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- Student protesters picket at the Philippine Supreme Court as they appeal the February 11, 2014 decision on the Cybercrime Law (RA 10175) for criminalizing on-line libel in violation of free speech. Petitioners include the Kabataan Party-List, youth groups and bloggers.
- In celebration of the International Working Women's Day, Gabriela mobilized thousands in a militant rally at the Liwasang Bonifacio and Mendiola, Manila. Speakers include Gabriela Sec-Gen Joms Salvador, Sr. Edith Eslopor, OSB of People Surge (alliance for Yolanda/Haiyan victims), former Rep. Liza Maza of the International Women's Association (IWA) and One Billion Rising (OBR) Global Director Monique Wilson.
From 19-21 July 2013, 280 delegates from 26 countries gathered for the International Conference for Human Right and Peace in the Philippines (ICHRPP). read more »
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- Gabriela Women's Party Representatives Emmi de Jesus and Luz Ilagan at a rally before Congress, a day after Charter Change (Cha-Cha) was passed by the House committee on constitutional amendments. Demonstrators protest the sellout of public services, including government hospitals, to private interests under the Cha-cha and Pres. Aquino's public-private partnership program. read more »
Inspired by Jose Maria Sison's poem The Guerilla is Like a Poet, the musical play weaves together National Artist Prof. Bienvenido Lumbera's epic poetry and the libretto of Palanca award winner Edward Perez for a history of the national democratic movement. Makata'y Mandirigma, Mandirigma'y Makata is a cultural feast of activist songs, some vintage and many new ones, modern choreography with a hint of the revolutionary Peking opera style popular during the First Quarter Storm days, and a play with a central character, Ador, poet, political detainee, husband and father.
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