Warmest greetings of solidarity & best revolutionary wishes for 2016!

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We, the newly-elected International Coordinating Committee of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), convey to all our colleagues and friends warmest greetings of solidarity and best revolutionary wishes for 2016.

After the resounding success of the Fifth International Assembly, we are more determined than ever before to act militantly in accordance with the thematic call, "For a Socially Just World, Strengthen the Peoples' Solidarity and Intensify the Struggle Against Imperialist Plunder, Crisis and War!"

Support Kurdish people's struggle for self-determination; Condemn latest AKP campaign of terror against them

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

We, International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), support the Kurdish people's just struggle for self-determination and democracy and we condemn the ongoing attacks being carried out by the AKP government against the Kurdish communities of Cizre, Nusaybin, Silopi, Gever, Farqin and other cities in North Kurdistan and the violent suppression of all democratic forces in Turkey. 

Özerkliği kabul etmezlerse biz de ayrılmayı düşünürüz

Interview by Yeni Özgür Politika
Submitted by Mustafa Kilinç

Kürt halkının farklı seçeneklere yönelme olanakları olduğunu belirten PKK Yürütme Komitesi Üyesi Murat Karayılan, Öcalan özgürleşmeden, Kürt özerkliği tanınmadan savaşın durmayacağını söyledi ve ekledi: ‘’Eğer özerkliği tümden reddeder ve bunu isteyenleri yok etmeye kalkışırlarsa biz de ayrılmayı düşünürüz.’’

Turkish troops intensify attacks on Kurdish communities -- news reports

News items submitted by Mustafa Kilinç

Police force people out of their houses in Silopi

In Silopi district of Şırnak where the state terror is getting heavier, special operation police teams are raiding civilian houses in Barbaros, Nuh and Başak neighborhoods and forcing people to leave.

Fight for a new generation of trade and people relations free from WTO and imperialist globalization!

ILPS Commission 2

The 10th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference which met on Dec. 15-18, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya finds the Doha Development Round dead in the water.

It was monopolized by fewer rich economies to the detriment of the overwhelming majority of the world's nations and peoples. The negotiations have now been restricted to the five giants of international trade – US, EU, Brazil, India, China or the G5 – leaving out the rest of the 162 members. At its core are money relations not people relations.

Killing in the name of the Indian Nation

What happens to democracy when an army is at war in peacetime?

By Dr. MALEM NINGTHOUJA

On 3 December, Attorney General of India (AGI) Mukul Rohatgi told the Supreme Court, “The army is only discharging its sovereign function of defending the country from external aggression and terrorist attacks, it cannot be blamed if some people are killed. The killings are part of the sovereign function discharged by the Union of India through the army.” This was the government's explanation for rejecting the 2013 report of Justice Santosh Hegde Committee. The apex court had set up the committee to probe alleged extrajudicial killings in the Northeast in the name of “encounters”.

Нет - "открытой торговле" на благо сверхмонополий!

Заявление ILPS к 20 годам ВТО

Профессор Хосе Мария Сисон
Председатель, Международной лиги борьбы народов

(Read in English)

С момента своего создания 20 лет назад Всемирная торговая организация (ВТО) играет ключевую роль в международном экономическом порядке периода после холодной войны, в котором доминирует американский империализм. После Второй мировой войны империалистические державы установили правила для международной торговой системы через Генеральное соглашение по тарифам и торговле (ГСТТ). Но оно охватывало только 23 в основном промышленных, развитых стран.

Aquino should be jailed by the next administration -- ILPS Philippines

By ILPS Philippines

The Philippines Chapter of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS-Phils) challenges all presidential aspirants to declare their intent to indict Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III for gross human rights violations should they win in next year's national elections.

Pagbati sa Ikatlong Kongreso ng Karapatan-Timog Katagalugan

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

Mga Kapwa Tagapagtanggol ng mga Karapatang Tao,

Malugod kong binabati kayong lahat sa okasyon ng Ikatlong Konggreso ng KARAPATAN-Timog Katagalugan na may temang "Paigtingin at palakasin ang pagpapalaganap sa pagsusulong ng karapatang tao, Bigkisin ang Mamamayan laban sa papet na rehimeng US-BS Aquino at Oplan Bayanihan." Aking ikinagagalak na batiin ang lahat ng delegado mula sa sampung probinsya at ibat ibang sektor sa buong Timog Katagalugan. Ako'y nagpupugay sa inyong mga tagumpay sa nakaraan at lubos ang aking kumpyansa na kakamtin ninyo ang higit pang mga tagumpay sa hinaharap.

Women of Manipur rise up for united struggle

Statement on the occasion of the commemoration of Manipur Women’s War 1939

Dr. MALEM NINGTHOUJA
Campaign for Peace & Democracy (Manipur)

On the occasion of the commemoration of the Manipur Women’s War 1939 on 12 December, the Campaign for Peace & Democracy (Manipur) hails high the historical resistances that the women of Manipur had carried out during the British colonial period. At the same time, CPDM acknowledges and pays homage to the courage, commitment and selfless contribution of the women democratic forces in Manipur who are fighting injustice and asserting democratic rights. May your democratic voices spread across the borders and be remembered in the canon of resistance history.

Khalida Jarrar sentenced to 15 months imprisonment by Israeli military court

By SAMIDOUN: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Khalida Jarrar, Palestinian leftist and feminist parliamentarian and advocate for political prisoners, has been sentenced by an Israeli occupation military court in Ofer to 15 months imprisonment today, 6 December 2015. Arrested by occupation military forces who invaded her Ramallah home on 2 April, the imprisonment of Jarrar, former executive director and current vice-chair of the board of directors of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, has sparked widespread Palestinian, Arab and international outrage.

Stop "Open Trade" for the benefit of super monopolies

ILPS statement on 20 years of the World Trade Organization

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

(Читайтена русском языке)

Since its establishment 20 years ago, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been a key pillar of the post-Cold War international economic order led by US imperialism. After World War II, the imperialist powers set the rules for the international trading system through the General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). But this covered only 23 mostly industrialized countries. The WTO was established to succeed the GATT.

Dismantle the prison walls, free all political prisoners

ILPS streamer unchainedILPS Commission 3

Prisons all over the world teem with political prisoners. The former symbolizes power, control, repression; the latter, consciousness, freedom, struggle. The former desires to keep the status quo; the latter, to dismantle the unjust structures, free the world from their rein and bring about substantive change.

Heading for Higher Ground

Heading for Higher Ground: Climate crisis, migration and the need for justice and system change

IBON International

It may seem distant and not urgent to some. But for millions of people around the world, the time to act is now. Millions of people are forced to leave their homes and communities because of "unnatural" environmental disasters and escalating conflicts heightened by the competition for dwindling resources such as land, water and minerals.

If you continue the struggle, you will be free -- Leila Khaled

KODAO Productions

Palestinian struggle for freedom icon Leila Khaled visited the Philippines to attend an international anti-imperialist assembly and the launch of the Philippine-Palestine Friendship Association. She visited the Lumad camp at a church compound and attended an anti-APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) protest action on the streets of Manila.

On her last day in the country she sat with Kodao Productions in an interview about her assessment of the visit.

Stop the Zionist Occupation of Palestine!

Manipur Peoples’ Solidarity to the UN International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

We, the volunteers of the Manipur Students’ Association Delhi and Campaign for Peace & Democracy (Manipur) and other like-minded individuals, in response to the Global Call to Action on the Occasion of the United Nations International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People, have gathered here today, in Delhi, on 29th November 2015, to express our solidarity to the Palestinian people’s continuing resistance against US-Zionist occupation of Palestine and the violation of the democratic rights.

Stop the Zionist occupation and colonization of all Palestine!

On Global Action in Solidarity with the Liberation Struggle of Palestinian People

International League of Peoples' Struggle - Indonesia

In Solidarity!

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) Indonesian Chapter in the Global action, November 29, 2015 today as the call of the general committee of the ILPS to the Commission, all organizations member of ILPS and, ILPS Chapters across the country and all those who believe in justice which was released in November 27 2015 EXPRESSING OUR STATES that full solidarity and support the struggle of the Palestinian people in its struggle to defend their beloved homeland, Palestine.

PHOTOS: Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

ILPS Philippines
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN)

Philippine solidarity activists held a protest action in the capital city of Manila on 29 November 2015, in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

Freedom Rider: Solidarity and the International League of Peoples' Struggle

Margaret Kimberley
Black Agenda Report editor & senior columnist

It’s the age-old question: since the rich are so few, how do they oppress the rest of us, the many? One answer is that the masses are disorganized. “The purveyors of violence and theft depend upon a lack of solidarity and common ground experienced by people around the world.” The International League of Peoples' Struggle knows that “no American president will change from an imperialist course unless mass movements are coordinated on every continent.”

Pakikiisa sa Katipunan ng mga Samahang Magbubukid sa Timog Katagalugan

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

ILPS endorses Global Call to Action on 29 November, the UN International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

Approved by the ILPS Commission 1
and adopted by the ILPS Fifth International Assembly

The Commission 1 of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, in accordance with the resolutions and agreements of the 5th International Assembly held in the Philippines, endorses and supports the global call to action on November 29, the United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, as proposed by the Palestinian Youth Movement, BAYAN USA and ILPS US Chapter.

Paris climate talks are predetermined by monopoly capitalism to aggravate climate and social injustice and crises

By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
ILPS Chairperson

The 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015, has been touted as a make-or-break meeting that will produce a new agreement, one that will supposedly serve as bridge after Kyoto Protocol and govern long-term global climate action from 2020 onward.

Solidarity with Paris and Beirut

Delegates of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) for its 5th International Assembly marched in the Philippines to light candles and offer flowers for the victims of terror attacks in Paris and Beirut.

They called for justice and condemned the US as the "No. 1 terrorist" for its wars and using the Daesh or ISIS/ISIL for its imperialist interest.

ILPS stands in solidarity with the Lebanese people, condemns the barbaric crimes of Daesh in Beirut

Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
ILPS International Coordinating Committee

The world cannot speak of the terror attacks in Paris without condemning the equally heinous Nov. 12 bombing in South Beirut, also claimed by ISIS or the Daesh. The mostly Shia community, which is also home to Palestinian refugee camps, has been the target of repeated sectarian bombings since the start of the terrorist war against Syria.

ILPS expresses condolences to the French people, condemns Paris terrorist attacks

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

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, express our sincerest condolences to the people of France and condemn in the strongest terms the terrrorist attacks in several crowded areas of Paris on November 13 that killed at least 127 people and wounded more than 200 (99 of whom suffered serious injuries) with the use of assault rifles and bombs. The casualties are still being assessed.

Solidarity to Irom Sharmila's 15 years hunger strike against AFSPA

Photo from www.nelive.inCampaign for Peace and Democracy (Manipur)

Come the 5th of November 2015; it adds another year to Irom Sharmila’s non-violent fight for justice against the culture of impunity enjoyed by the Indian army under the provisions of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (1958).

ILPS condemns wicked attack against Kurdish rally in Ankara

Photo from bgnnews.comIssued by Office of the Chairperson

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) condemns in the strongest terms the wicked attack against a big Kurdish rally in Ankara calling for a just settlement of the armed conflict between the Turkish government and the revolutionary forces led by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). According to reports, two huge explosions in the middle of the marchers killed around 128 people and injured more than 500 hundred others.

ILPS condemns US airstrike on Afghan hospital

Photo from telegraph.co.ukILPS Commissions 1 and 4

The International League of Peoples' Struggle Commission 1 and Commission 4 condemn in the strongest terms the recent US airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths of 22 people including volunteer doctors and children patients. The hospital was being operated by the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International. Its precise GPS coordinates have been known to the Afghan government and the US-led coalition, yet it was bombed for 30 minutes last October 3.

Free Palestinian prisoners under “Administrative Detention” NOW!

Image from samidoun.net

BAYAN - HK and Macau Solidarity Message

Palestinians have been thrown out of their lands and occupied by Zionist troops, and now they are being punished for their resistance. From all over Occupied Palestine, resistance activists are now being rounded up and put under so-called “administrative detention”, a British colonial law that empowers military courts to jail dissidents without trial and for indefinite periods.

Message of solidarity to GABRIELA on its 12th National Congress

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 GABRIELA  on the occasion of its 12th National Congress. We are  highly appreciative of your more than three decades of serving and empowering Filipino women and for being the most outstanding women's organization that takes  the anti-imperialist and democratic line in the Philippines. We are proud of your being a member-organization of the ILPS.

ILPS calls for the immediate freedom of Palestinian political prisoners

Image from samidoun.netIssued by the Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle condemns in the strongest terms the unjust and harsh detention of the hundreds of prisoners in Zionist prisons and vigorously calls for their immediate freedom.

The ILPS wholeheartedly responds to the Urgent Call for Action of the Handala Center for Prisoners and Released Prisoners and the Samidoun Palestinian Solidarity Network in support of the prisoners on  hunger strike.

Break the silence: Join in the Battle of Breaking the Chains!

Break the Chains!

Urgent Call for Action on behalf of the Palestinian prisoners on Hunger Strike

Handala Center for Prisoners and Released Prisoners
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

The Zionist occupation is currently holding hundreds of Palestinians without charge or trial, through the application of a British colonial law called “administrative detention”, under which the occupation operates sham military courts which convene time and again merely to renew these detention periods, with no stated reasons or justifications, and under the false pretext known as the “secret files”.

Mensahe ng pakikiisa sa PISTON sa Ika-5 Kongreso nito

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

Kami sa International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) ay nagpapaabot ng pagbati at pakikiisa sa Pinagkaisang Samahan ng  mga Tsuper Nationwide (PISTON) sa okasyon ng Ika-5 Kongreso nito. Saludo kami sa inyo sa lahat ng inyong pagsisikap, mga sakripisyo at mga tagumpay sa nakaraang limang taon. 

On Japan’s aggressive new security laws in line with US-Japan joint hegemony in Asia

Photo from usnwc.eduStatement issued by the Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS)

The International League of Peoples' Struggle reiterates its serious concern over Japan's new security laws that serve to legitimize the country's drastic shift to an aggressive security policy. The new security laws, approved by the parliament's (Diet) lower house on July 16 and the upper house on September 19, now allow the overseas deployment of Japan's Self-Defense Forces (SDF) for military operations supposedly to help allies under attack.

To the organizers and guests on the book launch in Baguio City

By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
ILPS Chairperson

I wish to thank all the friends who are here for coming and  convey to them warmest  greetings of solidarity.  I appreciate the Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA - Northern Luzon), Anakbayan Cordillera, Concerned Artists of the Philippines, International Network for Philippine Studies and Aklat ng Bayan for cooperating and preparing  this joint launch of the Illustrated  biography, Louie Jalandoni: Revolutionary, and my book, Continuing the Struggle for National and Social Liberation.

On the ceaseless state terrorism against the Filipino people since 1972

Photo from arkibongbayan.orgStatement issued by the Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS)

The International League of Peoples' Struggle expresses its solidarity with the Filipino people in their commemoration of the 43rd anniversary of the declaration of martial law by the US-backed Marcos fascist regime, as well as in recalling the epic resistance by the masses of the people and their heroic sons and daughters until the hated regime was overthrown in 1986. Our solidarity goes beyond the martial law period, to extend continuing support to the Filipino people in their many struggles against the persistent state terrorism of post-Marcos regimes including the worsening attacks of the current US-Aquino regime especially against the peasantry and indigenous peoples.

UN Millenium Goals to be achieved by profit-oriented Multinational Corporations

Paul V. Quintos
IBON International

Examination of the United Nations' Sustainability Goals (based on Millennium Goals). Expansive, progressive statements versus government public/private partnerships with multi-national corporations.

Martial Law lives on in many ways, repackaged and reinvented in many forms

Philippine dictator Ferdinand MarcosOn the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of Martial Law

By National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL)

What is wrong with the legal system, particularly with respect to violations of civil and political rights? Why do extrajudicial killings, disappearances, torture, arbitrary and illegal arrests, strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP), red-tagging continue unabated, four decades after Martial Law?

Message of solidarity to NARRA-Youth on the occasion of its 20th Anniversary

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 National Network of Agrarian Reform Advocates – Youth (NNARA – Youth) as it celebrates its  20th founding anniversary.

Philippine groups protest at Supreme Court, US embassy on anniversary of bases rejection

Photo from BAYANBy Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN)

On the 24th anniversary of the historic Philippine rejection of a new US military bases agreement, groups led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN, New Patriotic Alliance) held protest actions at the Supreme Court and the US embassy in Manila.

24 years after military bases, US still dominates Philippines

Photo from realclearpolitics.comBy ILPS Philippines

MANILA.  Almost a quarter of a century after the historic rejection by the Filipino people of all foreign military bases, the United States is still maintaining its neocolonial and military roost in the Philippines.

Karapatan raises issue of Lumads to UN, calls for probe

Emerito Samarca, ALCADEV school director, murdered by Aquino government troops. Photo from bulatlat.comBy Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights)

“We want international bodies to know what is happening in Mindanao—that the Lumad, in defense of their land, are being killed and forced to leave their communities,” Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay said.

Karapatan brought to the attention of the United Nations Human Rights Council the killing of Lumad leaders Dionel Campos and Datu Juvello Sinzo, and ALCADEV school director Emerito Samarca.

On the current surge of refugees to Europe

Photo from aljazeera.comStatement issued by the Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples’ Struggle

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle views the current surge of refugees to Europe as the manifestation and consequence of two grave problems for which the imperialist powers headed by the US are accountable.

Condolence to Churachandpur victims, solidarity to people’s democratic struggle

Photo from thehindu.comFrom Dr. Malem Ningthouja
Campaign for Peace & Democracy (Manipur)

We express our heartfelt condolence to the untimely demise of Kuki brethren, who lost their precious lives in the course of series of unfortunate incidents in Churachandpur District (Manipur: India): the two persons who were burnt alive, one who succumbed to an accident injury, and five others who were killed in the repression. We share the grievances of the families and pray for the departed souls to rest in peace. We also convey our goodwill message to all the injured persons to recover soon.

