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A TIME OF CRISIS, A TIME FOR MILITANCY
Message to the League of Filipino Students
on the Occasion of Its 31st Founding Anniversary
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Kabataang Makabayan
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
September 11, 2008
As one who has long been in solidarity with you, I wish to express most heartfelt greetings on the occasion of the 31st founding anniversary of the League of Filipino Students (LFS). I also wish to congratulate you for the achievements that you have made in the year past, adding to the accumulation of successes of the LFS since its foundation. I urge you to move forward and achieve greater victories. more...

THE POLICY OF "NEOLIBERAL" GLOBALIZATION
AND WORSENING ECONOMIC CRISIS IN THE PHILIPPINES

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Kabataang Makabayan
September 11, 2008
Thank you for inviting me to speak on the policy of "neoliberal" globalization and the worsening economic crisis in the Philippines on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the founding of the League of Filipino Students (LFS). I congratulate the LFS in Baguio City for its achievements. I appreciate the cooperation of the LFS with the Anakbayan, UP Baguio-University Student Council, the Nationalist Corps and the Politically Inclined Students in bringing about this important forum. more...

IMPLICATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES
OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS
TO THE PEOPLE'S ANTI-IMPERIALIST MOVEMENT

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
June 19, 2008
I wish to comment on the gravity of the current financial crisis of the world capitalist system and on the impact of this in the various major contradictions in the world, with special attention to the people's resistance in Asia, Africa and Latin America and in the imperialist countries. more...

REPORT TO THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF ILPS
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International Coordinating Committee
June 18, 2008
Introduction
I wish to convey warmest greetings of solidarity to all the distinguished guests and observers, to my colleagues in the International Coordinating Committee (ICC), to all delegations and to all participating organizations of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). more...

CURRENT PHILIPPINE SITUATION
AND PROSPECTS OF THE NDFP

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
NDFP Negotiating Panel
26 April 2008
It is fitting and proper that we are exceedingly jubilant over the 35th anniversary of the founding of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines on 24 April 1973 when its 10-point Program was promulgated. Since then, the NDFP has won great victories in the application and development of the policy and tactics of the united front in advancing the people's democratic revolution against foreign monopoly capitalism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism. more...

AN OVERVIEW OF THE ILPS
AND THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
Seattle, Washington State
April 8, 2008
May I convey warmest greetings of solidarity to all colleagues and friends who are present in this open house for prospective participants in the Third International Assembly of the International League of Peoples' Struggle and the International Conference of the International Migrants Association in June. I am glad that you have come here to gain more information and prepare for participation in both gatherings . more...

KEYNOTE SPEECH OF THE ILPS CHAIRPERSON
TO THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF ILPS-AUSTRALIA

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
March 23, 2008
First of all, I wish to thank you for inviting me to speak on this occasion and I extend my warmest and most militant greetings of solidarity to the leadership and member organizations of ILPS-Australia. I wish you the utmost success in this conference and hope that this will serve to further consolidate and expand the work and organization of ILPS in Australia. more...

AN UPDATE ON MY CASE FOR THE CONFERENCE
ON LAWS, LABELS AND LIBERATION (REVISITED)

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
March 16, 2008
I am deeply pleased that the participating organizations of the International League of Peoples' Struggle in Vancouver are undertaking a conference to build on the gains of the 2004 Laws, Labels and Liberation conference by continuing to use my case and situation as an example of the use of anti-terrorism executive orders and legislation against human rights, civil liberties and the right of peoples to struggle for national and social liberation. more...

MY EXPERIENCE OF IMPRISONMENT AND TORTURE
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic Front of the Philippines
March 15, 2008
I have been informed that the International Action Committee Stuttgart, an organization in which Turkish, Palestinian and German people work together, is holding this forum to commemorate Political Prisoners Day. Thus, I have been invited to speak on my experience of imprisonment and torture in the Philippines, together with two other former political prisoners who shall speak about their own experiences in Turkey-Kurdistan and Palestine. more...

Orientation for Current and Prospective ILPS Participants
on the Third International Assembly of the ILPS

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
February 24, 2008
May I convey warmest greetings of solidarity to all colleagues and friends who are present in this Philippine Solidarity Night in New York. I congratulate BAYAN USA Northeast and its member organizations, Anakbayan NY/NJ, Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FIRE) and NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP) for organizing this event and for making it an occasion to commemorate the Filipino-American War and to orient current and prospective participating organizations of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) about the forthcoming Third International Assembly of the ILPS. more...

Validity and Relevance of the October Revolution
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
at the Forum to Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the October Revolution
in The Hague, The Netherlands, 02 December 2007
Turkish translation by Aliyah
21. yy'da ki zorluklara yanit olarak Ekim devrimin geçerliligi ve özelligi
Filipin Komünist Partisinin kurucu baskani Jose Maria Sison
Ben Ekim devrimini hangi objektif ve sübjektif kosullarin getirdigini, Ekim devriminin süren geçerliligini SB'nin ve diger revizyonist- yönetimi altinda olan devletlerin dagilmasini ve 21.yy'da ki kosullariyla Ekim devriminin geçerliligi ve mesrulugunu tartismayi öneriyorum. more...

Validity and Relevance of the October Revolution
in Response to the Challenges of the 21st Century

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
at the Forum to Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the October Revolution
in The Hague, The Netherlands, 02 December 2007
I propose to discuss the objective conditions and subjective factors that brought about the October Revolution, the continuing validity of the October Revolution despite the disintegration of the Soviet Union and other revisionist-ruled societies and the validity and relevance of the October Revolution in dealing with the conditions of the 21st century. more...

Expose the Truth About the G8 Summit Agenda
ILPS Statement on the 33rd G8 Summit
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
3 June 2007
The 33rd G8 Summit will be held in the isolated Baltic resort of Heiligendamm in Germany from June 6-8, 2007. The G8 or Group of 8 is the most powerful alliance of the monopoly capitalist states. The G8 process is the most important way by which these states coordinate on policies for dominating the rest of the world, especially the semi-colonies and dependent countries, particularly in economic matters. Decisions taken by the G8 are subsequently carried forward and implemented by their state agencies (economic, political and military) domestically and internationally as well as bythe major US-controlled multilateral organizations, financial institutions and forums. more...

Notes on People's War in Southeast Asia
By Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman
Communist Party of the Philippines
19 May 2007
The subject of people's war in Southeast Asia is quite large. It would take at least a book to answer many of your possible questions. In a short discourse, I can only try to give you an outline of the subject, some important facts and ideas. Of course, I do so from my viewpoint. Thus, I prefer to describe my contribution as "notes" to signal that there is plenty of room for discussion. more...

Validity and Relevance of the October Revolution
in Response to the Challenges of the 21st Century

(Contribution to the International Communist Seminar
Brussels, Belgium, May 4-7, 2007)

By Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman
Communist Party of the Philippines
Brussels, 4 - 6 May 2007
http://www.icsbrussels.org , ics@icsbrussels.org
I propose to discuss the objective conditions and subjective factors that brought about the October Revolution, the continuing validity of the October Revolution despite the disintegration of the Soviet Union and other revisionist-ruled societies and the validity and relevance of the October Revolution in dealing with the conditions of the 21st century. more...

Validez y relevancia de la Revolución de Octubre
en respuesta a los retos del siglo 21

Contribución al XVI Seminario Comunista Internacional,
"Validez y actualidad de la Revolución de Octubre de 1917
para el siglo XXI"

Por José María Sison
Presidente fundador
Partido comunista de Las Filipinas
Bruselas, 4 - 6 de mayo del 2007
http://www.icsbrussels.org , ics@icsbrussels.org
Propongo discutir las condiciones objetivas y los factores subjetivos que llevaron a la Revolución de Octubre, la validez persistente de la Revolución de Octubre a pesar de la desintegración de la Unión Soviética y otras sociedades bajo el régimen revisionista, y la validez y relevancia de la Revolución de Octubre frente a las condiciones del siglo 21. more...

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
to the 9th National Congress
of Kilusang Mayo Uno

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairman, International Network for Philippine Studies
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
Abril 12-14, 2007

May I extend my warmest greetings of solidarity to the 9th National Congress of the May 1st Movement (Kilusang Mayo Uno or KMU), to the national leadership and membership of KMU, and to all delegations, leaders and representatives of member unions, federations and mass organizations of the urban poor and the transport sector, from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. more...

SUSING TALUMPATI
Sa Ika-9 na Pambansang Kongreso
ng Kilusang Mayo Uno

Ni Propesor Jose Maria Sison
Chairman, International Network for Philippine Studies
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
Abril 12-14, 2007 Malugod kong ipinapaabot ang taimtin na pagbati at pakikiisa sa ika-9 na Pambansang Kongreso ng Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), sa pambansang pamunuan at kasapian nito, at sa lahat ng delegasyon, mga lider at mga kinatawan ng mga kasaping unyon, pederasyon at organisasyong masa ng mga maralitang lunsod at sektor ng transportasyon mula sa Luzon, Bisayas at Mindanao. more...

