Just wanted to make a quick piece to show support for my Pinay, Pinoy, & Pinxy folks in the US and worldwide. Please pay attention to The Philippines and its diaspora because they are fighting against a dictator who is attacking anyone who is an activist for the people and land there. Follow the organization Malaya Movement , Bayan, and the hashtags #JunkTerrorLaw and #OustDuterte . Read up on what “US Imperialism” means as it relates to this new law Duterte made, the theft of indigenous people’s land, and the constant effort to keep the people from kicking any US puppets out of their country.
Since I was a kid I’ve heard US presidents use freedom, democracy, and justice as reasons for the US invasion, colonization, bombing of, and meddling in other countries. This government (doesn’t matter the color of the politician) will sell you a line of bullshit through the media about how they’re going over to (insert country) to free “them” while overthrowing democratically elected leaders by covert means in the same week. Because the majority of North American people are poor or working class they count on us not researching, reading, or connecting with Americans with ancestry and stories from these countries. But don’t fall for it.
Activism and wanting people’s control of the land, resources, wealth, and destiny of your home w/o the US’ bloody hands does not equal terrorism.
Peep this piece from 2017 –The Lumad (Indigenous Folks in Philippines)
YES! So juiced to see my sister Cece get featured in KQED Arts as she works so very hard to craft stories and beautiful images of indigenous women and peoples. If you didn’t already know, Cece is one of the members of our crew “Trust Your Struggle Collective” Please watch and follow Cece on Instagram.
Yo, have been noticeably absent from the blog. Been finishing up a huge mural (fotos/video coming soon)at a local high school,sending off loved ones(and my heart) to fly across the globe, and helping my crew prep for their journey to The Philippines by helping to print posters/shirts/ and package them! Yes lawd, it is finally happening, my crew is traveling on our 3rd mural tour. Here is the video clip, if you need a refresher. If you know of any magazines, journalists, or artists out there please holler at me, as I will be doing my best to get press to the walls they paint. Erin Yoshi, Cece Carpio, Miguel “Bounce” Perez, and Shaun Burner will be out there collaborating w/ The Estria Foundation, Palawan University, Anak Bayan, and so many more. Check out the homie Pele and Kerri on the Jeepney photo! The folks will be in: Manila, Baguio, and Palawan. For those of you my folks who donated your hard earned scrilla (money), your gifts are on the way! If you don’t get yours, please holler at me. Some of you already have, thanks! The homie Pele put together a few workshops for us about what its like out there and I have to say Im super juiced to learn more about how organizers, activists, and artists work together out there to create change.