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Joma Sison scores Palace for rejecting peace talks
GMANews.TV
Article posted November 16, 2008 - 10:46 AM
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/133825/Joma-Sison-scores-Palace-for-rejecting-peace-talks#
MANILA, Philippines - The Arroyo government's rejection of a joint statement to resume peace talks betrays its insincerity in the peace process, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria Sison said. more...

Senator Madrigal, NDFP call for resumption of peace talks
D'JAY LAZARO, GMANews.TV
Article posted November 11, 2008 - 07:27 PM
http://www.gmanews.tv/print/132812
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Maria Ana Madrigal and exiled leaders of the Philippine communist movement want the government to free political detainees who were ordered released since 2001 as a confidence-building measure to help pave the way for the resumption of peace talks. more...

STATEMENT OF SENATOR M.A. MADRIGAL
AND NDFP NEGOTIATING PANEL CHAIRPERSON LUIS JALANDONI

Utrecht, The Netherlands
10 November 2008
Senator M.A. Madrigal, chairperson of the Philippine Senate Committee on Peace, Unification and Reconciliation, met with the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), headed by chairperson Luis Jalandoni, in Utrecht, The Netherlands on 9 and 10 November 2008. more...

RP, NDF asked: Go back to peace talks
By Ma. Cecilia Rodriguez
Philippine Daily Inquirer
http://services.inquirer.net/print/print.php?article_id=20081108-170936
Posted date: November 08, 2008
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/regions/view/20081108-170936/RP-NDF-asked-Go-back-to-peace-talks
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Fresh from a solidarity mission for peace in Europe, where they met with leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF), religious leaders from all over the country gathered here Thursday and reiterated their call for the government and the NDF to begin formal peace negotiations. more...

MESSAGE TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
From New York Committee on Human Rights in the Philippines
Re "Terrorist" Blacklist & Case of Prof. Jose Maria Sison
5 November 2008
Dear Amnesty International:
This letter serves two purposes.
The first is to thank you for putting forth a strong statement that urges the President-elect Barack Obama to place the promotion and respect for human rights at the center of Washington's agenda. As a local human rights advocacy group in New York, and with the Philippines still undergoing a human rights crisis, we hope your statement will be seriously considered and your suggestions taken up by Obama's administration. more...

THE OTHER VIEW
By Elmer A. Ordoñez
The activist scholar speaks
The Manila Times
September 17, 2008
There was a time when the academe was seen as a community of scholars engaged in advancing the frontiers of knowledge through research and teaching in the sciences and humanities.By nature the aca­demic is not an activist and is seen (as U.P. professor Crisitino Jamias did in the 50s) as one who is “unleading and unled.” more...

Ecumenical group to help facilitate resumption of GRP-NDFP peace talks
CBCP NEWS
MANILA
September 17, 2008
Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) has expressed willingness to help in facilitating the resumption of the pending peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) but said it cannot serve as mediator. more...

Addressing root causes of armed conflict is the path to peace -- NDFP and PEPP
PRESS RELEASE
NDFP International Information Office
8 September 2008
In pursuit of their mission as advocates and "bridge builders for peace", a delegation of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) held a dialogue with the Negotiating Panel and consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) last 2 September 2008 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. more...

THE OTHER VIEW
The Manila Times
http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/july/26/yehey/opinion/20080726opi2.html
By Elmer A. Ordoñez
“The youth will not fail us”
Saturday, July 26, 2008
This was the message of Satur Ocampo in a memorable paper, “U.P. will forge through risk-filled neoliberal terrain; so will militant activism persists: An Outsider’s View of University of the Philippines,” one of the U.P. Centennial Lectures series in Diliman. The Bayan Muna congressman spoke about the historic role of the militant youth in the self-renewal of the national democratic movement—which today “is very much alive.” more...

Baguio writer bares out his latest literary offerings and more
by Mojo Potato
Thursday, July 10, 2008
After spending more than a decade as an information officer at the Philippine embassy in London, while experiencing first hand the Filipino diaspora, Edgar Maranan is back in the literary limelight in his homeland to do what he does best - writing with passion. more...

UP will forge through risk-filled
neoliberal terrain; so will militant activism persist

by Satur C. Ocampo

Before we begin, may I invite everyone to stand up for three minutes of silence in honor of the former students of the University of the Philippines who gave up their lives in the continuing struggle for national liberation, economic emancipation, social justice, equitable development and genuine and lasting peace for the Filipino people. more...

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE DEFEND SLAMS
FALSE CHARGES AGAINST PROF. SISON IN SURIGAO

Press Statement
July 8, 2008
Every time the New People's Army carries out a tactical offensive against the military and police in the Philippines, the military and police authorities file with the prosecutor's office charges of rebellion and common crimes like murder and robbery against Prof. Jose Maria Sison, chairperson of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) and chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in peace negotiations with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP). more...

Fil-Am Activists Demand Sison Removal from U.S. 'Terror' List
BY BULATLAT
Posted 2:25 p.m., July 4, 2008
After South African Leader Nelson Mandela was dropped off from the United States immigration watchlist of possible terrorists, an activist group called on the US government to eliminate Prof. Jose Maria Sison from the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) list of the U.S. Department of State. more...

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE DEFEND CONDEMNS FALSE CHARGE
OF MULTIPLE MURDER AGAINST FILIPINO OPPOSITION LEADERS

Issued by the International Committee DEFEND
July 7, 2008
Since last Friday, the propagandists of the Arroyo regime have been drumming up in the mass media the news that the so-called Inopacan, Southern Leyte case of multiple murder has been transferred from the Hilongos, Leyte regional trial court to the Manila regional trial court and has been raffled off to Branch No. 32. more...

US Gov't Should Follow Suit From Mandela by Removing
Sison, CPP, NPA Off Terrorist List As Well

Reference: BAYAN USA Executive Committee
email: info@bayanusa.org
July 3, 2008
The US Chapter of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, or BAYAN USA, a national alliance of Filipino organizations in the United States expresses heartfelt congratulations to South African freedom-fighter Nelson Mandela over his recent dropping from the a dated US immigration watchlist of possible terrorists. The US State Department has also dropped Mandela's organization, the African National Congress (ANC) from the same list after more than decades of being tagged. This precedes the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) list developed by the US State Department after September 11, 2001. BAYAN USA also calls on the US government to follow suit with this momentous victory by dropping Professor Jose Maria Sison, another freedom-fighter and political refugee in the Netherlands, as well as his former organizations the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA), off the FTO listing as well. more...

ILPS STUDY COMMISSION CONCERN #16
ON MIGRANTS, REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PEOPLE
RESOLUTION ON PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON

WHEREAS, Prof. Jose Ma. Sison, a political scientist, theoretician, teacher, multi-awarded poet and acknowledged leader of the patriotic and democratic movement in the Philippines fighting for meaningful national and social change, chairperson of the ILPS and a recognized political refugee in the Netherlands; more...

MENSENRECHTEN: KRITIEK OP HET NEDERLANDSE MENSENRECHTENBELEID
VN-RAAD VOOR DE MENSENRECHTEN, 8e Sessie, 11 juni 2008
MONDELINGE INTERVENTIE TIJDENS DE
BESPREKING VAN HET RAPPORT VAN DE UPR-WERKGROEP
IN NEDERLAND
door de Internationale Associatie van Democratische Advocaten (IADL)
bij monde van Mr. Edre U. Olalia
Dank u, meneer de voorzitter,
Deze mondelinge interventie tijdens de bespreking van het rapport van de UPR-Werkgroep in Nederland wordt gedaan uit naam van de Internationale Associatie van Democratische Advocaten (IADL), in samenwerking met de Indische Raad in Zuid-Amerika en gesteund door de Coalitie van Inheemse Volkeren en Naties en door de Filippijnse UPR-Watch. (UPR: Universal Periodic Review = Universele Periodieke Evaluatie). more...

Brochure of the UP Centennial 2008
more...

NEWS ITEM
Romulo-Donner Deal Gets Support from the Judge

Manifest
Newspaper of the New Communist Party of the Netherlands
June 2008
more...

IADL AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES
EXPOSE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS

By Coni Ledesma
International Committee DEFEND
12 June 08
We are deeply gratified and happy to learn that the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), together with other organizations of human rights advocates, adopted the common position of exposing the violation of human rights of Filipinos living in The Netherlands and defending said Filipinos, during the 8th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 11 June 2008. more...

Violations of Human Rights of Filipinos in The Netherlands Exposed
11 June 08; 1209pm; Wed
Geneva, June 11, 2008. Attached hereto are the abridged and unabridged versions of the intervention delivered this morning by Atty Edre U. Olalia, representative of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, before the 8th session of the UN Human Rights Council during the Universal Periodic Review of the human rights record of The Netherlands. more...

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE DEFEND CONDEMNS
CONTINUING OPPRESSION OF PROF. SISON

By International Committee DEFEND
8 June 2008
We, the International Committee DEFEND, hereby condemn the long-running scheme of Philippine and Dutch government authorities at the highest level to oppress and criminalize Prof. Jose Maria Sison by subjecting him to false charges of murder against him and to an endless politicallymotivated criminal investigation. more...

Sison mulls next move after losing appeal in Dutch court
By LOUI GALICIA
ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau
After the District Court in The Hague rejected Jose Maria Sison's appeal to prevent the request of the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office to continue its investigation until December, the founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines next move is expected to be to ask for the end of the investigation, reported ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau. more...

(UPDATE) Sison unperturbed by Dutch court order
By Veronica Uy
INQUIRER.net
Posted date: June 06, 2008
MANILA, Philippines -- Self-exiled Filipino communist leader Jose Ma. Sison on Friday said he was unperturbed by the Dutch court’s order giving prosecutors the go-ahead to pursue inquiry into his alleged involvement in the killings of two erstwhile comrades in the Philippine communist movement. This as Sison and his lawyer Michiel Pestman derided as "more of the same rubbish" the evidence presented by the prosecutors during the May 20 hearing of his complaint that the inquiry has been unnecessarily prolonged. more...

Dutch court orders frozen bank accounts of NDF unblocked
By LOUI GALICIA
ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau
The District Court in The Hague has ordered the Dutch Public Prosecutor's Office to unblock the bank accounts of National Democratic Front (NDF) officers and others that were frozen in September in connection with the arrest of Jose Maria Sison last year. more...

ASSASSINATION BY HIRED KILLERS FAILED TWICE
(Unofficial translation from the original in Dutch)
Article of Folkert Jensma in NRC.NEXT 30 May 2008, pp. 10-11.
Big photo of Prof. Jose Maria Sison in the NDFP International
Information Office in Utrecht, with painting on the NDFP
in background.

By FOLKERT JENSMA
30 May 2008
The Hague. They stayed in the Amsterdam budget tourist hotel Tourist Inn at the Spui [downtown Amsterdam], the members of the Filipino 'hit team' which came to The Netherlands in October 1999 in order to perpetrate a political murder. Their target was Jose Maria Sison, the rather elder Filipino Communist leader who has resided in Utrecht as an exile since 1987. Two men, with several thousand dollars cash and travelers checks. They had landed in Frankfurt and travelled by train to Amsterdam. There they bought two prepaid mobile cards and rented a car at Avis. more...

Unreliable definitions
David Cronin
April 8, 2008 10:30 AM
Brendan Behan, one of Ireland's most celebrated wags, famously observed that while someone with a big bomb is a statesman, someone with a small bomb is a terrorist. more...

Raad van Europa: geweten van de rechtsstaat
Tineke Strik
25 januari 2008, 10:02
posted 26 February 2008
Een nieuw jaar, nieuwe kansen. Dit jaar ga ik regelmatig verslag doen van GroenLinks avonturen in de senaat (op het Binnenhof ook wel aangeduid met “de overkant”). Een goede aanleiding voor een nieuwe start is, opnieuw, een uitstapje: sinds deze week ben ik lid van de Parlementaire Assemblee van de Raad van Europa. Eerst leek het erop dat we Leo Platvoet niet konden opvolgen, omdat we simpelweg te klein waren geworden. Gelukkig was PvdA zo galant om een zetel aan ons af te staan. Ik zit in de commissies migratie en vluchtelingen en de commissie gelijke rechten voor vrouwen en mannen. De afgelopen dagen ben ik op zoek gegaan naar de andere negen Groenen, want die zitten hier over meerdere fracties verspreid (uit Duitsland, Luxemburg, IJsland, Estland, Zwitserland, Oostenrijk en Denemarken). We zijn voor het eerst in de Raad van Europa geschiedenis bij elkaar gekomen, en hebben afgesproken dat we een soort werkgroep gaan vormen, die elke plenaire sessie bij elkaar komt. We kunnen zo ideeën uitwisselen en strategieën bespreken voor een grotere groenlinks invloed. We merkten op dat dit het enige gremium is waar groene nationale parlementariërs elkaar ontmoeten; wie weet kunnen het gebruiken voor uitwisseling over nationale politiek en over het beïnvloeden van nationale standpunten in de Raad van de Europese Unie. Nou ja, eerst maar eens beginnen. more...

