January 27, 2018 - 06:00 PM / 09:00 PM
Heard something about the Philippines? Not even sure where the Philippines is but you can about justice? Heard on the news about the war on drugs in the Philippines? Want to learn more? Join us!
Under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, there have been over 13,000 killings in the so-called war on drugs, 113 extrajudicial killings of farmers and indigenous people, and over 400,000 forced evacuations from Duterte’s martial law, which was recently extended until the end of 2018.
It is upsetting and deeply concerning to hear President Donald Trump, who was in the Philippines for the 31st ASEAN Summit, say that Duterte is “doing a good job” with the war on drugs and did not raise the human rights violations in the Philippines in his dialogue with Duterte while in Manila, and who views the Philippines as the “most prime piece of real estate from a military standpoint.”
The voice of peace and justice advocates everywhere – in the U.S. especially – is needed now more than ever. We kindly seek your presence and support for this gathering.
At Annual Conference 2017, we passed a resolution in solidarity with the Filipino peoples struggle for a just and lasting peace. In the months that followed, we saw a drastic increase in reports of Human Rights violations with at points daily reports of militarization of communities and extra judicial killings that included a Catholic priest and a pastor. The is a chance to learn more and how we can offer vital solidarity!