Peru: President Vizcarra Ousted, Mass Protests Erupt

Cover photo by Ernesto Benavides for AFP via Getty Images By Robin Fontaine and Jakob Stein On November 9, the Peruvian congress impeached President Martín Vizcarra for “moral incapacity,” accusing him of receiving more than $600,000 in bribes from a construction project when he was governor of Moquegua. The next day, Manuel Merino, president of Congress, assumed the office before resigning just five days later … Continue reading Peru: President Vizcarra Ousted, Mass Protests Erupt

Translation: Conversations with Comrade Laura in the Bases of the Vizcatan Mountains

By Ed Dalton Tjen Folket Media of Norway has released a detailed summary of the important interview conducted with Comrade Laura of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP). With respect to their work producing this summary, we have produced the following unofficial translation of the full interview originally only available in Spanish. Tribune of the People issues our special thanks to the comrades of Tjen … Continue reading Translation: Conversations with Comrade Laura in the Bases of the Vizcatan Mountains

Chairman Gonzalo: On Chairman Mao’s Thesis “Three Worlds Delineated”

Tribune of the People is proud to share this unofficial translation of an important document that was just recently posted and shared by the Peru People’s Movement (MPP). This document was an intervention delivered by Chairman Gonzalo during the Communist Party of Peru’s (PCP) First Congress in 1988, which took place eight years into the People’s War that continues to this day. The First Congress … Continue reading Chairman Gonzalo: On Chairman Mao’s Thesis “Three Worlds Delineated”

Peru: 13 Killed in Night Club by Police Terror

By Felipe Vera On August 23, at least 13 people were trampled and killed as a result of the Peruvian police launching tear gas projectiles into a club and locking the doors. Under the pretext of COVID-19 restrictions, the reactionary Peruvian state is attempting wipe their hands clean and pin the deaths on the leaseholder of the building. That evening, many young adults had gathered … Continue reading Peru: 13 Killed in Night Club by Police Terror

Peru: Peasant Uprising Shakes Reactionary State

By Peter Cherry On August 18, the old Peruvian state declared a “state of emergency” in the regions of Cusco and Arequipa in response to the roadblocks, pickets, and combative demonstrations around land, conditions created by the pandemic, and imperialist mining companies that displace peasants from their land. The largest culprit among these mining companies has been the English-Swiss copper mining company Glencore. A week … Continue reading Peru: Peasant Uprising Shakes Reactionary State

Day Of Heroism Commemorated Across the US and Europe

Day of Heroism is celebrated worldwide by revolutionaries on June 19 to commemorate the fallen heroes of the Peruvian People and the Communist Party of Peru who fought to their death in the shining trenches of combat in Lurigancho, El Fronton, and Callao prisons on June 19, 1986. The following is a round-up of celebrations and actions for the holiday from across the US and … Continue reading Day Of Heroism Commemorated Across the US and Europe

Day of Heroism – Common International Declaration

“We have prepared the following Common International Declaration for the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Parties and Organizations for the Day of Heroism in the current year, with the intention that they adhere to it. Due to the current difficulties in the ICM, which are obvious, we have taken the initiative to publicize the declaration hereby and await the prompt communication of the comrades from the different countries to … Continue reading Day of Heroism – Common International Declaration

The Problem of Masses, the Struggle for Daily Demands, and People’s War

The following is an unofficial translation of “El problema de masas, reivindicaciones y guerra popular” by the Peru People‘s Movement By way of introduction: Think about these questions to read the document The question is how it is conceived and how it is handled. The question is that we must see according to the conditions and necessity (…); if the Party does not begin to … Continue reading The Problem of Masses, the Struggle for Daily Demands, and People’s War

Glory to the Day of Heroism!

By the Editorial Board June 19 marks the Day of Heroism for revolutionaries all over the world; a day where resistance to state repression and genocide are observed in the example of the prisoners of war in Peru, who bravely fought to the death against the state’s genocidal plan in several prison uprisings. The Peruvian state finalized its plans for the genocide of the prisoners … Continue reading Glory to the Day of Heroism!

In Defense of the Health and Life of Chairman Gonzalo

By Kyle Rosse This month, the Brazilian Center for Solidarity with the Peoples (CEBRASPO) and the Brazilian Association of People’s Lawyers (ABRAPO) joined the international call requesting that the Peruvian state grant Chairman Gonzalo (Abimael Guzman Reynoso) leave on house arrest from his imprisonment at the Callao naval base, based on his vulnerability to COVID-19. Chairman Gonzalo, now 85, has been in his underground cell … Continue reading In Defense of the Health and Life of Chairman Gonzalo