Philippine Solidarity Week is a week of activities beginning on February 4 to commemorate the Philippine-American War and to raise awareness and support for the continuing struggle of the Filipino people for national liberation. It is led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-USA or BAYAN-USA.
Since 1899, U.S. troops have maintained their presence in the Philippines through permanent military and naval bases and through military agreements and treaties that undermines Philippine sovereignty. These military bases have served as launching pads for U.S. Imperialist aggression in Asia. With the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPPA) and the Joint Force 2020 ventures, U.S. troops will continue imperialist aggression in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in the Philippines.
There are a number of ways individuals and organizations can participate:
Call for Endorsement
We are calling on all progressive organizations, peace and anti-war activists to launch solidarity actions in support of the continuing struggle of the Filipino people for genuine independence.
As organizations against militarism, war, and imperialism we ask that you join us in solidarity, and we kindly request a brief solidarity statement on behalf of your organization endorsing Philippine Solidarity Week. These collected statements will then be published on our website, and should be sent to bayanusa.ne [ at] gmail [dot] com
Philippine Solidarity Week begins on the anniversary of the Philippine-American War on February 4th, where various activities to build solidarity for the Filipino struggle for national liberation and genuine democracy are held. It is led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-USA ,or BAYAN-USA.
2014 Photo Campaign:
Take a photo and post on facebook/instagram/twitter/etc. with one of the attached signs saying:
- Advance the National Democratic Movement of the Philippines!
- I stand in solidarity with the National Democratic Movement of the Philippines
- OR CREATE YOUR OWN MESSAGE WITH A BLANK SIGN!
Tag with #PhilSolidarity or email to bayanusa.ne [ at] gmail [dot] com and upload between Feb 1 – 10
All of the activities during this week can be found on the link below. Feel free to attend and share the events with your respective network. Check back often as our calendar will be constantly updated!
On behalf of the ND Movement organizers, thank you for your continued support!
BAYAN USA Northeast Council