Anti-revisionist Struggle and Cultural Revolution:
Consequence to the Communist Party of the Philippines

Delivered at the International Forum on
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
And Lessons to the Working Class Movement
By Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman
Communist Party of the Philippines
1 April 2007

  

I wish to speak on the significance and relevance of the Marxist-Leninist struggle against modern revisionism since 1956 and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (GPCR) since 1966. And I wish to deal with this large subject by examining the impact and consequences of the aforesaid historic events to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). more...

Anti-Terror Laws as Instruments
of Imperialism, Fascism and War

Contribution to the World People's Youth Conference
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
4 March 2007

  

On behalf of the entire International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I express warmest greetings of solidarity to all the delegations participating in this World People's Youth Conference. I congratulate the ILPS Youth Commission for successfully undertaking this conference. more...

Dampak Perang Imperialis Dan Teror
Dan Gerakan Rakyat Yang Terus Diperkuat

Kata-kata sambutan kepada Kongres Umum Koalisi Tani Asia Kedua
Bandung, Indonesia
Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Ketua Komite Koordinator Internasional
Liga Internasional Perjuangan Rakyat
19-20 Desember, 2006
Pada kesempatan diselenggarakannya Kongres Umum Kedua, atas nama Liga Internasional Perjuangan Rakyat (ILPS), saya sampaikan salam solidaritas sehangat-hangatnya kepada Koalisi Tani Asia. Kami ucapkan selamat atas sukses yang sudah dicapai sejak Kongres Umum Pertama dalam membela reform agraria sejati dan semua aksi yang menguntungkan massa tani dan rakyat lainnya melawan berbagai bentuk penghisapan dan penindasan yang dipaksakan oleh kekuatan imperialis dan klas reaksioner setempat. more...

Impact of Imperialist War and Terror
and Further Strengthening of the People's Movement

Address to the Asian Peasant Coalition 2nd General Assembly
Bandung, Indonesia
Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
December 19-21, 2006
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I extend most cordial greetings of solidarity to the Asian Peasant Coalition on the occasion of its 2nd General Assembly. We congratulate you for all your achievements since the First General Assembly in advocating genuine agrarian reform and all measures for the benefit of the peasant masses and the rest of the people against the various forms of exploitation and oppression imposed by the imperialist powers and the local reactionary classes. more...

A Stronger Revolutionary Movement
(Article in the December 13, 2006 issue of i Report, the online publication of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism)
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
13 December 2006
Introduction
The ruling system in the Philippines is semicolonial and semifeudal. It is dominated by foreign monopoly capitalist countries headed by the US and Japan. It is ruled by the comprador big bourgeoisie and the landlord class and managed by their political representatives. The foreign and local exploiters collaborate against the national and democratic rights and interests of the Filipino people. more...

Political Landscape Towards 2010
(Article for the December 2006 issue of i Report, the online publication of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism)
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
November 30, 2006
Introduction
The ruling system in the Philippines is semicolonial and semifeudal. It is dominated by foreign monopoly capitalist countries headed by the US and Japan. It is ruled by the comprador big bourgeoisie and the landlord class and managed by their political representatives. The foreign and local exploiters collaborate against the national and democratic rights and interests of the Filipino people. more...

Keynote Address to the East Asia
and Oceania Consultative Conference

By Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
December 12, 2006
We, the International Coordinating Committee (ICC), are deeply pleased that the member and friendly organizations of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) in East Asia and Oceania are holding this consultative conference. We express our warmest greetings of solidarity to all the delegations. more...

Keynote Speech to the Conference on US Militarism
and "War on Terror" in the Asia-Pacific Region

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
Cebu City, December 9-10, 2006
Let me congratulate all the cooperating organizations for successfully organizing this conference. I am deeply pleased that the International League of Peoples' Struggle is part of the joint initiative, with the Asia-Pacific Research Network, Asia-Pacific Mission for Migrants, Asian Students Association, ARENA-New Zealand, Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) and the Peace for Life Network. more...

Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities After 9-11
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
Contribution to the International Solidarity Conference
on the Struggle of the People of Nepal for Democracy and Human Rights
Kathmandu, Nepal
September 22, 2006
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle which is co-sponsoring this conference, I wish to express warmest greetings of solidarity to all delegations from Nepal and other countries and congratulate the Nepali colleagues for organizing and hosting this conference and all related activities. more...

