Production, trade and distribution, finance, services, other sectors of the global economy

Prof. Jose Maria Sison

This question-and-answer format of a primer on Marxism-Leninism is the prepared text by Jose Ma. Sison for the third in a four-part series of webinars on his book, Basic Principles of Marxism-Leninism. The webinar was conducted by the Anakbayan-Europe and the National Democratic Online School on 23 August 2020. The source of the text is from the Facebook public group, “ILPS Solidarity”, with minor typo corrections by PRISM editors. The video version can be watched on:

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This paper was presented by Jose Maria Sison at an online seminar entitled “Resisting a Policy of Famines: A webinar against furthering imperialist domination on food and agriculture amid the pandemic.” The webinar, held on 19 June 2020, was hosted by Commission 6 of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS). PRISM will post other materials from the webinar, or corresponding Internet links, as these are made available. The full text of Sison’s presentation follows.

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On 9 April 2020, Prof. Joma Sison held a forum via Facebook Live to an online audience of nearly 300 people. Here he gave a concise summary of the current international situation replete with major earth-shaking events unfolding before our eyes, including the Covid-19 pandemic and what is shaping out as the beginnings of a new Great Recession equal to or even worse than the Great Depression of 1929 onwards to the 1930s. Sison explained that “the world capitalist system was already in trouble even before the Covid-19 pandemic arose. And the pandemic has unmasked and aggravated the crisis of global capitalism. It is of urgent importance to know how the people are affected and how they are responding.”

The full text of Sison’s paper follows. Please note links to Pages 2 and 3 at the bottom.

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Editor’s note: This global situationer is Part I of the Chairperson’s Report to the Fifth International Assembly of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, which was held in Manila in November 2014. We repost it here as part of our broader effort to encourage further study and discussion of the global situation and trends among activists […]

This statement by Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, was issued on November 23, 2015, with the title “Paris climate talks are predetermined by monopoly capitalism to aggravate climate and social injustice and crises”. The original post can be accessed on the website. Read more