The dangers have always been real. This aggressive troll offensive is trying to obscure the fact that the Philippines has been ranked the deadliest country in the world for land and environmental defenders just last year in an incisive report by international investigative group Global Witness.
This war of suppression, directed at people who resist what government armed forces call ‘vital installations’ and ‘flagship projects,’ has always been the biggest investment guarantee that the Philippine government grants to extractive and pollutive large-scale industries.
Donald Trump’s ‘Paris Pullout’ was not the first time the US backed out of international climate accords.
Nature’s beauty and lessons in people’s struggles in one bike trip.
Mining-affected communities around the world unite against the big, destructive mines.
The Duterte administration has continued to subscribe to the same old, pro-foreign, pro-oligarch, anti-people and anti-environment globalization polices of the previous administrations.
The ‘infallibility’ of Duterte’s drug war rhetoric has become a convenient front for politically motivated killings.
KALIBUTAN This solidarity statement signed by 45 different organizations across the world was delivered during the program of the ‘Eydow Tu Pakigsantuya Tu Tumindok Kane’t Caraga’, the day of struggle of the Indigenous Peoples of Caraga in reclaiming the ancestral lands of the indigenous Lumad back from the Philippine military in Surigao del Sur province.…
These so-called development projects that serve as the AFP’s loophole in their commander-in-chief’s ceasefire declaration are precisely the reasons why grassroots communities are denied of land, water, food, livelihood, and rights.
As the state of the environment under mining worsens, the people’s movement against large-scale and foreign mining will intensify.
The following is the 14-point unity statement presented by the newly-formed Eco-Challenge Coalition at a press conference in Quezon City on June 22. It was signed by 32 environmentalist groups from all over the country. With over 16 million votes garnered in the 2016 elections, president-elect Rodrigo Duterte will have a strong public support for…