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Charges Dropped Against Jose Ma. Sison, Founding Chair of CP of Philippines

Posted by Mike E on April 5, 2009

jose_maria_sisonKasama is pleased to pass on this good news.

PRESS RELEASE: Information Bureau, Communist Party of the Philippines

CPP congratulates Jose Ma. Sison for decisive legal victory in The Netherlands

April 1, 2009

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today congratulated its founding chair and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) senior political consultant Jose Ma. Sison for gaining decisive legal victory yesterday with the dropping of murder charges filed against him in 2007 by Dutch prosecutors.

“The CPP and the Filipino people join Comrade Sison in celebrating this victory. This culminates a series of legal triumphs in Comrade Sison’s struggle against the collusion of imperialists, the Philippine puppet regime and counterrevolutionary traitors to prosecute and persecute him using trumped-up charges,” said the CPP in a statement released by its Information Bureau.

In 2007, murder charges were filed against Sison for the deaths of Romulo Kintanar and Arturo Tabara who were killed while resisting arrest by the New People’s Army (NPA) in 2003 and 2004 respectively. Both had been charged with counterrevolutionary and criminal offenses and ordered by revolutionary people’s courts in the Philippines to be arrested and face trial.

Sison was arrested in August 28 and incarcerated for 17 days by the Dutch police. He was ordered released by The Hague District Court for “lack of hard evidence.” The Court of Appeals upheld this decision in October 2007. In November 2007, the public prosecutor’s office initially closed the preliminary investigation against Sison but later decided to continue pursuing the case. In June 2008, the district court determined that the prosecution still had no evidence, and gave it time to wrap up the case. The Dutch national prosecution office formally informed Sison yesterday that it had finally dropped the case due to “insufficient legal and convincing evidence.”

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Blazing Trail: A Journey of the Indian Revolution

Posted by n3wday on April 5, 2009

This video is on World Revolution Media who writes:

“[Blazing Trail is the] saga of India’s Communist Revolutionary Movement initiated by the historical Naxalbari uprising of May 1967, breaking the chains of revisionism that had enveloped the movement for decades. From the first Congress of the Communist Party Of India (Marxist-Leninist) held in 1970 to its second congress held over three decades later in 2001 under the name Communist Party Of India(Marxist-Leninist)(People’s War). A saga of heroism and sacrifice in the face of a brutal enemy masquarading as the World’s ‘largest democracy’, foundations are being laid for a New Democratic India.”

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