[ipcm2015-participants] updates from the Philippines + IPCM website updates
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 16:40:23 +0800
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Different organizations from the Philippines recently commemorated the 43rd anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by former dictator President Ferdinand Marcos with protest actions and marches. One highlight of the national protest was the clamor for justice for the deaths of Emerito Samarca and his colleagues and an end to militarization in Mindanao, where to date 57 Lumads from Mindanao have been killed under President Aquino’s rule.
Coinciding with this, we took the initiative to post a Call for International Action and Solidarity Against Mining and Militarization in Mindanao in the now-revamped IPCM website. The statements from IPCM organizations are also posted in the same page.
In case you haven’t signed yet, there’s an ongoing petition calling to Stop military attacks on Lumad schools in Mindanao.
Related to this, we have received an appeal from Lingkod Katribu, the disaster and relief program of indigenous peoples group and IPCM participant Katribu, calling for donations for the more than 3,500 Lumad evacuees fleeing militarization in the villages in different parts of Mindanao. Please find attached more details of their appeal, which can be circulated among your friends and networks.
We’d like to hear more about your campaigns and struggles too! Feel free to share them here in the email group, or via FB. We’d like to see a more interactive IPCM website so we would gladly appreciate photos and stories of your campaigns and activities so that we can post them online and reach a broader audience.
P.S.: We have yet to create a gallery of IPCM photos in the website, but you can view the photos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ipcm.secretariat/photos
The IPCM Secretariat
International People’s Conference on Mining
Highlighting people’s lives and struggles in defense of rights, the environment and a common future
July 30 to August 1