Long live the Philippines revolution and the Communist Party of the Philippines

By the New Communist Party (Liaison Committee)

On this historic day, Dec.26, 2014, the New Communist Party (Liaison Committee) of the United States sends its solidarity, fraternal support and respect to one of the world’s leading revolutionary organizations: the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).

As communists, we uphold the revolutionary movement being waged by CPP against capitalism-imperialism and semi-feudalism as one of the greatest and most important revolutionary wars being waged in the world right now. Many vanguard organizations that wish to lead the working class and the oppressed against capitalism and imperialism, can learn a great deal from studying CPP, its organizing strategies, its errors and rectifications and its guiding ideology, that of the revolutionary science of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.

The CPP has been on the forefront of the international communist movement ever since its founding 46 years ago on this very date. But prior still, revolutionaries in the Philippines have waged wars of liberation against colonialists, from Spain to Japan and now against the imperialist United States.

We view the contemporary struggle as an ongoing history by the first anti-colonialists of the Philippines of 1896 led by Andrés Bonifacio and the people.

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We as Marxists-Leninist-Maoists, view the contributions of Mao Zedong as primary additions to the struggle of revolution and liberation worldwide – especially for oppressed nations and internal colonies. Marxism-Leninism-Maoism resonates with oppressed people within the United States, too, for the specific make-up of this imperialist country as being settler-colonialists. Our struggles, too, have to focus on national liberation as well as proletarian revolution. The CPP are, by leaps and bounds, making strides in contextualizing the national liberation struggle within the socialist revolution. The CPP’s guiding ideology is shared by us, and we uphold Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, as our principle banner for revolution.

The CPP and its allied organizations, the National Democratic Front and the New Peoples Army, as Mao taught, are the three weapons needed to wage a successful revolution.

We as revolutionaries and especially as oppressed and exploited people faced with systemic state violence, such as white supremacist police terrorism against our communities, look toward the CPP and the Philippines as a viable solution to this onslaught, to this reality of police abuse and violence. Police terror is the extension of the dictatorship of the white supremacist, capitalist ruling class in the US, and exposes how oppression and exploitation that are the very pillars of our society.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: we need a people’s army led by a communist party and a united front of all oppressed and exploited people in the settler-colonialist United States. The Liaison Committee for a New Communist Party aspires to build this communist party guided by Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.

Down with U.S. imperialism! Down with the repressive Filipino state!

Long live the National Democratic Front! Long live the New Peoples’ Army! Long live the Communist Party of the Philippines!

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IT DOESN’T STOP UNTIL WE STOP IT!

eric-garner-police-brutality-ramsey-ortaAfter Daniel Pantaleo, a white New York City Police Department officer, killed an African American, Eric Garner, by choking him to death on July 17 in Tompkinsville, Staten Island, a New York City grand jury on Dec. 3 refused to indict him or any of the other officers involved in the murder.

But we are not surprised.

We are not surprised by the New York City grand jury’s decision – similar to the Ferguson grand jury which also refused to indict officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Mike Brown. It stands as an affirmation that the U.S. is a white supremacist country, whose principal character is that of being a prison house of nations. It stands as an affirmation of this country’s legacy of national oppression when it sends in an overwhelmingly white police force like an occupying army into its internal colonies/oppressed nations (communities of color). It stands as cemented proof, for those that needed it, of this country’s legacy as an imperialist, white supremacist, settler-colonial state.

Protests in New York City
Protests in New York City
Student led walkout at the University of Missouri - Kansas City
Student led walkout at the University of Missouri – Kansas City

Protests have erupted in response all across the country, many of which are continuing from the Ferguson and Mike Brown solidarity movements. More and more, people—the masses—are rising up in coordinated and spontaneous actions in cities throughout the U.S., from the East Coast (New York) to the Midwest (Kansas City) to the West Coast (Los Angeles, Oakland and Portland). And, still, more and more people are echoing some of Eric Garner’s final words of resistance against the racist police, “It stops today,” to which we say, yes, of course, and let’s add to that: “This doesn’t stop until we stop it!”

But, still, many think activism starts and ends with a hashtag, with a non-profit coalition, with a city-permitted demonstration.

Protests in Los Angeles
Protests in Los Angeles

But we think differently. We recognize the necessity of putting an end to the tragically long list of names of black and brown lives taken by the capitalist-imperialist state.

Let it be clearly understood now: the capitalist-imperialist state is waging a war, particularly against its internal colonies/oppressed nations. They want us kettled in, powerless and utterly dominated. They want us dead or controlled. Not only does the U.S. need its consumers, it also needs its surplus reserve of cheap labor, largely made up of people of African Americans, Chicanos and immigrants/migrants from oppressed nations around the world.

The state has its armed forces; this is referred to as the repressive state apparatus (RSA). The RSA is one side of state power; the other is its ideological state apparatus (ISA). The RSA is a section of the capitalist state that maintains the relations of capitalist production and white supremacy through the use of organized force: the army, the justice department, congress, police, courts, prisons etc. The ISA justifies and tries to legitimize the white supremacist and capitalist order through ideology – in schools, in the media, etc. The NYPD is part of the repressive state apparatus that maintains the order of white supremacist capitalism through organized violence. The NYPD protects the interests and property of the capitalist class along with their allies in the financial capital of the world, by repressing working class people and oppressed nationalities so as to keep us ready to be exploited.

We cannot afford to treat these killings as individual phenomena, as particularities in an otherwise smooth and frictionless existence; we exist to resist. The killings of black and brown people will not stop without calculated and protracted confrontation. The state and its repressive and ideological state apparatuses will not tire. They must be completely and mercilessly destroyed, and this can only be done with a well-coordinated and disciplined mass movement. For this, we say, we understand, that we need a concentrated effort carried out by the masses that are committed for proletarian revolution, for a Peoples’ War—this is what we call for a communist party. It doesn’t exist, but it must. And that’s why we exist.

The New Communist Party (Liaison Committee) exists simply and only for the sincerest reason to build proletarian revolution and communism. As we attempt to build the party, a new party, an authentic communist party, we encourage all oppressed and exploited people in this country to organize Cop Watches, to organize self-defense organizations, to organize for self-preservation and survival and continue to build mass organizations that seek to make revolution against the capitalist-imperialist bourgeoisie.

#ArmsUpShootBack
#ArmsUpShootBack

Revolutionaries from past history have come to several universal truths. Among them Chairman Mao Zedong understood this all too well during the Chinese Revolution of 1949 and then again during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution of 1966-1976 with the dictum: “Without a People’s Army, the people have nothing.”

Let us struggle, let us win, let us make revolution.

ALL OUT FOR ERIC GARNER!

Last week Mike Brown’s murderer, the cop Darren Wilson was not indicted by the St. Louis grand jury, for the execution of Mike Brown. Not only is he now a free man, he has become a millionaire because of donations from racists and payments for television interviews. Today, the grand jury in NYC did not indict the cop Daniel Pantaleo who executed Eric Garner in a chokehold. The United States permits and rewards the genocide of Black lives. The New York City branch of the NCP(LC) will be mobilizing to protest these killing.

12/3

6pm at Union Square (4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R trains)

12/4

5:30 pm at Foley Square (4,5,6 to City Hall)

12/13

2pm at Washington Square Park (N, R to 8th st, 6 to Astor pl, A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th

ALL OUT FOR ERIC GARNER!

SMASH THE WHITE SUPREMACIST, CAPITALIST STATE!

THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION, REVOLUTION!