Fake Independence

Fake Independence

The Philippines is still under colonial status despite Filipinos celebrating its Independence Day, in which the Aetas are displaced from their ancestral lands due to widespread imperialists' plunder. In the image: Protesters during the 120th anniversary Philippines' Independence Day | Photo courtesy of CNN Philippines  On June 12, the Philippines celebrated its 120th anniversary of independence after being colonized by the Spaniards for 333 years. Up to this day, the Philippines is still under this fake independence due to the semi-colonial status and indirect control of the Philippine society being tied to agreements and organizations controlled by the U.S. imperialists such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organization, Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and Enhance Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). Moreover, the Duterte regime will borrow trillions of pesos to fund their "Build Build Build" project. Corr Analytics founder, Anders Corr, has warned that the Philippines could fall into "debt bondage" if this project will be fueled by high-interest rate loans...
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Peasants March Against Fascism

Peasants March Against Fascism

  KAMANDAG joined the nationally coordinated protest to demand genuine agrarian reform and fight against tyranny and state fascism of the US-Duterte regime held last June 8, 2018. Among the failed promises of Duterte during his campaign includes genuine agrarian reform for the peasantry. He promised in his early days in office to implement a moratorium in land use conversion, and the peasants held high hopes as he directs the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) to review all land use conversion applications. It was only a press release, a promise written in a body of water, a macho fascist bravado. In reality, KAMANDAG witnessed the worsening of the situation of peasants, as he not only continued previously rampant land conversions, but up the ante--widening and hastening state-sponsored landgrabbing. The Duterte's 2040 AmBisyon plans with 'Build Build Build' Campaign as its flagship program to eradicate poverty, but on the contrary is now killing the livelihood and eradicating the homes of peasants and indigenous people....
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