Hereby we publish an unofficial translation of a statement published by New Peru Association.

Proletarians of all countries, unite!


Chairman Gonzalo, reaffirming himself on the universal law of revolutionary violence, follows the military theory of the proletariat established by Chairman Mao: The people’s war has universal validity and is applicable in all types of countries, in accordance with the conditions of each revolution. The World People’s War is the principal form of struggle that the proletariat and the oppressed peoples of the world should launch to oppose imperialist world war.”

(Military Line, First Congress of the Communist Party of Peru, 1988)

We begin by expressing our greetings and submission to our beloved and respected Chairman Gonzalo, head of the party and of the revolution, our great leadership, center of party unification, the greatest Marxist-Leninist-Maoist of the present epoch. We express our greeting, conscious and voluntary subjection to our unity party base, the foundation that guides our action, with its triple content: 1) to our ideology, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo thought; 2) the communist program and statute; 3) the general political line with its center, the military line. We express our greetings and submission to the Communist Party of Peru, the heroic combatant that leads the revolution, to its leadership system, to the party events: to the First Congress, Marxist Congress, Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Congress, Gonzalo Thought. Likewise to the First and Second and mainly to the Third Plenum whose masterly synthesis is the speech of September 24, 1992. To the task of the General Reorganization of the Party (RGP).

We salute the militants, combatants of the PLA and masses of the new Power, forged by Chairman Gonzalo in his image and likeness, who have given their blood in these 44 years of development of the people’s war, through all the genocides, crushing all the imperialist, reactionary and revisionist action, mainly of the right opportunist, revisionist and capitulationist line (ROL), passing through inflections, facing the bend and even the twists and turns in all the complex and difficult situations arising from the detention, absolute isolation and annihilation of Chairman Gonzalo; to keep in mind, how much it has cost our people to keep our incessant and victorious people’s war, because the people are the source from which we drink strength and throbbing energy that allows us to fulfill what history disposes transforming the need. Honor and glory to the proletariat and heroic Peruvian people, the inexhaustible source that sustains our people’s war!

The people’s war can never be ceased, because the life of the party cannot be ceased for a second. Because as long as a single communist remains alive, he can and must do it all over again and continue the victorious road to communism.

To salute our apparatus, the Peru People’s Movement (MPP), for the tenacious struggle to serve the RGP and fulfill the political task of the PCP to develop as a red fraction in the International Communist Movement (ICM) and serve to forge the Communist International wielding Maoism and people’s war, in the present, serving to the International Communist League.

Express our fervent communist greetings to the international proletariat and the oppressed peoples and nations, to the International Communist League (ICL), to the communist parties and organizations that make it up, the other parties and organizations that are within the ICM and, most especially, to the people’s wars in India, in the Philippines and in Turkey, to the heroic and victorious national resistance war of the Palestinian people. Palestine will win!

We reaffirm ourselves in our all-powerful scientific and universal ideology Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, mainly Maoism, and the decisive and universal contribution of Chairman Gonzalo our Great Leadership for having defined it as the third, new and superior stage of Marxism and applying it masterfully to the Peruvian revolution, contributing decisively to the new development of Marxism. Proved, with the beginning of the People’s War in Peru, on May 17, 1980, showing it is fully in force and its universal validity.

A greeting full of enthusiasm to the 44th Anniversary of our invincible and victorious people’s war that sets our souls on fire, elevates them, catapults them and the enthusiasm can only be the red flag raised to the sky, the red waving flag with the hammer and sickle planted on the highest peak on May 17, 1980 to develop the democratic revolution until the end, to develop immediately and uninterruptedly the socialist revolution and through cultural revolutions, as many as necessary, to pass also through the revolution to communism, without ever abandoning the weapons until reaching the common goal of all humanity.

Waving red flag of the people’s war to serve the Peruvian revolution and thus serve the world revolution, placing at the top the unfading flags of Marx, Lenin and Chairman Mao, three flags of victory that will always remain firmly in the hands of the international proletariat of which we are a vibrant part.

If we see the world situation as a whole we see how the cyclical economic crises of capitalism, in its last and highest stage, imperialism or monopoly capitalism, occur in shorter and shorter periods and are deeper and deeper, so that they have to start from the bottom and before they have fully recovered they fall again, which shows even more clearly that its imperialist world system, is getting closer and closer to its inevitable end, which corresponds to the period of “50 to 100 years” in which it will be swept off the face of the earth by the world revolution.

