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On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the New People's Army

By Communist Party of the Philippines

With boundless joy, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the New People's Army (NPA) on March 29 under the absolute leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). Since then, the NPA has won great victories in the Filipino people's revolutionary struggle for national liberation and democracy through protracted people's war against US imperialism and the local exploiting classes of big compradors and landlords.

We congratulate all the Red commanders and fighters, the Party cadres and members in the NPA and the broad masses of the people for their accumulated and current victories. We render the highest tribute to our revolutionary martyrs and heroes. Our high revolutionary principles, courage, perseverance, hard work, fierce struggle and sacrifices have won us our victories since the establishment of the Party and the NPA.

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Strengthen the Party, intensify the people’s struggle in celebrating the 40th founding anniversary

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Message of the Central Committee
Communist Party of the Philippines

With utmost joy, we celebrate today the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) as the advanced detachment of the Philippine working class under the theoretical guidance of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. Forty years ago today, we reestablished on a new foundation what originally was the Communist Party of the Philippine Islands (CPPI).

On this happy occasion, we in the Central Committee of the CPP salute all comrades in all Party organs, units and spheres of work, all Red commanders and fighters of the New People's Army, all allied forces in the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, all leaders and functionaries of the local organs of the people's democratic government, all activists in the mass movement and the broad masses of the Filipino people.

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Some thoughts regarding our future revolution by a Revolutionary Old Guard

After 30 years of Reform it is time for the real Communist Party to draw its conclusions

By Wei Wei

Changes in the past 30 have meant that capitalism has basically been restored in China.

The principal contradiction in our country is still the contradiction between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie, but the principal aspect of the contradiction has changed from the proletariat to the bourgeoisie. A new revolution is now facing the proletariat and the working masses.

The basis of the revolution before us is upholding the great banner of Mao Zedong's continuing revolution and carrying out the great socialist revolution against corruption, against selling out our country and against capitalist restoration. The dictatorship of the proletariat no longer exists; therefore, our continuing revolution is no longer one being waged with the dictatorship of the proletariat. Instead, our continuing revolution is being waged against the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie. The road ahead will be difficult and have many twists and turns.

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CHINA: 30 years after the Reform

By Pao-yu Ching

Professor Emeritus of Economics
Marygrove College Michigan

Download Dutch translation: CHINA: 30 jaar na de Hervorming

It has been over thirty years since Deng Xiao-ping began his capitalist Reform; here are some of the voices of the Chinese people.

Ordinary Chinese people ask: “What good is the health care reform? Now we can no longer afford to see the doctors.”

And: “What good is the education reform? Now we can no longer afford sending our children to school?”

Tens of millions of workers laid-off from former State enterprises say: “You took the factories we built with our blood and sweat and sold them to new capitalists, or foreigners; destroying buildings and machinery and then taking the land; you squandered away our country’s wealth and left us nothing to survive on.”

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Excellent conditions for revolutionary upsurge in the face of the worsening global capitalist crisis

By Communist Party of the Philippines

Read or download in Italian: Premesse eccellenti per un'insurrezione rivoluzionaria a fronte dell'aggravamento della crisi globale del capitalismo

The world capitalist system is undergoing a deepening recession that can only result in the massive destruction of productive forces and further concentration of capital in the hands of a few. This global economic malaise is now causing production slowdowns, massive job losses, worsening impoverishment and intensified exploitation and oppression of the proletariat and ordinary people in the capitalist centers, with even worse consequences for peoples in the Third World.

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The policy of “neoliberal” globalization and the worsening economic crisis in the Philippines

By Professor Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Kabataang Makabayan

Thank you for inviting me to speak on the policy of "neoliberal" globalization and the worsening economic crisis in the Philippines on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the founding of the League of Filipino Students (LFS). I congratulate the LFS in Baguio City for its achievements. I appreciate the cooperation of the LFS with the Anakbayan, UP Baguio-University Student Council, the Nationalist Corps and the Politically Inclined Students in bringing about this important forum.

"Neoliberal" globalization

First of all, let me explain what the policy of "neoliberal" globalization is all about. It is a policy of deception, misrepresenting monopoly capitalism as "free market" capitalism. It has been adopted since 1980 supposedly to solve the problem of stagflation, the phenomenon of stagnation and inflation going together and the vicious cycle whereby the attempt to solve either one of them aggravates the other.

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International resolution demands removal of CPP, NPA and Jose Maria Sison from “terrorist” lists

It is appalling that the government of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo can get away with murdering and terrorizing Filipino citizens and is even lavished with financial, military and political support by the governments of the United States of America, Netherlands and the European Union. More appalling is that the movement responsible for the liberation and democratization of Philippine society is criminalized by these governments and declared as terrorists… We condemn the criminalization of the liberation forces of the Philippines and demand the removal of the CPP, the NPA, Armando Liwanag and Prof. Jose Maria Sison from the so-called terrorist lists of the US, Netherlands and the Council of the European Union.

Resolution supporting the Filipino peoples' struggle for national liberation and democracy and demanding the removal of the CPP, the NPA and Prof. Jose Maria Sison from “terrorist” lists of the US, Netherlands and the Council of the European Union

Resolution zur Unterstützung des Kampfes des philippinischen Volkes für nationale Befreiung und Demokratie und mit der Forderung der Streichung der CPP, der NPA und von Prof. Jose Maria Sison von den „Terror“-Listen der USA, der Niederlande und des Rates der Europäischen Union (EU) 

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The future, necessity and justification of socialism in the 21st century

By The International Department
Communist Party of the Philippines

Paper presented to the Seminar organized by the Communist Party of Turkey / Marxist-Leninist

In the coming years, the class struggle can be expected to intensify in the imperialist countries. As in previous times, the monopoly bourgeoisie can be expected to turn to fascism to oppose the mass movement of the proletariat and non-proletarian masses. At the same time, contradictions among the imperialist powers can intensify upon the aggravation of the crisis of overproduction and the rise of domestic fascist movements.

In the meantime, the highest potential for armed revolution led by the proletariat is now with peoples most exploited by the imperialists and the local exploiting classes in the underdeveloped countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The greatest advantage available to them is that they can wage protracted people's war ahead of proletarian revolutions in the centers of world capitalism.

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The work of the CPP in organizing the workers for the revolution

Contribution of the Communist Party of the Philippines
to The 17th International Communist Seminar

Brussels, 16-18 May 2008

The Philippines is a semi-colonial and semi-feudal country, dominated by the US imperialists, the comprador bourgeoisie, the landlords and the bureaucratic capitalists. US imperialism and domestic feudalism are the main problems from which the masses of the people aspire to be liberated.

The Filipino working class, which emerged in the later period of Spanish colonial rule, has grown significantly in number and experience. But its further growth has been stunted because of the limitations in local industrialization and emphasis on raw material production and lately, on mere re-assembly plants, new plantations and businesses in the grip of foreign monopoly capitalism.

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35 years of the NDFP: Insights into its history and program

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
NDFP Chief International Representative
Member‚ NDFP National Executive Committee

This growth and achievements over the past 35 years are possible only with the support of the masses. We honor the many martyrs and heroes among the masses and the NDFP leaders who gave up their lives for the Filipino people and the Philippine revolution. We also honor our internationalist friends who have rendered and are still rendering selfless service to the Filipino people.

On the firm foundation of the 35 years of glorious revolutionary struggle, we are confident of winning more victories in the years to come until we achieve nationwide victory in our struggle for national and social liberation. Read more