A WORLD TO WIN    #24   (1998)

Against the Genocidal and Country-Selling Dictatorship, Persist in the People's War!

By the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP)

The following document by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP) is dated March 1995 and was made public in mid-1998. It complements the report “Overcome the Bend in the Road by Developing People’s War” reprinted in our issue no. 23 — AWTW

I. Long Live the 15th Anniversary of the Invincible People’s War!

Next 17 May marks 15 years of the victorious and invincible People’s War in Peru, a blazing bonfire of armed rebellion holding out against wind and tide that opened and concretised the road to the true and definitive liberation of our beloved and heroic people.

A People’s War watered with the blood of the uncountable martyrs of the Party, the Army and the masses, waged for the seizure of political power and persisting for that goal, for the attainment of a new and true democracy, for a People’s Republic of Peru in the first stage of the revolution and for the construction of socialism in a second stage.

A People’s War prepared, initiated and led by our Great Leader, Chairman Gonzalo; supported always by the masses of people; carried out by the People’s Liberation Army and led by the Communist Party of Peru. ­After almost 15 years of development through campaigns and counter-campaigns of “encirclement and annihilation”, the principal form of the civil war, today the People’s War, is continuing victoriously despite whatever zigzags or transitory reverses that may have occurred. Such a war can only unfold through a process of victories and setbacks, but the setbacks have been completely transitory and partial. We should understand Chairman Mao Tse-tung’s teaching, “Strategically speaking, there is a defeat only when a counter-campaign against ‘encirclement and suppression’ fails completely, but even then the defeat is only partial and temporary. For only the total destruction of the Red Army would constitute complete defeat in the civil war; but this has never happened.” Thus the crowing and the dark and evil dreams of imperialism, reaction and revisionism turn to smoke before the persistence of the heroic People’s War which is now emerging from a difficult and complex bend in the road, and will inevitably triumph.

II. The Party’s Basis of Unity is the Foundation of All Our Actions!

Thus, greeting this new anniversary of the invincible People’s War, we wish to reaffirm in its ideological and political foundation, the point of departure of all our actions, the Party’s Basis of Unity, which consists of three elements: 1) Our ideology, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought. 2) Our Programme, and 3) Our General Political Line and its centre, our Military Line, approved by the First Congress of the Party, a Marxist Congress, a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, Gonzalo Thought Congress. Such a reaffirmation is necessary today more than ever because not only in our country but on the world level, we continue to face a sinister general counter-revolutionary offensive headed by imperialism, reaction and revisionism, and because concretely, regarding our Party, a new gang of shameful advocates of a revisionist and capitulationist Right Opportunist Line (ROL) have leapt out rabidly and wildly, and are thoroughly and completely negating the Party’s Basis of Unity. Suckled and adopted by the armed forces and the puppet Fujimori, they have cackled from their rat-holes for the holding of a so-called “Second Congress” whose purpose would be to repeal the first, belching out that this meeting would take a decision on “the struggle” for a peace accord with the genocidal country-sellers, and thus endorsing the dark hoaxes of “surrender” and “repentance” hatched by their masters and trafficking with the name of Chairman Gonzalo.

We repudiate and condemn these miserable rats, would-be chieftains who have proved incapable of enduring an “occupational hazard” [arrest—trans.], much less of giving their lives for the Party and the Revolution. Today they are selling out for a bowl of porridge, having sought to undermine the morale of the class and the Party, but this they will never achieve.

These traitors have given expression to the splittism that reflects their revisionist essence; incapable of carrying out a debate and expounding their positions in inner-Party struggle, these cowards fled, and from outside the ranks they have raised their dark and rotten banners, while their leaders hide like shameful ostriches. This is how they have acted and continue to act, trying to take the unwary by surprise. We should know them well, because opportunists and revisionists have existed before during the long years of Party life, but apparently never such perfidious and reptilian traitors as these. They have gone so far as to commit the monstrous crime of facilitating the arrest of our Great Leader, Chairman Gonzalo, and Comrade Miriam and other valuable leaders, cadres, Party members, fighters and masses, many of whom were murdered as soon as they were arrested. But we now declare that the harm they have caused and continue to cause to the revolution will not go unpunished. They are hereby informed that, like their masters, they will pay with interest for all the crimes they have committed.

