General concerns and affairs of the various mass movements

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 US, and the basis for a broad united front vs. US imperialism. Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson of the ILPS’ International Coordinating Committee, sent this message of solidarity to the conference. Read more

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 reason is, of course, the Cultural Revolution is as relevant today as it was in 1966. Read more

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 for the ultimate goal of communism. While the world capitalist system is now afflicted by unprecedented crisis, the GPCR gives humankind the hope that socialism can be attained and developed until communism is attained. Read more

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 peoples of the world celebrating 130 years of International Workers’ Day.

On this day, we recall and celebrate the victories of the labor movement in fighting for the eight-hour workday, higher wages, better working conditions and social transformation. We pay tribute to the pioneers and martyrs of the labor movement and we draw inspiration from their commitment, courage, and perseverance as we seek to boldly expand and strengthen the working-class movement and heighten its revolutionary consciousness and militancy. Read more

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 […]

Editor’s note: This article by Juliet de Lima, “On the Imperialist Cultural Offensive,” was first delivered as her keynote for the Commission 14 Workshop of the Fifth International Assembly of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) on November 14, 2015.

Editor’s note: This message of solidarity, dated 10 Nov 2015,  was sent by Prof. Jose Ma. Sison, Chairperson of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, to the organizers and participants of the 2nd AGITPROP International Film Festival on Peoples’ Struggles. The original post is accessible on the josemariasison.org website.

UTRECHT, The Netherlands—“Revolutionary forces should have a very positive attitude about the Internet as a powerful vehicle for mobilizing the masses,” Jose Ma. Sison said in a talk before fellow activists at a symposium on anti-imperialist organizing and propaganda held here on February 17.

Sison, chairperson of the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) and founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines, compared today’s Internet with the railways a century ago. “The capitalists built and operated the railways to earn huge profits and to open up new frontiers for their businesses, that’s a given,” he noted.

But capitalists could not prevent determined revolutionaries, like Lenin’s Bolsheviks, from using the same railways “to transport the underground newspaper Iskra so it could reach thousands of workers.” Today’s revolutionaries should also maximize the Internet in the same way to mobilize the masses, Sison said. “There are always ways to go around restrictions,” he added. Read more

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 Mass Mobilization as its first public activity after its organizational formation on August 24.

The whole-day activity featured five speakers and conducted two simultaneous workshop groups.