phatlip:


Today is the Day of the Disappeared.In 2 years of Noynoy Aquino’s presidency, there have been 99 victims of extrajudicial killings and 11 enforced disappearances.
In 2011, an extrajudicial killing happened almost every week in the #Philippines.
As of June 30 2012, there are 385 political prisoners in detention centers and military facilities all over the #Philippines. 
Under Aquino, killings of environmentalists & land rights activists has increased #RIPGeertman #RIPPalispis #DayoftheDisappeared 
From 2001 to 2010 there were 1,206 victims of extrajudicial killings & 206 victims of enforced disappearances under former Pres. Arroyo.
Human Rights group @karapatan has documented 170 political prisoners arrested and detained in the two years of Noynoy’s presidency.

5 of 9 extrajudicial killings in the #Philippines, from Jan-June 12 occurred because of military indiscriminate firing. #DayoftheDisappeared
Of the 99 victims of extrajudicial killings in the last 2 years, 53 were peasants. #DayoftheDisappeared
Students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno disappeared on June 26, 2006. They are still missing. And their captors have yet to be tried.

phatlip:

Today is the Day of the Disappeared.

  • In 2 years of Noynoy Aquino’s presidency, there have been 99 victims of extrajudicial killings and 11 enforced disappearances.

  • In 2011, an extrajudicial killing happened almost every week in the #Philippines.

  • As of June 30 2012, there are 385 political prisoners in detention centers and military facilities all over the #Philippines. 

  • Under Aquino, killings of environmentalists & land rights activists has increased #RIPGeertman #RIPPalispis #DayoftheDisappeared 

  • From 2001 to 2010 there were 1,206 victims of extrajudicial killings & 206 victims of enforced disappearances under former Pres. Arroyo.

  • Human Rights group @karapatan has documented 170 political prisoners arrested and detained in the two years of Noynoy’s presidency.
  • 5 of 9 extrajudicial killings in the #Philippines, from Jan-June 12 occurred because of military indiscriminate firing. #DayoftheDisappeared

  • Of the 99 victims of extrajudicial killings in the last 2 years, 53 were peasants. #DayoftheDisappeared
  • Students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno disappeared on June 26, 2006. They are still missing. And their captors have yet to be tried.

(via cinemilitancy-deactivated201301)

aheram:


United States’ foreign policy versus Iran’s. And Iran is the threat.

aheram:

United States’ foreign policy versus Iran’s. And Iran is the threat.

(via manilaryce)

Thieves in the night…

As most of the world knows by now, Manny Pacquiao was robbed of a clear victory this past weekend in Vegas against Tim Bradley. Everybody was pissed about it, but especially Filipinos!! Admittedly, I was one of those dudes who got on Twitter and Facebook going on angry rants about what a bunch of bulls**t it was.

Now that a few days have passed and the frustration has subsided, I finally got a chance to reflect on the situation, leaving me with one resounding thought:

I wish that the same anger, frustration, and outrage by Filipinos worldwide on Saturday over the Pacquiao robbery would be just as intense (if not more) about the increased U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

Let’s keep it real: the viewing public, among many other people, got robbed on Saturday night at the Pacquiao fight. There’s definitely something fishy going on with that final decision, but the fact of the matter is that it was a blatant slap in the face and an insult to our intelligence to arrogantly pull off something like that in front of our very own eyes. But in light of all that, it pales in comparison to what the U.S. has been doing to the Philippines since the late 1800s.

Alright Filipinos: we know where you stand on Manny Pacquiao and Jessica Sanchez. But now that it comes down to stuff that really matters, like one country imposing its will on another (allegedly) sovereign/independent country, what’s your take? Where you at?!

Tune in TONIGHT from 8pm-10pm (PST).  It’ll be my first time (co)-hosting the show, so let’s see what kind of zany awkwardness will come of it!!

But seriously though, we’re gonna be covering a lot of good topics (especially our recent trip to Chicago).

Tune in TONIGHT from 8pm-10pm (PST). It’ll be my first time (co)-hosting the show, so let’s see what kind of zany awkwardness will come of it!!

But seriously though, we’re gonna be covering a lot of good topics (especially our recent trip to Chicago).

kulturalguerilla:


Where our US tax dollars go to in the Philippines. US Out of the Philippines!




This isn’t just a Filipino issue.  It’s our tax dollars that are funding these military exercises in the Philippines.

kulturalguerilla:

Where our US tax dollars go to in the Philippines. US Out of the Philippines!

This isn’t just a Filipino issue. It’s our tax dollars that are funding these military exercises in the Philippines.

(via yves1988)

What ‘chall know about Mason Jennings? This is the jam right here.

The empire controls the media
The media controls the world
Media is the empire’s mouth
Capitalist propaganda coming out
Violence all in the name of “freedom”

kiwizzo:


Declassified 1961 document on U.S policy in the Philippines. Shady.(via Robyn Rodriguez)




Proof that the U.S. never really has noble intentions when they help another country in its “liberation” efforts.

kiwizzo:

Declassified 1961 document on U.S policy in the Philippines. Shady.
(via Robyn Rodriguez)

Proof that the U.S. never really has noble intentions when they help another country in its “liberation” efforts.

(via cultureofsound)

speaksoftlyandcarrybigstick:

Yesterday was the 9th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War.

What goes around, comes around. America…f**k yeah!!

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Oh HELL NO.

I really don’t like spending my time and energy on negative things, but I couldn’t help but to post this. I’m doing my best to have a principled, well constructed response, but this dude is making it really difficult. I try not to judge people based on looks alone, but this is a perfect example of why I dislike hipsters so much — they’re just a bunch of privileged, pretentious, culturally appropriating group of assholes who scoff at everything under the sun.

While some of the criticisms are legit, it’s only looking at it from the surface level. There’s a long history of imperialism and colonialism that are the root cause of these things.

I want it to hurt, I want the pain to stay with me for life
so it can come out of my pen every time that I write”