Jail, after all, is not exempt from society’s great divide based on economic and social status. And even here, the movement for freedom and democracy considers our situation as part of the struggle.
Tags: Marcos dictatorship
We need more testimonies and reports highlighting the lesser-known protests that contributed to the building of a formidable resistance to the dictatorship.
An illustrated essay on the some of the highlights of the Oct. 21 peasant rally.
“They [Marcoses] are now using stolen wealth to return to power,” Reyes said in Filipino. “Do not expect Marcos Jr. to change the rotten system, he will exploit this system to return to power just as his father did.”
Sa buktot na pagtingin, inaakala ng mga nasa kapangyarihan na ang pagsikil sa pagkalat ng teksto ay sapat na para tuldukan ang mga ideyang nais nilang pigilan. Subalit kasaysayan na rin ang magtuturo, gaya sa mga halimbawang nailahad sa itaas, na ang mga “subersibong ideya” ay hindi lang kalipunan ng mga salita kundi produkto ng kolektibong pagkilos ng mga taong naninindigan.
Fast forward 49 years after Marcos imposed Martial Law and used his iron fist to clamp down workers’ rights and workers’ movements, the labor sector continues to rise.
“We reject everything that is destructive to the country. We reject those who act as dictators, the son of the dictator, and the lackeys of dictators. ”
“This tandem will have disastrous impacts on our democracy and our quality of life as Filipinos, considering their bloody, corrupt, and anti-people records.”
Author Luz Maranan said it was important to highlight Dulag’s story as his life embodied not just the fight of the Cordillera people but what it meant to be a hero nowadays, for having defeated a dictator and a destructive project like the Chico Dam.
Sa paglilinaw ng maraming usaping pangkasaysayan, ipinakita ng Bulatlat na hindi lamang usapin sa kasalukuyan ang paggigiit sa katotohanan. Sa pakikipaglaban sa rebisyunismong historikal, ipinakita ng Bulatlat ang malinaw na tindig, pananaw at pamamaraan ng mapagpalayang pamamahayag na nakasandig sa katotohanan.
If it is true that there is a big disjuncture between those who persistently write and tell the wrongs of martial rule and those who could not yet fully connect to these tales written and told, then shouldn’t finding a way to narrow this gap become an essential phase in our political work?