Europe lawmakers call for EU terror list reforms to protect rights
Andrew Gilmore at 6:11 PM ET
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
[JURIST] Members of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee [official website] have criticized the European Union's terrorism watch list [text, PDF] as unfair and opaque, saying that the process for adding names to the list should be changed, according to Wednesday media reports. The comments came during a debate on a November 2007 report [text; JURIST report] by Rapporteur Dick Marty [personal website; JURIST news archive] that found that the list violates basic human rights by not informing individuals or groups when they've been added to the blacklist or giving them an opportunity to respond to allegations against them. EUobserver has more. more...

Joint meeting LIBE-DROI on terrorist blacklists
European Parliament
Monday, February 18, 2008
On Monday 18 February in Strasbourg (19.00-20.30), the LIBE and DROI committees will hold an exchange of views with Mr Dick Marty, Chairman and rapporteur of the Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, on "the United Nations Security Council and European Union blacklists" (PACE resolution: 1597 (2008)). The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) considers that the procedures used by the UN Security Council and the EU to blacklist individuals and groups suspected of having connections with terrorism violate basic rights and are "completely arbitrary". Its members accordingly insist that they must be reviewed "to preserve the credibility of the international fight against terrorism". The purpose of this meeting is to share information on the judicial, institutional and political perspectives of this important question, also related to the protection of fundamental rights. more...

Communiqué of the International Coordinating Committee
International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS)
11 February 2008
The International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) held its annual meeting on 9 February 2008 in The Netherlands. more...

PROLONGED INVESTIGATION OF SISON CASE
IS AN ATTACK ON NDFP AND PEACE PROCESS

By Luis Jalandoni
Chairperson, Negotiating Panel
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
21 January 2008
The Dutch prosecutor Ms. J. S. de Vries claims that the examining judge Ms. C. M. Derijks has done something grievously wrong by declaring the "untimely closure of the preliminary investigation" of the false and politically motivated charge of inciting the murder of the military agents Romulo Kintanar and Arturo Tabara against Prof. Jose Maria Sison, NDFP Chief Political Consultant. more...

MEDIA ADVISORY
You are invited to a PRESS CONFERENCE to discuss
THE CONTINUING PERSECUTION OF PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON:
IMPLICATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES TO PEACE NEGOTIATIONS

The Prosecution has decided to continue the preliminary investigation of the case against Prof. Jose Maria Sison up to the middle of 2008 despite the previous decisions of the District Court of The Hague (13 September 2007) and the Court of Appeal (3 October 2007) that there is no prima facie evidence against him and that the charge has a political context biased against him and despite the decision of the Judge Commissioner (21 November 2007) to close the preliminary investigation.
more...

La Defensa de José María Sisón es la Defensa de Todos Nosotros
Por Ray O. Light
Desde las Entrañas de la Bestia
Traducción de artículo publicado en ingles
Hace cinco años, el régimen de George Bush del imperialismo de EE.UU., el terrorista número uno del mundo, colocó a José María Sisón en su "lista de terroristas." La presidenta filipina Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA), quién funge de títere más fiel de Bush en el sur asiático, respaldó que lo pusieran en la lista, a pesar de que las filipinas no contaba con una ley que hiciera tal designación y que no se habían radicado cargos criminales de clase alguna en las filipinas o en cualquier otro lugar en contra de Joema Sisón. La Unión Europea, en una manifestación de su aspecto como socio del imperialismo de EE.UU. con el cual sostiene una relación de socio-rival, también colocó a Joema en su lista de terrorista. Debido a que él residía en Holanda por más de una década como exiliado político de las filipinas, esta última designación tuvo un impacto directo sobre las vidas de Joema, su familia, amigos y las organizaciones del movimiento en las cuales él tiene responsabilidad de liderazgo. more...

Rizal and the literature of the Left
By Elmer A. Ordoñez
The Other View
The Manila Times
Saturday, December 29, 2007
JOSE RIZAL’s place in the pantheon of national heroes is a secure one—despite efforts to “downgrade” him by pitting him against Andres Bonifacio. more...

NDFP Denies CPP and NPA Iinvolvement in Hotel Incident
and Slams GRP Officials for Malicious Statements

By Luis G. Jalandoni
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel
8 December 2007
We have verified from the National Executive Committee of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the National Operational Command of the New People's Army (NPA) that neither the NDFP, the CPP nor the NPA has anything to do with the planning and implementation of the takeover of the Manila Hotel Peninsula by the group of Brig. General Danilo Lim and Senator Antonio Trillanes Iast 29 November. more...

Hardline Militarists, Rights Violations, Corruption, Obstacles to Peace Talks – NDFP
By Alexander Martin Remollino
Bulatlat
Vol. VII, No. 42, November 25-December 1, 2007
"The NDFP remains open to the resumption of formal peace talks... But the current anti-national and anti-people policies, the gross human rights violations, the scandals of corruption, do not provide grounds for optimism." - Luis Jalandoni, chairman, NDFP Negotiating Panel.
more...

CPP congratulates Sison for Dutch court victories, urges approval of asylum appeal
PRESS RELEASE
Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
23 November 2007
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today congratulated CPP founding chair and National Democratic Front (NDF) senior political consultant Jose Ma. Sison for the series of victories in his legal defense, culminating in the Dutch Court of Appeal' s order last Wednesday to terminate the pre-indictment investigation against him in the absence of "any serious evidence" and "grounds for continuing the investigation" The court also said that the charges against Sison were tainted with "possible political context." more...

Nederlandse Rechter-Commissaris sluit het Onderzoek naar Prof. Sison
Persverklaring
Internationaal Comité DEFEND
21 november 2007
Utrecht - Het Internationaal Comité DEFEND en al zijn leden en aanhangers zijn verheugd over het besluit van C.M. Derijks, rechter-commissaris van het Haagse Gerechtshof, om het gerechtelijk vooronderzoek in de zaak tegen prof. Jose Maria Sison, die door het Nederlandse Openbaar Ministerie tegen hem was aangespannen, formeel te sluiten. De rechter-commissaris had eerder opdracht gegeven tot dit onderzoek, gebaseerd op bewijsmateriaal dat door de aanklager was ingediend. more...

Dutch Judge Commissioner Closes the Investigation of Prof. Sison
Press Release
International Committee DEFEND
21 November 2007
Utrecht, The Netherlands – The International Committee DEFEND and all its members and supporters applaud the decision of C. M. Derijks, the Judge Commissioner of the Court of The Hague, to formally close the criminal preliminary investigation case of inciting murder against Prof. Jose Maria Sison filed by the Office of the Prosecution in The Netherlands. The Judge Commissioner earlier ordered the investigation of Prof. Sison based on initial evidence presented by the prosecutor. more...

Committee-Defend Welcomes Findings
That EU “Terrorist List” Violates Basic Human Rights
of Prof. Jose Maria Sison and Others

International Committee -- DEFEND
13 November 2007
The Netherlands-based International Committee-DEFEND welcomes the official report of the Council of Europe human rights investigator Mr. Dick Marty declaring that the European Union’s so-called anti-terror list “violates basic human rights”, including those of Prof. Jose Maria Sison who has been serially and indefinitely blacklisted since 28 October 2002 by the Council of the European Union. more...

The Role of Church Leaders in Moving the Peace Process Forward
Church Leaders Workshop on Peace
Tagaytay City, Philippines
November 7, 2007
Paper Presented by:
Edre U. Olalia
Legal Consultant
NDFP-Nominated Section in the Joint Secretariat
GRP-NDFP Joint Monitoring Committee
Your Excellencies, Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel Chairperson Luis G. Jalandoni, I would like to thank Bishop Iñiguez, Fr. Beckers, the Ecumenical Bishops Forum (EBF) and the Norwegian Ecumenical Peace Platform (NEPP), and other organizers for the kind invitation to give a presentation on the role of church leaders in moving the peace process forward. Much as Mr. Jalandoni would very much like to be here in person, the pending trumped-up legal case against him filed in Leyte and the prevailing hostile conditions in the country prevents him from coming today. more...

Jose Maria Sison Freed
Dutch Attack on Political Refugee Shows Danger of "Terror Lists"

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Progressive Filipinos and their allies are celebrating the severe blow dealt to the Dutch government's campaign of harassment against Jose Maria Sison. On September 11, the court in The Hague ordered the release of Sison, who had been held for two weeks on trumped-up charges of having ordered the killing of two counter-insurgency agents in the Philippines. more...

Dutch Lawyer Confident Sison will Win Politically-Motivated Murder Charge
by D. L. Mondelo
Bulatlat
Published on Bulatlat (http://www.bulatlat.com)
Vol. VII, No. 38, October 29-November 3, 2007
Michiel Pestman of the well-known and controversial law firm Bohler Franken Wijngaarden Koppe Law Office based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, referring to the case against Jose Maria Sison, said, "This case is the most political trial I've handled. This cannot be seen out of the political context in the Philippines." But he added that he is confident that they would win the case because the evidence is weak. more...

Cartoon
Stop the Persecution of Prof. Jose Maria Sison

by Albert Laconsay
President of the Filipino Migrant
Workers Union in Hongkong
more...

Madrigal jump-starts peace talks with the communists
By Loui Galicia
ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau
Sen. Maria Consuelo "Jamby" Madrigal is returning to the Philippines on Monday, armed with the blessing and trust of the National Democratic Front Panel for her to begin work on the resumption of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and NDFP's peace negotiations, reported ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau. more...

Defense of Jose Maria Sison is Defense of Us All
By Ray O. Light
From the Belly of the Beast
Article for North Star Compass
Five years ago, the George W. Bush regime of U.S. imperialism, the world's number #1 terrorist, placed Jose Maria Sison on its "terrorist list." Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA), Bush's most loyal puppet in Southeast Asia, wholeheartedly concurred with this listing, despite the fact that the Philippines had no law covering such a designation and that Joema Sison had no criminal charges of any kind pending in the Philippines or anywhere else. The European Union, emphasizing the partnership aspect of its imperialist partnership-rivalry relationship with U.S. imperialism, also placed Joema on its terrorist list. Since he had been living in the Netherlands for more than a decade as a political exile from the Philippines, this last designation had a direct impact on the lives of Joema, his family and friends as well as on the movement organizations in which he has leading responsibility. more...

Jamby, NDF call for resumption of peace talks
ABS-CBN, (2nd UPDATE) 14 October 2007 (as of 3:58 AM)
Sen. Maria Consuelo "Jamby" Madrigal on Saturday said that after meeting with representatives of the National Democratic Front in the Netherlands they have agreed to call for the resumption of formal peace talks between the Philippine government and NDF. more...

Jamby, NDF call for resumption of peace talks
National, 13 October 2007 (as of 5:11 PM)
Sen. Maria Consuelo "Jamby" Madrigal on Saturday said that after meeting with representatives of the National Democratic Front in the Netherlands they have agreed to call for the resumption of formal peace talks between the Philippine government and NDF. more...

Jamby meets with NDF leaders, pushes resumption of talks
Article posted October 13, 2007 - 04:19 PM
Opposition Senator Maria Ana Consuelo "Jamby" Madrigal met with National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) leaders in The Netherlands over the weekend in a bid to resume stalled peace talks with the government. more...

Sison: Actions vs NDFP Panelists Could Destroy Peace Talks
By Alexander Martin Remollino
Bulatlat
Vol. VII, No. 35, October 7-13, 2007
Even as he is still elated over his latest victory in the Dutch courts, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) chief political consultant and International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) chairman Jose Maria Sison is calling on all supporters of the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the NDFP to protest what he described as the "unjust actions" by the U.S., Philippine and Dutch governments. more...

Updated Chronology of the Persecution
of Prof. Jose Maria Sison
by the Philippine, US and Dutch Governments

Issued by the International DEFEND Committee
05 October 2007
This chronology of the persecution of Prof. Jose Maria Sison by the Philippine, US and Dutch governments originally extended to 18 August 2007. It is now updated as to include the arbitrary arrest and detention of Prof. Sison from 28 August 2007 onwards by the Dutch government in collaboration with the Philippine and US governments. It also covers the seizures of publications, documents, computers, digital files, bank statements and other properties in raids conducted by the Dutch government on the office of the Stichting NDF Informatie Bureau and the home of the panelists, consultants and staffers of the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). more...

Beltran calls for resumption of formal peace talks,
sacking of Norberto Gonzales

Anakpawis Party-List
From the Office of Rep. Crispin Beltran
He can be contacted via his cellphone number 092.7871.1080,
Ina Alleco R. Silverio, chief of staff, 0919.506.5269
Maureen Hermitanio ,media liaison officer 931.6615
News Release October 4, 2007
As Dutch Appeals court throws out charges vs JMS, Beltran calls for resumption of formal peace talks between Arroyo govt, NDFP and sacking of Norberto Gonzales more...

Dutch Appeals Court judgement, "decisive vindication" of Sison
Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)
October 5, 2007
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today praised the Dutch Court of Appeals' dismissal of an appeal by Dutch prosecutors to reverse an earlier ruling by The Hague District Court last September 13 releasing CPP founding chairperson Jose Ma. Sison from prison. more...

Resist the persecution of Comrade Jose Ma. Sison!
Executive Committee
Central Committee
Communist Party of the Philippines
October 02, 2007
The US, Dutch and Philippine governments are reactionary monsters ganging up on Comrade Jose Ma. Sison, founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines. They are vicious and adamant in their efforts to destroy a revolutionary icon who continue to serve as a teacher and beacon for fellow revolutionaries, patriots, democrats and anti-imperialist fighters in the Philippines and around the world. more...

Prof. Jose Ma. Sison - a great patriot and internationalist...
October 02, 2007
Let us all gather to know him better as a youth activist, a professor, a poet and a writer. more...

PRESS RELEASE
Hong Kong Legislator meets Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Vows to drum-up support against Dutch false charges

 

NDFP-IIO
26 September 2007
(Utrecht, 26 September) A member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council met with Prof. Jose Maria Sison in Utrecht yesterday and vowed to drum up more support for him in Hong Kong in his fight against the trumped-up murder case and political persecution he is facing in the Netherlands. more...

NLG Denounces Arrest of Jose Maria Sison
Founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines

CONTACT: National Lawyers Guild
Vanessa K. Lucas, (919) 828-1456, vankatlucas@hotmail.com
Merrilyn Onisko, monisko@yahoo.com
Marjorie Cohn, NLG president, marjorie@tjsl.edu
5 September 2007
WASHINGTON - September 5 - On August 28, Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), was arrested in The Netherlands by the Dutch police allegedly for two executions enacted by the New People's Army half a globe away. Sison's arrest also served as a pretext to raid his colleagues' homes and the office of the National Democratic Front (NDF). more...

Filipino Revolutionary, Cleared of EU "Terrorist" Charge,
Arrested in Holland

The Case of Jose Maria Sison
By Gary Leupp
4 September 2007
On the morning of August 28, Dutch plainclothes police raided the home of exiled Filipino revolutionary leader Jose Maria Sison in Utrecht, the Netherlands, arrested him and charged him with ordering the murder of two persons in the Philippines in 2003. According to his wife, they broke down the front door without bothering to ring or knock, bruising her arm as they prevented her from making a phone call. They carted away computers, documents, CDs, and other files, remaining until the evening while she was instructed to sit in a corner. Eight other locations were simultaneously raided. more...

Professor Sison's arrest, ransacking of NDF International Information Office
and houses of Filipino Refugees spell death for the peace negotiations

Fidel V. Agcaoili
Chairperson
NDFP Monitoring Committee
August 29, 2007
On behalf the NDFP-Monitoring Committee, we condemn in the strongest terms the arrest of Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chief Political Consultant of the NDFP Negotiating Panel, and the raids and ransacking of the NDF International Information Office and the houses of Filipino refugees by the Dutch police on the basis of trumped-up charges by the Philippine government. more...

De Nederlands-Filippijnse Solidariteitsbeweging veroordeelt
ten zeerste de arrestatie en vervolging wegens moord van
Jose Maria Sison

Nederlands-Filipijnse Solidariteitsbeweging
30 August 2007
Het Openbaar Ministerie is op papier weliswaar onafhankelijk en de Nederlandse regering zal zeggen, dat ze niet kan zeggen wie wel en wie niet vervolgd mag worden, maar voor ieder die de zaak volgt, zal het duidelijk zijn dat zij er van alles mee te maken heeft en in deze haar ware gezicht toont. Zij danst net als de marionettenregering van Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Manilla naar de pijpen van Washington. Dit is geen strafproces meer maar een politiek proces. En het principe van de scheiding der machten gebruikt zij om haar schande te bedekken. Want het lijdt geen twijfel dat de regering Arroyo er van alles aan gedaan heeft de Nederlandse regering te laten zoeken naar een maas in de wet om Sison op te pakken wegens moorden begaan in de Filippijnen. more...

Sison's Wife Recounts Raid
Written by Julieta de Lima
Thursday, 06 September 2007 (from www.zumel.com)
I am Julieta de Lima and Prof. Jose Maria Sison is my husband. Together we reside at Rooseveltlaan 778 in Utrecht.
In the morning of 28 August at around 8:45, my husband left for a 9:30 appointment at the Overvecht police station. A person who identified himself as Mr. Vogel had arranged the appointment through a telephone call to my husband on Friday, 24 August. The caller said he was seeking an appointment because of new developments on a case which my husband lodged with the police in 2001. more...

Dutch Government Liable for Violating Sison’s Rights as
Legitimate Political Refugee in The Netherlands

International Association of Peoples’ Lawyers
6 September 2007
The International Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL) believes that the Dutch government can be held liable for violating the rights of Prof. Jose Maria Sison, the founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), if there were truth to reports that the chief political consultant of the Peace Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is being subjected to maltreatment and other forms of extreme psychological pressures by Dutch authorities when he was arrested recently and detained up to now. more...

On the Unjust Arrest, Continuing Detention and Torture
of Prof. Jose Maria Sison

A Case of Dutch Imperialist Intervention and Repression and an Affront
to the Right of the Filipino People to Self-Determination

International League of Peoples’ Struggle - Hong Kong
1 September 2007
On the morning of August 28, Filipino political refugee Prof. Jose Maria Sison was unjustly arrested by the Dutch Police on trumped-up charges. Simultaneously, raids and ransackings were conducted on several houses of Filipinos in the Netherlands including the NDF International Information Office. more...

Ramsey Clark Says Free Jose Maria Sison!
Former US Attorney General Offers to Help Arrested Philippine Leader

Reference: Steven Raga
NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
email: nychrp @ yahoo.com
August 31, 2007
New York--- Former US Attorney General and world-renown international human rights lawyer Ramsey Clark expressed disapproval and deep concern over the recent arrest of Philippine leader Jose Maria Sison, a political refugee currently detained in the Hague, Netherlands. He also called on the Dutch government to immediately release Sison, whom he describes as "a gentle person... and inspiring leader." more...

“Prof. Jose Maria Sison is No Criminal!” NDFP-Monitoring
Committee Assails Conspiracy of Persecution

National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Monitoring Committee
30 August 2007
“Prof. Jose Maria Sison is not a criminal. He is a patriot and an exceptional freedom fighter of the Filipino working class and people!”
This was declared by Fidel V. Agcaoili, chairman of the NDFP-Monitoring Committee, in response to the Arroyo government’s stepped-up vilification campaign against Prof. Jose Maria Sison on top of his unjust arrest and detention in The Netherlands. more...

Free Jose Maria Sison!
The International Committee Defend condemns in the strongest terms the unjust arrest this morning, August 27, of Filipino political exile Prof. Jose Maria Sison, by the Dutch Police, on trumped-up charges, and the simultaneous police raids in Utrecht on several houses of Filipinos, including the NDF International Information Office. The arrest of Professor Sison came after the Philippine Supreme Court dismissed several politically-motivated cases filed against him and several others. The case filed against him by the Dutch police are similarly politically-motivated and must be dismissed immediately. more...

Doronila does a duet with Bocobo with the song "Lying about Plaza Miranda"
http://tonyo.blogspot.com
24 August 2007
Inquirer columnist Amando Doronila's Aug. 24, 2007 column piece entitled " Politics of Violence" contains a most unfair accusation against the Communist Party of the Philippines. more...

The truth about the Plaza Miranda bombing
http://tonyo.blogspot.com/2007/08/truth-about-plaza-miranda-bombing.html
Thursday, August 23, 2007
The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the likes of Dean Jorge Bocobo continue to spread the bloody intrigue that it was the Communist Party of the Philippines that bombed Plaza Miranda on August 21, 1971. more...

Chronology of the Persecution of Prof. Jose Maria Sison
by the Philippine, US and Dutch Governments

Issued by the International DEFEND Committee
18 August 2007
Since his release from military detention and the nullification of subversion and rebellion charges against him in 1986 after the fall of the Marcos fascist dictatorship, Prof. Jose Maria Sison has been subjected to a series of false and politically motivated charges in 1988, 1991, 2003 and 2006. One after the other, these charges have been dismissed and nullified by Philippine courts in 1992, 1994 and 2007. Thus, they have been proven as malicious and pure fabrications of the Philippine military, police and intelligence authorities. more...

Sulyap Sa Kalayaan
A Glimpse of Freedom

From: International Action Center
Subject: A Glimpse of Freedom - Sulyap Sa Kalayaan
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 09:19:52 -0400
An Interactive Forum on Political Repression in the Philippines with Professor Jose Maria Sison and Invited Speaker Philippine Congressman Crispin "Ka Bel' Beltran (via skype video-conferencing)
more...

Overseas Filipinos and Canadians celebrate the delisting
of Professor Jose Maria Sison from European Union's list
of foreign terrorists: Challenges Canada to do the same

17 July 2007
As peace- and freedom-loving overseas Filipinos and Canadians, we meet the news of the annulment of Professor Jose Maria Sison's inclusion on the European Union's list of foreign terrorists with great joy. more...

A Neutral Foreign Venue for Formal Peace Talks
Wisely Agreed Upon by GRP and NDFP

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel
20 July 2007
Rep. Antonio Cuenco may be well-meaning. But he shows his lack of knowledge of the GRP-NDFP peace agreements when he proposes that Prof. Jose Maria Sison go to the Philippines for peace talks and that the peace talks be held there. more...

Dubious and dishonorable
By Dr. Carol Pagaduan-Araullo
In her column, Streetwise
Business World, 20-21 July 2007
One does not have to look very far to see how "terrorist""-labeling under the aegis of the US-led war on terror"" has been used for dubious and dishonorable political ends that have little to do with combating the scourge of real terrorism. The case of Filipino revolutionary and exile, Prof. Jose Maria Sison, who recently won a landmark decision of the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulling the decision of the Council of the European Union to put him in the "terrorist" list for more than four years, deserves serious study. more...

Scope and Implications of the Supreme Court Decision
In the "Batasan Six" and Mass Leaders' Certiorari Petitions
(G.R. Nos. 172070-72; G.R. Nos. 172074-76 and G.R. No. 175013)

Romeo T. Capulong
Lead Counsel for "Batasan Six"
Prefatory
In two criminal indictments (informations) separately filed in the Regional Trial Court of Makati City, the Department of Justice of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) charged with rebellion the following Filipino leaders who compose the whole spectrum of ideological and political forces opposed to the government of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: more...

NDFP Deplores the Use of the Council of the Eureopean Union
for Persecuting Prof. Sison
and Sabotaging Peace Negotiations

By Luis G. Jalandoni
Chairperson, Negotiating Panel
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
16 July 2007
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) deplores the fact that the Council of the European Union has persecuted Prof. Jose Maria Sison for more than four years by serially blacklisting as "terrorists" the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People's Army (NPA) and the NDFP chief political consultant Prof. Jose Maria Sison. more...

Council of the European Union Should Stop
Persecuting Prof. Jose Maria Sison

Issued by International DEFEND Committee
15 July 2007
For more than four years already, the Council of the European Union has been ruthlessly persecuting Prof. Jose Maria Sison by serially and indefinitely including him on the "terrorist" blacklist and subjecting him to harsh sanctions which are not at all temporary restrictive measures but are in fact prolonged punitive measures in violation of his human rights and fundamental freedoms. more...

