Specific social issues, whether sector-specific or affecting multiple sectors

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 josemariasison.org website. Read more