On July 3rd, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Philippine Anti-Terror Law, which has been used to target activists and organizers in the Philippines under the guise of addressing “terrorism” against the state. The victims are made up of the urban poor, peasants and farmers, labor organizers, indigenous leaders, environmental activists, journalists, lawyers, and others critical of the government.
These extreme tactics of social control have contributed to the deaths of over 30,000 people since Duterte took office. With U.S. military aid, the Duterte regime perpetuates a state of terror for anyone remotely critical of the state government, while pushing its neoliberal policies onto the Filipino people and land. Please join us for a virtual discussion on the violent repression faced by the Filipino people under the Duterte regime, the strategies of resistance against it, and what role American imperialism continues to play in this violence.
Speakers include Kamz Deligente of the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR), Fr. Rolando Abejo, Jr. of Kalumaran, and Nikki Pagulayan of Anakbayan USA.
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