CPP founder Sison elated at delisting from EU terror list
By Norman Bordadora
INQUIRER.net Inquirer
Posted date: July 12, 2007
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view_article.php?article_id=76286
MANILA, Philippines - Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Ma. Sison, who is chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front (NDF), expressed elation over a European court's decision annulling his inclusion on the European Union's (EU) list of foreign terrorists. more...

Save UP College of Arts and Letters (UP CAL)
faculty members from poverty!

Sunday, July 8, 2007
The University of the Philippines College of Arts and Letters (CAL) was founded in 1983 after the UP College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) was reorganized. Previously, UP CAL was an integral component of the UP College of Philosophy , Science and Letters (1910). On 30 June 1911, the College was renamed the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The CAS offered the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences as fields of specialization. On 30 September 1976, the Reorganization Plan of the College of Arts and Sciences resulted in the creation of three divisions, namely: the Division of Humanities, the Division of Science, and the Division of Social Sciences and Philosophy. The Division of Humanities consisted of five Departments : the Department of Humanities (now Art Studies), the Department of English and Comparative Literature, the Department of Spanish (now European Languages), the Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature and the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts. These departments are now connected with UP CAL. more...

Macapagal-Arroyo State Terrorism
and US Domination of the Philippines

An interview with Senator Jamby Madrigal
E. San Juan, Jr. (with an interview by Dr. Rainer Werning)
Saturday, 07 July 2007
"Huwag po nating payagan na bumalik tayo sa kadiliman at takot na dinala ng martial law. Panahon na upang tumindig at lumaban." (Let us not allow ourselves to return to the darkness and terror of [President Ferdinand Marcos'] martial law [1972-86]. It is time to stand up and fight.) - Senator Jamby Madrigal, "Martial Law in the Guise of Anti-Terrorism Bill," Joint Statement with Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr., Legend Restaurant, Oct 9, 2006 more...

Situation of migrant workers in Europe
Estrella del Pais
25 May 2007
This article was published first @ :: thecaravan.org
Please find below the speech of Estrella del Pais of Migrante Europe held on May 25, 2007 at the conference "In Solidarity against deportation, exclusion and exploitation" during the stop of the CARAVAN-Tour 2007 in Düsseldorf. more...

Generals bare plot to kill militant activists
By Christian V. Esguerra
Inquirer
Posted in the Inquirer website http://www.inq7.net
June 17, 2007
MANILA -- Accused coup plotter-turned-senator Antonio Trillanes IV is not alone in his plan to resurrect the "Hello Garci" controversy and take the Arroyo administration to task for the unabated extrajudicial killings. more...

Defend the Rights of Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Prof. Jose Maria Sison is a Revolutionary Thinker, Teacher, Writer, Peace Consultant, Human Rights Advocate and Activist.
But the US, the Arroyo regime and other collaborating governments unjustly demonize him as a "terrorist" and violate his democratic rights in order to silence and isolate him.
You can do a number of things to help him fight for his fundamental rights against the powerful forces that persecute and constantly threaten his life and honor. more...

Dapithapon at Umaga ng Matagalang Pakikibaka
(Alay kay Jose Maria Sison)

ni Oliver Carlos
14 June 2007
Sa dapithapon ng buhay
may mga pagal na katawan
na nais na sanang magpahinga…
Makaamot man lang ng katiwayasan
ng isipang ginigiyagis ng pangamba
ng takot na malugmok sa kasukalan
doon sa dawag ng gubat na inaring ina
at nagkanlong sa mga tulad nila
na may di-pagagaping diwa…
Sa dawag ng gubat na di kailanman
nagkait ng kanlungan at aruga
sa mahabang taon ng pagdurusa..
sa mapait nilang pagkawalay
sanhi ng pakikibaka.. more...

New Yorkers Call to Defend Joma Sison
Tribute Raises Awareness on Blacklisted Filipino Political Refugee's Rights

New York
10 June 2007
New York (June 10, 2007) -- Filipino and American progressives and local anti-war activists, gathered in Manhattan's Revolution Books yesterday to pay tribute to Jose Maria Sison, an exiled Filipino revolutionary currently in the Netherlands. more...

NDFP Verifies That Prof. Sison is NDFP Chief Political Consultant
and Belies GRP Claim That He Is CPP Chairman and NPA Head

By Luis G. Jalandoni
Chairperson, Negotiating Panel
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
4 June 2007
The National Council of the National Democrat Front of the Philippines hereby verifies that Prof. Jose Maria Sison is the NDFP chief political consultant and belies the claim of the Manila government that he is chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and head of the New People's Army (NPA). more...

Professor Sison Slams Council of European Union
for Rights Violations in 'Terrorist' Listing

Committee DEFEND
1 June 2007
[Utrecht, 1 June] In a press conference Thursday at the international office of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, Professor Jose Maria Sison slammed the US, Dutch and Manila authorities for having collaborated to persecute him since 1988. more...

English translation of the letter of Pastor (Dominee) HANS VISSER
DIACONAL CENTER PAULUS CHURCH

Mailing address: Hang 7, 3011 GG ROTTERDAM Tel 010 - 466 67 22
Visiting address: Mauritsweg 20, Rotterdam Email: info@stichtingksa.nl
Rotterdam, 29 May 2007
To whom it may concern:
Dear ladies and gentlemen,
The Council of the European Union will decide in June whether to keep Mr. Jose Maria Sison on the terrorist list of the European Union or not. On 23 April, the European Union gave an explanation for putting Jose Maria Sison on the aforesaid list, on the basis of which the Council has the intention of keeping Sison on that list. Sison wonders: "Why does the Council of the European Union write a letter where it blatantly repeats false allegations which have been answered comprehensively before the European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg?" more...
click here to view Dutch version of Dominee Hans Visser's message in pdf file

Appeal to Remove Prof. Jose Maria Sison
from the EU List of 'Terrorists'!!!

Committee DEFEND
23 May 2007
For many years already, the Council of the European Union has blacklisted Prof. Jose Maria Sison as a "terrorist". The Amnesty International has pointed out that his rights have been violated, including the right to the presumption of innocence, due process, defense and security from slander and attacks against his moral and physical integrity. And yet to this day, even the Dutch authorities which requested his blacklisting by the Council of the European Union acknowledge that there is no basis to investigate him for any act of terrorism or any other criminal act. more...

PAMANA NG PANAHON
Legacy of a Generation, A Tribute to Jose Maria Sison

Join us for a book reading of......
Philippine Society and Revolution
(2006 fifth edition)
by Amado Guerrero
and
Jose Maria Sison:
At Home In the World
by Jose Maria Sison & Ninotchka Rosca
As the Philippines continues to hit the international radar as the Second Front to the so-called US War on Terror and with numerous international human rights watchdogs denouncing the intensified counter-insurgency tactics and human rights crisis under the US- Arroyo regime, the broadening anti-US interventionist movement in the Asia Pacific region also continues to build. more...

NDFP Human Rights Committee Slams Arroyo Regime, AFP and PNP
for Dastardly Dirty Tricks Against Panay Legal Activists
and NDFP Chief Political Consultant Prof. Jose Maria Sison

By Fidel V. Agcaoili
Chairperson, Human Rights Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
3 May 2007
In every part of the Philippines, the kidnap and death squads of the Arroyo regime, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police engage in extrajudicial killings, abductions, torture and other violations of the human rights of progressive legal activists. Then, the officers and spokesmen of the AFP and PNP accuse the New People's Army (NPA) of committing the crimes through local and national mass media. more...

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. more...

The Arroyo Regime Has Scuttled the Peace Talks
By Luis G. Jalandoni
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel
31 March 2007
Avoiding answering the question whether the Arroyo regime agrees with the report of United Nations Special Rapporteur Philip Alston that the military is principally responsible for political killings, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo makes the false statement that the regime has a standing invitation to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines for peace talks. more...

The Three False Charges of Rebellion
Against Prof. Jose Maria Sison in Negros
Are the Handiwork of IALAG

By Fidel V. Agcaoili
Chairperson, Human Rights Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
14 March 2007
The three false charges of rebellion in Negros against Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chief Political Consultant of the NDFP Negotiating Panel, are the handiwork of the Interagency Legal Action Group (IALAG) of National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales. The charges are part of the 1,500 false charges that IALAG has been ordered to manufacture against Prof. Sison before the May 2007 elections. more...

Much Ado About the Ara Mina Thing
Gregorio "Ka Roger" Rosal
National Spokesperson
Communist Party of the Philippines
4 March 2007
The Armed Forces of the Philippines has sunk so low in an effort at counterrevolutionary propaganda as it tried to make a big fuss about photos downloaded from Ka Joema Sison's own website showing him and Philippine actress Ara Mina, Jano Gibbs and other guests in a Christmas concert-party attended by the Filipino community in The Netherlands. Ka Joema and other NDFP leaders based in The Netherlands were invited as special guests in the affair and took time off their work for the rare opportunity to integrate with fellow Filipinos during the party and participate in the affair. Philippine ambassador Romeo Arguelles and other embassy officials were also present at the occasion. more...

Sison: 'Photos were taken at RP community Xmas party'
INQUIRER.net
Posted date: March 03, 2007
MANILA, Philippines -- It was a Christmas party of the Filipino community in The Netherlands, not the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). more...

Arroyo Regime Has No Intention
of Ending Extrajudicial Killings

By Fidel V. Agcaoili
Chairperson, Human Rights Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
25 February 2006
The concerted negative reactions of the de facto president Gloria M. Arroyo, executive secretary Eduardo Ermita, justice secretary Raul Gonzalez, and Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff General Hermogenes Esperon Jr. to the Alston statement and Melo commission report show that the Arroyo regime has no intention of ending the extrajudicial killings by special teams or death squads of the military. more...

Popular Dutch TV Program RTL Boulevard
Features Case of Prof. Jose Maria Sison

By International DEFEND Committee
13 February 2007

A popular Dutch TV program called RTL Boulevard, which is watched daily by millions of Dutch people, featured on 12 February 2007 the case of Prof. Jose Maria Sison against the Dutch and European authorities for blacklisting him as a "terrorist", imposing punitive sanctions on him and violating his fundamental human rights. more...

Reported Conviction of Prof. Sison for Rebellion
is a Canard, a Pure Invention of Military Psywar

By Fidel V. Agcaoili
Chairperson, Human Rights Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
12 February 2006
Maj. Gen. Jose T. Barbieto, area command chief of the Army's Northeastern and Northern Mindanao Fourth Infantry (Diamond) Division, is reported by some Manila newspapers as having announced that Prof. Jose Maria Sison, together with three women, is convicted for rebellion and sentenced to 12 to 14 years of imprisonment by the Davao city regional trial court. more...

National Security Adviser Gonzales
is a Patent Liar and Puerile Intriguer

By Fidel V. Agcaoili
Chairperson, Human Rights Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
11 February 2006
Once more National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales has exposed himself as a patent liar and a puerile intriguer by accusing the New People's Army (NPA) of planning to assassinate former President Joseph Estrada. more...

From now on, you are a terrorist
How come you are on the terrorist list? And how come you are there? Six points.
English Translation of "Vanaf nu bent u 'terrorist'"
Front Page Article in NRC Handelsblad
by Joop Meijnen
NRC
February 01, 2007
Imagine this. One day you find out that you can't use your ATM-card in the supermarket because it is blocked. Later you are also told that you are no longer entitled to your welfare allowance and that you have to vacate your rented house. You have no idea what is happening. more...

De Uitspraak van het Europese Hof van Justitie in de Zaak Sison
Brengt Ons Terug naar de Middeleeuwse Inquisitie en het Fascisme

Door het Internationaal comité DEFEND
1 februari 2007
Het internationaal comité DEFEND spreekt hierbij zijn verontwaardiging uit over de uitspraak van het Europese Hof van Justitie inzake de eis van Prof. Jose Maria Sison tot toegang tot de geheime documenten op basis waarvan de Raad van de Europese Unie hem op de zogenaamde terroristen lijst heeft gezet en aan zware sancties onderworpen. more...

Judgment of European Court of Justice on Sison Appeal
is Reminiscient of Medieval Inquisition and Fascist Times

By International DEFEND Committee
February 1, 2007
We, the International DEFEND Committee, hereby criticize and condemn the judgment by the European Court of Justice dismissing the appeal of Prof. Jose Maria Sison for access to the secret documents used by the Council of the European Union in putting him in the so-called terrorist list and imposing on him punitive sanctions. more...

Jose Ma. Sison on YouTube, too
By Volt Contreras
Inquirer
Posted date: February 01, 2007
MANILA -- It looks like even founder Jose Ma. ''Joma'' Sison has to catch up with the digital revolution if he wants to pursue his ideological one.
Among hardcore Reds he may be idolized, but nowadays he also needs to be pixelized. more...

