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A reign of terror: Extra-judicial killings in Duterte’s Philippines (tags)

Since Rodrigo Duterte began his term as the 16th president of the Philippines in 30 June 2016, Filipinos and the international community have watched in horror at accounts of dead bodies found nightly in the country’s streets, linked to extra-judicial killings (EJKs).

The challenges of building a united resistance in Duterte’s Philippines (tags)

Three decades after the People Power revolution ended the bloody regime of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, Asia’s oldest republic is at a crossroads. Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines in June 2016, he has led an extrajudicial killing campaign that has taken over 12,000 lives. Officially cloaked as an anti-crime policy, his “war against drugs” has nevertheless failed to address the genuine roots of the country’s narcotics crisis. It has instead only worsened the situation by victimizing the urban poor at a staggering rate.

PHILIPPINES: Call for a National Conference Against Dictatorship (tags)

Since he assumed office, President Rodrigo Duterte has still failed to fulfill his promise to “provide for those who have little”: Workers still continue to receive low wages and experience job insecurity because he has failed to fulfill his vow to end contractualization.

Philippines: Unity Statement by February 25 Coalition (tags)

WE FOUGHT TO BE FREE. WE SAY NEVER AGAIN TO DICTATORSHIP!

Philippines: Marcos burial forms part of pattern towards authoritarianism (tags)

Akbayan joins the rest of the country in denouncing the unilateral, treacherous burial of the dictator Marcos as a hero.

Philippines: Duterte Enables Sneak Burial of Marcos’ Remains (tags)

The burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB - Heroes Cemetery) was hurriedly and secretively carried out, with military-style logistical support. A military helicopter brought the body from Ilocos Norte, where the former dictator’s body was displayed in the Marcos Museum, to the LNMB. The marines and the police were mobilized to encircle the perimeter of the cemetery. They were placed on ‘red alert’.

Duterte's Strike Against the US Empire (tags)

Commentary on western news media's demonizing of President Duterte and the rub-out of history of US imperialism.

Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines supports state burial for Ferdinand Marcos (tags)

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte announced in the wake of his election in May that he intended to grant the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a state burial in the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes Cemetery). Preparations are now being made for a state funeral on September 11, the 99th birth anniversary of the former president.

The Philippines’ New Strongman (tags)

Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian neoliberalism isn’t the answer to poverty and political abuse in the Philippines.

Philippines: Bongbong Marcos is a false prophet of unity (tags)

Akbayan PartyList today countered Senator Bongbong Marcos’s calls to elect politicians who will push for unity, saying the ambitious scion of the dictator does not fit the quality he endorses.

Philippines: Erap Estrada endorses leftist leader Neri Colmenares for senator (tags)

MANILA, Philippines – Former President now Manila Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada on Wednesday, September 30, endorsed leftist congressman Neri Colmenares for Philippine senator in the 2016 elections.

Philippines: Bongbong’s whitewashing of Marcos name anathema to 2016 plans (tags)

Akbayan took exception to Senator Bongbong Marcos’s statement that there was no downside to being a Marcos should he decide to run for higher office in 2016.

Philippines: Dismantling the Marcoses' "Empire of Memory" (tags)

Statement of Akbayan Chairperson Risa Hontiveros on the 42nd year commemoration of the declaration of Martial Law

Philippines’ Foreign Debt Payments Dwarf Relief Aid After Typhoon Haiyan (tags)

More than a month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the country has paid approximately $900 million in debt repayments—more than twice as much as it’s received in pledged aid from countries around the world to support the recovery effort.

Philippine Debt Repayments from Marcos Regime Overshadow Typhoon Relief Funds (tags)

Two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the world has responded with astounding generosity, donating tens of millions of dollars to aid in the recovery effort--$37 million from the United States government alone. Unfortunately, since the typhoon struck on November 8th, the Philippines has spent more than $310 million paying off overseas debts, and it will spend a total of $6.7 billion this year alone. Some of those debts are from the corrupt and abusive regime of Ferdinand Marcos.

Philippine Gov’t lacks political will to go after the Marcoses (tags)

One can understand Andres Bautista’s deep frustration in wanting to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government, which he has headed since October 2010, although — or because — it has failed to accomplish its two-pronged mandate, 27 years after President Cory Aquino created the PCGG through Executive Order No. 1.

Philippine Congressman Walden Bello visits Filipino communities in US cities (tags)

IN several forums this month, Congressman Walden Bello is visiting Filipino-American communities in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland to talk about the upcoming May 13 mid-term congressional elections in the Philippines, and the role his political party, Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party, has played in the passing of progressive legislation during the just-concluded 15th Congress. Akbayan’s Risa Hontiveros is running for a Senate seat in May, and is in the circle of candidates deemed to have a chance of winning a seat – a first in the Senate for Akbayan. Akbayan is also running as a party-list organization to again have their House seats.

PHILIPPINES: Akbayan pushes for institutional teaching of Martial Law atrocities (tags)

On the 40th year commemoration of the declaration of martial law, Akbayan Party filed a resolution urging the institutional teaching of the atrocities committed during martial law under the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos in all levels of education.

PHILIPPINES: The ghosts of martial law (tags)

On September 21, forty years ago, President Ferdinand E. Marcos declared martial law. For almost 13-and-a-half years afterwards, the country suffered terribly from a brutal and corrupt dictatorship. Among the victims of the grave violations of human rights under martial law were the following: 3,257 “salvaged” (summarily executed), 35,000 tortured, and 70,000 incarcerated, as documented by historian Alfred McCoy.

Philippines: Annoying P-Noy (tags)

Because the Reds have time and again failed to sell to the majority of Filipinos their offered prescriptions to our national problems, they’ve resorted to all sorts of gimmicks in order to get our attention.

Philippines: No state burial for Marcos is step toward justice (tags)

Akbayan Party lauded President Aquino’s declaration that the administration will not accord a state burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, saying that this is a positive step toward the issuance of justice and rectification of Marcos’ atrocities during the Martial Law.

PHILIPPINES: Akbayan Lawmakers want Marcos declared ?enemy of democracy? (tags)

Coinciding with the 39th year anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, Akbayan lawmakers today filed a resolution urging the House of Representatives to officially declare former dictator Ferdinand Marcos an ?enemy of democracy.?

Jose Maria Sison: On the Commemoration of Sept 21. (tags)

More than a year before, he had staged the dress rehearsal for the declaration of martial law by proclaiming the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus on August 21, 1971 when without evidence he blamed the Communist Party of the Philippines and Benigno S. Aquino for the Plaza Miranda bombing immediately after it happened.

On the former Philippine President Marcos burial issue (tags)

Open letter to Vice President Jejomar Binay on the Marcos hero's burial issue

Letter to Javier Sicilia from Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos (tags)

Today Subcomandante Marcos with the Zapatista Army of National Liberation wrote a letter to Mexican poet and journalist Javier Sicilia. In it he announces the participation of the Zapatistas and the Other Campaign in the mass mobilizations against the drug war that will take place throughout the country in early May.

Marcos is not a hero! Protest the plan to make him one! (tags)

FERDINAND E. MARCOS is not a hero to the Filipino people. His martial law regime sent hundreds of thousands to jail, made people 'desaparecidos' because of their political beliefs. He is now being elevated to become a "hero" and plans are afoot by his families and allies to have him interred in Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery of Heroes).

Filipino Workers criticize shortcomings of EDSA 1 (tags)

The Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) and the anti-contractualization coalition KONTRA slammed the shortcomings of EDSA 1 in a symbolic mass action this afternoon. Scores of workers from PM and KONTRA assembled at the Ninoy Aquino monument at the corner of Timog and Quezon Avenues at around 5:30 pm.

PHILIPPINES: Marcos' legacy cannot be rehabilitated (tags)

Akbayan Youth on the 25th Anniversary of EDSA and the Marcos burial issue

Marcos would have turned Philippines into ‘another Singapore’ - Marcos Jr. (tags)

Just before the 24th anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power uprising, the son and namesake of the late strongman ousted by that revolt on Tuesday said that the country would now be as successful as Singapore had former President Ferdinand Marcos not been removed from power.

Trial of Indian leader’s ‘assassins’ resumes (tags)

The trial of three men accused of murdering renowned Guarani Indian leader Marcos Veron is set to resume on Monday in São Paulo, Brazil.

Egypt: Revolution in Motion (tags)

"A revolution is not a single event-it is a process. A process with ebbs and flows, advances and setbacks that can take place over weeks, months and even years..The Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky developed the theory of `permanent revolution.'" Links to Howard Zinn and Marcos

Prof. Jose Maria Sison: On the Commemoration of September 21 (tags)

PHILIPPINES: Ferdinand Marcos himself designated September 21, 1972 as the date for Presidential Proclamation 1081, declaring martial law. In previous days, he had set in motion the imposition of fascist dictatorship on the people, including the mobilization of his armed minions, the murder of a whistle blower in his own intelligence agency, the fake ambush on his defense secretary and the mass arrest of his opponents and critics.

Dark years of Marcos dictatorship ‘must not be forgotten’ – victims (tags)

PHILIPPINES. On the eve of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos' 93rd birth anniversary, Filipinos appear to be forgetting his legacy of abuse, victims of human rights violations during his long rule said on Friday.

Filipinos: LEST WE FORGET! (tags)

We seem to have forgotten that once upon a time, not too long ago, there was this family, the Marcoses, comprised of Ferdinand (now deceased), Imelda (still gallivanting and traipsing the light fantastic in Manila and occasionally, kung maka lusot, overseas), and 3 children, including Ferdinand "Bongbong" Jr who's now running, under Presidential candidate Manny Villar, in the SAME Senatorial slate as political activists (??) Liza Maza and Satur Ocampo.

Marcoses come close to full circle (tags)

With three of them now holding elective posts – including one senator – the Marcoses have come close to full circle.

