Monday, September 12, 2022

COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPER: Eternal glory to Chairman Gonzalo!

 September 11, 2022


Proletarians of all countries, unite!

Eternal glory to Chairman Gonzalo!

It is a year since imperialism, mainly Yankee, in collusion with the revisionist and capitulationist ROL and Peruvian reaction assassinated our beloved Chairman Gonzalo, the greatest Marxist-Leninist-Maoist of our time, eagle of the Party, great among the great, master of masters, great strategist and philosopher, recognised leader of the world proletarian revolution, titan of thought and action.

In his last great battle, turning the underground concentration camp of Callao into the highest luminous trench of combat of the People’s War, conquering laurels from death, Chairman Gonzalo defeated the sinister plan for his annihilation executed under the fatherland-selling regime of the “black mutt”, the counter-revolutionary rondero Castillo. It backfired on them. Well, the opposite has happened! Chairman Gonzalo is winning victory after victory by those who follow his all-powerful Gonzalo thought, while imperialism, revisionism and reaction are sinking deeper and deeper into their agony.

We do not mourn for our heroes who sacrificed their lives, nor do we celebrate their martyrdom. Yet we feel deeply for their absence. We heal our wounded, bury our dead and then march forward as their continuators, preparing those who will follow us as Chairman Mao demanded, marching without hesitation, procrastination, doubt or despair. As shown by the International Communist Movement, which marches firm and steadily towards the Unified Maoist International Conference, towards the New International Organisation of the Proletariat as the precursor of the coming Communist International, along the path that Chairman Gonzalo has illuminated towards the ever-golden and shining goal of humanity: Communism.

In this sense we raise the battle cry:

Unite under Maoism!

People’s War until Communism!

Eternal glory to Chairman Gonzalo!

Editorial staff

Proletarians of all countries, unite!


We have been taught very rightly by Chairman Mao Tsetung that war has a quota; it is the basic principle of war that makes us see how the good of all necessarily demands the sacrifice of a part. In these eight years of the people’s war, blood has been generously shed; Party leaders, Party cadres and militants, fighters of the People’s Guerrilla Army and children of the masses who worked closest to us have given their lives, their blood; But never in these lands has it been so heroically and historically shed, never have these lands seen how such red blood as ours, of the revolutionaries and communists, has flowed to make the New Power bear fruit among us, but it has also generously flowed to illuminate the world, because it is doing so.

Many young lives have been cut down, but reaction dreams if it believes that it simply cut them down; it has been the heroic, conscious dedication to the cause taken up that has led comrades, fighters and sons of the people to reach the highest expression that one can give to endorse what one believes in: to give one’s own life. These are heroic lives, well lived, gloriously invested and, above all, sealed on the battlefield sowing communism.“

(Speech by Chairman Gonzalo at the Inaugural Session of the 1st Congress of the PCP, 1988)

To the international proletariat and the peoples of the world:

We communicate with immense emotion and deep sorrow with fists raised high and chanting songs of war and victory, under the red flags with hammer and sickle raised high and firmly attached to the great leadership of Chairman Gonzalo and his almighty thought, that Chairman Gonzalo has given his life for the unfading Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, the Party and the People’s War in the highest luminous trench of combat at the Callao Naval Base, according to reactionary media yesterday, September 11, 2021, at 6. 40 a.m.

By communiqué of the reactionary government of the opportunist rondero Pedro Castillo Terrones, the consummation of the physical liquidation of Chairman Gonzalo has been officially announced.

The reactionary government, together with its ministers, parliamentarians, representatives of imperialism and civilian, military and religious reaction, with the chorus of the media with deep reactionary class hatred, has officially announced the physical liquidation of Chairman Gonzalo, after consummating the sinister reactionary plan of the physical annihilation of Chairman Gonzalo, they have covered Chairman Gonzalo with all kinds of insults, accusing him of being “the greatest genocidal“, “the cruelest terrorist“, pointing out, in their own words, that now it is time to “destroy Gonzalo’s thought“. But the end Chairman Gonzalo’s own life has definitively condemned the CIA-Yanqui-Peruvian reaction-ROL plan to failure.

