Proletarians of all countries, unite!


Central Committee
Communist Party of Peru
June 2011

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Proletarians of all countries, unite!


“The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in historical perspective is the most significant aspect of Chairman Mao’s development of Marxism-Leninism; it is the solution of the great pending question of the continuation of the revolution under the dictatorship of the proletariat; ‘it represents a new stage, even deeper and broader, in the development of the socialist revolution in our country’…”.

“The Communist Party of Peru, through the faction led by Chairman Gonzalo that drove forward the reconstitution, took up Marxism-Leninism-Maoism in 1966; in 1979 the slogan ‘Uphold, defend and apply Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung thought!’, in 1981: ‘Towards Maoism!’; and in 1982 Maoism as an integral part and higher development of the ideology of the international proletariat: Marxism-Leninism-Maoism…”

Fundamental Documents, PCP

The PCP salutes the work developed by the Peru People’s Movement (MPP), in developing the current international campaign: Apply Maoism and Crush Revisionism! conceived as a part of the task of serving to impose Maoism as Command and Guide of the World Proletarian revolution!  and May Maoism Assume the Command of the New Great Wave of the World Proletarian Revolution! A task put forward by Chairman Gonzalo and that the PCP is developing since 1982, applying and showing the world the universal validity of our scientific ideology of the proletariat, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism.

The Party demands that the MPP applies the directives to be able to serve the unity of the international communist movement, and we hope that the campaign contributes to overcome the differences, strengthen its unity and create conditions for calling a conference with representatives of the Communist Parties and revolutionary organizations. There are currently many differences concerning principles; however complex they may be, we must unite our forces and strive to strengthen the Communist Parties in the struggle against Yankee imperialism.
We must defend the unity in the ICM, struggle against splits in the heart of the movement, combat those who want to liquidate, those who from the outside, without having participated in meetings, without having put forward things as should be done with documents, pronounce themselves against the unity and call for the formation of new organizations. They clearly apply the revisionist politics of: “since the things I say are not being done, I will go and form another organization”. These are the ones that capitulate, the ones that run away without waging two line struggle, and want to use other Parties that talk or act on their behalf. From the coming meetings, the leap will come.

Comrades, let us reaffirm ourselves in what Chairman Mao put forward:

“A most important lesson from the experience of the international communist movement is that the development and victory of a revolution depend on the existence of a revolutionary proletarian party.
 There must be a revolutionary party.
 There must be a revolutionary party built according to the revolutionary theory and revolutionary style of Marxism-Leninism.
 There must be a revolutionary party able to integrate the universal truth of Marxism-Leninism with the concrete practice of the revolution in its own country.
 There must be a revolutionary party able to link the leadership closely with the broad masses of the people.
There must be a revolutionary party that perseveres in the truth, corrects its errors and knows how to conduct criticism and self-criticism.”

Combat the revisionist positions that put forward:

“That there is a great disorder in the International Communist Movement, and the attempts that are made to make a joint declaration have caused even more disagreement… The struggle for communist unity on the world level finds itself in a very complicated situation and it is without doubt a golden opportunity for the liquidationist elements to cause harm. The important thing for those who want to struggle for communist unity is thus to put the principles of Marxism in the first place and nothing else.”

This campaign has the objective of serving the campaign May Maoism Assume the Command of the New Great Wave of the World Proletarian Revolution! It will serve to unite the communists, to develop a correct two line struggle, crush the revisionists, crush the peace accord here and in the world; it will serve to initiate people’s war. That is how it is! The revisionists are panicking and see everything black as their tomb; they want amnesty, they think it is enough to only put principles and nothing more; “line is enough” once again. They see splitting in everything, they are the ones that aim to form groups, and work without proletarian leadership, they are the ones that list problems in order to question the revolutionary organizations – old positions combated here.

We must insist with the Parties and revolutionary organizations in the fundamental point of Maoism, the power; the power under the leadership of the proletariat, in the democratic revolution, in the socialist revolution and the cultural revolutions. The power based on an armed force led by the Communist Party, conquered and defended through the people’s war. For us this is of the utmost importance; not understanding and setting aside the fundamental point of Maoism has led some members of the RIM to develop revolution detached from the question of the power, trying to destroy the old state without building the new power, being the principal aspect; it is a war that does not build or exercise the new power, the new politics, the new economy, the new culture, and the revolution cannot advance – see the situation in Nepal. This is a principal problem that must be addressed extensively in the RIM. The experience of all the Communist Parties that develop people’s war must serve to embody and apply Maoism. Therefore it is crucial to strive for the RIM to call an Expanded Conference with the participation of all its members, to address the following points:

  1. Evaluation of the application of Maoism. The fundamental point of Maoism, and the Great Cultural Revolution.
  2. The experience of the international proletariat, principally of those that develop people’s war.
  3. The struggle against the revisionism of today.
  1. Other important points that the other members put forward.

