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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY FROM THE ILPS CHAIRPERSON
TO THE INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF MIGRANTS, REFUGEES AND ADVOCATES

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
October 28, 2008
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I wish to convey warmest militant greetings of solidarity to all the delegations now convened in this International Assembly of Migrants, Refugees and Advocates. I congratulate all the organizers, including the International Alliance of Migrants, Migrante International, Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants, IBON Foundation and BAYAN for the successful preparation of this assembly, especially through a campaign since August. more...

MESSAGE TO SOLIDARITY OF PEASANTS AGAINST EXPLOITATION-
ALYANSA/ORGANISASYON NG MAGBUBUKID NG ILOCOS

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle
October 27, 2008
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle and on my personal account as an Ilocano, I convey warmest greetings of solidarity to all officers, members and supporters of Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (STOP-EX)-Alyansa/Organisasyon ng Magbubukid ng Ilocos on the occasion of its 25th founding anniversary and general congress. more...

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY
TO KATINNULONG DAGUITI UMILI TI AMIANAN (KADUAMI)

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle
October 25, 2008
As chairperson of the International League of Peoples' Struggle and on my personal behalf as someone from the Northern Luzon, I wish to convey my warmest greetings of solidarity to all my compatriots in Katinnulong Daguiti Umili to Amianan (KADUAMI) on the occasion of its 25th founding anniversary. 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...

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

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...

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY TO AMA-SUGBO-KMU
ON ITS TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
October 2, 2008
I have the honor to express warmest greetings of solidarity to AMA-SUGBO-KMU on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its founding. I congratulate all of you for all the victories that you have accumulated and I join you in celebrating these. I admire and commend the hard work, sacrifices and intense struggles that have made these victories possible. more...

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY TO BAYAN-CANADA
UPON ITS FOUNDING IN TORONTO

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
September 21, 2008
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I wish to convey warmest greetings of solidarity to the overseas Filipinos in Canada, their various organizations and their delegations on the occasion of launching BAYAN-Canada. We congratulate you for the successful preparations and wish you further success today and thereafter. more...

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

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

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

mensahe sa KARATULA
PALAKASIN AT ISULONG ANG REBOLUSYONG PANGKULTURA

Mensahe sa Kabataang Artista
para sa Tunay na Kalayaan (KARATULA)
Ni Prop. Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulong Tagapagtatag, Kabataang Makabayan
Setyembre 18, 2008
Malugod akong bumabati sa inyong lahat sa anibersaryo ng Kabataang Artista Para sa Tunay na Kalayaan (KARATULA). Nakikiisa ako sa inyong mga prinsipyo at layunin. Pinupuri at ikinagagalak ko ang mga tagumpay na inyong nakamit. Kasama ninyo ako sa sa pagdiriwang. more...

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

Joma Sison addresses Baguio students
http://www.nordis.net/blog/?p=3044
14 September 2008
BAGUIO CITY -- After 22 years, Professor Jose Maria Sison once again addressed students of the University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) via video conference at a forum conducted Thursday at the UPB Bulwagang Juan Luna. more...

Joma Sison says NDF open to peace talks
By Desiree Caluza
Northern Luzon Bureau
http://services.inquirer.net/print/print.php?article_id=20080912-160319
Posted date: September 12, 2008
Breaking News / Nation
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20080912-160319/Joma-Sison-says-NDF-open-to-peace-talks
BAGUIO CITY—Communist Party of the Philippines leader Jose Ma. Sison belted out two songs to serenade university students here on Thursday after a talk that was beamed live from his exile base in Utrecht, the Netherlands. 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...

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

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...

Message
Comrade Prachanda

Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International Coordinating Committee
16 August 2008
Comrade Prachanda
His Excellency Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Prime Minister
Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
Dear Comrade Prachanda,
We the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) convey to you our warmest greetings of revolutionary solidarity and congratulations for your election as the first Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (FDRN) by overwhelming majority vote. We share the elation over your outstanding achievement with you as leader, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), the People's Liberation Army, the mass organizations and the entire people of Nepal. 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...

LONG LIVE THE GREAT LEGACY
OF SENATOR LORENZO M.TAÑADA

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
August 10, 2008
I am deeply pleased and highly honored to join the Tañada clan, friends, the various organizations and institutions and the broad masses of the people in celebrating the 110th birth anniversary of the great Filipino patriot Senator Lorenzo M. Tañada, champion of national independence and democracy, principled statesman, brilliant legislator, civil libertarian and fearless militant against oppression, be it the Japanese fascist occupation or the homegrown fascist dictatorship of Marcos. 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 OTHER VIEW
The Manila Times
http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/july/26/yehey/opinion/20080726opi2.html
By Elmer A. Ordoñez
“The youth will not fail us”
Saturday, July 26, 2008
This was the message of Satur Ocampo in a memorable paper, “U.P. will forge through risk-filled neoliberal terrain; so will militant activism persists: An Outsider’s View of University of the Philippines,” one of the U.P. Centennial Lectures series in Diliman. The Bayan Muna congressman spoke about the historic role of the militant youth in the self-renewal of the national democratic movement—which today “is very much alive.” more...

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...

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

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

by Satur C. Ocampo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ILPS 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...

PAKIKIRAMAY AT PARANGAL KAY KA DAN
Ni Prop. Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulo, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
27 Hunyo 2008
Taos-pusong nakikiramay ang buong International League of Peoples' Struggle sa pamilya at sa malalapit na kasama ni Ka Dan Vizmanos sa pakikibaka. Tulad ng ginawa natin sa nakaraang buwan, pagkakataon natin muli na ipagbunyi ang mga mahalagang ambag ni Ka Dan sa kilusan ng sambayanang Pilipino para sa pambansang kasarinlan at demokrasya. Mapulang saludo sa iyo, Ka Dan! more...

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

Brochure of the UP Centennial 2008
more...

NEWS ITEM
Romulo-Donner Deal Gets Support from the Judge

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

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

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

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

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE DEFEND CONDEMNS
CONTINUING OPPRESSION OF PROF. SISON

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

MESSAGE TO THE LEAGUE OF FILIPINO STUDENTS
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairperson
Kabataang Makabayan
31 May 2008
Dear Fellow Activists,
Militant greetings of solidarity to the leadership at various levels, chapters and members of the League of Filipino Students! more...

PAGBATI SA PAMUNUAN AT MGA BALANGAY NG ANAKBAYAN
SA MATAGUMPAY NA PAGDAOS NITO NG IKA-5 KONGRESO

Ni Prop. Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulong Tagapagtatag
Kabataang Makabayan
30 Mayo 2008
Nagagalak akong magpaabot ng pagbati sa pamunuan sa iba't ibang antas at lahat ng balangay ng Anakbayan sa matagumpay na pagdaos ng ika-5 Kongreso ng Anakbayan nitong 27 hanggang 30 Mayo 2008. more...

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

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

ILPS CONGRATULATES THE PEOPLE OF NEPAL
AND THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF NEPAL (MAOIST)
FOR THE PROCLAMATION OF THE REPUBLIC

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson. International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
May 29, 2008
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) wishes to express warmest greetings of solidarity and congratulations to the people of Nepal and to the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and other parties in the Constituent Assembly for abolishing the feudal monarchy and proclaiming the republic of Nepal. more...

CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND ALL COMRADES
OF OUR BELOVED CRISPIN 'KA BEL' BELTRAN

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
May 21, 2008
On behalf of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) and all participating organizations of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS)), I wish to convey most heartfelt condolences to the family and all comrades of our beloved Crispin "Ka Bel" Beltran, the first ICC chairperson and honorary chairperson of the ILPS. more...

CURRENT PHILIPPINE SITUATION
AND PROSPECTS OF THE NDFP

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

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...

ILPS CONGRATULATES THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF NEPAL (MAOIST)
AND THE NEPALI PEOPLE FOR VICTORY OF DEMOCRATIC CAUSE

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
19 April 2008
As chairperson of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I hereby convey the warmest congratulations of the ICC and participating organizations of the ILPS to the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the people of Nepal for their victory in the elections for the Constituent Assembly. more...

