19th of June, Day of the Heroism, 20 years ago in Peru
The 19th of June 1986, in the prisons of Fronton, Lurigancho and Callao, hundreds of political and war prisoners of the Communist Party of Peru were massacred by the Peru armed forces.
Assault troops attacked with war weapons the prisons, bombed from the sky the pavilions taken by the prisoners and mowed them with grape-shots and rockets.
The prisoners died having refused any false proposal of agreement, conscious of the cost they were paying for their firmness. They choose to give their lives for the people, their Party and the revolution, resisting and fighting until the end, as they could, with the handmade weapon they had made in their cells.
Then the PCP called the 19th of June "Day of the Heroism" and internationally this date became the day in which we renew the memory of that heroic battle and sacrifice in unity with the political prisoners who struggle to turn the jails of the imperialism into "shining combat trenches".
That is not only trenches of resistance against the torture, the isolation and annihilation, but outposts of struggle against the imperialism and its states for the proletarian revolution, as part of the class struggle, fused with, not apart from the class struggle.
The Day of the Heroism is not to renew the denouncing one the most fierce crimes against the revolutionary prisoners he memory of a moral, political and military victory that the communists won on the field in Peru, embodying the principle that the communists never stop fighting and hitting the enemy as they can, not according their own interest but the general interest of their class and its world revolution.
Also because of that victory the People's War in Peru, repeatedly went through massacres, detentions of leaders, betrayals and any kind of defaming campaigns, and today it is still live and pulsating, the armed actions multiply and all the observer speak about "the return of Sendero".
As part of the ongoing and desperate effort to wipe out the People's War, they consistently try to wipe out the live and the thought of its recognized leader, the chairman Gonzalo, captured in the 92 and since then kept in total isolation. Against him the mounted a farcical "new" trial, openly aimed to continue denying him the right to speak, so to show him as a capitulator, and to bury him under new life sentences, not for being the political and military head of the People's War, but for "crimes against the humanity".
While the Peru state tries to define as a "crime" the right of the people to rise up against the exploitation and the oppression, the criminal Alan Garcia Perez, the president who ordered the massacre of the 19th of June 1986, is today once more elected, after many years spent abroad, prosecuted for bribery. He won the final ballot against Humala, author of a failed coup a pair of years ago. It seems the imperialists exhausted all their cards in Peru!
What is certain, today as twenty years ago, the massacres, the lies, the changes at the head of the state, with new or old figures, will never erase the blunt reality of the People's War in Peru and the 19th of June of this year must be part of the struggle to make it clear internationally.One year ago in Turkey
This year the 19th of June must be the occasion to honor also the 17 leaders, cadres and fighters of the Maoist Communist Party of Turkey and North Kurdistan (MKP) massacred by the fascist Turkish state in Mercan, North Kurdistan, the 16th of June of the past year. They were on their way to a central meeting of the party when three assault helicopters appeared and unleashed a hail of machine-gun fire on them. Over 1000 soldiers had encircled the area and moved in to finish off the carnage. It was a cold-blooded massacre moved by a political more than military logic: to behead the party in the most sensational and terrorist way so to claim that with a single death blow "the Maoist subversion has been finished".
Many of those martyrs were former prisoners, and had participated the heroic death fast that united the prisoners of all the revolutionary parties and organization in the resistance against the F type prisons. At that time too the fascist Turkish state flattered itself to suffocate in the blood that struggle unleashing the elite corps which assaulted the uprising pavilions and cowardly set fire to the bodies of the weakened but stile combative prisoners.
The reality before our eyes is that any assassination of the prisoners, fighters, members or simple suspected sympathizers of all the revolutionary parties and organizations perpetrated by Turkish regime increased the hate and the anger of the peoples of the Turkey against the fascists oppressing them. Indeed, the struggle of the prisoners still goes on, the revolutionary forces are more active than they were before and amongst them the youth are more and more in the forefront.
The detentions, the criminalization or the "black lists" imposed by the imperialist bourgeoisies in their own countries will not succeed to extinguish the internationalist solidarity with the forces fighting against the imperialism in Turkey and in all the oppressed countries.