Attacks on Mindanao schools, communities intensify

Emerito Samarca, Executive Director of the ALCADEV school, murdered by Aquino government's paramilitaryAttacks on Mindanao Lumad schools and communities intensify as Aquino’s military goes berserk for Oplan Bayanihan

By Save our Schools Network

The last year of the Benigno S. Aquino presidency has meant a bloodbath for indigenous peoples and for Lumad education, two months after his State of the Nation Address where he gloated of figures that have purportedly addressed classroom shortages and increased the quality of Philippine education.

Call for dialogue on the Manipur People Protection Bill 2015

Photo from thequint.comDr. Malem Ningthouja
Campaign for Peace & Democracy (Manipur)

In response to the years long movement demanding implementation of an Inner Line Permit System in Manipur, the Government of Manipur have recently passed three bills; the Protection of Manipur People Bill 2015, the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms Amendment Bill 2015, and the Manipur Shops and Establishments Bill 2015. These bills have been achieved after prolonged struggle that have affected most of the people (in Manipur) in some way or the other such as heavy repressions, casualties, arrests, riots, destructions of properties and obstructions to the normal functioning of democratic order. 

Susing talumpati sa Ika-11 Pambansang Kongreso ng Kilusang Mayo Uno

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

Mga Kaliga at Kaibigan,

Kami sa International Coorinating Committee at kabuaan ng International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) ay nagpapahayag ng pinakamilitanteng pagbati at pakikiisa sa Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) sa kanyang ika-11 Pambansang Kongreso. Lagi naming ipinagmamalaki ang KMU bilang sentro ng tunay na unyonismo sa Pilipinas at bilang isa sa pinakamahalagang kasaping organisasyon ng ILPS sa pandaigdigang kilusang manggagawa.

Keynote address to 11th National Congress of the Kilusang Mayo Uno

ILPS Chairperson Jose Maria SisonBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

Colleagues and friends,

We in the International Coordinating Committee and entirety of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) express  our most militant greetings and solidarity with the Kilusang Mayo Uno KMU) on the occasion of its 11th National Congress.  As always, we are proud of the KMU as the center of genuine trade unionism in the Philippines and as one of the most important member-organizations of the ILPS in the international working class movement.

On the 70th Anniversary of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki nuclear horror

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

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, join the peoples of the world in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan at the tail end of World War II. It is fitting to draw lessons from that tragedy and apply them to the current anti-imperialist and democratic struggles of the people in Asia-Pacific and elsewhere.

ILPS condemns ISIS and Erdogan regime for massacre in Kurdish town of Suruç

Suruc massacreIssued by the Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle

We, from the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), express our most heartfelt condolences to the families, comrades and friends of the 31 youth belonging to the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations who were martyred by the terrorist attack of a suicide bomber at the Amara Culture Centre in the Kurdish town of Suruç on July 20. We likewise convey our sympathy for the more than a hundred youth injured in the attack.

US and China should keep their hands off ASEAN

Photo from dailymail.co.uk

ILPS Philippines Chapter

MANILA. The Philippines Chapter of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS-Phils) today warned of big power meddling by the US and China as the 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting kicks off in Kuala Lumpur this week.

Gains and dangers in the Iran nuclear deal

ILPS Chairperson Prof. Jose Maria SisonIssued by Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle

Iran signed and approved on July 14 the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, France and China as the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany (the so-called "5+1") after 20 months of negotiations. The Iranian authorities themselves have described the agreement as a package of some major gains for Iran and persistent dangers  that require continuing vigilance and struggle.

APEC’s neoliberal offensive and its effect on Philippine education

ILPS Chairperson Prof. Jose Maria SisonBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

Colleagues and Friends, the Philippines is hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation this year, with a slew of about a hundred APEC-related meetings -- many of them in Philippine cities like Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Tagaytay, and Clark Freeport -- and culminating in APEC’s annual Economic Leaders’ Meeting to be held in Manila in November.

ILPS condemns Zionist attack on Palestinian prisoners in Nafha Prison

Photo from ILPS Canada

Free all Palestinian Prisoners in the Occupation Prisons! Free Ahmad Sa’adat!

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle condemns the vicious attack by occupation prison guards on Palestinian prisoners, including Ahmad Sa’adat, the jailed General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The attack started on July 27 in the Nafha prison in the south of Palestine, occupied by the Zionist State since 1948, when Israeli prison guards raided cells in the middle of the night, ransacking and destroying the prisoners belongings and attacking the resisting prisoners.

Book review of Prof. Jose Maria Sison's Continuing Struggle for National and Social Liberation, Selected Writings, 1986 to 1991

Luis G. JalandoniBy LUIS G. JALANDONI
Utrecht, 26 July 2015

This book, the fifth of Prof. Jose Maria Sison's Selected Writings, 1968-1991, brings us to the days of euphoria after the overthrow of the dictator Marcos in late 1986. Corazon Aquino assumed the presidency. She released all the political prisoners. Despite the objections of Enrile, General Fidel Ramos and the military establishment, she released Prof. Jose Maria Sison.

Of Timely Significance and Relevance

Ilena Saturay

Book review of Continuing Struggle for National and Social Liberation

By ILENA SATURAY
Utrecht, 26 July 2015

The book, Continuing Struggle for National and Social Liberation, is a compilation of selected writings of professor Jose Maria Sison between 1986 to 1991.That period was no doubt a momentous period for the Philippines as the Filipino people had just overthrown the 20-year running Marcos fascist dictatorship. People were debating on how to go forward, hoping that the fruit of their resistance would not be stolen and turned to another political turmoil.

Pakikiisa sa Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas sa pagbubunyi ng mga tagumpay sa Ika-30 Anibersaryo

watch speech on youtubeNi JOSE MARIA SISON
Tagapangulo, International League of Peoples' Struggle

Aking ipinapaabot ang pinakamainit na pagbati at pakikiisa ng International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) sa pamunuan at kasapian ng Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) sa pagbubunyi ng kanyang ika-30 anibersaryo. Sa pagtatatag ng KMP sa kanyang Unang Pambansang Kongreso  noong Hulyo 24, 1985, mapalad akong nakapagbigay ng mensahe na may pamagat, “Reporma sa Lupa at Kilusang Magbubukid,” kahit ako ay nasa kulungan pa ng diktadurang US-Marcos.

MSAD, CPDM condemn Wuzu Massacre, unite with Kohima Rally vs AFSPA

Photo from kanlaonline.com

MSAD and CPDM letter to the Naga Students’ Federation

At the very outset, we, the undersigned, condemn the Wuzu Massacre in Nagaland, on July 16, 2015, perpetrated by the combined forces of the Assam Rifles and Para Commandos. On that unfortunate day; baby Aso (13 years old) and master Tiizali (14 years old) were killed, Mrs. Esther Jorror (24 years old) was bullet injured, properties were destroyed, and the Wuzu village was inflicted with prolong psychological trauma. Having gone through the ground report prepared by the Naga Students’ Federation and the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights, we strongly condemn the misinformation propaganda that attempted to cover up the inhumane crimes that were mercilessly perpetrated on the innocent people of Wuzu Village.

IPT 2015: A victory of the Filipino People

Gallery cheers verdict of the International Peoples' TribunalILPS Philippine Chapter

The Philippines Chapter of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS-Phils) hails the conclusion of the International Peoples’ Tribunal (IPT 2015) in Washington, D.C. as it finds the US and Aquino governments guilty beyond doubt of rights violations, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

On the crisis in Greece and capitulation of the Tsipras government

Photo from dailymail.co.ukBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle

The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) joins the people of the world in condemning the monstrous EU creditors and the weak-spined Tsipras government for pushing the Greek people and economy into a deeper chasm of indebtedness and impoverishment. We express our solidarity and militant salute to the patriotic and toiling Greek people for their sustained resistance against the gang rape of Greece by the powers of European imperialism.

Why is the US afraid of Liza Maza?

Photo from interaksyon.comILPS Philippines Chapter

The Philippines Chapter of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS-Phils) strongly condemns the US government for blatantly violating the rights of Liza Maza in barring her to leave her own country last July 9 and go to the US to testify before an international tribunal in Washington, DC.

After Greece, Puerto Rico: Another crisis created by capitalism

Photo from the indypendent.orgBy Saulo Colón and Daniel Vila

On Monday June 29, the Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, delivered a live message to the people of Puerto Rico stating that the government’s $73 billion debt is unpayable. The governor stated, "The public debt, considering the present level of economic activity, is unpayable”. 
Several analysts in the corporate media, and also on the liberal left who are not very familiar with Puerto Rico, have stated that his message came as a shock to the country. This is not true. 

Joint Statement against the ongoing indefinite curfew in Manipur

Photo from indianewstv.comSubmitted by MALEM NINGTHOUJA
Campaign for Peace & Democracy

In Manipur, there has been a democratic movement to safeguard the rights of the indigenous peoples. The incumbent regime in the State led by Mr Okram Ibobi has acted contrary to the democratic and legitimate demands of the movement for Inner Line Permit System and the recommendations of the All Political Parties Committee on ILPS (2014).

Justice Antonio Carpio on the South China Sea dispute

Supreme Court Justice Antonio CarpioBy P1NAS (Pilipinong Nagkakaisa para sa Soberanya)

Highlights of Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio’s presentation "The South China Sea Dispute" at the forum "Asserting Philippine Sovereignty in the Wake of the China-US Powerplay" organized by P1NAS (Pilipinong Nagkakaisa para sa Soberanya) held at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila on July 25, 2015.

Oppose the US-Japan-Philippine naval exercises

Hands off the Philippines!By Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN)

The United States and Japan are using the Philippine dispute with China to justify increased US intervention and the rise of Japanese militarism in the region.

US uses Japan to strengthen its hegemony in Asia

US-Japanese militaryStatement issued by the Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle

The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) views with alarm a series of developments involving Japan that have the clear intent and potential to strengthen the hegemony of US imperialism in Asia in the short run and increase the factors for war in the region in the long run. These developments are in the context of intensified inter-imperialist contradictions, ever worsening conditions of crisis and plunder and the spread of wars instigated mainly by US imperialism.

Philippines Independence Day protest: P1NAS storms China, US embassies

Photos by Dexter Aserdano and Demie DanglaBy Demie Dangla
Manila Today

P1NAS to US, China: HANDS OFF!

“Atin ang Pinas! China at US layas! (The Philippines is ours! China and US get out)” several groups chanted as they rallied outside the Chinese and US embassies on June 12, the national celebration of the Philippine Independence day.

On the question of the alienation of the North East and the problems

North East India image from mapsofworld.comInterview with Dr. Malem Ningthouja
Campaign for Peace & Democracy (Manipur)

By Bhoopesh, Associate Editor
The Tehelka Weekly, New Delhi

Bhoopesh: After more than 60 years, there seems to be a feeling of alienation for the North East? What do you think the reason for this? How the Indian mainland's attitude has contributed to this?

Genuine freedom for the Philippines and our seas! No to US and China hegemony!

Photo from bulatlat.comBy ILPS Philippines Chapter

Amid the South China (West Philippine) Sea dispute, we stand with all Filipinos fighting for genuine Philippine Independence and national sovereignty.

On the maritime dispute between the Philippines and China

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

In viewing the maritime dispute between the Philippines and China, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) takes a position in the light of and within the framework of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is expected to make a decision concerning the rights of the Philippines under the UNCLOS.

On the Manipur ambush and the retaliation

Photo from ndtv.comBy Dr. MALEM NINGTHOUJA
Campaign for Peace and Democracy (Manipur)

  1. Instability and unrest are prevailing in India due to political economic constraints and the lack of the skill to build a stable country. As a result, various forms of unrests are persistent.

Women's DMZ crossing deserves admiration and support for peace in Korea

Photo from koreaexpose.comBy ILPS Philippines

It is with great pride and joy that we received news of the successful crossing of the 2015 Women Walk for Peace in Korea at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea.

Message to the 3rd National Congress of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions (GSBI)

Message to GSBI 3rd National CongressBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
ILPS Chairperson

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Comrades and friends,

The International Coordinating Committee and the entirety of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) wish to convey warmest greetings of solidarity to the Gabungan Serikat Buruh Independent (GSBI) and the delegates now convened to hold the Third National Congress. We congratulate the GSBI for its success in organizing this congress.

Alejandro Lichauco: A great Filipino patriot, advocate of full national independence and genuine economic development

Message of condolences to his family and friends

Alejandro LichaucoBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Founding General Secretary, Movemenf for the Advancement of Nationalism
ILPS Chairperson

I am deeply saddened to be informed that my close colleague and friend, Alejandro Lichauco, has departed. My family and I convey sincerest condolences to his family and friends. I share their sense of loss. I had known and worked closely with Ding since the early 1960s.

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the great and glorious Victory over Fascism

Victory over FascismBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
ILPS Chairperson

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, are inspired and invigorated as an anti-imperialist and democratic global alliance and movement by the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Victory over Fascism at the conclusion of World War II in 1945.

Justice for Kentex workers

Justice for Kentex workers!By JOAN SALVADOR
Gabriela Philippines

Seventy-two (72) workers, many of whom were women, burned to death and 20 more are still missing in the biggest factory fire that hit the Philippines – the fire that gutted the factory of Kentex Manufacturing Incorporated on 13 May 2015.

Manipur: On the communal mobbing at Gwaltabi Incident of 30 April 2015 and afterwards

Photo from thenortheasttoday.comBy Campaign for Peace and Democracy (Manipur)

The All Tribal Chiefs’ Forum (Manipur) (ATCF) imposed a 24 hours bandh (closure or blockade) from the midnight of April 29, 2015 demanding the Government of Manipur to release fund under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

Intensify the struggle for workers' rights, strengthen the anti-imperialist and democratic movement

End Slavery!Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
International Coordinating Committee

On International Workers’ Day, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle gives its clenched-fist salute to the workers of the world and their genuine unions and labor organizations. We applaud their struggle for higher wages, job security and free exercise of trade-union rights as well as their democratic struggle against imperialism and its reactionary allies the world over.

ILPS-Philippines solidarity message to the workers and peoples of the world

ILPS PhilippinesBy ILPS Philippines Chapter

Warmest greetings of solidarity from the Philippines to all workers and peoples on the celebration of International Labor Day 2015!

We take this occasion to thank the global solidarity and mass support to save at the last hour the life of our compatriot Mary Jane Veloso. We hope to clear her name before the state authorities in Indonesia and seek justice not only against the international drug syndicates who victimized her but also against the exploitative system which continues to breed poverty, oppression and this modern slavery.

Stop the execution of Mary Jane Veloso

Save Mary Jane Veloso

An urgent action appeal for 27 April, International Day of Action to save the life of a woman migrant worker on death row.

By Gabriela Philippines

On Tuesday, April 28, Mary Jane Veloso will face the firing squad by the Indonesian government on a crime she did not commit. Mary Jane, single mother of two, is a victim of human trafficking and the Philippine government's neglect. She is one among the many Filipino migrant workers abroad, who are forced to leave their families to look for jobs abroad and fell victim to syndicates who took advantage of her vulnerability. 

ILPS condemns inhuman treatment of Prof. GN Saibaba in Indian prison, demands his unconditional release

GN Saibaba01By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

We of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) condemn the inhuman treatment of Prof. GN Saibaba by the Indian authorities and demand his immediate and unconditional release. We express our militant solidarity with him and support him in his hunger strike to demand for immediate action on his health situation and for his unconditional release from prison.

ILPS condemns arrest of ATiK leaders and members

atik-banner-3By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

We of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) condemn the arrest of members and leaders of ATIK (Confederation of Turkish Workers in Europe) and affiliated organizations such as the New Women and YDG (New Democratic Youth ) in Germany, Switzerland, Greece and France. The attacks on such legitimate organizations are blatant violations of universally accepted individual and collective human rights and must be condemned by all freedom-loving peoples.

Strengthen unity of peoples of Asia and Africa against US-led neocolonialism: Fight for national sovereignty

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Keynote speech at People's Conference to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Bandung Conference

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

23 April 2015

I am highly honored to be invited as keynote speaker of the People's Conference to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Asian African Conference of 1955 in Bandung and to unify the people for a joint declaration of struggle against imperialism and for national sovereignty. I congratulate the Indonesian Chapter of the ILPS and the Front Perdjuangan Rakyat (People's Struggle Front) for realizing this conference.

ILPS supports Korean trade unions' general strike

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Solidarity statement for the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions

By JANG CHANG-WEON
Chairperson, ILPS-Korea

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS)-Korea supports and expresses solidarity with the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), South Korea in their general strike on April 24 and its Labor Day commemoration in May 1, 2015.

COMMUNIQUÉ: ILPS Australia holds 4th National Assembly

ILPS Australia bannerBy ILPS Australia Chapter

We representatives of peoples organisations which make up the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) Australia, have met at our National Assembly on the 5th of April 2015, to consider the situation facing the Australian people and the people of the world and to consider our programme for the period ahead.    

Right to Exist, Right to Resist: Expose and oppose Harper & Modi and their war on the people

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Statement of the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) in Canada on the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Canada

From April 14 to 16, 2015, the Canadian State will be rolling out the red carpet for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was previously denied a visa to enter Canada because of his role in the 2002 mass killings and attacks on Muslims in the State of Gujarat. The visit demonstrates a growing closeness between the Modi and Harper regimes based on the common interests of the Canadian imperialist ruling class and the Indian comprador ruling class.

The people can change the world, end imperialism for a bright future

JMS ilps-australia 05apr2015Message to the 4th National Conference of the Australian Chapter
of the International League of Peoples' Struggle

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

We, the International Coordinating Committee and the global entirety of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), hereby express our warmest greetings of solidarity to the Australian Chapter of the ILPS on the occasion of its 4th National Conference. We also take the opportunity to congratulate you for all your accumulated achievements in the anti-imperialist and democratic struggle.

URGENT appeal for internally displaced population of Maguindanao and North Cotabato

bakwitfroi22-620x411 mindanews-comBy KARAPATAN
Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights

On 25 February, 2015, President Benigno Aquino III, through Gen. Pio Catapang, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), declared all-out war against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), a splinter group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The MILF was accused of coddling suspected terrorists Abdulbasit Usman and more than 300 men allegedly trained by Zulkipli bin Hir (alias Marwan) in bomb-making.

We stand with the Venezuelan people against US imperialist aggression

ILPS-phil venezuela-solidarityBy ILPS Philippines Chapter

The Philippines Chapter of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS-Phils) stands with the Venezuelan people and their Bolivarian Republic represented by the government of President Nicolas Maduro in condemning the United States for maligning Venezuela as a “national security threat”.

Stop US intervention on democratic goverment of Venezuela

venezuela-solidaridBy RACHMAD P. PANJAITAN
Chairman, Front Mahasiswa Nasional

US Imperialism is endlessly interfering and interventing the democratic goverment of a Country. This shown by The US attempt to provoke interal affairs situation of Venezuelan goverment under the leadership of Nicolas Maduro who’s elected democratically to continuing Hugo Chaves’s anti-imperialism struggles. US Goverment labelling Maduro’s administration as violance to Human Rights and a Threat to National Security.

ILPS condemns US vilification of Venezuela, supports Venezuelan people and government

united-for-venezuela01By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
ILPS Chairperson

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, condemn as a brazen violation of the national sovereignty of the Venezuelan people the US vilification of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela as a “national security threat” to the US, and the US sanctions on seven officials of the Venezuelan government.

Resolution in support of resisTaNCe (People Fighting TNCs)

resist-imperialismAdopted by the International Coordinating Committee
20 February 2015
Utrecht, the Netherlands

Transnational corporations (TNCs) are the organizational expression of concentrated and centralized capital and one of the principal means by which monopoly capitalists exploit and oppress working peoples throughout the world. Fifty-one of the largest one-hundred economies in the world are corporations. They hold ninety per cent of all technology and product patents worldwide, and are involved in 70 per cent of world trade.

On the 60th Anniversary of the Bandung Asia-Africa Conference

Rudi-HB-Daman FPR-IndonesiaBy RUDI HB. DAMAN
Coordinator, Front Perjuangan Rakyat

The Liberation Struggle against Imperialism and Colonialism, is an unfinished struggle. (The spirit and basic principle of the Asia-Africa Conference-AAC, 1955).

"Strengthen Cooperation and Development of South-South", is the "illusory" Theme of the Government in the 60th Anniversary of KAA, 2015. As like a trumpet or a gigantic bell, the Asian-African Conference 60 (sixty) years ago, has shocked the world amid warming of the cold war after World War II.

Unite and Fight for Jobs, Wages and Land

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A call to grassroots women 20 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

By GABRIELA Philippines
Supported by GABRIELA-USA, Migrante International
Kilusang Mayo Uno, Kadamay

Twenty years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action was adapted by the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995 and the UN General Assembly in 1996, governments, international community, and civil society have responded and taken action in 12 critical areas to empower women and girls at varying levels.

ILPS Philippines pickets Mexican Embassy in Manila

ILPS-Philippines justice4gustavo-02By KODAO Productions
ILPS Philippines Chapter

Workers and peasants, including rural women, picket the Mexican embassy in the Philippines seeking justice for the murder of Gustavo Salgado Delgado, an activist-leader of the Frente Popular Revolucionario in Mexico. The embassy received a formal complaint from the Philippines Chapter of the International League of People's Struggle.

 

 

Mexican government urged to act on brutal slay of activist

ILPS-Philippines justice4gustavo-01By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Bulatlat.com

MANILA -- Filipino activists called on the Mexican government to immediately investigate the brutal killing of Mexican activist Gustavo Salgado Delgado.

The Mexican activist was abducted by state security forces last Feb. 3. His remains, decapitated and bore signs of torture, were found the following day in Morelos, Mexico. He was long to have been subjected to harassment, threats and repeated illegal arrests, said the human rights group Karapatan.

ILPS Quebec condemns torture and murder of Mexican activist Gustavo Salgado, supports mobilization vs Peña Nieto regime

2015 ILPS-Quebec Gustavo-Salgado 05mar-aBy MALCOLM GUY
ILPS Québec

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[Montréal, 4 March 2015] Today, in front of the Mexican Consulate in Montreal, we stand shoulder to shoulder with our comrades of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle in Mexico to decry the brutal abduction, torture and murder of Comrade Gustavo Salgado Delgado.

Justice for Gustavo, stop the suppression of people's rights

ILPS-HK 4March2015 6150By ILPS Hong Kong and Macau Chapter

The International League of People’s Struggle – Hong Kong and Macau chapter (ILPS-HKM) condemns the abduction, torture and brutal murder of Mexican activist, Gustavo Salgado Delgado. We stand with organizations around the world that are calling for justice for Delgado and all victims of suppression of people’s rights largely perpetrated by state forces.

Justice for Gustavo Salgado!

Manila Gustavo 04mar2015By ILPS Philippines Chapter

Alejandro Gustavo Salgado, an activist with the Frente Popular Revolucionario in Morelos, Mexico, had organized mobilizations demanding the safe return of the 43 forcibly disappeared Ayotzinapa students. He was found dead with his hands and head cut off only hours after being reported missing on February 3, 2015.

His murder exposes the barbarism of the regime of Enrique Peña Nieto.

Solidarity action in India demanding justice for Comrade Gustavo Salgado

India at Mexican Embassy Delhi 4March2015 720By Dr. MALEM NINGTHOUJA

The Campaign for Peace & Democracy (Manipur), Manipur Students’ Association Delhi, Revolutionary Democracy, and Workers’ Unity Trade Union strongly condemned the forced disappearance and assassination of comrade Gustavo Alejandro Salgado Delgado of the Revolutionary Popular Front (Mexico) by a nefarious collusion of the reactionary landlords and State agents.

ILPS Netherlands condemns brutal murder of Mexican leader Gustavo Salgado

Gustavo Salgado posterBy ILPS Netherlands Chapter

The Netherlands Chapter of the International League of Peoples' Struggle joins the rest of the world in expressing enormous grief and condemning in the strongest possible terms the abduction, torture and brutal murder of Mexican revolutionary youth leader Gustavo Alejandro Salgado Delgado of the Frente Popular Revolucionario. He was abducted on the night of 3 February 2015 in the Municipality of Villa de Ayala, Morelos State, and found in the early evening of the following day – hogtied, heavily tortured, and decapitated.

Intensify the indigenous peoples' struggle for ancestral domain and self-determinaton

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Message of Solidarity to KAMP
on its Fourth National Congress
3-5 March 2015

By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
ILPS Chairperson

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), wish to convey our warmest greetings of solidarity to the Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) on the occasion of its Fourth National Congress. We salute the delegations of the various organizations of indigenous people and congratulate the officers of KAMP for convening them.

URGENT ACTION: Justice for the forced disappearance and assassination of Gustavo Alejandro Salgado Delgado

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Updates and expanded discussion on the case

Mexico, Federal District
up to the 26th of February, 2015

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To national and international organizations in defence of human rights
To the High Commission of the UNO for Human Rights
To the Inter-american Commission of Human Rights
To independent organizations for human rights

Resistance is key to justice against imperialist crimes -- Utrecht Symposium

IMG 6806 72dpi 99cropUTRECHT, 24-02-2015 -- The revolutionary mass movement and the people's organized resistance are the best measures in demanding justice for war crimes and imperialist crimes against humanity.

This is the summary of the lectures and discussions in the Symposium, “Demanding Justice for Imperialist Crimes against Humanity” held on 21 February at the Kargadoor in Utrecht, the Netherlands, organized by the Filipino Refugees in the Netherlands in cooperation with the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS).

Foundations and motivations of imperialist aggression and most important tasks of the people in the struggle

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Keynote Address to the Symposium:
Demanding Justice for Imperialist Crimes against Humanity

Utrecht, the Netherlands
21 February 2015

On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I thank the Filipino Refugees in the Netherlands and the Netherlands chapter of the ILPS for inviting me to deliver the keynote address. It is an honor and privilege to be among the distinguished speakers, the members of the ILPS International Coordinating Committee, and all other participants in this symposium on demanding justice for imperialist crimes against humanity. I am deeply pleased that representatives of revolutionary movements in Palestine, Kurdistan, Philippines, Ireland, Belgium and other countries are here.

Communiqué of the Meeting of the International Coordinating Committee

By ILPS Secretariat
21 February 2015, the Netherlands

The International Coordinating Committee of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ICC-ILPS) held its annual meeting from February 19 to 20 in the Netherlands.

Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson of the ILPS, presided over the meeting, assisted by Malcolm Guy, General Secretary of the ILPS.

Resolution in solidarity with the People of Palestine

rasmea-odehAdopted by the International Coordinating Committee
20 February 2015
Utrecht, the Netherlands

For 54 days last summer, the "largest American aircraft carrier in the world," as Ronald Reagan's Secretary of State called the racist state of Israel, rained US-made weapons of mass destruction-white phosphorous, flèchette bombs, cluster bombs, dense inert metal explosives, fuel-air explosives-on more than one and a half million people, including children and women, trapped inside the world's largest prison – the 26-mile long, 5-mile wide Gaza Strip.

Resolution in solidarity with the Boston School Bus Drivers USW Local 8751

march3-2015 PosterAdopted by the International Coordinating Committee
20 February 2015
Utrecht, the Netherlands

Be it resolved that the League stands in solidarity with the struggle of the Boston School Bus Drivers United Steelworkers Local 8751, a social activist union local, against the union-busting of the giant multinational Veolia Corporation and the collaboration of the city of Boston in this union busting effort.

Resolution on ILPS solidarity to Sharmila’s fasting since November 2000 against the AFSPA

Irom-Chanu-Sharmila-007 guim-co-ukAdopted by the International Coordinating Committee
20 February 2015
Utrecht, the Netherlands

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) extends solidarity to the consistent resistance by Ms. Irom Chanu Sharmila of Manipur in Northeast India, who has been carrying out fasting since November 2000, as a form of protest to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958. It needs to be reminded that AFSPA has been enforced to suppress the national democratic revolutionary movement in Manipur, other Northeast regions, and Jammu and Kashmir.

Resolution supporting the 3rd General Assembly of the International Migrants Alliance

Adopted by the International Coordinating Committee
20 February 2015
Utrecht, the Netherlands

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle through Commission No. 16 recognizes and expresses its continued support and recognition on the rights and welfare of homeless persons, refugees and migrant workers displaced by imperialism and local reactionaries.

Resolution on Black Lives Matter: ILPS stands in solidarity with the self-determination movement of the African American people

Adopted by the International Coordinating Committee
20 February 2015
Utrecht, the Netherlands

The International Coordinating Committee of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle stands in solidarity with the African American people and all people in the United States fighting for racial and social justice. With the rapid decline and worsening crisis of US imperialism, and the desperation of the white monopoly bourgeoisie and financial oligarchy, it is a necessity that the people's growing resistance continues to defend itself against all forms of racist, reactionary violence.

Resolution on Islamophobia

Adopted by the International Coordinating Committee
20 February 2015
Utrecht, the Netherlands

Be it resolved that the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) condemns the wave of anti-Muslim hate crimes taking place around the world, especially in the United States and West Europe. These include the February 10, 2015 murder of three Muslim students, Yusor and Razan Abu Salha and Deah Barakat in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and the subsequent burning of an Islamic children's school in Houston, Texas.

Report of the Chairperson to the International Coordinating Committee

JMS portrait005By JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, ILPS International Coordinating Committee

  1. The current meeting of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) is highly important because we are going to prepare for the holding of the Fifth International Assembly in the Philippines in November this year.  For this purpose, we have made  sure that ICC member Elmer Labog and Norma Biñas of the ILPS-Philippines are present.

'One Billion Rising' to Aquino: Resign now!

One-Billion-Rising1 APErika Sauler | Philippine Daily Inquirer
Video by Ryan Leagogo/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines – A movement calling for an end to violence against women has added another item to its agenda: To press for the resignation of President Aquino over the controversial police operation in Maguindanao province that left 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers dead.

BAYAN, ILPS expose US role in Mamasapano bloodbath

Commandeath-in-chief01By Bagong Alyansang Makabayan

A protest rally in front of the US embassy in Manila on 3 February 2015 exposed the role of the United States government in the deadly covert operations in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. The 25 January 2015 commando raid and the ensuing 12-hour battle left 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troops, 18 Moro fighters, and at least seven civilians dead.

ILPS condemns torture and murder of Gustavo Salgado Delgado, supports people's mobilization against Peña Nieto regime

Gustavo Salgado Delgado murder zonacentronoticias-comIssued by the Office of the Chairperson
International Coordinating Committee

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, condemn in the strongest terms the regime of Enrique Peña Nieto for the abduction, torture and murder of Comrade Gustavo Salgado Delgado. We support the mobilization of the people of Mexico to seek justice and carry forward his cause for national and social liberation.

Message of solidarity to Aliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria on its 7th Anniversary

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Onward the continuing struggle for genuine agrarian reform! Long Live International Solidarity!

Joint message of solidarity from the Kilusang Magbubukid ngPilipinas (KMP)
and the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC)

The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP, Peasant Movement of the Philippines) and the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) convey our most militant salute to the peasants, led by the Aliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria (AGRA), in Sukumalya village, Rumpin district, Bogor regency in West Java province, Indonesia on its 7th year of unwavering struggle to defend their land.

On the murder of the Charlie Hebdo editors, cartoonists, staff and security officers

charlie-hebdo-crime-sceneBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, condemn the murder of the twelve Charlie Hebdo editors, cartoonists, staff and security offices in Paris, and we express condolences to their families, colleagues and friends. The victims deserve the sympathy and indignation of the people. No one ever deserves to be murdered.

Intensify mass struggles and aim for greater victories

Message for the New Year 2015

ILPS Philippines effigyBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle

As Chairperson of the International Coordinating Committee of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I wish to convey warmest greetings of solidarity to all commissions, global region committees, national chapters, member-organizations and allies of the League.

ILPS welcomes release of all Cuban 5 and normalization of US-Cuba relations

Obama-Raul Castro gmanews.tvBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, share with the Cuban people and their leadership the great joy of celebrating the release of the remaining three of the Cuban 5 and the return of all these anti-terrorist heroes to their homeland. We demanded their freedom for a long time and we are elated that they are free. They were unjustly imprisoned in the US for more than 16 years.

ILPS statement of support and admiration for the ECCHR, its Chairman and General Secretary

Khaled-El-Masri welt-deIssued by the Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, wish to express our admiration and support for the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) for beginning the process to indict members of the Bush administration by filing criminal complaints against the architects of the US torture program carried out by the CIA.

Labanan ang pangangalakal at pang-aalipin, palakasin ang Migrante International!

Migrante InternationalMensahe sa Ika-7 Kongreso ng Migrante International

Ni Prop. JOSE MARIA SISON
Tagapangulo, International League of Peoples' Struggle
Ika-16 ng Disyembre 2014

Ang internasyonal na pamunuan at lahat ng kasaping-organisasyon ng International League of Peoples' Struggle ay nagpapaabot ng taos pusong pagbati at militanteng pakikiisa sa Migrante International sa ika-7 Kongreso nito. Humahanga kami sa inyong mga tagumpay at hinahangad naming umani pa kayo ng ibayong tagumpay batay sa inyong kasalukuyang lakas at sa inyong paglalagom at pagbabalak sa kongresong ito.

US admission of CIA torture without accountability is against US, International Laws and is not enough

US-CIA tortureBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

On the eve of the International Human Rights Day last December 9, the US Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California), released the 525-page summary of the 6,700-page report on the program of “enhanced interrogation techniques” (torture) used by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the name of counter-terrorism in the years of the Bush II regime, following 9/11. The full report is based on 6.3 million pages of official documents. It confirms that the CIA engaged in various forms of physical and psychological torture in “black sites” (secret various places for detention and interrogation in various countries).

All-out support for the struggle of students and people of Mexico

Ayotzinapa-disappeared zocalopublicsquare.orgBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

To all the member-orgamizations and allies of the Inter national League of Peoples' Struggle and to the working class and peoples of the world:

We in the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS), have followed with great attention and indignation the aggression which the workers and people of Mexico have been victims of.

ILPS condemns racist murder of Michael Brown, supports mass protests in Ferguson, in USA and abroad

michael-brown father-mother businessinsider-comBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle condemn in the strongest terms the racist murder of African-American Michael Brown with impunity by the police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. We are in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, the entire USA and the world who have carried out mass protests to express their outrage and demand for justice.

16 November: International Day of Protest against Trade Union Repression

workins banner01Issued by the Workers International Struggle Initiatives (WORKINS)
and ILPS Commission 5 on Workers Concerns

We, workers organizations from the Philippines, Australia, Venezuela, Argentina, Senegal, Canada, and the United States of America, call on trade unions and workers everywhere to mark November 16 as a day to protest vehemently against the continuing widespread attacks on trade unions across the world, which are attacks on our basic human rights.

Stop the cover-up of Odessa massacre of trade unionists and anti-fascist activists!

no to NATO

Stop U.S. Expansion of NATO!

Whereas, on May 2, 2014, at least 48 people were massacred by neo-Nazis in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa;

And, whereas those killed were anti-fascist and opposition activists, as well as trade unionists who opened the doors of the headquarters to offer protection;

Gunitain ang mga tagumpay at maningning na aral

JMS PAMANA 25oct2014Mensahe sa Ika-3 Kongreso ng Panlalawigang Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Aurora (PAMANA)
Ika-25-26 ng Oktubre 2014

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

Malugod kong ipinapaabot ang maalab na pagbati at pakikiisa sa pamunuan at kasapian ng mga samahang bumubuo ng Panlalawigang Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Aurora (PAMANA) sa okasyon ng ika-3 Kongreso nito, sa pagbubunyi ng mga tagumpay ninyo sa nakaraang taon at sa paggunita ng mga makasaysayang tagumpay at maniningning na aral sa 29 na taong pakikibaka ng anakpawis sa lalawigan ng Aurora.

Justice for Jennifer! Justice for the Filipino Nation!

Justice for Jennifer Laude Gabriela

Global Day of Action

GABRIELA received the news that US marine PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton, accused of killing Jennifer Laude in Olongapo City, was brought to Camp Aguinaldo this morning.  He is currently detained in the “Mutual Defense Board Security Engagement Facility” in Camp Aguinaldo, as provided for under the Visiting Forces Agreement.

US envoy in Manila is a top spy

Philip-Goldberg BS-Aquino inewmedia-orgOn the 70th anniversary of the US Leyte landing: US troops out!

MANILA.  At the 70th anniversary of the Leyte landing, US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Golberg called the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and the US as "a pillar of our relationship and a source of stability in the region." The ILPS-Philippines sees that pillar crumbling as a result of the American’s own doing.

GABRIELA slams Philippine officials' defeatism over Laude killing

Justice for Jennifer Laude dhakatribune-comDFA slammed for irresolute statement on "request" of Philippine jurisdiction over Laude killing

GABRIELA, the largest and oldest existing women's group in the Philippines, assailed the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for issuing vague and irresolute statements on the diplomatic note it will send to the US to acquire custody over the case of the killing of Jennifer Laude by a US Marine in Olongapo City.

Support the Kurdish people's resistance against ISIS, Condemn US and Turkey for creating and using ISIS

YPG-YPJ martyrs OcalanBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), salute the heroic resistance of the Kurdish people and their army in Rojava, the YPG/YPJ – People’s Protection Units – against the criminal gangs of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in Kobane, one of the self-governing cantons of West Kurdistan (Rojava) in Syria.

We support the Kurds to stop ISIS!

Kurdish-fighters-ainalarab-650 416By ILPS Philippines Chapter

The ILPS-Philippines condemns the on-going war that ISIS is carrying out in Western Kurdistan (Rojava) Syria. Mass slaughter is being committed against the Kurdish people in Kobanê (Ayn al-Arab in Arabic). With the military intervention of the US and its allies, especially the AKP government in Turkey, the situation is only worsening.  This must stop.

US and Israel officials guilty of war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity

Gaza children victimsIssued by the Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle

As demanded by the peoples and all justice and peace-loving forces, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) calls for the prosecution before the International Criminal Court of Israeli officials and military commanders for committing war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity, and US leaders for aiding, abetting, and assisting in the commission of these crimes during the murderous rampage of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in their 50-day military aggression on Gaza codenamed Operation Protective Edge.

Pakikiisa sa Kilusang Mayo Uno sa pagpupulong ng Pambansang Konseho nito

KMU workers-unionNi JOSE MARIA SISON
Tagapangulo, International League of Peoples' Struggle

Mga kasama sa Kilusang Mayo Uno,

Maalab na rebolusyonaryong pagbati sa inyo!

Taos puso kong ipinapaabot ang aking pakikiisa sa Kilusang Mayo Uno sa okasyon ng pagpupulong ng Pambansang Konseho nito. Batid ko ang napakalaking kahalagahan ng pagtitipon na ito ng isang mayor na kasaping-organisasyon ng International League of Peoples' Struggle.

On the Hong Kong mass protests and related matters

Hong Kong protests sept2014aBy JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

  1. We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, support the Hong Kong people in upholding and exercising their democratic rights. We condemn the police brutality applied by the Hong Kong authorities to suppress the people's right to assemble and speak freely. We are aware that both the Beijing and Hong Kong authorities are anxious to end  the mass protests for fear that these are likely to embolden similar mass protests in mainland China, especially because of the Tienanmen massacre in 1989 and the current deteriorating economic and social conditions.

A victory of unity and collective action

Solidarity with NXP Phil workers

Statement from the NXP Semiconductors Cabuyao Incorporated Workers’ Union, NAFLU and KMU

We are glad to inform the public, especially our supporters, that last September 26, we workers of NXP-Philippines signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the management of NXP-Philippines, effective for the years 2014-2016. The signing of the CBA marks the end of our recent struggle to secure improvements in our working conditions by securing improvements in the CBA, which was met by the management with the illegal dismissal of 24, or almost all, of our union leaders last May 5, 2014.

UN Climate Summit 2014 will let global warming worsen

Stop imperialist plunder and pollution of the environment!

People must fight root cause: Imperialism

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

The current unprecedented rise in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere brought about by the wanton pillage of the environment by monopoly capitalism has created an untenable situation for the worlds peoples.

Groups intensify calls to scrap EDCA as Supreme Court trial nears

No to US bases!From Manila Today

Several nationalist groups converged today in the Balagtas Hall of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) at Sta. Mesa, Manila in a forum intensifying calls to scrap the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) entered upon into by Manila and Washington on the day of President Barack Obama’s state visit to the Philippines last April.

Green groups hit US military basing in the Philippines

EDCA rallyBy ILPS Philippines

Affiliates of the ILPS Philippines Chapter,  including the green group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE), joined a multi-sectoral rally at the US embassy to commemorate the 1991 rejection of a US bases treaty in the country.

ILPS Philippines on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law

Armed fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Photo from philstar.comBy ILPS Philippines

The Philippine chapter of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS-Phils) calls on the Filipino people and their international supporters to be ever more vigilant against the divisive moves of the US-Aquino regime in using the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) against the Bangsamoro people themselves and against the interest of the entire Filipino people.

Take Justice! Join the People's Climate March!

VIDEO: Climate March, related activities on 69th UN General AssemblyBy ILPS Philippines

The United Nations promised us peace, development and progress. We see wars of aggression, inequalities and destruction. Capitalist greed for profit is taking its toll on humankind and the planet.

Guatemala police violently evicts La Puya mining resistance

Violent eviction of La Puya mining resistanceSubmitted by NESTOR VILLATORO
Photos by JAMES RODRIGUEZ

(23 May 2014) After two years and two months of peacefully blocking the entrance to US-based Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (KCA) El Tambor gold mine, local residents of San Jose del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc were violently evicted by Guatemalan Police forces in order to introduce heavy machinery inside the industrial site.

Rise up for a peaceful world order against repressive regime

Manipur Students' Association Delhi

Condolence to Ramkashing and Mayopam

By Manipur Students’ Association Delhi

This day, 30th August 2014, will be another day to be remembered in red ink in the history of the politics of dissent and violent suppression. Ukhrul have lost two of its dearest soul and many have been injured while raising up for a human cause. In this regard, the Manipur Student’s Association Delhi raises the banner of justice and;

ILPS International Peace Solidarity Mission a success

No more Hiroshima, no more Nagasaki!By AWC Secretariat

The ILPS International Peace Solidarity Mission, Korea-Japan (Aug. 3-11, 2014) successfully carried out its program and completed its mission. It was an encouraging effort building solidarity and getting informed of various struggles concerning nuclear technologies and the US and Japan imperialist war preparations. The success was due to collaboration among groups sharing common concerns and working towards common goals who, responding to the urgency of the world situation, wanted to be better informed and join in taking action together.

BAYAN supports Gaza call for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions against Israel

Bagong Alyansang MakabayanBy BAYAN
For photos of the protest action, please visit the BAYAN website.

The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN, New Patriotic Alliance)  joins the rest of the world in a sustained action against the continuing air strikes by US-Israeli forces that have killed nearly 2000 Palestinians, flattened homes, vital civilian infrastructure, and other establishments in Gaza City.

ILPS Stands with Gaza in New York City

ILPS-USA ChapterILPS USA joined the protest march in New York City on 09 August, condemning the latest terrorist attacks of Israel on Gaza, and expressing solidarity with the people of Palestine.

Video clips are from the facebook account of Jonna Baldres.

Sustain global mass actions to support the Palestinian people

Photo by Ans van den BergSustain global mass actions to support the Palestinian people in their struggle for liberation against Israeli Zionist occupation and genocidal attacks on the people in the Gaza strip

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

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), renew our call to all our member-organizations, our allied organizations and the broad masses of the people of the world to sustain the mass actions in solidarity with and support for the Palestinian people in the just struggle for national liberation and self-determination against the US-supported Israeli Zionist occupation of Palestine and the current genocidal attacks on the people in the Gaza Strip.

ILPS demands end of Israeli aggression and free passage of humanitarian aid, basic necessities to people of Gaza

Photo from www.praguepost.comIssued by the Office of Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle

Israel’s murderous onslaught on Gaza which has entered into its third week has left more than 900 Palestinian children, women, elderly and other civilians killed, more than 5,000 wounded and 140,000 forced to seek shelter in cramped UNWRA (United Nations Works and Relief Agency) refugee camps.

From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!

Stop genocide in Gaza!Red Sparks Union member Aiyanas Ormond addresses the Al Quds Rally

Submitted by ILPS Canada

Militant greetings from the International League of Peoples' Struggle and Red Sparks Union in Vancouver!

Around the world people are marching and rising for Palestine, not only because we want to join in condemning the horrible racist fascist violence that the Israeli state is unleashing against the Palestinian people but also because we are inspired by the steadfastness and determination of Palestinians in their struggle for liberation.

ILPS condemns cruel and inhumane treatment of political prisoners in India, joins calls for their immediate release

Kobad GhandyIssued by the Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) condemns in the strongest possible terms the cruel and inhumane treatment of progressives and revolutionaries being held in various detention and interrogation centers all over India. We support the calls for the immediate release of all political prisoners, especially those with serious illnesses or disabilities such as Mr. Kobad Ghandy and Dr. GN Saibaba who both urgently need proper medical care and facilities.

Philippine solidarity action for Gaza

ILPS Philippines, BAYAN protest Israel genocide in GazaBy LARS VAN DENSEN, Intal

(Manila, 18 July 2014) Today, the Filipino mass movement organized a solidarity protest as a reaction of the Israeli attacks on Gaza. Even though the country is paralyzed after it was hit by Typhoon Glenda, we managed to gather about 200 people to protest. Represented were trade unionists, health workers (some of which have hosted Palestinian exposurists), international delegates from USA, South Korea, Cambodia and Belgium, human rights activists and religious groups.

ILPS Hong Kong-Macau protests vs. Israeli aggression on Palestine

ILPS HK-Macau protests Israel aggressionILPS Hong Kong-Macau

(18 July 2014) Local and migrant peoples in Hong Kong gathered today at the Admiralty Centre (where the Israeli Consulate is holding office) to protest the continuing assault and aggression by the Israeli Zionist government on Palestine.

It was a very strong show of solidarity with the Palestinian people who have remained steadfast in their resistance against the Israeli Zionist forces and their struggle for liberation and sovereignty.

Urgent appeal for the immediate release of Dr. GN Saibaba and all political prisoners

GN Saibaba

Urgent Appeal of Commission 3 of the International League for Peoples' Struggles

Dear friends and colleagues,

Commission 3 of the International League of Peoples' Struggles enjoins all freedom-loving organizations and individuals to vehemently condemn the abduction and continuing detention of Indian human rights activist Dr. GN Saibaba, and to demand for his immediate release.

ILPS condemns massive Israeli zionist terrorism, supports Palestinian people's struggle for liberation

Israel terrorismIssued by the Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) condemns the latest atrocities being perpetrated by Israel against the Palestinian people and expresses unqualified support to the right of the Palestinian people to free themselves from decades-long Zionist occupation of their lands. At the same time, the ILPS condemns the Western powers led by the US for their shameless hypocrisy and support for the terrorist Zionist regime in Israel.

Defend the rights of all educators against state terrorism, free Prof. GN Saibaba of Ram Lal Anand College New Delhi

Free GN Saibaba

Statement for the immediate release of Prof. GN Saibaba

ILPS Commission No. 11
09 July 2014

We, the members of Commission on Concern No. 11, “Rights of Teachers, Researchers and Other Education Personnel and the struggle Against Ideas and Research Directed against the People,” of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), join all  progressive and militant teachers and educational workers and progressive organizations and individuals around the world in condemning the arrest of Dr. G N Saibaba, an Asst. Professor in English at Ram Lal Anand College, New Delhi on 9 May 2014.

RESOLUTION: In support of Boston school bus drivers

Approved by the International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
5-6 June 2014

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Whereas, the giant transnational conglomerate Veolia Group, aided by Boston Mayor Michael Walsh and the corporate media, are waging a union-busting campaign against the Boston school bus drivers' union United Steelworkers Local 8751, a leading practitioner of social unionism in the United States of America;

RESOLUTION: On Palestinian political prisoners and people’s right to return to their homeland

Approved by the International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
5-6 June 2014

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Whereas, nearly 300 Palestinian political prisoners who are under "administrative detention," which means being held indefinitely without charge, have been on hunger strike since 7 April and many face death;

Whereas, these prisoners are among 5,000 Palestinians, including several hundred children, illegally imprisoned by Israeli occupation authorities and routinely subject to abuse and torture by Israeli soldiers;

RESOLUTION on Ukraine

Approved by the International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
5-6 June 2014

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Whereas, for the first time since World War II, bombs, missiles and artillery shells are raining down on the people of Donetsk, Lugansk, Slavyansk, and other cities and towns of eastern Ukraine, killing civilians, including children, damaging homes, schools and hospitals and creating a humanitarian crisis;

RESOLUTION: In support of the people of Syria

Approved by the International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
5-6 June 2014

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Whereas, for the past three years the Syrian Arab republic has been the target of a brutal proxy war sponsored and funded by us and west European NATO powers in alliance with the Saudi monarchy and other reactionary monarchies of the Arab gulf as well as the apartheid state of Israel;

RESOLUTION: Campaign against imperialist plunder and environmental destruction in the Philippines

Approved by the International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
5-6 June 2014

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Whereas, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) should take the lead in supporting the campaign against plunder of natural wealth by the monopoly capitalists, landgrabbing and their destruction of nature especially in colonial and semicolonial countries. In particular, the policy of the US-Aquino regime to expand large-scale mining and agricultural plantations of private and foreign corporations.

RESOLUTION: Struggle against demolition and forced eviction of the urban poor

Resolution to project to the international community the struggle of the urban poor against demolition and forced eviction

Approved by the International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
5-6 June 2014

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Whereas, homes of thousands of urban poor are being demolished and they are forcibly evicted from their community thus resulting in increased loss of employment and means of existence, hunger and graver loss of access to basic services;

RESOLUTION: Condemn military encampment in school premises in Mindanao

Condemning in the strongest terms the continued military encampment within school premises and the continued vilification, harassment and threats against children, communities, teachers, private and alternative school administrators and staff in rural communities in Mindanao

Approved by the International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
5-6 June 2014

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WHEREAS, rural communities in Mindanao specifically peasant and Indigenous Peoples communities have been experiencing relentless militarization which resulted in grave abuses and massive human rights violations which includes military encampments within school premises, continued vilification, harassment and threats against the school and school administration and staff of learning centers managed by institutions such as Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation Incorporation, CLANS, ALCADEV and other NGOs.

RESOLUTION: Campaign to expose, isolate and oust the US-Aquino regime

Resolution calling on the ILPS to support the campaign to expose, isolate and oust the US-Aquino regime

Approved by the International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
5-6 June 2014

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WHEREAS, the International League of Peoples' Struggles (ILPS) – Philippines is tasked to advance the struggle of the Filipino people against the attacks of the US imperialist and its local ruling puppet;

RESOLUTION: On the APEC Forum in the Philippines in November 2015

Resolution to conduct nationwide education and information campaign, organizing, mobilizing and staging protest actions on the push of APEC 2015 for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

Approved by the International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
5-6 June 2014

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Whereas, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum will be chaired and hosted by the Philippines in November 2015 with 3,000-4,000 delegates from 21-member economies, 300-400 CEOs, and 300-400 members of media expected to congregate for said activity.

RESOLUTION on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement

Approved by the International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
5-6 June 2014

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Whereas, the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) that was forged only between the Executive Department of the United States and the Philippines, allows the rotational presence of US troops in the Philippines, prepositioning of US arms, military supplies and equipment for “maritime security and humanitarian assistance” and the construction and maintenance of US military facilities inside Philippine bases. Furthermore, the EDCA will be in effect for ten years, but could be automatically renewed;

RESOLUTION: Calling for the immediate release of Wilma Austria and Benito Tiamzon

RESOLUTION: Calling for the immediate release of Wilma Austria Tiamzon, Benito Tiamzon, all NDFP Consultants and political prisoners, and for the resumption of the GPH-NDFP Peace Talks

Approved by the International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle

5-6 June 2014

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Whereas, Wilma Austria Tiamzon and Benito E. Tiamzon, national consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in the ongoing peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the NDFP, were arrested on March 22, 2014, together with their five companions, in Cebu province, Philippines while they were travelling to conduct intensive consultations with respect to socio-economic issues;

Ang imperyalismong US at ang paglaban ng Sambayanang Pilipino

Talumpati sa May Pag-asa, Pagtitipon ng Kabataang Anti-imperyalista
Ika-4 ng Hulyo 2014

watch speech on youtubeNi Propesor JOSE MARIA SISON
Tagapangulo, International League of Peoples' Struggle

Basahin ang polyeto sa issuu.com

Mahal na mga kapwa aktibista,

Taos puso akong nagpapasalamat sa Liga ng Kabataang Propagandista at Anakbayan sa paanyayang magsalita sa ‘May Pag-asa’, isang pagtitipon ng mga kabataang Pilipino na may layuning buhayin ang diwang makabayan ng kabataan sa harap ng tumitinding dominasyon ng mga dayuhang bansa, lalo na ng US, sa ekonomiya at pulitika ng Pilipinas. Tumpak ang temang “Itakwil ang 1.16 daangtaong pagkaalipin!”

INDIA: Impunity of the armed forces in armed conflict areas

impunity of Indian armed forcesBy Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations

Impunity in simple terms is "exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action". Talking in terms of Indian Government and Armed Forces, impunity takes a totally different complexion, where State is systemically using immune Armed forces to suppress people's movements.

ILPS supports workers in Export Processing Zones, condemns NXPSCI, demands reinstatement of union leaders

NXPSCI protestIssued by the Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle

The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) condemns the NXP Semiconductors Cabuyao, Incorporated (NXPSCI) for union-busting and demands the reinstatement of 24 union leaders it has unjustly dismissed. The ILPS joins all progressive forces around the world in the Global Day of Action on 2 July 2014 to express support for the workers of the export processing zones in the Philippines in general, and for the 24 dismissed union leaders and the workers of the NXPSCI workers in particular, who are fighting to defend their democratic rights.

On the growing economic cooperation between China and Russia

Photo from english.rfa.orgBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

The International League of Peoples' Struggle notes with interest the fast-expanding economic cooperation between the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. The recent historic gas deal between the two major powers consolidates their partnership, in contradiction with the US-EU-Japan combine, as well as their role as the core in such formations as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS economic bloc which seek to veer away from US hegemonism.

US imperialism and people's resistance in the Philippines

JMS Amsterdam forum 06 june 2014Paper presented at Imperialism and Resistance
Forum organized by ILPS Netherlands Chapter
Amsterdam, 06 June 2014*

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

I wish to discuss with you how US imperialism has imposed itself on the Filipino people and violated their national sovereignty and thwarted their aspirations for democracy, social justice and development since 1898 by military, political, economic and cultural means.

Urban assertion by north-east immigrants in Delhi

Photo from www.thehindu.comBy Dr. MALEM NINGTHOUJA
Campaign for Peace and Democracy (Manipur)
Alternate Member, ILPS International Coordinating Committee

In February and March 2014, New Delhi witnessed a month long urban assertion by lower and lower middle class immigrants hailing from the Northeast region (henceforth immigrants), which subsequently spread to some of the Northeast states. The assertion in Delhi was led by leaders from NGOs, student and civil society organisations. They raised a couple of demands such as justice to the victims of racial assaults, security measures to prevent racial attacks, enactment of an anti-racial law, inclusion of the Northeast in the educational curriculum, reservation of seats in the Delhi Police, more hostels and measures to decrease room rents.

On the military coup and martial law in Thailand

Photo from www.independent.ieBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

The Thai armed forces led by its Army chief, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, declared martial law throughout Thailand on 20 May 2014, and openly seized power through a coup d’etat two days later, purportedly to restore civil order and break the deadlock between increasingly violent political factions, to protect the economy, and to counter terrorism.

Residents of São Paulo's South Zone under imminent threat of eviction

Photo from http://movimentobandeiravermelha.blogspot.com.brBy Movimento Bandeira Vermelha

Read the original statement in Portuguese

The inhabitants of Jardim da União urban occupation, in São Paulo City's southern zone, are being victimized by an injunction repossession issued by the Company of Urban and Housing Development (CDHU), which wants to evict more than 1500 families occupying the city hall's terrain since almost a year. The CDHU declares that, if the families do not leave the terrain within ten days, the repossession will be done under the bombs of the fascist Military Police and the city hall's tractors.

Expose, resist Abbott government’s attacks on Australian people’s social conditions and fundamental social rights

ILPS AustraliaBy LEN COOPER
Chairperson, ILPS Australia

The Abbott Government is in the process of making wholesale attacks on the living standards, and social welfare rights of the people, and on the fundamental rights of the people to high quality health care, education, and a clean, healthy environment.

ILPS Philippines holds 3rd General Assembly

ILPS Philippines 3rd General AssemblyBy PHILIP BROWN

The Philippine Chapter of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) convened its Third General Assembly on 28 May 2014, as part of preparations for the 5-7 June International Coordinating Committee Meeting of the ILPS. Led by a new set of elected officers, the assembly passed resolutions tackling the US pivot to Asia, with campaigns building up to the 2015 APEC Summit.

 

Sum up your experience, know your strength and plan your advance as Chapter

Keynote speech, ILPS Philippines 3rd General Assembly

Keynote to the 3rd General Assembly of ILPS Philippines

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

Dear Colleagues:

Thank you for inviting me to give  this  keynote message.  I convey to you the warmest greetings of solidarity from the International Coordinating Committee and the entirety of the International League of Peoples' Struggle as you hold the General Assembly of ILPS-Philippines.

Message of solidarity to Tongtongan ti Umili

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

As chairperson of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I convey warmest greetings of solidarity to the member-organizations and individual adherents of Tongtongan ti Umili-Metro Baguio, the distinguished chapter of BAYAN and Cordillera People's Alliance.

The myth of "Migration for Development"

Keynote Speech at the Discussion/Speak-out for Development Justice and Protest Mobilization vs. Migration for Development
13-15 May 2014
Stockholm, Sweden

Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON, ILPS ChairpersonBy Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle

On behalf of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), I extend my most militant greetings of solidarity to all the participants of the counter-event organized by the International Migrants Alliance to the 7th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) being held in Stockholm. I wish your conference and protest mobilization the utmost success.

Condemn the abduction of Dr. GN Saibaba and demand his immediate release

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

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, condemn in the strongest terms the abduction of Dr. GN Saibaba, Joint Secretary of the Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF), by plain-clothed personnel of the Maharashtra Police on May 9 while he was returning home from Daulat Ram College in Delhi University after examination duty.

Solidarity message to 1st General Assembly of Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines

JMS 09 May 2014By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

Warmest greetings of solidarity!

On behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, I wish to express high appreciation for your determination to strengthen the Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines by holding your first general assembly and ratifying your constitution.

ILPS Canada greets Frente Popular Revolucionario on its 4th General Congress

ILPS CanadaBy ILPS Canada Chapter

Warm solidarity and anti-imperialist greetings from the Coordinating Committee of the Canadian Chapter of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle on the occasion of the Fourth General Congress of the Frente Popular Revolucionario de Mexico. We congratulate the FPR as it continues to build a united revolutionary front in the streets and fields of Mexico.

Advance the people's mass struggles for national and social liberation

Frente Popular Revolucionario

Message of solidarity to the 4th National Congress of the Frente Popular Revolucionario
1 - 3 May 2014

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

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We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, convey our warmest greetings of solidarity to all the militants, sympathizers and cooperators of the Frente Popular Revolucionario, holding its 4th National Congress on 1-3 May, in Mexico City. We extend special felicitations to Comrade Florentino López Martínez, National President of the FPR and member of the International Coordinating Committee of the ILPS, on this important milestone for the FPR and the anti-imperialist movement in Mexico.

Pakikiisa sa PAMANTIK-KMU sa Mayo Uno

KMU May Day rallyNi JOSE MARIA SISON
Tagapangulo, International League of Peoples' Struggle

Taos puso akong nagpapaabot ng militanteng pakikiisa sa Pagkakaisa ng Manggagawa sa Timog Katagalugan – Kilusang Mayo Uno (PAMANTIK-KMU) sa pagdiriwang ng mga manggagawa sa Timog Katagalugan at iba pang rehiyon sa ika-111 anibersaryo ng Pandaigdigang Araw ng Paggawa sa Mayo Uno.

Philippine protests condemn Obama visit, "enhanced" defense pact

Photo from Pinoy WeeklyBy PINOY WEEKLY

For the second straight day, thousands of members of progressive groups took to the streets to protest the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) and US Pres. Barack Obama’s state visit to the country.

US and Philippines: How strategic is the partnership?

Prof. Jose Maria Sison, ILPS Chairperson

Servility to the US in economic and security matters will not save the Aquino regime from its growing disrepute

By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic Front of the Philippines
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/04/us-philippines-how-strategic-pa-201442871034598657.html

Hyped as a major advance in the strategic partnership of the US and the Philippines, the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) highlights the meeting of US President Barack Obama and Philippine President Benigno Aquino in Manila this week.

VIDEO: Protests greet Obama-Aquino meeting in Manila

Protests greet Obama-Aquino visitBy KODAO Philippines

As US President Barack Obama arrives in Manila and meets with Pres. Aquino in a state visit, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) leads thousands in protest actions. They decry the US pivot to Asia, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and the signing of an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the Philippines, an executive agreement allowing more U.S. military access and operations in the country.

On Obama's visit to East Asia

US troops out of AsiaBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle views the upcoming visits of United States President Barack Obama to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines from April 23 to 29 as part of the US imperialist objective of further entrenching its hegemony and imposing its neo-liberal agenda while undermining the sovereignty and coveting the patrimony of countries in the region, in line with its avowed “strategic pivot” to Asia.

Obama not welcome! Fight US imperialist agenda in Asia and the Pacific!

No to US bases, plunder and war!

Photo from http://gdb.voanews.com

Statement of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle Commission 1
On the cause of national liberation, democracy and social liberation

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle Commission One calls on the people of the world to protest the upcoming Asia visit of United States imperialist chieftain Barack Obama in April 2014. The imminent visits to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines are in line with the US strategic military “pivot” and the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Obama’s visit brings with it the US imperialist agenda of entrenching US hegemony in Asia in light of China’s rise as a major regional power, in order to continue imposing itself as the preeminent economic and military power in the Asia-Pacific region.

Solidarity message to the people's struggle against plan to construct US base in Ukawa

No to US base in Kyoto!By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, stand in solidarity with the AWC- Kyoto (Asia-Wide Campaign Against US-Japanese Aggression and Domination of Asia), the Kyoto Coalition, the Kinki Coalition, and the Japanese people against the building of the new US base in Ukawa district, Kyotango-city, Kyoto, and against the deployment of the X-band radar base and its related facilities as essential part of the US Missile Defense network in East Asia in connivance with the Japanese government.

ILPS greetings of solidarity to the International Coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations (ICOR)

ICOR logoThrough Stefan Engel
Main Coordinator & ICC Secretariat

Dear Comrades,

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), convey warmest greetings of solidarity to the International Coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations (ICOR) on the occasion of its Second World Conference.

In honor of Irene Fernandez

A People’s Servant and Fighter for Democratic Rights and Fundamental Change

Photo from http://www.rightlivelihood.org By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

We, the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS), pay our highest tribute to Irene Fernandez. As we mourn her passing and condole with her family, friends and colleagues in Malaysia, we honor her for the outstanding service she rendered to the oppressed and exploited people. We celebrate her achievements as the people's servant and fighter for democratic rights and fundamental change.

Mensahe sa Gabriela Youth, Marso 28, 2014

Ni Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Tagapangulo, International League of Peoples’ Struggle

Malugod akong  nagpapaabot  ng maalab na pagbati  ng International League of Peoples’ Struggle sa GABRIELA Youth  sa ika-20 anibersaryo ng pagtatatag nito.  Nakikiisa ang aming International Coordinating Commitee,  mga pambansang tsapter  at lahat ng kasaping-organisasyon sa inyong pambansang pamunuan, mga balangay at kasapian.

Solidarity message on 1st death anniversary of President Hugo Chavez

Philippines-Venezuela solidarity

Message of solidarity with the Venezuelan people and government on the first death anniversary of President Hugo Chavez

(Photos from the forum on Venezuela held at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, 18 March, with the Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.)

The Philippine-Bolivarian Venezuela Friendship Association, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN, New Patriotic Alliance), ILPS-Philippines, and their allied and member organizations, join the Venezuelan people in solidarity as they commemorate the first death anniversary of President Comandante Hugo Chavez Frias.

Thousands rally in Japan, demand shutdown of all nuclear plants

AWC Kyoto rallyBy YOSHIO NAKAMURA
AWC International Secretariat

Most of the people in Japan are demanding to immediate shut down of all nuclear power stations. On around 11 March 2014, the 3rd anniversary of the Fukushima disaster that was brought about by the massive earthquake and tsunami hit East Japan reagion, a series of protests against nuclear power were or will be held in at least 175 locations all over Japan.

ILPS reiterates global call to oppose imperialist use of nuclear power

Fukushima nuclear reactorBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle

We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, express anew our sympathies with the Japanese people and our concern that the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe has continued to widen and worsen. We reiterate our global call to oppose the irresponsible, profit-seeking, and anti-people use of nuclear power, whether for energy or for weaponry, by the imperialists.

Condemn massacre of Ligiw Family by the 41st Infantry Battalion!

KASTAN CPA-Abra ChapterBy Cordillera Peoples Alliance

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) strongly denounces the massacre and brutal killing of Freddie “Fermin” Ligiw, Edie Ligiw, and their father Licuben Ligiw on 2 March 2014 in Sukaw, Domenglay, Baay-Licuan town, in Abra province by elements of the 41st Infantry Battalion (Philippine Army), which has a notorious track record of rights violations in Abra, such as indiscriminate firing, arrest and detention, harassment and intimidation of community members.

Women of the world, unite against imperialist globalization

Photo from ILPS CanadaBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

Imperialism is destroying the lives of women. It is aggravating the exploitation of women and intensifying attacks on women's rights. Through the quintuple neoliberal policies of pressing down wages, liberalization, privatization, deregulation, and denationalization, imperialism has reversed whatever gains the working women's movement has gained in more than a century of struggles. This is the context of our International Women's Day Commemoration this year.

ILPS exposes and condemns nature and purposes of Nuclear Security Summits initiated by the US

US nuclear attacks on civilian populationsBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, expose and condemn the Nuclear Security Summits as a hypocritical and malicious propaganda platform initiated by US imperialism. This kind of summit pretends to prevent nuclear terrorism but in fact aims to promote and strengthen the oligopoly of nuclear weapons by the imperialist powers headed by the US. These are the real megaterrorists who deceptively accuse of nuclear terrorism those states and other entities outside of their orbit.

ILPS analyzes situation in Ukraine, condemns trouble-making by US and EU

Photo from http://revolution-news.comBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

Since the horrendous attack of Nazi Germany, the great anti-fascist victory of the Soviet Union, and the socialist reconstruction after World War II, Ukraine has suffered a series of catastrophes in so many decades: the rise of modern revisionism and gradual restoration of capitalism from the late 1950s onwards leading to the rapid full-scale restoration of capitalism and collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, and the social and economic devastation of the Ukraine as the Mafia-type bourgeoisie fully privatized the economy, exploited the people with impunity and carried out the neoliberal economic policy of boundless greed.

URGENT APPEAL: Condemn racial attacks against persons hailing from Northeast India

Photo from http://www.e-paolive.net

From Dr. MALEM NINGTHOUJA

The racial attacks on peoples hailing from Northeast in New Delhi and other parts of "mainland" India have been an alarming and longstanding concern... There has been no consistent and systematic policy to tackle the pattern of racial attacks, especially in New Delhi, capital of India.

RECENT INCIDENTS:

  1. Assault on Mr. Telheiba Laishram, s/o L. Bidhanchandra of Wangjing Sorokhaibam, on 25 November 2013 at Kishangarh, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

ILPS condemns US for instigating coup scheme, demands respect for sovereignty of Venezuela

Pro-Maduro rallyBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

The International League of Peoples' Struggle condemns the US and its puppets in Venezuela for causing artificial shortages of certain basic goods and inflation, and inciting crimes and sham protests aimed at destabilizing the Bolivarian government of President Nicolas Maduro.

PHOTOS: International Solidarity Visit in Manipur

Budi of AGRA sharing their struggle against landgrabbing in Indonesia. — at Manipur, Northeast India.By Asian Peasant Coalition

The Asian Peasant Coalition and the Centre for Research and Advocacy-Manipur organized an International Solidarity Visit in Manipur from 31st January to 2nd February 2014. The visit was aimed at extending solidarity with the Manipuri people in their struggle against landgrabbing in Manipur, Northeast India.

URGENT APPEAL: Release Eduardo Sarmiento NOW!

Free Eduardo Sarmiento NOW!KARAPATAN (Alliance for the Advancement of People's Rights)

Dear friends and colleagues,

Greetings of peace!

On 11 December 2013, Eduardo Sarmiento, a consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in the peace process with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH), was sentenced to 20 to 40 years imprisonment by Judge Myra Bayot Quiambao of the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 203, on the basis of a trumped up criminal charge of illegal possession of firearms and explosives.

New Year's Greetings and Best Wishes

2014Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We convey to you warmest greetings of solidarity and best wishes for the entire new year of 2014! We congratulate you for all your efforts and achievements in the anti-imperialist and democratic struggle in 2013.

As the crisis of global capitalism prolongs and worsens, the people suffer and need to intensify their struggles against exploitation and oppression, against wars of aggression and against the imperialist plunder of the environment.

Expose and condemn the US Federal Reserve as instrument of the US finance oligarchy

End the Fed!

Statement on the 100th Anniversary of the US Federal Reserve
23 December 2013

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

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the US Federal Reserve this 23 December, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) calls on the people of the world to expose and condemn the US Federal Reserve as the instrument of the US finance oligarchy. It is in fact a central bank privately-owned by the bankster plutocracy, contrary to the widespread notion that it is a publicly owned federal state institution.

Super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): The political context of a natural disaster in the Philippines

Jose Maria Sison, ILPS Chairperson

Lecture at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences
Groningen, 16 December 2013

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

Good afternoon, friends. Thank you Jake for your kind introduction.

My task today is to talk about the political context of the corruption and criminal negligence of the Aquino regime in relation to the super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

Message of gratitude to ILPS HK & Macau Chapter on the launch of Foundation for Resuming the Philippine Revolution

Foundation for Resuming the Philippine RevolutionBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

As author, I wish to thank ILPS HK & Macau for launching the book, Foundation for Resuming the Philippine Revolution. I also thank all the guests and ILPS members for attending this event.

This is the first of the series of five books which presents my writings from 1968 to 1990. The titles of the four other volumes are: Defeating Revisionism, Reformism and Opportunism, Building Strength through Struggle, Detention and Defiance Against Dictatorship and Continuing the Struggle for National and Social Liberation.

International Day Against Trafficking: Labor export policy is state-sponsored human trafficking

Stop forced migrantion! Create jobs at home!Migrante International

Today, 12 December, marks the International Day Against Trafficking. In commemoration, Migrante International called for justice for victims of human and labor trafficking. They were joined by victims, advocates, lawmakers and other sectoral groups in a press conference held at the House of Representatives.

