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What does Canada Day mean to Filipinos who know their history?

Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, Filipino workers are hailed as “heroes” but are forced to work in dangerous conditions and do not receive fair compensation. We are factory workers, farm-hands, janitors, care workers, and other essential front-liners displaced from our homeland and drawn here by a false promise of a brighter future. As migrants and … Continue reading What does Canada Day mean to Filipinos who know their history?

Free Pride 20! Activism is not a crime!

Anakbayan Toronto demands the release of 20 individuals who were violently dispersed and unlawfully arrested by the Philippine National Police (PNP) on June 26th, 2020. A peaceful Pride March was held today at Mendiola Street, Manila by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) community and allies, many from progressive people’s organizations such … Continue reading Free Pride 20! Activism is not a crime!

Filipinos For Black Lives

Statement of Solidarity with Black Liberation Progressive Filipino youth and student organization, Anakbayan Toronto, condemns the brutal attacks and murder on Black lives. We join concerned community members to demand justice for Regis Korchinski-Paquet, George Floyd, and all Black lives. We extend our deepest condolences and mourn with their loved ones and communities. On May … Continue reading Filipinos For Black Lives

Global Day of Action: No War in Iran

Yesterday, Anakbayan Toronto joined BAYAN Canada and ILPS Canada for an educational discussion on Iran and why #NoWarOnIran matters to Filipinos. This discussion was organized as part of the Global Day of Action calling for No War in Iran. As long as the US ruling class continues to have vested political and economic interests in other countries, the … Continue reading Global Day of Action: No War in Iran

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