Communiqué of the 4th Meeting of the 2nd ICC
7 April 2007
The International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of the International League
of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) held its 4th meeting since the Second International
Assembly on March 28-29, 2007 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Chairperson Jose Maria Sison opened the meeting by welcoming the participants
and thanking them for their attendance. He presided over the meeting and
was assisted by the General Secretary Arman Riazi.
The first item taken up was the review of the minutes of the 3rd meeting
of the 2nd ICC on May 11-12, 2006 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Amendments
to the minutes were proposed and approved.
The Chairperson made his report. On organizational matters, the Chairperson
reported on the memoranda he issued to concerned ICC members regarding
the formulation of the ILPS by-laws, ILPS finance, preparations for the Third
International Assembly (TIA), education and projection of ILPS among others.
As the spokesperson of ILPS, he reported on the speeches and statements
issued by the Chairperson for events initiated or co-sponsored by the ILPS
and its member organizations and statements he issued in connection with
important events with international significance. The Chairperson also reported
on representation work which consisted in meeting with representatives of
various organizations to discuss issues of common interest and cooperation
The ICC Treasurer reported on the efforts being done to improve the
financial situation of the League. In this connection, he issued a memorandum
to all participating organizations of the ILPS stressing on the importance of
collecting the membership dues and devising creative ways of raising funds
for the League.
A report was given on the formation of the ILPS East Asia and Oceania
Coordinating Committee and its One-year Plan of Action. A report of the
European Coordinating Committee was made on its past activities and future
plans. A report on the efforts to promote and expand the ILPS in Latin
America was presented to the ICC.
ICC members from Turkey, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Belgium and USA
gave their respective reports on ILPS activities in their countries. The submitted
reports on the situation and activities launched in Indonesia and Nepal were
The ICC next heard the reports from the Youth Commission on the holding
of the World Youth Conference and the Commission on Just and Lasting
Peace on the launching of the Asia-Pacific Anti-US Bases Campaign.
Reports were also made on the successful activities organized or co-organized
by the ILPS such as the Conference on US Militarism and "War on Terror" in
the Asia-Pacific Region, International Solidarity Conference on the Struggle
of the People of Nepal for Democracy and Human Rights, worldwide protest
actions against the US-led war on Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon, and the Global
Day of Action against extra-judicial killings in the Philippines, among others.
Powerpoint presentations and photo slides on the work and activities of ILPS
in Turkey, Brazil and Indonesia were shown during the meeting.
The ICC decided to hold the Third International Assembly (TIA) in May 2008
and approved the following theme: Strengthen the Peoples' Struggle, Unite
to Build a New World Against Imperialist Aggression, State Terrorism, Plunder
and Social Destruction. The ICC mandated the ICG to act as the Preparatory
Committee for the TIA and form the technical staffs needed for the purpose.
The ICC approved important campaigns and activities including the International
Tribunal on Hurricane Katrina and Rita, the Stop the Killing Campaign and the
Anti-US Bases Campaign.
The ICC received and approved the applications for membership of 7 organizations
coming from Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, USA, Canada and Denmark.
The ICC approved a number of resolutions which shall be issued not later than 15
The Song of the League was approved by the ICC.
The next meeting of the International Coordinating Committee was set for February
2008 in Europe.