Eduardo Sarmiento’s oil painting of Jose Maria Sison’s poem, “The Forest Is Still Enchanted”. The painter Sarmiento is a consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in peace negotiations with the Manila government and is imprisoned indefinitely and unjustly on trumped up charges of common crimes in violation of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees and the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. He painted Sison’s poem in prison. In the photo by Ilena Saturay, Sison is holding the painting and is flanked by Coni Ledesma and Luis Jalandoni who received the painting from Sarmiento.
By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee International League of Peoples’ Struggle We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, resolutely and vigorously support the campaign for the defense and release of Dr. G N Saibaba from prison. We condemn the grave violation of his civil and political rights, especially his right to free speech and his rights against unjust imprisonment, physical and mental torture and cruel and inhumane treatment. We base ourselves on the reports from Indian human rights organizations and we hereunder restate the facts of his case for the purpose of wider dissemination.
[Paris, 30 November to 12 December 2015] Over 40,000 people gathered for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, — a.k.a. the 21st session of the Conference of Parties or COP 21, hoping that the conference will result in a legally binding international agreement on the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions.
by Fritzie Rodriguez Published 8:00 AM, December 28, 2015 Updated 11:46 AM, December 28, 2015 http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/117230-joma-sison-2016-elections-president?utm_content=buffer97f11&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer UTRECHT, Netherlands – While a Leftist bloc in Philippine Congress has endorsed a presidential candidate for 2016, and the New People’s Army (NPA) just announced that it will again impose permit-to-campaign fees on candidates, communist leader Jose Maria Sison said he does not support anyone in particular.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison Chairperson International League of Peoples’ Struggle December 24, 2015 We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), support the Kurdish people’s just struggle for self-determination and democracy and we condemn the ongoing attacks being carried out by the AKP government against the Kurdish communities of Cizre, Nusaybin, Silopi, Gever, Farqin and other cities in North Kurdistan and the violent suppression of all democratic forces in Turkey.