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Statement on China-Philippine exploration deal

The reason why China became interested in building artificial islands as military bases in the Spratlys is not because the Aquino regime filed the Philippine case before the ITLOS in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea but because the Arroyo regime made the stupid and grave error of entering into a joint agreement on seismic undertaking with China to explore the oil and gas resources under the West Philippine Sea. […]

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One more stupid rant by Duterte against me

The Filipino people, especially the toiling masses of workers and peasants, wage armed revolution not because they are robots that can be ordered by any singe person or party but because they suffer intolerable oppression and exploitation by foreign and domestic exploiters and they rise up to liberate themselves and attain national and social liberation. […]


Tribute to Alice Guerrero Guillermo

Long before Alice became accomplished and outstanding as a scholar, a professor, a theorist and critic in the arts and literature, Julie and I separately and jointly became friends with her on the Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines. Alice and Julie were roommates at the UP South Dormitory in the summer of 1957. […]

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ILPS statement of solidarity for a sovereign Kanaky-New Caledonia

France annexed this Melanesian island chain in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean in 1853 and turned it into a penal colony starting in 1864. French convicts were shipped to New Caledonia including thousands of communards after the defeat of the Paris Commune in 1871, among them Louise Michel who later on worked with the indigenous Kanak people to fight for liberation from French colonial rule even after the communards were granted general amnesty in 1879. […]