MAPULANG SALUDO KAY KA DAN VIZMANOS
Ni Prop. Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulo, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
May 5, 2008
Malugod kong pinapaabot ang maalab na rebolusyonaryong pagbati kay Ka Dan Vizmanos! Isang karangalan at kasiyahan na ako ay kalahok sa pagpupugay at pagpapasalamat sa kanya sa kanyang maraming mahahalagang ambag sa kilusan ng pambansang pagpapalaya at demokrasya laban sa mga imperyalista at mga lokal na reaksyonaryo. Mapulang saludo sa iyo, Ka Dan! more...

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY TO THE PEOPLE OF CORDILLERA
ON THE OCCASION OF THE 24th CORDILLERA DAY CELEBRATION

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
April 24, 2008
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I wish to convey warmest greetings of solidarity to the people of Cordillera, to the Cordillera People's Alliance (CPA), Kakailian Salakniban Tay Amin a Nagtaudan (KASTAN) and the Baay-Licuan Takderan Omnu a Karbengan (BALITOK), to the delegations from all chapters of the Cordillera People's Alliance and to all the guests from within the Philippines and abroad on the occasion of the 24th Cordillera Day Celebration. more...

Mensahe ti Pannakikaykaysa kadagiti Umili ti Kordilyera
iti Okasyon ti Maika-24 a Selebrasyon ti Aldaw Kordilyera

Ni Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
Kas panangibagi iti International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), kayat ko nga idanon kadakayo ti kabaraan a kablaaw iti pannakikaykaysa kadagiti umili ti Kordilyera, iti Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA), Kakailian Salakniban Tay' Amin a Nagtaudan (KASTAN) ken ti Baay-Licuan Takderan Omnu a Karbengan (BALITOK). Kasta met kadagiti delegado manipud kadagiti sanga ti CPA ken kadagiti sangaili manipud iti Pilipinas ken ballasiw-taaw iti okasyon ti maika-24 a selebrasyon ti Aldaw Kordilyera. more...

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

AN OVERVIEW OF THE ILPS
AND THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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

IN HONOR OF DR. NEMESIO PRUDENTE
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic Front of the Philippines
4 April 2008
My family and I express sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Nemesio Prudente. We grieve his passing away. At the same time, we accept his well-deserved rest. We know that he has gone to a place of glory where he joins the patriots and heroes of the motherland. We honor him for his many achievements. We celebrate these as various speakers recount them. more...

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

MENSAHE SA BENEFIT DINNER
PARA KAY KA RANDY ECHANIS

For the International League of Peoples' Struggle
Ni Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
Chairman, International League of Peoples' Struggle
Marso 1, 2008
Ikinalulugod kong lumahok sa pagtitipon ngayong gabi upang ipagtanggol at parangalan si Ka Randy Echanis at maglikom ng pondo sa pamamagitan ng "Tula at Awit sa Paglaya ni Ka Randy." 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...

PARANGAL KAY ATTY. ROMEO T. CAPULONG,
DAKILANG TAGAPAGTANGGOL NG BAYAN
Sa selebrasyon ng kanyang ika-73 kaarawan

For the International League of Peoples' Struggle
Ni Prop. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
Chief Political Consultant,
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
29 Pebrero 2008
Nagagalak akong lumahok sa selebrasyon ng ika-73 kaarawan ni Atty. Romeo T. Capulong. Pagkakataon ito upang muli nating ipagbunyi ang kanyang maningning narekord bilang tagapagtanggol ng bayan at upang parangalan at pasalamatan siya sa kanyang pantas, masugid at matagumpay na pagtatanggol ng mga karaparatang tao, laluna ng mga pambansa at demokratikong karapatan ng sambayanang Pilipino. 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...

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

ILPS Mourns the Death of Dr. George Habash, Al-Hakeem,
Founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

For the International League of Peoples' Struggle
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
28 January 2008
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I wish to convey our most heartfelt condolences over the passing away of Dr. George Habash, Al Hakeem, to his family and to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). We wish to pay the highest respects and honors to Dr. Habash for his unwavering lifelong dedication to the noble and just cause of the Palestinian and Arab peoples for national and social liberation. 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...

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

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

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

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

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...

Message of Condolences
on the Death of Dr. Ahmad Maslamani

For the International League of Peoples' Struggle
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
January 8, 2008
The International Coordinating Committee (ICC) and all the member-organizations of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) express deep sorrow over the passing away of ICC member Dr. Ahmad Maslamani and convey sincerest condolences to his family, his comrades in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), his colleagues in the Union of Health Work Committees and in the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, all his friends and the entire Palestinian people whom he served with complete dedication and with utmost competence. 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...

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

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...

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

NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS
26 December 2007
Dear Comrades and Friends,
My family and I wish you a happy and successful New Year in your family life, occupation and all endeavors in the service of the people.
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...

International League of Peoples' Struggle
New Year's Greetings

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
21 December 2007
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Warmest greetings of solidarity from the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) as we welcome the New Year, 2008!
We thank you for endorsing, joining or supporting the activities of the ILPS in the anti-imperialist and democratic movement of the peoples of the world. May you continue to cooperate with the ILPS in activities to uphold, defend and advance the civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights of the people against imperialism and all reaction. 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...

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

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

Message to Philippine Advocacy through Arts-Canada
on the Occasion of Its Concert "Songs of Our Times"

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
December 8, 2007
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I wish to express warmest greetings of solidarity to the officers and members of the Philippine Advocacy Through Arts-Canada (PATAC). We appreciate PATAC highly as an organization of Filipino artists that envisions a future where human rights, real freedom and a just peace reign and that strives to promote the Philippines, its people, culture and struggles through music, visuals, spoken word, prose and poetry and other artistic forms. more...

Pagpugay kay Ka Togs, Kasamang Monico M. Atienza
Muling inilathala sa araw ng pagpanaw, 5 Disyembre 2007

Ni Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulong Tagapagtatag
Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas
7 Enero 2007
Nakakalungkot na dinatnan si Ka Togs ng malubhang sakit. Tulad ng lahat ng mga kamag-anak, kasama at kaibigan niya, umaasa ako na mapapangibabawan niya ang ganitong kalagayan. Alam nating matibay at palaban si Ka Togs. Hindi tayo magugulat kung makakatawid siya sa kasalukuyang kalagayan at magpapatuloy sa pag-ambag sa pagsusulong ng rebolusyong Pilipino. Anuman ang mangyari sa personal na katayuan niya, natitiyak nating makabuluhan at maningning ang kanyang buhay at papel na ginampanan sa kasaysayan. more...

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

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

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

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...

Message of Solidarity to Kabataang Maka-Bayan
on the Occasion of Its 8th Founding Anniversary

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
November 30, 2007
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I wish to express warmest greetings of solidarity to Kabataang Maka-Bayan on the occasion of its 8th founding anniversary. We are proud of the development and achievements of KmB, especially because it is a founding member-organization of the ILPS and is active in the anti-imperialist and democratic struggle of the youth and the people. more...

Message to Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino/
Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance-Ontario

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
November 30, 2007
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I hereby express warmest greetings of solidarity to the leadership and membership of the Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino/Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance-Ontario on the occasion of its two-day province-wide consultation and conference with the theme, "Palakasin! Ang Tunay na Ugnayan/Strengthen our Youth, Unite for Freedom!" more...

Mensahe ng Pagbati sa Anakbayan
sa Ika-9 na Anibersaryo Nito

Ni Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulong Tagapagtatag
Kabataang Makabayan
November 30, 2007
Buong kagalakan kong ipinapaabot ang aking militanteng pagbati sa pambansang pamunuan, kasapian at mga sangay ng Anakbayan sa pagdiriwang ng kanyang ika-9 na anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag noong Nobyembre 30, 1998. more...

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

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

Mensahe ng Pakikiisa
sa Bayan-Timog Katagalugan

Ni Prop. Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulo
International League of Peoples' Struggle
24 Nobyembre 2007
Taos-puso akong nagpapaabot ng pagbati at pakikiisa sa pamunuan at kasapian ng Bayan-Timog Katagalugan sa kanilang pagtitipon. 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...

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

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

Message to the Workers World Party
on the Occasion of Its National Conference

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
17-18 November 2007
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I have the honor to convey warmest greetings of revolutionary solidarity to the leadership and membership of the Workers World Party on the occasion of its national conference on November 17-18, 2007. more...

