ILPS Chairperson Prof. Jose Maria Sison introduces the International League of Peoples' Struggle
By MALCOLM GUYGeneral SecretaryInternational Coordinating Committee
Comrades, fellow delegates and honoured guests, please accept our warmest revolutionary greetings from the ILPS general secretariat and staff wishing you all a very successful Assembly. Today as we look around the room we see hundreds of anti-imperialist delegates, observers and friends from around the world, In fact we constitute the biggest International Assembly of the ILPS to date! What a way to celebrate our tenth anniversary. Happy 10th anniversary ILPS. Congratulations to us all for being here on this historic occasion!
Let us all thank the secretariat, the host country committee, the staff, and all others that have volunteered their efforts, for their excellent preparations and hard work in fulfilling the decisions of the ICC to assure the successful holding of the Fourth International Assembly of the ILPS at this wonderful venue here in the Philippines. I think they all deserve a warm round of applause!
By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON, ChairpersonILPS International Coordinating Committee
Dear colleagues and friends,
Let me express warmest greetings of solidarity to all of you and thank you for joining us in this Fourth International Assembly of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). Let us all congratulate the International Coordinating Group (ICG), the Host Country Committee and the entire Philippine chapter of the League for their success in preparing this assembly.
Manila, Philippines10 July 2011
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) successfully held its Fourth International Assembly (4th IA) from July 7 to 9, 2011 held in Manila, Philippines under the theme, “Build a Bright Future! Mobilize the People to Resist Exploitation and Oppression Amidst the Protracted Global Depression, State Terrorism and Wars of Aggression”!
The 4th International Assembly of the ILPS marks a milestone as it celebrates its ten years of existence. It was a resounding success.
The 4th IA was attended by more than 430 delegates and observers from 200 organizations in 43 countries, territories and autonomous regions; namely, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR), India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Macau, Malaysia, Manipur, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Senegal, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Venezuela, West Papua and Zimbabwe.
The number of participants surpassed all previous records of ILPS Assemblies and is a shining testimony to the vitality of the League.
10 July 2011
Prof. Jose Maria Sison, the outgoing Chairperson of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) opened the meeting and then asked the Vice Chairperson Len Cooper to preside over the meeting.
The ICC elected its officers to comprise the International Coordinating Group. They are as follows:
Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson, Len Cooper, Vice Chairperson, Carol Araullo,Vice Chairperson for Internal Affairs, Bill Dores, Vice Chairperson for External Affairs, Malcolm Guy, General Secretary, Wahu Kaara, First Deputy General Secretary, Antonio Tujan, Second Deputy General Secretary, Theo Droog, Treasurer and Lyn Meza, Auditor.
The ICC examined, amended and approved the draft Communiqué on the Fourth International Assembly by way of summing up the assembly from July 7 to July 9. The ICC was unanimous in describing the assembly as historically significant and resoundingly successful.
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