“The government’s failure in the early stages of the trial to provide Pawa with a lawyer made an unfavorable verdict possible.”
Day: January 25, 2017
More Mindanao sakadas sue recruiter, employers
“National minorities – 24 lumad from the Manobo tribe and some Calagan Moros were also exploited to work for a measly P9.46 a day – the same paltry sum that the Cojuangco-Aquinos gave their ‘stockholders’ 12 years ago.”
The problem is not excess but lack of activism
A week before the global celebration of Human Rights Day in 2016, various people’s organizations in the Philippines conducted a solidarity fasting campaign to press for the release of 400 political prisoners. In response, a government peace negotiator described the action as counterproductive and that it is putting undue pressure to President Rodrigo Duterte. Never…
Sustaining the Momentum of the Women’s March: Where We Go From Here
For those of us who are committed social justice activists or organizers, the sheer scale of this march was awe-inspiring.