18 10 / 2014

On September 21, 2014, missioners from the Kapit Bisig Kabataan Network joined Panaghiusa and other people’s organizations to share their experiences from their relief mission this summer called the North American Philippine Solidarity Affair. A few Anakbayan LA members who had gone on the mission were able to share their experiences and their first hand accounts of the truth conditions of the Filipino people. It was a night of inspiration, hope, and action. Now it’s time to gear up for the 2015 mission with an even bigger delegation!

On September 21, 2014, missioners from the Kapit Bisig Kabataan Network joined Panaghiusa and other people’s organizations to share their experiences from their relief mission this summer called the North American Philippine Solidarity Affair. A few Anakbayan LA members who had gone on the mission were able to share their experiences and their first hand accounts of the truth conditions of the Filipino people. It was a night of inspiration, hope, and action. Now it’s time to gear up for the 2015 mission with an even bigger delegation!

09 10 / 2014

On September 23, 2014, Anakbayan LA and Migrante had a joint educational discussion on migration and migrant organizing. We were joined by Samahang Pilipino of UCLA and had a fruitful and “mind blowing” discussion on the root causes of forced migration.

On September 23, 2014, Anakbayan LA and Migrante had a joint educational discussion on migration and migrant organizing. We were joined by Samahang Pilipino of UCLA and had a fruitful and “mind blowing” discussion on the root causes of forced migration.

07 10 / 2014

On September 20, 2014, 300,000+ people march for Climate Justice in New York City to show the world’s politicians who will gather at the United Nations on to discuss climate action, that the people’s movement for climate justice will be the ultimate factor in making any decisions. In Los Angeles, Bayan SoCal, the International League of People’s Struggle, Kapit Bisig Kabataan Network, National Alliance of Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), and Anakbayan LA take part in solidarity with the People’s Climate March by sharing the root causes of climate change in this forum.

On September 20, 2014, 300,000+ people march for Climate Justice in New York City to show the world’s politicians who will gather at the United Nations on to discuss climate action, that the people’s movement for climate justice will be the ultimate factor in making any decisions. In Los Angeles, Bayan SoCal, the International League of People’s Struggle, Kapit Bisig Kabataan Network, National Alliance of Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), and Anakbayan LA take part in solidarity with the People’s Climate March by sharing the root causes of climate change in this forum.

05 10 / 2014

On September 13, 2014, the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) and BAYAN-SoCal joined students, workers, and community members in a protest outside of an apple store in Los Angeles.  International actions demand justice for Filipino workers of NXP who have been fired for organizing.  NXP is the company that provides components of the Apple products and the new iPhone 6.

On September 13, 2014, the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) and BAYAN-SoCal joined students, workers, and community members in a protest outside of an apple store in Los Angeles.  International actions demand justice for Filipino workers of NXP who have been fired for organizing.  NXP is the company that provides components of the Apple products and the new iPhone 6.

03 10 / 2014

On August 30, 2014, the Sama Sama youth program of the Filipino Migrant Center and Anakbayan LA performed their second annual Pilipino Cultural Night called Pag-Asa: The Future Is In Our Hands. All summer long, the Sama Sama club at Cabrillo High School brought together high school filipino youth from Long Beach to learn and think deeply about their history and community. Through music, dance, theater and poetry, we celebrated the role of the youth in creating history and shaping the future!

On August 30, 2014, the Sama Sama youth program of the Filipino Migrant Center and Anakbayan LA performed their second annual Pilipino Cultural Night called Pag-Asa: The Future Is In Our Hands. All summer long, the Sama Sama club at Cabrillo High School brought together high school filipino youth from Long Beach to learn and think deeply about their history and community. Through music, dance, theater and poetry, we celebrated the role of the youth in creating history and shaping the future!

02 10 / 2014

On August 14th and 16th, 2014, The Filipino Migrant Center, an allied nonprofit organization with Anakbayan LA, launched the first of its Talakayans, or monthly community discussions, on the Immigration Reform movement and the new California Law (AB 60), which will allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s license. It took place at Hapag Kainan (2537 Santa Fe Ave) in Long Beach. For more information on future Talakayans, contact Alex Montances (alexmontances@gmail.com).

