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How redbaiting triggers the killing of activists in the Philippines

No one has stopped them from lampooning the CPP in local and international platforms. But they turned their valid right to criticize into a cheap redbaiting ploy to attack activists. It is therefore not a surprise to learn that the state has used their work to develop a propaganda material and even legal evidence to persecute militant activists while praising the politics of the moderates.

The Cordillera Human Rights Alliance reportedly managed to secure a document titled “Municipality of Tinoc (Target Persons)” from a concerned element of the Charlie Company of the 86th Battalion (Highlander) of the 5th Infantry (Star) Division of the PA based in Tinoc, Ifugao.

“It’s not simply red tagging; the important aspect of it is it violates the freedom of expression, right to peaceful assembly and right to self determination among others. Such violation of these rights gives an impression that to resist or to dissent against tyranny, fight for genuine reform and to clamor for justice are wrong,” – Beverly Longid, Katribu Party-list.

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Military uses schools for counterinsurgency

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