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Friday, March 1st, 2013

Acosta: ‘Art is my weapon’

By LUIS ADRIAN A. HIDALGO MANILA — Nearly two years of detainment has tested his spirit, but that didn’t stop poet-activist Ericson Acosta from standing by his cause and principles. A week after the trumped-up charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence, Acosta found himself in the midst of friends and supporters in a

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Release sick, elderly political prisoners, Aquino urged

By RONALYN V. OLEA “We welcome the release of Acosta, finally,...

Friday, February 1st, 2013

DOJ drops charges against political prisoner Ericson Acosta

By RONALYN V. OLEA “After more than one year, it has been...

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Jail officers forego ‘overkill’ security measures with poet Ericson Acosta

By RONALYN V. OLEA MANILA –Poet-songwriter Ericson Acosta is happy to be out of the Calbayog sub-provincial jail in Samar where he had been detained for 23 months on trumped-up criminal charges. His freedom is temporary,...

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Mother welcomes political prisoner-son at Quezon City hospital

Poet, songwriter, singer, journalist and activist Ericson Acosta was illegally arrested in Northern Samar on February 13, 2011 while conducting research for peasant organizations. He has not been arraigned despite having spent more than two years in...

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Some notes on people’s culture and the International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners

By ERICSON ACOSTA Political Prisoner Despite the grim reality of imprisonment, I have not, as of yet, been condemned to a total state of ignorance as far as current efforts of various committed art and cultural groups...

Monday, November 19th, 2012

International writers group calls for release of poet Ericson Acosta

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO MANILA — The worldwide association of writers PEN International marked the 31st Annual Day of the Imprisoned Writer last November 15. It was a day to recognize and support writers at...

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Kin of political prisoner Ericson Acosta decry death threats

By RONALYN V. OLEA MANILA – The family of political prisoner Ericson Acosta has been receiving text messages saying that Ericson or his parents might get killed on November 2, All Souls Day. Isaias Acosta, 79,...

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Dance production on the struggle for land, featuring works of imprisoned poets

By TERENCE KRISHNA V. LOPEZ MANILA — Starting in November, progressive cultural organization Sinagbayan restages its original production “Pitong Sundang: mga sayaw sa lupa at pakikibaka,” (Seven Bolos: Dances for land and the struggle) a dance...

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Political prisoners protest against continued detention

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO “If the government really wants real peace...

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

UP, artists reiterate call for release of Ericson Acosta

UP, artists reiterate call for release of Ericson Acosta (Photos by Ronalyn V. Olea and Fred E. Dabu)

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