Vanaf nu bent u 'terrorist'
Hoe kom je op een terreurlijst? En hoe kom je ervanaf? Zes punten
Op een dag kon José Maria Sison (68) niet meer pinnen. De activist uit Nederland was plotseling een 'terrorist'.
Door Joop Meijnen
NRC
February 01, 2007
Utrecht, 1 febr. Stel, op een dag merk je dat je niet meer kunt pinnen bij de supermarkt. Even later blijk je ook geen bijstand meer te krijgen en je huurwoning uit te moeten. Je hebt geen idee wat er aan de hand is. more...

Gonzales Should Stop Repeating Lies
Against Prof. Jose Maria Sison

By Fidel V. Agcaoili
Chairperson, Human Rights Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
26 January 2006
National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales is clearly telling a lie when he accuses Professor Jose Maria Sison, chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, of being responsible for the deaths of Colonel Rodolfo Aguinaldo and the two intelligence and security consultants of the Arroyo regime, Romulo Kintanar and Arturo Tabara. more...

Communique
of the
First ILPS East Asia and Oceania Consultative Conference

11 December 2006
The First ILPS East Asia and Oceania Consultative Conference was held in Cebu, Philippines on December 11, 2006, with 144 participants from 11 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas. There were 86 delegates from 57 ILPS member organizations in East Asia and Oceania, 43 observers from 37 prospective ILPS member organizations from 8 countries in the region and current member organizations in other global regions, and 15 guests from 8 ILPS organizations from other regions and from non-ILPS organizations. Among the participants were five ILPS-ICC members, of which three are members of the ILPS International Coordinating Group (ILPS-ICG) and two are alternate ICC members.
more...

New Year's Greetings from Professor Jose Maria Sison
31 December 2006
Dear Friends,
Warmest greetings of Solidarity!
Best wishes for a happy and successful 2007!
Onward with the people's anti-imperialist and democratic struggle!
Jose Maria Sison
(Joma) more...

NDFP Human Rights Committee Defends Prof. Sison
From False Charge by Philippine National Police

By Fidel V. Agcaoili
Chairperson, Human Rights Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
29 November 2006
The Human Rights Committee of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) hereby denies that NDFP chief political consultant Professor Jose Maria Sison, who resides in the Netherlands, has anything to do with the reported killing of barangay captain (village council chairperson) Rodrigo Abejuela in far away Barangay Malibas, in Palanas, Masbate. more...

Prof. Sison Was in Maximum Security Detention
and Solitary Confinement in 1980-1986

By Fidel Agcaoili
Chairperson, Human Rights Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
16 November 2006
The Gloria Macapagal Arroyo regime is once again spinning lies against Professor Jose Maria Sison in its desperate attempt to recover from the very recent triple whammy it received from the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce, Japanese Senator Misuho Fukushima and officials of US retail giants for the extra-judicial killings in the Philippines. more...

Ateneo De Manila High School
Class Section 1-G of 1952

Philippine Daily Inquirer
12 November 2006

Most of us finished grade school (up to 1952) in Padre Faura in Ermita, holding classes in quonset huts and in the high-ceilinged rooms of partly destroyed concrete buildings of the old Ateneo. more...

NDFP Human Rights Committee Denounces Rebellion Charge
Against Prof. Jose Maria Sison as Mere Psywar and Nuisance

By Fidel Agcaoili
Chairperson, Human Rights Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
4 November 2006
On behalf of the Human Rights Committee of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), I hereby denounce as mere psywar and nuisance the rebellion charge reportedly filed by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group against NDFP chief political consultant Prof. Jose Maria Sison before the Silay City Prosecutor's Office. more...

Resolution on the Peace Negotiations between
the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and
the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP),
The JASIG, the CARHRIHL, and the Joint Monitoring Committee

International Association of People's Lawyers
16 October 2006
Whereas, the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) have engaged in formal negotiations since 1992 to resolve the roots of the armed conflict in the Philippines; more...

An Update on Sison`s case in the European Court
on Human Rights in Strasbourg

Submitted by
Dundar Gurses of the Netherlands
(As part of the Country Reports to the IAPL 3rd Congress,
We all know about the terrorist listing of Prof. Jose Maria Sison.
At this point, there are three procedures pending: more...

Sison the Poet Sings His Poetry
Poetry in Songs: Jose Ma. Sison Sings His Poems
Produced by the Euro-Philippine Inter-Cultural Solidarity
2006
by Alexander Martin Remollino
Bulatlat
While the album Poetry in Songs is not Jose Maria Sison's "first shot" at having an album, this is the first album where he sings his own poems - set to music by himself together with Levy Abad Jr., Danny Fabella, Jos Linnebak, Tony Palis, Empiel Palima, Chickoy Pura, and Aldeem Yanez - with musical accompaniment by classical pianist Ariel Caces and arrangement by Josefino Chino Toledo. more...

Defend Committee Castigates National Security Adviser Gonzales
for Making False Accusation Against Prof. Jose Marie Sison

By Ruth de Leon
International Coordinator
International DEFEND Committee
22 September 2006
On behalf of the International DEFEND Committee and upon authorization by Prof. Jose Maria Sison, I am issuing this press statement in reply to the latest false accusation of national security adviser against Prof. Sison. This statement also serves as denial by Prof. Sison of the same false accusation. more...

Propagandists of Arroyo Regime are Shameless Liars Like Their Boss GMA
By Fidel V. Agcaoili
Chairman, Human Rights Committee
16 September 2006
For several months already, the propagandists of the Arroyo regime both at the level of the cabinet members (particularly those in Cabinet Oversight Committee on International Security) and the top officers of the military and police have been exposing themselves as shameless liars. more...

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Black Propaganda Intensifies Against Sison on Time for Arroyo's Junket to Europe and Cuba
By Ruth de Leon
Coordinator of International DEFEND Committee
9 September 2006
We, the International DEFEND Committee, expose and condemn the systematic and intensified campaign of black propaganda against Prof. Jose Maria Sison, chief political consultant of the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and chairperson of the International League of Peoples' Struggle. more...

International Defend Committee Defends Sison and Condemns Arroyo Regime for Fakery
By Committee to Defend Filipino Progressives in Europe
03 September 2006
The International DEFEND Committee, which is dedicated to the defense of Filipinos abroad whose civil and political liberties are violated, is hereby standing up and speaking up in defense of Prof. Jose Maria Sison against the false accusation of unconfirmed AFP chief of staff General Hermogenes Esperon Jr. that he ordered the killing and mass burial of 300 people somewhere in southern Leyte province in the eighties. more...

NDFP Condemns Arroyo Regime and General Esperon for Inventing Lies Against Jalandoni and Sison
By Fidel Agcaoili
Chairperson, Human Rights Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
2 September 2006
On behalf of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), I condemn in the strongest terms Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff General Hermogenes Esperon Jr. for inventing lies and making false accusations against the NDFP negotiating panel chairperson Luis Jalandoni and chief political consultant Prof. Jose Maria Sison. more...

Charges against Joma, Satur and Jalandoni are absurd
Ka Roger
September 02, 2006
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today dismissed as "absolutely without basis and completely absurd" the plan of the military to file multiple murder charges against National Democratic Front Senior Political Consultant Jose Ma. Sison, NDF Peace Panel Chairperson Luis Jalandoni and Bayan Muna Congressman Satur Ocampo for the alleged 1980s killing of more than 100 "murder victims" supposedly dug up from a "mass grave" in Southern Leyte. more...

"Mass graves" in Leyte a massive hoax by the AFP
Fr. Santiago "Sanny" Salas
Spokesperson in Eastern Visayas
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
September 02, 2006
The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas accuses the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Arroyo regime of recycling an old psywar routine in the so-called discovery of "mass graves" in Inopacan, Leyte of allegedly 300 summarily-executed victims of the revolutionary movement. This massive hoax desperately aims to cover up the murder by the Arroyo regime of more than 700 activists and civilians to date, by demonizing the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People's Army as inherently evil and inhumane. By resorting to such a wornout psywar scheme to stigmatize the CPP and the NPA, this regime that has become an international pariah because of its political killings thereby seeks to justify and intensify its all-out war, especially the bloodbath of activists and civilians who are virtually sentenced to death as communists and revolutionary sympathizers. more...

International Conference on the Struggle of the People of Nepal For Democracy and Human Rights
Memo Circular
To: Participating Organizations of the ILPS
From: Chairperson
Date: 07 August 2006
Subject: International Conference on the Struggle of the People of Nepal For Democracy and Human Rights
In recent months, Nepal has been the focus of international interest because of the great mass movement that has confronted the autocratic monarchy and forced it to restore the parliament. In this regard, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), which has been leading the people's revolutionary armed struggle since 1996, has declared a ceasefire and forged an alliance with the Seven Parties' Alliance for the purpose of ending the autocratic monarchy and establishing a democratic republic. more...

Sison inclusion in EU terror list may violate rights -- AI
By Nonoy Espina
INQ7.net
Last updated 01:36pm (Mla time) 08/05/2006
THE inclusion of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Ma. Sison in the list of terrorists of the European Union (EU) could violate the exiled rebel leader's elementary basic rights Amnesty International (AI) said. more...

Amnesty International Defends the Basic Rights of Prof. Jose Maria Sison in "Terrorist" Blacklist Case
Issued by Committee DEFEND
5 August 2006
Through its European Office, Amnesty International (AI) issued recently its response to the European Commission Green Paper on the presumption of innocence, COM (2006) 174 final. more...

NDFP Negotiating Panel Arrives in Oslo for Consultations with Norwegian Government
4 July 2006
The Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, led by Chairperson Luis Jalandoni, has arrived in Oslo, Norway for consultations with officials of the foreign ministry of the Norwegian government from July 3 to 6. more...

Bayan: Charges on Sison, Politically-Driven
By Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN)
16 June 2006
Leftist group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said that the plan of the government to file murder charges against Jose Maria Sison is part of the ongoing vilification campaign against the Left. more...

Prof. Sison Exposes Before European Court of First Instance the Injustice Done to Him by Dutch and European Authorities
By the International DEFEND Committee
3 June 2006
In the hearing of Case No. 47/03, Jose Maria Sison versus the Council of the European Union, before the European Court of First Instance on May 30, 2006 in Luxembourg, the judges elicited important admissions from the counsel of the Dutch government as intervener on the side of the Council. more...

International Defend Committee Denounces Dutch Government for Relentlessly Persecuting Prof. Jose Maria Sison
by Committee DEFEND
23 May 2006
We, the International DEFEND Committee, vigorously denounce the Dutch government for relentlessly persecuting Prof. Jose Maria Sison and inflicting on him mental anguish and inhuman and degrading treatment in violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Refugee Convention. more...

THE OTHER VIEW
By ELMER A. ORDOÑEZ
Two nationalist books were launched recently: Bayan at Lipunan: Ang Kritisismo ni Bienvenido Lumbera edited by Rosario Torres Yu and published by the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, and the fifth edition of Philippine Society and Revolution by Amado Guerrero issued by Aklat ng Bayan. Lumbera is a Ramon Magsaysay awardee for literature; Amado Guerrero is Jose Maria Sison, founder of the reestablished Communist Party of the Philippines (1968) and now Utrecht-based chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front (NDF) in the on-and-off peace negotiation with the Philippine government. Torres-Yu is a UP professor and authority on Amado Hernandez’s literary works. more...

A Review of Jose Maria Sison's "At Home in the World"
By GARY LEUPP
Counterpunch
Weekend Edition
June 10 / 12, 2005
Buy This Book!
posted 3 Feb 2006
Just last week, Gen. Jovito Palparan, of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) told the "Defense" Committee of the House of Representatives of the Philippines: "The enemy is everywhere in Samar Island." By "enemy" he meant the Maoist guerrillas of the New People's Army (NPA). Fifty to sixty percent of the population of Samar sympathize with the NPA, added Palparan, explaining army killings of civilians on this island jutting out of the archipelago between Luzon and Leyte. He might understate NPA support. Mao Zedong famously stated that the relations between the Chinese People's Liberation Army and the masses of people should be like the relationship "between fish and water." The Filipino communists seek to replicate the Chinese experience, by establishing limited control over liberated zones that transform peasant life in ways that broaden support for the revolution and allow the guerrillas to operate among the people as easily as fish swim in the sea. The ultimate goal is to combine urban insurrection and the surrounding of the cities by the peasant-based army to accomplish the seizure of power and begin building socialism. Gen. Palparan, known locally as "the butcher of Mindoro," must find the Maoists' successes on Samar deeply frustrating. more...

