The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), together with all revolutionary forces in the Philippines, declare July 2013 as Philippine Solidarity Month for the People’s War in India. The CPP issues this declaration in unity with the call of democratic and anti-imperialist forces for an international day of support for the people’s war in India on July 1. Let us pay our highest tribute to the heroes and martyrs of the Indian people’s revolution, celebrate its victories and look forward to its further advances in the future.
The CPP calls on all its entire membership, all Red fighters of the New People’s Army (NPA) and all revolutionary forces and people under its leadership to carry out educational and cultural activities all throughout the month of July to further deepen the Filipino revolutionary forces’ understanding of and solidarity with the people’s democratic revolution in India.
Party branches, units of the NPA, chapters of revolutionary mass organizations and governmental departments will devote one or several days of activities during the month of July to carry out such activities as educational discussions, film showings, cultural presentations and mass propaganda undertakings to express solidarity and generate support for the people’s war in India.
In launching the Philippine Solidarity Month for the People’s War in India, the CPP reciprocates the solidarity week launched by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) or CPI-M last April 22-28 coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) last April 24.
Despite the geographical distance and national peculiarities, the people’s war in India and the Philippines share many similarities. Foremost, both people’s war are under the leadership of communist parties that adhere to Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and which are deeply rooted among the toiling masses of the people.
Both advance the democratic interests of the peasants and indigenous peoples for land against the land monopolists and the encroachment of foreign mining companies and foreign monopoly capitalist plunderers. Both advance the democratic struggles of the workers, youth, students, women and other democratic sectors against the exploiters and oppressors.
The CPI-M is at the helm of the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army in the same manner that the CPP leads the New People’s Army (NPA) in the Philippines. Both wage extensive and intensive guerrilla warfare while building the people’s organs of democratic political power and waging campaigns to advance the land reform movement. Enjoying widespread support, the PLGA and the NPA continue to expand and accumulate great victories in the field of revolutionary armed struggle.
The people’s war in India and the Philippines are both confronted with brutal campaigns of suppression being carried out by the reactionary forces under the direction of the US imperialist government. The Operation Green Hunt of the Indian reactionaries and the Oplan Bayanihan of the Philippine reactionaries both employ the most abominable forms of armed suppression resulting in gross and widespread violations of human rights. Invariably, these acts of suppression are directed against the revolutionary masses in a vain attempt to terrorize the people.
The US imperialists and the reactionaries vilify the revolutionary forces in India and the Philippines as “terrorists.” They have, however, failed to stymie the growth of the people’s revolutionary movements in India and the Philippines which both have advanced steadily with the deep and broad support of the people. The people’s war in India and the Philippines have repeatedly and decisively frustrated the reactionaries’ attempts at armed suppression as they firmly adhere to the people’s aspirations for democracy.
The Indian and Philippine revolutionary forces both seek and work to help build a broad international anti-imperialist and democratic movement to advance the interests of the toiling masses amidst the worsening crisis of the international capitalist system and the bankruptcy of the neoliberal policies. The people’s war in India and the Philippines see great potential for revolutionary advancements in the face of the intensification of the exploitation and oppression of peoples in both capitalist and semi-colonial and semifeudal countries.
The CPP acclaim the CPI-M and all revolutionary forces in India for persevering along the road of people’s war. The people’s of the world anticipate the growth and great advance of the people’s war in India as the people of India continue to rise up and revolt against the oppression and exploitation of the ruling classes and the imperialists. The peoples of the world see the epic dimensions and potentials of the people’s war in India to change the face of the earth in a big way, in much the same way that the victory of the revolution in China and Russia altered the international balance of the class struggle.
The Filipino people look forward to the complete victory of the Indian revolution even as they seek to achieve victory in their own homeland. The Filipino and Indian people are serving the interests of the proletariat and peoples around the world by waging people’s wars in their homelands and dealing armed blows against the imperialist and their reactionary lackeys. Their advances and victories will indubitably inspire all other peoples of the world to stand up against the imperialists and wage revolution to achieve national and social liberation.