Comrades, drive the debate concerning the application of Maoism to crush revisionism and combat parliamentary cretinism; a debate that is necessary in the international communist movement and the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement. It has to serve the task put forward by Chairman Gonzalo: May Maoism Assume the Command of the New Great Wave of the World Proletarian Revolution!  grasping the experience of the Communist Party of China, especially the Cultural Revolution.

Bring the Party’s experience in detail, in these 31 years of glorious people’s war;  let us see some principal aspects: how the PCP is firmly applying our ideology Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism; and in particular for us Gonzalo thought, the concentrical construction  of the three instruments of the revolution, the militarization of the Party, the principle of Great Leadership and Great leaders of the revolution; that the revolution is not led from the prisons. That being firmly settled in and starting from communist principles allows us to maintain the course of the revolution laid down by the Party and the Congress; this has allowed us to confront the arrest of the Great Leadership and of leaders of the Central Committee, confront the inflection of the PLA, of the New Power, confront the campaigns of encirclement and annihilation, maintain high the banner of the world revolution; aspects that each one must be developed. The PCP, keeping in mind the experience of the international proletariat facing the loss of Chairman Mao, and of Comrade Stalin, considered that a ROL could be structured and raise its head intending to take the Party by assault, and in the name of Chairman Gonzalo raise red banners to combat the revolution, wanting to sustain and promote capitulation; they resumed this saying that “…the PCP made the strategic turnabout after the arrest of Chairman Gonzalo and the Historical Central Leadership, where they had to develop a New Strategy, new GPL [General Political Line – transl.], new tactic, new construction work, mass work, etc. A new line that would have to be imposed in struggle defeating the previous line…”
There they argue for the retreat of the world revolution, there these miserable ones, now in detention, say: “that the people’s war should not have been initiated in 1980, we are in retreat, …imperialism is strong”, negating the strategic offensive of the world revolution, when they some months before were boasting, without meaning it, that “the strategic equilibrium shakes the country more”. Facing the arrest of Chairman Gonzalo, the whole Party closed ranks around the Central Committee, all the Party members reaffirmed themselves in maintaining the course of the revolution and applying the Speech of Chairman Gonzalo, in warding off and crushing every attack from within and outside the Party. Defend Chairman Gonzalo’s life.

The Party confronted and stopped the ROL, miserable SIN agents, from taking the regional committees. They were hit forcefully as the traitors they are. The ROL staged and continues to put together hoaxes, peace accords (imperialism’s plan for wherever there is revolution, see the role of the UN), we must look at the evidence. In the prisons they used leaders that had influence, who said: “I met with the Chairman and he said we have to struggle for the peace accord”. The concrete fact is that the Chairman has not made any public declaration! No one can affirm that the Chairman has expressed himself publicly after the Speech; everything else is:  letters, videos, that “he told me or they said”, that he “wrote a book” etc.: anything and everything can be said on paper.

Comrades, since before the ILA we are forged in that the war is not stopped for a minute, it is that simple and concrete; to not lower the banner of the revolution under any circumstance, the point is to continue applying the principles , for us principally Gonzalo thought.

We would like to share our experiences together with other Communist Parties. To the RIM we reiterate the great responsibility; the international proletariat demands more people’s war, we must struggle unconditionally to unite the communists of the world. There have been milestones since the triumph of the Chinese revolution that the proletariat must assimilate in order to then apply them. There are problems in the ideological and political line that the RIM has not known to put forward correctly, and it did not take position at the right time in the struggle against the revisionism of today. There is lack of understanding and in some cases even opposition to the fundamental point of Maoism.

Concerning the Middle East; Yankee imperialism, Zionism and Saudi Arabia are trying to restrain and lead astray the struggle of the Arab people, and they are colluding in order to replace one tyrant with another, to position themselves better in this region and expand their territorial hegemony. To this end they will develop greater genocide. It is urgent to connect with the Arabic communists. It is a subject that must be developed more thoroughly.

Comrades, we wish you success in the tasks for this year; firmly grasp the Party responsibility, apply the directives and the guiding quotes above. Combat revisionism and petty groups that swarm abroad, that work with the reaction.


June 2011

PCP-Central Committee



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