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Activists fighting for their lands swept up in Philippines crackdown

by Mongabay.com A security crackdown in the Philippines targeting an armed communist insurgency has swept up environmental and land defenders in a raid on Oct. 31. International humanitarian and church groups have also been included in the military’s list of “legal front groups” of the outlawed New People’s Army and tied to terror financing. Security … Continue reading Activists fighting for their lands swept up in Philippines crackdown

Talinis Ultramarathon Met With Protest

Editors note: this piece comes from allies in the Arkipelago (decolonized term for the Philippines) who are engaged in ecological struggles and wish to highlight the detrimental effects of mass culture in outdoor recreation. By Aidalyn IAmMoutara This is what happened during the #TalinisUltramarathon this morning, October 6. Protesters blocked the entrance of Apolong trail … Continue reading Talinis Ultramarathon Met With Protest

Environmental Protector Murdered in the Philippines

Image: PRO MIMAROPA by Liam Campbell Forest ranger Bienvinido “Toto” Veguilla, Jr. was murdered last week while attempting to stop illegal loggers from ransacking a section of forest in the Philippines. Veguilla was on a routine patrol in the Sitio Kinawagan, Barangay Pasadeña region when he and fellow rangers discovered a group of illegal loggers … Continue reading Environmental Protector Murdered in the Philippines

UN, Indigenous Leaders Condemn Philippines For Placing Special Rapporteur on “Terrorist Hit List”

     by Terri Hansen / Cultural Survival What do you do when a country places a United Nations Special Rapporteur on a terrorist hit list? If you’re the UN, you hit back. A petition filed February 21 in a Manila court by apparently unstable President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines labels Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN … Continue reading UN, Indigenous Leaders Condemn Philippines For Placing Special Rapporteur on “Terrorist Hit List”

Philippines: Stop the Lumad Killings

     by Pam Tau Lee / Intercontinental Cry The Lumad are Indigenous Peoples in the southern Mindanao region of the Philippines. The term Lumad is short for Katawhang Lumad (Literally: “indigenous people”), a description officially adopted by delegates of the Lumad Mindanao Peoples Federation founding assembly on June 26, 1986. This grew out of a political … Continue reading Philippines: Stop the Lumad Killings

Increased Militarization under Martial Law Threatens Lumad Teachers in the Philippines

Featured image: This month, hundreds of Lumad evacuated their homes out of fear of being attacked by the military. Photo: ALCADEV      by Cristina Rey / Intercontinental Cry Last May, the government of the Philippines announced the decision to subjugate the southern island of Mindanao to Martial Law. Now, the state is using its repressive … Continue reading Increased Militarization under Martial Law Threatens Lumad Teachers in the Philippines

Jaluar Mega Dam in the Philippines Threatens to Displace Indigenous Peoples

Featured image: International Solidarity Mission delegates listen to testimonies by Tumandok men and women in Barangay Agcalaga, Calinog. Photo Credits: Jalaur River for the People Movement. By Karlo Mikhail Mongaya, GlobalVoices The Tumandok (Panay-Bukidnon) indigenous peoples of the central Philippine Island of Panay are facing the real possibility of being forced from their homes due to the construction of … Continue reading Jaluar Mega Dam in the Philippines Threatens to Displace Indigenous Peoples

Thousands March Against Killings of Indigenous Peoples in Philippine “Mining Capital”

By Hannibal Rhoades / Intercontinental Cry Last week, a 3,000 person-strong people’s caravan, or Lakbayan, formed on the island of Mindanao to protest the criminalization and murder of Indigenous Peoples and environmental defenders in the Philippines. Uniting Indigenous Peoples, peasants, workers, faith groups, teachers and youth, the caravan marched for three days and over a hundred … Continue reading Thousands March Against Killings of Indigenous Peoples in Philippine “Mining Capital”

Territories of Life: A Free Video Toolkit for Indigenous Peoples About Land and Rights

By Intercontinental Cry Territories of Life is a video toolkit with a purpose. It’s aim: to bring stories of resistance, resilience and hope to indigenous communities on the frontline of the global rush for land. Produced by our friends at LifeMosaic, a non-profit based in Scotland, the Territories of Life toolkit consists of ten stories that … Continue reading Territories of Life: A Free Video Toolkit for Indigenous Peoples About Land and Rights

Report-back: DGR Tour of the Philippines

Earlier this year, DGR member Kim Hill of Australia traveled to the Philippines. DGR’s presence was requested by community organizers from an anarchist collective called the Mobile Anarchist School. Here is her report back:   ‘NO TO MINING.’ Signs bearing these words are common on Marinduque. The signs are nailed to trees, on fences and … Continue reading Report-back: DGR Tour of the Philippines