Keynote Speech to the Conference Towards a Just and Lasting Peace
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
June 16, 2006
Let me express first of all the deep gratitude of the International Coordinating Committee and entirety of the International League of Peoples' Struggle to the Canada-based ILPS participating organizations and their conference secretariat and organizing committees for organizing this international conference towards a just and lasting peace against imperialist war and plunder. more...

Impact of the Communist International on the Founding and Development of the Communist Party of the Philippines
By Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman
Communist Party of the Philippines
5 May 2006
I. Background on the Philippine Working Class
In the second half of the 19th century, a germinal modern industrial proletariat emerged in the colonial and feudal Philippines under Spain. The machines for modern industry and commerce were imported. The workers were in rail transport, shipyards, communications, power generation, construction, warehouses, printing, tobacco processing, brewery, cordage, tobacco processing, sugar refining, leather processing and the like. The formation of the Union de Litografos y Impresores de Filipinas (the union of printers) and then the labor federation, Union Obrero Democratica (UOD) in 1902 signified a progression from the gremios or guilds of artisans and wage-earners of the previous century to modern trade unionism. more...

Larguons l'OMC! Résistons au pillage et à la guerre impérialistes!
Le professeur Jose Maria Sison
Président, Ligue internationale des luttes des peuples
Le 14 décembre 2005
posted 5 February 2006
Je suis à la fois très heureux et extrêmement honoré d'avoir été chargé d'ouvrir ce forum sur le commerce et la guerre. Je souhaite féliciter l'Alliance populaire de Hongkong pour avoir organisé avec succès cette " semaine d'action populaire ", à l'occasion de la 6e conférence ministérielle de l'Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC). J'offre mes plus chaleureuses salutations de solidarité à l'Alliance et à touTEs les participantEs à ce forum et à cette semaine d'actions de protestation, ici à Hongkong. more...

Keynote Address to the 4th Congress of Migrante International
By Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of People's Struggle
December 27, 2005
You are playing a crucial role in seeking to arouse, organize and mobilize an important section of the Filipino nation, the more than 8 million Filipinos who have gone abroad to 182 countries to earn a living for their families in the absence of employment for them in the Philippines. The Filipino migrants may be categorized as contract workers (3.05 M), immigrants/residents (2.74 M), undocumented workers (1.62 M) and refugees (500 T, mostly Moro in Kalimantan). They are concentrated in North America (2.5 M), Middle East (1.3 M), Asia-Pacific (1.1 M) and Europe (425 T). more...

Reflections on the 1965 Massacre in Indonesia
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle
18 December 2005
Amsterdam, Netherlands
I have become acquainted with Indonesian history and current affairs since 1961 when I took a scholarship from the Jajasan Siswa Lokantara. I stayed in Indonesia during the first half of 1962 to study bahasa Indonesia and translate the poems of Chairil Anwar. I went back to Indonesia twice in 1963 and 1964 as a correspondent of the London-based Eastern World and as member of the Afro-Asian Journalists' Association. more...

Junk the WTO! Resist Imperialist Plunder and War!
Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
14 December 2005
I am deeply pleased and honored to be given the task of opening this forum on Trade and War. Let me congratulate the Hongkong People's Alliance for successfully organizing and holding this People's Action Week on the occasion of the World Trade Organization (WTO) 6th Ministerial Conference. I extend warmest greetings of solidarity to the alliance and to all participants in this forum and in the week of protest actions here in Hongkong. more...

Advance in the Spirit of FQS 1970
Keynote Speech
National Conference of Filipino Youth in Canada
By Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Kabataang Makabayan
Emeritus Chairperson, FQS Movement
November 25, 2005
I thank the Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada/Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance for inviting me to deliver the keynote speech in this conference, which is the culmination of a campaign to remember and emulate the First Quarter Storm of 1970 and rally the Filipino students and youth to the call "Continue: Living the Storm". more...

The NDFP's Defense of the Rights of the Filipino Child
by Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
25 October 2005
posted 22 Novmeber
At least 90 per cent of Filipino children suffer gross human rights violations under the semicolonial and semifeudal ruling system of the comprador big bourgeoisie and landlord class. They are victimized by the same foreign and feudal oppression and exploitation that torment their worker and peasant parents. more...