Finally, something more in this vein. During the Third Plenum of the Central Committee, Chairman Gonzalo warned us of the danger of the rise of a revisionist line and said that there were indications that an opportunist line in opposition to the seizure of political power was already being hatched. He told us that if the Initiation of the Armed Struggle required a hard struggle against the ROL of that period, there was even more reason to think that a still greater struggle, an earth-shaking struggle, would have to occur before there could be a still greater leap such as the seizure of power. Events have once again proven him right, but what we have experienced has been anticlimactic, because this revisionist abortion has been incapable of defending its ideological and political positions in the internal struggle and has simply split the Party with the help of the reaction itself and probably infiltrated agents as well, having bolted in a gallop after the arrest of Chairman Gonzalo.

III. The Current Situation and the Tasks of the Party

It has been increasingly confirmed that revolution is the main trend in the world, but this is taking shape through twists and turns. The end of the so-called “cold war” with the collapse of Russian social-imperialism has not meant the “beginning of a new era of peace and stability” as imperialism, principally Yankee imperialism, proclaims, repeating what the Chinese revisionists have been putting forward for years—which is servilely repeated in our country by the reaction and the revisionists of the ROL. Rather, it has been proven that there is no economic or political stability anywhere. The 20th century is coming to an end amidst wars of all types and a growing militarisation. There is no peace even in Europe, where Yugoslavia continues to disintegrate with more than 200,000 dead in less than three years of war, while in Chechnya Russian imperialism continues to carry out a barbaric genocide. And what can be said about Rwanda, a backward country where over 500,000 people died in only three months? And what happened to the “peace” signed by Israel and the PLO with the endorsement of Yankee imperialism? To say nothing of the problems breaking out in Mexico, on the flank of the “international gendarme” itself, or the war between Peru and Ecuador, etc.

Essentially the situation is as Chairman Mao and the CPC described it in the 1960s: Once more there is a great disorder under heaven, and further, a New Wave of the World Revolution has begun to unfold, and the communist parties must militarise and play their role, putting Maoism in command and applying People’s War to the conditions of their own countries.

As for the situation in our country, hunger, poverty, unemployment, repression, genocide, the sale of national sovereignty, etc. are only some of the calamities made even much worse by the genocidal and country-selling dictatorship that is really headed by Pinochet’s apprentice, Hermoza Ríos [armed forces head—trans.]. Fujimori is just his puppet, a cheap and vulgar figurehead.

The point is that a revolutionary situation in development is being expressed, strengthened by conditions for revolution that are far more favourable than in 1980 when the People’s War was launched; and, furthermore, this situation shows once more that what Chairman Gonzalo and the Party laid out in the General Political Line is clearly coming to pass, particularly with respect to the general crisis of bureaucrat capitalism and its inexorable process of decay. This is a very important question, even more so now that we have entered the second half of the decade in which, as in the latter half of previous decades, their critical situation will necessarily get worse. This objective situation smashes not only the fantasies of the genocidal gang about the “new Asian tiger” or the “Peruvian miracle”, but also the cackling of the shameless partisans of the revisionist and capitulationist ROL about how “bureaucrat capitalism is becoming viable”. As always, they are confusing appearance with essence, thus seeking to fool our people by extolling what are no more than ephemeral blossoms within the process of the inevitable collapse of bureaucrat capitalism.

Another aspect of the current situation is the holding of the forthcoming elections, which once again are crucial for the reactionaries because they find themselves riddled with contradictions, particularly the situation with their three tasks, in which they have become bogged down. Thus, in the economic sphere, the greatest general crisis in the history of the republic is unfolding and will continue to unfold, despite fleeting and limited recoveries that cannot even overcome the recession or inflation, to say nothing of unemployment, which, as they themselves admit, “has reached historic levels”. We can see how industrial output continues to fall and the cost of living continues to rise, despite what their clever number-crunchers say. Meanwhile, agriculture remains in a state of collapse, made even worse by the multi-million dollar shady deals in food imports negotiated by the ruling clique and its cronies. Furthermore, as everyone knows, under this government foreign debt has grown from $19 billion to over $25 billion. The ruling clique talks a lot about how “the economy is growing”, but this is false, just as the way almost everything they say is false, because this government has made cynicism and lies the norm in its actions. Growth is not the demagogic and electorally motivated shoddy construction of schools for students and teachers with empty stomachs, to say nothing of the extremely high number of children leaving school under this government; growth is not repairing roads nor opening a few trails with borrowed dollars which will have to be repaid to imperialism at high interest rates; growth is not looting the Peruvian sea to benefit the entourage of a voracious clique; nor is growth the selling off of state enterprises on the cheap, practically giving them away to imperialist capital and firing thousands of workers, and then, even worse, refusing to give an accounting for the money from these bargain sales.

Regarding the restructuring of the old state, towards the end of 1990 Chairman Gonzalo and the Central Committee of the Party said that the current government, compelled by the People’s War and in accordance with their counter-subversive war, was carrying out a process of absolute centralisation and presidential absolutism. Today everyone is talking about this as if it were the latest news, “forgetting” what the Party said in 1990. On 5 April 1992, a coup d’etat took place as part of this reactionary process and specifically as a response to the strategic equilibrium reached by the People’s War, putting into action a sinister plan hatched by imperialism, principally Yankee imperialism and its followers. This coup was led by a military clique with Hermoza Ríos at its head and was carried out as always by the genocidal and country-selling armed forces. Once more we have seen how they trample on their own constitution and rule of law in order to better serve their counter-revolutionary war, adopting more and more clearly fascist positions. Thus yet again we have witnessed a shameless electoral fraud overseen by the dictatorship to garner approval for one of the most reactionary and retrograde constitutions in the history of the Peruvian state, in such a way that although the previous one was called into question by one and all, the current constitution is even more controversial. Even now, in the pre-election contention, representatives of the diverse groups of the factions of the big bourgeoisie are announcing that if they are elected they will modify it again.

And what have they done with their so-called “judicial branch” and their judicial order? Desperate and terrified in the face of the advance of the People’s War, not only have they completely abolished their own so-called “universal” judicial principles, but they have gone so far as to annul the right to a legal defence and issue decrees making their laws retroactive. They instituted the imprisonment of minors and abolished freedom of opinion and thought by establishing “apology for terrorism”, etc., to say nothing of their draconian military tribunals where these masters of genocide are not content to be plaintiffs and prosecutors, but also act as judges. These dark uniformed men know as much about law as a butcher about sculpture, and the standard sentence to anyone who falls into their hands is life imprisonment. The violation of their judicial order is so serious that even the UN, a pimp for imperialism, principally Yankee imperialism, has had to recommend that they moderate their barbaric atrocities a bit.

Thus, merely by looking at these issues concerning the restructuring of their state, we can say with certainty that they have become bogged down in this reactionary task as well.

Regarding the reactionaries’ third task, annihilating the People’s War, with their characteristic fatuous triumphalism they crowed victory too soon, even setting a date for its demise. But in this matter as in many others they have been proven completely wrong, because the People’s War continues its unstoppable march after having resisted the evil country-wide offensive unleashed following the 5 April coup, conceived and planned by Yankee imperialism itself as part of their so-called “Low Intensity Warfare” strategy, in response to strategic equilibrium. This offensive by the genocidal and country-selling armed forces is one of the last cards remaining in their hands before more direct U.S. intervention. Thus, putting national sovereignty at grave risk, they mobilised thousands of troops formerly deployed on the border, and throwing them into repeated “encirclement and annihilation” campaigns against the base areas and guerrilla zones, utilising not only 120mm mortars and heavily armed helicopters but also light artillery of the kind used in conventional warfare, such as cannons with a 12-kilometre range and bombs dropped from combat aircraft. At the same time, in the cities they lashed out with a fierce repressive manhunt, rounding up hundreds of the sons and daughters of the people, who were harassed, tortured and imprisoned. Once more they vomited out their genocidal guts, beginning by gorging themselves on the blood of the prisoners of war on 9 May 1992, carrying out a cowardly and merciless massacre. This time the mass graves and the disappearances, like the “La Cantuta” case, were in their own capital, which clearly demonstrated that this dictatorship is more genocidal than that of Belaúnde and García Pérez. Furthermore, they have accompanied this genocide with wily “psychological warfare” hoaxes, promoting capitulation, an old trick of imperialism, especially Yankee imperialism, launching grotesque farces that have blown up in their faces as was already demonstrated in December 1993 with the earth-shaking and powerful celebration of the centennial of the birth of Chairman Mao Tse-tung. As proof of its power it is only necessary to mention that in Lima alone 16 car bombs were detonated that month. All of this is in addition to the well-known attempts at population control through the formation of mesnada paramilitary bands, the increased use of informers and the intensification of the so-called “intelligence” and “civic action” operations already underway.

