Anakbayan Toronto stands in firm solidarity with the Indigenous peoples inhabiting this land called Canada (also known as Turtle Island) during “Canada Day”. We are Filipino migrants and children of migrants who moved to this country due to the Philippines’ poor socio-economic conditions, results of its long history of colonialism and imperialism. We cannot ignore … Continue reading In Solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of “Canada”
Joint statement against increased policing in Ontario in response to COVID-19 Anakbayan Toronto and Canada-Philippines Solidarity Organization (CPSO) denounce the Ford Government’s decision to provide police with “additional temporary authority” to make up for their inadequate attempts to curb COVID-19. The Ford Government’s failed response employs similar anti-people tactics seen in the Philippines, known for … Continue reading People Power, Not Policing!
Anakbayan Toronto condemns the recent attacks on peasant and labour leaders in Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog during Holy Week. On Palm Sunday, Dandy Miguel (a labour rights leader for Kilusang Mayo Uno, a centre for worker’s union) was killed in Calamba, Laguna. Yesterday, Joseph Canlas (the national vice-chairperson of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) … Continue reading Holy Week o “Huli” Week? Stop the Attacks on Activists!
Through rage and grief, Anakbayan Toronto sends our deepest condolences to the victims and the victims’ families of the violent mass shooting and hate crime that occurred in Atlanta last Tuesday, March 16. This targeted attack based on anti-Asian racism resulted in the deaths of 8 people, 6 of which were Asian women. While the … Continue reading Anti-Asian Discrimination is Rooted in U.S. Imperialism
Last Saturday on March 20, Anakbayan Toronto participated in the National Day of Action to Free Them All. The action was organized by grassroots organizations such as Toronto Prisoners’ Rights Project, Keep 6ix, Climate Justice Toronto, Palestinian Youth Movement, Barton Solidarity, People’s Defence, Malton People’s Movement and others. The rally was held at Maplehurst Correctional … Continue reading Filipino Youth in Solidarity: Free Them All National Day of Action