MANILA — Workers led by national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno gathered at Plaza Sta. Cruz in Manila this morning to mark with protest the sixth month of the Kentex factory fire, which killed more than 74 mostly women workers. They said justice is being delayed and denied to the fire victims and survivors. The…
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“As the global superpowers holding the reins in Apec, they direct the policies that enforce the domination of foreign businesses and unbridled plunder of our economy.”
Workers buck APEC’s claimed growth.
“Our protest today symbolizes our disgust for the current rotten system.”
The Manilakbayan ng Mindanao continues to get support in spite of being called “unsightly, unsanitary, and infiltrated with threat groups.”
“Justice can’t be bought with politicking, with cheap tricks.”
“There is no middle ground to justice. There are only the perpetrator and the victims. And in our case, the poor majority of the Filipino people are often the victims of state-perpetrated violence.”
A P125 across-the-board wage hike will at least hold back the workers from stepping closer to death.
The “Kampuhang Bayan” transformed an empty ground into a fertile spot for cultural and political unity.
“Even in the middle of this very urbanized city, the Talabugta is there.”
MANILA — Members of the progressive youth group Anakbayan massed up in front of the Commission on Elections on Thursday, Oct. 15 and called on candidates filing for their certificates of candidacy (COCs) to stand up on issues that matter to the Filipino people. “Bayan o sarili? (People or self) We call on the candidates…