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

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

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

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
06 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...

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

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Monday, November 05, 2007
Progressive Filipinos and their allies are celebrating the severe blow dealt to the Dutch government's campaign of harassment against Jose Maria Sison. On September 11, the court in The Hague ordered the release of Sison, who had been held for two weeks on trumped-up charges of having ordered the killing of two counter-insurgency agents in the Philippines. more...

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...

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

Cartoon
Stop the Persecution of Prof. Jose Maria Sison

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

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...

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

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

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

'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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On Jose Maria Sison as Poet
Excerpt from "Against the Dying of the Light:
The Filipino Writer and Martial Law"
By Ed Maranan
(An article based on the speech by the author to students and faculty of the University of London 's School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) in September 1999). The best-known radical poet who became a political prisoner of the Marcos regime was Jose Ma. Sison, a former English instructor at the University of the Philippines, who spent ten years in prison, and wrote a whole volume of poems (much later set to music out of which a CD would be made) which spoke not only of his privations during his incarceration, but of his steadfast political views. Sison was arguably the most important political prisoner under martial law, for he was the chairman of the reestablished Communist Party of the Philippines. After years spearheading the radical movement in the Philippines since his university days, he would seal his place in Philippine history as the moving spirit behind the Marx- and Mao-inspired movement that has always been described as the 'longest-running communist insurgency in the world'. more...

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

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

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...

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

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

Message of Gratitude
and Solidarity for Continuing Struggle

By Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
19 September 2007
Dear Comrades and Friends,
Warmest greetings of solidarity!
I am deeply pleased and thankful to all of you for holding this discussion meeting in order to focus on my case, reaffirm your solidarity, rejoice in my temporary release from prison and prepare for the struggle ahead. more...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sison's Wife Recounts Raid
Legitimate Political Refugee in The Netherlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Prof. Jose Maria Sison is No Criminal!” NDFP-Monitoring
Committee assails conspiracy of persecution

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

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

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...

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

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

Solidarity Statement of the International League of Peoples' Struggle
for the International Tribunal on Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle
August 21, 2007
We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), wish to extend the most militant greetings of solidarity to the Peoples Hurricane Relief Fund, the Mississippi Disaster Relief Coalition, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, and the US Human Rights Network that are convening the International Tribunal on Katrina and Rita. more...

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

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

Message of Solidarity to all Forum Participants
in Sulyap sa Kalayaan: a Glimpse of Freedom

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
International Action Center's Solidarity Center
New York, July 29, 2007
First of all, I wish to thank BAYAN-USA, Anakbayan, the International Action Center and the International League of Peoples' Struggle for organizing this forum on political repression in the Philippines and for inviting me as a speaker, together with the distinguished working class leader and legislator Rep Crispin Beltran, my predecessor as chairperson of the ILPS International Coordinating Committee. more...

Message to the 10th Women's International Solidarity Affair in the Philippines
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
July 29, 2007
We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, wish to convey warmest greetings of solidarity to all the delegations in the 10th Women's International Solidarity Affair in the Philippines (WISAP) and to congratulate the GABRIELA National Alliance of Women for successfully preparing and hosting this weeklong affair. more...

Sulyap Sa Kalayaan
A Glimpse of Freedom

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

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

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

Clear Signals that GRP Is Not Interested
in Peace Negotiations with the NDFP

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
20 July 2007
There are at least four clear signals that the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) under Arroyo is not really interested in resuming the formal talks in peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). In fact, the GRP has exposed its bad faith and malicious intent by such signals. 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...

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

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

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

Macapagal-Arroyo State Terrorism
and US Domination of the Philippines

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

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...

Message of Solidarity
to the Communist Organization of Greece
on the Occasion of Its Second Congress

By Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman
Communist Party of the Philippines
22 June 2007
May I convey to the leading committee and membership of the Communist Organization of Greece (KOE) warmest greetings of comradeship and revolutionary solidarity on the occasion of your Second Congress. I congratulate you for your successful preparations for this congress. Your preparations were made amidst important struggles in which the KOE played a significant role. more...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Message from Jose Maria Sison
at the Pamana ng Panahon Event in New York

June 10, 2007

I should be with you in person tonight. But the Bush global war of terror, which has put me in the so-called terrorist blacklist, makes it impossible for me to take any flight to New York. At any rate, I am with you in spirit and electronically. I welcome all of you, the organizers, the endorsers, the manager of the bookstore, the readers, the musical artist, the distinguished guests and all friends. more...

Message to the Organizations
Forming the ILPS-Australia Chapter

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison

Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
June 9, 2007
We, in the International Coordinating Committee, express to all of you warmest greetings of solidarity. We acknowledge the original custodians of your land, the Australian Aboriginal People. We are elated to know that various organizations are forming the Australian national chapter of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). We congratulate the Initiating Committee led by Len Cooper, member of the ILPS International Coordinating Committee, Migrante-Australia, Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union of Australia [CEPU] - Telecommunications Branch (Victoria), Migrante-Melbourne, Spirit of Eureka Committee, Bolivarian Circle and others for successfully preparing and convening this assembly. 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...

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

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

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

Mensahe ng Pakikiisa sa NAFLU-KMU
sa Ginintuang Anibersaryo Nito

Ni Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulo
International League of Peoples' Struggle
Hunyo 3, 2007
Sa ngalan ng International League of Peoples' Struggle, malugod kong ipinapaabot ang aming pakikiisa sa National Federation of Labor Unions (NAFLU) sa okasyon ng ginintuang anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag nito noong ika-18 ng Mayo 1957. Maipagmamalaki ng ILPS sa buong daigdig ang maningning at mayamang kasaysayan ng NAFLU-KMU sa pakikapaglaban para sa mga kagyat at matagalang interes ng uring manggagawa. more...

Message of Solidarity to NAFLU-KMU
on Its Golden Anniversary

By Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle
June 3, 2007
In behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I take pleasure in extending our solidarity to the National Federation of Labor Unions (NAFLU) on the occasion of the golden anniversary of its founding on May 18, 1957. The ILPS can proudly speak to the whole world of the brilliant and rich history of the NAFLU-KMU in fighting for the immediate and long-term interests of the working class. more...

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

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

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

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

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...

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

Message of Solidarity
to Front Mahasiswa Nasional

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
May 18, 2007
The International League of Peoples' Struggle hereby conveys warmest greetings of solidarity to the Front Mahasiswa Nasional on the occasion of its fourth founding anniversary. We are proud of your being a member-organization of the ILPS and of your achievements from year to year. more...

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

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

ILPS Message of Solidarity to Bayan
on the Occasion of Its 22nd Anniversary

By Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
May 4, 2007
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I express warmest greetings of solidarity to the national leadership and all affiliates of BAYAN. We share with you the joy of celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the founding of your federation. more...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May First 2007 Message
of the International League of Peoples' Struggle

By Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, ILPS International Coordinating Committee
1 May 2007
The International League of Peoples' Struggle extends its most militant greetings to the workers and other toiling people of the world on the occasion of International Workers' Day. more...

Mensahe ng Pakikiisa sa Ika-25 Anibersaryo
at Ika-3 Kongreso ng Piston

Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulo
International League of Peoples' Struggle
Abril 16-17 2007
Malugod kong binabati ang pamunuan at kasapian ng PISTON sa buong bansa sa makasaysayang okasyon ng pagdiriwang ninyo ng ika-25 anibersaryo at lahat ng delegado sa pagganap ninyo ng ika-3 Kongreso. more...

Communiqué of the 4th Meeting of the 2nd ICC
7 April 2007
The International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) held its 4th meeting since the Second International Assembly on March 28-29, 2007 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. more...

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

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

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

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

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

Message of Solidarity
to the 19th Congress of ATIK

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
6 April 2007
The International League of People's Struggle (ILPS) extends its militant greetings of solidarity to all the leaders and members of ATIK on the occasion of the confederation's 19th Congress on April 6-8, 2007 with the theme: "Attacks on world's peoples, working class and immigrants, and our concrete tasks in the context of developing mass movements in Europe." We congratulate you for your accumulated achievements and wish you greater successes in the future. 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...

