Message for the 50th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines - PCMaoist France
This was read on 29th december 2018 in Utrecht,
Message for the 50th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines
Dear comrades, we are gathered today to celebrate 50 years of ongoing struggle for the Communist Party of the Philippines.
This is an event of special importance,
because it shows the success of genuine communists in the reconstitution
of a Party in their State. It also proves that under a correct ideology
and leadership, this Party can advance on the path of revolution
through the ongoing People’s War against the bureaucratic-landlord State
of the Philippines and its armed forces, client of imperialist powers.
The Party, leading the People’s Army is advancing with the United Front
for the democratic revolution and liberation from imperialism, on the
path to socialism for communism.
Through our common ideology,
Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, we understand the struggle led by the Communist
Party of the Philippines as one of great importance for communists and
revolutionaries all around the world who prepare and lead the struggle
to make imperialist powers crumble and to open the way for communism.
In the French State, our Party is still young, we will only celebrate the 3rd
birthday of the unification of the communists in the beginning of next
year. Through our more experienced comrades, our struggles of today are
indubitably linked to the struggles of the past. Our beloved Comrade
Pierre, who passed away a year ago, was one of the very few to always
try to raise the red flag in the dark during the decades when a
Communist Party was desperately lacking in the French State. His fight
from 1968 to his death for the revival of communism in the State he
lived in is a solid inspiration for all our young comrades. With these
solid roots from decades and centuries of struggle in the French State,
we hold firm on the young foundations of our Party.
Still, because we are celebrating an
anniversary, and because we are a young Party, we want to underline one
thing with the Communist Party of the Philippines, and that is, the
protracted nature of its struggle.
In the 50 years since its
reconstitution, the Communist Party of the Philippines has successfully
kept fighting for revolution even when the situation seemed to be at a
low point. The CPP suffered intense repression in its early years, and
soon, the fascist dictatorship of the Marcos regime launched an all out
extermination war on the communists. Leading the struggle, the CPP was
able to turn the tide and kept a determined focus on revolution even
when the dictator was eventually toppled. At the same time,
revisionnists were pushing forward their counter-revolutionary agenda in
Red China. The Communist Parties of the world suffered the tremendous
loss of a forerunner in the struggles of the people of the world when
the Red line in China was violently exterminated through a coup and mass
repression by the capitalist roaders at the end of the 1970s.
Even then, the CPP stayed on course and
kept struggling for complete revolution, and not conciliation with
revisionism and imperialism. When errors were committed and left and
right deviations were becoming apparent, the CPP launched its Second
Rectification Movement, and reversed the situation. This constant
practice of criticism-selfcriticism and other communist principles for
rectification and development in line struggle is a testimony. A
testimony that the CPP has proven itself in practice to be the vanguard
of the working class in the Philippines and the leading force in the
In the current century, the CPP has kept
leading the struggle in the Philippines. It has attracted young toilers
and peasants to take up the fight with renewed energy and carry it to
victory thanks to the experience of the Party and the People’s Army. Its
efforts to extend the People’s Government and the Guerilla Fronts all
over the archipelago have equipped the masses with vigorous and living
means for their liberation. Its struggle against the current
administration in the Governement of the Republic of the Philippines,
proves once again the necessity to put this rotten state to sleep. When
the State directly attacks the masses, with extermination and bombing
campaigns against Lumad people in Mindanao, or with illegal mass killing
and arrests of democratic rights leaders in urban mass organizations,
it is only justice that the masses rally behind the leadership of the
Communist Party, the only force which brings unbound resolution against
the atrocities of the enemy.
That the CPP has been able to hold the
struggle for revolution for 50 years is an inspiration to all
communists. Through open, principled and genuine struggle for unity
under Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, we want to assure our Filipino comrades
of our intention to learn from this protracted struggle and to develop
our understanding of the situation in the Philippines.
As a proof of our commitment to this
end, we want to announce that for the first time in the French language,
a selected number of works from the revolution in the Philippines will
be published very soon in the French State by the red publishing house
“Red Sun” in association with comrades from the PH movement. This
publication will regroup the most important works that have laid out the
foundations for the application of what was then Marxism-Leninism Mao
Zedong Thought to the concrete conditions of the archipelago 50 years
ago. Armed with Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, our universal ideology, we wish
to develop and synthesize precisely the same thing, in order to uncover
the laws which govern specificities of the revolution in the French
Long live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!
Long live proletarian internationalism!
Victory to the Protracted People’s Wars in the Philippines and in the World!
Mabuhay ang ika-50 anibersaryo ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas!