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HOSTILE REACTION OF ARROYO REGIME
TO MADRIGAL-JALANDONI JOINT STATEMENT
IS UTTERLY MALICIOUS AND DEPLORABLE

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
15 November 2008
Gloria M. Arroyo through her executive secretary Eduardo Ermita has bitterly attacked the joint statement of Senator M. A. Madrigal, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Peace, Unification and Reconciliation, and Luis Jalandoni, chairperson of the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). The attack is utterly malicious and deplorable. more...

SUPPORT COORDINATED ACTIONS TO DEMAND
THE BAIL OUT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, NOT THE BANKERS

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
21 October 2008
Through our International Coordinating Committee and member-organizations in the US, we the International League of Peoples' Struggle convey to all the organizers, participants and the entire American people our firm and militant solidarity with and support for the National Coordinated Actions to Bail Out the People, Not the Bankers! From October 24 to 27. more...

INTERVIEW WITH PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON,
CHAIRPERSON OF INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF PEOPLES' STRUGGLE

By Noel Sales Barcelona
Bulatlat.com
CBCP News Service
I am currently a correspondent of both Bulatlat.com and CBCP News service. I am currently writing about the "emerging" China, with some information gathered earlier through ABC News Desk - Peking senior producer Chito Sta. Romana. more...

PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON THANKS RAMSEY CLARK FOR SUPPORT
AND PROPOSES FURTHER ANTI-IMPERIALIST SOLIDARITY

Press Statement
International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS)
September 9, 2008
Prof. Jose Maria Sison met with former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark in The Hague, The Netherlands on Monday, September 8, 2008 in order to thank him for his moral and legal support when he (Sison) was arrested in Utrecht on August 28, 2007 and detained by Dutch authorities in The Hague national penitentiary up to September 13, 2007. more...

A year after arrest, Sison’s case in the Netherlands still in limbo
By LOUI GALICIA
ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau
September 6, 2008
It has been one year since the arrest of Jose Maria Sison in Utrecht, Netherlands on Aug. 28, 2007, yet it is still not clear where his case is headed, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau reported. more...

ARROYO REGIME RENDERS IMPOSSIBLE
FORMAL TALKS BETWEEN GRP AND MILF

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
21 August 2008
Contrary to the propaganda issued by the psywar experts of the Arroyo regime, I am not in any position to issue orders to the New People's Army (NPA) to undertake tactical offensives in sympathy with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). My role as NDFP chief political consultant is assisting peace negotiations and not issuing military orders to the NPA. more...

ILPS Decries US Hypocrisy on the Russian-Georgian Conflict,
Demands US Imperialism and NATO to Get Out of Caucasus

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
19 August 2008
The US and its NATO allies have presented a distorted picture of the conflict between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia and Abkhazia. And the western media have stridently acted as the purveyor of US imperialist propaganda. The hypocrite George W. Bush has spearheaded the propaganda campaign by misrepresenting Russia as the aggressor and violator of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia in the current Russian-Georgian conflict. more...

US AMBASSADOR KENNEY IS LYING
ABOUT US INVOLVEMENT IN MOA-AD SHAM

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
16 August 2008
US ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney is blatantly lying by claiming that she was merely invited to witness the aborted signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD), that she was ignorant of its content and that the US government had nothing to do with the GRP-MILF peace negotiations nor with the controversial MOA-AD. more...

Communist leader Sison slams US envoy
By TJ Burgonio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Posted date: August 16, 2008
http://business.inquirer.net/money/breakingnews/view/20080816-155081/Communist-leader-Sison-slams-US-envoy
MANILA -- Communist Party leader Jose Ma. Sison is now accusing United States Ambassador Kristie Kenney of feigning ignorance of a deal expanding the homeland of the Bangsamoro people in the southern Philippines. more...

PRETENSE AT GENEROSITY WITH FULL MALICE
BY US IMPERIALISM AND THE ARROYO REGIME

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
15 August 2008
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has consistently supported the Moro people's right to self-determination. This ranges from the right to regional autonomy in a nonoppressive state to the right to secede from the oppressive state that exists in the Philippines. Even an individual who finds himself or herself oppressed by a state has the right to separate from it. more...

Communist leader lauds freedom fighter Tañada
By TJ Burgonio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Breaking News / Nation
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20080810-153726/Communist-leader-lauds-freedom-fighter-Tanada
Posted date: August 10, 2008
COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES founder Jose Ma. Sison paid tribute Saturday to Lorenzo Tañada, saying the late senator’s fight for independence and democracy remained even more relevant today. more...

ILPS Condemns the Growing Repression in Iran
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
August 11, 2008
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) condemns the recent executions and the rising tide of repression being carried out by the Islamic regime in Iran against its political opponents, especially the militant progressive movements of workers, peasants, students and youth, women, national minorities, journalists, intellectuals and other sections of society. more...

Joma Sison: Arroyo SONA to repeat 8-year-old lies
GMANews.TV
http://www.gmanews.tv/print/109802
Article posted July 28, 2008 - 03:39 PM
MANILA, Philippines - Jose Ma. Sison, chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front (NDF), belittled President Arroyo's State of the Nation Address, saying it would only repeat her annual lies. more...

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF PEOPLES' STRUGGLE
ENDORSES AND SUPPORTS CAMPAIGN TO STOP WAR ON IRAN

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
July 31, 2008
We of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) hereby express our wholehearted endorsement and support for the campaign to stop the war on Iran before it starts. We are in full solidarity with the American people and organized forces that are set to demonstrate in more than 65 cities of the US on Saturday, August 2. We are happy to announce that the ILPS member organizations in the US are joining this historic event. more...

THE LIES OF ARROYO ADD INSULT TO INJURY
BUT THE PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING BACK

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant,
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
July 26, 2008
The fake president Gloria M. Arroyo has such a long record of lying that no one expects her to describe the real state of the nation and indicate the solutions to the problems that have grown terribly worse under her regime. She is ever more determined to lie in a vain attempt to evade responsibility for the extremely aggravated suffering of the Filipino people. But reality cries far louder and clearer than her lies. These add insult to injury. And the outraged people become ever more resolute and relentless in their struggle. more...

U.P. CENTENNIAL CONVERSATIONS
By Roland G. Simbulan
Professor & former Faculty Regent, University of the Philippines System
Jan. 8, 2008
Amid the celebration of the University of the Philippines' 100th year, I am posting this article by Prof. Simbulan to aid us in reviewing the university's role in nurturing a neocolonial and semifedual Philippine society, and to inspire us to continue to struggle for a university that truly serves the interests of the Filipino masses. more...

ILPS: Inspiring Peoples to Fight for a New and Better World
Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison on the International
League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS)

Published on Bulatlat ( http://www.bulatlat.com)
http://www.bulatlat.com/2008/07/ilps-inspiring- peoples-fight-new-and-better-world
BY D. L. MONDELO
Bulatlat
Vol. VIII, No. 24, July 20-26, 2008
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) is today the most outstanding and largest anti-imperialist and democratic formation of global scale. It has attracted to its fold a great number of member organizations, with individual members running into millions, from the ranks of workers and peasants and the middle social strata in various countries and continents. It has become a rallying point because of its well-known resoluteness, militancy, self-reliance and effective campaigns. more...

INTERVIEW WITH PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON
ON HIS OPPRESSION, PEOPLE'S WAR AND PEACE NEGOTIATIONS

By Roselle Valerio
Editor, Liberation International
June 27, 2008
Thank you for agreeing to this interview. I intend to ask you questions about your legal and political situation, the people's war in the Philippines and the peace negotiations between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP).
Part I Interview
Part II Interview
Part III Interview

ILPS STATEMENT ON THE G-8 SUMMIT IN HOKKAIDO
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
1 July 2008
The 34th G-8 summit in Hokkaido, Toyako, Japan from 7 to 9 July 2008 is slated to discuss and reach consensus on issues under the main themes of world economy, environment and climate change, development and Africa and political issues. As their imperialist character dictates, the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia will seek to harmonize their policies in further exploiting and oppressing the proletariat and people of the world. more...

Press Communique on the Third International Assembly
of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS)

By the ILPS International Coordinating Committee
June 21, 2008
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) successfully held its Third International Assembly (TIA) from June 18 to 20, 2008 in Hong Kong. The assembly carried the theme, "Strengthen the peoples' struggle, unite to build a new world against imperialist aggression, state terrorism, plunder and social destruction!" more...

ILPS SUCCESSFULLY HOLDS THIRD INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY
AND ELECTS NEW INTERNATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE

Issued by the International Network for Philippine Studies
22 June 2008
The International Network of Philippine Studies (INPS) is proud to have sent a delegation to the Third International Assembly (TIA) of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). This assembly was successfully held in Hong Kong from 18 to 20 June 2008 . It was guided by the theme, "Strengthen the peoples' struggle, unite to build a new world against imperialist aggression, state terrorism, plunder and social destruction!" more...

TWO GLARING ERRORS IN THE 5 JUNE 2008 DECISION
OF THE HAGUE DISTRICT COURT ON MY COMPLAINT

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Plaintiff
7 June 2008
I am pleased that the District of Court of The Hague in its 5 June 2008 decision on my complaint against the prolongation of the investigation of the false charges of murder against me and my demand for the end of such investigation has done the following: more...

AFP NEWS REPORT IS INACCURATE AND MISLEADING
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
June 5, 2008
The Agence France Presse issued a news report on June 5, 2008 which states: "A Dutch court (i.e. District Court of The Hague) gave prosecutors the go-ahead Thursday to pursue murder charges against Philippine communist leader, despite an earlier dismissal of the case." This report is inaccurate and misleading. more...

REACTIONARY MOVEMENT REPRESENTED BY DALAI LAMA
IS FINANCED BY US IMPERIALISM AND IS CONDEMNABLE

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
20 April 2008
The movement represented by the Dalai Lama is utterly reactionary. It is for the restoration of a despotic and extremely exploitative theocracy in Tibet. Worse, it is an instrument of US imperialism in its dual policy of containment and engagement against China and the Chinese people. It is condemnable. more...

End the Barbaric US War of Aggression
Against the People of Iraq

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
19 March 2008
The US war of aggression against the people of Iraq enters its fifth year and the US sinks deeper into the quagmire. The cost of this criminal and barbaric war for the Iraqi people according to the Oxford Research Bureau is 1.3 million dead, 2 million displaced inside Iraq and 2.5 million more who are refugees in Syria and Jordan. The Iraqi economy and social infrastructure are in ruins. more...

PERSONAL ATTACKS AGAINST PROF. SISON BY HONASAN
ARE MEANT TO SUPPORT ARROYO REGIME

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, Negotiating Panel
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
3 March 2008
Gregorio Honasan is reported to have made personal attacks against Professor Jose Maria Sison in interviews with the Philippine Daily Inquirer and DZBB by accusing him of having issued orders from an airconditioned home in The Netherlands for the Filipino people to rise up against the Arroyo regime and by demanding that Prof. Sison should return home to lead the protest mass actions. more...

Arroyo Regime Should Read
the Handwriting on the Wall

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
1 March 2008
I congratulate the people and the broad united front of patriotic, progressive and ecumenical forces for their resounding success in massing 75,000 rallyists in the inter-faith rally at Ayala Makati yesterday, despite the scare tactics and obstructions carried out by the Arroyo regime in a futile attempt to reduce attendance. more...

The Magnitude of the Protest Mass Actions Today
Will Indicate How Close Is the End of the Arroyo Regime

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
29 February 2008
The magnitude of the protest mass actions today will indicate how close is the end of the Arroyo regime. If the level of 50,000 to 100,000 protest demonstrators is reached at the focal point in the national capital region, then we can hope that in the near future we can reach the level of hundreds of thousands or a million demonstrators that will certainly persuade the bureaucracy and the military to withdraw support from the Arroyo regime. more...

The Broad United Front of Patriotic Forces is Determined
to Mobilize the People Nationwide Against Arroyo Regime

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
23 February 2008
I am happy to observe that the broad united front of patriotic forces is determined to arouse and mobilize the broad masses of the people in the national capital region as well as on a nationwide scale, including provincial centers and localities, in order to further isolate the Arroyo regime and cause the resignation, impeachment or ouster of the fake president, Gloria M. Arroyo. more...

Prospects for Resumption of Formal Talks
Are Bright if Gloria M. Arroyo Is Ousted

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
16 February 2008
Prospects for the resumption of formal talks in the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations are bright if the broad masses of the Filipino masses and the broad united front succeed in ousting Gloria M. Arroyo from the position of president which she has usurped through electoral fraud and kept through brute military force. more...

GMA Is Ripe for Ouster by the Broad Mass Movement
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
15 February 2008
Gloria M. Arroyo, the fake president, is ripe for ouster by the broad mass movement of the Filipino people as a result of her record of moral bankruptcy, subservience to foreign interests, brazen corruption and systematic human rights violations. more...

‘I Turn a Bad Thing into a Good Thing’ – Sison
Published on Bulatlat (http://bulatlat.com)
BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO
Bulatlat
Vol. VII, No. 50, January 27-February 2, 2008
NDFP chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison’s listing as a “foreign terrorist” in 2002 brought about the suspension of his benefits and pension, and restrictions on his right to travel. “But I turn a bad thing into a good thing,” he said. more...

INFORMAL EXPLORATORY TALKS CAN LEAD TO FORMAL PEACE TALKS
IF ARROYO REGIME COMPLIES WITH PRIOR GRP-NDFP AGREEMENTS

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
26 January 2008
If it really wants to resume formal peace talks, the Arroyo regime must comply with the prior agreements between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and do away with all the impediments that violate said agreements and prevent peace talks. Informal exploratory talks in Oslo can thus lead to formal peace talks. more...

ARROYO REGIME REFUSES TO HEED CALL
FOR PEACE NEGOTIATIONS WITHOUT PRECONDITIONS

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
24 January 2008
It is lamentable that the Arroyo regime has refused to heed the call of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) for the resumption of formal talks in the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), without preconditions and in accordance with prior agreements from The Hague Joint Declaration of 1992 to the Oslo Joint Statements of 2004. more...

Three Governments Persist in Persecuting Me
By Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
21 January 2008
In quick response to the announcement of the Dutch prosecutor that the preliminary investigation against me would be extended to the middle of this year, I expressed confidence that the charge would be dropped or if not that I would certainly win the case in court. I cited as basis of confidence the decisions of the District Court of The Hague on 13 September 2007, the Court of Appeal on 3 October 2007 and the examining judge on 21 November 2007. more...

