As a contribution to the recent efforts made internationally to support the People’s War in India we re-publish the following document. A statement by the CPI (Maoist) regarding the successful “International Conference in Support of the People’s War in India” held in Hamburg on 24 November 2012.
Raise high the flag of proletarian internationalism!
LAL SALAM for the success of the ” International Conference in Support of the People’s War in India! “
On behalf of our party, the CPI (Maoist), of the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), of the Revolutionary People’s Committees (RPCs), of the Revolutionary Mass Organizations and revolutionary people in India, we send our warmest revolutionary greetings and heartfelt Lal Salam to all the parties, organizations and individuals, in India or abroad, who made big efforts to build up support and solidarity with New Democratic Revolution (NDR) in India and abroad, held the “International Conference in Support of the People’s War in India” in Hamburg on 24 November 2012 and have made it a success.
Your messages and speeches, made in the true internationalist spirit, had given the necessary moral support to the oppressed peoples and the comrades who fight the battle at the frontline of the world socialist revolution, i.e. in India, in a fierce battle with the class enemies. As each and every one of you knows, here the harsh and repressive conditions exacerbate day by day, so we could not receive timely all your messages, and also the messages that have arrived, have reached us very late. We really are very sorry that we reply so late to your good efforts.
It is particularly encouraging for us to hear that youth, students, women and activists in the cultural field took part actively in the conference in Hamburg. Reports on campaigns from different corners of the world have filled us with warm enthusiasm, and the most important is that all this solidarity made us more humble and full with the feeling of our responsibility towards the world proletariat, and in view of our role in the world socialist revolution. We would like to have taken part in this Campaign and play a role in it, but because of the unprecedented onslaught of the enemy, we could not.
You joint our hands in the hours of sorrow, as we suffered heavy losses at the top level, the martyrdom of Comrades Shyam, Mahesh and Murali in 1999 or the martyrdom of comrades Azad and Kishenji in the recent past. They were all great leaders our revolution and were brutally murdered by the Indian ruling classes with the support of imperialists. Your statement “the struggle of the Maoists in India is our struggle, their defeat is our defeat” has filled our hearts of the confidence and internationalist spirit, that we very much needed to overcome the grief and move on with undaunted courage.
You have correctly said that the way to honor the martyrs of the revolution in India and in the world is to double the support for the people’s war in India, as part of the increasing struggle against imperialism in the world and for the proletarian Internationalism, and we believe that the Conference Hamburg showed to be another step forward in this, i.e. fulfill the commitment you took.
All of you have consistently condemned the Indian government and have protested with sincere indignation against its war on people, demanding its immediate end. The people in the field of the revolutionary movement remember with warmth the international solidarity expressed by the different parties, organizations, individualsto the proletariat and the people of different countries, because this is exactly the kind of support that any real people’s movement should extend.
You have started campaigns around the world to support the people’s war in India, especially in the belly of the imperialist beast, in the countries where most of you are active, and the meaning is very strongly recognized by us and the people fighting in one of the storm centers of the World revolution.
We higly appreciate this kind of support and solidarity and assert firmly that we will give the same support to other Parties and mass organizations fighting in all parts of the world. This type of solidarity gives great confidence to the fighters, assuring that they are not alone in their struggle. It also shows once again very clearly who are the common enemies we face, imperialism, its puppets/lackeys and all sorts of reactionaries all over the world. It promotes the fighting spirit of the people, urges and help them to bring the movement constantly forward. Our party, the PLGA, the RPCs, the revolutionary mass organizations, the revolutionary people and all the progressive and democratic forces of our country want exactly such a Unity and solidarity at internal and international level. This is extremely important to defend and further develop the people’s war.
Each party and organization that expressed solidarity with the ongoing People’s war in India has recognized this task as principal, not only in the context of the revolution in the respective country, but also in the context of being in solidarity with other revolutions. The principle that to advance the revolution in our respective countries is the best way is to stand in solidarity with revolutions in other countries was deeply expressed at this conference and we completely agree with that. We, the Maoists in India, work in the same spirit, and it has always bee the hallmark of our practice since the days of the peasants armed uprising in Naxalbari led by the genuine revolutionaries.
Our party, which further carries on the legacy of Naxalbari, has always seen the New Democratic revolution we carry out in India as an integral part of the world socialist revolution, our Party, ie the Communist Party, as a detachment of the world proletarian vanguard, the PLGA as a detachment of the world proletarian army and the Revolutionary People’s Committees established here as a integral part of the global dictatorship of the proletariat or global socialist state. The uncountable and invaluable victims which the people and the comrades gave in our revolution, are also an integral part of the countless beloved martyrs of the world socialist revolution in each country. With this understanding, the different genuine revolutionary currents in India, from Naxalbari onwards, realized solidarity campaigns to support the revolutions and people’s movements in other countries, incuding the well-known solidarity campaigns with the revolutions in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and the national liberation struggles in Palestine, the Tamils in Sri Lanka, etc., as well as the resistance wars of the Iraqi and Afghan peoples. The latest is our solidarity campaign to support of the New Democratic Revolution in the Philippines, that of our party called for on 22-28 April 2013.
