The Left’s primary source of support and inspiration is the fighting masses. Their conditions reflect the failure of the current system to end poverty, hunger, landlessness, and inequality which vindicate the need for a revolutionary struggle.
Tags: Philippine revolution
This testimony focuses on Mary, Recca, Tin and Tanya who went to the University of the Philippines-Diliman. As activists and eventually as part of the revolutionary NPA, these women forged their identities by fighting across lines of interlocking oppressions. This account cannot give justice to their work. Rather, my goal is to talk about how revolution looks like in the lives of these revolutionary women.
Groups gave tribute to a UP alumnus, one of the nine New People’s Army fighters slain in Nueva Ecija.
Today, Sept. 27, is the 152nd birth anniversary of the revolutionary, Gen. Miguel Malvar.
Lakbayan ‘transports’ the struggle from the remote to the center.
The publication of the latest volume of Sison’s Selected Writings covering the years 2010-2011 in Build the People’s Power (2016) by the International Network for Philippines Studies reaffirms his place as the emblematic Filipino radical thinker of the last five decades.
“We see this as a positive step towards ‘straightening’ rights violations committed against political prisoners and the Filipino people.”
“Duterte seems in large part progressive, and in part (hopefully just minor and small) compromising with classes different from the masses.” – Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Building People’s Power is mainly a collection of Sison’s writings from July 2010 to December 2012. These take up historical and current Philippine issues as well as global issues and show the way to arouse, organize and mobilize the people in the anti-imperialist and democratic struggle.
“The US aims to firm up its military foothold in the country, which serves as a base for forward deployment of military forces in line with its hegemonic ‘Asia pivot’ to secure for itself the trade routes, sources of cheap labor and areas for investments in the Asia-Pacific countries.”
Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal described the ‘democracy’ prevailing in the country as ‘disgrasya’ and not ‘demokrasya’. (an unfortunate circumstance and not a democracy)