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Bayan assails Facebook’s ‘censorship’ of tributes for Joma Sison
“Facebook is not just guilty of being complicit in legitimizing censorship; it is enabling harm and state-sponsored violence directed against activists.” – Bayan
Jose Maria Sison and people’s literature, art and culture *
What he had accomplished in six decades of continuous political writing and support for cultural programs become a benchmark for the sustained nationalist and pro-people development of literature, arts and culture, the milestones of which are undeniable in the unprecedented production of socially and politically motivated and conscious body of work.
Patay na si Joma
Patay na ang magiting na komunista at rebolusyonaryo,
Namaalam na siya sa mundo,
Pero mananatili pa rin ang kanyang anino,
Ang titis na sinimulan n’ya ay isa ng malagablab
na apoy na tumutupok sa mga tirano.
#KaJomaLives | Progressives mourn the passing of Joma Sison, vow to continue the struggle for genuine change
Progressive groups and individuals released statements and testimonies paying homage to the late revolutionary by using the hashtag #KaJomaLives. They shared his contributions to the struggle of the Filipino people.
After Reds call for his ouster, Duterte says he is open to peace talks
“It is for the benefit of the people that the peace negotiations resume and stop the Duterte regime from proclaiming martial law nationwide, from calling off or rigging the May 2019 elections and from pursuing the scheme to impose a fascist dictatorship on the Filipino people via charter change for a bogus kind of federalism.” — Jose Maria Sison
The intransigence of Joma Sison
After his arrest in 1977, Philippine communist leader Joma Sison was presented to the dictator Ferdinand Marcos. He could have negotiated his release with his fellow Ilocano by pledging loyalty to the ‘New Society’. He could have altered the course of history by agreeing to surrender his beliefs and disowning the national democratic resistance. But…
Why peace talks still hang in the balance
And so it has come to this. After stoking such high expectations about the resumption of peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and what the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) considers the top “security threat” in the country today — the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National…
Joma: Aquino lacks sincerity in peace talks
“He shows his bad faith, selfishness and incorrigible penchant for cruelty by putting in advance of formal talks his precondition that he will continue to violate Jasig and CAHRIHL and further on by allowing the issuance of warrants of arrest against NDFP consultants in connection with the baseless and false Hilongos charge.”
Corruption under the Aquino regime and the need for system change
The Philippines has reached its own version of an impasse. On one side are the Filipino people demanding for the abolition of pork barrel and discretionary funds, including that of President Aquino’s, and on the other side is the Aquino administration, which has been adamantly defending the pork barrel fund. . .
Jose Maria Sison: A Good Man Worth Defending
The book, as the title states, is a celebration of Sison’s life and his contributions to not only to the Filipino people’s struggle for liberation and social justice, but to the rest of humanity’s battle for good against the great evils wrought by capitalism.