The nuclear-powered USS George Washington Nimitz-class aircraft carrier arrives in Manila on September 4, 2010. (JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)
The following is from the website of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines:
US military troops masquerading as actors in humanitarian missions have been repeatedly exposed as having overtly participated in Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) combat operations against the New People’s Army (NPA) in different areas in the country, as well as against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mindanao.
The US Counter-Insurgency Guide confirms military assistance to “affected governments” like the Philippines in defeating the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army, and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NPA-NDF), which it calls “terrorist”. It is also a reassertion of US imperialism’s containment and engagement policy against its economic rivals in East Asia and the Pacific, to secure its geo-political interest in the region.
The following interview is from Fight Back! News:
Fight Back!: Many are saying that the occupation in Iraq is coming to an end. What is your view?
Meredith Aby: In a recent speech President Obama claimed, “Our commitment in Iraq is changing – from a military effort led by our troops to a civilian effort led by our diplomats.” But 50,000 U.S. troops and tens of thousands of contractors is an occupation plain and simple. The Democratic Party is worried about the mid-term elections this November and their base has strong opposition to the war in Iraq. The president is decreasing the amount of U.S. troops there as a crumb to anti-war Democrats. However, it is not a significant change in U.S. policy. Obama’s foreign policy is the same now as it was a year ago; he has escalated the war in Afghanistan and is keeping enough troops in Iraq to keep the country under the thumb of U.S. imperialism, even though it isn’t the focus of current U.S. war efforts.
Fight Back!: Why is Iraq so important to the U.S.?
The following statement by the Communist Party of the Philippines is from the website of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines:
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today lambasted US Ambassador Harry Thomas for “lying through his teeth” when he claimed yesterday that US troops in the Philippines are not engaged in combat operations in the Philippines.
The CPP said “The US government is actively waging a multi-dimensional interventionist war in the Philippines. US troops are actually engaged in military operations in the country, starting from the provision of advice and training, sending ‘humanitarian assistance forces,’ in the country providing logistical, intelligence and combat support to local puppet troops, or actual engaging in covert combat operations.”
The following article is from Zimbabwe’s Herald:
By Morris Mkwate in KINSHASA, DRC
PRESIDENT Mugabe arrived here yesterday to join in celebrations to mark the vast country’s 50 years of independence from Belgian colonial rule.
He was welcomed by Harare’s Ambassador to Kinshasa, Mr John Mayowe, DRC Prime Minister Adolf Muzitu, DRC Defence Minister Charles Mwandosimba and Zimbabwe embassy officials.
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Tagged Alliance de Forces Democratique Pour la Liberation du Congo/Zaire, Angola, anti-imperialism, China, Joseph Kabila, Laurent Kabila, Mobutu Sese Seko, Namibia, National Democracy, national independence, National Liberation, national sovereignty, Patrice Lumumba, People's Republic of China, Pierre Mulele, Robert Mugabe, Rwanda, Uganda
The following article is from the DPRK’s Korean Central News Agency:
Pyongyang, June 28 (KCNA) — The Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People’s Army sent a message of protest to the U.S. imperialist aggression forces side Monday slamming the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces for introducing various types of heavy weapons to the portion of the south side in the area around the Panmunjom Conference Hall.
This selection from Joseph Stalin’s lectures on The Foundations of Leninism is worth thinking about when evaluating such questions as whether or not proletarian revolutionaries should support anti-imperialist governments or liberation struggles, such as the Iranian government or the Afghan national resistance, which are not led by the proletariat or oriented towards socialism:
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Imperialism, Marxism-Leninism, National Liberation, Theory
Tagged anti-imperialism, Lenin, national independence, National Liberation, proletarian internationalism, solidarity, Stalin, United Front
Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos , Spokesperson for the NDFP-Mindanao
The following statement on the 37th anniversary of the founding of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines is from PhilippineRevolution.net. See also “All efforts towards building the people’s army and advancing the national democratic revolution to a higher stage!“:
Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos
National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao
April 24, 2010
The National Democratic Front in Mindanao (NDF-Mindanao) wishes to congratulate and salute the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), as it celebrates its 37th anniversary, today, April 24. We wish to give also our highest honor to all the revolutionary martyrs who unselfishly offered their lives for the greater interest of the Filipino People.
Posted in Marxism-Leninism, Philippines
Tagged agrarian reform, anti-imperialism, Armed Struggle, Communist Party of the Philippines, Ka Oris, Mindanao, National Democratic Front of the Philippines, national minorities, NDFP-Mindanao, New Democracy, New People's Army, Philippine elections, Protracted People's War, Revolution, self-determination
The following statement on the 37th anniversary of the founding of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines is from PhilippineRevolution.net. See also “The other alternative: NDFP 12 Point Program“:
NDF-North-Eastern Mindanao Region
April 24, 2010
Today we celebrate with utmost joy the Filipino people’s gallant struggle for national liberation and genuine democracy under a united front. Thirty seven years ago on April 24, in the face of the fascist Marcos dictatorship, revolutionary organizations came together to form the National Democratic Front (NDF). Through the years the NDF has proven its commitment in advancing the revolutionary struggle of the Filipino people to overthrow the semi-colonial, semi-feudal system which oppresses, deprives and exploits majority of the masses.
Posted in Marxism-Leninism, Philippines
Tagged agrarian reform, anti-imperialism, Armed Struggle, Communist Party of the Philippines, Gloria M. Arroyo, Maria Malaya, National Democratic Front of the Philippines, national minorities, NDF-North-Eastern Mindanao Region, New Democracy, New People's Army, Oplan Bantay Laya, Philippine elections, Protracted People's War, Revolution, self-determination