Monthly Archives: April 2009

Groups hold noise barrage to condemn economic crisis, police brutality

Groups belonging to the umbrella organization Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today held a noise barrage in Manila to condemn government’s role in the raging economic crisis. The groups also made a statement against what they call “police brutality” after the arrests that took place at the New Era hospital last night involving the family of Ted Failon and elements of the Quezon City Police District.
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Message of Solidarity to Makabayan on the Occasion of its Founding Assembly

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson
International League of Peoples' Struggle
April 16, 2009

My dear compatriots,

Having been the chairman of the Preparatory Commission that founded in 1986 Partido ng Bayan, which the ultrareactionaries subsequently repressed , I am happy about the remarkable success of the progressive party list groups in the 2001, 2004 and 2007 elections and their current initiative to establish the Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan or in brief Makabayan. I convey warmest greetings of solidarity to all of them, their national and regional officers, the personages and the hundreds of mass activists from various people's organizations that are now gathered in this founding assembly of Makabayan.
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Groups hold noise barrage to condemn economic crisis, police brutality

Groups belonging to the umbrella organization Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today held a noise barrage in Manila to condemn government’s role in the raging economic crisis. The groups also made a statement against what they call “police brutality” after the arrests that took place at the New Era hospital last night involving the family of Ted Failon and elements of the Quezon City Police District.
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Bayan slams NATO Summit, “Where’s the change, Mr. Obama?”

On the eve of the two-day Summit to mark the 60th Anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan condemned the arrest of scores of anti-NATO protesters by French and German police in Strasbourg, France and Baden-Baden and Kehl, in Germany. The protesters were demonstrating against the two-day summit to mark the 60th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ( NATO ) on April 3-4.
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