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Coal Action Network and London Mining Network meeting in London

Hello friends,

I would like to invite you to a meeting, in London organised by the Coal Action Network and London Mining Network, looking at the UK’s coal supply chain.

From 22nd July to the 11th June an activist from the Russian group, Ecodefense, will be visiting the UK for a national tour. Vladimir is coming to discuss the implications for the Russian people, of the UK’s addiction to coal, as he tours with the Coal Action Network. 31% of the coal burnt in UK power stations comes from Russia.

We are holding a meeting between Vladimir and campaigners/ NGOs, at the Global Justice Now offices, on Monday the 23rd May, at 10.30am for up to three hours, to which you and your organisation are invited. The offices are at 66 Offley Road, London, SW9 0LS, the nearest tube station is Oval.

Vladimir will explain the current situation in Russia and take questions. The Coal Action Network will explore our findings from our new report Ditch Coal and explain our current work against the UK coal industry.

Ecodefense are a Russian organisation working to highlight the human and ecological abuses caused by coal mining, they also work on other issues such as nuclear power. Vladimir will discuss the reality experienced by the Shor and Teleut indigenous people’s who live in the main coal mining area for export, the Kemerovo Oblast.

There will be a performance of Buried Sunshine. A solo performance based on testimonies of communities who are fighting to keep their land against the rapidly growing opencast coal mines in Colombia. A dramatic tale of coal, courage and corporate criminals.
“it blew me away,” “incredible – from this particular story you told the story of millions of people from all around the world.”

it would be great if you could confirm by email that you plan to attend so that we have an idea of numbers. Please feel free to suggest other people who should be invited to this meeting.

Further details of the tour including dates are available on coalaction.org.uk/tour it would be really helpful to us if you could publicise these events. I will send round a complete listings when we have them.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Anne
Coal Action Network
07876532846

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FIGHTING THE MINING GIANT SPEAKER TOUR: 15-21 MAY 2016

http://www.waronwant.org/media/fighting-mining-giant-water-and-corruption-chile

Antofagasta Minerals is a mining giant that runs the Pelambres open-cast copper mine in Chile.

For almost a decade, the community of Caimanes in northern Chile have argued that the company has deprived them of a vital resource and fundamental human right: water.

Chile’s Supreme Court ruled in favour of the people of Caimanes, demanding the Pelambres copper mine demolish the Mauro tailings dam, which the community blames for diverting the natural course of the Pupío estuary. However, Antofagasta Minerals, through different legal strategies refuses to comply with the Supreme Court order.

In order to meet the energy needs of the Pelambres mine a hydroelectric project, Alto Maipo, also owned by Antofagasta Minerals (40%) was planned in 2007 and is currently under construction. The community of Cajón del Maipo claims the project endangers the irrigation waters for agriculture and accelerates the melting of glaciers and recharging of aquifers which will leave behind almost 400 square miles of barren land. The project threatens the safe supply of drinking water to 7 million people in Santiago and will do irreversible and long lasting damage to communities and the environment.

The community resistance is recognised as one of the most significant stands against mining companies in Chile. Join two of their leaders to hear about the latest efforts in defence of their rivers, their crops and their livelihoods.

As part of this speaker tour the following events have been planned:

1. Community Resistance to Mining and Hydropower Projects: Voices from Chile London (17 May)

Time: 18:30 – 20:00

Venue: Cass Business School – Room 2004, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ

2. Fighting the Mining Giant: The Case of Caimanes and the Antofagasta Minerals in northern Chile London (18 May)

Time: 17:30 – 19:30

Venue: Institute of Latin American Studies – Gordon Room, G34, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

If you would like to attend this event, or for more information, please contact amy.penfield@sas.ac.uk.

