What: In Defense of the People of the Philippines: The P.H.R.A When: Tuesday, November 24th @ 6:30-8:00pm EST
What: In Defense of the People of the Philippines: The P.H.R.A
When: Tuesday, November 24th @ 6:30-8:00pm EST
Registration Link: www.tinyurl.com/ma-human-rights
Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/4vFeXE9oC
Since coming into power in 2016, the Duterte Regime in the Philippines has committed countless human rights abuses; including a so-called “War on Drugs” that has claimed an estimated 30,000 lives through extra-judicial killings; attacks and silencing of activists, labor organizers, journalists and human rights defenders; military aggression and bombing of indigenous community; and the 2017 declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao. In July of this year, the Philippines passed the so called “Anti-Terrorism Law” which grants the Philippine Goverment the ability to arrest and detain political opponents, suppress free speech and expressions of dissent, and allows the Philippine government to declare anyone a terrorist based on the Anti-Terror Law’s overly broad definition of terrorism.
These human rights abuses occur with the help of the U.S funding of the Philippine Military and Police. Since 2016, the United States has sent 550 million dollars of aid to the Philippine military and police, and in May of 2020 the Trump Administration sold $2Billion in weapon sales to the Philippines allowing the Duterte regime to strengthen its war against the people.
On September 17th Representative Susan Wild introduced H.R 8313 Philippine Human Rights Act to Congress, which will suspend U.S Security to the Philippine Military and Police until they “… suspend United States security assistance to the Philippines until such time as human rights violations by Philippine security forces cease and the responsible state forces are held accountable.”
Despite the human rights abuses committed by the Philippine Government, the U.S continues to provide military assistance. The Philippine Human Rights Act currently has 30 Co-Sponsors and is endorsed by over 150 organizations and aims to stop the human rights abuses in the Philippines.
Support the Philippine Human Rights Act and stop U.S arms sales to the Philippines!
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST