Broad themes and issues under global capitalism and imperialism, as they affect the entire world, various countries/regions, and major sectors

Russian tank in Ukraine war

A consistently anti-imperialist stand on the current Russia-Ukraine conflict requires a deep study of its historical and global context, which should at least go back to a review of the Cold War, the US imperialist unipolar domination of the world and relentless wars of aggression amidst worsening crisis, and the intensified inter-imperialist rivalries of the 2006-2013 period. Jose Maria Sison restates this historical and global background, and provides rich details of how the Russia-Ukraine conflict further unfolded from 2014 onwards. He finally restates an overview of the global contradictions in the present period and the tasks of the proletariat and people of the world.

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Jose Maria Sison traces the roots of the now-hyped “Great Reset” to imperialism’s failed attempts to fully recover from the recurrent global crises in recent decades, and to dress up its newest attempt as some sort of “capitalist utopia”. In addition, Sison frames the so-called “Great Reset” narrative within the worsening contradictions of global capitalism and inter-imperialist rivalries, and projects their outcomes as further fueling a Great Resist among the proletariat and peoples of the world.

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The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) Commission for Workers celebrates with the working class and all oppressed peoples the International Labour Day this First of May 2022. Organizing the exploited and oppressed masses goes beyond trade unions and the workplace. Workers must never confine themselves to trade union rights alone but must unite with the democratic struggles of their own people in solidarity with other workers and peoples. It is imperative to expand and intensify the economic struggles and raised to political battles.

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Workers and other toiling people march along Manila's main avenues on International Workers Day 2019. Photo by Lito Ocampo/KMU

Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson Emeritus of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) has issued this paper on the occasion of International Labor Day, 1st May 2022.

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Myanmar police vs protesters 1140x480

The PRISM editors have prepared this primer, posted here in three parts, in line with the growing concern and interest of many anti-imperialist groups about the rapid growth of fascist forces in the context of increasingly violent imperialist rule and the socio-political impacts of the current global capitalist crisis. This is Part 1.

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Myanmar police vs protesters 1140x480

The PRISM editors have prepared this primer, posted here in three parts, in line with the growing concern and interest of many anti-imperialist groups about the rapid growth of fascist forces in the context of increasingly violent imperialist rule and the socio-political impacts of the current global capitalist crisis. This is Part 2.

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Myanmar police vs protesters 1140x480

The PRISM editors have prepared this primer, posted here in three parts, in line with the growing concern and interest of many anti-imperialist groups about the rapid growth of fascist forces in the context of increasingly violent imperialist rule and the socio-political impacts of the current global capitalist crisis. This is Part 1.

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In his commentary dated 26 February 2022, Jose Ma. Sison provides valuable insights into the background of the current military conflict between Russia and the Ukrainian regime. Excerpt:

I am most concerned that since 2014 the US and NATO have brought about in Ukraine a regime that is extremely oligarchic, chauvinist and fascist, oppressive and exploitative of the people of Ukraine, including those of Ukrainian, Russian and mixed Ukrainian-Russian nationalities. And yet this fact has been deliberately obscured by the US and NATO propaganda and overlooked by those who do not study and know the particularities of the Ukraine issue.

The people of Russian nationality within Ukraine have suffered the main brunt of fascist oppression and deserve the solidarity and support from all the peoples of the world and from all other possible forces supportive of their just cause. For supporting the Ukrainian people of Russian and other nationalities against the Ukrainian fascists, Russia proves itself in a better position than its US imperialist rival which has been prodding Ukraine to join the NATO in violation of the original Minsk agreement and supplying it with weapons and pushing it to make war provocations against Russia.

Sison is chairperson emeritus of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle. His commentary was first published 25 Feb 2022 on the Fightback Against Fascism site, URL: https://internationalsolidarity.org/us-nato-mastermid-and-engineer-armed-confilct-between-russophobe-ukranian-regime-and-russia/


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Prof. Jose Maria Sison

Editorsʼ note: This major restatement and key analytical updates by Jose Maria Sison on the modern historical phenomenon of fascism is posted here in relation to the launch of the three-month global campaign of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) as “fightbackˮ against the resurgent tides of fascism in many countries. His article covers a basic review of the basic concepts of state power, of certain features that would grow and combine to develop in the era of imperialism as fascism, and key developments in the Philippines that mirror these global trends. Sison is the chairperson emeritus of the ILPS.

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On the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon building near Washington D.C., Jose Maria Sison delivered a major speech, “On 9-11 and the US War on Terror” at a webinar on 13 September 2021. Prof. Sison is chairperson emeritus of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle.

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