And, with this, the reactionary government headed by opportunism has taken off all fickle disguise to cover itself with the greatest genocidal infamy and counter-revolutionary opprobrium, which all its predecessors refused to assume, emulating their master the fascist, genocidal and fatherland-selling Fujimori.

It has been almost 29 years of Chairman Gonzal’s heroic struggle in defence of the revolution and his life against the plans of reaction to annihilate him in order to deal a definitive blow to the people’s war, to the Peruvian revolution and the world revolution.

With the sacrifice of his own life Chairman Gonzalo has foiled the CIA-Yankee-Reaction-ROL plan to destroy him as leadership of the Party and the revolution, as the greatest living Marxist-Leninist-Maoist on the face of the earth, seeking to infamous him as a revisionist and capitulationist, as a renegade of Maoism, the People’s War and the PCP. This monstrous and infamous crime against the most important revolutionary prisoner of war in the world as part of the genocide against the Peruvian people has been consummated by the governmental mandate of the counterrevolutionary rondero Pedro Castillo Terrones. The reactionary plan applied for nearly 29 years always crashed against the unbending, fierce resistance of the great proletarian leadership, the great communist, who, having become a prisoner of war of the old Peruvian state, transformed the concentration camp of the Callao Naval Base into the highest luminous trench of combat.

Chairman Gonzalo, like the communists, the fighting sons of the masses during these more than 41 years of people’s war in Peru, with ideology, courage and heroism boldly deployed in the fierce challenge of war, gave his life for the people’s war.

Chairman Gonzalo has won a great political, military and moral victory for Maoism, for the Communist Party of Peru, for the people’s war, for the democratic revolution on the uninterrupted march to socialism and communism, for the class, for the Peruvian people and the peoples of the world, for the international communist movement. September 11 will be remembered by all the communists of the world for this great historical significance of universal scope.

We are sure that the communists, revolutionaries and peoples of the world will mobilise to highlight this great deed of giving the life of Chairman Gonzalo in a daring and fiery war challenge for the people’s war to culminate it with the seizure of power in the whole country and to move immediately to develop the socialist revolution and through successive cultural revolutions, always with people’s war, to enter with all humanity into the ever golden communism. As he said to his captors, symbolically pointing to his forehead: “You are too late, it is already here!” Chairman Gonzalo like Marx, Lenin and Chairman Mao, as well as the heroes of history continue to win battles and serve the revolution. The proletariat and the peoples of the world always owe them great respect and obligation: to continue the task they were engaged in. For us it is all the more reason to persist in the people’s war to put an end to the three mountains that oppress the Peruvian people and to pass immediately to the other stage of the revolution.

The heroic death of Chairman Gonzalo must serve to give a more powerful impetus to the still pending task of overcoming the complex and difficult situation into which the people’s war entered after his arrest and mainly because of the betrayal of the rats of the revisionist and capitulationist right opportunist line (ROL), which was structured in prisons with the help of the Yankee CIA and Peruvian reaction, headed by the rat Miriam. ROL, which called to end the people’s war, that is, to betray the people’s war, to disown Chairman Gonzalo and Maoism and Gonzalo Thought, the Basis of Party Unity approved at the First Congress of the PCP, all in exchange for better prison conditions and to serve the plans of imperialism and reaction to destroy the Party leadership and Gonzalo Thought, serving the absolute and perpetual isolation of the Chairman. First repeating the reactionary hoax of the “peace letters and talks”, then “asking for a political solution to the problems arising from the war”, in other words amnesty, and then setting up their revisionist farce of a movement for the defence of fundamental rights and amnesty, to try to legalize themselves and participate in the reactionary elections as Movadef and also since 2012 to crawl after the counterrevolutionary rondero Pedro Castillo Terrones to seek to capture the Committee of Struggle of Sutep, which they achieved in the teachers’ strike of 2017, which they betrayed in the service of the bosses (the old State). Continuing their black road of service to the old state, they went to form part of the opportunist partisan Perú Libre, owned by the shyster Cerrón and his family, to occupy posts in the service of the old state and its reactionary government and to put themselves at the service of the three necessary tasks of imperialism and reaction: to re-impel bureaucratic capitalism, to restructure the old state and to annihilate the people’s war, mainly trying to give it a “definitive blow“ with the annihilation of Chairman Gonzalo.

