Mariátegui is Ours!

The need to continue reclaiming the teachings and thought of Jose Carlos Mariátegui   “In synthesis, Mariátegui was a Marxist-Leninist. Beyond that, in Mariátegui, the founder of the Party, we find theses similar to those that Chairman Mao has made universal. Thus, as I see it, today Mariátegui would be a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist. This is not [...]

Revolutionary Optimism

Revolutionary Optimism “Being communists, we fear nothing. Moreover, our Party has steeled us to challenge death itself, and to carry our life on our fingertips so that we may give it whenever the revolution demands it.” (Chairman Gonzalo, Interview with El Diario, 1988) “On the question of nuclear weapons and nuclear war the second difference [...]

Without Power

“Salvo el poder todo es ilusión asaltar los cielos con la fuerza del fusil” Was a slogan sung by the prisoners of Castro Castro Penal, known as one of the toughest prisons in the world. In the 80s and 90s this prison was a shining trench of combat and was under the control of the [...]

On Social Fascism

On Social Fascism “One may say without exaggeration that the most central task of our days (nay, perhaps even of our entire epoch) is to defeat social-democracy, the main factor of the international counter revolution.”- Clara Zetkin [Speech to the Fourth Comintern Congress, 1922] Introduction Any theorization of social democracy as social fascism will necessarily [...]

Popular Justice

“The Party leads the struggle of the masses in function of Power, which is the principal revindication” — Communist Party of Peru, General Political Line   As revolutionaries we are faced with two primary social contradictions differing in nature: those among the people and those between the people and their enemies. In both cases we [...]

All About that Base? No struggle?

“The basic question of every revolution is that of state power. Unless this question is understood, there can be no intelligent participation in the revolution, not to speak of guidance of the revolution.” – VI Lenin, The Dual Power   Marxist Center, and especially its supporters in the Seattle area and to a lesser extent Philadelphia [...]