CRP en el Perú
Message of the Permanent Revolution Collective to the 46th International Antiwar Assembly in Japan
We warm any anti-war and anti-imperialist action, especially when coming from those who, like you, have understood that the main enemy is located within their own country. Indeed, the Yasuo Fukuda government acts on the behalf of the Japanese capitalist corporate groups. Like all the previous LDP governments, it leads an anti-workers policy along with military interventions abroad.
the advanced capitalist countries, with the use of the pressure of unemployment
and of the competition of the workers of the dominated countries, the
bourgeoisie closed the former workers’ bastions, restructured firms, unindexed wages
and restricted the workers’ right to strike. The state bureaucracies restored
if the rate of profit temporarily recovered, capitalism is still a declining
mode of production, and this is recent proved by the banking crisis and by the
“hunger revolts”, but also by the invasion of
The narrowness of the frontiers and the private ownership of the means of production impede the development of the productive forces of humanity. The survival of capitalism brings an uninterrupted sequence of wars and economic crises. Economic crises, from which workers are the first victims, are inevitably resulting from the contradictions of capitalism. They stand as a temporary solution to the over-accumulation of capital. The situation is the same with wars, which can both temporarily solve the demand problems and threaten or enslave other countries. Actually, at the time of imperialism, militarism cannot be separated from capitalism.
Everywhere job security, social welfare and public services are reduced; the taxation of the rich decreases whereas the taxation on consumption increases, together with profits and military expenditure. Even if science and technique have reached a high level, a strong part of the producers do not even have a proper housing, only has a restricted access to health, to education, to culture; millions of human beings get neither drinkable water nor sufficient food. Research is made for war and speculation. Computer science is used for spying individuals, for controlling workers and for intensifying work. Individuals’ moving is restricted and sometimes forbidden. The accumulation of capital and the research of profit threaten environment and even the humankind.
Still, the bourgeoisie does not disappear from history. It remains the hegemonic social class: in normal times, it rules thanks both to the repressive state apparatus and to its ideological domination. Religion is an old device for justifying private ownership and social inequalities, and its most reactionary expressions reappear, both in ruling countries (regression of secularity, invasion of Iraq in the name of Christianity…) and in dominated countries (Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic… clericalism, dividing the oppressed and counter-revolutionaries through and part). As a proof of the more and more sophisticated social power of the bourgeoisie, the leaders of the organizations that were built by and for the oppressed and the exploited are often corrupted and integrated to the state, which leads to the decay of the workers’ movement with the so-called-reformist parties and the union bureaucracies.
the proletariat, the social class which interests are antagonistic to the
bourgeoisie, can expel it through a world revolution, and pave the way for a
higher mode of production, namely socialism. Only the working class, which have
become bigger and bigger in the “emergent nations” of Latin America and
resistance of the workers, employees, peasants, students, women, oppressed
people are many, both in the imperialist countries (including the
For getting together, among other means, we need anti-imperialist and anti-militarist slogans, to be addressed to the mass workers’ organizations:
withdrawal of all imperialist troops from
of all American, French, British military bases, to begin with
of threats against
1st August 2008
Collective (CRP Peru, GB France, PRK