General Program of the Democratic Revolution

detcom at detcom at
Sat May 25 20:14:36 MDT 1996

Here is a portion of the the Program of the Communist
Party of Peru dealing with the Democratic Revolution.
-Jay / Detroit


>1.  Demolition of the Peruvian State, the dictatorship of the
>exploiters led by the big bourgeoisie, and of the armed forces
>and forces of repression that sustain it and of all its his
>bureaucratic apparatus.

>2.  To sweep away all imperialist oppression, mainly Yankee, and
>that of Soviet social-imperialism and of any power or imperialist
>country. In general to confiscate their monopolies, companies,
>banks and all forms of their property including the external

>3.  To destroy bureaucratic capitalism, private as well as state
>owned; to confiscate all their properties, goods and economic
>rights to benefit of new state, as well as those belonging to

>4.  Liquidation of semi-feudal property and everything subsisting
>on it, in the countryside as well as in the city.

>5.  Respect the property and rights of the national bourgeoisie,
>or middle bourgeoisie, in the country as well as in the city.

>6.  Fight for the building of the People's Republic of Peru, as a
>united front of classes based on the worker-peasant alliance led
>by the proletariat headed by its Communist Party; as a mold for
>the new democracy that carries forward a new economy, a new
>politics, and a new culture.

>7.  Develop the People's War by means of a revolutionary army of
>new type under the absolute control of the Party, which destroys
>by parts the old political power a piece at a time, mainly their
>armed forces and other repressive forces.
>This serves to build the new power for the proletariat and the

>8.  To complete the formation of the Peruvian nation, truly
>unifying the country to defend it from all reactionary and
>imperialist aggression, safeguarding the rights of the

>9.  To serve the development of the Peruvian proletariat as part
>of the international working class, and the formation and
>strengthening of real Communist Parties and their unification in
>a revived international Communist movement guided by the
>Marxism-Leninism-Maoism; all as a function of the proletariat
>fulfilling its great historical mission as the final class.

>10.  To defend the liberties, rights, benefits, and conquests
>that the working class and the masses have achieved at the cost
>of their own blood, recognizing them and guaranteeing their
>authentic enforcement in a "Declaration of the Rights of the
>People".  To observe, particularly, the freedom of religious
>conscience, but in its widest sense, both of believers as well as
>of no believers.

>Also to combat all arrangements harmful to the popular
>interest, especially any form of unpaid work or personal burden
>and the overwhelming taxes imposed on the masses.

>11.  Real equality for women; a better future for the youth;
>protection for the mothers and the children; respect and support
>for the elderly.

>12.  A new culture as a combat weapon to solidify the nation,
>that serves the popular masses and is guided by the scientific
>ideology of the proletariat. Special importance to education will
>be given.

>13.  To support the struggles of the international proletariat,
>of the oppressed nations, and of the peoples of the world;
>fighting against the superpowers, the United States and Soviet
>Union, imperialism in general, and international reaction and
>revisionism of all types, conceiving the Peruvian revolution as
>part of the world proletarian revolution.

>14.  To struggle tenaciously and heroically for the complete
>victory and of the democratic revolution nationwide and after
>completing this stage, at once, without pause, to begin the
>socialist revolution so that, together with the international
>proletariat, the oppressed nations and the peoples of the world,
>through cultural revolutions, will continue the march of humanity
>towards its final goal, Communism.

>But considering that the democratic revolution in the country
>crosses a period characterized by:

>1)  deepening of the general crisis of Peruvian society, mainly
>of bureaucratic capitalism;

>2)  greater reactionarization of the State, today [1988] with an
>Aprista government, fascist and corporativist, headed by the
>genocidal Garcia Perez; [Editor's Note. It would read:`today with
>the genocidal government headed by Fujimori]
>3)  sharpening of the class struggle, with the masses accepting
>more and more the need for  combating and resisting;

>4)  the People's War developing vigorously and growing;  and,
>5)  the people's need for a People's Republic built according to
>the principles of New Democracy.

>We must apply a concrete programme for this period, with the
>following specific objectives:

>First Congress, Central Committee of the Communist Party of Peru.

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