Maoism is growing in India, Nepal and the Philippines. There are also strong movements in Turkey, Afghanistan, Iran, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and several other Asian, African and European countries plus nearly all of the Americas.
Some operate inside the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement, which supports Peru’s Sendero Luminoso, others are aligned to more generally focussed, Maoist Internationals.
Sendero Luminoso, decimated after the 1992 arrest of its leader Abimael Guzman (Gonzalo) is making a slow comeback.
Recently in Paris, several Sendero Luminoso supporters, the Peru People’s Movement, the Communist Party of Turkey (Marxist-Leninist), the Maoist Communist Party (Turkey and North Kurdistan) and the Maoist Communist Party of France organised a conference to celebrate one the great periods of Maoist history, the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
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With a resolute will and the highest revolutionary optimism, the Peru People’s Movement, generated organization of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP) for the Party work abroad, call on all the Communist Parties and revolutionary organizations inside and outside the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM) to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the initiation of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (GPCR) in China (1966-1976), the most earth-shaking political process and the greatest mass mobilization ever seen on Earth, a great historical milestone in the development of the dictatorship of the proletariat towards the final securing of the power of the proletariat, and therefore of transcendental historical importance in humanity’s inexorable march to communism. The GPCR is, in historical perspective, the most transcendental of the development of Marxism-Leninism by Chairman Mao, and represented Marxism’s leap to a third, new and superior stage: Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, mainly Maoism.
The celebration of the anniversary of the GPCR is part of a protracted campaign to impose, with people´s war, Maoism as the only command and guide of the world proletarian revolution; serving its embodiment in the peoples of the world and to crush the general counterrevolutionary offensive that is headed by Yankee imperialism as the only hegemonic superpower. It is the celebration of our unbreakable faith and absolute conviction of the triumph of communism; in times of great disorder under the sky; it is to celebrate the rising Red Sun; thus, it is the oath before the unfading red banner with the golden hammer and sickle of the iron legions of the international proletariat, that, challenging death, are launched in the new great wave of the world proletarian revolution under the battle cry: People´s War Until Communism!
Thus, the celebration of this anniversary of the GPCR is a renewal of our promise to never lay down our arms until communism, a promise that falls upon all the communists of the world; and therefore, the celebration also serves the reconstitution of the Communist Parties as militarized Marxist-Leninist-Maoist communist parties, that initiate and develop people´s war in all the corners of the world, as soon as possible; in this way it also serves to support the communists in Nepal, see the complex situation that the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) faces and reaffirm that for the international proletariat and the oppressed peoples of the world, for all the communists, revolutionaries and progressives of the world, there is no other option than to culminate the democratic revolution through the conquest of power in the whole country, by way of the guns of the revolutionary army.
We Maoists are supporters of the omnipotence of the revolutionary war and among us no one, whoever it may be, can let themselves move even an inch from the course that is guaranteed by two principles: “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun” and “It is right to rebel!”, the only proletarian, people´s and democratic road, the road of the people´s war.
We will hold the Second International Conference to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution on March 10th, 2006, in Paris. Paris, which was the birthplace of the proletarian dictatorship, the first time we seized power.
136 years ago the heroic proletariat of Paris and spilled their blood and constituted the Paris Commune. The great Lenin said: “The sacrifices of the Commune, heavy as they were, are made up for by its significance for the general struggle of the proletariat: it stirred the socialist movement throughout Europe, it demonstrated the strength of civil war, it dispelled patriotic illusions, and destroyed the naïve belief in any efforts of the bourgeoisie for common national aims. The Commune taught the European proletariat to pose concretely the tasks of the socialist revolution. The lesson learnt by the proletariat will not be forgotten.”
Long Live the 40th Anniversary of the GPCR!
Long Live the 136th Anniversary of the Paris Commune!
Unite Under Maoism!
People´s War Until Communism!
Peru People´s Movement,
New Zeal Look to a big upsurge in Maoist violence this year and growing evidence of Maoist/Muslim cooperation.