Proletarians of All Countries, Unite!
MAY 1st, 2015:
(Fundamental Documents, Communist Party of Peru - Central Committee, 1988)
(International Line, Communist Party of Peru, 1988)
The Peru People's Movement, generated organ of the Communist Party of Peru for the work abroad, celebrates this day of the international proletariat together with all of our class, and we extend our warmest greetings to all the communists and revolutionaries of the world. We salute and subject firmly, voluntarily, consciously and unconditionally to our Great Leadership Chairman Gonzalo, to our all-powerful ideology Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo thought and to our heroic combatant the Communist Party of Peru, its whole system of leadership and its Central Committee, as well as our 1st Congress and our Basis of Party Unity.
We reaffirm ourselves in that Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism, is the third, new and higher stage of Marxism; it is the universal ideology of the proletariat, and only by upholding, defending and applying it to the conditions of each revolution, developing guiding thought in a struggle to the death against contrary lines, against revisionism, the proletariat can advance and take up its role as leading class of the revolution.
Today, as part of the general and final crisis of imperialism and its preparations for a new world war of redivision, we see an overflow of revisionism and opportunism that is expressed inside and outside the Communist Parties. The principle that the masses are the arena of struggle is confirmed; in their desperate attempts to save their system with more genocidal war, the imperialists - in the midst of their interimperialist collusion and struggle - promote all kinds of revisionism, reformism and fascism to lead astray the struggles of the masses and drag them by the tail of the bourgeoisie. Consequently, it is indispensable for the world proletarian revolution that the communists insist on the struggle to the death against revisionism and opportunism as the main danger, and that we defend and apply our proletarian principles: revolutionary violence as a universal law without any exception; "Power Grows Out of the Barrel of the Gun"; in the power as the fundamental question of Maoism; "Without the Power, All is Illusion", in the universal validity of the people's war as the highest military theory and strategy of the proletariat - to be applied in the imperialist countries as well as the oppressed countries; in the indispensable and urgent need for the reconstitution of the Communist Parties as Parties of the new type, Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Communist Parties; in the building of the Front/New state and the Army all-embracingly led by the Party. And as it is expressed in our slogan People's War Until Communism!, the people's war is to be applied in the democratic revolution, continued without interruption as socialist revolution, and in the cultural revolutions, advancing in an armed sea of masses until our final goal Communism.
Without defending and applying these principles on world level, the door is left open to capitulation, promoted and encouraged by imperialism. The insistence of the PCP on combating the "peace accords" and parliamentary cretinism is not a question of "dogmatism", but of seeing the concrete situation in the world in the light of our ideology: while the revisionists and opportunists of all kinds invoke "new conditions" to justify a "retreat" of the world revolution, spreading that "imperialism is strong" and that "Marxism has failed", the undeniable and evident reality is that imperialism is sinking, revolution is the main historical and political tendency, we are in the offensive of the proletarian world revolution, and the proletariat and the peoples are already rising in arms, ready to sweep away the rotten system of exploitation and oppression. What corresponds to such conditions, a growing revolutionary situation in uneven development, as our Party says, is a bold advance of the communists in the whole world.
That is to say, impose Maoism as the only command and guide of the world revolution, apply our principles in implacable struggle against revisionism and advance boldly, struggling shoulder to shoulder with the masses in the heroic struggles of the peoples to forge the proletarian leadership that they need. It is the only way to avoid that the struggles be manipulated and used by the imperialist powers and superpowers and by treacherous leaders who only seek to ride on the backs of the people, like Prachanda in Nepal or the ROL in Peru. It is the only way to avoid that the revisionists and opportunists turn the heroic armed struggles into armed revisionism; armed groups (like the Left Opportunist Line in Peru) to "put pressure" on the reactionary states, not to crush them and conquer the power but to negotiate for privileges. Defending and applying our principles in struggle to the death against revisionism is the only way to put ourselves in a condition to develop the world people's war against the genocidal imperialist world war.
These are the urgent tasks that we communists have to give our lives to assume and fulfill. We emphasize and salute once more the heroic people's wars and armed struggles under the banner of Maoism in Peru, India and other places that today serve as shining examples for the international proletariat and the oppressed peoples.
LONG LIVE MAY 1st, THE DAY OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROLETARIAT!
Peru People's Movement