QUICK RESPONSE TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF DUTCH
PROSECUTION OFFICE TO CONTINUE INVESTIGATION
OF FALSE CRIMINAL CHARGE AGAINST ME

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
19 January 2008
The Dutch Public Prosecution Service had the initiative yesterday (18 January) in announcing to the press and the public that it would continue up to the middle of this year to investigate my alleged involvement in the killing of the military agents Romulo Kintanar and Arturo Tabara in 2003 and 2004, respectively. more...

ARROYO REGIME AND ITS MILITARY AND POLICE HENCHMEN
ARE MAKING UP SCARE STORIES TO JUSTIFY VIOLENCE
AND SUPPRESS THE PEOPLE'S RIGHTS AND PRESS FREEDOM

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
19 January 2008
The Arroyo regime and its military and police henchmen are making up scare stories about violent schemes of "destabilization" and "military coup" in order to whip up the psychological atmosphere for the violation of the people's right to speak and assemble and the freedom of the press and in order to justify the use of state violence against the impending legal and peaceful mass protests of the people. more...

ARROYO REGIME IS OBSESSED WITH MILITARY FORCE
AND IGNORES PROPOSALS FOR EXPLORATORY TALKS

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
12 January 2008
Gregorio "Ka Roger" Rosal, spokesperson of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), debunked recently the false claims of the Arroyo regime and its military henchmen that the reactionary armed forces had destroyed 13 guerrilla fronts in 2007 and reduced the total number of guerrilla fronts to only 87 and the fighters of the New People's Army (NPA) to less than 6000. more...

State of UP Activism During Your Time
by Reyna Tabbada, Bulatlat
Interview with Professor Jose Maria Sison
January 8, 2008
Reyna Tabbada (RT): Describe the atmosphere of activism in UP during your time: what are the major beliefs or ideologies that fuel the student protest movement? How did the different elements of society, from the masses to the well-off families, embrace and/or reject these developments? more...

Expect Worse Economic Conditions in 2008
Fight Back News Service
Prof. Jose Maria Sison, chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, declared today his expectations of worse economic conditions in the Philippines in 2008. His discussion of these bleak prospects followed up his previous expose of the degradation of the Philippine economy by the Arroyo regime in line with the US-dictated policy of “neoliberal” globalization. more...

ILPS Condemns Arrest of People's March Editor Govindan Kutty
Demands his Immediate and Unconditional Release

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
2 January 2008
On December 19, 2007, the editor of People's March Govindan Kutty was arrested and put in jail by the Kerala police. He was subjected to long and harsh interrogation for a whole day. The police later filed false charges against him and in protest against this Kutty has gone on a hunger strike. Because of his age, the hunger strike places his life in danger. more...

Joma Sison belies claim of rosy economy
Breaking News / Nation
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view_article.php?article_id=109852
By Jerome Aning
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Posted date: January 01, 2008
THE COMMUNIST Party of the Philippines on Tuesday took a swipe at Malacañang's repeated claims of a rosy economy, saying ordinary Filipinos faced more economic and social suffering in 2008. more...

NDFP CHIEF POLITICAL CONSULTANT EXPECTS
WORSE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN 2008

Press Release
January 1, 2008
Prof. Jose Maria Sison, chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, declared today his expectations of worse economic conditions in the Philippines in 2008. His discussion of these bleak prospects followed up his previous expose of the degradation of the Philippine economy by the Arroyo regime in line with the US-dictated policy of "neoliberal" globalization. more...

Economic, social woes to stay in '08 - Joma Sison
GMANews.TV
Article posted December 31, 2007 - 10:29 AM
Despite Malacañang's repeated claims of a rosy economy, the ordinary Filipino will still face economic and social sufferings in 2008, Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison said Sunday night. more...

Gloria's claim of economic growth a pack of lies - NDF
By Gerry Baldo and Sherwin C. Olaes
The Daily Tribune
31 December 2007
The National Democratic Front (NDF) yesterday accused President Arroyo of lying to the Filipino people about her alleged role in stirring the country into joining the ranks of developed economies. more...

JOMA SISON SLAMS ARROYO
FOR LYING ABOUT THE ECONOMIC SITUATION

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
31 December 2007
Prof. Jose Maria Sison, chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, slammed Gloria M. Arroyo for lying about the Philippine economic situation by claiming that she is propelling the Philippines to become a "first world country". more...

Arroyo's Bankrupt and Deceptive Economic Policy
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
30 December 2007
Gloria M. Arroyo, the fake president, keeps on babbling that her regime is propelling the Philippines to become a "first world country". She is obviously lying. more...

Sison: 'Cultural activities' to mark CPP 39th anniversary
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?StoryId=103509
National (as of 12/26/2007 12:45 PM)
The founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines said Wednesday communist guerillas will hold "cultural activities" to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the movement. more...

39th Anniversary : Joma Sison recalls birth of CPP in Alaminos
By Gabriel Cardinoza
Philippine Daily Inquirer
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20071226-108822/Joma_Sison_recalls_birth_of_CPP_in_Alaminos
Posted date: December 26, 2007
ALAMINOS CITY, Philippines--The Communist Party of the Philippines marks its 39th anniversary Wednesday, but few residents of this bustling coastal city in western Pangasinan know that the CPP was born in one of their upland barangay or villages. more...

Why the Arroyo Regime Cannot Destroy
but Causes the Armed Revolution to Advance

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic Front of the Philippines
25 December 2007
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) can best explain why the Arroyo regime cannot destroy but unwittingly causes the armed revolution to advance. But as the CPP founding chairman, NDFP chief political consultant and as a political scientist, I can give some explanation. more...

Why No Ceasefire?
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
22 December 2007
It is understandable why there is no ceasefire between the armed forces of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and those of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) during the Christmas and New Year holidays. more...

ILPS Condemns the Ban on Democratic Organizations
and the Arrest of the Revolutionary Poet Varvara Rao

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
15 December 2007
We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, condemn in the strongest terms the Reddy Government of Andhra Pradesh for banning many democratic and revolutionary organizations together with the Communist Party of India (Maoist), for undertaking brutal repressive actions against the cadres and mass activists of the revolutionary democratic movement and for arresting the revolutionary poet Varvara Rao. more...

ILPS Praises and Supports the Demand
for the Ouster of the Arroyo Regime

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
1 December 2007
The International League of Peoples' Struggle praises and supports the vigorous protests against the Arroyo regime and the demand for the ouster of this regime aired separately by scores of military officers and civilian sympathizers at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati on Thursday, November 29 and by the thousands of street demonstrators near the presidential palace in Manila on Friday, November 30. more...

ILPS Supports the Strikes of Both the Writers Guild of America (WGA)
and the Stagehands of For-Profit Broadway
Against the Biggest and Greediest Media Behemoths in History

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
22 November 2007
The International League of Peoples' Struggles (ILPS) supports both the strikes of the more than 12,000-strong Writers Guild of America and the stagehands of for-profit Broadway over just compensation issues. more...

ILPS condemns Musharraf's declaration of emergency rule
and supports the just struggle of the people of Pakistan

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
6 November 2007
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) condemns the declaration of emergency rule by Pakistan's military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf and the further entrenchment of barefaced fascist dictatorship against the people of Pakistan. We support the just struggle of the people of Pakistan for national and social liberation against the Musharraf fascist regime and its US imperialist master. more...

AP Interview: Peace talks possible, says exiled Philippine communist leader
The Associated Press
Monday, October 29, 2007
UTRECHT, Netherlands: The door is open for a resumption of peace talks between the Philippine government and communist rebels who have been waging a nearly 40-year insurgency, an exiled former rebel leader said. more...

Removal of Arroyo from Power
Can Be a Significant Step Towards a Just Peace

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
20 October 2007
According to reliable sources in the ruling coalition, the opposition and the legal democratic mass movement in the Philippines, the fake president Gloria M. Arroyo is feeling insecure and isolated and is increasingly afraid of being ousted from power before 2010 by a convergence of several developments, which include the following: more...

'Adviser' Sison calls Justice Ministry a puppet of the Philippines
Bart Zuidervaart
Trouw
Wednesday 10 October 2007
The Filipino opposition leader Sison remains suspect of connection with the murder attack in his birth place, despite his release more...

ILPS Supports the People of Burma
and Condemns the Military Regime

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
28 September 2007
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) supports the people of Burma in their struggle for democracy and condemns the Burmese military regime for violently suppressing the peaceful mass protests. It is the sovereign right of the Burmese people to overthrow the military fascist regime and establish democracy under civilian authority. It is further their right to make sure that imperialist powers do not take advantage of the situation to advance their own selfish and narrow interests. more...

La Ligue Internationale des Luttes des Peuples Appuie
le Peuple Birman et Condamne le Regime Militaire

Jose Maria Sison
Président, Comité international de coordination
Ligue internationale des luttes des peuples
Le 28 septembre 2007
La Ligue internationale des luttes des peuples (International League of Peoples' Struggle, ILPS) soutient la lutte démocratique du peuple de Birmanie et condamne la violente suppression par le régime militaire des actions de masse à caractère pacifique. Le peuple birman possède le droit absolu de renverser le régime militaire fasciste et d'établir un régime démocratique sous autorité civile. De plus, il a le droit de s'assurer que les puissances impérialistes ne profiteront pas de la situation pour faire valoir leurs intérêts étroits et égoïstes. more...

Prof. Sison's Press Statement on His Release from Detention
By Jose Maria Sison
Thursday, 13 September 2007
Friends,
Warmest greetings! I am deeply pleased and thankful that the Rechtbank has decided to release me from detention. You cannot imagine how happy I am. It is extremely painful and humiliating to be subjected to solitary confinement and tough interrogation under overheated lamps. The ordeal is acute because I am innocent of the false and politically-motivated charge leveled against me. more...

US-Arroyo regime drives the people to armed revolution
Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
By Roselle Valerio, Editor
Liberation International
26 August 2007
Roselle Valerio (RV): Gloria M. Arroyo speaks of using her remaining years in the presidential palace to leave an unforgettable legacy. In your view, what is going to be her legacy?
Professor Jose Maria Sison (JMS): Her legacy is one of puppetry to US imperialism, aggravated underdevelopment, corruption, bankruptcy, electoral fraud and gross and systematic human rights violations with impunity. more...

Interview With Prof. Jose Maria Sison
By Enrico Piovesana
PEACE REPORTER
Via Meravigli, 12
20123 Milano, Italia
20 August 2007
Enrico Piovesana (EP): Prof. Sison, could you please tell us briefly about your personal and political history, from your childhood up to becoming an "International terrorist"?
Professor Jose Maria Sison (JMS): I am not a terrorist. I stand for principles and actions that are for the benefit of the people fighting for national liberation, democracy and socialism. I am a Filipino patriot and a proletarian internationalist, not an "international terrorist" by any suggestion. Communists are not terrorists. European governments are wrong for following the Bush line that communists, progressive mass leaders, national liberation movements and anti-imperialist governments are terrorists. The imperialist powers are engaged in fascisation on a global scale. more...

Joma Sison Attacks Anti-Terror Law
By Loui Galicia
ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau
20 July 2007
Dear Friends,
Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison berated President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for the Human Security Act of 2007 which he calls overbearing and oppressive, reported ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau. more...

Opening Statement
At Video Conference with Bayan Leaders & the Press
Bayan National Office

Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
18 July 2007
Dear Friends,
I am deeply pleased and honored to be invited to this video conference with the leaders of Bayan and representatives of the mass media. I welcome this opportunity to have an exchange of views with you on major current topics concerning the national and democratic rights and interests of the Filipino people. more...

How to Resume Formal Talks and Have Ceasefire
in the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
17 July 2007
The Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) must address and resolve beforehand certain prejudicial questions raised by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in order to resume the formal talks in the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations. In this regard, the GRP must do the following: more...

On the Concerted Hostile Reactions
of the Dutch Embassy & Arroyo Regime

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
14 July 2007
The Dutch embassy in Manila and the officials of the Arroyo regime have concertedly expressed their hostile reaction to the 11 July 2007 judgment of the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) in Case T-47/03, Jose Maria Sison versus the Council of the European Union. They denigrate this judgment by insinuating that it amounts to nothing and has no bearing and effect on the decision of the Council that has retained me in the terrorist blacklist and has continued to impose sanctions on me since 28 June 2007. more...

Judgment of the European Court of First Instance
is a Victory for the Cause of Justice

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
13 July 2007
The judgment of the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) annulling the decision of the Council of the European Union (EU) to put me in the "terrorist" blacklist is a victory for the cause of justice. It is not merely my personal victory. It is a victory for all the people, my panel of lawyers, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) as intervenor and the International Committee--Defend. They have resolutely and vigorously supported me and fought for justice against my persecution. I take this opportunity to thank all of them. more...

Statement on the Final Decision of the Supreme Court
on the False Rebellion Charge Against Batasan 6 and Others

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
11 July 2007
I am pleased to learn that the Supreme Court of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) has made final its decision to dismiss the false charge of rebellion against the Batasan 6, a number of consultants of the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and others by rejecting the motion for reconsideration filed by the Solicitor General. more...

Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison
on the University of the Philippines

By Prof. Roland G. Simbulan
Professor in Development Studies and Public Management
July 9, 2007
Professor Roland G. Simbulan (RGS): What makes a U.P. graduate unique? Or, what is, "Tatak U.P.?"
Professor Jose Maria Sison (JMS): The U.P. graduate is unique by being part of the cream of the educated elite. He or she is among the brightest and most competent in his or her profession. He or she is supposed to be often at least patriotic and liberal-minded in a conservative or progressive way or sometimes a revolutionary activist along the line of the national democratic revolution, especially since the militant mass actions of the 1960s. Tatak UP na pinakamatingkad ay matalino, mahusay, makabayan at progresibo. (Translation: The most outstanding mark of the the UP is: Intelligent, competent, patriotic and progressive.) more...

ILPS Condemns the Unjust Arrest of Binali Soydan
and Demands His Immediate Release

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
8 July 2007
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) condemns in the strongest terms the arrest and detention on 19 June 2007 by the German authorities of Binali Soydan, a refugee persecuted by the fascist Turkish state. Soydan was treacherously arrested while on his way to the German Aliens Police to apply for extension of his residence permit. more...

Anti-terrorism Act is a License for
and Weapon of State Terrorism

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of People's Struggle
6 July 2007
The Anti-Terrorism Act (Act No. 9372 or the Human Security Act of 2007) is part of the global wave of fascist legislation and state terrorism generated by the so-called global war on terror under the Bush regime of the US government. Aside from being a tool of US imperialism, the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) is a repressive tool of the Arroyo regime for intimidating and suppressing the people's democratic movement and the broad range of opposition forces. more...

ILPS Statement on the Global Forum
on Migration and Development

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
July 4, 2007
On July 9, 10 and 11, the first Global Forum on Migration and Development will be held in Brussels, Belgium. The first day will be the Civil Society Dialogue where the agenda of the next two days' meeting will be discussed. Recommendations of the CSD shall then be presented to governments attending the GFMD. more...

