IN PHOTOS: Revolutionary group MAKIBAKA enjoins women to participate in armed struggle

A member of revolutionary group Makibaka holds up a sign urging women to join the New People's Army. Photo by Jamela Santiago.

Three days before the 46th commemoration of Marcos’ declaration of martial law nationwide, members of underground revolutionary organization Malayang Kilusan ng Bagong Kababaihan (MAKIBAKA) staged a ten-minute demonstration along Recto Avenue in Manila to urge women to participate in revolutionary armed struggle in the countryside.

Masked revolutionary women, calling Duterte a ‘macho-fascist’, condemned the president’s various ‘anti-people’ measures and ‘misogynistic behavior’: Oplan Tokhang; Oplan Kapayapaan; the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law; lack of decent jobs; attacks on Lumad schools and indigenous peoples; and countless jokes and tirades against women.

“Ang giyera ni Duterte ay giyera laban sa mamamayan kaya ang tugon ng kababaihan ay pakikibaka laban sa mapang-api, mapang-abuso, diktador, pasista, macho-pasista, kontra-rebolusyonaryong rehimeng US – Duterte,” MAKIBAKA said in a statement.

(Duterte’s war is a war against the people, and that is why the women’s response is to fight against the oppressive, abusive, dictator, tyrant, macho-fascist, counter-revolutionary US – Duterte.)



Photos by Jamela Santiago and Mel Matthew

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