We denounce: that the opportunist counter-revolutionary Pedro Castillo Terrones, on assuming the presidency of the old Peruvian state, took upon himself the task of consummating the assassination of Chairman Gonzalo and announcing his death. Now, the reason for the first ministerial cabinet with such a composition, with a manifestly greater collusion between the factions and groups of the big bourgeoisie (government and the so-called “opposition“), is better explained, as are the words of Prime Minister Bellido, Cerrón’s pawn of Perú Libre, when he said of his own cabinet: that it was “a shock cabinet“, i.e. a transitional one. The same can be said about the vote of confidence of the “opposition“ majority parliament, the visits of members of the Modavef to the ministries, the requests of the rat Miriam regarding Chairman Gonzalo, the so-called “terruqueo“ of representatives of the “opposition“ and the monopoly of the press against members of the reactionary government and other representatives, i.e. as a smokescreen to consummate the sinister plan.

Chairman Gonzalo, after his arrest directed by the Yankee CIA, gave his speech on September 24, 1992, which shines victorious and defiant before the world and the combat weapon of communists, fighters and masses, calling to continue with the people’s war for what we are, communists in formation, and stressing that those who remain must and can continue the task, implement the agreements and the development plans of the people’s war.

The second time he was able to express himself due to a slight oversight by his guards, was on the occasion of the opening of the new trial in November 2004, an oral trial that was frustrated, because Chairman Gonzalo waved the slogans “Long live Maoism! Long live the PCP! Long live the People’s War!“

Chairman Gonzalo never recognised the authority of the reactionary judges and courts to trial him, he always presented himself as the leader of the PCP and the People’s War, therefore he never signed any request for amnesty or clemency for his enemies. Neither he nor the PCP ever asked the authorities of the old landlord-bureaucratic state in the service of imperialism, mainly Yankee imperialism, for his freedom.

The slogan that the PCP and the MPP (as its generated organism) have raised in the campaign since the first moments of his arrest is: Defend the leadership of Chairman Gonzalo and the all-powerful Gonzalo Thought! Defend the life and health of Chairman Gonzalo!

The Party, in a hard two-line struggle in Peru and in RIM and ICM, made it clear that it was not a question of defending anyone’s skin, but of defending the Chairman as the leadership of the Party and the revolution. The ROL rats have always tried to sow confusion in this regard in order to oppose the two united and inseparable campaigns, the campaign for Maoism and the campaign for Chairman Gonzalo because they are mortal enemies of Maoism, Chairman Gonzalo, Gonzalo Thought, the PCP and the People’s War.

Chairman Gonzalo, as he himself has taught, has paid the quota that the development of the people’s war demands, that the concretization of the general reorganization of the Party demands by smashing the low-intensity counterrevolutionary war led by US imperialism, by reaction relying on the service of the revisionist and capitulationist ROL.

The Chairman as a great communist leader by uniting theory and practice has fulfilled what he has taught: he has paid his dues, it is the basic principle of war that makes us see how the good of all necessarily demands the sacrifice of a part. The giving of his own life is a call to persist in the people’s war, his blood has been generously shed; he has given his life, his blood; thus we have seen how red is his blood, how red is the blood of our Chairman, of the revolutionaries and communists. As he taught, it has flowed to make the New Power bear fruit among us, but it has also flowed generously to enlighten the world, because that is what he is doing. The Chairman has reached the highest expression one can give to endorse what one believes in: to give one’s life. Chairman Gonzalo’s life as the comrades of the party, fighters of the PLA and comrades of the masses, as he said: “are heroic lives, well lived, gloriously invested and, above all, sealed on the battlefield sowing communism“.

