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Writers and artists nominate Joma Sison as National Artist

“The nomination of Jose Maria Sison for national artist for poetry and the essay is moved by recognition of the crucial role he has a played and continues to play in the making of the Filipino community and nation by developing and enhancing the Filipino capacity to understand the Philippine crisis through the poems and the hundreds of essays he has written on the manifold aspects of that crisis,” a part of the nomination entitled “Jose Maria Sison’s Enduring Legacy: People’s Art, People’s Culture” read […]

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Of failed OPLANS

46 years ago, there was this front page news report on the AFP’s failed counterinsurgency campaign against the 3-year old NPA in the Cagayan Valley. […]

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Recent Interveiw with Prof. Jose Maria Sison on the Duterte Regime and Its Current Course

One week after he was elected president, I sent Fidel Agcaoili to confer with him and he promised to release all political prisoners listed by the NDFP. Soon thereafter, he offered to appoint to his cabinet four CPP representatives to be in charge of the departments of labor and employment, agrarian reform, environment and natural resources and social welfare and development.

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JV ASKS JMS: Hinggil sa mga aral ng “First Quarter Storm of 1970” at sa hinaharap ng kilusang masa

Ang posibilidad ng isang malaking krisis panlipunan at ang kabiguan ng mga gobyernong Macapagal at Marcos na maagapan ang krisis na ito ay lumikha ng malawakang diskuntento sa panig ng masang Pilipino. Dahil dito, umalingawngaw ang mga pagpupunyagi para isulong ang mga radikal na pagbabago sa pamamagitan ng paglikha ng bagong konstitusyon na sasagot sa mga pangunahing isyu ng bansang ito gaya ng paghihikahos ng nakakarami, pamamayani ng lokal na oligarkya, at korapsyon at kabulukan sa gobyerno. […]

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Jose Maria Sison on the Purpose and Cost of Armed Struggle

Yes, within 20 years, there is more than enough time for the crises of the ruling system and global system, the relentless struggle of the people for national liberation and democracy and the peace negotiations to generate conditions for the election of a President who is anti-imperialist and progressive, as in the countries of Latin America that you have mentioned. […]

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FILIPINAS: SOCIEDADE E REVOLUÇÃO

O livro abriu caminhos e inspirou o povo filipino aos milhões para in­gressar no PCF, no NEP, na Frente Democrática Nacional das Filipinas (NDFP) e nas organizações de massas, bem como para apoiar órgãos do poder político do governo democrático-popular. Filipinas: Sociedade e Revolução cumpriu o papel em construir as forças revolucioná­rias e o movimento de massas. Para espalhar a sua influência entre as mas­sas, o livro foi traduzido e publicado nos diversos idiomas falados nas Filipinas, bem como em línguas estrangei­ras. […]

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How Duterte Sabotaged the Philippines Peace Process

The government and NDFP negotiating panels were confident that they would be able to initial the CASER; the agreements on the general amnesty and release of all political prisoners, and the coordinated unilateral ceasefires at the closing session of the fifth round of formal talks, then formally sign all of these at the closing ceremony of the sixth round in January 2018. […]