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Message of the Central Committee
of the Communist Party of the Philippines
to the Red commanders and fighters
of the New People's Army on it's 43rd Anniverssary
Message of the Central Committee
of the Communist Party of the Philippines
to the Red commanders and fighters
of the New People's Army on it's 43rd Anniverssary

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Pahayagan ng Partido Komunista ng PilipinasPinapatnubayan ng Marxismo-Leninismo-Maoismo
 ANG 
Special IssueMarch 29, 2012www.philippinerevolution.net
O
n the 43rd anniversary of the New People'sArmy, we, the Central Committee and theentire membership of the Communist Partyof the Philippines salute the Red com-manders and fighters of the New Peo-ple's Army for steadfastly carryingout the revolutionary armed strug-gle for national liberation and de-mocracy against US imperialismand the local exploiting classes.
We congratulate you for all your victories in striving toadvancethe peo-
Strengthen the people's armyand intensify the people's war
Message of the Central Committeeof the Communist Party of the Philippinesto the Red commanders and fightersof the New People's Army
ple's war from the strategic defensive to the stra-tegic stalemate. You have further succeeded in in-tegrating the revolutionary armed struggle withgenuine land reform and mass base building. Wehonor our revolutionary martyrs and heroes fortheir struggles and sacrifices by intensifying ourtactical offensives and punishing the ene-mies of the people.The crisis of the world capitalist systemhas worsened to the point of a prolonged globaldepression. It will persist for a long while, espe-cially because the imperialist powers clingstubbornly to the neoliberal economic policyand are prone to unleashing state terrorismand wars of aggression. The people of theworld are suffering greatly and are resisting.Great disorder and upheavals are shakingmany countries in all continents.The global crisis aggravates the internalrottenness and chronic crisis of the Philip-pine semicolonial and semifeudal ruling sys-tem. The Aquino regime is offering no solu-tion to the crisis but is carrying out antina-tional and anti-democratic policies that ag-gravate the crisis. The broad masses of the peo-ple are outraged by the escalation of oppressionand exploitation.The crisis conditions in the world and in thePhilippines inflict great suffering on the people anddrive them to wage all forms of resistance. Theyare favorable for waging people's war and for real-izing the plan to advance from the strategic defen-sive to the strategic stalemate.
 
 Ang Bayan
is published fortnightly by theCentral Committee of the CommunistParty of the Philippines
Ang Bayan 
is published inPilipino, Bisaya, Iloko, Hiligaynon,Waray and English editions.It is available for
downloading 
at the Philippine Revolution WebCentral located at:
www.philippinerevolution.net Ang Bayan 
welcomes contribu-tions in the form of articles andnews. Readers are likewiseenjoined to send in their com-ments and suggestions for thebetterment of our publication. Youcan reach us by email at:
angbayan@yahoo.com
Special Issue March 29, 2012
 ANG 
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ANG BAYAN March 29, 2012
I. Global depression, great disorderand people's resistance
 T 
he crisis of the world capitalist system continues unabatedand is worsening. An economic depression is devastating thelives of billions of people. The political leaders and businessmagnates of the imperialist countries continue to aggravate theeconomic and financial crisis and have failed to revive productionand employment and to raise the stagnant rates of national eco-nomic growth. The G-8, G-20, the IMF, World Bank and WTO can-not solve the crisis of global capitalism. They merely aggravate it.
power. It is no longer the solesuperpower as it used to be ac-knowledged in the decade afterthe disintegration of the SovietUnion.A multipolar world has aris-en as signaled by the expansionof the G-8 into the G-20 as avenue for maneuvers and coun-ter-maneuvers among the capi-talist powers. The crisis is fuel-ing intense economic competi-tion and political rivalriesamong them. They are increas-ingly at odds over global and re-gional policies and their tenden-cy to struggle for a redivision of the world is growing. The combi-nation of Brazil, Russia, India,China and South Africa (BRICS)tends to oppose the worst of USimpositions.For a while, the imperialistsregarded the full integration of Russia and China into the worldcapitalist system as the trium-phant expansion of capitalismand the death of the socialistcause. But inevitably, the in-creased number of competingcapitalist powers has constrict-ed further the ground for super-profit-taking by the dominantmonopoly capitalist powers. It isintensifying inter-imperialistcontradictions.The US and China have beenthe main economic partners un-der the neoliberal policy of glo-balization. But since the out-break of the financial and eco-nomic crisis in 2008, contradic-tions between them have sur-faced despite their continuingcollaboration. The US fluctuatesbetween bashing China as acause of US problems and flat-tering it as a partner in so manyways.The US outsourcing of con-sumer production to China un-dermines the manufacturingbase of the US, contributing tounemployment and causing hugetrade deficits. China has used aThey continue to pursue theneoliberal economic policy thathas brought about the grave fi-nancial and economic crisis.They are blinded by the dogmaof the “free market” in a systemof monopoly and finance capital-ism. They continue to allow themonopoly bourgeoisie to accu-mulate capital in their hands byevery means, reduce wage levelsand cut back on social serviceswithout minding the destructiveconsequences to the economyand the people.The finance oligarchy andthe biggest corporations havebenefited from huge amounts of bailout money from the state.They continue to rake in super-profits by taking advantage of the high rate of unemploymentand raising the rate of exploita-tion in absolute terms. The fail-ing banks and firms are gobbledup by bigger ones. Thus, theprocess of capital accumulationis continued by ever bigger andfewer monopoly banks andfirms.In both imperialist and dom-inated countries, public deficitsand public debt have grown as aresult of the bailouts, the taxcuts for the corporations andthe wealthy and the lower taxcollection due to the economicdepression. Nevertheless, bu-reaucratic and military expendi-tures continue to run high.In reaction to the publicdebt crisis, the imperialist anddominated states adopt austeri-ty measures by further reducingsocial services, public sectoremployment, workers' wagesand pensions. As a result, theeconomic depression worsensand social discontent spreads.The people are therefore wagingvarious forms of resistance.The US is at the center of thecrisis of monopoly capitalism. Itis still the No.1 imperialist pow-er, especially because of itshigh-tech military power. But ithas gone into a significant eco-nomic decline, which in a bigway undermines its military
 
