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On the relations of the Philippines with US and Chinese imperialism

US imperialism has the monstrous record of successfully waging a war of conquest against the Philippine republic and the Filipino people from 1899 onwards. In the process, it killed at least 1.5 million Filipinos. As a result, it has been able to dominate the Philippines in an all-round way economically, politically, militarily and culturally in violation of national sovereignty and democratic rights of the Filipino people. I agree with you that the relationship between US imperialism and the Philippines is toxic.



First of series of three web forums on Philippine Society and Revolution at National Democratic Online School (Mga Serye with Tito Jo) Answers by Prof. Jose Maria Sison (JMS) to questions by Anghelo Godino of Anakbayan-EuropaJune 14, 2020 1. Can you explain the meaning of “Mayaman ang Pilipinas pero Naghihirap ang Sambayanang Pilipino”? How is […]

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For Online Discussion on Lenin’s Legacy and Imperialism, sponsored by ILPS-Australia By Jose Maria SisonChairperson Emeritus, International League of Peoples’ Struggle  Dear Comrades and Friends, By the time that Lenin wrote Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism in 1916, he had already made major contributions to the development of Marxism in the fields of philosophy, […]

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Initial Interview on Marx’s “Value, Price and Profit”

The following is the text of an initial interview conducted by the National Democratic Online School with Jose Maria Sison, Emeritus Chairperson of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, on Marx’s popular pamphlet “Value, Price and Profit”. The interview was posted online and further discussed by Prof. Sison on 24 May 2020, as Episode 2 […]

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Initial interview on Marx’s “Wage, Labor and Capital”

Labour-power is the capacity of the workers to exert physical and mental effort in the production of goods for use and exchange. It creates the value of a commodity or in other words imparts value into a commodity. It is measurable in terms of hours within a work day or within longer periods of time. To obtain their means of subsistence, workers sell their labour power to the employers under formal or informal terms of employment for which the employers pay wages to the workers.

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The Venezuela Saga Continues

The US strategy to bring down the Bolivarian government of Nicolas Maduro was to select Juan Guaido as a self-proclaimed president coming out of the defunct national assembly of Venezuela. Around 40 US allies from the West and some Latin American countries belonging to the so-called Lima group were quick to recognize Guaido, giving Maduro a 23 February deadline for Maduro to step down and for Guaido to call presidential elections.

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PRISM holds inception workshop

UTRECHT, The Netherlands—A new solidarity initiative announced its readiness to offer a range of knowledge and skills resources to activists interested in pursuing mass organizing and mass mobilization, in its inception workshop held here on 14 November. Some 60 activists of various nationalities attended the workshop organized by the People’s Resource for International Solidarity and […]