Can somebody please help me where I can find a CeCi magazine June 2013 issue around Manila? Please. And how much is a copy? I need to get one to give as a gift to a friend who is having her birthday this Saturday.
November 16, 2004, seven people died at the picketlines of Hacienda Luisita, Philippines. Millworkers and farmworkers of the sugar refinery and plantation owned by one of the wealthiest and oldest landed families in the country went on strike.
Their demands were met with a volley of bullets from police and military forces. The story of Hacienda Luisita is the story of social injustice in the Philippines. The massacre demonstrates once again that the path to a better future means a life-and-death struggle for the toiling masses, as those who lord over society will never willingly surrender their wealth and power.
Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER, INC.)
Peasant Alliance of Central Luzon
Tudla Multimedia Network (Now Tudla Productions)
In cooperation with:
Farm Workers Alliance in Hacienda Luisita
Focus Central Luzon
**Not promoting any *political* organizations or whatsoever. But solidarity to all those fighting in the struggle!**
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The Wretched of the Earth: [TW: rape] On Rape Culture (via ihatenietzsche)
Gentlemen. This is what rape culture is like:
Imagine you have a Rolex watch. Nice fancy Rolex, you bought it because you like the way it looks and you wanted to treat yourself. And then you get beaten and mugged and your Rolex is stolen. So you go to the police. Only, instead of investigating the crime, the police want to know why you were wearing a Rolex instead of a regular watch. Have you ever given a Rolex to anyone else? Is it possible you wanted to be mugged? Why didn’t you wear long sleeves to cover up the Rolex if you didn’t want to be mugged?
And then after that, everywhere you go, there are constant jokes about stealing your Rolex. People you don’t even know whistle at your Rolex and make jokes about cutting your hand off to get it. The media doesn’t help either; it portrays people who wear Rolexes as flamboyant assholes who secretly just want someone to come along and take that Rolex off their hands. When damn, all you wanted was to wear a nice watch without getting harassed for it. When you complain that you are starting to feel unsafe, people laugh you off and say that you are too uptight. Never mind you got violently attacked for the crime of wearing a friggin time piece.
Imagining all that? It sucks, doesn’t it.
Now imagine you could never take the Rolex off.