De Rooie Rat, Politieke Boekhandel
hosts authors of controversial new book Jose Maria Sison: At Home in the
World, Portrait of a Revolutionary
Alleged “terrorist” Jose Maria Sison and internationally-acclaimed author Ninotchka Rosca will be hosted by De Rooie Rat, Politieke Boekhandel in Utrecht, the Netherlands on 9 december 2004 for a book signing of the controversial new book “Jose Maria Sison: At Home in theWorld, Portrait of a Revolutionary”.
“Jose Maria Sison: At Home in the World, Portrait of a Revolutionary,” chronicles the life of exiled Philippine revolutionary, Jose Maria Sison. The book accounts Sison’s struggles and triumphs from the time as a youth organizer, to founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines, and to the unjust “terrorist” listing by the US, Australia, Canada, The Netherlands, and the European Union during the year 2002.
Since the book’s official release in September 2004, the Office of Foreign
Assets Control of the US Treasury Department has frozen Sison's advance
royalty from the American publisher, Open Hand Publishing. This is the
latest initiative by the US government and the European Union to further
freeze Sison's assets. Since the “terrorist” listing in 2002, Sison has
lost all housing, health and food allowance benefits in the Netherlands
where he has been living in exile since 1987.
“Having both authors present at an event is a truly rare and historic
opportunity for the public to meet two outstanding revolutionaries together
in one place,” states Ruth de Leon, representative of Committee DEFEND
International, an international committee to uphold the democratic rights
of Professor Jose Maria Sison. “It is also a chance for the the public
to genuinely understand the man behind the so-called “terrorist” label
and that revolutionaries legitimately fighting for liberation and peace
are not terrorists.”
For more information contact Chico or Leah at 030-231-0431 or 0638200152