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Anakbayan Statement On Akbayan Rep. Bello’s resignation

Note: What follows is a statement by Anakbayan National Chairperson Vencer Crisostomo. Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello abandoning the sinking yellow ship is indication of the deepening crisis within the ruling Aquino kabarkada, kapamilya, kabarilan coalition because of the people’s extreme disgust of Aquino’s corrupt and anti-people rule. It also confirms further the bankruptcy and lapdog…

Left to Right: Etta Rosales (Former Akbayan Rep. and Present Commission on Human Rights Director), Mar Roxas (Department of Interior and Local Gov Director and Liberal Party Chief), Risa Hontiveros (Former Akbayan Rep. and Senatorial Candidate under Liberal Party Coalition), President Noynoy Aquino.

Corrected: Oppose Aquino-Akbayan scheme to extend bogus, pro-landlord CARPER

Anakbayan condemns the Aquino-Akbayan scheme to extend the implementation of the bogus, pro-landlord Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms. Akbayan has taken to attacking the Left for a supposed “unholy alliance” with big landlords in Congress to block the extension of the program. True to their opportunist politics, Akbayan seeks to divert the people’s attention from the grave political crisis engulfing the Aquino regime.

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Rage for Education and Justice — Anakbayan

Note: What follows is a statement by the Filipino youth activist group Anakbayan.   We are outraged. Commercialized Philippine education has claimed another victim. Last Friday, February 27, a 16-year old respiratory therapy student from Cagayan State University (CSU) committed suicide reportedly due to difficulty in paying for her school fees in Tuguegarao. The 16-year…


Digmaang Pilipino-Amerikano (1899-1916): Ang Kinalimutang Digmaan

PixelOffensiveGinugunita ngayon taon ang ika-116 anibersaryo ng pagsiklab ng Digmaang Pilipino-Amerikano, isang marahas na gerang agresyon ng Estados Unidos upang sakupin ang Pilipinas. Ang Digmaang Pilipino-Amerikano ang simula ng isang-siglong paghahari ng kapangyarihang US sa ating bansa. Malaking hamon ang pagmulat ng mga kabataan at mamamayang Pilipino sa tunay na kasaysayan ng Digmaang Pilipino-Amerikano.


Ekkehard Schall on Bertolt Brecht’s love for Mao Zedong

In Brecht’s 1954 poem ‘First Half’ is the line: I read Voltaire’s letters and Mao’s essay on contradiction. In a letter to uan Miau-Tse from 31 August 1955 he wrote: ‘In the theatre, we’ve benefited a lot from Mao Tse-Tung’s essay “On Contradiction”.’ In his answer to a survey by Neue Deutsche Literatur in 1954,…