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major part of its export surplusto buy US securities and hasthus become the biggest credit-or of the US.The so-called antiterroristalliance that arose after 9/11has split. The US-NATO allianceis being countered by China andRussia through the ShanghaiCooperation Organization. Chi-na and Russia have been disad-vantaged by the US-instigatedwars of aggression and have in-creasingly contradicted the po-sition of the US over the issuesof Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya,Iran, Syria and North Korea.Despite the growing inter-imperialist contradictions re-sulting from the worsening crisisof global capitalism, the imperi-alist powers are still united inexploiting and oppressing thepeoples of the world and in deal-ing with a wide range of issues,including the economic and fi-nancial crisis, internationaltrade, global warming and nu-clear weapons and poverty, inorder to obfuscate the rootcause of the problems and fur-ther take advantage of theworking people.The crisis of the world capi-talist system and the escalationof imperialist plunder and warare goading the proletariat andpeople to wage various forms of resistance. The global depres-sion has resulted in great disor-der and great upheavals. Con-tradictions among factions of the ruling classes in variouscountries are intensifying. Thebroad masses of the people areemboldened to fight for a funda-mentally better life and brightfuture.In the home ground of theNo. 1 imperialist power, the Oc-cupy movement of the 99%against the 1% has spread. Morepowerful mass protests can beexpected to arise against themonopoly bourgeoisie for theloss of jobs and homes, the wor-sening racial discriminationagainst people of color and im-migrants, the rising fascist cur-rents and the wars of aggres-sion.In the Euro zone, the publicdebt crisis is afflicting mostcountries and is met with aus-terity measures at the expenseof the working people. Theworking class, the youth, womenand other people have respond-ed with general strikes and pro-test rallies on a wide scale, es-pecially in Greece, Spain, Portu-gal and Italy. Working classparties and progressive massorganizations are resurgent.In Japan and South Korea,the proletariat and the peopleare restless due to the economicstagnation and the rise of unem-ployment. They are dissatisfiedwith the policies of one govern-ment after another. In Australiaand New Zealand, the peopleare beginning to feel the ad-verse effects of decreasing ex-ports of agricultural and miner-al products.In China, mass protestsamong the workers and peas-ants are increasing in numberand frequency, especiallyagainst unemployment, land dis-possession and corruption. TheUS is encouraging separatistmovements in Taiwan, Tibet andXinjiang, the so-called democra-cy movement to demand thecasting away of the communistsignboard of the regime and theprivatization of state-owned en-terprises. At the same time, theMaoist forces are demanding areturn to the socialist road.Russia has seemed to stabil-ize economically and socially un-der the regime of the Putin-Medvedev tandem. But it isoverdependent on the export of oil and other mineral resources.Once more, political instabilityis arising as a result of populardissatisfaction as well as sharp-ening contradictions among thebig bourgeois criminal syndi-cates.India and the rest of SouthAsia are a great field of socialunrest. People's war is develop-ing in a big way in India and in anumber of territories where thepeople wish to build their ownindependent states. In Nepal,the Maoist party has the poten-tial of seizing power at the cen-ter or it has to go back to peo-ple's war in the countryside.Maoist parties are striving tocarry out people's war in sever-al South Asian countries.The long-running armed na-tional liberation movements inthe Philippines, Colombia, Peru,Turkey, Kurdistan, Niger Deltaand elsewhere are favored bythe worsening global and do-mestic crisis conditions. Inmany other countries, revolu-tionary parties of the proletari-at are preparing to wage peo-ple's war.The popular uprisings in theMiddle East and North Africahave resulted in the overthrowof US-supported despotic re-gimes in such countries as Tu-nisia, Egypt and Yemen. But thepeople are frustrated that ineach instance, another US-sup-ported reactionary regime takesthe place of the previous one.Thus, the trend to carry on thestruggle on a revolutionary pathagainst the ruling system isgrowing.In Libya, the Gaddafi regimehas been overthrown by reac-tionary forces supported by theUS and other NATO powers. Buta new national liberation move-ment is arising. The Westernpowers also wish to overthrowthe Assad regime in Syria in or-der to pave the way for a war of aggression against Iran. But theAssad regime is resisting andIran is preparing against ag-

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