The Role of Youth and Students in the Struggle: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the First Quarter Storm

This statement was prepared by Anakbayan-Canada. Anakbayan-Canada stands in solidarity with progressive Filipino youth and student organizations around the world in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the First Quarter Storm (FQS). We remember their fierceness and bravery when they fought against the oppressive and tyrannical rule of the Marcos dictatorship. As Filipinx youth and students …

Protect Haran! Filipino youth in Canada condemn attack on Lumad evacuees’ compound

Anakbayan Toronto strongly condemns the latest military and paramilitary attack on the rights of Lumad evacuees in a church compound. On January 24, members of Alamara, a paramilitary group backed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), broke into the sanctuary of almost 500 Lumad evacuees at UCCP Haran in Davao City. This attack …

No War With Iran!

On January 4, hundreds of protestors gathered in front of the US Consulate General in downtown Toronto for the No War With Iran Action, organized by the No War With Iran Coalition, the International League for People's Struggle (ILPS) Canada, and Anakbayan Toronto. Chairperson Fatima Barron spoke on behalf of Anakbayan Toronto:My name is Fatima …

Art is Not Terrorism: Solidarity with Panday Sining

On November 30, non-uniformed Manila Police District officers violently arrested four members of youth activist organization Panday Sining after the Andres Bonifacio Day mobilization in Manila. The four activists, including a minor, were illegally detained at the police station for over a week on the grounds of vandalism. They were arrested without a warrant and …

Filipino and Canadian Youth Denounce Human Rights Violations in the Philippines!

Activists from BAYAN Canada and allies in Toronto peacefully held a silent protest at the Philippine Consulate General Office in preparation for the United People’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Toronto on July 21st, 2019. Yesterday, July 19th, 2019, at around 1 PM, the Philippine Consulate office in Toronto, Canada was caught by …

On International Working Women’s Day and the Formation of a Women’s Committee in Anakbayan Toronto

On International Working Women’s Day, Anakbayan Toronto vows to continue the fight for women’s rights and liberation, be it overseas or in the Philippines. In recognition of the heightening of the particular struggle of Filipino women in Canada and in the Philippines, we announce the formation of a Women’s Committee within our organization. We see …