTA, etc., in order to oppose that Maoism be the military theory to guide the revolution of the peoples of the world.

So it was with the appearance of the ROL and the new revisionism; they wanted to drag the peoples of the world into abandoning the road of revolutionary violence, saying that there are no conditions, and now when everything has blown up in their faces, they raise a banner of supposed Maoist parties that would develop people's war with the black plan of selling the revolution like in Nepal, in the short, medium or long term, what is important is that they have the same objective to not create New Power, to not destroy the rotten old State. Thus, we see the appearance of the LOL, which today serves as a mirror for the revisionists, armed revisionism and infiltrators in the communist movement and this should be understood by all the comrades for demanding that our Communist Parties develop real People's War. Demand that they clarify how it is they create the New Power. How and where? Do they have a strategic plan for the whole country, for preventing imperialism and reaction from dividing the country in two when one advances? Or is it only like the LOL: develop an erratic war, seeking to be considered by the capitalist and imperialist countries as a belligerent force, recognition so as to look to negotiations afterwards. These are positions that expose problems with revolutionary violence, and they say “now we do not act like Gonzalo”. On a world level they will say like Avakian: “now we must not act like Lenin, like Chairman Mao”, “we have to submit ourselves to bourgeois rights, so that we can negotiate under better conditions and to be able to develop a bureaucratic capitalism in our countries”, with the support of countries that defend “human rights”, like Sweden, for example. New “Maoists”, who only center on armed actions, without building. One thing is the so-called liberated zones, red zones or whatever they want to call them, without destroying the old state, without annihilations, without sabotages against the old state, without attacking bureaucratic capitalism and another thing altogether is to establish a new economy, new politics and culture: a new order.

So we see how the revisionism of today seeks to raise the banners of Maoism, but only for winding up in peace agreements. Look at Nepal, Colombia, etc. That is why we must be sharp and not let ourselves be taken by surprise. As a popular saying goes: “all that glitters is not gold”. And we have the necessary tools to distinguish and know where to center our forces, distinguishing revisionism, unmasking and crushing it. And these points that unmasked the LOL as revisionist and nursed by the reaction and imperialism, serve us as a mirror for the revisionists, or for revisionist positions and everyone that offers their service to them.

We remember that it was the Communist Party of Peru and its Great Leadership, Chairman Gonzalo, who imposed Maoism in hard struggle in the RIM as the third, new and superior stage of Marxism and as the guide of the World Proletarian Revolution, facing the opposition of some members, and some of which today renege on Maoism and had already done so issuing a new declaration to negate it, obviously without the signature of the Communist Party of Peru.

And since the foundation of the RIM our Great Leadership has insisted on the central problems that were not solved by the CoRIM and which even today are dragged along by some Parties and organizations and deliberately promoted by revisionism, imperialism and reaction:

“Our position on the incorporation of the PCP within RIM is condensed in a letter written to the Committee of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement dated October 1986: “We wish to reiterate two questions about this point.  First, from the beginning of our ties, the origin of our differences was around the substantial and decisive question of how Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is the sole, true and new stage in the development of the proletarian ideology, how it has universal validity, and principally of Maoism as the key question; consequently, our disagreement with the expression ‘Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tse-tung Thought.’  Nevertheless, we have thought and still think that the resolution of this matter, for us an indispensable point of departure, is complex, demands time and, especially development of the revolution.”

“Today, the Declaration has been branded by some as opportunist; others assert that it cannot resolve the burning questions that the revolution demands, and therefore, we should move on to a new declaration.  The PCP considers that the RIM faces problems on various levels: On the ideological level, it needs to advance towards the understanding of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism¡ªthis advance is principal, and even political development depends upon it.  On the political level, it needs to advance in defining the fundamental contradictions and the principal global one, the question of the third world war, of revolution being the principal tendency and, given an imperialist war, of transforming it into people’s war.  In regards to construction, what political lines we must follow to achieve the formation of the International that we need, which must be the continuation of the glorious International Communist Movement.  Concerning mass work, our points of departure are the slogans: ‘The masses make history,’ ‘It is right to rebel,’ and ‘The colossal garbage heap’ and that the purpose of mass work is to initiate or develop people’s war.  In regards to leadership, it is key, requiring time for its formation, development and recognition of its authority.  In regards to two-line struggle, it is not being handled as it should be.  These are problems of development, but if they are not handled justly and correctly, they can become phenomena of disarticulation, and these negative possibilities cannot but concern us.  We consider that the RIM Committee aims to impose the denomination of ‘Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tse-tung Thought,’ trying to frame us within the Declaration and, thus, resolve the problems of leadership of the Committee, which gives us reason to think about the existence of hegemonic tendencies.” (INTERNATIONAL LINE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU)

For all these reasons we make it very clear that the MPP, in application of the party directives, seeks to link up and work with the Parties of Nepal and India and we publicly declare that the people's war advances in hard struggle and persistence and learning from Chairman Mao, we develop a firm and sagacious struggle, putting things on the table, never like the crawling revisionism, behind people's backs and in grouplets, cliques and conspiracies. Thus we put on record that the Party never applies the policy of working “with the close and loved ones”. Nobody could tell us that we apply “if you do not think the same way as we do, we will not work with you”.

We reaffirm ourselves on the principle of proletarian internationalism, and in developing our people's war serving the World Proletarian Revolution. We reaffirm ourselves on the position of the PCP, to strive for the unity of the international communist movement, and in that this unity is conquered with struggle, not with conciliation. For this we insist on the urgent necessity, pointed out by the Party, of developing the debate with all the Parties and organizations and carrying out the expanded meeting of the RIM to make the evaluation of the application of Maoism. We are for sharing our experience with the other Parties and learning from them--and we know that such a debate is precisely what imperialism, reaction and its lackeys of the new revisionism do not want.


Peru People's Movement
September 24, 2011


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