March 28th, 2017
We in Saint Louis Revolutionary Collective join all earnest revolutionary forces in the world today in congratulating the workers, peasants, and all progressive/revolutionary minded strata of the Filipino people and their New People’s Army in their 48 years (on March 29th) of waging people’s war against bureaucrat-capitalism, the US imperialism that props it up, feudalism, reaction, and all other mountains and storms that would dare to seek to suppress and eradicate this people. We, Marxist-Leninist-Maoist comrades in the city of Saint Louis, Missouri, a city that is torn by drugs, gang violence, poverty, corrupt and racist government, and police outrages against our majority Black population follow the development of the people’s struggle in the Philippines with revolutionary pride, for we know that a win for the masses of the Philippines is a win for the masses of the world.
The development of the people’s struggle, led by their party, their united front, and their people’s army, anywhere in the world, is an objective development in a positive direction. We recognize the New People’s Army and the Communist Party of the Philippines as the a guide, a shining beacon for the people of the world in their struggle against capitalism, imperialism, and compradorism. We also recognize that that our task in STL-RC, along with other principled Maoist comrades in collectives working across the United States, the world headquarters of imperialism and monopoly capital, is to develop our Marxist-Leninist-Maoist party befitting the objective and subjective conditions of this country, our own mass movements and united front against capitalism, against fascism, and against imperialist war, and our own instrument in the form of the people’s army. A strong movement in the United States is what the masses of the world have demanded, and what we intend to deliver. Our task, at the present time, is to develop and build the mass movement in our own city, while building principled and comradely relations with Maoist comrades in other cities as well, and lay the basis for the strong foundation of a strong, integrated Marxist-Leninist-Maoist party in this country. Taking inspiration from comrades who have fought and been martyred in India, the Philippines, Peru, Turkey, Kurdistan, and countless other countries in the service of the revolution in the past decades, we will surely accomplish this task. Over 48 years of puppet regimes and dictatorships such as those of Marcos, the NPA still exists, still struggles, and the comrades of the National Democracy Movement and the CPP continue to demand and work for a just and lasting peace for the people of the Philippines and the world. We continue to follow, take inspiration from, and fully support our comrades working in the movements in the Philippines, and proudly join the rest of the revolutionary and progressive minded world in congratulating the Filipino people and their New People’s Army on this 48th anniversary.
Long Live the New People’s Army!
Victory to the People’s War in the Philippines!
Long Live International Solidarity!