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March for Human Rights and Democracy in the Philippines

MALAYA US Movement Against Killings and Dictatorship and for Democracy in the Philippines invites Americans to join them in on the March for Human Rights and Democracy in the Philippines. The movement states:

“This march aims to register our opposition to and rejection of the brutal Duterte administration and our affirmation of human rights and democracy in the Philippines.

The march and rally aims to unite everyone to challenge ongoing “War on Drugs” that have already claimed the lives of an estimated 20,000 people, which in reality is a war on the poor; the continuing attacks against human rights defenders, church people, the press, women, indigenous peoples, trade unionists and peasants; Duterte’s outright sell-out of Philippine sovereignty to foreign powers; and his dictatorial ambitions.

The march and rally will be happening at the 120th Philippine Independence Day Parade on June 3, 2018, Sunday, at 10:30am in New York City where thousand of people from across the tri-state are expected to attend. This is the most opportune time to show that there is an organized and growing opposition from the overseas Filipino community, as well as from the international community.

  • What: Rally and March for Democracy in the Philippines
  • When: June 3, 2018 Sunday
  • Where: 38th Street Between Madison Ave and Park Ave.

The theme of the march and rally “March for Human Rights and Democracy in the Philippines. We will use this action to unite various communities who are concerned about the following, but not limited to:

  • The continuing War on Drugs that have claimed the lives of more than 20,000 people without due process
  • The attacks on democracy and its institutions, including the attacks on judicial independence with the ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the attacks on the Commission on Human Rights, and others
  • The attacks on human rights defenders and activists, with the labelling of over 600+ individuals as “terrorists”, including a UN Special Rapporteur, Ms. Vicky Tauli-Corpuz
  • The sellout of Philippine sovereignty, with Duterte silent on both China’s occupation of our territories in the West Philippines Sea and the continuing Balikatan military exercises with the United States
  • The continuing rampant corruption that continues to impoverish our people
  • The dictatorial ambitions of Duterte, by changing the constitution with term extensions, extension and expansion of Martial Law in Mindanao or through a Revolutionary Government”

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