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14-16 November 2015
Metro Manila, Philippines


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Warmest greetings of solidarity & best revolutionary wishes for 2016!

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We, the newly-elected International Coordinating Committee of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), convey to all our colleagues and friends warmest greetings of solidarity and best revolutionary wishes for 2016.

After the resounding success of the Fifth International Assembly, we are more determined than ever before to act militantly in accordance with the thematic call, "For a Socially Just World, Strengthen the Peoples' Solidarity and Intensify the Struggle Against Imperialist Plunder, Crisis and War!"

Support Kurdish people's struggle for self-determination; Condemn latest AKP campaign of terror against them

Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

We, International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), support the Kurdish people's just struggle for self-determination and democracy and we condemn the ongoing attacks being carried out by the AKP government against the Kurdish communities of Cizre, Nusaybin, Silopi, Gever, Farqin and other cities in North Kurdistan and the violent suppression of all democratic forces in Turkey. 

Özerkliği kabul etmezlerse biz de ayrılmayı düşünürüz

Interview by Yeni Özgür Politika
Submitted by Mustafa Kilinç

Kürt halkının farklı seçeneklere yönelme olanakları olduğunu belirten PKK Yürütme Komitesi Üyesi Murat Karayılan, Öcalan özgürleşmeden, Kürt özerkliği tanınmadan savaşın durmayacağını söyledi ve ekledi: ‘’Eğer özerkliği tümden reddeder ve bunu isteyenleri yok etmeye kalkışırlarsa biz de ayrılmayı düşünürüz.’’

Turkish troops intensify attacks on Kurdish communities -- news reports

News items submitted by Mustafa Kilinç

Police force people out of their houses in Silopi

In Silopi district of Şırnak where the state terror is getting heavier, special operation police teams are raiding civilian houses in Barbaros, Nuh and Başak neighborhoods and forcing people to leave.

Fight for a new generation of trade and people relations free from WTO and imperialist globalization!

ILPS Commission 2

The 10th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference which met on Dec. 15-18, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya finds the Doha Development Round dead in the water.

It was monopolized by fewer rich economies to the detriment of the overwhelming majority of the world's nations and peoples. The negotiations have now been restricted to the five giants of international trade – US, EU, Brazil, India, China or the G5 – leaving out the rest of the 162 members. At its core are money relations not people relations.

Killing in the name of the Indian Nation

What happens to democracy when an army is at war in peacetime?


On 3 December, Attorney General of India (AGI) Mukul Rohatgi told the Supreme Court, “The army is only discharging its sovereign function of defending the country from external aggression and terrorist attacks, it cannot be blamed if some people are killed. The killings are part of the sovereign function discharged by the Union of India through the army.” This was the government's explanation for rejecting the 2013 report of Justice Santosh Hegde Committee. The apex court had set up the committee to probe alleged extrajudicial killings in the Northeast in the name of “encounters”.

Нет - "открытой торговле" на благо сверхмонополий!

Заявление ILPS к 20 годам ВТО

Профессор Хосе Мария Сисон
Председатель, Международной лиги борьбы народов

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С момента своего создания 20 лет назад Всемирная торговая организация (ВТО) играет ключевую роль в международном экономическом порядке периода после холодной войны, в котором доминирует американский империализм. После Второй мировой войны империалистические державы установили правила для международной торговой системы через Генеральное соглашение по тарифам и торговле (ГСТТ). Но оно охватывало только 23 в основном промышленных, развитых стран.

Aquino should be jailed by the next administration -- ILPS Philippines

By ILPS Philippines

The Philippines Chapter of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS-Phils) challenges all presidential aspirants to declare their intent to indict Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III for gross human rights violations should they win in next year's national elections.

Pagbati sa Ikatlong Kongreso ng Karapatan-Timog Katagalugan

Tagapangulo, International League of Peoples' Struggle

Mga Kapwa Tagapagtanggol ng mga Karapatang Tao,

Malugod kong binabati kayong lahat sa okasyon ng Ikatlong Konggreso ng KARAPATAN-Timog Katagalugan na may temang "Paigtingin at palakasin ang pagpapalaganap sa pagsusulong ng karapatang tao, Bigkisin ang Mamamayan laban sa papet na rehimeng US-BS Aquino at Oplan Bayanihan." Aking ikinagagalak na batiin ang lahat ng delegado mula sa sampung probinsya at ibat ibang sektor sa buong Timog Katagalugan. Ako'y nagpupugay sa inyong mga tagumpay sa nakaraan at lubos ang aking kumpyansa na kakamtin ninyo ang higit pang mga tagumpay sa hinaharap.

Women of Manipur rise up for united struggle

Statement on the occasion of the commemoration of Manipur Women’s War 1939

Campaign for Peace & Democracy (Manipur)

On the occasion of the commemoration of the Manipur Women’s War 1939 on 12 December, the Campaign for Peace & Democracy (Manipur) hails high the historical resistances that the women of Manipur had carried out during the British colonial period. At the same time, CPDM acknowledges and pays homage to the courage, commitment and selfless contribution of the women democratic forces in Manipur who are fighting injustice and asserting democratic rights. May your democratic voices spread across the borders and be remembered in the canon of resistance history.

Khalida Jarrar sentenced to 15 months imprisonment by Israeli military court

By SAMIDOUN: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Khalida Jarrar, Palestinian leftist and feminist parliamentarian and advocate for political prisoners, has been sentenced by an Israeli occupation military court in Ofer to 15 months imprisonment today, 6 December 2015. Arrested by occupation military forces who invaded her Ramallah home on 2 April, the imprisonment of Jarrar, former executive director and current vice-chair of the board of directors of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, has sparked widespread Palestinian, Arab and international outrage.

Stop "Open Trade" for the benefit of super monopolies

ILPS statement on 20 years of the World Trade Organization

Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle

(Читайтена русском языке)

Since its establishment 20 years ago, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been a key pillar of the post-Cold War international economic order led by US imperialism. After World War II, the imperialist powers set the rules for the international trading system through the General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). But this covered only 23 mostly industrialized countries. The WTO was established to succeed the GATT.

Dismantle the prison walls, free all political prisoners

ILPS streamer unchainedILPS Commission 3

Prisons all over the world teem with political prisoners. The former symbolizes power, control, repression; the latter, consciousness, freedom, struggle. The former desires to keep the status quo; the latter, to dismantle the unjust structures, free the world from their rein and bring about substantive change.

Heading for Higher Ground

Heading for Higher Ground: Climate crisis, migration and the need for justice and system change

IBON International

It may seem distant and not urgent to some. But for millions of people around the world, the time to act is now. Millions of people are forced to leave their homes and communities because of "unnatural" environmental disasters and escalating conflicts heightened by the competition for dwindling resources such as land, water and minerals.

If you continue the struggle, you will be free -- Leila Khaled

KODAO Productions

Palestinian struggle for freedom icon Leila Khaled visited the Philippines to attend an international anti-imperialist assembly and the launch of the Philippine-Palestine Friendship Association. She visited the Lumad camp at a church compound and attended an anti-APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) protest action on the streets of Manila.

On her last day in the country she sat with Kodao Productions in an interview about her assessment of the visit.

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