This conference comes at a most pressing time and we would like to thank the International Committee to Support the People’s War in India and the Anti-Imperialist League for organizing this wonderful conference. We would like to send our revolutionary greetings to the Communist Party of India (Maoist), the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army, the revolutionary mass organizations and democratic mass organizations. They are all collectively fighting against imperialism, the Indian comprador bureaucratic bourgeoisie and the feudal landlords.
The Revolutionary Communist Party (Canada) has participated in the weeks of action in support of the people’s war in India through film nights, educational lectures, and a rally in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, and we reaffirm our support for the campaign and for the weeks of action to come. We first of all believe that we should support the people’s war in India because we support our troops, the struggling masses of workers, peasants, indigenous peoples and oppresses nationalities! Today the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army is our army. They are at the forefront of the revolutionary struggle against imperialism, feudalism and capitalism because of the importance of India in the global imperialist economy and geopolitical order.
The people’s war in India has shaken the government, the comprador bureaucratic bourgeoisie and the feudal landlords at their very core. Furthermore, it has placed communism squarely back on the table and has raised the red flag high once again. This is especially important because of the collapse of the RIM due to the neorevisionism of the RCP,USA and the Prachanda-Bhattarai clique. The people’s government in Dandakaranya serves as inspiring example of forms of governments and economic policies that are organized by and for the people themselves.
This is especially important in a time of financial crisis when the bourgeois governments of the world have exposed their true character for everyone to see. The Revolutionary Communist Party (Canada) see the CPI(Maoist) also a good example of a revolutionary party that has been able to break with many of the sectarian tendencies in the revolutionary movement. The CPI(Maoist) was itself the product of the principled merger of three of the main revolutionary organizations in the country. We hope that we can all learn from this experience. But most importantly, we must support the people’s war, because the revolutionary movement is under brutal attack from the Indian state. Every day civilians and militants alike are being arrested and killed in the most brutal fashion, and it is our responsibility to ensure that the Indian government is not able to do so without protest and resistance. However, immediately the question comes up, what kind of international solidarity can we do?
We believe that we should all participate in the International Campaign to Support the People’s War. We, the Revolutionary Communist Party (Canada), do not see a contradiction between supporting the Campaign Against Operation Green Hunt and the Campaign to Support the People’s War in India. Rather, we see these as complimentary campaigns. Indeed, we firmly support the need for a democratic mass campaign to end Operation Green hunt that is repressing all of the mass movements that are struggling against imperialism, feudalism and capitalism in India today, and we recognize that the CPI(Maoist) and its people’s war is just one section of this larger struggle.
However, we as a Maoist party also believe that the CPI(Maoist) and the people’s war that it is leading is the most advanced section of these struggles, ideologically, organizationally and politically, and that it is the responsibility of Maoists around the world to highlight the people’s war lead by the CPI(Maoist). We also believe that the best solidarity that we can give to the Indian comrades is through building a revolutionary movement in the advanced capitalist countries and fighting imperialism and capitalism at its heart through the strategy of urban people’s war.
Long Live the CPI(Maoist)!
Long Live the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army!
Long Live the Revolutionary Masses of India!