Our party believes that such solidarity campaigns exist and can become stronger only through the advances of the revolutionary movements which, conversely, gain moral and material strength from such solidarity campaigns. In the present world situation all the revolutionaries should deeply understand this interaction, and we think that the Conference in Hamburg could make the right step in this direction, because it was understood there.
The launch of the multi-pronged countrywide offensive under the name Operation Green Hunt, that should be defined most properly as a war on people, and the countless barbaric atrocities committed, as parft of it, by the central and state mercenary reactionary armed forces, have put into rage a wide range of people, of different views, both within India and throughout the world, and led to huge protests and campaigns, which required its immediate withdrawal. Ceaseless efforts at national and international level were made by revolutionary, democratic, progressive forces in support of the fighting people in India and to make pressure on the Indian state to stop the attack. The communist revolutionary forces around the world took the right initiative to build also an international solidarity movement with the people’s war in India. The campaign to end the Operation Green Hunt and the solidarity movement in support of the people’s war in India complement each other, and the Anti-Operation Green Hunt programs should be integral part of the solidarity movement with the Indian revolution, because to defeat this multi-pronged nationwide campaign by the enemy is an immediate task facing us. Our party believes that for the communist forces that support the people’s war in India the need of the hour is to strive to mobilize as broadly as possible the anti-imperialist, democratic and revolutionary forces to strengthen the campaign to end the Operation Green Hunt, aiming to build a worldwide anti-imperialist front, that is already in the process. And the further strengthening the unity of the communist forces around the world would also provide more support for the Indian Revolution.
Imperialism goes through its worst crisis to date and, on the other hand, the struggles of the working class and the other oppressed classes and sections of the people, the national liberation struggles and the people’s wars in the in the semi-feudal and semi-colonial countries grow up. The New Democratic Revolution in the semi-feudal and semi-colonial or neocolonial countries and the socialist revolutions in the capitalist-imperialist countries, which form the two streams of the world socialist revolution, advance at unequal levels, and the Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is more and more grasped by the people as their guiding ideology. People are becoming increasingly aware that the imperialists, their lackeys/puppets ruler in the oppressed countries and all kinds of reactionaries are common enemies of all the oppressed peoples and nations in the world, and join more and more in the fighting ranks. All the basic contradictions in the world and in every country increase and intensify day by day. To be exact, the world situation is excellent for the world the revolution. Thus, the urgent task of communists everywhere in the world is to take profit as well as possible of the excellent objective conditions to politically mobilize and consolidate the oppressed masses and strengthen the subjective forces, because only a strong proletarian party and consolidated masses can successfully make revolution.
The current financial crisis in the world capitalist system is sinking more and more. It intensified the internal contradictions in the capitalist system as a whole and gives birth to huge mass movements, revolts and revolutions. Imperialism is already on the death bed, as our great marxist teacher Lenin analyzed, and the current crisis impressively confirmed this fact. In an unequal capitalist world, the crisis also reflects unequally in the different countries. So we communists should apply the universal theory, the Marxism-Leninism-Maoism in the concrete practice in our respective countries, and our preparations or practice should be consistent to lead our revolution to success. As all of you correctly said, in the capitalist countries movements of workers, Students, youth, women etc. must be developed, and the support to the people’s wars in other countries also is an inseparable international task for each proletarian party.
In response to the great trust in us by all the fraternal parties and Organizations that had the initiative to organize this conference and to make it a success , we promise once more the Revolution in India continue to strengthen and advance to the To fulfill dreams of the martyrs of the world socialist revolution , despite the heavy losses of senior management and the loss of some comrades Areas .
In response to the great trust in us by all the fraternal parties and Organizations that took the initiative to organize this conference and make it a success, we promise once more the revolution in India will continue to strengthen and advance to fulfill the dreams of the martyrs of the world socialist revolution, despite the heavy losses of senior leaders and the loss of some areas.
The International Conference dealt a hard blow to imperialism and the India’s ruling classes and, at the same time, filled with hope the great ocean of the proletariat and the oppressed toiling masses about the New Democratic Revolution in India and the World Socialist Revolution.
On this background, we once again pledge before all of you that we would carry on the lofty aims of all great martyrs of the world proletarian revolution and announce that no amount of fascist repression can subdue the fighting spirit of our Party and the revolutionary people of India, who go laboriously and lengthy on a tortuous path. We will march forward with renewed determination braving all kinds of odds and making sacrifices till the final victory. This is our promise the international proletariat, to all the friends and well-wishers of Indian revolution.
* Long live the proletarian internationalism!
* Long live the unity of the international proletariat, revolutionary and democratic forces and the oppressed nations and peoples of the all over the world!
With revolutionary greetings,
Ganapathy, Secretary, CPI (Maoist )