The economic sanctions of the sole hegemonic superpower and main enemy of the peoples of the world, US imperialism, against its Russian imperialist and Chinese social-imperialist rivals, are also directed against its imperialist “allies”, just as the “economic aid packages” of the USA are subsidies that affect its competitors (all the other imperialists), against its own rules of world trade. The latest customs measures against social-imperialist China directly affect the German, French, British, Japanese, etc. imperialists. All the above is part of how U.S. imperialism takes away markets and spheres of influence from these imperialists; while, as a consolation prize, it gives them a part in the distribution of the spheres of influence of the countries of Eastern Europe which is made in the agreements on the displacement of NATO troops from the European imperialist countries. All this shows that the contend and collusion between the imperialists for markets and spher es of influence is more acute.

As Chairman Gonzalo stated in his speech of September 24, 1992, the same contenders of the two World Wars are preparing the third one and the spoils to be distributed are us, the oppressed or Third World countries. The imperialist countries, headed by the United States continue with their wars of aggression against our countries, which expresses the main contradiction, oppressed nations-imperialist countries, and the third contradiction, the inter-imperialist contradiction.

The imperialist countries, led by the US have relentlessly pushed forward the arms expansion and war preparations, which is contested by their imperialist rivals, in a veritable arms race; the sharp conflicts between the imperialist countries have been aggravated, a contradiction that is clearly expressed in the imperialist wars of aggression in Ukraine and the Greater Middle East, as well as directly in the encirclement of the US and its imperialist “allies” against social-imperialist China and the growing tensions over the Taiwan question.

The contradictions among the imperialists are developing amid collusion and struggle. The imperialists let rumors circulate and make statements about the necessity of “a political agreement on the Ukrainian war”, collusion among the imperialists against the Ukrainian nation. It is notorious that the influence of the United States as the sole hegemonic superpower is decreasing. In them “only a period of decadence like that of ancient Rome is observed”. But it is the one that currently has more military power, which can only be compared to the military power of Russian imperialism in strategic weapons, in the other areas of the military they are behind, the military power of the Chinese social-imperialists in spite of having advanced has not been able to shorten the distance that separates them from the first two, the other imperialists do not have a military power comparable to that of the Yankee superpower.

All that we have stated above, is not a showing their strength, but their weakness, and furthermore it is evidence precisely of an unprecedented insecurity of the world imperialist system and with each passing day its decomposition is bigger.

But, the world imperialist system does not collapse at all by itself, it will be swept away by the world proletarian revolution through the world people’s war.

The Marxists-Leninists-Maoists have always considered that in world history the fate of humanity is not decided by technology, but by man, by the popular masses.

The conscious people can always find new means to confront the superiority of reaction in armaments and achieve its victory. This is how history was in the past, continues to be so today and will be so in the future.

Faced with the danger of the imperialists unleashing war, we work to raise the peoples in all countries against imperialism, to be prepared for all circumstances by ‘making revolution through people’s war.

The world people’s war is the main form of struggle that the proletariat and the oppressed peoples of the world must wage to face it to the imperialist world war.

If the imperialists at some point dare to wage war using atomic and nuclear weapons “facing the wrath of the whole world”, the only result will be the rapid destruction of these beasts, encircled by the peoples of the world, and in no case the annihilation of humanity.

The victorious peoples will create with the greatest speed, on the ruins of the overthrown imperialism, a civilization a thousand times superior to the existing one under capitalism and will build a truly wonderful future.

On our hill, the proletariat and the masses of the imperialist countries themselves and of social-imperialist China reactivate their struggles, not only because of the economic crises and the growth of the exploitation of the proletariat by the bourgeoisie, but also, because of how the two contradictions referred above act on the development of the class struggle in the imperialist countries; because, precisely, as the imperialists become mired in their wars of aggression against the oppressed countries and as the inter-imperialist contradictions increase, the struggle of the working class itself and in those very peoples is being strengthened; on that basis a significant advance is taking place in the task of the reconstitution of the communist parties in the imperialist countries, as communist parties of a new type, Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, militarized. All in a more complex situation, than in the oppressed countries, because the bombardment with bourgeois ideas and the action of opportunism is systematic and they try to cover the chains with which they oppress the class with those crumbs that they throw from the imperialist super-profits of the exploitation of the world.