NDFP Position on Ceasefire
and Peace Negotiations

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
3 July 2007
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) maintains the position that the peace negotiations between itself and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) are ongoing because no side has declared the termination of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG). more...

On the General Amnesty, Peace Negotiations,
Human Security Act and Summit of the Supreme Court

Interview by Pinoy Weeky
With Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
3 July 2007
Pinoy Weekly (PW): Good Day! What is your opinion on the proposed general amnesty of the Arroyo's government for all those labeled as "enemies" of the state?
Jose Maria Sison (JMS): The regime is just pretending to propose the general amnesty to show that it is in a high moral and political position. In truth, the regime is immoral and an enemy of the Filipino people because it is treasonous and a puppet of the imperialists, corrupt and exploitative, cruel, it engages in state terrorism and bloody violations of human rights. more...

Hinggil sa General Amnesty, Peace Negotiations,
Human Security Act at Summit ng Korte Suprema

Panayam ng Pinoy Weekly
Kay Propesor Jose Maria Sison,
Punong Pampulitikang Consultant
ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines
3 Hulyo 2007
Pinoy Weekly (PW): Magandang araw!
Ano pong tingin ninyo sa umano'y panukalang general amnesty ng gobyernong Arroyo sa lahat ng mga tinaguriang "kaaway" ng estado?
Jose Maria Sison (JMS): Kunwaring nagpapanukala ng general amnesty ang rehimen para palitawin na ito ay nasa mataas na posisyong moral at politikal. Sa katotohanan, ang rehimen ay imoral at kaaway ng sambayanang Pilipino dahil sa pagtataksil at pagkapapet sa imperyalista, korap at mapagsamanatala, malupit, nagpapairal ng terorismo ng estado at madugong mapanlabag sa mga karapatang tao. more...

On Admiral Timothy Keating's Threat
to Escalate US Military Intervention

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
28 June 2007
Far worse human rights violations can be expected to follow from the statements of US Pacific Forces commander Admiral Timothy Keating that the US is going to tighten its "anti-terror military cooperation" with the Arroyo regime and is willing to escalate the long-running US military intervention in the Philippines in order to fight the New People's Army (NPA) led by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) upon the request of the Arroyo regime. more...

Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison
on KPFK 90.7 FM today at 5pm

Beneath the Surface
with Michael Slate
KPFK 90.7 FM (Los Angeles)
or www.kpfk.org
June 5, 2007, 5 pm
Tune in today at 5 pm to KPFK 90.7 FM as Michael Slate of "Beneath the Surface" interviews Professor Jose Maria Sison. Sison will discuss his persecution by the US and Philippine governments and most recently by the European Union.
When you think of a revolutionary, who do you envision? Some think of revolutionaries as people who fight for their principles in order to create a more just society. Jose Maria Sison is thought to be one of the most revolutionary thinkers and experts on the Philippines. more...

Opening Statement at Press Conference
on Terrorist-listing and Related Issues

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
31 May 2007
NDF Information Bureau, Utrecht,The Netherlands
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Let me first thank all of you for attending this press conference, those who are online in other countries and the Committee to Defend Filipino Progressives in Europe for organizing it. more...

The Stage is Set by the Arroyo Regime
for Intensified Civil Strife in the Philippines

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
26 May 2007
The Arroyo regime has set the stage for intensified civil strife in the Philippines by having used the most outrageous ways of vote buying, fraud and mass intimidation to frustrate the will of the electorate, dominate the "election" of local executive officials and the congressmen and secure the fake president from impeachment. The delayed Comelec count in the senatorial and party list elections has allowed the operatives of the regime to engage in further cheating at various levels and in various ways. more...

Happy About the Release of Satur Ocampo
But Still Indignant Over the False Charges

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
5 April 2007
I am happy about the release of Satur Ocampo from detention, temporary as it may be at the moment. In this regard, I congratulate him for his courage and tenacity and his lawyers led by Atty. Romeo Capulong for their high legal competence and successful defense which should be beneficial to the co-accused who are equally falsely charged. more...

Permanent Peoples' Tribunal Finds Arroyo and Bush
Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
26 March 2007
As chairperson of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I wish to congratulate the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT), the initiators, the distinguished jurors from various countries, the prosecutors, the plaintiffs and coordinators for their resounding success in the trial of the case of the Filipino people against the Arroyo regime and its imperialist accomplices from the five-day PPT proceedings from 21 to 25 March 2007 in The Hague, The Netherlands. more...

False Charges of Murder and Robbery
Are Mere Propaganda Rubbish from Arroyo Regime

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
12 March 2007
So long as the Arroyo regime remains in power, there will be a constant flow of false charges of murder and robbery against me, whenever the New People's Army inflicts death casualties and seizes arms and other military equipment in tactical offensives against the military and police forces in the Philippines. more...

National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales
is Desperately Hatching Plots and False Charges

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
10 March 2007
National security adviser Norberto Gonzales is absolutely wrong and malicious in claiming that I have hatched a plot for sniper teams of the New People's Army to hit Gloria M. Arroyo, himself and Senator Jinggoy Estrada. It is Gonzales himself who is hatching the plots and false charges against me. more...

Charge of Multiple Murder in Leyte is a Patent Lie
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
9 March 2007
Time and again I have denied the repeated false charge by the military that I am responsible for murders in Leyte from 1984 to 1986. more...

Anti-terror Law Will Further Unleash State Terrorism
Against the People, Revolutionary Forces and Broad Legal Opposition

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
7 March 2007
If the targets were only Al Qaeda, Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah, the laws on murder, kidnapping, arson, robbery and the like in the criminal code of the Philippine reactionary government would have sufficed. But the real objective of the Arroyo regime in enacting the Anti-Terror Law is to use it for carrying out martial rule without having to proclaim it and without having to comply with the requirements set by the 1987 constitution. more...

Armed Forces Should Stop Extrajudicial Killings
and Not Deflect Public Attention from These
by Maligning My Christmas Party Pictures With Ara Mina

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
3 March 2007
It was perfectly alright for me to have kodakan (picture-taking), yugyugan (dancing) and kantahan (singing) with the Filipina movie and singing star Ara Mina, Janno Gibbs and migrant workers during a Christmas party. It was the biggest festivity of the Filipino community in The Netherlands. I was invited as a special guest. more...

Alston Press Statement and Melo Commission Report
Hold Arroyo Regime and Military
Accountable for Extrajudicial Killings

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
23 February 2007
The press statement of the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Prof. Philip Alston and the report of the Melo commission put forward important findings and conclusions that hold the Arroyo regime and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) accountable for extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations from 2001 to the present. more...

Anti-terror Act Further Emboldens Forces of State Terrorism
and Further Drives the People to Armed Revolution

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
21 February 2007
Even without the Anti-Terror Act, euphemistically called the Human Security Act of 2007, the US-directed Arroyo regime has unleashed the counterrevolutionary military and police forces on the people and spurred them to commit all kinds of barbarities, including the massacre and massive displacement of people in the countryside and the extrajudicial killing, abduction and torture of so many unarmed legal activists. These atrocities are all in line with the Bush global war of terror and its Philippine puppet version called Oplan Bantay Laya I and II. more...

Demand Release of Crispin "Ka Bel" Beltran,
Condemn Unjust Imprisonment by Arroyo Regime

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
21 February 2007
We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, hereby express our wholehearted solidarity with and support for the eminent labor leader and legislator Crispin "Ka Bel" Beltran who was the first chairperson of the ILPS International Coordinating Committee and is now the honorary chairperson of the ILPS. more...

Panayam kay Prop. Jose Maria Sison ng Pinoy Weekly
Hinggil sa Komisyong Melo at Halalan sa 2007

Pinoy Weekly
Pebrero 4, 2007
PINOY WEEKLY (PW): Prop. Sison, Magandang araw! Muli nais po namin kayong hingan ng ilang pagtingin/komento sa ilang maiinit na isyu sa ating bayan:
Ano pong masasabi ninyo sa ipinalabas na bahagyang ulat ng Komisyong Melo hinggil sa pamamaslang sa mga aktibista at kritiko ng pamahalaang Arroyo? Bakit si Palparan lamang ang inerekomendang kasuhan ng Komisyon at hindi na nagbigay paliwanag kung may kinalaman ba sa mga pagpatay si Pangulong Arroyo? more...

Interview With Singer Joma Sison
By Volt Contreras
Philippine Daily Inquirer
February 1, 2007
Volt Contreras (VC): Magandang araw po mula sa Manila, Ka Joma.
I'm a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer on assignment to do a light feature on your songs being posted on the 'YouTube' website. I'm referring to 'Bella Ciao' and 'Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa.' more...

Brief Statement to Bayan-USA
at Its Second Congress

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
January 14-15, 2007
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I wish to convey warmest greetings of solidarity to BAYAN-USA on the occasion of its Second Congress. We congratulate you for all your achievements. And we wish your Congress the utmost success in paving the way for greater achievements until the Third Congress, more...

Arroyo Regime Violates National Sovereignty
by Surrendering Convicted Rapist to the US

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
31 December 2006
The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) is bad enough as an affront to Philippine national sovereignty and territorial integrity. No self-respecting country surrenders its jurisdiction over crimes that transpire within its boundaries. All patriotic Filipinos demand the junking of the VFA. more...

Bush is the Biggest War Criminal
in Comparison to Saddam in the Period of 2003-2006

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
31 December 2006
US president George W. Bush is clearly the biggest war criminal and most monstrous perpetrator of crimes against humanity in comparison to Iraq President Saddam Hussein in the period of 2003 to the end of 2006. more...

Clarification About News Reports
on my Opinion Regarding Ceasefire

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
NDFP Negotiating Panel
December 23, 2006
Since yesterday, news reports in the Philippines and abroad have made me appear that I am a "communist rebel leader" speaking on behalf of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) about the unilateral declaration of "ceasefire" by Gloria M. Arroyo for four days to mark Christmas and the New Year. more...

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales
is an Irresponsible and Unjust Man

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
21 December 2006
Justice secretary Raul Gonzales has publicly expressed suspicion of the New People's Army for the killing of Rep. Luis Bersamin, Jr. even as he admits that he has no evidence whatsoever to present. He also drags in my name for the purpose of innuendo by accusing me of declaring the all-out war policy which his boss Gloria M. Arroyo has declared and which the Cabinet Oversight Committee on Internal Security is directing so coldbloodedly. more...

Panayam Kay Prop. Jose Maria Sison
Ng Pinoy Weekly
11 Disyembre 2006
Prof Joma,
Magandang araw!
Mabilis ang pihit ng sitwasyong pampulitika sa bansa dahil sa isyu ng Cha-Cha. Niratsada ng Kamara ang Con-Ass; hindi naman pinalampas ng taumbayan ang kanilang pakana. Natakot sa ngitngit ng mga mamamayan ang Malakanyang kaya biglang urong sa pagsusulong ng pagpapalit ng konstitusyon. more...

Democratic-Republican Bipartisan Consensus
Aims to Frustrate the Will of US Electorate

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
9 December 2006
The report of the Iraq Study Group clearly tries to arrive at and promote a Democratic-Republican bipartisan consensus in order to satisfy the US monopoly bourgeoisie, especially the military industrial complex and the oil giants, and to frustrate the will of the US electorate which repudiated the Bush policy of aggression and occupation of Iraq in the 2006 US mid-term elections. more...

Arroyo Regime's Charter-Change Scheme
is Immoral and Treasonous

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
8 December 2006
The Arroyo regime is immoral and treasonous for ramming through the scheme to revise the 1987 charter through a sham constituent assembly of congressmen, excluding the Senate. The fake president Gloria M. Arroyo and Speaker Jose de Venecia deserve the condemnation and opprobrium of the outraged Filipino people. more...

Panayam kay Propesor Jose Maria Sison
Kaugnay ng Ika-20 Anibersaryo ng Courage

Ni Angelo L. Tesorero
Pinoy Weekly
Disyembre 4, 2006
Pinoy Weekly (PW): Prof. Sison, Magandang araw! Idaraos ng COURAGE ang kongreso nila simula ngayong Disyembre 4-6, kasabay ng kanilang ika-20 anibersaryo. Gayundin, idineklara ng pamahalaang Arroyo na 'National Government Employees Week' sa susunod na linggo. Kaugnay nito nais naming hingin ang inyong opinyon hinggil sa ilang mga katanungan. more...

Similar Situation and Prospects of Arroyo and Bush
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
NDFP Negotiating Panel
11 November 2006
In my press statement yesterday as Chairperson of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I described the status and prospects of George W. Bush after losing control over the US House of Representatives and Senate in the US mid-term elections. For committing grave crimes, including the war of aggression on the basis of lies, so many cases of corruption and the assault on civil and political rights, he is liable to be impeached by the House of Representatives and convicted by the Senate. more...

US Electorate Deals a Serious Blow on Bush Regime
as Democrats Take Over US Congress From Republicans

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
10 November 2006
The US electorate has held the Bush regime responsible for its disastrous policies and actions and has dealt it a serious political blow by giving to the Democratic Party control over the House of Representatives and the Senate. Bush is not just a lameduck president for being on the last two years of his second term. He is likely to be a dead duck if the Democrats follow the American people's expectations that Bush and Cheney .be impeached and convicted for their high crimes. more...

Call for Support for the International Day of Action
Against US Intervention in the Philippines

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
10 November 2006
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) calls on all its participating organizations and all its progressive allies to join and support the International Day of Action Against US Intervention in the Philippines on November 21, 2006 initiated by BAYAN-Philippines, a participating organization of the ILPS. more...

ILPS Condemns as Acts of Aggression and Terrorism
the Latest Israeli Atrocities in the Gaza Strip

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
9 November 2006
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) condemns in the strongest terms the massive Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip that has killed and wounded many civilians and wreaked widespread destruction on the homes, mosques and other civilian infrastructure. To maintain its cruel occupation of Palestine, Israel is engaged in further acts of aggression and terrorism against the Palestinian people . more...

Impact of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
on the Communist Party of the Philippines

Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison,
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
By Fernando del Mundo
Chief of Investigative Team
For a Special Report in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on November 9, 2006
1. What is the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall on the Communist Party of the Philippines?
Answer: The 1989 fall of the Berlin wall signalled the disintegration of the Soviet Union and all the revisionist regimes in the Soviet bloc. It has vindicated the antirevisionist position of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). At its reestablishment in 1968, the CPP adopted the fundamental line of upholding Marxism-Leninism and opposing the modern revisionism that the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) had been spreading since Khrushchov came to power in 1956. more...

Sison: People's War Continues
Inquirer
Posted date: November 09, 2006
Following are excerpts from the e-mailed replies by Jose Maria Sison, founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines based in Utretch, the Netherlands, to questions sent by the Inquirer. more...

