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  • Theo DroogDoor THEO DROOG
    Voorzitter, Nederlands-Filippijns Solidariteitsbeweging
    Member, ILPS International Coordinating Committee

    Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Read in English

    Beste gasten en deelnemers,

    Namens het Internationaal Coördinerend Comité van de ‘International League of Peoples’ Struggle’ heet ik jullie van harte welkom bij het oprichten van een afdeling van de International League of Peoples Struggle in Nederland. Het thema is: “Verdediging van de Mensenrechten en het Burgerlijk Welzijn tijdens de Crisis in Europa en Nederland”.

  • Solidarity with the People of Palestine. Photo from http://lfssfsu.files.wordpress.com.

    Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
    International Coordinating Committee
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    On 29 November, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the International League of Peoples' Struggle proudly proclaims our solidarity with the people of Palestine in their 64-year struggle to reclaim their occupied homeland. In this we stand together with the majority of humanity.

  • Prof. Jose Maria Sison, ILPS Chairperson. File photo.By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle

    (Watch video presentation below)

    We, the International League  of Peoples´ Struggle (ILPS), are elated that the International Migrants Tribunal is undertaking the highly important task of trying the case filed by Migrante International, Gabriela, Asosiasi Tenaga Kerja Indonesia (ATKI-Indonesia), Caravan, Voice Refugee Forum and Movimiento Migrante Mesoamericano, on behalf of all migrants workers in the world, against the Global Forum on Migration and Development and the heads of state involved.

  • BAYAN protests Israel attacks on Gaza. Photos by Tinay Palabay.

    Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN)

    (More photos below. Photos from Tinay Palabay / BAYAN)

    Cause-oriented groups picketed today the Israeli embassy in the Makati, Philippines to denounce Israel’s continuing airstrikes on Gaza which has so far claimed more than 90 Palestinian lives. The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN, New Patriotic Alliance) accused Israel of engaging in “state terrorism that is supported by imperialist powers such as the US and UK.”

  • ICPC Global Event 3-4 December 2012

    An initiative of the International Conference on Progressive Culture – People’s Art Network

    All over the world, artists, writers, journalists, and cultural workers of all disciplines who lend their craft as a tool for progressive social change, challenge the status quo, or simply expose the truth, face various forms of persecution and attack from state apparatuses.

    We call on those artists, cultural workers and journalists to join us and to build a global event to celebrate and defend people’s culture from 3 December (International day of solidarity with political prisoners) to 4 December.

  • Prof. Jose Maria Sison, ILPS Chairperson. File photo.

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, condemn in the strongest terms the brutal air strikes of Israel against the Palestinian people in Gaza as well as the preparations being made for the invasion of Gaza. We demand that Israel and its US imperialist master to stop all aggressive actions against the Palestinian people.

  • (Photo by Marya Salamat / bulatlat.com)

    By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN
    Davao Today

    http://davaotoday.com/main/2012/11/16/for-love-of-environment-advocates-pay-dearly/

    DAVAO CITY, Philippines — For Stella Matutina, a nun leading Mindanao’s environmentalists, stopping giant mining firms have become deadlier, a price she herself, paid dearly.

    Speaking during a public hearing initiated by Philippine legislators last week this city, Matutina rattled off glaring statistics to present what she termed as “the most salient and gravest trends” in human rights abuses under the Aquino government.

  • KMU holds solidarity action on Europe-wide Day of Action. KMU photo.

    By ELMER LABOG
    Chairperson, Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU, May First Movement)

    On behalf of the Filipino workers and people, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno extends its warmest solidarity to the workers and people of Europe as they hold a Europe-wide day of action against austerity measures.

    The N14 general strike is a great occasion to show the unity of the workers and peoples of Europe against the austerity measures being imposed by the imperialists through the so-called troika of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

  • Prof. Jose Maria Sison, ILPS Chairperson. File photo.Solidarity statement of the International League of Peoples´ Struggle for the 14 November Day of Action of the proletariat and people of Europe

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) conveys militant greetings of solidarity with the proletariat and people of Europe who are holding a continent-wide coordinated multinational mega-strike, demonstrations and other forms of mass protest on the 14th of November. We join them in saying "No!" to the austerity measures being imposed by the imperialists through the troika of the European Commission, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

  • Image from http://www.unifil.org.hk

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, convey our warmest greetings of solidarity to the officers and members of the UNIFIL-MIGRANTE-HK on the occasion of its 13th Congress.

    We congratulate you for all the achievements that you have scored since the last congress in arousing, organizing and mobilizing the migrant workers and their supporters in Hongkong in order to uphold, defend and advance the rights and interests of migrant workers in Hongkong.

  • TO ALL CONCERNED COMMISSIONS, GLOBAL REGION COMMITTEES, NATIONAL CHAPTERS AND MEMBER-ORGANIZATIONS

    FROM: CHAIRPERSON

    SUBJECT: PREPARATION FOR THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL MINERS CONFERENCE

    DATE: 10 NOVEMBER 2012

    We have accepted the request of the International Preparatory Group (IPG) of the First International Miners' Group for the ILPS to make known to its components and contacts about the projected conference and encourage all miners' organizations within their reach to participate in the conference and send their representatives for the purpose.

  • Dear Mr. Harper. Photo from BAYAN Canada

    ALEX FELIPE
    Spokesperson, BAYAN Canada

    On the occasion of the State Visit of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the Philippines

    Dear Mr. Harper,

    As Filipino Canadians with strong ties to our home country, we follow closely and with much interest your visit to the Philippines. In your visit, we hope that as the Prime Minister of Canada that you will represent the Canada most Canadians want -- the Canada that believes in justice, human rights, and peacekeeping.

  • ILPS Chairperson Jose Maria Sison. File photo.

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    (Watch video presentation below)

    In representation of the over 250 member-organizations of the International League of Peoples´ Struggle (ILPS) in over 40 countries, we the International Coordinating Committee express our solidarity with ILPS Canada on the occasion of its Second General Assembly.

    We congratulate you for your success at convening the Assembly and initiating such related events as the Keynote speakers event featuring outstanding and inspiring anti-imperialist figures; the Right to Exist, Right to Resist Conference; and the Mass Artillery of People’s Culture.

  • Members of Parliament from the SYRIZA exit the parliament and join the demonstrations. Photo from KOE.

    Contributed by Communist Organization of Greece (KOE)

    [Unofficial report about the general strike and the popular demonstrations of this week; the official statement of KOE will be translated and published soon here]

    The 48 hours general strike on 6 and 7 November 2012 was concluded with mass demonstrations all over Greece. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets and squares of big and smaller cities, chanting slogans against the IMF-EU-ECB troika and the “Memorandum 3”, and demanding the resignation of the tripartite illegitimate government.

  • Photo from http://www.international.koel.gr

    Communist Organization of Greece (KOE)

    Today, Tuesday 6 November, starts a new 48 hours general strike and a new round of popular mobilizations against the pro-troika government of Mr. Samaras, PM and leader of the right wing “Nea Dimokratia” party. Two days ago, Alexis Tsipras, addressing the Parliamentary Group of SYRIZA, called the people in a united non-violent revolt in order to overthrow the illegitimate government that sells-out the whole country, serving the interests of the IMF-EU-ECB troika and of the bankers.

  • Prof. Jose Maria Sison, ILPS Chairperson. file photo.

    Ni Prop. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Tagapangulo, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    Taos pusong bumabati at nakikiisa ang International League of Peoples´ Struggle sa pamunuan at kasapian ng Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) sa okasyon ng inyong ika-apat na Pambansang Kongreso.

    Pagkakataon ang kongreso para suriin ang kalagayan ng maralitang lungsod, lagumin ang karanasan ng Kadamay, patingkarin ang inyong mga kalakasan at pangibabawan ang mga kahinaan at itakda ang mga tungkulin para ibayong patatagin ang inyong pagkakaisa at diwang mapanlaban, palakasin at palawakin ang inyong organisasyon at isulong ang kilusan sa bago at mas mataas na antas ng pakikibaka para sa pambansang kalayaan at demokrasya.

  • Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson, ILPS International Coordinating Committee. File photo.

    By the Office of the Chairperson,
    ILPS International Coordinating Committee

    The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) extends its most militant greetings of solidarity and support to the hundreds of Kurdish political prisoners who have been on hunger strike in different prisons in Turkey since September 12, 2012.

    The Kurdish political prisoners have embarked on this hunger strike to call attention to the continuing violations of the human rights of the Kurdish people by the Turkish state, particularly their inalienable right to national self-determination, their right to speak and assemble freely and the right to due process

  • Prop. Jose Maria Sison. File photo.On the 3rd General Assembly of Desaparecidos on 2-3 November 2012

    Ni Prop. JOSE MARIA SISON, Tagapangulo
    International League of Peoples´ Struggle

    Ang International League of Peoples´ Struggle ay taos-pusong bumabati at nakikiisa sa Desaparecidos sa okasyon ng Ikatlong Pangkahalatang Asambleya nito.

    Sa aming pananaw, napakahalaga ang pagtutuon ninyo ng pansin sa mga biktima ng pagdukot at pagpapalaho upang ilantad ang mga pangyayari at mga may-pananagutan, pagkaisahin ang mga pamilya at kaibigan ng mga biktima at sambayanan at pagsikapang kamtin ang katarungan.

  • RAVAGED! Primer on destructive large-scale mining in southern PhilippinesILPS Secretariat

    Click on the image at right to download a primer about the people's resistance against foreign-controlled large-scale mining in southern Philippines. The primer was prepared by the SOCCSKSARGENDS AGENDA.

    Below is a factsheet prepared by the Alliance for Genuine Development - SOCSKSARGEN, about the massacre of the family of Daguil Capion on 18 October in South Cotabato. Also below is an appeal for financial support for the people's campaign against large-scale mining activities in southern Philippines. 

  • http://www.gabrielaph.com

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples´ Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, express our warmest greetings of solidarity to GABRIELA as you hold your 11th National Congress and celebrate your 28th year of activism and service to the Filipino women and the Filipino people in the struggle for national freedom and democracy.

  • Prof. Jose Maria Sison at the solidarity meeting for the people of Afghanistan, Utrecht, 21 Oct 2012.

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle 

    (see photo slideshow below)

    First of all, let me thank the Solidarity Committee with the People of Afghanistan for inviting me to this Solidarity Meeting with the People of Afghanistan.

    We, the International Coordinating Committee and the hundreds of member-organizations of the International League of Peoples´ Struggle in various regions of the world, express our firm solidarity with the people of Afghanistan in their revolutionary struggle for national liberation and democracy against US imperialism, the NATO and the reactionary puppets represented by Karzai and other warlords.

  • Photo from http://media.tri-cityherald.com

    Statement of the Anti-US Bases Network on the October 16 rape case by US military servicemen

    The Asia Pacific Anti-US Bases Network condemns in the strongest possible terms the raping of a Japanese woman in Okinawa by two US sailors last 16 October 2012.

    The woman was walking to her home when she was allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted by the two. One of the suspects, Able Seaman Christopher Daniel Browning, 23 years of age, admitted to the crime while his cohort, Third Petty Officer Skyler Dozierwalker, denied it. Both belong to the Fort Worth Naval Air Base in Texas, USA.

  • Photo from http://www.thejakartapost.com

    By Asian Peasant Coalition

    Jakarta, INDONESIA  -  The militant peasant group Alliance for Agrarian Reform Movement (Aliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria-AGRA), together with other civil society organizations, assembled 700 people on October 16 during a simultaneous rally in Jakarta and Jambi  on the occasion of World Food Day.

    “FAO is celebrating World Food Day, however, the truth is majority of the people in the world are experiencing chronic hunger and many children are undernourished. Every day, millions of people around the world eat once a day to keep themselves alive. Every night, they go to bed not certain whether they can still eat tomorrow.

  • The Freedom Flotilla

    By Communist Organization of Greece / Kommounistiki Organosi Elladas (KOE)

    END THE SIEGE OF GAZA!

    (News update below)

    The ship Estelle is now at its final stage of the effort to end the siege of Gaza. At noon on October 16, five members of Parliament from Greece, Norway, Sweden and Spain embarked on Estelle, in an action south of the Greek archipelago, in international waters:

    • MP Ricardo Sixto Iglesias, Spain
    • MP and physician Sven Britton, Sweden
    • MP Aksel Hagen, Norway
    • MP Vangelis Diamandopoulos, Greece
    • MP Dimitris Kodelas, Greece
  • Photo from http://en.firatnews.eu

    Submitted by CENI (Kurdisches Frauenbüro für Frieden)

    TO INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC OPINION
    CALL FOR AWARENESS TO THE INDEFINITE HUNGER STRIKES IN TURKEY

    AKP Government’s ongoing pressures such as arrestment operations against Kurds and democrats have created a deep political trauma. It is clear that, arrestment operations became a political massacre. Kurdish politicians including MPs, mayors and members of city councils, journalists, trade unionists and many other activists from the NGOs have been imprisoned.

  • Photo from http://previous.presstv.ir

    Contributed by AWC International Secretariat

    Another gang rape case by U.S. sailors occurred on early October 16, 2012 in Okinawa. The suspects were identified as Able Seaman Christopher Daniel Browning, 23, and Third Petty Officer Skyler Andrew Dozierwalker, 23, both of whom belong to the Fort Worth Naval Air Base in Texas in the United States.

    Dozierwalker has admitted committing the crime but Browning has denied it, saying 'the reason of arrest is not difference from the fact'.

  • Photo from http://sanfranchrp.files.wordpress.com

    By San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines

    The San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (SF CHRP) is calling on the Filipino American community, and all of those who care for issues of social justice and human rights, to give their full support for the Rapada family, who were victims of a brutal attack last July 4th by police officers for the San Bruno (SBPD) and Daly City (DCPD) Police departments.

    “The Rapada family were victims of a heinous attack by plain clothed police officers enforcing firework regulations during last year’s July 4th celebrations,” explained Rupert Estanislao, chair of SF CHRP. “

  • Lin Shuyang. Photo http://www.xiachao.org.tw.

    Message of condolence on the passing of Mr. Lin Shu-Yang, staunch anti-imperialist and fighter for the working class

    Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples´ Struggle (ILPS), send our sincerest condolences to the family, comrades and friends of Mr. Lin Shu-Yang. He bequeaths a legacy of uncompromising stand for the rights of workers, resolute opposition to imperialist military intervention in Taiwan’s affairs and in the world, and active international solidarity with workers and all oppressed peoples.

  • Prof. Jose Maria Sison, ILPS Chairperson. File photo.Brief Presentation to ILPS-US Northeast General meeting
    in New York City on Sunday, 14 October 2012

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, ILPS International Coordinating Committee

    (Watch video of the presentation Worsening crisis of global capitalism and the growing people's resistance)

    Dear Colleagues and Friends,

    Warmest greetings of solidarity! Thank you for inviting me to give a brief international situationer to the member organizations of the International League of Peoples´ Struggle in the Northeast region of the US. It is of great importance that you understand the worsening crisis of global capitalism, the role of US imperialism and the growing resistance of the people.

  • Photo from http://4.bp.blogspot.com

    In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of his assassination on 15 October 2012

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    (Lire en Français)
    (Watch video of speech)

    We, the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) and the entirety of the International League of Peoples´ Struggle (ILPS), are in solidarity with the social movement and progressive forces in Senegal that have organized the Sankara Memorial Day in order to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the assassination of the revolutionary martyr and hero Thomas Sankara on October 15.

  • Photo from http://upsidedownworld.org

    Submitted by NESTOR VILLATORO

    Guatemala: the logic of impunity and a fundamental lack of democracy and rule of law

    After the Army massacre, president (and former army general) Otto Pérez Molina said:

    "We ask the people for a return to peace, or we will impose the peace."

    Guatemalan Foreign Minister Harold Caballeros said:

    "[The killing of 8 people] is not something that we should make a big deal about."

  • Hands off Syria!

    Speech by Len Cooper
    ILPS Australia Chairperson
    at a large rally in Melbourne Sunday 7th October 2012

    I speak to you today as an Australian Citizen who is disgusted with the Australian Government’s position on Syria and associated policies.

    The Federal Government and mass media in Australia is spreading, or allowing the spread of lies, half-truths and distortions about the situation in Syria.

  • Photo from Kilusang Mayo Uno Message of Solidarity for the World Day for Decent Work

    By Kilusang Mayo Uno
    (photos of mass action after the article)

    The Kilusang Mayo Uno (May First Movement) labor center expresses its warmest solidarity with all workers, trade unions and labor advocates around the world who are commemorating the World Day for Decent Work.

    In the recent protest action which we conducted with different labor institutions to mark this special day, we expressed our unity with the workers and peoples of the world who are struggling for decent work.

  • Gilbert Paborada, Higaonon tribe leader, Chairperson of Pangalasag community organization. Photo from KMP / APC.

    Peasant groups demand justice and pull out of A. Brown Company from Opol

    Mindanao, Philippines – The farmers’ group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) condemns the killing of Gilbert Paborada, a leader of Higaonon indigenous tribe and Chairperson of Pangalasag. Paborada was shot dead yesterday afternoon (2 October 2012).

    Antonio Flores, KMP national council member, said that “ Pangalasag is an indigenous peoples (IPs) organization resisting the palm oil expansion of A. Brown Company in Opol, Misamis Oriental; and a member of KALUMBAY, a sub-regional IPs Alliance in Northern Mindanao Region (NMR).

  • Thomas Sankara commemorative event in Toronto, CanadaThe Pan-Afrikan Solidarity Network (U of T) presents

    A film screening and discussion of the work of social emancipation of Thomas Sankara as well as the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the martyrdom of this revolutionary leader from Burkina Faso (West Afrika)

    "Burkina Faso: A Revolution Recitified" by filmmaker Thuy-Tien Ho

    Followed by a panel discussion

  • http://www.arkibongbayan.org

    Message of Solidarity to the Alliance of Concerned Teachers on the occasion of its Congress, 29 September 2012

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    Fellow Teachers,

    The International Coordinating Committee and entirety of the International League of Peoples´ Struggle (ILPS) share the joy of ILPS member-organization Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) in celebrating its 30th founding anniversary with a year-long schedule of activities, starting from June 26.

  • http://www.greenpeace.org

    Posted by ILPS Secretariat

    (Iloilo, Philippines) On 18 September 2012, representatives from African, Asian and Latin American grassroots organizations, national and regional networks and unions representing small-scale fisherfolk formed the core group of a new coalition for small-scale fisherfolk and fishworkers, the International Fisherfolk and Fishworkers Coalition (IFWC).

    At the IFWC core group meeting, the members agreed on the mandate, key common principles and basic structure of the new coalition. They agreed that the coalition would be composed of small-scale fisherfolk associations, fishworker groups and fisherfolk movements and their advocates.

  • Justice for Martial Law victims!

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle

    Forty years ago, on September 21, 1972, then Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos signed General Order 1081, proclaiming martial law over the entire Philippines in order to prolong his rule. For fourteen years the Marcos fascist dictatorship, with the full backing of US imperialism, inflicted terrible hardships and suffering on the Filipino people. But the Filipino people, with the support of freedom-loving peoples all over the world, valiantly struggled against the dictatorship until it was overthrown through a people’s uprising in 1986.

  • Photo from arkibongbayan.org

    By KARAPATAN Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights

    Please join us in our call for the withdrawal of military troops from civilian communities and the investigation of recent deaths due to indiscriminate firing in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

    In the first week of August, military operations have intensified in several ARMM areas after three Phil. Army soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) members along the Fisheries Drive, in Mindanao State University (MSU) in Marawi City.