Leading the Philippine armed revolution astray (tags)

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP-Maoist) has spent a tremendous amount of manpower, financial and materials resources in the electoral campaign, in the process forging a tactical alliance with the landlord-bureaucrat capitalist Manuel Villar, the Nacionalista Party--and indirectly with the family of the late fascist puppet dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Political Comeback Marcos Family Alarming – Victims of Martial law (tags)

PHILIPPINES - On April 27, 1977, urban poor leader Trinidad Herrera-Ripuno was arrested in Katipunan, Quezon City by virtue of an arrest and search and seizure order (ASSO) of then President Ferdinand Marcos. She was made to suffer brutal torture, which was meant to break her determination and spirit.

Panimulang Analisis sa Nakaraang Eleksyon (tags)

Tapos na eleksyon sa Pilipinas at nagsalita na ang taumbayan! Sa lakas ng agos ng sintimyentong anti-GMA ang mga hidhid na alipures ni GMA tulad nina Gonzales,Ermita, Esperon, Devanadera, Bolante, Atienza ay hindi binoto ng masa. Sa Isabela, balik pwesto si Grace Padac na tinalo ni Bodjie Dy ng dinatiyang Dy ng Isabela at si Among Ed ay tinalo ng kilalang hweteng queen ng Pampanga na si Lilia Pineda, kumare ni GMA. Nakakalungkot din na ang mga Marcos ay balik-pwesto dahil sumakay sila sa agos na anti-GMA. Maging si Erap na nag-anti-GMA ay sumegunda pa kay Aquino. Ngunit ang mahigit na limang milyong lamang ni Aquino ay napakahirap ng dayain kahit nang COMELEC. Malayong-malayo sa pagdaya ni GMA kay FPJ noong 2004.

RP ELECTIONS; A MIX BAG OF TROUBLES (tags)

Senator Noynoy Aquino humbly said he will wait for his proclamation by congress before he accepts that he is the "president elect". This is contrary to some media wags who call him the "president apparent", a concoction of some media drunk persons. According to the 12:00 PM COMELEC report with 81 % of the votes counted, Aquino and Binay are leading in the count . Aquino has 13 million votes while Binay is leading Roxas by more than 850,000 votes. But Binay's votes is being continually being chipped down by Roxas.

THE SCENARIO OF FAILURE (tags)

The election campaign is heating up in the Philippines and all indications show that as we go down to the wires the anxiety about the possibility of failure will heighten. Political camps from all the variations of Laban, Lakas and Masa to the traditional Nacionalista, Liberal Party atb. are seemingly resigned to the idea that winning the ballots will not necessarily translate into bagging Malacanang. There are attempts at least within the circle of leading candidates to throw around the idea that they will revert to parliament of the streets in the worst case scenario: a Marcos era redux!

Philippines: Marcos Jr suffers selective amnesia - Akbayan Party (tags)

Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr must be suffering from selective amnesia. In a recent TV show, he staunchly defended his father against charges of gross human rights violations given the fact that his father was never indicted for human rights.

PHILIPPINES: Bongbong Marcos campaigning for militants on slate, too (tags)

The bitter enemies of the late President Ferdinand Marcos are now the political allies of his son, Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who is running for a senator under the Nacionalista Party.

Imelda Marcos bids for seat as Philippine race begins (tags)

Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has launched her campaign for a seat in parliament, as the country's congressional race formally began.

PHILIPPINES: Ex-martial law detainees to campaign vs Marcoses (tags)

MANILA, Philippines – Activists who were detained during martial law condemned the attempt of the Marcos family to return to power through the May elections.

Worse than a crime – The electoral politics of the NDF and the CPP in the Philippines (tags)

The year 2010 has begun and we already know what’s going to be the most unlikely election coalition of the year. The legal National-Democratic (ND) movement of the Philippines, politically aligned with the underground Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines, has made an alliance with multimillionaire Manuel ‘Manny’ Bamba Villar Jr. and indirectly with Marcos’ admiring son, Ferdinand ’Bongbong’ Marcos jr.

PHILIPPINES: GWP Liza Maza, Marcos to join common NP sorties (tags)

MANILA, Philippines—Gabriela Women's Party Rep. Liza Maza and Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos can look forward to spending more time together.

PHILIPPINES: Leftist Ocampo, Maza guest senatorial candidates of Rightist NP (tags)

MANILA, Philippines - Extreme Left party-list Reps. Satur Ocampo of Bayan Muna (People First) and Liza Maza of Gabriela Women's Party have finally decided to run as guest senatorial candidates of the Nacionalista Party, after Manuel Villar Jr., a billionaire businessman and senator, announced that the NP had severed its ties with the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL - New Society Movement), which was founded by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

PHILIPPINES: Extreme Left-wing lawmakers, NP ties still open (tags)

TWO LEFT-WING party-list congressmen who are running for senator are still open to linking with the Nacionalista Party (NP) despite its alliance with the Marcos-led Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL). KBL or New Society Movement is the party founded by the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Sr., after declaring martial law. The Nacionalista Party (NP) was the party of Marcos prior to his proclamation of Martial Law.