3. University Of Cambridge Public Speaking Event Cambridge (19 May)

Time: 17:00 – 19:00

Venue: Allison Richard Building, Room SG2, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

4. Public Event: Community Resistance in defence of water & Life London (20 May)

Time: 18:00 – 21:00

Venue: (TBC)

This event has been organised in collaboration with Alborada

5. Public Event Sheffield (21 May)

Time: 15:00 – 17:00

Venue: (TBC)

Patricio Bustamante is an archeo-astronomist and one of the most important researchers on the Inca occupation in Collasuyu (Chena pucara – or eventually huaca – in Chile). About a decade ago, he denounced the loss of important archaeological pieces that occurred with the construction of the Antofagasta Minerals’ Los Pelambres mining project. Since then he has been working with Caimanes community to denounce human rights violations such as threats to life, security, lack of water and corruption. Patricio has given talks at several Universities around the world denouncing the atrocities committed by mining projects in Chile.

Mella Marcela Ortiz is a teacher, mother of 2 daughters, and Chairwoman of the Citizen Coordination of “NO Alto Maipo.” She has been part of the organisation since its founding in 2007 and is a member of the Cajon del Maipo community, which she has represented in resistance to the Alto Maipo project. She has organised and participated in marches and other activities related to social mobilisation against Alto Maipo and Minera Los Pelambres in Santiago and in the northern regions.

May 16, 2016   No Comments

FREE Leadership Programme 2016

Hello,
You are invited to the following event:
FREE Leadership Programme 2016

GO TO:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-leadership-programme-2016-tickets-25201334871?

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

Saturday, 2 July 2016 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

ITF House
49-60 Borough Road
SE1 1DR London
United Kingdom

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Kanlungan and Unison are back, working together to deliver a workshop that will enhance your leadership skills and increase your confidence in participation. The programme will explore how to get involved in the community and how to speak up about the issues that affect it. Among others, you will learn how to target specific issues, mount a campaign and how to influence people to support you and your cause.

Stay tuned for more information.

Visit our website www.kanlungan.org.uk and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/kanlunganuk

*This event is held in conjunction with Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines’ Benefit Dinner.

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We hope you can make it.

Best,
Kanlungan Filipino Consortium and UNISON

May 9, 2016   No Comments

International Conference for Peoples’ Rights in the Philippines

Dear friends and colleagues at CHRP-UK,

Warm greetings of solidarity!

Not too long ago, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP), Initiatives for Peace in Mindanao (InPeace), KARAPATAN Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights, and Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace (EcuVoice) have had the pleasure of inviting you to the International Conference for Peoples’ Rights in the Philippines (ICPRP) from July 23 to 24, 2016, to be held in Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines.

Today, we urge you once more to come and visit the Philippines in July as our Filipino brothers and sisters experience even increasing violations of their individual and collective rights by the Aquino government. To wit:

The thousands of displaced Lumad (collective term used to describe the indigenous peoples of Mindanao) have yet to go home because the military and para-militaries continue to occupy their homes and territories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hW3vhBQJiI

Just last April 1, we bore witness to the brutal dispersal of farmers in Kidapawan – as they simply demanded for the release of disaster relief due them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LTSoLh-JBc

Above are only two among the most heinous attacks of the BS Aquino government, we constantly receive news of human rights violations from different people’s and human rights organizations all over the country.

With this, we also wish to follow-up on your participation to the following activities:

· July 16 to 20, 2016 International Solidarity Missions (ISM) in areas in Mindanao, Cagayan Valley, Eastern Visayas, Panay regions and Southern Tagalog region (TBC); and

· July 21 to 22, 2016 2nd General Assembly of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) in Davao City, Philippines.

We will highly appreciate it if you can send us your REPLY by May 30, 2016. You may do so by filling up the ICPRP 2016 REPLY Form by following the online link here.

The conference registration fee shall range from US$ 300.00 to US$400.00, depending on your chosen accommodation arrangement, that also covers food and your kit for the 2nd General Assembly of the ICHRP and the ICPRP 2016 (check-in from the afternoon of July 20 and check-out in the morning of July 25, in Davao City). Kindly take note that the said fee does not cover airfares and local transportation going to and leaving the conference venue.

Registration to the International Solidarity Missions costs US$ 150, also exclusive of airfares and local transportation going to the main site of the mission. ISM participants are expected at the conference venue on the afternoon of 20th of July. Please expect a separate advisory from the secretariat about the International Solidarity Missions in the weeks to come.

