Political Prisoners in the Philippines & Beyond

ANAKBAYAN-Toronto, BAYAN Canada in Toronto & the Philippine Network for Justice & Peace invite you to a discussion on

POLITICAL PRISONERS IN THE PHILIPPINES & BEYOND
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
6:30-9:00pm
The Central, 603 Markham St., Toronto
(next to Honest Ed’s)

Today there is an ongoing, protracted armed conflict in the Philippines with deep socioeconomic and political roots. There is also much social discontent and political dissent that have been met with fascist repression by all governments since the U.S. granted the country its bogus independence. Thus trumped-up charges, illegal arrests and detention, torture and unjust conviction on false political and/or criminal charges constitute continuing and blatant violation of the people’s rights.

In the Philippines, there are a total of 354 political prisoners reported as of end June 2011. Majority were arrested under the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration, they being among the most determined in opposing the corrupt, repressive and puppet Arroyo regime. There are 27 who were arrested before Arroyo’s time and 45 under Benigno Aquino III.

Learn more about this situation on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011, 6:30-9PM @ THE CENTRAL, 603 MARKHAM ST., TORONTO.

*This is a free event.*  *Food & drinks can be purchased at the bar.*