Prof. Jose Maria Sison Speaks on People’s War
and Peace Negotiations Before Students
of International Relations at University of Groningen,
May 16, 2013
Lecture at the University of Groningen, 16 May 2013
By Professor Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
Chief Political Consultant, NDFP Negotiating Panel
First of all, I wish to thank the Studentenvereniging voor Internationale Betrekkingen (SIB), or the Dutch United Nations Student Association (DUNSA), for inviting me to lecture on the revolutionary armed struggle being carried out by the New People’s Army (NPA) under the leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
I am honored and privileged to be invited because your association has high prestige and is well known to feature as guest lecturers high officials of the United Nations, the European Union and the Netherlands, including prime ministers, cabinet officials, members of parliaments, senior administrators, high military commanders, outstanding professors and journalists.
I propose to discuss tonight the character and status of the people’s war in the Philippines, in relation to the social crisis and the policies of the Manila government, also in relation to the long running peace negotiations between the Manila government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and further in relation to the issue of including the CPP, NPA and the chief political consultant of the NDFP (myself) in the so-called terrorist list of the EU.
For Angeli Bayani, this also meant scrambling for five gowns for red-carpet events
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
May 13, 2013 | 8:49 pm
Note: Angeli Bayani plays the female lead role, as Julie de Lima, in “The Guerrilla Is a Poet”–the film about Amado Guerrero (Jose Maria Sison). She stars in the Filipino film “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan”, and in the Singaporean film, “Ilo-ilo”. Both are entries in this year’s Cannes film festival, May 16-26, 2013.
It hit Angeli Bayani that she had nothing to wear for the Cannes fest only after securing a French visa last week.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
May 12, 2013
We, the International League of People’s Struggle, reiterate our support for the Syrian people in upholding national sovereignty and condemn the concerted military intervention in Syria by the US, NATO, Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. These brazenly violate Syrian national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Only the people of Syria have the sovereign right to determine what is their government.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of People’s Struggle
11 May 2013
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, applaud the historic verdict of the Guatemalan court, finding former military dictator Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity for the massacre of at least 1,771 Mayan-Ixil people and sentencing him to a total of 80 years of imprisonment.
10 May 2013
THE NEED FOR UNITED FRONT IN THE FILIPINO
PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION
Speech in Celebration of the 40th Founding Anniversary
of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines
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