Re: Solidarity with Peruvian Guerrilla!

Mrs. Gelena Rhea Salter Scruffy Scrappy III (grsalter@ocean.st.usm.edu)
Fri, 20 Dec 1996 20:05:23 -0600 (CST)


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Lena

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And to all a good night!

On Fri, 20 Dec 1996, dovetailed wrote:

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> THE POSTING BELOW WAS NOT SENT BY ME AND AS A CATHOLIC WORKER COMMUNITY
> WE APPROVE OF NO ACT OF VIOLENCE AS A TOOL LIBERATION
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> SOMEHOW AARON HAS GOTTEN A HOLD OF MY MAILING LIST
> PLEASE WITE HIM DIRECTLY AND TELL HIM YOU WANT REMOVED
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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 =
that
> > 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=
are
> > in an unusual part of the world, you also have seen how the bourgeois m=
edia
> > 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 Peruvia=
n
> > state and its imperialist patrons! Those captured in the raid include m=
any
> > members of the Peruvian and international ruling elite, including the h=
ead
> > 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 l=
ead
> > to a falling out among bourgeois sectors.. (And it would be difficult t=
o
> > 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 an=
d
> > 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 wa=
y
> > 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 concessi=
ons
> > from the Peruvian dictatorship. In particular, we should demand the rel=
ease
> > 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,=
we
> > must keep in mind that the Peruvian state and its imperialist backers (=
in
> > Washington, Tokyo, London, Bonn, etc.) are the main enemy. All politica=
l
> > 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 mo=
re
> > people will be interested in what we have to say about Peru than normal=
ly
> > 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=
in
> > San Francisco, California -- probably on Monday, December 23. If you li=
ve
> > in the area, please send me an e-mail message. Otherwise, do what you c=
an
> > 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=
) In
> > 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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