In a war between Russian and US imperialism, the only side the people should be on is their own.
Fuera imperialistas de América Latina.
The fascists declared war on our party because they fully realized after the May Day demonstrations in 1976, that they had been defeated in political battle by our party and that all their attempts to win the support of the masses had disappeared into the dust bin…The EPRP officially launched the armed struggle in the cities and towns in late September 1976, when it became clear to the oppressed masses that the fascist junta had abandoned all pretensions of peaceful political struggle…Ours is a peoples’ war, a just war against a fascist junta, feudalism, imperialism and soviet social imperialism. It is a war of the vast majority of the people for people’s democracy and socialism. It is a war carried out all over the country and combining various methods of revolutionary violence.”
—Abyot, information bulletin of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Party, 1978
In 1976 thousands of people marched in the Ethiopian capital in May Day celebrations under the leadership of the Marxist-Leninist EPRP and its mass organizations, protesting the hijacking of the Ethiopian revolution by the military junta, or Derg. They marched under banners that showed fascism resting on a three-legged stool of Imperialism, feudalism and capitalism. The Derg responded to the EPRP by unleashing a campaign of assassination and mass arrests, killing thousands of revolutionaries. The EPRP in turn responded by launching a military armed struggle.
1969 stamp from North Korea. Marking a gathering of third world journalists, it shows US President Nixon being stabbed to death by pens. If only.
Antiimperialistische solidarität. / Anti-imperialist solidarity.
“The gun itself is not necessarily revolutionary because the fascists carry guns, in fact they have more guns. A lot of so-called revolutionaries simply do not understand the statement by Chairman Mao that “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” They thought Chairman Mao said political power is the gun, but the emphasis is on “grows.” The culmination of political power is the ownership and control of the land and the institutions thereon so that we can then get rid of the gun. That is why Chairman Mao makes the statement that “We are advocates of the abolition of war, we do not want war; but war can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun, it is necessary to take up the gun.” He is always speaking of getting rid of it. If he did not look at it in those terms, then he surely would not be revolutionary. In other words, the gun by all revolutionary principles is a tool to be used in our strategy; it is not an end in itself. This was a part of the original vision of the Black Panther Party.”
—Black Panther Party leader Huey Newton, in 1971
"Crack the Sky, Shake the Earth!" — Message from NLF leadership to its forces on the eve of the uprising.
A coordinated offensive launched by the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (the so-called Viet Cong) on Jan. 30, 1968 to coincide with Tet, or the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, brought the war to the cities of South Vietnam. From Hue to Saigon, NLF forces attacked hundreds of strategic targets. In Saigon, they occupied the National Radio Station and the US Embassy. They attacked key US bases at Bien Hoa, Tan San Nut air field, and Khe Sanh. While thousands of heroic NLF fighters were martyred and short-term military advantage was not gained, the offensive struck terror into the heart of imperialism, serving notice to the US that their adventure in Vietnam was a losing one, which it proved, in fact, to be. The very fact that the Tet Offensive remains legendary so many years later is testament to the righteousness, power and determination of the Vietnamese liberation forces.
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