Salute to Communist Party of the Philippines on 51st anniversary

Members of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines – Southern Tagalog staged a lightning rally in Calamba, Laguna, to mark the 51st anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Photo: Justin Umali/Bulatlat

Solidarity and Greetings from Struggle-La Lucha and the Partido de Socialismo Unido / Socialist Unity Party to the Communist Party of the Philippines on its 51st Anniversary

Dear kasamas/comrades,

We send revolutionary greetings and congratulations on the 51st anniversary of the refounding of the Communist Party of the Philippines. We are with you in your struggle for national liberation, a just peace and the People’s Democratic Revolution with a socialist perspective.

The semi-feudal, semi-colonial ruling system in the Philippines is crumbling, much like the ruling system of imperialism in the U.S. We join you in organizing for a revolution that abolishes exploitation and builds socialism. 

The defeat and ouster of the murderous and exploitative U.S.-Duterte regime will constitute a major defeat for U.S. imperialism, the primary threat to the global working class today. This means that the struggle led by the Communist Party of the Philippines is not only a struggle for national liberation, but a struggle against imperialism worldwide. 

Victory for the Communist Party of the Philippines is a victory for the global working class. This is why your struggle is our struggle.

Know that your comrades in the belly of the beast are always with you, especially as you move forward to resume peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and the Republic of the Philippines. 

From Palestine to the Philippines, stop the U.S. war machine!
Long live the Communist Party of the Philippines!
Forward to victory! Solidarity forever!

Partido de Socialismo Unido / Socialist Unity Party (U.S.)
and Struggle for Socialism / La Lucha por Socialismo newspaper