he 25September 1992, from the obscene cage in which he had been locked by the corrupt, genocide and anti-people Fujimori’s regime, backed by imperialists and CIA, chairman Gonzalo, leader of the revolution in Peru, kept his speech, in which, among other, stated loud and clear:
“We are here as children of the people and we are fighting in these trenches, they are also trenches of combat, and we do it because we are Communists! Because here we are defending the interests of the people, the principles of the Party and the People's War. That is what we do, we are doing it and will continue to do so! ... The road is long and we shall arrive. We shall triumph! … What do we need? We need Maoism to be incarnated, and it is being incarnated, and by generating Communist Parties to drive and lead this new great wave of the world proletarian revolution that is coming …”
19 later the chairman Gonzalo’s speech, the People's War in Peru is still suffering from an inflexion (bending), but the chairman's words remain the benchmark of how to advance in Peru and of great importance in the world.
Our Party has never given up the defense of the Chairman Gonzalo’s speech, the support for the PCP and the People's War, on the contrary during these years it has been the only force in the RIM, in the ICM and in our country to follow and carry forward them.
The PCP and its Central Committee remained and remain firm even today: “To reject and condemn all the frames of the Right Opportunist Line (ROL), to develop people's war, applying the Gonzalo Thought, to continue through the people's war the grouping and the mass work in the countryside and cities."
Today the PCP, in fighting the main enemy, the right opportunism, at national and international level, also points out that there is a systematic plan of imperialism and world reaction carried out with the help of all kinds of revisionists and mainly the new revisionism that presents itself as 'Maoist', with individuals, factions and groups that today are trying to create divisions and confusion in the ranks of the Party with a 'Left' opportunist line of (LOL) that has the same purpose and objectives of the ROL.
We share the call of PCP and its CC, for the unity in the MRI and MCI on the basis of an evaluation of the application of Maoism and the construction of communist parties that embody it in each country, and we share the identifying “New Synthesis” of Avakian, RCP US, and the revisionism of the leadership UCPNm Nepal, the positions from which we have to delimit in this evaluation and construction.
At the same time, we do not think that the application of Maoism should be in a dogmatic and stereotyped form, because this gives rise to actual “paper” parties unable to apply the MLM to the concrete reality, with the necessary innovations that the changes of imperialism and the differences in each country demand. This line has already failed in our movement and caused damage and deviations, it create feuds, not political parties.
Just as it is absolutely necessary that the assessment of the MRI and its revival as new international organization, that demands the contribution of all the experiences of people's wars and making revolution, in Peru as in Nepal, India, Philippines; of the efforts to develop the people’s war in Turkey and other countries, South Asia, etc.; of the constitution of the Maoist communist parties in the imperialist countries, parties that exist in reality, even though in their initial stage. It is Liquidationism to ignore them, of the same nature as that pursued by Avakian and Prachanda. Nobody can charge to chairman Gonzalo similar simplifications.
Chairman Gonzalo, master of dialectic, has, for example, analyzed in a proper and exemplary of the experience of armed struggle in the European countries in the 70s, far away form any liquidationism, while emphasizing that only the communist parties led by MLM can correctly develop this type of struggle in the imperialist countries, in the framework of the universal strategy of PW applied to the reality of these countries, a PW that can only have as culmination and ultimate goal the people’s insurrection for the seizure of the political power.
Correctly, the CC of the PCP today denounces the LOL, that is nothing but a form of “armed revisionism” infiltrated in the communist movement; so as obviously it is of this nature the militarism of some positions in the communist movement in the imperialist countries: the armed struggle without party, the party without revolutionary politics, militarists without masses who leave the proletariat under the rule of economism and revisionism.
It is just the opposite road to that pursued by the communist proletarians that constitute the PCm – Italy. Necessary road and path initiated also in other imperialist countries, like France, Canada, etc.
With reference to the MRI. It was founded on the Declaration of 1984, advanced with the Declaration “Long live MLM!” and culminated with the Declaration “For a century of popular war…”.
Then there was the crisis, stagnation and attempts to liquidate it, mainly by the Corim led by RCP US. Along the same road, that of the liquidation, has gone the emerging of revisionism in the leadership of CPNM in Nepal.
After this we had not a new Declaration. What we had is the action of the Communist Party maoist Italy, the CPI ML Naxalbari and other parties and organizations in our movement to oppose the liquidation and build in the practice as a meeting as a step toward an International Conference.
This was a high point for the revolutionary activity within our movement by parties and organizations which not limit themselves to demand summations or ask for meetings which others have to organize. At the same time we tried to make this effort useful for the whole MCI, associating parties and organizations inside and outside the RIM, so that they make be heard loud and clear the position of Maoism and the action of the Maoists in the storm of the current world situation.
This is the meaning of the statement of May 1st, which is not a new declaration but the political step in the current juncture necessary for this plan.
There are not other statements in the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist communist movement.
The statement of May 1st makes again the MLM communist movement active in a joint form. So as to have the signature of the Maoist Communist Party of India, so as to convey the message of Maoism and the People's War in the heart of the Arab world with the signing of the Maoist Movement in Tunisia; so as to offer support to the Maoists in Nepal to keep the route of Maoism also in this difficult phase of domain in UCPNM of the Prachanda-Battarai revisionism.
Who can say himself Maoist and be so blind to all this?
Who has not signed this statement is not “more Maoist” but simply does not understand what it means to apply Maoism to the concrete reality of the battle within the RIM in the current international situation. The PCP of chairman Gonzalo joined the foundation of the RIM in 1984, while noting that the Declaration of 1984 was not what the party had required, and within the RIM it struggled to establish Maoism.
Today the PCP-CC is called to pursue the same path in the current context.
Our Party recognizes the general validity of the position contained in “International Line” of the PCP, and then it believes that along this road the common march and advance should continue. It is a good thing that the MPP applies the directives of the Party in the efforts to work with the parties of Nepal and India, in the supporting the People's War in India, in the supporting the Nepalese Maoists in the fight against the Prachanda-Battarai revisionism.
Reminding the chairman Gonzalo’s speech, we launch again strongly the support for the People’s War in Peru, for the PCP-CC, for the defense the life of Chairman Gonzalo and the request for a public presentation and live that allows the Chairman Gonzalo to express himself.
Partito Comunista maoista-Italia
25 September 2011