In Wake of Trump-Duterte “Bromance,” Portland Filipinos Gather for Promotion of Peace as Survivors of State Violence Speak Out

On the same day that the Washington Post deemed the Duterte-Trump friendship a “bromance” , Filipino-Americans convened to welcome the “JustPeacePH Peace Tour 2017,” a US-wide speaking tour of Filipino human rights defenders on the frontlines of the struggle to address the root causes of the civil war in the Philippines, an armed conflict which has claimed the lives of a reported 30,000 people since it began in 1969.

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Vigil for Just and Lasting Peace

Representatives of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines - Portland (ICHR), Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender and Queer Concerns, Western Methodist Justice Movement, and the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice gathered for a vigil for just and lasting peace in the Philippines to call for the continuation of the peace talks in the Philippines between the Government Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the People's Democratic Government of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).

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Unite to Resist Fascism and Imperialism

The recent election of Donald Trump, and the heightened resistance that has accompanied it, is the result of the weakening crisis hold of U.S. monopoly capitalism: imperialism.

Driving geo-politics and social policy worldwide for the past century, U.S. imperialism has forced a system of corporatist tyranny upon billions. But at this time, the US global hegemony is slipping--while countries with imperialist aspirations and tendencies continue to grow, overproduction within the U.S. continues to increase and the struggle of workers for a liveable wage, health care, and other basic rights deepens.

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