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

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

  

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

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

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...

Message of Solidarity
to the International Conference on the Middle East

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
24-25 March 2007
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I express warmest greetings of solidarity to the organizers, speakers, delegations and guests of the International Conference on the Middle East. We agree on the urgency and importance of the theme: "With the Resistance, for a Just Peace in the Middle East". more...

Mensahe sa Pyesta sa Edukasyon ng NCR
Ni Jose Maria Sison
Chairman, International Network for Philippine Studies
Chairperson International League of Peoples' Struggle
17 Marso 2007
Mga kasama at mga kaibigan,
Maalab na pagbati sa inyong lahat!
Maraming salamat sa paanyaya ng NCR sa akin na magsalita sa inyong pyesta sa edukasyon. Nagagalak ako na matagumpay ang paghahanda at pagdaraos ng Instructors Training and Workshop sa pamamahala ng Eiler at Anakpawis. more...

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

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

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...

Join the Global Days of Action on March 17 & 18
Against US Aggression and Occupation of Iraq

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
March 10, 2007
On March 20, 2003, Bush and Blair led the US and Britain into the war of aggression against Iraq on the basis of lies. They did so despite their failure to get the approval of the UN Security Council for going to war. They did so despite widespread opposition from the people of the world who marched in the streets in their tens of millions in hundreds of cities around the globe. 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...

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

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

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

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

  

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

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...

Arroyo Regime Has No Intention
of Ending Extrajudicial Killings

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

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...

Photo of Joma Used in the First Edition of Prison and Beyond

Photo of Jose Maria Sison, taken during one of the military commission hearings
in 1981. It is the basis of the portrait used in the first edition of Prison and Beyond, the book of poems
which won for Sison the SEA Write Award in 1986.

more...

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

By International DEFEND Committee
13 February 2007

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

2007 Migrante Sectoral Party Valentine's Party

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

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

National Security Adviser Gonzales
is a Patent Liar and Puerile Intriguer

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

Sino ni Jose Maria Sison?
Five-Part Series on the Life and Works of Jose Maria Sison
Published in Dangadang (revolutionary publication of Northern Luzon in Ilocano)
and in http://www.philippinerevolution.net
First Part: Pamilya a Nagtaudan, Panagadal, Pannakamulat ta Marxismo (Family Origin, Education, Awakening to Marxism), Marso 2006 issue. 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...

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

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

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

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

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

Interview with NRC Handelsblad Journalist
more...

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

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

In Honor of Ernesto Popoy Valencia
By Jose Maria Sison
Chairman
International Network for Philippine Studies
1 February 2007
I wish to express sincerest condolences to the family of Ernesto Popoy Valencia and join his comrades and friends in honoring him for his achievements as a patriotic, anti-imperialist and democratic journalist, economist, teacher and activist. His best works inspire us to fight for the national and democratic rights and interests of the Filipino people. 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...

2006 Christmas Celebration
more...

Gonzales Should Stop Repeating Lies
Against Prof. Jose Maria Sison

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

ILPS Endorses and Supports
the March on Washington on Jan. 27

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
January 22, 2007
We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, hereby reiterate our solidarity with the American people in demanding the end of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq and the withdrawal of US military forces. more...

Message of Solidarity to the Emergency Protest Against the Bush Plan to Escalate the War in Iraq
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
January 10, 2007
The International League of People's Struggle (ILPS) joins the American people and the peoples of the world in condemning the decision of George W. Bush to send additional troops to Iraq and escalate the US war of aggression against the Iraqi people. We demand the immediate withdrawal of US and other imperialist military forces in Iraq. more...

Communique
of the
First ILPS East Asia and Oceania Consultative Conference

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

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...

Message to the League of Filipino Students-USA
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
January 12, 2007
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I express warmest greetings of solidarity to the officers, members and chapters of the League of Filipino Students-USA on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. more...

Pagpupugay Kay Ka Togs, Kasamang Monico M. Atienza
Ni Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulong Tagapagtatag
Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas
7 Enero 2007
Nakakalungkot na dinatnan si Ka Togs ng malubhang sakit. Tulad ng lahat ng mga kamag-anak, kasama at kaibigan niya, umaasa ako na mapapangibabawan niya ang ganitong kalagayan. Alam nating matibay at palaban si Ka Togs. Hindi tayo magugulat kung makakatawid siya sa kasalukuyang kalagayan at magpapatuloy sa pag-ambag sa pagsulong ng rebolusyong Pilipino. Anuman ang mangyari sa personal na katayuan niya, natitiyak nating makabuluhan at maningning ang kanyang buhay at papel na ginampanan sa kasaysayan. more...

Ateneo High School Class of 1956

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

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...

We Honor and Cherish the Memory
of Aloysius "Ochie" Baes: A Scientist for the People

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle
23 December 2006
We in the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) are deeply saddened by the sudden demise of our beloved colleague Aloysius "Ochie" Baes, who died of heart failure on December 21, 2006 in the Philippines. We extend our most heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. 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...

Dampak Perang Imperialis Dan Teror
Dan Gerakan Rakyat Yang Terus Diperkuat

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

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

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

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

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...

Celebrate and Reaffirm
the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Peoples
Solidarity Message from the International League of Peoples' Struggle

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairman, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
10 December 2006
The International Coordinating Committee and all member organizations of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) hereby express their solidarity with the International League for the Rights and Liberation of Peoples, the Lelio Basso Foundation and the Neapolitan School of the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies and join them and others in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the promulgation of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Peoples in Algiers on July 4, 1976. 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...

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

Keynote Address to the East Asia
and Oceania Consultative Conference

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

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...

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

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

Letran High School Class of 1956

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...

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

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

Message to my Beloved Classmates
at the Ateneo de Manila High School
From Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Utrecht, The Netherlands
December 3, 2006
My dear classmates,
Warmest greetings of solidarity to all of you on the occasion of the golden jubilee of Class 1956! I congratulate you for having survived half a century since graduation from high school and more importantly for your accomplishments in your chosen professions, in your family life, in your service to country and people and in living up to your faith, conviction or ideals. We remember and honor those who have departed. more...

Mensahe sa Ika-walong Anibersaryo
at Kongreso ng Anakbayan
Ni Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulong Tagapagtatag
Kabataang Makabayan
30 Nobyembe 2006
Malugod akong nagpapaabot ng militanteng pagbati at pakikiisa sa pamunuan at kasapian ng Anakbayan sa dalawang magkasunod na mahalagang okasyon, ang pagdiriwang ng ika-8 anibersaryo ng Anakbayan sa Nobyembre 30 at ang Kongreso nito sa Disyembre 7-10. more...

Mensahe ng Pakikiisa sa UNIFIL-HK
sa Okasyon ng Ika-10 Kongreso
Ni Prop. Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulo, International League of Peoples' Struggle
26 Nobyembre 2006
Taos-puso akong nagpapaabot ng pagbati at pakikiisa sa pamunuan, kasapian at mga organisasyon ng UNIFIL-Hong Kong sa okasyon ng ika-10 Kongreso nito. Saludo ako sa inyong lahat dahil sa inyong matatag at militanteng pagkilos para sa karapatan at interes ng mga kababayan nating migrante. more...

Paunang Salita
--Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulong Tagapagtatag
Kabataang Makabayan

Natatangi ang paglathala ng librong Dakilang Alay na naglalahad ng buhay at pag-aalay ng buhay ng mga kabataang namartir sa ating panahon. Taus-puso akong nagpapasalamat sa mga naglathala, sa mga manunulat at artistang nag-ambag upang magawa ang libro. Higit sa lahat, ang ating pasasalamat ay dapat iukol sa mga martir ng sambayanang pinapaksa ng librong ito. more...

Message to my Beloved Classmates
in Letran High School, Class 1956
From Jose Maria Sison
18 November 2006
Utrecht, The Netherlands
My dear classmates,
Warmest greetings of solidarity with you! I am elated to join you in celebrating the 50th anniversary of our graduating class, vintage 1956, in the high school department of the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, the school of San Vicente Liem de la Paz, Fr. Jose Burgos, Jose Rizal, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Emilio Jacinto, President Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini, Isabelo de los Reyes, Supreme Bishop Gregorio Aglipay, President Manuel Quezon, President Sergio Osmena, Pedro Abad Santos, Jose Laurel and other outstanding historical figures. more...