Hence the need to indissolubly and irreconcilably fight imperialism, reaction and revisionism.

As Chairman Gonzalo teaches us:

“Lenin said that the revolution must combine two movements: the national liberation movement, which is already clear, it is led by the proletariat, as Chairman Mao Tse-tung has shown ad nauseam, and the revolution in the imperialist countries; it is necessary to combine the two, because otherwise there will be no revolution, this goes back to Engels in the 1890s.”

But the basis of the world revolution are the oppressed nations, the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America are the areas of revolutionary storms since the beginning of the 60’s of the previous century, to which is added that of the oppressed countries of Europe itself. This corresponds to the main contradiction in the world because the majority of the world’s population is there, the poorest and most oppressed. Moreover, together with the armed struggles taking place there the people’s wars in Peru, India, the Philippines and Turkey are like a shining beacon. New ones will soon be added to these ones. And in the present situation the victorious war of resistance of the Palestinian people.

The objective situation is raising the possibility of an important change in the Greater Middle East, where is one of the hottest points of the current situation, of the international class struggle, which as we have defined in a previous pronouncement, shows the tendency, “that the military aggression of Yankee-Zionist imperialism against Iran in fact lead to a war of resistance and the current regime headed by Khamenei would lead a just war, to defend his country from an imperialist aggression, mainly Yankee. This, along with the Palestinian war of national resistance, would raise the peoples of the region against U.S. imperialism and its Arab lackeys.

Therefore the issue of Palestine and the Gulf has wide projections, it allows us to see the main contradiction today and in perspective, its relation with local, regional and even world wars as a risk; therefore to see the characteristics of anti-imperialist wars, wars of resistance, wars of national liberation or the revolutions themselves in the oppressed nations. All of this further emphasizes the main contradiction and leads us to reaffirm that the oppressed nations are the basis of the revolution as the main tendency in the world. All of which raises the need for a militarized, Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Communist Party that leads to carry the democratic revolution to the end through the people’s war and to pass immediately to develop the socialist revolution. Long live the International Communist League!

As long as there is exploitation on Earth there will not be a new world, therefore the problem is to destroy imperialism, revisionism and reaction, all systems of exploitation, and socialism will necessarily be built”.

At the national level, the fascist, genocidal and sell-out regime under the hegemony and leadership of the comprador bourgeoisie in these decades of the present XXI century deepened and accentuated the semi-feudal (mega-latifundia at the expense of the dispossession of the land of the mainly poor peasantry) and semi-colonial character (greater interference, intervention and imperialist rule, mainly Yankee) where a rotten bureaucratic capitalism is developed as it was with the signing of the FTA with the USA by Toledo and its implementation in blood and fire with more than 120 legislative decrees from the genocidal Alan Garcia and then from Captain Carlos or Ollanta Humala.

Since 2016 the struggle within the reaction became more acute, which continues until now through the buying and bureaucratic fractions, with its representatives of the fujimorist party (Keiko Fujimori) and those grouped behind the tendency of P. P. Kuczynski, which dragged the various small parties and groups that had been behind the election of Ollanta Humala, which is currently expressed with a certain rearrangement of forces behind Fujimorism and its consort the current president Boluarte. The struggle for the control of the executive of the fascist, genocidal and pro-Yankee country-selling regime has intensified between both reactionary factions, ahead of the replace of authorities, which, due to the political crisis, could be brought forward to 2026.

With an Executive very much undermined during the last 6 governments, as everybody recognizes there is a “weak government”, with any “legitimacy”. The struggle has become more acute to take over the other powers and institutions of the old State for the control of: the Judiciary, the Public Ministry, the Constitutional Court, etc., using the police and the media and “social media” for the coups and counter-coups. Thus, from the Executive, passing through the Parliament, the Judiciary, the Prosecutor’s Office, the Armed Forces and the police, etc., a regime of reactionary cliques has been established, which go one after each other in the control of these apparatuses. And behind the factions, groups are stoking one or the other of the two factions of Yankee imperialism, one commanded by the CIA agent Gorriti (of the Democratic Party) and the other by the neo-Fujimorist, the carrerista Fernando Rospinglosi linked to Trump’s faction of Yankee imperialism of Republican Party. Clearly following his reactionary path, continuing with a fascist, genocidal and pro-Yankee sellout regime.

