Week in Struggle: December 31- January 6

India

 In the last few weeks, the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) under the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) [CPI (Maoist)] carried out several actions against the old Indian State. These actions occurred as the Indian State wages the military campaign Operation Prahaar-3, carried out by Narendra Modi, the fascist president of India, in an attempt to end the People’s War waged by the CPI (Maoist).

On December 21, suspected Maoists triggered an improvised explosive device that injured an assistant constable of the District Reserve Guard in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district.

Suspected PLGA militants injured a member of the reactionary Special Task Forces on January 2. According to bourgeois news sources, the encounter took place under Mainpur police station limits during an anti-Maoist operation. The suspected PLGA forces were able to retreat without any losses.

On December 31, suspected PLGA members killed a commando of the Central Reserve Police Forces special warfare unit during an encounter. The gunfight took place in Kistaram police station limits during an anti-Maoist operation. The suspected PLGA members again retreated without losses.

A police informant was killed on December 2 in West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand. A pamphlet left near his body stated that he had paid the price of being a police informer.

On December 22, suspected combatants of the PLGA attacked a stone-crushing plant in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district. According to the reactionary Indian State, around a dozen armed Maoists rushed to the site, asked the workers to stop working, and set two vehicles and a machine ablaze.

Brazil

Graffiti was seen in Rio de Janeiro supporting the Indian PLGA and the CPI (Maoist)’s fight against the counterrevolutionary Operation Prahaar-3. The slogan reads, “Down with Operation Prahaar-3! Long live the CPI (Maoist)! Long live the People’s War in India!”

On January 1, 2022, historic Communist militant and fighter in the Araguaia Guerrilla War Danilo Carneiro died at the age of 80 in Rio de Janeiro. Danilo fought against cancer which was most likely caused by the torture he endured as a political prisoner. Danilo joined the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB, Partido Comunista do Brasil) in the late 1960s after being involved with the class struggle for years. He began fighting in the Araguaia Guerrilla War in the 1970s under the PcdoB, which put forward the task of starting People’s War in Brazil. Danilo broke with the PCdoB at the end of the 1970s when the party was being liquidated by João Amazonas’ revisionism (that is, false Marxism that rejects class struggle). In his words, the Party had turned to “a party of the bourgeois order, defender of capitalism.” Danilo remained active in class struggle; in 2018, at an event organized by revolutionary news service A Nova Democracia, Comrade Danilo spoke on the conditions of guerrilla struggle and the need for revolution. He stated on that occasion: “It is not the political subject—that is, the Party—that makes revolution: it is the masses—that is, the social subject—that makes it. But the social subject cannot make the revolution without the political subject, because it is the Party that guarantees the right course.

Comrade  Danilo Carneiro

Chile

Revolutionaries marked 100 years since the founding of the Communist Party of Chile (Partido Comunista de Chile) on January 2. In a statement, revolutionary Chilean news outlet Prensa Chiripilko  describe how the Party was founded amid the struggle against revisionism and in the example of Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the international proletariat during his life. They highlight the importance of the Party’s founder, Luis Emilio Recabarren Serrano, and say that the Party must be reconstituted, continuing his legacy, as the current so-called Communist Party of Chile has degenerated and fallen to revisionism after his death in 1924:

What fits today is to reconstitute the party founded by our leader [Luis Emilio Recabarren Serrano].[…] Taking up and developing comrades cannot be done but in the light of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and the contributions of universal validity of Chairman Gonzalo and his all-powerful Thought. All of this is to advance to a new stage in the reconstitution of the party, serving to impose Maoism as command and guide of the world proletarian revolution.”

Comrade Luis Emilio Recabarren Serrano

As part of the commemorations, red flags with hammer and sickles were documented in Licantén and Hualañé, rural sectors of the Maule region.

On January 2 in Santiago, 100 red flags with hammer and sickles were raised, and commemoration took place in front of the grave of Luis Emilio Recabarren. In addition to a speech and slogans, the grave was decorated with red flags with the hammer and sickle. More commemorative actions were taken in other parts of Santiago and the country, including posters and graffiti reading “Long live 100 years of Recabarren’s party! Down with revisionism! Down with the false Communist Party!”

Mexico

On November 24, revolutionaries around the world carried out the International Solidarity Campaign with the People’s War of India. This campaign was initiated in opposition to the counter-revolutionary Prahaar-3 military campaign. Revolutionary Mexican newspaper Periódico Mural published documentation of international actions in support of the CPI (Maoist), which included Mexican revolutionaries holding a banner in solidarity which read, “Long live the people’s war in India!”

On December 26, the revolutionary organization Current of the People-Red Sun (CP-Sol Rojo, Corriente del Pueblo Sol Rojo) celebrated their fifth anniversary of public work and 14 years of serving the people, and Chairman Mao’s 128th birthday. The event was attended by activists from various democratic organizations including the People’s Youth Brigades (Brigadas Juveniles del Pueblo), the Popular Student Movement (Movimiento Estudiantil Popular), Popular Women’s Movement (Movimiento Femenino Popular), the Class-conscious Current of Education Workers (Corriente Clasista de Trabajadores de la Educación), the Cultural and Science Studies Center for the Proletarian Revolution (CCECRP, Centro Cultural y de Estudios de la Ciencia para la Revolución Proletaria), and representatives for a new peasant organization. At the event, the CCECRP presented their recent book of works by Chairman Gonzalo, the ideological leader of the World Proletarian Revolution, as part of the campaign to defend his guiding thought after his assassination at the hands of the Peruvian State in 2021. 

United States

On Sunday, Oxnard Revolutionary Study group celebrated Chairman Mao’s birthday at their monthly gathering at Southwinds Park in Oxnard, California. About 30 people participated in the event, where attendees read Serve the People by Chairman Mao. Young children decorated a banner and tie-dyed fabric reading “Long Live Mao!” Activists gave speeches explaining Maoism and invited those in attendance to join local popular struggles. Everyone shared a meal before the gathering ended and sang the revolutionary song “Red Flag.”

On December 26, graffiti commemorating the 128th birth of Chairman Mao was documented in Dallas, Texas.

This week in Kansas City, Missouri, and Los Angeles, California, graffiti supporting the People’s War in India and Peru as well as the the Communist Party of India (Maoist) was documented. The graffiti read, “Long live the CPI (Maoist)!” “Long live the People’s War in Peru!” and “Long live the People’s War in India!”

In Los Angeles, California,  graffiti in solidarity with the LCP was also documented this week. The LCP organizes and leads poor peasants in the struggle for land in Brazil.

In Los Angeles, California, graffiti calling for People’s justice for Daniel Elena Lopez and Valentina Orellana-Peralta, 14, was documented. Los Angeles police officer William Dorsey Jones Jr. shot both Orellana-Peralta and Elena Lopez last week inside in a Burlington Coat Factory in North Hollywood.

Read more: Family and Activists Fight for Justice for Valentina Orellana-Peralta, Killed by Police

In Los Angeles, California, graffiti was documented reading, “People’s justice for Guillermo Amezcua!” Amezcua was shot at least 60 times by San Fernando police officers while sitting in his car in San Fernando, California, in April of this year. Revolutionaries alongside Amezcua’s family members have united to fight for people’s justice for his death at the hands of the San Fernando Police Department.


In Eugene, Oregon, and Fort Worth, Texas, Tribune promotional posters were documented in various neighborhoods.

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