A big protest action was conducted yesterday in front of ABS-CBN’s Sgt. Esguerra gate by members of the Internal Job Market Workers Union. Retrenched workers staged a picket to pressure the network’s management to reinstate the illegally dismissed and hold certification elections following the Dep’t of Labor and Employment’s decision on their case. They were supported by organizations coming from the labor and youth sectors.
Starting October 12, the picket in front of ABS-CBN network’s Sgt. Esguerra gate will serve as the protest center of the Internal Job Market Workers Union (IJMWU). According the IJMWU, the ABS-CBN management gave no response to the demands of the workers and instead, continued to dismiss employees who are mostly union officers and members.
Rakenrol para sa Bayan pushed through even after the police dispersed the peaceful vigil of farmers at Mendiola bridge last night Oct 6. Moving a couple of blocks away from Mendiola, the cultural event in support of the struggle for justice and genuine agrarian reform pushed through in Bustillos. Together with Roselle Pineda, Tony Palis, Pol Torrentos, and Loujaye Sonido, we performed Makibaka and Balang Araw. Performers at the solidarity event include Axel Pinpin and the Political Party (pronounced parr-tey hey hey), Jeff Pagaduan, and Sining Bugkos.
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Here’s Vencer Crisostomo’s post on the lightning rally in Mendiola a few days ago. Photos from Vencer’s Facebook Notes. QTV has a video of the lightning rally and the police’s violent dispersal here. Even media personnel were not exempt from the violent dispersal of the police. Read Pinoy Weekly’s report here.
“Suntukin nyo. Sikmuraan. Sipain. Ikulong nyo kaming lahat. Pero hindi nyan maitatama ang mali at hindi nyo matatakasan ang inyong mga kasalanan sa taumbayan. Walang kaparis ang inyong kawalanghiyaan.” “Walang kasingkatwiran ang pag-aaklas kung sa paghahayag ng katotohanan, itatapat ng mga ganid sa kapangyarihan ang duwag na dahas.” “May araw din kayo. At lalong umiiksi ang oras ninyo sa inyong desperasyon.”
Filipino artists filed a Supreme Court petition against the awarding of the Gawad Pambansang Alagad ng Sining (National Artist Award) citing Malacanang’s intervention in the selection process. Read more about the protest here.
Filipino artists protest Palace's intervention in the selection of awardees for National Artist. Photo from CAP.
Here’s Pinoy Weekly’s report of the demonstration led by the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP) last Aug 7 against the Palace’s intervention in the selection of awardees for National Artist.
Sa isang makasaysayang protesta, nagbuklod ang mga artista noong Agosto 7 para kondenahin ang diumano’y pambababoy ni Pangulong Arroyo sa Gawad Pambansang Alagad ng Sining. Continue reading
Protest Anthology is a collection of never before seen interviews and live tracks of Nina Simone, Grammy Award-nominated American singer, songwriter, pianist, and staunch civil rights activist. Nina Simone lived from February 21, 1933 to April 21, 2003 and is considered an important icon in the blues and jazz genre. Continue reading
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Tommorow, June 10, Datu’s Tribe will be performing at the anti-Con-Ass rally in Makati. They posted this announcement (and the picture above, click for the complete image) at their Facebook fan page:
“Mag-ingat kayong mga baboy kayo, parating na kami!” \m/@@\m/ “STOP GLORIA’S CON-ASS!” bukas na po, June 10, 5pm-8pm sa tapat ng Ninoy Aquino Monument, Ayala Ave., Makati. Ang unang banat ng programa ay buong karangalang ihahatid po sa Sambayanang Pilipino ng mga mataderong rakista ng Datu’s Tribe. Asteeeeg.\m/@@\m/