Justice for Lianga Massacre

Anakbayan Canada, its chapters and affiliate organizations,  vehemently condemns the violent and gruesome murder of three Indigenous Lumad-Manobo, including one minor, by the 3rd Special Battalion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines yesterday in Lianga, Surigao del Sur. On June 15, the Philippine Army fired upon a group of farmers as they were harvestingContinue reading “Justice for Lianga Massacre”

Progressive Filipino Youth in Canada Rise in Solidarity with Palestinian Uprising and General Strike!

This past weekend, Anakbayan Canada chapters expressed their solidarity with the Palestinian people as by joining mobilizations across the country to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the 1948 Nakba (“Day of Catastrophe”) and celebrate the ongoing Palestinian resistance against illegal Israeli occupation. We echo the Palestinian peoples’ calls for the diaspora’s right to return andContinue reading “Progressive Filipino Youth in Canada Rise in Solidarity with Palestinian Uprising and General Strike!”

Sulong Kabataan! We have a world to win!

Statement on International Workers’ Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEReference: Nicole Sudiacal, Anakbayan Canada Interim Chairperson (anakbayan.canada@gmail.com) Share the statement on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Anakbayan Canada, its chapters, and its affiliate organization, joyously and militantly celebrates International Workers’ Day. We join the working class in the Philippines and around the world as we continue to advanceContinue reading “Sulong Kabataan! We have a world to win!”

Activism is Not A Crime: Defend Southern Tagalog! Condemn the attacks on activists and human rights defenders!

Anakbayan Canada, its chapters and its affiliate organizations, strongly condemns the numerous arrests, raids and killings of human rights activists and unionists in Southern Tagalog/Luzon. We join our kababayan in the Philippines to demand an end to the attacks and to defend the just struggle for people’s rights. On March 7, 2021, state forces illegallyContinue reading “Activism is Not A Crime: Defend Southern Tagalog! Condemn the attacks on activists and human rights defenders!”

Cops off Campus! Youth and Students in Canada Against Cops and Military on Campus: Unity Statement

Reference: Nicole Sudiacal, Interim Chairperson (anakbayan.canada@gmail.com) Want to sign the petition? Fill out the form here. Please sign only once. Names will be updated within a day or two. We, the undersigned youth and students in Canada, strongly condemn the termination of the UP-DND agreement. We are collectively enraged by this attack on the academicContinue reading “Cops off Campus! Youth and Students in Canada Against Cops and Military on Campus: Unity Statement”

Address the roots of mass migration! Statement on International Migrants Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 18, 2020 On International Migrants Day, Anakbayan Canada calls to address the roots of mass migration by providing jobs, food, livelihood, justice, and equality in our home countries! We stand with the 11.5 million migrant workers worldwide who are uprooted from their homelands in search of livelihood and refuge. We also standContinue reading “Address the roots of mass migration! Statement on International Migrants Day”

You Can’t Eat “Gratitude”: Why Canada Needs Filipinos Who Speak Up For Workers’ Rights

Originally published by Sulong UBC, an affiliate of ANAKBAYAN-Canada. Reference: Lara Maestro, Sulong UBC (sulong.ubc@gmail.com)  Banner photo of Unite Here! Local 40 strike c/o Castanet. “We’re in this together.”This is the slogan the world has rallied behind to encourage us all to be kind, be supportive, and be there for each other as we adjustContinue reading “You Can’t Eat “Gratitude”: Why Canada Needs Filipinos Who Speak Up For Workers’ Rights”

Filipino Youth in Canada Defend Press Freedom: Unity Statement

We, the Filipino youth in Canada, condemn Duterte’s fascist attack on the press after issuing orders to shut down ABS-CBN on May 5, 2020. This attack comes two days after World Press Freedom Day – a gruesome reality for journalists and media outlets critical of the Duterte administration as press freedom continues to be repressed.