International Human Rights Day - ICHRP Pacific Northwest: A Concert for Human Rights in the Philippines

PortlandCHRP - Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines along with PUSO Seattle and People Organizing for Philippine Solidarity - POPS (a part of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)) are excited to announce that this year's international human rights day celebrations will be a launching of a new alliance! 

Join us on December 10 (d10) as member organizations of the International Coalition for Human RIghts in the Philippines,-Pacific North West (ICHRP PNW) will be hosting a concert and people's forum to officially launch this new solidarity formation. 

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Celebrating Filipino-American History Month With Filipino Eats Week PDX

Participating restaurants include Tambayan Restaurant, St. Barbara Pinoy Bakery, Kuya’s Cuisine, Ichiza Kitchen, Bibingka, and Pinoy Noir PDX Wine Pop-Up. 

Portland, OR October 16, 2017-- In celebration of Filipino-American History Month, Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (PCHRP) is organizing the first ever “Filipino Eats Week PDX” during October 22-29th, 2017. This week-long event asks community members to eat at Filipino owned restaurants. They want to bring awareness to the contributions of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans to the Portland community. Organizers say an emphasis will be placed on highlighting the histories of Filipino dishes and the stories of the Filipinos that serve these dishes as a way to discuss Filipino-American history, identity, and experience. For many immigrant communities, food represents an important connection to culture, community, and resistance. 

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The Intensifying Drug War in the Philippines is a War Against the People

Thousands of people have been killed without trial in anti-drug operations so far this year, by the police and by hired vigilantes, including over 80 in the week ending Saturday, August 19th. This has been the bloodiest week in Duterte’s war on drugs. A survey has said that a majority of Filipinos are either “very worried” or “somewhat worried” that they or someone they know will be a victim of extra-judicial killings. Instead of treating the underlying disease, the government’s forces are choosing to literally kill the patient.

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No to fascism in the USA! No to airstrikes in the Philippines!

On August 12th, antifascists, antiracists, radical queers, anarchists and socialists marched from a militant event in solidarity with the Charlottesville martyrs to join an event denouncing one of the american regime's latest threats overseas. Pentagon officials are reportedly considering escalating US military involvement in the Philippines to include a new bombing mission. The event was hosted by local organizers of the International League of People's Struggle US. [fb]

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