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NDF proposes 6-month, time-bound peace talks


Carmela Fonbuena
Published 1:41 PM, Apr 18, 2015
Updated 1:41 PM, Apr 18, 2015

http://www.rappler.com/nation/90309-ndfp-time-bound-peace-negotiations

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PEACE TALKS SOON?. Picture dated March 29, 2002 shows NPA guerrillas at a clandestine assembly in the Cordillera region in northern Philippines. File photo by Agence France-Presse

 

The Rappler reporter is wrong in claiming that the NPA has only 3,000 fighters now and that it had 25,000 in the 1980s. These are false figures from the propaganda of the reactionary armed forces.

According to the CPP, NPA and NDFP, the NPA has now at least 10,000 fighters with automatic rifles and it had only 6,100 in the 1980s.

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MY ANCESTORS IN THE REVOLUTION


Published in National Midweek, Vol. 1, No. 28, July 2, 1986

July 2, 1986

A book by William Henry Scott, Ilocano Responses to American Aggression 1900-1901 (Quezon City, New Day Publishers, 1986), save from almost total oblivion the just and heroic struggle of the Ilocanos against the US imperialism which reached the Ilocos at the turn of the century. As an account of the Ilocano guerrilla war which followed the dissolution of the regular forces of the Philippine revolutionary army, the book adds zest and drama to the retelling of the entire Filipino people’s struggle for national freedom. The Ilocano resistance was a major part of that struggle.

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A BORDERLESS BROTHERHOOD: Exploring A Planetary Consciousness In Revolutionary Literature


Noelle Marie Fianza Sanidad
Literature 199
School Year 2014 – 2015
Professor Ma. Gabriela P. Martin

Abstract: This paper aims to do a comparative study of the poetry of Jose Maria Sison, the Chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines, and Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, and present a planetary relationship between the two, both in terms of their poetry and their political ideologies. The paper uses Spivak’s notion of teleopoiesis, the unheimlich, and planetarity as a foundation to reveal a planetary relationship between the two poets through an analysis of the tropes of the peasant soldier and the countryside present in both poet’s works. The paper utilizes the unheimlich as a field for productive difference, estrangement, or alienation that courts Spivak’s notion of planetarity. In terms of a comparative study of Mao and Joma, planetarity presents itself through the unfamiliar, or the un – Filipino that is presented through the Chinese ideals Sison’s poetry because of the influence of Mao Zedong thought.

Please click here A-BORDERLESS-BROTHERHOOD to view document in PDF format.

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PHOTOS CELEBRATING THE 46TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NPA


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Internal US policy disagreements may be behind Mamasapano tragedy


By Inday Espina-Varona
Posted at 03/21/2015 12:58 PM | Updated as of 03/21/2015 1:01 PM
http://rp1.abs-cbnnews.com/blogs/opinions/03/21/15/internal-us-policy-disagreements-may-be-behind-mamasapano-tragedy

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NDF consultant Jose Ma. Sison in the Netherlands. Photo: ndfp.net

 

Jose Maria Sison, acknowledged chief ideologue of the National Democratic Front (NDF), was first approached on a separate issue – travel arrangements of guerrillas engaged in peace talks with the Philippine state.

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THE GUERILLA IS LIKE A POET


The Guerrilla is Like a Poet

Jose Maria Sison presiding over the International Seminar on Mao Zedong Thought, 1993

Jose Maria Sison presiding over the International Seminar on Mao Zedong Thought, 1993

I’ve highlighted some revolutionary art and culture before. I’ve posted Rage Against the Machine’s acapella perfomance at the RNC protest this September, and the Sendoro Luminoso inspired video for the song Bombtrack. I’ve highlighted the music of Julian Conrado of the FARC-EP. Yesterday I posted an article about the outstanding Palestinian writer and PFLP martyr, Ghassan Kanafani. Today I want to highlight the beautiful poetry and songs of the Filipino revolutionary leader, Jose Maria Sison.

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JOMA@76: INSPIRASYON SA PAKIKIBAKA


JMS@76

 

JOMA@76
FEB 6, 2015
UP COLLEGE OF MASS COMMUNICATION AUDITORIUM
1:00 PM – 5:00 pm

Narito po ang mga librong maaari ninyong mabili sa araw na ito:

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CHOOSING EX-MILITARY CHIEF TO HEAD GOV’T PEACE PANEL AN INSULT, SAYS JOMA SISON


Frances Mangosing

@FMangosingINQ
INQUIRER.net
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/664325/choosing-ex-military-chief-to-head-govt-peace-panel-an-insult-says-joma-sison#ixzz3OomcaXkT
5:53 PM | Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

MANILA, Philippines—In a turnaround, the founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) expressed dissent in the possible appointment of former Armed Forces of the Philippines chief retired General Emmanuel Bautista as head of the government peace panel.

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MINDANAO’S GUERRILLA WARFARE


If the Aquino regime and its military mercenaries know how to read, they can find out from the 46th anniversary statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philppines that the New People’s Army in Mindanao has succeeded in luring in, preoccupying and overcoming 60 per cent of the enemy military forces and that the regional commands of the NPA in the Visayas and Luzon can now make their tactical offensives more often and more fruitfully. The corrupt Aquino regime and rotten ruling system of big compradors and landlords like the Aquino dynasty need the peace negotiations more than the revolutionary government and mass movement of peasants and workers do. If the reactionaries do not like peace negotiations, the revolutionaries are more than happy to accommodate them.
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By DAVAOTODAY.com
January 03 2015
http://davaotoday.com/headline/mindanaos-guerrilla-warfare/

Year in review

DAVAO CITY – On the eve of the anniversary of the New People’s Army (NPA) March last year, then Armed Forces chief Gen. Emmanuel Bautista claimed that the guerrillas would become irrelevant following the arrest of its alleged leaders Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria.

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JOMA BACKS DUTERTE FOR PRESIDENT UNDER A COALITION


By Chiara Zambrano
ABS-CBN News
Posted at 12/29/2014 6:24 PM |
Updated as of 12/29/2014 7:30 PM
< http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/12/29/14/joma-duterte-should-be-president-if

MANILA – Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Joma Sison responded positively to pronouncements made by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte that he was willing to form a coalition with the CPP should he decide to run for president.

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