Further, we request you to pay at least 50% of the fee/s due by May 30, 2016 to enable the secretariat to prepare amply for your successful participation. You may avail of an early bird discount of 10% on the conference fees, if you will choose to fully pay by May 30, 2016 (example: US$270 on the basis of triple-sharing). We cannot provide discounts for ISM fees however, we hope for your kindest understanding.

For any clarification and additional inquiries, please feel free to write us at: icprp2016@gmail.com.

Looking forward to seeing you in July! Thank you very much!

Respectfully,

Dr. Angie M. Gonzales

Coordinator, International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP)

Co-Head of the ICPRP Secretariat

Susan G. Cruz

Member, Board of Directors, Peoples’ Solidarity and Exposure tours

Co-Head of the ICPRP Secretariat

cc: icprp2016@gmail.com

LINK to REPLY FORM (pls. copy and paste this link to your browser, in case the link does not work):

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ODGwKysoym9JbvAhjDl9hqJEHHyjKG6n1NojanbV804/viewform?usp=form_confirm

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ICPRP 2016 Invitation Letter-5.pdf
ICPRP 2016 https://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/26230647/311674185/name/ICPRP%202016%20Concept%20Note%2029Apr.pdf

May 9, 2016   No Comments

Join the next CHRP meeting (after our AGM) – RSVP required

Hello all,

We are trying to schedule our next meeting (after our AGM). Please participate by answering the poll via this link:
http://doodle.com/poll/c8rypqtmxcnt7shv

Thanks.

Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines CHRP UK
c/o Indigenous Peoples Links, Finspace, 225-229 Seven Sisters Road

London N4 2DA

W: www.chrp.org.uk

E: info@chrp.org.uk

T: 0207 263 1002

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April 19, 2016   No Comments

CHRP UK’s Global Day of Action on Kidapawan Massacre – 8 April

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Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/540433682806102/

On 1 April 2016, the police authorities opened fire at a demonstration of farmers in Kidapawan City, Southern Philippines.

The farmers were clamouring for food relief and calamity fund from the government due to effects of the El Nino, which has brought drought in many rural areas of the country. Instead of help and aid that were due to them, they were met with brutal violence which killed 3, injured scores, led to detentions, tortures, etc.

As a response to the Global Day of Action on the Kidapawan Massacre called on 8 April, the Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines, would like to invite everyone to a protest action at the Philippine embassy at 4.00pm, to express our solidarity and call for justice for all victims.

#BigasHindiBala
#FoodNotBullets
JUSTICE FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE KIDAPAWAN MASSACRE!
LONG LIVE INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY!

Open letter to the Philippine Embassy in London

5th  April 2016

TO:     H.E. Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo
Embassy of the Philippines, London
6-8 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG

CC:     Charge d’Affaires Gilberto G.B. Asuque
Consul General Senen Mangalile

 

Dear Mr Ambassador:

We have all been deeply shocked by the massacre which took place at Kipadawan City on 1 April when the police and military opened fire on a demonstration of around 5000 farmers in which at least 3 protestors were killed, more than 100 people were injured and protesters put in prison.

As you may be aware, this protest was by small scale farmers whose lands have been severely hit by two years of drought caused by the effects of El Nino. Climatologists are saying that the 2015-2016 El Nino event is currently the worst on record. It is predicted that around 85% of the country will have been affected by drought by the end of April 2016, creating a desperate situation for around 12 million Filipinos whose livelihoods are drawn from agriculture and fisheries. A recent memorandum by the Philippine Department of Agriculture has stated that 237,000 hectares of agricultural land is suffering drought with an estimated 358,000 metric tonnes of production lost. Corn and rice have been two of the worst affected crops. The Department of Trade and Industry has declared a state of calamity in several drought-stricken provinces and cities in Mindanao.

The current drought is severely affecting provinces all across the Philippines. It is causing economic devastation for thousands of Filipinos and in the worst hit areas such as Kidapawan, there is growing hunger and desperation. We are faced by a major threat to food security in the Philippines.

It is vital that the Philippines government take immediate measures both to ensure that no communities in the Philippines are facing starvation, but also introduce long term measures, such as large scale investment in irrigation systems, against future droughts to protect national food security.

