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No to Trotskyism

PRISM editors are posting below the full text of another response, by the MLM Study Group – Metro Manila, to the Trotskyite views in general and on the Philippine revolution in recent years and decades. We invite more critiques and other reactions to such Trotskyite views on the basis of Marxism and from nationalist-democratic viewpoints as well.

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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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“Working Class Spontaneity, Labor Organization, and Revolutionary Subjectivity” is a paper contributed by Immanuel Ness to the LENIN ONLINE, a series of Internet-based presentations organized by ILPS Philippines and BAYAN to commemorate Lenin’s 150th birth anniversary. The author Immanuel Ness is professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. He is also a member of ILPS Commission 11, on the rights of teachers, researchers and other education personnel.The paper was recorded live and aired in Episode 3, posted on 22 April 2020. Episode 3 may be viewed on Youtube by clicking on this link.

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“Lenin’s Colonial Question in the 21st Century” is a paper contributed by Max Ajl to the LENIN ONLINE, a series of Internet-based presentations organized by ILPS Philippines and BAYAN to commemorate Lenin’s 150th birth anniversary. The paper was recorded live and aired in Episode 2, posted on 18 April 2020. Episode 2 may be viewed on Youtube by clicking on this link.

Max Ajl is an associated researcher at the Tunisian Observatory for Food Sovereignty and the Environment and writes on rural development. His book, A People’s Green New Deal, is forthcoming from Pluto Press in 2021, and he is on twitter @maxajl

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Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, sent this message of solidarity to the Marx@200 Study Conference on 13 June 2018 at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus. The study conference was co-organized by the Institute of Political Economy, International League for Peoples’ Struggle, and Kilusang Mayo Uno (May First Movement). The text was lifted verbatim from the Jose Maria Sison website (URL: https://josemariasison.org/study-marx-to-resist-imperialism/). We did some minor editing for heading style and punctuation marks. To download the PDF version, click on the PDF icon or file link at the end of the full text below.  Read more

Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, delivered the keynote address to the global launch of the Marx at 200 Bicentennial Celebration at a suburban Manila university campus on 5 May 2018. The event, held at the University of the Philippines Diliman, was co-organized by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), the Philippine chapter of the International League for Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), Kilusang Mayo Uno (May First Movement), and CONTEND. We obtained the text verbatim from the Jose Maria Sison website (URL: https://josemariasison.org/continuing-validity-and-vitality-of-marxism/) and did some minor editing for heading style, punctuation marks, and correct numbering. To download the PDF version, click on the PDF icon or file link at the end of the full text below.

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