Defend Professor Jose Maria Sison
US and EU target exiled Filipino revolutionary
A contribution by Mario Santos
Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP)
Secretariat
Published in the Socialism & Liberation Magazine
August 2005
In April 2005, the European Court denied Professor Jose Maria Sison's request to examine files with information on the European Union's decision to include him on its list of "terrorists."
Sison is currently the chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). Before Europe labeled him a "terrorist," the United States put him on its foreign terrorist list. Dubbing Professor Sison a "terrorist" is part of the US government's ongoing campaign against revolutionaries all over the world. more...

Prejudicial Questions and Proposals of the NDFP
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
NDFP Negotiating Panel
21 June 2005
We wish to clarify the prejudicial questions that have arisen from the actions undertaken by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the US government to intimidate and pressure the National Democratic Front of the Philippines ( NDFP), obstruct and possibly to scuttle the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations. At the same time, we wish to cite the proposals of the NDFP to resolve said prejudicial questions. We also anticipate that the Filipino people and revolutionary forces represented by the NDFP will raise the level of their resistance against intimidation and repression. more...

Socio-Economic and Political Realities and Need for Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
1 June 2005
(Delivered at the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo, Norway)
I wish to describe the socio-economic and political realities in the Philippines and proceed to a discussion of the need for peace negotiations between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP). more...

Ideology and Religion in the Philippines
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairman, International Network for Philippine Studies
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
7 May 2005
(Lecture to Filipino Catholic priests in The Netherlands, Belgium and Austria)
The subject given to me for discussion today is quite general and large. We need to reduce the scope to something more manageable. I propose that we take up the three ideologies that are historically most influential in the Philippines or have demonstrably most affected the Filipino people. These are Christianity, bourgeois liberalism and Marxism. more...

Reyes is Criminally Culpable for Kampanyang Ahos
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
This article appears Sunday, January 30, 2005 in the Talk of the Town section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
The Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has received information from the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the people’s prosecution office that Ricardo Reyes is facing criminal charges related to Kampanyang Ahos (Campaign Garlic) and other crimes and that there is prima facie evidence against him to support the warrant issued by the people’s court for his arrest. more...

Oppose Imperialist Plunder and War, Advance the People's Solidarity and Struggle for Liberation and Democracy
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
ILPS General Consultant
11 November 2004
Keynote Speech to the Second International Assembly of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle. more...

Keynote Address to the 3rd National Congress of ANAKBAYAN
22 October 2004
By Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman,Kabataang Makabayan
(Translation of speech originally in Pilipino)
Fellow Activists,
Warm patriotic greetings to all of you!
I thank the National Executive Committee for inviting me to deliver this keynote address on the occasion of the 3rd National Congress of Anakbayan. I am happy to have the opportunity to present my views and suggestions.
I am in solidarity with you on the principles and policies of Anakbayan and the theme of your congress with its aim of continuing to strengthen and expand Anakbayan, fight the worsening crisis and persevere in the national democratic struggle of the people. more...

US Imperialist Plunder and War and the People's Resistance
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
General Consultant of International League of Peoples” Struggle
Keynote Speech to the Conference of Bayan-USA and PUSO
To Promote Participation in the SIA of ILPS
Seattle, Washington State
October 9, 2004
Fellow Activists, May I thank first BAYAN-USA and the Philippine-U.S. Solidarity Organization (PUSO) for inviting me to be the keynote speaker of this conference which is meant to promote the participation of US-based mass organizations in the Second International Assembly (SIA) of the International League of Peoples’ Stuggle (ILPS). The ILPS appreciates your efforts to encourage mass organizations of various classes, sectors and nationalities in the US to send delegations to the SIA. They shall have full opportunity to discuss and decide important issues in the plenary sessions and workshops of their interest. more...

Chronic Financial Crisis and the Way Out
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairman, International Network for Philippine Studies
Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic Front of the Philippines
October 2, 2004
First of all, I wish to thank the rank and file of Bayan-National Capital Region for inviting me to this forum on the Philippines’ chronic financial trouble and on seeking the way out of the rut. I am honored and pleased to serve as the main speaker on a subject that is so important and so urgent. more...

Tasks and Prospects of the Filipino Youth
By Jose Maria Sison
Delivered at the Youth Study Conference
Philippine Christian University Auditorium in Manila
27 August 2004
The Filipino youth have always played a crucial role in the Filipino people’s struggle for national liberation and democracy. They are in the forefront, whenever the national and social crisis becomes intolerably acute and the revolutionary mass movement surges. They are the spearhead and cutting edge of the broad masses of the people. more...

The Attack on my Human Rights and Civil Liberties is Part of US Offensive Against the People's Right to National Liberation, Democracy and Social Justice
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Keynote Address to the Conference
On Laws, Labels and Liberation: The Case of Professor Jose Maria Sison
Universite de Quebec a Montreal
May 29, 2004
I thank you all in this conference for your solidarity and support in defending me from the persecution arising from the unjust "terrorist" listing initiated by Washington. I appreciate your concern not only for my human rights and civil liberties as an individual but also more importantly for the right of the Filipino people and other oppressed peoples for national and social liberation. more...

War, Imperialism and Resistance from Below
Speech to the Third Annual Conference
Of the Global Studies Association
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairman, Center for Social Studies
Utrecht, Netherlands
Brandeis University, Boston, MA, USA
24 April 2004
It is a pleasure and privilege to speak on a topic as urgent and highly important as "War, Imperialism and Resistance from Below" in line with the conference theme: "Globalization, Empire and Resistance."
I shall discuss the phenomenon of war as a concomitant of modern imperialism, imperialism in the current period of so-called neoliberal economics and neo-conservative politics and the resistance of the people and some states assertive of national independence. more...

War, Imperialism and Resistance From Below
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairman, Center for Social Studies
Utrecht, Netherlands
24 April 2004
Dear Colleagues,
Good afternoon!
Let me thank the Global Studies Association for inviting me to speak on the occasion of its Third Annual Conference. It is an honor to speak before a distinguished assembly of scholars.
For someone like me who is banned from entering the US, it is gratifying to be able to speak on an occasion like this.more...

Questions for Professor Jose Maria Sison after his presentation at the Third Annual Global Studies Association Conference, Brandeis University, Boston, MA, USA
24 April 2004
There have been discussions in academic circles about multilateralism in relation to U.S interventionism.  In your talk you have focused on U.S. imperialism as the dominant force. What is your critique about the notion of multilateralism within the context of neo-liberal globalization and how would you situate U.S. imperialism in it?  more...

Mga Tunguhin at Hinaharap ng Kilusang Unyon sa Harap ng Hamon ng Global at Nasyonal na Krisis
Extemporaneous na Talumpati sa KMU-NCR-ED
Ni Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulong Tagapagtatag, Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas
Pangkalahatang Konsultant, International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS)
Abril 21, 2004
GLOBAL NA KRISIS
Ugat ng kapitalismo at imperyalismo: Panghuhuthot sa uring manggagawa (teorya ng sobrang halaga). Kompetisyon (paligsahan sa pagkamal ng kapital) tungo sa krisis ng labis ng produksiyon at tungo sa makabagong imperyalismo. Pinakamataas at huling yugto ng capitalism: naghigingalo at pabulosok na kapitalismo. more...

The Cause of National Liberation, Democracy and Social Liberation in the Time of US-led "War on Terror"
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
General Consultant
International League of Peoples’ Struggle
January 18, 2004
I am pleased and feel honored that you have invited me to contribute a paper to your workshop on the No. 1 concern of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), which is the cause for national liberation, democracy and social liberation. more...

Pahayag sa Ika-6 Kongreso ng Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Gitnang Luson
ni Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Pangkalahatang Pampulitikang Konsultant
International League of Peoples’ Struggle
Punong Pampulitikang Konsultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Disyembre 4, 2003
Malugod kong ipinaaabot ang aking pinakamilitanteng pagbati sa lahat ng organisador, delegado at mga panauhin sa Ikaanim na Kongreso ng Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Gitnang Luson (BAYAN-GL). Ang mensahe kong ito ay para na ring pagbabalik-bayan sa rehiyon ng aking ina at sa rehiyong matagal na pinanatilihan nang pana-panahon mula 1968 hanggang 1977. Malaki ang aking kasiyahang makasama kayo ngayon para gunitain at ipagdiwang ang mga tagumpay ng BAYAN-GL sa nakaraang 18 taon ng magiting na pakikibaka, at seryosong paghandaan ang mga hamon at tungkulin sa hinaharap. more...