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

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

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

Philippine Daily Inquirer
12 November 2006

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Message of Solidarity
to Cordillera People's Alliance
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
21 October 2006
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I wish to convey warmest greetings of solidarity to the regional leadership, the provincial and municipal chapters, regional sectoral federations and individual members of the Cordillera People's Alliance (CPA) and to all the delegates, observers and allies attending the 9th Regional Congress of CPA in Baguio City. more...

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

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...

Mensahe ng Pakikiisa sa ADLO
sa Okasyon ng Ika-12 Kongreso
Ni Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulo
International League of Peoples' Struggle
Oktubre 14-16, 2006
Sa ngalan ng International League of Peoples' Struggle, malugod kong pinapaabot sa pamunuan at kasapian ng Association of Democratic Labor Organization (ADLO) ang maalab at militanteng pagbati ng pakikiisa sa okasyon ng inyong ika-12 Kongreso. more...

Message to Northern Dispatch Weekly
on the Occassion of Its Anniversary Celebrations
By Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle
8 October 2006
Ipadanon mi kadakayo ti kabarbaraan a kablaaw iti panakaiyangay ti maika-17 nga anibersaryo yo kas maysa nga information news agency iti intero nga Amianan a Luzon, ken ti maika-uppat nga anibersaryo ti Northern Dispatch Weekly kas maysa a makadomingo a dyaryo.
We commend Northern Dispatch Weekly (Nordis) for having successfully operated as a regional weekly newspaper since 2002 and as a regional information agency since 1989, continuously producing and distributing weekly packets of news and feature articles for its readers in the Northern Luzon provinces of the Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley. more...

Message of Greetings to the International Solidarity Evening
for Political Prisoners
London, United Kingdom
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
7 October 2006
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I extend my most militant greetings of solidarity to the organizers and participants of the International Solidarity Evening with Political Prisoners. We thank and congratulate the organizers of this solemn event -- Activists of the People's Fadaii Guerrillas of Iran - London, ATIK (Confederation of Workers from Turkey in Europe) - UK Section, Democratic Anti-imperialist Organisation of Iranians in Britain, Indian Workers' Association in Britain (IWA), Migrante International (Filipino Migrants Alliance), Solidarity Committee with Free Political Prisoners (OTDK) -- to honor the brave men and women who fear neither suffering nor death in fighting for their lofty goal of building a better world for humankind. 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...

Tribute to Bishop Alberto Ramento
the Bishop of the Workers and Peasants

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
6 October 2006
On behalf of the participating organizations of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) in scores of countries, I hereby express deepest condolences to the family of Most Reverend Bishop Alberto Ramento, to all the clergy and members of the Philippine Independent Church and to all his colleagues in the people's movement for national freedom, democracy, social justice and a just and lasting peace. more...

Message of Solidarity and Support
for the One Breath One Life Campaign

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
4 October 2006
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I wish to express warmest greetings of solidarity to the organizers, musical performers and all other participants in the One Breath One Life Campaign. We hope that the concerts, workshops, vigils and the culminating concert on October 28 will be successful. 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...

Message of Solidarity to Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino/
the Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance (UKPC/FCYA)

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Kabataang Makabayan
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
September 23, 2006
I wish to convey warmest greetings of solidarity to the leadership, chapters and general membership of Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada/the Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance (UKPC/FCYA) on the occasion of your Canada-wide Filipino youth and student conference in Toronto, Ontario on September 23-24, 2006.more...

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

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

Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities After 9-11
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle

Contribution to the International Solidarity Conference
on the Struggle of the People of Nepal for Democracy and Human Rights
Kathmandu, Nepal
September 22, 2006
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle which is co-sponsoring this conference, I wish to express warmest greetings of solidarity to all delegations from Nepal and other countries and congratulate the Nepali colleagues for organizing and hosting this conference and all related activities. more...

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...

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

Pagbati sa Kabataang Artista Para sa Tunay na Kalayaan (KARATULA)
Ni Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulong Tagapagtatag, Kabataang Makabayan
Tagapangulo, International League of Peoples' Struggle
Setyembre 16, 2006
Malugod na binabati ko ang pamunuan at mga kasapi ng Kabataang Artista para sa Tunay na Kalayaan (KARATULA) sa okasyon ng ika-6 na anibersaryo ng pagtatatag nito sa Setyembre 16. more...

Message of Solidarity and Congratulations to NNARA-Youth for More Than Ten Years of Service to the Peasant Masses
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Network for Philippine Studies
Founding Chairman, Kabataang Makabayan
September 16, 2006
I am happy to join the National Network of Agrarian Reform Advocates-Youth (NNARA-Youth) in celebrating more than ten years of advocating genuine and thorough land reform and serving the peasant masses, especially the poor and lower middle peasants. I stand in solidarity with you and congratulate you for all your achievements. more...

Message of Solidarity to FMN on the Occasion of Its 2nd Congress
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
September 14, 2006
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I wish to convey to the leadership, chapters and general membership of Front Mahasiswa Nasional (FMN, National Student Front) warmest greetings of solidarity on the occasion of its Second Congress. more...

Message to League of Filipino Students on 29th Founding Anniversary
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman of Kabataang Makabayan
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
September 15, 2006
Let me congratulate the League of Filipino Students for all its achievements since its founding 29 years ago, on September 11. I am in solidarity with you along the line of the Filipino people's struggle for national freedom and democracy against US imperialism and the local exploiting classes as well as along your distinctive line of arousing, organizing and mobilizing the Filipino youth to uphold, defend and promote their rights and interests. more...

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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...

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

JMS and Legal Counsel before the statue of "the truth and nothing but the truth" at the European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg, 30 May 2006.

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...

Warmest Greetings to Prof. Luis V. Teodoro on the Occasion of His 65th Birth Anniversary
Prof. Jose Ma. Sison
Chairman, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
18 August 2006
I am delighted to join the close comrades, colleagues and friends of Louie in conveying to him warmest greetings on the occasion of his 65th birth anniversary (August 24). This is a time to salute him for all his achievements and wish him to enjoy many more years of good health and productive life. more...

Message of Solidarity to the ILPS Philippine Chapter Second General Assembly
Prof. Jose Ma. Sison
Chairman, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
18 August 2006
I would like to extend my warmest and most militant greetings of solidarity to all the organizations and leaders of the ILPS Philippine Chapter on the occasion of your Second General Assembly. more...

Mensahe ng Pakikipagkaisa sa ILPS Philippine Chapter Ikalawang Pangkalahatang Asambleya
Prof. Jose Ma. Sison
Tagapangulo, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
18 Agosto 2006
Nais kong ipaabot ang pinakamainit at pinakamilitanteng pagbati at pakikipagkaisa sa lahat ng mga organisasyon at pamunuan ng ILPS Philippine Chapter sa okasyon ng inyong Ikalawang Pangkalahatang Asambleya. 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...

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

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

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

Message of Solidarity to ang Kasama 47 in Australia
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Network for Philippines Studies
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee,
International League of People's Struggle
5 August 2006
Let me convey warmest greetings of solidarity to all the organizers and performers of Ang Kasama 47, to all compatriots present and all Filipino organizations of migrant workers, women and youth in Australia and to all our friends in the solidarity movement who support your struggle for your rights and welfare in Australia as well as the struggle of the entire Filipino people for national liberation and democracy in the Philippines. more...

Solidarity Message of ILPS to the Founding Conference of the PDFI
Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International League of People's Struggle
30 July 2006
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I wish to extend warmest and most militant greetings to the more than 150 fighting organizations of the Indian people from various regions of India that are meeting to form the People's Democratic Front of India (PDFI). We wish you utmost success in this founding conference and in the hard struggles ahead. 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...

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

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...

Comrade Armando Teng Inspires the Current and Future Generations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples" Struggle
College of Arts & Letters, University of the Philippines
Claro Mayo Recto Hall
27 June 2006
Dear comrades and friends:
I am deeply pleased to be with you today on the occasion of the launching of Armando, the biography of Comrade Armando Teng. I convey warmest greetings to all of you, especially to Comrade Ada Teng and her children. more...