Sison extradition, a US-Malacañang scheme--CPP
Press Release
Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
13 January 2006
The Communist Party of the Phlippines today charged that alleged plans by the Dutch government to extradite National Democratic Front Chief Political Consultant Jose Ma. "Ka Joema" Sison to the Philippines is a "dirty US-Malacañang scheme" intended to deprive Sison of his status as a political refugee and make him an open target of either the "US terrorists and the fascist Arroyo regime's death squads." more...

Norway won't abide with terror lists vs RP rebs
first posted in http://www.abs-cbnnews.com
By Jaime Espina
6 January 2006
BACOLOD CITY - The Norwegian government said that it would no longer recognize the list of terrorist organizations drawn up by the European Union (EU) and other countries like the United States against groups in the Philippines and abide only by the list published by the United Nations. more...

Presente!: Bisuna vda de Ipong! Jose Ma. Sison!
By Ninotchka Rosca
3 December 2005
Good evening. My thanks to the organizers of this event for giving us space and time to speak about the Philippines - a very small country with an enormous population, which the current government under Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been dealing with in two ways. First, the Philippine government is trying to export as many Filipinos as fast as possible to as many places as possible on earth. This year, the number of people exported from the archipelago has reached 800,000, 74% of them women. The joke is that were the planet more...

The Other View
A revolutionary’s poems as art songs
By Elmer A. Ordonez
Filipino musical artists have rendered the poems of Jose Maria Sison as art songs which, by definition, are "serious musical compositions generally performed by a classical singer and a pianist." more...

Prof. Sison is Exposed to Threat of U.S. Kidnapping but He is Legally well Protected by European Convention
By Ruth de Leon
International Coordinator, Committee DEFEND
16 December 2005
It is true that Professor Jose Maria Sison is exposed to the threat of US kidnapping in Europe and is being subjected to persecution by the Dutch government, including mental torture and inhuman and degrading treatment. more...

Possible Kidnapping of Prof. Jose Maria Sison is Politically Disastrous to the US
Committee DEFEND
16 December 2005
Despite threats of kidnapping by the United States, Filipino political exile Professor Jose Maria Sison is legally well protected by the European Convention on Human Rights and the Refugee Convention. more...

NDFP Denounces EU "Terrorist Listing" of the CPP, NPA and NDFP Chief Political Consultant
National Executive Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
3 December 2005
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) denounces in the strongest terms the continued unjust and malicious listing of the New People's Army (NPA) and the NDFP Chief Political Consultant as well as the recent inclusion of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in the so-called terrorist blacklist of the Council of the European Union (EU). more...

The Storm of Our Youth
Remembrances and Lessons of the First Quarter Storm of 1970 in the Philippines
By Bonifacio P. Ilagan
Chair, First Quarter Storm Movement
Paper delivered on the occasion of the Filipino Youth and Student Conference (Ipagpatuloy: Living the Storm/ First Quarter Storm Campaign)
organized by the Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada/ Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance
Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
November 25-27, 2005
I HAVE BEEN asked to talk about a political Storm in the Philippines that happened 35 years ago. I was in that Storm. I was 19. It was a time to be bold and daring for a cause that became my generation's badge of courage. Like most of the youth activists of the time, the experience was all I needed to affirm for life a dictum: To rebel is justified! more...

The Women of the First Quarter Storm of 1970: Women "Fully Engaged in the Making of History
by Judy M. Taguiwalo
Department of Women and Development Studies
College of Social Work and Community Development
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City
Philippines
Presentation to the Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance Conference "Filipino-Canadian Youth Looking at the Past for the Future"
November 24-26, 2005
Vancouver, British Colombia
Canada
History matters. My generation gained inspiration from the study and rereading of Philippine history and the struggle and sacrifices of the heroes and heroines of the 1896 Philippine Revolution and the Philippine American war not as an academic undertaking but as part of the efforts of continuing the unfinished tasks of asserting national sovereignty and genuine democracy. more...

The Filipino Youth and the Struggle for National Freedom and Democracy: What is to be Done?
"Filipino-Canadian Youth Looking at the Past for the Future,"
By Cherry B. Clemente
Vancouver, BC, Canada. November 21-27, 2005.
I would like to thank the Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada/Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance for inviting me to speak today on a topic that is most important to me and to every Filipino youth in and out of the homefront. You have been effective organizers and gracious hosts of this event. We praise and salute you for having this political and social event of a lifetime. Thank you very much. more...

'Ipagpatuloy - Living the Storm'
Conference recognizes Filipino youth's crucial role in societal change
By Ted Alcuitas
27 November 2005
Vancouver, B.C. - Delegates to an international Filipino youth conference in Vancouver held last weekend concluded Filipino youth play a crucial role in changing society.
In his keynote address from the Netherlands where he has been living in exile since the early 90's, Prof. Jose Maria Sison said "It is of great significance and far-reaching consequence for the Filipino youth in Canada to link up with the youth in the motherland." Sison is the founding chairman of Kabataang Makabayan and Emeritus Chairperson of the First Quarter Storm (FQS) Movement. more...

Indonesia: The Forgotten Genocide
Invitation From the 1965 Commemoration Committee
18 December 2005
The 1965 Commemoration Committee - Netherlands invites you to a forum on the massacres perpetrated by the Suharto military dictatorship from 1965 onwards. Despite the so-called restoration of democracy after the fall of Suharto in May 1998, the victims and their families continue to be denied justice. The perpetrators of the massacres have not been punished. The civil rights of many of the surviving victims and their families remain curtailed and have yet to be fully restored. It is the aim of the 1965 Commemoration Committee to generate international solidarity for the Indonesian people in their quest for justice and restitution. more...

New CD album of Songs from the Poems of Jose Maria Sison
Played in various popular styles
By young Filipino singers and musicians
Produced by Kodao Productions in Manila.
Please order from the International Information Office in Utrecht.
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Statement of Prof. Jose Maria Sison Before the Raad van State on 23 August 2005
Your Honors:
To this day, I am grateful that this court made a decision in my favor in 1995, to the following effect:
1. That I am a recognized political refugee under Article 1 A of the Refugee Convention and that the claims of the Dutch government against me under Article 1 F are baseless.
2. That I am under the absolute protection of the European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (EVRM). more...

Of Bladed Poems: Songs from the Poems of Jose Maria Sison
The written word of our time is beginning to fail the poets while the human voice soars to take us back to primordial times as an instrument for reaching out to the public more...

"Overt Acts" Seen in Joma's Statements vs. GMA -- Gonzalez
Die-hard palace defender Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalesz yesterday claimed he is seeing "red" figuratively once more as a leftist leader gave his statement via Internet over their stand on President Arroyo's governance. more...

Communique on the Results of the Dialogue Between the Mission of the House of Representatives Special Committee on Peace and the National Democratic Front Negotiating Panel
Utrecht, The Netherlands
27 June 2005
I. The Mission of the Special Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (SCPRU) of the House of Representatives of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (hereinafter called the Peace Mission) and the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (hereinafter called the NDFP Panel) held a dialogue from 23 to 25 June 2005 to explore the resumption of formal talks in the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations. more...

Europe-based Filipino Classical Artists to Hold Concert in Amsterdam, 25 June
Lovers of music in the Netherlands can look forward to an evening of European, Broadway and Filipino classical songs when soprano Rica de Lima Nepomuceno performs with virtuoso pianists Aries Caces and Irma Reyes Galias in a concert recital at the Oud-Katholieke Kerk in Amsterdam on Saturday, 25 June from 1900 to 2100 h more...

Public Forum: the Anti-terrorist Hysteria and Its Effect on Human Rights
DOC Theater
Stadhouderskade 89
1073 AV
Amsterdam
21 mei 2005
14-18 uur
Toegang: € 5,00
Invited Speakers: Rep. Teddy Casino; Atty Jan Fermon; MP Marijke Vos; Dominee Hans Visser
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Openbaar Forum: De Anti-terroristische Hysterie en het Effect Daarvan op de Mensenrechten
DOC Theater
Stadhouderskade 89
1073 AV
Amsterdam
21 mei 2005
14-18 uur
Toegang: € 5,00
Sprekers: Volksvertegenwoordiger Teddy Casino; Mr. Jan Fermon; Volksvertegenwoordigster Marijke Vos; Dominee Hans Visser
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Rewriting History: Walden and His Somersaults
By Felix Rivera
New York City, N.Y. , USA
May 4, 2005
Walden Bello's column, "Wolfowitz and the Philippines: a historical footnote," in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on April 30, 2005 wasn't quite complete or accurate. He failed to mention that the U.S. NSSD (National Security Study Directive) on continued U.S. support for Marcos was "leaked" to him by an American "informant" of his, and he not only put all his eggs in that basket, but purveyed it to the Philippine revolutionary movement leadership at the time as gospel truth, thus incurring some responsibility for their erroneous analysis and policy. more...

We Refuse to be Silenced
book launching of "Jose Maria Sison: At Home in the World, Portrait of a Revolutionary"
By Ninotchka Rosca
Rosca was a political prisoner under the Marcos regime in the Philippines. She was forced into exile when threatened with a second arrest. Rosca has participated in numerous world forums and conferences for human rights. She serves on the board of the Survivors Committee, a network of former political prisoners and human rights activists. She has also been in leadership positions with Amnesty International and the PEN American Center. more...

Experience a Very Special Evening of Opera Arias, Musical Theater Numbers and Kundimans
Rica Nepomuceno, soprano
Aries Caces, pianist
Irma Galias, pianist
25 June 2005
Oud Katoliek Kerk
Ruydaelstraat 39
1071 AA Amsterdam
European-Philippine Intercultural Solidarity
For more details, please contact:
Ruth de Leon
+31 30 2368722
+31 6 24655648
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Songs of Love and Struggle from Andres Bonifacio to Jose Maria Sison
CD Album of Philippine Folk Songs, Patriotic Songs, and Poems of Jose Maria Sison
Rica Nepomuceno, soprano
Aries Caces, pianist
Music by Danny Fabella and Levy Abad, Jr
Arranged and Edited by Josefino Chino Toledo
more...

Walden Bello Questioned and Denounced in New York for Red-baiting Anti-imperialist Filipino Organizations
Based on the report of Berna of New York City, BAYAN-USA
This is a report on our experience during the recent Walden Bello visit to NYC this past Thursday, March 16, 2005 for a launch party /forum on his new book "Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire." more...

Bello exposed in Vancouver, Canada
19 March 2005
Yes indeed, as Mr. Walden Bello predicted, a number of interesting things did happen in Vancouver, Canada. And they appear to have happened to him!
One interesting thing, we're sure for Mr. Bello, was that the what he called, "faceless groups allegedly representing the Filipino community" made their faces and protests known at the doorsteps and inside Mr. Bello's Public Forum held this weekend. more...

The Terror War Targets Maoist Exiles
By Gary Leupp
Associate Professor, Department of History, Tufts University
Coordinator, Asian Studies Program
November 18, 2002
As soon as the Bush administration announced its "war on terrorism" last September, I thought I had some idea of what was coming. On the one hand, the U.S. government had never lucidly defined "terrorism," that most hopelessly vague of "isms." (It hadn't tried to, really, perhaps because to do so with the sort of rigor one might attempt in an ethics seminar, in a college or seminary, would raise uncomfortable questions about U.S. military history, from the Trail of Tears death march of 1838 to Nagasaki and Hiroshima, to the Phoenix Program in Vietnam, to the School of the Americas curriculum; and the record of U.S. association with the Contras of Nicaragua, the Mujahadeen of Afghanistan, Angola's UNITA, the Kosovo Liberation Army, etc.). more...

Letter from Dave Pugh of New York City
March 10, 2005
Walden Bello's charges get a hearing internationally because of his status as a prominent anti-globalization activist and author. Among other things, his latest book advocates "balancing the US superpower by global civil society." This is nothing new. For years Bello has been a vocal advocate of organizing "civil society" to reform the WTO by relying on pressure from NGOs and social-democratic parties (such as Lula's Worker's Party in Brazil). In order to pursue this strategy, Bello has opposed efforts to build anti-imperialist organizations and struggle that can actually break the stranglehold of the World Bank, WTO and other neo-liberal institutions on the exploited, poor nations of the "Third World." As a result, Bello and Focus on the Global South, which he directs, are funded by Western foundations and other elite sources. more...

