People's War from the Andes to the Himalayas
Road to Liberation
by the Committee of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement
1 May 1996
This May First,
the revolutionary masses have a new reason to celebrate as the sparks
of People's War kindled on 13 February leap across the Himalayas
of Nepal and begin to catch fire amongst the workers and peasants.
The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), a participant in the Revolutionary
Internationalist Movement, has dared to initiate a war which will
no doubt be protracted and bitterly fought but that has already
begun to transform Nepal from a backward and oppressed country to
an advanced outpost of the world proletarian revolution. This inspiring
development has great implications for the South Asia region and
indeed the whole world by once again reaffirming the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist
principle that the masses can liberate themselves only through armed
thunder in the Himalayas comes as a welcome reinforcement to the
struggling people of Peru, whose vanguard, the Communist Party of
Peru, also a participant in RIM, has been carrying the struggle
forward valiantly despite fierce attack not only from the reactionary
Fujimori regime but also from a right opportunist line which has
called for ending the People's War through a negotiated settlement.
Supporting the comrades of the Communist Party of Peru in pursuing
the People's War and in fighting the right opportunist line remains
an important task. The issues at stake in the two-line struggle
are vital not only for the pursuit of the People's War in Peru but
for the advance of the revolution in other countries and on a world
scale. We must also continue to fight the outrageous isolation of
imprisoned Chairman Gonzalo.
For the great
majority of people on this earth, conditions are intolerable. At
a time when the capacity to produce has reached previously unimaginable
heights, hundreds of millions of people remain "prisoners of starvation".
The world imperialist system has nothing to offer the immense majority
except heightened exploitation, fiercer repression, deeper crisis
and reactionary war. And this is not only true in the countries
oppressed by imperialism: the imperialist citadels themselves are
also the site of sharpening class antagonisms. History has shown
that people will continue to rise up again and again until the conditions
which spawn their revolt have been eliminated. But history, and
contemporary events, also show that unless the movement of the masses
is led by a vanguard party based upon Marxism-Leninism-Maoism the
sacrifice and heroism of the people will be cynically abused by
exploiting classes and their political representatives.
Only the class
with no stake in preserving any vestige of exploitation, the proletariat,
is qualified and capable of leading the struggle of the people forward
toward a classless society. Those who remain focused on the final
goal of communism and how to get there, the Marxist-Leninist-Maoists,
are also those who fight most resolutely in the revolutionary struggles
of today. They are waging or preparing to wage people's war against
imperialism and reaction according to the concrete conditions in
different countries. The revisionists and opportunists who obstruct,
compromise, betray or falter in this task cannot see beyond the
narrow horizon of the system of wage slavery - their talk of socialism
and communism is but a smokescreen used like the "paradise" of priests
and mullahs to befuddle the masses.
Internationalist Movement is the embryonic centre of the world's
genuine communist forces and is struggling for the formation of
a Communist International of a new type, based on Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.
Those who are serious about revolution must be serious about supporting,
joining or helping to forge genuine vanguard parties, based on Marxism-Leninism-Maoism
and united in the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement.
Initiation of People's War in Nepal!
the Defence of our Red Flag Flying in Peru! Down with the
Right Opportunist Line!
the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement!