On Tuesday, May 23, in response to the recent clash between the Maute group and the AFP in city of Marawi, President Duterte declared martial law on the entire island of Mindanao including Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-tawi. Under Martial Law the writ of habeas corpus is suspended, giving the government the power to arrest and detain any person without any cases filed against the person when the crime is allegedly rebellion. This is a serious threat to the people’s liberties.
The spirit of resistance is alive and well in San Jose, California, as thousands of community members have taken to the streets in recent weeks to voice their concerns over the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. Anakbayan Silicon Valley, a progressive organization of Filipino youth, have been leaders on the ground for three mobilizations, all taking place in downtown San Jose.Read more "Beyond Tech, Beyond Corporations: Filipinos Fighting Fascism!"
On November 10, 2016, Anakbayan Silicon Valley (ABSV), a progressive Filipino youth and student organization, took to the streets with hundreds of community members at the Dump Trump protest in San Jose, California.Read more "Anakbayan Silicon Valley: With People Power, The System Cowers"
Yesterday morning, Sandugo, an alliance of Moro and indigenous peoples for self determination, protested in front of the U.S. Embassy to demand an end of U.S. domination in the Philippine’s political, economic, and cultural affairs. As the rally ended, Senior Marcelino Pedroso of the Manila Police District ordered police to run their vehicles against the […]Read more "Anakbayan Silicon Valley condemns the violent dispersal of indigenous and Moro protesters!"
Youth are the bloodlines of the movement — we continuously progress our society for a better future. Join us as we celebrate five years in struggling for genuine social change in the Philippines and in the Silicon Valley! It will be an incredible evening with cultural performances from Bay Area artists and organizations, food, and […]Read more "Bloodlines of the Movement: Celebrating 5 Years of Anakbayan Silicon Valley"
Join us this August and September at the following NAFCON community events!Read more "UPCOMING EVENTS"
PREVENT THE EXECUTION OF MARY JANE VELOSO! NO TO ANOTHER FLOR CONTEMPLACION! ANAKBAYAN SILICON VALLEY demands justice for Mary Jane Veloso, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) and 30-year-old mother of two, sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Indonesia in April 2010. Veloso fell prey to an international crime syndicate that deceived her into unknowingly […]Read more "Prevent the Execution of Mary Jane Veloso!"