ILPS Call to Action for March 19 & 20 Global Protests Against the US Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle
March 1, 2005
It is clear that the US and British imperialists are war criminals. Under the barbaric doctrine of preemptive war, they have attacked a country by lying and falsely claiming that it poses an imminent threat to them, that it has weapons of mass destruction and has links with the Al Qaeda. In the process, they have slaughtered more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians and have imposed on the entire Iraqi people intolerable conditions, consequent to the massive destruction of the social infrastructure, industries and other means of employment and livelihood.more...

The Walden Bello - CPP Controversy with Introduction by David Pugh
Below is the first part of the email circulated by Steve Ault to these lists about the "Bello-CPP controversy." In the interest of fairness and clarity, I've attached detailed letters by Walden Bello and Jose Maria Sison in which they state their positions. I've also included a contextual introduction. more...

Book review: Philippine revolutionary speaks to the world
by Deirdre Griswold
This book appears at a time when the class struggle in the Philippines and resistance to relentless U.S. efforts to reimpose colonial rule are escalating. more...

A Warrior Has No Biography
By Ninotchka Rosca
(text basis of remarks at the book launch of JMS: At Home in The World, Feb. 12, 2005, Toronto, Canada)
My gratitude to the Philippine Women's Center of Ontario and allied organizations for putting together this event. My thanks as well to all of you who took the time to be here. February is not our favorite month in the northeast, what with the cold, rain and generally abject weather conditions. So I know that your presence here today is an expression of support for the subject and co-author of this book, Prof. Jose Ma. Sison. more...

Attack on ILPS Chairperson Serves US Imperialism
Dear Participating Organizations of ILPS,
Warm greetings of solidarity!
We are requesting you to give your support for Prof. Jose Maria Sison, ILPS Chairperson, by sending to us a brief note of approval to the attached statement entitled, "Attack on ILPS Chairperson Serves US Imperialism"
See http://www.ilps-news.com/central-info-bureau/statements/attack-on-ilps-chairperson/signatories/ for the latest signatories or to sign on-line.

BOOK LAUNCH: A Revolutionary Is Not A Terrorist
Jose Maria Sison: At Home in the World - A Portrait of a Revolutionary
Peace Lounge, 7th floor, OISE
Saturday, February 12, 2 - 4 PM
Toronto, Canada
more...

Imperialist-engineered attack on Prof. Jose Maria Sison is an attack against the ILPS and the cause of all peoples’ movement against imperialism, war and plunder worldwide!
By Arman Riazi
General Secretary, ILPS
7 February 2005
Dear friends, participating organisations of the ILPS, all democratic and anti-imperialist organisations and grassroots peoples movements, this is an urgent call to action in support of the person of our Chairman Prof. Jose Maria Sison and the condemnation of the sinister imperialist-backed plots against the cause of national and social liberation in general. more...

Open letter from BC Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
February 3, 2005
We call on democratic and anti-imperialist people to demand the withdraw of Walden Bello from Stopwar.ca's speaker list. The important question is, who is a terrorist? Walden Bello concurs with the declaration by the US, Holland, the European Union, the Philippines and (more strangely) that communist organizations and leaders such as Jose Maria Sison and the Communist Party of the Philippines are terrorists. And he is supporting the demand that Sison be deported from Holland, where he has been living in forced exile since 1986, back to the Philippines to face punishment. more...

Migrante response to Focus on the Global South
By Migrante International Executive Committee
February 2, 2005
As an alliance of people’s organizations composed of overseas Filipinos and their families, Migrante International slams Focus on the Global South’s recent attacks on Migrante and other progressive organizations. more...

Why is Walden so frightened?
By Bagani Dong-ilay
1 February 2005
Why is Walden so frightened
Of a mere diagram
He calls a “hit list”
Which leaves him sleepless.
It drives him to a frenzy,
And attacks the Philippine Communist Party,
On its 36th anniversary
Celebrating its victories. more...

GABRIELA Network Statement Re. Attacks on Prof. Jose Maria Sison, ILPS Chairman
1 February 2005
GABRIELA Network, a Philippine-US women’s solidarity mass organization, views with sadness the continuing attacks on and vilification of Professor Jose Ma. Sison, chairman of the International League of Peoples Struggles. more...

Walden Bello's Intrigues Serves Imperialist Agenda of State Terror Against People's Organizations Struggling for Land, Jobs and Self-determination
BAYAN-USA STATEMENT
February 1, 2005
A recent statement by Walden Bello and Focus on the Global South attempts to generate public concern about their Executive Director's safety. This worry stems from an article published in the Ang Bayan, the official publication of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) which Bello claims to be a "hit-list". In their own statement, Global South lists seven prominent people's organizations as connected to the CPP. Among them are KMP, KMU, Migrante, and CPA-organizations representing thousands of Filipino peasants, workers, and indigenous people-- members of BAYAN-Philippines, which represents the Filipino people's broadest and largest organized struggle for national sovereignty and genuine democracy in the Philippines. more...

An Open Letter to Mr. Ric “Frankenstein” Reyes
January 31, 2005
Mr. Ric Reyes,
As your former comrades who were with you during the First Quarter Storm (FQS) and the later years that became a revolutionary storm overthrowing Marcos and later Joseph Estrada, we have to respond to your malicious lies and attacks against the revolutionary movement and the its leaders like Prof. Jose Maria Sison who is now the subject of your innuendoes and red-baiting. more...

Defend Prof. Jose Maria Sison, the KMP and the National Democratic Movement from the Attacks of Pseudo-Progressives and Running Dogs of US-Imperialism
Press Release
January 31, 2004
Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles – The Philippine Peasant Support Network (PESANTE)-USA vehemently condemns the persistent attacks by pseudo-progressive operators against the national-democratic movement, particularly the Peasant Movement of the Philippines (KMP) and leaders of the progressive movement in the Philippines, most especially Prof. Jose Maria Sison, the current Chairperson of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS). more...

KMP Letter in Response to Focus on Global South
January 27, 2005
Dear friends,
Greetings of international solidarity!
We in the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) write this letter to respond to the appeal of the Focus on the Global South entitled Assassination and violence have no role in civil society (a statement of concern).
It is our position NOT to interfere nor be part of the ongoing matter between Walden Bello and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). more...

A Statement of Concern
Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) May First Movement Labor Center
National Executive Committee
January 25, 2005
A signed statement by the staff of Focus on Global South (Focus), dated 15 January 2005, expresses concern over a so-called “hit-list” of the CPP-NPA (Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army) which supposedly includes Focus executive director Walden Bello and others.
The statement points at KMU as one of those groups “that are associated or working closely with the CPP” and urges us to denounce “and apply moral suasion on Sison and other leaders of the CPP and NPA to refrain from the threat and use of force and assassination.” more...

IBON response to Focus on the Global South
January 17, 2005
Dear Friends,
The appeal of Focus to civil society organizations to condemn the inclusion of Walden Bello by the Communist Party of the Philippines in a list of counterrevolutionaries, which Focus interprets as a ‘hit list’ or ‘death threat’, strikes us at IBON as rather regrettable. It is unfortunate that in the process of addressing its appeal to the global networks as well as the CPP, Focus has dragged along the names of Philippine organizations like IBON as associated with the CPP to have a ‘sense of decency’ to ‘denounce these actions and apply moral suasion…’ It is unfortunate and quite ironic since it has always been IBON’s policy to avoid involvement in the factional debate within the CPP and pretending to be in the know with finality the resolution of such debate, much more raise it as being an issue in the national and international movements. more...

Red-baiting and Baseless Accusations have no place in the People's Movement Official Statement of the Regional Secretariat of the Asian Students Association
January 17, 2005
We write this in the light of a statement released by the Focus on the Global South yesterday January 16, 2005, entitled "Assassination and violence have no role in civil society."
We in the Asian Students Association regional secretariat respect the Focus's position with regards to the ongoing matter between Mr. Walden Bello and the Communist Party of the Philippines. Nonetheless, they could have just stopped there. But they did not. more...

Romulo, Gonzales en Deles zijn wolven in schaapskleren
Comité Defend
Persverklaring 29 januari 2005
Een regeringsdelegatie, onder leiding van de Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken van de Filippijnen, Romulo, en verder bestaande uit de Presidentiële adviseur voor het Vredesproces, minister Teresita Deles en de Stafchef van de President, Norberto Gonzales, vertrok op 25 januari 2005 vanuit Manilla naar Europa voor een zesdaags werkbezoek aan Nederland, Brussel, Luxemburg en Noorwegen. Zij wil de machthebbers in deze landen overtuigen van de inzet van de Manilla regering om te komen tot een vredesverdrag met de Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) en de New People's Army (NPA).
For original article:
http://www.defendsison.be/archive/pages/05/050129wolven.html
(English translation to be posted soon!)

Prof. Jose Maria Sison has a well-grounded fear of persecution
National Democratic Front of the Philippines Negotiating Panel
Press Statement
26 January 2005
It is outrageous for the GRP delegation consisting of Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo, Presidential Chief of Staff Norberto Gonzales and Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles to declare that Prof. Jose Maria Sison “need not fear political persecution in the Philippines”. more...


HUMAN WRITES (4): Deconstructing the USA PATRIOT Act
GABRIELA Network's 4th annual multi-media commemoration of international human rights day with NINOTCHKA ROSCA, SUSAN ROSENBERG, and more....
Friday, 17 December 2004, 6:30-9:30PM
330 W. 42nd Street, 13th Fl., Manhattan, New York, USA more...

Internationale Dag voor de Mensenrechten in Brussel
Solidariteit met slachtoffers van toenemende schendingen in de Filippijnen

Dr. Wim De Ceukelaire
di 14 dec 2004
For original article:
http://www.intal.be/nl/article.php?articleId=379&menuId=1
For photos:
http://www.intal.be/nl/article.php?articleId=380&menuId=1
For English translation

Ninotchka Rosca and Jose Maria Sison’s new book captures Europe
14 December 2004
For immediate release
Already heralded in the Philippines, North America, and in Southeast Asia, the new and controversial book by two controversial figures, Ninotchka Rosca and Jose Maria Sison, aptly titled “Jose Maria Sison: At home in the world, Portrait of a Revolutionary” finally hit European cities. more...

Announcement of Court Hearing

December 13, 2004
The case of Jose Maria Sison against the Dutch Foreign Ministry concerning the issue of laissez passer shall be heard on Monday, 13 December, starting at 1:30 p.m., before the Utrecht court, at Vrouwe Justitiaplein 1, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Mensenrechtendag Filippijnen

10 december 2004
Brussel, Belgie
programma : voorstelling actuele situatie in de Filippijnen, met beelden en met Coni Ledesma (NDFP) / reactie door Jos Van der Velpen, voorzitter Liga van de Mensenrechten / multimedia rond Prof.José Maria Sison, oprichter van het NPA / boekvoorstelling "At home in the world. Portrait of a revolutionary" door co-auteur Ninotchka Rosca (Booker prijs winnares met "Dubbel gezegend" ) / advokaat Jan Fermon getuigt over zaak Sison / muziek met het koor van La Braise / een hapje en een drankje. more...

De Rooie Rat, Politieke Boekhandel hosts authors of controversial new book Jose Maria Sison: At Home in the World, Portrait of a Revolutionary
For immediate release: December 7, 2004
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”. more...

De Rooie Rat, Politieke Boekhandel in Utrecht, the Netherlands to host “A Revolutionary is not a Terrorist” featuring Jose Maria Sison and Ninotchka Rosca

For immediate release, December 1, 2004
On 9 December 2004, the eve of International Human Rights Day, Jose Maria Sison and Ninotchka Rosca, authors of the recently released book Jose Maria Sison: At Home in the World, Portrait of a Revolutionary will be at De Rooie Rat, Politieke Boekhandel in Utrecht, the Netherlands to partake in “A Revolutionary is not a Terrorist,” a program and book signing of the new and controversial book. more...

Community organizations in the Netherlands to host a rare intimate evening with internationally-acclaimed Filipina author Ninotchka Rosca and Jose Maria Sison
For immediate release: November 23, 2004
For Dutch translation
Committee Defend-Netherlands along with Migrante-Europe, Kabalikat, Netherlands-Filipino Solidarity, Pinay sa Holland, Migrante Party List, Kaisa ng Bayan, and PINOY will host a special evening with award-winning Filipina author Ninotchka Rosca and Jose Maria Sison, renowned exiled Filipino revolutionary and poet on 3 December 2004. Themed “Private Conversations with Ninotchka Rosca and Jose Maria Sison,” the evening will feature Rosca and Sison and share their collaboration on the recently published book At Home in the World (Portrait of a Revolutionary). more...

