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Stop the Killings in the Philippines Benefit Show

Date:
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Joanna Robledo-Maderazo
Location Details:
SOMArts
934 Brannan St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Did you know that 825+ people have been killed in the Philippines since 2001? Regular people...students, teachers, lawyers, workers, journalists, clergy, human rights workers, etc. Witnesses have pointed to elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in carrying out these killings. Yet not one person has been tried or convicted for any of these deaths. President Arroyo's government has done nothing to stop to these atrocities. For us living in the U.S.A. it's a little sticky. The U.S. government has been providing excessive amounts of military assistance to the Philippine government. Reports from the Library of US Congress state that the total U.S. military assistance to the Philippines rose from $38 million in 2001 to $114 million in 2003 and a projected $164 million in 2005. That's our tax dollars potentially subsidizing death squads of the Philippine military at the cost of the Filipino people. Come out to the show to learn a bit more about the issue and find out how you can get involved.

Performances by:
Blue Scholars
Kiwi (of Native Guns)
Rhapsodistas
Echo of Bullets
Golda Supernova
Power Struggle
Praxis Roks
The Movement Show
Kapatid X

Art by:
Speaker Fruits
CELL68

Video by:
Jeproks
babae / LFS - Baliksambayanan '06
Added to the calendar on Wed, Feb 14, 2007 10:50PM
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