Proceedings and Death Verdict Against Saddam Hussein
by a Puppet Court are Illegal, Unfair and Invalid

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
6 November 2006
The proceedings and death verdict against Saddam Hussein, president of Iraq, by a court of the puppet government under the US Occupation in Iraq are illegal, unfair and invalid. more...

ILPS Welcomes and Supports
Second Session on the Philippines
in the US and Canada

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
30 October 2006
We, the International League of Peoples" Struggle (ILPS), welcome and support the convening of the Second Session on the Philippines under the auspices of the Permanent People's Tribunal (PPT) of the Rome-based Lelio Basso International Foundation for the Rights and Liberation of Peoples. more...

ILPS Supports the October 28 Antiwar Actions
in the US and Canada

By Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
26 October 2006
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) joins the ANSWER Coalition in calling for an end to the US war of occupation in Iraq and in condemning US war threats against North Korea. In this regard, ILPS has called on its participating organizations in the US and Canada to support and join the mobilizations being organized by the ANSWER Coalition on October 28, 2006. more...

Free Colombian Revolutionary Leader Ricardo Palmera!
US Imperialism, Hands Off Colombia!

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
22 October 2006
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) joins the freedom-loving people of Colombia and other progressive forces throughout the world in condemning the abduction and illegal trial in the United States of Ricardo Palmera, a leader of Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), and in demanding his immediate release. The ILPS demands that the US respect the national sovereignty of the people of Colombia and dismantle Plan Colombia. more...

US Military Commissions Act of 2006 is a Fascist Law
That the People of the World Must Condemn and Oppose

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
21 October 2006
The International League of People's Struggle vigorously condemns and opposes the US Military Commissions Act of 2006 as a fascist law that flouts and violates the universally accepted principles and conventions on human rights and international humanitarian law. more...

Call for International Day of Action on Nov. 16
Against Trade Union Repression
and Political Killings in the Philippines

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
20 October 2006
The International League of People's Struggle (ILPS) calls on its participating organizations and on all progressive forces throughout the world to join and support the International Day of Action Against Trade Union Repression and Political Killings in the Philippines on November 16, 2006. This event is aimed at condemning the intensified attacks being carried out by the government of Gloria Arroyo against the Filipino workers and expressing solidarity and support to the struggle of the workers and the rest of the Filipino people for self-determination, democracy, social justice and development. more...

UNSC Resolution 1718 Provides US Imperialism
the License to Provoke And Attack DPRK at Anytime

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
16 October 2006
UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution No. 1718 condemning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and imposing sanctions on it for carrying out an underground nuclear bomb test does not stipulate any explicit permission to the US and its cohorts to launch an immediate military attack on the DPRK but lays down the basis and opens the way for further sanctions and even aggressive military action. more...

Korean People and DPRK Have the Right
to Defend Their National Independence

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
14 October 2006
The Korean people and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have all the right to defend their national sovereignty and independence, to develop the means to protect themselves, to pursue economic development and seek the peaceful reunification of Korea against the hostile policy of US imperialism and its rabid followers. more...

Arroyo Regime Pushes Anti-terrorism Bill
to Escalate State Terrorism and Install Fascism

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
13 October 2006
Under the Bush administration, the US has used 9/11 to whip up war hysteria, feed the US military-industrial complex with fat contracts, adopt repressive laws like the USA PATRIOT Act and the Military Commissions Act 2006, unleash wars of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq and promote state terrorism and fascism on a global scale, all in the name of a permanent and preemptive "war on terror", which is in fact an imperialist war of terror. more...

Interview with Professor Jose Ma. Sison
About Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines

By Masaru Takagi
Manila Bureau Chief
Nippon Hoso Kyosai (NHK)
E-mail interview prior to videocam interview
October 6, 2006
Masaru Takagi (MT): In several statements, the National Democratic Front has repeatedly named President Arroyo as behind the extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances. What led NDF to arrive at such conclusion? What will the Arroyo government gain or achieve to gain from these?
Professor Jose Maria Sison (JMS): The National Democratic of the Philippines (NDFP) has come to the conclusion that she is behind the extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations on the basis of the facts, including the following: more...

ILPS Condemns Brutal Attacks by Turkish Regime
and Supports the Struggle of Turkish People

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
30 September 2006
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) is in firm solidarity with the people of Turkey and strongly condemns the recent brutal attacks and bombing by the Turkish regime against them for daring to stand up for their rights and to oppose the sending of soldiers to Lebanon. Such attacks will not deter the militant people of Turkey and Kurdistan from opposing imperialist and Zionist aggression in the Middle East. more...

Panayam kay Prop. Jose Maria Sison Hinggil kay GMA at Thaksin
Ni Angel L. Tesorero
Pinoy Weekly
22 September 2006
Angel L. Tesorero (ALT): Prof. Sison, magandang araw! Ginulantang ang mundo ng matagumpay na paglulunsad ng kudeta ng militar ng Thailand habang nasa UN ang kanilang punong ministro na si Thaksin. Halos kasabay ng panawagang patalsikin sa puwesto si Thaksin ang pagpapatalsik din kay Pangulong Arroyo. Gusto ho namin kayong hingan ng pagtingin/analisis sa nangyari sa Thailand at iugnay ito sa sitwasyon sa ating bansa. May papel po kaya ang US sa nangyari sa Thailand?
Prop. Jose Maria Sison (JMS): Parehong sukdulang arogante, korap, mapagsamantala, malupit at sinungaling sina GMA at Thaksin. Parehong hiwalay na hiwalay sila sa mga mamamayan. Gusto silang ibagsak ng mga mamamayan. Mas may relative autonomy mula sa US ang Hari at mga military officers ng Thailand kaysa sa mga military officers ng reaksiyonaryong gobyerno ng Pilipinas. Kung nagkasundo ang Hari at military officers na ibagsak ang Prime Minister at gobyerno niya, tiyak na matutuloy ang pagbagsak at hindi na kailangan ang pakikialam ng US. more...

Arroyo Cannot be Expected to Comply with Memorandum of Amnesty International
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
16 September 2006
Driven by self-interest and malice, Gloria M. Arroyo cannot be expected to comply with the memorandum of the Amnesty International for ensuring that the Melo commission is transparent, its investigation is independently conducted and leads to accountability and justice for the victims, in accordance with international standards and principles of inquiry for independent commissions on human rights violations. more...

US Terrorism is Far Bigger and Worse Than Al Qaida Terrorism in 9/11
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
10 September 2006
Five years have passed since 9/11. But the US has failed to get Osama bin Laden and destroy Al Qaida. It took less time for the Allies to defeat the Axis powers headed by Nazi Germany in World War II. However, the US has used 9/11 to carry out propaganda campaigns aimed at scaring and deceiving the American and other peoples of the world. It has enacted repressive laws, stepped up military production, unleashed wars of aggression and promoted state terrorism on a global scale. more...

Arroyo Regime Refuses to Heed European Calls for Resumption of GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
8 September 2006
In the last three months, several European governments, human rights organizations and religious institutions have approached the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and urged the resumption of the formal talks in the peace negotiations between the NDFP and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP). more...

I Was in Solitary Confinement in 1984
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
6 September 2006
By fabricating stories like the one about the so-called Leyte mass grave, the Arroyo regime and its military and police minions demonstrate their extreme desperation at trying to draw attention away from their culpability for the extrajudicial killing of 745 unarmed people, the abduction of more than 180 others and other gross human rights violations since 2001. more...

Call for Global Day of Action Against Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines on September 21, 2006
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
22 August 2006
On September 21, 2006, the Filipino people will remember the imposition of martial law and a fascist dictatorship on them by Marcos upon the instigation of the US in 1972. They will commemorate their suffering and sacrifices and honor the revolutionary martyrs and heroes. They will celebrate the victory ultimately won in the struggle against the US-directed fascist regime. more...

GMA is Mastermind of Nationwide Slaughter of Legal Activists
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
19 August 2006
Philippine-based and international human rights organizations and fact-finding missions have gone to the scenes of the crimes of extrajudicial killings and abductions of legal activists. They have examined all available evidence and the testimonies of surviving victims and other witnesses among the close relatives, neighbors, friends and colleagues of the victims in the mass organizations, churches and professional associations. more...

On the Occasion of the August 12 Demonstrations in the US
Statement on the Israeli-US War of Aggression Against the Lebanese and Palestinian People
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
12 August 2006
We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), strongly condemn the ongoing barbaric attacks of the Israeli military on the people of Lebanon and Palestine. Under the pretext of rescuing Israeli soldiers captured by Hamas and Hezbollah, the Zionist Israeli government has unleashed wave upon wave of air, naval and ground attacks on the civilian populations of Lebanon and Palestine. These unbridled acts of international terrorism are emboldened and supported by US imperialism. more...

Bagman of the Ruling Couple is Faking Persecution by NPA
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
27 July 2006
Everyone knows that former undersecretary of agriculture Jocelyn "Jocjoc" Bolante is running away from the findings of the Philippine Senate that he is the key operator in the malversation of the so-called fertilizer fund amounting to 2.8 billion pesos and the rechanneling of these for vote-buying in the 2004 presidential elections and for the personal enrichment of Gloria M. Arroyo and Mike Arroyo. more...

On the Collapse of WTO Talks
Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
Through the General Secretariat,
International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS)
26 July 2006
The collapse of World Trade Organization (WTO) talks on the so-called Doha Development Agenda is a welcome development for the people of the world. It means that the imperialist powers have been stymied, even if only momentarily, from imposing its expansive agenda of further opening up neocolonial markets. It also exposes the emptiness of the WTO's development rhetoric: the likes of the United States (US) and the European Union (EU) are in the end only concerned about protecting and promoting their respective monopoly advantages, supports and superprofits. The US in particular has once again shown its arrogant and unilateralist streak. more...

Statement on Israel's War of Aggression Against Palestine and Lebanon
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
24 July 2006
We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), hereby strongly condemn Israel and the United States for the recent barbaric attacks of the Israeli army on Palestine and Lebanon. Under the pretext of rescuing Israeli soldiers taken captives by Hamas and Hizbollah, the Zionist Israel government has intensified its wars of aggression in Lebanon and Palestine. These unbridled acts of international terrorism against the civilian populations are emboldened and supported by US imperialism. more...

Arroyo Regime is Trying to Terrorize the People and Justify Assaults on Unarmed Demonstrators
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
23 July 2006
By recycling the old lie that I instead of Marcos masterminded the 1971 Plaza Miranda and by repeatedly claiming for so many days already that the New People's Army (NPA) is poised to infiltrate and attack anti-Arroyo rallies, the Arroyo regime and its military and police minions are trying to terrorize the people and frighten them from joining the demonstrations on the day that Gloria M. Arroyo delivers another mendacious state-of-the-nation address (SONA). more...

Preconditioning the Resumption of Formal Talks with Capitulation is Completely Absurd
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
9 July 2006
It is completely absurd for Gloria M. Arroyo and her subalterns to precondition the resumption of formal talks in GRP-NDFP peace negotiations with the capitulation of the NDFP under the guise of a permanent or prolonged ceasefire that is not based on any agreement on social, economic and political reforms satisfactory to the people and the revolutionary forces. more...

Arroyo Unleashes Her Fiercest Attack Dogs Against Senator Madrigal and the NDFP
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
4 July 2006
It is a good thing that a prominent peace advocate like Senator Jamby Madrigal has visited the NDFP Negotiating Panel and the NDFP chief political consultant in order to explore the possibility of resuming the formal talks in the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations before and after Gloria M. Arroyo exits from Malacanang palace. more...

Why and How the AFP and PNP are Losing the War
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
1 July 2006
Oplan Bantay Laya is now on its fifth year since its formal launching in early 2002. It has utterly failed to accomplish its declared objective of destroying the New People's Army (NPA). It has only served to fan the flames of the armed revolution by subjecting the people to brutal campaigns of suppression in guerrilla fronts and unleashing extrajudicial killings and abductions against the legal opponents of the Arroyo regime. more...

NDFP Must Converse With Opposition Forces Concerning Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
30 June 2006
The Arroyo regime has repeatedly made the categorical declaration that it has shut the door to the resumption of formal talks in the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations and is only interested in carrying out its all-out war policy and pursuing surrender talks with local groups which they expect in vain to draw away from the centralized leadership of the armed revolutionary movement. more...

Arroyo Regime Tries but Fails to Gloss Over its Extrajudicial Killings of Political Opponents
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
29 June 2006
By using the ploy of abolishing the death penalty for the worst common criminals, the Arroyo regime tries but fails to gloss over its extrajudicial killings of hundreds of political opponents. The whole world knows Oplan Bantay Laya is a national campaign plan to attack the people in suspected guerrilla fronts and those who oppose the regime in the legal political arena. more...

Oplan Bantay Laya is Already a Proven Failure Arroyo Regime is Bluffing About Its Capabilities
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
20 June 2006
The Arroyo regime is making it appear that it is unleashing all-out war against the revolutionary forces and the people only in recent days. But in fact, Oplan Bantay Laya, aimed at the destruction of the revolutionary movement, has been launched since early 2002. It is under the direction of Gloria M. Arroyo and her Cabinet Oversight Committee on Internal Security. more...

Fake President is Exhibiting Signs of Extreme Hysteria
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
17 June 2006
Gloria M. Arroyo, the fake president, is apparently under the strain of her political isolation and is exhibiting extreme signs of hysteria by proclaiming that she can destroy the revolutionary movement in the next one or two years by simply providing the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) with more funds and arms. more...

Reported Murder Charges Have No Factual and Legal Basis, Are Poitically Motivated and Meant to Deceive the People
By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
16 June 2006
Several times every year, Philippine reactionary authorities make the propaganda that they are filing charges of rebellion and the common crime of murder against me. But always the allegations are invalid and ineffective because they lack factual and legal basis and because the Philippine authorities have no jurisdiction over my person. more...

Method in the Madness of the Arroyo Regime
By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
21 May 2006
There is method in the Arroyo regime's madness of making me appear as responsible for all the alleged acts of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People's Army (NPA) and for what are actually the most fantastic intrigues that the regime itself concoct such as the lies that I have ordered the accomplished killing of the hundreds of patriotic and progressive activists in the legal arena and the prospective killing of the fake president Arroyo, her top subalterns and opposition leaders. more...

Arroyo Regime is Culpable for Extrajudicial Killings and is Preparing for Bloodbath at the National Level
By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
17 May 2006
The hundreds of victims of extrajudicial executions and forced disappearances since 2001 are well-known critics and opponents of the Arroyo regime at the municipal, provincial and regional levels. They have been brutally attacked with impunity by the armed minions of the regime. more...