THE NOYNOY AQUINO CANDIDACY AND THE HACIENDA LUISITA MASSACRE OF 2004 (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) expresses its militant solidarity the Filipino peasants specially those of the Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac owned by the Aquino family in commemorating the fifth anniversary of the massacre that happened in November 16, 2004 where 14 peasants were killed by brutal fascists troops. The Hacienda Luisita case has became prominent again with the candidacy of the son of the owner, former President Cory Aquino, now, Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. to the presidency of the land. In 1985, Cory Aquino ran against Marcos and promised she will be the exact opposite of Marcos but did poorly to fulfill her promise. She just brought back the trappings of democracy like the bourgeois congress and elections but kept her hacienda and exempted it under her fake land reform program in 1988. Doing the same, Noynoy, the scion of the Aquino clan claims” they only own 4% of the corporation” and lets another fellow landlord, Mar Roxas of the Araneta-Roxas clan to speak for him on this landmark land case.

COMMODORE RAMON ALCARAZ, PN, VETERAN AND ANTI MARTIAL LAW PIONEER IN THE US (tags)

Commodore Ramon Alcaraz, PN, the man who defied Marcos, a known anti Marcos leader in the United States, a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy class 1940 and a pillar of the Filipino veterans' cause died last June 25, 2009. Ramon Alcaraz , a bemedalled World War II Filipino veteran is an authentic war hero who was promoted on the spot and decorated personally by General MacArthur in Corregidor for heroism and gallantry in action in January 1942. A torpedo boat commander, Alcaraz shot down three Japanese dive bombers during World War II.

US- Arroyo Regime Replicating Dictator Marcos Charter Change Circa 1973 (tags)

In 1973, after declaring martial law, dictator Marcos changed the 1935 constitution. Today-2009, GMA will change it after a legislative coup in the lower house of Congress. The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA based in the United States is one with the Filipino American community in vehemently condemning in the strongest terms US Imperialism and its fascist puppet-Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo in blatant direct intervention in the political process in the Philippines. The US government is pushing for Charter Change by amending the 1987 constitution.

NEW GMA PARTY LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD: THE NEW KBL PARTY (tags)

“ The more it changes, the more it stays the same.” When Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo announced the merger of the LAKAS-CMD and the KAMPI (the party she organized for her self) as LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD, yesterday, May 28 in Manila Hotel- it reminded us when the dictator Ferdinand Marcos formed the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) in 1979 as the administration party during martial law.

PGMA-POOR COPYCAT OF DICTATOR MARCOS (tags)

President Gloria M. Arroyo is leading the Philippines-the Marcos Way. Pesante-USA scored today the apparent terrible insensitivity and serous callousness of Gloria Arroyo and her penchant for following the way of dictator Ferdinand Marcos in her wild dream of perpetuating herself in power, the way Marcos tried to do during his dictatorial regime.

PHILIPPINE POLITICS HEATS UP FOR MAY 2010 ELECTIONS (tags)

The political in-fighting among the reactionary political formations are bound to sharpen as the US-Arroyo ruling clique tries to consolidate its forces and probably rig the May 2010 elections as in 2004. With the Arroyo ruling clique at the top, three political formations are gearing up for the 2010 Presidential elections. These are the Kabalikat ng Mamamayang Pilipino (KAMPI) of the fake president Arroyo, the Lakas-NUCD of ex-president Ramos and the Nationalist People's Coalition of the old Marcos crony Eduardo Cojuangco.

YOUTH PROTESTS IMELDA MARCOS (tags)

The choice of former first lady Imelda Marcos as "guest of honor" at a youth leadership conference opening in Baguio City on Sunday has raised a furor among education officials, as well as various teacher and student groups. The controversial wife of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos will be honored for her “contribution to Philippine culture and arts” at the DepEd’s annual National Leadership Training for Student Government Officers at the Teachers Camp. The four-day conference is a project of the DepEd's Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs, or CSCA.

Ex-Cabinet officials: Arroyo worse than Marcos in abuse (tags)

The Former Senior Government Officials (FSGO) issued a statement Saturday night, hitting President Arroyo’s "abuse" of her appointing powers. The FSGO is a group of around 100 former senior officials, from the Marcos government to the Arroyo administration, advocating good governance. The officials also alleged that Arroyo’s record on appointing officials not based on competence and merit is even worse than the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Before Trillanes was Vizmanos, the ‘original rebel soldier’ (tags)

efore the likes of Antonio Trillanes IV, there was Danilo “Ka Dan” Vizmanos, the quintessential “young rebel officer” who fought against martial law and continues to wage the good fight. A retired Navy captain, Vizmanos resisted Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorship despite torture, crusaded against US military bases on Philippine soil, and campaigned to terminate the RP-US Balikatan war games in the South. “Ka Dan is the original rebel soldier,” said Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary general Renato Reyes Jr.

MY EXPERIENCE OF IMPRISONMENT AND TORTURE (tags)

I have been informed that the International Action Committee Stuttgart, an organization in which Turkish, Palestinian and German people work together, is holding this forum to commemorate Political Prisoners Day. Thus, I have been invited to speak on my experience of imprisonment and torture in the Philippines, together with two other former political prisoners who shall speak about their own experiences in Turkey-Kurdistan and Palestine. I thank the organizers for inviting me. And I wish to express my warmest greetings of solidarity to all those who are present and to all the people in organizations that are represented here. I have strongly wished to be with you tonight. But unfortunately, the Dutch authorities do not issue travel papers to me for attending this forum. We have to resort therefore to the audio-visual techniques that are available to us. As instructed by the organizers, particularly by Ms. Elsbeth Sureau, I intend to present to you the following: 1. a summary of my imprisonment and torture, 2. the reasons for imprisonment and the political situation then obtaining in my country, 3. the protest and resistance within and outside prison, and 4. the perspectives. I shall use 15 minutes to speak and let the German translation run for another 15 minutes. I shall answer your questions in the open forum.