Thus, in the face of all these sinister offensives and against all the crowing and dark forecasts, the People’s War and strategic equilibrium continue on course. If this were not the case, one should ask why Pinochet’s apprentice, the puppet Fujimori, the whole swarm of “Senderologists”, reactionaries, revisionists, opportunists, hack journalists and even informer priests and promoters of genocide like Cipriani, Durand and Vargas Alzamora among others [bishops and archbishop, respectively—trans.] all never miss an occasion to talk about so-called “terrorism” or “pacification”? Why do they talk so much about how they have “pacified the country”? Why do they maintain the state of emergency in more than 50% of the national territory? Why are thousands of their troops still stuck in the so-called “counter-subversive bases”? Why are they continuing to forcibly enlist—under threat of death—and arm thousands of peasants in the so-called peasant rondas? And why do they continue to fill the prisons with hundreds of the sons and daughters of the people under suspicion of “terrorism”?

It is because the People’s War persists and will continue to persist, and although it has undergone temporary and partial setbacks it will achieve its glorious objectives, demolishing the Yankee so-called “Low Intensity Warfare” strategy and whatever other strategy it may face, because it bases itself on the greatest ideology the world has ever seen, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought. It will succeed because there is a Party which leads it and infuses it with a right and correct political line, and because the masses of our people support it, watering it with their blood and sweat, since this war is simply a continuation of their struggle with arms in hand.

For all these reasons we reaffirm that the reactionaries have also become bogged down in regard to their third task, just like the other two.

In sum, we can see that bureaucrat capitalism has no way out; its inexorable collapse will continue and it will be totally demolished amidst the genocide with which it is defending itself like a mortally wounded beast. This is the reason why the upcoming elections are shaping up to be so crucial for the reaction, particularly for the current ruling clique so desperate to stay in power. They used whatever means they could to get the holding of the election legally sanctioned, and now they are preparing a shameless fraud and even using the conflict with Ecuador to accomplish their vile objectives. And with respect to the so-called “Union por el Peru”, it too serves the interests of the big comprador bourgeoisie, since the pipsqueak who leads it [former UN General Secretary Javier Perez de Cuellar—trans.] is yet another known quisling of mainly Yankee imperialism. One need only recall his evil role in the UN against the oppressed nations, in approving the monstrous imperialist genocide against Iraq and the Palestinian people, for example.

One issue that needs to be analysed from the point of view of the proletariat is the problem of our country’s borders, because the conflict with Ecuador is only part of a larger and extremely precarious situation that has been very badly handled by each successive reactionary government. Further, the reactionary armed forces have never defended the country’s integrity and sovereignty; instead, they have always been experts in defeats, as shown by the loss of Arica and Tarapacá in the war with Chile or the robbery of the Leticia region by Colombia. It has always been the masses of people who were the real defenders of our national territory, and we must keep this truth in mind because it is once more being confirmed.

A factor being systematically swept under the rug is the ominous role of imperialism in general and especially Yankee imperialism, whose interests stir up this or that conflict at its convenience. Here, too, it is at work, pulling the strings from behind the scenes like a puppet master. In this respect, in addition to the ever greater domination that imperialism exercises through the foreign debt and the IMF, IDB, WB, etc., we should also take into account the “advisory” role of the Yankee armed forces. From time to time they send their top brass, like that arrogant head of the Southern Command who came in November 1994 to check up on their lackeys, in addition to their constant “training” of the genocidal hordes, and the insolent intervention of their ambassadors in all the internal matters of Peru, or the cheeky pipsqueak Alexander Watson, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Inter-American affairs, who with total effrontery said that: “Fujimori is a good salesman for the Peruvian brand”, which was taken as praise by the puppet.

Today, Peru is at risk of losing a part of its territory once again due to the current dictatorship, because it is the most genocidal and country-selling dictatorship we have seen so far in our history. First they put Peruvian citizenship up for sale for a few miserable dollars; then later they offered South Korea an extraterritorial zone north of Lima; after that they turned over part of the national territory in the province of Ilo to Bolivia; and then they granted Chile a series of concessions in the so-called “Lima Convention”, which was not ratified because of popular outcry. Furthermore, their so-called “privatisation” has meant putting a series of state enterprises on the auction block at bargain prices. Little do they care if some are considered of strategic importance, such as the petroleum and electrical industry, the latter even sold to Chilean capital. Who is doing all this? Imperialism behind the scenes and the genocidal and country-selling armed forces, more directly now with the clique headed by Hermoza Ríos, because it is they who have been ruling the country since the coup d’etat of 5 April 1992. But this doesn’t excuse the puppet Fujimori, because he gleefully dances to whatever tune his masters play for him.