It is in this context of crisis and decadence of the fascist, genocidal and country -selling regime (within the third moment of general crisis and destruction of contemporary Peruvian society) that the general elections of 2021 are called, crucial elections for imperialism and reaction in order to continue the fulfillment of its three counterrevolutionary tasks, but very particularly for the fascist tendency (Fujimorism) of the comprador faction that at all costs needed total control of the State, mainly of the executive. Thus, the restructuring of the old Peruvian State is on the table again and the bureaucratic bourgeoisie is the one promoting the constitutional illusions of a constituent assembly for a new constitution, there are even those who say that this proposal of the bureaucratic faction and its cronies is “for the people” and serves mainly to regain positions and go on to command the leadership of the old and rotten Peruvian State, and they sell themselves to the highest bidder and try to change of masters (they promote sinister imperialist positions as “plurinationalism” “multiethnicism” “ethnicity” “ethno-cacerism”, “nationalism”, etc.).

On the other hand, the comprador bourgeoisie has carried out a strong defense (with blood and fire) of the pro-US constitution of 1993, formally they could change it but not in essence. The readjustments they have been carrying out in this sewer of bourgeois parliament aim to having greater power and control: bicameralism, reelection of congressmen and all kinds of difficulties to the detriment of the executive, thus sharpening their contradiction and struggles.

Being a necessity of Yankee imperialism and reaction, the defense and continuity of their regime on December 7, 2022, they promoted and executed the so-called counter-coup of State in favor of a greater intervention of Yankee imperialism, the CIA and the development of their low intensity war, which is being executed by the fascist, genocidal and traitorous armed forces and police forces as a clique and pro-Yankee agents: Dina Boluarte and cronies dream of crushing the proletariat and its vanguard, the PCP and dream that the complicity of revisionism of all kinds and the opportunists of always will save their outdated system of hunger and misery. We say: keep dreaming.

The government of Dina Boluarte and her supporters in the pigsty of Bolivar (parliament) is a fascist, genocidal and pro-Yankee sellout government that has been strengthening the genocidal political line of the Peruvian State in its wishes of maintain itself, perpetuate itself and carry out to the letter the mandates of its Yankee masters. This genocidal line has been applied against the just and growing popular movement, and has been developing a Yankee anti-subversive strategy of low intensity warfare: militarization of the country through states of emergency, curfews, criminalization of the struggles and popular demands, massive operations of mobilization of their forces, psychological actions against the people through the big reactionary and monopolized propaganda and mass communication media.

The Armed Forces and the Police Forces clearly show how the backbone and defenders of the old and outdated Peruvian big landlord-bureaucratic State at the service of imperialism, are falling apart; fascists, genocidal, pro-Yankee sellouts who sooner rather than later will receive the just punishment from the party and the people. There is not a single place in the country where they do not show their essence of repression and genocide, what they started in the south of the country today is spreading throughout the national territory.

The current genocidal fascist and country-selling government headed by the genocidal Dina Boluarte is advancing in mounting the Yankee imperialist plan of greater intervention as a “plan to fight against organized crime and illegal mining” with the declaration of a state of emergency and placing under military control one of the most important regions of the country, the region of La Libertad, and placing the province of Pataz under the command of the Joint Command of the genocidal Armed Forces.

There is an imperialist plan being set up by the government of the genocidal Dina Boluarte for greater imperialist intervention in our country. Imperialist plan of her “LIC” that aims to annihilate the people’s war (third reactionary task), which is covered up as a fight against “organized crime. In the past imperialism and reaction used for their campaigns the fight against “narco-terrorism”. Now, they resort to the fight against “illegal mining and organized crime” as it was since the government of the genocidal “Captain Carlos” (Ollanta Humala).

The craftsmen miners fighting against the great plunder of imperialism and its lackeys of the big bourgeoisie and the big landlords supported by the bayonets of their armed forces, police forces and genocidal auxiliaries have organized their activity and armed themselves applying combat and resistance exercising with weapons in hand, in many cases, as in the north, south, center, etc. of Peru. In Pataz, in the north of Peru (La Libertad) they have carried out armed actions that correspond to the forms of struggle of the people’s war, which show the leap to struggle for power. Actions that correspond to the three forms of people’s war struggle: sabotage, selective annihilations and guerrilla combats.