  • Photo by Brenda Sandburg

    By BAYAN USA

    Filipino-American alliance raises issue of Obama Administration's military and economic pivot to the Asia-Pacific region

    CHARLOTTE, NC--  Amidst thousands gathered in Frazier Park protesting intensified corporate greed days before the scheduled Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, BAYAN USA speaker Bernadette Ellorin spoke before the crowd about US government's military rebalance on the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Photo from http://wallstsouth.orgPosted from March on Wall Street South

    Braving extreme heat, more than 2,500 people from throughout the South and across the U.S. filled the streets of Charlotte on Sun., Sept. 2 for the March on Wall Street South. The demonstration confronted the banks and corporations headquartered in Charlotte that are wreaking havoc on communities throughout the country, and raised a people’s agenda for jobs and justice as the Democratic National Convention convenes here.

  • People hold a protest rally at Jiribam against Govt of India’s steps to explore fuel oil in Manipur. Photo from http://zolengthe.net/

    By Committee on the Protection of Natural Resources in Manipur

    The Committee on the Protection of Natural Resources in Manipur (CPNRM) expresses our strong condemnation regarding the news report of the Manipur police of the Government of Manipur for filing First Information Report (FIR) to communities protesting against Petroleum Exploration in Manipur at the environmental public hearing organized by Manipur Pollution Control Board (MPCB) on 17th August 2012 at Nungba. The filing of FIR has proved that the Government of India, Govt of Manipur and the Jubilant Oil and Gas Pvt. Ltd (JOPL) only insist on militaristic forms of development in clear violation of indigenous peoples rights.

  • Photo from http://notes-taken.blogspot.nl

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    Background and Definition

    The term “neoliberalism” was coined by the German scholar Alexander Rustow at the Colloque Walter Lippmann in 1938. Ludwig von Mises popularized it as “new liberalism” in his writings. The exponents of neoliberalism defined it as “the priority of the price mechanism, the free enterprise, the system of competition and a strong and impartial state.” They belonged to what were called the Freiburg School, the Austrian School and the Chicago School of Economics.

  • BREAK ISOLATION – Refugee Summer Camp 2012. Photo from http://thecaravan.org/

    Joint press release of the coordinating committee of the asylum seekers and their supporting activist groups in Germany

    (see below Karawane call to participate in Protest March)

    A call has been published by the coordination committee of striking refugees in which the several groups of activists in the field of refugee issues had called for a gathering to organise a new project in the series of the chain struggles of refugees in Germany in order to stimulate an all-together event. The struggle had started since 19th March ’12 in Würzburg, Bavaria, and had been extended at the moment to seven cities in four Regions.

  • Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
    International League of Peoples´ Struggle

    The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) condemns the cruel and inhuman treatment of Basque political prisoner Iosu Uribetxeberria by the Spanish authorities. Uribetxeberria suffers from terminal cancer and under Article 92 of the Spanish Penal Law prisoners suffering from serious illnesses may be released from jail.

    Uribetxeberria has started a hunger strike to call attention not only to the cruel treatment he is being subjected to by the Spanish authorities but to similar situation of other Basque political prisoners as well. According to him 14 other Basque political prisoners are suffering from serious illnesses which are aggravated by extremely bad conditions of detention.

  • police harasses Karapatan members. Photo by Audrey Beltran.

    PUBLIC INFORMATION DESK
    KARAPATAN (Alliance for the Advancement of People's Rights)

    Around 2PM this afternoon, human rights workers who attended the Karapatan 4th National Congress aboard a bus from Tagaytay City to Manila were arbitrarily stopped and held by the Philippine National Police (PNP)-Cavite along Tagaytay Road in Silang, in front of the PNP Academy.

  • Photo from http://www.karapatan.org

    Message to KARAPATAN on its 4th National Congress

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    ILPS Chairperson

    We, the International League of Peoples´ Struggle, convey our warmest greetings of solidarity to the national leadership, member-organizations and other allied components of KARAPATAN and to all the delegates and guests attending the 4th National Congress.

    We congratulate you for all your achievements in upholding, defending and promoting human rights since the last congress. You have done outstanding and commendable work in education and training, campaign and advocacy, providing services, research and documentation, network building and alliance work.

  • Photo from http://www.trust.org

    Dear Friends of GABRIELA,

    On behalf of GABRIELA, I ask that you please take the time to read and respond to this call to action. Additionally, it would be much appreciated if you could forward it to those in your solidarity network. 

    As some of you may already be aware of, the Southwest monsoon has been unloading torrential rains in Metro Manila and surrounding areas over the past two weeks causing massive floods especially in urban poor communities.

  • MEMORANDUM TO ALL ICC MEMBERS, GLOBAL REGION COMMITTEES,
    NATIONAL CHAPTERS AND MEMBER-ORGANIZATIONS

    FROM: ILPS ICC Chairperson
    SUBJECT: Amended manifesto and continuance of campaign
    DATE: 03 August 2012

    We hereby urge you to continue the ILPS campaign to gather signatures on the manifesto against the use of nuclear energy and arms by the imperialist powers and their corporations. The ICG of ILPS will issue a count of the signatures collected by the ILPS on Hiroshima Day on August 6 and again incrementally on Environment Day, December 3, 2012. The final count of signatures shall be made on the anniversary of the Fukushima meltdown on March 11, 2013.

  • youtube screen captureBy AWC Secretariat

    On 29 July 2012 people in Japan surrounded Japan's parliament building to show their protest against nuclear power plants, following after the big rally on 16 July in Tokyo. Tens of thousands people joined the action.

    This is a video with English subtitle about that anti-nuke action. Tens of thousands of anti nuclear power protesters formed a human chain around Japan's parliament building in Nagatacho, Tokyo.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, ILPS International Coordinating Committee

  • Photo from bulatlat.com

    By Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM)

    URGENT ACTION: The condition of overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia

    180 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia began a hunger strike on July 19th, in protest against the abuses they have experienced and the neglect of the Philippine government. The families of these OFWs staged a simultaneous “solidarity fasting” on the 22nd at the Department of Labor and Employment.

  • Photo from http://www.asianpeasant.org

    Statement of the ILPS Commission 5 and WORKINS on Rio+20

    The trade union and worker concern in the International League of Peoples' Struggle denounces the almost total failure of the decision taken at the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro 20 years ago this week, and sheets the responsibility squarely on the neo-liberal capitalist ideology which has dominated our lives these last three decades.

  • Tokyo anti-nuke rally 16 July 2012

    Organizers say 170,000 turned out to demand nuke-free Japan

    AFP-Jiji, Kyodo
    Forwarded by AWC International Secretariat
    Photos by Yoshio Nakamura

    Tens of thousands of people rallied Monday in Tokyo demanding an end to nuclear power, the latest in a series of demonstrations to erupt since the triple-meltdown disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

    Under scorching sunshine on a national holiday, demonstrators marched through the streets around Yoyogi Park chanting: "Don't resume nuclear power operation! Prime Minister Noda should quit!"

  • Image from http://b.vimeocdn.comMessage of Solidarity to Anakbayan-Melbourne

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, ILPS International Coordinating Committee

    On behalf of the International Coordinating Committee of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I express to you warmest greetings of solidarity on the occasion of the Founding Assembly of Anakbayan-Melbourne.

    We congratulate you for forming the organization as the rallying point in Melbourne of the Filipino youth who are committed to the struggle of the entire Filipino youth and the entire Filipino people for national liberation and democracy against US imperialism and the local exploiting classes in the Philippines.

  • Photo from http://horn.so/indian-police-massacre-ignored-by-world-media-hr-bodies/

    Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, vigorously condemn the massacre of 20 adivasis (indigenous people) in Chhattisgarh on the night of the 28th of June by the Cobra battalion of the CRPF and the Chhattisgarh police under the command of top police officials.  Official press reports immediately described the victims as "hardcore Maoists." In fact, they were unarmed villagers, including children, women and the local village drummer who were preparing for the celebration of the seed festival.

  • Photo from http://www.cdrc-phil.com

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    Read in Spanish

    The International Coordinating Committee and all the member-organizations of the International League of Peoples' Struggle vigorously condemn the extrajudicial killing of the Dutch development worker Willem Geertman (formal name: Wilhelminus JJ Lutz Geertman) last 03 July 2012 in Angeles City, Philippines by gunmen acting in the modus operandi of the death squads fielded by the Aquino regime in the scheme of the US-designed Oplan Bayanihan.

  • Photo from http://pinoyweekly.org

    By Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN)

    Manila, 03 July -- Bayan condemns in the strongest terms the killing today of Dutch NGO worker and missionary Willem Geertman. Based on initial reports from Bayan Central Luzon, he was shot in front of his office between 12:20-1pm. An independent investigation by Bayan CL is still ongoing and we are awaiting the full report on the circumstances of Geertman’s death.

  • From tears to rage: Antinuclear protesters take to the streets of Tokyo on Sunday after holding a rally in Hibiya Park in Chiyoda Ward. SATOKO KAWASAKI.

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, reiterate our long standing policy of supporting the Japanese people in their struggle against nuclear power plants. We congratulate them for demonstrating  their outrage over the Japanese government's decision to restart the Oi nuclear power plant.

  • Reject the Greed Economy!

    By APC Secretariat

    The members of the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) led by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) joined  the members of the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS), Peoples Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS), Ibon International, Rights for Sustainability, Solidaridad  and Cupula dos Povos ,in a protest on 20 June 2012, coinciding with the opening of the  Rio 20+ or the so-called Green Economy of the United Nations  (UN) Conference on Sustainable Development.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We,  the International League of Peoples' Struggle, condermn in the  strongest terms the duplicitous scheme of the US and NATO in instigating, funding  and arming the so-called Syrian National Council and Free Syrian Army to seek the violent overthrow of the Assad government in Syria  and at the same time pushing a “peace plan” and then a “transitional government” under the auspices of the UN in  order to politically outmanuever the Assad government and the anti-imperialist and democratic forces.

  • Photo from www.arkibongbayan.org

    Statement of GABRIELA Philippines
    on the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
    in Rio de Janeiro (Rio+20)

    Defend the environment and humanity with the genuine agenda that will protect the rights of women, men and children to a sustainable future!

    Since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the United Nations working on the behest of imperialist powers produced the Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration and the Forest Principles and Framework Convention on Climate Change, Convention on Biodiversity and other instruments to use the language of environmentalism in masking their global designs of monopoly capital to control, partition and plunder the natural and human resources of the world for corporate greed and profits.

  • IBON logo

    By IBON International

    Rio de Janeiro, Wednesday, June 20, 2012 -- As world leaders gather today to discuss a social, economic and environmental roadmap intended to address ecological degradation, they are holding a blueprint for continued control and commodification of the world’s resources by a few for profits.

    Rio+20 comes in the midst of an unprecedented global economic and financial crisis which has pushed peoples of the South in to a state of deeper poverty and debt than they were two decades ago. Ironically, the 1992 principles of Rio and its applications are buried in a summit  intended to renew commitments for this and more.

  • ILPS contingent in the anti-NATO protests in Chicago. Photo from lfssfsu.files.wordpress.com

    Sign the petition for the NATO 5!

    Drop all charges against the NATO 5 and all anti-NATO protesters! Protesters are still being held in Cook County Jail in Chicago. Release them all now!

    Sign the Petition Here:
    http://www.iacenter.org/dropchargesonnatodefendants

    The charges against the NATO 5 and the others are false. All these prisoners urgently need your solidarity. Please sign our petition. Share it with your family, friends and coworkers.

  • Rio+20 photos

    Submitted by JULIA CAMAGONG
    ILPS Special Coordinator for Latin America and Caribbean

    All photos by Matanglawin

    People’s movements and organizations across the globe today meet the opening of the Rio+20 with its rejection of the ruse behind the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)’s themes of Green Economy and its renewed take on the Sustainable Development framework. Hundreds of thousands of peoples commemorate June 20, dubbed as “Global Day of Action on Rio+20,” with simultaneous rallies, marches and protest actions in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

  • Photo from http://lfssfsu.files.wordpress.com

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    Leer en Español

    The Charter of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) and every General Declaration issued by the ILPS International Assembly define the anti-imperialist and democratic struggle of the ILPS and stress the objective of national and social liberation of peoples. The ILPS goes by the general terms and seeks the common ground for effecting the broadest international united front of all anti-imperialist and democratic forces. But the ultimate goal is system change, replacing capitalism with socialism.

  • Asian Peasant Coaliltion By Commission No. 6 of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS)

    Agrarian Reform and the Rights of Peasants, Farmworkers, Rural Women, and Fisherfolk against Feudal and Semi Feudal and Capitalist Exploitation and Oppression

    We the peasant mass movements and rural peoples organizations comprising Commission No. 6 of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) expose, condemn and oppose to the highest order the imperialist camp, their junior partners, and their client and puppet states in orchestrating this new campaign for sustainable exploitation and plunder of global people’s resources under the banner of Green Economy.

  • SELDA Free all political prisonersSalute to SELDA for more than 27 years of struggle

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Political Prisoner, 1977-86
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    As a former political prisoner and member of SELDA (Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) and as Chairperson of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I salute and congratulate the SELDA, its current officers and all members for their struggle for the democratic rights and freedom of all the political prisoners since the founding of SELDA on December 4, 1984.

  • Photo from www.stopfbila.net

    By the Los Angeles Committee to Stop FBI Repression

    Los Angeles, CA -- On June 5, 2012 Carlos Montes’ criminal court prosecution ended in a victory for Carlos and the movement.

    Carlos Montes’ home was raided on May 17, 2011, by the combined forces of the LA County Sheriff’s Swat Team and the FBI, by crashing his door down at 5:00 a.m., with automatic assault rifles drawn,  almost killing him.. He was charged with 6 serious felonies with a possible jail time of up to 18 years.

  • Flyer, public meeting on 19 June 2012

    US troops & bases in Australia

    US military expansion in Asia-Pacific - Threat of war and Australia's sovereignty

    Public Meeting

    Tuesday 19 June, 2012
    6.30pm - 8.00pm
    Victorian Trades Hall, Room 1,
    corner Lygon and Victoria streets, Carlton
    (entrance Victoria street)

  • ILPS contingent in Chicago

    Submitted by BILL DORES
    ILPS Vice Chairperson for External Affairs

    Photos & video clips of the ILPS contingent during anti-NATO mobilizations in Chicago, USA, 20 May 2010. Photos by MatangLawin, video clips from lfssfsu postings on youtube.

     

  • ILPS-Canada and IWA join May 22, 2012 march of 250,000 in Montréal marking day 100 of student strike and protest against Bill 78. Photo from ILPS-Canada.By ILPS-Canada

    The International League of Peoples’ Struggle condemns the repressive Bill 78 imposed by the government of Jean Charest in Québec and salutes the militant response of the people who have defied this law by marching through the streets every evening banging pots and pans in a raucous “cacerolazo-tintamarre” (pot banging – sound barrage) movement.

  • Ernan Baldomero: “We have spoken to different country missions here in the UN and hopefully they would ask the tough questions to the Philippine government”

    By Philippine UPR Watch

    GENEVA -- They could not hold back tears as they recounted their experiences before a crowd of international human rights organizations and representatives of foreign missions.

    Ernan Baldomero, a municipal councilor in Aklan and son of Fernando Baldomero, the first victim of extrajudicial killing under the Aquino regime in 2010, recounted his last days with his father. He spoke of how his father was repeatedly tagged by the military as a communist rebel before he was gunned down by two men riding on a motorcycle.

  • Photo from http://noticiascomunicarte.blogspot.com

    Submitted by NESTOR VILLATORO

    Leer en Español

    Letter to: government agents or people who had the support of the state to commit these crimes, that you programmed, decided and executed the orders of their chiefs, to you who were direct actors and accomplices of this heinous crime: illegal detention and disappearance of our loved ones.

  • ILPS contingent at 20 May NATO protest. Photo by Brian Bieschke.

    ILPS-US Chapter

    CHICAGO, IL -- Over 300 anti-imperialist and progressive community activists from across the US gathered last Saturday, May 19th, at the Centro Autonomo in Chicago's working class and immigrant neighborhood of Albany Park to establish the US country chapter of the (ILPS-US). The successful gathering was held one day before the 15,000-strong outdoor demonstration in downtown Chicago against the scheduled North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit taking place.

  • Photo from previous.presstv.irILPS supports hunger strike at Red Onion State Prison for human rights and against torture and cruelty

    Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    "You can judge a society by how well it treats its prisoners." -- Fyodor Dostoevsky

    "The day I arrived I was ... told that I was at Red Onion now and that if I act up they would kill me and there was nothing anyone could or would do about it." -- Inmate statement to Human Rights Watch

    The International League for Peoples Struggle and our member organizations in 43 countries stand in full solidarity with the brave prisoners at Red Onion State Prison in the State of Virginia who have been on hunger strike for three days. As is clear from their demands reproduced below, the inmates at this isolated prison are striking for the most basic human rights: the right not to be beaten and tortured, the right to sanitation, the right to eat enough calories to survive. In fact, they are demanding no more than that the Virginia Department of Corrections live up to its own written rules and regulations.

  • Jan Myrdal

    By REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRATIC FRONT (RDF)
    Contact: revolutionarydemocracy@gmail.com

    In the latest of its fascist move to strangle all voices of dissent and criticism, the Indian state has decided to ban any future visits of reputed Swedish scholar Jan Myrdal to India, for his support for the people’s movements in India. Recently the Ministry of State for Home Affairs, Jitender Singh made the statement in parliament that any future visit of Jan will be completely banned as he has been found guilty of ‘advising’ the CPI (Maoist) and doing propaganda on their behalf.

  • Anakbayan-USA at anti-NATO march. Photo by Jonna Baldres

    By JANELLE QUIBUYEN
    National Vice Chairperson, Anakbayan-USA

    Chicago, IL -- On May 18, Filipino youth and student leaders from across the US convened at the Centro Autonomo community center, located in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago, for the historic Anakbayan-USA Founding Congress.  The congress established Anakbayan-USA as a nationwide organization and overseas national chapter of Anakbayan Philippines in the midst of city-wide protest marches and rallies against the ongoing North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit. This, according to organizers, is their symbolic protest and act of defiance against the global 1% represented by NATO.

  • ILPS USA founding assemblyMessage of Solidarity on the Launching of ILPS-USA, Chicago, 19 May 2012

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, ILPS International Coordinating Committee

    On behalf of the entire International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), we the International Coordinating Committee express our warmest greetings of solidarity to the Coordinating Committee of the ILPS-US Chapter and to all the organizations constituting the chapter. We congratulate you for your successful preparations and wish you the utmost success in undertaking the founding assembly of ILPS-US.

  • Photo from bulatlat.com

    By KARAPATAN
    (Alliance for the Advancement of People's Rights)

    Read full report of KARAPATAN to the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review

    On 29 May this year, the Philippine government’s human rights record will come under scrutiny by member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council. While the Philippine government paints a picture of an improved human rights situation in the country, Philippine human rights groups are saying otherwise.

  • Anakbayan USA

    Message on Video to the Founding Congress of Anakbayan-USA, 18 May 2012

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    ILPS Chairperson

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, wish to express militant greetings of solidarity to all the delegations in the Founding Congress of Anakbayan-USA and we congratulate the National Organizing Committee, all the Anakbayan chapters (in Seattle, Los Angeles, Sn Diego, Silicon Valley, New York, New Jersey and East Bay) and the LFS-San Francisco State University for successfully preparing and convening this congress.

  • Photo from bicoltoday.com

    Lecture to a Class on Political Mobilization
    at the Centre for Conflict Studies, Utrecht University
    16 May 2012

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    I would like to discuss how the current crisis of global capitalism has affected the long-running revolutionary mass movement  in the Philippines. I presume that you can follow my references to my country with the help of the previous lecture I gave on how I participated in the organization of the revolutionary movement. Prof. Fumerton has been kind enough to distribute copies of this to you.

  • ILPS-USA Founding AssemblyILPS-USA Organizing Committee

    As thousands are expected to descend upon Chicago this May to protest the upcoming NATO Summit, the global formation known as the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS), with over 350 member organizations from over 40 countries, will convene a US Country Chapter in the midst of this protest. The founding assembly of the US Chapter of the ILPS (ILPS-US) will take place on Saturday, May 19th, 1-5:30 pm at Centro Autonomo located at 3460 West Lawrence Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. The said assembly will be followed by Road to Resistance: Art + Culture + Solidarity vs. NATO, a cultural show (8-11pm) at the same location. 

  • Photo from vcnv.org

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    ILPS Chairperson

    On behalf of the entire International League of Peoples' Struggle, we the International Coordinating Committee express our militant solidarity and support for the Coalition Against NATO/G8 War and Poverty Agenda.We congratulate the coalition for the success of all the events it has undertaken in opposition to the G8 and NATO in connection with their summit meetings on 19-21 May 2012.

  • May Day 2012 in NYC

    Contributed by BILL DORES
    Vice Chairperson for External Affairs
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    Taken during the May Day 2012 mobilization in New York City, USA. Photos by MatangLawin, Brenda Sandburg of the Workers World, and Roberto Ang of BAYAN-USA.

  • Image from www.indiatalkies.comPlease join hands to assert justice

    A plea from the Tamil Nadu Dalit women Movement (TNDWM)

    The Fast Track Court III, Madurai on Tuesday (24.04.2012) acquitted all the accused in a case of suspected custodial death in which K. Guruvaiah, a farmer of T. Krishnapuram near Usilampatti in Madurai district died owing to injuries following alleged police torture.

  • Image from www.philippinecollegian.org

    Interview with Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League pf Peoples' Struggle

    By John Toledo
    Philippine Collegian
    21 April 2012

    Good evening Prof. Sison. I am John Toledo from Philippine Collegian, the writer who interviewed you before about role of the US in the Philippines in relation to the VFA (US-RP Visiting Forces Agreement) and the MDT (US-RP Mutual Defense Treaty). Here's a link to that article http://www.philippinecollegian.org/strategic-offensive-confronting-the-threat-of-us-interests-in-the-philippines/

  • Contributed photo

    NAFCON USA

    Union Square, NY -- On May 1st, 2012, local grassroots Filipino organizations under the banners of BAYAN-USA and the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), joined the annual militant protest actions in New York City as a contingent to commemorate May Day, or International Labor Day. These organizations played vital roles in the months of preparations leading up to the day, in conjunction with the May 1st Coalition for Workers and Immigrants Rights, who have traditionally organized the Union Square rally and march since 2006.

  • Photo from ilps-canada.ca

    Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
    International League of Peoples’ Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, join the workers of the world in celebrating the day in their honor, express our militant solidarity with them and support their struggle against imperialism, the biggest cause of the suffering of the toiling masses. The current severe crisis of the world capitalist system is worsening the exploitation and oppression of the people.

  • Photo from www.boycottisraeliapartheid.org

    Contributed by ILPS Canada

    On April 17, 2012, activists gathered at the CBC to mark the international day of solidarity with Palestinian prisoners and to highlight the absolute silence of the mainstream media on the internationally condemned practice of administrative detention, a core tool of the occupation to maintain the criminalization of resistance. Charlotte Kates from Samidoun MCed.

     

  • Contributed photo

    Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    En Français

    The ILPS salutes the fighting spirit and determination of the students in Quebec presently involved in an historic 10-week strike which has shaken the highest echelons of power and their neoliberal agenda and has mobilized thousands of students and supporters in an epic battle for the Right to Education. The students are targeting moves by the Québec Liberal government to go back on past promises and to hike post-secondary tuition fees by CAD $1,625 over the next five years, doubling present rates. A powerful grassroots battle is underway as students and supporters hold major street protests, sit-ins and other creative actions.

  • Photo from lh6.googleusercontent.comFundacion MYRNA MACK

    En Español

    Over 25 years after the commission of the crimes, an unprecedented hearing before the Inter-American Human Rights System in the case of the Diario Militar will finally. On April 25, 2012, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hear the representatives of the victims (Fundación Myrna Mack and the International Human Rights Law Clinic – UC Berkeley School of Law), the Inter-American Human Rights Commission and the State of Guatemala. The hearing will be held in Guayaquil, Ecuador and will be streamed via internet at http://www.corteidh.or.cr/index.cfm, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Central Time.

  • Photo from globalnation.inquirer.net

    Reply to Questions from Renato Reyes, BAYAN Secretary General

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    Renato Reyes (RR): I hope that you can answer briefly the following questions re China, Philippines and the assertion of national sovereignty. We have an all-leaders meeting this Saturday and we are trying to get views on how to deal with the issue of China's incursions on Philippine territory, the Aquino regime's response and US intervention.

    Jose Maria Sison (JMS): First of all, as a matter of principle, the Filipino people must assert their national sovereignty and Philippine territorial integrity over the issue of Spratlys (Kalayaan) and other islands, reefs and shoals which are well within the 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) defined by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

  • Image from www.aljazeera.com

    By CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO
    ILPS Vice Chairperson for Internal Affairs

    It is quite easy for the Aquino government to arouse the people's anger at China bullying in the South China Sea considering what appear to be clear encroachments on Philippine territorial waters and its 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

  • Photo from www.kcna.kp

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), express our warmest greetings of solidarity to the gracious Korean hosts and all delegations to the World Conference for Supporting the Reunification in Pyongyang in April 2012. This is a highly significant event inspired by the celebration of the 100 birth anniversary of the great leader President Kim Il Sung.

  • Photo from www.arkibongbayan.org

    By ANAKBAYAN

    About 100 youth activists defaced the US embassy seal as they held an early morning protest in front of the US embassy in Manila today.

    The flash rally kicked off the nationwide protests set today as a new round of US-RP Balikatan exercises begin.The activists were clad in “raunchy” jogging attire. Only 3 policemen and a couple of guards were there to try to stop the flash protest.

  • Photo from uhurunews.com

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    On my  personal behalf and on behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I wish to convey most heartfelt condolences to the family of Comrade Ernesto Bustillos and to all comrades in the Union del Barrio over his passing away.

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    To Comrade Kim Jong Un
    General Secretary, Korean Workers' Party
    Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

    Esteemed Comrade Kim Jong Un,

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle,  convey our warmest greetings of solidarity to you, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and  the  Korean people  as we join the celebration of the 100th birth anniversary of the great revolutionary leader President  Kim Il Sung on  April 15, 2012.   This is a highly significant day in Korea's resplendent 5000-year history and is a strong inspiration to the peoples of the world.

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    Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, ILPS International Coordinating Committee

    The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS)  condemns the racist murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, on 26 February! The hearts of our members in 43 countries are with his family in their time of loss. We condemn the Sanford police for letting his killer walk free! We stand with the tens of thousands around the United States who are taking to the streets to demand justice.

  • Photo from Asian Peasant Coalition

    By Asian Peasant Coalition

    Manila, PHILIPPINES --  The Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) decried the violent dispersal on March 29 against peasants that storm the US embassy to oppose the planned joint military exercises between US and Philippine troops set on April 16 to 27 this year.

  • Photo from ILPS Indonesia

    By ARIO ADITYO
    ILPS Indonesia

    Government plan to revoke fuel subsidize is being rejected by the Indonesian peoples. International League of Peoples Struggle-Indonesia Chapter (ILPS Indonesia) mobilized its members to expose and oppose this scheme. It is national scale mobilization not less than 29.960 peoples are mobilized by Peoples Struggle Front (Front Perjuangan Rakyat) and ILPS Indonesia and still not included the partial mobilizations. Government office, parliament buildings are targeted for this national people protest.

  • Photo from 1.bp.blogspot.com

    We condemn the massacre in the Colonial Sindical! We demand an investigation into the murder of a labor leader of the health workers sector!

    En Español

    1. The International Center for the Investigation of human rights –CIDH- and Security in Democracy – SEDEM- , energetically condemn the murder of LUIS OVIDIO ORTIZ, leader of the Health Workers union, of the national Front of Struggle and of the Neighborhood Health Committee, Zone 17.

  • Photo from www.stimson.org

    Manik Mukherjee, General Secretary of International Anti-imperialist Coordinating Committee (IACC) has the issued the following statement on DPRK's plan for a satellite launch:

    En Français
    En Español

    The IACC strongly condemns the US stand as articulated by President Obama on DPRK's plan for a satellite launch for peaceful purposes during the birth centenary celebration of the great leader President Comrade Kim Il Sung.

  • Photo from 4.bp.blogspot.com / Source: Jeju domin Ilbo

    By AWC Secretariat

    On 27 March 2012, South Korean immigration authority in Busan port, denied the entry of an member of AWC-Japan and her college student daughter into South Korea and deported them to Japan within the day.

    We, AWC-Japan, vehemently condemn the deportation by South Korean immigration under Lee Myong-bak administration.

  • 20 March Iraq invasion commemoration. Photo from www.bayan.ph

    Statement on the 9th Anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq
    by the International League of Peoples' Struggles (ILPS) Commission 1

    On the 9th anniversary of the brutal U.S.-led assault imperialist invasion of Iraq, we, the International League of Peoples’ Struggles through its Commission 1, call on all humanity to join us in condemning this monstrous crime against the Iraqi people. And we pay tribute to the heroism of the Iraqi people, whose resistance in the face of overwhelming odds has forced the U.S. to withdraw most combat troops and weakened the Pentagon’s ability to unilaterally wage new wars.

  • Migrante Australia

    MIGRANTE Australia

    IRAQ on 20thMarch 2003 was attacked by the superpower coalition of USA, UK, Australia and Poland. Later, these four countries were joined by others forming the coalition of the willing of more than 30 countries. The intensity of the blitzkrieg was such worldwide media viewed it with “shock and awe”. By 1st May, the invasion was declared over and the occupation began.

  • Contributed photo,  photo credit: Yves Nibungco

    Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment

    NEW YORK, NY -- On Sunday, 18 March 2012, two delegates of the Philippine Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Watch conducted a sharing with community members on the fourth leg of their international speaking tour. The event, called “Voices of Resistance”, was hosted by BAYAN USA organizations in the North East region and featured Bishop Reuel Marigza and Angie Ipong. The speakers described their personal experiences with state-sanctioned human rights violations and the climate of impunity in the Philippines.

  • Photo from www.bayan.ph

    Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN Philippines)

    On the occasion of the ninth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, the umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan and the International League of Peoples Struggle led protesters in front of the US embassy in Manila to denounce the upcoming Balikatan war exercises in April. The Manila protests are part of a global call for mass actions issued by the ILPS against US wars of aggression and bases.

  • Photo from www.proyectoambulante.org

    Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN Philippines)

    The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan condemns in the strongest words possible the murder of Bernardo Sanchez Vasquez, an anti-plunderous mining leader in Mexico, including the serious wounding of his companions Andres Vazquez and Rosalinda Dionisio.

    Bayan conveys its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, relatives of Bernardo Sanchez Vasquez for the loss of their loved one, and to the mass organizations in Mexico which are grieving the loss of a fallen comrade.

  • Photo from www.blogdelnarco.com

    Condemn the murder of Bernardo Sanchez Vazquez
    Condole with family and punish the murderers

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    ILPS Chairperson

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, have received from Comrade Florentino Lopez, National President of the Frente Popular Revolucionaria-Mexico and member of the International Coordinating Committee of ILPS, the following report:

    Comrade Bernardo Sanchez Vazquez, a leading social activist against imperialist plunder, has been murdered by paramilitaries of a mining company.

  • Photo from www.japantimes.co.jp

    By YOSHIO NAKAMURA
    for AWC-Japan

    The followings are articles related to anti-nuke actions in Japan on March 11, 2012, the first anniversary of the East Japan earthquake, massive tsunami and the nuclear disaster in Fukushima. So many people took to the street in main cities in Japan in order to demand the immediate shut-down of all nuclear power plants in Japan. 

  • Photo from lh5.googleusercontent.com

    By Canada-Philippines Solidarity

    Vancouver, BC. March 3, 2012 -- As if on cue, the dark clouds held off the rain for the women and their men friends and supporters who gathered in front of the downtown Vancouver Art Gallery in an early celebration of International Women’s Day.

    The women’s rally was organized by Migrante BC, Migrante BC Youth, Alliance for People's Health, Iranian Center for Peace, Freedom and Social Justice, the International League of Peoples Struggle-Canada and the Canada Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights.

  • Photo from migranteinternational.org

    ILPS International Coordinating Committee

    In January this year, US President Barack Obama announced that the US will realign and rebalance its forces towards Asia and the Middle East purportedly to meet “ new threats” to the security of the region and “to protect” its economic interest in one of the resources-rich regions of the world. As stated in its new defense strategy, US economic and security interests are “inextricably linked” to developments in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Image from cleveland.indymedia.org ILPS International Coordinating Committee

    There is an urgent need to build a brighter future for the youth and the oppressed people of the world.

    These past years have shown escalating attacks on the basic democratic rights of the peoples of the world as the crisis of Imperialism worsens. It was met with an upsurge of militant and defiant youth all over the world challenging the status quo and daring to bring about a brighter future. 

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    ILPS International Coordinating Committee

    Be it resolved that the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) supports the campaign being advanced by its Canadian chapter, It’s Right to Rebel: Towards a Strategy for Confronting Canada’s ‘War on Terror’ and Resisting the Criminalization of People’s Struggles at Home and Abroad; and

  • Photo from www.hermes-press.com

    ILPS International Coordinating Committee

    The International Coordinating Committee of the International League of Peoples' Struggle condemns the plans of the US government to decimate the US Postal Service with layoffs, job cuts, closings and service cuts. We therefore support the Campaign to Save Postal Jobs and Services and the mass protests planned for March 17, the 42nd anniversary of the heroic postal strike of 1970.

  • Maria del Rosario Villatoro holds a portrait of her husband Amancio Samuel Villatoro, kidnapped and disappeared in 1984 by Guatemalan security forces. Photo from daylife.com.

    ILPS International Coordinating Committee

    On the 28th anniversary of the forced disappearance of Amancio Samuel Villatoro, January 30th, 2012, the Amancio Samuel Villatoro Foundation established its initial project in Guatemala City, the: “Museum for the Martyrs of the Union, Student, and Popular Movement of Guatemala.”

    Amancio Samuel Villatoro was born on December 11th, 1936 in Malacatancito, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. He was a peasant, a worker, and a student at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, where he studied industrial engineering.

  • New Yorkers take to streets on 4 February against war on Iran. WW photo: Brenda Ryan | www.workers.org. ILPS International Coordinating Committee

    Whereas US imperialism, with the backing of other imperialist powers including the EU and Canada, are preparing military aggression against Iran;

    Whereas such an assault would kill thousands of Iranians and create region-wide destabilization and could lead to a global conflagration;

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    ILPS International Coordinating Committee

    After the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 and the global banking system seizing up, workers were laid off, families saw their houses repossessed and banks teetered on the brink of collapse. Since then, the major capitalist powers have wantonly used public money to bail out the big banks and corporations. The use of public money to provide relief to the so-called troubled assets of the big banks and corporations has resulted in huge fiscal deficits, a public debt bubble that has begun to burst and an undeniable depression that can no longer be euphemistically termed as a mere recession. 

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    ILPS International Coordinating Committee

    We the International League of Peoples' Struggle are hereby resolved to call upon all our member-organizations and allies to carry out a campaign of militant demonstrations all over the world until Hiroshima Day on August 6  to commemorate the 11 March Fukushima disaster and to condemn the utterly irresponsible use of nuclear energy for profit-making by nuclear monopoly firms and for aggressive purposes by the imperialist powers.

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    Struggle for land, jobs, social services and rights!

    MARCH 8 International Women's Day 

    GABRIELA National Alliance of Women in the Philippines sends its solidarity to women all over the world in commemoration of March 8 International Women's Day!

    This year, we commemorate the International Women's Day amidst crisis and war.

    Poverty among the toiling people in countries all over the world worsens with the protracted global economic crisis. The implementation of US-prescribed neo-liberal policies, as abetted by puppet governments and local ruling classes, intensifies and do not resolve the fundamental issues of poverty of peoples but serves to feed the greed of foreign monopoly capitalists for super-profits. 

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    Statement of Congress of Teachers and Educators for Nationalism and Democracy (CONTEND)
    on International Day of Women

    During the International Women’s Day in 1920, Lenin proclaimed, “Capitalism combines formal equality with economic and, consequently, social inequality... And one of the most flagrant manifestations of this inconsistency is the inferior position of woman compared with man.”

    Today such astute words of Lenin have never been superseded by the advancement of capitalism. So as the world celebrates the International Women’s Day, women of different colors, nationalities, and races together with their allies, remember the arduous struggles they had to wage in order to emasculate themselves against the twin evils of capitalism and patriarchy.

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    GABRIELA Australia

    On the occasion of this year’s International Working Women’s Day, Gabriela Australia, an organisation of Filipino Women in Australia, remembers the women workers in Europe and the Americas who fought bravely against low wages and inhuman working conditions brought about by the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s. Their struggle has been the inspiration for the worldwide March 8 celebration.

    Gabriela Australia’ joins the world in celebrating International Working Women’s Day and express our unequivocal support to the Filipino women’s fight for their emancipation as part of Filipino people’s struggle for democracy and national liberation.

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    By RAY LIGHT

    In Celebration of International Working Women's Day

    As the day approaches for the Celebration of International Working Women's Day on March 8th, 2012, the year in which our next U.S. Presidential Election will take place, it is fitting and proper that we recognize, honor and heed the wisdom of Gold Star Mother Cindy Sheehan, a heroine of legendary courage.

    In an extremely moving Mother's Day "Soap Box" Column in 2009, Cindy Sheehan began: "I think many of us know the origins of Mother's Day were for Peace and a universal declaration that we mothers won't send our children to die in wars or kill the children of other mothers."

  • Women, sow the seeds of resistance!

    Celebrate International Women's Day & Get Human Rights Updates from the Philippines

    Speakers include Filipina survivors of human rights violations: Dr. Merry Mia-Clamor, Angelina Bisuna Vda. de Ipong and Melissa Roxas

    Thurs, March 8, 2012
    11:30am - 1pm

    Community forum
    @ Claremont School of Theology
    1325 N. College Ave, Claremont CA 91711 (Haddon Conference Center in the Butler bldg)

  • Photo from www.straitstimes.comMessage of Solidarity from the Kilusang Mayo Uno

    We, of the Philippines’ genuine, militant and anti-imperialist labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno, express our warm solidarity with the workers and people of India who are holding the biggest strike in the history of their country.

    The workers of India are showing the world a remarkable unity – cutting across the public sector, banks, ports and docks, railways, insurance, road transport, energy workers, miners, and aviation workers – in launching a militant action.

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    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    ILPS Chairperson

    Read at the book launch at the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam, 25 February 2012

    Dear Colleagues and Friends,

    Ray O. Light speaks from the vantage of a proletarian revolutionary, a long-time trade union leader in the US and a firm proletarian internationalist. In his book, he succeeds in exposing so-called US democracy as a fraud and as an indispensable myth enabling the US monopoly bourgeoisie to deceive, exploit and oppress the American proletariat and people of various nationalities as well as the world's people in a vast empire.