Our commitment to give our lives to defend Chairman Gonzalo’s leadership and his all-powerful Gonzalo Thought, therefore, to continue developing the two united and inseparable campaigns, that is, the campaign for Maoism and the campaign for the defence of Chairman Gonzalo, aiming against the new revisionism headed by the rats of the revisionist and capitulationist ROL. We point against the revisionist and capitulationist ROL in Peru, as the head of the new revisionism on a world level, which denies the semi-colonial and semi-feudal character of the Third World countries, saying that these have ceased to be so because of “neo-liberalism“ and that in Peru, also because with the people’s war the semi-feudal relations were destroyed and Peru became dependent capitalist and “that the present struggle is for democratic rights, a new constitution and sovereignty“. These renegades deny what Maoism and Gonzalo Thought have established, that as long as the democratic revolution is not completed with the seizure of power throughout the country, the domination of imperialism, bureaucratic capitalism and semi-feudalism will not have been destroyed. In Peru, where reaction has re-established the old power, it has thereby re-established the old relations of production, that is semi-feudalism. The new revisionism denies the revolutionary situation developing internationally. That is to say, it denies the revolution as the main trend, it denies the new great wave of the world revolution, it denies the strategic offensive of the world revolution, it denies the main contradiction, it denies the democratic revolution, it denies the land problem in the Third World countries and thus denies the world proletarian revolution. They are counter-revolutionary renegades.

Against the designs of the ROL to use, as every revisionist and counterrevolutionary does, the circumstances of the death to present the ROL head Miriam as the “successor“, we reiterate our warning from our last communiqué which says: “With this background, if the enemy intends to consummate the assassination of Chairman Gonzalo and they will go so far as to present some mammoth as “his last will“ through the rat Miriam – we have to remember the infamous testament of Lenin, which he never dictated because he could not express himself. The ICM is well prepared to give an accurate response to these atrocities. We want to remind those who are preparing and assisting this sinister criminal plan that, when the time comes, the price they will have to pay will be commensurate with their abominable action and no one will be able to prevent the river from overflowing“.

We reaffirm that: The prevailing social order, the imperialist world system, US imperialism in it, the common enemy of the peoples of the whole world, is outdated and rotten to the core, it is sustained by the bloody bayonets of mercenary armies that will be powerless before us. Anyone who takes a look at the world today will see that we are facing a situation where the world proletarian revolution is the only way out, the only road for humanity and that the development of the objective and subjective conditions in the world are favourable for revolution. Therefore, we reaffirm the necessity of the early realisation of the Unified Maoist International Conference and the future birth of the New International Organisation of the Proletariat.

Our pledge:

We take up the heroic example of the leadership, of Chairman Gonzalo, of the giving of the life for the people’s war, for the democratic revolution, for the socialist revolution and communism, we join it with the lives of all the heroes of the people’s war in Peru and of the World Proletarian Revolution, “we take those lives, that example, that blood, and let them enter into our own flesh, so that they may enkindle our own minds and make our will more and more tense, so that that path opened with an effort never seen here and which will be the astonishment [SIC] of the centuries, may be the path we continue to follow until we fulfil the task they set themselves. The best homage we can pay them and we are paying them today is to persist on that path, on that course and we will not stop, comrades, as a Party, as a class, as the masses, we will not stop together with the international proletariat, together with the Communist Parties and the immense masses of the people of the world, and we will not stop until communism. Let this be the serious commitment that we make today, once again, at this Congress in homage to the heroes of the people“. For the general reorganisation of the Party in and for the people’s war in the struggle to the death against the revisionist and capitulationist ROL.

Honour and Glory to Chairman Gonzalo!

Long live the 29th anniversary of our great leadership’s speech of 24 September 1992, which shines victoriously and defiantly before the world as a combat weapon of communists, fighters and masses!

Long live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought!

Long live the Communist Party of Peru!

Long live people’s war!

Down with the revisionist and capitulationist right opportunist line!

People’s Movement Peru

September 2021

Proletarians of all countries, unite!


