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STOP THE WAR OF TERROR IN THE PHILIPPINES
Date Friday May 20
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Philippine Consulate
447 Sutter (at Powell) San Francisco
Event Type Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/AuthorJudith Mirkinson


Join GABRIELA Network in a national day of protest against human rights violations and PROTEST THE WAR OF TERROR IN THE PHILIPPINES




In full support of the US war on terror, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) has declared war on all people who are critical of her government. Community organizers, mass leaders, striking peasants and workers are being harassed, disappeared, killed. Entire communities are being terrorized.

11 GABRIELA and GABRIELA Women's Partylist members killed since GMA took office.

> 32 political killings, 6 activists disappeared in the first quarter of 2005.

> at least 300 political killings and abductions since 2001.

> 100 cases of human rights violations, affecting 23,252 victims in 91 communities, from January to March 15, 2005.

> 13 journalists killed last year; 3 in the first quarter of 2005. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Philippines is "the most murderous country" in the entire world for the media, no longer second to Iraq as reported by international associations for journalists earlier this year.

GABRIELA Network is a nationwide US-Philippine women's solidarity organization.
For more information call. 415.274.4600 or go to http://www.gabnet.org



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