We as Friends of the Filipino People in Struggle, join the International Committee in Support of the People’s War in India in the month-long campaign to:
- Honor the martyrs of the Philippine and Indian revolution.
- Call for the freedom of political prisoners.
- Support the People’s War in the Philippines and India.
Both the Filipino and Indian revolutionaries are waging a struggle for liberation against imperialism. The imperialist powers such as the U.S. are dependent on the exploitation of their (semi-)colonies. They brutally oppress and exploit the people in these countries, plunder the resources and destroy the environment. But the people in the oppressed countries have taken up arms and are fighting back. It is especially these peoples’ wars that weaken the chains of imperialism and open up the system for further and intensified attacks, until its inevitable downfall. To struggle against imperialism, is to struggle for freedom and genuine peace!
The campaign starts on July 1st, the 13th anniversary of the kidnapping of comrade Azad, then spokesperson of the Communist Party of India (Maoist). The fascist state forces in India killed him afterwards. This killing bears striking familiarity to the murder of the Tiamzons, two leading cadres of the Communist Party of the Philippines, last year in the Philippines. The CPI (Maoist) and the CPP are both on the forefront of the liberation struggle and provide important revolutionary leadership.
As solidarity organisation, it is important for us to militantly side with the Filipino and Indian people and their peoples’ wars, and all anti-imperialist forces in the world. For us to stand for a genuine and just peace for the people, a peace that is born through the people’s revolutionary war. Sa digma ay sisilang ang payapa!
The many heroic martyrs and political prisoners of the Philippine and Indian revolution have given their life and their freedom in service to the people and their liberation. We honor these heroes and engulf ourselves with their great revolutionary spirit as we continue to support and join their struggle for liberation.
The martyrs of the revolution will never be forgotten!
Long live the People’s War in India!
Long live the People’s War in the Philippines!
Immediate freedom to all political prisoners in India and the Philippines!
For the call to the campaign by the International Committee in Support of the People’s War in India: https://icspwindia.wordpress.com/2023/06/28/1st-of-july-campaign-in-italy-milan-meeting-in-transiti-occupied-social-center/