President Gonzalo Commemorated in Switzerland
Abimael Guzman (President Gonzalo), the leader of the Peruvian Communist Party, who was subjected to the isolation torture of the Peruvian fascist state for 29 years, was murdered on September 11, without being deliberately treated.Writings were made by TKP-ML Militants in Switzerland to commemorate President Gonzalo and to protest his murder.
Comrade Gonzalo has become immortal!
Dr Abimael Guzman (Comrade Gonzalo), chairman of the Communist Party of Peru aged 86, was martyred early morning on 11th September 2021 in the high security prison in the Calao naval base by the fascist regime in power in Peru. Comrade Gonzalo remained in isolation since his arrest on 12th September 1992. Following his famous speech on 24 September 1992 he was condemned to life imprisonment and since then for 29 years has remained in a grave like prison without any contact with the outside world.
The 29 years of isolation and torture and final execution of the comrade in the hands of the fascist regime in Peru is a solid reminder of the class hatred of the bourgeoisie against the people and their representatives, the proletarian fighters. They suspend and reject all international conventions and protocols of human right political prisoners and prisoners of war. Comrade Gonzalo, despite his age never gave up and resisted the persistent torture and inhumane treatment by the ruling classes in Peru.
Dr Abimael Guzman spent all his adult life in the service of the proletariat resisting imperialism and reaction. He led the struggle against Khrushchevite modern revisionism in Peru in mid 1960s aiming to re-establishing the Communist Party of Peru in continuation of the teachings of comrade José Carlos Mariátegui and the founder of the Communist Party of Peru, that was established in the 1928. He led the re-establishment of the Communist Party of Peru and advocated the view that "the fight against revisionism and opportunism is inseparable from the fight against Imperialism and reaction".
As representative of the party he travelled several times to China taking notes and learning from the experiences of the Communist Party of China (CPC)under the leadership of comrade Mao Tse-tung. He travelled to China in early 1967, the during the January Storm in Shanghai and was immensely inspired by the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (GPCR) and Mao Tse-tung’s teaching. He defended Marxism-Leninism Mao Tse-tung Thought, on his return to Peru and was determined to fully realise the rupture from revisionism and the “Peruvian Communist Party” that had sunk deeper in modern revisionism betraying the proletariat and the principals of Marxism-Leninism and was colluding with imperialism and reactionaries.
The ultimate revolutionary rupture and challenge came with the launch of armed struggle on 17 May 1980, that was aimed at advancing and launching of a full-scale peoples’ war against the Peruvian puppet state as a strategy to advance the New Democratic Revolution in Peru.
Comrade Gonzalo was one of the first Marxist-Leninists-Maoist to raise the evaluation of comrades Mao’s contribution to the proletarian science as a new higher stage of Marxism and upheld and defended Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.
By 1990 the peoples’ war had advanced so widely that the capital Lima was under threat of capture by the revolutionary forces led by the party. The imperialist powers and reactionaries watched in horror as the proletariat and the oppressed peoples of the world heard the revolutionary voice of liberation from Ayacucho.
Comrade Gonzalo and his comrades was captured on 12 September 1992 in Lima. On September 24, undeterred and with revolutionary zeal comrade Gonzalo delivered a fiery speech transmitted across the world through mainstream media. In his inspirational speech he declared his arrest was “just a bend in the road” for the revolution and called on his comrades and the international proletarian forces to continue and to advance the struggle against imperialism and all reaction.
Today as we mourn the death of comrade Gonzalo and extend our heartfelt sorrow to the Communist Party of Peru (CPP) and the workers and the toiling masses of Peru, we declare that comrade Gonzalo will continue to live in our struggles.
The Memory of President Gonzalo Lights Our Way!
Comrade President Gonzalo is Immortal!
Communist Party of Turkey – Marxist Leninist (TKP-ML)
September 13, 2021
The Victorious Voice of the Revolution is Now in Our Hearts!
Comrade Gonzalo, the leader of the Communist Party of Peru (CPP), joined the caravan of the immortals due to the serious illness he was caught. The US imperialism and its puppet, the Peruvian state, implemented all the severe isolation conditions on President Gonzalo, ensuring that his illness was not treated, and carried out a "kill" plan that spanned time. The imperialists and their puppets, the states, will sooner or later give an account of these policies.
President Gonzalo never made any concessions from the Marxism-Leninism-Maoism he defended throughout his life and continued to fight until his last breath, despite all the counter-revolutionary attacks and severe isolation conditions.
Comrade Gonzalo achieved significant success by launching the People's War against the fascist power in Peru, at a time when post-modern and modern revisionist attacks against the People's War strategy and Chairman Mao were at their peak. The CPP, led by President Gonzalo, has proudly waved the MLM flag in the face of the slavery imposed on the Peruvian people, their dependence on imperialism. He brought hope of victory to the oppressed peoples of Latin America and the world, especially the Peruvian people.
The fascist power of Peru under the domination of the USA, which could not prevent the winds of hope from spreading from Peru to the world, could not bring the captured comrade Gonzalo to his knees. His voice was tried to be silenced by being locked in cages or put in a dungeon under the sea, and the communist personality/leadership was tried to be darkened with various propagandas. President Gonzalo, who succeeded in adapting the MLM ideology to the Peruvian specificity until '92, never gave up his struggle after being captured by the enemy, and continued his life of fighting as the shining star of the revolution in the conditions of captivity for 30 years.
The working people and working class of Peru will never forget this respected commander, Maoist leader and shining star of the CPP and the world communist movement. The flag left by him will continue to be carried in the bastions of the Andes Mountains. We have full confidence that the Peruvian communists will shout louder the International Anthem that he sang in the dungeons and courts of the enemy.
Our loss is heavy, but our faith in the revolution is great. The fire of revolution burning in the hearts of the Peruvian people and all the oppressed of the world is getting hotter. Comrade Gonzalo left a great legacy to all the oppressed peoples of the world with his life of fighting. This legacy offers us great hopes and illuminates the path of the revolution. We promise to keep Comrade Gonzalo alive on the red course of our fight, on the banner of our war, on the mausoleum of our anger.
Chairman Gonzalo is immortal!
Long live the honorable struggle of the Peruvian people!
Long live the People's War!
Long live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!
Long live Proletarian Internationalism!
TKP-ML TİKKO General Command
September 14, 2021