Entries by prismm

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Lenin on the need for a Bolshevik political mass newspaper

In his book What Is to Be Done?, Lenin discussed the role of a nationwide newspaper not only as a collective propagandist but also a collective organizer, especially in the Russia of 1902 when there was no real and consolidated party as yet, and no solid links with the masses and sustained leadership of a […]

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Resist exploitation, repression and racism

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) held its conference on October 22 entitled “Right to Resist, Right to Exist: Unite to Fight Police Terror, State Repression, and Racism.” The decades-long cumulative results of neoliberalism and the crisis of monopoly capitalism provides a sweeping background of the current spate of state repression and police brutality in the […]

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On the Philippine Supreme Court decision regarding EDCA’s constitutionality

“The recent ruling of the Philippine Supreme Court, which upheld with finality the constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), [is] a stark reminder that the Philippines remains a staunch bulwark of US imperialist hegemony in the Asia-Pacific region, and that reactionary pro-US forces remain in control of the main levers of the Philippine state.” […]

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On the Implications and Consequences of Brexit

“The stunning 52-48 vote in favor of Brexit … is mainly based on the widespread nationwide sentiment that the stagnation, unemployment and austerity measures have been generated by the EU’s persistent push for neoliberal policies and its overprivileged bureaucracy. In a sense, the Brexit is a spontaneous rebellion against the EU and its main UK […]

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The relevance of the GPCR in the light of China and Russia becoming capitalist

By Prof. Pao-yu Ching   Dear comrades and friends: On May 16, 1966, the Chinese Communist Party under the leadership of Chairman Mao Zedong launched the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. We are gathering here today to celebrate this historical event. Why are we celebrating the launching of the Cultural Revolution half a century later? The […]

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Impact of GPCR on the Philippine Revolution

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle Forum on the GPCR, Amsterdam, May 29, 20016 It is important to celebrate and review the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (GPCR) on its 50th anniversary. The GPCR gives us confidence in the current struggles for national liberation, democracy and socialism and gives us hope […]

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‘Socialism has not failed’—forum on China’s Cultural Revolution

“We can say with confidence: Socialism has not failed. The counter-revolutionaries seized power from the proletariat. We just have to take the power back and we will!” So ended Prof. Pao-yu Ching’s presentation at a forum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China. The celebration was held on May 29, […]

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ILPS Statement for International Workers’ Day 2016

STRENGTHEN WORKING-CLASS LEADERSHIP AND THE STRUGGLE FOR SOCIALISM AMIDST WORSENING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CRISES, STATE TERRORISM & AGGRESSIVE WARS!   Statement for International Workers’ Day, Issued by the Office of the Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle, May 1, 2016 We, the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS), raise our clenched fists to salute the workers and […]