Talumpati sa Ikalimang Anibersaryo ng Anakbayan
Ni Jose Maria Sison
Tagapagtatag naTagapangulo, Kabataang Makabayan
Nobyembre 30, 2003
Malaking kasiyahan sa akin ang makasama kayo sa pagdiriwang ng ikalimang anibersaryo ng Anakbayan, ika-39 anibersaryo ng Kabataang Makabayan at ika-140 kaarawan ni Andres Bonifacio. Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang sa mga okasyong tulad nito sa pagpapanatili ng maunlad na kaisipan at ibayong pagpapasigla ng paglahok sa rebolusyonaryong pakikibaka para sa pambansang kalayaan at demokrasya laban sa imperyalismo, katutubong pyudalismo at burukratang kapitalismo. more...

Input sa Ika-6 Kongreso ng Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas
Jose Ma. Sison
Pangkalahatang Konsultant
International League of Peoples' Struggle
Nobyembre 26, 2003
Isang malaking tagumpay na ang mga delegasyon ay galing sa 58 panlalawigan at 13 rehiyonal na balangay mula Luzon, Visayas at Mindanao. Nangangahulugan ang ganitong pambansang saklaw na napakaraming tagumpay ang nakamit ninyo sa pagpukaw, pag-organisa at pagmobilisa sa masang magbubukid. Saludo ako sa KMP sa katayuan nito bilang pinakamalaking organisayson ng mga magbubukid at mas mahalga pa bilang pinakamatapat at pinakamilitanteng organisasyon ng magbubukid. more...

Denounce and Dismantle US Military Bases
Message of Solidarity
To the Anti-Bases Conference in Chania, Greece

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
General Consultant
International League of Peoples’ Struggle
20 September 2003
This issue is of crucial importance to the people of the world who cherish national sovereignty and independence, aspire for development, social justice and peace and who necessarily struggle against US imperialism, the terrorist hyperpower and No. 1 enemy of the people of the world. more...

Two Years After 9/11:
US Imperialism in a Quicksand

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
General Consultant
International League of People’s Struggle
11 September 2003
US military forces have massacred tens of thousands of Afghani and Iraqi civilians and destroyed the social infrastructure, including schools, hospitals, water and power systems, office buildings and so on. The US has used the most lethal weapons of mass destruction, including various types of bombs and ammunition tipped with depleted uranium. These kill civilians in large numbers immediately and long after hostilities. more...

Democracy in the NPA and Lack of it in AFP
By Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman
Communist Party of the Philippines
August 16, 2003
They complain against the corruption of their superiors, including the overpricing of equipment, the privatized use of military planes and land vehicles and cheating the soldiers of their basic supplies. They also complain against the use of terrorist bombings to demonize the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, to lay the ground for increased US military intervention and logistical assistance and to justify the declaration of martial law. more...

Ka Felixberto "Bert" Olalia: Bayani at Martir ng Uring Manggagawa  at Sambayanang Pilipino
Talumpati ni Jose Maria Sison
Agosto 13, 2003
Tampok at maningning ang anim na dekadang paglilingkod ni Ka Bert sa uring manggagawa at sambayanang Pilipino. Hindi pa ako ipinapanganak siya ay isa nang kilalang lider manggagawa na malapit kay Kasamang Crisanto Evangelista. Sa taong ipinanganak ako, mataas na ang katungkulan niya sa makasaysayang Katipunan ng mga Anakpawis (KAP). more...

Keynote Speech on US Intervention in the Philippines and Korea
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
July 16, 2003, New York City
I admire and salute all the Korean and Filipino organizations for working together to expose and oppose US intervention and related evil acts in their respective countries. I also appreciate the relations of solidarity and cooperation that these organizations have developed with organizations of the American people and other peoples in the course of common struggle against imperialist plunder and war. more...

Statement to the Court
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
1 July 2003
Since I applied for political asylum in October 1988, I have been provided with the social benefits for food allowance, housing and insurance for health and third party liability because I have been prohibited from taking employment commensurate to my professional training and experience. more...

Unite Against US Impreialism, Wage Militant Struggles of the People
Message to the Participants of Thessaloniki Resistance 2003
15 June 2003
Let me express my gratitude to the organizers of Thessaloniki Resistance 2003 for inviting me to participate. I wish so much to go there and be with all the participants. But unfortunately, the Dutch authorities continue to do the bidding of the US government in maligning me as a "terrorist" and in curtailing my freedom of movement. more...

Anti-Imperialist Movement Against the US War of Aggression in Iraq and Attacks on Workers and Peoples
7 May 2003
Modern imperialism or monopoly capitalism is the highest and final stage in the development of capitalism. It is decadent and moribund capitalism. It generates the crisis conditions that are favourable for waging the proletarian revolution in the imperialist countries and national liberation movements of the oppressed peoples and nations. more...

