BY SONNY MALLARI, PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER, August 10, 2015. The questions arise from an earlier statement made by Prof. Jose Maria Sison in response to news reports that he had conversed with Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. The statement runs as follows: The GPH-NDFP peace negotiations are a way to address the roots of the armed conflict and make the social, economic and political agreements for a just and lasting peace. In this connection, I appreciate the desire of Mayor Duterte to end the armed conflict as soon as possible, even before he runs for president. But the peace process is two-sided. Aquino and Deles are still in control of the GPH side. Unlike Mayor Duterte, they are not eager to have any kind of ceasefire or truce on some substantive basis that is satisfactory and beneficial to the people. I presume that if and when he becomes president my esteemed friend and former student Rodrigo Duterte will retain his desire to end the armed conflict, accelerate the peace process and give way to a just and lasting peace. Sonny Mallari: Ka Joma, you describe Duterte as an “esteemed friend and former student”. Could you please elaborate? What year mo siya naging student sa UP? Joma Sison: I describe Mayor Duterte as an esteemed friend because he has been cooperative with the NDFP in several instances of the safe and orderly release of prisoners of war in the custody of the NPA. He has kindly spoken of me as his teacher. He was a student of mine, possibly in the years of 1959 to 1968, when I was 20 to 29 years old. I taught so many students during that period. I had large classes in the Rizal course and political science. Sonny Mallari: It seems that your statement is a tacit [more]
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison NDFP Chief Political Consultant August 10, 2015 The NDFP cannot trust any government that does not know how to comply with existing agreements like the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Agreement. The Aquino regime has unilaterally rendered this agreement inoperative by refusing to honor documents of identification issued under JASIG and by blocking the reconstitution of verification documents destroyed by the Dutch police as a result of the request of the Arroyo regime to arrest me and raid the NDF Information office and the private homes belonging to NDFP negotiators and consultants in 2007. The same malicious person Teresita Q. Deles has occupied the position of OPAPP both under the regimes of Arroyo and Aquino and she is obsessed with nullifying all previous agreements, including The Hague Joint Declaration, the JASIG and the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. She keeps on preconditioning the peace talks by maliciously demanding the nullification of the aforesaid agreements. She is also claiming that Generals Fidel Ramos and Manuel Yan, then president and OPAPP secretary, were not “military” enough or tough enough for allowing then Rep. Jose V. Yap and Justice Secretary to make the said agreements with the NDFP. Thanks to Deles, she has sabotaged the peace negotiations under the last two presidents, Arroyo and Aquino, and has unwittingly contributed to the continuance of the people’s war for national liberation and democracy. Indeed, truce and cooperation with the NDFP can be realized only if there were a president who can stand for national independence, people’s democracy, social justice, economic development through national industrialization and land reform and a patriotic, scientific and progressive culture. The NDFP can wait patiently for the crisis of the world capitalist system and local ruling system to [more]
Issued by Office of the Chairperson International League of Peoples’ Struggles (ILPS) August 6, 2015 We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, join the peoples of the world in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan at the tail end of World War II. It is fitting to draw lessons from that tragedy and apply them to the current anti-imperialist and democratic struggles of the people in Asia-Pacific and elsewhere. On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States dropped two nuclear fission bombs quaintly named Little Boy and Fat Man carrying the combined explosive force of 40 kilotons of TNT on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively, practically wiping the two cities off the map. Even now, seven decades later, it still overwhelms to contemplate how two thickly populated cities, of only marginal military value, could be instantly obliterated with the press of a button. The estimates of people killed in the nuclear inferno range from 130,000 to 240,000 people—mostly civilians, and half of them killed outright on the day of the blast itself. The rest suffered the excruciating effects of radiation sickness, burns, injuries, and other complications before they died the following months amidst the chaotic aftermath. The 260,000 other survivors coped with many other short-term and long-term social, economic, and health impacts of nuclear devastation—including high rates of cancer and birth defects. The nuclear attack on Japan can be seen as the brutal but logical climax of the US bombing strategy towards the end of the war, both in Europe and Asia. The strategic objective was to destroy the enemy’s war industry and kill or disable its civilian employees, who were considered combatants. In the six months before Hiroshima and Nagasaki, US planes had already firebombed 67 other Japanese cities, with increasing [more]
Issued by the Office of the Chairperson International League of Peoples’ Struggle August 5, 2015 We, from the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS), express our most heartfelt condolences to the families, comrades and friends of the 31 youth belonging to the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations who were martyred by the terrorist attack of a suicide bomber at the Amara Culture Centre in the Kurdish town of Suruc on July 20. We likewise convey our sympathy for the more than a hundred youth injured in the attack. The victims were among 300 Kurdish youth who assembled in the park to prepare for going to Kobane to help set up projects in that war-torn town. They came from both Kurdish and Turkish backgrounds. They had been meeting to draw up travel plans to Kobane to help rebuild the town. Suruc is only a few miles away from the border town of Kobane in the north of Syria. There is preponderant evidence that the Turkish authorities allowed the ISIS suicide bomber to pass through the intensive surveillance and tight cordon that they had imposed on the town of Suruc, which is governed by the progressive Halklarin Demoratik Partisi (People’s Democratic Party), which consistently supports the struggle of the Kurds in Syria and opposes the support of Turkey for Islamic fundamentalist groups there. Both the Erdogan and Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are interested in wreaking vengeance on the Kurdish forces in the north of Syria for having made important advances against ISIS in the previous six months and for strengthening themselves by taking away important towns and border crossings from the clutches of ISIS. We condemn both the ISIS and the Erdogan regime of Turkey for this heinous crime. It is well-known that this fascist regime has coddled ISIS by [more]
Filipinas: El camarada José María Sisón ofrece homenaje al comandante Parago por el Prof. José María Sisón. Presidente Fundador del Partido Comunista de Filipinas Consultor Jefe Político, Frente Democrático Nacional de Filipinas. http://nuevademocraciapanama.blogspot.nl/2015/06/filipinas-el-camarada-jose-maria-sison.html Me uno a la gente filipina, el gobierno revolucionario del pueblo, el Partido Comunista de Filipinas, el Nuevo Ejército Popular, al Frente Democrático Nacional de Filipinas, a las organizaciones revolucionarias de masas y otras fuerzas revolucionarias en el duelo por la muerte del camarada Leoncio Pitao (Comandante Parago ) y en la celebración de sus logros desde que se unió a la Academia de Policía en 1978 hasta su martirio ayer el 28 de junio de 2015.
con el profesor José María Sison presidente fundador del Partido Comunista de Filipinas http://odiodeclase.blogspot.nl/2015/06/entrevista-sobre-china-y-los-eeuu-con.html [Nota: A continuación publicamos en su idioma original inglés una reciente entrevista a José María Sison, presidente fundador del Partido Comunista de Filipinas y líder histórico de la Guerra Popular en Filipinas en la cual arremete tanto contra el imperialismo de EEUU como de China.]