Unconstitutional Aspects of 1017 are Knocked Down but Persecution of its Victims Like Batasan 6 Continues
By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
4 May 2006
Proclamation 1017 was based on the big lie that the Communist Party of the Philippines and New People's Army had forged an alliance with anti-Arroyo sections of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the purpose of carrying out a coup d'etat on February 24. more...

Arroyo Fakes the Commutation of All Death Sentences to Gloss Over 556 Extrajudicial Killings Under Her Regime
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
19 April 2006
Gloria M. Arroyo should stop faking that she can nullify the death penalty law all by herself and make a wholesale commutation of the death sentences of more than 1000 inmates who have been convicted of murder and other heinous common crimes. more...

ILPS Supports the French Workers and Youth Against New Capitalist Attack on Labor
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
4 April 2006
For more than a month now, French workers, students, professionals and ordinary people in France, have poured into the streets to protest the new law that allows capitalists to fire young workers without giving any reason. The new law pushed by Prime Minister Villepin, First Employment Contract (CPE), allows employers to end job contracts for under-26s at any time during a two-year trial period without having to offer an explanation or give prior warning. more...

ILPS Extends its Solidarity with the People of the US Against the Criminalization of Immigrants and Intensification of the US War of Terror
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
April 3, 2006
The International League of People's Struggles (ILPS) extends its firm solidarity with the people of the US, especially the millions of immigrants and their supporters who have taken to the streets in order to oppose the "Border Protection, Homeland Security, and Illegal Immigration Act, also known as HR4437. We salute and congratulate you for your resounding success in mobilizing yourselves and standing up for human rights against the criminalization of immigrants and the intensification of the US war of terror against the oppressed nationalities of the Americas and in other parts of the world. more...

Arroyo Regime Kills GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
18 March 2006
Gloria M. Arroyo has the illusion that she can retain political power by drumming up anti-communist hysteria and using brute force against the broad masses of the people and the broad united front of patriotic, progressive and other anti-Arroyo forces. Thus, she has declared all-out war against the Filipino people and the revolutionary forces, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the New People's Army (NPA) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). more...

Three Biggest Lies of Arroyo Regime Against me in Imaginary Military-Communist Coup Attempt
Prof. Jose Maria Sison
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
March 13, 2006
Gloria M. Arroyo and her loyalist retinue of bureaucratic and military psywar operatives continue to spin stories about an military-communist coup conspiracy and coup attempt supposedly foiled on February 24. They are desperately doing so to justify the usurpation of martial law powers through Proclamation 1071 and the continuing curtailment of civil and political rights despite the formal lifting of said proclamation. more...

Uphold the Militant Tradition of International Women's Day
Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International Coordinating Committee
March 8, 2006
In solidarity and with utmost joy, the International League of People's Struggle joins today the celebration of women in general and their revolutionary struggle for emancipation and liberation from imperialism, feudalism and patriarchalism. We remember and honor millions of women who trailblazed and paved the path for women's liberation movement. more...

Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison
by Glenda Gloria,
Managing Editor, Newsbreak Magazine
March 6, 2006
Just a few follow-up questions to your statement on the communist-military tieup. We are doing the full story on what transpired on Feb.21-24. I'd appreciate if you could share with me your insights.
1.) My sources within the rebel military movement insist that the RAM elders held "initial talks" with the members of the CPP central committee principally on the issue of how to bring about a better political system post-GMA. Inevitably, how to go there-- ousting GMA first -- was discussed. Without delving on tactical details, would such talks be against the CPP strategy or tactics? Is the CPP completely averse to any alliance, tactical or otherwise, with what it deems to be probably "progressive" members of the Armed Forces (of course, I'd rather not call Gringo progressive) but I have no better term for the junior officers? more...

Debunking the Big Lie of Arroyo About Military-Communist Coup Plot
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
5 March 2006
As in Edsa 1 and Edsa 2, the officers and units of the military and police of the reactionary government can withdraw support from the Arroyo regime and yet do not carry out a coup d'etat because they do not grab power for themselves and they do not violate the principle of civilian supremacy. They can play such a patriotic role which is needed and welcomed by the anti-Arroyo broad united front and the broad masses of the people. more...

Reign of Terror Continues Despite Lifting of Proclamation 1017
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
4 March 2006
Gloria M. Arroyo has lifted Proclamation No. 1017 in an obvious bid to render moot and academic the complaints filed before the Supreme Court of the Philippine reactionary government against her regime's curtailment of democratic rights and use of martial law powers without complying with such constitutional requirements as reporting to Congress and seeking its approval. more...

Composition of List of People Targeted for Arrest Exposes the Falsity of the Coup Allegation and the Vile Objective of the Arroyo Regime
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
28 February 2006
I have read the excellent report of Sheila Coronel, titled "Government crackdown intensifies, appearing in the February 27, 2006 issue of Inside PCIJ (Philippine Center of Investigative Journalism). The findings of the report can help to expose the falsity of the coup allegation and the vile objective of the Arroyo regime. more...

Charge of Coup Conspiracy and Claim of Coup Attempt are Psywar for Fascist Dictatorship and State Terrorism
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
28 February 2006
It is a well-established and well-known fact that the broad united front of opposition parties, mass organizations and groups of retired and active military and police officers seek to oust the illegitimate, corrupt, brutal and treasonous Arroyo regime in a legal and peaceful way by mobilizing the broad masses to exercise their sovereign will and democratic rights and by encouraging the military and police forces to side with the people and withdraw support from the regime, as in Edsa 1 and Edsa 2. more...

Solving Some Problems in the Broad United Front and Mass Movement to Oust the Arroyo Regime
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
27 February 2006
It is interesting to consider some problems in the broad united front and mass movement to oust the Arroyo regime and try to solve them. These problems are already well known to the public. It has become commonplace for people to ask questions revolving around the main question of why the ouster of the Arroyo cannot be accomplished quickly in a legal and nonviolent way. more...

Proclamation 1017 is a Tyrannical Act of Desperation, Incites the People to Intensify Oust-Arroyo Movement
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
25 February 2006
Gloria M. Arroyo has issued Proclamation 1017 to combine a declaration of a state of emergency and invocation of commander-in-chief authority to call the troops to suppress rebellion. By this proclamation, she claims to have the power to prohibit peaceful assemblies, revoke rally permits issued ministerially by local mayors, order warrantless arrests, suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, and so on. more...

ILPS Call for Global Days of Action Against the Criminal and Brutal US Occupation of Iraq
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
18 February 2006
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) joins all anti-war and anti-imperialist forces throughout the world in calling for March 18-20, 2006 to be Global Days of Action on the occasion of the third anniversary of the US-led war of aggression against the people of Iraq. more...

Was the Left Left Behind at EDSA I ?
Question from Juan Sarmiento Jr.,
Editor, Talk of the Town,
Philippine Daily Inquirer
17 February 2006
It is factually wrong and unhistorical to air brush from the so-called Edsa I the two reality levels of what is loosely called Left: the protracted people's war led by the Communist Party of the Philippines (you may call it the underground Left) and the legal patriotic and progressive forces (the legal Left) of the national democratic movement best represented by BAYAN. more...

Why the GMA-De Venecia Cha-Cha Scheme is Rotten and Harmful to the People
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
15 February 2006
This resolution seeks to whip up an anti-communist hysteria, concurrently with the anti-terrorist hysteria, in order to justify the offensives of the class dictatorship of the bourgeoisie and imperialism against the proletariat and people of the world and in order to reinforce the political and legal infrastructure for fascism and wars of aggression under the pretext of defending human rights. more...

On the Anti-communist Resolution of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples" Struggle
30 January 2006
This resolution seeks to whip up an anti-communist hysteria, concurrently with the anti-terrorist hysteria, in order to justify the offensives of the class dictatorship of the bourgeoisie and imperialism against the proletariat and people of the world and in order to reinforce the political and legal infrastructure for fascism and wars of aggression under the pretext of defending human rights. more...

Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison on the Challenges to the Arroyo Regime
by Angel L. Tesorero
Pinoy Weekly (Filipino Weekly)
January 25, 2006
1) In our last interview, you said that "If GMA (Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo) were to last until 2006, ousting her would be bloody. Some anti-GMA factions in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) share your view. Recently, Presidential Chief of Staff Mike Defensor said that the Arroyo administration would confront fire with fire the armed threat (from rebel soldiers) against the government. What do you think of this?
JMS: The violence will come from GMA and her top subalterns in the chain of command of the AFP and PNP. Those at the top are her collaborators in electoral cheating, corruption, puppetry to the US imperialists and violating human rights. The anti-GMA officers and members of the military and police seek to accomplish a withdrawal of support from the GMA regime. But GMA, Mike Defensor and those in the top command proclaim a "fire against fire" policy against them. This leaves the anti-GMA officers and members of the military and police with no choice but to seek the swift arrest of GMA and her rabid collaborators. more...

GRP Justice Secretary Overreaches From Padre Faura and Exposes to the World his Ignorance of the Law
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
20 December 2005
I was informed that the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) International Office here in the Netherlands had found out that an improperly addressed envelope (postmarked Philippines December 5, 2005) had been perfunctorily slid into its mail slot on December 20, 2005. more...

Ermita and Gonzalez are Engaged in a Crazy Game of Psywar
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
10 December 2005
There are indications that the special operatives of the Arroyo regime themselves are responsible for the shooting of some windows of the LTA building owned by Mike Arroyo and the explosion of apparently "bawang" firecrackers under three cars in different locations in Manila as well as the bomb scare texted to the US and other embassies timed with the visit of US super-spy John Negroponte. more...

Vicious Attacks on my Person Cannot Stop the People's Resistance
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
9 December 2005
For several months already, various minions of Gloria M. Arroyo, including some cabinet members and generals, have been subjecting me to vicious attacks. I have not answered any of these for three reasons. First, competent people have answered them. Second, the attacks are so patently malicious that they are unbelievable and self-defeating. Third, I have more important things to do. more...

Against U.S. Monopoly Control of Information and Communications Technology
(Statement on the World Summit on Information Society)
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
16 November 2005
The arrogance and drive for profit of the United States and other monopolists of information and communications technology (ICT) are well exposed in the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS). The impositions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and World Intellectual Property Organizations render inutile any high-sounding rhetoric about freedom and equity in the WSIS Declaration of Principles. more...

Massacre of 17 Political Activists in Turkey is an Act of Terrorism by the Turkish State
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
20 September 2005
Last June 17, seventeen Turkish political activists, several of them had lived in Germany and the Netherlands and had acquired citizenships and residencies in these countries, went back to Turkey to attend a political meeting. As they gathered to hold their meeting, according to reports, helicopter gunships backed by some 2,000 Turkish ground troops attacked the meeting with rockets and gunfire. Most of the activists died instantly, while several were reported to have died later from their wounds. more...

Reform of UN Security Council Seeks to Reinforce Imperialist System of Aggression and Plunder
Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
14 September 2005
Among the issues to be taken up at the UN World Summit from September 14 to 16 in New York is reform of the UN Security Council. While talk of reforming the Security Council has been going on since a long time ago, it was only in 1992 that serious steps were taken with a resolution by the Non-Aligned Movement calling for reform of the Security Council, followed by a resolution of the General Assembly asking the Secretary General to ask member states for written comments on Council reform. But the US and the imperialist powers with veto power in the UN Security Council and with financial control over the UN will allow only that of kind of reform which reinforces and favors the interests of imperialism against the people of the world and the client states. more...

Support the Sept. 24 Mass Actions to Demand the End of US Occupation of Iraq and of US Military Intervention Elsewhere
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
13 September 2005
We call on the ILPS participating organizations in the US to mobilize their forces for the national march and the mass actions in other cities. We call on the ILPS participating organizations in South America, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe to support the mass actions in the US by publicizing them, taking up the issues in meetings and sending solidarity messages to all concerned. more...

UN Seccurity Council and Peacebuilding Commission are Instruments of Imperialist Aggression and Plunder
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
13 September, 2005
The UN World Summit on September 14 to 16 has a pretentious and deceptive agenda, from supposedly solving global poverty, debt and development to reforming the UN's two major organs - the Security Council (SC) and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). However, the real objective of US imperialism and its allies is to give United Nations (UN) imprimatur to the US invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan through the creation of a Peacebuilding Commission. This is consistent with the role that the UN has played throughout much of its sixty-year history: an instrument to window-dress the bullying by the "great powers," notably the United States, of small and weaker developing states. more...

ILPS Denounces U.N. Millennium Development Goals as Scheme to Aggravate Imperialist Plunder and Poverty
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
12 September 2005
Far from promoting global economic and social justice, the MDGs is a shrewd scheme of the imperialist powers to distract attention from structural issues that are the root cause of the chronic and worsening poverty which afflicts billions of people around the world today. Worse, the MDGs is being used to promote the same policy prescriptions of imperialist globalization that have hastened and aggravated the massive destruction of livelihood and economic opportunities in poor countries where more than 1 billion people are forced to survive on less than US$1 a day. more...

From 9-11 to Katrina
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
11 September 2005
Since September 11, 2001, we have witnessed three types of terrorism wreaking havoc on the lives of the people. According to order of gravity, these are the imperialist wars of aggression of the US and its allies against Afghanistan and then against Iraq, the terrorism of states inspired by the USA PATRIOT Act and, of course, the nongovernmental terrorism which killed 2752 people on 9-11. more...

On the Proposed Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism
Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
11 September 2005
The proposed Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) will be one more weapon of US imperialism for oppressing under the guise of combating terrorism persons and groups fighting for national liberation and social justice. It is principally a legal cover for the United States to intervene in the domestic affairs of other states. Articles 3 and 6 of the current draft legally allow the United States in conducting its "war on terror" to extend its police activities to all parts of the globe. more...

GRP Should Accept NDFP Proposal of 10-Point Concise Agreement for Immediate Just Peace
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
August 28, 2005
The time study made by the Philippine Peace Center shows clearly that since 1992 the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) has been responsible for so many delays, due to declarations of termination, collapse and indefinite suspension, in previous periods of preliminary talks (1992-1995) and formal talks (from 1995 onwards) in the peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (GRP). more...

Q and A with Cosain Naga
August 6, 2005
Cosain Naga (CN): On August 08, 2005, the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao-ARMM elections will be held, we all know that the ARMM is a fake autonomy for the Moro people. A genuine autonomy under a semi-colonnial and semi-feudal country like the Philippines would never be provided by a reactionary government under Gloria Arroyo.
Josa Maria Sison (JMS): You are correct. more...

Distinction Between Postponement of Formal Talks and Continuity of GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations is Important
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
August 6, 2005
So far the principal of neither the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) nor the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has given to the other side a formal written notice to terminate the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) and in effect the entire GRP-NDFP peace negotiations. more...

