by Luis Arce Borja
In the last few months, in Europe and the USA, some obscure individuals have been implementing a campaign to undermine the prestige of the PCP and the revolution in Peru. This campaign fits like a glove into Fujimori's plans: To promote disorganisatio n, sow confusion and division among friends and supporters of the People's War.
The main target of this scheme is El Diario Internacional and, consequently, the Call for a World Mobilisation Commission in support of the People's War. This campaign, carried out with a lumpen and police-like style, is principally implemented through the Internet. Infamous slanders are poured against foreign political organisations and personalities who have for many years given their disinterested and unstinting support to the Peruvian Maoists and the revolution they promote. The noxious and even ob scene level of these campaigns have only served to bring gist to the mill of the reactionary Peruvian press. The regime's scribblers have taken them as a joke and have tried to make fun "of the Shining Path abroad" portraying this "debate" as a "gangster low life" affair. In different opportunities we have been forced to deal with this kind of problem. One of the most recent struggles against confidence tricksters, impostors and other vermin, was the exposure of the Fujimori agents making propaganda for the "peace letters."
As a component part of this same problem, we had to fight a merciless struggle against the opportunist clique of Co-RIM, the top leaders of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement, who conciliated with the capitulationists and the traitors.
In February 1992 we pointed out: "Opportunism, as an ideological and political drag will attempt time and time again to undermine from the outside the Maoist organisations abroad. Opportunism, using all kinds of deception, will attempt to distort the i nternational line of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP). (EDI Number 11, February 1992). In the same edition we explained that one of the aims of this deception was to: "Sow confusion among the masses in Europe and other continents who feel sympathy toward s the People's War."
We also stressed that all this had the aim of promoting the international isolation of the PCP and the revolution, and thus to facilitate the launching of enemy offensives against the Peruvian process.
In June 1995, exposing a couple of vulgar charlatans who reside in Malmoe (Sweden), we said: "From time to time, individuals or groups who attempt to profit from the Peruvian revolution appear abroad. Theyalways portray themselves as 'Party leaders,' ' representatives of the Central Committee' and even describe themselves as members of thePeople's Liberation Army (PLA). The conduct of these individuals is always very similar. It seems like they were acting out the same theatrical script...... " (EDI Num ber 26, June 1995).