Many other towns and provinces apart from Kidapawan are now facing a desperate situation and other farmers are organising in other provinces to protest their desperate situation. The brutal and bloody response of the authorities to the Kidapawan farmers’ protest, should not be the response to the food crisis.

Our organisations, together with other Filipino migrants, want a clear government response and action on the following demands:

  • We call for immediate and adequate support and relief to the farmers.
  • We call for an enquiry into why the government funds provided for such relief last January had not been used for that purpose.
  • We call for an explanation of why the state authorities continue to refuse to distribute relief goods to these farmers and their communities, and frustrate the efforts of those seeking to provide such support from their own resources.
  • We call for a truly open and independent enquiry into the policing of this event and, most especially, into the use of live ammunition against a crowd composed of both families and young children and into the allegations of torture.
  • We demand that those responsible for the outrageous state actions that day be brought to justice and pay for their actions both in crowd dispersal and what happened subsequently.
  • Along with the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), other concerned churches and organizations, we call on the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines to honour churches being safe havens for all people, and to immediately allow church and NGO workers free movement, to search for those who are still missing and to take the wounded to hospitals.

We wish to express our deep concern at the desperate situation in the Philippines and our government’s apparent lack of response to it. We are already organising fund raising initiatives to support independent efforts to aid drought stricken communities and support in rebuilding their livelihood.

As part of our response and solidarity to victims, we will be holding a silent picket and candle lighting at the embassy to mark the Global Action Day for Justice for Victims of the Kidapawan Massacre on 8th April 2016 from 4.00pm.

Consequently, we urgently request a meeting with you on the same day 8th April 2016, Friday, in order that you can brief us about what measures the government has in place to alleviate hunger in affected communities and to ensure long term food security; as well as what measures the government is taking to bring to justice those responsible for the massacre in Kidapawan, and to ensure that the security forces across the country are used to support drought-stricked communities rather than to attack them.

Many thanks and we look forward to your immediate response.

Yours sincerely,

Rommel Abellar
Chair- Campaign for Human Rights in Philippines

Eva Mayor
Chair, Kanlungan Filipino Consortium

Phoebe Dimacali
Chair – Filipino Domestic Workers Association

Rafael J Maramag
Representative, UNISON Filipino Activist Network

Rev. Fr. Herbert Fadriquela, Jr.
Parish Priest, Filipino Chaplaincy, Leicestershire

 

April 6, 2016   No Comments

Open Generation Festival of Ideas on the 8th and 9th of April

From: Migrants Rights Network <news@migrantsrights.org.uk>
Date: 1 April 2016 at 16:18:23 BST
To: <paengmarga@gmail.com> Subject: Join Us! Open Generation Festival of Ideas, 8-9 April
Reply-To: Migrants Rights Network <news@migrantsrights.org.uk>

You are invited to the Open Generation Festival of Ideas on the 8th and 9th of April

Open the link here:  http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d9e512af0e78ae1205ef2bef5&id=337fd37ab4&e=69cac96ed0

April 2, 2016   No Comments

Global Weeks of Action for Mindanao kicks off today in London

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Global Weeks of Action for Mindanao kicks off today in London

Following the International Peoples’ Tribunal (IPT) verdict last July on the Philippine and US governments’ gross violations of the rights of its citizens, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) has called for global weeks of action for Mindanao.

Starting on November 21, a series of events will be held in succession in different countries in Europe, in the weeks leading up to International Human Rights Day on 10 December. The opening event will be on the 21st in the form of a Public Meeting at the UNISON Centre in London. The meeting is organized by the Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines – UK, in coordination with the Kanlungan Filipino Consortium and the UNISON-Filipino Activists Network.

The guest speakers will be two indigenous peoples’ rights advocate from Northern Mindanao, Sr. Ma. Famita Somogod, MSM, the regional coordinator of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines – Northern Mindanao Region (RMP-NMR), and Prof. Arnold Alamon, the executive editor of the Mindanao Interfaith Institute on Lumad Studies.

“Barely a month after the IPT found the Philippine government guilty of the systematic violation of the Filipino people’s civil, political, economic, socio-cultural rights, there has been an escalation of state and state-sponsored brutality in the indigenous peoples’ communities in Mindanao, the southern part of the Philippines,” said Sister Somogod.

