Proletarians of All Countries, Unite!


Chairman Gonzalo, the greatest man of the present epoch, Great Leader of the Communist Party of Peru and the Peruvian revolution, teacher of communists, guarantee of triumph until communism and center of Party unity, departed from the world on September 11th 2021. Our Great Leadership, the eagle of our Party, died as he lived: giving his life for the Party and the revolution, keeping the red banner of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and the people’s war high, after decades of combatting and resisting in the highest trench of combat as the most important political prisoner and prisoner of war in the world. The Peru People’s Movement, generated organ of the Party for the work abroad, unites with all the communists, revolutionaries and masses of Peru and the world in profound and unparalleled grief, reaffirming ourselves in our immutable promise to uphold, defend and apply gonzalo thought – the creative application of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism to the concrete conditions of the Peruvian revolution – until the final triumph of our invincible people’s war.

We denounce with all our class hatred the old reactionary state in Peru and each one of its genocidal heads and watchdogs, who kept our Great Leadership in conditions of torture, in total isolation since his arrest on the 24th of September 1992. We reaffirm ourselves in that each one of these reactionaries and bloodsuckers shall pay for their crimes against the Great Leadership, the Party and the people, including the present government and the miserable one that presides over it, just like the rats of the revisionist and capitulationist right opportunist line and of the “left” opportunist line for their direct complicity in the reactionary plans to annihilate and slander our beloved Chairman Gonzalo.

Chairman Gonzalo’s far-reaching importance for the Peruvian revolution and the world proletarian revolution in the present epoch are without comparison. In the 60’s, taking up Chairman Mao’s contributions to Marxism-Leninism and the theses of our founder José Carlos Mariátegui, Chairman Gonzalo formed the red faction and, purging the Party of the revisionist heads and little groups, realized the reconstitution of the Party as a Party of the new type, Marxist-Leninist-Maoist and militarized. Under his masterful leadership, the Party inititated the people’s war in Peru in 1980, establishing the People’s Committees – the New Power – in 1982 and in 1990 the Open People’s Committees, conquering the strategic equilibrium of the people’s war in 1991. In this way, mobilizing thousands and thousands of peasant and worker masses in armed struggle and conquering victories from the enemy, always in implacable struggle against revisionism inside and outside of our ranks, Chairman Gonzalo generated gonzalo thought, the foundation of the Great Leadership, the guarantee of triumph for the Peruvian proletariat and people until communism. Concretely, a communist through and through, a man of thought and action.

Thus, by applying Maoism in the people’s war, under the just and correct leadership of Chairman Gonzalo the Party in 1982 defined Maoism as the new, third and higher stage of Marxism. This great milestone, having established Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism as the universal ideology of the international proletariat, to be applied to the concrete conditions of each revolution and in all the countries, oppressed and imperialist, is the principal one of Chairman Gonzalo’s universal contributions to Marxism and the international proletariat. Among his other universally valid contributions we emphasize the principle of the concentric construction of the Party and the militarization of the Communist Parties, because a Communist Party is a Party “to take the power for the working class and for the people”. We also emphasize his masterful thesis of the unitary people’s war, establishing the principle “countryside principal – city as complement” for the countries with proportionally big cities, like Peru.

After his arrest on September 24th 1992, in the hands of the enemy, Chairman Gonzalo once more demonstrated his conditions as communist Great Leadership, turning this supposed “triumph” of the reaction into a glorious revolutionary triumph: with his masterful Speech the Chairman called the communists, revolutionaries and masses to continue developing the people’s war according to the established plans. The Speech still stands as a milestone in the history of the Party, that shines victoriously and powerfully before the world as a combat weapon.
Soon after, the Peruvian reaction under the direct leadership of the yankee CIA launched its hoax of the “peace letters” through the miserable traitor rats of the revisionist and capitulationist ROL; a dark and futile plan to try to slander the Great Leadership and the Party and pacify the revolutionary masses. Although they kept our Great Leadership in total isolation, without any possibility of communicating with the Party or make a pronouncement, Chairman Gonzalo permanently upheld his communist firmness, the principles, the people’s war; not even with all their montages and edited videos has the reaction been able to convince the masses of the world of their hoax. Thus, until the last moment this great teacher of communists defeated the plans of imperialism, reaction and revisionism.

Now, when the bloodsuckers and their lackeys repeat their cowardly attacks against Chairman Gonzalo, accusing him of “terrorism”, again they will not convince the working and revolutionary masses of Peru or the world. For decades the reactionaries have carried out their campaign to try to annihilate gonzalo thought, but the concrete reality today is that a new generation of communists and revolutionaries are for learning from Chairman Gonzalo, taking up and applying his all-powerful thought and his universal contributions. The Communist Party of Peru continues to confront the complex and difficult conditions of the bend in the road while maintaining the course of the revolution and the people’s war, applying gonzalo thought to solve the new problems, in implacable struggle against the rats of the ROL and the LOL and all types of revisionism and opportunism.

We call the communists and revolutionaries of Peru and the world to persist in the defense of Chairman Gonzalo and his all-powerful thought with the actions of the people’s wars, with marches and with agitation and propaganda in all the countries, and to reaffirm themselves in his masterful words:

“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 by generating Communist Parties to drive and lead this new great wave of the world proletarian revolution that is coming.”


Peru People’s Movement
September 2021


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