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    By Cenî -- Kurdish Women’s Office for Peace

    On 15 February 2012 political prisoners went on an indefinite and non-alternate hunger strike in prisons of Turkey and Kurdistan. Among the 169 prisoners starting the hunger strike in Diyarbakır D and E-Type Prisons, Mardin E-Type Prison, Elbistan E-Type Prison and Bitlis E-Type Prison are also Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Şırnak MPs Selma Irmak and Faysal Sarıyıldız. They demand freedom for Kurdish people's leader Öcalan, assurance of education in mother language and an end to political and military operations against the Kurdish people.

  • Image from ilps-canada.caStatement by ILPS-Canada

    We call on all who support justice, peace and an end to the devastating control of the 1% over our planet, to stand up and refuse to be fooled by the warmongering cries to attack Iran coming from Washington, Tel Aviv, Ottawa and beyond.[1]

    Such an assault would kill thousands of Iranians and create region-wide destabilization. It would cause an unbridled, speculative hike in oil and gas prices and could lead to a global conflagration. We have already seen Russia and China, which imports a third of Iran’s oil exports, manoeuvering to defend their interests in the face of the U.S.-led military threats.

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    To All Constituents and Allies of ICOR and ILPS 

    Dear Comrades and Friends,

    The International League of Peoples' Struggle and the International Coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations (ICOR) issued a joint call last year in connection with a joint campaign against nuclear energy and nuclear arms. Both organisations have undertaken work on this campaign since 1st September. On 3rd December, World Environment Day, many demonstrations and programs were held all over the world which propagated said joint call and focused attention on this campaign.

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    Written by Webmaster Citizen

    Read in Spanish

    I spoke with Samuel Villatoro, the son of Amancio Samuel Villatoro, the labor leader who was a victim of Diario Militar. I found him to be a modern young man, hard-working, professional, a father and husband, a possible road to reconciliation from the experience of a family. Monday, January 30, 2012 was the 28th anniversary of the forced disappearance of the founder of the Union of Chiclets Adam’s, he was the union’s consultant and maximum leader of the National Workers Central (CNT), a member of the National Committee of Labor Unity (CNUS) and a member of the Rebel Armed Forces (FAR).

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    Statement of the International Women's Alliance
    on the occasion of the International Working Women's Day, 8 March

    The current economic and financial crises of the crumbling capitalist system hit women the hardest. The economic and ecological repercussions of these crises increased the vulnerability of women to the different forms of oppression, discrimination and violence inside and outside the home.

    Women of the working class were the first to suffer the brunt of the crises. They were the first to be laid off when factories closed down or went bankrupt and had to suffer lower wages and difficult flexible working conditions when hired.

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    By ILPS East Asia and Oceania

    ILPS EAO demand Lee Myung-bak administration:
    Stop the crackdown on SPARK and progressive groups in South Korea!
    Stop the construction of the US naval base in Jeju Island!

    The International League of Peoples' Struggle East Asia and Oceania, together with regional and national people's organizations, groups, movements and unions, denounce the Lee Myung-bak administration for its ongoing crackdown of organizations like SPARK, or the Solidarity for Peace and Reunification of Korea.

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    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON, Author
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    I am deeply pleased that the four volumes, which contain a selection of my writings from 1991 to 2009, are being launched today in New York. I thank the sponsors of the launch and I convey warmest greetings of solidarity to everyone present.

    The volumes encompass all major developments in the world, especially the ever worsening crisis of the world capitalist system. They are acutely pertinent to the NATO/G8 summit which you will confront in Chicago in May and to the people's summit of resistance which you are now busy preparing.

  • From Geneva to Strasbourg: Kurdish march for justice and peace

    By CENI Kurdish Women's Office for Peace

    We are sending you some information concerning the Long March, which is still on its way from Geneva to Strasbourg. Despite freezing temperatures the participants are determined to overcome any obstacle to raise their demands "Freedom for Kurdistan - Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan". Also representatives of the Kurdish Women's Office for Peace CENÎ e.V. and the Initiative of Peace Mothers are marching at the forefront.

  • Photo from newscham.netAsia Pacific Campaign Network Against US Bases

    The Asia Pacific Campaign Network Against US Bases denounces in the strongest terms the recent deportation of two activists from the Asian Wide Campaign against U.S.-Japanese Domination and Aggression of Asia (AWC)-Japan. Such an act bespeaks of a profound contempt the Lee Myung-bak government has for the basic human rights of its people and even those of foreign nationals in its soil.

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    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of People's Struggle

    En Español

    We, the International League of People's Struggle, wholeheartedly express our highest respect and admiration for the late union leader Comrade Amancio Samuel Villatoro, martyr and hero of the proletariat and people of Guatemala.

    We join his beloved family, the labor and other movements and the broad masses of the people in Guatemala in honoring his memory and in resolving to create The Martyr Museum of Social, Student and Union Movements of Guatemala.

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    By Asian Peasant Coalition

    The statement is in response to the Editorial published by the Manila Bulletin on January 17, 2012 entitled “Boosting the Country's Food Security”. It says, the Philippines will be the launch pad for the marketing of Golden Rice by 2013. The launch is seen to boost global food security and reduce malnutrition.

    The Philippines was the first to commercialize the genetically modified Bacillus thuringiensis corn in Asia in 2002. It will once more set off to commercialize Golden Rice to help reduce mortality due to Vitamin A deficiency that afflicts children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers nationwide.

  • Photo from westpapuamediaalerts.files.wordpress.comby Nick Chesterfield
    at Westpapuamedia.info with sources

    West Papua’s civil resistance movement is believed to be organising major demonstrations to support West Papuan leaders facing treason charges in Indonesia’s courts on Monday, January 30.

    Indonesian prosecutors will begin proceedings in Jayapura in the treason trials for the leaders of the Third Papuan People’s Congress (KP3), which decalred independence from Jakarta on October 19 last year, after which Indonessian security forces stormed the venue.

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    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I express  warmest greetings of solidarity  to the officers and member-organizations of Migrante-Australia  on the occasion of its Second General Assembly.

    We appreciate the aptness and timeliness of your conference theme: Boldly advance migrants' rights and welfare and build a strong Filipino movement in Australia!

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    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), convey our most militant greetings of solidarity to the Asia-Wide Campaign against US-Japanese domination and aggression of Asia (AWC)  on the occasion of the 15th Campaign Coordinating Body (CCB) meeting and its-related activities from January 27, 2012 to February 1, 2012 in South Korea.

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    By Association for Proletarian Solidarity (ASP)
    Struggling Workers Union (SLL)
    Party of the Committees to Support Resistance – for Communism (CARC)

    Monti’s government means misery for the popular masses, cancellation of workers' rights, Italy’s subjection to the international community of speculators and warmongers: It is the government that continues and worsens the work of the Berlusconi’s government and of the previous ones, extending the spread of the popular masses plundered for the benefit of the imperialist bourgeoisie and the clergy.

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    By BILL FLETCHER, Jr., AlterNet

    In 2002, seemingly out of nowhere, then US Secretary of State Colin Powell announced that the USA henceforth considered the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and their armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), to be terrorist organizations. Additionally, they labeled a long-time Philippine revolutionary leader and theorist -- Jose Maria Sison -- to be a supporter of terrorism.

    Sison had been living in exile in the Netherlands.

    This labeling, denounced immediately by civil liberties advocates in the USA, the Philippines and other parts of the world, has resulted in myriad of legal ramblings and complications for all those associated with the NDFP (National Democratic Front of the Philippines) and CPP.

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    TamilNet, http://tamilnet.com

    “The Eezham people have a very direct obligation of fighting for their own sovereignty against a state that presumes to have a unitary power over them,” stressed veteran Filipino left ideologue, Prof. Jose Maria Sison.

    In an exclusive interview to TamilNet on Sunday, Prof. Sison spoke on the questions of sovereignty of the Eezham Tamil nation, the protracted nature of genocide that Sri Lanka imposes on Tamils in their homelands, the principled position of leftists on the national question, and on the imperative to look beyond both the human rights and reconciliation paradigm.

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    By the AWC International Secretariat

    Before the holding of 15th Campaign Coordinated Body meeting of Asia-Wide Campaign against US-Japanese domination and aggression of Asia, AWC Korea Committee held press conference to denounce the immigration repression against members of AWC-Japan in front of National Human Rights Commission of Korea.

    The following is an English translation of an article in Cham Sesang or the Voice of the People, an Internet media in people's movement in South Korea. The article is written in Korean but you can find some photos in the URL.
    http://www.newscham.net/news/view.php?board=news&nid=64711

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    from Hurriyet.com.tr

    A Copenhagen court sentenced Roj TV to pay a 400,000-euro fine for making propaganda on behalf of a terrorist organization today but did not order the closure of the pro-Kurdish broadcaster.

  • media.farsnews.netTEHRAN (FNA) - Iran and Russia have replaced US Dollar with their own currencies in their trade ties, a senior Iranian diplomat announced on Saturday.

    Speaking to FNA, Tehran's Ambassador to Moscow Seyed Reza Sajjadi said that the proposal for replacing US Dollar with Ruble and Rial was raised by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Astana on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting.

  • Image from media.tumblr.comBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, condemn US President Barack Obama for signing into law last 31 December the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with its so-called Homeland Battlefield provisions, which allow the US military to arrest and detain indefinitely US citizens without due process.

    This reprehensible anti-democratic law is a further step in the fascisation of the US ruling system. It further develops the legal infrastructure for fascism, as earlier laid down by the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 in apparent reaction to 9/11.

  • BALSA MindanaoBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    ILPS praises the work of retrieval, relief and rehabilitation

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, express most heartfelt sympathy to the great number of flood victims in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, and the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Norte. Lanao del Sur, Bukidnon and part of Caraga in Mindanao, Philippines.

  • Photo from tasmaniantimes.comBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, condemn in the strongest terms the Indonesian military and police forces for barbaric attacks on the people of West Papua, particularly in the large area of Paniai  since 13 December.

  • ilps-durbanDurban, South Africa, 05 Dec. 2011 — The International League of People’s Struggles (ILPS) along with other civil society groups held a protest action right in front of the International Convention Center, site of the ongoing 17th Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations in Durban, South Africa.

  • Statement of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS)
    Issued by the Office of the Chairperson

    For nearly ten days starting this November 28, 2011, governments, industry, funding institutions will be meeting in Durban, South Africa for the 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 

    Concurrently, thousands of people from around the world will hold protest actions and various other activities to convey their collective resistance against the root cause of global warming--- imperialist aggression and plunder. People's organizations and social movements will converge in Durban to unmask the hypocrtical character of the conference and seek an end to the continued destruction and unrestrained plunder of the environment by monopoly capital.

  • 3rd International Anti-Imperialist Conference

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We of the International League of Peoples' Struggle are deeply pleased and highly honored by the invitation to participate  in  the 3rd  International  Anti-imperialist Conference, jointly convened  by  the International  Anti-imperialist  and  People‘s  Solidarity  Coordinating Committee  (IAPSCC)  and the Socialist Party of Bangladesh in  Dhaka, from November 27 to 29, 2011.

  • Student protests against US military presence in the Philippines. Photo from http://www.washingtonpost.com

    Interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    BY JOHN TOLEDO
    Philippine Collegian

    1. Please comment on the reopening and continuous strengthening of the MDT (Mutual Defense Treaty) as seen in Hillary Clinton's visit here in the Philippines.

      Answer: The Mutual Defense Treaty is the oft-cited foundation for the Visiting Forces Agreement, which has been used to allow the stationing of US military forces and the endless relay of such forces in larger numbers in the country, despite the well-celebrated end of the US-Military Bases Agreement. The MDT is a one-sided document which imposes obligations on the Philippines in violation of national sovereignty and territorial integrity and allows the US to go through its constitutional process and balance its conflicting interests before coming to the defense of the Philippines in case of an attack on the latter.

  • Indonesians protest against Obama visitBy ILPS Australia

    The recent visit to Australia by the President of the United States of America was used as an opportunity to announce that the USA would step up its “military engagement” in the Asia Pacific in order to protect its economic interests. 

    It announced that it would step up its use of Australia as a military base, making it clear that it was repositioning its global strategic emphasis from the Middle East to the Asia Pacific. The President of the USA used much of the usual rhetoric of the United States ruling class to try to explain his decisions on the Asia Pacific and the U.S. military in Australia , by claiming that they are about “protecting democracy”, “supporting economic growth in the region” and “competing with China”. This is so much cant and hypocrisy by the U.S.

  • Demand urgent action on global warming and climate justice,
    Start the shutdown of nuclear plants on World Climate Day

    Statement of the International League of Peoples' Struggle

    On December 3, 2011, people from around the world will mark World Climate Day by demanding urgent action on global warming and climate justice. World Climate Day will be observed while the annual climate talks of the Conference of Parties (COP17/MOP7) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change are taking place in Durban, South Africa from November 28th until December 11th 2011.

  • The Office of the Chairperson of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of the International League of Peoples' Struggle  endorses  the statement below which has been issued by ICC members in the US on November 17, 2011.   We call on all ILPS national chapters and member-organizations throughout the world to circulate this statement and undertake further statements and actions to support the Occupy Movement in the US. Thank you.

    Keep it in the streets! Intensify the fight! To occupy is the people's right!

    In Oakland and New York City, in Denver and Portland and Chapel Hill, N.C., the 1 percent sent their gun thugs to destroy the Occupy Movement. They want to scare us off the streets and back into the ballot box, beat us back into the good-cop, bad-cop game of the corporate-run Republican and Democratic parties. But behind the façade of electoral politics, the unelected tyrants on Wall Street continue to rule the country. It is they, not the people, who tell the politicians what to do.

  • ILPS-Canada joins event in Montreal, Quebec to support Egyptian people. 12-11-11

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    En Français

    The International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS), with over 300 member- organizations from all regions of the world, conveys most militant greetings of solidarity and support to the Egyptian people on the occasion of the International Day to Defend their struggle for freedom, human rights and social justice on 12 November 2011.

    We join the Egyptian people in condemning and fighting the gross and systematic violations of human rights rights by the US-backed military regime that has hijacked the victory of the Egyptian people in overthrowing the corrupt and authoritarian regime of Mohammed Hosni Mubarak who ruled Egypt for 30 years.

  • ILPS-Canada delegations joins Nov. 3 evening march to oppose G-20 in Montréal, Canada. Photo from www.ilps-canada.ca

    Expose the bankruptcy of global capitalism, oppose more anti-people austerity measures!

    By ILPS Commission 1

    On Nov. 3-4, the heads of government of the largest imperialist powers led by the US together with the world’s largest emerging economies will gather at Cannes, France for the G20 (Group of 20) Summit. The meeting is part of the ongoing attempts of the imperialist powers to stem the still raging global financial and economic crisis that is now being characterized by the exploding public debt crisis in the US and several European countries.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    The International League of Peoples' Struggle resolutely condemns the drive of the US government and its monopoly capitalists to realize the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) as a scheme to impose their power over trade and investment flows. This would aggravate the exploitation of the working people and the environment as a way of raising superprofits and seeking to cope with the grave economic, social and economic crisis.

    The TPPA was initiated by the Bush regime. Since March 2010, negotiations have been proceeded, with the objective of creating a a legally-binding free trade agreement for the Asia-Pacific region. Right now, the TPPA talks involve nine countries – the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Peru, Chile, Viet Nam, Malaysia and Singapore. Japan is poised to join. The USA has free trade agreements (FTAs) with four of the nine countries.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson
    , International League of Peoples' Struggle 

    The G20 summit is to be held in Cannes, France on November 3 and 4. Assisted by their finance ministers and heads of central banks, the heads of governments of the world’s twenty largest economies are supposed to confront once more the global economic and financial crisis and seek solutions.

    As in previous summits, they will fail to solve the crisis, bound as they are by the laws of motion of capitalism and imperialism and by the neoliberal dogma. They are driven by the profit-making interest of the monopoly bourgeoisie and financial oligarchy and continue to pass the burden of the crisis to the broad masses of the people.

  • US, NATO destruction of Libya

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    Read in Spanish

    The US and its imperialist allies in the NATO targeted Gaddafi and his regime for complete destruction because he had grievously offended them in the following ways: he called for the nationalization and retraction of so-called neoliberal concessions that he had granted to the Western oil companies, he refused to allow the African Command (Africom) of the US to establish its central base in Libya and he pushed a gold-backed dinar as the currency of Africa.  
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    Ni Prop. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Tagapangulo, International League of Peoples’ Struggle

    Taos-pusong nagpapaabot ng pakikiisa at pagsuporta ang International League of Peoples' Struggle sa Alliance of Nationalist and Genuine Labor Organization (kasaping pederasyon ng Kilusang Mayo Uno) sa pagdaraos nito ng Ika-5 Pambansang Kongreso.

    Tumpak at napapanahon ang tema ng kongreso: Mahigpit na panghawakan ang mga aral mula sa mahigit dalawang dekadang karanasan ng ANGLO-KMU! Palawakin at patatagin ang ating hanay! Isulong ang pakikibaka sa sahod, trabaho at karapatan! Isulong ang pakikibaka sa tunay na reporma sa lupa at pambansang industriyalisasyon!

  • Photo from https://negativentropy.wordpress.com/2011/06/

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, firmly and vigorously support the general strike declared and carried out by a broad range of forces (including workers, youth, women, public sector employees and various professionals) against the austerity measures aimed at further exploiting the people and shifting the burden of crisis to them.

    We condemn the repeated imposition of austerity measures on the people by the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund as precondition for the further release of loans. These austerity measures include tax increases, deep wage cuts, mass lay-offs of public sector employees and repudiation of sectoral pay accords.

  • ILPS- Indonesia
    Liga Internasional Perjuangan Rakyat 

    "The crisis within global capitalist system already made sustainable depression, even in par with the great depression in the 30s. The effect of the crises is given a pre condition for fascism and military aggression by imperialist countries. In Indonesia, the rises of silence facism become bolder, where the reactionary regime always answered democratic aspiration of mass movement with violence and repression. It is imperative and an urgent matter for democratic mass movement to intensify their struggle against imperialism and all reactionary regimes in various countries. Only with the struggle the way for freedom, democracy, social justice, jobs, better life and peace could be achieved” says Rudi HB Daman, Coordinator of International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) Indonesia Chapter.

  • ILPS-CanadaOccupyOttawa15-10-11_smallOccupons nos villes, reprenons le monde entier pour ses peuples laborieux et opprimés

    Déclaration de la Ligue internationale de lutte des peuples - Canada (ILPS-Canada)

    La Ligue internationale de lutte des peuples - Canada, s’unit avec vous, peuple travailleur, forces progressistes et peuples autochtones, en cette Journée mondiale d'action de concert avec l’initiative Occupons Wall Street et d'autres actions de la riposte à travers le Canada, les États-Unis et du monde entier. (Photo: Ottawa, Canada, 15-10-11)

  • ILPS HK & Macau, Global Day of Action 15 Oct 2011ILPS - HK & Macau statement on Global Day of Action against Imperialist Plunder, Repression and War

    The worsening crisis of imperialism is pushing people even deeper into crisis as dislocation, displacement and poverty intensify. At the same time, it is spurring the people of the world to rise up, question the ruling socio-economic and political system, and act towards changing the structures that thrive on oppression and exploitation.

    The world needs a change and the change that we want is the demise of imperialism.