Today, behind the bars, inside the imperialist citadels
Also in the prisons in the imperialist countries the bourgeoisie nourishes the same spirit and illusion of "final solution" against the revolutionary prisoners that move the genocide hand of the regime servant of the imperialism in the oppressed countries. Using discriminatory laws like the art. 41bis in Italy, and sometimes sophisticated, sometimes barbaric and primitive techniques of psycho-physic annihilation, also in the "democratic and humanitarian" imperialist countries the purpose of the political imprisonment is to deny, to bend and to erase the revolutionary identity of the prisoners. From the sensorial deprivation and the techniques of psychological tortures and conditioning to the daily beating and abuses, the repeated transfers, etc. the political prisoners are persistently persecuted. They are hostages to harass in order to subordinate those out of the jails.
Today like few times in the past in these countries, the explosions of workers struggles "out of the rules" and youth uprisings have shown so evidently and contagiously that to rebel is possible, necessary and useful, even to give a solution to the every-day problems of the people, no longer solvable inside the existing system. Today as ever there only another possible world, the spectre that the bourgeoisie itself obsessively evokes: the communism.
This compel the imperialist bourgeoisie to use the political imprisonment and the annihilation of the prisoners as weapon to crush, out of the jails, any initial step that threatens to propagate and worsen the contagion of the rebellion, giving organization, plans and strategy to the spontaneity. While they hit the revolutionary communist prisoners to put the revolutionary struggle for the communism out of the life, besides out of the law, today more than ever we need to turn the 19th of June into a moment of the struggle not only to defend them but also to establish and, more important, to actively develop the revolutionary way suitable for the conditions of the imperialist countries today.Today more than ever we need a proletarian red relief
The 19th of June has ever been a day of struggle also against the political a social repression. Every day not only the political prisoners but also thousands of proletarians and immigrated people are harassed and annihilated in the prisons and the detention centres in the imperialist countries. Here they undergo subhuman conditions of detention, incredible overcrowding, harassment, suicides and murders always covered and masked as "unforeseeable fatalities" whose responsible often get a promotion.
On the contrary, laws ad hoc, indulgent enquiries, verdicts and imprisonments protect and keep out of the jails the big state thieves, the responsible of wars against the Constitution, the fascist murderers, the big economical and financial criminality, the winning mafia. On the other hand, the thousands of judicial proceedings, detentions and trials that threaten and strike the social and political struggles make the repression and the political imprisonment a more and more massive phenomenon, today even more than during the "years of lead". Against this generalized repression and imprisonment the struggle for a generalized amnesty decriminalization of all the forms of social struggle, of the political associated crimes, clandestine immigration becomes a necessary battle to fight and win.
On the ground of the social control and repression, the use of the anti-terrorism hysteria and new special laws, the spreading of the norms against the political association crimes, the growth of the role of the state security and intelligence apparatuses that become parallel state and power, the racist laws against the immigrated people are the diamond-point of the march toward the police state and a new form of modern fascism, a process ongoing also on the ground of the reactionary restructuring of the State, the militarization of the politics, the historical revisionism, the promoting of the most backward and reactionary ideological forms existing amongst the masses.
This form of State corresponds the needs of the imperialist state in the current phase, characterized, on one hand, by the permanent preventive war against the people of the world in order to bend their resistance, anti-imperialist liberation struggles and the peoples wars advancing everywhere, on the other hand, by the coexisting and sharpening inter-imperialist collusion and competition, based on a volatile one-pole equilibrium and tending toward a new repartition of the world.
Therefore it is a form of state that advances generating resistance and rebellion in all the imperialist countries, no matter the colour of their government. Concerning the "struggle against the terrorism", the "international role of the democracies" , and the handling the social conflict as problem of public order, in Italy like in all the other imperialist countries right and left are united by the same of the same program.
This whole situation makes the building of a proletarian red relief, on each country as well as on an international scale, today more urgent than ever. Today more than ever we need an organization to support the struggle of the revolutionary prisoners serving the overall development of the class struggle and the building, in the fire of the struggler and closely linked with the masses, of the political and social class organization. Today more than ever we need a struggle to set in motion a consistent proletarian and mass mobilization against the prison and the repression. Today more than ever we need a movement marching united in the unconditional defence of all the comrades and proletarians hit by the class enemy, pursuing the clear goal to achieve concrete successes: free comrades, defeat police and judicial manoeuvres, establish the freedom to protest, to strike, to write and express opinions, an organization to defend and put in practice such freedom with all means are necessary.
Long live the 19th of June, Day of the Heroism!
Long live the international struggle of the political and war prisoners in the prisons of the imperialism!
Let's transform the dark jails of the imperialism in shining combat trenches!
Freedom for all the imprisoned comrades!
Let's build a great proletarian and international red relief!Soccorso Rosso proletario