NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST THE CYBERCRIME LAW & POLITICAL KILLINGS IN THE PHILIPPINES
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | 5:30PM
Philippine Consulate | 3600 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Sponsored by: Anakbayan-USA, Gabriela-USA, Habi-Arts, Bayan USA, ILPS, NAFCON, Filipino Migrant Center
Join us as we protest the Noynoy Aquino administration’s signing of the Cybercrime Prevention Law and the escalating political killings across the Philippines under his regime. The Cybercrime Prevention Law violates people’s freedom of speech, internet freedom, and the right to privacy. It is being used as a way to censor and silence any dissent or criticism of the government. An anti-mining leader in Cagayan has already been arrested for a Facebook post, even though the law’s implementation has been temporarily suspended by the Supreme Court to review its unconstitutionality.
We especially condemn the brutal massacre of an indigenous B’laan family by the Philippine military in Tampakan, South Cotabato, Mindanao. The soldiers shot up the home of indigenous leader Daguil Capion, killing and desecrating the bodies of his pregnant wife, Juvy (27), and her two sons, Jordan (13) and Janjan (8). He and the B’laan tribe have been fighting against the foreign mining operations of Xstrata Sagittarius Mining Inc., which would destroy the environment to steal the rich gold and copper deposits in their area.
For more about the Cybercrime Law:
To read more about the Tampakan Massacre: