UNSC Resolution underscores Israel's isolation & strong support for recognition of Palestinian rights

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison,
Chairperson, ILPS International Coordinating Committee

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution declaring illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian lands underscores the extreme unlawful conduct and political isolation of the Zionist state of Israel in the eyes of the international community. Even the United States, Israel’s most rabid supporter, would not dare cast its veto for fear of losing all credibility. The resolution likewise shows the strong international support for the recognition of Palestinian rights.

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2017 New Year's Greetings

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As Chairperson of the International Coordinating Committee, I convey warmest greetings of solidarity to all global region committees, national chapters and member-organizations of our League and to all friends and allies who have cooperated with us in campaigns to uphold, defend and promote the anti-imperialist and democratic rights of the people of the world.

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Highest Tribute to Comrade Fidel Castro: Great Leader of the Cuban Revolution, inspiration to the Peoples' of the World

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison, ILPS Chairperson

We, in the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, express our most heartfelt condolences to the Castro family, the Cuban people, the Communist Party of Cuba and government of Cuba over the passing away of Comrade Fidel Castro, the great revolutionary leader of the Cuban people and founder of the Communist Party of Cuba.

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ILPS condemns the arrest of HDP leaders in Turkey and North Kurdistan

Prof. Jose Maria Sison
International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS)

The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) condemns in the strongest terms the arrest of parliament members and mayors belonging to the People's Democratic Party (HDP) including the HDP Co-Chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdağ in police raids carried out in several cities in Turkey and Northern Kurdistan.  The latest arrests are consistent with Erdogan's hardline policy of crushing the Kurdish people's struggle for national self-determination and democracy at all costs. 

Trying to put a veil of obfuscation on their continuing support for the brazenly anti-democratic Erdogan regime, the US and EU have again issued their utterly hypocritical "statements of concern" over the recent arrests.

The fascist Erdogan regime is using everything in its arsenal against the Kurdish movement, terrorizing and massacring Kurdish civilians and destroying cities in North Kurdistan, using Islamist terrorists against PKK guerrillas in Syria, brutally dispersing peaceful demonstrations, closing down pro-Kurdish newspapers and television stations and arresting parliament members and mayors who are suspected of supporting the struggle of the Kurdish people for national self-determination and democracy. 

The Turkish fascist regime regards the liberation movement led by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) as its most dangerous enemy.

That is why it has used everything in its power to crush the movement.  It has continued to keep the widely acknowledged leader of the Kurdish movement President Abdullah Ocalan in isolation.

But the Kurdish people have remained steadfast.  They are ever determined to use all forms of struggle, armed and unarmed, legal and parliamentary to achieve their legitimate aspirations for national self-determination and democracy.

The ILPS ,an international alliance of anti-imperialist and democratic organizations,  supports the just struggle of the Kurdish people.  It is incumbent on all people who love freedom to support the struggle of the Kurdish people.

The ILPS calls on all its member organizations throughout the world to condemn the Turkish authorities' latest attacks on the Kurdish movement and express their solidarity with the Kurdish people in their just struggle for national self-determination and democracy through statements and actions such as pickets and demonstrations in front of Turkish embassies and its other foreign missions. 

Stop political repression in Turkey and Northern Kurdistan!
Freedom to President Abdullah Ocalan!
Freedom to all Kurdish political prisoners!
Long live the Kurdish struggle for national self-determination and democracy!
Long live international solidarity! 

ILPS condemns torture and murder of Indian Maoists and Adivasis captives

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), November 3, 2016

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) condemns in the strongest terms the killing of 28 Maoist revolutionaries and the summary killing of 11 hors de combat after being tortured in Odisha on October 24, 2016.

Eleven revolutionaries who were injured in the armed encounter were reportedly captured alive but were subsequently tortured and summarily executed by government soldiers.

The killing of hors de combat or combatants unable to fight, and torture of prisoners of war are both considered as war crimes and crimes against humanity under international law. The concerned Indian authorities must be held responsible for these war crimes and hailed to justice.

We support the call of the Indian Maoists for a bandh in 5 states to condemn the killings. We support the call for the Indian authorities to put a stop to the Operation Green Hunt which targets the Indian Maoist revolutionaries and their supporters. This counter-insurgency program has victimized many civilians by presenting them in the press as Maoist combatants in fake encounters.

The Indian Maoist revolutionaries have been waging a just struggle for national liberation and democracy for forty years now against imperialism and local reaction. They deserve the support of all freedom-loving people of the world.

The ILPS which is an international alliance of more than 300 anti-imperialist and democratic organizations in more than 130 countries in Asia, North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle-East and Africa supports the struggles of all oppressed peoples against imperialism and their local reactionary collaborators.

The ILPS calls on all freedom-loving peoples of the world to support the Indian people’s struggle for national liberation and democracy. We call on all member organizations of ILPS to support the just struggle of the Indian people and the Maoist revolutionaries through various forms of support and solidarity actions.