Experience of the Communist Party of the Philippines in the Anti-Imperialist and Anti-War Fronts
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman
Communist Party of the Philippines
Brussels Communist Seminar
4 May 2003
The European Council of the European Union in obedience to the US government has listed me, together with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA), as "terrorist". In that connection, the Dutch state has terminated the measly benefits for food, rent and medical insurance that are due to me as a recognized political refugee. My small personal bank account has been frozen. I am restrained from traversing the short distance between Utrecht in The Netherlands and Brussels in Belgium. more...

Imperialism, Wars of Aggression and People's Resistance
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic Front of the Philippines
1 May 2003 Meeting
Groningen, Netherlands
1 May 2003
Let me present my understanding of imperialism, why and how it is the cause of wars of aggression such as those that have been unleashed since 1991 and the current US military intervention in the Philippines, and the people’s resistance to imperialism worldwide, especially in the Philippines. more...

The Filipino People's Revolutionary Struggle and International Solidarity Against Imperialism
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
26 April 2003
I am exceedingly happy to convey warmest greetings the National Council and all allied organizations of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its founding. Let us celebrate the accumulated victories of the NDFP and honor all the martyrs and heroes whose revolutionary dedication and strivings have made all these possible. more...

An Update On Imperialism, War and People's Struggle
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
General Consultant
International League of Peoples’ Struggle
Speech delivered at the ILPS Annual Forum, Amsterdam,
3 March 2003
The main and essential thrust of "free market" globalization is to enable the monopoly bourgeoisie to maximize its profits from the exploitation of the working people in both imperialist and client countries and to minimize the variable capital outlay for wages as well as social investments and social services by the states. more...

In Memory of Rolando ‘Ka Lando’ Olalia, Chairman of Partido ng Bayan and Kilusang Mayo Uno
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
12 November 2002
Rolando "Ka Lando" Olalia rose to the position of chairman of Kilusang Mayo Uno (May First Movement) by virtue of his progressive commitment and hard work as a militant anti-imperialist political leader of the working class, as a trade union organizer and as a labor lawyer. His outstanding qualifications brought him to the chairmanship of Partido ng Bayan (People’s Party) in 1986. more...

The Bush War of Terror and Attacks on Revolutionaries and Progressives
Summary of Extemporaneous Speech
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
Buurtcentrum Lydia, Amsterdam
28 September 2002
I thank the Initiative Committee to Defend Filipino Progressives in Europe for organizing this forum on human rights and the so-called war on terror of Bush. more...

Analysis of the Southeast Asian Crisis of 1997
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Contribution to the 11th International Communist Seminar, Brussels, Belgium
2-4 May 2002
I convey warmest greetings of comradeship and revolutionary solidarity to the Workers’ Party of Belgium and all the delegations in the 11th Seminar. more...

Imperialist Globalization and Terrorism
De Rode Hoed, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
General Consultant, International League for Peoples Struggle
18 February 2002
I am pleased to be invited by the International Coordinating Committee of the International League for Peoples’ Struggle to speak on imperialist globalization and terrorism.  It is a welcome task for me to discuss such an urgent topic of crucial importance to the people. more...

Uphold the Revolutionary Spirit of the First Quarter Storm of 1970!
Message to ANAKBAYAn
By Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Kabataang Makabayan
25 January 2002
I join you in celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the First Quarter Storm.  As the successor of Kabataang Makabayan,  Anakbayan has the honor and responsibility of being at the forefront of the celebration and of promoting the line of advance in the struggle for national liberation and democracy. more...

Fight Imperialist Globalization and Wars of Aggression
Auditorium P. E. Jansen, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Brussels, Belgium
15 December 2001
From the people’s organizations in the Philippines and from the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, I convey to all of you militant greetings of solidarity! more...

On Political Refugees and Other Displaced Peoples
November 5, 2001
First, may I express warmest greetings of solidarity to all organizers and participants of the International Migrant Conference on Labor-Export and Forced Migration Amidst Globalization. more...

Final Report of the Chairman of International Initiative Committee
May 25, 2001
On behalf of the International Initiative Committee, I declare open the First International Assembly of the International League of Peoples' Struggle. more...

Contradictions in the World Capitalist System and the Necessity of Socialist Revolution
May 3, 2001
My assignment  is to analyze the new economic, political and social contradictions that have emerged in the world capitalist system in recent decades and - Present the necessity of socialist revolution and the contradictions in the process of realizing socialism. more...



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