On August 18 this year, five members of the Manobo community in Pangantucan, Bukidnon were massacred by state forces. This was the second massacre this year in Northern Mindanao region alone after the military killed four members of the Higaonon community on March 29. Karapatan, the largest human rights alliance in the Philippines records a total of 15 massacres under the watch of Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino III.

“The outrage of the communities at the lack of government action and in fact their authored attacks on the Lumad has spread nationwide and attracted international concerns as well when not a month later, the executive director of an alternative learning school primarily catering Lumad students was killed by a state-backed paramilitary group,” the nun furthered.

The main objectives of the Global Weeks of Action for Mindanao are to publicise and gain even wider international support for the struggles of the peoples of Mindanao against their systematic repression and exploitation by their own government.

“We encourage awareness, far and wide, of the continuing abuse of human rights in the Philippines, especially, at this time on the island of Mindanao. These abuses take place in the context of a culture of impunity, enjoyed by those who are responsible for them and of a callous disregard of their plight by their own government,” said Rev. Barry Naylor, chair of the global council of the ICHRP.

“We are pleased that we can hear, at first hand, from human rights activists who have travelled from Mindanao to share their first hand experiences of abuses and terror,” emphasized Reverend Naylor. “It is vital that we let people know what is happening to the people and the land of Mindanao and that we respond in ways that assure people there that they do not stand alone. We wish to affirm that people throughout the world are standing in solidarity with the peoples of Mindanao, that we are listening to them and responding in ways that are both supportive to them and challenging to those responsible for committing and tolerating the abuses they endure.”

In addition to the activities in London, film showings and public meetings will also be organized in Austria and Poland which will be attended by other delegates from Mindanao. Other actions have been planned for Italy, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. These activities include awareness raising among Filipino compatriots and human rights advocates, to include international human rights organizations such as the Amnesty International, Frontline Defenders, the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation –Union of International Superior Generals, and the Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace of the Vatican. Meeting and lobbying with representatives of the European Union’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development and the European External Action Services are also included in the itinerary. The delegation also hopes to meet Pope Francis.

The Global Weeks of Action in Europe is organized by RMP-NMR, Kalumaran, Panalipdan Mindanao and the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines.###

News release

21 November 2015

For reference:

Sr. Ma. Famita Somogod, MSM

Coordinator, RMP-NMR

E: coordinator@rmp-nmr.org

Dr. Angie Gonzales

Coordinator, ICHRP

E: icchrp@gmail.com

Rafael Joseph Maramag

Secretary, CHRP-UK

E: info@chrp.org.uk

PHOTO captions:

Photos 1 & 2:

A day before the official start of the Global Weeks of Action for Mindanao in Europe on Nov. 21, students and faculty members of the Institute of Sociology in Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland listened to Mary Louise Dumas [executive director of the Mindanao Interfaith Institute on Lumad Studies] as she shared about the human rights situation in Mindanao and the ‪#‎StopLumadKillings campaign. Organized by http://krytyka.org, the sharing preceded the screening of ‘From the Dark Depths,’ a documentary by Kiri Lluch Dalena detailing the impact of extractive industries and corporate plantations in selected areas of Mindanao.

Photo 3:

Campaign Against Criminalising Communities-UK (CAMPACC) meets with Sr. Ma. Famita Somogod, MSM (coordinator of RMP-NMR), Prof. Arnold Alamon (executive editor of the Mindanao Interfaith Institute on Lumad Studies), and members of the Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines on the ‪#‎StopLumadKillings campaign as part of the initial salvo of the ‪#‎GlobalWeeksOfAction4Mindanao in Europe at the Camden Town Hall, London, UK. Representatives of various UK-based organisations expressed solidarity and support for Mindanao’s indigenous people and appeals to Philippine government to #StopLumadKillings.

