- Pride IS Protest! Hands Off Bahaghari!Official Statement June 25, 2020 Malaya Movement Statement On the Harassment of Pride Protest Movement strongly condemns the illegal arrests of members of progressive LGBTQIA+ organization, Bahaghari, and the violent dispersal of their peaceful Pride protest by officers of the highly militarized Philippine National Police. Even ahead of the enactment of the Anti-Terror Bill into law, fascism runs wild in the streets wearing fatigues and combat boots. Just hours ago, Bahaghari (rainbow in Tagalog), conducted a peaceful Pride protest to oppose discrimination and violence against the LGBTQ community, as well as the Anti-Terror Bill. As seen clearly inContinue reading
- On the Cyber Libel Conviction Against Maria RessaOFFICIAL STATEMENT June 15, 2020 Malaya Movement Statement on the Cyber Libel Conviction Against Maria Ressa The Malaya Movement is outraged by the guilty verdict on Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos of Rappler. We join the Filipino people and the rest of the international community in condemning this most recent attack against press freedom and democracy in the Philippines. The guilty verdict on Ressa and Santos is another example of Duterte’s weaponization of the law. Despite legal challenges, the Manila regional court handed down its guilty verdict in favor of Duterte crony, Wilfredo Keng. The said case was based onContinue reading
- A Grave Concern and Imminent ThreatOFFICIAL STATEMENT June 10, 2020 A Grave Concern and Imminent Threat: Malaya Movement Statement on Anti-Terror Bill Last week, as the House of Representatives in the Philippines fast-tracked the approval of HB 6875, otherwise known as the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, we in the Malaya Movement see this is as a cause for grave concern and an imminent threat to civil and democratic rights in the Philippines. Our main worries for the threat the bill poses lie in the overly broad definitions of “terrorism”, the specter of a police state, and the implications for Filipinos abroad. Overly Broad Definitions ofContinue reading
- Malaya Movement Stands With the Black Community Against Tyranny & State FascismIn response to the relentless murdering of Black Americans at the hands of police officers or racist vigilantes, and to bring to attention the thousands of cases of murdered Black Americans that have yet to feel the warm light of justice, the Malaya Movement stands firmly in support of the popular uprising raging through cities big and small across the United States and abroad. We stand firmly alongside the Black community against state fascism here in our own neighborhoods. We are inspired by the determined spirit for justice of all those who took to the streets and highways across America,Continue reading
- Philippine Human Rights Act – Press Conference 5/20 (5pm PDT/8pm EDT)Please join Malaya Movement along with ICHRP-US and Kabataan Alliance for a press conference on the Philippine Human Rights Act. There will be guest speakers from all across the US in support of this important new legislation to respond to the ongoing tyranny and grave human rights situation in the Philippines that are supported by US tax dollars. To join the press conference, please register at bit.ly/PHRA2020 Mabuhay!
- The Malaya Movement Stands With ABS-CBN and Asserts the People’s Right to a Free Press and Information!May 5, 2020 Reference: Yves Nibungco, Malaya Movement, firstname.lastname@example.org The Malaya Movement stands in solidarity with ABSCBN, the journalists and its workers. echoes the demands to the NTC to rescind its “cease and desist” order. We hold Duterte, together with his minions, directly accountable for this recent attack on press freedom. We call on the Filipino people to defend press freedom and democracy against Duterte’s dictatorship. On May 5, a few days after International Press Freedom Day, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) served ABS-CBN a cease-and-desist order less than a month after the NTC permitted ABS-CBN to continue to operateContinue reading
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