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“The US imperialist government is no friend of ours. With its long history of colonization, waging wars of aggression and intervention, and engineering of policies that worsened the economic, political, and cultural lives of the Filipino people – it has never been an ally nor a partner.”
The people rising for climate justice necessitates the struggle to dismantle corporate monopoly control over land and resources and give humanity a fighting chance to survive and reverse the climate crisis.
Will this gathering of world leaders finally heed the demands of environmental defenders for genuine and systemic solutions to the climate crisis? Will the world’s biggest polluter be finally made accountable?
Over the past five years, at least two people from rural communities have been killed weekly in the struggles against land grabs, based on estimates by the Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PANAP). More than eight are arrested and detained weekly, and more than two are harassed or assaulted.
“The audacity of China to impose a fishing ban on the pretext of marine conservation when it is the one plundering our marine waters through its aggression.”
The Ukraine conflict is compounding in a multitude of ways the already upward and alarming trajectory of overall food prices.
While Russia did violate international law by attacking Ukraine, the responsibility of the US and NATO in creating the crisis should not be ignored. Just like the US-led invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq that led to tens of thousands of civilian deaths, NATO’s military expansion into Eastern Europe upturned the entire region and endangered civilian populations.
The Ukraine conflict is an example of how sovereign countries become launching pads of inter-imperialist proxy wars mainly because of their geopolitical and economic positions.
A regional network of environmentalists called on international human rights bodies to pay close attention and actively condemn humans rights violations committed by governments and mining corporations during the pandemic and the recovery period to follow.
In his study of fascist movements and fascist regimes that arose before and after World War II, Prof. Jose Maria Sison writes his observations on their elements in their character and conduct.