Proletarians of all countries, unite!
The Peru People's Movement expresses its jubilant greeting to the children of our people living abroad, and we call them to carry forward the boycott of the elections and to not participate in the events organized by the representatives of the old Peruvian state abroad.
In our country the people's war defeats the encirclement and annihilation campaigns of the so called "low intensity war", with which the enemy with blood and fire tries to put and end to the New Power, the People's Committees and the Support Bases, this is the People's Republic of New Democracy in formation; the elections, thus, form part of this counterrevolutionary strategy. The devastating failure of the campaign "Annihilator" clearly shows their impotence, another affirmation of that which the past twenty years of people's war has proven; we are superior to the enemy, we are invincible because we have our all-powerful ideology Gonzalo Thought, which guarantees the course of the revolution, and the glorious Communist Party of Peru that leads us.
What's left of the proclaimed "pacification"? NOTHING!
The spokesmen of reaction may say what they want; the revisionist rats may say what they want; the imperialists may say what they want: the people have eyes, the people have ears, the people have stomachs, the people have brains and they have hearts. Who that has eyes in Peru can say that the country has been pacified?
Can perhaps not everyone see the shaking actions by the People's Liberation Army in Junín, Ayacucho, Huánuco, Huancavelica, Huallaga, Ica, Trujillo and even in the capital itself, just to mention a few actions?
Who that has ears in Peru can say that the people want this old society? Does one perhaps not hear the calls of the people, from the manifestations in the cities to the massive mobilizations of peasants in the countryside?
Who that has a stomach in Peru can say that the economy of the old state is going well? Do the people perhaps not feel hunger, do they not feel what its like to not have enough to survive even if they work hard more than twelve hours per day?
Who that has a brain in Peru can think that with the present rulers of the country, there can be real changes in the situation of the people? Does perhaps not everyone know that the only thing that the different governments have brought is more hunger, more misery, more repression, more genocide?
Who that has a heart in Peru can feel anything but indignation, anger, hatred and disgust for this system that is hell for the people and a paradise for a small number of native and foreign bloodsuckers? Are perhaps not the feelings of the people for their own children who struggle and give their lives for a future of real freedom for the country, do they perhaps not hate all the dogs of reaction who are nothing but servants and defenders of this old and decaying society?
Thus, things are clear, the people do not want this society, they need another, new one, they need the People's Republic of Peru.
THE ELECTIONS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH "DEMOCRACY" FOR THE PEOPLE, THEY ONLY SERVE TO LEGITIMIZE THE OLD STATE!
Our country is a country very rich in natural resources, it has a people that have always struggled for progress and have always defended the nation. Why then, just to mention a few problems, is Peru the country with the most cases of T.B. in all of Latin America? Why does it top the continental statistics concerning cases of cholera and malaria? Why do more than 265 out of 100,000 mothers die every year in connection to giving birth? Why do the people live in unemployment and poverty, why are there areas like for instance San Martin where more than 68% of the population live in absolute poverty? Why do thousands and thousands of our countrymen go abroad in search of a better life? It is because the Peruvian state, the old and decaying Peruvian state, doesn't serve the needs of the people; it is in reality a dictatorship of the big bourgeoisie and the landowners, which serves to maintain Peru as a semi-colony of Yankee imperialism, as a semi-feudal country where a bureaucratic capitalism develops. To really see what this State is, one must see it as our beloved and respected Chairman Gonzalo, Great Leader of the Party and the Revolution, masterfully has condensed it:
"1) The Peruvian State is landowner-bureaucratic, a dictatorship of the feudal landowners and the big bourgeoisie under the control of north American Imperialism; against this, the people struggle for the construction of a State of new democracy that demands the destruction of the old existing order.
2) The Peruvian State, like every State, is sustained, defended and developed using violence; toward this the people need revolutionary violence following the road of surrounding the cities from the countryside.
3) The elections are a means of dominance of the landowners and the big bourgeoisie; they are not a means of change for the people nor a means of overthrowing the power of the rulers, it is from this that the correct orientation of using them for agitation and propaganda purposes is derived."
Now this old State is in a general crisis and has entered the process of destruction; it is controlled by the fascist, genocidal and country selling regime of Fujimori and Montesinos, which has brought the country to a new economic crisis that we are only in the beginning of; a fascist regime that has only brought misery and suffering to the people; a regime which applies police control in the cities and militarized corporativization in the countryside, a fascism adapted to fighting the peoples war; a regime which seeks to legitimize all its repression and its genocides with "combating terrorism". However, the decade of this regime has proven that it, in spite of all they have done, has been unable to put an end to the people's war, on the contrary this advances in persevering struggle, expanding and defending the New Power, in which one continues to exercise new politics, new economy and new culture. The fascist regime is so discredited, on a national as well as on an international level, that the only way that it can come out of this electoral process a "winner" is through an electoral fraud without comparison in the republican history of the country and this in a country like ours where the elections as is known, have always been filled with fraud! But one must remember, that what is principal is not to center on the fraud, the fundamental problem is the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie.
The so-called "opposition" is only a representative of other interests of the same ruling classes; they do not represent the interests of the people, they try to capitalize on the struggle of the people, as in the case of the massive manifestations in the city and in the countryside, to lead the people's struggle for real change astray, in support of these interests foreign to the interests of the people, only the people's war can bring the real change. It doesn't matter if the stabber of the people who will reside in the Presidential palace is called Andrade, Toledo, Castañeda or whatever his name may be; the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie will not change in essence, the classes now dominating the country will continue to do so; and, furthermore, if the Yankees and the military decide that it is appropriate to have a different puppet than the present reptile, this regime, because of the laws controlling the logic of reaction, will necessarily be more unrestrainedly pro-imperialist, more genocidal and even more country-selling. Neither does it matter if it should be an individual who lets himself be called "revolutionary", he would only be another pig, one of those who sells out the interests of the proletariat and the people only to be the faithful lackeys of imperialism and reaction; furthermore, the people know them well, they know it would only be a rotten revisionist or opportunist, no more, no less. The only road that can bring true freedom for the people, that can solve the problems and needs of the people, is the people's war; for the peoples war is the only way in which the people, under the leadership of the proletariat through its Party, can sweep away this vile system living on the blood of the masses; there is no other way, it is that simple. It is with the Concrete Program of the Party that we can truly unite the people:
against hunger, unemployment and the crisis - for land, salary and national production
against the repression and the genocide - for the people's rights and the people's war
against the old State and imperialism - for the People's Republic of Peru
Today the winds once again blow in favor of the people's war, this is coming out of the bend in the road that the arrest of Chairman Gonzalo implied; we are overcoming the inflection, concluding the general reorganization of the Party; everywhere we see how the people's war is advancing, from the blackouts in the capital, the advances of the guerilla combats in the countryside to the advances of the struggle in the Shining Trenches of Combat such as the heroic resistance in Yanamayo; in this way, the Communist Party of Peru is building the Conquest of Power Countrywide, which is what corresponds at the present moment, in the stage of the Strategic Equilibrium of the people's war.
Here abroad we assume our promise to more and better serve the unstoppable advance of the people's war, the Party and the revolution, reaffirming ourselves in the all-encompassing leadership of the Party over all its organizations and the revolutionary process.
LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN GONZALO!
LONG LIVE THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU!
DON'T VOTE, DON'T LET YOURSELVES BE DISORIENTED BY THE ELECTORAL FANFARE!
ELECTIONS NO! PEOPLE'S WAR YES!
LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE'S WAR, THE ONLY ROAD OF THE PEOPLE!
WE GREET FROM HERE THE FUTURE BIRTH OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF PERU!