In the case of Ecuador, everyone knows that the ruling classes of that country have systematically carried out a policy of negating the “1942 Protocol”, not just recently but for some time now. As far back as 1981, during the second government of Belaúnde, there was the phoney “Paquisha” incident and they were dislodged from Peruvian territory, but the “little viceroy” [Belaúnde—trans.], far from demanding the final demarcation of the 78 kilometres of the border still pending, opted to look the other way in order to leave a future card to play, to give Yankee imperialism and Peruvian reaction an excuse to create problems for a people’s government that might take power through the People’s War. But it is during the current government that the genocidal country-sellers gave Ecuador permission to invade Peruvian territory in 1991. Their only reaction to that invasion was to reach a “gentleman’s agreement” that obviously our neighbours took advantage of.

Furthermore, the same puppet was commissioned by the military to go to Ecuador and offer them a “sovereign” outlet to the Amazon river. This was revealed by the ex-dictator of Ecuador Rodríguez Borja, who even threatened his partner Fujimori that he would go public with the letters he received. To date Fujimori hasn’t even denied this. Even worse, in 1992, in order to unleash their sinister but doomed genocidal offensive against the People’s War, they removed troops from the border, leaving them unguarded and at the mercy of any aggressor or invader. This shows what kind of guts these country-sellers have. For them, it is a thousand times preferable to see our country dismembered than to lose their position as blood-suckers and oppressors of the people, and in saying this we refer not only to the guard dog repressive armed forces, but also to their masters, the imperialists, especially Yankee imperialism, and the big bourgeoisie and the feudal landlords.

Thus, by January 1995 the Ecuadoran armed forces had been occupying part of Peru’s territory for some time, and had time to prepare to fight off any effort to dislodge them. Why did the genocidal and country-selling dictatorship suddenly decide to unleash this conflict at that moment? Because the military clique was determined to do whatever necessary to be “re-elected” through the puppet Fujimori, but they were not certain of achieving that. Their problems continued to grow and worsen, as we have seen. What made their situation even more critical, we should recall, was the result of the referendum, where they almost suffered a serious setback, despite the open fraud they carried out once again by having members of the armed forces and police vote [which is illegal—trans.], using thousands of identification cards issued by the National Board of Elections. We should also keep in mind the problem of runaway corruption in their ranks. Hundreds of officers, including some members of their clique, are involved in drug trafficking, and some even face trial for that crime. Add to this the problems between the little puppet and his ex-wife, who aired a lot of his dirty laundry. In the light of all this and other questions we can understand the reasons behind his zeal. Thus the genocidal country-sellers thought they could raise their stock in that which does not belong to them, and feigning to be what they are not, they went into action, dreaming of easy victory and thinking that in the worst case if they did not succeed they could always mount a new hoax to try and fool the people. But like the experts in defeat they are, this has backfired and the hoax did not convince anyone. Furthermore, they aggravated the problem and now they are stuck in a mess from which there is no easy way out, because our people, who today are more conscious than before, will not let themselves be surprised or fooled.

In considering this situation, we should bear in mind the words of Chairman Gonzalo in his September 1992 speech from prison:

“We clearly say that today the democratic road has begun to proceed as a road of liberation, as the road of people’s liberation!

“We believe that the 18th century taught us a very clear lesson. Think about it. There was a dominator. It was Spain, and what was the result of that bloodsucking domination? A very profound crisis, and as a consequence Peru, which at that time was a vice-royalty and today is our motherland, Peru was divided. That was the origin of today’s Bolivia. We are not making this up; it is a fact.

“Then, in the last century, English domination. What was the result for us of their rivalry with France? Another big crisis, in 1870. The outcome? The war with Chile. We must not forget it! And what happened? We lost territory. Our motherland suffered an excision, despite the blood shed by heroes and the people. We must draw lessons from this!

“The 20th century. How are we doing? In the 20th century we are dominated by imperialism, principally American imperialism; this is real, everyone knows it and no one can cover it up. And where has it gotten us? The worst crisis of the entire history of the Peruvian state, even worse than that of the 1920s. What lesson should we draw from past centuries? Once more the nation is at risk, once more the republic is at risk, once more our territory is at risk. It could easily be lost—there are interests that would be served by that. This is what we have to see. This is the situation; this is what it has come to because of them. But we have a fact, a Peruvian revolution, a People’s War that burns powerfully, that is advancing, and will continue to do so. Where have we gotten with this? Strategic equilibrium! And we must understand this well. It is Strategic equilibrium! And it is becoming increasingly solid amidst a crucial situation. What have these 12 years served for? To plainly show the Third World and principally the Peruvian people that the Peruvian state, the old Peruvian state, is a paper tiger rotten to the core. That has been proven!

