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”
Anakbayan Toronto stands in firm solidarity with the Palestinian community as we resist imperialism and Zionist settler colonialism. May 15 is Nakba Day, the commemoration of the violent and continued displacement of Palestinians by the U.S-backed Israeli state. Since 1948, when the Nakba (Catastrophe) occurred, Palestinians have faced the horrific reality of Zionist settler colonialism, … Continue reading Filipino Youth Stand in Solidarity with Palestine!
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