We invite you to sign-on your organization and as many people as you can individually in our global environmental defenders petition against the Antiterrorism Law here: https://world.350.org/asia/junkterrorlaw/. We hope you can help us circulate this widely.
Thank you for standing with us for a just and safe common future.

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From: CEC Philippines
Date: Thu, Jul 16, 2020, 11:51 AM
Subject: Invitation to Sign-on: Global Petition vs. Anti-Terror Law in the Philippines

Dear Friends in the Environment and Climate Movement,
We need your light in these dark times.

Filipino environmental defenders and climate protectors face prospects of authoritarianism “worse than Martial Law,” as retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio described it, with President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of the Anti-Terrorism Law, RA 11479.
Under President Duterte’s regime, defenders have faced various dangers as they protect at least 6.2 million hectares of ecologically critical landscapes and seascapes. Truly, the Philippines is one of the world’s most biodiverse and natural resource-rich, yet most climate-vulnerable countries.

The 2019 Global Witness Report further described the Philippines as “the world’s deadliest country for environmental and human rights defenders.”

With the effectivity of the ‘Terror Law’, human rights violations are expected to worsen. The overbroad definitions of what constitutes a terrorist, the criminalization of free speech, the dangers of warrantless arrests, and illegal detentions would be an easy area of exploitation and subject of abuse.

We thus invite you to sign-on your organization and as many people as you can individually in our global environmental defenders petition against the Antiterrorism Law here: https://world.350.org/asia/junkterrorlaw/. We hope you can help us circulate this widely.
Thank you for standing with us for a just and safe common future.

As one planet we fight,

Naomi Klein
Journalist and Social Activist

Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies
Rutgers University

Greta Thunberg, Climate Activist, Fridays for Future

Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director, Health of Mother Earth Fondation,
2010 Right Livelihood Award Laureate

Bill McKibben, Author, Environmentalist, 2014 Right Livelihood Award Laureate

Lia Alonzo, Secretariat Coordinator, Asia Pacific Network for Environmental Defenders, Executive Director, Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines

Kevin Bracken, Convener, International League of Peoples Struggle Commission on Environmental and Climate Justice, President Spirit of Eureka

Rachel Cox, Campaigner Global Witness

Avi Lewis, Strategic Director, The Leap

Beverly Longid, Global Coordinator, International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL)

Karin Nansen, Chairperson, Friends of the Earth International

Danielle Hirsch, Executive Director, Both ENDS

Natalie Lowrey, Campaign Coordinator, AID/WATCH

Emily Johnston, Communications Director, 350.org Seattle

Hannibal Rhoades, Communications and Advocacy Coordinator, The Gaia Foundation

Daniel Aldana Cohen, Director, Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative
University of Pennsylvania

Guadalupe Rodriguez, Campaigner, Salva la Selva

Clemente, Bautista Jr., International Networks Coordinator, Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE), Secretariat Coordinator, International People’s Conference on Mining (IPCM)

Norly Mercado, Asia Regional Director, 350.org

Ramon San Pascual, Executive Director, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Southeast Asia

Lidy Nacpil, Convener
Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD)

Mitzi Jonelle Tan, Convener
Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP)

Luke Borromeo, National Chairperson, Agham Youth

Criselda Charisse Reganion, Founder and Executive Director

Nat Galibut, Education and Research Officer
Saribuhay University of the Philippines Diliman

Kevin Lloyd Aboy, Acting Chairperson
Saribuhay University of the Philippines Manila

Jeri Latorre, Vice President For Environment and Community Development
University of the Philippines Zoological Society

Chito Arceo, Representative
Aguman da ring Pantas ampon Talasuyu ning ACSci king Scientia ampon Naturalesa (APTAS)

Hannah Mae Sucgang, Chairperson
University of the Philippines College of Science Student Council

Jefferson Estela, Lead Convenor
Youth Strike 4 Climate Philippines

Tara Santos, National Coordinator
Extinction Rebellion Philippines

Jhayee Ilao, Secretary General
Millennials PH

Von Hernandez, Environmental Activist
2003 Goldman Prize Awardee

Atty. Mai Taqueban, Executive Director, Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center / Friends of the Earth Philippines

Atty. Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio, Executive Director
Philippine Earth Justice Center (PEJC)

Atty. Zelda Soriano, Legal Director
Community Legal Help and Public Interest Centre

Atty. Gloria Ramos, Environmental Lawyer

Francis Dela Cruz, Convener, Aksyon Klima

Chuck Baclagon, Volunteer Coordinator
350.org Pilipinas

Yolanda Esguerra, National Coordinator, Philippine Misereor Partnership Incorporated

Nestor Ravilas, President
Penuel School of Theology

Rodne Galicha, Executive Director
Living Laudato Si’ Philippines

Aileen Lucero, National Coordinator
EcoWaste Coalition

Geri Carretero, Communications Officer
Break Free From Plastic PH

Jove Benosa, National Coordinator
Barefoot Science Collective, Inc.

Anya Mendoza, Executive Director
Climate Change Network for Community-based Initiatives

Beau Baconguis, Environmental Activist and

Leon Dulce, National Coordinator
Kalikasan PNE, Co-Convener, Environmental Defenders Congress (Envidefcon)

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