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Activities & Photos, 2001 - Present

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Brief Messages & Letters, 2001 - Present

Articles & Speeches, 2001 - Present

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Letters to Jose Maria Sison





General Subject: War and Peace: a Marxist Approach

1st day topic: Imperialism leads to war

  1. Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism (New York: International Publishers, 1993, 127 pages) / (Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1975, 157 pages)

    (Note: Read the entire book to get the most out of the topic of the first day as well as of all the succeeding topics. Barest minimum is to read chapters 9 and 10 amounting to 19 pages in the US edition.
  2. Lenin, "Imperialism and the Split in Socialism", 26 pages. [Pamphlet, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1979].
  3. Workers’ Party of Belgium, 7th Congress, Imperialism and Socialism: the 20th Century Points the Way to Victory in the 21st Century, theses on globalization adopted by the 7th Congress, March 2002.
  4. Jose Maria Sison, "The People’s Struggle Against War", contribution to the 8th Brussels seminar, May 1999. 14 pages a4
  5. Jose Maria Sison, "Contradictions in the World Capitalist System and the Necessity of the Socialist Revolution", contribution to the 8th Brussels seminar, 3 May 2001 21 pages a4
  6. Jose Maria Sison, "Imperialist Globalization and Terrorism", speech, 18 February 2002. 6 pages a4

2nd day topic: Social-democratic and Trotskyite approaches to the question of war and peace

  1. Lenin, "The Vulgarisation of Marxism by the Opportunists", chapter 6 of State and Revolution, pp125-146. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1976.
  2. Lenin, "How Kautsky Transformed Marx into an Ordinary Liberal", pp. 5-18. chapter 1 of The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1965.
  3. Lenin, "Bourgeois Pacifism and Socialist Pacifism", pp. 177-194, Collected works, vol. 23, August 1916-March 1917. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1977.
  4. Stalin, "International character of the October Revolution", pp.266-77. Problems of Leninism. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1976.
  5. Stalin, "Two Specific Features of the October Revolution or October and Trotsky’s Theory of ‘permanent revolution’", chapter 2 pp. 121-39. The October Revolution and the Tactics of the Russian Communists, from Problems of Leninism, Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1976
  6. Stalin, "The Question of ‘Permanent’ Revolution", chapter 3, pp. 165-78. Concerning questions of Leninism, from Problems of Leninism, Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1976
  7. "Trotskyism or Leninism?", Part III, November 26, 1924,16 pages.
  8. Karl Kautsky, Imperialism and the War. Source: International Socialist Review, November 1914
  9. Karl Kautsky, "Democracy and Dictatorship", Marxism and Bolshevism –Democracy and Dictatorship in Socialism, Fascism, Communism, ed. Joseph Shaplen and David Shub. (New York: American League for Demorcratic Socialism, 1934)
  10. Leon Trotsky, Preface to The War and the International (The Bolsheviks and World Peace)'S%20PREFACE
  11. Leon Trotsky, "What is the Permanent Revolution? Basic Postulates" The Permanent Revolution & Results and Prospects, 1931

3rd day topic: Marx & Lenin on pacifism

  1. Marx & Engels, Communist Manifesto. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1965
    Read the Manifesto and identify the passages that indicate armed revolution and the dictatorship of the proletariat. Also read the 1872 preface and pay attention to the passage pertaining to the question of laying hold of the bourgeois state
  2. Marx "Summary", Chapter 7, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louie Bonaparte (1852), New York: International Publishers, 1963. pp. 118-35.
  3. Marx, Letter to J. Weydemeyer, in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louie Bonaparte, Ibid., p 136-40
  4. Marx, "The Paris Commune", Chapter 5, The Civil War in France
  5. Marx, Letter to Dr. Kugelman, appendix to The Civil War in France
  6. Marx & Engels, 1872 Preface to the German edition of The Communist Manifesto, Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1965, pp 4-6.
  7. Lenin, chapters 1-3 of State and revolution, pp. 7-66. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1976.
  8. Lenin, "The Military Programme of the Proletarian Revolution", Collected Works, Vol. 23, pp. 77-87, Moscow: Publishers, 1977.;/mil/imdex.htm
  9. Lenin, "The Question of Peace", pp. 290-294, Collected Works, vol. 21, August 1914-December 1915. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1980.
  10. Lenin, chapter 1, "Socialism and War", pp. 299-316, Ibid.
  11. Lenin, "War and Revolution", Collected Works, Volume 24, April-June 1917 pp. 398-41. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1977.
  12. Communist Party of China, "Two Different Lines on the Question of War and Peace", 5th comment on the open letter of the Central Committee of the CPSU (November 19, 1963), The Polemic on the General Line of the International Communist Movement. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1965 pp. 221-58.
  13. Jose Maria Sison, "On the Question of Revolutionary Violence, speech prepared for the lectures on Crisis and Revolution sponsored by the League of Filipino Students, February, 1993.

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