The following statement by Luis G. Jalandoni, Chairperson of the NDFP Negotiating Panel, is from the website of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines:
Esteemed Bishops Deogracias S. Iniguez, Jr. and Solito K. Toquero, Co-Chairpersons of the Ecumenical Bishops Forum (EBF), Bishop Elmer M. Bolocon, Executive Secretary of the EBF, other members and staff of the EBF, and other participants in this EBF Forum on Peace, we in the NDFP Negotiating Panel warmly greet you. We thank you for your invitation to give a presentation in this peace forum, the first of a series you are sponsoring. We appreciate your desire to hasten the resumption of formal peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
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Tagged Armed Struggle, Communist Party of the Philippines, Government of the Republic of the Philippines, Gregorio Rosal, GRP, GRP-NDFP peace negotiations, Hague Joint Declaration, human rights, Jose Maria Sison, Ka Roger, Luis G. Jalandoni, National Democratic Front of the Philippines, NDFP, New People's Army, peace process, Protracted People's War
The following statement by Jose Maria Sison is from the website of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines:
As chief political consultant of the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), I am well informed about the revolutionary position of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the New People’s Army and the NDFP as well as the position of other major political forces in relation to the 2010 elections of the reactionary government.
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement by Professor Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson of the International League of People’s Struggle.
More than ever, the earthquake disaster in Haiti exposes the social vulnerability and devastation caused by two centuries of colonial slavery, debt bondage and modern imperialism. The capability of the people of Haiti to surmount the dire results of such a natural disaster has been undermined and debilitated by man-made disasters, inflicted by foreign debt, US military interventions and occupation, and US-imposed “free market” policies.
On 12 January 2010, a magnitude 7 earthquake shook the Caribbean nation of Haiti, its epicenter hitting west of the capital Port-au-Prince. The quake and its numerous aftershocks have wrought death and injury to a huge number of people and catastrophic damage to their homes and other vital infrastructures.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Haiti, Imperialism
Tagged earthquake, Fight Back!, ILPS, IMF, International League of People's Struggle, International Monetary Fund, Jean Bertrand Aristide, Jean-Claude Duvalier, Jose Maria Sison, neo-colonialism, self-determination, structural adjustment programs, U.S. Marines 82nd Airborne Division, World Bank
The following is from the website of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines:
Significance of the First Quarter Storm of 1970
Statement in Celebration of its 40th Anniversary
By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Founding Chairman, Kabataang Makabayan
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
We are happy to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the First Quarter Storm of 1970. This was the series of protest mass actions, which began on January 25, 1970 and continued up to March of 1970. It is chronicled by Jose F. Lacaba’s Days of Disquiet and Nights of Rage and commented upon by Amado Guerrero’s First Quarter Storm of 1970.
At the beginning, ten thousand students, urban poor youth, workers and peasants massed in front of Congress in order to express themselves against the anti-national and anti-democratic policies of the Marcos regime and against the excessive spending of public money to reelect Marcos as president.
Their peaceful demonstration was brutally attacked by the police with truncheon and gunfire upon the signal of Marcos himself after delivering his “state of the nation address”. The demonstrators fought back for several hours with bare fists, wooden handles of placards and stones.
Posted in Marxism-Leninism, Philippines
Tagged Communist Party of the Philippines, First Quarter Storm, Jose Maria Sison, Kabataang Makabayan, Movement for a Democratic Philippines, National Democratic Front of the Philippines, New Democracy, New People's Army, People's War, Student Movements, Youth
The following statement, “End Monopoly Capitalism to Arrest Climate Change” by Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson of the International League of People’s Struggle:
Human societies have created the bases of our survival, sustenance and advancement through the use of our natural resources in production with rudimentary tools and rising levels of science and technology. Yet in no time in history has environmental destruction been systematically brought about in most parts of the world.
The people of the world face today global poverty, economic wars and environmental crises. They are confronted by an escalating, more rapacious and vicious campaign of plunder by monopoly capitalism. This aggravates the already devastated and polluted natural environment.
The massive dumping of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere by the operations of monopoly capitalist firms in the energy industries, manufacturing, transportation, industrial agriculture, mining, construction, etc. is now generating climatic changes that are causing massive devastation and loss of human lives around the world.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Environmentalism, Imperialism, Political Economy
Tagged Afghanistan, Balkans, biofuels, Climate Change, Climate Investment Fund, Copenhagen, Global Warming, Green House Gasses, ILPS, International League of People's Struggle, Iraq, Jose Maria Sison, Kyoto Protocol, Philippines, UNFCCC, World Bank