FARC-EP News from Havana, Cuba, 11.05.2015 [En]
Peace Talks update, 14 minutes, English subtitles…
- Meeting with Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on the issue of children and armed conflict
- FARC proposed alert system to detect paramilitary presence
- Communique End of round 36: It’s time for the Constituent Assembly
- Joint communique government-FARC #54
Peace Delegation FARC-EP, Havana, Cuba
FARC-EP recalls 70th anniversary of the Red Army’s victory
Ambassador of the Russian Federation
We join the happiness felt by humanity today because of the overwhelming victory of the Red Army over Nazi troops 70 years ago. The world today would be a valley of tears, slavery and barbarism, if the heroism of a multinational people, of its soldiers and marshals, had not stopped the madness of Hitler and his claims of racial superiority.
With affection and gratitude, the FARC-EP embraces the Russian and Soviet people, main participants of this unique epic; we pay a sincere tribute to the fallen, the veterans, the true architects of victory, who are, in the words of President Putin, pure and proved heroism.
With the military victory parade on the Red Square, we saw marching the hope of people who don’t want a unipolar world but a fairer system that implies equality for all.
Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP
The political-military structure of the FARC-EP
The FARC-EP is not only an armed structure or a military organization. We are the merging of heterogeneous initiatives of popular struggle, active in different areas of Colombia.
The core is the People`s Army. Forty-eight peasants built in Marquetalia (a small colonization zone in Tolima, Central Colombia) the original nucleus of the resistance that gave rise to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 1964. FARC-EP is the armed vanguard of the struggle, and is composed by men and women who voluntarily accepted military discipline and made a life-long commitment to the revolution.
FARC-EP guerrillas undertake offensive and defensive military actions in confrontation with State military forces and death squads (“paramilitares”). But they also carry out political activities with the civil population, as well as agricultural labor and works to improve the infrastructure in the areas, to the people’s benefit.
But popular resistance doesn’t stop here. The Colombian Clandestine Communist Party (PCCC by its Spanish acronym) is the political organization of FARC-EP. Every combatant is member of a PCCC revolutionary cell that meets regularly, provides political education and resolves the questions and proposals of the militants.
The PCCC is also the vanguard of the working class and peasant masses. Undercover cells of the Party work in different fields of the struggle, preserving the identity of the militants and the political structures because State terrorism works every day to infiltrate and annihilate it. You could say that any social space in Colombia where we can find struggle, we can also find a PCCC revolutionary cell doing its job.
People who want to support the FARC-EP struggle can also join the Bolivarian Militias, a political-military mass organization that leads undercover armed defense in communities and neighborhoods. Militiamen and militiawomen are ordinary people with military formation who are ready to defend its people against State and “paramilitares” at any moment.
Bolivarian Militia members also support military actions of FARC-EP guerrillas or carry out intelligence or logistical activities. Every squad of Militias is a PCCC revolutionary cell at the same time.
The broadest circle of mass influence is the Bolivarian Movement for the New Colombia (usually called MB”). Founded 15 years ago in San Vicente del Caguán, the Movement is a patriotic alternative to the traditional parties. Proposed and led by the FARC-EP, MB is a space for any Colombian citizen who agrees with the Bolivarian Platform, a democratic manifesto of 12 points. It doesn’t have statutes and any Colombian is free to join.
MB is a clandestine movement; its members don’t perform public activities as MB militants. Their action is secret and undercover in social organizations, unions, professional associations, civic groups and any space of democratic vindication.
The combination of FARC-EP, PCCC, Bolivarian Militias and MB are the key to the Colombian revolution.