Message to the Peace Advocates Upon the Launching of the Book on the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
26 June 2006
Warmest greetings of solidarity to all the peace advocates who are present! I thank the NDFP-Nominated Section of the Joint Monitoring Committee and its Secretariat for inviting me to give this message and answer questions in an open forum with peace advocates and members of the press. 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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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

ILPS Honors Daniel Boone Schirmer as an Outstanding Anti-imperialist Fighter
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples" Struggle
6 May 2006
We, in the International League of Peoples' Struggle, hereby manifest our high respect for Daniel Boone Schirmer as an outstanding fighter against US imperialism and as an exponent of international solidarity of the peoples in the revolutionary struggle against imperialism and reaction and for a better world of greater freedom, democracy, social justice, all-round progress and peace. more...

ILPS Mesage of Solidarity to the Inititative for an International Anti-imperialist, Anti-capitalist Meeting
By Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
6 May 2006
On behalf of the International League of People's Struggle, I wish to express warmest greetings of solidarity to the initiators and participants in the Initiative for an International Anti-Imperialist, Anti-Capitalist Meeting. We congratulate you for the success of your preparations and we wish the utmost further success in the conduct of your three-day meeting. 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...

Workers and Peoples of the World, Unite to Fight for Your Rights
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
May 1, 2006
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I wish to convey warmest greetings of solidarity to all workers, genuine unions and labor organizations on the occasion of the International Workers' Day. We salute and congratulate you for your struggles, sacrifices and successes against the imperialist bourgeoisie and all its opportunist and barefaced reactionary agents. more...

Mesage of Solidarity to the Immigrant Workers on the Day of the Great American Boycott 2006
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
April 30, 2006
We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, hereby express our solidarity with and support for the millions of immigrant workers on the day of the Great American Boycott 2006 when they and their supporters do not go to work, to school or to any shop but hold protest marches and rallies against institutions and symbols of anti-immigrant discrimination, exploitation and oppression in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle and 100 cities all over the US. more...

Message to the Symposium on Militant Trade Unionism in Istanbul, Turkey
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
23 April 2006
We, in the International Coordinating Committee of the ILPS, extend our warmest militant greetings of solidarity to the Turkish workers and to Turkish national chapter of ILPS for organizing today this symposium on militant and anti-imperialist trade unionism with the theme: "Unity- Struggle-Victory against the Attacks of Imperialism on the Working Class". 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...

Message to the Iraqi People and the Iraqi Resistance
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples" Struggle
7 April 2006
I am thankful that the Iraqi Resistance on the occasion of its third anniversary has invited me to speak as the voice of the international anti-imperialist movement. I feel highly honored because the Iraqi Resistance is well-known as the legitimate representative of the Iraqi people. 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...

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

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...

Greetings to the Grand Reunion of Samahang Demokratiko ng Kabataan
By Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson Emeritus
First Quarter Storm Movement
Founding Chairman, Kabataang Makabayan
February 4, 2006
I am deeply pleased to be requested by veteran militants of the Samahang Demokratiko ng Kabataan (SDK) who are in the First Quarter Storm Movement (FQSM) to send a message to the grand reunion of the SDK and commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the Diliman Commune. I wish therefore to convey warmest greetings to the SDK on such an occasion. more...

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

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...

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

Message to Aklat ng Bayan and Friends on the Launch of Fifth Edition of Philippine Society and Revolution
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
February 15, 2006
I agree with Aklat ng Bayan that the book must be republished everytime copies run out not only because of its historical value but also because of its continuing direct relevance to the persevering struggle of the Filipino people for national liberation and democracy against the prevalent forces of foreign monopoly capitalism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism. more...

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

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

ILPS New Year's Greetings
31 December 2005
Warmest Greetings of Solidarity
Best wishes and utmost success in the New Year of 2006!
May the people advance further in the struggle for liberation
against imperialism and reaction!
more...

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

Pagbati ng Pakikiisa sa Anakbayan sa Kanyang Ika-7 Anibersaryo
Ni Prop. Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulong Tagapagtatag, Kabataang Makabayan
Tagapangulo, International League of Peoples' Struggle
Nobyembre 30, 2005
Nalulugod akong maging bahagi ng pagdiriwang ninyo. Ipagbunyi natin ang mga tagumpay ng Anakbayan na nakalahad sa inyong pahayag. Magpugay tayo sa mga bayaning ibinunga ng inyong pakikibaka at naging martir sa kamay ng kaaway. Mag-alay tayo sa kanila ng pinakamataas na parangal. more...

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

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

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

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...

Mensahe para sa GAME OVER, GLORIA ED Festival
Ni Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulo, International Network for Philippine Studies
Tagapangulong Tagapagtatag, Kabataang Makabayan
20 Oktubre 2005
Binabati ko kayo sa pagdaraos ng ED Festival sa panahon ng kampanya sa pagpapatalsik kay GMA. Tauspuso ang aking pasasalamat na binibigyang-puwang ninyo na makasama ako sa ganitong mga pagkakataon na tunay na nakapagpapanariwa sa akin at nakapagpapatibay sa katumpakan ng landas na pinili natin at sama-samang tinatahak, kakapitbisig ang ibang mga uri at sektor ng lipunan, tungo sa pagtamo ng tunay na pambansang demokrasya. more...

New CD album of Songs from the Poems of Jose Maria Sison
Played in various popular styles
By young Filipino singers and musicians
Produced by Kodao Productions in Manila.
Please order from the International Information Office in Utrecht.
more...

Ka Fort: Martyr and Hero of the People
Setyembre 25, 2005
The Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), including its consultants, staffers and volunteers, extends its deepest condolences to Luz Fortuna and their three children on the death of labor leader Diosdado 'Ka Fort' Fortuna. more...

Talumpating Pambungad sa Kapihan Kasama ang mga Aktibista ng FQS
Ni Prop. Jose Maria Sison
Tagapangulong Tagapagtatag, Kabataang Makabayan
Tagapangulo, International League of Peoples' Struggle
Setyembre 22, 2005
Muling kinakaharap ang mga mag-aaral at ibang kabataan ng isang pambihirang tindi sa krisis ng naghaharing sistemang malakonyal at malapiyudal. Muling naririyan ang hamon sa inyo na kumilos para pangibabawan ang matinding pagsasamantala at pang-aapi at isulong ang pakikibaka para sa pambansang kalayaan at demokrasya laban sa imperyalismo, piyudalismo at burukrata kapitalismo na ngayo'y kinakatawan ng rehimeng Arroyo. 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...

Statement of Prof. Jose Maria Sison Before the Raad van State on 23 August 2005
Your Honors:
To this day, I am grateful that this court made a decision in my favor in 1995, to the following effect:
1. That I am a recognized political refugee under Article 1 A of the Refugee Convention and that the claims of the Dutch government against me under Article 1 F are baseless.
2. That I am under the absolute protection of the European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (EVRM). more...

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...

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

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

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...

NDFP Salutes Retired Captain Rene Jarque
NDFP Negotiating Panel
22 August 2005
I agree with all your noble patriotic and progressive motivations and objectives. Let me therefore express my solidarity with you. I also feel honored and I am thankful to you for recognizing the contributions that I have made to the Filipino youth movement and to the Filipino people's movement for national liberation and democracy against US imperialism and the local exploiting classes since the beginning of the sixties. more...

Message of Solidarity to Kabataang Montreal and to the Filipino Youth Consultative Forum
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Kabataang Makabayan
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of People's Struggle
19 August 2005
I agree with all your noble patriotic and progressive motivations and objectives. Let me therefore express my solidarity with you. I also feel honored and I am thankful to you for recognizing the contributions that I have made to the Filipino youth movement and to the Filipino people's movement for national liberation and democracy against US imperialism and the local exploiting classes since the beginning of the sixties. 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...

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

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...

Message of Solidarity to KMP on Its 20th Anniversary
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Network for Philippine Studies
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
July 27, 2005
I am proud that the founding congress of KMP was held in defiance of the Marcos fascist dictatorship and that my speech was read to the congress while I was under military detention in Fort Bonifacio. Since then, KMP has grown far and wide from its modest beginnings and has won great victories by persevering in struggle for the rights and interests of the peasantry as well as of the entire Filipino people. more...

