Sol Peru Document: TO OUR BROTHERS, THE PROLETARIAT AND PEOPLE OF

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            MESSAGE FROM COMMITTEE SOL-PERU - LONDON: TO OUR
            BROTHERS, THE PROLETARIAT AND PEOPLE OF ECUADOR:

London 6 February 1995

"Let us begin from the undeniable principle that the problems
bedevilling Peru-Ecuador relations, are not issues for the people
of either country". "These are issues created by both governments
who periodically stage incidents as a smoke screen to hide their
own monumental failures".  "The people of Peru and Ecuador do not
want to eat borders". "They want to end their obsolete systems that no
longer have any reason to exist". - Chairman Gonzalo - Central
Committee of the Communist Party of Peru. ('Let Strategic Equilibrium
Shake the Country Even More'- 1991, page 50-51).

With the full knowledge and complicity of the Fujimori dictatorship,
and even before 1991, Ecuador's military posts were already in the
Cordillera del C¢ndor.  This is something that Chairman Gonzalo himself
had pointed out then in the document above.  In this context, the
tyrant himself, as a quisling and mass-murderer, visited Ecuador in
various occasions.  There he met with President Dur n Ball‚n and with
military and other ruling circles of your country, thus encouraging
in practice this status-quo in particular.  Why?.
Then, the big bourgeoisie of Ecuador, acting upon their own narrow
anti-popular class interests, attempted to portray Fujimori as a wise
and reasonable leader. They presented him before their people as a good
neighbour of generous sentiments and peaceful intentions.  Now you can
see the bloody evidence that this was nothing but cruel deception.

Then the issue was to legitimise his anti-national, pro-imperialist,
anti-popular and reactionary dictatorship.  The issue then was
obtaining support from the reactionaries of Ecuador.  Then he wanted
support for his bloody war against the Peruvian revolution and its
New Democratic State.  His aim was securing silence and complicity
>from neighbouring countries while carrying out bloody mass-murder
against the Peruvian people and brutal genocide against the prisoners
of the People's War.  Principally, Fujimori aimed at covering-up
his endless illegal and inhuman abuses and tortures against Chairman
Gonzalo, leader of the revolution and of the people of Peru.

That is why, not only with Ecuador, but also with Chile, Bolivia,
Colombia and Brazil, the rotten old Peruvian state adopted a policy of
concessions. They turned a blind eye and allowed military garrisons from
those countries to enter Peruvian territory.  In fact, Fujimori's
policy positively encouraged this under the guise of 'fighting
terrorism and drug trafficking'. In this fashion Fujimori cravenly
carried out Yankee policy aimed at helping imperialist domination
and exploitation throughout our region.

He whetted the ambitions of the ruling classes of these countries
to secure desperately needed imperialist investments and loans.
Nevertheless, today, the criminal tyrant Fujimori needs to legitimise
his rule before the Peruvian masses. For this he is attempting to
resort to fraudulent elections under a fascist military jackboot.
In 1990, this counterfeit clown disguised himself as a poor Indian
peasant and made his electoral campaign deceiving the people aboard
a farm tractor. Today he wants to generate a Falklands' Factor to
emulate Margaret Thatcher.  Thus he wants to harvest votes by
disguising himself as a tin-pot Napoleon andmaking his pitch atop a
battle tank.

However, Fujimori finds himself in political, economic and military
trouble. He is frustrated by the stubborn and growing People's War
that he had vainly vowed to end before 1995.  He has mounting
electoral difficulties amid a deteriorating economic situation while
undergoing grave political internal problems even with his own wife.
His henchmen, Montesinos and the drug dealing military find themselves
caught red handed. This is because of a case of cocaine trafficking
involving them with the General in Chief of the military zone bordering
with Ecuador.  This large scale criminal activity was under intense
judicial and journalistic investigation just before he started the
conflict with Ecuador.

