Proletarians of All Countries, Unite!


"The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win."

(Marx & Engels – The Manifesto of the Communist Party)

"The oppressed peoples and nations must not pin their hopes for liberation on the 'sensibleness' of imperialism and its lackeys. They will only triumph by strengthening their unity and persevering in their struggle."

(Chairman Mao Tsetung - Statement Opposing Aggression Against Southern
Vietnam and Slaughter of Its People by the U.S.-Ngo Dinh Diem Clique)

“Lenin said that revisionism is the outpost of the bourgeoisie in the ranks of the proletariat and that to struggle against imperialism one must struggle against revisionism, since they are two sides of the same coin. Lenin emphasizes that revisionism aims to divide the trade union movement and political movement of the proletariat and that it causes the split in socialism. In this well-aimed and implacable struggle against revisionism, at the juncture of the First World War, Lenin also puts forward turning the imperialist war into revolutionary war, unmasking the old revisionists as social-patriots; he tells us that in times of revolution it is time to create new organizations”

(Central Committee – Communist Party of Peru – International Line)

On this occasion of the 1st of May we send our warmest communist salutes to our whole class the international proletariat, that today continues to advance in the process of fully assuming its historical role as the leading class of the world revolution, of the democratic revolutions to sweep away imperialism and semifeudalism in the oppressed countries, of the socialist revolutions and the cultural revolutions until our final goal Communism, the society without classes  and without any kind of exploitation of man by man. This advance is being expressed today in a clear and forceful way; in the heroic people’s wars  and armed struggles under the banner of Maoism in Peru, India, Phillippines, Turkey and other places, in the formation of new Communist Parties and revolutionary organizations that are for upholding, defending and applying the ideology of our class, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism. It is also being expressed in the struggles for daily demands, the great mobilizations and violent protests of the workers and working people in the whole world – struggles that forge the masses and makes them understand more and more the dying and parasitic character of the imperialist system and the need to crush and sweep it away completely.

Also, the oppressed peoples of the Third World, in the semicolonies of Latin America, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, subjected to and exploited by imperialism, persist in combatting and resisting the imperialist bloodsuckers in heroic armed struggles for national liberation. The genocidal imperialist aggression, mainly of Yankee imperialism but in collusion and struggle with Russian and Chinese imperialism and the European imperialist powers (mainly Germany), generates more and more hatred against imperialism and thus develops the conditions for world revolution; emphasizing the urgent need for correct, proletarian leadership.

But the general counterrevolutionary offensive, and revisionism and opportunism as part of it, has served and continues to serve to hold back the advance of the class and the peoples and to prolong the rule of the exploiters and their dying system. Imperialism in its death throes has to 1) prevent that the proletariat fully assumes its role as leading class and 2) undermine the unity of the proletariat on world level and prevent that the proletarian movement unites with the struggles for national liberation, assuming leadership of them. For this purpose, in the midst of the sharpening of all the contradictions and the struggles of the masses, all the imperialist superpowers and powers in collusion and struggle use revisionism and fascism to try to restore confidence in the system and mobilize the different classes and sectors in favor of the imperialist war of redivision and the exploitation of the Third World. See the “socialist” Sanders in the United States, “Podemos” in Spain, “Syriza” in Greece, the whole revisionist, opportunist and social-chauvinist “left”; movements that mobilize the petty bourgeoisie and the workers’ aristocracy with promises of “welfare” and even empty chatter about “revolution” or “anti-capitalism” in order to promote and support the imperialist war and assume the task of the violent repression of the working class. With the same purpose the imperialist bourgeoisie foments the fascist and racist groups and develops the fascistization and militarization of their states; all, as Comrade Stalin said, to strengthen the rear of imperialism for the sake of the war of redivision and genocide.

The general counterrevolutionary offensive, defined as such by Chairman Gonzalo, has had certain achievements in depriving the proletariat of its scientific ideology, of the lessons and experiences of its struggle. Imperialism’s reactionary lackeys and revisionists now launch new reissues of the old revisionist thesis of “ultra-imperialism”, claiming that there are “positive aspects” of imperialism or spreading the propaganda about a “multipolar world”. They are, like the great Lenin said, “conceptions of imperialism” that are “tantamount to embellishing imperialism” and that “the whole purpose and significance of this theoretical falsity is to obscure the most profound contradictions of imperialism and thus justify the theory of "unity" with the apologists of imperialism, the outright social chauvinists and opportunists”.

In the oppressed countries imperialism has not been able to crush the struggles of national liberation, but applies different methods to prevent these struggles from serving the world revolution and to put them in the service of imperialism. For this purpose the imperialists – Russian and Chinese as well as Yankees and European – encourage the feudal, religious, revisionist and other forces to turn anti-imperialist struggles into pawns and set masses against masses, as we see clearly in Syria and the whole Middle East. It is the urgent task of the communists to struggle together with the masses against imperialism in order to assume the leadership and unite the peoples against their common enemy, imperialism, “specifying the conditions of each revolution in order to determine the main enemy and ward off the actions of the others” (Communist Party of Peru – International Line). We have to link the struggles of the proletariat in the imperialist countries and the whole world to the struggles for national liberation. We have to unmask, denounce and combat the “war against terrorism” - in reality a war against the proletariat and the oppressed peoples under pretexts such as “combating Islamism”.

To be able to assume its historical role, the proletariat needs its Communist Parties, and they have to be Parties of the new type, militarized Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Parties, built or reconstituted to initiate and develop the people’s war in each country and not lay down the weapons until Communism. The communists have to carry out an unceasing and implacable struggle against revisionism inside and outside our ranks to be able to unite around a general political line – on national level and world level. It is inevitable that revisionism and opportunism of all kinds, promoted by imperialism in thousands of different forms, also be expressed within each Party and in the International Communist Movement.

Today we see the unstoppable advance of Maoism expressed in the formation of new Maoist organizations and in the development of the people’s wars, but revisionism continues to act inside our ranks: in the denial of the universal character of the people’s war, in the politics of “accumulating forces” for a supposed “insurrection” in the imperialist countries, in the conciliation with the “peace accords” and the destructive influence of armed reformism – of doing armed actions to “put pressure” on imperialism and look for a position within the system, not to destroy the old states and build the new power. After the liquidation of the RIM, the revisionism of Avakian and Prachanda continues to have repercussions within the ICM: the negation of the two line struggle, the revisionist thesis of “two unite into one”, of unprincipled “unity”. This is what is really behind the campaign of isolation and slander against the Communist Party of Peru and Gonzalo thought, initiated by Avakian and his followers and today continued by others. The Communist Party of Peru, its Central Committee and its generated organization for the work abroad, the MPP, insist on developing the debate sincerely and openly with all the organizations of the ICM in order to initiate and develop the people’s war in each country and not put down arms until the final victory.

We call all the proletarian and revolutionary forces of the world to assume their role, mobilizing the masses to combat the imperialist war of redivision and genocide, and as an indispensable part of that crush and sweep away all revisionist positions that, in short, serve to promote capitulation and collaboration with imperialism and its redivision of the world. We reaffirm ourselves in what our Party has established: “Thus, the imperialist war arises; first, we are against it, second, we are not afraid of it and we focus on the revolution; third, to focus on the revolution is to wage people’s war led by the proletariat through its Communist Parties; and fourth, this people’s war must be specified in each type of country according to the type of revolution. Thus, the world people’s war is on the agenda.”


Peru People’s Movement
May 1st, 2016


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