September 21st 2020 marks the anniversary of when Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law across the Philippines to establish himself as a fascist dictator for decades since 1972 until the People Power uprising ousting him from Malacanang in 1986. The Marcos’ should not be in power, nor should Marcos be seen as a ‘Hero’ and be celebrated. He was a fascist dictator who killed thousands of people, tortured and jailed hundreds of people, all who fought against his tyranny.
Today, though President Duterte has not declared martial law formally, we know that under the current fascist conditions of ‘community lockdown’ combined with Oplan Kapanatagan, Executive Order 70, the consolidation of power in Congress, the ‘Drug War’ and recent the passing of the “Anti-Terror Law,” (ATL) martial law conditions exist. Those targeted by the ATL can be jailed for up to 24 days without a case filed, as well as be surveilled without any permission from the courts. In addition EO70 established the NTF-ELCAC [National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict], which has the objective of subduing the CPP-NPA-NDF and terrorizing organizations that are critical of the Duterte regime and that protect the democratic interests of the people. Since the passing of the ATL there has been major increases in human rights violations through mass arrests and politically motivated killings.
Join BAYAN USA and the Malaya Movement, as well as many others who are rising up to take a stand agains the fascist Duterte regime!
List & Flyers below:
Sept 16, 6:30pm ET
Never Again, Never Forget: Sharings on Martial Law Then and Now
Sept 20, 2:00pm ET
Rally: Never Again to Martial Law
Sept 15, 7:00pm ET
“What Does it Mean When We Say… Never Again to Martial Law?”
Sept 20, 5:30pm ET
US Capitol (near peace monument)
Vigil: Never Again to Martial Law! Continue Our History of Resistance Against Dictatorship!
Sept 27, 7:00pm CT
Online event: Sigwa – A Cultural Night of Remembrance and Resistance
Hosted by: Malaya Movement National, Filipinx Artists of Houston, Malaya Texas
Sept 18, 6:00pm PT
Online forum: “What Does it Mean When We Say… Never Again to Martial Law?”
Sept 21, 12:00pm PT
Car Caravan: Martial Law National Day of Protest: Marcos! Duterte! Diktator! Pasista!
Sept 21, 6:00pm PT
Online rally: Marcos! Duterte! Diktator! Pasista!
Sept 21, 5:30pm PT
Online Movie Screening
“Martial Law Again? People Power Now! Martial Law Na Naman, People Power Na!”
Sept 21, 7:00pm PT
Beacon Hill (Seattle)
Vigil: “Martial Law Again? People Power Now! Martial Law Na Naman, People Power Na!”