By TOMAS TALLEDO Hukas na mangitngit nga kadulom Kay mabatian hutik sang kaagahon Ang taliwis nga busilak sa Sidlangan Nagakihad itum nga kalangit-langitan Sa pagtukod rebulto sang mga bagani Bonifacio, Luna, Mabini: mga halad Sa rebolusyon nga nagapadayon Subong, magaatubang sa Bulutlakan Ang ila matadlong nga mga panulok Walay pangalag-ag, walay kahadluk Buhi sa dughan…
“You have to connect yourself with the people, and the people’s movements. You can’t just fight for the people, you have to fight with them as well.” By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com MANILA — On International Human Rights Day, Cristina Palabay, secretary general of human rights alliance Karapatan, received a call from an unidentified caller. “He…
In just under six months of fieldwork, we saw the extreme and terrifying change of landscape in the affected areas: hundreds of trees were felled, creeks dried, and mountains flattened; this, despite claims from the Philippine government that New Clark City is “environment-friendly.”
By TYRONE VELEZ I wrote verses on a wall And I got thrown to jail I am told to lick this graffiti clean And be a good citizen Why, I haven’t tasted good food lately Because I’m surviving You see I came down from the mountains Where forests once gave me shelter But that forest…
It is downright absurd and offensive that the arrest happens during a day that commemorates and in fact stresses the need to continue the legacy of nationalist and revolutionary Andres Bonifacio.”
The labor violations experienced by the workers include 14-hour shifts without overtime pay, contractualization, union busting, among others. While the workers celebrate the release of the Regent 23 through the help of Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto, RFWU has been mired in debt for payment of bail amounting to P300,000 (US $5,890).
On November 10, Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to resign by a coup. Since then, progressive organizations worldwide have launched an international campaign to expose the violence against the indigenous people in Bolivia. Bayan emphasized the connections between the struggle of the national minority in the Philippnes and Bolivia.
Children of the victims of the #AmpatuanMassacre perform a song at the massacre site in sitio Masalay, barangay Salman, Ampatuan town in Maguindanao, Nov. 17 to commemorate the 10th year of the single deadliest attack on journalists in recent history.
Attempted surveillance vs. student paper, ‘a desperate measure to gag the press’ — campus journalists
“This is a clear attempt of state oppressors to unnerve media entities that maintain a line of reportage reflective of the real social-political situation of the public.”
The contributions of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) – under the leadership of Evo Morales – enjoys enormous support from the indigenous population and the working class of Bolivian society. Its contributions to the political and economic advancements of Bolivia through the painstaking economic and cultural empowerment of indigenous people and workers is well known and is inspiring, especially at this time of neoliberal attacks on the world’s working people.
Most of the victims who fell prey to the bloodied claws of tokhang are economic providers in their respective families. Evidently, the result of this senseless war on drugs has exacerbated the already precarious state of poor families in this barangay.