DATE: Saturday, April 2nd, 2022
TIME: 3-5 PM PDT
LOCATION: Grandview Church, 1803 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC, Unceded Coast Salish Homelands
Join Canada Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights for our campaign launch of “Revolutionaries Are Not Terrorists”, where we’ll learn about revolutionary Filipinos and other groups who are unjustly criminalized & labelled as terrorists for defending themselves against imperialist state violence.
The human rights situation in the Philippines is ever worsening as activists and land defenders are routinely targeted with violence, intimidation, and red-tagging by the Government of the Philippines for simply standing up and asserting their rights. Our campaign seeks to ask the question “Who are the real terrorists in the Philippines?” while highlighting those in the Philippines fighting for revolutionary change. We will examine the root causes of the ongoing civil war in the Philippines, the connections with imperialism and other liberation movements worldwide, and shed light on Canadian imperialism and its role in the situation.
- Coni Ledesma, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and negotiating member of the NDF Peace Panel
- Charlotte Kates, International Coordinator of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
- Natalie Knight, urban Indigenous organizer with the Friends of the Filipino People in Struggle (Vancouver/Coast Salish territory)