Two members of a Banwaon group that opposes development aggression and militarization in their ancestral lands were gunned down this week.
Even before President Duterte withdrew the government’s unilateral ceasefire declaration on July 30, paramilitary groups attacked a Lumád community.
“It is one step, but government should also pull out soldiers, hold human rights violators accountable, and allow evacuees to go home and reestablish their livelihood, schools and communities.”
By SARAH RAYMUNDO Blood Rush Paragas is a testament to the praxis of cultural revolution standing its ground, matching profit accumulation with the accumulation of protest. This new release from Edge Uyanguren and Tubaw easily stands as one of the movement’s lushest cultural production to date. Its sonic tropes offer a wide variety of pop,…
It is certain that ‘Salupongan’ has summed up the reasons for growing protests against the reactionary state: military presence in schools; ‘development’ by and for the wealthy ruling class; unabated impunity; and continuing negligence in terms of providing adequate health care, quality education, and other social services to the underprivileged.
Lumad, peasants and small-scale miners stopped traffic in downtown Davao City on March 18.
“Is this how the 402nd Brigade ‘manages conflict’ in Surigao Sur?”
Bulatlat wins its fourth Hildegarde.
“They will ‘turn aside justice’ and ‘deprive the people of their rights’ just as long as their wanton greed is fed, though not even sated.”
“I think, what I constantly learn from indigenous people is we have to simplify everything. We all have to strip away all these veneer and all these capitalist consumptive destructions of the earth and coal, and oil, and logging and live simple lives connected to our mother.” — Eve Ensler