• FOREWORD TO THE BOOKLAUNCH BONI@150


    by Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Founding Chairman
    Communist Party of the Philippines
    28 November 2013 Read more



  • MENSAHE SA PAGLULUNSAD NG BONI@150


    ni Jose Maria Sison
    Tagapangulong Tagapagtatag
    Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas
    ika- 28 ng Nobyembre 2013

    Labis akong nagagalak na ilulunsad ngayong araw ang librong Boni@150 bilang parangal sa dakilang Andres Bonifacio. Pagkakataon ko ang okasyong ito upang muling magpahayag ng paghanga sa CONTEND sa paglathala ng librong ito. Read more



  • THE PEOPLE’S STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE


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    Composer and singer Bethany Younge, in collaboration with composer Samuel Vriezen, performed a one-person choir at the first session of the Open Source Tribunal today, responding to the accusations brought forward by the National Democratic Movement of the Philippines against those responsible for the unnatural disaster of the typhoon Haiyan. On the background a shadow play is performed by Matthijs de Bruijne, Jun Saturay, Yung-Han Juan, Constanza Puente, Marikit Saturay, Mitchy Saturay and Anna Ioannidi.

    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Closing Statement in Prose Poem (Proem)
    at the First Session of the Open Source Tribunal on the Philippines
    at the Nicolai Church in Utrecht on 23 November 2013

    We are grateful to the tribunal for giving due course
    To the people’s charges and demands,
    For heeding the people’s cry for justice
    Against the crimes that comprise the social disaster
    Aggravating the devastation by super typhoon Haiyan. Read more



  • THE PEOPLE’S CRY FOR JUSTICE


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    The first session of the Open Source Tribunal that took place today in the Nicolaichurch in Utrecht was opened in the form of a poem by the accusing party, the National Democratic Movement of the Philippines against those responsible for the unnatural disaster of typhoon Haiyan, here presented by Professor Jose Maria Sison.

    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Opening Statement in Prose Poem (Proem)
    at the Open SourceTribunal at Nicolai Church
    in Utrecht, Netherlands on 23 November 2013
    Case: National Democratic Movement of the Philippines Versus
    Those Responsible for the Unnatural Disaster related to Super typhoon Haiyan

    The bewildering winds howled from afar,
    Then came suddenly screaming into the ears
    Of the people as rooftops flew like hats
    And walls tumbled down like cards.
    The teeming huts of the poor toilers crumbled
    So did the few houses of the middle class.
    The winds showed no respect to the churches
    And shook the solitary mansions of the powerful.
    The flying and falling parts of every structure
    Killed and injured people in great numbers. Read more



  • MENSAJE DE SOLIDARIDAD CON LA CONFERENCIA
    CONTRA LA CRIMINALIZACION DE LAS LUCHAS DE LOS PUEBLOS


    Por Prof. José María Sisón
    Presidente de la Liga Internacional de los Pueblos en Lucha
    Noviembre 22, 2013

    Nosotros, la Liga Internacional de la Lucha de los Pueblos,  expresamos nuestro más afectuoso saludo y solidaridad con el Movimiento por la Amnistía y los Derechos Fundamentales, el Instituto de Asesoría e Investigación Jurídica (Ratio Iuris) y con todas las delegaciones que participan en la Conferencia Contra la Criminalización de las Luchas de los Pueblos en Perú y demás países. Read more



  • MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY TO THE CONFERENCE AGAINST CRIMINALIZATION OF PEOPLE´S STRUGGLE


    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson
    International League of Peoples´ Struggle
    November 22, 2013



  • MENSAHE SA PAGPAPALABAS NG PELIKULA,
    THE GUERRILLA IS A POET, SA UP FILM CENTER


    Ni  Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Alumnus at Guro ng UP
    Ika-21 ng Nobyembre, 2013

    Mahal na mga  guro, estudyante at kaibigan

    Malugod akong nagpapasalamat  sa inyong pagdalo, sa  UP Cineastes’ Studio  sa pagdadala ng lahat ng pelikula ng CineFilipino at  sa STAND UP bilang  punong abala sa pagpapalabas ng The Guerrilla Is a Poet dito sa UP Film Center.

    Umaaasa akong magugustuhan ninyo ang nilalaman at ang masining na paggawa ng pelikula.  Nakatuon ang nilalaman sa buhay ko noong mga taon mula 1968 hanggang 1977, mula sa pagpupundar ng Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas hanggang ako ay mahuli, mapadebate kay Marcos at matortyur. Ipinakikita ang paglakas ng kilusang rebolusyonaryo hanggang ngayon. Patunay na mahusay ang pagkakagawa ng pelikula ang mga gawad na tinanggap at mga papuri mula sa mga manunulat sa masmidya. Read more



  • LAUNCH OF THE NEW BOOK OF POEMS, THE GUERRILLA IS LIKE A POET


    guerillapoet-coversketch-thumbJose Maria Sison.
    Foreword by Jonas Staal.
    2013
    ISBN: 978-90-817091-8-7
    296 pages | 5,25″ x 8″
    Language: English, Pilipino
    Price: 15,00 Euro

    This book is titled after the world-renowned poem of Jose Maria Sison, “The Guerrilla Is Like a Poet,” which celebrates with natural imagery and in a lyrical way the Filipino people’s revolutionary struggle for national liberation and democracy against foreign and feudal oppression and exploitation. The book contains poems from Sison’s Prison and Beyond, which won the Southeast Asia WRITE Award, as well as new poems that further develop the theme of struggle for national and social liberation as well as exile. It also carries articles of creative writers on the significance and relevance of his poetry. Sison is a Filipino revolutionary with extensive guerrilla experience and has been a recognized poet since his student days at the University of the Philippines. The publication of this book has been sparked by the effort of the Academy for Cultural Activism of the New World Summit to present the people’s culture in the national democratic struggle in the Philippines.

    Poet Jose Maria Sison with his publisher Dr. Vincent van Gerven Oei

    Poet Jose Maria Sison with his publisher Dr. Vincent van Gerven Oei

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