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Jess Santiago’s Touch No Flower: A song for Jeju, Gangjeong

A special black Saturday morning with Koyang Jess Santiago jamming, recording, arranging, and mixing his song “Touch No Flower” in our humble home studio also called a bedroom. A song in solidarity with the Korean people against the construction of a naval base in Jeju Island, Gangjeong. The home for this proposed military facility is the tiny village of Gangjeong, which is surrounded by three UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites and nine UNESCO Geo-Parks on an island that is designated a Global Biosphere Reserve. Construction is accelerating daily with the dredging of the island’s seabed and its coral communities currently underway. Learn more at savejejuisland.org. Check out the recording below.

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Filipinos condemn attack on Freedom Flotilla


Filipinos join the whole world today in condemning the Israeli forces’ attack on the Freedom Flotilla. Activists led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and the local chapter of the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) picketed the Israeli embassy in Makati City to protest the attack on pro-Palestine activists who were part of a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid for Gaza.

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