Message of Solidarity to KMP on Its 20th Anniversary
Ni Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Network for Philippine Studies
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
Hulyo 27, 2005
Maipagmamalaki nating naidaos ang kongreso sa pagtatatag ng KMP bilang pagsalungat o paglaban sa pasistang diktadurang Marcos at binasa ang aking talumpati sa kongreso habang ako'y nasa detensyong militar sa Fort Bonifacio. Mula noon, lumaki't ibayong lumaganap na at nakapagtamo ng malalaking tagumpay ang KMP sa sigasig nitong ipaglaban ang mga karapatan at interes ng uring magsasaka, gayundin yaong sa buong sambayanang Pilipino. more...

In Solidarity with the July 25 Mass Action
Message by Prof. Jose Maria Sison
25 July 2005
I have great confidence in the triumph of the mass action on July 25. This cannot be stopped by the regime's acts of intimidation and deception. The outrage of the Filipino people is overbrimming because of the electoral fraud, corruption, puppetry to the imperialists and cruelty of the regime. 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...

Pakikiisa sa Kilos Masa sa Hulyo 25
Mensahe ni Prop. Jose Maria Sison
Ika-25 ng Hulyo 2005
Malaki ang aking tiwala na magiging matagumpay ang kilos masa ng Hulyo 25. Hindi ito mapipigil ng mga pananakot at panlilinlang na ginagawa ng rehimen. Umaapaw ang galit ng sambayanang Pilipino sa rehimen dahil sa pandaraya sa eleksyon, korupsyon, pagkapapet sa mga imperyalista at kalupitan. 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...

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

Personal Homage to Cardinal Sin
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
June 22, 2005
The Filipino people will always cherish the outstanding role of Cardinal Sin in criticizing the human rights violations under the Marcos fascist dictatorship and in ultimately acting to help end this reign of terror and greed. more...

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

Message of Solidarity Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS)
Chairperson, International Network for Philippine Studies (INPS)
June 20, 2005
I am glad to know that the Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada (UKPC/FCYA) will hold a three-week intensive course on the history and current circumstances of the Philippines and the current situation of overseas Filipinos, starting on June 26. 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...

Hongkong launching of CD album, Songs of Love and Struggle: From Andres Bonifacio to Jose Maria Sison, during the UNIFIL celebration.

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

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

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

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

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...

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

Message of Solidarity to Bayan on its Twentieth Anniversary
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
NDFP Negotiating Panel
May 5, 2005
BAYAN has brilliantly succeeded in becoming the central multisectoral democratic alliance of the patriotic and progressive forces. The participating mass organizations have strengthened BAYAN by expanding and consolidating themselves and by responding to its calls. BAYAN has inspired its participating organizations and the broad masses of the people through campaigns of information, education and mass actions on all major issues. It has stood out in exposing and opposing all major US and puppet policies that oppress and exploit the Filipino people. more...

Parangal kay Propesor Edberto Villegas
Ni Joma at Julie Sison
May 5, 2005
Ang laki ng tuwa namin nang umabot sa amin ang balita na magreretiro ka na mula sa UP sa edad na 65. Naisip namin agad na puede ka nang kargahan ng mas marami pang trabaho. Ibig sabihin wala ka pa ring pahinga. more...

Experience a Very Special Evening of Opera Arias, Musical Theater Numbers and Kundimans
Rica Nepomuceno, soprano
Aries Caces, pianist
Irma Galias, pianist
25 June 2005
Oud Katoliek Kerk
Ruydaelstraat 39
1071 AA Amsterdam
European-Philippine Intercultural Solidarity
For more details, please contact:
Ruth de Leon
+31 30 2368722
+31 6 24655648
more...

Songs of Love and Struggle from Andres Bonifacio to Jose Maria Sison
CD Album of Philippine Folk Songs, Patriotic Songs, and Poems of Jose Maria Sison
Rica Nepomuceno, soprano
Aries Caces, pianist
Music by Danny Fabella and Levy Abad, Jr
Arranged and Edited by Josefino Chino Toledo
more...

Message of Solidarity to KMU and ISA on Their 25th and 21st Anniversaries
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle
May 1, 2005
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) as well as on my personal behalf as a proletarian militant, I wish to convey warmest greetings of solidarity and congratulations to the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU, May First Movement) and the International Solidarity Affair (ISA) on the occasion of their respective 25th and 21st anniversaries of their establishment on this sacred day of the international working class. more...

Keynote to the Celebration of NDFP 32nd Anniversary
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
NDFP Negotiating Panel
April 24, 2005
The NDFP has served the Filipino people excellently as the most consolidated underground united front organization of the basic revolutionary forces (working class, peasantry and urban petty bourgeoisie) in the revolutionary struggle for national liberation and democracy against US imperialism and the local exploiting classes. 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...

INTRODUCTION
To the NDFP Human Rights Monitoring Committee Booklet No. 6 on the July 5, 1996 NDFP Declaration of Undertaking to Apply the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Protocol I of 1977

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
NDFP Negotiating Panel
April 24, 2005
The Declaration of Undertaking asserts and makes clear that all the revolutionary forces and people represented by the NDFP within and outside the framework of peace negotiations with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) are well-grounded in engaging the GRP in a civil war as a legitimate national liberation movement , that they have the status of co-belligerent under international law and that they assume rights and responsibilities under the Geneva Conventions and its protocols. more...

Message to the International Research Conference on the 1955 Afro-Asian Summit in Bandung
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
April 14, 2005
The theme of the conference,, "Bandung in the 21st Century: Continuing the Struggle for Independence, Peace against Imperialist Globalization and War" is of great importance and acute urgency. We need to reaffirm and draw inspiration from the principles upheld and propagated by the Afro-Asian Summit Conference of 1955 . These principles are still valid and relevant today in the face of the worsening conditions of oppression and exploitation under the shadow of imperialism and neocolonialism.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...

Solidarity Message to the 18th Congress of ATIK
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle
March 25, 2005
On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I convey my warmest and most militant greetings of solidarity to the leaders and member organizations of ATIK on the occasion of the federation's 18th Congress on March 25-27, 2005 with the theme: "Perspectives and duties of the international anti-imperialist struggle in the 21st Century." I wish you all the success in this congress and more victories in the future.more...

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

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

Message to Migrante International on the Launch of Its Education Movement
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Network for Philippine Studies and
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
March 12, 2005
I fully agree with the resolve of the leaders and members of Migrante in various parts of the world to adopt the line of struggle for national freedom and democracy in our studies, to root out the problems, to free our minds and expand the membership of Migrante. more...

Message of Solidarity on the Commemoration of the Disappearance of Carlos B. Del Rosario
By Jose Maria Sison
Honorary Chair
First Quarter Storm Movement
March 11, 2005
Like all the close comrades and friends of Carlos "Charlie" del Rosario, I am deeply pleased that the Desaparecidos, an organization of relatives of victims of enforced disappearances, is commemorating his disappearance in 1971 and honoring him for his heroic revolutionary record and martyrdom in the service of the Filipino people. more...

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

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

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

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
March 3, 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...

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

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

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...

Red Salute to Comrade Luis Jalandoni
By Jose Maria Sison
February 26, 2005
I am glad to be among those who write and speak on the revolutionary work and achievements of Comrade Luis Jalandoni on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Our testimonies and reflections can augment and complement each other. But all our words can only try to approximate and sum up the richness of his decades of service to the people before and after joining the Communist Party of the Philippines. more...

Prof. Sison and NDFP Negotiators Meet Former US Attorney Ramsey Clark

In Celebration of the Achievements of Atty. Romeo T. Capulong
By Jose Maria Sison
February 15, 2005
The 70th birthday of Atty. Romeo T. Capulong is a fine occasion for recognizing and celebrating his achievements. I join others in giving testimony to these. Let me focus on those circumstances and achievements of which I have direct and personal knowledge. more...

