The RH Bill for the Great Commune

This is my answer to the Filipino Freethinkers who appear to be clueless of what the Reproductive Health bill is all about.

The bill is founded upon an idea. “We” need this bill not only because it’s good for the proletariats, but also because it’s good for our revolution.

So why is this bill not good for the greedy, rapacious capitalists? Freethinkers, it doesn’t take a genius to understand what this bill is all about. You only have to have that science of logic you love to brandish!

Why is this bill a zero-sum game and why we love it?!

Why will it not benefit the greedy capitalists of big corporations and firms?  Continue reading

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Today it is said that communism is dead. The Berlin Wall has fallen. The Soviet Union has dissolved.

And if communism was the state-capitalist regimes in Eastern Europe and Soviet Union yesterday, communism would indeed be dead. If communism is the regimes in China and Cuba today, communism would be taking its last gasps. And good riddance.

But communism is something else. Communism is the struggle of the working class against its oppressors. Communism is the future society where the means of production, the world’s environment, and the intellectual and scientific knowledge of humanity will no longer be the private property of a few, but the precious heritage of all. Communism is not the old Soviet bloc, but the theory that denounced the old regimes as a travesty.

Few believe in this communism today. The neo-conservative and neo-liberal atmosphere of the time preaches an eternal marketplace, an eternal struggle of one against all for personal enrichment. But each day’s news shows that the necessity for communism is Continue reading


Synopsis of The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto is too long to be a concise declaration of principles and too short to be a book. It is composed of about 17,000 words including various introductions by Friedrich Engels.

It is arranged, basically, in four sections. The first section introduces the Marxian idea of history as a class struggle. It juxtaposes the conditions and development of various strata of society, “freeman and slave, patrician and plebian, lord and serf…in a word, oppressor and oppressed.” It hypothesizes how the development of each of these in history gave rise to the next step in an inevitable historical process culminating ultimately in the rise of one working class.

Marx and Engels put forward the notion that the working class is exploited by the bourgeoisie. Positing a labor theory of value where the value of goods and services is based strictly on the amount of labor that is put into them, The Manifesto, says that all the surplus that goes to the capitalist as profits is in reality the “property” of the working class who created that wealth.

The second section of the Communist Manifesto addresses the nature of the new working class which he calls the proletariate. He reviews its implications for the advancement of society, including the abolition of property and family. This section also stresses a kind of Continue reading


A Manifesto for the Great Commune

A program of the National Prosperity of the Philippines is an epochal program.

The following are the programs that will bring the Filipino nation to economic prosperity and national development.

1. We demand the union of all Filipinos in a Great Philippines on the basis of the principle of self-determination of all peoples.

2. We demand that the Filipino people have rights equal to those of other nations; and that the continued domination of the business trust in the country shall be abrogated.

3. We demand land and territory for the maintenance of our people and the settlement of our surplus population.

5. The right to choose the government and determine the laws of the State shall belong only to citizens. We therefore demand that no public office, of whatever nature, whether in the central government, the province or the municipality, shall be held by anyone who is not a citizen.

We wage war against the corrupt parliamentary administration whereby men are appointed to posts by favor of the party without regard to character and fitness. Continue reading


Noynoy Is Now the New Puppet of US Imperialism- Sison

Below is the follow-up interview by with Jose Maria Sison, chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.

(First part: Sison: ‘Villar Offers Relatively Better Program; Noynoy to Frustrate Land Reform’)

Our interview on the 2010 elections last week attracted a great deal of attention from the top mass media in Manila and elicited reactions from certain major political quarters. First of all, what do you think of the reaction of presidential spokesman Gary Olivar? He said to the effect that because you had expressed support for Manny Villar you accepted the existing ruling system and that you would be amenable to a peace agreement without any revolutionary change.

JMS: The presidential spokesman should read carefully thefull text of the interview in Bulatlat. I described the ruling system as one in need of basic social reforms and revolutionary change because the system is run by the oppressive and exploitative forces of foreign monopoly capitalism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism. Continue reading

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Advance from strategic defensive to strategic stalemate

Message to the New People’s Army from the Central Committee, Communist Party of the Philippines

On the occasion of the 41st founding anniversary of the New People’s Army (NPA), we salute the Red commanders and fighters and pay our highest respects to our revolutionary martyrs and heroes. We congratulate the rank and file for the victories won in the past year and urge them on to garner further victories in the revolutionary struggle for national liberation and democracy.

Since we announced our strategic plan to advance from the stage of strategic defensive to that of strategic stalemate in the protracted people’s war, our Party cadres and members, Red commanders and fighters, mass activists, allies and the broad masses of the people have been enthusiastically discussing the basis, political requirements and strategy and tactics for the advance. Why and how shall we succeed?

First, the chronic crisis conditions of the world capitalist system and those of the domestic ruling system serve as the basis for our strategic plan and its implementation in the next five years. They continue to worsen and are increasingly favorable conditions for advancing the people’s war.

Second, the CPP has maintained the correct ideological, political and organizational line and effectively leads the people and the revolutionary forces. It has rich revolutionary experience and all-round strength gained from more than 40 years of people’s war for fulfilling the political requirements for people’s war.

Third, the people’s army under the leadership of the CPP has the correct strategy and tactics set forth by the Party for advancing the people’s war. The Red commanders and fighters have high morale and are determined to inflict blows on the enemy and carry out the strategic plan. Continue reading

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Strive to make a great advance in the People’s War for New Democracy

Central Committee
Communist Party of the Philippines

We celebrate today with utmost joy the 41st anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines as the revolutionary advanced detachment of the Filipino proletariat under the theoretical guidance of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.

We are deeply gratified by the long-accumulated as well as recent victories won by the Filipino proletariat and people under the leadership of the Party in the course of the new democratic revolution through protracted people’s war. We salute and congratulate all our cadres and members and we pay the highest respects to our revolutionary martyrs and heroes for making our victories possible.

We have long proven that, by pursuing the strategic line of protracted people’s war, we can build in stages the strength of the revolutionary forces of the people and overcome the brutal campaigns of suppression unleashed by US imperialism and the local exploiting classes of big compradors and landlords. In the process, we have so far built the largest and strongest revolutionary movement of the Filipino people in the entire history of the Philippines since the revolution of 1896.

We have grown in strength and advanced precisely through resolute and fierce revolutionary armed struggle against every regime of counterrevolutionary violence Continue reading