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Celebrate 55 years of anti-imperialist resistance! Support the Philippine revolution! 

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Robert Reid | Chairperson FFPS

As the New People’s Army (NPA) celebrates its 55th founding anniversary, Friends of the Filipino People in Struggle (FFPS) extends its warmest greetings to the Filipino people as they bravely resist the evils of imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism.

For 55 years the red fighters and commanders of the people’s army have been carrying high the torch of anti-imperialist resistance, joining millions of peoples around the world in fighting against this fundamentally unjust system. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), they have successfully grown to be a force that shakes imperialist encroachment of the country. 

They link deeply with the masses in the countryside and enjoin their all-out support. Next to being a commendable fighting force, they are part of all aspects of the Filipino people’s lives and are a cultural, educational, productive and organizing force. They are with the people in pushing forward agrarian revolution and in planting the seeds of the new people’s democratic government that are being built in the countryside.

The Filipino people, in reality, suffer heavily under the worsening exploitation and intensifying oppression of a semi-feudal and semi-colonial system. But in the face of this, the Filipino people have valiantly chosen the path of resistance and liberation.

At no point in history have the imperialist powers voluntarily given up their power. It is therefore a moral, political and historical necessity for the Filipino people to rise up and resist imperialist violence and domination with all means available, including armed struggle. This right is even a fundamental aspect of international law which reaffirms it as a basic right of peoples to fight for liberation and self-determination.

As FFPS we stand with the Filipino people, and especially with the red fighters and all those who have bravely chosen the path of militant and armed liberation. Every advance in the agrarian revolution, every mass base in the Philippine countryside, and every tactical military offensive by the NPA deals heavy blows against the imperialist world system. 

As US imperialism and its local cohorts are scrambling to try and maintain control with an all-out fascist war against the Filipino people, and as the peoples of the world continue to fight for liberation, it is of utmost importance and urgency for us to stand with them. We call on all anti-imperialist forces of the world to extend our solidarity with the Philippine revolution as it is continuously struggling against the world imperialist system.

Defend the bases of the New People’s Army!
Long live the New People’s Army!
Long live the Philippine revolution!

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