World-class artists rally around exiled professor: Filipino community in the Netherlands to hold cultural evening for Professor Jose Maria Sison

October 16, 2004
more...

PROFESSOR JOSE MARIA SISON at the North West International League of People’s Struggles Conference in Seattle
For immediate release: October 6, 2004
Jose Maria Sison, International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) Chief Political Consultant currently exiled in the Netherlands, will present his thoughts on imperialism and national liberation, this SATURDAY, Oct. 9 at the International District Chinatown Community Center in Seattle, Washington. more...

Vancouver Greets Co-author and "Terrorist" subject with Warm Reception
Monday, September 20, 2004
Vancouver, B.C., -- The Russian Hall in East Vancouver's Strathcona Neighbhourhood was crammed this past weekend as activists (both young and old), academics, church-goers and families revered the accomplishments and principles of exiled Filipino revolutionary, Jose Maria Sison, a so-called "terrorist." more...

Book Launch of
Jose Maria Sison: at Home in the World, Portrait of a Revolutionary
Conversations with Ninotchka Rosca

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2004
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Venue: The Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver, BC, CANADA
B.C. Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines will host a book launch featuring renowned author and activist, Ninotchka Rosca. Ninotchka who is the co-author of the book, "Jose Maria Sison: at Home in the World, Portrait of a Revolutionary, Conversations with Ninotchka Rosca" has won a number of national and international literary awards, including the American Book Award.  She will be present during the book launch for questions, signing, and discussion regarding her latest book on Jose Maria Sison. more...

Who is Jose Maria Sison? New Book Reveals the Man Behind the Label
September 16, 2004
Vancouver - “This book is the chance for the public to get to know who Jose Maria Sison is, and his contribution as a leader in the Philippine struggle for national liberation,” said Carlo Sayo of the Vancouver-based Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance (FCYA). In 2002, the FCYA launched a “Justice for Joma” Campaign after Sison was listed as a terrorist by the US and Dutch governments. more...

Controversial book to be unveiled in Vancouver
Saturday, September 10, 2004
VANCOUVER, BC - A controversial new book on the life of exiled Filipino revolutionary Jose Maria Sison will make its Vancouver debut on Saturday September 18, 6:30pm at the Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Avenue.
The book will be launched appropriately three years after 9/11 while serious questions have been raised about US President Bush's "War on Terror" in countries like Iraq and the Philippines. more...

‘First Woman of Philippine Literature’ to launch latest book in Vancouver
Tuesday September 7, 2004
Vancouver, BC--Internationally-acclaimed, award-winning Filipino novelist and ‘First Woman of Philippine Literature’ Ninotchka Rosca will be in Vancouver to launch her latest book on Saturday September 18, 6:30pm at the Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Avenue.
Jose Maria Sison: At Home in the World, Portrait of a Revolutionary, Rosca’s sixth book, is the newest and perhaps most thorough incarnation to chronicle the life of exiled Philippine revolutionary, Jose Maria Sison. more...

Home With The Revolution
By Ninotchka Rosca
Delivered at the University of the Philippines book launch August 24, 2004
Thank you for welcoming this traveler. This is truly a homecoming as it was here, on this campus, where we began -- members of an intrepid generation marked by a restless spirit, young men and women who set out to remake their universe and in the process, changed themselves. more...

Visit http://www.geocities.com/arkibo06/01-athome/athome.htm
for photos and video clips taken at the book launching.

Book Reviews of
Jose Maria Sison: At Home in the World: Portrait of a Revolutionary Conversations with Ninotchka Rosca:
By Josefa Therese L. Cagoco for Business World Online
By Dr. Edberto Villegas for EDM
By Rosario Bella Guzman for IBON Foundation
By Luis Teodoro for Vantage Point
By By Ina Alleco R. Silverio
By Bobby Tuazon for Philippine Graphic
By Alexander Martin Remollino for Bulatlat

Book Launch
Jose Maria Sison: At Home in the World: Portrait of a Revolutionary
Conversations with Ninotchka Rosca



DEFEND-Philippines, University of the Philippines President Francisco Nemenzo, Jr., the Philippine Collegian and IBON Foundation, Inc.

invite you to a

Book Launch
Jose Maria Sison: At Home in the World: Portrait of a Revolutionary
Conversations with Ninotchka Rosca

August 24, 2004 5-7pm Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines-Diliman Quezon City, Philippines

Ms. Ninotchka Rosca, recipient of the American Book Award for Excellence in Literature, is coming to the Philippines to launch her latest book. She has written five books, including the two highly acclaimed novels State of War and Twice Blessed. Her novels have been translated into Dutch, German and Catalan. Now based in New York, she is one of the best, internationally known Filipino writers.
For confirmation, please call Gina, Mario or Mena at (63-2) 7132729 or (63-2) 7132737 or visit http://www.ibon.org. more...

Booklaunching - Ninotchka Rosca debuts her new book, Jose Maria Sison: at Home in the World Conversations with Ninotchka Rosca
Saturday, July 10, 2004
Visit http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/showevent.asp?eventid=1909

Nagkakaisa Para sa Isang Kaisa, Para sa Isang Kasama
(Uniting for a Companion, for a Comrade)
English Narrative of Hong Kong Defend’s "Kaisa, Kasama; Companion, Comrade:
Celebrating Prof. Jose Maria Sison’s 45 Years of Struggle and Commitment,
Defending His Democratic Rights" more...

Joma Sings: Pag-ibig Sa Tinubuang Lupa
A compilation of revolutionary and progressive songs sung by Jose Maria Sison. This highly anticipated compilation is now available on CD. more...
 

June 16 Off the Press:  Jose Maria Sison:  At Home in the World  (Portrait of a Revolutionary), Conversations with Ninotchka Rosca.
Book launch in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  more...
Book launch in Los Angeles, California, USA.  more...

Of Bladed Poems and Forests Enchanted
Jose Ma. Sison
10 June 2004
Balay Kalinaw
6:00PM
UP Diliman more...

Laws, Labels and Liberation: The Case of Professor Jose Maria Sison
Held from May 28-30, 2004, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Over 150 people from 11 cities across Canada and the United States, along with international guests from Belgium, Hong Kong, India, the Netherlands and the Philippines, gathered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for a successful and lively three-day conference aimed at examining the unjust labelling of Filipino patriot and revolutionary leader, Professor Jose Maria Sison as a "terrorist" by the U.S., Dutch, European, Australian and Canadian governments. more...

KALIBRE 45
May 25, 2004
3:00 - 6:00 pm
UP - Theatre, Diliman

In the Dark Depths
The enemy wants to bury us
In the dark depths of prison
But shining gold is mined
10 April 1978
for campaign updates, please visit website www.defendsison.be
more...

Latest Book of Prof. Jose Maria Sison Launched in the Netherlands

Prof. Jose Maria Sison’s latest book, US Terrorism and War in the Philippines, was formally launched in Amsterdam at the Migrante Europe headquarters last November 28 in a lively gathering attended by friends and supporters. more...

Informal Talks in Oslo, Norway from 9 - 10 October 2003
At the opening of the informal talks between the GRP and the NDFP with Norwegian Foreign Ministry Officials.

Coming Soon! New Book of Prof. Sison US Terrorism and War in the Philippines
Dear Friends,
A new book by Prof. Jose Maria Sison entitled "US Terrorism and War in the Philippines" will soon be available.
Click here to view the announcement of the new book of Prof. Jose Maria Sison, US Terrorism and War in the Philippines, and testimonials of highly respected personages in his defense.
Please put these in your publication, website and/or email dispatch in order to promote the book.
Thank you.
In solidarity,
Ruth de Leon
Committee DEFEND more...

Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Special Guest in Jongeren-Vredeskamp 2003
Ivo Flachet en Lucia Barbé
18-06 - Present
Nog een kleine drie weken en we zien elkaar op het Vredeskamp 2003, dé ontmoetingsplaats voor jonge activisten tussen 16 en 30 jaar oud. Het kamp staat in het teken van het verzet tegen de Verenigde Staten van Agressie. more...

Successful Day of Action for the democratic rights of Prof. Sison in Brussels
by Bert De Belder
Brussels, 5 February – Today, the Initiative Committee to Defend Filipino Progressives in Europe (DEFEND) held a successful Day of Action in Brussels. The Committee was able to mobilize a broad array of people for the defense of the democratic rights of Prof. Jose Maria Sison, who has been put on the EU ‘terrorist’ list. At a well-attended Forum, Prof. Sison’s defense lawyers explained the grounds on which they will challenge their client’s listing before the European Court in Luxemburg. During a brief protest action in front of the offices of the European Council, a delegation of DEFEND handed over more than 27,600 petitions to Greek EU officials. more...

Prof. Sison (Philippines) Goes to Court on EU "Terrorist Listing"
10 February 2003
Last Friday, February 7, Philippine professor Jose Maria Sison filed an application against the Council of the European Union, which had put him on its list of alleged “terrorists”. Sison, the chief political consultant of the National Demcoratic Front of the Philippines and a political refugee in the Netherlands, was added to the EU’s blacklist on October 28, 2002, and again on an updated list on December 12.
more...

The Sison Case: The 'Terrorist' Tag as License For Repression
The Committee-DEFEND is inviting you to a Press Conference followed by a Forum on December 9, 2002.  The topic is "THE SISON CASE: THE 'TERRORIST' TAG AS LICENSE FOR REPRESSION. more...

A forum on: Human Rights and Bush’s "War on Terror"
by The Initiative Committee to Defend Filipino Progressives in Europe (DEFEND)
Saturday, 28 September 2002. more...

Prof. Jose Maria Sison, between Old Catholic Church Archbishop of Utrecht Joris Vercammen and Reformed Church Dominee Hans Visser, at the press conference on the termination of Sison's social benefits on 18 September 2002.

Uitnodiging Voor Een Pers Conferentie
Onderwerp: persconferentie door Professor Jose Maria Sison over de beëindiging van de ROA verstrekking en de uitvoering van de ‘Sanctieregeling terrorisme 2002 III’
De persconferentie wordt op 18 September 2002 van 14.15 – 15.15 uur gehouden in het NDF International Office aan de Amsterdamsestraatweg 50 te Utrecht.
Invitation to a press conference on 18 September 2002.
Note to visitors: To know the current situation of Prof. Jose Maria Sison, please go to Messages and Letters. Read his letter titled "Basic Necessities of Life, Basic Human Right to Life", addressed to the Hoofd of Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid and dated 16 September 2002 and his letter titled "Respect My Rights, Rectify the Wrongs Against Me", addressed to the Dutch Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Finance Minister and also dated 16 September 2002.

The US Wants to Close the Dragnet Around Sison
15 September 2002
Bert De Belder, Solidaire, Workers’ Party of Belgium
With a single stroke, Jose Maria (Joma) Sison, a Philippine political refugee in the Netherlands, is penniless and homeless. When he wanted to pay his bill in the Albert Hein supermarket or for his dentist, he noted that his bank account was blocked. On the 12th of September, he got a letter from the municipal government of Utrecht. It was a shock: the letter announced that his social benefits, including housing, had been stopped. These are all consequences of the latest "anti-terrorist" measures of the Dutch government, issued on the request of the United States. Rumors have it that the US may soon demand for the extradition of Sison. This combines with an international smear campaign in the mass media against him and against the entire Philippine revolutionary movement. more...

Statement of Initiative Committee to Defend Filipinos Demonized by U.S. as "Terrorists"
By the Initiative Committee to Defend Filipino Progressives in Europe
28 August 2002
We, the undersigned, hereby constitute ourselves into an Initiative Committee to Defend Filipino Progressives in Europe (INCODEFPE), particularly those who support the Filipino people’s struggle for national liberation and democracy but who are being demonized as terrorists by US authorities. more...

Outline of Lectures
General Subject:
WAR AND PEACE: A MARXIST APPROACH
for Marxist Summer Summer University

Reading List
General Subject: War and Peace: a Marxist Approach

Reading list for Marxist Summer University

Marxist Summer University 2002
23-28 August 2002
The fall of the Berlin Wall was supposed to inaugurate an era of universal peace. Twelve years later, the world is further away from peace than ever. Irak, Somalia, the Congo, Afghanistan, Palestine, Irak again are only some of the countries struck by the horrors of war. With Yugoslavia, even Europe is not spared. The most powerful country in the world today openly threatens to use nuclear weapons against nations which do not possess them. At the same time, unemployment is still on the increase and living conditions for the masses are going more and more downhill. more...




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