• SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN (YOLANDA): THE POLITICAL CONTEXT
    OF A NATURAL DISASTER IN THE PHILIPPINES


    Lecture at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences,
    Groningen, 16 December 2013
    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson
    International League of Peoples’ Struggle

    Good afternoon, friends. Thank you Jake for your kind introduction.

    My task today is to talk about the political context of the corruption and criminal negligence of the Aquino regime in relation to the super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

    The Scope of Devastation, Corruption and Criminal Negligence

    Let me start by pointing immediately to the lack of preparedness of the Aquino regime before the super typhoon struck and the delayed and inadequate response of the regime to the great and urgent need for rescue and relief operations. The disaster made by the regime compounded the natural disaster, aggravating and worsening the intolerable suffering of the 16 million people in provinces of the Visayas and adjoining provinces of Bicol, Mindoro and Palawan.

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  • MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE TO THE ILPS HK & MACAU
    CHAPTER ON THE LAUNCH OF FOUNDATION FOR RESUMING THE PHILIPPINE REVOLUTION


    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
    15 December 2013

    As author, I wish to thank ILPS HK & Macau for launching the book, Foundation for Resuming the Philippine Revolution. I also thank all the guests and ILPS members for attending this event. Read more



  • IN HONOR OF NELSON MANDELA


    Mandela
    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
    11 December 2013

    We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, mourn the demise of Nelson Mandela last December 5. We express our condolences to his family, his comrades in arms and the entire people of South Africa. At the same time, we celebrate his great achievements as a revolutionary fighter in the service of the people of South Africa and the people of the world. Read more



  • ON OPLAN BAYANIHAN
    AND THE PROSPECTS OF PEACE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE


    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
    Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic Front of the Philippines

    Presentation at the Media Forum on Oplan Bayanihan and the Prospects of Peace and Environmental Justice, sponsored by the Apo Sandawa Lumadnung Panaghiusa sa Cotabato (ASLPC) and Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas- Probinsya sa Kutabato (KMP-PK), December 9, 2013, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato

    Dear Compatriots and Friends,

    Thank you for inviting me to be your speaker in this Media Forum on Oplan Bayanihan and the Prospects of Peace and Environmental Justice.  I am mindful of your concern about the peace and order and environmental situation in Mindanao and I appreciate your desire to understand the root causes of the problems. Read more



  • NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC STRUGGLE & PEOPLE’S TRIAL
    OF US IMPERIALISM AND ITS PUPPETS


    By Jose Maria Sison
    Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines

    Dear Colleagues and Friends,

    Good afternoon! Thank you Maria Hlavajova of the Basis voor Actuele Kunst for the warm welcome and Jonas Staal of the New World Academy for the introduction to the program.

    My task today is to talk about the national democratic struggle and the people’s trial of US imperialism  and its puppets in the Philippines.  This is in connection with the title of this session, Towards a People’s Culture, which centers on the critical role of arts and artists in the struggle for national liberation and democracy in the Philippines.  I am pleased that Luis Jalandoni of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines will focus on the conflict between cultural imperialism and people’s culture. Read more



  • CAMPAKAN WTO DAN TINDAKAN-TINDAKAN TERKAIT GLOBALISASI IMPERIALIS


    Pidato Pembukaan Prof Jose Maria Sison,
    Ketua Liga Internasional Perjuangan Rakyat
    Disampaikan dalam Forum Publik “Perlawanan Rakyat terhadap WTO dan Globalisasi Imperialis” yang diorganisasi oleh ILPS, 5 Desember 2013

    Rekan-rekan sekerja dan teman-teman sekalian yang saya hormati,

    Saya sangat gembira dapat membuka forum ILPS ini dalam rangka perlawanan rakyat terhadap WTO dan Globalisasi Imperialis . Saya menyambut seluruh peserta forum ini. Dan saya mengucapkan selamat kepada ILPS Indonesia dan perwakilan ILPS dari negara-negara lain serta seluruh jajaran pimpinan terkait dari Komite Koordinasi Internasional ILPS yang menyelenggarakan forum ini . Read more



  • PEOPLE’S STRUGGLES AND RESISTANCE TO THE NEOLIBERAL AGENDA


    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle

    Speech to the People’s Global Camp Plenary
    Session on People’s Struggles and Resistance
    Bali, Indonesia, December 4, 2013

    In behalf of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), I wish to thank the organizers of the People’s Global Camp in Bali, Indonesia, for inviting me to to speak about issues relating to the WTO. I thank the Indonesia Peoples Alliance (IPA) in particular for giving us this opportunity to contribute to its Plenary Session on People’s Struggles and Resistance. Read more



  • THE CURRENT SITUATION AND PROSPECTS
    FOR THE YOUTH MOVEMENT


    Keynote Speech by Prof. Jose Maria Sison,
    Chairperson of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle
    at the Youth Solidarity Festival
    Bali, Indonesia, December 3, 2013

    In behalf of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, I extend warmest greetings of solidarity to the organizers and participants of the Youth Solidarity Festival. It is fitting that your festival, a self-organized event of the People’s Global Camp, has adopted the call “Youth unite, fight and claim our future” as your theme. Read more