As a materialist I know that life will end some day. What is most important to me is to be an optimist, with the conviction that others will continue the work to which I am committed, and will carry it forward until they reach our final goal, communism. Because the fear that I could have is that no one would carry on, but that fear disappears when one has faith in the masses. I think that the worst fear, in the end, is not to have faith in the masses, to believe that you’re indispensable, the centre of the world. I think that’s the worst fear and if you are forged by the Party, in proletarian ideology, in Maoism mainly, you understand that the masses are the makers of history, that the Party makes revolution, that the advance of history is certain, that revolution is the main trend, and then your fear vanishes. What remains is the satisfaction of contributing together with others to laying the foundation so that some day communism may shine and illuminate the entire Earth.“ – Chairman Gonzalo

On September 11th the vile assassination of Chairman Gonzalo was consummated. The black heralds of reaction claim that the man is dead and that he has already disappeared. But he is not, Chairman Gonzalo lives in the communists and revolutionaries of Peru, in the deepest bowels of the Peruvian proletariat and people; he lives in us, the communists and revolutionaries of the world, in the hearts and minds of the international proletariat and the peoples of the world. Chairman Gonzalo is not dead because he is more than a man, he is a path, a thought, a luminous path which millions follow with unshakable faith, raising the red flags of communism with the hammer and sickle at the top, iron legions of workers and peasants are forged under the leadership of the Communist Parties to storm the heaven. As Chairman Gonzalo himself said at the moment he became a prisoner of war: they came too late, their thoughts remain with the others. Chairman Gonzalo cannot be disappeared.

Chairman Gonzalo was an organic optimist, he had boundless confidence in the communists and the masses, and he forged us to be so. Thus, at this moment when we Marxist-Leninist-Maoists no longer have in flesh and blood among us the greatest of us all and we feel the deepest sorrow, we will not allow tears to cloud our eyes but our burning passion materialises into transformative power, fills us with energy and further strengthens our resolve never to lay down our arms until communism and to sweep with blood and fire with People’s War all oppression and exploitation from the face of the earth. Let the cowardly murderers know that the dreadful crime will not go unpunished, the people will do justice as only the people know how to do it and revolutionary justice may take time but it will come.

We all know who the murderers are, they are the executioners of the people, they are the imperialists, the reactionaries and the revisionists. They have names: Biden, Castillo and Miriam. It is Yankee imperialism that has directed the counter-revolutionary war in Peru, it is its nefarious CIA that has directed the psychological warfare, as a key part of its so-called “low intensity warfare”, against Chairman Gonzalo, the Communist Party of Peru (PCP) and the People’s War, and continues to do so. It has been the CIA, using its agents such as Montesinos and Merino, who have fabricated the hoaxes against Chairman Gonzalo and it is they who have directly directed the assassination; this is the direct responsibility of the highest representative of US imperialism, the genocidal war-monger Biden. The genocidal Armed Forces of the old Peruvian state, who with their bloody claws directly executed the assassination, as part of the genocide against the PCP and the Peruvian people. But, their insane hyena hatred could only have free passage under the political cover of the government of the rondero Castillo and his criminal gang of opportunists, of sell-outs and fascists of all stripes; only under the cover of a “leftist” government did the Armed Forces dare to carry out the crime that they did not dare to do under all the previous governments. It has been the rat Miriam, who is the head of the revisionist and capitulationist right-opportunist line, who from the first moment, has lent her “prestige” to give “credibility” to the hoax of the “peace agreement”; it has been she, who with her “phone call”, with the video montages, the “poems” and the “mamotretos”, who has made possible the damage that the reactionary operatives have caused to the PCP and the People’s War; that rat will go down in history as the most sinister arch-traitor; who, following the example of Lin Piao, iconised Chairman Gonzalo in order to overthrow and kill him, the most filthy revisionist who in vain tried to liquidate the Party and the People’s War and ended up with her hands stained with the sacred blood of Chairman Gonzalo.

Chairman Gonzalo defeated all the plans of the counter-revolution. At no time, when we could hear his voice, did he put forward anything other than his usual position: that the People’s War will inevitably win and that his arrest was only a bend in the long road of the Peruvian revolution to the conquest of power throughout the country. He transformed the concentration camp of the Callao Naval Base into the highest Shining Trench of Combat of the People’s War and, until his last moment, fought ceaselessly for the triumph of the People’s War as part of and in service of the proletarian world revolution, never betraying his condition by going down on his knees in absolute isolation. Therefore, there has never been and never will be any proof or basis for the absurd accusations against him; the “peace agreement” remained ashes in the wind, the “retreat of the world revolution” and “the fourth stage of the Party and Peruvian society” as well as all the rest of the revisionist barbarities, never came out of Chairman Gonzalo’s mind or mouth.

