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The things we miss

By Dinggin Dalisay: There are many things in life that we take for granted. Sometimes they are right in front of us, but we seem not to notice them or do not realise their importance. Maybe because we feel that they are always there and will be in our reach whenever we want or whenever […]

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Philippines Australia Union Link (PAUL) and Migrante NSW joined the picket line on 6 Dec. to join Coles workers to build enough community support to win their claims

Big supermarkets like Coles have been making super profits during the pandemic, and distribution centres have been working very hard. But Coles plans to cut its workforce when it announced it will introduce robots to automate the centres. This move could cut the workforce to about 50 by 2023. The Smeaton Grange Regional Distribution Centre […]

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Beyond Mining: Stories from the Frontline

Philippines Australia Solidarity Association (PASA) hosted a forum as part of the counter event to International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne held between 22-29 November 2020. The forum held on 25th November 2020 discussed the anti-mining struggles in the Philippines, especially against Oceana Gold’s destructive operation in Didipio, Nueva Vizcaya. Speakers included Enteng […]

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Human Rights Under COVID-19

The year 2020 began as always with hope, optimism and lots of vibrancy but ended under a cloud of uncertainty and an undeniable cry for ‘normalcy’. Death, anxiety, fear and madness have become the norm. The pandemic has already decimated an alarming proportion of the world’s population. The war to contain, control and eradicate COVID-19 […]

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Indigenous Fighting Villages in the Frontlines of Social and Climate Justice: BALSA Mindanao’s Solidarity Work with the Lumad

By Owen Migraso, Executive Director, BALSA Mindanao:Editor’s Note: The original version has been shortened for this publication. BALSA Mindanao or Bulig Alang sa Mindanao (Help Mindanao) is a network of volunteers and organiza- tions based in the southern island of the Philippines. We do citizen-led responses to disasters, be it natural or man-made. Our responses […]

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Please help us raise $10,000.00 to purchase a ‘Disaster Truck’ for BALSA Mindanao

Balsa Mindanao is a citizen-led response to humanitarian and environmental crises brought about by natural and human-made disasters and calamities. Balsa operates in Mindanao, the Southernmost part of the Philippines where poor and Indigenous Filipinos are in constant attacks by the Philippine Military and private armies of large mining companies and large plantation. It also […]

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