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

Message of Solidarity to All Present at the Toronto Book Launch
By Jose Maria Sison
Co-Author of At Home in the World
February 12, 2005
Warmest greetings of solidarity to all compatriots and friends present at this launching of the book At Home in the World: Portrait of a Revolutionary. I wish to thank all of you for coming. For organizing this event and inviting me to speak, I thank the Philippine Women Centre of Ontario, the Philippine Network for Justice and Peace, Filipino- Canadian Youth Network-Toronto (UKPC-Toronto), Philippine Solidarity Group, the Filipino Workers Support Committee and others.
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Message to the Youth Gathering
By Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman of Kabataang Makabayan
February 8, 2005
(Tranlsated from Pilipino original in English)
I am glad to be among those who write and speak on the revolutionary work and achievements of Comrade Luis Jalandoni on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Our testimonies and reflections can augment and complement each other. But all our words can only try to approximate and sum up the richness of his decades of service to the people before and after joining the Communist Party of the Philippines. more...

Mensahe sa Pagtitipon ng Kabataan
Ni Jose Maria Sison
Pangulong Tagapagtatag ng Kabataang Makabayan
Pebrero 8, 2005
Taus-puso akong nagpapasalamat sa inyong pagbati at pagsasaalaala at pagsuporta sa akin sa araw na ito. Mainam na ginawa ninyo itong pagkakataon para lalong alamin ang aking panininidigan sa mahahalagang mga usapin, gayundin sa paglabag sa aking mga karapatan, at sa mga pahirap at pagbabanta na aking kaharap ngayon. more...

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

Imperialist-engineered attack on Prof. Jose Maria Sison is an attack against the ILPS and the cause of all peoples’ movement against imperialism, war and plunder worldwide!
By Arman Riazi
General Secretary, ILPS
7 February 2005 (Posted 10 February 2004)
Dear friends, participating organisations of the ILPS, all democratic and anti-imperialist organisations and grassroots peoples movements, this is an urgent call to action in support of the person of our Chairman Prof. Jose Maria Sison and the condemnation of the sinister imperialist-backed plots against the cause of national and social liberation in general. more...

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

Open letter from BC Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
February 3, 2005 (Posted 7 February 2005)
We call on democratic and anti-imperialist people to demand the withdraw of Walden Bello from Stopwar.ca's speaker list. The important question is, who is a terrorist? Walden Bello concurs with the declaration by the US, Holland, the European Union, the Philippines and (more strangely) that communist organizations and leaders such as Jose Maria Sison and the Communist Party of the Philippines are terrorists. And he is supporting the demand that Sison be deported from Holland, where he has been living in forced exile since 1986, back to the Philippines to face punishment. more...

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...

Migrante response to Focus on the Global South
By Migrante International Executive Committee
February 2, 2005 (Posted 4 February 2005)
As an alliance of people’s organizations composed of overseas Filipinos and their families, Migrante International slams Focus on the Global South’s recent attacks on Migrante and other progressive organizations. more...

An Open Letter to Mr. Ric “Frankenstein” Reyes
January 31, 2005 (Posted 4 February 2005)
Mr. Ric Reyes,
As your former comrades who were with you during the First Quarter Storm (FQS) and the later years that became a revolutionary storm overthrowing Marcos and later Joseph Estrada, we have to respond to your malicious lies and attacks against the revolutionary movement and the its leaders like Prof. Jose Maria Sison who is now the subject of your innuendoes and red-baiting. more...

IBON response to Focus on the Global South
January 17, 2005 (Posted 4 February 2005)
Dear Friends,
The appeal of Focus to civil society organizations to condemn the inclusion of Walden Bello by the Communist Party of the Philippines in a list of counterrevolutionaries, which Focus interprets as a ‘hit list’ or ‘death threat’, strikes us at IBON as rather regrettable. It is unfortunate that in the process of addressing its appeal to the global networks as well as the CPP, Focus has dragged along the names of Philippine organizations like IBON as associated with the CPP to have a ‘sense of decency’ to ‘denounce these actions and apply moral suasion…’ It is unfortunate and quite ironic since it has always been IBON’s policy to avoid involvement in the factional debate within the CPP and pretending to be in the know with finality the resolution of such debate, much more raise it as being an issue in the national and international movements. more...

KMP Letter in Response to Focus on Global South
January 27, 2005 (Posted 4 February 2005)
Dear friends,
Greetings of international solidarity!
We in the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) write this letter to respond to the appeal of the Focus on the Global South entitled Assassination and violence have no role in civil society (a statement of concern).
It is our position NOT to interfere nor be part of the ongoing matter between Walden Bello and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). more...

A Statement of Concern
Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) May First Movement Labor Center
National Executive Committee
January 25, 2005 (Posted on 4 February 2005)
A signed statement by the staff of Focus on Global South (Focus), dated 15 January 2005, expresses concern over a so-called “hit-list” of the CPP-NPA (Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army) which supposedly includes Focus executive director Walden Bello and others.
The statement points at KMU as one of those groups “that are associated or working closely with the CPP” and urges us to denounce “and apply moral suasion on Sison and other leaders of the CPP and NPA to refrain from the threat and use of force and assassination.” more...

Why is Walden so frightened?
By Bagani Dong-ilay
1 February 2005 (Posted 4 February 2005)
Why is Walden so frightened
Of a mere diagram
He calls a “hit list”
Which leaves him sleepless.
It drives him to a frenzy,
And attacks the Philippine Communist Party,
On its 36th anniversary
Celebrating its victories. more...

GABRIELA Network Statement Re. Attacks on Prof. Jose Maria Sison, ILPS Chairman
1 February 2005 (Posted 3 February 2005)
GABRIELA Network, a Philippine-US women’s solidarity mass organization, views with sadness the continuing attacks on and vilification of Professor Jose Ma. Sison, chairman of the International League of Peoples Struggles. more...

Walden Bello's Intrigues Serves Imperialist Agenda of State Terror Against People's Organizations Struggling for Land, Jobs and Self-determination
BAYAN-USA STATEMENT
February 1, 2005 (Posted 3 February 2005)
A recent statement by Walden Bello and Focus on the Global South attempts to generate public concern about their Executive Director's safety. This worry stems from an article published in the Ang Bayan, the official publication of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) which Bello claims to be a "hit-list". In their own statement, Global South lists seven prominent people's organizations as connected to the CPP. Among them are KMP, KMU, Migrante, and CPA-organizations representing thousands of Filipino peasants, workers, and indigenous people-- members of BAYAN-Philippines, which represents the Filipino people's broadest and largest organized struggle for national sovereignty and genuine democracy in the Philippines. more...

Red-baiting and Baseless Accusations have no place in the People's Movement Official Statement of the Regional Secretariat of the Asian Students Association
January 17, 2005 (Posted 3 February 3005)
We write this in the light of a statement released by the Focus on the Global South yesterday January 16, 2005, entitled "Assassination and violence have no role in civil society."
We in the Asian Students Association regional secretariat respect the Focus's position with regards to the ongoing matter between Mr. Walden Bello and the Communist Party of the Philippines. Nonetheless, they could have just stopped there. But they did not. more...

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

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

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

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...

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

Message to the founding congress of Unyon Ng Mga Manggagawa Sa Agrikultura (Union of Farm Workers)
By Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of People’s Struggle
Chairperson, International Network for Philippine Studies
January 20, 2005
(Translated from the Pilipino original)
I am deeply pleased to know that many labor leaders and activists and farm workers from plantations and haciendas from all over the country are gathered here today to found the Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA, Union of Farm workers). Warmest patriotic greetings to all of you! 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...

Message of Solidarity to the Founders of BAYAN-USA
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairman, International Network for Philippine Studies
Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
January 15, 2005
May I express warmest greetings of solidarity to all the Filipino organizations that have convened to found BAYAN-USA. I congratulate you for the success of your preparations for this historic occasion. You have assumed a role of great importance and consequence. Through BAYAN-USA, you are determined to arouse, organize and mobilize the millions of overseas Filipinos in the USA. These comprise the largest concentration of our compatriots in a foreign country. more...

Tribute to Papo de Asis
January 12, 2005
To the Beloved Family of Papo de Asis,
His Closest Comrades and Friends Through Habi-Arts
We share your grief over the passing away of Papo de Asis. We feel a personal sense of loss because we knew Papo as one of the artists most active in the Free Jose Maria Committee in the period of 1982 to 1986, the years of growing mass unrest leading to the overthrow of the Marcos fascist dictatorship by the people in 1986. more...

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