Barbarism and Terrorism of the US in Atom Bombing Civilian Populations
In Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Atom Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of People's Struggle
August 6, 2005
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) joins the Japanese people and all other peace-loving peoples in commemorating the 60th anniversary of the atom bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We condemn these barbaric and terrorist acts of mass murder against civilian populations and the continuing policy of the US to use nuclear weapons as well as nuclear blackmail in carrying out imperialist plunder, wars of aggression and military intervention against the world's peoples. more...

Joma: Peace Talks Merely Postponed
By Vi Massart
The Philippine Star
2 August 2005
PARIS - Communist rebels will continue to hold peace talks with the government, contrary to the announcement of Philippine-based Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) spokesman Gregorio "Ka Roger" Rosal that they have withdrawn from the negotiations, exiled communist leader Jose Ma. Sison said yesterday. more...

Mass Movement is the Key Factor for Ousting the Arroyo Regime
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic Front of the Philippines
July 28, 2005
The broad united front of opposition parties and mass organizations against the Arroyo regime deserves congratulations for having already concentrated 30,000 rallyists at Ayala, Makati on July 8, 70,000 to 80,000 at the same place on July 13 and recently 80,000 to 100,000 at Commonwealth Avenue on July 25 on the occasion of SONA (sinungaling na orasyon ng nanlolokong Arroyo). more...

Prolongation of Arroyo Regime Aggravates Crisis of Ruling System
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
July 17, 2005
As in counting votes, Gloria M. Arroyo and her subalterns engage in dagdag bawas (add-subtract) in counting rallyists. They claim that the anti-Arroyo rally of 30,000 people on July 8 was only 3000 to 10,000 and that of 70,000 to 80,000 on July 13 was only 9000 to 15,000 although some pro-Arroyo journalists concede that it was 40,000 or even 50,000. The July 13 rally in Makati was even more impressive if we consider that the police and military of the regime blocked many of the rallyists coming from Central and Southern Luzon. more...

CBCP Statement and Ramos Scheme Carry Points and Implications Adverse to Arroyo
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
11 July 2005
The Arroyo regime is sinking fast and is so desperate that it is trying to grasp at straws. It hypes both the statement of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and the Ramos scheme to phase out Gloria M. Arroyo from her ill-gotten office in the next few months as endorsements for her to stay in power. more...

ILPS Condemns the Terrorism and Barbarism of Al Qaeda and the Imperialists
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of People's Struggles
9 July 2005
We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, consistently stand in active solidarity with the Palestinian, Arab and other peoples of the Middle East in their revolutionary struggle for national liberation and democracy and we condemn the grand scale terrorism that imperialist powers headed by the US and Britain have historically and currently carried out through plunder and wars of aggression. But we do not condone the terrorism perpetrated by the Al Qaeda even if such is of far lower scale. more...

Arroyo Regime is Disintegrating but Still has a Few Tricks to Play
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
9 July 2005
The Arroyo regime is visibly cracking up and disintegrating under the pressure of the broad united front of opposition political parties, mass organizations, professional organizations, church people, business groups, retired military and police officers and other forces demanding the resignation or ouster of Gloria M. Arroyo from her usurped position as president of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP). more...

Condemn Imperialism and the G8 Big Swindle, Demand Cancellation of All Neocolonial Debts
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of People's Struggles
5 July 2005
The G8 summit scheduled for July 6-8, 2005 in Scotland is being promoted by the big corporate media of the imperialist countries with much fanfare. The G8 promise of cancelling debts of some $40 billion for 18 Most Indebted Poor Countries (MIPC), upon the fulfillment of certain conditionalities, is being hailed as a "historic" deal and a "victory for millions." more...

It is Immoral for Aquino and Others to Condone the Crimes of Arroyo
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
1 July 2005
It is immoral for Corazon Aquino and others to condone the crimes of Gloria M. Arroyo and help to keep her in power. Aquino is the least qualified to advice Susan Roces on the rule of law. She never filed an electoral protest to prove legally that she had been cheated by Marcos. Neither did she undertake impeachment proceedings against him. She became president in 1986 through the successful democratic mass actions of the sovereign Filipino people who ousted Marcos from power. more...

Bulatlat Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison
By Bobby Tuazon
Bulatlat
Bulatlat, a weekly online publication in the Philippines, would like to interview you as a political analyst and inspirational leader of the national democratic movement in the country with regards the current political crisis. The current political situation in the country, which has undergone two people's uprisings leading to the fall of two presidents (in 15 years) and another one - in just four years - unfolding, has created both disgust and frustration among many of your compatriots. Needless to say, the present situation is also opening opportunities for debates and mass protests over what is now appearing to be the most singular question: Is it a matter of replacing a president who has lost all credibility or is it already a matter of replacing a failed system. In this regard, there are at least four major options developing assuming that Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is forced to resign or is ousted by another political uprising: first, constitutional succession; second, a snap presidential election; third, military junta; and fourth, a transition or coalition government. more...

Arroyo Regime Prevents Formal Talks in GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
27 June 2005
The Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) headed by Luis Jalandoni and the Peace Mission of the Special Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity headed by Rep. Satur Ocampo had constructive discussions from June 23 to 27 and were ready to sign a joint communiqué on the evening of June upon the arrival of Speaker Jose de Venecia.more...

Interbyu kay Prof. Jose Maria Sison Tungkol sa Pagpapatalsik sa Rehimeng Arroyo
Ni Angel Tesorero
Pinoy Weekly
Ika-20 ng Hunyo 2005
JMS: Mayroon nang ilang batayang sangkap para sa pagpapabagsak sa rehimeng Arroyo. Kabilang na ang naipong galit ng malawak na masa sa matinding hirap sa kabuhayan at sa mga trigger events ng jueteng expose at tapes, matatag na kapasiyahan ng kilusang rebolusyonaryo na paigtingin ang sandatahang pakikibaka, panimulang pagdaloy ng protesta ng mga legal na demokratikong pwersa, paglakas-loob ng mga opposition parties na anti-GMA, paghahati ng military at paghahati ng dating pro-GMA coalition. Wala pang maliwanag mula sa mga imperyalistang Kano at CBCP. Puede pang 3 to 6 months na pagsisikap ng anti-GMA opposition parties, mga legal na demokratikong pwersa at mga anti-GMA forces sa loob ng AFP at PNP bago mahulog na sa bangin ang rehimeng Arroyo. more...

Interview from Holland
By Ma. Teresa B. Coros
People's Journal
19 Jun 2005
JMS: The Arroyo regime is now in the process of collapsing. Indeed, it is difficult to negotiate with such a regime. The NDFP might simply have to wait for the next administration of the GRP. more...

Ruling Parties Demand Delisting of Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Press Release
7 May 2005
A total of 50 parties and organizations coming from 38 countries, including four ruling parties, demanded in a petition that the Council of the European Union remove the name of Philippine Prof. Jose Maria Sison from its list of "terrorist" persons, groups and entities. more...

Reyes est criminellement responsable de la Kampanyang Ahos
Par le professeur Jose Maria Sison
Conseiller politique en chef du Front national démocratique des Philippines
Cet article est paru dimanche le 30 janvier 2005 dans la section " Talk of the Town " du quotidien Philippine Daily Inquirer.
L'équipe de négociation du Front national démocratique des Philippines (FNDP) a été informée par le Parti communiste des Philippines (PCPh) et le Bureau des procureurs du peuple que Ricardo Reyes fait face à des accusations criminelles reliées à la Kampanyang Ahos (campagne " Ail ") et à d'autres crimes qui ont été commis, et que des preuves évidentes contre lui justifient le mandat d'arrestation ayant été émis par le tribunal populaire.more...

ILPS Condemns the US & Arroyo Regime for the Political Killings in the Philippines
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
Press Statement
7 April 2005
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) condemns the political killings of leaders and activists belonging to progressive people's organizations such as Bayan Muna, BAYAN, Anakpawis, Anak ng Bayan, GABRIELA and others by government forces in the Philippines. We express our deep sympathy to the family, relatives, friends and colleagues of the latest victims of state terror. We consider them heroes of the Filipino people and hail their fine example.more...

Statement Against US Anti-Cuba Manoeuvre in the UN Commission on Human Rights
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
Press Statement
4 April 2005
From March 14 to April 22, 2005, the UN Commission on Human Rights holds its 61st Session in Geneva. The US government is once again using this forum to attack Cuba in pursuance of imperialist hegemonic aims. We condemn this latest US maneuver and express our solidarity and support to the people and government of Cuba in defending national sovereignty.more...

GRP and PNP are Engaged in Disinformation About the Legal Situation of Prof. Sison
By Fidel V. Agcaoili
Chairperson, NDFP Human Rights Committee
9 March 2005
Press Statement
PNP director for intelligence General Roberto Delfin recently announced that two months hence the Dutch government would make formal charges of terrorism against Prof. Jose Maria Sison and deport him to a country other than the Philippines. Subsequently, press secretary Ignacio Bunye publicly called on Prof. Sison to return to the Philippines. more...

Statement of Concern
3 March 2005
As a network of progressive Filipino organizations in Canada that are in solidarity with the Filipino people's quest for a just and lasting peace in the Philippines, we are concerned and outraged at the attacks and vilification campaign that Walden Bello is conducting against legitimate people's organizations in the Philippines. more...

Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison on His 1986 Release and Current Political Prisoners
By Cyril Bonabente and Isa Lorenzo
U.P. Journalism Club, University of the Philippines
28 February 2005
The Aquino administration started to release political prisoners a few days after it came to power. This was in accordance with the commitment of Aquino as early as 1984 to release them in the spirit of building a broad united front against the Marcos fascist dictatorship. Indeed, I was supposed to be among the first to be released. more...

Arroyo Regime is Interested in Pacification, not in Serious Negotiations to Achieve Just Peace
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
Press Statement
5 February 2005
GRP President Arroyo is interested merely in ceasefire to pacify the Filipino people’s democratic revolution. It is not at all interested in serious peace negotiations to address the roots of the armed conflict and arrive at comprehensive agreements on economic, social and political reforms towards a just peace within the framework already established in The Hague Joint Declaration and subsequent agreements. more...

US and Arroyo Regime are Poised to End the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
Press Statement
4 February 2005
US Ambassador Francis Ricciardone is the representative of the No. 1 terrorist power in the world and in the entire history of humanity. And yet he shamelessly tries to misrepresent as “terrorist” the revolutionary forces of the Filipino people’s movement for national liberation and democracy against US imperialism and the local exploiting classes of big compradors and landlords. more...

Europe tour of Romulo, Deles and Gonzales is useless and counterproductive
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
Press Statement
27 January 2005
The Europe tour of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles and Presidential Chief of Staff Norberto Gonzales is useless and counterproductive, if the objective is to force my return to the Philippines. more...

CPP, NPA and NDFP Uphold Human Rights
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
January 16, 2005
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) actively upholds and stands for the full range of human rights by carrying out the new democratic revolution through protracted people’s war. It fights for the national and social liberation of the Filipino people against US and the local exploiting classes. It protects and promotes the basic freedoms and democratic rights of the people. more...

Walden Bello Exposes Himself as a Pro-US Pseudo-Progressive
Article/Press Statement
30 December 2004
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
In his column in Viewpoints of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 29, 2004, Bello persists in his canard that the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is out to eliminate him and others physically just because they hold ideas counter to the CPP and the new democratic revolution. more...

Complaints should be submitted to the NDFP-JMC and not to the NDFP Chief Political Consultant
Press Statement
27 December 2004
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
It is only today that I get the full text of the open letter of Walden Bello and Etta Rosales, reported on by Juan Sarmiento in the December 26, 2004 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and others in other Manila newspapers. My press statement dated December 26, 2004 has already countered the main line of attack against me. more...

Character Assassination and Cheap Shots By Rabid Anti-Communists and Pseudo-Revolutionaries
Press Statement
December 26, 2004
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
The article of Juan Sarmiento of Inquirer New Service, titled “Communist Party ‘hit list’ denounced” and dated December 26, 2004, refers to an open letter to me as CPP founder from Walden Bello and Etta Rosales, supposedly asking me the accusatory rhetorical question, “Does this mean you intend to kill us one by one?” more...

Long-term truce is possible if there are basic reforms
Press Statement
21 December 2004
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
Gloria M. Arroyo can at anytime easily obtain a long-term truce and even an alliance with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) if she agrees to fight for complete national independence against US domination and to carry out genuine land reform in conjunction with national industrialization. more...

CARHRIHL Does Not Allow US Combat Troops to Intrude Into Philippine, GRP or NDFP Territory Under Pretext of Relief Operations
Press Statement
16 December 2004
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant ofNational Democratic Front of the Philippines
The entire Filipino people must condemn all pronouncements and actions of the US government and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) to justify and push the entry of US combat troops in the Philippines under such pretexts as joint military exercises, training, civic action, and relief operations. All these are violative of the national sovereignty of the Filipino people and territorial integrity of the Philippines. more...

Some Questions on Kabataan Makabayan
Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison, KM Founding Chairman,
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the KM
30 November 2004
1. What internal and external events triggered the establishment of the Kabataang Makabayan (KM)?
JMS: In the Philippines during those times, there was an intense social crisis due to the new economic and financial crisis. The peso was rapidly devaluing due to the depletion of the dollar reserves under the policy of “decontrol”. There was the grave problem of high unemployment. Outside the country, the struggle against US imperialism in Asia, Africa, Latin America, especially in countries like Indonesia, Vietnam, Congo and Cuba, was intensifying. Under such a situation, it was propitious and greatly necessary to establish an organization like the KM. more...

ILPS Condemns the Massacre of 14 Workers and Children and the Wounding of Hundreds at Hacienda Luisita
Press Statement
21 November 2004
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, ILPS International Coordinating Committee
In the strongest terms, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) condemns the Arroyo regime and its military and police minions for the massacre of 14 peaceful and unarmed protestors, including two children aged 2 and 5 years old, and the wounding of hundreds by gunfire at Hacienda Luisita on Tarlac, Philippines. more...

Reissuance of October 21 press statement and further statement about Peace Talks
October 28, 2004
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
The propagandists of the Arroyo regime and its corrupt and brutal armed forces keep on issuing press releases to misrepresent my October 21st press statement as an order to the New People’s Army to intensify its offensives. more...

GRP President has shut the door to GRP Peace Negotiations with the NDFP
October 21, 2004
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
It is highly regrettable that GRP President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has practically shut the door to GRP peace negotiations with the NDFP and has so arrogantly boasted of defeating the revolutionary movement of the people with the sword. more...

Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison
By Alexander Martin Remollino
Bulatlat Online Magazine
September 21, 2004
1. In the ranks of the militant mass movement and among civil
libertarians and mainstream opposition groups, there is a perceptible common observation that the Macapagal-Arroyo administration is treading along the path that Marcos took in 1972. What are your comments on this?
* Reply: Indeed, there are striking similarities. The economic and social crisis of the ruling system is again extremely severe and the people are in deep discontent. The reaction of the reactionary ruling clique is to use and threaten the use of force against the people. But there are also striking dissimilarities in the situation, like the reactionary armed forces and police are fractious and the armed revolutionary movement of the people are far stronger than in 1972. The legal forces of the national democratic movement are also much stronger.* more...