  • ILPS in New York CityFilipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE)

    NEW YORK, NY – On Saturday, October 15, 2011, Filipinos under the banners of BAYAN USA and GABRIELA USA joined the United National Anti-War Coalition (UNAC) in a march against imperialist wars. They responded to a call from the International League of People’s Struggles (ILPS) urging its member organizations around the globe to mobilize in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement and against imperialist wars of aggression. October 15th also marked the 10th anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan.

  • ILPS in Amsterdam, 15 Oct 2011ILPS Netherlands

    In response to the call of the International League of Peoples' Struggle for a Global Day of Action, and in support of the Call Occupy Amsterdam, ILPS organizations in The Netherlands joined the more than 2000 demonstrators in front of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange last 15 October 2011 to protest against capitalism's greed for profit at the expense of people's interest and welfare and against imperialist plunder and wars of aggression.

    The ILPS protesters carried placards and umbrellas with slogans: "Jobs Not Cuts!", "People First Not Big Business!",  "End Imperialist Plunder and Wars of Aggression!", and "Job! Health Care! Education! is a Right!"

  • ILPS-USA International Coordinating Committee Members

    It is right to rebel

    The International League of Peoples Struggle, representing hundreds of organizations in 43 countries, stands with the young workers, students and unemployed occupying Wall Street and city centers around the United States. You are fighting a battle that needs to be fought. You have a right to march and protest without fear of arrest or brutality.

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    Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
    ILPS International Coordinating Committee

    The International League of Peoples' Struggle calls on all its global region committees, national chapters and member-organizations as well as its allies to arouse, organize and mobilize the broad masses of the people for street marches and assemblies at the most prominent public places on the Global Day of Action on the 15th of October.

    We urge ILPS-USA and its allies to participate vigorously in the occupy actions at Wall Street and all over the US. It is of great importance to wage resistance in the belly of the beast.

  • By International Initiative
    “Freedom for Abdullah Ocalan – Peace in Kurdistan”

    Renewed complete isolation of Ocalan is unacceptable

    The Turkish government has renewed the complete isolation of Abdullah Ocalan. In the last two and a half months all consultation with his lawyers but one have been inhibited by the Turkish state authorities. For the past eight weeks no-one has been able to see Ocalan. His family has only been able to see him once this year. Thus the total isolation that was imposed on Ocalan between 1999 to 2009 has been renewed by the Erdogan government.

  • Philippine news program ABS-CBN Balitang America covers the contingent of ILPS and Bayan-USA at the protests in Wall Street, New York City. Some text are in Tagalog language.

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  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
    8 October 2011

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), send warmest greetings of solidarity to the Workers World Party and congratulate it for convening its Party national conference with the theme “The Global Capitalist Economic Crisis: What it will take to fight it”, on 8-9 October 2011 in New York.

    This national conference comes at a most exciting juncture in the history of the people's struggle against imperialism and all reaction. The deepening crisis of the imperialist system is shuddering the very centers of the capitalist system and causing the political tumult and upheavals in the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere.

  • Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    Quito, Ecuador

    We, in the International Coordinating Coordinating Committee of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, express our felicitations of solidarity and salute all of you for your firm struggle for national independence and democracy against imperialism and reaction.

    We are deeply pleased that the leaders of the member-organizations of Frente Popular, the confederation of people's and sectoral organizations in Ecuador and other allied organizations are present to listen to the reports of comrades who attended the Fourth International Assembly of the League in the Philippines last July.

     

  • Rita Baua
    ILPS Philippines

    Solidarity action of ILPS Philippines Chapter for the people of Jeju island, protesting the construction of a US naval base that will contain 20 warships.

  • ILPS International Coordinating Committee
    ICOR International Coordinating Committee

    A heavy earthquake and a tsunami wave in Fukushima, Japan, on 11 March 2011 have caused the most serious nuclear catastrophe since Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The meltdown thus caused has not yet been brought under control to date. It can potentially make uninhabitable wide areas of the densely populated Japanese islands, contaminate with radioactivity the human food chain worldwide and cause the spread of debilitating diseases for decades to come.

    The Fukushima disaster has generated further protest and resistance against the use of nuclear power worldwide and has revealed a crisis of the entire energy policy of international financial capital.

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    PSAC, September 15, 2011


    Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada march through downtown Iqaluit June 18, 2011 to protest planned cuts by the Harper government to federal public services. (Nunatsiaq Online)

    (Ottawa) -- More than five years since the coming into force of the Public Service Modernization Act, the legislation has failed to provide for a fairer and more accountable staffing process in the federal government, and fails to balance the political rights of workers with the need for an impartial public service, said the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) in a report released today.

    Merit-based hiring has been severely weakened by the Act and accountability for unfair or biased staffing processes has deteriorated. Also, the Act has opened the door to stringent and unnecessary restrictions on the political rights of public service workers by the Public Service Commission.

  • Issued by the International Coordinating Committee
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) denounces as a complete sham and grand deception the UN call for the celebration of September 21 as an “International Day of Peace”. The UN Secretary General describes this as “a day on which armed conflicts is meant to be stilled… a day on which we appeal to combatants to observe a ceasefire… a day on which we reaffirm commitment to non-violence and the peaceful resolution of disputes.”

    Nothing can be more hypocritical on a global scale than for the UN to appeal for non-violence and peace. The United Nations Organization was established in 1945 after the Second World War supposedly in response to the global aspiration to preserve peace and prevent war. But through its sixty-six years as an international agency purportedly with a mission to keep and ensure global peace, the UN has had its hands dripping with the blood and tears of millions of victims of imperialist aggression, to which it had either turned a blind eye if not supported and even vested with a cloak of legitimacy.

  • Issued by the International Coordinating Committee
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) welcomes the announcement that 13 of the 17 defendants in the so-called ‘terror raids’ trial in New Zealand have had all their charges dropped. We call for all the charges against the remaining four defendants to also be dropped.

    On the 15th of October 2007, 300 armed police raided homes across New Zealand. The police made sensational claims that members of the Maori sovereignty environmental and anti-war movements were planning terrorist attacks.  Armed police blockaded the small Bay of Plenty town of Ruatoki, forcing entire families, including children, from their homes at gunpoint and detaining them in sheds without access to food, water or toilet facilities.

  • Issued by the International Coordinating Committee
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    A heavy earthquake and a tsunami wave in Fukushima, Japan, on 11 March 2011 have caused the most serious nuclear catastrophe since Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The meltdown thus caused has not yet been brought under control to date.  It can potentially make uninhabitable wide areas of the densely populated Japanese islands, contaminate with radioactivity the human food chain worldwide and cause the spread of debilitating diseases for decades to come.

    The Fukushima disaster has generated further protest and resistance against the use of nuclear power worldwide and has revealed a crisis of the entire energy policy of international financial capital.

    In this situation, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS)  stands with  the International Coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations (ICOR) and other entities in putting forward the following call:  Organize a common international campaign for a period of one year starting from 1 September 2011 under the slogan: ”Shut down all nuclear power plants!”

  • ILPS statement on the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    ILPS Chairperson

    We, the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS), join the entire people of the world in commemorating the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks which claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people in the United States. In no uncertain terms, we strongly condemn these horrendous attacks on civilians and al Qaeda as the self-admitted perpetrator. We stand in solidarity with all the victims, their families and the entire people in denouncing and opposing terrorism of whatever scale.

    9/11 is a blowback on US imperialism. The US has long promoted Islamic fundamentalism as an ideological and political weapon against communism as well as against secular nationalism, especially since the Cold War. Al Qaeda emerged from the Islamic fundamentalists who were used by the US against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan but who subsequently became disgruntled with the US after Soviet occupation ended. It has vowed to combat the US and its imperialist allies for their policies and acts of plunder and aggression victimizing Islamic peoples and countries.

  • Jeju islandBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    ILPS Chairperson

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, join all other concerned forces of the people of the world in supporting the struggle of the Korean people, particularly the residents of Gangjeong, against the construction of the naval base on Jeju island. We demand that the construction be stopped,

    The voice of the people on Jeju island must be heeded. They have voted against the base and availed of every possible democratic means to oppose the construction of the naval. The South Korean government is reprehensible for being adamant in building the base as a US missile site in accordance with the US-designed provocative strategy to encircle China.

  • By Kurdish Women's Office for Peace

    International delegation for investigating war crimes and bringing those responsible to justice

    Over 120 mass graves, where there are presumed to be the bodies of over 1,500 people, illustrates the brutality and the war crimes against the Kurdish population. For 10 years the "Saturday mothers" and "Peace mothers", human rights groups and members of groups such as IHD, TIHV and MEYA-Der have been seeking under the hardest conditions a resolution to the massacres by the Turkish army in the regions of Siirt, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Van, Batman, Hakkari, Bingöl, Sirnak, Mardin, Elazig, Agri, Dersim, Igdir, and Antep.

    For the first time, human rights and women's rights groups from Germany and Switzerland have put together a delegation in cooperation with various initiatives, which will examine the mass graves in the Van near Catak region between 14th and 25th September 2011. There, on the 23rd October 1998, around 40 guerrilla fighters of the People's Liberation Party of Kurdistan (ARGK) were surrounded and killed during a Turkish military operation. Eye-witnesses report that some of the unarmed guerrilla fighters were captured by the soldiers and, shortly after, cruelly martyred.

  • Participants to Gangjeong Peace Concert confront police blockade.By Jun Tae-il Labor Movement Institute

    “Play, play, Gangjeong -- Peace Concert” on 3 September with 'Airplane of Peace' and 'Buses of Peace'

    On 3 September, an ‘Airplane of Peace’ carrying 300 people from the mainland and 22 ‘Buses of Peace’ from other villages of Jeju Island gathered in the Gangjeong Stream Stadium for “Play, play, Gangjeong -- Peace Concert” and kept the peace in Gangjeong Village through non-violent, peaceful actions. Around 2,000 people urged cessation of construction of the base by holding cultural events.

    All participants from all over the country from all parts of the society flew to Gangjeong Village in Seogwipo city by plane and bus cried out in chorus for peace.

  • Message of greetings
    to YEK-KOM (Federation of Kurdish Associations in Germany)

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    In behalf of the more than 200 member organizations of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), I wish to extend warmest and most militant greetings to YEK-KOM (Federation of Kurdish Associations in Germany) and to the Kurdish people on the occasion of this cultural festival to highlight the unity of the Kurdish people in their just struggle for national self-determination. We thank YEK-KOM for graciously inviting us to this great festival. We are delighted to send a delegation bearing this message.

  • Police clashes with Gangjeong villagersBy Jun Tae-il Labor Movement Institute

    The police raided the village at the dawn of 2 September 2011 to fence around the Jungdeok Junction.

    Police were deployed on Sept. 2 to Gangjeong Village in the Jeju Island municipality of Seogwipo, the site of an ongoing occupation in opposition to the construction of a naval base. At around 5:10 a.m., Seogwipo Police Station sent around 600 officers into Gangjeong Village, where the base is due to be built, to surround and seal off Jungdeok Junction, which was occupied by 80-100 villagers and activists. The police stated that they had deployed force in order to prevent acts obstructing construction work because the navy had resumed construction early that morning, sending in excavators to the site.

    Protesters clashed with police, sitting in shoulder-to-shoulder on the road, shouting slogans and blocking the police’s path. Around 38 people, including two priests, were reportedly taken away by police. 

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle   

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), condemn in the strongest terms the US, NATO and their puppet forces for their barbaric military campaign against the people in the whole of Libya since several months ago and in Tripoli currently. The combination of escalated NATO air bombardments and ground movement of Libyan puppet forces and NATO special forces against Tripoli since 20 August aims to deliver the final blow on the Gaddafi regime.

    The invasion of Tripoli is the culmination of the bloody bombing campaign against the people of Libya by the air and naval forces of the US, UK, France, Italy and other NATO powers since March in collusion with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates and the most reactionary and treasonous elements of Libyan society, including high bureaucrats recruited by the CIA from the Gaddafi regime, monarchists, warlords and Islamic fundamentalists associated with the CIA and al Qaeda. 

  • By Kilusang Mayo Uno Labor Center

    The Kilusang Mayo Uno labor center condemns the war of aggression being led by the US and the NATO against Libya. Under the guise of so-called “international humanitarian intervention,” the aggression is meant to advance the imperialist political and economic interests of the US, UK, France, and Italy in the largest oil-producing country in the African continent. Aside from advancing their economic interests in Libya, imperialist governments have been instigating wars to fuel a permanent war economy which allows monopoly capitalists to amass profits from war-spending and “rehabilitation” campaigns.

    Contrary to the view that international media institutions have been aggressively pushing in the last few days, the Libyan masses are not rejoicing over the violent ouster campaign against Muammar Qaddafi. They are raging against US-NATO’s intervention that turned Libya into a slaughter field. Communities of civilians, hospitals and schools have been attacked.

  • By Spirit of Eureka
    For a Just, Democratic and Sovereign Australia

    Australia's sovereign wealth belongs to the people

    • No austerity measures!  No cuts to jobs!
    • No cuts to public spending on people’s health, education, welfare, social and community services!
    • Impose a minimum 20% tax on the super profits of mining multinationals!

    Australia is a country rich in natural resources.  This sovereign wealth must belong to the Australian people.  They are national assets that must be used wisely for the benefit of our people and protect the environment.

  • Patrick MacManusBy KMU International Department

    Kilusang Mayo Uno labor center pays tribute to Comrade Patrick Mac Manus. Our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

    The name “Patrick MacManus” is immediately recognizable to many comrades here in the Philippines and abroad doing international solidarity work. We have known the bearer of that name to be a dedicated revolutionary who maximized the potential of new media – the Internet, in particular – in spreading progressive analyses and positions on various issues affecting the workers and peoples of the world. He embodied the mantra of his blog – “For Solidarity with the Oppressed” – in opposing imperialist wars of aggression and economic plunder against the workers and peoples of the world.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle 

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), vigorously condemn the bombing attacks on Kurdish communities by the reactionary Turkish air force and demand a stop to such blind and vicious attacks on the Kurdish people.

    Some 15 US-supplied Turkish F-16 jet fighter planes dropped bombs yesterday on the civilian population in Hakkari and elsewhere on the pretext that they were raiding bases of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in retaliation for a successful ambush by a PKK fighting unit on a Turkish army unit.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle

    Long pent-up social tensions exploded into four days of pitched and running  battles between mainly young protesters and the police in London and other major English cities last week. The trigger was the racist killing of  Mark Duggan, a black man and father of three, at the hands of the police in a “stop and search operation” in Tottenham in London on 4 August.

    As the uprisings progressed, adults of the working class and of all races joined the mostly young militants. Both young and adult  unleashed their  anger  against the oppressive and exploitative ruling system. They denounced explicitly the gross inequality of income, widespread unemployment, discrimination, state brutality and  the austerity measures. They targeted mainly the upscale chain stores catering to the upper class.

  • In commemoration of the 66th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
    Internatiobal League of Peoples' Struggle

    On the occasion of the 66th anniversary of the barbaric bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the US, the International League of People's Struggles joins the Japanese people and all peace-loving peoples in commemorating the event and in condemning the continuing nuclear threat from the US and its imperialist allies.

    On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was incinerated by a nuclear weapon with a core of enriched uranium released by the US over the city. The nuclear radiation, explosion, heat and resulting fires killed 90,000 people almost immediately. This number rose to more than a hundred thousand by the end of 1945.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    ILPS Chairperson

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, condemn with all our strength the mass killing of at least 92 people (including at least 85 youth) and wounding of many others in Norway last Friday. We convey most heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, to the organizations of the victims and the Norwegian people.

    A blond blue-eyed Norwegian right winger by the name of Anders Behring Breivik, who reportedly takes pride in describing himself as an anti-Marxist, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant Christian conservative, has been apprehended by the police as prime suspect in the horrendous crimes of exploding a bomb at the center of Oslo and shooting to death scores of young people at the youth camp on the small island of Utoya near Oslo.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I wish to convey warmest greetings of solidarity to all the workers, peasants, women, youth, indigenous peoples, migrants, artists and cultural workers and all the people from other sectors and communities from all over the world who are now gathered in Manila for the first International Festival for Peoples’ Rights and Struggles.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

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    On the occasion of the International Conference on Progressive Culture: People's Art Shaping the Society of the Future, may I as chairperson of the International League of Peoples' Struggle convey warmest greetings of solidarity from the League to all the participating artists, cultural workers and media practitioners from different parts of the world who are all engaged in anti-imperialist and democratic  movements  for fundamental change in their respective countries and milieus.

    For their initiative and success in preparing and convening the conference, we congratulate all the participants, the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP), the US-based Habi-Arts and the New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP) and the member organizations of Commission 14 of the International League of Peoples Struggle in cooperation with the College of Mass Communication of the University of the Philippines.

  • IMA_logoMessage to the 2nd General Assembly of the International Migrants Alliance
    Manila, Philippines
    3 July 2011

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

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    As chairperson of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I convey warmest greetings of solidarity from the League to the International Migrants Alliance (IMA) and all its member-organizations on the occasion of its 2nd General Assembly.

    We are glad that your assembly is a major event in the International Festival for People's Rights and Struggle (IFPRS), which is supportive of the Fourth International Assembly of the ILPS.

    We highly appreciate the purposiveness of the theme of your assembly: Strengthen and Expand our Movement! Migrants, Resist Intensified Imperialist Attacks! Achieve Victories in our Struggle!

  • 1st AGITPROP International Film FestivalBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I wish to express warmest greetings of solidarity to the organizers, the film makers and all participants in the AGITPROP International Film Festival.

    For their success in organizing the festival, we congratulate the Southern Tagalog eXposure, Mayday Multimedia, Tudla productions, KODAO productions and all the cooperating multimedia and cultural groups.

  • TO: ALL ILPS MEMBER-ORGANIZATIONS
    FROM: THE INTERNATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE
    SUBJECT: ICC MEETING ON 21-22 NOVEMBER 2009
    DATE: 28 JUNE 2011

    An article of two pages dated 26-06-2011, purportedly signed by a minority group of 11 ICC members, is being circulated to publicly attack the ILPS, the ICC, the ILPS chairperson and the Fourth International Assembly.

    The issues raised by the article have been resolved in the plenary meeting of the ICC on 21-22 November 2009 in The Netherlands.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    Dear Colleagues and Friends,

    As Chairperson, I wish to convey to you the warmest greetings of solidarity of the International Coordinating Committee, the commissions, the territorial organizations and all the member-organizations of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) on the occasion of the founding of ILPS-Hong Kong.

    We congratulate the ILPS member-organizations in Hong Kong for their successful preparations. We are confident that the founding of ILPS-Hong Kong will result in the strengthening of ILPS-Hong Kong as an alliance of anti-imperialist and democratic forces.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARI SISON
    Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    Dear Colleagues and Friends, thank you for inviting me as the keynote speaker. As chairperson of the International Coordinating Committee, I convey to you the warmest greetings of the entire International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS).

    All member-organizations of the ILPS wholeheartedly welcome and applaud the founding of the ILPS-Canada as a national chapter.We congratulate all the Canadian member-organizations for the success of their preparatory work.

    Link to ILPS-Canada website: http://ilps-canada.ca/

  • TO : ALL TERRITORIAL COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS AND MEMBER-ORGANIZATIONS
    FROM : ICC CHAIRPERSON
    DATE : 05 MAY 2011
    SUBJECT : AMENDMENTS TO THE ILPS CHARTER AND RULES OF PARTICIPATION

    On behalf of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of the ILPS, I urge you to review the ILPS Charter (previously amended by the Third International Assembly) and the Proposed Rules of Participation and to submit your proposed amendments to the International Coordinating Group (ICG) via the General Secretariat on or before June 7, 2011. Please provide briefly the reason for every amendment proposed.

