Thursday, March 21, 2019
PROTRACTED PEOPLE'S WAR :CHAIRMAN JOMA SISON ON COMBINING ARMED ACTIONS IN CITIES WITH PROTRACTED PEOPLES WAR IN THE COUNTRYSIDE BY HARSH THAKOR
Democracy and Class Struggle is posting the views of Chairman Joma Sison on the combining of insurrection in cities to accompany PPW in countryside supplied by Harsh Thakor from his interview.
I learnt that in actual fact in the final stages with the enemy almost driven to the ground armed actions or insurrection could be deployed in cities to deliver the final blow.
I learnt that even CPC used this strategy at the end.
Thus PPW must not be mechanically applied and needs an important supporting movement in the cities - Harsh Thakor
Q. Can armed actions or uprisings take place in the cities in stage of final offensive to accompany the peoples war or encirclement.
Did this happen in China?Would CPP apply this concept at a particular stage ?
A. In fact, the best time for mass uprisings in urban areas is during the strategic counteroffensive or general offensive when the encirclement of these urban areas by the people's army becomes increasingly tighter and the reactionary defenders are already in the position of being defeated and consider whether to surrender or be destroyed by the combination of PLA assault and people's uprising.
This was the general pattern of events in the Chinese general offensive in the final run of the people's war in 1948 to 1949.
The CPP emulates this climax of the protracted people's war.
Q. Just to confirm comrade do you feel that eventually armed strikes ,actions or insurrection would take place in the cities in culminating stage?
Thus eventually combining insurrection in cities with the PPW in countryside?
A.In general, that should happen as part of the climax of people's war. But it is possible that in some cities, the fortification is so strong and the stubborn rather strong reactionary leadership and command..are so strong that the people's army will have to make a powerful assault.
The last urban holdouts of the enemy can be hard nuts to crack but by then the people's army shall have the powerful weapons to prevail.
Posted by nickglais on 3/21/2019 10:11:00 AM