Two Governments exist in the Philippines: One is Revolutionary, the Other Counterrevolutionary
August 21, 2004
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Two governments exist in the Philippines. One is the nationwide revolutionary government of workers and peasants based in the countryside. The other is the counterrevolutionary government of big compradors and landlords centered in Manila. more...

Interview Series with Prof. Jose Maria Sison on "Terrorist" Tag
by Sonny Mallari, Philippine Daily Inquirer
August 18, 2004
Ka Joma,
Unlike the GRP, which is in fact a puppet and beggar to the US and other imperialist governments, the NDFP is an alliance of revolutionary forces that is determined to undertake anything (especially armed revolution) in order to achieve the people's demand for national liberation and democracy.  What the imperialists and their puppets  wish is to blackmail and pressure the revolutionary forces with the "terrorist" listing  and to cause their capitulation and destruction. more...

US Has No Sovereign Right to Interfere in Philippine Affairs and Put NDFP Under Duress in GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines|
15 August 2004
Contrary to what officials of the Macapagal-Arroyo regime say, the US has no sovereign right to intervene in Philippine affairs and put the negotiating panel and consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) under duress in peace negotiations. more...

Why the US and Some European Governments Want to Destroy The Filipino People's Movement for National Liberation?
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison>
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
14 August 2004
The US, British and Dutch governments represent and protect the biggest Western monopoly interests in the Philippines. These are the Chevron Texaco Malampaya LLC, and Royal Dutch Shell. Each of them owns 45 percent of the total investments of at least 4.5 billion US dollars in the Malampaya deepwater gas-to-power project. more...

Bush has done a lot of favors to Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaida
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
August 12, 2004
Since 9/11, George W. Bush has done a lot of favors to Osama bin Laden and Al Qaida.
He has dignified them by mixing them up with national liberation movements, anti-imperialist leaders, religious institutions and charitable foundations in lists designating all as "terrorists." more...

Bush Regime is Sabotaging the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations and Escalating US Military Intervention in Philippines
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
11 August 2004
The Bush regime is sabotaging the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) by having the US State Department and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Treasury Department renew the listing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the New People’s Army (NPA) and the NDFP chief political consultant as "terrorists".  more...

On the Withdrawal of Filipino Mercenary Troops from IRAQ and Shameless Blabbering of US Government Officials
By Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
22 July 2004
I share the joy of the Filipino nation and the family of Angelo de la Cruz over his release and homecoming. I congratulate the cause-oriented organizations headed by Bayan and Migrante International, all other patriotic forces and the broad masses of the Filipino people for successfully pressing the Macapagal-Arroyo regime to withdraw the contingent of Filipino mercenary troops from Iraq and thus pave the way for the release of Angelo de la Cruz from his Iraqi captors. more...

So-called 10-Point Agenda of GMA is an Abominable List of Lies
By Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
7 July 2004
Information has reached me that propagandists of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo are spreading the ludicrous lie that I support her so-called 10-point agenda and in effect her rigged election to the presidency of the reactionary government of big compradors and landlords. more...

The US Cannot Extricate Itself from Iraqi Quagmire by Setting Up the Puppet Iraqi Interim Government
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
General Consultant
International League of Peoples' Struggle
28 June 2004
For French Translation
The US is so flagrantly hell-bent on holding on to the fruits of its criminal war of aggression against the people of Iraq. It wants to control and own the oil resources of Iraq in order to tighten its grip on the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. It wants to keep 14 US military bases and more than 135,000 US troops in Iraq in order to control the entire Middle East, allow Israel to slaughter the Palestinian people and humiliate all the Arab people. It is monopolizing all kinds of business priivileges and contracts, especially reconstruction contracts and military sales, in order to appropriate the oil resources and income of Iraq.more...

Do the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations Stop the People's Resistance?
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chiel Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
27 June 2004
Without resistance, the people have no hope of achieving national liberation and democracy against US imperialism and the local exploiting classes. One reactionary regime of the GRP after another has agreed to negotiate with the NDFP because of the growing revolutionary armed strength of the people. more...

Disappointing Outcome of the Third Round of Formal Talks in Oslo
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
Press Statement
26 June 2004
The Negotiating Panels of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) made important agreements in the third round of formal talks from 22-24 June 2004 in Oslo, Norway. more...

NDFP Can Negotiate with the GRP Whoever is the President
By Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
23 June 2004
It is fine that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has dispatched the Negotiating Panel of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) to hold formal talks with the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in Oslo.  more...

Massive cheating can ignite protest movement to topple the regime
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
15 May 2004
As chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, I am critical of the May 10, 2004 elections of the reactionary government in a fundamental way. These elections are mainly and essentially a contest for power among competing political factions and agents of the pro-imperialist exploiting classes of big compradors and landlords. These elections are not really democratic exercises. They are meant to exclude the genuine representatives of the toiling masses and other exploited people. more...

Campaign of Hatred, Murder and Intimidation Against Progressive Parties Must Stop
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
May 2, 2004
The campaign of hatred, murder and intimidation unleashed by the Macapagal-Arroyo regime, especially by national security adviser Norberto Gonzales and military and police officials, against the progressive parties in the party list contest is dastardly and reprehensible and must stop immediately. more...

Why the FPJ Challenge to GMA is Losing Steam and Weakening
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairman
International Network for Philippine Studies
Chiel Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
23 April 2004
The front runners in the current electoral contest for the presidency of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines are the powerful incumbent president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) and the supposedly popular movie star Fernando Poe, Jr. (FPJ). more...

Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison on the Formal GRP-NDFP Talks in OSLO
By Ma. Lira S. Dalangin
Inquirer News Service
2 February 2004
Kumusta, Professor Sison.
Marie Yuvienco told me she's leaving the country soon in time for the resumption of the peace negotiations next week.
When will it officially begin?  will you meet with grp panel in formal negotiations or backdoor talks?
What are we to expect from this meeting? 
Answer:  The formal talks will begin in the morning of Tuesday, 10 February 2004, between the GRP and NDFP.  Norwegian state secretary for foreign affairs Vidar Helgesen will deliver the welcome address and the panel chairmen will make their opening statements in the morning.  The informal talks in October and November 2003 paved the way for these formal talks.  The formal talks will run until 13 February 2004. more...

On Revolutionary Struggles in Imperialist and Oppresed Countries
Interview with Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines
By David Hungerford
December 25, 2003
Question: When you work in imperialist countries in support of revolutionary movements in oppressed countries, what are the specifically communist tasks?
Jose Maria Sison (JMS): Persevere in carrying out the ideological, political and organizational tasks for developing the revolutionary movement in the imperialist countries and for supporting the revolutionary movements in oppressed countries. You must have a home base for supporting the struggles of the people abroad. more...

Interview with Jose Maria Sison
By Juan Sarmiento
Editor, "Talk of the Town", Philippine Daily Inquirer
22 November 2003
Reply:  I got some amount of hearsay and reliable statements from various people.  You must take into acccount the distance between the Netherlands and Philippines, particularly the time gap between a Philippine event and any kind of report about it. By the way, you do not mention Kampanyang Ahos, which was the very worst of the bloody witchhunts. more...

Stand with the Filipino People Against the Imperialist Master and the Puppet
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
Chief Political Consultant, NDFP Negotiating Panel
18 October 2003
The occasion reminds the entire nation of the malevolent relationship between the imperialist superpower and the chief representative of local reactionary classes in perpetuating the semi-colonial and semi-feudal character of Philippine society, in escalating oppression and exploitation and maintaining the current anti-national, anti-democratic corrupt and brutal regime. more...

The US-Directed GMA-Reyes Tandem Blocks Formal GRP-NDFP Talks
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
July 30, 2003
Their trick in preventing the peace negotiations is to insult and challenge the NDFP by repeatedly telling it to capitulate or else suffer the worst of military campaigns. The way of capitulation offered is the immediate signing of a "final peace agreement" one-sidedly made by the GRP. The worst of military campaigns are already being waged under the pretext of war against terrorism and are sustained by US military intervention and increased military supplies from the Pentagon. more...

Protest Action by Hundreds of Soldiers Exposes Rottenness of US-Arroyo Regime
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines and
General Consultant
International League of Peoples’ Struggle
28 July 2003
The grievances of the soldiers have reverberated not only throughout the Philippines but also the entire world. They are well-grounded. They should not be obscured by retaliatory attacks from the regime. They give the protesting soldiers the just and reasonable cause for demanding the resignation of President Arroyo and defense secretary General Angelo Reyes. more..

Interview With Prof. Jose Maria Sison
By Sonny Mallari
Southern Tagalog  Correspondent
Philippine Daily Inquirer
July 25, 2003
Channel 7 has reported in Manila that the Dutch government has ordered the freezing  of  all your bank accounts and has also deprived you of all social benefits due to you as a recognized political refugee.
Reply:  You must be referring to the July 15 ruling of the Utrecht municipal court that it does not have the power to grant to me provisional measures (i.e. the restoration of social benefits while the case about the validity of withdrawing these is being tried in court).  I have instructed my Dutch lawyers to accelerate the consolidation  of my complaints against the punitive measures taken against me and the violations of my rights. more...

Interview With Prof. Jose Maria Sison
By Ma. Lira S. Dalangin
Inquirer News Service
July 25, 2003
Atty. Marie Yuvienco gave me details of the Dutch finance ministry's order to the Utrecht municipality (dated march 7, 2003) to stop granting you your monthly allowance, monthly  rent, and medical insurance.
Reply: Atty. Marie Yuvienco and Jayson Lamchek of Public Interest Law Center can competently answer your questions about my cases at the Dutch and European levels.  I have sent you some materials to give you some grounding for your questions. more...

Interview With Prof. Jose Maria Sison
By Freedom Siyam
AnakBayan Seattle
Seattle, Washington, USA
4 June 2003
1. Can you tell us how and why Kabataang Makabayan was established and what were its highlights?
Answer: The Kabataang Makabayan was established in response to the need for a patriotic and progressive organization of the Filipino youth. From the beginning on November 30, 1964, it was committed to arouse, organize and mobilize the youth from the toiling masses of workers and peasants and the middle social strata for the revolutionary struggle for national liberation and democracy. This struggle is directed against US imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism. more...

Reply to the Questionnaire of Grace B. Salita for Masteral Thesis in Literature at De La Salle University
Concerning PRISON AND BEYOND, book of poems by JOSE MARIA SISON
1. Whom would you consider as most influential in your involvement with the concerns of the masses?
Answer: I observed closely the conditions of the peasants in my hometown and subsequently those of the workers in Manila. In the university, I studied the writings of the patriots in the old democratic revolution (Andres Bonifacio, Jose Rizal, Apolinario Mabini, etc.) up to the latest of the Filipino progressive anti-imperialists (Crisanto Evangelista, Claro Mayo Recto, Teodoro Agoncillo, Amado Hernandez, Renato Constantino, etc.). Then, I studied the great communists Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao. more..

Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison
By Sharon Cabusao, for Pinoy Weekly
April 20, 2003
1. How is your situation over there?
The Dutch government and the European Council are still harassing me upon orders of the US imperialists. I am still listed as a "terrorist" in documents of the imperialists who are the real terrorists. They continue to withhold the social benefits due me as a recognized political refugee. But we fight back. We defend our rights. The support of the broad masses, competent lawyers and respected personages all over the world further strengthens my position. more...

Condemnation of US War of Aggression and Call on The People to Action
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
March 19, 2003
The broad masses of the people all over the world, including those in the US and imperialist countries allied with the US, have demonstrated their opposition to the impending war through gigantic protest actions. These are comparable in magnitude to those in the popular resistance against the US war of aggression against Vietnam in years 1965 to 1975. more...

Politically Motivated Fabrication of Murder Charge Amounts to Nothing in the Philippines and the Netherlands
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
5 March 2003
The team includes Marie F. Yuvienco, Marichu Lambino, Rachel Pastores and Camille Sevilla. The fifth woman lawyer will join the team before the March 12 hearing of the complaint of the Philippine National Police (PNP) against me regarding the killing of Col. Rodolfo Aquinaldo. more...

NDFP Wants Resumption of Peace Negotiations but GRP Gives Military Ultimatum for NDFP to Surrender in Six Months or Else
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
21 February 2003
Contrary to the claims made by or ascribed to Ms. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Silvestre Afable and Silvestre Bello III on February 20 and 21, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) wants to resume the peace negotiations with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in accordance with The Hague Joint Declaration and other existing GRP-NDFP agreements. more...

PNP Murder Complaint Has Absolutely No Basis in Fact and in Law
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
12 February 2003
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has absolutely no basis in fact and in law to file a murder complaint against me for the death of Col. Rodolfo Aguinaldo.
The attempt of the PNP to link me with those originally accused of being responsible for the killing of Col. Aguinaldo is manifestly contrived and malicious. I have no connection whatsoever with anyone of them. more...

STATEMENT
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
5 February 2003
Brussels, Belgium
Dear Friends and Guests from the Press,
Thank you very much for your high sense of solidarity and serious concern in coming to this forum. I wish that I were in person here with you. But let me be with you in spirit and express my most heartfelt gratitude. more...

Exploratory or Preparatory Talks to Pave the Way for the Resumption of the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
1 February 2003
To pave the way for the resumption of formal negotiations, teams of the GRP and NDFP peace negotiations will have to go into some amount of exploratory or preparatory talks.
They will have to use the existing agreements of the GRP and NDFP in order to solve problems that can impede the resumption of the formal negotiations. more...

GRP Officials Make Fools of Themselves
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
31 January 2003
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and some of her cabinet officials like foreign secretary Blas Ople, defense secretary Angelo Reyes, interior secretary Joey Lina and presidential spokesman Ignacio Bunye, have made fools of themselves on a global scale by demanding my extradition or expulsion from the Netherlands to the Philippines. more...

Macapagal Arroyo is Prejudicing Resumption of GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
28 January 2003
The military, police, paramilitary and "vigilante" forces of the US-directed Macapagal-Arroyo regime launch killing operations with impunity against the revolutionary forces and the people. Since Macapagal-Arroyo came to the presidency in January 2001, they have committed gross human rights violations, surpassing in two years the number of similar violations during the six years of the Ramos regime. more...

Romulo Kintanar Had Too Many Rivals and Enemies in the Criminal World of Military and Police Operatives
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
24 January 2003
It is idle and malicious for anyone to speculate or insinuate that I have something to do with the killing of Romulo Kintanar. I am being given too much credit. more...

Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
by Arlene Burgos
Kyodo News-Manila Bureau
* what are the prospects of the ndf resuming peace talks with the government? will the ndf ever agree to the proposal for a single comprehensive agreement?
JMS Reply:  The Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP)  is blocking the resumption of the formal peace talks between the GRP and NDFP negotiating panels.  The obstacles put up by the GRP include the following:  the extreme puppetry of the Arroyo regime to the US, the all-out war policy against the revolutionary movement, the indecent proposal to scrap all previous joint agreements and the threats to label the NDFP as "terrorist" in a futile attempt to make it capitulate. more...

On The Golez and Ricciardone Statements at the FOCAP Press Forum in Manila
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
14 January 2003
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines NDFP), including the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA), is interested in peace negotiations in order to broadcast its program of fighting for national liberation and democracy and find out whether it can arrive at agreements with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) on economic, social political and constitutional reforms for the benefit of the people and towards a just and lasting peace. more...

Remarkable Victory of the Broad United Front and Desperate Tricks of the US-Arroyo Regime
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
9 January 2003
Since the announcement of Mrs Macapagal-Arroyo that she would not run for the presidency in 2004, the broad united front against the US-directed Arroyo regime has already scored a remarkable victory. more...

On the Question of National Unity Government and Resumption of the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
3 January 2003
I speak as one of the national leaders specially mentioned and invited to join a government of national unity, which has been proposed by Speaker Jose de Venecia and approved by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. more...

Peace Negotiations can be Resumed
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
31 December 2002
I take this opportunity to convey warmest greetings to all fellow Filipinos and best wishes to them in the new year.
If Macapagal-Arroyo were truly interested in overcoming divisions and promoting national unity, then it is appropriate for the chairmen of the GRP and NDFP negotiating panels to contact each other for the purpose of resuming the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations. more...

'We Won't Capitulate to U.S. Pressure'
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
3 November 2002
Workers World reporter Lydia Bayoneta recently conducted an interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison, the founding chairperson of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and general consultant of the International League of People's Struggle (ILPS). more...

GRP Has Grievously Violated Agreements and Terminated Peace Negotiations with NDFP
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
3 November 2002
The Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) under the Macapagal-Arroyo regime has grievously violated all major agreements in its peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). These agreements include The Hague Joint Declaration, the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) and the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). Thus, the GRP has unilaterally terminated its peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). more...

Vicious Violation of Democratic Rights and Scuttling of the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
1 November 2002
The European Council has unjustly put my name on the list of so-called terrorists in accordance with the request earlier made by the Dutch government upon the prompting of the US government. My democratic rights are viciously violated. I am criminalized as a "terrorist" without due process. I am defamed and demonized. My life is being threatened. I suffer moral and material damages. more...

US Imperialists and Arroyo Puppet Regime Collaborate to Vilify and Intimidate Revolutionary Forces and People
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
13 October 2002
The US imperialists and the Arroyo puppet regime are collaborating in a scheme to vilify as "terrorists" the revolutionary forces and people represented by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). more...

Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison
By Eric S. Caruncho
Sunday Inquirer Magazine
September 29, 2002
JMS Reply: I am a political refugee recognized repeatedly by the Raad van State (Council of State, highest administrative court in the Netherlands) in 1992 and 1995 and even by the Dutch justice ministry in 1997. more...

Interview of Prof. Jose Maria Sison on US Terrorist Listing and De Venecia's Warning
By Lira S. Dalangin
Philippine Daily Inquirer
September 26, 2002
JMS Reply: It was indeed Speaker Jose de Venecia who told me about the scheme of the US to demonize the CPP, NPA and the NDFP chief political consultant as "terrorists" when he phoned from Mexico in November 2001 when he was attending the international conference of the Christian democrats. more...

Opening Statement at Press Conference
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
18 September 2002
As soon as I learned that thousands of civilians were killed in the September 11 attacks, I expressed deep sorrow and wholehearted sympathy to their families, friends and the entire American people. more...

Defending the right to fight for liberation
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Jose Maria Sison (Philippines) on the inclusion of the CPP/NPA in the US list of ‘foreign terrorist organizations’ more...

In Agreement With NDFP Panel Recommendation to Put Under Indefinite Study GRP-Declared "Indefinite Recess"
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
17 August 2002
As NDFP chief political consultant, I agree with the recommendation of the NDFP Negotiating Panel to the NDFP National Council to put under indefinite study the "indefinite recess" that had been declared by the GRP since June 2001 in the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations. more...

Interview with Jose Maria Sison
By the Mainichi Newspapers
Could you give your statement regarding the US designation of CPP and NPA as "Terrorist Organization"? more...

US is Out to Break Up GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
15 August 2002
US authorities are hell-bent on breaking up the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). more...

Comment on US Designation of CPP and NPA as Foreign Terrorist Organizations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
10 August 2002
The US launched a war of aggression against the Filipino people from 1899 onwards and in the process tortured and murdered hundreds of thousands of them, mostly unarmed civilians who were merely suspected of supporting the Philippine revolutionary government and thereafter the succeeding revolutionary movements in various parts of the Philippines. more...

NDFP National Council is Reexamining the Policy of Negotiating with the GRP
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
9 August 2002
The NDFP National Council is now re-examining the policy of peace negotiations with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and considering whether to terminate such negotiations or hold them in abeyance until the Macapagal regime is replaced by another regime willing to negotiate in accordance with The Hague Joint Declaration and other agreements. more...

US-Macapagal All-out War Policy, A Plague on the People
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
8 August 2002
It is fine that the spokesman of the Communist Party of the Philippines, Comrade Gregorio Rosal of the Information Department of the CPP Central Committee, has exposed as a plague on the people the longrunning all-out war policy being carried out by the military, police and paramilitary forces of the Macapagal regime in various regions of our country. more...

An Analysis, Not an Order to the NPA
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
7 August 2002
The 7-point press statement that I issued on August 6, 2002, with the title, The People’s All-out Resistance Will Defeat All-out War of the Enemy, is an analytical commentary as NDFP chief political consultant in order to show a dialectical chain of events that can ensue from the all-out war policy of the Macapagal-Arroyo regime. more...

The People's all-out Resistance will Defeat the All-out War of the Enemy
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
6 August 2002
Following the imperial visit of US state department secretary Colin Powell, the US-directed Macapagal-Arroyo regime has become more arrogant and more aggressive than ever before. It has ordered the redeployment of military contingents from the Moro areas in order to augment those previously deployed against the revolutionary people and forces of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). more...

The People will Oust the US-Arroyo Regime
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
20 July 2002
It is correct to raise the slogan "Oust the US-Arroyo regime!" The broad masses of the people welcome the call because they suffer the ever-worsening socioeconomic crisis and are outraged by the puppetry, corruption, mendacity and repressiveness of the regime. more...

Interview with Jose Maria Sison
By the
Turkish Newspaper Umut Yayimcilik
Yes, I agree with your view that the imperialist offensive continues and has even intensified using various buzzwords like "globalisation", "new world order" and "war on terror". At the same time, the political and economic crisis of imperialism continues to aggravate. more...

The Marxist Summer University declares War… on Chauvinism ! (article published in Solidaire, 19/6/02)
The Marxist University is going international. For the second time we have invited Marxists from abroad to give a course. This time, we are very honoured to have José Maria Sison, founding president of the Communist Party of the Philippines and a frequent contributor to the International Communist Seminar, and Ella Rule, General Secretary of the Society for Friendship with Korea of Britain, who has just published with Harpal Brar an important new book, Imperialism in the Middle East. They will jointly lecture on the Marxist vision of War and Peace. We interviewed José Maria Sison. more...

Macapagal-Arroyo Regime has Scuttled the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
18 March 2002
The Macapagal-Arroyo regime has practically scuttled the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations by announcing that it has “suspended” the formal negotiations between the GRP and the NDFP negotiating panels and expressing preference for “backchannel” talks with no other purpose but to demand the capitulation of the NDFP. more...

Macapagal Regime is Killing GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
27 February 2002
The Filipino people should know that the Macapagal regime is systematically killing the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). more...

Mass Movement Must Pay Attention to Issues of Both Puppetry and Corruption
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
27 February 2002
It is fine that the mass protest actions continue to condemn the US military intervention and puppetry of the Macapagal regime. more...

US Military Intervention Prejudices GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
26 January 2002
The principle of national sovereignty is one of the mutually acceptable principles guiding the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations, as set forth in The Hague Joint Declaration.  Serious violations of said principle by the GRP prejudice the negotiations. more...

Removal of Macapagal Arroyo from Power is Probable Within One Year
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
19 January 2002
At the rate that Gloria Macapagal has offended the broad masses of the people, she will face an increasingly determined and vigorous broad-based opposition in the second year of her administration. more...

US Military Intervention Heightens Revolutionary Resolve of the Filipino People
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
12 January 2002
The Abu Sayyaf group in the Philippines is like the Osama bin Laden group in one sense.  It is a US creation that has run out of US control. more...

Macapagal-Arroyo Regime is Double-faced Regarding the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
6 January 2002
The Macapagal-Arroyo regime is double-faced regarding the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations and is actively engaged in scuttling these. more...

The US and Its Puppets Cannot Terrorize the NDFP
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
10 December 2001
Under the mutually acceptable principle of national sovereignty in The Hague Joint Declaration, both the Government of the Republic of the  (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) can ignore the current US list of so-called terrorist organizations and move forward in implementing the GRP-NDFP Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) and in proceeding with the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations. more...

Two Major Steps to Accelerate the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
4 December 2001
Two major steps have to be taken in order to accelerate the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). more...

Oppose the US War of Aggression and the Entire Imperialist System of Plunder and Terror
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
10 November 2001
A month has passed since the US began its war of aggression against Afghanistan and the Afghan people on 7 October 2001. Cruise missiles, cluster bombs, bunker busters, daisy cutters and other types of bombs continue to hit the civilian population and civil infrastructure of Afghanistan. more...

Electoral Plan of Macapagal-Arroyo Will be Frustrated Before 2004.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
5 November 2001
The coup rumors may not translate into a real coup attempt against the Macapagal-Arroyo regime soon or at any time before the end of its term in 2004. more...

General Reyes is Sabotaging and Scuttling the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
4 November 2001 
General Angelo Reyes is hell-bent on sabotaging and scuttling the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations. more...

Sympathy for the Victims and Condemnation of Terrorism.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
18 September 2001 
I wish to express the deepest sympathy for thousands of civilian victims, including a considerable number of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans, in the deadly terrorist attacks in the United States on 11 September 2001. Said victims were in the twin towers of the World Trade Center and in four hijacked planes. more...

Third Round of Oslo Talks in August Between GRP and NDFP is Doubtful.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
26 July 2001 
It is doubtful whether the third round of formal talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) can be held on Oslo, Norway in August. more...

Reply to Salonga's False Charge.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
19 June 2001 
By a formal resolution dated March 2, 1994 of the City Prosecutor's Office of Manila, I together with others accused of multiple murder for the Plaza Miranda bombing of August 21, 1971 (30 years ago) have been absolved of the charge. more...

Optimism on GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
17 April 2001
more...

NDFP is Prepared to Cease Negotiations with GRP.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
15 June 2001 (from Oslo, Norway)

On the Question of Indefinite Nationwide Mutual Ceasefire.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
12 April 2001
more...

Congratulations to All Involved in the Safe and Orderly Release of Major Buan.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
6 April 2001 
I congratulate the leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines of the Southern Tagalog region, the Melito Glor Command and the custodians of the prisoner of war, Philippine army intelligence officer Major Noel Buan, for taking good care of him for 19 months and releasing him in accordance with the political authority of the people's democratic government and on humanitarian grounds. more...

Not Estrada's Arrest but the Failure to Arrest Him Would Cause National Outrage and Social Unrest.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
6 April 2001 
Mr. Estrada and his loyalists are making a joke on themselves whenever they say that mass unrest or civil war would break out as a result of his arrest. more...

Release of POW Major Buan is Certain if No Violation of SOMO and SOPO.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
5 April 2001
more...

Denial.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
14 March 2001
more...

Big Discrepancy Between GMA Calls for Peace and Actions of Militarists Group Around Her. 
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
11 March 2001 
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is waiting for an official copy of the reported order of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to suspend offensive military and police operations in all the Calabarzon and Mindoro provinces for 30 days. more...

Congratulations to GRP Principal and Reiteration of Appreciation.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
5 March 2001 
I wish to congratulate President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, as the principal of the GRP negotiating panel, for prevailing over the attempt of Mr. Estrada to reverse the political verdict of the Filipino people and the broad united front that removed him from power. more...

Resume the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiation in a Neutral Venue Abroad.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
20 February 2001 
Having announced their respective negotiating panels, the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) should soon be able to resume peace negotiations in a neutral venue abroad. more...

Probable Connection Between Lagman Slay and Assassination Plot Against Me.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
10 February 2001 
It is good that Gregorio "Ka Roger" Rosal has spoken as chief information officer of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to deny categorically any CPP involvement in the killing of Filemon "Popoy" Lagman and to declare that there have been no urgent and strong reason for the CPP to undertake severe punitive action against him. more...

Lagman Case Must be Thoroughly Investigated.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
9 February 2001 
Filemon "Popoy" Lagman led a complicated and controversial life and collected too many enemies, especially in the last 14 years. more...

Macapagal-Arroyo Regime is All Set to Become as Bad as the Estrada Regime or Even Worse.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
8 February 2001 
There are already strong manifestations that the Arroyo regime is all set to become as  bad as the Estrada regime or even worse). more...

Estrada is Mastermind of Assassination Plot.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
3 February 2001 
Since the third quarter of last year, I have been aware of an assassination plot against my person. This plot has been operationalized since May 2000. It is ongoing. It has not been stopped by those most responsible for it despite the change of government in Manila. more...

NDFP Welcomes Macapagal-Arroyo's Call for Resumption of GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
23 January 2001 
I appreciate and welcome the prompt public pronouncement of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that she is interested in the soonest possible resumption of the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). more...

Special Message of Congratulation to Bayan.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
22 January 2001 
To Bayan as a whole and to each of its participating organizations, I wish to convey special congratulations for the successful ouster of the Estrada ruling clique from power. more...

Congratulations to the Filipino People, Carry the Struggle Through to the End.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
20 January 2001 
Joseph Ejercito Estrada, alias Jose Velarde, was finished yesterday as president of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) as a result of the overwhelming mass actions of the Filipino people in Metro Manila and nationwide. more...

Mass Movement Must Surge Forward.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
18 January 2001 
Acting through his fellow rouges in the Senate, Estrada has scuttled the Senate trial by suppressing vital evidence. He has in effect acquitted himself in advance of teh previously scheduled February 12 judgment day. more...






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