News and Analysis: Philippines
Adapted from a talk given at a PSL branch meeting in Los Angeles. "Walang aalis, walang aalis, walang aalis!" (nobody's leaving, nobody's leaving, nobody's leaving!), the residents of Sitio San Roque chanted in unison, piercing the too familiar sound of midday traffic along Efipanio De los Santos Avenue in the North Triangle area of Quezon City, Philippines.
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) Sept. 3 assailed the docking of the US nuclear-powered USS George Washington at the Manila Bay as "a grave insult and affront on Philippine sovereignty." This is living proof of intensified U.
In the morning of Sept. 26, tropical storm Ondoy (international codename: Ketsana) pounded Metro Manila and the surrounding regions, dumping a month's worth of rain in just six hours and causing the most massive flooding seen in the last 40 years.
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP, or Alliance Philippines) strongly condemns US Imperialism and its fascist puppet-Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) in meddling and directly intervening in the political process in the Philippines.
On Jan. 22, 1987, anti-riot personnel from the Manila Western Police District, the Integrated National Police and the Philippine Marines opened fire on a peaceful rally of 15,000 peasants and their supporters demanding "genuine land reform" under the newly installed Corazón Aquino administration.
Residents living in Rafael Lara Grajales, a town in central Mexico, recently came to the aid of 34 Central American immigrants trying to make their way to the United States. The immigrants had been caught and sold by police to human traffickers for $100 each.