Communist Party of the Philippines solidarity message to the Freedom Road Socialist Organization 8th Congress
Fight Back! is circulating the following letter from the Communist Party of the Philippines to the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), congratulating them on the occasion of their 8th Congress.
Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP) – Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)
Message of solidarity to the Freedom Road Socialist Organization on the occasion of its 8th Congress
May 25, 2018
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) congratulates the Freedom Road Socialist Organization for holding its 8th congress. In behalf of the Filipino proletariat, we extend our solidarity to every delegate and participant of your important meeting.
We are sure your congress will serve as an occasion to sum-up your work, identify the strong points and weak points, in order to overcome weaknesses and shortcomings and build on the positive gains with the view of advancing the revolutionary cause of the working class and other oppressed classes and sectors in the United States.
The CPP congratulates the Freedom Road Socialist Organization for its unprecedented organizational growth. By helping lead the struggles against the right-wing policies of the Trump regime, you are striking deep roots among the toiling masses of workers and other oppressed and exploited groups. In doing so, you are making Marxism-Leninism a truly vibrant and effective instrument of the proletariat for their class liberation.
Your congress is being held amid the continuing grave capitalist crisis in the United States. The American proletariat and people are suffering from increasingly worse forms of exploitation as the capitalist system reels from protracted depression since 2008 which is comparable to the Great Depression of the 1930s. While the working class bears the burden of unemployment and low wages, capital and social wealth become ever more concentrated in the hands of the financial oligarchy and monopoly capitalists.
The American workers and other oppressed sectors have no other recourse but to wage mass struggles to advance their democratic aspirations. The class conscious proletariat must lead the mass of workers and people in their democratic and class struggles. They must strengthen their resolve and prepare to face greater class conflicts, especially in the face of the U.S. government’s increasing resort to the use of coercive measures to oppress the people. Domestic law enforcement has become highly militarized. The Trump regime is rousing fascist ideology against immigrants, people of color, and other minority groups to divide the working class and justify the use of more violent means of oppressing the people.
The American working class is confronted with indubitably the biggest monster among the giant imperialist beasts. History, however, will inevitably prove that a united working class, led by its militant vanguard, has the strength to bring down the imperialist giant, seize political power from the hands of the bourgeoisie, take control of the forces of production and build the socialist future.
In the Philippines, the Filipino people, especially the workers and peasants, suffer gravely under the yoke of U.S. imperialism and its subservient reactionary classes. The chronic crisis of the semicolonial and semifeudal system continues to deepen and worsen. There is widespread landlessness in the vast rural areas, massive unemployment, homelessness, hunger, worsening state of public utilities and services, low income and rising costs of living. The ruling reactionary regime is increasingly virulent as it wages a counterrevolutionary war supported by U.S. military and financial aid.
The CPP leads the revolutionary struggle of the Filipino proletariat and people. Its Program for a People’s Democratic Revolution aims to overthrow the joint class dictatorship of the big bourgeois comprador and big landlord class and their U.S. imperialist master, establish a people’s democratic dictatorship and proceed directly to socialist revolution and construction.
The CPP commands the New People’s Army in waging protracted people’s war. The revolutionary forces led by the CPP are arousing, organizing and mobilizing the broad masses of workers, peasants, the petty-bourgeoisie and national bourgeoisie. The Party employs united front tactics to unite the broadest section of the Filipino people to defeat the reactionaries. Throughout the Philippines, revolutionary mass organizations among the various democratic classes are being strengthened. Organs of political power are being established at the village level up.
The Philippine revolution, as well as the struggle of the American working class, comprise part of the resistance against imperialism and all forms of reaction across the world. Thus, the Filipino people and the American people must build strong unity and forge various forms of cooperation as they advance their common revolutionary cause.