On August 14th and 16th, 2014, The Filipino Migrant Center, an allied nonprofit organization with Anakbayan LA, launched the first of its Talakayans, or monthly community discussions, on the Immigration Reform movement and the new California Law (AB 60), which will allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s license. It took place at Hapag Kainan (2537 Santa Fe Ave) in Long Beach. For more information on future Talakayans, contact Alex Montances (alexmontances@gmail.com).

01 10 / 2014

Happy October 1st, the start of Pilipino American History Month! In honor of this occasion, Anakbayan Los Angeles is selling a limited editiont-shirt (sold only from 10/1-10/31), which celebrates four values of our National Democraticmovement: katarungan (justice), kalayaan (freedom), karapatan (rights), and kabuhayan (livelihood). The shirts will sell for $15 each (white white ink on a black shirt, standard S-XL sizes) and will be sold on our online store, servethepeople.storenvy.com. As of this week, however, we will be taking pre-orders before the shirt design gets put online. If you are interested in supporting ABLA’s work, please send us a payment through PayPal at our email anakbayanla@gmail.com and let us know your shirt size and mailing address. Please share widely! Salamat!

Happy October 1st, the start of Pilipino American History Month! In honor of this occasion, Anakbayan Los Angeles is selling a limited editiont-shirt (sold only from 10/1-10/31), which celebrates four values of our National Democraticmovement: katarungan (justice), kalayaan (freedom), karapatan (rights), and kabuhayan (livelihood). The shirts will sell for $15 each (white white ink on a black shirt, standard S-XL sizes) and will be sold on our online store, servethepeople.storenvy.com. As of this week, however, we will be taking pre-orders before the shirt design gets put online. If you are interested in supporting ABLA’s work, please send us a payment through PayPal at our email anakbayanla@gmail.com and let us know your shirt size and mailing address. Please share widely! Salamat!

01 10 / 2014

On August 2, 2014, Anakbayan LA members supported a recent fundraiser event for a new ally, SOOBAK “SoCal Outrageous Organized Bomb-ass Koreans” aka watermelon in Korean. They are sending their members on a two week Exposure and Educational trip to the Republic of South Korea to integrate with progressive organizations working on the peaceful reunification movement and the end to us militarization to the Asia pacific. We look forward to strengthening our work with them and attending their report back!

On August 2, 2014, Anakbayan LA members supported a recent fundraiser event for a new ally, SOOBAK “SoCal Outrageous Organized Bomb-ass Koreans” aka watermelon in Korean. They are sending their members on a two week Exposure and Educational trip to the Republic of South Korea to integrate with progressive organizations working on the peaceful reunification movement and the end to us militarization to the Asia pacific. We look forward to strengthening our work with them and attending their report back!

30 9 / 2014

On July 28, 2014, BAYAN-SoCal held its People’s State of the Nation Address rally in front of the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles. Anakbayan LA members presented their cultural piece, the “Royals Remix” matched with a skit of workers and students resisting against President Noy Noy and Obama, and other BAYAN SoCal organizations such as Habi Arts, Anakbayan San Diego, and GABRIELA LA gave rousing speeches, along with speeches and representation from the National Alliance of Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), MIGRANTE, and our ally, SURGE LA. Great work kasamas! Don’t know what SONA is? Check out these media clips and online resources!

SONA in the Phils 2014

Photos from SONA in the Phills 2014

Video of SONA in Manila

Video of SONA in Mindanao

NY: Balitang America

SF: CNN photo; Balitang America

LA: Balitang America

Online Prop: BUZZFEED

29 9 / 2014

On July 24, 2014, Anakbayan LA tabled with UC Riverside Katipunan and 909 Hip Hop Dance Troupe at the UCR Freshman Orientation. We connected with freshmen about typhoon relief and rehabilitation and our Save our Schools Campaign. We even casually exchanged tabling strategies objectives with Katipunan and 909 folks! It was triple digit heat, but we all melted together as one!

On July 24, 2014, Anakbayan LA tabled with UC Riverside Katipunan and 909 Hip Hop Dance Troupe at the UCR Freshman Orientation. We connected with freshmen about typhoon relief and rehabilitation and our Save our Schools Campaign. We even casually exchanged tabling strategies objectives with Katipunan and 909 folks! It was triple digit heat, but we all melted together as one!