• ILPS CONDEMNS US FOR INSTIGATING COUP SCHEME,
    DEMANDS RESPECT FOR SOVEREIGNTY OF VENEZUELA


    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
    February 19, 2014

    The International League of  Peoples’ Struggle condemns the US and its puppets in Venezuela for causing artificial  shortages of certain basic goods and inflation and inciting  crimes and sham protests aimed at destabilizing  the Bolivarian government of President Nicolas Maduro.

    The malicious scheme of the US and its puppets headed by Leopoldo Lopez is to  fabricate conditions for a military coup against the government which was duly-elected last April.  President Maduro is justified in taking the necessary steps against the US and local malefactors in the coup scheme. Read more



  • MESSAGE TO THE FORUM “KM@50: MAGHIMAGSIK AY MAKATARUNGAN


    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Founding Chairman, Kabataang Makabayan
    February 12, 2014

    Dear Fellow Activists,

    Thank you for requesting me to address a message to your forum concerning the Kabataang Makabayan.  I am happy, as I presume,  that you are already in the process of preparing  for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of this glorious youth organization, which has played such a great role in Philippine history up to now.

    It is appropriate that you recall the KM in connection with the current celebration of the First Quarter Storm of 1970 and the Diliman Commune of 1971.  In these events, the KM and other youth organizations brought to an unprecedented high point the patriotic and progressive youth movement that had developed in the entire 1960s. Read more



  • MESSAGE TO PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON
    FROM THE NATIONAL UNION OF PEOPLE’S LAWYERS


    The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) is delighted and honored to express our warmest greetings to Prof. Jose Ma. Sison on the occasion of his 75th birthday as well as his 55th anniversary as a patriot and revolutionary.

    Unknown to many, Ka Joma could have been a member of the Bar himself if only he followed his father’s wishes to become a lawyer, marry into a rich family, and enter politics. With his intellect and eloquence, he could have made a top-calibre attorney whose skills can make other lawyers look like first year law students in the courtroom, or a politician with tremendous powers, like a Philippine president. His incomparable thoroughness, adroit language skills and comprehensive outlook, not to mention his admirable discipline at work, qualified him to be the best people’s lawyer we never had. Read more



  • TODAY’S VIEW: A TRIBUTE TO AMADO GUERRERO


    Posted by: DAVAO TODAY
    Posted date: February 12, 2014
    In: Headline, Opinion, Today’s Views

    By Don Pagusara
    Prints & Traces
    http://davaotoday.com/main/2014/02/12/todays-view-a-tribute-to-amado-guerrero-2/

    A Tribute to Amado Guerrero
    on his Birthday Anniversay

    BLADES OF WORDS

    Across the mists of years
    You have trekked brisk and strong.
    The sharp of your eyes deftly snips
    The lush talahib along the way, sweeps
    The barbs and thorns of the sampinit Read more



  • MESSAGE OF GREETINGS FROM THE WORKERS´ PARTY OF BELGIUM


    By Bert de Belder
    Brussels, 5 February 2014

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    Congratulatory message for Jose Maria Sison

    We wholeheartedly congratulate Jose Maria Sison or ‘Ka Joma’ on the occasion of his 75th birthday and his 55 years of service to the Filipino people’s struggle for national and social liberation.

    So many Belgian comrades and friends have come to know Joma, either in person or through his writings and conferences, or more indirectly through the monumental impact he has had on Philippine society and revolution for so many years already. Among these people there are of course Party cadres and militants and members of our youth movement Comac, but also many trade unionists and activists from various solidarity groups and NGOs, and a yet broader audience of democrats and progressives at large. Read more



  • MY BOOK REVIEW OF BUILDING STRENGTH THROUGH STRUGGLE @ JMS 55/75


    By Malou Villanueva-Borjal
    First Quarter Storm activist

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    I was asked to say something on the book we are launching today. It contains Joma’s writings for the Party Central Committee from the time of the declaration of Martial Law in September 1972 until his arrest in November 1977.

    I was 17 years old when Marcos declared Martial Law, a student at the University of Santo Tomas in the capital city of Manila. I would later transfer to the University of the Philippines, the center of radical youth activism in the country at that time, as a student of journalism. Read more



  • PROPOSAL TO REVITALIZE AND EXPAND THE WORK OF THE CENTER OF SOCIAL STUDIES


    Presented by JULIET DE LIMA-SISON

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    Background

    The Center for Social Studies has been formed since 1991 as a center for research and training activists to counter the ideological, political, economic, cultural and military offensives of the US and its allies and puppets.

    Under the direction of Prof. Jose Maria Sison, the Center has achieved a modest amount of success in organizing conferences and seminars to allow the representatives of progressive Filipino organizations to exchange ideas and experiences with the representatives of partner organizations in other countries. Read more



  • MY BOOK REVIEW OF “BUILDING STRENGTH THROUGH STRUGGLE” @ JMS 55/75


    By Thomas van Beersum
    February 11, 2014 at 1:29pm

    Magandang hapon, mga kasama!

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    Thomas van Beersum giving his reaction to Prof. Jose Maria Sison´s latest book Building Strength Through Struggle at the Mirror Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 9 Feb. 2014

    Thanks to the organizers for inviting me. I’m here to give a reaction about Joma’s new book “Building Strength Through Struggle”. The book has already been introduced so I’ll just dive in to talk about the most important parts and give some comments. Read more