Kategorie: Lateinamerika

For three weeks now, students throughout Colombia are on the streets against the blatant corruption in the public universities and the brutal repression by the state in response to their combative protests. The current wave of struggles was sparked after yet another scandal about the misuse of public funds broke the news (as reported here). With the Regional Elections on the horizon on the 27th of October, the countrywide day of action called for be the students to be held last Thursday this question was addressed in many of the protests.

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The contradictions in Ecuador continue to increase, as the repression. This further fuels the people's struggle and leads to more militant actions.

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Henceforth we document the (unofficial) translation of a recently issued declaration of the Communist Party of Ecuador – Red Sun:




If we do not crush imperialism, if we do not destroy the old state machinery in our countries, if we do not annihilate revisionism and opportunism, we will have done nothing


The Communist Party of Ecuador – Red Sun greets the international proletariat, the oppressed peoples and nations of the world by commemorating the 102nd Anniversary of the Socialist October Revolution in Russia and the 70th Anniversary of the New Democratic Revolution in China, and struggles for that this celebration contributes to the unity of principles of the international proletariat based on Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, the contributions of global validity of Gonzalo Thought to the MLM and emphasizes that such unity can only be sustained by the measure of crushing revisionism and opportunism.

We communists of Ecuador, the conscious element of the class, the poor peasants and other exploited masses, oppressed but rebellious in the country, celebrate these two milestones of the international proletariat in the midst of a bloody, determined and victorious struggle against the treacherous intervention of the Yankee imperialism who, using the International Monetary Fund and the puppet government of Moreno, imposes a package of economic measures that, in addition to discharging the government's fiscal deficit in the people’s economy, intends to refloat the bureaucratic capitalism that undergoes one of its most important crises of the present century.

The response of the masses has been overwhelming. Under the slogan IT IS RIGHT TO REBEL! they have unleashed an important day of struggle against the regime of Lenin Moreno, demonstrating that it has been possible to break this level of corporatization to which they were subjected by the fascist regime of Rafael Correa in alliance with the most putrid revisionism and opportunism that the history of country has known.


There are two roads at this time that are in tension with one another: the bureaucratic road that goes through its bankruptcy and that tries to establish itself by constitutional means; and the other, the democratic path that is expressed in the struggle, the rebellion, which is cementing the subjective conditions to unleash the great workers-peasant storm of People's War for the New Democracy.


The greater the crisis of bureaucratic capitalism, the greater the repressive response that is exerted by the reaction against the class and the people. The regime believed that decreeing the state of emergency or the "curfew" could neutralize the growing people’s protest. It did not achieve this. Today it unleashes a tenacious military campaign against the people using all his military contingent and a clearly Zionist, fascist operation strategy.

We have had casualties, either as injured or as prisoners. These casualties have been repeated throughout the country, including claiming the lives of children of the people who have given their valuable blood for the just cause of the people; but to the enemy, casualties have also been caused, dozens of repressors have been injured, hundreds captured and held. Humiliating defeats such as the capture of officers and members of the troops, the destruction of military parks, vehicles, armored vehicles, patrol cars, motorcycles, police stations have been pressed upon the police and armed forces and, furthermore, physical control over National Assembly has been lost.


The big bourgeoisie and the big landowners are also debated in two scenarios: the collusion and the struggle. Today they struggle, and the bureaucratic expressions represented politically by Correism try to present themselves as the vanguard of this great day of struggle to settle their contradictions with the comprador bourgeoisie. The comprador bourgeoisie, on the other hand, is strengthened by the government's turn to its ranks, interworking with the old church that collaborates directly with the repressive apparatus; The bourgeois press that has played a strategic role in this offensive, have dusted off their rancid racist, discriminatory debates and given way to reissue a confrontation between "whites" and "indios", expressions of something that goes beyond semi-coloniality in order to be nested in colonial manifestations. These are vain intentions, because the agenda of the class and the people is clear and defined: repealing of economic measures, the non-realization of any change to the Labor Code and the immediate dismissal of this hungering regime.

However, opportunism continues to act, continues to move between the blood of the people and its aspirations to govern. The figure of the opportunists, Yaku Pérez, the prefect of Azuay, is already decided, who fishing in a muddled river and enchanted with the dreams of a skinny dog, wants to present himself as the call that leads the people’s rebellion, by stating the necessity for a government of popular consensus.


