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Duterte communist tag of progressives “same old, dangerous”

October 18, 2017

By Karapatan “Pres. Duterte is barking like a mad dog again. This time, following the line of previous administrations in branding progressive organizations as communist fronts, Duterte is replicating the same dangerous environment that makes human rights defenders vulnerable to all kinds of rights violations and fascist attacks imaginable,” said Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay […]

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On Pres.Duterte’s rant that legal organizations were committing rebellion during the jeepney transport strike: RUNNING OVER RIGHTS

October 18, 2017

By National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers The recent wild claims of President Duterte that legal mass organizations like PISTON, KMU, KARAPATAN ang others were committing rebellion when they staged or supported the nationwide strike by jeepney drivers protesting the anti-poor “modernization/corporitization” phase-out is ludicrous if it were not perilous. The legitimate and valid exercise of […]

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On Duterte’s tirades vs our 2-day nationwide transport strike Duterte, front of oligarchs vs. jeepney drivers, workers, poor – KMU

October 18, 2017

By Kilusang Mayo Uno We condemn Mr. Rodrigo R. Duterte’s statement branding national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno, transport group PISTON, and human – rights organization Karapatan as fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines. We say to Mr. Duterte: please stick to the issue! His self-indulged blabbing over the national television, refuses to […]

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