    The two aforementioned documents are attached hereto for track-editing and insertion of brief reason for every proposed amendment.

  • ILPS SE UNE AL DÍA DE ACCIÓN MUNDIAL, EL 26 DE ABRIL, CONTRA LAS PLANTAS DE REACTORES NUCLEARES

    Por Prof. José Maria Sison
    Presidente
    Liga Internacional de la Lucha de los Pueblos

    Nosotros:

    La Liga Internacional de la Lucha de los Pueblos, por le presente hacemos un llamamiento a todas las organizaciones miembros, sus fuerzas afiliadas y las amplias masas de todo el pueblo, a unirse al Día de Acción Mundial, el próximo 26 de abril, para llevar a cabo diversas campañas en contra de las centrales de reactores nucleares con el fin de conmemorar el 25 aniversario de la catástrofe de la central nuclear de Chernobyl, en protesta por las múltiples fusiones que ocurren en el complejo nuclear de Fukushima 1 , para exigir medidas inmediatas con el objetivo de proteger al pueblo japonés y, asimismo, pedir la prohibición de las plantas de reactores nucleares.

  • Appel de la Ligue internationale des luttes des peuples (LILP) à participer à la Journée d’action du 26 avril contre les centrales nucléaires

    par le professeur José Maria Sison,
    président de la Ligue internationale des luttes des peuples

    La Ligue internationale des luttes des peuples lance, par la présente, un appel à toutes ses organisations-membres, à ses alliés et aux larges masses des peuples à participer à la Journée d’action du 26 avril 2011 contre les réacteurs nucléaires, qui aura lieu à l’occasion du 25ème anniversaire du désastre de la centrale nucléaire de Tchernobyl, afin de protester contre les fusions partielles du Complexe nucléaire 1 de Fukushima et d’exiger des mesures immédiates pour protéger la population japonaise et interdire les centrales nucléaires.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, hereby call on all its member-organizations, its allied forces and the broad masses of the people to join the Global Day of Action on April 26 and carry out mass actions against nuclear reactors in order to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster, to protest the multiple meltdowns occurring at the Fukushima 1 nuclear complex, to demand immediate measures to protect the Japanese people and to call for the banning of nuclear reactor plants.

    The most serious lessons from the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster have not been learned by the monopoly bourgeoisie and governments. Now, we are confronted by a nuclear plant disaster far bigger than that of Chernobyl. At Fukushima 1 nuclear complex of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), there are four nuclear reactors in the process of meltdown. At Chernobyl, only one reactor was involved and exploded after two weeks, thus effectively stopping the meltdown.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    On the occasion of Cordillera Day 2011, we the International League of Peoples' Struggle express our warmest greetings of solidarity to all the delegates and distinguished guests and to all the people of Cordillera, the overall host Cordillera People's Association and the local hosts Kakailian SalaknibanTay Amin a Nagtaudan (KASTAN), Timpuyog dagiti Umili iti Lacub, Bantayan Ekolohiya ken Kinabaknang (Lacub People’s Federation for Ecological and Resource Protection).

    We have the highest appreciation for the Cordillera People's Alliance and the people of Cordillera in faithfully celebrating Cordillera Day since 1985 on the basis of the earlier Macliing Memorials (1980-1984), in order to  affirm the Cordillera people's unity in defending their ancestral domain and in struggling for self determination and national democracy.

  • ILPS supports rallies of United National Anti-War Committee in New York on 9 April and San Francisco on 10 April

    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, firmly endorse and vigorously support the anti-imperialist and anti-war marches and rallies to be held in New York City on April 9 and in San Francisco on April 10 under the auspices of the United National Anti-War Committee (UNAC).

    We are deeply pleased that the ILPS member-organizations in the US have been active in mobilizing people to join the protest mass actions in the two American cities. We are calling on ILPS member-organizations throughout the world to hold solidarity actions on April 9 or thereabouts.

  • We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS),  send our most heartfelt condolences to the All Pakistan Trade Union Federation (APTUF) and the family and friends of Gulzar Ahmed Chaudhary, APTUF secretary general, who passed away last February 14.

    The passing away of Gulzar Chaudhary is a great loss not only to the Pakistan trade union movement, but also to the peace and anti-imperialist movements inside and outside Pakistan. But we are comforted by his long and outstandingly fruitful service to the working class and the broad masses of the people.

    He will always be remembered as someone who offered his whole life in the service of the working class, and in fighting for a society that is based on and benefits from national independence, democracy, development, social justice and peace.

    The ILPS pays tribute to Gulzar Ahmed Chaudhary and the APTUF for their contributions to the advance of the anti-imperialist and democratic movement in Pakistan and the world.

    JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS)
    28 March 2011

  • Leonard WeinglassBy Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    In representation of the International League of Peoples' Struggle and on my personal behalf, I wish to express sincerest condolences over the passing away of the world renowned human rights lawyer and fighter for justice Leonard Weinglass to his family and his closest colleagues and friends.

    We share their deep sense of loss. At the same time, we find comfort in his many outstanding achievements in defense of the oppressed and exploited people and all those persecuted for standing up for the rights and interests of the people.

  • By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, condemn in the strongest terms the imperialist war of aggression being launched by the United States of America, United Kingdom, France and their allies and puppets against Libya and the people of Libya.

    This war of aggression is a gross violation of the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Libya. It is being carried out under the pretext of saving the lives of Libyan civilians but in fact it is planned to kill and injure great numbers of Libyans and destroy not only the air defense capabilities but also the social infrastructure of Libya, as earlier demonstrated in the devastation of Iraq.

  • The current imperialist crisis and the people's struggles: Tasks of Filipino workers in concert with the workers of the world

    Keynote Address to the 10th National Congress of Kilusang Mayo Uno
    Teachers' Camp, Baguio City
    16 March 2011

    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I convey warmest greetings of solidarity to the Kilusang Mayo Uno on the occasion of its 10th National Congress. We congratulate you for having achieved great victories and standing forth as the genuine and most progressive labor center in the Philippines.

    We welcome your resolve to hold fast to the lessons of KMU’s three decades, to boldly expand and consolidate your ranks and to advance the struggle for genuine land reform and national industrialization to a new and higher level.

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  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson
    International League of Peoples’ Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, express our most militant greetings to women all over the world and join you in the celebration of the centennial of the International Women's Day. The history and current trend of militant women's struggle must be highlighted in the midst of the global depression and chaos that pervade the various regions of the world today.

    The first International Toiling Women's Day was proclaimed in 1911, to mark the role of the women in the industrial revolution and celebrate the gains of the women who marched to the streets to fight for their rights and welfare. During that time, the exploitation of women and children in the factories, in the fields and in their homes fed capitalism and allowed it to flourish.

  • Por el Profesor José María Sisón
    Presidente del Comité Coordinador Internacional
    Liga Internacional de los Pueblos en Lucha
    27 de febrero, 2011

    La Liga Internacional de los Pueblos en Lucha (ILPS) declara su solidaridad con y apoya a los pueblos del Norte de África y del Medio Oriente en sus levantamientos de masas y luchas revolucionarias por la liberación nacional y la democracia en contra de los regímenes autocráticos que por mucho tiempo han sido mantenidos por los poderes imperialistas y clases locales reaccionarias.

    Al mismo tiempo, la ILPS está consciente que el derrocamiento de un dictador por un surgimiento rápido espontáneo de las masas no resulta necesariamente en el derrocamiento revolucionario de un sistema gobernante. Debido a la ausencia de un partido revolucionario fuerte del proletariado y organizaciones revolucionarias de las masas, los poderes imperialistas y sus títeres entre las facciones políticas y militares que compiten entre las clases explotadoras locales pueden presentar un régimen nuevo que pretende ser mejor que el anterior.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We , the International League of Peoples' Struggle, express our highest appreciation for the 14th of January Front as a revolutionary alliance of patriotic and progressive forces of the people of Tunisia. We vigorously support the Front in resisting the so-called transitional government, which includes leaders of Ben Ali’s party the RCD (Rassemblement constitutionnel démocratique), and in building a popular government based on the vigilante committees formed in neighbourhoods in Tunisia for the defence of the people against the terror unleashed by RCD thugs and the presidential police.

    Named after the date of the fall of Ben Ali, the 14th of January Front was founded on the 20th of January 2011 by a number of Tunisian radical left organisations, including Ligue de la gauche travailliste (Left Labour League), Mouvement des unionistes Nassériens (Nasserite Unionist Movement), Nationalist Democratic Movement (Al-Watad), Courant Baasiste (Baasist Current), Gauche Indépendante (Independent Left), Parti communiste des ouvriers de Tunisie (Communist Party of the Workers of Tunisia) and Parti du Travail Patriotique et Démocratique (Patriotic and Democratic Labour Party).

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) steadfastly stands in solidarity with and supports the peoples of the North African and Middle East countries in their mass uprisings and revolutionary struggles for national liberation and democracy against the autocratic regimes long maintained by imperialist powers and local reactionary classes.

    At the same time, the ILPS is keenly aware that the overthrow of a dictator by a rapid spontaneous surge of the masses does not necessarily result in the revolutionary overthrow of the ruling system. In the absence of a strong revolutionary party of the proletariat and revolutionary mass organizations, the imperialist powers and its puppets among the competing political and military factions of the local exploiting classes can arrange a new regime that pretends to be better than the previous one.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    The mass uprisings sweeping several Arab countries have shifted their focus from Tunisia to Egypt, a country much bigger in terms of land size, population (more than 80 million) and strategic value in the conflict between the US-Zionist combine on the one hand and the Palestinian and Arab peoples on the other hand and in the US global war of terror unleashing state terrorism, wars of aggression, occupation and the rendition of US foes to the torture chambers of Egypt.

    Since January 25 tens of thousands of people have poured out into the streets of major cities of Egypt in order to demand the ouster of President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak and his ruling clique. They have defied the police and military forces even as more than 150 of the protesters have been killed and hundreds have been injured by US-made weapons. In a vain attempt to appease the people, Mubarak has reshuffled his cabinet and is maneuvering to stay in power or glide into a less disgraceful exit by a promise to allow new elections according to the US formula of transition to sham democracy.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) salutes the brave people of Tunisia for their great victory in rising up and toppling the corrupt and repressive regime of Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. This US-supported dictator who fled Tunisia on 14 January had ruled the country with an iron hand for 23 years.

    The protests that eventually led to the ouster of Ben Ali were sparked by the sacrifice of a young college graduate, Mohamed Bouazizi. He had a college degree but unable to find work was selling fruits and vegetables in the streets of Sidi Bouzid, a city in central Tunisia. The police confiscated his wares saying he had no license. In protest, he set himself on fire in front of the city hall.

  • Dear Colleagues,

    Warmest greetings of solidarity!

    We, the International Coordinating Committee (ICC), hereby urge you as member- organization of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) to send a delegation to the Fourth International Assembly (4thIA) of the International League of Peoples' Struggle from July 7 to 9, 2011 in the Philippines.

    We hold the 4th IA in the Philippines in accordance with the decision of the ICC in November 2009 and on the basis of the recommendations of the International Coordinating Group on its meeting of March 2010.

    The theme of the Fourth International Assembly is “Build a Bright Future! Mobilize the People to Resist Exploitation and Oppression Amidst the Protracted Global Depression, State Terrorism and Wars of Aggression!"

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  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, convey our warmest greetings of solidarity to the national officers and all the allied organizations of the multisectoral alliance, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (New Patriotic Alliance, BAYAN) on the occasion of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of its founding on May 5, 1985.

    We congratulate you for your achievements in pursuing the Filipino people's struggle for national independence and democracy, uniting the patriotic and progressive forces and mobilizing them in 1985 and 1986 against the US-instigated Marcos fascist dictatorship and against the subsequent similarly anti-national and antidemocratic regimes.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, express our warmest greetings of solidarity to the veterans, the current national officers and chapters of the Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP) as this highly significant organization celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its founding on December 27, 1960.

    We appreciate that you have lived up to the First and Second Great Commandments. You have been able to integrate and harmonize your Christian faith and your determination to serve the people through the national democratic movement. You have thus been able to play an outstanding role in the struggle of the Filipino youth and the entire people for national liberation and democracy.

  • By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I wish to convey warmest greetings of solidarity to the leadership and membership of the Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE) on the occasion of its 9th National Congress.

    We congratulate you for your achievements in expanding and consolidating COURAGE and in carrying out campaigns, programs and services.  We happy to know that the National Congress will discuss and finalize the assessment of your work as well as the proposed Three-Year Plan of COURAGE.  We are confident that you will elect highly-motivated and competent officers of your National Council and National Executive Committee.

  • ILPS condemns war provocations by the US and its south Korean puppets against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent and ongoing provocations being made by the US and the South Korean puppet government against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

    We refer to the mobilization of 70,000 troops for a week of military maneuvers just off the border of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea in order to simulate an invasion of the DPRK since November 23.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, join all freedom-loving and anti-imperialist forces all over the world in condemning the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as the main US-led military alliance serving the interests of the imperialists, especially US imperialism, willfully and wantonly committing war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in its wars of aggression and military occupation against sovereign states and peoples.

    Today, 19 November, the Heads of State or Government of the NATO member-states shall meet in Lisbon, Portugal for the NATO summit. High on the agenda is the launching of the NATO New Strategic Concept, which is expected to redefine NATO’s thrusts mainly along the lines of the US imperialist interests and geopolitical designs.

  • (English & Spanish)

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, express our militant solidarity to the New Social Congress in Mexico City on November 19-21. We salute the organizing committee for their success in preparing the congress and to all the delegates for their conscientious response to the call for participation in the congress.

    We are pleased that the delegates include persons and representatives of organizations and social movements who are adversely affected by the neoliberal economic policies and the crisis that these have brought about, who are committed to the historic principles of the Mexican people, who fight the oppressive and exploitative policies and pave the way for a new constituent assembly.

  • Solidarity with students and youth in the struggle against commercialization and the imperialist onslaught on education and the future of the youth

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, extend our fervent solidarity with the students and youth of the world as they raise the banner of struggle against the rapacious commercialization of education and against the vicious onslaught of imperialism and the depredations of the global capitalist crisis on the education rights, the living and study conditions and future of the youth.

    On this day November 17 declared as the International Students Day, we commemorate the valiant role of students and youth who fought alongside the people and made sacrifices against the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1939 and against the scourge of fascism in various countries. The significance and relevance of this historic day inspire the students and youth to fight the parasitism, exploitativeness and violence of the imperialist powers and their reactionary agents, especially their attack on the education and future of the youth.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) joins the Indian people in condemning the increasing collaboration between the US imperialists and the Indian reactionaries in further opening up the Indian economy to imperialist exploitation and plunder, while escalating and strengthening the military partnership between the US and Indian governments to further suppress the resistance of the Indian people and serve US geopolitical objectives.

    The recent India visit by US President Obama is aimed at firming up this collaboration with the Indian ruling classes while encouraging and egging on the Indian government to further commit to aligning with US strategic interests. The US seeks to turn India into its junior economic and military partner in South Asia, especially as an outpost and counterfoil to China in the region.

  • PART ONE

  • Address to the Third International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR3)

    Mexico, 6-10 November 2010

    By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggles (ILPS)

    Dear Friends,

    As chairperson of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I wish to convey to all the participants and distinguished guests of the Third International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR) the warmest greetings of solidarity from our League. This assembly responds to certain concerns of our League, such as those on national and social liberation, development, human rights and of course migrants and refugees.

  • MEMORANDUM

    TO: All ILPS member organizations
    FROM: Chairperson of the International Coordinating Committee
    SUBJECT: Internationally-coordinated action for Morong 43 on November 6
    DATE: October 30, 2010

    In response to the general call and special request of the Philippine multisectoral alliance Bagong Alyasang Makabayan - BAYAN, we enjoin all member-organizations of ILPS to issue statements of solidarity and to participate in the internationally coordinated action for the Morong 43 on November 6, 2010. We urge you to mobilize your ranks, your allies, friends and the general public to join the action.

  • Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle

    We express warm and militant solidarity with the organizers and participants of the October 30 demonstration in Amsterdam to stop racism and exclusion.

    We join concerned migrant organizations and concerned Dutch citizens who have been sounding alarm bells over the increasing intolerance and rising incidences of racism and discrimination in the Netherlands.

  • door Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Voorzitter, International League of Peoples’ Struggle

    Wij betuigen onze warme en militante solidariteit met de organisatoren van en de deelnemers aan de demonstratie op 30 oktober te Amsterdam om racisme en uitsluiting te stoppen.

    Wij scharen ons achter de organisaties van migranten en bezorgde Nederlandse burgers die de noodklok luiden over de wassende intolerantie en toename van racisme en discriminatie in Nederland.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, are in solidarity with and support the millions of workers, youth and other people in France who are conducting a general strike against the extremely exploitative and repressive policies of the French state and its master class, the monopoly bourgeoisie.

    We condemn the so-called pension reform raising the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62 and all other austerity measures calculated to further shift the burden of crisis to the working class and the people. We likewise condemn all the repressive measures that the Sarkozy government has undertaken to suppress the strikes and mass protests against the high rate of unemployment and the ever deteriorating working and living conditions.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    At the center of the world capitalist system, the current of fascism is running high. It is whipping up the  terrorism scare, racism, xenophobia, anti-migrant prejudices and religious bigotry. The Republican and Democratic parties keep moving towards the Right, egged on by ultra-Rightist groups and sections of the corporate mass media.

    The finance oligarchy and the military-industrial complex are deliberately generating the fascist current and its various ingredients in order to conceal the root cause of the financial and economic crisis, to cover up their criminal culpability, to shift the burden of crisis to the proletariat and the people and to scapegoat the anti-imperialist and peace activists, the immigrants, the people of color, the Arabs and Muslims.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, express our solidarity with and support for all the workers and the rest of the people in Europe in connection with the Day of Action on 29 September 2010 to resist austerity measures and to demand jobs and real economic growth. We therefore call on all our member-organizations and allies in Europe to participate in the Day of Action.

    Responding to the call of the European Trade Union Confederation, tens of thousands of trade unionists from Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and France are expected to assemble at Gare du Midi, the south railway station of Brussels at 1130 HRS and then march to the Parc du Cinquantenaire to hold a rally at 1500 HRS.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    From September 20-22, 2010, the United Nations is hosting the largest gathering of heads of state since the Millennium Summit in the year 2000 when 189 world leaders made pious pledges to reaffirm the principles and values of the UN for the new millennium and declared that the central challenge for the moment was "to ensure that globalization becomes a positive force for all the world's people."

    In this connection, the UN promulgated eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), targeted for fulfillment by 2015. With barely 5 years left before the deadline and in the midst of the first global depression of the 21st century, world leaders are convening in New York to proclaim their continued commitment to pursue the MDGs while diverting people's attention away from the real roots of the problems that these goals are supposed to solve.

  • TO: All member organizations
    FROM: The International Coordinating Group
    SUBJECT: Initial information and preparations for the Fourth International Assembly
    DATE: 15 September 2010

    By virtue of the decision of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) in its meeting in November 2009 to task the ICG to make all-round preparations for the 4th IA, the ICG decided the following in its meeting last August 20-21, 2010:

    1. Dates of the 4th IA: 7-9 July 2011
  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    On the occasion of the 9th anniversary of 9/11, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) condemns the abominable perpetrators and likewise US imperialism for highjacking the outrage of the people and using it to justify far worse crimes  of terrorism.  We demand justice for the nearly 3000 victims in 9/11 as well as the millions of victims of the US wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, US military intervention in many other parts of the world and the rampage of state terrorism in many countries under US domination.

