“I think, what I constantly learn from indigenous people is we have to simplify everything. We all have to strip away all these veneer and all these capitalist consumptive destructions of the earth and coal, and oil, and logging and live simple lives connected to our mother.” — Eve Ensler
Category: Women & Children
“After being victims of Japanese war crimes, comfort women are now being made victims of historical distortion.”
This year’s OBR Philippine campaign is a virtual indictment of President Aquino, whose regime was marked by increased poverty, absence of state accountability, and an escalation of violence against women.
“Listen. Act. Rise.”
“Emperor Akihito’s state visit, prompting the Visiting Forces Agreement between Japan and the Philippines, betrays Japan’s real intentions to bully Asia militarily.”
“We may be older than him, but our memory is far clearer. The lolas never heard an official statement of apology nor received compensation from the Japanese government.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA — Determined lolas (grandmothers) of Lila Pilipina are set to welcome Emperor Akihito of Japan with protest during his state…
“Impunity exists because social structures that should ensure the protection of women and children from violence do more harm by being indifferent and even anti-women.”
“We have already lost a teacher and many Lumad leaders; we will not wait until we lose another one.”
“We condemn this latest Apec circus among imperialist powers agreeing to divvy up the wealth and military spheres of influence among themselves.”
“They are here now because Luistro did nothing when their schools were being shut down by the state and paramilitary forces.”
The Save our Schools Network said Education Secretary Bro.Armin Luistro has become instrumental in the perpetration of attacks on schools all over Mindanao.