By Richmond Uy, Anakbayan Toronto Youth and students have led the charge for change in the Philippines throughout history and into the present: whether it be through raising the consciousness of fellow Filipinos, or through full blown revolution and claiming independence for the Philippines. Our youth struggle is inseparable from the struggle of the Filipino … Continue reading History of Filipino Youth Activism: An Overview
By Waynes Manalang of Anakbayan Toronto Typhoons, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruption, and drought are major adverse events we call natural disasters. They’re called natural because they’re a result of natural earthly processes. However, the immense suffering of the people is no longer limited to the brunt of natural disasters. They are now subjected to the … Continue reading The Poorest of the Philippines’ Poor: The Filipino Women
Anakbayan Toronto condemns the brutal murder of 72-year old Randall “Ka Randy” Echanis, Chairperson of the Anakpawis party-list and peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). He is the 4th NDF political consultant to be killed, after Sotero Llamas, Randy Malayao, and Julius Giron. Ka Randy was murdered on August 10th by armed men … Continue reading Justice for Randy Echanis! End the tyranny and terrorist of the US-Duterte regime!
READ: Speech given at SONA ng Bayan TO: Filipinos Resist Imperialism & State Terror this past Sunday, July 26. Magandang hapon mga kababayan! We are a comprehensive mass organization of youth. We fight for National Democracy with a socialist perspective in the Philippines. We, Anakbayan, are here today to deliver the people’s true state of … Continue reading SONAgkaisa 2020: Filipino People’s State of the Nation Address
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?