The peasant masses, the artisanal mining workers and other sectors of the classes that form the united front of the revolution are applying in an armed manner what the Communist Party of Peru (PCP) has taught them in these 44 years of people’s war. The PCP, firmly subject to the leadership of Chairman Gonzalo and his all-powerful thought, is the heroic combatant leading the revolution.

Furthermore, let us ask ourselves, what actions of the People’s War have been developed? or better for those who deny them because they do not want to see reality as it is, let us ask ourselves, what has been the highest action of the People’s War in these 44 years of its development?

And, we answer: the highest action in these 44 years of victorious development of the people’s war is the heroic giving of the own life of the Great Leadership of the Party and the revolution, Chairman Gonzalo, in the highest shining trench of combat of the people’s war in the annihilation camp of the Chorrillos Naval Base. Great political, military and moral victory won by Chairman Gonzalo crushing the plan of Yankee imperialism and Peruvian reaction along with the service of the rats of the revisionist and capitulationist ROL to deal a definitive blow to the Party, the People’s War, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and specifically to Gonzalo’s thought. Thus, we see Chairman Gonzalo defying his executioners with his fist raised, his body erect and his forehead raised raising the slogans: Long Live the PCP! Long live the people’s war! Long live Maoism! Honor and glory to the Peruvian proletariat and people!

Actions of agitprop of the people’s war and actions against an institution of the old Peruvian State have been also carried out abroad.

We emphasize, also, the role played by the Party in the foundation of the League, recognized in a declaration of the founding conference of the ICL.

The masses are those who have made it possible not only to maintain but to develop the people’s war, in the new complex and difficult circumstances that have presented themselves to the Party leading the people’s war, after the arrest of the leader of the Party and the Revolution, Chairman Gonzalo, and the following structuring of the ROL.

To persist against all odds on a road with leaps of different magnitude to prepare a new great leap in the people’s war and the incorporation of the masses in accordance with the development of the objective situation in the country and in the world. An armed struggle at the margin of the masses would be inexplicable a people’s war that is already going to be 44 years with the masses, not only the peasantry but also our glorious proletariat that has never stopped to struggle.

As it is shown in the actions in Pataz (La Libertad) and many other places in our country, the workers of Peru, the Peruvian people have already learned to powerfully struggle for their only great demand, the Power. They are showing it with the actions referred above, and the people, the class is firmly doing it, uprooting opportunism, tearing revisionism to pieces.

A review of what has happened in Peru throughout the present century up to the present can be made, it shows new forms of struggle, mainly of wielding weapons, which are being increasingly used by the masses and that is part of the work of the Party which is bringing class consciousness, proletarian consciousness in the leadership.

The steps that the class and people are taking in the raising of consciousness and in the struggle with weapons in hand must deserve from us very special joy, immense revolutionary complacency that spurs us to powerfully advance. And that elevates their struggle to political struggle for the conquest of power. And everything has an axis, a center because we apply the criteria of concentric construction, that center, that axis is the Party, our Party that always it is alive within the communists, whatever the problems or difficulties that have to be faced. We see what is new in Peru, and what is new is first and foremost the Party, this Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Party that is guided by Gonzalo’s thought, is the victorious people’s war that is being waged invincibly, that has already passed through bloodbaths. Let those who do not know about revolution be terrified, this is how revolution is shaped, is made concrete, based on Marxism-Leninism-Maoism because we will never deviate one iota from it.

Eternal glory to Chairman Gonzalo, leader of the party and of the revolution!

Uphold, defend and apply Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Gonzalo Thought, mainly Gonzalo Thought!

Long live the Communist Party of Peru!

The People’s War will inevitably win!

Unite the people against the genocidal fascist dictatorship and pro-Yankee sellout!

Against repression and genocide! For the rights of the people and the People’s War!

Develop the people’s road of liberation with People’s War!

Long live Maoism down with revisionism!

Honor and glory to the proletariat and the heroic Peruvian people!

Peru People’s Movement

May 17, 2024

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