Huwag Kalilimutan ang Mga Krimen ng Diktador na si Suharto Laban sa Mamamayang Indones (tags)

Para sa mga makabayang Pilipino hindi dapat malimutan o patawarin ang mga krimen ng yumaong diktador ng Indonesia na si Heneral Suharto laban sa mga Indones at Sillangang Timor. Dahil dito, mariing kinokondena ng Pesante-USA ang pagbibigay ng gobyernong Indones at ng kanyang mga kasabwat sa militar ng parangal kay Suharto. Namatay si Suharto nang hindi napagbayaran ang mga krimen niya laban sa mamamayan.

FQSN-USA Statement on the 38th Anniversary of The First Quarter Storm (FQS) “Battle of Men (tags)

We the activist from the First Quarter Storm Network-USA remembers that thirty-eight years ago, on January 30-31, 1970 fought the Philippine police and army forces who attacked the progressive forces in what is now known in history as the Battle of Mendiola. Two years after, on September 21, 1972, President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial in the Philippines and plunged the country into 14 years of dictatorship and blatant fascism. Today, Philippine president Gloria Macapagal –Arroyo is trying to institute another kind of martial law, an undeclared martial law in the guise of fighting the “US war Against Terror”. FQS activist like Randall Echanis, Elizabeth Principe, Philip Limjoco, Leo Velasco and others were arrested without charges and held in jail. Militant activist who are serving the people are being thrown in jail and incarcerated.

FIGHTING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND FILIPINO DIGNITY (tags)

Massive human rights violations--extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, torture, massacres, dislocation of millions of peasants and rural folk--characterize the current Arroyo regime in the Philippines. US taxdollars are paying the Arroyo military and police to carry out such barbaric practices. US citizens, concerned with human rights, ought to protest Bush/Pentagon's aid to the corrupt Arroyo administration, and demand an end to US mililtary intervention in suppressing the Moro and National Democratic Front insurgents. In the following article, Prof. E. San Juan re-affirms the necessity of upholding human rights embodied in the UN Declaration of Human Rights, which is an integral part of contemporary international law, to which every nation should adhere as member nation-states. The article pays tribute to the self-sacrificing work of thousands of Filipino activists fighting for national democracy, social justice, and genuine sovereignty, in particular the staff of KARAPATAN and its secretary-general, Marie Hilao Enriquez.

Philippine Military report says it can’t defeat NPA by 2010 (tags)

The cat is out of the bag. Finally,the Philippine military, the Armed Forces of the Philippines(AFP) has admitted it had limited success in destroying the firepower of communist insurgents, putting it way behind the target of wiping out the rebellion by 2010, a classified military report said. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who is also the AFP Commander in Chief, has said she wants the communist New People’s Army (NPA) largely defeated by the time she steps down from power in June 2010. She announced it after she “won” the hotly contested elections of 2004.

Protest the Homeland Security Police State (tags)

Next Monday thru Friday Oct.15-19 protest this worldwide Homeland Security & FEMA exercise which will be centered in the Phoenix area at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler, Arizona on Chandler Blvd and Arizona Avenue (Country Club in Mesa).

DUTCH FASCISM & BUSH-ARROYO STATE TERRORISM ATTACK FILIPINO REFUGEES (tags)

Colluding with U.S. & Filipino reactionaries, Dutch fascist authorities arrested Jose Maria Sison, a Filipino political refugee, and raided the National Democratic Front International Information Office in Holland. This is a clear example of State Terrorism working on behalf of predatory imperialist capital. All progressives and democrats everywhere should protest this outrage and support the Filipino people's struggle for justice, equality, and true independence.

Govt battles martial law victims for Marcos funds (tags)

Victims of abuse under Ferdinand Marcos are battling the Philippines government in a Singapore court for $25 million plundered by the former dictator, lawyers said Thursday. About 10,000 victims of human rights abuses under Marcos, who died in 1989, are competing with claims from five foundations linked to the former dictator and the Philippine National Bank (PNB) as well as the government. The $25 million is all that remains in dispute after hundreds of millions of dollars in funds held in escrow overseas were earlier returned to the Philippines government after a 2003 court ruling.

The Recent Philippine Supreme Court Split Decision, Splits the Public (tags)

The recent Supreme Court split decision on the TRO filed by GO Candidate Koko Pimentel clearly shows how polarize is the Philippine society. The decision again highlights that justice is partial and serves the status quo. The decision, religiously followed by the Filipino American community in the United States, clearly shows how divided the Filipino society is and it is reflected among the 14 justices of the Supreme Court. In its recent decisions especially in the 2007 national elections. It just repeated the injustice perpetrated against presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr in 2004 only now, it is against Koko Pimentel. Basically it refused to decide on the conduct of elections and refers the cases to the Presidential, the

REPORT ON THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

Interview of Filipino Activist Intellectual E. SAN JUAN, Jr.

