-Extrats of Speech of the International Committee to Support People's War in India to the International Conference in Hamburg november 2012
...We united our hands with CPIm....The struggle of Maoists in India, comrades, is our struggle, their loss is our loss.
….We redoubled the support to war people in India; we intensified our struggle against imperialism in the world; we worked for proletarian internationalism, we called all the proletarians, revolutionaries, communists in our countries to advance in the revolution.
We extend our revolutionary greetings to the activities of support that with a great effort you promoted....The current stage of our struggle has not changed, despite the "Operation Green Hunt" and the murderers of our leading cadres, despite the efforts of the enemy, we grow in strength in the guerrilla areas and expand in new areas. In the course of People’s War, in different places we have reached the stage of mobile warfare.
The Operation Green Hunt unleashed by the government has not achieved its goals. Despite the blows we have suffered, the enemy’s morale is low. The plan of the ruling classes to annihilate our party and deprive the people of their guide and proletarian leadership is doomed to fail, because the people and all those who love freedom in this country support and protect the revolutionary movement and its leadership like the apple of their eyes, because they know that this way they safeguard the future of the country and new generations.
The people and people’s movements generate new revolutionary leaders and want that the New Democratic revolution in India advance to the victory and sweep away imperialists and their lackeys, the landlords and the comprador and bureaucratic bourgeoisie with all their representatives.
The impact of the global crisis and imperialist policies on workers and the people of our country is heavy. Corruption, unemployment, prices, poverty, migration due to loss of lands, forests, water, are increasing. The living conditions of the working class, oppressed people, peasantry, the middle class itself, has become unbearable and they are turning more and more to the revolution. Workers' strikes and people’s struggles have expanded in unprecedented way and they are adding to the unrests in all sectors of the people: those of adivasi peasants, which intensify and often result in riots; the economic struggles of the proletarians, that turn more and more into political struggles.
The strength of our party consists in integrating this raging river of the mass movement, with the slogans: land, people’s power and democracy, self-reliance.
We bring the consciousness that no fundamental change can be achieved without the complete destroying of the exploiting classes, in India and around the world.
Your effort is a great expression of proletarian internationalism, we support and see it as a part of the action to denounce the crimes of the Indian regime, the barbaric and genocidal Operation Green Hunt, the effort to gather all the friends of Indian revolution.
Let’s dare to fight and the victory will be of the people!
In India an impetuous people’s war against the Indian bourgeoisie and the imperialism is developing and spreading more and more in nearly one third of the districts of the country.
It is not simply a guerrilla made by few thousands of fighters coming from the castes and tribal areas of the country. It is a real people’s war, led by the party of the proletariat of India, the Communist Party of India (Maoist), in which are involved – or is supported by – millions of poor peasants, women, “untouchables” fighting to free themselves.
The people’s war began where the root of the riot, the poverty, the tribal and capitalistic exploitation, the caste oppression, the plundering of the natural resources, were deeper and, therefore, the contradictions brought by the Indian capitalism ruled by the imperialism were sharper.
The people’s war won masses of young people, students, democratic and revolutionary intellectuals also in the cities and gained attention and support over the world.
Against the people’s war the Indian State, supported by the imperialists, launched a giant repressive offensive called “Green Hunt”, a real manhunt that hits the poor masses in India as animals to exterminate. The Indian State launched an internal military offensive against the people, waged by hi-tech-armed troops, police units and paramilitary militias, in order to spread terror and genocide in the villages, with raids, crop destroying, massive rapes and killings, selective murders, mass detentions and disappearing. In particular they aimed to behead the leadership of the people, targeting the leading comrades of the CPI(Maoist).
All this with the illusion to drown in blood the struggle of the people for their liberation.
With the silent/consent of the imperialist governments of US, Europe, Russia, and their mass-media, the crimes of the Indian State found the internal opposition of a wide front of prominent intellectuals. In all countries of the world political activists denounced those crimes and mobilized to stop “Green Hunt”....but in our opinion, we need something more than the condemnation of the crimes of the counter-revolution in India.
The masses led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) are writing a historical chapter of the class clash in the world between, on one side, imperialism and the reactionary bourgeoisies and, on the other side, the proletariat and the people of the world.
The development of the people’s war in India is a new proof that the revolution is the main tendency in the world today.
It shows again that the Maoism, the Marxism-Leninism of our era, is the command and guide of the world revolution against the imperialism in crisis.
The vanguard proletarians must understand that the advance of the people’s war in India seriously questions the strength balance, not only in the South-Asian region but on a world scale.
That is why we launched the proposal to form an International committee and organize world-wide campaigns of support to the People’s war in India, particularly in the belly of the imperialist beast, the countries where most of us operate.
