With one voice shouting, "Justice to all the victims of human rights violations under the Aquino government!", thousands joined the protest-rallies organized by progressive social movements in several key cities in the Philippines in commemoration of the 6th International Human Rights Day last December 10.
On December 10th 2015 the platform Stop the Killings awarded the Lumad organisations of Mindanao, in the Southern Phillipines, with a human rights prize. They pay a high prize for their struggle against international mining and agricultural businesses operating in the region. Several hundred people demonstrated to end violence.
Apec’s thrust of global economic integration and the economic policies that underpin it—trade and investment liberalization, economic deregulation, and the privatization of public assets and utilities—have caused so much misery among the world’s peoples
According to the World Health Organization, climate change is already responsible for approximately 150,000 deaths every year, writes Alexia Fourage from TWHA in the 'Health and Human Rights Journal' of Harvard University on nov 2 2015.
Indigenous peoples in southern Philippines are facing spate of killings and violence in the hands of military and paramilitary groups due to their unyielding resistance against the encroachment of their ancestral lands by big transnational mining companies and corporate plantations.