Theoretical issues of socialism

No to Trotskyism

This is Part 2 of a summary of the major inner-Party struggles between the Bolsheviks led by Lenin, on one hand, and Trotsky and his followers and allies, on the other hand. It covers the inter-imperialist war, the 1917 revolution, and the conclusion of peace through the Brest-Litovsk treaty. Again, the various episodes during which Lenin and Trotsky directly clashed on matters of principle and policy during this period will show the falsity of claims that Trotsky and Lenin had convergent or even parallel views and positions until Lenin’s death in 1924.

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No to Trotskyism

This is a brief summary of inner-Party struggles between the Bolsheviks when Lenin was still the head of the Party, on one hand, and Trotsky and his followers and allies, on the other hand. It will show the falsity of claims that Trotsky and Lenin had convergent views and positions, and that this convergence was befouled by Stalin and the CPSU after Lenin’s death in 1924. It will show that the flawed theories held most dearly by Trotskyites had long been criticized by Lenin and the Bolsheviks.

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No to Trotskyism

PRISM editors are posting below the full text of a response by Petra P. Enduco to the controversial lecture on 26 August 2020 by Trotskyite academic Joseph Scalice on the supposed role of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its founding chairman, Jose Maria Sison, in the fascist rule of the Rodrigo Duterte regime. We will post other reactions on Scalice’s lecture and his other Trotskyite writings and pronounements on the basis of Marxism and from nationalist-democratic viewpoints as well, as these become available to us.

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Prof. Jose Maria Sison

This webinar on Trotskyites and social democrats who have been slandering national democrats in the Philippines is based on a prepared text by Jose Ma. Sison. The Tsikahan with Tito Jo (Informal talks with Uncle Jo) webinar was conducted by Anakbayan-Europa on 9 September 2020. The source of the text is from Prof. Sisonʼs Facebook page, with minor typo corrections by PRISM editors. The video version can be watched on FB Live: https://www.facebook.com/AnakbayanEurope/videos/3187411114710426.

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Marxism-Leninism

This question-and-answer format of a primer on Marxism-Leninism is the prepared text by Jose Ma. Sison for the fourth in a four-part series of webinars on his book, Basic Principles of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. The webinar was conducted by the Anakbayan-Europa and the National Democratic Online School on 6 September 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSLZLR5vLO0.

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This interview with Jose Ma. Sison, founding chairperson of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), was published on 25 August 2020 in a special issue of Ang Bayan, official CPP newspaper. The interview focuses on a recent flare-up of accusations that Sison and the CPP “allied themselves” with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. Sison zeroes in on Joseph Scalice, a postdoctoral student based in Singapore who describes himself as “specializing in the history of politics and revolutionary movements in the postcolonial Philippines.” Scalice has also been criticized by other organizations of the Philippines’ national-democratic Left for red-tagging them as CPP front organizations.

The source of the text is the Philippine Revolution Web Central (PRWC) site: https://cpp.ph/2020/08/25/critique-of-the-trotskyite-attacks-on-the-cpp-and-the-philippine-revolution.

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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUbxkPbjH4k.

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Prof. Jose Maria Sison

This question-and-answer format of a primer on the Marxist philosophy of dialectical materialism is the prepared text by Jose Ma. Sison for the second 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 16 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dew6-5zks7Y.

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Prof. Jose Maria Sison

This question-and-answer format of a primer on the Marxist philosophy of dialectical materialism is the prepared text by Jose Ma. Sison for the first 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 9 August 2020. The source of the text is from the Facebook public group, “ILPS Solidarity”, with minor typo corrections by PRISM editors. The webinar was recorded live on Facebook, and can be watched on: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=937514303327399.

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This Q & A is the third in a three-part series of web forums on Philippine Society and Revolution at the National Democratic Online School (Mga Serye with Tito Jo). In each web forum, Prof. Jose Maria Sison (JMS) answers the questions posed by Anghelo Godino of Anakbayan-Europa. This third Q & A, focusing on the people’s democratic revolution as the solution to the basic problems of the Filipino people today, was presented on FB Live on 28 June 2020. PRISM is posting the full texts of the said web forums, not only as educational material for Filipinos, but also as reference material for other progressive mass educators and researchers in various countries facing similar social conditions.

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