On behalf of BAYAN-Canada and its affiliate anti-imperialist and democratic organizations, warm militant greetings of solidarity to all the toiling peoples of the world! Today on International Labor Day, we salute and honor all the workers who made sacrifices and continue to sacrifice to this day for what we currently enjoy as the 8-hour workday … Continue reading BAYAN-Canada message on May 1 International Workers Day
April 28, 2020 BAYAN-Canada, with its member organizations all across Canada, extends our deep sympathies to the bereaved families who have lost their beloved kababayan frontline workers to COVID-19. Every day, Filipino frontline workers and essential workers are in action as they tirelessly perform their work. They are the pillars of their families … Continue reading Tribute to Canada Filipino frontliners and fallen workers due to COVID-19
THE VIRUS THAT IS DUTERTE BAYAN-CANADA Statement April 3, 2020 Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte is the virus in the society that brazenly harms and kills the very people he swore to serve and to defend. quarantine knowing full well that he had tested positive for COVID-19. The fascist Duterte unleashed the darkness last April 1st … Continue reading Duterte is the virus killing the Filipino people
International Women’s Day 2020 BAYAN Canada Statement 8 March 2020 On the 111th anniversary of International Women’s Day, BAYAN Canada, the alliance of progressive Filipino organizations in Canada, calls on all overseas Filipino men and women to join the Global Women’s Strike on March 8,2020. BAYAN Canada asks women and their allies to withdraw their … Continue reading Global Women’s Strike | International Women’s Day 2020
Since its implementation in 2018, hundreds of families continue to face the violence that has been inflicted through Memorandum Order (MO) 32, the Philippine state’s increased deployment of military battalions in rural communities. In the island province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas region, central Philippines, human rights defenders, including a journalist and climate activist, were recently … Continue reading Canada-based Philippine groups decry military harrassment
BAYAN Canada statement on coordinated attacks against progressives We are alarmed at the staggering attacks by the Duterte regime on legal organizations who defend people's rights. Police and military continue to escalate the political persecution of Filipino activists with mass arrests, filing of trumped-up cases, forced disappearances, targeted killings, and public disinformation. On the evening … Continue reading No justice, no peace. Resist fascism and dictatorship!
October is Peasant Month. A month to cherish the continuous and surging selfless struggle of Philippine peasantry against all yoke of social injustice and inequality. Peasants month started with Peasants Day Originally, only Peasant Day was celebrated on October 21. In 1972, shortly after he assumed absolute power by declaring martial law, dictator and kleptocrat … Continue reading October is Philippine Peasants Month: What you need to know
𝗨𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗗𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘆, 𝗡𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗗𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽! BAYAN-Canada, the alliance of progressive Filipino organizations all across Canada, call on our kababayan to oppose the looming dictatorship of President Rodrigo Duterte. We say “Never Again to Martial Law” in light of the 47th anniversary declaration of martial law in the Philippines. We mark the 21st day of September … Continue reading BAYAN-Canada on 47th anniversary of declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines
Defend Negros! Stop the Killings! BAYAN-Canada statement on killings in Negros island July 29, 2019 BAYAN-Canada and its member organizations vehemently condemn the continuous killings in Negros island, central Philippines. This extraordinary act of violence to inflicted on civilians highlights this counterinsurgency framework is not good Rather, terror instigated by state forces reeks of … Continue reading Defend Negros! Stop the Killings!
Mr. Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22, during which he reports the situation of the Philippines, lays down the regime’s current agenda and proposes to the joint House of Representatives certain laws. It is expected to be a day of reckoning. People from various walks of … Continue reading BAYAN-Canada Statement for United People’s State of the Nation Address 2019