APPRECIATION FOR ILPS AND DEFEND COMMITTEE AND DENUNCIATION OF FALSE ALLEGATIONS

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
9 April 2010

I appreciate deeply the campaign of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) and the International Committee DEFEND demanding that the US, Dutch, EU and other governments stop using false allegations fabricated and supplied by the reactionary Manila government for the purpose of persecuting me. In this regard, please visit: http://www.petitiononline.com/DFNDJMS/petition.html

I denounce vigorously the false allegations. These are in the malignant spirit of those justifying the abduction, torture and extrajudicial killing of unarmed social activists in The Philippines. Such false allegations have been used to undercut my status as a recognized political refugee since 1992, to put me on the terrorist list of several governments since 2002 and to cause my arrest and detention in The Netherlands in 2007.

The US-directed Arroyo regime and its military henchmen persist in fabricating false allegations against me and have so expanded the scope of slanderous attack as to include the ILPS, of which I am the chairperson of its International Coordinating Committee. The ILPS is a democratic and anti-imperialist formation of more then 350 member-organizations in more than 50 countries.

Defense secretary Norberto Gonzales and General Pedro Cabuay, director general of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, have used a recent national security briefing of the National Security Council for diplomatic officials to spread false allegations in the form of speculations, insinuations and intrigues that cadres of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) are being mobilized under the ILPS in order to export revolution or communism and deploy them in India, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries.

Gonzales and Cabuay prove once again that “military intelligence” is an oxymoron or a contradiction of terms. The ILPS is a perfectly legal and transparent global organization. It advocates mainly the national and social liberation of oppressed peoples. It takes up 18 concerns or major issues against imperialist domination and reaction. Information about the ILPS is publicly available from its website: http://www.ilps.info

In claiming that the CPP has a superabundance of cadres for deployment in Southeast Asia and the South Asian subcontinent, Gonzales and Cabuay also run counter to the chief of the Civil Relations Service Brig. Gen. Francisco Cruz who has been hyperactive in making the even more ludicrous psywar claim that the CPP, the New People’s Army and the National Democratic Front have changed their revolutionary character, are so isolated and about to destroy themselves.

I think that the best way to check the veracity or falsity of the false claims of the Arroyo regime and its military henchmen is to get the information from the people and revolutionary forces in the guerrilla fronts, listen to the rising wave of tactical offensives by the people’s army and to visit the website: http://www.philippinerevolution.net

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
9 April 2010

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