EDSA at 30: The Unfinished Struggle for Change

For Immediate Release February 25, 2016 Reference: Berna Ellorin, BAYAN USA, chair@bayanusa.org   30 years ago today, approximately two million Filipinos poured into the streets of Manila and converged onto Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) for 4 consecutive days of civil disobedience to block pending hostilities between warring factions of the Armed Forces of […]

Trump Glorifies Killings of Moros to Justify Anti-Muslim Executions

  For Immediate Release February 24, 2016 Reference: Berna Ellorin, BAYAN USA, chair@bayanusa.org Last week in South Carolina, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump drummed up Islamophobic sentiment amongst his followers by referencing the killings of Moro Filipinos under the command of US General John Pershing. Trump was referencing an incident in which Pershing “dipped bullets […]

BAYAN-USA Northeast Queer Caucus Condemns Pacquiao’s Homophobia and Supports Aries Dela Cruz and LGBTQIGNC Resistance

For Immediate Release February 22, 2016 Reference:  Katrina Cortes, Coordinator, BAYAN USA Northeast Queer Caucus, bayanusa.ne@gmail.com BAYAN-USA Northeast Queer Caucus stands resolutely with Aries Dela Cruz and other LGBTQIGNC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, and Gender Non Conforming) people standing up against Manny Pacquiao’s offensive homophobic comments that suggest people in “same-sex relationships” are […]