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By RONALYN V. OLEA
Speaking before members of people’s organizations, Randall Echanis, a member of the NDFP’s Reciprocal Working Committee on Socio-Economic Reforms (RCW-SER) said the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-economic Reforms is the meat of the peace negotiations as it aims to address the roots of the armed conflict.

By RONALYN V. OLEA
Forging the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms (Caser) is said to be the “meat” of the negotiations as it aims to resolve the root causes of poverty and lack of development in the Philippines.

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“How can we claim to be under a democracy when a political prisoner continues to languish in jail even as all the trumped-up charges filed against her have already been dismissed?”

The Kilusang Mambubukid ng Pilipinas said on Saturday that they would not be able to celebrate Father’s Day today because their peasant leader Randall Enchanis and other activists are being persecuted by the Arroyo regime. Echanis (center, foreground) is a political detainee while Nilo Arado (left, foreground) is a desaparecido. Fermin Lorico was killed in…

The Arroyo government and its allies have been harassing their critics — political activists, human-rights advocates, journalists, government employees, workers, teachers, environmentalists, lawyers, to name some — with court cases that range from the frivolous to the absurd. Now, these victims of political persecution have banded together to fight back.

The Artists’ Response to the Call for Social Change and Transformation (Artists’ ARREST), the Kilometer 64 Poetry Collective, and the Free Randall Echanis Movement (Freedom) organized last May 5 a cultural political event titled “Enemy of the State” at the Conspiracy Bar and Garden Cafe in Quezon City. Conceptualized following the recent arrest of National…

Relatives, colleagues, and supporters of jailed peasant leader Randall “Ka Randy” Echanis launched the 58-page literary folio Panata sa Paglaya (Vow to Freedom) last Feb. 3. The folio contains poems by and for Echanis, as well as other literary and artistic pieces. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO CULTURE Bulatlat Anong kapalaran itong biglang dumating? Tila makapal…

Detained peasant activist Randall Echanis and his colleagues from the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP or Peasant Movement of the Philippines), Pamalakaya, the Amihan Peasant Women’s Association, Anakpawis Party-list, and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines have been fasting the whole day to protest the latter’s continuing imprisonment. Echanis, deputy secretary general for external affairs…