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Jose Maria Sison on Globalization

For Democracy and Socialism Against Imperialist Globalization

In October of 1998 founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (MLM) and political consultant to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, Jose Maria Sison, wrote:

In the name of promoting economic growth and preventing inflation, monopoly capitalism has used its imperialist state to trample upon the hard-won rights of the proletariat, bring down the wages and living conditions of the people, provide tax cuts to the monopoly firms but raise taxes on basic consumer goods and services and cut down government spending for social benefits and social services.  It has done so to accelerate the accumulation of capital, maximize profits and counter the general tendency of profit and growth rates to fall in the imperialist countries. (Sison, 138)

Source

Sison, Jose Maria.  Selected Writings of Jose Ma. Sison, 1991-2009, Volume 2: For Democracy and Socialism Against Imperialist Globalization.  Philippines: Aklat ng Bayan, Inc., 2009.

After the Fall of Marcos

Philippine Economy and Politics

Jose Maria Sison wrote that some of his political opponents, after the fall of Marcos and the rise of Aquino:

misconstrued democracy as merely the “democratic space” for them within the ruling system in terms of civil and political liberties, claimed that there was no more ground for people’s ware and deliberately obfuscated the fact that the joint class dictatorship of the comprador big bourgeoisie and the landlord class and the open rule terror was persistent, despite the temporary liberal facade of the Aquino regime. In fact, the Aquino regime retained or made worse the antiworker and antipeasant decrees of Marcos and General Ramos intensified the military campaigns of suppression against the revolutionary forces. (Sison, 13)

Source

Sison, Jose Ma. and Julieta De Lima.  Philippine Economy and Politics.  Philippines, Aklat ng Bayan, 2002.


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