Call to Action: Join BAYAN USA for Philippine Solidarity Week Feb 4-11

February 4, 2019 marks the 120th anniversary of the Philippine-American War.

Though history books will tell you that this war ended in 1902, and “independence” was given to the Philippines in 1946, our National Democratic movement recognizes that the fight for genuine independence for the Philippines continues to this day.

The fascist Duterte regime has allowed both the United States and China to trample on Philippine national sovereignty. In 2018 alone, the United States provided 184.5 million dollars in aid to the military and police, supporting Duterte’s terrorism in the 3rd extension of martial law in Mindanao as well as the notorious Drug War which has killed up to 27,000 people according to the Commission on Human Rights. The U.S.’s “counter-terror” Operation Pacific Eagle increases its own deployment of U.S. military to the Philippines primarily for aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support. China has also pledged P24 billion in aid and investment, $332.9 million dollars in “rebuilding” Marawi city, and P370 million in military aid. China has illegally built man-made islands to claim disputed islands in the Spratly Islands and South China Sea, despite the United Nations tribunal ruling in favor of the Philippines in the sea dispute.  

The U.S.-Duterte regime is combining the worst of each of his predecessors into his one man show: the corrupt cronyism and family dynastic behavior, the rise of impunity of the military and police, the fascist and violent attacks on communities, and the tactic of maintaining power through the rule of fear, subjugation, and manipulation. With the recent murder of National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace consultant Randy Malayao, people are taking action to condemn the rising violent fascist attacks and extrajudicial killings, and to struggle for lasting freedom and genuine democracy. Join us in the events and actions listed below!

 

We call on everyone who supports the fight for Philippine Sovereignty to join BAYAN USA’s Philippine Solidarity Week of Action!

Uphold Philippine Sovereignty!

US Out of the Philippines!

End Martial Law Now!

Never Again to Fascist Dictatorship!

STOP the Killings!

 

    1. Join Actions & Events in your area or plan an action! You can print these SIGNS!
  1. Write a Solidarity Message supporting Genuine Philippine Independence & National Sovereignty (short video, short written statement- these can be emailed to secgen@bayanusa.org) These will also be uploaded to our Facebook page.
  2. Take Action Online: share & repost material featured on our Facebook page each day! Take a photo with one of the Signs above & post it! TAG @BAYANUSA