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Room 01, Kalinaw Lanao Center for Interfaith Resources
0016 Bougainvilla Puti, Villaverde
9200 Iligan City, Philippines
T/F: +63 (63) 223 5179
E: info@rmp-nmr.org

S: rural.missionaries

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November 23, 2015   No Comments

Global Weeks of Action for Mindanao kicks off today in London

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Following the International Peoples’ Tribunal (IPT) verdict last July on the Philippine and US governments’ gross violations of the rights of its citizens, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) has called for global weeks of action for Mindanao.

Starting on November 21, a series of events will be held in succession in different countries in Europe, in the weeks leading up to International Human Rights Day on 10 December. The opening event will be on the 21st in the form of a Public Meeting at the UNISON Centre in London. The meeting is organized by the Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines – UK, in coordination with the Kanlungan Filipino Consortium and the UNISON-Filipino Activists Network.

The guest speakers will be two indigenous peoples’ rights advocate from Northern Mindanao, Sr. Ma. Famita Somogod, MSM, the regional coordinator of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines – Northern Mindanao Region (RMP-NMR), and Prof. Arnold Alamon, the executive editor of the Mindanao Interfaith Institute on Lumad Studies.

“Barely a month after the IPT found the Philippine government guilty of the systematic violation of the Filipino people’s civil, political, economic, socio-cultural rights, there has been an escalation of state and state-sponsored brutality in the indigenous peoples’ communities in Mindanao, the southern part of the Philippines,” said Sister Somogod.

On August 18 this year, five members of the Manobo community in Pangantucan, Bukidnon were massacred by state forces. This was the second massacre this year in Northern Mindanao region alone after the military killed four members of the Higaonon community on March 29. Karapatan, the largest human rights alliance in the Philippines records a total of 15 massacres under the watch of Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino III.

“The outrage of the communities at the lack of government action and in fact their authored attacks on the Lumad has spread nationwide and attracted international concerns as well when not a month later, the executive director of an alternative learning school primarily catering Lumad students was killed by a state-backed paramilitary group,” the nun furthered.

The main objectives of the Global Weeks of Action for Mindanao are to publicise and gain even wider international support for the struggles of the peoples of Mindanao against their systematic repression and exploitation by their own government.

“We encourage awareness, far and wide, of the continuing abuse of human rights in the Philippines, especially, at this time on the island of Mindanao. These abuses take place in the context of a culture of impunity, enjoyed by those who are responsible for them and of a callous disregard of their plight by their own government,” said Rev. Barry Naylor, chair of the global council of the ICHRP.

“We are pleased that we can hear, at first hand, from human rights activists who have travelled from Mindanao to share their first hand experiences of abuses and terror,” emphasized Reverend Naylor. “It is vital that we let people know what is happening to the people and the land of Mindanao and that we respond in ways that assure people there that they do not stand alone. We wish to affirm that people throughout the world are standing in solidarity with the peoples of Mindanao, that we are listening to them and responding in ways that are both supportive to them and challenging to those responsible for committing and tolerating the abuses they endure.”

In addition to the activities in London, film showings and public meetings will also be organized in Austria and Poland which will be attended by other delegates from Mindanao. Other actions have been planned for Italy, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. These activities include awareness raising among Filipino compatriots and human rights advocates, to include international human rights organizations such as the Amnesty International, Frontline Defenders, the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation –Union of International Superior Generals, and the Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace of the Vatican. Meeting and lobbying with representatives of the European Union’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development and the European External Action Services are also included in the itinerary. The delegation also hopes to the meet Pope Francis.

The Global Weeks of Action in Europe are organized by RMP-NMR, Kalumaran, Panalipdan Mindanao and the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines.###

News release

21 November 2015

For reference:

Sr. Ma. Famita Somogod, MSM
Coordinator, RMP-NMR
E: coordinator@rmp-nmr.org

Dr. Angelica Gonzales
Coordinator, ICHRP
E: icchrp@gmail.com

Rafael Joseph Maramag
Secretary, CHRP-UK
E: info@chrp.org.uk

November 20, 2015   No Comments

Global Action Days for Mindanao: London

November 8, 2015   No Comments

Docu Launch: Glencore’s Tampakan Mining Project

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Free tickets via Eventbrite:
www.stop-glencores-mines.eventbrite.co.uk

Facebook event page:
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 Docu Launch Tampakan 16 May

May 11, 2015   No Comments