PHILIPPINES: AS ELECTION DAY COMES , GMA CHEATING MACHINE REVS UP (tags)

As the US-Arroyo regime revved up Its cheating and repressive machinery for the May 14 national elections, the AJLPP reiterates it call for the Filipino people to be vigilant and fight with all their might against legalized vote buying, wholesale cheating and brazen violence in this coming May 14 elections.

Marcos at Mexico-US Border (tags)

“We Will Come and Stay With You, Without Guns, Only With Our Words” Zapatista Comandantes Arrive at Mexico-US Border

Gunitain ang Ika –21 taon ng Pag-aalsa ng Masa sa EDSA na Nagpatalsik sa Diktadura (tags)

“Lumalaon bumubuti, sumasama kaysa dati!” Ito ang malungkot na kasabihan ng komunidad ng mga Pilipino-Amerikano sa Estados at ng masang Pilipino sa Rebolusyong sa EDSA na naganap noong Pebrero 21-25, 1986 para sa mga tao at grupong umangkin sa pagpapabagsak ng diktadurang US-Marcos. Dati-rati, sisidlan ng tuwa at karangalan sa mga Pilipino sa Amerika ang rebolusyong Pebrero o Rebolusyong EDSA. Ngunit ngayon, tulad sa Pilipinsa lumipas ito ng hindi man pinapansin o binibigyan ng pagdiriwang o pag-alala ng mga grupo at personalidad na umaangkin dito Ngunit ang pinatunayan ng EDSA, hindi dapat huminto ang masa sa paghahangad lamang ng pagbabago sa liderato o sa estrakturang pamlipunan. Ang simpleng pagapapalit ni Marcos at Aquino at Estrada tungo kayA rroyo ay di na dapat maulit pa! Upang ganap na mabago ang sistema, kailangan ang ganap at tunay na pagbabago sa sistemang sosyal upang makamit ng sambayanan ang tunay na reporma at pagbabagong sosyal. Dapat pa nating pag-ibayuhin ang pakikibaka, maging inspirasyon sa ating ang naganap na rebolusyon sa EDSA na kaya nating baguhin ang lipunang Pilipino gaano man ito katagal at kahit gaano kalaki man ang sakripsiyo na kailangan nating gawin.

Gunitain ang Ika –21 taon ng Pag-aalsa ng Masa sa EDSA na Nagpatalsik sa Diktadura (tags)

Ngunit ang pinatunayan ng EDSA, hindi dapat huminto ang masa sa paghahangad lamang ng pagbabago sa liderato o sa estrakturang pamlipunan. Ang simpleng pagapapalit ni Marcos at Aquino at Estrada tungo kayA rroyo ay di na dapat maulit pa! Upang ganap na mabago ang sistema, kailangan ang ganap at tunay na pagbabago sa sistemang sosyal upang makamit ng sambayanan ang tunay na reporma at pagbabagong sosyal. Dapat pa nating pag-ibayuhin ang pakikibaka, maging inspirasyon sa ating ang naganap na rebolusyon sa EDSA na kaya nating baguhin ang lipunang Pilipino gaano man ito katagal at kahit gaano kalaki man ang sakripsiyo na kailangan nating gawin. Tulad ng dati:

Former RP Defense Chief ; "Don’t tell us how to handle an insurgency’ (tags)

The Philippine lawmaker who was defense minister during martial law said Thursday that he had told a UN human rights investigator to keep out of Manila’s internal affairs. Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile had harsh words for UN special rapporteur Philip Alston, who is probing the wave of hundreds of political murders that have taken place since President Arroyo took office in 2001.

Campamento Zapatista (tags)

AL ANUNCIAR EL LLAMADO POR UN CAMPAMENTO, EL Delegado Zero DIJO: “Decidimos mandar un mensaje urgente a los Mexicanos y Chicanos al norte del Río Grande para venir y maximizar el número de personas aquí, crear un espacio seguro, y proteger a las comunidades Cucapá y Kiliwa durante la temporada de pesca.” Después detalló que estos activistas van a formar un campamento de paz en la comunidad y brigadas que van a acompañar a los pescadores y pescadoras al río. Marcos prometió, “la única cosa que no nos hará venir aquí es un pedido formal de las autoridades Kiliwa y Cucapá.”

Philippines - 2006 worst year for rights since Marcos (tags)

Political murders in the Philippines reached their highest level in 2006 since the toppling of dictator Ferdinand Marcos more than 20 years ago, human-rights activists say. More than 180 activists—including journalists, human-rights workers, leftwing politicians, trade unionists and lawyers—were assassinated this year for their criticism of those in power, they say. “An average of three extrajudicial killings are occurring every week in the country,” a Canadian human-rights team concluded recently after a fact-finding mission to the Southeast Asian nation. “A clear pattern of state-perpetrated politically motivated extrajudicial killings” was occurring in the country, the team said.

