Anakbayan New Jersey Holiday Ask!

 

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Dear Friend,

Warm greetings from Anakbayan New Jersey! We would like to take a moment to thank our comrades and communities for sustaining our work towards National Democracy through celebrating our 10 year anniversary during our N30 gala. Our 10th anniversary is a great example of how our work brings progressive youth, students, and allies alike together to work towards achieving genuine justice and change at home and abroad. We are so grateful for your excitement and generosity.

As the holidays approach, we are reaching out to you ― our friends and allies in the struggle ― to continue to help us plunge into the new year determined and ready to take action. As many of you know, we are working towards funding our entire membership and solidarity allies to attend the Kabataan Magkaisa (Youth Unite) conference in Seattle, Washington in January. We want to ensure that Filipino youth and students from New Jersey are represented at this conference as it is a platform for building national unity and action among Filipino youth and student organizations across the United States towards the common cause of advancing rights and welfare both in our local communities and in the Philippines. The conference will serve as a grounds for us to collaborate and brainstorm on a national level in creating a basis for the work we will continue to do locally and globally.
As a grassroots and comprehensive Filipino youth and student organization, we aim to expand our work and our reach by strengthening our work here in New Jersey as well as effectively propagating our national campaigns; it is our goal to broaden our solidarity networks and collaborate with initiatives and organizations who hold similar ideals in order to achieve our collective goals of liberation for our communities. However, we cannot do it without your help.

This holiday season, we hope you will consider making a personal one-time donation or a long-term investment by becoming a monthly sustainer by visiting http://anakbayannj.com/support-us/.

Thank you and happy holidays! We hope to see you in action!

 
In solidarity,

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Ruthie Arroyo                                                Devyn Mañibo

Chairperson,                                                   Finance Officer,  

Anakbayan New Jersey                               Anakbayan New Jersey

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One Year of the Golden Fortune Workers Picket Line: End Contractualization of Workers! No to Noy Noy’s “Daang Matuwid”

For Immediate Release

Press Statement

December 15, 2015

References:
Ruthie Arroyo, Chair, Anakbayan New Jersey
Joelle Eliza Lingat, Secretary General, Anakbayan New Jersey
Gian-Carlo Toriano Parel, Anakbayan New Jersey
(470) 309-2265, anakbayannj@gmail.com

One Year of the Golden Fortune Workers Picket Line: End Contractualization of Workers! No to Noy Noy’s “Daang Matuwid”

Anakbayan New Jersey sends its warmest congratulations and solidarity to the Golden Fortune Workers who on this day, December 15th mark the one year anniversary of their picket protest in Binondo, Manila against Golden Fortune Techno Built Inc, a construction firm owned by businessman Dominador Yap. For the past year they have faced threats and hardship, but have never faltered because their will to attain justice is stronger than any challenges they are faced with. Victory is certain to be achieved when the strength of the workers leads the way!

On December 2014, the Golden Fortune management illegally terminated 98 workers in a scheme to quash then forming workers union, Samahan ng mga Manggagawa sa Golden Fortune Construction-National Federation of Workers Union-KMU. The majority of the terminated workers had been working for the firm for at least 4 years, while some had been with Golden Fortune since 1976.

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Condemn the Coddling of Murderer Joseph Pemberton. US Out of the Philippines!

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For Immediate Release
Press Statement
December 5, 2015

References:

Laura Emily E. Austria, Vice Chairperson, Women’s Committee, Anakbayan New Jersey
Devyn Mañibo, Finance Officer, Women’s Committee, Anakbayan New Jersey
(470) 309-2265, anakbayannj@gmail.com

Condemn the Coddling of Murderer, Joseph Pemberton. US Out of the Philippines!

Anakbayan New Jersey vehemently condemns the lesser homicide conviction of the murderer Joseph Scott Pemberton. On October 11, 2014, Jennifer Laude, a Filipino trans woman, was murdered by Pemberton, a U.S. marine participating in joint military exercises in the Philippines. While Pemberton was convicted of homicide, this is an egregious display of injustice given the overwhelming evidence of his guilt of a murder charge. Rather, Pemberton was given a lesser offense and was sentenced to serve 6-12 years in prison with a $95,000 fine payable to the Laude family by the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 74. The U.S. government has attempted to move Pemberton’s detainment to the U.S. and a jailhouse in Camp Aguinaldo is reportedly being built jointly by the Philippine and U.S. government.

Philippines: Playground for US Military

Millions of Filipinos have fallen victim to atrocities committed with impunity by the US military since the Philippine- American War of 1899. Historically, one-sided policies and agreements have shaped US-GPH relations, with the US as the sole beneficiary. US military “benefits” do not only specify full access to Philippine land for bases in these packages, but include infrastructure and people (mostly women) for rest and recreation activities in areas such as around Subic Bay, where Laude was murdered.

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