• IN HONOR OF AMIRI BARAKA


    By Jose Maria Sison
    Poet and Political Activist
    Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
    May 17, 2014
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    Amiri Baraka ImageI am honored and delighted to be invited by the East Side Arts Alliance through BAYAN-USA to participate in the event  to pay tribute to the late poet activist Amiri Baraka on May 17 in the course of the 14th Annual Malcolm X Jazz Festival.  I  am contributing this statement in his honor.

    I  stand in solidarity with you  in celebrating the outstanding role of Comrade Amiri Baraka as an African-American cultural and political leader, his  passionate condemnation of the violence and injustices inflicted on the African Americans, his revolutionary cause and relentless demand for justice and respect for the people of color and his legacy as a poet, playwright and political organizer.

    Before I met him, I was aware that he first became prominent as a Beat Generation poet.  He became the leading force in the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s and 1970s.  He published in 1963 the book Blues People: Negro  Music in White America, the first major history of black music to be written by an African American. Read more



  • SISON AT BEYOND ALLEGORIES DEBATE


    Prof. Jose Maria Sison as guest at Beyond Allegories debate last Friday 9 May in the city council of Amsterdam. The event is a unique and committed seven-hour debate on proposals done by artists and politicians on the role of art in governance, political mobilization and action. The council hosted two hundred and fifty partcipants. Within the coming month the videos of the different presentations and debates will be posted on www.beyondallegories.nl



  • THE NEW DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION
    THROUGH PROTRACTED PEOPLE’S WAR


     

    Lecture at the Forum for Liberation Theology
    Centre for Liberation Theologies, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 15 May 2014

    By Jose Maria Sison
    Founding Chairman
    Communist Party of the Philippines

    I thank the Centre for Liberation Theologies for inviting me to this Forum for Liberation Theology to speak on the new democratic revolution through protracted people’s war. It is an honor and pleasure for me to interface and dialogue with theologians and others who are seriously interested in knowing the nature and development of the Philippine revolution, and the relationship of Christians with the Filipino people’s struggle for national and social liberation. Read more



  • THE MYTH OF MIGRATION FOR DEVELOPMENT


     

    Keynote Speech at the Discussion/Speak Out for Development Justice and Protest Mobilization vs. Migration for Development, from May 13-15, 2014, in Stockholm, Sweden.

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

    On behalf of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), I extend my most militant greetings of solidarity to all the participants of the counter-event organized by the International Migrants Alliance to the 7th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) being held in Stockholm.  I wish your conference and protest mobilization the utmost success. Read more



  • CONDEMN THE ABDUCTION OF DR. GN SAIBABA AND DEMAND HIS IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
    10 May 2014 21:42

    We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, condemn in the strongest terms the abduction of Dr. GN Saibaba, Joint Secretary of the Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF), by plain-clothed personnel of the Maharashtra Police on May 9 while he was returning home from Daulat Ram College in Delhi University after examination duty. Read more



  • SUSING TALUMPATI SA IKA-7 PAMBANSANG KONGRESO NG ANAKBAYAN


     

    PROP. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Tagapangulong Tagapagtatag
    Kabataang Makabayan
    Tagapangulo
    International League of Peoples’ Struggle
    Ika-10 ng Mayo 2014

    Maalab na rebolusyonaryong pagbati sa lahat ng kapwa aktibista sa Anakbayan at lahat ng inyong panauhin!

    Malaking karangalan at kagalakan sa akin ang inyong anyaya na ako ang magbigay ng susing talumpati sa inyong ika-7 pambansang kongreso. Read more



  • MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY TO THE FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
    OF THE PORTLAND COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE PHILIPPINES


    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson,
    International League of Peoples’ Struggle
    May 9, 2014

    Warmest greetings of solidarity!

    On behalf of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, I wish to express high appreciation for your determination to strengthen the Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines by holding your first general assembly and ratifying your constitution. Read more



  • BUILDING SOLIDARITY ABROAD FOR THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT


    Julieta de Lima and Luis Jalandoni, member and chairperson of the NDFP Negotiating Panel, respectively with NDFP consultant Prof. Jose Maria Sison in a video conference with the ILPS Hongkong and Macau chpater.

    Julieta de Lima and Luis Jalandoni, member and chairperson of the NDFP Negotiating Panel, respectively with NDFP consultant Prof. Jose Maria Sison in a video conference with the ILPS Hongkong and Macau chpater.

    Gathering organized by the ILPS Hongkong and Macau Chapter
    at the Duke of Windsor Auditorium in Hongkong,
    May 4, 2014.

    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    NDFP Chief Political Consultant
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle

    Dear Compatriots and Friends,

    Warmest greetings of solidarity!

    I wish to thank the ILPS Hongkong and Macau Chapter for organizing this gathering with the theme, “Understanding the Filipino people’s struggle for human rights and a just and lasting peace”, for inviting me to speak on building solidarity for the national democratic movement in the Philippines and for launching the two books, Defeating Revisionism, Reformism and Opportunism and Building Strength through Struggle. Read more