In honor of Nelson Mandela

Photo from http://news.bbcimg.co.ukBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, mourn the demise of Nelson Mandela last December 5. We express our condolences to his family, his comrades in arms and the entire people of South Africa. At the same time, we celebrate his great achievements as a revolutionary fighter in the service of the people of South Africa and the people of the world.

Campakan WTO dan tindakan-tindakan terkait globalisasi imperialis

Junk WTO!

Pidato Pembukaan Prof Jose Maria Sison, Ketua Liga Internasional Perjuangan Rakyat

Disampaikan dalam Forum Publik "Perlawanan Rakyat terhadap WTO dan Globalisasi Imperialis" yang diorganisasi oleh ILPS, 5 Desember 2013

Read in English

Rekan-rekan sekerja dan teman-teman sekalian yang saya hormati,

Saya sangat gembiradapat membuka forum ILPS ini dalam rangka perlawanan rakyat terhadap WTO dan Globalisasi Imperialis. Saya menyambut seluruh peserta forum ini. Dan saya mengucapkan selamat kepada ILPS Indonesia dan perwakilan ILPS dari negara-negara lain sertaseluruh jajaran pimpinan terkait dari Komite Koordinasi Internasional ILPS yang menyelenggarakan forum ini.

Resist the WTO and related acts of imperialist globalization

ILPS Chairperson, Jose Maria Sison.

Opening speech at the ILPS Public Forum on People's Resistance Against the WTO and Imperialist Globalization
05 December 2013

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

Read in Indonesian

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am deeply pleased to open this ILPS Forum on People's Resistance Against the WTO and Imperialist Globalization. I welcome all the participants in this forum. I congratulate the Indonesian and other chapters of the ILPS and all the concerned officers of the ILPS International Coordinating Committee for organizing this forum.

People's struggles and resistance to the neoliberal agenda

ILPS Chairperson, Jose Maria Sison

Speech to the People's Global Camp Plenary,
Session on People's Struggle and Resistance,
Bali, Indonesia, 4 December 2013

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

In behalf of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), I wish to thank the organizers of the People's Global Camp in Bali, Indonesia, for inviting me to to speak about issues relating to the WTO. I thank the Indonesia Peoples Alliance (IPA) in particular for giving us this opportunity to contribute to its Plenary Session on People's Struggles and Resistance.

The current situation and prospects for the youth movement

Youth Solidarity Festival, Bali, 2-6 December 2013Keynote speech at the Youth Solidarity Festival,
Bali, Indonesia, 3 December 2013

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

In behalf of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, I extend warmest greetings of solidarity to the organizers and participants of the Youth Solidarity Festival. It is fitting that your festival, a self-organized event of the People’s Global Camp, has adopted the call “Youth unite, fight and claim our future” as your theme.

Intensify the global people's resistance against the WTO and imperialist plunder

ILPS Chairperson, Jose Maria Sison.

Message of solidarity to the People's Global Camp in Bali, Indonesia, 2-6 December 2013

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

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), convey to all the organizations, groups, and individuals participating in the People’s Global Camp (PGC) in Bali, Indonesia our warmest greetings of solidarity in your resistance against neoliberal globalization and imperialist plunder.

Youth and students kick off anti-WTO protests in Bali

FMN, ILPS Indonesia rally in front of US Consulate, Bali.

“People over profit! Junk WTO! Bubarkan WTO!”

These were a few of the many slogans that around 150 students and youth under the banner of the Indonesian People’s Alliance were chanting when they trooped to the United States Consulate in Bali, Indonesia today.

Invitation to the People's Global Camp in Bali, Indonesia

PGC posterTo: Civil Society Organization and Social Movement

Dear Friends,

Indonesia takes center stage as it hosts of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Meeting on 3-6 December 2013. This forum is being convened in the midst of the global economic, financial, climate, energy, food and political crises confronting the world today. But the WTO will not deliver real solutions that will steer the world and the people out of the multiple crises. Instead of offering real solutions, the WTO pushes for more of the same recipe that have brought upon the multiple crises – more liberalization, deregulation and privatization – which will result in greater impacts to the peoples and planet.

Global trends and the Philippine political system

ILPS Chairperson, Prof. Jose Maria Sison

Presentation at the Forum on Global Trends and the Philippine Political System

University of the Philippines - Baguio
28 November 2013

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

Dear Friends,

Good afternoon! I thank the Alliance of Concerned Students, ANAKBAYAN, and League of Filipino Students for inviting me to this forum as the speaker. I am happy to join you in celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of the great Andres Bonifacio and the 49th founding anniversary of Kabataang Makabayan.

Temporary foreign workers in Quebec launch their own association

Photo from http://basicsnews.caBy M. Cooke
http://basicsnews.ca

MONTREAL – “We are foreign temporary workers, any day we could be expelled. That’s why we need a strong and flexible association” said Enrique Llanes, a temporary foreign worker from Spain.

Enrique was speaking to a group of over 50 temporary foreign workers who had gathered in Montreal this past Saturday to launch the Temporary Foreign Workers Association (TFWA).

GABRIELA brings "Mother and Child", Family Packs to typhoon stricken Eastern Samar

Lingap GABRIELABy GABRIELA Philippines

Gabriela Women's Party Representative Emmi De Jesus with GABRIELA Secretary General Joms Salvador and women from urban poor communities, who themselves were victims of past typhoons and flashfloods in Mtero Manila, joined the BALSA multi-sectoral disaster aid caravan that left Manila yesterday on a rough road trip to deliver relief packs, hope and solidarity to communities in the Eastern Visayas.

Message of solidarity to the Conference Against Criminalization of People's Struggles

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

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We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, convey our warmest greetings of solidarity to the Movimiento por Amnistia y Derechos Fundamentales, Instituto de Asesoria e Investigacion Juridica (Ratio Iuris) and to all the delegations participating in the Conference Against the Criminalization of People's Struggles in Peru and in other countries.

Philippine government misuses public funds as people suffer from post-typhoon devastation

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The Real News Network inteviews Prof. Jose Maria Sison, ILPS Chairperson, about the devastation wrought by super-typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda). Prof. Sison explains how Philippine government has set up ghost non-profits that failed to service its most vulnerable citizens.

Video from youtube, The Real News Network. Report by Jessica Desverieux, Producer, @Jessica_Reports.

Appeal for aid to victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

Photo from Citizens Disaster Response Center | http://bulatlat.comIssued by the Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, appeal to all our global region committees, national chapters, member-organizations, our friends and all the people of the world to carry out a campaign of raising resources and delivering them to the millions of people afflicted by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 35 provinces in the central part of the Philippines.

Defend the right to organize!

Statement of TEA-KOR for 13 November National Labour Day in South Korea 

Photo from http://www.ei-ie.orgBy Teachers of English Abroad in Korea

TEA-KOR, Teachers of English abroad in Korea, strongly defends the rights of the Korea Teachers’ Union (KTU) and all workers to organize. We stand with them in vehemently objecting to the government’s arbitrary decision to declare the KTU decertified, and call for international solidarity.

Undocumented domestics hold rally in the Netherlands, demand recognition as domestic workers

Photo from Migrante EuropeBy Migrante Europe

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Hundreds of domestic workers from various nationalities rallied and marched yesterday, 2 November at the Museum district, one of Amsterdam's main tourist attractions, to demand that the Dutch government recognize "domestic work as work" and ratify the ILO Convention C189 concerning decent work for domestic workers.

ILPS condemns auction of Libra oil field in Brazil as neocolonial privatization and denationalization

Photo from http://img.haberler.comBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

The International League of Peoples' Struggle condemns the auction of the Libra oil field in Brazil as neocolonial privatization, denationalization and imperialist plunder. Eighty per cent of the oil field, now known as the largest in the world, is auctioned off to foreign and private monopoly capital. At least 74 percent of the field is effectively owned and controlled by foreign monopoly capitalism.

New York hosts International Women's Alliance meeting

Photo from http://basicsnews.caBy International Women's Alliance

Close to 80 women and their allies turned out to the International Women’s Alliance meeting in New York, 5 October 2013, hosted by local member groups including the Women’s Fightback Network and Gabriela USA.

The meeting came on the heels of a successful 4th International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees that had culminated in a rally in front of the United Nations the day before.

Message of solidarity with the Congress of Peoples for the Peace of Guatemala

Congreso por la PazBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, convey our firm solidarity with the convenors and participants of the Congress of the Peoples for the Peace of Guatemala. We share with you your serious concern over the nonimplementation of solutions to acute socio-economic, political and cultural problems, which involve oppression and exploitation, exclusion, racism and extreme privileges for a few at the expense of the people.

Indonesia Peoples Alliance calls actions against WTO

Image from http://apwld.org

Invitation to Peoples Global Camp (PGC)

Dear Friends,

Indonesia takes center stage as it hosts of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Meeting (3-6 December 2013). As you know, This forum is being convened in the midst of the global economic, financial, climate, energy, food and political crises confronting the world today.

ILPS supports Ad Hoc Committee and CUNY 6, Condemns Petraeus and his cohorts

Image grab from http://m.animalnewyork.comBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
ILPS Chairperson

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, firmly and vigorously support the just struggle waged by the students and faculty members, spearheaded by the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY (constituted by Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee, IGNITE, Internationalist Group, Sister Circle Collective, and others) against the hiring of the notorious war criminal General David Petraeus by the administration of the City University of New York (CUNY) as a professor of policy and on how best to wage war.

The State and its professor as hooligan in Manipur University

Manipur University. photo from http://www.openaccessweek.orgBy Dr. MALEM NINGTHOUJA
Campaign for Peace and Democracy (Manipur)

On 10th October 2013 Assistant Professor Dr. Hanjabam Shukhdeba Sharma was assaulted by Professor Moirangthem Mani, Director, Academic Staff College, Manipur Central University during the 19th Orientation Programme of the ASC.

The assault was sparked off when Shukhdeba had an altercation with the programme coordinator O’Brien to ensure power supply to run power point projector. The browbeating altercations went ahead to the extent of Shukhdeba raising some sensitive questions regarding the transparency of the authority in appointing O’Brien to the post of coordinator.

Anti-APEC rally in Jakarta, 8 October

Anti-APEC rally in Jakarta. image grab from youtubeBy YOSHIO NAKAMURA
AWC international secretariat

Dear comrades,

I had a chance to join the anti-APEC rally held by the Indonesian People's Alliance (IPA) in Jakarta.

The IPA held an open forum on 7 October and also held a rally on 8 October. You can find a short video on anti-APEC rally on 8 October 2013.

Fight US imperialist agenda in the Asia-Pacific Region

US pivot in Asia-Pacific Region, Image from http://pinoypolitikas.blogspot.nl

No to US Bases, Intervention and Plunder!

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

The International League of Peoples' Struggle calls attention to the strategic scheme and maneuvers of US imperialism to strengthen US military bases and escalate US military intervention and plunder in the Asian-Pacific region and calls on all the oppressed peoples in the region to fight US imperialism in every way possible and necessary. The US imperialist agenda has been highlighted by US pronouncements an actuations in multilateral meetings and side meetings and in country visits by US top officials.

Teachers of the world on the march

Photo from http://cbschicago.files.wordpress.com

Statement on the wave of teachers' strikes and the World Teacher's Day
5 October 2013

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

On the occasion of World Teacher’s Day, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) extends its staunch and vigorous support to the hundreds of thousands of teachers in various countries who have been waging strikes for their economic rights, free quality education and academic freedom in the past several months. We cite the exceptionally militant mass struggles of the teachers of Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Kenya, Nigeria, Swaziland, Uganda, India, Greece, United Kingdom, Australia, the US and other countries from June 2013 onwards.

Capital landgrab comes with high human cost

Photo from http://www.thegoan.netMALEM NINGTHOUJA*
Appeared on The Goan, 21 September 2013

“Lei-Ingkhol is our homeland. We are born here and we will die here,” said an elderly Ahanthem Ibomcha  (who is no more). “For five decades my life is built around the village for survival and security,” lamented handicapped leper Matumbi. “The rich and powerful, to meet their selfish ends, are mercilessly adding to the burden of the weaker.”

Those were some of the voices when we started protesting the Manipur government’s announcement of April 20, 2005 to acquire our village Lei-Ingkhol, located on a hillside about 5 km from Imphal.

In honor of the immortal General Vo Nguyen Giap

Photo from http://gringolost.files.wordpress.comBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, solemnly honor and render our highest respects to the immortal General Vo Nguyen Giap upon his passing away on 4 October. He was a close comrade in arms of the great Ho Chi Minh and outstanding hero, leader and commander of the Vietnamese people's revolutionary struggles for national liberation against Japanese, French and US imperialism.

Solidarity greetings to the International People’s Assembly in Detroit Against the Banks and Against Austerity

Photo from http://www.openmediaboston.orgBy Chelsea Uniting Against the War

Chelsea Uniting Against the War, a member organization of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, sends solidarity greetings to the International People’s Assembly in Detroit Against the Banks and Against Austerity!  

Our small organization based in the Latino immigrant community of Chelsea, Massachusetts, has opposed the US government war of terror on the people of the world from our formation in 2003.

Defend migrant and refugee rights against exploitation and oppression

Image from http://iamr4.files.wordpress.comStatement on the 4th International Assembly of Migrans and Refugees
New York City
2 - 4 October 2013

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

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), convey to all the participants and guests of the Fourth International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR4) the warmest greetings of solidarity. We congratulate the International Migrants Alliance and the other IAMR4 convenors for successfully organizing the assembly.

In solidarity with the International People's Assembly Against the Banks and Against Austerity in Detroit

video captureBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
ILPS Chairperson

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, stand in solidarity with the Coalition for an International People's Assembly Against the Banks and Against Austerity and all the organizations and broad masses of the people in Detroit and the US nationwide that are assembling in Detroit on October 5-6 to protest the depredations of the banks and austerity program and to put forward just demands for upholding, defending and promoting the rights and well-being of the working class families and entire people of Detroit.

US imperialism is isolated over plan to attack Syria

Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson of the International League of Peoples' Struggle. file photo.Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle

US imperialism under Obama is experiencing unprecedented isolation and condemnation over his drive for the US to attack Syria, overthrow the Assad government and install a pro-US government.

By his own pronouncements and actions, Obama, ironically the Nobel Peace Prize awardee in 2009, has totally discarded his dovish mask and exposed himself as no less barbarous and arrogant a warmonger than his predecessors. His direct supervision over the vicious drone attacks that has victimized countless civilian casualties callously tagged as “collateral damage” has proven Obama to be as murderous as past US imperialist chieftains in prosecuting their wars for global hegemony and superiority over their imperialist rivals.

Book of poems by Prof. Sison: The Guerrilla is Like a Poet

Book image from http://www.uitgeverij.ccBy Uitgeverij

This book is titled after the world-renowned poem of Jose Maria Sison, “The Guerrilla Is Like a Poet,” which celebrates with natural imagery and in a lyrical way the Filipino people’s revolutionary struggle for national liberation and democracy against foreign and feudal oppression and exploitation.

The book contains poems from Sison’s Prison and Beyond, which won the Southeast Asia WRITE Award, as well as new poems that further develop the theme of struggle for national and social liberation as well as exile.

Protesters gather in Vancouver to denounce human rights abuses in Syria

Photos from Google+ account of Beth Dollaga.ILPS Canada

The International League of Peoples' Struggle and BAYAN-Canada joined a protest action in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday, 14 September, in order to uphold the unconditional right of the Syrian people to self-determination, and stand in solidarity with them and the world’s people in rejecting any and all US intervention in Syria.

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ICHRP condemns detention of Canadian student in Manila, demands her immediate release

Kim Chatillon MeunierBy International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines

We, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines, express outrage at the government of President Benigno S. Aquino III for not allowing Kim Chatillon-Meunier to board her plane in Manila bound for Hong Kong last night, 13 September, and worse, for putting her in jail based on spurious charges. Kim was reportedly barred from taking her flight by officials of the Bureau of Immigration, claiming that her name is on a so-called “watchlist” and that she participated in a protest rally against the 21 July State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President BS Aquino. We are deeply alarmed that a certain Commissioner Siegfred Mison allegedly ordered her detention in Bicutan, Taguig, to face “intelligence personnel”.

NZ migrants, refugees say NO to US war on Syria!

No to US war on Syria

Migrants and refugees in New Zealand say NO to US war on Syria! Photo from Migrante Aotearoa's facebook page.

BAYAN joins global action vs. US war on Syria

Photo from http://arkibongbayan.orgBy Bagong Alyansang Makabayan

The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN, New Patriotic Alliance) today joined peace advocates in a global day of fasting and prayer to call for a stop to the impending US airstrikes on Syria. The call for a 7 September day of fasting and prayer was made by Pope Francis who issued a statement opposing the imminent US attack on Syria.

On the growing violent conflict in Egypt

Photo from http://www.timeslive.co.zaBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

Before the so-called Arab spring of 2011 seemingly swept into Egypt from Tunisia, Egyptian workers and their trade unions had manifested their grievances and demands against the worsening economic and social conditions in Egypt as a result of the bankruptcy and crisis of the world capitalist system and the Egyptian ruling system, under the US-dictated neoliberal economic policy.

Child rights group condemns aerial strikes against civilians, demands Aquino to scrap Oplan Bayanihan

Photo from http://www.bulatlat.comBy Children's Rehabilitation Center

“We strongly denounce the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) for the blatant rights violations caused by their indiscriminate firing and air strikes against the civilian communities in Sagada, Mountain Province. The incident did not only wreak destruction to the environment but also inflicted psychological trauma among the children and indigenous people of Cordillera,” said Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) Executive Director Jacquiline Ruiz.

VIDEO: Ban the Bases International Conference

video image captureBy ILPS Commission One

The International League of Peoples' Struggle co-organized the Ban the Bases International Conference on 16 - 18 July 2013, in Manila, Philippines, to discuss and unite on actions against US plans for greater US military presence in Asia. The Conference gathered anti-US bases activists, researchers, and other personages from Asia-Pacific region and Europe.

Photos: protest action against imperialist intervention in Syria

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ILPS participates in protest action in the Hague, the Netherlands, 31 August, to oppose US-NATO plans to bomb Syria.

 

Filipinos denounce US defense chief visit to Manila

video capture | BAYANBy Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN)

On his four-nation tour of Asia, and as Syria clash looms, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was met with protest at the US embassy in Manila. Activists led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN, New Patriotic Alliance) called for the scrapping of the US-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), and an expanded military access in the Philippines. They denounced US imperialism and its intervention and wars of aggression as it pivots into the region.

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Joint statement on the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared

surface the desaparecidosBy Desaparecidos (Philippines)
and Fundacion Amancio Samuel Villatoro (Guatemala)

As we commemorate the International Day of the Disappeared, we express our solidarity with the families of the desaparecidos in all parts of the globe where a loved one was seized by state security forces and never seen again. Let us turn this day not a time to mourn our loss but a time to rise; a time to firmly resolve that our fight against enforced disappearance and other forms of human rights violations shall continue until justice prevails.

Condemn and oppose US plan to bomb Syria as opening act of war of aggression

Photo from http://media.npr.orgBy Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

We, the International Coordinating Committee of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), call on the entire ILPS, its global region region committees, its national chapters and member-organizations to undertake all possible and necessary actions against the US plan to bomb Syria and engage in a brazen war of aggression against Syria and the Syrian people.

Stand for self-determination of the Syrian People! Reject US intervention in Syria!

US-NATO intervention in Syria

By BAYAN-USA

“Is our nation planning to build on political myth again, and then shore it up upon the power of a new violence? Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
in his April 4, 1967 “Beyond Vietnam” speech

BAYAN-USA upholds the unconditional right of the Syrian people to self-determination and stands in solidarity with them and the world’s people in rejecting any and all US intervention in Syria.

Police claims questioned on 26 violent deaths in Gadchiroli, India

CDRO

Submitted by MALEM NINGTHOUJA

Six cases of encounters in Gadchiroli district have been reported in the press this year. A total of 26 persons have lost their lives in these encounters. People from the villages where the encounters took place have questioned the veracity of the police claims.

The Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations (CDRO), an all‐India body of civil liberties and democratic rights organisations in different states, along with the Indian Association of People’s Lawyers conducted a fact‐finding to ascertain the truth.

A starting point for justice in Guatemala

Valuing trade unionists and their vital role in building a democratic society

Photo from http://www.world-psi.orgFrom Public Services International
http://www.world-psi.org/en/starting-point-justice-guatemala

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A high-level international delegation of trade union leaders has gained a commitment from Guatemala’s President that he will publicly speak out about the need to respect and protect the lives of union members and to recognize the crucial role of public service workers in forming a democratic society.

President Otto Pérez Molina acknowledged that, “It is very shameful for us that our country is the most dangerous country in the world for trade unionists today.”

Mensahe ng pakikiisa ng ILPS sa Central Luzon Ayta Association (CLAA)

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

Kami sa International League of Peoples' Struggle ay nagpapaabot ng taos pusong pagbati at pakikiisa sa pamunuan at kasapian ng Central Luzon Ayta Association (CLAA) sa paglulunsad ng Ayta Day 2013.

Batid namin ang malaking kahalagahan ng okasyong ito kung saan nagtitipon ang mamamayang Ayta mula sa mga probinsya ng Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales at Bataan, at makakapagpanibagong determinasyon sila para ipaglaban ang karapatan sa lupang katutubo, kultura at sariling pagpapasya.

ILPS applauds resounding success of ICHRPP, condemns repressive acts against foreign delegates by US-Aquino Regime

ICHRPP logo

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

We, the International Coordinating Committee of the International League of Peoples' Struggle, applaud the resounding success of the 19-21 July International Conference for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines and all the related activities. We congratulate the organizers and all the participants. We are proud to have co-sponsored the conference and given our view on the relationship of the imperialist policy of neoliberalism and the worsening human rights situation in the Philippines.

Son of slain Guatemalan labor leader brings hope to families of Filipino desaparecidos

Photo from http://www.interaksyon.comBy: Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

Guatemalan labor leader Amancio Samuel Villatoro, who was abducted by the military during his country's 36-year civil war, was confirmed to have been executed only 15 years later. Details of his death were found in a logbook dubbed the "death squad dossier" by the Washington-based National Security Archive, which is run by scholars and reporters. (Photo from the National Security Archive)

MANILA, Philippines -- Guatemalan labor leader Amancio Samuel Villatoro was wearing Levi’s when he was executed by the army in March 1984. But his family didn’t know it.

"I should have remembered what my father wore on the day of his disappearance"

Lorena SantosBy LORENA SANTOS*
Bulatlat.com

It was a year ago when someone posted a link on my facebook about a desaparecido in Guatemala that was exhumed in a former military camp and was initially identified due to the pieces of Levi’s jeans that was worn by the victim more than 20 years ago. I found the story interesting. My father, Leo Velasco, is also a desaparecido since 2007.

ILPS joins the Korean people in celebrating Victory Day in the Great Fatherland Liberation War against imperialist aggression

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By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
ILPS Chairperson

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), join the Korean people in celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Victory Day in the Great Fatherland Liberation War against the US-led imperialist aggression. The signing of the Armistice Agreement on 27 July 1953 marked the defeat of the US scheme to conquer the whole of Korea. This agreement ceased hostilities and established the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

Philippine authorities violently crack down on "People's State of the Nation March"

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Growing movement decries Philippine President's failure to address the widespread poverty, corruption and human rights abuses during his State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Message on the book launch of Foundation for Resuming the Philippine Revolution

jms_booklaunch_20july2013By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Author

Dear Friends,

Warmest greetings of solidarity!

I thank all of you for attending this book launch. I thank Prof. Luis V. Teodoro, Chair of Aklat ng Bayan for welcoming you earlier through his representative Prof. Noli Queaño. I thank Ruth de Leon, Issa D. Palo, Levie Ebio, Joel Celestial and the other organizers for realizing this event.

Paloma Palo speaks at book launching of Foundation for Resuming the Philippine Revolution

Brief remarks at the launch of Foundation for Resuming the Philippine Revolution

Photo from http://stdem.orgBy JONAS STAAL

Good evening, 

First of all, I would like to thank Professor Sison for having invited me to dedicate a few words to his new book of collected writings on the theoretical and organizational foundation of the revolutionary democratic Nationalist movement in the Philippines. As the founder of the artistic and political organization New World Summit, it is an honor to speak here.

A Radical Necessity

Remarks at the book launch of Foundation for Resuming the Philippine Revolution

Photo from http://www.admu.edu.phBy Dr. CHARLIE SAMUYA VERIC

I am honored to be with you tonight to speak briefly as an academic upon the invitation of Professor Jose Maria Sison and I congratulate him on the publication of his latest book, Foundation for Resuming the Philippine Revolution.1

In an interview that came out last year in the Sunday issue of the Philippine Star, Wilson Lee Flores had asked Sison how he wanted Philippine history to remember him and his legacy. “I would like to be remembered,” Sison responded, “as the activist and articulator of the Filipino people’s struggle and aspirations for national independence, genuine democracy, national industrialization and land reform, social justice, a patriotic and progressive culture and international solidarity for peace and development.”2

Tugon ng kabataan sa pagpapatuloy ng rebolusyon

Talumpati sa Book Launch ng librong “Foundation for Resuming the Philippine Revolution” ni Prop. Jose Maria Sison

jaqueline_joy_erolesNi JAQUELINE JOY EROLES
Deputy Secretary General, Anakbayan
 

(Pilipino language)

Marami pong salamat sa inyong imbitasyon na makapagbahagi hinggil sa kahalagahan ng sulatin ni Propesor Jose Maria Sison na tinipon sa librong “Foundation for Resuming the Philippine Revolution” ni Propesor Jose Maria Sison. Isa pa lamang ito sa limang librong nagtitipon ng piling sulatin ni Ka Joma mula 1968-1991.

ILPS joins celebration of attack on Moncada Barracks on the occasion of 60th Anniversary on 26 July

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

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We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, join the Cuban people and all other peoples celebrating the 60th anniversary of the attacks on the Moncada barracks and the nearby Bayamo garrison on 26 July 1953. The attacks were carried out by some 160 men and women led by Fidel Castro and Abel Santamaria.

VIDEO: International rights conference in the Philippines

By KODAO Philippines

Highlights on opening day of the International Conference for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines. With Edita Burgos, mother of abducted activist Jonas; Jeanne Mirer, President of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL); Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS); Rev. Christopher Fergusson of the World Council of Churches (WCC); and Satur Ocampo, three-term representative of the Bayan Muna Party List, President of the Makabayan Coalition, and a member of the first panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in peace negotiations with the Manila government.

Neoliberalism & Imperialist Crisis: Impact on human rights and peace

ICHRPP logo. Image from http://www.humanrightsphilippines.net

Keynote speech at the International Conference on Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines

Quezon City, Philippines
19 July 2013

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

(see video below)

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, express our warmest greetings of solidarity to all the participants of the International Conference on Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines. We express special appreciation to those who earlier joined the International Solidarity Missions to various regions of the country in order to observe the human rights situation, interact with the people and report to this conference.

BOOK LAUNCH: Foundation for Resuming the Philippine Revolution

Book cover image from http://www.josemariasison.orgBy International Network for Philippine Studies

The latest book by Jose Maria Sison, Foundation for Resuming the Philippine Revolution will be launched to the public on 20 July 2013 at the Great Eastern Hotel, Jade Empress Function Room, 1403 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The book is the first volume (covering 1968-1972) of a series of selected works by Jose Maria Sison from 1968 to 1990, co-published by the International Network for Philippine Studies (INPS) and Aklat ng Bayan, Inc.

Send letters to Australian DFAT for removal of Jose Maria Sison, CPP and NPA from terrorist list

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Dear Friend,

Please find attached three submissions to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), one to take the Jose Maria Sison off the Foreign Minister’s Terrorist List, and the other two to take off the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army.

Below is the notice posted on the DFAT website (link is under ‘counter terrorism’ at the bottom of the DFAT frontpage).

ILPS applauds Brazilian mass protests, condemns neoliberal policy of exploitation

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By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
ILPS Chairperson

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, applaud and support the people of Brazil in launching mass protests against the Brazilian government and its anti-people policies. These protests broke out in mid-June apparently against the 10-per cent increase of transport fare in Sao Paolo and spread rapidly throughout Brazil to denounce even far more serious social and political maladies. By June 20, hundreds of thousands of people had poured into streets to protest in various cities.

ILPS supports the Indian People's War for national liberation and democracy

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

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

We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, join all anti-imperialist and democratic forces in solidarity with the Indian people on the occasion of the International Day of Support for People's War in India on July 1. We support the Indian people and all revolutionary forces in waging the people's democratic revolution for national liberation and democracy.

BAYAN supports Turkish people’s uprising

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By Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN, New Patriotic Alliance)

The umbrella organization Bagong Alyansang Makabayan in the Philippines held a picket near the Embassy of Turkey in Dasmarinas Village, Makati City, to show  support for the uprising of the people of Turkey against the regime of the US-supported Recep Tayip Erdogan.

ILPS praises heroic act of Edward Snowden in exposing NSA surveillance program PRISM

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

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, praise the heroic act of Edward Snowden in exposing PRISM, a secret national security electronic surveillance program operated by the US National Security Agency (NSA) since 2007. We applaud his noble and democratic purpose of making the exposure in order to defend the privacy rights of American citizens and the people of the world.

Stop land grabbing! Junk WTO!

Junk WTO!

By Alliance of Agrarian Reform Movement (AGRA)

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The Alliance of Agrarian Reform Movement/Aliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria (AGRA), an Indonesian militant peasant organization, mobilized thousands of its members to Jakarta to campaign against land confiscation, reject World Trade Organization (WTO) and rising fuel prices. Rahmat, secretary general of AGRA said that this mobilization is to confirm to the Indonesian Government the position of the Indonesian peasantry in these issues.

ILPS supports people's uprising in Turkey against AKP Government of Erdogan

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

We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), stand in solidarity with and support the Turkish people in their uprising against the anti-democratic and pro-imperialist government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP).

The outbreak of militant mass protests was sparked by the brutal dispersal carried out by the Turkish police on May 28 against a peaceful sit-in by activists who were protesting the demolition of Gezi Park in Taksim Square at the heart of Istanbul to give way to a commercial complex designed like an Ottoman-era military barracks.

Continuting state terror and resistance in Turkey

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By HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION OF TURKEY

International law prohibits torture and violation of right to life. Prohibition is absolute and non-derogable. States are obliged to respect to this prohibition and there is not any exceptional circumstances whatsoever may be invoked by a state to justify acts of torture, including war.

Yet, violence of police forces against to people who are enjoying their right to assembly and demonstration which has started in Istanbul and spread all around the country reached the level of brutality. This is clearly act of torture and violation of right to life.

IADL calls on Manila government to end impunity, resume peace talks

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Resolution Calling on the Philippine Government to Hold Rights Violators Accountable and to Continue Peace Negotiations

We, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) herein represented by its governing Bureau in session and  joined by fellow members firmly reiterate our call to the present Philippine government to hold past and present perpetrators of human rights violators accountable.

Denounce harassment, villification of Cordillera human rights defenders

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By Cordillera Human Rights Alliance

Dear friends,

Human rights workers and development workers in the Cordillera region are under seriousthreat with recent incidents of harassment, surveillance and political vilification. Theincidents were perpetrated by elements and troops under the 86th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army and the 5th Infantry Division as part of the implementation of the Aquino government’s National Internal SecurityPlan Operation Plan Bayanihan (Operation Plan Cooperation).

We are appealing for your support to raise concern and denounce these incidents:

Illegally displaced workers and street vendors troop to Presidential Palace

Workers, vendors troop to presidential palace

By Defend Jobs Philippines (Tanggol Kabuhayan Pilipinas)

Illegally dismissed workers from Advan Shoes and Luneta vendors stormed the Malacañang Palace today as they jointly demand to the Aquino government, especially to the newly elected senators, congressmen and city officials to protect the people from massive unemployment, to generate adequate and decent jobs for all Filipinos and to recognize and not to criminalize the livelihood which the vendors and other informal workers created.

Condemn destructive project and forced eviction in Sangakpham, Manipur

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By Dr. MALEM NINGTHOUJA
Campaign for Peace & Democracy (Manipur)

Campaign for Peace & Democracy condemned the forced eviction perpetrated by the Government of Manipur in Sangakpham area on 13 May 2013. The act fully reflected the use of colonial Land Acquisition Act 1894 to serve the capital interest of contractors (including the owners of excavators) and bureaucratic manipulation.

ILPS reiterates support for Syrian people, condemns intervention by US, NATO, Israel, et al.

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By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
ILPS Chairperson

We, the International League of People's Struggle, reiterate our support for the Syrian people in upholding national sovereignty and condemn the concerted military intervention in Syria by the US, NATO, Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. These brazenly violate Syrian national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Only the people of Syria have the sovereign right to determine what is their government.

ILPS applauds verdict of guilty against Rios Montt for genocide

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By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
ILPS Chairperson

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, applaud the historic verdict of the Guatemalan court, finding former military dictator Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity for the massacre of at least 1,771 Mayan-Ixil people and sentencing him to a total of 80 years of imprisonment.

ILPS-Canada Indiegogo Campaign supports grassroots homebuilding for Ojibway land defenders

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Submitted by STEVE DA SILVA
ILPS-Canada

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In recent years, resource extraction has intensified under the Harper government in Canada, as capitalist profit-making is increasingly "fueled" by the rape and plunder of the land and its resources, especially the ancestral lands of Indigenous peoples.

As part of its work to defend land defenders and build people's power, the ILPS-Canada Commission in Support of Indigenous People's Struggles is supporting grassroots women from the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen located in northwestern Ontario, Canada.

Advancing anti-Imperialist workers movement

ILPS Indonesia

By ILPS-Indonesia Chapter

The International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) Indonesia Chapter, together Indonesia working class is mobilizing their forces in International Labor Day. Thousands of militant working peoples under the FPR (Front Perjuangan Rakyat/Peoples Struggle Front) demand to the government to stop wage, land, and work seizure. Under the multiple crisis that are hitting international monopoly capitalist system, their effort to revive from the crises is to shift the burden to working peoples shoulders.

Workers power: Thousands march in Toronto's May Day 2013

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From ILPS Canada
https://www.facebook.com/IlpsCanada?fref=ts

Building solidarity to resist capitalism and build People's Power

Message from the May 1st Movement on May Day 2013

In 1886, 127 years ago, European immigrant workers marched in Chicago to demand an eight hour work day. The massacre and execution of trade unionists that followed has been commemorated every year since, in almost every corner of the world on May 1st -- International Workers Day.

No jobs for profits, real jobs for everyone

ILPS Netherlands

By ILPS Netherlands

We stand side by side with the workers! Labour Day is a day when people from all around the whole world march on the streets to win workers’ rights. The Netherlands’ chapter of the International League of Peoples' Struggle calls on its member organisations to join the initiatives which are taken by democratic organisations and political parties in different cities, among others Rotterdam, Amsterdam and The Hague.

Fight for workers' rights and strengthen the trade unions

Junk contractualization! Photo from nldfi.org

By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
ILPS Chairperson

Message to the Mindanao Workers' Summit
Davao City, April 25-26.2013

First of all, I thank the officers of the Nonoy Librado Development Foundation, Inc. for inviting me as the Chairperson of the International League of People's Struggle (ILPS) to deliver a message of solidarity to the Mindanao Workers' Summit. We welcome your project, Workers' Rights are Human Rights: Strengthening Trade Unions to Advance Fundamental Freedoms in Mindanao.

Free IPA activists arrested for rejecting APEC and trade liberalization agenda!

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By Indonesian Peoples Alliance

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The Indonesian Peoples Alliance (IPA), a wide alliance of mass and civil society organizations, strongly condemned the government of SBY-Boediono who, through its apparatus, Large City Police in Surabaya, dispersed and arrested activists for staging a manifestation against the annual meeting of APEC trade ministers (Surabaya, April 20 to 21) and trade liberalization agenda. This action has further exposed the government of Indonesia as stooges of the international monopoly capitalist power, so the view of Adityo Ario, Managing Director of the Institute for National and Democracy Studies (INDIES).

ILPS-Netherlands holds Founding Assembly

ILPS NL founding assemblyBy ILPS-Netherlands
Photos from Kalaiyarasan Kalai, MG
Video by KODAO Productions [Europe]

The Netherlands Country Chapter of the International League of Peoples' Struggle held its Founding Assembly on 14 April 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It was attended by 30 participants representing 14 member-organizations and four observers.

The programme started with the singing of the ILPS hymn. Theo Droog, member of the ILPS Coordinating Committee, opened the assembly and welcomed the participants.

Opening speech on the Founding Assembly of ILPS-Netherlands

Theo DroogBy THEO DROOG
Chairperson, Nederlands-Filippijns Solidariteitsbeweging
Member, International Coordinating Committee

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Dear Guests and Participants,

On behalf of the International Coordinating Committee of the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS), I welcome you to the founding of the ILPS Chapter in the Netherlands. The theme is ‘Defending Human Rights and People’s Welfare in time of Crisis in Europe and the Netherlands.”

Keynote Speech: Oprichtingsvergadering van ILPS-Nederland

ILPS file photo.

door Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Voorzitter Internationaal Coördinerend Comité
International League of Peoples' Struggle

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Beste Collega's en Vrienden, Goeden middag!

Wij als Internationaal Coördinerend Comité (ICC) van de International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) zijn zeer verheugd dat er een nationale afdeling in Nederland wordt gevestigd. Wij feliciteren de massaorganisaties met dit feit en bedanken hen voor het organiseren van deze oprichtingsvergadering.

Keynote speech at the ILPS-Netherlands Founding Assembly

ILPS file photo

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

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Dear Colleagues and Friends, Good afternoon!

We in the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS)are deeply pleased that the national chapter is being established in The Netherlands. We congratulate and thank the mass organizations for constituting themselves as the chapter and for convening this founding assembly.

Statement of support for the Korean people against US provocations and nuclear threats

JMS file photo

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

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, are in firm solidarity with the Korean people and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and support their current struggle in defense of national sovereignty and territorial integrity against the war provocations and nuclear threats being made by US imperialism.

We condemn in the strongest terms the continuing US military control over South Korea, the constant nuclear weapons in US military bases and aircraft carriers and the joint military exercises of the US and the South Korean puppet government. All these violate the national sovereignty of the Korean people, threaten the DPRK and run counter to the desire of the Korean people for peaceful reunification.

US war of aggression against Iraq: The root cause and consequences

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

In nearly two weeks that have followed the 10th anniversary of the start of the US war of aggression against Iraq on March 19, 2003, the officialdom and corporate media of the US and the UK have played up the issue of whether the war was caused by inaccurate or wrong military intelligence or whether the war was a matter of choice or necessity.

People’s Alliance to use Bali conferences to champion agenda

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By Agnes Winarti on 2013-03-23
http://www.thejakartapost.com/bali-daily/2013-03-23/people-s-alliance-use-bali-conferences-champion-agenda.html

As many as 30 civil society organizations under the banner of the newly established Indonesian People’s Alliance (IPA) plan to voice the unsung-aspirations of Indonesian grassroot communities at the numerous international high-level conferences in Bali this year.

Migrant groups picket Philippine Embassy in support of Grand Isle Shipyard workers

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Justice for Grand Isle Shipyard Workers

On Monday, 18th March, the day after the death anniversary of Flor Contemplacion, supporters of the Justice for Grand Isle Shipyard Filipino Workers campaign staged a picket in front of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. to demand the resignation of Philippine Ambassador Cuisia. 

Flor Contemplacion was a Filipina domestic worker who was executed in Singapore in 1995 based on what many felt were unfounded charges of murder. Flor became a symbol of neglect by the Philippine government towards overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and galvanized a global network of migrant rights advocates through Migrante International.

Oppose the US-ROK war games!

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Statement of the ILPS Korean Solidarity Discussion Group

We, member organizations and ally organizations of the International League of Peoples’ Struggles existing in the south of the Korean Peninsula, vehemently condemn the ongoing joint war exercises of the United States and Republic of Korea (ROK) on and around the Korean Peninsula. Let all people of conscience unite in calling for an end to the war games in the cause of a just and lasting peace. We support a peaceful resolution by stopping the war games, ending the Korean War once for all with a peace treaty, removing of the United State military from the region, and renunification through dialogue and political process.

Indonesia needs a new direction for its development

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By INDONESIAN PEOPLES' ALLIANCE

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In the last week of March 2013, Indonesia will host the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the post-2015 Development Agenda. In addition, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit and the Ministerial Meeting of WTO will be also held this year in Indonesia. The UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons intends to develop a new roadmap for the development of the world after the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In Indonesia, a large number of mass organizations have joined in a broad alliance, which is called the Indonesian People Alliance. This Alliance will conduct a series of activities to face the High Level Panel of the UN, the APEC Summit and the WTO Ministerial Meeting.

Movement for sovereignty and trade to serve the people growing towards IPA launching

Indosian People's AllianceIPA Lombok Committee

Mataram (11/03) West Nusa Tenggara,. 28 civil society organizations gathered in Mataram to respond 2013 International agenda in Indonesia (High Level Panel on The Post 2015 Development Agenda, APEC Summit, 9th WTO Ministerial Meeting). They are discuss various issues, especially on the WTO impact to peoples livelihood. Student, youth, women, indigenous peoples, peasant, environmentalist groups said that WTO is do not give benefit to the peoples, what WTO do is exploit peoples in third world countries. Ale Usman from Walhi West Nusa Tenggara Chapter said that to respond these agendas is important to strengthen peoples movement for sovereignty and trade to serve the peoples.

Asia-Wide Campaign Against US-Japan Aggression firms up Joint Campaign 2013

16th Campaign Coordinating Body of the Asia-Wide Campaign Against US-Japanese Aggression and Domination of Asia (AWC). Photo submitted by AWC International Secretariat.

By YOSHIO NAKAMURA
International Secretariat
Asia-Wide Campaign Against US-Japanese Aggression and Domination of Asia

Brief report on the 16th AWC-CCB Meeting and related activities

We are glad to inform you that Asia-Wide Campaign against US-Japanese aggression and domination of Asia (AWC) held the 16th Campaign Coordinating Body (CCB) meeting and its-related activities on March 1-5 in Taiwan successfully. Delegates from China-Taiwan Labor rights Association and Labor Party, AWC-Japan, AWC Korea Committee, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN-Philippines), and ANSWER Coalition-US joined a series of activities there. Delegate from BAYAN-Japan also joined them. We deeply appreciate every effort of comrades in China-Taiwan Labor rights Association for successful holding of a series of activities.

Asian peasant groups hit World Bank for land grabbing in Sri Lanka

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Peasant groups call on Sri Lankan government to immediately implement court order allowing the Panama people to cultivate their land once again

The Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) and Movement for National Land  and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) hit World Bank for land grabbing in Panama, South East, Sri Lanka. This was disclosed after the groups found out that the World Bank in collaboration with the Sri Lankan government is to blame for the impacts of Arugam Bay Tourism Promotion Zone in Panama.

Fight for a better now! Rise and resist capitalist exploitation and abuse!

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Statement of the International Migrants’ Alliance on the 2013 International Women’s Day

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This shall be the call of the International Migrants’ Alliance (IMA) as we join the many working women around the world in commemorating the International Working Women’s Day this March 8, 2013.

We remember and continue to be inspired by the defiance of the women workers who fought for class and gender liberation when they struggled collectively against low wages, long working hours and oppressive working condition in the factories they worked in. Their defiance and struggle was what started and marked the International Working Women’s Day and it is what we aim to continue unto this day.

ILPS conveys most heartfelt condolences over the demise of Comrade Hugo Chavez

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

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We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, convey  our most heartfelt condolences to the family of Comrade Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela and leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, and to the broad masses of the people of Venezuela.

We grieve his passing away but we are comforted by his achievements in the service of the people. We celebrate his legacy and we are confident that this will continue to inspire the people to exert greater revolutionary efforts and win greater victories on the revolutionary road of national and social liberation.

On the question of Philippine sovereignty over Sabah

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

Interview with PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON,
Chairperson of International League of Peoples' Struggle

By D. L. MONDELO
Europe Correspondent, Bulatlat

  1. The Sulu sultanate was supposed to have ceded Sabah to the Republic of the Philippines in 1962. In the first place, how did the sultanate come to rule and own Sabah?

    Jose Maria Sison: The Sulu sultanate had ruled and owned Sabah since 1704 when this was ceded by the Sultan of Brunei as reward to the Sultan of Sulu for helping him defeat his enemies. I presume the Sabah people of Mindanao ancestry, especially the Tausugs, Samals, Iranons and others, were the main political base of the Sulu sultanate in Sabah.

Justice for Christina Jose! Stop the killings in the Philippines!

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GABRIELA Alliance of Filipino Women condemns the murder of Barug Katawhan leader and typhoon Pablo survivor Christina Morales Jose by an unidentified motorcycle-riding assassin in Baganga, Davao Oriental around 6:00 PM on Monday, the 4th day of Women’s Month.

"We condemn the persistence of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines which claimed Jose as latest victim. The circumstances surrounding her murder is suggestive of the ways gunmen kill citizens who have been branded as enemies of the state for criticizing corrupt, unjust and inhumane government programs and policies.

Free the 31 peasants of Pandumaan Sipituhuta! Stop land confiscation!

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By STUDENT NATIONAL FRONT

Stop the arrest of 31 peasants of Pandumaan Sipituhuta by the Subregional Police of Humbang Subregional Hasundutan, NorthSumatra!

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Once again, an agrarian conflict resulted in the arrest of the peasants who defend their land. Incense plantations covering 4100 hectares and forming part of “tanah adat” (land which use is regulated by traditional local law) which have been cultivated by local peasants were targeted to expand the Toba Pulp Lestari Company, owned by Sukanto Tanoto in the village of Sioituha Panumaan, Tollung District, Humbang Hasudutan, North Sumatra.

Geertman's killing is not a simple robbery with homicide, it’s MURDER -- Karapatan

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

"Geertman’s death is state-perpetrated, it is a case of extrajudicial killing," said Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan, in reaction to the resolution issued by the Office of the City Prosecutor in San Fernando City, Pampanga on the killing of Dutch lay worker, Wilhelm Geertman.

The resolution on the preliminary investigation finds probable cause to file a Robbery with Homicide, and NOT MURDER charge against respondents Harold L. Dela Cruz, Marvin Marsan, et al.

Drop false charges against KMU union leaders

Stop trade union repression

By ELMER LABOG
Chairperson, Kilusang Mayo Uno

Warm greetings of solidarity!

Please support the online petition at LabourStart.org against the filing of trumped-up charges against three national leaders and one regional leader of KMU. It calls on the Philippine government to drop the said false charges. The online petition is here: http://www.labourstartcampaigns.net/show_campaign.cgi?c=1675

Renoncez aux fausses accusations contre 4 dirigeants syndicaux

Que se retiren los cargos en contra de líderes sindicales

Death to the system which has hanged Afzal Guru in a dastardly manner!

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By Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF)

“Let life be dead, but death must not be allowed to live” - Marx

Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) condemns the Indian government in the strongest possible terms for hanging Mohammad Afzal Guru at Tihar Jail this morning in a dastardly manner.

The process of his arrest, trial, his sentencing by the lower court and the upholding of the death sentence by the Supreme Court, the rejection of his petition to the president, denial of his right to a judicial review of this rejection, and finally his secret hanging – all point towards the farcical nature of Indian judiciary and the complicity of the entire present political system in persecuting political dissidents.

We demand justice for Sakine, Fidan and Leyla!

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By CENI - Kurdish Women’s Office for Peace

On 9 January 2013 an atrocious crime was committed in the center of Paris which has deeply shaken all Kurdish women's organizations and the Kurdish people, international women's organizations, women in many different countries as well as friends of the Kurdish people, progressive forces and the democratic public. Three Kurdish women politicians and fighters for freedom and women's liberation - Sakine Cansız, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Şaylemez  - were brutally and dastardly murdered.

For sovereignty and trade to serve the people! End trade liberalization! Junk WTO!

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By Indonesian Environmental Forum

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(Jakarta, 21 January 2013) Indonesia will be at the center of world attention in 2013. The country is set to host three (3) global conferences this year that will discuss the future of world development. These include the UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLPEP) on the Post 2015 Development Agenda, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, and the Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Métis and Non-Status Aboriginal People win historic court battle in Canada

You will not rob us of our identity

By Philip Fernandez

On January 8, 2013, Mr. Justice Michael Phalen of the Federal Court of Canada ruled that Métis and Non-Status Indians are "Indians" as defined under Section 91 (24) of the British North America Actand, therefore, must have their rights and claims honoured by the Crown and its government. The Federal Court hears cases that are launched against the federal government.

ILPS condemns imperialist aggression by France and its imperialist allies in Mali

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Office of the Chairperson

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, condemn as intolerable acts of aggression by French imperialism the military operations being carried out by French fighter jets and commandos in the north and central regions of Mali under the pretext of fighting “Islamic terrorism”. We likewise condemn the complicity of the US and other imperialists.

Silencing dissent: 28 political activists nabbed on false charges in Philippines

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By RONALYN V. OLEA
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MANILA – Renimelda Abiva, 53, could not stop crying as she spoke about the arrest of her son, Rene Boy on December 28.

Mrs. Abiva said she could not believe that her son, an employee of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for more than two years, has been charged with murder in relation to an alleged ambush by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Tinoc, Ifugao on April 25 last year.

ILPS condemns political assassination of 3 Kurdish women, arrest of Adem Uzun in Paris

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Office of the Chairperson

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) condemns in the strongest terms the assassination of three Kurdish women political activists at the office of the Kurdish Information Center in Paris. The victims of this brazenly premeditated murder who were all shot in the head were Sakine Cansiz, a founding member of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Fidan Dogan, the representative of the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) in Paris and a young Kurdish woman Leyla Söylemez.

ILPS organizes chapter in the Dominican Republic; first chapter in Latin America and the Caribbean

A number of delegates from the launching of the ILPS Dominican Republic gather for a group photo. Photo by MatangLawin.

By Organizing Committee for Latin America and the Carribean
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On December 7, 2012, more than 60 delegates and participants representing various social organizations met in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic to establish the first chapter of the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) in Latin America and the Caribbean. ILPS is an alliance with chapters in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America that works for solidarity among the peoples who fight for democracy, social justice and against capitalism and imperialism and its wars of aggression.

Stop filing of trumped up charges against trade union and urban poor leaders

Chairperson of BAYAN National Capital Region Roy Velez. Photo from http://www.arkibongbayan.org
By Tanggol Kabuhayan Pilipinas

Joint statement of BAYAN National Capital Region and KMU National Capital Region

(on the continued threat and criminalization to BAYAN/KMU NCR Chairperson Roy Velez and KMU NCR Deputy Secretary General Amelita “Tita Ami” Gamara)

Workers, urban poor and other sectors under BAYAN NCR and KMU NCR, families and friends of Roy Velez and Amelita Gamara strongly condemn the trumped up multiple murder case filed against them by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. On October 18, an arrest warrant was issued by the Regional Trial Court, Fifth Judicial Region, Branch 64, Labo, Camarines Norte for Roy Velez, Amelita Gamara and 30 other people including Randy Vegas and Raul Camposano who are staffs and organizers of Confederation for the Unity, Recognition and Advancement for Government Employees. Vegas and Camposano were abducted on December 3 in Manila and suffers detention in Camarines Norte.

Message of solidarity to the militants launching the Dominican Republic Chapter of ILPS

ILPS Chairperson Jose Maria Sison. File photo.

By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
ILPS Chairperson

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On behalf of the entire International League of Peoples´ Struggle (ILPS), we the International Coordinating Committee convey warmest greetings of solidarity to our fellow militants launching the Dominican Republic chapter of the ILPS and to your distinguished guests.

The formation of the chapter is a signal event. It is the very first to be established in Latin America and the Caribbean since the founding of the ILPS in 2001.

International tribunal declares 37 states guilty of violating migrants’ rights

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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Bulatlat.com

MANILA — Guilty of massive crimes against migrant workers.

An international tribunal, the first on the theme of migrants, has declared 37 governments guilty of using migration to advance neoliberal globalization policies and of violations of the economic, social, cultural and political rights of migrants by sending and receiving states.

Message of solidarity to Anakbayan-Toronto on the occasion of its Founding General Assembly

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

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We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, extend our warmest greetings of solidarity to the Filipino  youth in Toronto who have come together as the Founding General Assembly of Anakbayan-Toronto. We salute you as a worthy chapter of Anakbayan, which is a comprehensive national democratic organization of the Filipino youth and a member organization of the ILPS.

Report on the Sankara Memorial Day

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By DEMBA MOUSSA DEMBELE
Member, ILPS International Coordinating Committee

The Thomas Sankara Memorial Day took place on Monday October 15th, the day of the 25th anniversary of his assassination. It was attended by over 100 participants from Senegal and several other countries.

The agenda included several political and cultural activities, most of which are recorded in a video that will be sent later.

ILPS co-organizes Sankara's 25th death anniversary commemoration

Thomas Sankara Commemoration Activity in Dakar, 15 Oct 2012. Photo from IBON International.

By IBON International

Dakar - Leaders from the academe, student groups, trade union, women organizations, as well as former ministers and media practitioners from various West African countries paid tribute to the African hero and martyr Captain Thomas Sankara in an event co-organized by Africa Forum for Alternatives and the International League of People's Struggle (ILPS) in Centre Bop, on October 15, 2012.

Captain Thomas Sankara became president of Burkina Fasso in 1983 after a coup supported by the people to topple down French colonial domination in the country in 1983.