AJLPP-USA Statement on the Death of Chile's Dictator Augusto Pinochet (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)-USA greets the death of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, whose brutal 17 year rule became a symbol of Latin American military repression with anger and regret.

"We Want This Border to Disappear" (tags)

Marcos in Magdalena de Kino. Zapatista: Report Back from La Otra Campaña (The Other Campaign" in Rancho El Peñasco, Mexico

ARROYO AT MARCOS, PAREHONG PASISTA, PAHIRAP SA MASA-- PESANTE-USA (tags)

Ubod ng Walanghiya! Para sa Pesante-USA, ano pa bang salita ang higit na makakapaglarawan sa itsura ng rehimeng US-Arroyo sa mata ng sambayanang Pilipino dito sa Amerika at maging sa Pilipinas? Kung mamakapatay lamang ang mga salita at ang galit, matagal nang natunaw tulad ng asin ang rehimeng kinamumuhian ng mamamayan.

Zapatistas in Atenco: Chapias Caracoles Reopen (tags)

Zapatista leaders meet in San Salvador de Atenco and discuss future plans.

Global Day of Action Demands End to Killings in the Philippines (tags)

Global Day of Action Demands End to Killings in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES: Remember Martial Law! (tags)

September Twenty-One Protest against Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (STOP-GLORIA)

FIGHT RESURGENT FASCISM, FIGHT ARROYO'S UNDECLARED MARTIAL LAW (tags)

We activist of the First Quarter Storm Network (FQSN)- USA commemorate the thirty-fourth year declaration of martial law in the Philippines that plunged the country into 14 years of dictatorship. Today, on the 34th year commemoration of martial law, we have to struggle against another tyrant who wanted to impose the same dictatorship under another label. We have to fight on! We still have to fight a war to win –the war against forgetting and revisionism. We have to wage a protracted war to remember, relive and reaffirm with our collective memories, our struggle for national democracy and the social liberation of our people.

The Significance of Two August 21st Incidents in Philippine History (tags)

Like the rising number of political killings, the August 21, 1983 Aquino assassination remains unsolved. Despite the court findings which sent several military men involved in Aquino’s murder to jail, the people still believe that the real masterminds are still scot-free, and are still in the limelight, and are enjoying their loot in their unperturbed ostentatious style. As we join our voice with all of those who work for a just and lasting peace and fight for justice, the FQSN-USA remembers these historical incidents to remind the Filipino community in the United States that we still face the enemies of the people responsible for these crimes. It is our duty not to let them go unpunished. We will never forget. We will continue to struggle against political amnesia and always uphold the truth.

Who's next? (tags)

THIS morning, I received a text message from a friend based in Baguio City. I'm translating the text: "Update from those who visited Chandu. He's OK now. Can communicate. Hope he'll pull through." That was the uplifting part, but the text ended: "Alice's burial on Friday." Chandu is Dr. Constancio Claver, a physician working in the Cordilleras and chair of the Bayan Muna party-list group in Kalinga province. Last Monday, his family was ambushed by armed men on board two vans. Chandu and a bystander suffered gunshot wounds and both are now recovering. Sandy, their 7-year-old daughter, was in the van and was spared but suffers from shock. Alice, Chandu's wife, died from her wounds.

JFAV Supports the Repeal of Marcos Decree Against Filipino Veterans (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)-USA supports Filipino veterans struggle in the Philippines and the United States against the Marcos-era decree that terminated the benefits of retired Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel who had acquired foreign citizenship and the counterpart measure seeking the repeal of Presidential Decree 1638 (or the AFP Military Personnel Retirement and Separation Decree of 1979) has yet to be filed in the Senate.

Dismantle the US-Arroyo Fascist Puppet Regime, Resume Peace Negotiations Now! (tags)

For the sixth time, the fake president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will deliver her State of the Nation Address (SONA) as the traditional year-end report to elucidate new policies like all Philippine presidents do. But her sixth SONA will no different from her previous ones: all the high-tech glitz and fanfare in the world will not be able to hide its emptiness and utter lack of credibility

The US-Arroyo Regime is a Shameless Fascist Puppet of US Imperialism (tags)

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had shed off her last pretensions on respecting human rights by naming her AFP Chief of staff and the most notorious military officials into her area commands. By exposing her nature as a fascist puppet, GMA now decidedly put on the military uniform of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and is ready to wage her all out war against all opposition, armed or unarmed

What a match! The Strong Republic’s grand inquisitor in the service of the self-proclaimed (tags)

National security adviser Norberto Gonzales the other day feigned outrage at reports that he has been egging President Arroyo to declare martial law to permanently put away those pesky communists and fellow travelers. Gonzales said he was a victim of martial law, Part 1, and he would be the last to seek its re-imposition. Gonzales is a liar. The Senate found him so, the reason he was cited in contempt and placed under custody during an inquiry into the lobby contract he entered into with the US firm Venable LLB. He remains a liar in insisting he is not pushing for martial law. Let’s take a look at Gonzales’ claim he was a victim of martial law. Indeed he was hunted -- or rather he claimed he was hunted -- during martial law for leading an anti-Marcos armed group identified with the "clerico-fascists" like the Jesuit Romeo Intengan (the Gonzales-Intengan tandem remains as the most rapid anti-communist faction advising Arroyo). In reality, Gonzales’ group of middle class "revolutionaries" was no more than a nuisance to the Marcos martial law regime. The Marcos regime reserved its most ruthless and vicious assaults for the Left. And guess who were lustily applauding Marcos’ policy of extermination? Gonzales and Intengan, that’s who.