To cover up these mounting embarrassments, and to rope along the
backward masses, Fujimori has today resorted to the stock in trade
of chauvinist provocations.  He has resorted to blackmail and war
threats - he has resorted to the only language he understands: air
bombardments, artillery fire, ominous military mobilization and the
navy blockade of the waters around the gulf of Guayaquil.  Thus, the
ruling classes of Ecuador are harvesting the whirlwind. They are paying
the price of the craven homage they rendered the mass murderer fascist
Fujimori during his 'conquering hero' visits to that country.  For
the proletariat and oppressed people of Ecuador, and for their suffering
Peruvian brethren, this is nothing but a harvest of death, anxiety and
destruction.

The people of Ecuador and Peru are both victims of the same imperialist
oppression.  The robber-barons of both countries want to insure for
themselves the absurd privilege of selling out to imperialist monopolies
this or that portion of our homeland. For this aim, they use the masses
as cannon fodder. The soldiers on both sides are mainly workers and
peasants in uniform, recruited by force and hurled against each other
armed to the teeth in fratricidal combats.

The ruling circles, murderers of the people, hide their political
and economic disasters behind nationalistic bombast. They also hide the
corruption and the swindles of tyrants and drug dealing dictators. The
workers and peasants, students and white collar workers, are the
oppressed masses of the countryside and the cities.  They are the
unemployed and the victims of starvation, those who make up more than
90% of our peoples.  They have nothing to gain and very much to lose in
this kind of militarised farce.

It is therefore right to denounce the reactionary character of this war.
The Peruvian and Ecuador's big bourgeoisie, and the landowners, big
bureaucrats and high ranking military circles, are all anti-national
elements in both countries. They serve mainly US imperialism. Both sides
sell out our respective motherland to the foreign exploiters.  Both
ferociously repress our masses who only fight for bread, liberty, and
for the people's democracy they need for their authentic development
and progress.

During more than 150 years of 'independence', the semi-feudal and
semi-colonial states have fought over the corpse of the Spanish colonial
empire. They have continued oppressing our masses and treating our
territories as their private property. They have failed to offer our
peoples peaceful and secure borders.  They foster and tolerate a
situation of neither peace nor war that entails heavy economic, political
and social burdens for both nations.

Therefore, the popular masses of both our countries must strengthen
their unity.  They must unmask and fight the chauvinistic politicians,
social-fascists and revisionists fanning fratricidal hatred for purely
electoral purposes.  The people and the revolutionaries of Peru have
fifteen years of glorious and heroic experience in fighting and
defeating the genocidal armed forces of the old Peruvian state. They
will certainly render the people of Ecuador the most decided and
effective support in defending their integrity from the criminal
merchants of war.

The unity of our peoples in fighting against US imperialism, our main
common enemy, and against their lackeys, the big bourgeoisie and the
reactionary classes of both countries, will develop victoriously.
The hyena Fujimori may indeed carry out his threats. If he hurls his
legions against the towns and cities of Ecuador, the masses of that
country will know how to defend their homeland.  They will know that
the people and the revolutionaries of Peru - principally the People's
Liberation Army led by the Communist Party - will be in the same trenches.
They will then stubbornly and ceaselessly fight against the same enemy.

That the People's War may achieve victory in Peru, and that the people
in Ecuador may find the road to develop it on their own.  This would be
the best guarantee of failure of imperialist and reactionary plots to
divide our peoples and to pit them against each other.

                         DOWN WITH US IMPERIALISM!
                 DOWN WITH THE FASCIST US PUPPET FUJIMORI!
                        DOWN WITH REACTIONARY WAR!
            DOWN WITH THE REACTIONARIES ENEMIES OF OUR PEOPLES!
                  LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE'S LIBERATION WAR!
LONG LIVE THE FIGHTING UNITY OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROLETARIAT AND THE
POPULAR MASSES OF ECUADOR, PERU, LATIN AMERICA AND THE WORLD!
            LONG LIVE MARXISM-LENINISM-MAOISM, GONZALO THOUGHT!


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