    We recall the historical fact that the US, through the Central Intelligence Agency, promoted, funded and used Islamic fundamentalism so-called as a weapon of anti-communism during the Cold War and collaborated with such leaders of Al Qaeda as Osama bin Laden in fighting the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    The International Coordinating Committee and all member-organizations of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) hereby condemn the massacre in Mexico of seventy-two (72) migrant workers from various countries of Latin America and demand a thoroughgoing investigation and the rendering of justice to the hapless victims.

  • Resolution proposed and approved
    during the meeting of the International Coordinating Group
    International League of Peoples' Struggle
    20-21 August 2010

    The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) expresses its unreserved support for the aspirations of the people of West Papua for freedom and justice for the West Papuan peoples.

    The situation in West Papua continues to deteriorate with military operations against the West Papuan people backed by US and Australian interests.

  • Resolution proposed and approved
    during the meeting of the International Coordinating Group
    International League of Peoples' Struggle
    20-21 August 2010

    The International Coordinating Group (ICG) of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) calls on Commissions 3 and 15 to coordinate a comprehensive international campaign on human rights to expose and oppose the gross and wide-scale violations of human rights in connection with imperialist plunder and war and state terrorism targetting especially those organizations and forces fighting for national and social liberation.

    Among the glaring examples are the wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, Operation Green Hunt in India, Oplan Bantay Laya (Operation Freedom Watch) in the Philippines, fascist terror against Kurdish and Turkish progressives in Turkey, military offensives against the FARC in Colombia, continued Israeli repression of Palestinians in the occupied territories and others.

  • Resolution proposed and approved
    during the meeting of the International Coordinating Group
    International League of Peoples' Struggle
    20-21 August 2010

    On August 13, 2010, 490 Tamil women, children and men, refugees from Sri Lanka, arrived off the coast of Western Canada aboard the MV Sun Sea;

    Instead of opening their arms to these tired travellers who have been searching for refuge for months on the high seas, the Canadian government immediately confined them in centres, nothing more than “prisons” for refugees;

  • Resolution proposed and approved
    during the meeting of the International Coordinating Group
    International League of Peoples' Struggle
    20-21 August 2010

    The International Coordinating Group (ICG) of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) gives its full support to the International Migrant Alliance (IMA) and its allies for the holding of the 3rd International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR3) and the people’s caravan to Puerto Vallarta from November 6-10, 2010 in Mexico.

    This is a major step forward as migrant workers organize to oppose the pro-imperialist and anti-migrant policies being promoted by the 4th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), which will be holding its 4thannual meeting in Puerto Vallarta.

    The IAMR3 is the first major event to be initiated by IMA in Latin America in concert with the people of Mexico and the rest of the Americas.

    We call on all ILPS member organizations to support this initiative and, where possible, to send delegates and participants to the IAMR3.

     

  • Resolution proposed and approved
    during the meeting of the International Coordinating Group
    International League of Peoples' Struggle
    20-21 August 2010

    The International Coordinating Group of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle salutes the founding of the International Women’s Alliance (IWA) in Montreal, Quebec on August 16, 2010, after the successful holding of the Montreal International Women’s Conference (MIWC), which was attended by 350 women from 32 countries.

    The MIWC and the IWA came out of an initiative of Commission No. 7 (The cause of women’s liberation and rights against all forms of sexual discrimination, exploitation and violence) during the 3rd International Assembly of the ILPS in Hong Kong in June 2008.

    Long live the International Women’s Alliance!

  • Resolution proposed and approved
    during the meeting of the International Coordinating Group
    International League of Peoples' Struggle
    20-21 August 2010

    The US-backed global “war on terror”, which includes widespread “counterinsurgency” operations targetting civilians, along with use of military force by transnational mining, oil and other such resource companies, has led to massive displacements of working people, peasants and indigenous people around the globe. These include:

    • Operation Green Hunt in India, an ongoing military and paramilitary offensive that began in November 2009 along five states in the so-called “Red Corridor”, which has displaced hundreds of thousands, mostly indigenous people;

  • Resolution proposed and approved
    during the meeting of the International Coordinating Group
    International League of Peoples' Struggle
    20-21 August 2010

    The International Coordinating Group (ICG) supports the initiative by the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) Australian Chapter, in conjunction with the ILPS Indonesian Chapter, to organize discussion and dialogue with the West Papuan people.

  • Resolution proposed and approved
    during the meeting of the International Coordinating Group
    International League of Peoples' Struggle
    20-21 August 2010

    The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) condemns the Taiwan-owned Foxconn Technology Group (makers of Apple iPhones, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Sony games consoles, etc.) for its extreme exploitation of the Chinese workers in Foxconn factories situated in China and which resulted in the suicides of several workers. The ILPS also holds responsible the China government for allowing such exploitation instead of protecting the workers.

    Fourteen (14) workers aged 18-24 committed suicide due to excessive overtime and the Foxconn management’s severe military type disciplinary actions against the workers. The overtime and disciplinary actions caused so much pressure and stress that drove the workers to suicide.

  • Resolution proposed and approved
    during the meeting of the International Coordinating Group
    International League of Peoples' Struggle
    20-21 August 2010

    Whereas, the US has escalated and intensified its military campaigns of aggression and intervention in different parts of the world , especially in Latin America , the Korean Peninsula, Iraq and Afghanistan and Africa,

    • In Iraq, the US is purportedly ending its combat mission but in reality continuing its military occupation by maintaining the biggest US embassy and at least a hundred military facilities, including mega-bases in different parts of Iraq with 50,000 special operations and thousands more private mercenaries under the Pentagon payroll.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International Coordinating Committee and all member-organizations of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), convey our warmest greetings of solidarity to all the delegations and distinguished guests in the Montreal International Women's Conference, currently convened from August 13 to 16, 2010.

    We congratulate the hosts and organizers for their success in preparing this conference in accordance with the resolution of ILPS Commission No.7 on the cause of women's liberation and rights against all forms of sexual discrimination, exploitation and violence.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) condemns the summary execution of Indian revolutionary Com. Azad and the journalist Hem Pandey by the Andhra Pradesh Special Intelligence Bureau (APSIB). The Indian authorities have deceived the public by reporting through the press that Azad and Pandey were killed in an encounter.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I wish to express high appreciation and deep gratitude to Ina Alleco R. Silverio for writing the biography KA BEL: The Life & Struggle of Crispin Beltran, and the Southern Voices Printing Press for publishing it.

    We share with you the joy of launching the book at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Auditorium in Metro Manila. The book is a meaningful celebration of the exemplary life and great legacy of an outstanding leader of the working class and the Filipino people.

  • "The Palestinian people deserve the support of the people of the world in their just struggle for national liberation, democracy, peace and a better life. We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, call on all its member-organizations and all other forces in the world to support the Palestinian people..."

    By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
    International League of Peoples' Struggle

    In the strongest terms, we the International League of Peoples' Struggle condemn as a crime against humanity the barbaric attack by the Israeli navy on the Freedom Flotilla of six boats from several countries, with more than 700 unarmed people on board carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza. Reports say that at least 19 people have been killed and scores wounded in the attack. The boat passengers include parliamentarians, trade unionists, journalists, academics, religious leaders, social activists, the elderly, women and children.

  • Preamble

    We, the undersigned representatives of organizations, hereby proclaim the formation of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (hereinafter referred to as League) and the promulgation of the charter as herein defined.

    The League is an anti-imperialist and democratic formation. It shall promote, support and develop the anti-imperialist and democratic struggles of the peoples of the world, including the workers, peasants, women, youth, professionals and other sectors of society against the ideological, political, military, economic, social and cultural domination and attacks of imperialism and reaction.

    It shall have a broad mass character, shall not be subordinate to any political party, government or religious authorities and shall afford equality to all member-organizations. It shall strive to realize the unity, cooperation and coordination of anti-imperialist and democratic struggles throughout the world.

    The League shall expose and oppose the oppressive and exploitative policies and acts of the imperialist and puppet states, the multinational companies and imperialist-dominated international agencies, such as the IMF, World Bank and WTO, and the military alliances such as the NATO and the US-Japan Security Council.

    The League shall stand and fight for the following:

    1. The cause of national liberation, democracy and social liberation against imperialism and all reaction;
    2. Socio-economic development for oppressed and exploited countries and nations and social equity for all working people;
    3. Human rights in the civil, political, economic, social and cultural fields against state violence, national oppression, class exploitation and oppression, gender oppression, fascism, castism, racism and religious bigotry;
    4. The cause of just peace and struggles against wars of counterrevolution and aggression and against nuclear, biological, chemical, missile and other weapons of mass destruction;
    5. Promotion of trade union and other democratic rights of the working class, improvement of wage and living conditions against all forms of intensifying exploitation of labor and the destruction of working class organizations in their pursuit of the historic mission of fighting for social liberation;
    6. Agrarian reform and rights of peasants, farm workers and fisherfolk against feudal, semifeudal and capitalist exploitation and oppression;
    7. The cause of women's liberation and rights against all forms of sexual discrimination, exploitation and violence;
    8. Rights of the youth to education and employment;
    9. Children's rights against child labor, sexual abuse and other forms of exploitation;
    10. Rights of indigenous peoples, national minorities, and nationalities for self-determination and decolonization against discrimination, racism, and national oppression by imperialism and local reaction;
    11. The rights of teachers, researchers and other educational personnel and struggle against ideas and researches directed against the people;
    12. The right of the people to health and the rights of health workers;
    13. Science and technology for the people and development, environmental protection against plunder and pollution and the destruction of the foundations of human life, the right to safe and healthy food and water and opposition to manipulation of genetic technology for imperialist profit;
    14. Arts and culture and free flow of information in the service of the people and the rights of artists, creative writers, journalists and other cultural workers against imperialist and reactionary propaganda and oppression;
    15. Justice and indemnification for the victims of illegal arrest and detention (especially political prisoners), violations of due process, torture, extra-judicial executions, disappearances, mass displacement, and other blatant forms of human rights violations;
    16. Rights and welfare of homeless persons, refugees and migrant workers displaced by imperialism and local reactionaries;
    17. Rights of aged people towards a life in dignity and secure existence;
    18. Rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people against discrimination, intolerance and homophobia.


    Article I. Aims and Purposes

    Section 1. The aims and purposes of the League shall include the following:

    1.1 To promote a common understanding of those concerns and issues as enumerated in the preamble,
    1.2 To stimulate, facilitate and coordinate common lines of action and undertake definite actions on the aforesaid concerns and issues,
    1.3 To cooperate with all possible organizations, institutions and personages in the attainment of the aims and purposes of the League, and
    1.4 To raise such resources as to enable the League to realize its aims and purposes and perform its functions.

    Section 2. The activities of the League shall include the following: advocacy, research, publications, conferences, seminars and social and political action.

    Article II. Member-Organizations

    Section 1. Any organization or formation of a mass character which agrees with the Charter of the League may apply or may be invited to become a member-organization of the League.

    Section 2. The application shall be evaluated and acted upon by the International Coordinating Committee as soon as possible after such application is submitted.

    Section 3. All member-organizations shall assume responsibilities in accordance with the resolutions and decisions of the International Assembly.

    Section 4. All member-organizations shall have equal basic rights and duties.

    Section 5. A member-organization may cease to be such by resignation, self-dissolution or by expulsion for serious violation of this Charter, resolutions or decisions of the International Assembly.

    Section 6. All member-organizations shall maintain their independence and initiative and shall accordingly have equal basic rights and duties.

    Article III. International Assembly

    Section 1. The International Assembly of the League shall be convened once every three years, unless there are unavoidable circumstances or reasons accepted by the majority of member-organizations for convening it earlier or later. The International Coordinating Committee shall decide the number of delegates and the criteria and methods for the selection and apportionment of delegates in the next International Assembly.

    Section 2. The International Assembly shall be the highest decision-making organ of the League. It shall review the implementation of the resolutions and decisions of the previous assembly and the performance of the outgoing International Coordinating Committee. It shall deliberate on issues of international significance and make pertinent resolutions. It shall elect the members and alternate members of the International Coordinating Committee after deciding their number.

    Section 3. Issues shall be decided by simple majority vote, except on issues of amending the statutes of the League. The International Assembly shall give full play to the efforts of the member-organizations most affected by an issue to resolve their differences, if any. Whenever consensus is not possible, voting shall be done to resolve an issue within the time allocation of the assembly.

    Section 4. The International Coordinating Committee or one-third of the member-organizations of the League may convene a special assembly whenever necessary, provided that due notice is given at least one month in advance. The decisions of such assembly shall be subject to ratification by the next regular assembly.

    Article IV. The International Coordinating Committee

    Section 1. The International Coordinating Committee shall be the highest decision-making organ of the League between international assemblies. It shall abide by the spirit and letter of the resolutions and decisions of the International Assembly. It shall meet at least once a year.

    Section 2. The International Coordinating Committee shall propose the theme and program of the International Assembly and shall ensure that the resolutions and decisions of the International Assembly are pursued and implemented and shall report and make recommendations to the International Assembly.

    Section 3. The International Coordinating Committee shall elect its own officers, a Chairperson, as many Deputy Chairpersons as may be needed with respect to functions and geographic distribution, a General Secretary, a Deputy General Secretary, Treasurer and Auditor. They shall constitute the International Coordinating Group, which shall be the highest decision-making organ between meetings of the International Coordinating Committee and shall guide the General Secretariat in accordance with the prior decisions of the International Coordinating Committee.

    Section 4. The chairperson shall be the chief representative and spokesperson of the League and shall be strictly bound by the resolutions and decisions of the International Assembly.

    Section 5. The International Coordinating Committee shall facilitate the exchange of information, meetings, cooperation and common actions among the member-organizations of the League. It shall give full play to the efforts of the member- organizations to maintain their solidarity and broad character in accordance with the Charter of the League and resolutions and decisions of the International Assembly.

    Section 6. The International Coordinating Committee shall not administer or govern all or any of the member-organizations of the League and shall have no authority whatsoever to decide on issues internal to any member-organization as well as on issues of controversy outside of the League among several member-organizations. It may make requests or proposals that are subject to the decision of all or any of the member-organizations.

    Section 7. Subject to the approval of the International Assembly, the International Coordinating Committee shall create study commissions, each responsible for a major concern of the League, and define their tasks. Among these shall be the drafting of resolutions for the International Assembly and other documents for the timely information and guidance of the member-organizations and the holding of conferences or seminars on the various concerns for the benefit of the member-organizations.

    Section 8. The member-organization may for any reason replace its member who sits as a member of the ICC.

    Section 9. A certain number of candidates to the ICC who get the highest number of votes below those of the candidates elected to the ICC shall be deemed elected as alternate members of the ICC. They may attend ICC meetings and perform tasks for the ICC but may not vote. An alternate member shall be elevated to the ICC in case an ICC member becomes incapacitated and its organization does not provide a replacement.

    Article V. The General Secretariat

    Section 1. The International Coordinating Committee shall form and direct the General Secretariat on the basis of recommendations of the General Secretary. The General Secretariat shall consist of the General Secretary and as many deputies as may be appointed by the International Coordinating Committee to undertake administrative functions.

    Section 2. The General Secretariat shall be responsible for the daily administration and implementation of all other functions as may be assigned by the International Coordinating Committee and shall report and make recommendations to the International Coordinating Committee. Between meetings of the ICC, the International Coordinating Group shall guide and supervise the General Secretariat.

    Article VI. National Chapters

    Section 1.- The International Coordinating Committee shall define and issue the general guidelines for the formation of the national chapters of the League, as country coordinating centre and broad alliance of member-organizations. The International Coordinating Group shall process every proposal for the formation of a national chapter, subject to the approval of the ICC.

    Section 2. Every national chapter shall elect its officers in a national assembly of representatives of member-organizations. The national chapter shall determine its own organizational structure.

    Section 3. The national chapter shall decide on the application of mass formations that wish to become members of the League. In this connection, it shall promote the broad alliance of memberorganizations in accordance with the aims and purposes of the League.

    Section 4. The national chapters shall have equal basic rights and duties in the League. They shall enjoy their independence and initiative even as they shall contribute to the realization of the aims and purposes of the League.

    Section 5. In the event no national chapter exists in any country, the International Coordinating Committee shall receive applications for evaluation and approval.

    Article VII. Global Regional Committees

    Section 1. The International Coordinating Committee shall define and issue the guidelines for the formation, work and development of global regional committees. The International Coordinating Group shall receive and process any proposal for the formation of a global region committee, subject to the approval of the ICC. It shall guide and supervise the actual formation of the global region committeee.

    Section 2. If in any global region there are at least two national chapters, any of the national chapters may propose to the International Coordinating Group the designation of a provisional global region committee and the holding of a global region conference to attract more member-organizations in the region, take up the concerns of the League and elect the global region committee.

    Section 3. The global region committee shall be composed of representatives of the national chapters and leaders of outstanding member-organizations within the region. The International Coordinating Group shall decide the number of members and alternate members of the global region committee upon the recommendation of this committee or its provisional predecessor. It shall define the functions of the officers of the global region committee.

    Section 4. The global region committee shall hold internal meetings at least once every six months. It shall hold conferences to take up concerns and issues, make resolutions and decisions, adopt plans of action and campaigns and form the mechanisms for implementing these.

    Section 5. The global region committees shall have equal rights and obligations in the League.

    Article VIII. Patrons of the League

    Section 1. On the basis of recommendations of member-organizations, national chapters and global regional committees, the International Coordinating Committee shall select and invite the eminent persons and outstanding individuals in their fields of activity and known for their staunch and consistent democratic and anti-imperialist standpoint to become Patrons of the League.

    Section 2. The Patrons of the League shall promote the aims and purposes of the League and raise the prestige of the League in any appropriate manner. They may provide advice and expertise to the International Coordinating Committee and the latter may consult them as resource persons and invite them as guests of honor and speakers on appropriate occasions.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    On this glorious day of the international proletariat, we, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, join the workers and peoples of the world in celebrating their struggles, sacrifices and victories.  It is of the greatest importance to raise the banner of proletarian unity and struggle against exploitation and oppression by imperialism and all reaction. Once again, we renew our resolve to dismantle the monopoly capitalist system and replace it with a just, democratic and peaceful new world in which socialism prevails.

  • TO: The ILPS General Secretary
    FROM: The ILPS Chairperson
    SUBJECT: Open letter of ATIK as identified below
    DATE: 27 April 2010

    1. This concerns the open letter of ATIK, with the following identification:
      From: "UFUK BERDAN" konsey@atik-online.net
      Date: April 26, 2010 4:53:02 PM GMT-04:00
      To: info-bureau@lists.ilps.info, listadmin@ilps.info
      Subject: Wtr.: Open Letter ATIK
  • By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle

    On the occasion of the Culminating Caravan of the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) to mark the 7th year of militant struggle for Genuine Land Reform in Asia, we of the International League of Peoples' Struggle send our warmest greetings and congratulations to each of the member organizations from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka.

    The world’s peasants are confronting a new challenge. Monopoly capitalists are unrelenting in exploring new ways and means to further extract superprofits from the exploitation of peasants and workers throughout the world.

  • Solidarity message on the Year of Rice Action (YORA) against the 50th year of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

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

    The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is a notorious arm of imperialism. When we were in the Philippine countryside organizing the peasants in the 1970s, IRRI was extending its clutches over agriculture and systematically wiping out traditional rice varieties in the Philippines. The World Bank-sponsored Green Revolution paved the way for IRRI in the Philippines during the Marcos dictatorship.

