Re: Solidarity with Peruvian Guerrilla!

dovetailed (notowar@telerama.lm.com)
Fri, 20 Dec 1996 19:17:36 +0500 (EST)


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VINCENT SCOTTI EIRENE'
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> Companer@s,
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> I am writing this while I am tired and should be asleep, since I think th=
at
> this matter is too urgent to delay. I apologize for any careless
> formulations.
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> By now, you all know that the Peruvian guerrilla group MRTA (Movimiento
> Revolucionario Tupac Amaru) has occupied the mansion of the Japanese
> ambassador in Lima and is holding several hundred prisoners. Unless you a=
re
> in an unusual part of the world, you also have seen how the bourgeois med=
ia
> are discussing the matter as a problem of how to deal with 'terrorists.'
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> For the working people and all the oppressed and exploited of the world,
> and for socialists, communists, and anarchists, the seizure of the
> ambassador's residence along with about 400 bourgeois dinner guests is a
> great accomplishment. It is a blow against the terrorism of the Peruvian
> state and its imperialist patrons! Those captured in the raid include man=
y
> members of the Peruvian and international ruling elite, including the hea=
d
> of Peru's secret police! It will be politically very difficult for the
> Peruvian state to launch a military attack as a means of resolving the
> crisis, since that would create quite a few 'illustrious corpses' and lea=
d
> to a falling out among bourgeois sectors.. (And it would be difficult to
> get the world's poor majority to join the bourgeoisie in mourning its
> dead!) It seems that there is already a falling out between Fujimori and
> the Japanese over Fujimori's refusal, so far, to negotiate.
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> It is very important that the situation in Lima not be resolved in a way
> that can be seen as a victory for the bourgeoisie. It is our task to
> publicize who the real criminals are in Peru and to help wring concession=
s
> from the Peruvian dictatorship. In particular, we should demand the relea=
se
> of all political prisoners and prisoners of war from Peru's hideous
> torture-chamber prisons. In this context, let's not get involved in
> sectarian battles among the various factions of Peru's anti-government
> left. Whatever differences the groups have, and these are very serious, w=
e
> must keep in mind that the Peruvian state and its imperialist backers (in
> Washington, Tokyo, London, Bonn, etc.) are the main enemy. All political
> prisoners must be released, whether of MRTA, the PCP (Shining Path) or
> neither.
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> Thanks to the widespread publicity given to the events in Lima, many more
> people will be interested in what we have to say about Peru than normally
> would. Let's organize demonstrations at Peruvian Embassies, Consulates,
> airline offices, etc. Let's raise our voices in whatever forum may be
> available to defend the heroic guerrillas and to denounce the real
> terrorists.
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> --In solidarity,
> --Aaron <aaron@burn.ucsd.edu>
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> P.S. Plans are being made for a demonstration at the Peruvian Consulate i=
n
> San Francisco, California -- probably on Monday, December 23. If you live
> in the area, please send me an e-mail message. Otherwise, do what you can
> in your area!
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> SOME USEFUL WEB SITES:
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> Web site on the current crisis:
> <http://burn.ucsd.edu/~ats/mrta.htm>
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> What Are The Goals Of Your Embassy Occupation? -- Interview With Norma
> Velazco, Representative Of The Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) =
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> Peru:
> <http://burn.ucsd.edu/~archive/ats-l/1996.Dec/0089.html>
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> Partial list of hostages:
> <http://burn.ucsd.edu/~archive/ats-l/1996.Dec/0092.html>
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> MRTA's web site in Europe:
> <http://www.cybercity.dk/users/ccc17427/>
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> Lima's best bourgeois newspaper (in Spanish):
> http://ekeko.rcp.net.pe/LaRepublica/
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