For those of us who are committed social justice activists or organizers, the sheer scale of this march was awe-inspiring.
Trump’s campaign gaffs, his personal character, his missteps and outrageous ‘off the cuff’ statements, his lack of any government experience, only enhanced the view that he was not just another elite politician.
Hazardous materials from US military training activities around the globe have left heavy metals, propellants and explosives littered throughout the oceans.
… “we decided to show up and stand in solidarity for Standing Rock, to show the world, mainstream media, and the government, that we are not going to back down regardless of what decisions they make.” — Shailene Woodley
“If these military activities are so good for the environment, why don’t they do them in Yellowstone or near Mt. Rushmore?”
Whatever his connections with the Davao Death Squads, Duterte is an amateur compared with the United States. The US has been in the death squad business for decades.
Only an alternative based on a drastically changed US foreign policy, bound to some type of global framework for mutual benefits amongst all people, would prevent the current destabilization from becoming yet a new global order based in the rule of the many by the few.
‘For the military-industrial complex and its beneficiaries, perpetual war is not necessarily bad news.’
“Instead of ensuring the protection and rights of people who use drugs, including the right to health and provision of voluntary, evidence-based drug treatment and harm reduction services, President Duterte has called for them to be killed.”
“Thank you, President Duterte, for having the courage to tell the truth.”
Building People’s Power is mainly a collection of Sison’s writings from July 2010 to December 2012. These take up historical and current Philippine issues as well as global issues and show the way to arouse, organize and mobilize the people in the anti-imperialist and democratic struggle.