“The Western media and the allies of Israel and its main backer the US government keep saying Hamas is a terrorist group attacking Israel and Israeli settlers, but they consistently ignore the crimes of Israel against the people of Palestine. For 75 years and counting since the 1948 Nakba (catastrophe) when the US and the United Nations created Israel on Palestinian land, the agony Palestinians have been facing has been continuous and unending.”
People all over the world calling for a ceasefire on the attacks in Gaza is a victory for the Palestinian people.
The “shutdown APEC” protests in San Francisco, California gathered more than a thousand people who shared testimonies about how APEC impoverished a generation, displaced Indigenous peoples, and undermined the rights of workers.
“The US has provided unqualified support for the war crimes committed by Israel and has refused even the most basic call for a ceasefire.”
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-USA said the action was the largest mobilization for Palestine in US history where at least 300,000 individuals reportedly joined.
“No amount of explanation can bury the fact that the Philippines refused to support a humanitarian resolution and legitimized genocide as a form of so-called right to self-defense of an imperialist-backed occupation state.”
“We are linked by a common fight against US imperialism which is the main backer of Zionism.”
“We are a living testimony of how difficult it is to live in a war. This is why we stand in strong solidarity with our Palestinian brothers and sisters, and we call on the international community to strengthen the demand to address the root causes of war, so there will be no more deaths and despair.”
At least 12,000 Bangsamoro gathered for a peace rally in Cotabato City yesterday, October 16 in solidarity with the call to “Free Palestine”.
Erwiana’s story was among the many stories of domestic workers who, despite the impact of abuse on her – physically and emotionally, have risen up again and worked for the welfare of fellow migrant workers.
“We face the same problem. We don’t want women in this situation. We had to help each other because together we are stronger.”