...Since the very beginning it was made clear that the Committee was not to be built as a “cartel of groups” but as a centre of actions and propaganda of which proletarians and masses are the main subjects and players.
In each country, the committee was built as an autonomous organization that can collaborate with all those who bring support to the People’s Wars and the liberation struggles of the countries oppressed by imperialism, while maintaining its autonomy in the program and actions.
We always rejected any attempt to misuse our initiatives as a place for a general debate, forgetting that it is the support to the PW in India that unites and mobilizes.
With that, thanks its wide extension reached by the campaigns, the Committee has shown its international dimension and the ability to play its role in promoting information and support for the People’s War in India, in the general context of the more general situation of the class struggle, the situation of imperialism and the struggle of the proletarians and oppressed peoples.
....we stressed even more that we aim to reach the proletariat and the masses. Where we applied this, the campaign got a mass participation, where there was an attitude to seek the agreement between groups first, it was not successful.
... with the slogans: "the repression by the Indian government does not stop but feeds the People's War" "may the wind of the People's war reach the proletarian masses all-around the world"....
the line and method of the International Committee, its united approach to support won against splitting positions ...
The imperialist system is going through the most severe crisis since the 1930s. The current attempts to address and overcome the crisis only serve to deepen and extend it.
The crisis has its origin in the laws of running of the capitalist system itself. It is the expression of the limits of production for profit, and the contradiction between productive forces and relations of production, including the general and global nature of the production and private appropriation. In the world scene this means an ever growing gap between the wealth of a handful of imperialist countries and the poverty of three quarters of human beings in the countries oppressed by imperialism, between the wealth in the hands of the bourgeoisie and the relative and absolute impoverishment of proletarians and masses in the imperialist countries , between the overflowing richness of a parasitic and comprador bourgeoisie and the living conditions of misery and hunger of the proletariat and broad masses in the countries oppressed by imperialism.
The world is still faced with two possibilities: the exit from capitalism or a painful temporary recovery from this crisis by strengthening, enhancing the mechanisms of capital and thus prolonging the misery of the masses.
The imperialist bourgeoisie all over the world take advantage of the crisis to restructure imperialism on a global scale and save the interests of their class for their profits.
This leads to unloading the vicious weight of the crisis on the workers and masses. In both the oppressed countries and imperialist countries, unemployment, job insecurity and the cost of living increase, exploitation is ratcheted up to modern forms of slavery, workers' rights are reduced, social achievements won through years of struggles are erased, factories are closed with massive layoffs, peasants are ruined and driven to suicide, cuts in social expenditures and privatization of education and healthcare grow, the logic of commodification and profit is extended even to primary goods, such as water, air, sun, etc..
In the countries oppressed by imperialism, the protests, rebellions and liberation struggles have had a new height and a new dawn. .
In this new wave of struggle and resistance we must support and strengthen the struggle for the liberation of peoples and for new democracy, towards socialism and communism.
This is the context in which a potential new wave of the world proletarian revolution develops and emerges. It has as its reference points and strategic anchor the people's wars led by Maoist parties.
In this context, the people's war led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) successfully withstands unprecedented attacks by the enemy and is able to expand and advance.
.... we formed the International Committee to go over the simple struggle against the war on people waged by the Indian regime and its crimes, and, on the other hand, in each country we built the Committee not as a cartel of groups, but as mass organization aimed to unite and mobilize proletarians and masses around the support to the PW, rejecting any attempt to turn the activities of support into an occasion of self-propaganda ..often these narrow or “leftist” tendencies, in the name of different pretexts, had the same effect to desert the campaigns and the national chapters of the Committee.... those who desert the struggle of the International Committee, no matter what they argue, support in the speeches the PW and boycott in the facts this support. ..
...The International Committee of support to People's War in India, with its history, its trajectory, the difficulties it found, is a work in steps, of networking, of finding the real forces that actually can be united.
It is a revolutionary mass work.
It is a work to be fused with the proletarian struggles and the revolutionaries experiences of the class struggle.
It is the opposite of a dogmatic and sectarian approach.
It is a work that goes beyond the democratic mobilization against the State repression in India, because if we focus only on this aspect, we will end to make imperialism to appear strong and unbeatable, while in India the State and imperialism defend themselves and the People's War successfully withstands and grows.... the International Committee, with its formation, its life, its campaigns, has passed through the “strategic defensive”. After the International Conference in Hamburg, it enters a stage of “strategic equilibrium”, in which it cannot be cancelled but yet cannot win and pass to the offensive.
We call all the forces that have contributed to this work to advance together, to continue this work in every country, to use all the forms of struggle, from the propaganda, to spread information and unite masses, to the actions to hit the symbols of the Indian Regime and imperialism.
International Committee of Support to People’s War in India,