Tags: red-baiting

Mapping the course: Peace talks and red bashing

Peace talks comes primarily because in the country’s hinterlands, a people’s army, guided by a communist party, is building organs of democratic political power. And in various sites, the communist bid for land redistribution, national industrialization, and a participatory planned economy through socialism is paralleled by organized, institutionalized and legitimate endeavors pursuing the same vision. This is enough for a government that is provisionally hijacked by compradors and imperialists to talk peace and reforms.

Government ramps up red-tagging, gets broad-range ripostes

Putting to work its National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict, the Duterte government since last month has ramped up its red-tagging campaign against human rights defenders, militant people’s organizations and alliances, and left-leaning candidates in the May 13 elections. Instantly the ripostes were vigorous – denials, condemnations – from a broad range…

By CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise Business World The Philippines Solidarity Network of Aotearoa (New Zealand) put President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino on the spot when they raised questions about his administration’s human rights record and the continuing reign of impunity for human rights violations (HRV) under the government’s counterinsurgency programs, including that during the time of his…

By KIMBERLIE OLMAYA NGABIT QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CTIY—Activists and progressive organizations urged media practitioners to join them in the campaign to put an end to vilification due to political beliefs through fair and responsible reporting. In a roundtable discussion on vilification or red-labeling with media practitioners initiated by Dinteg (Cordillera Indigenous Peoples’ Legal Center) and…

By bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY — “Threats continue. Nothing has changed despite Pnoy’s promise of a ‘matuwid na daan’! We condemn this continuing assault on our staff and our institution especially inspite of our continuing resolve to render services.” This is what Ms. Romella (Mia) Liquigan-Rasalan, Community Health Education, Services and Training (CHESTCORE) Executive Director exclaimed…