Zapatista Red Alert: The Other Mexico on the Verge of an Explosion from Below (tags)

The Story Behind the Zapatista Red Alert as the Other Campaign Arrives at Zero Hour

EZLN announces new red alert (tags)

As of the afternoon of May 3, Subcommandante Marcos of the EZLN (National Zapatista Army of Liberation) announced during a public act in Mexico City a new red alert and closure of Zapatista caracoles and suspension of activities of La Otra Campaña, which has now become a struggle to support the people of Texcoco, who for the past two days have been experiencing severe government repression.

May 1: Zapatistas/ La Otra 2 March on US Embassy in Solidarity with Migrants (tags)

"It was there that Marcos decided to drop an information bomb on two governmental powers: the Mexican federal government and 'the Yankee Embassy' of Washington and Wall Street:

CRISIS AND DISINTEGRATION OF THE ARROYO FASCIST REGIME IN THE PHIIPPINES (tags)

A critical analysis of the inherent contradictions in the current regime in the Philippines would reveal the logic of irreversible fascist decay. While objective conditions have polarized and sharpened the divisions within the ruling bloc, the subjective forces of national democracy and anti-imperialism have not fully organized and united to deliver the decisive blow. Meanwhile, the U.S. and its agents are working behind the scenes to pick a successor to Arroyo and re-consolidate its neocolonial stranglehold. But will millions of concerned Filipinos allow the U.S. and its "guns, goons and gold" to determine again our collective fate and national destiny? Filipinos in the Philippines and around the world will have to decide as the Arroyo cabal, convulved with death-pangs, lashes out at everyone within reach.

STATE of EMERGENCY has been imposed in the PHILIPPINES! (tags)

Several dozen demonstrators were arrested, mostly social movement activists and civil society leaders including Ronald Llamas, president of AKBAYAN and Professor Randy David, a well-known academic and vocal critique of the Arroyo government.

The Mayanization of Marxist-Leninism (tags)

Where the Zapatista Army (EZLN) is coming from.

The Mayanization of Marxist-Leninism (tags)

Where the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) is coming from.

The Other Campaign: Zapatistas Seek United Left (tags)

ZApatistas tour Mexico to unite farmers, workers, and students. EZLN retain armed formations.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/6/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Cuba, China, and Russia.

EZLN Otra Campana asambleas begin (tags)

The Zapatistas began today the first of a series of town-hall like meetings that will comprise the bulk of a six-month nationwide caravan dubbed as the Other Campaign. The campaign will touch every state in Mexico and aspires to form a wide-ranging non-electoral and anti-capitalist alliance that can be a powerful enough of a force to implement a new constitution for Mexico.

THE ZAPATISTA APPROACH TO POLITICS (tags)

Mexico - The "Other Campaign" -An Interview with Sergio Rodriguez of the Zapatista magazine "Rebeldia" by Miguel Romero

Local Activists Meet to Discuss Zapatista Red Alert (tags)

When Comandante Marcos sent out a general red-alert last week from the Zapatista community in Chiapas, Mexico, ripples of concern could be felt worldwide.

Young man executed in Rio's shanty-town (by Latuff) (tags)

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Mexico-The Zapatista Army and the Caracoles-A Marxist Analysis (tags)

Mexico

COMUNICADO de EZLN (tags)

CCRI-CG of the EZLN and the Rebel Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities of Chiapas

Children's book about Mexican Subcomandante Marcos (tags)

Fist children's book aver about Subcomandante Marcos

pbnberkeley news notice - 2/5/03 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!

LETTER TO JUDGE GARZON FROM ZAPATISTA SUPPORTERS IN MADRID (tags)

MADRID´S CIVIL SOCIETY REQUESTS JUDGE GARZON THAT HE HONOURS HIS PROPOSAL OF HAVING A DEBATE WITH SUBCOMMANDER MARCOS

Zapatistas deny Marcos is sick, wounded or dead (tags)

For the past two weeks there have persistant rumors that Zapatista rebel leader Subcomandante Marcos is ill, wounded or dead. Zapatista leaders deny the rumor as a lie by the Mexican Government.

Naomi Klein describes the appeal of the Zapatistas and their 'voice' Marcos (tags)

Though there is no confirmation of Marcos's real identity, the most repeated legend that surrounds him goes like this: an urban Marxist intellectual and activist, Marcos was wanted by the state and was no longer safe in the cities. He fled to the mountains of Chiapas in southeast Mexico filled with revolutionary rhetoric and certainty, there to convert the poor indigenous masses to the cause of armed proletarian revolution against the bourgeoisie.

Marcos Puppet Entertains Cheerful Crowd (tags)

Puppeteer and Marcos puppet perform for the crowd under hot sun and Mexican flag.

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