Nobody owns the sweet river waters
its flows can’t be damned nor sold
nobody steals our fiery cauldron:
boils legal conceits grammar wrong.
By DLS PINEDA This administration has lost its capacity to surprise. One year and a half, hundreds of broken promises, and fourteen thousand drug-related deaths since Duterte took oath, the biggest surprise is that we’re no longer surprised with what’s going on. So when 10 activists are killed within Sunday and Monday, and when the…
“As much as you, migrant workers all around the world are dreaming of coming back home with your families, we share with you our dreams, for our right to education, right to self-determination, a democratic government, and a just society.”
The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) said it will not hesitate and is ready to assist those who were illegally arrested and injured in filing charges against those responsible for the violent dispersal.
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It remains to be seen whether the present President Rodrigo Duterte, a known supporter against the killings of indigenous rights activists, will listen to the demands being pushed by indigenous peoples.
The annual people’s caravan from the regions will be here from Oct. 13 to 21.
“Aquino opened almost 730,000 hectares of ancestral land for mining, monocrop plantations, economic zones, military camps and US bases.”
Indigenous peoples such as Manobo, Matigsalug and Mandaya, in their traditional attire, march playing the buntong and kudlong.
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Parents and children walk for hours to attend their ‘moving up ceremony’ which was delayed by accusations of the military and paramilitary groups that the school is supposedly run by communist rebels. The school denied it.
By RENATA BESSI, SANTIAGO NAVARRO F. and Translated by MIRIAM TAYLOR Truthout | News Analysis Also see: The Changing Map of Latin America Also see: Across Latin America, a Struggle for Communal Land and Indigenous Autonomy Also see: Mexico: Electoral Reform Threatens the Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples In 2006, a team of geographers from the…
“This award is for the indigenous peoples, this is for the people we write about, like the Mangyans who strive to educate themselves despite countless limitations.”- Marya Salamat