“Since this is how things are, let us consider the danger that the nation, the country, could be divided, that the nation is at risk. They want to dismember it; they want to divide it up. Who wants to do this? As always, imperialism, those who exploit, those who rule. And what should we do? What is our task? Our task is to push forward the People’s Liberation Movement and develop it through the People’s War, because the people, always the people, have been the ones who defend the country, who have defended the nation.

“Our task is to form a People’s Liberation Front, to form and develop a People’s Liberation Army from the People’s Guerrilla Army...”

And this is being accomplished today. Concretely, Ecuador remains ensconced in Peruvian territory and should be dislodged. Other borders are also in danger. Our people must remain alert.

The motherland is at risk and the only fitting thing is to defend it with guns in hand, but precisely because of this imperialism and reaction seek to annihilate the People’s War, because it is the real barrier to their dreams and sinister appetites. Our people know that the only path is People’s War to establish the People’s Republic of Peru. This is even more true under current circumstances where the ruling clique wants to sell our country to imperialist capital and the capital of their lackeys, opening the dark but real possibility of the motherland being torn apart for the benefit of a coterie that has no patriotic spirit whatsoever. Because of this we reaffirm that we have begun to implement the path of people’s liberation for the defence and liberation of our motherland.

Thus, in this complex national and international situation, it falls to the Peruvian proletariat, as always, to lead the revolution and guarantee its path through the Communist Party of Peru, because the Party is its detachment, its conscious and organised vanguard, the leadership of the revolution, of the People’s War. Some leaders, cadres or militants might not be with us or they might even pass away, but even with the immense pain and consternation that this would cause, the duty and the obligation of the Party is to continue its unyielding battle. Even if only a faction or in the end only one communist remained, they would have to fulfil their role, struggling to mobilise, if necessary, the best and the new. Because the revolution has an invincible and all-powerful ideology, a proletariat and masses which generate everything, it will inevitably advance and triumph. These things are not new, they are old truths long familiar in the international communist movement, but once again today the rotten revisionists of the ROL are trying to twist and obscure them so that they can make deals and hide under the skirts of imperialism and reaction. Thus, cunningly using the problems that have occurred, they have come to negate the role and capacity of the Party as the leadership of the revolution. For this reason the Central Committee reaffirms that the Communist Party of Peru, guided by Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought, is a heroic combatant which leads the revolution and guarantees that it is on the right path!

It is within this framework that the tasks of the Party are being accomplished, following the agreements of the First Congress, the First, Second and Third Plenum, and the two Work Sessions of the Central Committee.

Since the problem of the internal struggle is a question of cardinal importance in Party life, it is relevant to add the following point: Revisionism is the principal danger to the Party and the revolution, and for this reason it must be implacably combated and crushed. Our Party has been purging itself but the struggle must continue. In the final analysis the armed struggle in our country could never have been initiated or developed without first sweeping away the ROL of that time, and today we can say that without totally and completely sweeping away the capitulationist and revisionist ROL we cannot seize power country-wide. We know very well that internal causes are determinant, and for this reason it should be made clear that if since 1992 the reaction has been able to do some damage to the revolution in our country, it is because revisionism helped it, served it and facilitated certain things. This is a very serious lesson and we must never forget it. Therefore, if we totally sweep away revisionism and finish purging our ranks, thoroughly embodying the Party’s Basis of Unity amidst the People’s War, we will be fortified and we will be invincible.

The People’s War has never stopped for a moment, no matter what the imperialists, the reactionaries, the revisionists or the traitors say. Already the celebration of the Chairman Mao Centennial throughout 1993, especially in December of that year, a celebration co-ordinated with RIM, was earth-shaking and powerful, carried out with successful armed actions. The reaction dreamed of stopping it by launching the hoax of the supposed “surrender”, which exploded in their cynical faces. Subsequently, the Second and Third campaigns of the Sixth Military Plan have been unfolding successfully.

For all these reasons, the Central Committee calls on the Party, the fighters of the People’s Liberation Army and the masses of the New State, and all our people, to celebrate the Fifteenth Anniversary of the invincible People’s War in a fitting manner.

Finally, in the face of the forthcoming reactionary elections, the only correct political line regarding this fraudulent process is to repudiate it, applying the tactic of the boycott.

Long Live Chairman Gonzalo!

Long Live the Communist Party
of Peru!

Long Live the Open People’s

Build the Seizure of Power!

Elections, No! People’s War, Yes!