Although it is true that the CPE-RS has played a leading role with the masses in this day of struggle, we are clear that this worker-peasant uprising must be located within the context of the crisis that bureaucratic capitalism is undergoing and the over-boiling of the tired masses of so much abuse and repression; that it is a conjunctural exercise and that it will not become a struggle for power as the structure of the old state still remains intact, however, it is to be considered that all this experience is paid to create the conditions to prepare the initiation of the People’s War in Ecuador, but not before having also analyzed and considered the rich experiences left by the Paris Commune and other struggles of the international proletariat.


Today, more than ever, the facts support what we have been maintaining, which is the importance of imprinting the correct ideological and political leadership to the struggles of the people. The proletariat and its ideology as a fundamental force, leading; the peasantry, as the principal force. And, once again, the thesis that the path of the revolution in Ecuador will not be the one of the insurrection or the political strike, but that of encircling the cities from the countryside is proven.


Today, more than ever, the facts, conditions and characteristics that this worker-peasant uprising has taken reaffirms us in the approach and necessatiy that the People's War is the path. That there is nothing else that can grant Power to the proletariat and its strategic ally, the poor peasantry, which fights violently, on the ruins of the old state.


With these two antecedents, the commemoration of the triumph of the revolution in Russia and China and the rebellion of the Ecuadorian people, the Communist Party of Ecuador - Red Sun reaffirms its firm and unyielding decision to hold high, apply and defend MARXISM-LENINISM-MAOISM GONZALO THOUGHT, above all, GONZALO THOUGHT, to the extent that although it is true it is born within the peculiarities of the People's War in Peru, our societies have many elements of identity that make its application to our reality valid; to continue to build the subjective conditions to unleash the People's War in the country serving the Great Proletarian World Revolution; that said decision correspond to the objective reality of the country that clearly characterized as semi-feudal and semi-colonial; that the line of construction of the three instruments for the revolution, with concentric and simultaneous construction, is fitting to what Chairman Gonzalo taught us; that said construction can only occur in our country in the midst of the application and development of revolutionary violence as a specific particularity; in permanent struggle against imperialism of all shades, the dictatorship of big bourgeois and big landowners, the destruction of bureaucratic capitalism and its old state and the relentless fight against revisionism and any expression of opportunism.




It has come to our attention that the comrades from La victoria de los oprimidos y explotados undertook the internationalist effort of translating the article “Ongoing riots of the masses in Ecuador – State of Emergency declared” that was published on Dem Volke Dienen Monday the 7th October. We salute the work the comrades have made and have published the article in full in the Spanish section of this website.

Henceforth we mirror their translation also in this place:

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In the following we want to draw the attention of our readers to a significant new webpage that features a comprehensive collection of (Spanish language) materials with “information about the People’s War, Chairman Gonzalo and Maoism”: banderaroja.org

The link has been included also into our link list.

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Last Wednesday and Thursday, Ecuadorian President Moreno was scheduled the to visit the FRG and meet with chancellor Merkel. His visit, however, fell flat when turmoil took Ecuador by storm last week following the application of IMF dictates hugely impacting the lifes of most Ecuadorians. Since then, hundreds of protesters and police have been injured in ongoing clashes between the police and army on one side and the poor peasantry and deepest and broadest masses from the cities on the other side. Ecuador is currently under the State of Emergency, with a nation-wide General Strike declared for upcoming Wednesday.

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Since days, the Ecuadorian people are fighting bitterly against the old semi-feudal and semi-colonial state and imperialism.

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On Monday, Peruvian president Martin Vizcarra announced during a TV interview the dissolution of the country’s congress after a squabble about the new appointees of Peru’s highest court, the constitutional tribunal. In turn, the congress responded by declaring Vizcarra temporarily relieved from office and swearing in Vice-President Mercedes Araoz as the new President of Peru Monday night, sharpening the conflict in between the executive and the legislative and creating a situation not unlike in Venzuela.

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ESMAD, Colombia's notorious riot police (previously mentioned in several articles), clashed heavily with student protesters in various parts of the country within the last days. Following the revelations about the corruption of the Universidad Distrital’s (Eng.: “District Universaty”) former director, who lavishly spend the money of the university for his own benefit on cars, television services, hotels, restaurants, etc. while at the same time the conditions for students became increasingly worse, students in Bogota organized protests, that ended in a spreading the fire of rebellion after the state attempted to forcefully subdue it.

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