New World Summit—Leiden
29 December 2012
De Waag, Leiden, The Netherlands
The second summit took place on December 29, 2012, and focused on the political, economic, ideological, and juridical interests that are invested in upholding the notion of the “terrorist” by hosting as the keynote speaker Professor Jose Maria Sison, co-founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA). Both organizations are included on “terrorist” lists as a result of their ongoing armed struggle with what they describe as a “semi-colonial and semi-feudal ruling system,” under “US imperialist control,” and having the “comprador bourgeoisie, landlords and bureaucrat capitalists” as ruling classes.
Several experts representing the different layers of the system that revolves around this notion of “terrorism,” separating certain organizations and individuals from society, will be asked to respond to Sison. In turn, a lawyer, a public prosecutor, a judge, a politician, and a political theorist will respond to Sison, before engaging in a discussion with the audience that will focus on