In occasion of the International Day of Indigenous People, 9th of August
The International Committee in Support of the People’s War in India (ICSPWI) salutes our indigenous brothers of the various continents, especially the indigenous people of India, who today face the imperialist policy of destroying them along with their territories and cultures, which means to destroy ones the most important guardians of nature and the environment.
The indigenous peoples of India have been resisting the greed of the big imperialist monopolies and the Indian ruling classes of big bourgeois and landowners for three decades, opposing the plunder and devastation of water, forests and land.
It has been a bloody struggle they have had to carry on arms in hand, with the Protracted People’s War, to win their right to life and existence. In the course of that, the indigenous people of India, led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist), have been building a new Power, through the Revolutionary Committees, spread throughout the eastern belt of that large country.
Faced with the threat of the new people’s power, the imperialists and the Indian ruling classes have established a regime of terror headed by the fascist Narendra Modi, who seeks to legally establish dispossession of tribals’ lands, waging fierce war of extermination, now through the Operation Prahar, bombing with drones the indigenous people, carrying out massacres masked as fake encounters with the People’s Guerrilla Liberation Army, arresting hundreds of residents, torturing and covering the rape of indigenous women, with the accusation of terrorism, persecuting all people’s and democratic organizations, imprisoning leaders and personalities (journalists, intellectuals, poets, writers, etc.), and all those who oppose their war on people.
We reiterate our support for the heroic struggle of the indigenous peoples in the world and especially the indigenous people of India because they are showing the way to stop the destruction of nature and the environment and to root out the cause of all disasters that threaten humanity: imperialist capitalism.
The indigenous people of India, together with the workers and peasants correctly led by the Party of the working class in that country, are a source of education and inspiration for the proletariat and the peoples of the world, in the common struggle against imperialism. They need the support of their brothers from all countries to defeat our common enemies.
We must be inspired by their wise words when they say: “in spite of it, Life teaches us to fight. Problems fill us with heroism and to dare. Governments atrocities and violence make us more resolute. Forces us to give a war call to fight and fight for victory”.
The ICSPWI also calls all communists, anti-imperialists, progressive organizations and individuals, defenders of human rights and the environment to strengthen solidarity with the heroic people of India and to unify actions for the release of political prisoners and in support of his just People’s War.
Hail the heroic and militant struggles of the indigenous peoples of India for their justified rights and extend international solidarity with them!
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9th of August 2022