• IN HONOR OF THE IMMORTAL GENERAL VO NGUYEN GIAP


    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson
    International League of Peoples’ Struggle
    October 6, 2013

    We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle,  solemnly honor  and render our highest respects to the immortal General  Vo Nguyen Giap  upon his passing away last October 4.  He  was  a close comrade in arms of the great Ho Chi Minh and outstanding hero , leader and commander of the Vietnamese people’s revolutionary struggles for national liberation  against Japanese, French and US imperialism. Read more



  • Video: Neo Liberalism and Imperialist Crisis :
    Impact on Human Rights and Peace


    NEOLIBERALISM AND IMPERIALIST CRISIS: IMPACT ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND PEACE from PinasMediaNetwork on Vimeo.



  • DEFEND MIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS
    AGAINST EXPLOITATION AND OPPRESSION


    Statement on the Fourth International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees, New York City, October 2-4, 2013

    Issued by the Office of the  Chairperson
    International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS)

    We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), convey to  all the participants and guests of the Fourth International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR4) the warmest greetings of solidarity. We  congratulate the International Migrants Alliance and the other IAMR4 convenors for successfully organizing the assembly Read more



  • IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE INTERNATIONAL PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY
    IN DETROIT AGAINST THE BANKS AND AGAINST AUSTERITY


    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson
    International League of Peoples’ Struggle
    October 1, 2013

    We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, stand in solidarity with the Coalition for an International People’s Assembly Against the Banks and Against Austerity and all the organizations and broad masses of the people in Detroit and the US nationwide that are assembling  in Detroit on October 5-6 to protest the depredations of the banks and austerity program and to put forward just demands for upholding, defending and promoting the rights and well-being of the working class families and entire people of Detroit. Read more



  • US IMPERIALISM IS ISOLATED
    OVER PLAN TO ATTACK SYRIA


    Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
    International League of Peoples’ Struggle
    September 30, 2013

    US imperialism under Obama is experiencing unprecedented isolation and condemnation over his drive for the US to attack Syria, overthrow the Assad government and install a pro-US government.

    By his own pronouncements and actons, Obama, ironically the Nobel Peace Prize awardee in 2009, has totally discarded his dovish mask and exposed himself as no less barbarous and arrogant a warmonger than his predecessors. His direct supervision over the vicious drone attacks that has victimized countless civilian casualties callously tagged as “collateral damage” has proven Obama to be as murderous as past US imperialist chieftains in prosecuting their wars for global hegemony and superiority over their imperialist rivals. Read more



  • GITING AT TAPANG*


    Steven Abada

    Steven Abada

     

    Talakay-Takilya ni Steven Abada

    Mapangahas ang pelikulang “The Guerrilla is a Poet” ng magkapatid na Sari at Kiri Dalena dahil sa mismong paksa nito: ang buhay ni Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, ang unang tagapangulo ng muling tatag na Communist Party of the Philippines.

    Tulad ng maraming maling paniniwala sa kasamaan umano ng komunismo,  malimit ilarawan si Joma sa mainstream na midya bilang terorista at kaaway ng demokrasya. Ngunit sa pelikula ng mga Dalena, ipinakilala si Joma bilang makata at mangingibig ng salita—malayo sa imahe ng isang awtokratikong pinuno.

    Sa ating pakiwari, magkahiwalay na mundo ang panitikan at digmaan; malimit nating naiisip na ang digmaan ay marahas habang ang pagtula ay isang maselang proseso. Kung kaya nga ang imahe sa atin ng manunulat at intelektwal ay si Rizal, habang ang mapusok na si Bonifacio naman ang mandirigma (ngunit maging si Bonifacio ay makata rin).

    Eksena sa “The Guerrilla is a Poet”

    Eksena sa “The Guerrilla is a Poet”

     

    Sa pamamagitan ng panitikan at sining, mas naipapahayag ng indibidwal ang kaniyang nararamdaman at naiisip, at sa madaling salita, ang kaniyang pagkatao. Halaw sa tulang “The Guerrilla is Like a Poet” ni Sison ang pamagat ng pelikulang “The Guerrilla is a Poet.” Maliban sa paghahalintulad ng mga katangian ng gerilya sa isang makata, maaaring ipagpalagay ang gustong ipabatid ng pamagat: na ang mga rebelde, una sa lahat, ay tao, at ang pagsusulong ng rebolusyon ay paggigiit ng pagkatao.

    Akma sa pamagat ang naging estilo ng mga Dalena—ang lirisismo ng tula ay isinalin sa  lenggwahe ng pelikula. Kapwa matalas ang kasiningan ng magkapatid na Dalena na makikita sa mahusay nilang paggamit ng mayaman na kulay at tanawin ng kanayunan. Sa kabila ng karahasan ng digmaan, may mga pinupuslit na mga butil ng kariktan ang kanilang kamera. Tulad ng tula ni Joma, ipinamalas sa atin ng mga Dalena maging ang mga “kaluskos ng mga dahon at pagkabali ng mga sanga” sa pagparoo’t parito ng mga pulang mandirigma. Read more



  • PANAYAM | KARL MEDINA, ‘BEST ACTOR’ SA CINEFILIPINO FILM FEST


    http://n5e.interaksyon.com/Videos.aspx?g=6EB7B1510658493&c=4
    B60 | Si Karl Medina ay ang panganay na anak ng beteranong actor na si Pen Medina. Gumanap si Karl bilang si Jose Ma. Sison, founding chair ng Communist Party of the Philippines, sa pelikulang “The Guerilla is a Poet” at maswerteng nasungkit ang parangal na ‘Best Actor’ sa katatapos lang na CineFilipino Film Festival. Read more



  • DEATH OF TRADITIONAL CINEMA


    Reel views. Real reviews.
    Saturday, September 28, 2013
    THE GUERRILLA IS A POET (Sari and Kiri Dalena, 2013)
    http://deathoftraditionalcinema.blogspot.nl/2013/09/the-guerilla-is-poet-sari-and-kiri.html?m=1

    Guerilla

    After seeing THE GUERRILLA IS A POET, the new film by sisters Sari and Kiri Dalena, whatever your stand may be on communism, what’s certain is that Jose Maria Sison, or JoMa Sison, or Amado Guerrero (his war name) is indeed an ordinary man who dreams, who loves, and who fights, but whose extraordinary achievements imparted a constant reminder to Ferdinand Marcos during Martial Law that his tyranny shall not go unchallenged. Read more