“He can threaten the people with Martial Law using the Left as scapegoat, like what Marcos did, but it still will not deter the people from gathering in public places to voice their indignation.”
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The two-week Manila campaign of struggling Moro and indigenous peoples has inspired a literary folio.
It was painful to watch the video footage of a police van mowing down protesting indigenous and Moro people in front of the US embassy last Wednesday. The zeal and brutality with which the police inflicted injury on anyone they could lay their hands on and arrest as many as they could (including those already…
Indigenous and Moro protesters march back to the US embassy to declare their verdict: “Death to imperialism!”
Who are the injured protesters who sued the Manila Police over the US Embassy violent dispersal? They are indigenous peoples, peasant, worker, medical practitioners, youth, and jeepney driver – just ordinary folk fighting for their rights.
“They should pay for what they did…they treated us like animals.”
In a dialogue, indigenous peoples and Moro asked Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to shut down destructive large-scale mining.
“I have aready put my life on the line fighting for our rights. Let us return home.”
“The Lumád who were killed there were those who joined the NPA.”
“People showed defiance, assertion and grit. And because they have been wounded, they will even be more assertive next time.”
“Mr. Sumalbag and the other victims of the violent dispersal wish not to be approached, interviewed and/or asked for any statements without our presence and assistance as their counsels.”