Filipino youth in Toronto are outraged about the killing of peasant organizers Silvestre Fortades Jr. and Rose Marie Galias. The husband and wife were shot dead at around 7 am on January 15, 2022 in Brgy. San Vicente, Barcelona, Sorsogon, according to Karapatan Sorsogon. The couple was selling garlic, onions, and other produce when two … Continue reading STATEMENT: Justice for Silvestre Fortades Jr. and Rose Marie Galias!
In the spirit of International Human Rights Day, members of the Philippine diaspora and supporters of human rights in the Philippines will be staging a rally on Sunday, December 12 in order to bring awareness to the ongoing human rights violations in the Philippines and present concrete demands to the Philippine government.
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!