    The WB acted like a mob boss. It initially shelled out $1 billion for the program to get Philippine agriculture “addicted” to agro-chemicals that were part of the new IRRI-designed farming package. Eventually, agro-chemicals TNCs raked in super-profits like druglords marketing chemical inputs though they clearly knew that they were harmful to users, in this case, the Filipino peasants.

  • At the hearing of the case before the District Court of Zutphen, Administrative Law Sector

    While I was still on the so-called terrorist blacklist of the European Union, the Dutch authorities made use of it to deny my applications for the residence permit and work permit, to deprive me of social benefits, to infringe on my basic rights under the pretext of restricting them, to demonize me and rouse public hatred against me as a “terrorist.”

  • Approved by the ILPS International Coordinating Group
    13 March 2010

    Tens of thousands of workers, students, pensioners and people from all walks of life have taken to the streets in more than 60 cities throughout Greece past week to protest the austerity measures announced by the newly-installed PASOK government. These measures strike the people twice over: cuts on salaries and other benefits are implemented and then, new taxes and price hikes are approved under the guidelines of the EU Stability Pact.

  • Approved by the ILPS International Coordinating Group
    13 March 2010

    Whereas, 43 health workers consisting of doctors, nurses, midwives and community health volunteers were illegally arrested last 6 February 2010 in Morong, Rizal, Philippines, and have been detained and falsely accused of being members of the New People’s Army undergoing training in explosives and demolitions;

  • Approved by the ILPS International Coordinating Group
    13 March 2010

    It has been seven years since Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old US peace activist, was killed by an Israeli army bulldozer as she tried to prevent it from demolishing Palestinian homes in Rafah, Gaza. This March 2010, the family of Rachel is taking the Israeli government to court, seeking the justice that has been denied for too long.

  • Approved by the ILPS International Coordinating Group
    13 March 2010

    Whereas,

    • Fifty-seven people, including many women and children, 29 journalists and two human rights lawyers, were brutally murdered by armed men led by a local government official and accompanied by local policemen in Ampatuan, Maguindanao last 23 November 2009,

    • This monstrous crime against humanity was perpetrated by the private army of the Ampatuan clan in collaboration with units of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Army (PA),

  • Approved by the ILPS International Coordinating Group
    13 March 2010

    Whereas,

    US imperialism’s military brutality is presently intensifying, driven by its desperate desire to overcome its worst economic crisis since the 1930s, in particular its insatiable drive for superprofits and increased control over the world’s resources, in particular, oil, natural gas, pipeline routes and vital sea lanes, vis-à-vis their rivals.The US has just proposed the biggest war budget in its history -- $708.2 billion for 2011 -- much larger, even adjusting for inflation, than any military budget since World War II including the periods of the US invasion of Korea and Vietnam, and 64 percent higher than its average “defense” spending during the Cold War. This is even expected to increase by $100 billion over the next five years — not including extra money for fighting wars; 1

  • The International Coordinating Group of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle successfully held its meeting on 12-13 March 2010 in The Netherlands with preparations for the Fourth International Assembly and the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the ILPS as the main points on the agenda.

    The Chairperson, Prof. Jose Maria Sison, declared a quorum, with three members participating via video conference (Skype), and the Body approved the agenda.

  • AUSTRALIA

    Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU)
    Migrante Melbourne
    Philippine Australia Union Link (PAUL)
    Spirit of Eureka
    Action for Peace and Development (APDP)
    Australian Independence Movement - Sydney
    Gabriela Australia
    Lingap Migrante
    Migrante Australia
    Philippines Australia Solidarity Association (PASA)
    Philippine-Australia Youth Action Group
    Work & Justice
    October 7 Socialist Movement
    Broadmeadows Progress Society

    AUSTRIA

    Anti-imperialist Coordination
    Federation of Workers and Youth from Turkey in Austria
    Movement for Social Liberation

    BANGLADESH

    Asia Pacific Solidarity Links Bangladesh (APWSL)
    Bangladesh Agricultural Farm Labour Federation (BAFLF)
    Bangladesh Jatiyo Sramik Federation (Bangladesh National Workers' Federation)
    Bangladesh Kishani Sabha
    Bangladesh Krishok Federation
    Bangladesh Labour Research Foundation
    BBS Landless Peasants Association
    National Workers Federation -- Bangladesh
    Rescue Team For Helpless Peoples

    BELGIUM

    Anti-imperialist Forum Nepal
    Anti-imperialist League - Belgium
    Bevrijde Wereld
    Congolese Youth for Peace and Reconstruction
    Debout Congolese
    Filippijnengroepen Belgie (FGB)
    International Action for Liberation (INTAL)
    Kalabaw VZW
    Marianne
    Medical Aid for the Third World
    Third World Relief Fund

    BRAZIL

    CEBRASPO
    Liga dos Camponeses Pobre
    Liga Operaria
    People's Women Movement
    Revolutionary Students Front
    Workers' League

    CANADA

    Alliance for People's Health, Vancouver, BC
    Barangay Parkdale Organization
    British Columbia Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
    Bus Riders' Union
    Canada-Philippines Solidarity Committee
    Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights
    Centre for Philippine Concerns/Centre D'appui aux Philippines
    Filipino Nurses Support Group
    Filipino Workers Support Group (Montreal)
    Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance/Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada
    Grassroots Women
    Group of Relatives and Friends of Political Prisoners in Mexico
    Immigrant Workers' Center of Montreal
    Immigrant Workers Centre
    Immigrant Workers Centre/Centre for Philippine Concerns
    Immigrant Workers Centre/Solidarity Across Borders
    International Council for Friendship & Solidarity with the Soviet. People
    Movement of Filipino Workers
    Philippine Solidarity Group - Toronto
    Philippine Women Center of Ontario
    PINAY
    SIKLAB
    South Asian Network for Securalism and Democracy

    CHINA

    Asosiasi Tenaga Kerja Indonesia di Hong Kong (ATKI-HK) - HONG KONG, SAR
    Association of Concerned Filipinos in Hong Kong - HONG KONG, SAR
    Pinatud a Saleng Ti Umili - HONG KONG, SAR
    United Filipinos in Hong Kong - HONG KONG, SAR
    Labor Rights Association - TAIWAN

    DENMARK

    Filippinsk Solidaritet Komite

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

    Frente Unido
    Frente Unido 4 Octubre de Nagua R.D.

    ECUADOR

    Foro Regional People's Health

    FRANCE

    Comite de Seguimiento de los dereches humanos en Mexico
    Federation of Workers from Turkey in France
    League for Defense of Human Rights in Benin

    GERMANY

    8th March Women's Org (Iran, Afghanistan)
    Arbeiterbildungszentrum (Workers Formation Centre)
    Confederation of Workers from Turkey in Europe
    COURAGE
    Democratic Artists Association
    Federation of Workers from Turkey in Germany
    Frauenpolitisher Ratschlag (Women's Pol. Counsel)
    German-Filipino Friendship
    Jugendverband REBELL
    Kawayan
    New Democratic Women
    New Democratic Youth
    Solidarity International
    Umut Publishing House

    GREECE

    Committee Against Military Bases and Dependency
    Left Militant Movement of Working People
    Militant Movement of Students
    People's Militant Movement

    INDIA

    All India Anti-Imperialist Forum
    All India Peoples Resistance Forum
    All India Platform for Peoples Struggle
    Andhra Pradesh vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union (APVVU)
    Campaign for Peace and Democracy Manipur
    Centre of Indian Trade Unions
    Democratic Student Union
    Disha Foundation
    Indian Federation of Toiling Peasants
    Indian Federation of Trade Unions
    Medical Service Centre
    Progressive Organisation of Women
    SAHANIVASA
    Society for Rural Education and Development
    Tamil Nadu Women’s Forum
    Tribal Landless Peasants' Association

    INDONESIA

    Front Mahasiswa Nasional
    Gerakan Rayat Indonesia
    Indonesian Inst for the Study of the Massacre of 65/66
    Jaringan Kerja Budaya
    People Shelter Movement

    IRAQ

    Iraqi Patriotic Alliance

    ITALY

    Association for Proletarian Solidarity
    Lampada
    Struggling Workers' Union
    Umangat

    JAPAN

    Allied Labour Unions of Independence
    Asia Wide Campaign
    Asia-wide Campaign Against US & Japanese Domination and Aggression of Asia-Japan Liaison Council
    Filipino Migrant Center - Japan
    Institute of Social Theory and Dynamics
    Philippine Society in Japan

    KENYA

    Kenya Debt Relief Network (KENDREN)

    KOREA

    Korean Democratic Women`s Union
    Korean Truth Commission
    National Alliance for Democracy & Reunificaiton Of Korea
    New Era Foundation
    (KASAMMA-KO)

    LUXEMBOURG

    Bahaghari
    Kodao Philippines

    MALAYSIA

    Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific
    Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PANAP)
    TENAGANITA

    MAURITIUS

    Artisans and General Workers Union - MAURITIUS

    MEXICO

    FAC-MLN
    Frente Democratico Oriental de Mexico
    Organizacion Campesina dela Sierra del Sur
    Sector IX de Educacion Indigena
    Union de Pueblos Contra la Represion y a la Militarizacion

    MONGOLIA

    The Foundation of Agricultural Development (FAD)

    NEPAL

    All Nepal National Independent Students Union
    All Nepal Peasants Federation (ANPFa)
    All Nepal Women's Association (ANWA)
    Citizen Concern of Nepal
    Helpless Rehabilitation Society (HRS)
    INHURED International/HimRights
    Literary Academy for Dalit of Nepal
    Youth Volunteer Group

    NETHERLANDS

    Aksi Setiakawan
    Bangladesh Peoples Solidarity Center
    Bayan International, Europe
    Center for Social Studies
    European Philippines Inter Cultural Solidarity
    Federation of Workers from Turkey in the Netherlands
    International Network for Philippine Studies
    Kaisa ng Bayan
    Latin American Centre of the Hague
    Netherlands-Philippine Solidarity Association
    Peoples' Artists Network (PAN)
    Philippine Center for Rural Development
    Pinay sa Holland
    PINOY
    Rotterdam Indonesie Solidaritietis Komite
    SNV Morona Santiago
    Speerpunt

    NEW ZEALAND

    Anti-Capitalist Alliance (New Zealand)
    GATT Watchdog

    NICARAGUA

    CISAS
    International People's Health Council

    NIGERIA

    Organisation Nigerienne Pour Un Developpment Endogene

    NORWAY

    Filipino Resource Center of Norway
    Kalayaan, Norway
    Norwegian Women's Front

    PAKISTAN

    All Pakistan Trade Union Federation
    Roots for Equity
    Rural Initiatives in Sustanability and Empowerment (RISE)

    PALESTINE

    Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign
    The Health Work Committee

    PERU

    Instituto Amaru

    PHILIPPINES

    Association of Democratic Labor Organizations
    Samahan ng Nagtataguyod ng Agham at Teknolohiy para sa Sambayanan (AGHAM)
    Alliance of Concerned Teachers
    Alliance of Health Workers
    Amado Kadena-NAFLU-Kilusang Mayo Uno
    Amado V. Hernandez Resource Centre
    National Federation of Peasant Women (AMIHAN)
    Anakbayan
    Anakbayan-NCR
    Asian Community Health Action Network
    Association of Community Based Medical Practitioner (ACBMP)
    Association of Community-based Medical Practioners-Philippines
    Bagong Alyansang Makabayan - Negros
    Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) National Capital Region
    Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Negros
    Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Southern Tagalog
    BAYAN, New Patriotic Alliance
    Bayan-Panay
    Bigkis at Lakas ng Katutubo sa Timog Katagalugan
    Center for People's Action and Development
    Central Luzon Ayta Association
    Central Luzon Ayta Association
    Centre for Anti-imperialist Studies
    Children's Rehabilitation Centre
    College Editors Guild of the Philippines
    Community Medicine Development Foundation
    Concerned Artists of the Philippines
    Congress of Teachers for Nationalism and Democracy (CONTEND)
    Cordillera Peoples Alliance
    Council for Health and Development
    Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE)
    Danggayan-Cagayn Valley
    Drug, Food & Allied Workers Federation - KMU
    Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education
    Ecumenical Movement for Justice and Peace
    Farmers Assistance for Rural Management, Education and Rehabilitation
    First Quarter Storm Movement
    GABRIELA-Philippines
    Health Action for Human Rights
    Health Alliance for Democracy - Philippines
    IBON Philippines
    Ilaw at Buklod ng Manggagawa
    Ilaw at Buklod ng Manggagawa - IBM - KMU
    In Peace Mindanao
    Individual
    Institute of Political Economy
    International Association of Peoples' Lawyers
    JPIC SVD-PHN
    KALIKASAN-People's Network for the Environment
    Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (National Federation of Indigenous Peoples)
    Kalipunan ng Malayang Kamayan (Kadamay)
    Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP)
    Kalipunan ng Migrante Pilipino at Pamilya
    Kapatirang Simbahan Para sa Bayan
    Karapatan
    Kapatirang Simbahan para sa Bayan (KASIMBAYAN)
    Katipunan ng Manggagawang Kababaihan
    Katipunan ng mga Samahan ng Magbubukid sa Timog Katagalugan
    Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas
    Kilusang May Uno
    Kilusang Mayo Uno-National Capital Region
    Kilusang Mayo Uno-Negros
    Kulturang Ugnayan ng Makabayang Sinig Anakpawis (KUMASA)
    League of Filipino Students
    Lesbians for National Democracy (LESBOND)
    Lila Filipina
    Metro Cebu Water District Union
    Migrante-International
    Mindanao People's Resource Centre
    Minewatch Asia-Pacific
    Moro People's Resource Center
    Moro-Christian People's Alliance
    NAFLU-Kilusang Mayo Uno-Eastern Visayas
    National Federation of Labor Unions-NAFLU-KMU
    National Federation of Sugar Workers
    National Federation of Sugar Workers - Food and General Trade
    National Federation of Workers Union
    National Food Authority Employees Association
    National Network of Agrarian Reform Advocates Youth
    OLALIA-KMU
    Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya)
    PAMANTIK - Kilusang Mayo Uno
    Pambansang Kilusan Estudyanteng Pangkalusugan (PKEP)
    Philippine Peace Centre
    Philips Semiconductor Phis, Inc. Workers Union
    PISTON (Pagkaka-isa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide)
    Promotion of Church People's Response
    Public Interest Law Centre
    Samahan ng mga Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at para sa Amnestiya (SELDA)
    SAMAKANA
    Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (SIBAT, Wellspring of Science and Technology)
    Sining na Naglilingkod sa Bayan (sinagbayan) Inc.
    Student Christian Movement of the Philippines
    Sugar Workers Solidarity Network
    Union of Waterfront Workers
    WILF - Philippines
    Workers Assistance Center, Inc.

    SOUTH AFRICA

    Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers Forum
    Southern African Students Union

    SPAIN

    Organizacion de Solidaridad con los Puelblos de Asia, Africa Y America Latina (OSPAAAL)

    SRI LANKA

    Vikalpani National Women’s Federation

    SWITZERLAND

    Federation of Workers from Turkey in Switzerland
    Migrante-Switzerland, Organizing Core

    THAILAND

    Alternative Agriculture Network
    Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development
    Campaign for Popular Democracy
    Compatriot Network Group - Burma
    Nampong Ecology System Recovery Project
    Northern Development Foundation
    Overseas Karen Refugee Social Organization
    Project for Ecological Recovery
    River Basin Management Through Community Organization
    RRSA
    Rural Reconstruction Alumni and Friends Assocation
    Small Fishing Community Development of Songkhla
    Thai Development Support Committee
    The Displaced Karen Fellowship

    TOGO

    Togolese Federation of Farmers

    TURKEY

    Acilim Law Center, Acilim Hukuk Burosu
    Basin-is
    Belediye-is, 2nd Branch
    Call for a New World
    DDSB (Revolutionary Democratic Syndicate Union)
    Genel-is
    Human Rights Association - Istanbul, Turkey
    ILPS-Turkish Section
    Leather Trade Union - Deri-is Merkez
    New Democratic Youth-Turkey
    Tohum Cultural Center
    Tuzla Deri-is, Leather Trade Union-Tuzla Branch
    Umut Publishing House Europe

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    Anakbayan Los Angeles
    Anakbayan New York/New Jersey
    Anakbayan Seattle
    Asia Pacific American Labor Alliance
    Asians For Jericho/Mumia
    Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace and Justice
    BAYAN USA
    CAAAV-Organizing Asian Communities
    California Nurses Association
    Chelsea Uniting Against the War
    Colombia Action Network
    Comite Pro-Democracia en Mexico
    Comm. in Solidarity with the People Of El Salvador
    Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (CHRP)
    Committee on Philippine Issues
    Community Youth Organizing Campaign
    Ecumenical Fellowship for Justice & Peace in the Philippines
    Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE)
    Filipino Workers' Association
    Filipino Workers Centre, NY
    GABRIELA Network - New York/New Jersey
    GABRIELA Network - Los Angeles
    Gabriela Network USA
    Gabriela-Network (New York)
    Habi Arts
    Health Alliance for Democracy - USA
    International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement
    IUE-CWA Local 201 Solidarity Committee - USA
    Just Healthcare Committee of the Peidmont Triad Chapter of the  Labour Party
    Kababayan Alliance
    Kabataang maka-Bayan USA / Pro-people Youth
    League of Filipino Students SFSU (USA)
    League of Filipino Students-Chicago
    Leyte-Samar Forum, USA
    MAKABAYAN
    Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
    Nagliliyab (Burning Bush)
    National Campaign to Free the Cuban Five (US)
    National Postal Mail Handlers Local 300
    Network in Solidarity with the People of the Philippines
    No to WTO/People's Assembly
    North Carolina Labor Against the War (NCLAW)
    North Star Compass
    NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
    Panay Solidarity Network - USA
    People's Community Organization for Reform & Empowerment
    People's Health Network
    Pesante USA
    Philippine Forum
    Philippine Health and Development Concerns
    Philippine Information and Network Services
    Philippine Solidarity Committee
    Progressive Organization of Gays-USA
    Refuse and Resist
    Topeka Local #270 APWU
    UCLA Samahang Pilipino
    Video Collision Course
    X-D

    UNITED KINGDOM

    CREST
    Democratic Anti-Imperialist Organization of Iranians in Britain
    International Emergency Committee to Defend the Life of Dr. Guzman
    International Uhuru Movement
    London Cultural Center
    Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

  • Dear Friends,

    Warm greetings of solidarity!

    Please find attached the invitation to the Montreal International Women's Conference which will be held in Montreal, Canada in 13-16 August 2010. This International Conference will bring together women around the world under the theme "For a Militant Global Women's Movement in the 21st Century".

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, are in solidarity with the Naga people in their struggle for national self-determination, human rights and a just peace. The Naga people have the right to self-determination, including the right to establish their own state in their Nagalim homeland, which borders on North East India and Myanmar.

  • 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.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' 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.

  • By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
    Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

    We of the International League of Peoples' Struggle are in firm solidarity with Anakpawis (Toiling Masses) and Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (Peasant Movement of the Philippines)  in the carrying out of the National Lakbayan (caravan and long march) for Land and Justice from the southern and northern regions of the Philippines to the national capital in ten days, from January 12 to 22.

  • Dear Colleagues and Friends,

    Warmest greetings of revolutionary solidarity and best wishes for the new year 2010!

    The current severe crisis of the imperialist system inflicts intolerable suffering on the people and incites them to fight back in order to uphold, defend and advance their rights.

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