What remains for eternity is his theoretical and practical work in the service of the struggle for the true emancipation of humanity, for the struggle for communism. Although it is only in time that we will be able to appreciate the full importance of Chairman Gonzalo’s life and work, because this is always the case with historical figures of his stature, only a brief review of the facts allows us to see his gigantic role.

With a handful of communists, Chairman Gonzalo initiated the reconstitution of the PCP, cleansed the Party of revisionism and in a hard struggle for almost twenty years armed it as a war machine, putting it in a position to initiate the People’s War on May 17, 1980, culminating the reconstitution. The People’s War shook Peru, Latin America and the world; Chairman Gonzalo formed the revolutionary armed forces of the Peruvian people (today the People’s Liberation Army) and led the construction of the New Power (People’s Committees and Revolutionary Support Bases). Thus, he provided the Party, the class, with the main instrument of the revolution for the people and gave the broadest and deepest masses, mainly the poor peasantry, the possibility to exercise their power, to live their true democracy and to enjoy for the first time the fruits of their sweat and blood.

Very particularly, we stress that Chairman Gonzalo personally led the Marxist First Congress of the PCP, fulfilling the task left pending by Mariátegui, where the Basis of Party Unity of the PCP was established, which contains three elements: the ideology, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought, the Programme and the General Political Line with its centre the Military Line, where in the highest form is expressed Gonzalo Thought. This Basis of Party Unity is what today, more than ever, unites the communists of Peru; whoever does not fully and completely adhere to it is not a militant of the PCP. There has not been and will not be a party event of the PCP that denies the First Congress, on the contrary all the subsequent main events such as the three Plenums of the Central Committee of the PCP, have been guided and subject to the First Congress. It is the task of the Peruvian communists to solve all the pending problems of the revolution in the country by adhering to the Basis of Party Unity and applying it to the new conditions.

Since the death of Chairman Mao and the revisionist coup in China in 1976, Chairman Gonzalo has been the main protagonist of the red line within the International Communist Movement. Proving with the People’s War in Peru the universal validity of Maoism, he defined it as the third, new and higher stage of the ideology of the international proletariat and it was he who put forward for the first time the great truth that to be a Marxist today means to be a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist. By creatively applying the universal truth of Maoism, he has endowed the international proletariat with important contributions in the development of its theory and practice, the importance of which no one can deny – it is enough to see how with his profound understanding of the process of bureaucratic capitalism he has decisively armed us to dismantle all the revisionist machinations that seek to negate the democratic revolution in the oppressed countries, denying semi-feudalism in order to put forward a “socialist revolution” with “accumulation of forces” by legal means, to understand the full relevance of its contributions, to name just one example.

Today, when we strive for the holding of the Unified Maoist International Conference to make a decisive leap in the struggle for the reunification of the communists in the world and to realize a New International Organization of the Proletariat, we follow the example of Chairman Gonzalo who always fought for the unity of the communists and taught us, that in this complex process we must start from the common principles and agreements, based on them, to reach higher levels of unity in the midst of the class struggle and the two-line struggle.

There can be no doubt that the figure of Chairman Gonzalo is that of a giant of the international proletariat, his work is immortal and will live forever.

Today the communists of the world close the ranks around the PCP and honour Chairman Gonzalo by lending all our efforts to support the General Reorganisation of the Communist Party of Peru in order to give a great impulse to the development of the People’s War. We know that our comrades, as continuators of the revolution forged by Gonzalo, are struggling tenaciously to accomplish that task in the midst of the People’s War and we are fully convinced that the more they stick to what Chairman Gonzalo has established, the more rapidly they will solve the pending problems. It is our red flag that is flying in Peru and we defend it as such.

We raise our flags to the top. We stand at Attention raising our clenched fists. To the sound of the Internationale we pledge to follow the example of Chairman Gonzalo, to learn from him and that he will live in us forever.







24 September 2021


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