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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Just released documents from the Communist Party of Peru (Shining Path) -Part 1

These are part of the latest documents to come from the Communist Party of Peru (also known as Shining Path). The immediate document is from September and was posted in English. The latest was posted in Spanish a few days ago. I tried to translate it but it had so many errors I decided to delete it. The one below, to be published in parts, is from the online site of Red Sun
The PCP was a major Maoist Party and influence in South America and elsewhere. The party has not been as active since 1992. There have also been splits from the party which has made it difficult to know what is actually going on. This seems to be the actual mainstream of the PCP.
សតិវ អតុ

Central Committee
Communist Party of Peru 
September 2014

Reproduced by the
October 2014
“In the midst of a complex system of wars of all types, imperialism and world reaction will fall and socialism will rise; accordingly, the revolution and the counterrevolution are conscious that only through war the political changes are defined.”
“The proletariat generates a political apparatus: the Communist Party, totally opposed and different from all the other parties, with the objective of taking political power; that is how Marx defined it. Lenin established the characteristics of the Party of the new type, combating the undermining influence of the old revisionism that generated bourgeois workers’ parties based on the workers’ aristocracy, the union bureaucracy, parliamentary cretinism, and adapted to the present order. Chairman Mao Tsetung developed the construction of the Party around the gun and put forward the construction of the three instruments. Chairman Gonzalo established the thesis of the militarization of the Communist Parties and the concentric construction of the three instruments.”
International Line
The Communist Party of Peru develops the revolution in Peru as a part of the world proletarian revolution applying the International Line. We consider that it is necessary to start from our Maoist principles in order to solve new problems in this stage of the world revolution, the strategic offensive. It is an urgent necessity that the Communist Parties firmly uphold and apply our ideology of today; there are problems of understanding concerning the fundamental point of Maoism: the power, the conquest and defense of the power for the class; the new power is born and sustained through the barrels of the guns, and it is furthermore subject to the fluidity of the people’s war as the military theory of the proletariat. Another point is the construction of the militarized Communist Parties. The Party is the vanguard of the proletariat for initiating and leading the people’s war. The struggle against revisionism is another issue that we think is necessary to discuss; the new brand of revisionists put forward that the new power can coexist with the old reactionary power, according to Prachanda who sold out the revolution in Nepal. Other revisionists attempt to revise our ideology of the proletariat, looking for the good in bourgeois ideologies, supposedly “distilling” them, in order to adapt them to the new stage of strategic defensive, proclaimed loudly by Avakian, Öcalan and others. All of them converge in sowing capitulation and dragging the communist parties to elections, invoking new conditions, thus renouncing our Maoist principles. Revisionist leaders who have run away repeatedly from the debates put forward by the PCP and through the contacts with the MPP.
The development of a correct handling of the two line struggle within the Communist Parties, that have initiated or are going to initiate people’s war, is important. The red faction must unmask and crush contrary lines; the communists must prove their condition by upholding, defending and applying Maoism. We communists must grasp the slogan May Maoism Go On to Take Command of the New Great Wave of the World Proletarian Revolution!
We call the Peruvian people and the world to grasp the masterful Speech of Chairman Gonzalo, which serves as a combat weapon to understand the international situation and the tasks it demands of the communists, to fulfill pending tasks.

Chairman Gonzalo starts from Lenin’s thesis to judge the situation in the world: “Imperialism’s economic relations constitute the core of the entire international situation as it now exists. Throughout the twentieth century, this new, highest and final stage of capitalism has fully taken shape” and from the fact that the distinction between oppressing and oppressed countries is a distinctive trait of imperialism. Therefore, to see the present situation we cannot start from the fundamental contradiction of capitalism, because we are in its highest and last phase, imperialism.
The international situation reaffirms what Chairman Gonzalo and the PCP established concerning the crisis of imperialism, concerning the collusion and struggle between the imperialist powers, concerning the plans for capitulation and revisionist “peace accords”. The plan of yankee imperialism is to maintain the exploitation and misery in the oppressed nations and incorporate Russia and Eastern Europe to prolong its hegemony as sole gendarme.
We see the same contestants as in the 1st and 2nd World wars, yankee imperialism is unfolding more than a hundred wars through its Special Operations Command. Their “experts” emphasize that Moscow, New Delhi and Peking are about to create a new world order. The deployment of yankee military forces is to encircle and swallow Russia and China using the masses as the arena of combat.
Andrew Bacevich Turse, a retired colonel of the U.S. Army, says: “the utilization of Special Operations forces during the Obama years has decreased military accountability, strengthened the ‘imperial presidency,’ and set the stage for a war without end.”. The government of the genocidal Obama is killing en masse with missile and chemical weapons bombardments against the peoples of Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Libya, and Syria.
Timothy Gatto, in the portal “The People’s Voice”, says: "the wars we [the U.S.] have been fighting in the Middle East have been for resources, mostly oil. When something happens in other parts of the World that are devoid of resources, we invariably ignore it",“If the country isn't in a strategic area, or it has no resources we want, we ignore whatever is happening there”.
The head of the headquarters of the Armed Forces of Iran, Hasan Firuzabadi, says: “The takfiri group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a trick of the regime in Israel (and of the U.S.), trying to create a safe margin for the Zionists. The ISIL terrorists, with the support of the Israeli airforce, have attacked several locations in Syria in 2013-14”. Concerning this point, keep in mind that McCain led a meeting in Syria in May 2013.
In the Middle East the reactionary world press promotes the formation of an international coalition against the Islamic Emirate, a runt created by yankee imperialism with the objective of destabilizing the whole Middle East, expel the people of Gaza, ethnical genocide in Iraq, the creation of a pro-yankee government in Syria as the antechamber to the new redivision of the world.
The international situation is sharpened with the economic crisis of imperialism, deepened in 2008 with the plans of the “emerging new world order” (BRICS) and principally with the struggle of the peoples that develop in the oppressed nations, that has exacerbated the collusion and struggle of the imperialist powers. In this situation yankee imperialism tries to prevent the initiation of people’s wars in the world, trying to restrain and derail the people’s wars initiated in Peru, India, Philippines, Turkey with the help of the revisionists; to prevent the triumph of the proletarian revolution and the development of earth-shaking cultural revolutions that continue the sweeping away of imperialism from the face of the Earth. Concretely, they desperately fear that Maoismgoes on to take command of the New Great Wave of the World Proletarian Revolution, in an armed sea of masses led by Communist Parties. European experts predict that the humanitarian expenses in the world will rise to 18 000 millions of dollars for 2014. They continue with their policy of making trouble and failing.
Facing this situation, we reaffirm ourselves in upholding the omnipotence of the revolutionary war, that is the people’s war, as the highest military theory of the proletariat, outlined by Chairman Mao and that must be specified to each type of country, be they imperialist or backward countries. Thus, the world people’s war is the correct response that serves to prevent the imperialist war, or if this becomes a fact, transforming it into people’s war. But as communists we wage war to destroy the war through the war and establish the “lasting peace”.

To be continued.....

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